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Think Big & The Bulletproof Brass

Think Big & The Bulletproof Brass

 

 

Music: Rhythm and Blues from the 60's, 70's, and 80's

Think Big & The Bulletproof Brass fills Dallas/Ft. Worth's desire for the familiar sounds of the popular R&B, and Funk hits from the 1960's through the 90's. Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Stevie Wonder are but a part of their extensive repertoire. Big Band tunes from Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr. always make for a lively and grand event, by pleasing everyone of all ages.

Their unique stage show consists of an aggressive four piece brass section and a full auxiliary percussionist. With the experience of lead singers Rodney Johnson and Stephanie Nadolny, your party is sure to be a smash hit. But don't be surprised when a saxophone solo gets performed right in front of you! All of the horns and both singers use cordless microphones which allow the band to perform from anywhere at the party - and they do.

 

Partial Song List

Disco and Old School Funk!

1999 - Prince
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - Luther Vandross, McFadden and White
Back In Love Again - LTD
Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Boogie Shoes - - KC and The Sunshine Band
Brick House - The Commodores
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool and The Gang
Da Butt - EU
Dance To The Music - Sly and The Family Stone
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Everlasting Now - Prince
Fame - David Bowie
Fire - Ohio Players
Get Down On It - Kool and The Gang
Get Down Tonight - KC and The Sunshine Band
Get The Party Started - Pink
Get Up Offa That Thang - James Brown
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I'm Coming Out - Dianna Ross
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC and The Sunshine Band
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jungle Boogie - Kool and The Gang
Jungle Love - Morris Day and The Time
Ladies Night - Kool and The Gang
Lady Marmalade - Patty Labelle
Let It Whip - Dazz Band
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire
Love Shack - B-52's
Macho Man - Village People
No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band/Candy Dulfer
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Pop Life - Prince
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind and Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Shake It Up - Marcus Miller
Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire
Sing A Song - Earth Wind and Fire
Sing A Simple Song - Sly and The Family Stone
Skin Tight - Ohio Players
Someday - Mariah Carey
Soul Power - James Brown
Stayin' Alive - the Bee Gees
This is How We Do It - Montel Jordan
Up For The Downstroke - Parlament
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What Is Hip? - Tower of Power
Word Up - Cameo
Workin' Day and Night - Michael Jackson
YMCA - Village People
You Dropped The Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
You Should Be Dancin' - The Bee Gees

Classic Rock

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Charlie Brown - The Coasters
Domino - Van Morrison
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Mustang Sally - Commitments
Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Segar
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Six Three 4-5-7-8-9
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Huey Lewis
The House Is Rockin' - Stevie Ray Vaughn/Brian Setzer
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Wild Nights - Van Morrison
Would I Lie To You? - The Pretenders
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Soul, Motown, and R&B!

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Baby, I Love You - Aretha Franklin
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie WOnder
Brick House - The Commodores
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Barry White
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Cold Sweat - James Brown
Diva Medley - Mariah Carey/Patty LaBelle/Aretha Franklin
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lyn
Got To Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind and Fire
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Hold On, I'm Comin' - Hayes
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar-pie, Honeybunch) - The Four Tops
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown/Maceo Parker
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Joy and Pain - Frankie Beverley/Maze
Knock On Wood - Bolton, Floyd
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
Love Train - The Ojays
Midnight Hour - The Commitments, Pickett
My Girl - Temptations
Proud Mary - Tina Turner (with the horns!!)
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rubberband Man - Classic Motown!
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Take Me To The River - Al Green/The Commitments
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Vehicle - Ides Of March
What You Won't Do For Love - Caldwell
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
You Are My Shining Star - The Manhattans
You Make Me Want To SHOUT! - Little Richard

Favorite Ballads!

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers
All My Life - Nevile and Linda
Amazed - Lone Star
At Last - Etta James
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Colour My World - Chicago
Come Away With Me - Nora Jones
Could I Have This Dance - Ann Murray
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Days Like This - Van Morrison
Easy - Lionel Ritchie
Endless Love - Mariah Carey and Lionel Ritchie
Everyday - Phil Collins
Everyday - James Taylor/Buddy Holly
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles/James Brown
Have A Little Faith In Me - Joe Cocker
Have I told You Lately that I Love You? - Van Morrison
Hero - Mariah Carey
I Need You - Leanne Rimes
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Just You And Me - Chicago
Lady In Red - Chris DeBurg/Kenny Camacho (en espanol, tambien)
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Nothing Can Change This Love - Otis Redding
Only You - Frank Pourcel
Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
Show And Tell - Al Wilson
Since I Fell For You - Bonnie Raitt
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
So Very Hard To Go - Tower Of Power
Something In The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Faith Hill
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
The Rose - Bette Mitler/Leanne Rimes
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
You Belong To Me - Patsy Cline
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Your Song - Elton John
You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton


Top 40 and Hip-Hop!

Brighter day - Kirk Franklin
California Love - Tupac
Crazy In Love - Beyonce Knowles
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Fighter - Christina Agulerra
Hella Good - No Doubt
Hey Ya! - Outkast
If I Ain''t Got you - Alicia Keys
I'm A Believer - The Monkeys/Smash Mouth
People Person - Mingo Fishtrap
This Love - Maroon 5

Country

Ain't Goin' Down 'Till The Sun Comes Up - Garth Brooks
Amazed - Lone Star
It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
I've Got To Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That - James Taylor
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson
Next Big Thing - Vince Gill
She's My Kind Of Rain - Tim McGraw
These Days - Rascal Flatts
That's Right, Your Not From Texas - Lyle Lovett
You Never Even Call Me By My Name - David Alan Cole
You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like That - Toby Keith

Jazz, Big Band and Swing Repertoire!

Aint That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
All Blues - Miles Davis
All The Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald
All Of Me - Cole Porter/Frank Sinatra
Almost Like Being In Love - Nat King Cole
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Blue Bossa - Jazz Standard
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
C'est Si Bon - Louis Armstrong
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Chicago! - Frank Sinatra
Cold Duck Time - Classics
Come Rain or Come Shine - Johnny Mercer
Day of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Nat King Cole
Fly Me To The Moon - Cole Porter/Frank Sinatra
God Bless The Child - Mercer/Holliday (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
I Believe In You - Frank Sinatra
I Can't Get Started - Bunny Berigan
I Wanna Be Around - Frank Sinatra
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book/Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bobby Darin
In The Mood - Glen Miller
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter/Frank Sinatra
Just The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E. - Natalie Cole
Mack The Knife - Bobby Ferrin
Makin' Whoopee - Ella Fitzgerald
Moon River - Andy Williams
More - Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
My Romance - Ella Fitzgerald
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Orange Colored Sky - Natalie Cole
Route 66 - Natalie Cole
S'Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald
Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler On The Roof
Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
There Is No Greater Love - Jazz Standard
There Will Never Be Another You - Tony Bennett
This Will Be An Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Wives and Lovers - Frank Sinatra
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You N' Me N' The Bottle Makes Three Tonight - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Smooth Jazz Selections!

Another Sad Love Song - Toni Braxton/Baby Face
Call On Me - Chicago
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Hey - David Sanborn
Isn't She Lovely? - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr./Frankie Beverley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball/Jaco
Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr.
Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
What Exit? - Spyro Gyra

70's, 80's and 90's!

A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing - Tower Of Power
All She Want's To Do Is Dance - Don Henley
Beginnings - Chicago
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Conga - Gloria Estavan
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
Faith - George Michael
Fins - Jimmy Buffett
Honky cat - Elton John
Green Earings - Steely Dan
(I Love You) More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Love Is A Wonderful Thing - Michael Bolton
Make Me Smile - Chicago
My Old School - Steely Dan
Old Days - Chicago
Oy Ye Como Va - Carlos Santana
Roll With It - Steve Winwood
Saturday In The Park - Chicago
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Soul With A Capitol "S" - Tower Of Power
Souled Out - Tower of Power
Tie Your Mother down - Queen
Tip Of My Tongue - The Tubes
Too Much - Dave Matthews
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Vehicle - Ides of March
Walking In Memphis - Mark Cohn
Wild Nights - Van Morrison
Workin' For A Living - Huey Lewis and The News
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Your Smiling Face - James Taylor

Celebrations of the Jewish Faith!

Hava Nagilah
Jewish Hora Medley
Mazeltov
Simontov
Bashaba Haba a
Ose Shalom
If I Were A Rich Man - Fiddler On The Foor
Sunrise, Sunset

Favorite First Dances!

This list is just a sample of tunes we've done. We'll play ANY SONG for your first dance!
A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong
Butterfly Kisses
Daddy's Little Girl
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lady In Red - Chris DeBurg/Kenny Camacho (en espanol, tambien)
Love Of My Life
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett (A very romantic version of this wonderful tune!)
This Will Be An Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder