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1. Super Pie Desanto - Git Back
2. Rodger Collins - Girls in Oakland
3. Johnny Talbot - Pickin' Cotton
4. Marvin Holmes - Find Yourself
5. Little Denise - Check Me Out
6. Apollis - What it is Pts 1 & 2
7. Jeannie Tracy - Trippin' On the Sound
8. Eugene Blacknell & The New Breeds - The Trip
9. Charles Leonard - Funky Driver on the Funky Bus
10. Unforgetables - Sad Song
11. San Francisco TKO's - Herm
12. Onyx - Break it Loose
13. P-I-R- Square - Fantasy
14. Unforgettables - Too Much Trouble
15. Marvin Holmes - Oomph
16. Wylie Trass - The Feeling

All MP3s are in 320 Kbps format.

On this first volume of Bay Area Funk 16 tracks represent the best of the infamous Bay Area scene. Ranging from the boogaloo and shing-a-ling sound of Marvin Holmes and the Uptights to the psychedelic funk-jazz of P-I-R-Square. The compilation covers the period from 1967 to 1976 and is packed with music from the key originators and characters including a 12 year old Little Denice produced by blues legend Jimmy McCracklin, rhythm and blues hero Rodger Collins, KSOL radio station director "Hard Punching" Herm Henry, and Sugar Pie Desanto, former opening act for James Brown who is still pulling back-flips on-stage even in her late 60s.

California’s rich social fabric has given the world some amazing soul music. Tower of Power, Santana, Sly and The Family Stone and Shuggie Otis – the list is endless. Our compilation includes some of the more hard-to-find moments featuring unreleased 7”s and vinyl album-only soul, Latin, jazz and funk cuts recorded as early as the mid-1960s through and into the early 1980s. This slice of California’s underground musical history was assembled by the Luv N’Haight rare groove digging crew, which means that not only are the tunes preserved and made widely available but also artists were tracked down and properly paid. This is not a bootleg, this is a dedication to the soulful sounds of California.

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