HERE'S TO A SOULFUL 2016!
Stephen "Doc" Kupka, President of Strokeland Records
Strokeland mourns the loss of Mic Gillette, original lead trumpet for Tower of Power, legendary session artist, music educator, mentor, and friend.
Please keep Mic and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
1951 - 2016
Brass Kicks Ass
5/7/2015 - SAN GABRIEL 7 - NEWEST RELEASE NOW ON STROKELAND JAZZ
Strokeland welcomes the newest release by San Gabriel 7, a tight Los Angeles-area instrumental jazz/funk group featuring a great horn section and a funky rhythm section. Check out CRAZY NOTES with ten great new original jazz/funk tracks.
If you appreciate great arrangements and inventive solos, you'll dig this new release.
4/28/2015 - TONY ADAMO & THE NEW YORK CREW - NEW RELEASE ON STROKELAND JAZZ
Once again, Tony Adamo turned to legendary drummer MIKE CLARK (Headhunters) to produce his latest release, and assembled a truly heavyweight lineup of jazz musicians for the project. The new release, TONY ADAMO & THE NEW YORK CREW features Tony tastefully interweaving his trademark style, "HipSpokenWord", with some of the deepest jazz tracks you'll hear anywhere.
The ensemble is Tony Adamo - nu jazz vocal/hipspoken word, Mike Clark - drums, Lenny White - drums, Michael Wolff - piano, Tim Ouimette -trumpet, Richie Goods, bass, Bill Summers - Percussion, and Donald Harrison - alto sax.
Open your mind and give it a listen!
DOC KUPKA PRESENTS... DOC GOES VEGAS, a smoking new live CD from the LON BRONSON ALL-STAR BAND, featuring Special Guests LARRY BRAGGS, DAVID GARIBALDI, FRANCIS "ROCCO" PRESTIA, TOM E. POLITZER, JEFF TAMELIER, CHUCK HANSEN, and the Funky Doctor himself, STEPHEN "DOC" KUPKA.
9/12/2013 - NEW RELEASE FOM DOCTORFUNK!
Finally!! Strokeland fans have long been asking for a new release from Seattle's DOCTORFUNK, and it's here! Check out this smoking new CD produced by JEFF TAMELIER. DoctorfunK has a SECOND OPINION and it's definitely worth considering. Long-time DoctorfunK fans will not be disappointed. Check it out today. First rate.
2/17/2013 - SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS RELEASE *TWO* NEW LIVE DVDs!
2/17/2013 - SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS - LIVE WITH OLE BØRUD (DVD) - NEW!
Can it be? TWO new releases from SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS in ONE MONTH??!! Who says nothing great happens in the winter?
SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS recorded a smoking evening of music on October 3, 2011 featuring special guest, Norwegian funk superstar OLE BØRUD. If you were there, or if you couldn't be, you won't want to miss this great live performance.
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1/28/2013 - SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS - LIVE WITH THE CHAMPLINS (DVD) - NEW!
This brand new LIVE DVD captures a very special evening with a legendary Las Vegas band and features none other than two-time Grammy-winner BILL CHAMPLIN along with his talented wife, TAMARA CHAMPLIN, and their son, WILL CHAMPLIN, who contributes mightily to the family musical legacy. Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns never fails to deliver, and this live DVD brings you a smoking performance captured at The Palms Lounge on November 21, 2011.
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NEW MUSIC FROM JACK MACK AND THE HEART ATTACK
Strokeland is excited to present the newest release from Rock 'n Soul legends, JACK MACK AND THE HEART ATTACK. In celebration of their 30th anniversary of making great rhythm and blues music, the band has released SOUL MEETING, a stellar collection of raw, soulful tunes. Great music from a great band, with some fabulous special guests, including BILL CHAMPLIN, MAX CARL, MIKE FINNIGAN, blues legend CURTIS SALGADO, and a number of former Jack Mack band members.
Get together with this great CD and have your own SOUL MEETING.
BUMPED UP TO FIRST CLASS
You've waited anxiously... and NOW is the time! The newest East Bay Soul release from the legendary Strokeland Superband is here.
Featuring great Soul music from producers Stephen 'Doc' Kupka and Jeff Tamelier, this CD is chock full of new music from some of your favorite musicians, including many Tower of Power members — past and present.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!
TIP: Don't forget to click on the CD cover art on the right side of each artist's page to see more info and hear audio samples of each track!
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