May 1, 2017

Bononia Sound Machine Featured Artist-New Playlist

Our current featured artists is “Bononia Sound Machine”.  We currently have three songs in our rotation (see playlist below) from their CD “Stuffunk”.   See more about “Bononia Sound Machine” below:
Having undergone many stages of evolution, today’s BSM style and repertoire guarantee first-class entertainment for all audiences.

Bononia Sound Machine’s live performances include a variety of genres, from the classics of great soul singers like Otis Redding, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, to the masterpieces of funk powerhouses like Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and Average White Band, and ending with an energizing finale of the most popular disco hits.

All songs are selectively chosen and arranged into an extraordinary play list creating a sound very unique to BSM.

The year 2004 was a landmark year for Bononia Sound Machine, who won the national Heineken Summer Kings of Soul competition hosted by the Blue Inn Café and partook in the Pistoia International Blues Festival. In December of that same year, BSM recorded their first ever live record titled “Blue Inn Café Live”.

Over the years, BSM have performed live in front of thousands of people. In 2005 the band played an amazing concert in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna in front of 15,000 music lovers. The same year BSM flew to England for some gigs in Leeds and Harrogate.

In 2006, BSM expanded their repertoire and created the School of Soul, a unique live set dedicated to the birth and evolution of soul music. This special set offers a real treat for all lovers of the classic Stax and Motown hits of the 1960s to the most well-liked soul jams of today, and includes fun facts and stories about the original performers!

The year 2007 was another important landmark year for the band: In June BSM played during the world famous “Ducati World Week” and shared the stage with such artists as Patty Smith. A month later Bononia Sound Machine released its first studio recording session called Stuffunk which contains truly original songs written and performed by band. The official release of the new album was July 19 2007 and it was complimented by a special live performance at the 20th Anniversary of the International Porretta Soul Festival. Stuffunk is available on iTunes.

In 2009 BSM has played at 27th edition of Sudtirol Jazz Festival and at 179th edition of San Lazzaro Fair.

Bononia Sound Machine is working on a new cd called “Funky Dreams!!!” which will host some Tower of Power members: Jeff Talemier (guitar and producer), Greg Adams (trumpet and horn arrangements), David Garibaldi (drums), Rocco Prestia(bass), Stephen Kupka (baritone) and Mic Gillette (trumpet and trombone), just to name a few.

Check out Bononia Sound Machine at their webiste http://www.bsmband.com/

Complete Playlist below: (Artist order, not order of Play)

