Uuquipleu Records (pronouned yoo-kee-ploo)

About Uuquipleu Records

On Christmas Day 1963 Leonard King Sr. surprised my brothers and I with a 3M monophonic reel-to-reel tape recorder that we discovered under the Christmas tree. This set in motion many years of recording rehearsals and  live engagements of our group, The Jazz Sextet, which eventually became known as Leonard King and the Soul Messengers who , for ten years, performed throughout Detroit and southeast Michigan.  For 30 years I recorded various ensembles, some of which are now a part of  my company's still-growing catalog. In 1999 I decided to form my own record company in order to determine and control all aspects and outcomes of  whatever products I decided to record and market--without the interference of the usual industry undesirables.

Fortunately in the initial stages of the company I received grateful assistance from Charles "C.W." Wood, and Teriese Stubblefield in making it a reality. It's through their tireless efforts and audacity that aided me in understanding that this venture was, and is, "for keeps". I have always believed that variety is the spice of life--music included--to use an old cliche. My quest, from childhood to the present, continues to be fulfilled--to be an excellent musician: across the board , period--without defining myself by the mundane titles given to music by music business folks throughout the 20th and 21st centuries in their attempts to create and control various apects of the business market. I want to thank all of you everywhere on this planet for purchasing my products either from in-person engagements or through the internet and I appreciate your support.

 

CD'S ARE DISTRIBUTED BY CD BABY at www.cdbaby.com

You can contact Leonard King for bookings at P.O. Box 18096, Minneapolis, MN 55418, by phone (313) 729-6919 & (612) 781-5156 or by E-Mail

MP3's can be purchased here from CD Baby. Click on the links below:

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING: Extending the Language                http://cdbaby.com/cd/leonardking

OOPAPADA featuring Dr. Prof. Leonard King: Non Yawn Varieties http://cdbaby.com/cd/oopapada1

OOPAPADA feat. Dr. Prof. Leonard King: We're Household Names Today, Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/oopapada2

OOPAPADA feat. Dr. Prof. Leonard King: Zug Island Style        http://cdbaby.com/cd/oopapada3

OOPAPADA feat. Dr. Prof. Leonard King: Big Fahrenheit In Detroit (double CD) http://cdbaby.com/cd/oopapada4

STRATA NOVA  http://cdbaby.com/cd/stratanova

PROPORTIONED ORCHESTRA  http://cdbaby.com/cd/proportionedorchestra2

LEONARD KING AND THE SOUL MESSENGERS http://cdbaby.com/cd/leonardkingandthesoulmes2

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING Stroni: What Everybody Else? http://cdbaby.com/cd/drprofleonardking2

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING ORCHESTRA http://cdbaby.com/cd/drprofleonardking

VISGER ROAD DRUM BAND  http://cdbaby.com/cd/visgerroaddrumband 

Very special thanks to Wendell Harrison & Pamela Wise for being the first in encouraging me to start my own company, AND Robert Tye and Chris Codish in further emphasizing the need to record my original compositions and enhanced arrangements of other people's compositions.  

Also check out my autobiography, Visger Road Playground: The Autobiography of Leonard King Jr a/k/a Dr. Prof. Leonard King at www.visgerroadplayground.com Be sure to view the photo galleries especially #3. If you recognize someone in those mid 1940's Detroit, Michigan photos then let me know asap.

Additionally be sure to view YouTube postings featuring full-length songs excerpted from the CD's listed below.

 

CHECK OUT THE  MUSIC OF LEONARD'S ARCHIVES FROM 1964 TO THE PRESENT TIME INCLUDING LEONARD KING AND THE SOUL MESSENGERS, THE LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION, THE JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO, THE DR. PROF LEONARD KING ORCHESTRA, AND MUCH MORE!!!

 

IF YOU ARE A TRUE DEVOTEE OF MUSIC THAT EXHIBITS THE  NATURALLY RAW YET SOPHISTICATED UNADULTERATED  TRUTH--TO THE NTH DEGREE--THEN THESE PRODUCTS ARE DEFINITELY FOR YOU!!

