After several years of extensive work and painstaking research the latest in our explorations into regional US funk obscurities is finally here. Has the wait for California Funk been worth it' Well, let's see what we have: 21 of the finest, rarest and most desirable funk recordings from the Sunshine state, put together for the first time with the personal blessing of each and every artist represented herein - shoddy bootleg this is not! Both the LP and CD contain in-depth sleeve notes detailing the history of funk and R&B in California and the social conditions which led to the funk explosion of the late '60s. In addition there are thoroughly researched notes for every individual track, revealing for the first time the hidden stories behind such revered and enigmatic artists as Leon Gardner, Arthur Monday and Delores Ealy. The double LP is presented on two pieces of 180 g virgin vinyl, lavishly housed in a double gatefold sleeve with full color inners, label scans and extensive liner notes featuring many previously unseen photos of the bands and musicians involved. The CD houses the same in a 24 page color booklet.
All Bundled Into One - Water Color
What Goes Around Comes Around - Arthur Monday
Farm Song - Leon Gardner
Turn It Over - Chucky Thurmon
Honeydripper - Delores Ealy
I Who Have Nothing - Ray Frazier
Arriba Tipo - Enrique Olivarez
Cruising Down Sunset - 4th Coming
Political Rag - King Solomon
North Richmond Breakaway - JGD & the New Breed
Supercool Brother - LA Bare Faxx
Curse Upon the World - Apple & Three Oranges
Cold Heat - Lil' Lavair
Get It Right - Rhon Silva
Funky Fire - Billy Larkin
WB302 - California Gold Notes
Talking About My Baby - John Heartsman & Circles
Al's Place - Enrique Olivarez
What's Going On - Mr Clean
Smokin' Tidbits - Edwards Generation
Bones - Winter
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.