Various — California Funk
Jazzman/Now-Again regional funk survey series:
Midwest Funk: Funk 45s From Tornado Alley
Texas Funk: Black Gold From The Lone Star State
Florida Funk: Funk 45s From The Alligator State, 1968-1975
Carolina Funk: First In Funk, 1968-1977
Over a decade in the making, this – from compilers Malcolm Catto and Gerald “Jazzman” Short – is the Funk masterpiece. It offers thunderous drums, fuzzy wah-wah, fat basslines, blistering horns and exhortations akin to James Brown and his many disciples over its 21 track selection, all culled from rare California-based 7s and LPs. Packaged as a “mini-LP” in a thick, “paste-on” gatefold cardboard sleeve Now-Again’s issue of California Funk also comes with a 24 page full color booklet with full liner notes, annotation, and never-before-seen photos of these most impressive organizations.