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Vicki Anderson/Lyn CollinsMessage From A Soul Sister/Female Preacher ... CD
King/FF, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
An obscure reissue that collects some of the best work by James Brown soul sister Vicki Anderson – a heck of a great vocalist, and right up there with Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney for sheer raw soul power! Vicki's work was actually some of the funkiest and most righteous to come out of the James Brown camp at the end of the 60s – and the tracks on this set really show her working at full steam – and includes some all-out groovers that have had a long life in recent years, thanks to a strong sample history. Titles include "Message From The Soul Sisters", "I'll Work It Out", "Sound Funky", "In The Land Of Milk & Honey", "You're Welcome Stop On By", "Super Good", and "Answer To Mother Popcorn". CD also follows with 10 more tracks from Lyn Collins – super-heavy soul with a strong funky undercurrent – mostly material issued on People Records with backings by the JBs! Titles include "Rock Me Again & Again & Again", "You Can't Love Me If You Don't Respect Me", "Think", "Mama Feelgood", "We Want To Party Party Party", "Take Me Just As I Am", and "Mr Big Stuff". CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert CollinsCold Snap ... CD
Alligator, 1986. Used ... $2.99

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Albert CollinsDeluxe Edition ... CD
Alligator, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $6.99

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M/Souldify (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $39.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Collins & Collins ... CD 13.99

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New Nat Pierce, Dick Collins, Ralph Burns, & OthersNat Pierce, Dick Collins, Ralph Burns & The Herdsmen Play Paris/Nat Pierce-Dick Collins Nonet ... CD
Fantasy, 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great assortment of tracks from these Woody Herman offshoots – one date recorded in Paris, the other back home in California! First up is The Herdsmen Play Paris – a set done overseas by a group that includes Ralph Burns on piano, Dick Collins on trumpet, Cy Touff on bass trumpet, Jerry Coker and Bill Perkins on tenor, Dick Hafer on alto, and rhythm from French players who include Henri Renaud on piano, Jimmy Gourley on guitar, and Jean Louis Viale on drums! There's an open, flowing quality to the work that's great – a bit more of a relaxed vibe than the Woody Herman sound, with lots of nice Parisian postwar touches in the way the tunes are put together. Titles include "The Gypsy", "Wet Back On The Left Bank", "Embarkation", "Just 40 Bars", "Pot Luck", and "Palm Cafe". The second half of the CD features material from the Nat Pierce/Dick Collins Nonet album on Fantasy – recorded earlier in 1954 at the Marine's Memorial Auditorium in San Francisco. The group's a nonet, with Pierce on piano, Collins on trumpet, Jerry Coker on tenor, Jack Nimitz on baritone, John Howell on trumpet, and Cy Touff on bass trumpet – that great low-toned instrument that really adds a nice bottom to this date. Titles include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Drop The Other Shoe", "Some of These Days", "Easy Living", "Blue Lester", and "The King". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Albert CollinsComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Imperial/EMI, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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New Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth sly slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years, and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". CD
Also available Bootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP 6.99
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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Octet ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A full LP that combines early work by Dave Brubeck – pulled together from a few 10" LPs, and packaged in a nice cartoony cover. The record features the work of his octet – a group that gives a rare opportunity to hear Brubeck in a large group setting, and one that also features work by Cal Tjader on drums (!), plus Dick Collins and Paul Desmond on their usual instruments. Titles include "The Prisoner's Song", "Prelude", "IPCA", "Fugue On Bop Themes", "Schizophrenic Scherzo", "Playland At The Beach", and "Serenade Suite". CD

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FunkadelicLet's Take It To The Stage (remastered with bonus track) ... CD
Westbound, 1975. Used ... $7.99
A tasty little album from Funkadelic – one that has Bootsy Collins joining the group, and really hitting the unique approach that would become the definitive P-Funk groove! And although tracks are shorter and even more focused, there's still a fair bit of guitar in the set – keeping the trademark Funkadelic sound in place, to set them aside from from the growing horn-heavy Parliament groove. Yet in both groups' work at the time, there's a growing emphasis on the rhythms at the bottom – a pulling up of the basslines in a way that was no doubt influenced by Bootsy's presence, and which would have a key influence on the sound of funk for years to come! Includes the massively infectious funk track "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", plus "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Be My Beach", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "The Song Is Familiar", "No Head No Backstage Pass", "Atmosphere", "Stuffs & Things", and "Better By the Pound". CD features the bonus track "Baby I Owe You Something Good" – performed by US Music with Funkadelic! CD