 

BIG FAHRENHEIT IN DETROIT

Uuquipleu 21483/21484 

 2-CD Set

Uhh  Homelessness Is Easy  A Portrait of Martha (Organ Interlude)  Avis  Old Mr. Bad Luck  If I Don't Get Involved  Happiness Is On The Other Side Of Eight Mile Road  Gimme My Room Back  Piranna Butanna  Can't Get Satisfied  Turn Blue  It's Time  I Need A Good Woman  Ali T.C.A.B  Strum Stick

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar & strum stick; Chris Codish-organ; Kevin Carter-guitar (on Gimme My Room Back)

Special Double CD featuring some of Leonard's favorite songs written by various composers in addition to a few of his own compositions. The overall emphasis is an eclectic mix of house rockin' sounds and adventurous exploration!!

 

ZUG ISLAND STYLE

Uuquipleu 21482

 

Blues for the Sparkless Less  Observation Me  I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water  Guitar Green  Lettuce Toss Yo' Salad  Song For My Queen  Prisoner of Somethin'

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar; Chris Codish-organ

 

WE'RE  HOUSEHOLD NAMES TODAY, BABY

Uuquipleu 21481

 

Imperative Unit Rising  The Adventures of Professor Von Schieskopf  Night Flower  Next  Crept Dema Wrongma  Solar  In Return  Queen Ann Nzinga

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar; Chris Codish-organ

NON YAWN VARIETIES

Uuquipleu 21480

 

A Night In Tunisia (with different clothes)  The Budget Cut Scramble  The Glow of My Life  Surprised I Know  Call Your Mama's Name  The Vapor Lock Bop  I Can't Get It Together  Your Love Is A Business Proposition  Post Eighties Methuselah Blues

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar; Chris Codish-organ

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DR. PROF. LEONARD KING--Extending The Language featuring James Carter & Gerard Gibbs  Uuquipleu 21485   

Song titles: Walkin' The Dog (Drummer's Style); Open Hit--Baby; Groove Re Mi:  It's A Long Way Down; Walkin' The Dog (Group Style)

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums; James Carter-tenor & baritone saxophones; Gerard Gibbs-organ

 

THE LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION--Live at J.J.'s Lounge, 1974  Uuquipleu 21486

Song titles: Kimba; On Your Mind; Last Tango In Paris; Organ Interlude; You Make Me Feel Brand New; Cheeba

Lyman Woodard-organ; Ron English-guitar; Leonard King-drums; Norma Bell-alto saxophone;
Lorenzo Brown-bongos, timbales, & percussion; Sundiata-conga drums

 

THE LYMAN WOODARD TRIO--74/93 Live--At Last!!  Uuquipleu 21487

Song titles: ESP; If You Could See Me Now; Even Today: Jumpin' The Blues; A Fine Romance; Lyman's Montuno; Belle Isle Daze; I Got A Woman; I Should Care; Drown In My Own Tears

Lyman Woodard-organ; Ron English-guitar; Leonard King-drums

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING & GERARD GIBBS--More Extensions  Uuquipleu 21488

Song titles: Plight; Message From Mars; Gerard's A-100 Alley Blues; Three/Four vs. Six/Eight Four/Four Ways; Something Sweet Something Tender; For B.P.

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocal; Gerard Gibbs-organ

OOPAPADA--Studio/Live And Such  (2-disc DVD/CD combination)  Uuquipleu 21489/21490

Song titles (DVD): Turn Blue; Giant Drum Song; Soulsphere; The Saga of Spoiled Brats; Homelessness Is Easy; Piranna Butanna; Happiness Is On The Other Side Of Eight Mile Road; Blues For The Sparkless Spark; Prisoner Of Somethin'; Ali T.C.A.B.; Oopapada (theme).

