Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More on Yvonne Kupka

AC Hernandez (of TOP Ten list fame) has an interesting article posted on LatinoLA and Herald de Paris regarding Doc and Yvonne Kupka.   Please click here for the link to LatinoLA http://latinola.com/story.php?story=9093.  For the Yvone Kupka Fund go to http://www.yvonnekupka.com/.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Updated Playlist, Yvonne Kupka Medical Fund, & New Music From Tony Adamo

Updated Playlist for 11-29-2010 and a debut cut from Tony Adamo's soon to be released CD.   Its a cover of the Temptations "The Way You Do The Things You Do." Also, a tribute to Yvonne Kupka, and info on The Yvonne Kupka Medical Fund.

The following is from Tony Adamo's PR folks:

"Singer Tony Adamo is into a finger tappin’ soul groove of a tune that is a swingin' funk affair. Raoul Fernandes at Horndrivenradio will once again usher in one of Adamo’s new tunes to his radio audience. This tune is a feverishly kool and jazz mash-up take on The Temptations hit, "The Way You Do The Things You Do." You will hear Stephen "Doc" Kupka’s legendary horn signature. Other band members include: James Gadson-Drums, Neil Larsen-Organ, Robert Quintana-Percussion, Sandy Griffith-Background Vocals, “Doc Kupka-Bari, Melecio Magdaluyo-Sax, Henry Hung-Trumpet & Bone, and Jerry Stucker-Bass & Guitar. "The Way You Do The Things You Do" is one of the cuts from Adamo’s new CD, WHAT IS HIP is produced by Jerry Stucker. WHAT IS HIP will be released in early 2011. Stucker has TOP horn members playing throughout this new CD. You can find Tony Adamo's music on Doc Kupka's Strokeland Records http://www.strokeland.com/".

Please contribute to the Yvonne Kupka Medical Fund...click on the banner on our website it will take you to the funds website. In honor of Yvonne, we are playing the song that Doc Kupka wrote for her titled "Yvonne" from the "Doc Goes Hollywood" CD.  http://www.yvonnekupka.com/

Both the songs "Yvonne" and "The Way You Do The Things You Do" will appear in our rotation several times.

Playlist is as follows, in artist order and not in order of play:

