Sunday, February 27, 2011

New to Horn Driven Radio music from the Monophonics

New and just added to our rotation is music from the San Francisco Bay Area Band the "Monophonics".  We currently have three songs from the recently released CD "Into The Infrasounds".  The three songs in our rotation are "$2.50, I'm Done, and Loose Nukes".

The Bay Area music scene has been setting standards for many decades. The Monophonics are another prime example of the talent spewing forth from the streets of San Francisco and surrounding areas. Since forming in 2005, The Monophonics have evolved into SF Weekly's "Best of the Bay" winners for their retro sound, style, and approach. They have become one of the hottest upcoming live instrumental funk bands with inspirations stemming from the late 1960s and 1970s. Their popularity has continued to grow since their first album "Playin and Simple" was released in September 2007. Their goal is to spread the funk and maintain the classic Bay Area funk sound that has gained them recognition as young heavy-hitters in the soul, jazz, and funk community. Their musical intelligence and funky sound has landed them guest appearances by saxophonist Karl Denson, vocalist Marcus Scott, and Tower of Power's own Mic Gillette on their second album, due to release this year.

For more information on the Monophonics go to their web site at

Tony Adamo's What Is Hip? CD

Tony Adamo's new CD "What Is Hip?" is about to be released.  You can find a review of the CD at Muzik Reviews.  "What Is Hip?" will soon be available at Strokeland Records, then at other outlets.  Until the is released you can here three of the songs here at Horn Driven Radio.  The songs in our current rotation are:

What Is Hip?
The Way You Do The Things You Do
This Time It's Real

For More on Tony check him at out at his page on Strokeland Records.

TOP Ten things Tower of Power should have known about Canada By Al Carlos

10. Mean faced men in starched hats are not pimps or park rangers.

9. Although many prescriptions are available over the counter, they frown on buying bulk for resale.

8. Dudley Do Right was not a real guy and Nel was not a Babe.

7. Relax, the folding money comes in colors, it’s not a Berkeley flashback.

6. Almost no one speaks Ebonics, (Black Slang) and there are very few interpreters.

5. The only gang sign they know is Elk Horns.

4. Don’t say anything bad about hockey, plaid shirts, or game show hosts, eh?

3. If someone wants to “Throw down the gloves”, run for the door.

2. Don’t argue music with Horndriven radio's TC while drinking without a helmet.

1. If a dude asks if you are “a Mountie” doesn’t mean, he thinks you are Gay.

Updated Playlist 02/27/2011

We updated our playlist today...list is in artist order and not in order of play..see below:

***August The Band/634-5789
***Bononia Sound Machine/ESP
***East Bay Soul/Always Take Two
***Funk Filharmonik/We Get The Notion
***Greg Adams/Roadhouse
***Here Come the Mummies/Bump
***HimlavÃsen/Release Yourself
***Jacob Merlin/Madness
***James Taylor/Whenever Your Ready
***Jay Soto/Slammin'
***Jazz Rosco/Party Up
***Jeff Tamelier/East of the Caldecott
***Jerry Lopez/Negrita
***Jimmy Hall/Wonderful Girl
***Joey Gilmore/ Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone
***John Shipley/ If You're Not Callin' You're Askin'
***Jon Burr Band/None Of Them Is You
***Jules Broussard/Cajun Moon
***Kal David/That's Not Me
***Karl Denson/I Want the Funk
***Les McCann/Funk It
***Liquid Soul/This And That
***Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band/Free Ride
***Little Milton/Some Kind of Wonderful
***Little Royal/Razor Blade
***Lloyd Jones/I've Got To Get You Back
***Lon Bronson/If You Aint Got Love
***Louise Hoffsten/Shut Up And Kiss Me
***Luis Miguel/Que Nivel De Mujer
***Luther Kent and Trick Bag/Let The Good Times Roll
***Maceo Parker/Chicken
***Malo/ Pana
***Mark Dolin/The Parkin' Lot Hang
***Max Carl & Big Dance/Show Me The Money
***Maynard Ferguson/Birdland
***Men From U.N.C.L.E./How Can You Doubt My Love
***MGB-Mic Gillette Band/Moondoggie
***MI22 /Whatever it is
***Michael Grimm/Hold On I'm Comin'
***Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers/Jackie Wilson Said
***Mingo Fishtrap/Catch The Bus
***Monophonics/I'm Done
***Monophonics/Loose Nukes (Ft. Karl Denson)
***Natalie Cole/This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
***Neville Brothers/Sister Rosa
***Newtone/Self Confidence
***Nick Lane, Lee Thornberg, Jimmy Zavala, Luis Conte/Big & Hairy
***Nils Gessinger/Soulmusic
***O. V. Wright/Trying To Live My Life Without You
***Otis Grand/Finish Line w/Curtis Selgado
***Otis Redding/ Try A Little Tenderness
***Out Of Control/Cardiac Party
***Patrick Allen/ You Lit A Fire In Me
***Paulo Mendoca/Respect
***Pee Wee Ellis/Cold Sweat/Licking Stick Licking Stick
***Players Association/Ride The Groove
***Poncho Sanchez/Do It !
***Prime Time Funk/Hopelessly In Love
***Raphael Wressnig & Alex Schultz/What's Going On
***Rented Mule/Becoming
***ReUnion/Willing to Learn
***Richard Elliott/The Boys From The Bay
***Rick Braun and Richard Elliot/Curve Ball
***Ricky Peterson/Drop Shot
***Ridin' Thumb/Believe
***Robert Peckman/I Wanna Go Down To New Orleans
***Roger Smith/Bad Sneakers
***Rufus Thomas/That Woman Is Poison
***Sage/Make It Funky
***Sandford Townsend Band/Smoke From A Distant Fire
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns/When The Curtain Goes Up
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns/Livin' For The City
***Santana/Watch Your Step
***Scott Martin/Escuela De Peska
***Scott Martin Latin Soul Band/Dave, Doc & Milt
***Shades of Soul/Enjoy Yourself
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/The Collection Song
***Shilts/Stax Of Sax
***Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes/It's Your Thing
***Sly  The Family Stone/Dance To The Music
***Smokin' With Superman/2 Sweet Fine Hams
***Soul Stew/Backstabbers
***Soulbop/Open The Door To Your Heart
***Spyro Gyra/Morning Dance
***Steey Dan/FM
***Stefan Redtenbacher/Fred's Haus
***Steve Bassett/Soul Shake
***Steve Cole/It's Gonna Be Alright
***Steve Hilliam/ Take Ur Pick
***Stevie Wonder/I Wish
***Strokeland Superband /Kick It Up A Step
***Strokeland Superband With Fred Ross /When Little Jesse Hit The Set
***Super Funky Express /One More Dance
***Tad Robinson /Your Love Is Amazing
***Ten Wheel Drive/Tightrope
***The Mike Reilly Band/ Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed
***The Soul Children/Bring It Here
***THE SUN MESSENGERS/Whatcha Been Missing
***The Super Groovers/Super Groover
***The Tubes/Tip Of My Tongue
***Tito Nieves/I Won't Last A Day Without You
***Tom Saviano/She Dreams
***Tom Scott/Sarah, Sarah
***Tommy Castro/Big Sisters Radio
***Tony Adamo/What Is Hip?
***Tony Adamo/The Way You Do The Things You Do
***Tony Adamo/This Time It's Real
***Tortilla Factory/"Cookin"
***Totally Wired/ Time & Space Theme
***Tower Of Power/Come On With It
***Tower Of Power/Only So Much Oil In The Ground
***Tower Of Power/643-5789
***Triple Trouble/Mamma Jamma
***Various-Jimmy Hall w/LA Reflection Section / Higher And Higher
***Various Artists/Don't Fight It (Feel It)
***Various Artists/I Can Take Care of Myself
***Vernon Garrett/Crossroads-Live
***Walter "Wolfman" Washington /Close The Door
***Warren Hill/Easy
***Was (Not Was)/I Can't Turn You Loose
***Wayman Tisdale/Get Down On It
***Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders/Goin' Back To Miami
***Wayne`Buttery and the Groove/Let The Good Times Roll
***Wet Willie/Weekend (full version)
***Whiskey Howl/I'll Go Crazy
***Willie Hutch/Love Runs Out
***Willie Mitchell/30-60-90
***Wilson Pickett/Do You Like Good Music
***Yoichi Murata /Positive Sign
***Zen Blues Quartet/What A Life

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Sage's" Frank Anzalone is a man of many talents

Sage is of one of the bands frequently played here at Horn Driven Radio (HDR). They have been around form more than 40 years, and are a staple of the San Francisco South Bay music scene. One of their founders and keyboardist, Frank Anzalone is a man of many talents. Not only does Frank play keyboards, but he is a professional photographer. Franks pictures run the gamut from concert photos, to celebrity pictures, to being one of the premier photographers of “Disney” events.

