Americana Funk II

by Poppa Steve

Released 2011
Dry Heat Records
Released 2011
Dry Heat Records
This CD is Americana Funk music which is a compilation of the early Rock, Blues, and R&B the composer played drums with three bands from 1958 - 1972. For today’s audiences, however, he wraps all that early stuff up in contemporary Fusion Jazz.
Poppa Steve Mutimer began his musical career at age eight with his first set of drums. He took lessons from Benny Goodman’s noted big band drummer, Ray Mann, until age twelve. Over the next fifty years he has worked in various disciplines of music expanding his creative talents into film and video production plus digital music composition.

The Band Years 1958 - 1972

At fifteen he formed his first band, The Rhythm Kings, in hometown, Rockford, …
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I call my music "Americana Funk", a retro salute to the early days when music was created here and not imported from Europe. This music has evolved into what we know today as Rock & Roll, R&B, Country, Jazz, Soul, Folk and Blues. I go back to those beginnings for solos and riffs and wrap it all up in contemporary Jazz for cool modern sounds with a touch of nostalgia to them. I draw on my experience as a drummer and bandleader (1958 - 1972), producer (1970 - 2000), and digital music composer and music arranger (2005 - present). I put everything I know and love into this music and sincerely hope you enjoy the groove. Poppa Steve

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