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Funkmeister

by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock

Jazz Funk Pop Neo Soul Fusion Dance Worldbeat Detroit Motown all in one package. Featuring vocalist Elisa Sintjago and saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. , songs range from hard driving funk dance to the rhythms of reggae and latin (aka Hugh Hitchcock or Hugh J. Hitchcock).
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1. Ur Makin Me Hi
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2. Mixed Messages
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3. Be My Fantasy
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4. You Didn't Have to Be So Nice
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5. Out of Control
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6. If I Gave My Heart to You
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7. All I Know
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8. I Want to Love You
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9. Make No Mistake
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10. Stratus-Fear
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hello World! I figured it was about time to let you all hear some of mysongs. This catalog ranges from 1985 to the present in terms of dates the songs were written, although these tracks were produced between January of 2008 and May of 2009. But seriously folks, ain't nothin' but a groove or two. I hope you dig it. I did all the recording, mixing and producing, and I pretty much wrote all the songs, but I had a little help from some friends, starting with the incomparable Jesse Jones Jr. on saxophones and flutes, giving this work a bit of class. Then you have the highly creative vocalist Elisa Sintjago, who really learned the material inside and out, and made it her own. Spice that up with Dennis Sierra's funky guitar chops, some stinging solos by Derek Mason, and Joe Collado's masterful percussion chops on "Make No Mistake", and we all finally overcame our "Stratus-Fear" when Mr. Bigfoot Larry Hirt stomped the drums and Jimi Ruccolo burned the guitar.
The creation of this CD has been a journey of discovery from start to finish. But it has paved the way for lots of new creations up and coming. To get all the details, please visit my websites:
www.hughjhitchcock.com www.funkmeister.us www.captainjarvis.com www.funkenstein.com
Thanks for checking me out. RESPECT :: PEACE, h. 2009.07.01
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock :: FUNKMEISTER
All drum and synthesizer programming by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock
All basses, pianos, organs and synthesizers performed by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock
Alto, soprano and baritone saxophones and flute : Jesse Jones Jr.
Lead and background vocals : Elisa Sintjago
Engineered, mixed and produced by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock
All songs published by Web Dimensions Music
Cover art by Olavo Machado Neto
Inside cover photo by Mike Gould
Recorded at Funkatology Records Miami January 2008 - May 2009
Mastered by Kevin Nix at Ardent Studios, Memphis TN
© copyright 2009 Funkatology Records LLC all rights reserved
Ronrico, Quit Cryin'

1. Ur Makin Me Hi (H. Hitchcock) 5:22
Dennis Sierra : lead and rhythm guitars
Dedicated to : My Friends in Detroit

2. Mixed Messages (H. Hitchcock, E. Sintjago) 5:43
Derek Mason : lead guitars
HJH : rhythm guitars, additional vocal
Dedicated to : Elisa Sintjago
3. Be My Fantasy (H. Hitchcock) 5:08
Dennis Sierra : lead guitars
Dedicated to : Norma Hitchcock

4. You Didn't Have to Be So Nice (H. Hitchcock) 5:01
HJH : all guitars
Dedicated to : H. Wiley Hitchcock

5. Out Of Control (H. Hitchcock) 4:26
Derek Mason : lead guitars
HJH : rhythm guitars
Dedcated to : Norma Hitchcock 6. If I Gave My Heart to You (H. Hitchcock) 4:31
Dennis Sierra : lead guitars
HJH : lead vocals, rhythm guitars
Dedicated to : Norma Hitchcock
7. All I Know (H. Hitchcock) 4:20
Derek Mason : lead guitars
HJH : Additional Vocal
Dedicated to : Helene Jarvis Hitchcock
8. I Want to Love You (H. Hitchcock) 5:41
Dennis Sierra : lead guitars
HJH : Additional Vocal
Dedicated to : Lydia Anduze
9. Make No Mistake (H. Hitchcock) 5:55
Joe Collado : Conga, Timbales, Latin Percs
Vocals : George W. Bush
Dedicated to : George W. Bush
10. Stratus-Fear (H. Hitchcock) 5:09
Jimi Ruccolo : lead guitars
Larry Hirt : TD20 electronic drum kit
Dedicated to : Larry Hirt and Bill Gracie
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jesse Jones Jr. for his unbounded musical generosity
Elisa Sintjago for bringing the songs to life
Larry Hirt for being in my corner
Joe Collado for staying true
Derek Mason for lighting my path to digital recording
Tim Prosser and Mike Gould Peace, Cheese, and Good Person
this album is dedicated to my cherished wife Norma Cristina Alonzo de Hitchcock
and is presented in Loving Memory of Helene Jarvis Hitchcock

REVIEWS:

Lush, Funky, Creative, Flawless

author: Les Bloom
You know this album is going to be as funky as humanly possible the second you listen to the opening bars of the first tune, "Ur Makin Me Hi". The next thing that hits you is the subtle complexity of the lush arrangements and percussive instrumental mixes. Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock has assembled a cream of the crop group of musicians, including Elisa Sintjago on vocals and Jesse Jones, Jr. on saxophone, all of whom flawlessly execute his funky, creative vision. The album has a live, club-feel groove throughout. Hitchcock, in addition to being an incredible all around musician/composer, has demonstrated his masterful engineering grasp of layering tasteful, complex background arrangements, all of which complement Elisa Sintjago's buttery vocal stylings. The music simply can't be fully absorbed in one sitting. Each subsequent listening takes you deeper and deeper into the lush soundscape that is the signature trademark of this album. But “Funkmeister” is not just a listening album. It is most of all a groove-based outing that invites the listener to get up and move with the groove. George W. Bush even makes a starring vocal appearance on "Make No Mistake", a tune that demonstrates Hitchcock's incredible creative imagination. It's certainly the only time I've ever felt like dancing to a George W. Bush speech! All in all, “Funkmeister” is a 5 star album performed by the some of the finest musicians on the planet. Buy it and you won't be disappointed.
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Great Pop, Funk, Electronica music

author: Matt M. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock and his debut CD, "Funkmeister" is an album that spans fluently across many genres. At some moments it's urban and jazzy, other times it's 80's music with some world beat flare. Female vocals, keyboards, and a drum machine make for some smooth, catchy, and fun songs. The album is best represented by the track, "Out of Control," as it has a fast paced world drum beat, jazzy saxophone, and a funky bass line that really moves. The stand out single is "All I Know" as this song offers a slower moving beat with soft and sweet vocals. "Funkmeister" will surprise you at every turn, from its ever-changing genre, to samples of George W. Bush speeches and is definitely a great album to hear if you’re looking for a variety of music with vibrant rhythms.

author: Salli
This music is creative and complex, danceable and listenable!
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Hugh Hitchcock has a hit!

author: Hal D
This is fun dance music - just like funk is supposed to be. It grabs your body and shakes it. But listen to it,... over and over again, and new layers of music reveal themselves. This is hot !@$#!
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Tremendous Creativity

author: Joe Collado
This Cd has what has been lacking in the recording business for years, that is true creativity. This Cd is just saturated with creativity. Musically this Cd grows on you as you continue to listen because it not in the mold of your typical everyday common radio listening computerized business first production. It's from the heart of a stay true creator without pretense. Highly recommended, especially for the fans of Funk.
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Hugh Hitchcock - The "DOCTOR" of Funk !!!!!!

author: Raul Rodriguez
WOW !!!!! This cd has it all. Funk, Jazz, Great vocal. Hugh is a true master of the keyboards. I can listen to this cd over and over. Every song has a unique beat. A refreshing mixture of some of the greatest influences in music. Hugh takes these different styles and blends them into his own funk/jazz fusion mix. Hope he's already working on his next cd. A true "MUST HAVE" for any music lovers collection.

Got me up and dancing!

author: Zita
We listened to Funkmeister last night after my husband made me a fabulous 28th anniversary lobster dinner. Great groove! Got me up and dancing! Thanks!
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Funkmeister - a great new fusion sound out of Miami

author: Tim P.
This album (Funkmeister) put a new sound in my ears. Elisa Sintiago's smooth vocals, Jesse Jones' wailing sax, and Hugh Hitchcock's all-around musical skill come together in a great and funky fusion of classic soul, inner city funk, and flashy Miami style. Songs like "Ur Makin Me Hi" and "I Want to Love You" make you want to cruise the city with the windows down and the volume way, way up. Kudos to Hugh J Hitchcock! I bought copies for my friends.
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The guy's a genius!

author: Michael
I think my title pretty much says it all: The guy's a genius. His music's super and hard to get tired of. The other reviewer, Matt M., gets into the more technical musical aspects of Hugh's work. It just makes me want to dance.
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author: Derek mason
This record has a vibe..There are some parts that have beauty such as All I know. Then there's No Mistake which has a real hard jazz element, I would like to hear more of it ..If I Gave My Heart To YOU is deserving of great mix ..There is a real musician on this project Derek


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