Various Artists / Bay Area Funk
Album: Bay Area Funk   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Luv 'n' Haight Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-10 Pull Date: 2004-01-12
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16
Airplays: 2 2 5 4 3 5 7 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 04, 2007: orangeasm
The Feeling
4. Aug 23, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Git Back
2. Sep 06, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
5. Aug 16, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3. Aug 30, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Pickin' Cotton
6. Apr 05, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Foxy Girls in Oakland

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2003-11-10
Bluesy funk and funky soul. This is an awesome collection of less well known but very funky singles produced in the Bay Area in the late 60s/early 70s. Needless to say, they dig past Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, and Santana. Probably the key feature of Bay Area funk is the diversity between bands and even within bands, which were often multi-racial. Thus it's hard to give a general summary about this CD, however I can say it's all funky. Not a bad track on here, play it and represent the Bay Area.
1) **Starting off right, bluesy sister funk featuring piano
2) **Choppy guitar and vocals, funky bass lead this ode to the ladies in the 510
3) *Horns lead a mid-tempo instrumental
4) **Electric piano groove, message vocals, and some way out wa-wa guitar soloing
5) **Sassy little sister funk, with some powerful breakdowns
6) **Part 1 is classic instrumental funk, horns and wa-wa guitars. Part 2 is a little farther out, with congas, a flute solo
7) *Tower of Power style up-tempo soul with horns and female vocals
8) **Funk instrumental with a pretty hard break
9) *Bluesy narrative about riding the bus
10) **Despite the title, this is hard, up-tempo funk
11) *Mid-tempo instrumental featuring horns
12) *Lush, orchestral with vocal harmonies
13) **Jazzy, nice mix that skips the long intro and gets right into the funky electric piano groove, I'm reminded of Weldon Irvine
14) *Lo-Fi organ and vocals
15) Choppy but plenty of "Uhhh"s to keep things funky.
16) **Crisp mid-tempo funk, the vocals are a bit distant but it's the drums and wa-wa guitar that drive this song anyway
Tom Purcell, November 2003

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Desanto, Sugar Pie Git Back
2. Collins, Rodger Foxy Girls in Oakland
3. Talbot, Johnny Pickin' Cotton
4. Holmes, Marrin Find Yourself
5. Little Denise Check Me Out
6. Apollis What It Is Pts 1&2
7. Tracy, Heannie Trippin' on the Sound
8. Blacknell, Eugine & New Breed The Trip
9. Leonard, Charles Funky Driver on a Funky Bus
10. Unforgettables Sad Song
11. San Francisco T.K.O.'s Herm
12. Onyx Break It Loose
13. Pi-R-Square Fantasy
14. Unforgettables Too Much Trouble
15. Holms, Marvin & the Uptights Oomph
16. Trass, Wylie The Feeling