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The Uptown Horns are a horn section formed in 1980 by Arno Hecht, Crispin Cioe, Bob Funk and Paul Litteral in New York City.
For the first year, the 'Horns played at Tramps night club in NYC, backing artists including Big Joe Turner, the Neville Brothers, Ronnie Spector and David Johannsen. Their first recording, in 1981, was on Iggy Pop's "Party" album.
With Pop's recommendation, The Uptown Horns toured with The J. Geils Band, establishing themselves as a premier horn section.
Their recording credits on over 150 albums include James Brown's Grammy Award winning Living in America and tracks for Tom Waits, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, Lou Reed and REM.
The Uptown Horns have appeared live with the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Ray Charles and B.B. King, to name a few.
The Horns have released one CD, The Uptown Horns Revue.
Their official website is http://www.phunque.com/uptown/.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments