Satchel Grande

Satchel Grande

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Satchel Grande is independent minded like George Clinton used to be (and still is at times). Ideally placed synthesizers, able harmonies, heavy thumbed bass and horn lines carry the original songs. The sounds and affects they get from their instruments which carry a vintage trait, are noteworthy.

Biography

Satchel Grande is the brainchild of Christopher Klemmensen, a veteran Omaha musician for the last 10 years. The album, “Plus One”, titled about the birth of Klemmensen’s first daughter, was recorded primarily during the time she spent in the womb. In mid 2006, Klemmensen recruited an all-star cast of Omaha talent and formed a live band. Adam Johnsen (guitar, keys, percussion), Andy Kammerer (keys, vocals, percussion), John Klemmensen (guitar, trumpet, percussion, vocals), Matt McLarney (vocals, percussion, trumpet), Ben Zinn (guitar, keys, percussion), Bob Rasgorshek (Bass), and Mike Daegas (drums) anchor the tight live performances. Satchel Grande has been playing together for a short time, but have gained a legion of faithful fans. They have become a regular favorite at The Goofy Foot Lodge in Omaha, NE. In addition, they have had the opportunity to play in front of thousands at Ribfest and have been nominated for an Omaha Entertainment Award (Funk/R&B). With every passing performance they are taking the Omaha music scene by storm with their jam-packed beats and soulful harmonies. The emo kids even dance. Seriously.

Lyrics

The World...

Written By: Chris Klemmensen

The world is as funky as you make it
Take your radio and break it
This love is real we couldn’t fake it
The world is as funky as you make it

There might come a time when that sun don’t shine
If it ain’t no crime I’m comin’ home to you
Comin’ home to you

The world is as funky as you make it
Take your radio and break it
This love is real we couldn’t fake it
The world is as funky as you make it

Get on up
Shake off the dust
And if you’re lost
You needah get back on the bus

Get on up
Shake off the dust
And if you’re lost
You needah get back on the bus
Get on up
Shake off the dust
And if you’re lost
You needah get back on the bus

Ooh Child

Written By: Chris Klemmensen

They say ooh child come check the new style it’s the same
Walk a cold mile drinkin’ old style in the rain
But you won’t come out ‘cause you got no clothes
And I’m out her naked and I’m frozen in the cold
And I’ve been here forever

They say ooh child come check the new style it’s the same
Them kids are pissed off they’re bustin clips off all damn day
Is that new sound love on the rebound that’s a shame
So you walk a cold mile drinkin’ old style in the rain

We can’t give our freedoms away fast enough
We can’t give our freedoms away fast enough
We don’t have to sing our songs like everybody else does
We don’t have to sing our songs like everybody else does
Show me some love
Show me some love oh yeah
Show me some love
Show me

They say ooh child come check the new style it’s the same
Walk a cold mile drinkin’ old style in the rain
But you won’t come out ‘cause you got no clothes
And I’m out her naked and I’m frozen in the cold
And I’ve been here forever

Under Your Skin

Written By: Chris Klemmensen

There was a time when it was hard to stay indifferent
Now I try and find the reasons I should give a shit
And in your mind you thought time would do us right
But its easy when your on the other side

We look to the skies the truth and lies are insignificant
And you try to make a change but there’s no difference
We might be wrong the beat goes on and its all right
And in time you just might find we both are right

My lord
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
Ba-bah-dah-dah-da-dah-dah-dah
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
My lord
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
Ba-bah-dah-dah-da-dah-dah-dah
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah

We look to the skies the truths and lies are insignificant
In spite of the scars and pain the heart remains indifferent
It works just fine push down the line and its all right
And the morning comes and I’m right back by your side

My lord
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
Ba-bah-dah-dah-da-dah-dah-dah
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
My lord
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah
Ba-bah-dah-dah-da-dah-dah-dah
Bah-bah-bah-da-dah-dah

Discography

Satchel Grande - "Plus One"

"Plus One" has received airplay on 89.7 The River. The songs in rotation are "Ooh Child", "Under Your Skin" and "Pedro's Last Stand". Satchel Grande has also been streaming online on Cosmic Goof Radio, an online funk station. The songs in rotation are "Check Mate" and "The World".

Set List

Our sets last about an hour and a half. This is the set list from our last show:

1- Under Your Skin- (C. Klemmensen)
2- Right On Time- (C. Klemmensen)
3- Pedro's Last Stand- (C. Klemmensen)
4- Satchel Padre- (C. Klemmensen)
5- The Low Down*- (W. Scaggs)
6- Jeopardy*- (G. Kihn)
7- Be Thankful For What You've Got*-(W.DeVaughn)
8- Stop Me*- (B. Johnson)
9- Steppin' Out*- (J. Jackson)
10- Ooh Child- (C. Klemmensen)
11- Electric Alligator- (C. Klemmensen)
12- Funky Cold Medulla- (C. Klemmensen)
13- Check Mate- (C. Klemmensen)
14- The World Is...- (C. Klemmensen)
15- Say Hey- (C.Klemmensen)

*cover song