We Called It R&b

by Poppa Steve

Released 2017
Dry Heat Records
Released 2017
Dry Heat Records
Back in late 50s and early 60s, the Blues evolved a bit, added some “blue eyed soul” to the mix and took on the name R&B (Rhythm & Blues). This CD refers to the tunes as Americana Funk which mixes riffs from those old songs with contemporary grooves.
HOLY MOLY, a fresh and not so fresh approach, in here you'll hear it all, woven into a totally pleasurable listening experience. Rest assured there's a lot more at work here than Poppa Steve, he's surrounded himself with talented folks. Bravo Y'all. I haven't been this stoked since I first heard Spooky Daly Pride or Keller Williams.
Dusty Durst, KCLC FM89.1, Independence, MO

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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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