Mixed Emotions

Gold Of My Life / Can You Feel The Funk

Rock-Way : RW-5709

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  • Artist: Mixed Emotions
  • A Side: Gold Of My Life
  • B Side: Can You Feel The Funk
  • Label: Rock-Way
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Bay area Soulful Dance from 1975, this copy is the original 1976 press. Matrix notes within the 2 turn 16.41mm wide deadwax. Scratched matrix reads EC 5709 A @ 6 o'clock,upside down circled BA @ 12 o'clock position. Note: label does NOT credit arranger: Fred Cagaan

Richmond California producer Elijah Cole ignores all the pressures of hooking into New York Disco sensation just starting to sweep throughout the country, with an authentic intro of soulful horns blasting out, before a quirky expressive male lead vocal rides an insistent percussion pulses, with hard blown brass interventions peppering those irresistible dance rhythms. Typically showcasing the Bay Area's love of Jazz that had filtered into Soul music throughout the 60's and 70's producing a sound that identifies with the mood of San Francisco bay.

"Gold Of My Life" epitomises the finest of those non-commercial soulful dance creations of the mid-70's. Horns, congas, shrill girl-group embellishments, fabulous horn breaks and a lead vocal with an understanding of the Soulful/Jazz fusion. Its purity and ease of delivery makes this record very special indeed.

Not overlooking the flipside "Can You Feel The Funk" is a killer brass saturated Funk dancer with real attitude and drive. Two differing but equally great sides feeding the rare soul dance scenes.

Elijah Cole actually pressed this 45 of 4 different occasions, with the WHITE design, twice in the 70s, once in the late 90's and again in 2001, see the Manship Rare Soul Guide no.7 for the full detailed list of Elijah's persistence in trying to make this his best work, a hit, sadly it failed for him on every occasion.

Condition Report

two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl. a flawless example.

A Side

  • Title: Gold Of My Life

    B Side

  • Title: Can You Feel The Funk
  • Year: 1976
  • City: 5709 Sierra Avenue, Richmond, California 94805