"BUMPED UP TO FIRST CLASS" is a collection of twelve hot new funk and soul tunes presented by STEPHEN 'DOC' KUPKA and featuring the STROKELAND SUPERBAND, Produced by DOC KUPKA and JEFF TAMELIER with Executive Producer CHUCK HANSEN.
An amazing collection of musicians and vocalists are featured on this latest Strokeland Superband release. With lead vocals by HUEY LEWIS, EDGAR WINTER, LYDIA PENSE, MIKE FINNIGAN, JOHN LEE SANDERS, ALEX LIGERTWOOD, FRED ROSS, and the late FRANK BINER, these tunes will delight any die-hard Strokeland fan.
None other than the legendary LENNY PICKETT plays all the sax solos on the cd, backed by an incredibly great sounding horn section featuring MIC GILLETTE, LEE THORNBURG, DAVID WOODFORD, CHUCK HANSEN, and of course, STEPHEN KUPKA, the FUNKY DOCTOR himself.
A stellar rhythm section including DAVID GARIBALDI, FRANCIS ROCCO PRESTIA, CHESTER THOMPSON, MIKE FINNIGAN, JEFF TAMELIER, RON E BECK, and more lays down the grooves. JOHNNY LEE SCHELL and JEFF TAMELIER handled the mixing.
A House of Hansen and Strokeland Records production, Bumped Up to First Class will have you groovin' like you haven't grooved in a long time.