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The Music City Sessions, Volume 2: Super Strut

The Music City Sessions, Volume 2: Super Strut

Various Artists

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.”


    LP Track List:
    Side 1:

  1. Super Strut – Cookin’ Bag
  2. House Rocker – Love Uprisers
  3. Backyard – Houston Outlaws
  4. Bumpin’ On Sunset/We Got More Soul* – Charles “Doc” Williams featuring Darondo
  5. Drifiting – Chucky Thurmon & Pharris Wheel
    Side 2:

  1. I Just Got To Be Loving You* – Houston Outlaws
  2. City, Country, City – Cookin’ Bag
  3. Let’s Get It Together (Early Version) – The Two Things In One
  4. Victor’s Theme – Victor Green
  5. Is It Right* – Kevin Burton & Peace
    All tracks previously unissued except *.

Cat: OV-37

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