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Get Your Lie Straight: A Galaxy of Funky Soul
     

Get Your Lie Straight: A Galaxy of Funky Soul

 
Galaxy Records was the black music division of the San Francisco-based Fantasy label, but while the parent company enjoyed hit after hit with flagship act Creedence Clearwater Revival, Galaxy languished in commercial limbo -- equally influenced by A&R chief Ray Shanklin's predilection for

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Galaxy Records was the black music division of the San Francisco-based Fantasy label, but while the parent company enjoyed hit after hit with flagship act Creedence Clearwater Revival, Galaxy languished in commercial limbo -- equally influenced by A&R chief Ray Shanklin's predilection for traditional blues and the psychedelia bubbling up from the Haight-Ashbury scene, Galaxy's homegrown soul was probably just too expansive and eccentric for the charts, but decades after the fact the label's output sounds amazing. Charting Galaxy's output from 1967 to 1972, Get Your Lie Straight assembles 22 slabs of Technicolor funk in the best post-Sly Bay Area tradition: Rodger Collins' "Foxy Girls to Oakland," an homage to the "true, fine mamas in the East Bay...strutting down East 14th" is alone worth the price of admission, but there's much here worth investigating, most notably "I Love Her Too" and "Feelin' Blue" -- a pair of cuts from future Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams -- and "Chicken Heads," a truly singular folk-funk freak-out courtesy of Bobby Rush.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
Label:
Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC:
0029667516228
catalogNumber:
162
Rank:
16950

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Technical Credits

John Fogerty   Composer
Merl Saunders   Composer
Denise LaSalle   Composer
Bobby Rush   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Joe Crane   Composer
Bobby Eaton   Composer
Frank Jones   Composer
Kermit Scott   Composer
Ray Shanklin   Composer
Floyd Smith   Composer
Cal Valentine   Composer
Jesse Osborne   Composer
Rodger Collins   Composer
Alec Palao   Liner Notes,Concept
Richard Knight   Composer
Frank Samuels   Composer
Bobby Reed   Composer
John Malone   Composer
Carl Wolfolk   Composer
Fred Bridges   Composer

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