John Lee Sanders in his first live CD Ever, capturing the excitement of Original Louisiana Roots music, Gospel and Classic blues tracks. Recorded On February 9 & 10, 2006, as the audio soundtrack to the companion DVD, in Rock Beach Studio in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. This state of the art recording studio was transformed into a sound stage with a 4 camera crew, and over 200 fans and family.
Includes the hit song, "Foreclose on the house of Love", 2004 WC Handy Nominee for Blues song of the year, written by John Lee. This amazing lineup includes California's top blues session players, including members of Tower of Power, Miles Davis Group, Etta James Band, Tommy Castro Band, Members of Santana, and other stellar musicians from John's touring band from the USA.
The band and the audience were packed into a recording studio, and it sounds as though great fun was being had by all present. The original idea was to film a DVD and Sanders was so pleased with the sound that he decided to release the session as a compact disc and I for one am glad that he did.
Sanders has surrounded himself with some very impressive Canada based musicians and vocalist, who between them have performed with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, John Hammond, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Freddie King, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, and Tina Turner.
legendary Oakland, California horn band Tower of Power and a prodigious songwriter, Stephen “Doc” Kupka has once again pulled together the best of the best for this, his latest Strokeland Records release. This release, however, is a major departure from Doc’s trademark East Bay Soul or “snap funk” style. A personal dream of Doc’s for over twenty years, Doc Goes Hollywood is a collection of lush ballads in a modern “Great American Songbook” style.
"Mozart's music is perfect. John Lee Sanders takes perfect melodies and re- seasons them with delicious,contemporary styles. Everyone needs these great melodies whether they are original or with a celtic, latin or pop flare. Enjoy these sonic delights." Don Campbell author of The Mozart Effect ®
John Lee Sanders sings live in a Vancouver studio, in this intimate solo performance on a 9 foot grand Piano. An inspirational Holy Ghost driven performance of classic Gospel, and the songs of Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan.
In This beautifully orchestrated treasury of Christmas Classics, John Lee adds his soulful Blues Jazz and Gospel voice to these timeless songs. Carrying on the legacy of the great vocalists such as Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley and more.
Recorded live in the studio, an intimate setting with voice and Grand Piano, no overdubs, with some New Orleans Gospel from Louis Armstrong, Some Jazz from Vince Guaraldi, from the Charlie Brown Soundtrack, and many more
This is a collection of Gospel Songs recorded between 1999-2005, beginning with sessions at Raw Records in the San Francisco Bay Area. I brought in some of the top vocalists of theGlide Memorial Church Choir. Other songs have been recorded at my studio in California and British Columbia.
Doc Kupka assembled an all-star band of former and current members of Tower of Power, along with other fine musicians and seven outstanding vocalists, including: Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis and the News); Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin, Chicago); Mickey Thomas (Starship); Frank Biner; Glenn Walters; Emilio Castillo; and John Lee Sanders.