Golden State Funk - Impossibly Rare Funk / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
Incredibly rare funk singles by the likes of the San Francisco TKOs, Windjammers, Love Experience and Mel Davis will no doubt catch the eye of the hard-core collector, but this highly listenable compilation can also boast that over half it's contents are unreleased, with some red-hot sounds from the likes of 87th Off Broadway, '60s soul thrush Ramona King, future Janis Joplin sideman Snooky Flowers and the inimitable Wally Cox. Master tape sound, in-depth liner notes and some eye-popping pictures complete the package. Regionally-focused funk comps have become an increasingly popular showcase for the obscure delights beloved of the aficionados, and "We've Gotta Groove: Golden State Funk" is one of the strongest to have come down the pike.