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New Rick JamesStreet Songs ... CD
Motown, 1981. Used ... $5.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! CD also features the bonus tracks "Give It To Me Baby (12" mix)" and "Super Freak (12" mix)". CD

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New Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $9.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD
Also available Herbie Mann At The Village Gate ... LP 1.99

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. Used ... $8.99
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics from Bonzo Goes To Washington, Dinosaur L, Felix, Indian Ocean and more – all touched in some way by Arthur Russell, with artists in the sessions from Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Bootsy Collins in Bonzo, to a collaboration with producer Nicky Siano in the tracks by Felix, and players from the earlier Loose Joints disco sessions. Incredibly important stuff on one hand, and appealingly funky 80s grooves on a more superficial level – and great stuff either way you slice it. Titles include "5 Minutes (B-B-B mix)" by Bonzo Goes To Washington, "Tiger Stripes" and "You Can't Hold Me Down" (extended mixes) by Felix, "Chill Pill (Underwater mix)" by Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn, "School Bell/Tree House" by Indian Ocean, "Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Dinosaur L and more. CD

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Charlie ShaversComplete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
An unusual slice of work by trumpeter Charlie Shavers – proof of his vitality and the range of his powers during the 50s! The first 4 tracks feature Shavers in a sextet with Hank D'Amico, Bennie Morton, Ken Kersey, Aaron Bell and Panama Francis, and some narration by Al Jazzbo Collins! Collins provides some hipster speak that sets that stage for a variety of older tunes featuring Shavers on solo. The set list includes "Dark Eyes", "Dawn On The Desert", "Story Of The Jazz Trumpet", and "Moten Swing" – all done in pretty cool, swinging versions. Side 2 of the LP features Shavers leading another sextet in front of the John Kirby Orchestra with vocalist Maxine Sullivan alongside too, and all of which include Buster Bailey on clarinet, Russell Procope on alto, and Billy Kyle on piano – on tunes that include "Windy", "Rose Room", "If I Had A Ribbon Row", "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm", and "Molly Malone". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan ... CD 9.99

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Snoop DoggR & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) – The Masterpiece ... CD
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Snoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the latest home of the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this better-than-usual LP! Snoop has the seniority these days to pick-and-choose whomever the hell he wants to produce and contribute to his records regardless of the present hotness of those contributors – bringing in Alchemist, Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Hi Tek, and others. The best tracks seem to be the Neptune productions, with that glittery minimalist electro sound and the digital handclaps that meld perfectly with Snoop's hazy delivery. The single "Drop It Like It's Hot" is another shiny gem on par with "From The Chuuuch. . ." and "Beautiful" – we can't stop spinnin' it here, anyway! Snoop's on a real high (artistically, that is) lately, and mainstream street hop is all the better for it! Other tracks include "Bang Out", "Can I Get A Flicc Witchu" feat Bootsy Collins, "The Bidness", "Let's Get Blown", "Step Yo Game Up" with Lil Jon, "Oh No" with 50 Cent, "Pass It Pass It" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousModern Soul Connoisseurs ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Mod Soul Cons! This is a brilliant compilation of 70s groovers – smooth and uptempo tunes that define the essence of modern soul, 20 tracks that are mostly pretty darn hard to come by! The CD is one of our favorite compilations ever of modern soul, put together by UK DJ Richard Searling with a strong focus on underground cuts that have been lost for years on vinyl, but kept alive by the scene in England. We knew a few of these tracks already, but honestly, there's a heck of a lot more that we'd never heard before, and which make the set as essential in our soul collections as a solid pack of rare 45s! Titles include "No Limit" by Jean Terrell, "Top Of The Stairs" by Collins & Collins, "Get Into Your Life" by Beloyd, "Let Me Make Love To You" by Gene Chandler, "When I'm With You" by Brenda Lee Eager, "It's Love Baby" by Timothy Wilson, "Wanting You Needing You" by Bobby Hutton, "Gonna Find a True Love" by Bottom & Company, "I Was Blessed The Day I Found You" by Randy Brown, "Booking Up Baby" by The Topics, "Tell Me You Love Me" by Lawrence Payton, "Keeping Love New" by Howard Johnson, "Pity A Fool" by Barbara Brown, and "If You Want A Love Affair" by Jesse James. CD

