Strokeland Records, home of East Bay Soul Music, was created by Stephen 'Doc' Kupka, legendary baritone saxophonist for Tower of Power as a platform for his prolific songwriting work and for promoting many other great soul and jazz artists.
NEW! DOC KUPKA PRESENTS THE STROKELAND SUPERBAND - WAKE UP, AMERICA!
RELEASED ON AUGUST 13th, 2019 IN HONOR OF THE 51th ANNIVERSARY OF DOC KUPKA'S FIRST PERFORMANCE WITH TOWER OF POWER!
The Funky Doctor has once again assembled the mighty Strokeland Superband to create a collection of five high-energy East Bay Soul songs on this new EP. WAKE UP, AMERICA! features five great new songs performed by the Strokeland Superband, and featuring a killer lineup of vocalists. Mike Finnigan, Ellis Hall, Glenn Walters, Alex Ligertwood, and Marcus Scott all contribute stellar performances.
Jeff Tamelier, longtime Strokeland producer and songwriter, once again teams up with Doc Kupka to produce and co-write the songs, with Mike Finnigan and Chuck Hansen also contributing as co-writers on the title track. Strokeland's close friend Chuck Hansen once again serves as Executive Producer and contributes his bass saxophone to the tracks.
These songs all deliver the trademark East Bay Soul strong grooves that Doc and Jeff are known for. Tower of Power and Strokeland fans will find a lot to like here!
Detailed performance credits for the great assemblage of talent that performed and produced these tracks and AUDIO CLIPS can be found here: WAKE UP, AMERICA!