Here we are at Humphrey’s Backstage after Winning Best Hip Hop Band award at the SDMusic Awards in 2004
When I was a kid I bought a cassette at Thrifty’s because it had Drumsticks on Velvet.
That album is “The Best of Billy Cobham” and had the song’s; Pleasant Pheasant, Stratus, Red Baron, and such incredible drumming, truly inspirational.
Here is my old band playing my arrangement of “Red Baron and Stratus”
*Recorded on a Boombox Cassette with Bandana Filter 😉
even though the quality is not high, I just love the interaction with the musicians,
Red Baron and Stratus by Billy Cobham
Jose Maldonado – Drums, Arrangement, Boombox Recording
Pete Pisatoro – Bass
Emiko Nishida – Keyboards
Mike Bamford – Guitar
Recorded at Johnny’s Surf Club in Mission Beach around 2000
Tribal Roots was a Reggae Roots band in the mid 90’s fronted by Cardinal Jenning’s
Enjoy an original song written and performed by Cardinal Jennings with Tribal Roots*
Cardinal was the lyricist, vocalist, and main songwriter, for “Tribal Roots”
He was also my Reggae Drum Teacher and all around awesome guy.
Cardinal passed away in the 90’s.
I miss you Cardinal!
Rest in Peace Captain
*Drums and recording (via boombox cassette!): Jose Juan Maldonado