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New King CrimsonRed – 30th Anniversary Edition ... CD
Atlantic/Virgin (UK), 1974. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the heaviest early King Crimson albums – a set that really has the group taking off even more than before – pushing the needles way into the red with their own sort of sonic intensity! The group's a trio this time around – with the legendary Robert Fripp on guitar, really carving out the sound with an edge that's incredibly sharp – plus the great John Wetton on vocals and bass, giving the group an unexpected sense of soul – and lots of mighty drums from Bill Bruford too! Additional instrumentation comes from some cats who really help round out the more complicated edges of the Crimson sound – David Cross on violin, Mel Collins on soprano sax, Marc Charig on cornet, and Ian McDonald on soprano sax. Tracks are all nice and long – and titles include "Starless", "Providence", "One More Red Nightmare", and "Red". CD

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New Rod TaylorWhere Is Your Love Mankind? ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Solid roots material from Rod Taylor – record at Channel One – originally released in 1980 and effectively putting the cap on the previous decade's stellar run of Channel One perfection! Mixed by Scientist and utilizing a band that features a legendary cast – including Sly Dunbar, Style Scott, Errol Flabba Holt, Ansel Collins, Bobby Ellis, Deadly Headly, Gladstone Anderson and others. Titles include "Where Is Your Love Mankind", "Mr Money Man", "Give Me Your Love Forever", "Lazy Woman", "True History", "Them Top Ranking", "Lonely Lonely Lonely", "Stand Up Firm" and "Arlene". CD

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Bernie WorrellAll The Woo In The World ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great effort from George Clinton's ringer on the keys – the great Bernie Worrell! Like a lot of the other solo albums P-Funk family members were cutting throughout the 70s, this one was recorded with production help from George Clinton, and features appearances by other P-Funk players, such as Eddie Hazel, Gary Shider, Bootsy Collins, Parlet, the Brides of Funkenstein, the Horny Horns, and others – a record that's very much out of the P-Funk bag of funky tricks, which is nothing to complain about. What makes this a real Worrell solo effort is that Bernie stepping up front on the vocals and song writing, and though there's some really nice keyboard work on a variety of moogs and synths, they're just as nicely integrated into the ensemble as you'd hear on any other Clinton act from the time. Tracks include "Much Thrust", "Woo Together", "I'll Be With You", "Insurance Man For The Funk", and "Hold On". CD

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New VariousIn Yo' Face – The History Of Funk Vol 1 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features work by James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Staple Singers, Dramatics, War, Eddie Kendricks, The Family Vibes, JB, Curtis Mayfield, Lyn Collins, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". CD

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New James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live performance that has James and the group even more energized than in the studio – working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them a legendary funk act – leaping from tune to tune with nary a break at all! Bobby Byrd acts as the MC, and joins James for a bit of vocals – and the group at this point still includes Bootsy Collins on bass, plus loads of great guitar from Catfish Collins, and Fred Wesley on trombone and Jabo Starks on drums. Dave Matthews handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Soul Power", "Sex Machine", "Bewildered", "It's A New Day", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Brother Rapp", "Super Bad", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin". CD

