Monday, October 25, 2010

Updated Playlist today....10/27/2010

Updated Playlist for 10/27/2010. Includes music by the late Solomon Burke who passed away on October 10th of this year. More music from Roger Smith's "Rosco's Place II' (available Oct 31st) Also, in the rotation are a few Songs by Jack Mack & The Heart Attack who on 10/10/10 celebrated their Thirty Year Anniversary.

***Al Green---Take Me To The River
***Andy Dewitt---Better Chance It
***August The Band---634-5789
***Average White Band---Pick Up The Pieces
***Back To Basic---No Mumbo Jumbo
***Barela---Tower Pops
***Betty Wright---Shoorah! Shoorah!
***Big Sam's Funky Nation---Big Ol' Booty
***Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows---300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
***Bill King W/Vernon Dodge---Kobe
***Bob James---We're All Alone
***Bob Walsh---Born in Chicago
***Bona Fide---The Horse You Came In On
***Bononia Sound Machine---TWISU
***Brand New Heavies---Have A Good Time
***Brandon Fields---Keeper Of The Flame
***Brian Culbertson---You Got To Funkifize feat Chance Howard
***Bruce Conte---Messin' With The Kid
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Charles Wells---My Little Feel Good
***Chilly Bob---Soul A Plexus
***Chuck Loeb---Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
***Clarence Reid---Nobody But You Babe
***Cold Blood---You Got Me Hummin
***Crusaders---Street Life
***Daryl Hall---Cab Driver
***Dave Dunlop---The Hang
***Dave Koz---Put The Top Down
***David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery---Id Rather Be Blind, Crippled, & Crazy
***Delbert McClinton---New York City
***Dirty Dozen Brass Band---Unclean Waters
***Down To The Bone---Bump 'N' Hustle
***Earl Thomas---Lose Control
***Earl Thomas---Do You Remember
***Earl Thomas---I'm Broken Hearted
***Earl Van Dyke---6 X 6
***Earth, Wind, & Fire---Can't Hide Love
***Elvin Bishop---Raisin Hell
***Entropy---We Came To Funk
***Francis Rocco Prestia---Don't Play Around
***Freeport---Get Back
***Gene Dozier---Hunk Of Funk
***Glenn Walters with the Strokeland Superband---I Do My Best Work At Night
***Grant Green---Green's Greenery
***Greg Adams---Smooth Operator
***Greg Adams/East Bay Soul---iHope
***Ides of March---Vehicle (1970)
***Jack Mack & The Heart Attack---Wonderful Girl
***Jack Mack & The Heart Attack---A Whiter Shade Of Pale
***Jack Mack & The Heart Attack---Cardiac Party
***Jackie Lee---The Chicken
***James Brown---Soul Power
***James Fountain---Seven Day Lover
***Jeff Golub---Nikki's Walk
***Jerry Lacroix---Drivin' Wheel
***Jerry Lacroix---Ninety Nine And One-Half (Won't Do)
***Jerry Lopez---Headed For The Top
***Joe Cocker---You Can Leave Your Hat On
***Joe McBride---Sara Smile
***John Lee Sanders---No man´s A Free Man
***Kenny Neal---Ain't Nothing You Can Do
***Lee Fields---She's A Love Maker
***Lee Ritenour---Is It You?
***Les McCann---Funk It
***Lloyd Jones---When I Get Back Home
***LTD feat. Jeffrey Osborne---Back in Love Again
***Luther Kent---I Pity The Fool
***Lyle Lovett---Straighten Up And Fly Right
***Lynyrd Skynyrd---Whats Your Name
***Manu Dibango---Soul Makossa
***Marc Broussard---I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
***Marcus Miller---Frankenstein
***Maynard Ferguson---Birdland
***Mighty Sam McClain---I'm Sorry
***Mingo Fishtrap---Catch The Bus
***Muscle Shoals Horns---We Can Work It Out
***Newtone---In The Beginning
***Nils Gessinger---Soulmusic
***Otis Grand---Finish Line w/Curtis Selgado
***Otis Redding & Carla Thomas---Knock On Wood
***Pamela Rose---The One That Got Away
***Patrick Allen---You Lit A Fire In Me
***Paul Langille---Talk Is Cheap
***Pete Escovedo---All This Love
***Peter Friestedt---Peace Of Mind
***Phoebe Snow---Best Of My Love
***Poncho Sanchez---Shotgun Slim
***Prime Time Funk---Champs Elysees
***Raphael Wressnig Organic Trio---Exit Soul-Ville
***Ray Charles---I'll Be There
***ReUnion---Willing to Learn
***Richard Elliott---The Boys From The Bay
***Richard Smith---Sing A Song
***Robert Peckman---Stirrin' Up Bees
***Roger Smith/Jazz Rosco---Party Up
***Roger Smith/Jazz Rosco---Hopscotch
***Roger Smith/Jazz Rosco---Catz Play
***Ryan Foret And Foret Tradition---Sweet Soul Music
***Sage---Soul Patrol
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns---Higher Ground
***Scott Martin---Tangerine
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings---100 Days
***Shilts---Short Island Iced Tea
***Solomon Burke---Everything About You
***Solomon Burke---You're Not Alone
***Solomon Burke---Today Is Your Birthday
***Soul Stew---I'll Be Around
***Spyro Gyra---Morning Dance
***Stan Getz & João Gilberto---The Girl From Ipanema
***Steve Bassett---Soul Shake
***Tad Robinson---Too Late To Turn Back Now
***The Bamboos---Step It Up
***The Bamboos---Tighten Up
***The Bamboos---Never Be The Girl
***The Bo-Keys---Back at the Chicken Shack
***The Buckinghams---Kind of a Drag
***The Butanes Soul Revue---Victim of circumstances
***The Commitments---Mustang Sally
***The Groove Hogs---Shoulda Read The Rules
***The JB Horns---I like it like that
***The Mellow Fellows---I've Got To Find A Way
***The Serfs---Bread and Water
***The Super Groovers---Seaside Adventures In Hollypool
***The Tubes---Tip Of My Tongue
***Tom Saviano---Making Up Lost Time
***Tony Adamo---What Is Hip?
***Tower Of Power---Attitude Dance
***Tower Of Power---You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous
***Various Artists---I Can Take Care of Myself
***Wayne Buttery and the Groove---Let The Good Times Roll

