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LP-only R&B/Funk Collection from the same catalog as Darondo and The Two Things In One!
On the heels of the success of Darondo’s Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions and The Two Things In One’s Together Forever: The Music City Sessions, Omnivore Recordings takes you back to the early-’70s for three volumes of various artist, vinyl-only, Bay Area funk, soul, and R&B! All three volumes are researched, produced, and annotated by Alec Palao. His essay for the 2011 boxed set, The Music City Story, was nominated for a Grammy® in the Best Album Notes category. You read right, these three compilations will be LP-only (like they should have been, had they been released back in the day), but we’ll bring it up to the modern era with a download card for each.
The Music City Sessions, Volume 1: Richmond Experience features mostly previously unissued, never-before-heard material, focusing on the harder funk edge of Richmond and the East Bay as a musical reflection of its working-class, blue-collar landscape. While not everyone on this compilation called Richmond home, the locale personifies the down-and-dirty gritty vibe quite clearly represented by the sounds on this collection.
JUST A MAN – Chucky Thurmon & Pharris Wheel
GIANT HAMBURGER (PART TWO)* – Victor Green
FREEDOM TRAIN – Kevin Burton & Peace
TP PAPER – The Soul Sensations
GET DOWN – [unknown artist]
GUMBO – Victor Green
CHECK ME OUT (Alternate Version) – Little Denice
WOULDN’T IT BE A SHAME* – The Soul Messengers
HAVIN’ FUN – [unknown artist]
RICHMOND EXPERIENCE – Kevin Burton & Peace
All tracks previously unissued except *
LP includes download card.