***David K. Mathews/Four by Five
***Doc Kupka/Yvonne
***Doctor Funk/Can't Fight The Funk
***Doctor Funk/Livin In Bump City
***Doctor Funk/Step Up To The Plate
***Eli Paperboy Reed/Come And Get It
***Eric Bolvin/Panama Red
***Eric Bolvin/Rocket Love
***Eric Miyashiro/Ken's Bar
***Fontella Bass/Rescue Me
***Frank Biner/Frankie B. Is Back In Town
***Fred Ross/Love, Love, Love
***Funk Filharmonik/Everybody Get Down
***Funk Filharmonik/We Get The Notion
***Funk Filharmonik/You Never Left Here
***Funkiphino/Hold On
***Gangbuster/Midnight Hour
***Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band/There's The Rub
***Heavy Metal Horns/Hang Up Your Hangups
***Herb Albert/Rise
***Here Come the Mummies/Bump
***Hip Service/Hip2DaFunk
***Horny Funk Brothers/Come Together
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack/Hooray For City
***Jacob Merlin/Monster
***James Brown/Get On The Good Foot
***James Brown/Get Up Offa That Thing
***Jazz Rosco/If You Want Me To Stay
***Jazz Rosco/Party Up
***Jon R. Smith/A New Thing
***Jon R. Smith/Slow Jams
***Little Feat/Let It Roll
***Little Royal/Razor Blade
***Lloyd Jones/I've Got To Get You Back
***Lon Bronson/Gimme Shelter
***Lon Bronson/White Punks On Dope
***Louise Hoffsten/Shut Up And Kiss Me
***Low Budget Blues Band/Can I Get a Witness
***Luther Kent & the Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks Showband & All-Star Revue/Pocky Way
***Luther Kent and Trick Bag/Let The Good Times Roll
***Lydia Pense & Cold Blood/COLD BLOOD- LIVE -No Way Home
***Maceo Parker/Southwick
***Manu Dibango/Soul Makossa
***Marc Broussard/You Met Your Match
***Mark Dolin/Belly Up
***Mark Dolin/The Parkin' Lot Hang
***Matchbox Twenty/Black & White People
***Max Carl & Big Dance/Show Me The Money
***Maynard Ferguson/Primal Scream
***Mellow Fellows/I've Got To Find A Way
***Men From U.N.C.L.E./Knock On Wood
***MGB-Mic Gillette Band/Moondoggie
***Mic Gillette/Funky Good Time - Complete
***Mic Gillette/Tell Mama
***Mic Gillette Band/So Very Hard To Go
***Michael Grimm/Love and Happiness
***Michael Grimm/Tired Of Being Alone
***Michael Grimm/You Can Leave Your Hat On
***Mingo Fishtrap/Booty Patrol
***Mingo Fishtrap/Catch The Bus
***Mingo Fishtrap/People Person
***MNOZIL BRASS/I got you
***Muscle Shoals Horns/Shine On
***MYRA BARNES/Super Good (Parts 1 & 2)
***Natalie Cole/This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
***New York Horns/Bring That Friend Of Yours
***Nick Lane,/An Inside Joke
***Nils Gessinger/Jam It Up
***Nils Landgren/Give it up
***Nils Landgren/Simple Life
***Norbert Stachel/Likeside Shuffle
***Ohio Players/Fire
***Otis Redding/Try A Little Tenderness
***Out Of Control/Shake The Nation
***Patrick Allen/Good Lovin' Woman
***Paul Craver/Macon Memphis and Muscle Shoals
***Paulo Mendoca/Respect
***Pee Wee Ellis/How I Depend On You
***Phantom Blues Band/Do The Dirt
***Poncho Sanchez/Squib Cakes
***Prime Time Funk/Tongue Tied
***Rick Braun/Curve Ball
***Rick Braun/Down and Dirty
***Ricky Peterson/Drop Shot
***Roger Smith/Fiesta
***Roger Smith/Miss Wiggle (So What!)
***Roger Smith/Thinkin' 'Bout You
***Rufus Thomas/That Woman Is Poison
***Sage/1 Way 2 Rock
***Sage/King of the Avenues
***Sage/Make It Funky
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns/I'll Pack It Up
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns/When The Curtain Goes Up
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns/Dat Greazy Thang
***Scott Martin/Menudo And Gritz
***Scott Martin/More Today Than Yesterday
***Scott Martin/Soul With A Capital "S"
***Shilts/Back On The Hudson
***Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes/It's Your Thing
***Smokin' With Superman/2 Sweet Fine Hams
***Soul Stew/Doin' It
***Soulbop/Open The Door To Your Heart
***Steely Dan/My Old School
***Steve Bassett/On A Saturday Night
***Steve Hilliam/Take Ur Pick
***Strokeland Superband/Bumped Up To First Class
***Strokeland Superband/Kick It Up A Step
***Tad Robinson/Your Love Is Amazing
***Ten Wheel Drive/Tightrope
***The Mike Reilly Band/Back To The Basics
***The Phil Collins Big Band/Sussudio
***The Rascals/Jungle Walk
***The Sons of Champlin/Tabacco Road
***The Soul Children/Bring It Here
***The Spyders/I Don't Care
***Tom Scott/Sarah, Sarah
***Tony Adamo/The Way You Do The Things You Do
***Tower Of Power/Give Me The Proof
***Tower Of Power/You're So Wonderfull, So Marvelous
***Various Artists-Mick Weaver/Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
***Vernon Garrett/I'm Not Gonna Go Down
***Warren Hill/Easy
***Was (Not Was)/I Can't Turn You Loose
***Wayman Tisdale/Get Down On It
***Wayne Cochran/Goin' Back To Miami
***Whiskey Howl/Everythings Gonna Be Alright
***Willie Mitchell/30-60-90
***Yoichi Murata/Two Woodpeckers
***Zen Blues Quartet/What A Life

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Horn Driven Radio wishes each and everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. 


Los Angeles, California (Nov. 24, 2010) - Yvonne Depatis-Kupka is the renowned and highly respected Hollywood makeup artist and actress whose work has appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows including Planet of the Apes, In Living Color, CSI Miami, In Treatment, True Blood, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and many more. Yvonne is the wife of Stephen "Doc" Kupka, legendary baritone saxophonist and founding member of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records.
Yvonne Depatis Kupka
Yvonne is on the California liver transplant list, seriously ill and urgently in need of this surgery. Simply put, the cost for this major surgery and post-operative care substantially exceeds her health insurance coverage and the family's resources. Major surgery shouldn't bankrupt a family or threaten to financially ruin their lives. So the Friends of Yvonne and Doc Kupka have organized this medical fund to help cover the uninsured portion of these extreme medical expenses.
YOU CAN HELP. If you would like to give back to the Kupka family in order to honor the joy they have given us all over the years, please make a donation to the fund, to assist the family with the very expensive liver transplant surgery.