***Al Green-Let’s Stay Together
***Alias Smith and Lane-Little Buggers
***Anna King-That’s When I Cry
***Arthur Prysock-I’ve got the blues so bad 2
***Average White Band-Pick Up The Pieces
***Back To Basic-No Mumbo Jumbo
***Barela-Willing To Learn
***Barry Danielian-Common Ground
***Beaufunk-Don’t Walk Away
***Betty Wright-Shoorah! Shoorah!”
***Big Band Der Bundeswehr-Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
***Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets-The Metro 3:30 A.M.
***Bill Evans-The Shorty Shuffle
***Blood, Sweat & Tears-God Bless The Child
***BlowZone-Pocket Change
***Bononia Sound Machine-Get Up And Dance
***Bononia Sound Machine-Childred Of The Sun
***Bononia Sound Machine-Wasted Time
***Bradley Leighton-Café Con Leche
***Brand New Heavies-Have A Good Time
***Brandon Fields-Studio Cafe Blues
***Brecker Brothers-Sneakin’ Up Behide You
***Brian Culbertson-You Got To Funkifize feat Chance Howard
***Bruce Conte-Saturday Night Women
***Bull City Syndicate-My Baby Loves You
***Buster Poindexter-Smack Dab In The Middle
***Candy Dulfer-Valdez In The Country
***Chad Rager Groove-The Heat’s On
***Charles Wells-It’s My Turn
***Chase-Open Up Wide
***Chester Thompson-Weird Harold
***Chops the Band-Scrapple And Grits
***Chris Cain-I Need a Woman to Treat Me Right
***Chuck Mangione-Feels So Good
***Clarence Reid-Nobody But You Babe
***Cold Blood-Watch Your Step
***Cracked Ice-Here To Stay
***Dan Penn-Zero Willpower
***Danny Weis-Sweet Spot
***Dave Koz-Faces of the Heart
***Dave Weckl-Tower Of Inspiration
***David Sanborn Bob James-Maputo
***Delbert McClinton-Givin’ It Up For Your Love
***Derek Harris-Dance
***Doctor Funk-Can’t Fight The Funk
***Dr. John-Such A Night
***Drori-Hansen Furniture-I Can Take It
***Eddie Harris-Listen Here
***Edgar Winter-I’ve Got News For You
***Eric Bolvin-Corvair Crusader
***Eric Miyashiro-Ken’s Bar
***Five Alarm Funk-March Of The Latin Zombies
***Francis Rocco Prestia-Don’t Play Around
***Funk Filharmonik-We Get The Notion
***Funk Filharmonik-Everybody Get Down
***Funk Filharmonik-You Don’t Know
***Funkiphino-Hold On
***Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band-There’s The Rub
***Gota Yashiki-What’s Up Charlie
***Greg Adams-Felix The Cat
***Heavytones-Too much cake
***Herman Matthews-Junk In The Trunk
***Horney Funk Brothers-Come Together
***Huey Lewis & The News-Slammin’
***Jack Mack & Heart Attack-Livin’ It Up
***James Brown-Cold Sweat
***James Brown & Joe Cocker-I’ll Go Crazy
***James Taylor-Whenever Your Ready
***Jay Beckenstein-Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
***Jeff Golub-Grand Central
***Jeff Tamelier-East of the Caldecott
***Jim Byrnes-Treat Me This Way
***Jimmy Hall-Wonderful Girl
***Jimmy Hughes-I’m A Man Of Action
***Joe McBride-Sara Smile
***John Findlay-Intoxicated
***Johnny Otis Show-The Watts Breakaway
***Jon Burr Band-Sea Breeze
***Karl Denson-I Want the Funk
***Kool Blues-I’m Gonna Keep On Lovin’ You
***Lighthouse-One Fine Morning (Canadian Mix)
***Liquid Soul-This And That
***Little Willie John-Fever
***Low Budget Blues Band-The Usual
***Luther Kent and Trick Bag-Hoochie Coochie Man
***Maceo Parker-Off The Hook
***Mandrill-Fencewalk
***Manu Dibango-Soul Makossa
***Mic Gillette-Tell Mama
***Mingo Fishtrap-Catch The Bus
***MNOZIL BRASS-I got you
***Muscle Shoals Horns-We Can Work It Out
***Nils Gessinger-Jam It Up
***Otis Grand-Finish Line – w/Curtis Salgado
***Otis Redding & Carla Thomas-Knock On Wood
***Pamela Rose-You Got Me Good
***Patrick Allen-You Lit A Fire In Me
***Paulo Mendoca-Respect
***Peter Friestedt-Time To Play
***Peter Friestedt-There ain’t nothin’ (wings of joyful thinkin’)
***Phantom Blues Band-Do The Dirt
***Players Association-Ride The Groove
***Prime Time Funk-Piece Of My Heart
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Ray Charles-Still Crazy After All These Years
***Rented Mule-X
***Rick Braun and Richard Elliot-Curve Ball
***Rippopotamus-Fanfare Of Funk
***Rod Hedland-Someday
***Roger Smith-Thinkin’ ‘Bout You
***Rueben Wilson-Movin’ On
***Sage-Take Me Back to the City
***Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns-E.W.F. Medley
***Scott Martin Latin Soul Band-Love Potion # 9
***Shades of Soul-Enjoy Yourself
***Shilts-Look What’s Happened
***Soul Stew-I’ll Be Around
***Spyro Gyra-Catching The Sun
***Steely Dan-FM
***Steve Cole-It’s Gonna Be Alright
***Steve Hilliam-Take Ur Pick
***Strokeland Superband-A Soulful Kinda Love
***Strokeland Superband-Close Your Eyes
***Tad Robinson-Too Late To Turn Back Now
***The artists of the New York Trumpet Company-Long Haul Flight
***The Brothers Johnson-Do It For Love
***The Doobie Brothers-Long Train Running
***The Groove Hogs-Blues Is My Business
***The Mike Reilly Band-Back To The Basics
***The Sons Of Champlin-Fat City
***THE SUPERGROOVERS-Seaside Adventures In Hollypool
***Tommy Castro-High On The Hog
***Tony Adamo-No Strings
***Tower Of Power-Back On The Streets Again
***Wayman Tisdale-Get Down On It
***Wilmer & The Dukes-Get It
***Yoichi Murata-Let Me Groove
***Zen Blues Quartet-What A Life