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by Poppa Steve

Released 2010
Dry Heat Records
Released 2010
Dry Heat Records
When I started composing and recording CDs eight years ago my genre of choice was Smooth Jazz ... because I liked it. After perusing through Groove Jazz then Rockin’ Jazz, I realized that the genre I was actually working in was Americana Funk.
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When I started composing and recording CDs eight years ago my genre of choice was Smooth Jazz ... because I liked it. After perusing through Groove Jazz then Rockin’ Jazz, I realized that the genre I was actually working in was Americana ... indeed, a mix of early American roots music (Jazz, Rock, R&B, Blues and Pop) as described by the music critics. As such, my last three CDs culminate in a Trilogy of Instrumental Americana Funk Music . Each CD is a tribute to one of the three bands I played with and this Trilogy is a true tribute to the music that helped make American music what it is today ... Americana.

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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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