1. IF SHE WANTS TO GO – Choice Of Colors2. JUST AIN’T MY DAY – Entertainers IV3. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU’RE GONNA GET – Brenda George4. STRIKE – Union 5. THINK PEOPLE – ZZ Hill6. THE GIT DOWN (PART 1) – Little Johnny Hamilton & The Soul Pack7. THE GIT DOWN (PART 2) – Little Johnny Hamilton & The Soul Pack8. THE FEELING – California Soul Explosion9. THE MAN (Y’ALL KEEP ON WATCHING YOU) – Jesse & Anita10. THANK YOU FOR THE PART – Chucky Thurmon11. WHEN I HAD YOU BABY – Soul Sensations12. BUTTERFLY aka I WISH I KNEW – The Ballads13. FUNKY WITH MY STUFF – The Natural Resources Unpolluted14. I’M GONNA SPEAK OUT – Eddie Horan15. CHECK ME OUT – Little Denise16. HANG UP (PT1) – Warm Excursion (terrible Three)17. PICKIN’ COTTON – Johnny Talbot & De-Thangs18. TUNED IN TURNED ON – Alvin Robinson19. IS IT WORTH IT ALL – Eleanor Rigby20. THE SNEAK (VOCAL) – The Douzer21. YOU DON’T KNOW (THE DAMAGE YOU’VE DONE) – Vernon Green & The Medallions22. EARTHQUAKE – Rulie Garcia
California Soul – Funk & Soul From The Golden State 1967-1976 – Various Artists CD (BGP)
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This CD 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 musicn nFocusing 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’.n nAs 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.n nHoused in a glorious sleeve featuring a Bill Ray shot of sharply dressed youths at the Watts Tower, it includes a detailed note housed in a fully illustrated booklet.