Poppa's Roots

by Poppa Steve

Released 2009
Dry Heat Records
Released 2009
Dry Heat Records
Groove Jazz . early rock, R&B and pop influences give this CD a retro sound wrapped in contemporary jazz fusion with a pronounced funky feel.
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Poppa Steve Mutimer’s musical roots hearken back to the 1950s and 1960s when he performed as a drummer and bandleader playing early American contemporary music - Rock ‘n’ Roll,
R&B and Pop. That music influences his unique brand of retro sounding yet modern Groove Jazz compositions that make up his albums today.

Poppa’s familial roots go back to a clan of 3rd generation plumbers from Rockford, IL where he grew up and learned a little about plumbing and a lot about music. Although his family’s role models have all passed on now, their early support of his music encourages him to this day.

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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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