Shuffle Demons ClusterFunk - The brand new Shuffle Demons CD

The Shuffle Demons have a brand new CD ClusterFunk - available now!!

ClusterFunk is their first CD of original material in almost 20 years and features 7 funky vocal tunes and 5 jazzy instrumentals all played in inimitable Shuffle Demons style. Listen to samples and purchase here! Also available on iTunes.

For over 25 years, the Canadian jazz-funk-fusion band, The Shuffle Demons have been entertaining fans around the world. The band’s high energy out-of-the-ordinary live show bills them as folk, jazz and world music festival mainstays and has taken them on 15 cross-Canada and European tours, as well as through Asia, India and Australia. Now, the Shuffle Demons return with their first album of new material in close to 20 years - CLUSTERFUNK - an explosion of fusion that will keep crowds shaking to the funky jazz rhythms they’ve become accustom to over the band’s extraordinary career.

Shuffle Demons Greatest Hits CD - released in 2004 - 17 songs!

GREATEST HITS: 2004

The Shuffle Demons were always about the convergence of top notch musicianship & crowd pleasing antics, combining jazz, bop rap, free jazz, poetry & performance art into a musically audacious and visually stimulating show. It was a wild ride!

The Demons played 1000s of sold out shows in Canada and Europe, traversing the country and the continent no less than 15 times from 1986-1997, building up a solid fan base that to this day will never forget the music and the antics...stopping traffic with the famous 'Spadina Bus ' walk around, playing a Mingus tune and really meaning it, thrashing around the stage in crazy interpretive 'Roach Death' dance, delivering the classic poem 'What do you Want?'

Greatest Hits

Buy the Greatest Hits here!

From our first gig busking in 1984 at Toronto's Eaton Centre to playing for 50,000 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, we always felt that each show was unique, and each fan and band member was part of something special. The interactions with the crowd during our walk arounds and our no holds barred performances captured the imagination of a whole generation of concert goers, and spawned many a jazz career. We're happy we got a chance to do it then, and glad that this compilation of our most memorable tunes is available now. None of this music could have been possible without the support of our fans, friends, families, fellow musicians, the media, agents, festivals and club owners and we thank you all!!

The music on this Greatest Hits compilation was taken from 4 classic Shuffle Demons albums released from 1986 to 1993. We've tried to squeeze all the demon favourites onto this CD, but alas some just didn't make the cut.

Enjoy this collection demonically and as we used to say ' Keep Shuffling!'

FEATURING:

Richard Underhill
Dave Parker
Mike Murley
Perry White
Stich Wynston
Jim Vivian
George Koller

# Title Length Info
1. The Shuffle Monster 6:45 Richard Underhill / Wild Moose Publishing
Original album 'Streetniks'
2. Spadina Bus 4:35 D. Parker / R.Underhill / S. Wynston / M. Murley / Roach House Music
Original album 'Streetniks'
3. Gabi's Gimi Suit 7:26 R.Underhill / S. Wynston / Mike Murley / Wild Moose Publishing
Original album 'Streetniks'
4. Out of My House, Roach 5:35 David Parker / Roach House Music
Original album 'Streetniks'
5. Hockey Night In Canada Theme 3:04 Delores Clamen / Copyright Music and Visuals
Original album 'Bop Rap'
6. East Berlin Angst 5:24 Mike Murley / R.Underhill / Squirvel Music
Original album 'Bop Rap'
7. Pavin' My Road 4:12 David Parker / Roach House Music
Original album 'What do you Want'
8. Perry's Groove 4:08 Perry White / R.Underhill
Original album 'Extra Crispy'
9. 12 Beer My Dear 5:09 David Parker / Roach House Music
Original album 'Bop Rap'
10. Cheese on Bread 3:59 R. Underhill / S. Wynston / D. Parker / V. Bateman / Wild Moose Publishing
Original album 'What do you Want'
11. The Funkin' Pumpkin 2:53 Richard Underhill / D. Parker / Wild Moose Publishing
Original album 'Bop Rap'
12. Personal Blues 5:41 Richard Underhill / Wild Moose Publishing
Original album 'Bop Rap'
13. Yukon Girl 2:24 David Parker / M. Murley / R. Underhill / Roach House Music
Original album 'What do you Want'
14. Blues for You
3:48
Stich Wynston/Stichness Music. Original Album 'What Do You Want?'
15. Stop the Rot
5:12 George Koller/R. Underhill, Small Wood,Big Fire Pub. Original Album 'Extra Crispy'
16. Shuffle Groove
4:14

