East Bay Soul Music
Stephen "Doc" Kupka, President of Strokeland Records
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.
5/8/2013 - NEW TONY ADAMO CD PRODUCED BY MIKE CLARK
Chock full of funky grooves, TONY ADAMO's new release MILES OF BLU features Tony taking his trademark style, "HipSpokenWord", to a new level of hipness.
Produced by legendary drummer MIKE CLARK (Headhunters) and featuring world-class musicians, this CD lays the grooves deep and wide. Check it out today!
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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9/24/2012 - RON E BECK RELEASES NEW SOUL CD!
Perhaps best known as a former drummer for the legendary TOWER OF POWER, Ron E Beck is stepping out to the front of the stage as a first-rate soul and blues vocalist.
This new CD brings together a collection of great musicians to let Ron E shine and do his thang. Check out "BABY BOOMER" for yourself and order your copy!
9/4/2012 - NEW LIVE CD FROM THE CHAD RAGER GROOVE!
Strokeland Jazz presents a new live CD from master drummer Chad Rager featuring a great new collection of jazz and funk. Recorded live at the historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Indiana, the recording catches The Chad Rager Groove blazing through a set of classic tunes.
The Chad Rager Groove brings a unique blend of big-band jazz and funk to Strokeland Jazz. With tight arrangements and first-class musicianship, "GROOVIN' HARD" provides today's rare chance to hear great new big-band style jazz. Give it a listen and order your copy today!
8/30/2012 - STROKELAND JAZZ WELCOMES MELANIE JACKSON AND SAL CRACCHIOLO
Sal Cracchiolo, lead trumpet for the legendary Tower of Power and former trumpeter of the Grammy Award-winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, has teamed up with singer Melanie Jackson to release a wonderful blend of jazz standards and originals done with a Latin touch. FLY was nominated for a Latin Grammy, under the Latin Jazz category, in 2002.
Sal Cracchiolo and Melanie Jackson bring years of musical performance and experience to produce one tight little Latin Jazz package in this, their debut CD. We are happy to welcome Sal and Melanie to Strokeland Jazz. Take a listen...
8/14/2012 - NEW JAZZ RELEASE FROM TOWER OF POWER KEYBOARDIST ROGER SMITH
Roger Smith's long awaited 'best of' album takes a look back over the past ten-plus years and 7 albums. Featuring the talents of DAVE KOZ and Motown legends THE TEMPTATIONS, not to mention the inimitable horns from TOWER OF POWER, ROGER SMITH - 360 spans from his funky #1 hit "Off The Hook" to the rich jazz ballad "Rachael's Dream", to the upbeat and energetic Brazilian party of "Fiesta" and finishes with a soul-stirring gospel anthem "Put Your Faith In Me", penned by Ben Sidran and Ricky Peterson.
Roger Smith – 360 has been made available for exclusive pre-order through iTunes starting today and CDs will be available soon right here on Strokeland. Check back soon!
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.
DOC GOES VEGAS SNEAK PREVIEW!
NEW!! Download a full MP3 track from Strokeland's forthcoming release DOC GOES VEGAS with the LON BRONSON ALL-STAR BAND featuring Tower of Power lead vocalist LARRY BRAGGS. Doc Kupka and Lon Bronson have been writing songs together for the past two years and this is the first original from that collaboration and the first track from DOC GOES VEGAS.
The Lon Bronson All-Star Band has been lighting up Las Vegas for twenty years and here's your chance to hear what's in store next year with the release of DOC GOES VEGAS. DOWNLOAD this great new track for yourself today!
ALL PROFITS will be donated to the YVONNE KUPKA MEDICAL FUND from every download of "AT THE END OF THE DAY" sold here on Strokeland.com.
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.
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