The Music City Sessions, Volume 2: Super Strut
Release date: September 18, 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).
The Music City Sessions, Volume 2: Super Strut explores this nightclub groove with gems from many of the top East Bay players of the time, such as Al Tanner (with Love Uprisers), Victor Green and The Two Things In One, featuring organist Kevin Burton. Both funky jazz instrumentals and soulful dancefloor items populate the tracklist, and there are notable sides cut at Music City by outside funkateers like The Houston Outlaws and Cookin’ Bag. Cult favorite Darondo can be heard chanting on Charles Doc Williams’ hip medley of “Bumpin’ On Sunset” with “We Got More Soul.”
Super Strut– Cookin’ Bag House Rocker– Love Uprisers Backyard– Houston Outlaws Bumpin’ On Sunset/We Got More Soul* – Charles “Doc” Williams featuring Darondo Drifiting– Chucky Thurmon & Pharris Wheel I Just Got To Be Loving You* – Houston Outlaws City, Country, City– Cookin’ Bag Let’s Get It Together (Early Version)– The Two Things In One Victor’s Theme– Victor Green Is It Right* – Kevin Burton & Peace