Stich Wynston/Stichness Music. Original Album 'Extra Crispy'

 

17   What Do You Want?                   9:50      Stich Wynston/Stichness Music. Original Album 'What Do You Want?'

Shuffle Demons Get Right EP - 6 song EP - an electric version of the Shuffle Demons

GET RIGHT EP: 1995

'Get Right' offers a hip, acid jazz vibe with a healthy dose of funk rock and trip hop. Designed to make you dance but to treat your ears to a wide variety of soundscapes. This is the electric version of the Shuffle Demons, featuring Guitar (??!!!) bass, drums, and sampler.

Cyber-Jazz Debut EP, © 1996 Shuffle Demon Productions
Recorded at VDR Studios, Toronto, 1996
Produced by Richard Underhill

Cover Layout & Design: GraphicJam Digital Arts

Richard Underhill - lead vocals, saxophone, wah wah & harmonized saxophone, sampler, fender rhodes
Eric St. Laurent - all guitars, lead vocals (Tolérence), background vox
Mike Milligan - bass, background vox
Farras B. Smith - drums, background vox



# Title Length Info
1. Have a Good One 3:04 Underhill / Milligan / St-Laurent / Smith
Wild Moose Publishing
2. Get Right 4:46 Underhill / Smith / St-Laurent / Milligan
Wild Moose Publishing
3. Tolérence 3:46 St-Laurent / Beausoleil / Underhill / Smith / Milligan
Wild Moose Publishing
4. Show Me 4:13 Underhill / St-Laurent / Milligan / Smith
Wild Moose Publishing
5. Group Dreams 5:12 Smith / Milligan / Underhill / St-Laurent
Wild Moose Publishing
6. Nothing 3:00 St-Laurent/Underhill/Smith/Milligan
Erent Music

Shuffle Demons - Extra Crispy

MusicAlbums


EXTRA CRISPY: 1993

The 'smell the glove' album for the Demons, this collection of tunes came near the end of the classic band formation when things had pretty much run their course and the band was getting kind of dark. From the bacon butt album cover to the 'band that wouldn't leave', this album was almost a parody of the original demons. Still, there are some great tunes on the album, some of which are on the Greatest Hits CD.

© Shuffle Demon Productions 1993
Recorded in Toronto at Reaction Studio Oct 24-18, Nov 21 and 22, 1992
Produced and recorded by Danny Greenspoon

Cover: Photo - Astrid Hermes, Art & Design - Celine Cassar, Richard Underhill

Demon Richard Underhill - alto sax, bari sax, bass sax, lead vocals, background vocals
Demon Dave Parker - tenor sax, lead vocals (3), background vocals
Demon Perry White - tenor sax, bari sax, background vocals
Demon George Koller - acoustic bass, lead vocals (8), background vocals
Demon Stich Wynston - drums, lead vocals (10), background vocals
Arlene Duncan-Koller - guest vocalist: Reggae Man



