Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New To Horn Driven Radio...Tacoma Washington's "Bump Kitchen"

Added to our rotation last week are three songs from the Tacoma Washington based band "Bump Kitchen". We are currently playling the songs "Big Ol' Bones","I Told You So", and "Who Ordered the Waffle?" from Bump Kitchen's CD " Live at Yale". Here's a review of the band:

“… Lucky for us, while other groove merchants have headed straight for the cover band circuit, Bump Kitchen has also been here keeping Grit City’s booties shakin’ with original funk jams. Bump Kitchen shows are known for intense energy and Harper’s rich, soulful vocals. But personally, my favorite part of the band’s set is when the Bittler runs through the crowd during a frenzied keytar solo. Really, the keytar deserves a revival on par with the whole cowbell comeback from a few years back. Are you with me, people? Maybe not. But I’m not the only one with a fever for more keytar. “When he jumps off and Tony jumps offstage, those cats become unglued,” James said. “The crowd loves it. The women love it, the guys love it. It’s just a great time.”

Ernest A. Jasmin – Tacoma News Tribune

For More on Bump Kitchen go to

Friday, July 15, 2011

TOP Ten things Tower of Power likes to do in Germany By: Al Carlos

10.1,500 brands of beer.

9. Visit the museum of VW mini buses, remembering the old days in Berkeley.

8. Seeing how many Schnitzels they can stuff in a Flugelhorn.

7. Sauerkraut on hot wings and pigs feet.

6. Doc dresses up like Colonel Klink.

5. Visit Sheperd’s.

4. Play poker with polka bands.

3. See how fast a rented Cadillac can really go on the autobahn.

2. Advise Schrammel accordion players to “squeeze this”.

1. Work Oom-pah licks into horn charts.

Updated Playlist Today

Today we updated the playlist.  Listed below are the songs in our current rotation, Artist order and not in order of play.

