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by D.C. & Co.

American Fusion. Horn-powered rockin' blues, swing, funk, and jazz.
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Love The One You're With
3:03 $0.99
2. Separate Your Wash
5:24 $0.99
3. Heaven Can't
7:19 $0.99
4. Brand New Cadillac
4:47 $0.99
5. The Thrill Is Gone
4:13 $0.99
6. Fine and Mellow
4:39 $0.99
7. People Get Ready
5:39 $0.99
8. New York City king Size Rosewood Bed
8:52 $0.99
9. Long Train Running
4:24 $0.99
10. La Bamba medley Twist and Shout, I Can't Turn You Loose
6:16 $0.99
11. Superstition
3:32 $0.99
12. Will It Go Round In Circles
3:11 $0.99
13. I Wish
4:23 $0.99
14. Low Rider
7:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
Please check out our videos of this concert in the links section at the bottom of this page!

After having this CD completed, I started sending it out for reviews and I started panicking just a little bit. This CD is so diverse, the Blues editors are going to say that it’s not Blues, the Jazz heads are going to say it’s not Jazz and the rockers will have the same view. I know this stuff works together live, but what will the critics say? So I brought this up one night to some of the band and I asked, what do I categorize this CD as? Our percussionist Gary Miller looked up and said American Fusion. (Americonfusion?)
He’s right! It’s a little bit of everything America has invented, done our way. The Blues, Rock, Soul, Latin, Motown, Southern, Classic Rock, a tad of Punk & Rockabilly with the improve of Jazz through out. Maybe it sounds like it shouldn’t work together, but some how it just does.
Thanks for enjoying our music with us!
Dave Costarella

Alive is a cooperative work of pure musical molten mayhem! This disc allows you to occupy yourself and stimulate yourself like no other disc of its kind. Alive is a blues rock tone with a serious attitude, and leader Dave Costarella (keyboards) is the one orchestrating the meltdown.

This live spin showcases all the critical and dynamic gears, especially the out-of-control string work of guitarist, Big Tone Torres. At the same time, pay close homage to the skin execution of drummer David Santana on "Heaven Can't" among others sets.

The vocals on this collection are all unique and fitted strategically into their small piece of the atmosphere within the disc. Costarella's voice is very distinctive, with a rough edge that cuts the blues feel. "Fine & Mellow" bleeds the tones of Rose Hudson as a majestic-blues buzz resonates…

Push-n-Play this party, then go to the show…and buckle-up for one hell of a fine ride!

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Bill Mitchell from BluesBytes says...
Dave Costarella and the horns provide a simple but effective instrumental intro before Hudson launches into one of the best versions of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" that I've ever heard!

Lancaster, Pa’s “D.C. & Co.” have been recording and performing their unique blend of horn-powered, rockin/blues, swing, funk, Latin, and jazz throughout the northeastern states since the mid 90’s. Combining road tested originals and custom tailored covers, this 8 piece band of extremely talented and diverse musicians has been labeled one of the areas’ best live bands. Drawing comparisons in press to “Allman Brothers meet Tower of Power”, and “Chicago with Santana and James Brown”, the most common adjective used to describe their performances has been “soul”. Soul Drenched, Soul Driven, Soul to soul, are just a few of the catch phrases that have been written. Band leader, songwriter, keyboardist, & vocalist, Dave Costarella explains, “I say it’s blues based, but the soul is where all the music comes from. The instruments and the vocals are just the vehicles to get it out. All these musicians play from the tips of their toes on up, we live it every time. There’s no sleep walking going on here.”

D.C. & Co.’s three CDs (Somethin’ Definitely Goin’ On 1994, Somethin’s Happenin’ 1997, Ain’t That Somethin’2003) of original songs have enjoyed world wide radio play and received rave reviews in international press while continuously charting in CMJ top 30 lists. With a brand new live CD “D.C. & Co. Alive” slated for release Jan. 2008, the band has captured the raw energy and musical spontaneity that have thrilled their audiences for over a decade. Instead of show casing their original songs as they’ve done on their studio CDs, the majority of tracks on this live CD feature cover songs (Stevie Wonder, Steven Stills, War, Billy Preston, Billy Holiday ect.) that the band has reinvented & turned into their own.

Dave Costarella and D.C. & Co. have performed and headlined in music festivals, city and corporate events and in clubs, through out PA, MD, NY, DE, & NJ. They’ve shared the
stage , recorded with and produced a vast amount of international talent, including, Room Full Of Blues, Commander Cody, Clarence Spady, Kenny Neal, The Reese Project, Frank DiNunzio, Robin Work, Eric Steckel, Ann Rabson, Tom Principato , Bill Kirchen, Sharrie Williams, to name a few. Their music has been featured in films and on major network television. D.C. & Co. continue to write and record new music and perform high energy live shows. For more information or bookings, please visit www.dcandco.net or call 717 293-0851.



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