A few years ago, Frank was brought in to take still shots of Tower Of Power’s 40th anniversary concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Many of these shots can be seen in the newly released Tower Of Power 40th Anniversary DVD/CD combo. Over the years, Frank has shared a number of his pictures with us here at HDR, below is a slide show of some of Frank’s most recent work capturing Tower Of Power live at the State Theater in Modesto CA. February 04, 2011.

Sage can be found on the following link at Strokeland Records :

For more information on Frank go to:

To purchase the new Tower Of Power 40th Anniversary DVD/CD combo, go to:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Greg Adams Nominated For Best Brass Player Of The Year!!!


Greg Adams Has Been Nominated For Best Brass Player Of The Year!

Cast Your Ballot Online at :

Click on the link above and vote for Greg!


For more on Greg go to

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Horn Driven Radio not just in the U.S.

Since Horn Driven Radio is a internet based radio station, we are not only heard in the U.S., but Worldwide to many countires.  Below is a list of countires were our listeners can be found.  This list is comprised of listeners from the last thirty days.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia/Hrvatska, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel Italy, Japan, Korea/Republic of, Latvia, Macedonia/Former Yugoslav Republic, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This Just In From Tower Of Power

From Tower Of Power...

The Long Awaited Release Of Tower Of Power's 40th Anniversary Concert Is Here!

$18.98 at the Tower Of Power On-Line Store

This DVD and CD Box set includes the Ultimate Tower Of Power show, filmed live at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

In addition to the DVD there is an audio CD and a comprehensive booklet listing all of the performers on each song. The release also includes many interviews with current and former band members along with a walking tour of some locations in and around Oakland that were significant in the band's early years. This is a must-have item for any TOP Fan!

Here Is A List Of The Artists That Performed On That Very Special Night:

Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Francis "Rocco" Prestia, David Garibaldi, Larry Braggs, Roger Smith

Tom Politzer, Adolfo Acosta, Mike Bogart, Mark Harper.

Plus TOP Alumni Members in order of appearance:

Jeff Tamelier, Ron E. Beck, Russ McKinnon, Herman Matthews, Mic Gillette (Now a current TOP Member), Greg Adams, Bill Churchville, Skip Mesquite, Chester Thompson, Ellis Hall, Nick Milo
Bobby Sparks, Richard Elliot, Carmen Grillo, Mick Mestek, Michael Jeffries, Brandon Fields, Norbert Stachel, Mark Russo, Dave Matthews, Vito San Filippo, Lenny Pickett, and Bruce Conte.

PLUS Featured Guest: Sam Moore

IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT! 40th Anniversary DVD/CD Purchase Link:

February 02, 2011 New Play List added

February 02, 2011 New Play List added:

We have updated our playlist today.  The play list includes music from several different artists that are new to Horn Driven Radio such as “East Bay Messengers”, “The Curbfeelers”, “San Gabriel 7”, “The Mason Affair”, "Venue Connection (from Spain)" and  “Doug Johns”.
The complete list is below, in artist order and, not in order of play:

