Monthly Archives: November 2014

Uptown Funk — The next “Happy”?

First it was “Blurred Lines” and then “Happy”.  It looks like the next “gonna-hear-it-at-every-wedding song” will be Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”.

Except … it’s not a Bruno Mars tune.  Officially, it’s a Mark Ronson song that features Bruno Mars.

And just who is Mark Ronson?  He’s a household name in the UK but is not well known in the US despite producing Amy Winehouse’s mega hit album Back to Black and its Grammy winning single “Rehab”.

No matter whether it’s by Bruno Mars or Mark Ronson, it’s a really fun tune, with a great performance from Mars and an excellent arrangement and production from Ronson.

And I’ll be okay hearing it and playing it.  Probably a lot.

Highlights from The Cutting Room — October 17, 2014

Here are some highlights from our show at The Cutting Room on October 17, 2014.

River Deep, Mountain High

Featuring Andricka Hall on lead vocals.


Love The One You’re With

Featuring Edlene Hart on vocals.


Oh, Darling

Featuring Russ Velazquez on vocals.


Higher Ground

Featuring Russ Velazquez, Edlene Hart, and Andricka Hall on vocals.


The Letter

Featuring Tom “Blues Buddha” Dudley on vocals.


For Once In My Life

Featuring Keith Fluitt on vocals and Steve Wexler on bass.