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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.

 

01. All Bundled Into One
Water Color
4:50
02. Cruising Down Sunset
The 4th Coming
3:06
03. Curse Upon The World
Apple & The Three Oranges
2:59
04. Super Cool Brother
L.A. Bare Faxx
3:06
05. What Goes Around Comes Around (Part 1)
Arthur Monday
2:52
06. Turn It Over
Chucky Thurmon
2:49
07. W.B. 302
California Gold Notes
3:21
08. I Who Have Nothing (Am Somebody)
Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness
2:55
09. Get it Right
Rhon Silva
2:31
10. Al’s Place
Enrique Olivarez Y Los Vampiros
2:23
11. North Richmond Breakaway
J.G.D. & The New Breed
3:06
12. Talking About My Baby
John Heartsman & Circles
3:33
13. Politician Rag
King Soloman
2:50
14. Funky Fire
Billy Larkin & The Delegates
3:37
15. Farm Song
Leon Gardner
2:38
16. Cold Heat
Lil' Lavair & The Fabulous Jades
2:44
17. Honeydripper
Delores Ealy & The Kenyattas
2:24
18. Arriba Tipo
Enrique Olivarez Y Los Vampiros
2:21
19. Bones
Winter
2:43
20. Smokin’ Tidbits
The Edwards Generation
3:07
21. What’s Goin On
Mr. Clean & The Soul Inc.
4:20