V/A - Bay Area Funk II, CD
|The musical spectrum spans from raw funk to gritty soul. The Bay Area was, and still is, a melting pot of cultures and sounds. The funk scene in San Francisco and surrounding areas reflects that eclectic vibe as artists incorporated rock, Latin, and blues influences into their work.
Amongst these rarities and underground hits are stories of success and failure. Some acts only released one single, while others are certified legends and continue to play and keep the Bay Area music scene alive. Ray Camacho has recorded over 600 tracks and played for royalty and two leper colonies. Also included is the holy grail 7" from Project Soul. This super-rare one-off is from a Vallejo band who's members went on to become ConFunkShun. Mike Selesia's band apparently ate LSD-laced Tootsy Rolls before recording. Southern Californian Faye Marshall spent time up in the Bay Area recording her tune with local funk legend, and BAF Vol 1 artist, Marvin Holmes. Tasty rarities and treats from Primevil, Dawn and Sunset, Soft Touch, and The Windjammers sit next to Bay Area favorites like back-flipping sweet soul sister Sugar Pie DeSanto, 12 year old singing-sensation Little Denise, and one-time James Brown drummer Victor Green.
1. Mary Love - Born To Live With Heartache
2. Dawn and Sunset - Move in The Room
3. Project Soul - Ebony
4. Soft Touch - Plenty Action
5. Sugar Pie DeSanto - Straighten It Out With Yo Man
6. San Franciso T.K.O.s - Acid Lady
7. The International Ray Camacho Group - Si Se Puede
8. The Windjammers - Poor Sad Child pt. 1
9. Faye Marshall - Goin Home
10. Little Denise Stevenson - Hip Breakin
11. Primevil - Stop Look Listen!
12. Victor Green - Creole Girl
13. Uptights Band - Devils On The Run
14. The Relatives - Lenient With My Love
15. Mike Selesia - Brute Strength