Saturday, October 23, 2010

TOP Ten Oakland Halloween trick or treat do’s and don’ts By Al Carlos

10.Always check restraining orders before knocking on a door.

9. Keep a firm grasp of your candy bag, folks will open the door snatch the bag, slam the door then, deny you where there.

8. A “Trick” means something completely different to some people.

7. If you hear a shotgun rack, hit the ground. Let them cap guy dressed like a 49ner fan behind you.

6. Do not take a handful of soup.

5. Don’t ask folks what they are dressed as, Raider Nation look really scary and don’t wear costumes.

4. Not slapping you cannot technically be considered a treat.

3. Dressing like a cop is never ever funny.

2. No matter what they tell you, they are supposed to give YOU the treat.

1. If you can grow a mustache Male/Female you are ineligible.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

East Bay Soul to appear at Yoshi's Oakland CA.

Get Ready to FuNk Your World!

Yoshi's Jazz Club
- Just announced Greg Adams and East Bay Soul blow into Yoshi's Oakland Sunday November 7th for an East Bay party at 7pm!!! Dance floor open! Special drinks! An East Bay celebration!!

Greg Adams & East Bay Soul hit the stage at Yoshi's Oakland November 7! City of Oakland residents: A limited number of $15 tickets are available (which include FREE parking & premium reserved seating) just purchase and present ID with Oakland address when you pick up your tickets, or purchase them at the Box Office.