***Afroskull---Space Chicken
***Al Kooper---Id Rather Be An Old Mans Sweetheart (Than A Young Mans Fool)
***Alias Smith and Lane---Smile & Nod
***Andy Dewitt---Better Chance It
***Anthony Setola---Oakland And Back
***August---Livin' It Up
***Ava Lemert---I Wanna Funk It Up
***Average White Band---Soul Mine
***Back To Basic---Key To Your Heart
***Band of Oz---Wall to Wall
***Barela---Tower Pops
***Barry Danielian---Count Your Blessings
***Beaufunk---Beaufunk Swing
***Bernie Worrell---Rock The House
***Betty Wright---Shoorah! Shoorah!"
***Big Band Der Bundeswehr---Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
***BIG HORNS BEE---Vamp Intro (Reprise)
***Big Sam's Funky Nation---Big Ol' Booty
***Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows---300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
***Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets---The Ninth Of September
***Bill Evans---The Shorty Shuffle
***Bill Kings Rhythm Express---Track 1
***Blowzone---Pocket Change
***Bob James---Maputo
***Bob James---We're All Alone
***Bob Walsh---Born in Chicago
***Bobby Wayne---Soul's Got A Sound
***Bona Fide---It's Love
***Bononia Sound Machine---Doin' It Top Style
***Bradley Leighton---She's Gone
***Brandon Fields---Studio Cafe Blues
***Brecker Bros.---Sneakin' Up Behide You
***Brooklyn Soul Organization---Trouble in the house
***Brothers Of The Southland---Rock And Roll Survivor
***Bruce Conte---Saturday Night Women
***Candy Dulfer---Funkyness
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Charles Wells---My Little Feel Good
***Charles Wright---Love Land
***Chase---Handbags And Gladrags
***Chicago---25 Or 6 To 4
***Chilly Bob---Soul A Plexus
***Chris Cain---Wake up and Smell the Coffee
***Chuck Loeb---Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
***Clayton Scott Group---Color Of Love
***Cracked Ice---New Shade Of Bue
***Crusaders---Street Life
***Daryl Hall---Cab Driver
***Dave Brubeck---Take Five
***David Clayton - Thomas---Mornin' Blues
***David Mann---Urban Eyes
***Delbert McClinton---New York City
***Delta Wires---Back In Town
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Somethin's Got to Give
***Doug & the Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Doug Johns---Stank
***Doug Johns---Up the Funk
***Doug Johns---Bird's Back Yard
***Drori-Hansen Furniture---I Can Take It
***Dyke & The Blazers---Shotgun Slim
***Earl Thomas---Do You Remember
***Earl Thomas---I'm Broken Hearted
***Earl Thomas---Lose Control
***Earl Van Dyke---6 X 6
***Earth, Wind, & Fire---September
***East 4th Horns---I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
***East Bay Soul---Bop Drop
***Eddie Floyd---Knock On Wood
***Eli Paperboy Reed---Come And Get It
***Elvin Bishop---Medley(Let The Good Times Roll,A Change Is Gonna Come,Bring It On Hom E)
***Entropy---Another Man's Woman
***Eric Bolvin---Panama Red
***Eric Miyashiro---Ken's Bar
***Evie Sands---Signed, Sealed, Delivered
***Floyd Miles & Friends---Two against Them All
***Four80East---Loosey Goosey
***Glenn Walters---Pain In My Heart
***Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band---There's The Rub
***Gota Yashiki---What's Up Charlie
***Grant Smith And The Power---Keep On Running
***Greg Adams---Cool To The Touch
***Grover Washington, Jr.---Winelight
***Hank Ballard & The Midnighters---From The Love Side
***Heavy Metal Horns---Horns In The House
***Here Come The Mummies---Pants
***Howard Tate---Night Owl
***Huey Lewis And The News---Respect Yourself
***Isaac Hayes---Do Your Thing
***James and Bobby Purify---I'm Your Puppet
***James Brown---Make It Funky
***James Simpson---I Was Made To Love Her
***Jazz Rosco---Let The Band Play
***Jerry Lacroix---Ninety Nine And One-Half (Won't Do)
***John Lee Sanders---No man´s A Free Man
***Kal David---Devil In Me
***Kenny Neal---Ain't Nothing You Can Do
***Michael Grimm---Hold On I'm Comin'
***New York Trumpet Company Artists---Crawl, Slap, and Boogie
***Raphael Wressnig Organic Trio---Exit Soul-Ville
***Robbie King---Tencegrity
***San Gabriel Seven---Grazin' In The Grass
***San Gabriel Seven---South Bay Grease
***San Gabriel Seven---All Funked Up
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns---Wishing Well
***Solomon Burke---I'm Leavin'
***The Bamboos---Never Be The Girl
***The Bamboos---In the Bamboo Grove
***The Buckinghams---Kind of a Drag
***The Budos Band---Mas o Menos
***The California Honeydrops---When It Was Wrong
***The Chops Band---Still NYC
***The Curbfeelers---Try To Satisfy
***The Curbfeelers---Red Wine
***The Curbfeelers---Kicked To The Curb
***The Dirty Dozen Brass Band---Sissy Strut
***The Eastbay Messengers---Chameleon
***The Groove Hogs---Shoulda Read The Rules
***The Hip Pocket---The Pocket
***The Ides Of March---Vehicle
***The Lincolns---Don't Fight It
***The Mason Affair---Shape Shifter
***The Mason Affair---Promise Me
***VenueConnection---Madrid Boogie
***VenueConnection---Mar de las Calmas
***VenueConnection---Stand Up
***Was (Not Was)---Dirty Water