In 1988, vocalists Glenn Walters and Pamela Rose, having worked the regional concert circuit separately and together for many years, decided to join forces and form a dream party band. It would be fun, funky and soulful, playing the most danceable of songs from the 50s through the 80s.
Because both singers also had extensive jazz and swing backgrounds, they would be able to cover standards from the Sinatra/Nat King Cole era, and throw in a lively dash of jump swing as well. Since Rose and Walters both have earned great respect among Bay Area musicians, they had the luxury of pulling together a consistent lineup of the very finest musicians. They called the band Sidepocket.
Nominated twice for a Bay Area Music Award (Bammies), Pamela Rose has long been recognized for her ability to reach audiences and pull them out of their seats. Spending the early part of her career as a blues bandleader, Pamela then became a featured vocalist with the well-known Motown revue Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra.
“Her extraordinary vocals and compelling stage presence set the night on fire… sultry and soulful, gutsy and emotional.” Pacifica Tribune
“Rose remains an impressive singer with lots of sexy, soulful swing.”Phil Elwood, SF Examiner
60s and 70s Motown & Soul
A Change is Gonna Come, Baby I Love You, Brick House, Can I Change My Mind?, Cant Turn You Loose, Chain of Fools, Come and Get Your Love, Dock of the Bay, Get Ready, Gimme Some Kind of Sign, Goin Out of My Head, Goin to the Chapel, Got to Use My Imagination, Groove Me, Hallelujah! I Love Her So, Heatwave, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, Hit the Road Jack, Hurts So Bad, I Cant Stand the Rain, Crazy Love, I Dont Need No Doctor, I Feel Good, I Got the Will, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, (I Just Wanna) Testify, I Thank You, If Lovin You is Wrong, Good Lovin, Iko Iko, Its Your Thing, Knock on Wood, Land of 1000 Dances, Let the Good Times Roll, Lets Stay Together, Love and Happiness, Ma Cherie Amour, Man and a Half, Me and Mrs. Jones, Mercy Mercy, Midnight Hour, Midnight Mover, Mister Pitiful, Mockingbird, Mustang Sally, My Girl, Ninety-Nine and a Half, Pretty Woman, Ooh Baby Baby, Our Day Will Come, Rescue Me, Ride Your Pony, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Slip Away, So Fine, Soul Man, Stand By Me, Sunny, Sweet Inspiration, Take Me to the River, Tell it Like It Is, Tell Mama, The Night Time is the Right Time, I Will Survive, September, RESPECT, Disco Inferno, Its Raining Men, Tequila, Think, Till You Come Back to Me, Too Hard to Handle, Treat Her Like a Lady, Treat Her Right, Try a Little Tenderness, (If I Could) Turn Back the Hands of Time, Turn on Your Lovelight, Unchain My Heart, Unchained Melody, Walk on By, When a Man Loves a Woman, Whos Makin Love to Your Old Lady (While You Were Out Making Love?), Wildflower, Will It Go Round in Circles, Wrap It Up, Your Are the Sunshine of My Life, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, You Send Me, Youve Lost that Lovin Feeling, Shotgun, Take Me To The River, Shake and Finger Pop, Dont Leave Me this Way, Stop in The Name of Love, Love Train, Proud Mary, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Aint Too Proud to Beg, Hitchhike, Son of a Preacher Man, Nowhere to Run, Dancin in the Streets, Gimme Some Lovin;, Best of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, 634-5789, Shaky Ground, Aint That Peculiar, Midnight Train to Georgia, How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You), I Dont Need No Doctor, I Got a Woman, Ooh Op Pa Do (New Orleans Medley), Ride Your Pony, Rock Me Baby, Sixty Minute Man, Somethin You Got, Sweet Inspiration, Teeny Weeny Bit, Tell Mama, Thats Why I Chose to Sing the Blues, Walking the Dog, Devil with a Blue Dress, Honky Tonk Woman, Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl Wild Night, What I Say, After Midnight, Youre the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, Whats Going On, If I Were Your Woman, Ill Be There, Tell Mama, At Last, Sunday Kind Of Love, Do You Wanna Dance, Twist and Shout, Great Balls of Fire, Margaritaville, Roll Over Beethoven, Whole Lotta Shaking.
