Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Get Your Lie Straight: A Galaxy Of Funk

This compilation anthologises some of the best grooves that Fantasy Record’s subsidiary Galaxy issued in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Galaxy naturally focused on the bluesy, earthier style of soul popular in that region, a sound exemplified by the local smash ‘Foxy Girls In Oakland’ by Rodger Collins. Other local acts on Galaxy were vocalist Lenny Williams, later to find fame with Tower Of Power, and blues singers JJ Malone and Tiny Powell, both of whose funky waxings for the label are represented here. Instrumental grooves from Merl Saunders and The Right Kind, and obscure nuggets from further notables like The Debonaires and Loleatta Holloway complete this compilation.


Here's the tracklisting (320kbps)...
01) Foxy Girls In Oakland [Rodger Collins]
02) Stop, Let's Be United [The Debonaires]
03) Get Your Lie Straight [Bill Coday]
04) Chicken Heads [Bobby Rush]
05) Bring It On Up [Loleatta Holloway]
06) I Love Her Too [Lenny Williams]
07) People Say [J.J. Malone]
08) The Iron Horse [Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence]
09) I'm Leaving This Place [Rodger Collins]
10) Bossy Woman [Tiny Powell]
11) Let Me Be Your Handy Man [Bill Coday]
12) Try The Life [Everyday People]
13) Feelin' Blue [Lenny Williams]
14) My Money Is Funny [The Right Kind]
15) Manpower [Ben & Larry]
16) One Step Away [J.J. Malone]
17) When You Find A Fool, Bump His Head [Bill Coday]
18) Your Love, It's Burning [Rodger Collins]
19) We Gonna Do Our Thing [Bobby Eaton]
20) I Want To Talk About It (World) Parts 1 & 2 [The Debonaires]
21) I Got A Thing [Bill Coday]
22) I Get What I Want [The Sequins]


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