California Soul: Funk & Soul From the Golden State

California Soul: Funk & Soul From the Golden State: California Soul: Funk & Soul from the Golden State

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Product Type: CD

Title: California Soul: Funk & Soul from the Golden State
Label: BGP

2016 collection. This release kicks off a brand new BGP series which looks at the obscure and wonderful from different areas of American black music. The first collection digs into the West Coast studio scenes that produced so much great street funk and ghetto soul in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. We'd argue the CD presents a compelling case to demonstrate California was the most creative US state as a source of soul music. Focusing mainly on Los Angeles and San Francisco, the music ranges from the sweet harmonies of the Ballads' 'Butterfly' to the relentless groove of ZZ Hill's 'Think People'. As well as previously unreleased masters by Eleanor Rigby, Chucky Thurmon and Choice Of Colors, California Soul includes the super-rare 'Strike' by Union and Little Johnny Hamilton's 'The Git Down' from the rare Watts USA label. There are floor-fillers by Warm Excursion, Brenda George and Little Denise. Housed in a glorious sleeve featuring a Bill Ray shot of sharply dressed youths at the Watts Tower, it includes detailed notes housed in a fully illustrated booklet.

1.1 If She Wants to Go - Choice of Colors
1.2 Just Ain't My Day - Entertainers IV
1.3 What You See Is What You Get - Brenda George
1.4 Strike - Union
1.5 Think People - ZZ Hill
1.6 The Git Down (Part 1) - Little Johnny Hamilton ; the Soul Pack
1.7 The Git Down (Part 2) - Little Johnny Hamilton ; the Soul Pack
1.8 The Feeling - California Soul Explosion
1.9 The Man (Y'all Keep on Watching You) - Jesse ; Anita
1.10 Saturday - Saint Charles
1.11 When I Had You Baby - Soul Sensations
1.12 Butterfly - the Ballads
1.13 Funky with My Stuff - the Natural Resources Unlimited
1.14 I'm Gonna Speak Out - Eddie Horan
1.15 Check Me Out - Little Denice
1.16 Hang Up (PT1) - Warm Excursion
1.17 Pickin' Cotton - Johnny Talbot ; De-Thangs
1.18 Tuned in Turned on - Al Robinson
1.19 Is It Worth It All - Eleanor Rigby
1.20 The Sneak (Vocal) - Douzer
1.21 You Don't Know - the Medallions
1.22 Earthquake - Rulie Garcia

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