Barefootin, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Bony Maroni, Dont Be Cruel, Good Golly Miss Molly, Great Balls of Fire, High Heel Sneakers, Hound Dog, I Cant Help Falling In Love With You, Jailhouse Rock, Jenny Jenny, Johnny B. Goode, La Bamba, Long Tall Sally, Love Potion #9, Lucille, Memphis, Money, Rip It Up, Rock Around the Clock, Roll Over Beethoven, School Days, Sea Cruise, Searching, See You Later Alligator, Shake Rattle & Roll, Slipping and a- Sliding, Tequila, The Girl Cant Help It, Save The Last Dance For Me, Tutti Frutti, Twist and Shout, Under the Boardwalk, Walking to New Orleans, Kansas City, Whole Lot of Shaking Going On, You Send Me, Walking the Dog, Devil With a Blue Dress, Hand Jive, Ill Be Satisfied, Chicken and the Hawk, All Right OK You Win, You Dont Know Me, Crazy, Splish Splash, Sea of Love, Since I Fell For You, Spanish Harlem, When a Man Loves a Woman
Jump – Swing
Jump, Jive and Wail, Choo Choo Ch-Boogie, Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby?, Dont Let Go, Flip Flop and Fly, Shake Rattle and Roll, Smack Dab in the Middle, Mack the Knife, Route 66, The Joint is Jumpin, Oh Grandpa, Tender Trap, Chicken Aint Nothing But a Bird, Good Rocking,Tonight, Chicken and the Hawk, All Right OK You Win, Hit The Road Jack, Ive Got the World On a String, Straighten Up and Fly Right, In The Mood, Teardrops From My Eyes, Dont Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me, House of Blue Lights, Ill Be Satisfied, I Love Being Here With You, Get Off It and Go, Let the Good Times Roll
All My Life, Are You Ready For a Thing Called Love?, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Dont Know Much, Freeway of Love, Have A Heart, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Here and Now, How Will I Know?, Ill Always Love You, Real Man, Saving All My Love For You, Shaky Ground, Someone Exactly Like You, The Greatest Love of All, Till You Come Back to Me, Wind Beneath My Wings, Something to Talk About, Fallen, Because You Loved Me, When I Fall In Love, Have a Little Faith In Me, I’ll Be There, Youre the Inspiration, Color My World, True Companion, Hard to Handle, Some Kind of Wonderful, Wonderful Tonight, Brand New Day, You Are So Beautiful, Change the World, Shower the People With Love
1930 – 1950 Jazz and Swing Standards
Aint Misbehaving, Aintcha Glad?, Aint She Sweet?, All Of Me, Am I Blue?, Baby Its Cold Outside, Crazy He Calls Me, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Fly Me to the Moon, Dont Fence Me In, Frim Fram Sauce, Honeysuckle Rose, I Only Have Eyes For You, In a Mellow Tone, It Had to Be You, Just a Lucky So and So, L-O-V-E, Making Whoopee, Mean to Me, Minnie the Moocher, Night and Day, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Bye Bye Blackbird, Our Love is Here to Stay, September Song, Sophisticated Lady, Teach Me Tonight, Stormy Monday, Stormy Weather, Love For Sale, When I Fall In Love, When I take my Sugar To Tea, Yes Sir, Thats My Baby, Youre Getting to Be a Habit With Me, Young at Heart, A Foggy Day in London Town, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Autumn Leaves, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, Give Me the Simple Life, I Hear Music, How High the Moon, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, I Get a Kick Out Of You, Lush Life, ‘Round Midnight, I hear Music, Im Beginning to See the Light, I√≠ve Got the World On a String, In the Mood, Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby?, Its Only a Paper Moon, Jambalaya, Just in Time, Just One Of Those Things, Kansas City, Learning the Blues, Witchcraft, Lullaby of Birdland, Lulus Back in Town, Mack the Knife, No Moon at All, Route 66, Satin Doll, Smack Dab in the Middle, Somethings Gotta Give, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Take the √¨A√Æ Train, The Days of Wine and Rose, The Joint is Jumping, The Lady is a Tramp, The Tender Trap, There Will Never Be Another You, Just the Way You Look Tonight, Too Marvelous For Words, As Long as I live, Blue Skies, I Could Write A Book, Volare, Thats Amore
Black Magic Woman, Corcovado, Girl From Ipanema, La Bamba, Night and Day, Sand In My Shoes, Save the Last Dance For Me, Spanish Harlem, Our Day Will Come, Tequila, The Shadow of Your Smile, Wave, A Night in Tunisia, Blue Bossa, Dindi, One Note Samba
Beer Barrel Polka, Deyaniu, Finiculi Finicula, Hava Nagila, Hora Medley, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Jambalaya, O Sole Mio, Sunrise Sunset, Tarantella, Tennessee Waltz, Tzena, Volare, Thats Amore, Chicken Dance, Waltzes, Polkas, Horas, Italian, Bossa Novas, Holiday Songs..and much much more!
Round Midnight, Am I Blue?, Please Send Me Someone To Love, Angel Eyes, As Time Goes By, At Last, Bewitched, Body and Soul, But Not For Me, Candy, Come Rain or Come Shine, Crazy, Crazy He Calls Me, Dont Blame Me, Embraceable You, Gee Baby, Aint I Good to You?, Georgia, God Bless the Child, Good Morning Heartache, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Here and Now, Heres that Rainy Day, How Long Has This Been Going On?, I Cant Get Started, I Cant Help Falling In Love With You, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons), Ill Get By, I√≠ve Got a Crush On You, Blue Moon, Its All in The Game, Just For A Thrill, Just in Time, Laura, Lets Stay Together, Misty, Mood Indigo, My Buddy, My Funny Valentine, My One and Only Love, Just the Way You Look Tonight, Ruby, Sea of Love, Since I Fell For You, Skylark, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Someday My Prince Will Come, Someone Exactly Like You, Someone to Watch Over Me, Spanish Harlem, Stardust, Summertime, Sunday Kind of Love, Sunrise Sunset, Sweet Lorraine, Tennessee Waltz, The Very Thought of You, Time After Time, Two Sleepy People, Unchained Melody, Unforgettable, What a Wonderful World, Whats New?, When A Man Loves a Woman, When Sunny Gets Blue, You Do Something to Me, You Go To My Head, You Send Me, Save the Last Dance For Me, Youre the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, I Got it Bad and That Aint Good, All My Life, Dont Know Much, I Will Always Love You, Wind Beneath My Wings, When I Fall In Love, Fallen, Because You Loved Me, True Companion, Color My World, Youre the Inspiration, Two Sleepy People, The Shadow of Your Smile, Goodnight Irene, Moon River, Wonderful Tonight, You Are So Beautiful, Change the World, Shower the People with Love, Brand New Day