Sons of Nature Survival b/w Disillusion City - Town 45 (Juldane, 1974)
Here is one of those rare funk 45s that no one seems to know anything about. I've done occasional searches on the net for this single and the most I get are catalog listings from long ago. Info that I've gleaned from the label is that these guys might have been from the San Francisco Bay Area. Other than that, nada.
Hell, I am so unsure about this record that I don't even know if I like it. There are elements about it that I like a lot: The vocals are cool; there is a feel to it that is similar to the Pharoahs or the Chicago Gangsters; Social Commentary funk is great; and it is funky. There are things I don't like about it such as the too busy bass and some of the instrumental breaks. However if weigh the good and the bad, the good wins, obviously so as not only am I posting this but it sits in my record collection.
They had at least one more 45 on this label: "Ride The Vibe" c/w "Traveling Star".
Ed Brady died last Wednesday (3-17-2010) of cancer.