News 1/10/2011

Hello World, Just lettin’ ya know, I’ve just released a second single from my album FUNKMEISTER, “Mixed Messages” which is now being played internationally. This is a song featuring the very talented Elisa Sintjago (www.elisasintjago.com) as well as Jesse Jones Jr. on saxophone (www.jessejonesjr.com), and presenting a very talented guitarist who happens to be a very…

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Martian Entropy Band Music Video Pt. 2

The Martian Entropy Band – Music Video from “Pandemonium Ballet” Pt. 2. “Mumbles’ Calypso” by the Martian Entropy Band, circa 1973. this is a band I was in when I was 16 years old. GREAT BAND! I just love these guys. Mike Gould: Bass & M.C. Tim Prosser: Guitar and Vocals. Bill Gracie: Drums. Video…

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this is a test

This Is a Test from the album Jesse Jones Jr.: Father of Scat Hop © copyright 2010 Funkatology Records LLC Jesse Jones Jr.: saxophones, vocals, scat and “scat hop” Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock (producer): drum programming, all basses, keyboards, rhythm guitars Ike Woods: lead and rhythm guitars Val Woods: female vocals Dennis Sierra: lead guitars Joe…

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#75 in the Top 100 International Charts!

On October 15th I was notified — actually it came out of the blue and pretty much took me by surprise — that my song “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” from my record FUNKMEISTER had reached chart position #75 on the Top 100 international charts for Adult Contemporary songs. Wow! What a great…

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FUNKMEISTER takes off

Hi Folks, here’s the latest news… my record FUNKMEISTER has been featured two saturdays in a row on BBC Radio… songs from the album are receiving national airplay in UK, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Denmark, as well as Australia, and New Zealand and Canada. We’ve joined forces with a new promoter and…

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Tocando la Musica del Pueblo con Benito y Alejandro

I recently made a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras and I had the great pleasure to play some music with my Suegro (father-in-law) Sr. Benito Alonzo and his great friend and wonderful Bajero Sr. Alejandro Galindo. They know a “monton” de songs in the Latin American traditional vein, and they gave me the great opportunity to…

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Master Young Soo Do

This isn’t particularly music-related, but it was a very important part of my life for many years. I knew Tae Kwon Do master Young Soo Do for more than 20 years. I first met him in 1985, and I studied under his marvelous regime on and off until 2001. I continued to stay in touch and…

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Jesse Jones Jr. – Get On Up video

Jesse Jones Jr. – Get On Up Get On Up from Jesse Jones Jr.: Father of Scat Hop available at http://www.cdbaby.com/scathop This version has the best sound encoding yet so far of all the uploaded vids for this song. Get On Up (Hitchcock / Jones) on Funkatology Records LLC ©2010 Jesse Jones Jr.: vocals, saxophones,…

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Jerry Carr – You Are the One

You Are the One by Jerry Carr Album: This Must Be Heaven Label: Cherie Records (a division of Atlantic Records) Year released: 1981 Producer: William Talbert Executive Producer: Norton Stern This one has THE BOMB horn section on it — produced by Billy Talbert, horns arranged by Hugh J. Hitchcock ©1981 Cherie Records, DetroitThis Must Be…

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Jimmy Delphs’ “Do You Know What I Mean”

 I played on the “record tour” for this record, the wonderful Jimmy Delphs with our band which was called the “Tymepiece” band. This record was produced by Duane Freeman, who I can thank for connecting my song Captain Jarvis with Noel Pointer’s producer, Paul Riser. Nice job Duane…

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Some Feedback on my CD “FUNKMEISTER”

Hi Folks! Well it seems people are really liking my record FUNKMEISTER… I was just a little surprised to learn that it has somehow ended up in the top ten on the Hip Hop chart on CBFX Radio, which is a big college radio station in British Columbia! Various DJs around the world have been getting word back…

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update 2009-10-29

Hi folks, just wanted to let you know that all the tunes on my record are now available through ITunes. And… The folks at WKUF-LP 94.3 in Flint Michigan have decided they really like the CD and they’ve put it on heavy airplay rotation! Whassup Kevin over at WKUF! www.wkuf.com Also, a review has been done…

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