Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Barela Update

As we mentioned earlier this month, the band "Barela" will be opening for Tower of Power June 11th at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA.  This is a great opportunity to check out two great horn bands on the same bill.  Barela was recently added to the family of artists at Strokeland Records, you can purchase their CD at StrokelandBelow is the billboard marking the event.

Check out the band at or go to their page at Strokeland Records.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Music from Josh Pfeiffer, San Gabriel 7, and Jack Mack And The Heart Attack just added.

Added to our current playlist are songs from Josh Pfeiffer, San Gabriel 7 & Jack Mack And The Heart Attack...see below

We have two songs from Northern California vocalist Josh Pfeiffer. Josh is a crooner in the style of Michael Buble. The two songs "Feeling Good" and "Almost Like Being In Love" are from Josh's CD "Josh Pfieffer American Crooner Act 1". Of note here is that Mic Gillette (of Tower Of Power fame) plays both trumpet and trombone on several of the songs. For more on Josh go to

Also added to the rotation, are two songs from the yet to be released CD title "Cottonwood Station" by the Southern California band San Gabriel Seven. The CD will be out in a few weeks. In the rotation are the songs "Cottonwood Station" and "Phat Sushi". As soon as the CD is available we will let you know. For more info on the San Gabriel 7 go to

Lastly, we have two songs from the soon to be released Cd by the one and only Jack Mack And The Heart Attack. The CD "Soul Meeting"should be released within the next few weeks. From Soul Meeting we are playing "Soul Man" and "Ride The Rocket". For more on Jack Mack go to

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Playlist added

Our blog host was down for several days and we have been unable to post.  Last Friday we updated our playlist, below are the artists/songs currently in the rotation.  Artist order, not order of play.