For More Information go to : www.yvonnekupka.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

TOP Ten things you didn't know about www.Horndrivenradio.com By Al Carlos

10. Enough Horn wind power to blow up one blimp per day.

9. Station owner Raoul could grow hair if he really wanted to.

8. Play-list reads like a who's who of low credit scores.

7. Plays songs that even the cats on the session forgot about.

6. Associate Program Director TC knows so much about Soul music he is considered African American. 

5. Used to be Soul Music on-line but people thought it was religious.

4. Plays so much Strokeland, is liable to catch a morals charge.

3. Plays tunes for musicians wives, so broke session players don't have to get day jobs.

2. Gets major accidental hits from Hicks thinking its "corndrivenradio.com"

1. Four years on, and a forty to go...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Four Years On Line....

Today marks four full years that Horn Driven Radio has been broadcasting over the Internet, we began on November 12th 2006.  Originally called Soul Radio Online, we changed the name to better fit the genre of music we play.  Thanks to all our loyal listeners, for staying with us.  Pass the word to your friends about us.  Listen to  Horn Driven Radio because "Brass Kicks Ass" www.horndrivenradio.com

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

East Bay Soul review-Live at Yoshi's 11-07-2010

First of all let me say that I don’t normally do concert reviews. However, this is one of the rare exceptions. This past Sunday night, I had the opportunity to catch East Bay Soul headed by the gifted musician, and arranger Greg Adams.

The concert was at Yoshi’s in Oakland a great place for food as well. A little side note, make dinner reservations, and you will get preferred seating in the venue. As we finished our dinner, my wife and I noticed a few musicians hanging around at the adult beverage dispensary. We saw Herman Matthews (drummer for East Bay Soul and former TOP member). Along with Herman we noticed Jeff Tamalier and Marc Russo (both former members of TOP as well as numerous other bands). I made the comment to my wife, about how cool it was to see Jeff, and Marc at the venue to support the band. We waited about five minutes and went into the showroom.

Within a short time the show started, and as the band came out, with surprise we knew this was going to be a great evening because sitting in with the band was Marc Russo. The band was on stage for about two hours playing a mixture of songs from the East Bay Soul CD, a few tunes from Greg’s solo recordings, and a couple of cover tunes.


• Greg Adams-his musicianship and arrangements need no description other than fantastic. Greg also adds great stories, and interplay with the audience to the show, making is a very at folksy down home experience.

• Marc Russo-Not sure if Marc is now a regular member of the band, or if he was sitting in, but his solos were incredible, and he looked very comfortable with the band, reading charts for the first time.

• Herman Matthews- what can I say, some great drum fills, and if you need someone to drive the musical bus, Herman’s the guy.

• Johnnie Bamont-since Johnnie is a Bay Area guy I have seen him with many bands throughout the years. Usually in a supporting act, it was great seeing Johnnie lay down a few solos. He plays everything from to flute to Bari with precision.

• James Wirrick-guitar player and Greg Adams writing partner. Great guitar fills and nice solo work as well.

• Joey Navarro-One of the surprises of the evening, this guy is one serious keyboard player.

• Lastly Darryl Walker. On East Bay Soul’s CD there are a number of vocalists. But in this show Darryl is the guy. Having not heard Darryl except on the CD I did not know what to expect. Well this guy can flat out sing, great vocal control; he doesn’t over sing, but has a mellow vibe, and smoothness to his voice.

On several of the bullet points I mentioned soloing. Not only does Greg lend his solo talents to the band, but he allows all the guys in the band to stretch out.

Get the word out about East Bay Soul. If they are in your area, get to a show. If they are not in your area, contact your local venue and request East Bay Soul. This is a band that needs to be heard live.

To book East Bay Soul contact:

ALM Management Group
Encino, CA. 91416
Tel: 818-609-9528
e-mail : andrea@almmanagement.com

For more info on East Bay Soul go to : http://www.eastbaysoul.com/.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

TOP Ten things Tower of Power likes about playing Denmark By Al Carlos

10.Roadies hopes to bring back a fresh Danish, named Helga.

9. Very much like San Francisco because it is run by a Queen and you can get there by ferry.

8. 2nd most peaceful country in the world, In honor of them they play Knock yourself up”.

7. They have a savage history of Vikings, the band has a savage history of Raiders.

6. A welfare state, concerts are held on the 1st and the 15th.

5. Crew wanted to know what a reindeer/moose deli tray tasted like.

4. Web master Philly Brian needed some new funking –blogging-Twitter- fodder.

3. Doc is thinking about changing over to a horn helmet instead of a fedora.

2. Someone said at the Copenhagen zoo, if you are drunk, they let you ride the Yak.

1. No one in the whole country knows where Oakland is.