Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Bay Is Deep



My home for the last half-dozen years, the Bay Area, produced a seemingly bottomless pool of amazing music in the 60s and 70s (and before and after of course, but that is the era this mix covers). I've already shared some of my favorite local sides on previous mixes (and sold piles of other great local records over the years - the downside to selling records for a living), but even picking out 20 or so tunes for this mix from my collection turned out to be a challenge. All records are original pressings except for the Inticers, which I used a reissue of, but I have owned that record in the past (twice!) so it's all good.

Without further ado, here it is: The Bay Is Deep

Tracklist:

Little Ronnie & The Chromatics- What A Day This Has Been (HLS)
Marvin Holmes - Early Bird (Salwa)
Wylie Trass & Soul Explosion - Since You Been Gone (Pashlo)
Camille La Vah - O Johnny (Wax)
Whispers - Great Day (Soul Clock)
The Natural Four - Going In Circles (ABC)
Burton & Company - Peaceful Coexistance (MoLove)
Soul Sensations - When I Had You, Baby (Music City)
Sonny Anderson & Prince Conley - Love & Laughter (Emerson)
Eugene Blacknell - The Trip (Boola Boola)
Dawn & Sunset - What It Is (DT&V)
Quintessents - Image Of A Man (Vibra)
The Right Kind - Why Do You Have To Lie (Galaxy)
Victor Green - Poincianna (Circle M)
Emmett Kennedy & The Burners - I Got It Real Bad (CLIMS)
The Magicians - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Villa)
The Inticers - Since You Left (reissue)
The Savonics - I Had A Girl (MTA)
Little Ronnie & The Chromatics - Speak What's On Your Mind (HLS)

11 comments:

Slim Jenkins said...

Hey, I kind of like this!

Anonymous said...

looks rad! thanks for the mix

the_down_Low said...

thanks, awesome mix!

Marc.Dos said...

Quality mix, as always.

thanks

DJ Little Danny said...

This mix is absolutely killing it for me. Especially digging the Burton & Co. and Quintessents. Thanks again for this.

žilvinas noruišis said...

you're my new discovery :) thanks for another gemm.

Kip said...

Oliver always knows where to send his readers!

barrybob said...

this got me through the busy morning, nice selections, gotta love soul sides giving me one more music blog to favorite! keep on, peace!

JJ Lopez said...

that is Deep Crates. JJ-TX

Anonymous said...

I love the Bay..Hiero , Sly Stone, E 40, Ant Banks, The Jacka , Santana, and that Marvin Holmes tune, great stuff man from one of my favorite places that Ive never been!Thanx 4 keepin it funky!
chronwell

Joe Whimster said...

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