Our FIRST CD.... There's a lot to like on this CD. San Francisco legends in their own time doing brand new songs you'll love listening to. A little jazz, rhythm & blues, country, novelty, and pop. A great musical variety from beginning to end.

 

Maria Muldaur doing a country song worthy of Patsy Cline. Kathi McDonald doing a soulful jazz "We Belong There" in the best tradition of Billie Holiday. Boom Carter (drummer with Springsteen) belts out "You Make My Clothes Fall Off" and Lorin Rowen will wake you up with "I Got a Life" and fills you with sweet jazz with "Angeless". Ben Perkoff plays Tenor, Baritone, and Sopranino sax worthy of a Grammy (we can all hope).

 

Pete Sears (from Moon Alice and the Starship) will show you why he's still in so much demand with his piano. Greg Douglass (formerly with Steve Miller) can Pick guitar like no one else, while Freddie Roulette can play the most unique haunting lap steel slide guitar. Bay area bassman Steve Webber plays a cool stand-up and electric bass, and Bobby Riddell along with Boom Carter handle the drums with a cooking Lonnie "Showtime" Walter on congas. Bluesman Nick Gravenites lends his unique voice to "A Beer a Gin and a Joint" with harmoney and harmonica by none other than the great Norton Buffalo. Norton also rocks us with a real boogie thumping "Lady Luck".

 

Famous piano man and arranger George Michalski kicks it all off with "I Got A Life" and rocks it on a song that Boom Carter nails! Tastefully smooth and local favorite Si Perkoff shows his talents on several cool songs. As a bonus, we've remixed a 1981 song titled Public Enemy #1 featuring two Bay Area favorites John Cipollina and Pee Wee Ellis!

"The credits of the guests on the CD HIPPIE UPRISING reads like a virtual Whos Who of Music and they have either produced, performed live, recorded, or toured with: Blue Cheer, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steve Miller, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Rod Stewart, Mike Bloomfield, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Electric Flag, Bruce Springsteen, King Perkoff Band, The Rowans, Even Dozen Jug Band, Long John Baldry, Brewer and Shipley, Terry & The Pirates, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Dukes, B.W. Stevenson, Greggs Eggs, Greg Kihn, Commander Cody, Jefferson Starship, Boz Scaggs, Paul Butterfield, Blues Future, Merl Saunders, Andy Kirby, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Harvey Mandel, and even Barbara Streisand."

Written by Mike Somavilla   Keeper of the Flame

"I'm really enjoying Hippie Uprising.Brings me back to the days of my hippie youth when i was living in the Haight-Ashbury in the 1960's." -Les Tarr of KMFB radio (92.7 Mendocino, CA)

 

"Hippie Uprising is surprisingly good..." -Mike Murray of KMXT radio (100.1 FM Kodiak, AK)

 

"That's a cool CD...It's on the shelf & spinning as we speak!" -Kevin Elliot of WEFT radio (90. FM Champaign, IL.)

"We did get that Hippie Uprising album and put it into rotation immediately...what a great collection of musicians!" -Eric Cohen of WAER radio (88.3 FM Syracuse, NY.)

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