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California Playboys, The - Trying To Become A Millionaire
Tracklist
A1Trying To Become A Millionaire
A2Double Love
A3She's A Real Sweet Woman
B1Just Say A Four Letter Word (Love)
B2I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl
B3Turned On For Good

California Playboys, The
Trying To Become A Millionaire

Manufactured | Item No: 541296
Vinyl LP | 1976 / US – Reissue | New
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In the early 1970s, the collective known as The California Playboys was the backing band for R&B singer Lester Young (not to be confused with the jazz saxophonist of same name) on a series of singles, before recording their sole album under their own name, „Trying To Become A Millionaire“.

The instrumental precision of „Trying To Become A Millionaire“ is immediately evident; clearly the product of a group of seasoned session musicians. Incorporating Latin music elements, pre-disco rhythms, bouncy funk bass lines and seamlessly clean guitar, the album calls to mind the music of Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers and Bobbi Humphrey. Depending on the track, the vocal delivery is at times reminiscent of Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway or even Marvin Gaye, but all provide a complimentary gravity and substance to the flawless instrumentals.

The album was never repressed or reissued since its initial run on the San Francisco-based label Loadstone in 1976. As a result, it has become incredibly sought-after in the ensuing years. Original vinyl copies, when they even appear, have been known to sell for $1,000 or more among collectors. For the first time in nearly 40 years, Manufactured Recordings presents this highly coveted soul treasure on LP to a new audience of fans.
Item Details
Item No:541296
Artist:California Playboys, The
Titel:Trying To Become A Millionaire
Label:Manufactured
Katalog-Nr:MFG-029
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1976
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:03.01.2018
Condition:New
Price: 30,99 € 27,89 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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