Song titles CD (EP): Blues For The Sparkless Spark; Guitar Green;
Happiness Is On The Other Side Of Eight Mile Road plus interviews.

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar; Chris Codish-organ

THE LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION ORCHESTRA  Uuquipleu 21491/21492

2 CD Set

Song titles: Gospel Soul Shout; Deja Vu; Itanita (Little Gypsy); ...and the ship sails on...; A Portrait of Martha; Ultima Linda; On Your Mind; Cheeba; Vapor Lock Bop/Creative Musicians Keep On Rolling; Help Me Get Away; Fishfeet; The Lullabye.

Personnel: John Douglas-trumpet; Steve Hunter-trombone; Keith Kaminski-soprano, alto, & tenor saxophones; Johnny Evans-soprano, alto, & tenor saxophones Mark Kieme-flute, tenor saxophone, & bass clarinet; Rick Steiger-baritone saxophone; Chris Codish & Gerard Gibbs-Hammond B3 organ & keyboard; Robert Tye & Ron English-guitar; James Simonson-bass; Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums set & vocal; Diego Melendez-bongo drums; Jerry LeDuff-conga drums & percussion.

LEONARD KING AND THE SOUL MESSENGERS Uuquipleu 21493-1 & 21493-2

2 CD Set

Song titles: Cantaloupe Island; Cold Sweat; Lily The Fox; The Barracuda; I've Been Saved; Jumpin' With Symphony Sid; Leonardo's Mood; Poor Boy (Like You); More; Our Day Will Come; Voice Your Choice; Delen 1967; Psychedlic Pi; Spinning Around/It's Too Late; Hang Up; Bumpy's Lament; The J5 Medley

Collective personnel: Leonard King Jr.-drums; Atiba King, Adelphia Hill, Jimmy Nash; & Tim Allison-trumpets; Gregory King-alto saxophone; Richard Simms-tenor saxophone; Charles Eubanks-piano; George Rountree-piano & organ; Ralph Todd-guitar; Darryl Moore & Frank Garcia, & Warren Phinizee-bass; Belita Woods-vocals; The Evolutions-vocal group; Hughie & The Incidentals-vocal group.

STRATA NOVA Uuquipleu 21494/21495

2 CD Set

Song titles: Ain't No Friend Of Mine; El Sol; Commercial; Ole; Feel It; Raw Dog Swing; The Glow Of My Life; Happiness Is On The Other Side Of Eight Mile Road; (She Wants To Be) Queen Of The Mountain; Slow Like The Buchanan Bus; Six Bomps; Beat 'Em Up; March Of The Granfaloons; Motherland; Gwen Laster; Boiler Room "A"

Collective personnel: Leonard King Jr.-drums & piano; Max Koster-flute & bass; Bobby Barnes & Faruk Z. Bey-tenor saxophones; Donald Washington-tenor & baritone saxophones; Bobby Wright-piano & organ; Jerry Paul-bongo drums; Sam Ferranti, Ron Conley & Jerry LeDuff-conga drums; George Green, Rick Jacobi, & Phil Siadi-guitars; Fred Guy Hudson & Donald Mayberry-basses; Danny Lewis-percussion; Paula Siadi & Kofi Natambu-voices; Marlene Rice & Gwen Laster-violins; Kafi Patrice Nassoma-flute.

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING--Stroni: What Everybody Else? Uuquipleu 21496

Song titles: Swingin' Northeast Improv; Your Feet's Too Big; What You Workin' For?; Be; Motor City Past Tense; Vocal Guitar Blues; Broadway Blues; Continental Computer-Age Salvation; The Average Band; Beat 'Em Up; Leonard Sho 'Nuff Shuffle; The New Control.

Personnel:Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals (no overdubs).

VISGER ROAD DRUM BAND--Uuquipleu 21497

Song titles: 876 Funk; Visger Road Drum Band; Criss Crossed Samba; Skin and Bone; Give The Drummer Sum; Brother Shango Shuffle; You Really Got A Hold On Me; The Crickets; Visger Road Shuffle.

