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WEST GRAND BOULEVARD
lounge acts, Pleasant Hill



Click on a title to hear a sample:

Ain't Too Proud to Beg (live in the studio)
I Wish (live in the studio)
Moondance (live in the studio)
Johnny B. Goode (live in the studio)



 

 

At 2648 West Grand Boulevard, in the heart of Detroit, there stands a house. Stretching across the front of this house is a banner with large blue letters that boldly reads, Hitsville U.S.A. And that title could not be more fitting.

In the 1950s, in the small snake pit studio in the basement of this house, producer Berry Gordy hired studio musicians The Funk Brothers to give life to his vision of the Motown sound. At Hitsville, the Funk Brothers proudly laid down the tracks on more number one hit songs than The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined.

It is the magic of 2648 West Grand Boulevard, and the genius of Berry Gordy and The Funk Brothers, that was the inspiration for San Francisco Bay Area musicians Anna Kremenliev, Rhonda Kinard, Kevin Church, Zoha Abbas, and Seth Chapla to form the R&B/Soul/Motown/Rock band so fittingly named, West Grand Boulevard.

West Grand Boulevard was formed in early 2003, and has performed at weddings, festivals, private parties/events, and clubs. With a repertoire of nearly one hundred songs from the 50's through the 90's, West Grand Boulevard can easily provide a morning, afternoon, or evening of fun and dancing for a crowd of any age or size.

SONGLIST includes:

MOTOWN
Ain't Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations)
Cant Help Myself (The Four Tops)
Cool Jerk (The Capitols)
Cruising Together (Smokey Robinson)
Dancing in the Streets (Martha and the Vandellas)
Do You Love Me (The Contours)
Get Ready (The Temptations)
Heatwave (Martha and the Vandellas)
How Sweet It Is (Marvin Gaye)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Just My Imagination (The Temptations)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Ooh Baby Baby (Smokey Robinson)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Shotgun (Jr. Walker and the All-Stars)
This Old Heart Of Mine (Isley Brothers)
You Cant Hurry Love (Diana Ross and the Supremes)
You've Really Got a Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson)

R&B/SOUL
634-5789 (Wilson Pickett)
At Last (Etta James)
Baby I Love You (Aretha Franklin)
Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Groove Me (King Floyd)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Land of 1000 Dances (Wilson Pickett)
Lets Stay Together (Al Green)
Mr. Big Stuff (Pointer Sisters)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Rescue Me (Fontana Bass)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Shout (Isley Brothers)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Whos Making Love (Johnnie Taylor)

DISCO/FUNK SONGS
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)
Brickhouse (The Commodores)
Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone)
Good Times (Chic)
Got to Be Real (Cheyrl Lynn)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Lady Marmalade (Pattie LaBelle)
Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
YMCA (Village People)
Superfreak (Rick James)

DANCE/POP
Bad (Michael Jackson)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince)
Kiss (Prince)
Like a Virgin (Madonna)
Love Shack (B52s)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
Party Like its 1999 (Prince)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)

ROCK'N'ROLL CLASSICS
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
I Feel Fine (The Beatles)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Start Me Up (Rolling Stones)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard)
Today is Your Birthday (The Beatles)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)

JAZZ/EASY LISTENING
Always With You, Always With Me (Joe Satriani)
Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer)
Europa (Carlos Santana)
Girl from Ipanema (Stan Getz)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
My Funny Valentine (Ella Fitzgerald)
Summertime (Sam Cooke)
Sleepwalk (Richie Valens)
Take 5 (Dave Brubeck)
Walk, Don't Run (The Ventures)