Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Strokeland is thrilled to announce that Yvonne Kupka received a liver transplant last night and is in recovery in the ICU doing well. Of course, liver transplant operations are serious and complex and she faces a long road to recovery, but Doc is extremely grateful to everyone who has supported his family during this tough time with prayers, kindness, and donations. Financial assistance is needed now more than ever as the costs to the family will be extremely high, and no family should have to be ruined financially by medical expenses. Please continue to pass the word and support the YVONNE KUPKA MEDICAL FUND with your donations and purchases. If you've been touched by the gifts that Doc and Yvonne have provided us all over the years, please consider making a donation of any amount or purchasing a supporting item from Strokeland (see below for information). Thank you very much.

To Help Yvonne go to www.yvonnekupka.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

At End Of The Day Just added to Playlist

A new song from Doc Kupka's upcoming release "Doc Goes Vegas" has just been added to our rotation.  The song is titled "At End Of The Day" and features the Lon Bronson All-Star Band with Larry Braggs of Tower of Power fame singing lead vocals.  The song is available from Stokeland records as an MP3 download.  All profits from your purchase of this download will be donated to the YVONNE KUPKA MEDICAL FUND.

To download "At The End Of The Day" Go to this Strokeland Link : "AT THE END OF THE DAY"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Digital Download Announcement From Strokeland Records

The following is from Strokeland Records:

Strokeland is pround to present a download of "At The End Of The Day", a brand new cut from the forthcoming Strokeland release DOC GOES VEGAS. Legendary Tower of Power founding member STEPHEN 'DOC' KUPKA has been collaborating with Lon Bronson of the venerable LON BRONSON ALL-STAR BAND on this project for several years in Las Vegas, and this is one of their new originals.

And it gets even better—LARRY BRAGGS, lead singer for Tower of Power, is the lead vocalist on this burnin' track. Arranged in the finest classic Tower tradition, this is certainly a great sign of more to come from the CD when released next year. Recorded at UNLV studios, this track features the full onslaught of Vegas' hottest horn section, as well as a screaming Tenor solo by smokin' Joe Escriba.

In addition, all profits from your purchase of this download will be donated to the YVONNE KUPKA MEDICAL FUND:

Click to make a donation to the Yvonne Kupka Medical Fund.
To download "At The End Of The Day" Go to this Strokeland Link : "AT THE END OF THE DAY"

About Strokeland MP3 Downloads

This sneak preview MP3-only release of new DOC GOES VEGAS tracks allows Strokeland fans to download a full MP3 version of the track LONG before the release of the CD—right here on the Strokeland Records site.

With no Digital Rights Management (DRM), the song is downloadable as a high-quality (320K) MP3 file, which will play in any standard MP3 player. In other words, there's no electronic copy protection.

Of course, we urge you to tell your friends to download their own copy in order to respect and support our artists and the law. Without your financial support in these tough times, there can be no new music from these great artists.

Please let us know what you think and report any download problems by emailing us at service@strokeland.com.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays from Horn Driven Radio

We just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season from Horn Driven Radio.  We would like to thank all of our listeners for continuing to stay with us, our numbers continue to grow each year and its because of you.  We would also like to also thank all the Artists, and Bands for submitting their music to us, without you, we are nothing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Updated Playlist...Playlist includes Some Christmas Tunes

Current Playlist below, in Artist order...