# Title Length Info
1. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald 4:29 Gordon Lightfoot
Moose Music Ltd.
2. Dirty Money 3:41 Richard Underhill / Mary MacDonald
Wild Moose Publishing
3. Deli Tray 3:55 David Parker / George Koller
Roach House Music
4. The Band That Wouldn't Leave 4:28 Underhill / Koller / Wynston / White
Wild Moose Publishing
5. Shuffle Groove 3:01 Underhill / Koller / Wynston / White
Wild Moose Publishing
6. Party Down 4:13 Richard Underhill / Keith S. Munslow
Wild Moose Publishing
7. Hawaii 5-O 2:49 Morton Stevens
EMI April Music
8. Stop the Rot 5:15 George Koller / Richard Underhill
Small Wood, Big Fire Publishing
9. Perry's Groove 4:08 Perry White / RIchard Underhill
10. Reggae Man 5:07 Stich Wynston
Stichness Music
11. The Funkin' Pumpkin 3:07 Richard Underhill / David Parker
Wild Moose Publishing
12. Le Soleil de Lyon 10:07 George Koller
Small Wood, Big Fire Publishing
13. To Toad Too 5:38 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
14. Never Be the Same (Big Miller Blues) 9:38 George Koller
Small Wood, Big Fire Publishing

Shuffle Demons - Alive in Europe - Double album

ALIVE IN EUROPE: 1992

Recorded during two years of European travel, the energy and creative enthusiasm of their concerts is conveyed wonderfully. There are paragraphs about the venues, the travel, and the food of their six tours. The music displays their wide range of talents, but most of all their enthusiasm for their profession! Many new songs join the array of tunes from Streetniks through What Do You Want. The entire album is framed by the repeating 'boys of maple syrup' refrain.

© 1992 Shuffle Demon Productions
Recorded Live in Europe from 1990-1992

Cover: Photos - Rick McGinnis, Design - Peter Dako

Demon Richard Underhill - alto/bar sax, lukophone, accordian, vocals
Demon Dave Parker - tenor sax, vocals, dance, map work
Demon Perry White - tenor/bari sax, vocals, fun
Demon George Koller - acoustic bass, mandolin, accordian, vocals, howls, roach death
Demon Stich Wynston - drums, percussion, vocals, dance, roach death



# Title Length Info
CD 1
1 The Boys of Maple Syrup 1:07 G. Koller / Shuffle Demons
Small Wood, Big Fire
2 The Opening Tune 7:13 David Parker
Roach House Music
3 Pavin' My Road 7:00 David Parker
Roach House Music
4 Pipe Dream 2:19 Underhill / Parker / Wynston / Koller / White
Wild Moose Publishing
5 Scraggle from the Dirt Bog 9:05 R. Underhill / Shuffle Demons
Wild Moose Publishing
6 Demon Reggae 9:34 R. Wynston / V. Bateman
Stichness Music
7 Bemsha Swing 7:52 Thelonius Monk / Denzel Best
Bayes Music / Second Floor Music
8 Awaken the Sfinks 3:48 Underhill / Parker / Wynston / Koller / White
Wild Moose Publishing
9 Gabi's Gimi Suit 13:59 Underhill / Wynston / Murley
Wild Moose Publishing
10 Out of My House, Roach 7:31 David Parker
Roach House Music
11 The Girl From Impanema meets T-shirt Salesman from Canada at the Cafe Du Congo 3:52 Antonio Carlos Jobim / Morales / Gimbal - Underhill / Manitou
Dutchess / Wild Moose Publishing
12 Low Life 0:52 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
13 Les Gars de Syrop d'Erable 0:39 Koller / Shuffle Demons
Small Wood, Big Fire
CD 2
1 Ankles of a Pig 0:49 G. Koller / Shuffle Demons
Small Wood, Big Fire
2 Brownskin Girl 8:02 Sonny Rollins
Son Rol Music
3 Barmp your Horn 9:06 Underhill / Koller / Shuffle Demons
Wild Moose Publishing
4 Les enfants de Trudeau (medley) 1:43 Shuffle Demons - Lennon / McCartney - Ray Gilbert / Allie Wrubel
Wild Moose Publishing / Northern Songs / Atv Music PRS / Walt Disney Music Co
5 Culture House 8:44 George Koller
Small Wood, Big Fire
6 Cheese on Bread 8:17 Underhill / Wynston / Parker / Bateman
Wild Moose Publishing
7 Happy Birthday, John Zorn 4:04 Mildred & Patty Hill
Summy-Bichard / Warner Bros.
8 Wed Night Prayer Meeting 16:58 Charles Mingus
Jazz Workshop
9 Spadina Bus 8:24 Parker / Underhill / Wynston / Murley
Roach House Music
10 Low Life 1:39 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
11 Free Mouth Adventure 1:51 Underhill / Koller
Wild Moose Publishing
12 Another Story 3:59 Koller / Saar / White / Wynston / Parker / Underhill
Small Wood, Big Fire
13 Everything is still OK 0:54 G. Koller / Shuffle Demons
Small Wood, Big Fire