You do not want to miss this show!

Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

For Tickets and More Information Click Here:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Greg Adams Short Story.

This short story was posted on the East Bay Soul facebook page September 12th. 2010.

San Francisco 1968. At the time I was 16 and a junior in high school. Westmoor HS in Daly City, just south of The City. Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago were big then and I was way into them because of, well, you know, horn bands. So when they came to town to play Fillmore West or Winterland I was the first one there on Thursday night. In the past I'd buy a ticket for opening night and talk my way backstage.

The first time I met Lee Loughnane from Chicago or Lew Soloff from BS&T was simply walking up to them and introducing myself. Which I thought was pretty brave of me. But both were very kind to me and after a little trumpet talk, I'd ask if I could be on the guest list for the next 3 nights. No problem. And hanging out backstage was, well how cool was that! There was always 3 bands on the playbill and sometimes two shows a night. I knew then that I just had to play there one day. Wow, look how that turned out.

This particular gig in 1968 was with BS&T and Lew put me on the guest list. It was at Winterland and If my memory is correct the bill was Cream, Buddy Miles Band and BS&T. Security was of course tight, but I was able to get a back stage pass thru Lew. San Francisco's who's who of the music scene was out in full because of this shows bands and, remember I'm only 16, I'm thinking yes, I could definitely deal with this sort of career.

So I'm standing in the main backstage public room talking to Lew and I hear this kind of a cackling laugh coming from, I'd say 20 feet from me. I turn around to look, and see that it's a woman who is about to photographed. Turned out to be one of the more iconic rock and roll pictures from our generation. Yes, I was there.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rosco's Place II available at Strokeland Records

As posted on Strokeland:

Rosco’s Place II, the anxiously-awaited follow up to Roger Smith's original Rosco’s Place, is here and ready to light a fire in the contemporary jazz world.

Featuring world-class musicians throughout, Roger takes us on a fanciful romp filled with delicious grooves, soulful changes, and well-crafted melodies. Roger is a true master of the keyboard and his technical abilities are astounding, yet he never lets the technical side of his playing overshadow the soulfulness.

Roger stretches out on the organ, piano, Rhodes, synthesizer, and bass and never fails to delight, alongside beautifully crafted solos from his many special guests. Many present and former members of Tower of Power make appearances on JAZZ ROSCO II, along with other stellar musicians.

Rosco’s Place. It's a great hang.

Also check out Roger Smith's great previous contemporary jazz release, SITTIN' IN, and the original ROSCO’S PLACE, also available right here on Strokeland Records.

Rosco's Place II will be available at other outlets like Amazon, CDbaby, Itunes and more on October 31st.

For more on Roger Smith and Rosco's Place II go to:

Roger at Stokeland
Jazz Rosco or
Roger Smith On Myspace

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fred Ross sits in with Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns

For a bunch of Tower Of Power fans October 4th was the finale' of a weekend of music that began on Thursday September 30th.  Thursday evening a bunch of us made it to the M resort in Las Vegas to catch Lon Bronson who with his smaller band, had members of Tower Of Power sitting in.  Tower members Adolfo Acosta, Larry Braggs, Tom E. Politzer and Rocco Prestia sat in and treated us to some vintage Tower songs.  Friday through Sunday was spent catching Tower Of Power at the South Point Hotel and Casino.  The band was firing on all cylinders and has not sounded better in years.  Sunday we were treated to a visit by Fred Ross who sat with our group for the show.  Now comes Monday night.  A group of fourteen of us headed over to the Palms to check out Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns.  Santa Fe never ceases to entertain, and the evening was made even better as Fred sat in with the band for two songs.  None of the other folks in our group, except for my wife and myself, had heard Fred live before, so the evening was a great treat for them.  Below are videos of the songs performed by Santa Fe with Fred Ross fronting the band.

For more information on Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns go to

For Fred Ross go to

Video Courtesy of Brian Rachlin.