Personnel: Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; Majida Kinnard King-percussion; Lorenzo "Spoons" Brown-conga & bongo drums, spoons, bones, & percussion; Jerrald James-conga drums; Alex Harding-baritone saxophone; J.D. Allen-tenor saxophone.

PROPORTIONED ORCHESTRA--Uuquipleu 21498/21499

2 CD Set

Song titles: Intro & announcement; Epistrophy; Born To Be Blue; Havana Moon; Blues Medley; Body and Soul; Drummers' Tribute; Your Feet's Too Big; Yesterdays/Alone Together; Outro & announcement; Horace Silver Medley; Our Lives; Urban Carnival; Diana/Invitation; Mnoilewas; Apartheid Detroit/People Dance; Two Bass Hit; Temerity Of The Holding Room; The Indecisive Dreamland Of I Don't Know Why; In The Universe; Do What 'Cha Wanna; Ala Leonardo. 

Personnel: Dr. Prof. Leonard King-Drums & Vocals, Rodney Whitaker & Hubie Crawford-basses.

DR. PROF. LEONARD KING ORCHESTRA--Uuquipleu 21500

Song titles: Augment You One And Raise You Nine; Djarum; Piranna Butanna; Auramatic Bright Eyes; Yet And Still; The Real Random Changes; Night Flower; Dedicacion.

Personnel: Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals; John Douglas & Dwight Adams-trumpets; Steve Hunter-trombone; Keith Kaminski-saxophones & flute; Johnny Evans-saxophones; Cornelius "Juju" Johnson-tenor saxophone & flute; Rick Steiger-baritone saxophone; Ron English-guitar; Chris Codish & Gerard Gibbs-organ & keyboard; James Simonson-bass; Jerry LeDuff-conga drums.

Dr. Prof. Leonard King & Larry Price,
“Out From Behind Enemy Lines”

Uuquipleu Records 21501/21502 (2 CD Set)

Fing Shu; Ballad For Soulful Spirits; Northeast LPLK Dance; Organically Funky; Mellow Mad Raw Dog Swing; The Delicate Brush Stroke; Leonard & Larry’s Down Home Barbeque; Blue Girona; Bird Waltz; Abnormal Normality; Could You; The Nixon Shock; Juice Head Baby.

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals;Larry Price-alto saxophone & vocals;
Ron English-guitar; Chris Codish-organ

Dr. Prof. Leonard King Plays The Music Of Paul Abler (With One Exception) Uuquipleu 21503


Night of the Following Day; More For Joe; Nothing Else To Say; Just Tell Me Want You Want; My Heart Is Singing; Por Ai; Three Reasons; Befriending Colors; Lost Generation

Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums;
Paul Abler-guitar; Chris Codish-organ;
Keith Kaminski-soprano saxophone; Johnny Evans-alto saxophone; Mark Kieme-tenor saxophone

 


DR. PROF. LEONARD KING ORCHESTRA

   
    "Oopapada Expanded" 21504/21505
 
Saturday Night Special, Joy Road, Samba Bantu Noveau,
Perry Mason Theme, Jamaica, The Saga Of Spoiled Brats,
Rainbow Sunrise, In Glowing Abundance, West Side Stories
For BP, Slim Goody


John Douglas & Jimmy Smith-trumpets; Gary Kwek-soprano saxophone;
Steve Hunter-trombone; Keith Kaminski-soprano & tenor saxophone; Gregory
King-alto saxophone; Johnny Evans-soprano, alto, & tenor saxophones;
Mark Kieme-tenor saxophone & flute; Rick Steiger-baritone saxophone; Ron English-guitar;
Chris Codish-organ; James Simonson-bass; Dr. Prof. Leonard King-drums & vocals;
Diego  Melendez-bongo drums & cowbell; Jerry Leduff-conga drums & guica;
Mahindi Masai- conga drums; Miguel Gutierrez-timbale drums.