***Andy Dewitt-"Better Chance It"
***Arturo Sandoval-"Aqui en Miami - Arturo Sandoval"
***BIG HORNS BEE-"Vamp Intro (Reprise)"
***Big Sam's Funky Nation-"Big Ol' Booty"
***Bill Champlin-"Stone Cold Hollywood"
***Bill King's Rhythm Express-"Rhythm Express"
***Brian Culbertson-"Get It On"
***Bump Kitchen-"Big Ol' Bones"
***Bump Kitchen-"I Told You So"
***Bump Kitchen-"Who Ordered the Waffle?"
***CALVIN ARNOLD-"Satisfy My Women"
***Candy Dulfer-"Shining Star"
***Charles Wells-"My Little Feel Good"
***Chase-"Open Up Wide"
***Chester Thompson-"Mr. T"
***Dave Brubeck-"Take Five"
***Danser's Inferno-"Inferno"
***Delbert McClinton-"New York City"
***Doug Johns-"Up the Funk"
***Dr Soul-"Groovy therapy"
***Earl Thomas-"Lose Control"
***Eddie Floyd-"Groove Me"
***Eli Paperboy Reed-"I Found You Out"
***Four80East-"Loosey Goosey"
***Fred Ross-"If Only For A Moment"
***Funkasaurus Rex-"Can't Hide Love"
***Galactic-"From The Corner To The Block"
***Grover Washington, Jr.-"Winelight"
***Herb Albert-"Rise"
***Here Come The Mummies-"Booty"
***Huey Lewis & The News-"Don't Fight It"
***Ides of March-"Vehicle"
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack-"Ride The Rocket"
***Jaco Pastorius-"Come On, Come Over"
***Jason Mraz-"Copchase"
***Jerry Lacroix-"Ninety Nine And One-Half (Won't Do)"
***Jim Byrnes-"Hot as a Pistol"
***Kal David-"Devil In Me"
***Kenny Neal-"Ain't Nothing You Can Do"
***Luther Kent & Trick Bag-"Let The Good Times Roll"
***Luther Kent-"I Pity The Fool"
***Lynyrd Skynyrd-"Whats Your Name"
***Martha & the Vandellas-"(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave [Single Version]"
***Max Carl & Big Dance-"Show Me The Money"
***MGB-Mic Gillette Band-"Moondoggie"
***Mi22-"Whatever it is"
***Michael Grimm-"Love and Happiness"
***Mike Reilly-"Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed"
***Molasses-"Straight From The Players"
***Muscle Shoals Horns-"Celebrate, Recreate, Participate"
***New York Horns-"Bring That Friend Of Yours"
***Nils Gessinger-"Soulmusic"
***Nils Landgren Funk Unit-"Compared To What"
***North Of Soul-"Put It Where You Want It"
***Otis Grand-"Finish Line w/Curtis Selgado"
***Out Of Control-"Shake The Nation"
***Pamela Rose-"The One That Got Away"
***Pat O'Donnell-"Tee Time"
***Patrice Rushen-"Hang It Up"
***Paul Langille-"Bing It On Home To Me"
***Paulo Mendoca-"Respect"
***Pee Wee Ellis-"How I Depend On You"
***Percy Sledge-"Percy Sledge - It Tears Me Up"
***Pete Escovedo-"Esta Noche"
***Peter Friestedt-"Peace Of Mind"
***Phantom Blues Band-"Do The Dirt"
***Poncho Sanchez-"Shotgun Slim"
***Powertrump-"Twice As Good, For Half As Much"
***Prime Time Funk-"Piece Of My Heart"
***Quicksilver Messanger Service-"Chicken"
***Quincy Jones-"The Dude"
***Ralf Buschmeyer-"EST 1968"
***Raphael Wressnig & Alex Schultz-"I Wish I Knew"
***Rastus-"Trying To Find Her"
***Ray Charles-"Still Crazy After All These Years"
***Rented Mule-"X"
***ReUnion-"Willing to Learn"
***Rhythm Funk Masters-"Frantic Activity"
***Richard Elliot-"The Boys From The Bay"
***Rick Braun-"Down and Dirty"
***Ricky Peterson-"Drop Shot"
***Rippopotamus-"Fanfare Of Funk"
***Robert Peckman-"Put It In the Pocket"
***Rock - Various Artists-"Time Won T Let Me - The Outsid"
***Roger Smith-"Horn-Afication"
***Rufus Thomas-"Who's Making Love"
***Sage-"King of the Avenues"
***San Gabriel 7-"Frank's Sonata"
***San Gabriel 7-"The Bone Specialist"
***Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns-"I'll Pack It Up"
***Santana-"Watch Your Step"
***Scott Martin-"Flim Flam"
***Shades of Soul-"Enjoy Yourself"
***Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings-"The Collection Song (Bonus Track)"
***Sharpshooters-"Funk Shack West"
***Shilts-"Look What's Happened"
***Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes-"It's Your Thing"
***Sly & The Family Stone-"Dance To The Music"
***Solomon Burke-"Today Is Your Birthday"
***Soul Clan-"That's How It Feels"
***Soul Stew-"Doin' It"
***Soulbop-"Open The Door To Your Heart"
***Soulpatrol-"Get Up!"
***Special Request Horns-"It's gotta be funky"
***Spyders-"I Can Take Care of Myself"
***Spyro Gyra-"Shaker Song"
***Stan Getz-"Desafinado (Off Key)"
***Stefan Redtenbacher-"Fred's Haus"
***Steve Bassett-"Soul Shake"
***Steve Cole-"It's Gonna Be Alright"
***Steve Hilliam-"Take Ur Pick"
***Super Funky Express-"One More Dance"
***Tad Robinson-"Your Love Is Amazing"
***Ten Wheel Drive-"Tightrope"
***Terry Wollman-"If You Say So"
***The Bamboos-"Step It Up"
***The Buckinghams-"Kind of a Drag"
***The California Honeydrops-"When It Was Wrong"
***The Doobie Brothers-"Long Train Running"
***The Funk On Me-"I Miss U Much About U"
***The Sons of Champlin-"Tabacco Road"
***THE SUN MESSENGERS-"Late Night Cruise"
***The Super Groovers-"Seaside Adventures In Hollypool"
***Tim Akers & The Smoking Section-"Superstition"
***Tito Nieves-"I Won't Last A Day Without You"
***Tom Saviano-"Making Up Lost Time"
***Tortilla Factory-""Cookin""
***Tower Of Power-"Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground"
***Tower Of Power-"That's Just Where It's At"
***Tyrone Davis-"Can I Change My Mind"
***Van Morrison-"Moondance"
***Various-"Jimmy Hall w/LA Reflection Section / Higher And Higher"
***Vernon Garrett-"Black Woman"
***Walter "Wolfman" Washington-"Close The Door"
***Warren Hill-"Easy"
***Was (Not Was)-"Dirty Water"
***Wet Willie-"Weekend (full version)"
***Whiskey Howl-"I'll Go Crazy"
***Willie Hutch-"Lucky To Be Loved By You"
***Wilson Pickett-"Do You Like Good Music"
***Yoichi Murata-"Let Me Groove"
***Zapp Zapp-"Heavy Pooh"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For the Fans of Greg Adams and East Bay Soul!

For the Fans of Greg Adams and East Bay Soul!

Greg is at right now and has less that 28 days to reach his goal of $25,000 to make a the new CD East Bay Soul 2.0.

There is NO major record label, NO suits and No one but you and the music you love. Greg is using Kickstarter to create something that gives back to you!

Here is the link to the fund raising platform at $9,320 pledged so far and at 37% of the $25,000 goal that has to be reached in 28 days on Aug 10th at 4.56PM PST.

A message form Greg:

Hello All!

I am hoping that you'll join me at kickstarter to make a pledge, and if you can, spread the word to your circle of friends that would be great. I need all the support I can gather.

The money is going towards the recording studio, engineer, mixing, mastering. the musicians, artwork and CD manufacturing. I am pretty fast in the studio. I am writing now and will have 10 original songs to go into the studio with. I have something to say now, more than ever. I have made 3 CDs on my own and have come as far I can. I am planning for a fall release or early January if we are successful at Kickstarter. No pledge is too small!!

At kickstarter if you do not reach the money goal set, the project does not get funded and all the money pledged goes away. No one gets charged. It's an all or nothing deal!

If we go over our goal, we get to keep the additional funds towards making the CD even better! Maybe add real string players and even promotion, i.e radio and print ads.

Thanks checking out what I am doing at I want to make a CD with you and some history too!

Soulfully yours,

Greg and East Bay Soul

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

We just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Fourth Of July, and to thank all of those in the Armed Forces past and present, for their service.