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Various — Soul Cal

The definitive survey of America’s best, independent 70s soul-ensembles. 15 rare and unreleased tracks; 2LP or CD with 80-page book filled with rare photos and each band’s story.

A decade in the making, Soul Cal is the definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles. Profiled within this album and book are the bands that transitioned from funk to disco; the bands that kept up the backbeat as rhythm moved to the backseat. Against the odds, they left recorded artifacts for we at Now-Again to dig out, dust off and restore. Collected here for the first time are the musical dreams of dozens, dreams that were deferred but were never discarded.

Soul Cal is presented as both a standard 2LP and CD. CD format comes with a perfect-bound, 80 page book printed on heavyweight, uncoated paper stock. LP version includes a download of the 80 page book plus WAV files for both the album and bonus tracks.

01. You Can Be A Star
Luther Davis
4:37
02. Don’t Get Discouraged
U.P.C. All Stars
3:33
03. Wake Up
Pure Essence
6:08
04. Ecology
Anubis
4:01
05. Put A Smile On Time
Rhythm Machine
3:53
06. I’m Gonna Miss You Girl
Ellis & Cephas
2:51
07. It’s A Bad Feeling
Mixed Sugar
3:04
08. Sha-La-La
Mixed Feelings
3:28
09. What It Takes To Live
Key & Cleary
3:13
10. Love Is
Leon Mitchison & The Eastex Freeway Band
4:18
11. Keep Running Away
Clifford Nyren
2:57
12. Things Cannot Stop Forever
Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism
6:07
13. The Stranger
C. Henry Woods Troupe
8:33
14. Free Your Mind
Record Player
3:51
15. Get Down
Freedom Express
3:29