 

   DR. PROF. LEONARD KING
"3 Scoops Under 1 Umbrella"
             21506/21507
  Drum Fun & Vocals, Too
For Vernel Fournier, Ballad For Soulful Cootin', Terpsicorian Drumming,
Open Projected Outward, What You'd Expect, Right?
 
Oopapada with Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Ron English, & Duncan McMillan
Knew From The Start, The Indecisive Dreamland Of I Don't Know Why,
Temerity Of The Holding Room, Revised Ostinato
 
Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra with John Douglas, Gary Kwek, Jimmy Smith, Steve Hunter,
Carl Horn, Keith Kaminski, Gregory King, Johnny Evans, Mark Kieme, Rick Steiger, Duncan McMillan, Ron English, James Simonson, Miguel Gutierrez, Mahindi Masai, Diego Melendez
Past Days Tie-Ins (a) Blue Birth Compassion (b) Mnoilewas (c) Befriending Colors
(d) Blue Birth Compassion (rhythm reprise)
Hasta Manana, Diaries Of Wayward Activities (a) It's That Way Sorta Kinda (b) Criss Zig, Cross Zag, (c) Baccalaurate Carnival (d) All Shifts At Work


   LYMAN WOODARD
"Lost & Found: The 1971 Unreleased Recordings"
  21508

Lyman's Mambo, Funky Lyman, Kimba, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Belle Isle Daze

 

LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION "Saturday Night Special" Uuquipleu 21509

Saturday Night Special Pts. 1 & 2, Joy Road, Belle Isle Daze Pts, 1 & 2, Creative Musicians, Cheeba Pts. 1 & 2, Allan Barnes, On Your Mind, Help Me Get Away

Lyman Woodard-organ; Leonard King-drums & vocals; Ron English-guitar; Lorenzo Brown-percussion; Charles Moore-triangle.

LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION "Don't Stop The Groove" Uuquipleu 21510

Don't Stop The Groove, Disco Tease, Ron's Song, Theme In Search Of A Sportspectacular, Down Lowe, Kimba, Djarum

Lyman Woodard-organ; Leonard King-drums; Robert Lowe-guitar & vocal; Ron Jackson-trumpet; Allan Barnes-tenor saxophone; Lorenzo Brown-percussion & vocal; Marcus Belgrave-trumpet (guest soloist); Kerry Campbell-soprano saxophone (guest soloist).

LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION "Dedicacion" Uuquipleu 21511

Dedicacion, ...and the ship sails on..., Itanita (Little Gypsy), Don't Stay Away

Lyman Woodard-organ, piano, synclavier; Regina Carter-violin & vocal; Royce Lytle-vocal; Ricky Rouse & Bobby Cooper-guitars; Trenita Womack-percussion & vocal; Renell Gonzalves-drums; Larry Fratangelo & Lorenzo Brown-percussion; Walt Scymanski-trumpet; Mike Pashnee-trombone.

 

LYMAN WOODARD TRIO "Live At The 1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival" Uuquipleu 21512

Disco Tease, If I Were A Bell, Serenata, When Did You Leave Heaven, The Breeze And I, Medley: Perry Mason Theme & You Don't know What Love Is, Ain't That Good News

Lyman Woodard-organ; Leonard King-drums & vocals; Robert Tye-guitar.

   

CD's available at CD Baby.com, Amazon.com. I-Tunes, Spotify, Street Corner Music--Southfield, MI; Melodies and Memories--Eastpointe, MI; and Dusty Groove Records--Chicago, IL

For bookings contact: THE LYMAN WOODARD ORGANIZATION FOR THE ARTS
           Colette Gilewicz, Executive Director
                21468 Severn Road, Harper Woods, MI 48225
                 www.lymanorganization.org (website)
                    lymanorganization@gmail.com (email)
         313 469-1779
                  313 469-1980 (fax)
Additional contact: Leonard King Jr., President
               313 729-6919 cell

               

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