We all fell in love with music because of something we heard. I "heard" the band "HIP POCKETS" performing in my mind many times. As a bassist, I began developing my own voice not only as a bassist but as a writer. After years of dabbling with other instruments and developing a minimum of skills on them, I was able to use sequencing technology along with my limited skills and my writing ideas, and HIP POCKETS was born - my "Dream Band". This album is about grooving - the pocket! We frequently experience the uncontrollable, even unconscious foot-tap; our heads bob and sway to a beat; fingers pop; hands clap - all because of the pocket. Gimmicks are overused today to bring attention to the performer. I have none! I'm not professing to be the greatest musician with the most licks and confounding technical chops, only a reasonably accomplished bass player with some musical ideas that I think others will enjoy if I can share them. Technology has allowed me to do that. One day, before I'm too old to know better, HIP POCKETS will become a reality and I can bring this and other material to the public live with real musicians. For now, I'll keep pumping out the grooves with the imaginary band. HIP POCKETS - just listen!! =============== HIP POCKETS is: Tony Whack: Electric Bass; Keyboard Sequencing; Drum Programming/Sequencing; Electric Guitar on 4, 6, 9, 10; Reluctant Lead/Background Vocals on 6, 10, 11. ;) All songs written by Tony Whack except: * Baby I Do With You Tonight Written by Felita Rowe & Tony Whack Felita Rowe: Vocals * I'll Never Forget the Day Written by Dana P Owens & Tony Whack * The Pink Panther Written by Henry Mancini * Hot Fun In The Summertime Written by Sylvester Stewart.
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