***Ain't No Thang---Late Nite Party Boys
***Airmen of Note---Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
***Al Green---For The Good Times
***Al Kooper---Finderskeeper
***Alias Smith and Lane---Smile & Nod
***Ambergris---Home Groan
***Amos Milburn---Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby
***Anna King---That's When I Cry
***Anthony Setola---Oakland And Back
***August---Livin' It Up
***Average White Band---Oh, Maceo
***Back To Basic---No Mumbo Jumbo
***Band of Oz---Wall to Wall
***Barry Danielian---Common Ground
***Big Band Der Bundeswehr---Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
***BIG HORNS BEE---Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Big Sam's Funky Nation---Big Ol' Booty
***Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets---Ipanema
***Bill Champlin---Stone Cold Hollywood
***Bing & The Bingtones---Time Of Our Life
***Blood, Sweat & Tears---Sometimes In Winter
***Bob James---Farandole
***Bob Walsh---Born in Chicago
***Bobby Wayne---Soul's Got A Sound
***Bononia Sound Machine---Doin' It Top Style
***Boston Horns---Dyno-mite
***Bradley Leighton---She's Gone
***Brecker Brothers---Funky Sea, Funky Dew
***Brian Culbertson---You Got To Funkifize feat Chance Howard
***Brothers Of The Southland---Rock And Roll Survivor
***Bull City Syndicate---My Baby Loves You
***Candy Dulfer---Sax-A-Go-Go
***Chad Rager Groove---Whipping Post
***Chase---Handbags And Gladrags
***Chester Thompson---Mr. T
***Chicago---Santa Claus is Coming to Town
***Chris Cain---Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Clarence Carter---Backdoor Santa
***Cold Blood---Down To The Bone
***Colin James---Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
***Colin James---Cool Yule
***Colin James---Merry Christmas Baby
***Colin James & The Little Big Band---Let It Snow
***Danny Weis---Turn It Up
***Darrell Nulisch---My Baby's Gone
***Dave Brubeck---Take Five
***Dave Koz---Put The Top Down
***David Clayton - Thomas---Mornin' Blues
***David Sanborn---Crossfire
***Delbert McClinton---New York City
***Delta Wires---Big Leg Woman
***Denver & the Mile High Orchestra---Jingle Bells
***Denver & the Mile High Orchestra---King of Glory, King of Love
***Denver & the Mile High Orchestra---Little Drummer Boy
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Quench!
***Donny Hathaway---Merry Soulful Christmas
***Doug & the Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Down To The Bone---Urban Jazz
***Downchild Blues Band---I Got Everything I Need
***Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors---Shame, Shame, Shame
***Dr. John---Right Place at the Wrong Time
***Dr. Payne & The Disease---Spin Around the Sun
***Dyke & The Blazers---Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man...
***East 4th Horns---I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
***East Bay Soul---Survival Of The Hippest
***Eddie Floyd---Groove Me
***Electric Flag---Soul Searchin'
***Etta James---Winter Wonderland
***Euge Groove---Play Date
***Evie Sands---Signed, Sealed, Delivered
***Fats Domino---Frosty The Snowman
***Floyd Miles & Friends---The Same Thing
***Four80East---Loosey Goosey
***Frank Williams & the Rocketeers---Show Me What You Got
***Frank Wilson---Do I Love You
***Fred Ross---Jingle Baby
***Gene Dozier---Hunk Of Funk
***Gerald Albright---Hey Young World
***Grant Green---Green's Greenery
***Greg Adams---Firefly
***Grover Washington, Jr.---Winelight
***Harvey Scales---Get Down
***Herman Matthews---Function At The Junction
***Huey Lewis & the News---Grab This Thing
***Huey Lewis And The News---Respect Yourself
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack---All I Want For Christmas
***JACKIE LEE---The Chicken
***James Brown---Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2)
***James Brown---Soulful Christmas
***James Morrison---Deck the Halls
***James Taylor---Whenever Your Ready
***Jay Beckenstein---Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
***Jay Soto---Slammin'
***Jazz Police---Tower Tribute
***Jeff Golub---Cold Duck Time
***Jericho Horns Christmas---O Come, All Ye Faithful
***Jericho Horns Christmas---We Three Kings
***Jerry Lacroix---Ninety Nine And One-Half (Won't Do)
***Jerry Lopez---San Diego
***Jim Manley---Good King Wenceslaus
***Jim Manley---O Christmas Tree
***Jimmy Hall---Wonderful Girl
***John NĂ©meth---Blue Broadway
***Johnny Otis & Friends---The Watts Breakaway
***Kal David---That's Not Me
***Kool & the Gang---Funky Stuff
***L.A. Boppers---Where Do The Bop Go?
***Larry Carlton---Minute By Minute
***Lee Ritenour---Is It You?
***Lenny Pickett---Funkin' with the Bells
***Lenny Williams---So Very Hard To Go
***Les McCann---Funk It
***Lighthouse---One Fine Morning (Canadian Mix)
***Line Drive---You've Gotta Believe In Something
***Liquid Soul---This And That
***Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band---Free Ride
***Little Milton---Some Kind of Wonderful
***Luther Kent---I Pity The Fool
***Lyle Lovett---Straighten Up And Fly Right
***Mic Gillette---Abaco
***Mike Finnegan---It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
***New York Horns---Silent Night
***Pamela Rose---The One That Got Away
***Pat O'Donnell---Tee Time
***Paulo Mendoca---Respect
***Pete Escovedo---Flying South
***Ray Charles---Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
***Richard Eilliot---God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
***Roomful of Blues---The Christmas Song
***Strokeland Superband With Glenn Walters---Diamond Billy's Uptown Bar-B-Que
***The Bamboos---Another Day In The Life Of Mr Jones
***The Bo-Keys---Back at the Chicken Shack
***The Boogie Kings---Standing On Shakey Ground
***The Buckinghams---Kind of a Drag
***The California Honeydrops---When It Was Wrong
***The Dirty Dozen Brass Band---Sissy Strut
***The Doobie Brothers---Long Train Running
***The Fantastic Johnny C.---Hitch It To The Horse
***The Groove Hogs---Shoulda Read The Rules
***The Ides of March---Vehicle (1970)
***The Lincolns---Don't Fight It
***The Steve Wingfield Band---Holly Jolly Christmas
***The Steve Wingfield Band---Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
***The Steve Wingfield Band---Silver Bells
***The Steve Wingfield Band---The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
***The Steve Wingfield Band---We Wish You A Merry Christmas
***The United States Air Force Airmen of Note---Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of Year
***Tom Kubis---The Twelve Days Of Christmas
***Various Artists---Joyful, Joyful
***Was (Not Was)---Dirty Water
***William Bell---Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

Thursday, December 16, 2010

TOP Ten reasons Santa wants to avoid Oakland By Al Carlos

10. He always gets slay jacked and they spray paint his rig silver and black.

9. The naughty outnumber the nice 757,000 to 1.

8. The Hell’s Angels motorcycle club thinks he is one of theirs, and get him wasted in the club house on Foothill Blvd.

7. Those who have chimneys can afford to buy their own presents.

6. Every time he parks on a roof he accidentally runs over someone hiding from OPD.

5. Anyone who wears that much red is considered gang affiliated.

4. The pit bulls find the reindeer attractive and attempt to date them.

3. Everytime he yells Ho, Ho, Ho he gets sued for sexual harrassment.

2. Santa don't want no Baby Mama, drama...

1. Warrants.