Shuffle Demons - What Do You Want? - Live and Studio tracks

WHAT DO YOU WANT: 1990

A blend of live and studio tracks at the height of Demon popularity. The first track starts out soft building into some amazing improv and the music doesn't stop until the closing notes of the crazy title track fade as the Demons leave the stage. This was a transition period for the band, so on the studio tracks, Perry White replaces Mike Murley.

© 1990 Shuffle Demon Productions
Recorded Live at the Clinton in Toronto, Ontario, November 17-19 1988
& at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario - May, June 1989
Produced by John Olivera & The Shuffle Demons

Cover Art & Design - Kurt Swinghammer

Demon Richard Underhill - alto & baritone sax, vocals
Demon Dave Parker - tenor sax, vocals
Demon Mike Murley - tenor sax & vocals (on live tracks)
Demon Perry White - tenor & baritone sax, vocals (on studio tracks)
Demon Jim Vivian - bass, vocals
Demon Stich Wynston - drums & percussion, vocals



# Title Length Info
1. Mr. Suso 10:08 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
2. Blue Mustard 5:21 Barry Elmes / R. Underhill - lyrics
Galt Rythm Machine Music
3. Don't Stop the Carnival * 6:03 Sonny Rollins
Son Rol Music Company
4. Pavin' My Road 4:12 David Parker
Roach House Music
5. Well You Needn't 8:03 Thelonius Monk / Teddy McRae
Regent Music Corp.
6. Yukon Girl 2:24 David Parker / M. Murley / R. Underhill
Roach House Music
7. Sometimes You Feel Like That 10:17 Mike Murley
Squirvel Music
8. Cheese on Bread * 3:59 Underhill / Wynston / Parker / Bateman
Wild Moose Publishing
9. Blues for You * 7:35 Stich Wynston
Stichness Music
10. Musin' 1:10 Murley / Parker / Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
11. Uba Tuba * 5:32 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
12. What Do You Want 9:50 Stich Wynston
Stichness Music
* Studio Tracks

Shuffle Demons - Bop Rap - Our second album

BOP RAP: 1988

The most humour packed of all the Demons' albums, Bop Rap also provides the most variety of music styles. It contains a T.V. theme, a true story told in rap, a drinking song, Indian sounding music, Reggae, Christmas Music, a Thelonius Monk tune, and some classic Demon heads.

Recorded in 1988, this album featured the debut of the new Shuffle Demons wardrobe (by Kurt Swinghammer) and spawned the 'Personal Blues' video. 'East Berlin Angst' is a classic cold war rap, 12 Beer my Dear is everybody's favourite drinking song, and Oliagosi is just plain weird. Also contains the world famous Hockey Night in Canada Theme.