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New Billy ButlerLegends Of Acid Jazz – This Is Billy Butler/Night Life ... CD
Prestige, 1968/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 lost soul jazz sets from the mighty Billy Butler! This Is Billy Butler is one of the grooviest albums ever from the hip guitarist – a rock-solid session for Prestige that's filled with some amazing rhythms! The sound here is sockingly soulful, and very tight – a mixture of the jazz funk that was coming into the Prestige scene at the time, plus some of the older modes from Butler's years woodshedding in the combo of Bill Doggett. Billy's tones are both rough and smooth, depending on the tracks – and other players include Houston Person on tenor, Ernie Hayes on piano and organ, Bob Bushnell on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. Butler uses just a bit of wah-wah effects at points – and titles include "Twang Thang", "Work Song", "Soul Roll", and "Bass-ic Blues", which also has Billy on electric bass! Night Life is an album with a very different groove than usual for Billy Butler! On this set, his guitar seems to be processed through something that sounds a bit like a wah wah pedal – although we're not quite sure, and can't find any reference to the technology in the notes. It's got a sound that's a little compressed, with a mellow groove that's different than Billy's usual plucked notes – more flowing waves of sound that snake out slyly, and wrap themselves around some mellow rhythms from the rest of the combo. Players here include Jesse Powell on tenor (although Houston Person takes over in the role on one track) – plus Johnny Hammond Smith on organ, Bob Bushnell on Fender bass, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Titles include "Nightlife", "Wave", "Watch What Happens", and "Peacock Alley". CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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New Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... CD
Daptone, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than any of theirs, as it's an all-solid, all-funky effort all the way through! Backings are by the Dap-Kings – grooving hard in a sock-soul funky 45 mode that never lets up – and we can't think of a better album of funky female soul to recommend this year, or maybe even this decade. Just when you thought you'd be saying "they don't make soul music like this anymore" – here it comes to whomp you on the head! Titles include "Got A Thing On My Mind", "Make It Good To Me", "Casella Walk", "Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut", "Give Me A Chance", "The Dap Dip", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", and "Got To Be The Way It Is". CD

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New Tangerine Dreame/Bob SegerRisky Business ... CD
Virgin, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features some surprisingly nice Tangerine Dream instrumentals – plus the classic "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger, and cuts by Jeff Beck, Prince, Journey, Phil Collins, and Muddy Waters. CD

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New ZappZapp ... CD
Warner/Get On Down, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album by this legendary funky combo – a group who not only went onto change the sound of funk in the 80s, but also went onto have a huge impact on generations of hip hop as well! The album burns from the very first note – the wicked snapping funk of "More Bounce To The Ounce" – a tune that became the blueprint for a generation, and still sounds way better than the millions of copycat attempts that came out over the years! The record follows with some equally wicked bass/keyboard cuts – often with plenty of electro production touches too – thanks to sweeeet work in the studio from Bootsy Collins and Roger Troutman. Bootsy's presence is key, too – as the set kind of strips down the ensemble P-Funk vibe of the generation before – going for a lean, clean groove that's held up beautifully over the years! In addition to "More Bounce To The Ounce", the record also features the mellow steppers cut "Be Alright", which has a wonderful hook, and a great compressed modern soul sound – and other tracks include "Funky Bounce", "Freedom", and "Brand New Pplayer". CD

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New VariousBay Area Funk – Funk & Soul Essentials From San Francisco, Oakland, & The Bay Area 1967-1976 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer! As revolutionary as the music and political climate was in the Bay Area in the late 60s and early 70s, it's damn near criminal that there haven't been more representative collections of the music – enter Luv N Haight Records, who are here with the first ever comprehensive compilation of Bay Area funk and hard soul! The kind of funky music that came out of the Bay in the period differs a bit from a lot of mirror sounds from the other coast, the midwest and the south –artists and groups like Sugar Pie Desanto, P-I-R Square, Marvin Holmes and the Uptights, San Francisco T.K.O and others work with short, tight, hard-clapping blasts of 45 funk. Where the funk of other scenes was designed to bounce you along an elastic groove, the Cali school for the most part specialized in short, sweaty, scratchy numbers that were designed to get you on your feet, than knock you straight on your arse! Truly amazing stuff – all funky 45 numbers, many of which are available for the first time on CD! 16 treasures: "Git Back" by Sugar Pie Desanto, "Foxy Girls In Oakland" by Rodger Collins, "Pickin' Cotton" by Johnny Talbot, "Find Yourself" by Marvin Holmes, "Check Me Out" by Kittie Denise, "Trippin' On The Sound" by Jeannie Tracie, "The Trip" by Eugene Blacknell, "Fantasy" by P-I-R Square, "Oomph" by Marvin Holmes, "Herm" by San Francisco T.K.O.'s and lots more – plus great foldout notes with details on each track. A great sounding, long overdue document of a great scene! CD
(Out of print.)