exciting things are happening with The Fatback Band? The biggest thing
is that we're looking forward playing in Paris and Germany this time
out around November, so look out all you Funkbackers, we are on our
way( If nothing happens!).
this year when we released our "Fatback Live in Tokyo" CD ,we made a
few mistakes that had to be corrected. I would like to apologize
publicly to my Japanese associate in Tokyo for the mistakes that were
made on the cover of "Fatback Live in Tokyo 2006" CD. They have been
corrected. I'm sorry that it took so long to correct the
mistakes. Although I'm responsible, it was out of my control. We hope
that the corrections are satisfactory for you. We changed the cover
front and back and removed everything that was not authorized. We did
not intend to dishonor your company or your staff in any way. To the
Staff and all parties involved, please accept our apologizes and
honest in good faith.
correction we made was a new cover to make sure we didn't
associate anyone that was not with the Fatback Production, Inc team and
Ace Records. What you see is an old picture of the band without our new
lead singer, Isabella Gordon. She joined the band one month before we
left for Japan. I would like to apologize to all of our Isabella fans
for her not being on the new cover. And to all of the Bob James fans as
well... this was a rush, rush thing we had to do. Maybe you can still
find some of the old covers around somewhere.
Bill's Funky Birthday!
I'd like to thank all of you guys who sent me birthday cards (Aug 5th).
And to those who attended the cookout...you really made me feel grand! I
love you madly. We had one those old time, out in the country cookouts,
where we put the whole hog on and bar-b-qued the sucker! Yes, we had
pig feet, brisket of beef, fried fish, crabs, polish sausage and on the
side: collard greens, macaroni and cheese, potato salad , green salad,
baked beans, pasta, string beans, banana pudding, peach cobbler and
sheet cake. And of course some corn whisky with funky music in the
background , none other than Fatback! This is the way we do it in the
Carolinas...a Funky Fatback picnic. Next year I'm looking for it to be
larger and better. You're invited to party with me with some good ole "Summertime Funk".
To all our fans and friends...we have some free downloads. The first of many to come,
The way we chill in the Carolinas! It's a Bah Samba mix! For you guys
that want to hear the original, go to Itunes. Also we have a couple
tracks. If you want get down with us on this...just let me know. I'm
still trying to finish the "Bill Curtis and Friends" Cd, that I've
been talking about. Right now I'm running short of funds and if any of
you guys want to donate...it could be a "Fan's Donation" Cd. I've never
heard of this before, but it could be a first! Damn! Not a bad idea
since the music business is changing so fast. Why not let the fans pay
in advance. I think I might be on to something.
Upcoming Albums from Fatback Members & Friends
Jackson's New Cd will soon be ready. I will let you know when. And for
all you organ (Hammond B3 ) lovers, Reuben Wilson has a new cd out,
"Reuben Wilson Movin On". There is a tune on that cd called "Slick Willie". It is a Bill Curtis tune, so check it out! Also send Ed and Reuben a little love through
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If you want to hear music with an attitude and get the feel of North
Carolina...tune in to Val Jones, Monday nights at 7o'clock EST. She is
streaming online at www.wfss.org. There you'll hear music you normally don't hear any place else...I mean funk.