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The El Orbits

The El Orbits are one of Houston’s most fun and best variety bands. After many years of performing every Monday night The Continental Club, The El Orbits now perform most frequently at private events. The band has released four CDs for Freedom Records and won multiple Best Cover Band awards from the Houston Press since the band’s beginning in 1997. After many years at the helm of The El Orbits, David Beebe has moved to Marfa. Veteran El Orbits Tomas Escalante (lead vocals), Jim Henkel (guitar/vocals), Allen Hill (bass/vocals) and Eric C. Hughes (drums) are now in charge of the mellow lounge sounds that put a smile on everyone’s face and keep the dancers dancing!

SWING AND OTHER MELLOW LOUNGE TUNES:
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Our Love is Here to Stay (Ray Charles)
The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darrin)
This Guy’s in Love With You (Herb Alpert)
Danke Schoen (Wayne Newton)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
Route 66 (Nat King Cole)
That Old Devil Moon (Johnny Desmond)
L O V E (Nat King Cole)
Just in Time (Tony Bennett)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Tony Bennett)
Night and Day (Chris Montez)
I’m Beginning to See the Light (Frank Sinatra)
Girl From Impanema (Getz/Gilberto)
The More I See You (Chris Montez)
Rainy Night in Georgia (Tony Joe White)
Call Me (Peggy Lee)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
Witchcraft (Frank Sinatra)
Blue Skies (Irving Berlin/Bing Crosby)
‘Til There Was You (Anita Bryant)
You’re Getting to Be A Habit With Me (Frank Sinatra)

SOUL AND GULF COAST R&B TUNES:
My Girl (The Tempations)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)
Brandy (Looking Glass)
Slip Away (Clarence Carter)
What I Say (Ray Charles)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Talk To Me (Sunny and the Sunglows)
Me and Mrs. Jones (Billy Paul)
Just a Moment of Your Time (Sunny Ozuna)
Ain’t That A Shame (Fats Domino)
Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (The Four Tops)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Mathilda (Cookie and the Cupcakes)
Before the Last Tear Drop Falls (Freddy Fender)
These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Leo Sayer)
Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)
Don’t Press Your Luck (Herschel Berry)
You’ll Never Find Another Love (Lou Rawls)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Cry to Me (Solomon Burk)

OLDIES ROCK AND ROLL:
Burning Love, Devil in Disguise, Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Treat Her Right (Roy Head)
Hey Baby (Bruce Channel)
Shout, Shout (Knock Yourself Out) (Ernie Maresca)
Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (The Buckinghams)
Spanish Harlem (The Drifters)
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
Sea Cruise (Frankie Ford)
It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head (BJ Thomas)
Sea of Love (Phil Phillips and the Twilights)
Rockin’ Robin (Bobby Day)
Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Everyday, Oh Boy (Buddy Holly)
Hooked on a Feeling (BJ Thomas)
Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters)
Tossin’ and Turnin’ (Bobby Lewis)
Garden Party (Rick Nelson)
Lucille (Little Richard)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Kansas City (Wilbert Harrison)
Because (Dave Clark 5)
Twistin’ the Night Away (Sam Cooke)
Little Sister (Elvis Presley)
Twist and Shout (The Isley Brothers)
Knock Three Times (Tony Orlando)

COUNTRY HITS:
Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams)
Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
Waltz Across Texas (Ernest Tubb)
Rhinestone Cowboy (Glen Campell)
Help Me Make it Through The Night (Chris Kristofferson)
Galveston (Glen Campbell)
Busted (Ray Charles)
Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (BJ Thomas)
Love Look What You’ve Done to Me (Boz Scaggs)
It’s Crying Time Again (Buck Owens)
On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)
Lookin’ for Love (Johnny Lee)

DANCE HITS AND LIGHT ROCK FAVORITES:
Moonlight Feels Right (Starbuck)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
More Than I Can Say (Leo Sayer)
The Love Boat Theme (Jack Jones)
Boys in the City (NRBQ)
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Carpenters)
Laughter in the Rain (Neil Sedaka)
My Little Pretty Lips (Herschel Berry)
Don’t Press Your Luck (Herschel Berry)
Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest)

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