The Music City Sessions, Volume 1: Richmond Experience
Release date: August 14, 2012
LP-only R&B/Funk Collection from the same catalog as Darondo and The Two Things In One!
On the heels of the success of Darondo’s Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions and The Two Things In One’s Together Forever: The Music City Sessions, Omnivore Recordings takes you back to the early-’70s for three volumes of various artist, vinyl-only, Bay Area funk, soul, and R&B! All three volumes are researched, produced, and annotated by Alec Palao. His essay for the 2011 boxed set, The Music City Story, was nominated for a Grammy® in the Best Album Notes category. You read right, these three compilations will be LP-only (like they should have been, had they been released back in the day), but we’ll bring it up to the modern era with a download card for each.
The Music City Sessions, Volume 1: Richmond Experience features mostly previously unissued, never-before-heard material, focusing on the harder funk edge of Richmond and the East Bay as a musical reflection of its working-class, blue-collar landscape. While not everyone on this compilation called Richmond home, the locale personifies the down-and-dirty gritty vibe quite clearly represented by the sounds on this collection.
Just A Man– Chucky Thurmon & Pharris Wheel Giant Hamburger (Part Two)* – Victor Green Freedom Train– Kevin Burton & Peace TP Paper– The Soul Sensations Get Down– [unknown artist] Gumbo– Victor Green Check Me Out(Alternate Version) – Little Denice Wouldn’t It Be A Shame* – The Soul Messengers Havin’ Fun– [unknown artist] Richmond Experience– Kevin Burton & Peace
LP includes download card.