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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

RODGER COLLINS - FOXY GIRLS IN OAKLAND b/w ALL TO'E DOWN

A few years after Rodger Collins struck a hit in '67 with the excellent "She's Looking Good" (written by Collins and also covered by Wilson Pickett), he released this bay area funk masterpiece. While the record never became a hit, it did garner a mention in the generally rock-centric Rolling Stone magazine who wrote up the record as being extraordinary (and rightfully so).

"Foxy" gets the bulk of attention, and it's easy to understand why; the song is one of those funk bombs that drops and turns the room shades of pulsating green. However, the b-side is pretty damn cool as well, and shows some of Rodger's country western influence.

After many years of working as a TV repairman in Oakland, Rodger has been doing some recording and performing in the past few years.

from 1970...

RODGER COLLINS - FOXY GIRLS IN OAKLAND

b/w ALL TO'E DOWN




4 comments:

Supermod said...

This song has been HUGE on the Oakland DJ scene since DJ Kitty used to play it back in the mid-90s. I first heard it when The Kinetics (ex-Loved Ones) covered it back then. I think Kitty really helped get that song noticed here though.

Such a GREAT one and one of my all-time faves!

The Conductor said...

Great record, Derek - had to get up and dance! Thanks for sharing it.

Holly said...

Thanks for the b-side Derek - I'd never had a chance to hear before!!

risser said...

I know I'm late to the party, but that's a dang good record. Thanks!