***Ambergris---Play On Player
***Andy Dewitt---Better Chance It
***Anthony Setola---Oakland And Back
***Arthur Prysock---I've got the blues so bad 2
***August The Band---Go Down Gamblin'
***Average White Band---Pick Up The Pieces
***Back To Basic---Key To Your Heart
***Band of Oz---Wall to Wall
***Barbara Lynn---This Is The Thanks I Get
***Bernie Worrell---Rock The House
***Betty Wright---Shoorah! Shoorah!"
***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
***Bill Summers---Straight To The Bank
***Bill Withers, G Washington---Just the Two of Us
***Bing & The Bingtones---Funk With Me
***Blast---Do it 'till dawn
***Blood, Sweat & Tears---God Bless The Child
***BlowZone---Sucker Punch
***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---Café Con Leche
***Brecker Brothers---Some Skunk Funk
***Bruce Conte---Saturday Night Women
***Bull City Syndicate---You Make Me Feel
***Candy Dulfer---Valdez In The Country
***Carmen Grillo---Dr. In The House
***Chad Rager Groove---Whipping Post
***Charles Wells---It's My Turn
***Charlie Wilson, Ray Charles, Brandy, Chaka Khan And Ashford & Simpson---Stuff Like That
***Chase---Open Up Wide
***Chester Thompson---Mr. T
***Cold Blood---You Got Me Hummin'
***Darrell Nulisch---My Baby's Gone
***Dave Dunlop---Mansata
***Dave Koz---Put The Top Down
***Dave Murphy Band---Right This Moment
***Dave Weckl Band---Tower Of Inspiration
***David Clayton - Thomas ---Mornin' Blues
***David Sanborn Feat. Derek Trucks---Brother Ray
***Delbert McClinton---New York City
***Dko the Darren Kramer Organization---Quench!
***Doctor Funk---Livin In Bump City
***Doug And The Slugs---It's Got To Be Monday
***Dr. John---Such A Night
***Dyke & The Blazers---Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man...
***Earl Thomas---Do You Remember
***Earth, Wind, & Fire---Reasons
***East 4th HornS---Trought The Fire
***East Bay Soul---Survival Of The Hippest
***Eli Paperboy Reed---I Found You Out
***Entropy---We Came To Funk
***Eric Bolvin---Time Bomb
***Eric Miyashiro---Ken's Bar
***Fishbelly Black---Freaks Gonna Rule The World
***Fontella Bass---Rescue Me
***Four 80 East---Loosey Goosey
***Francis Rocco Prestia---Don't Play Around
***Frank Biner---It´s Nice To See You Again
***Frank Wilson---Do I Love You
***Freeport---Get Back
***Funk Filharmonik---Everybody Get Down
***Glenn Walters ---Pain In My Heart
***Gota Yashiki ---What's Up Charlie
***Grant Smith And The Power---Keep On Running
***Greg Adams---Smooth Operator
***Grover Washington, Jr.---Winelight
***Heavy Metal Horns---Horns In The House
***Herb Albert ---Rise
***Here Come the Mummies---Bump
***Himlaväsen---Ain´t No Stoppin´ Now
***Horny Funk Brothers---Come Together
***J.J. Barnes---Our Love Is In The Pocket
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack---Cardiac Party
***Jaco Pastorius---Soul intro/The Chicken
***Jacob Merlin---Madness (Featuring Mic Gillette)
***James Brown---Mother Popcorn
***James Carr---You Don't Want Me
***James Fountain---Seven Day Lover
***James Taylor---Whenever Your Ready
***Jay Soto---Slammin'
***Jeff Golub---Cold Duck Time
***Jerry Lacroix---Ninety Nine And One-Half (Won't Do)
***Joe Louis Walker---I Can't Get You Off My Mind
***Johnny "Guitar" Watson---Ain't That A Bitch
***Johnny Adams---Back To Normal
***Jon R. Smith---Rainy Night In Georgia
***Kenny Neal---Ain't Nothing You Can Do
***King Beez---Against The Grain
***Kool & The Gang---Funky Stuff
***Lavell Hardy---Don't Lose Your Groove
***Lighthouse---One Fine Morning (Canadian Mix)
***Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band---Free Ride
***Lloyd Jones---When I Get Back Home.mp3
***Lon Bronson---White Punks On Dope
***Luther Kent---I Pity The Fool
***Marcus Miller---Frankenstein
***Mark Dolin---The Parkin' Lot Hang
***Martha & The Vandellas---(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave [Single Version]
***Max Carl & Big Money---Show Me The Money
***Maynard Ferguson---Birdland
***Men From U.N.C.L.E.---Knock On Wood/Studio
***Mic Gillette---Abaco
***Michael Grimm---Tired Of Being Alone
***Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers---Dr. Feelgood
***Mighty Sam McClain---I'm Sorry
***Mingo Fishtrap---Baby Money
***Monophonics---BANG BANG
***Nick Lane, Lee Thornberg, Jimmy Zavala, Luis Conte---Big & Hairy
***Nils Landgren---Simple Life
***North Of Soul---Put It Where You Want It
***Paul Langille---Bing It On Home To Me
***Pete Escovedo---Esta Noche
***PowerTrump---Twice As Good, For Half As Much
***Prime Time Funk---Champs Elysees
***Sage---Make It Funky
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns---Everybody Wants To Love You
***The Bamboos---Funky Buttercup
***The Bo-Keys---Back at the Chicken Shack
***The Budos Band---Mas o Menos
***The California Honeydrops---When It Was Wrong
***The Chops Band---Scrapple And Grits
***The Crusaders---Street Life
***The Dexters---Pass The Peas
***The Doobie Brothers---Long Train Running
***The Edgar Winter Group---I've Got News For You
***The Ides Of March---Vehicle
***The Mike Reilly Band---Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed

Thursday, May 5, 2011

TOP Ten ways TOP changes its set for Cinco De Mayo: By Al Carlos

10. You’re still a young Mari cone (Gay dude)

9. You got to Fajitafize.

8. The stroke is alive on the Ensenada side.

7. Don’t change Chones (Underwear) in the middle of the stream.

6. You outta be havin’ flan.

5. So very hard to go, but easy of you drink the water.

4. Soul with a capitol Ese.

3. What is Heeeeep.

2. How could this happen to Mijo.

1. Oakland’s own, in the Guacamole zone.