Saturday, May 26, 2007

Super Cool California Soul 2

Ubiquity come up with another killer compilation of California Soul!

Here's their press blurb:

"A golden state's worth of funky soul from the 60s and 70s - pulled together in a collection that's arguably even better than the first volume in the series! The tracks here are all incredibly solid - tunes that aren't just great because they're rare, but because they perfectly illustrate the hard-hitting groove going on in the California underground..."
- Dusty Groove America
"What makes Super Cool California Soul 2 so compelling is not the obscurity of these tracks but the organic cohesiveness that holds them together."
- Exclaim! Canada
“The then-sound of a regional underground, and a soundtrack for subcultures that birthed our leaders of today.”- East Bay Express
Super Cool features music recorded between 1966 and 1982 and spans eclectic genres from soul jazz, blues, heavy funk, modern soul, Northern soul, disco and even includes a ballad (previously unavailable on CD) from Luv N'Haight fave . These are tracks from artists who were the sound of the underground, session musicians, players, and characters that kept the scenes from San Francisco to Los Angeles and beyond alive. Artists featured have played with everyone from Fela Kuti to George Clinton and were members of acts like Funkadelic, War, and Sam Cooke's band.
Some old faves from my collection there - Sy Hightower, Cal Green and Johnny Morrisette as well as some new ones to me - another essential set!

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