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Boomkat Product Review:
Heavyweight funk and soul selectors Jazzman Gerald and Malcom Catto put their funkheads together, picking a prime clutch of 21 ultra rare Funk cuts from the Golden State. Together with the 23-page deep booklet, this is a treasure trove of scorching post-James Brown funk circa late 60s, a vibrant and energetic soundtrack to life in California at that time. As Jazzman makes clear, the area between San Francisco and LA developed its own take on Funk, evolving its own style away from the east coast metropolis' of Chicago, NYC and Detroit etc. A massively increased black population in California from the 40s onwards required a way to vent its frustrations and joy, and when funk hit in the late 60s it was received as the perfect outlet. Each and every cut here represents this sound to the fullest, from the agitated blast of Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness on 'I Who Have Nothing (Am Somebody)', to the cooler organ driven Latin influences of 'Arriba Tipo' from Enrique Olivarez y Los Vampiros and the seminal scorch of John Heartsman & Circles inspirational 'Talking About My Baby', this is just a different class of funk. Serious!