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Dedication: This album is dedicated to the families, friends and fans of DoctorfunK, for all their patience, love and support throughout the years, which has given us the drive to keep going.

Songs and Composers
lyrics
audio clips

1) “Can't Fight the Funk” (L. Berman, G. Verrill, J. Cliff, J. Halsey, S. Bolanos)
Tenor Sax Solo: Alexey Nikolaev ~ Organ Solo: Gary Verrill
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

Can't Fight The Funk
step up to the plate

2) “Step Up to the Plate” (S. Kupka, E. Castillo, K. Holtz)
Tenor Sax Solo: Alexey Nikolaev ~ Trombone Solo: Mic Gillette
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

step up to the plate

3) “I’m A Man” (S. Davis, S. Winwood)
Guitar Solo: Leonard Berman
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

I'm Man

4) “Say No More” (R. Duke)
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

say no more

5) “It May Be Very Good” (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)
Horns arranged by: Mic Gillette and Jeff Tamelier
Transcribed by: Jack Halsey
(recorded Live-Sept 8, 2001 Seattle, WA)

It May Be Very Good

6) “We Could Make A Cool Hang” (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier, F. Biner, J. Pugh)
Organ Solo: Gary Verrill
Horns arranged by: Jeff Tamelier, Jim Pugh and David Eskridge
Transcribed by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Jeff Tamelier
Transcribed by: Gary Verrill
(recorded Live-Sept 8, 2001 Seattle, WA)

Cool Hang

7) “But Not For Me” (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
Solo Vocal: Steve Bolanos

8) “Fool in Love” (J. Ames, G. Verrill)
Guitar Solo: Leonard Berman ~ Flugelhorn Solo: Rich Sumstad
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill
Intro written and arranged by: Gary Verrill

step up to the plate

9) “Gotta Get Funky” (G. Stutz, L. Berman, G. Verrill, J. Cliff, S. Bolanos)
Lead Vocals: Steve Bolanos and Fred Ross
Tenor Sax Solo: Alexey Nikolaev
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey

gotta get funky

10) “Right Here” (R. Duke, E. Persing)
Guitar Solo: Leonard Berman
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

right here right now

11) “New Red Sleds” (R. Davidson)
Tenor Sax Solo: Alexey Nikolaev
Horns arranged by: Jack Halsey and Randall “Bro” Davidson
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill and Jack Halsey
(recorded Live-Sept 8, 2001 Seattle, WA)

new red sleds

12) “People Get Ready” (C. Mayfield)

people get ready

13) “Livin’ in Bump City” (G. Stutz, L. Berman, G. Verrill, J. Cliff, S. Bolanos, J. Halsey, S. Small)
A Tribute to Tower of Power!
Guitar Solos: Jeff Tamelier
Horns transcribed and arranged by: Jack Halsey, with special thanks to: Greg Adams, Chester Thompson, David Eskridge and Bill Churchville
Background Vocals arranged by: Gary Verrill

livin in bump city
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Special Thanks:

Gary Verrill:
Many thanks to our fans, Strokeland Records, Andy Ebon, Doc Kupka, Jeff Tamelier, Steve at Futuredisc, Nancy at TSI, Jenn, and Aaron, for the extra efforts. R. Duke T. Coomes. The 11 members of Doctorfunk for their continued confidence and support. My love and devotion to all those in my life that matter most. Thank you Lord.

Jack Halsey:
Thanks to the love of my life, Karen, for your devotion, understanding, compassion, and for always reminding me to follow my heart. Mom, Dad, Bill and Heather, as well as Linda, Jim, Reba, Terry, and Annie for all the years of love and encouragement. Brad Allison, my hero and friend, for always supporting me and opening my eyes to possibilities. All the guys in DoctorfunK. Floyd and Donn, for the hard work and fun. Mark Curry, for the great mouthpieces. Jerry Hey and Greg Adams for years of inspiration. For Roy Cummings, whose essence is with me always.

Rich Sumstad:
Thanks to the crew at Ironwood for their patience and professionalism Floyd Reitsma, Donn DeVore and Matt Shaw. Thanks to Larry Culp for having the cajones to book us 4 years ago, you got the buzz going! A very special thanks to Kris for your patience and support through this funky journey, much love to you.

Angelo Guerrero:
Thank you to my love, Liz. My joy, Jesse and Lindy. My spirit, Mom and Dad. Mr. D, Joe Willis and Pat Brooks, for giving a kid every chance in the world to play. The Moondogs - 'Red Meat'.

Alexey Nikolaev:
Thanks to God. My wonderful wife, Yana, and my whole family for their support. The members of DoctorfunK for all the great ideas.

Fritz Whitney:
Saya Cinta Kamu to Keely Whitney and Tyler Bradshaw. Thank you to Jerry and Rosalie Whitney, Ron Coelho at RPC Mouthpieces, Daniel Oberloh at Oberloh Woodwind and Brass Works.

Steve Bolanos:
Thanks to my daughter, Sophia , for her help and inspiration on “Say No More”. To Mom, Pop, Ray, Teresa, Barbara and Maria. Special thanks to Barbara F. for putting up with all my crap. All the kids, I love you. Last, but not least, Dan, Sarah and Clark.

Leonard Berman:
I would like to thank my wonderful wife, Louise, my children, Susan and Mandy, for their support.
Also would like to thank Mike Soldano at Soldano Custom Amplification.

Jim Cliff:
I would like to thank Mom and Dad. The members of DoctorfunK for all the fun in making this CD. To Andy Ebon for his interest and support. And to all involved in contributing time, music and ideas to the project

Scott Small:
Love, gratitude and thanks to Tina, Jessica and Jonathan. It’s nice to have a family to come home to.



DoctorfunK would also like to thank:
Andy Ebon
Doc Kupka
Jeff Tamelier
Strokeland Records
Bill Champlin
Mic Gillette
Mark Needham
RETO!
John Lucasey at Studio 880
Gigi Kofman at Studio 880
Fred Ross
Tom Saviano
Tower of Power
Sons of Champlin
Ken Reeves Front of House Sound
Donn DeVore at Ironwood Studios
Floyd Reitsma
Matt Shaw
Roby Duke
Pamela Rose
Dave Harris, HTS Audio, Issaquah, WA
Kevin Antholt
Culp Bros., Larry’s Blues Cafe, Seattle, WA
Mike Summerfield, Big Daddy’s Nightclub, Woodinville, WA
Bob and crew at The Swiss, Tacoma, WA
Ron Zaffino and crew at the ScoreBoard Pub, Federal Way, WA
Morgan Sound Company
Mike Mitchell
Linda Zopfi
Terry Morgan
Groz and Gas
All the agents who said we needed to play more Disco and wear big wigs.
Nina Malabey (Hiphugr)
Dean McNeal
Soldano Amplification
Roland Corporation
Curry Precision Mouthpieces
RPC Mouthpieces
Oberloh Woodwind and Brass Works
Northwest Winds
Grizzly Cases
Seattle Center
DoctorfunK alumni: Gary Stutz, Randall Davidson, and Stu Raaka

2003
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