contains over 2000 audio clips of rare funk and soul 45 rpm singles recorded in the late 60s and early 70s with contributions from the world's top funk DJs and collectors. The music is often grittier than well known artists such as James Brown and has been ignored by the music industry for 40 years. While you're here don't forget to rate these funk records!!! more...
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Hill, Robbie's Family Affair - All In The Family

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Soul Unlimited - Sagittarius

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Andrews, H. Congregation - Chitlin Circuit 

Label: Balance
Ref: 1003B
Contributor: Rainer Windisch
Rating: 6.45
Votes: 29
Oct 5 2001 5:08PM by Jason
Harold Andrews continued to produce records beyond the LP release and has a broad repertoire of acts under his wing. Most notably he wrote the 1985 modern soul favourite 'I Ain't Gonna be no Fool For You', credited to Hank Gray and performed by the Fabulous Playmates.
The story goes that Andrews wrote the tracks on the 45 and that the company entrusted with the job of pressing the 45 (Speciality in San Fran) took his cash and never supplied the disks, before going out of business. Andrews then hooked up with fledgling record boss Ray Simmoms who agreed to take the two tracks written for the 45 for the sum of $100!!!
Hank Gray (co-producer of the 'Fabulous Playmates 45) was subsequently credited with writing the tracks, although the 45 did nothing and failed as a result of inexperience on the part of Simmons' organisation. Interestingly, when I told Harold that the record sounded like it was recorded years earlier he seemed a little 'offended' was actually meant as a compliment! As well as Chitlin Circuit, the Lp contains some worthy soul tracks although his best moment for funk fans is Chitlin Circuit. Incidentally, he has no product left!!!

Oct 5 2001 1:06PM by Josh B
A side is "Stop!Leave Me Alone"...Written and arranged by H. Andrews. Recorded at Funky Features Studio straight outta Frisco! H. Andrews moved from Georgia to Cali in the 60's and became a writer/producer for Galaxy records.
Eventually he started a social organization called the Common Folk Social Club, which put on special events in the Bay Area to benefit local youngsters in need, particularly in the ghetto. He then formed a group consisting of talented college musicians to spread the message through music. Musicians~Delmar Young (gemini) Sax, Percussion, Vocals~Julien (pisces) Sax, Flute, Guitar, Percussion~Ken Dunaway (leo) Guitar and rhythm section director~Edgar Cabezas (sagittarius) Trombone, Percussion~Victor Adra (libra) Alto Flute, Bells~Jackie Rogers (libra) Bass, Trumpet,Vocals~Kelvin Dixon (libra) Drums~H. Andrews (libra) Keys, etc...
Danny Holden plays congas....
After forming this group, Andrews became the music director for the "Barbara Davis Show", which aired on local channel KEMO-TV. Believe it or not, "Chitlin' Circuit" is the theme music to that show! Check out their awesome LP, "Inner Thoughts of the H. Andrews Congregation" on Balance Records Incorporated 1,000.00. Released in 1974, a very hard sound for such a late release...

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