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Flipside Funk Band

Jimmy Baca, Daryl Piper, Pat Sanchez, Jerry Perea, Manuel Ortiz, Larry Morales



1979
Studio One


Manuel Ortiz and Jerry Perea started the group, which had only 4 members. Joey Ansi on drums, Pat Sanchez on bass, Manuel Ortiz on guitar and Jerry Perea on sax. We ended up with 7 members with the addition of keyboards, trumpet and congas (Larry Morales), and trombone (Daryl Piper). We played at various places like the Far West Club, Latin Quarter, Civic Auditorium - opening for Tower of Power, Fox Hunter, Studio One, Annex II, Neds on Central, Friars East, Friars Pub, Kimo Theater, and Graham Central Station - opening for James Brown. Flipside also played throughout the states of New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. Although Flipside was a part time group, (we all had regular jobs), many people considered us to be full time. We saw many changes in personnel, but the main nucleus always remained.

Other members that saw action with Flipside:

Drums - Jimmy Baca, Irvy Armendales, Amael Carejo,
Keyboards - Joe Sanchez, Ron Lucero, Greg Woodfinn, Ramirio (Ram), Pete Cockcruff
Bass - Frank ????, Danny Trujillio, Mark Fowler
Sax - Louie Soto



FlipSide at the Kimo for KUNM Benefit - 1978



Rehearsal at Manuel's House


1976
Before Our First Gig
at the
Breakaway Club on Kirtland AFB






1977
After the Battle of the Bands


Cellar Night Club
in
Durango Colorado



 Opening for James Brown


Info and pictures provided by - Jerry Perea - June 2006

2 comments:

  1. Anyone know where Daryl Piper is?
    H Wallach

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  2. Albuquerque's premier funk band, I remember when they won the battle of the bands at tigue park,way back when.Hows it going Jerry.

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