© 1988 Shuffle Demon Productions
Recorded at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario - August 1987
Produced by Bob Doidge & Barry Elmes

Cover: Photo - Eden Robbins, Suits - Kurt Swinghammer

Demon Richard Underhill - alto and baritone saxes, rheta, vocals
Demon Mike Murley - tenor and soprano saxes, vocals
Demon Dave Parker - tenor sax, fiddle, waltzing, vocals
Demon Jim Vivian - bass, vocals
Demon Stich Wynston - drums, percussion, vocals, language conceptualization



# Title Length Info
1. Hockey Night in Canada Theme 3:04 Delores Claman
2. Personal Blues 5:41 Richard Underhill
3. East Berlin Angst 5:24 Mike Murley / Richard Underhill
4. I Mean You 4:13 Thelonius Monk
5. 12 Beer My Dear 5:09 David Parker
6. Demon Reggae 5:19 Stich Wynston
7. Cruise Blues 5:13 Richard Underhill
8. Oliagosi 6:46 Stich Wynston
9. The Curse 4:14 Mike Murley
10. Low Life 0:43 Shuffle Demons
11. Funkin Punkin 2:53 R. Underhill / D. Parker
12. Father Hipness 4:20 R. Underhill / D. Parker
12. Jingle Bells 3:30 P.D. Arranged by R. Underhill

Shuffle Demons - Streetniks - Our first album

STREETNIKS: 1986

The album that started it all including some bonus tracks. Recorded in 2 days and mixed in one, this album captured the Demons raw street energy on vinyl and was an instant success. Streetniks spawned 2 MuchMusic video hits Spadina Bus and Out of my House, Roach, and sold 15,000 units as an independent album in Canada, the most by any Canadian artist pre Barenaked Ladies. The original vinyl featured 7 songs, but the CD has been expanded to 11 with some great live on the street and live in Europe material. From the opening strains of the Shuffle Monster, the Demons say it loud and clear... there's a new kind of music on the scene!

© 1986 Shuffle Demon Productions Recorded at Grant Studio, Hamilton, Ont. - April 6 & 7, 1986 & The Corner of Queen & Spadina, Toronto - April 25, 1986 Produced by Michael Wojewoda & The Shuffle Demons

Bonus Tracks, © 1994 Shuffle Demon Productions
Recorded Live the Clinton Tavern Nov 18, 1988
& Live in Halifax July 1989, & Live at the Neue Heimat, Volkach Germany - July 1993
Produced by Richard Underhill & John Olivera & Max Gruber

Cover: Photo - Edward Gadjel, Art & Design - Kurt Swinghammer

Demon Richard Underhill - alto & baritone saxes, lukophone, vocals, shouts
Demon Mike Murley - tenor, baritone & alto saxes, vocals, handclaps
Demon Dave Parker - tenor sax, flute, vocals, handclaps, roach stomps
Demon Jim Vivian - bass, vocals, handclaps
Demon Stich Wynston - drums, gongs, bells, windchimes, triangle, goat nails castanets, vocals, handclaps, dancing
Demon Perry White - tenor sax (Amsterdam Strut & Pie in the Sky)
Demon Mike Milligan - bass (Pie in the Sky)
Demon Oliver Saar - alto sax (Pie in the Sky)
Demon Hardy - tenor sax (Pie in the Sky)
Demon Markus - Digeridoo (Pie in the Sky)



# Title Length Info
1. The Shuffle Monster 6:45 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
2. Spadina Bus 4:35 Parker / Underhill / Wynston / Murley
Roach House Music
3. Gabi's Gimi Suit 7:26 Underhill / Wynston / Murley
Wild Moose Publishing
4. Out of My House Roach 5:35 David Parker
Roach House Music
5. Vitamin K
(In Honor of Keith's India Pale Ale)
4:10 David Parker
Roach House Music
6. The Puker 5:06 A. Turrin / M. Patry / Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
7. Bag Rot * 9:48 Mike Murley
Squirvel Music
8. Amsterdam Strut * 6:04 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
9. Big Daddy, Fat Boy (for the bari sax) 7:35 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
10. Pie in the Sky * 10:45 Underhill / Wynston / White / Milligan / Parker / Saar
Wild Moose Publishing
11. Low Life * 0:43 Richard Underhill
Wild Moose Publishing
* Bonus tracks