William Bostic

Give It Up / World

Scorpio: 894

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  • Artist: William Bostic
  • A Side: Give It Up
  • B Side: World
  • Label: Scorpio
  • Format: 45s



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

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From the rich vein of Soul that runs through streets of Richmond, California, comes an elusive slab of FUNK. A D.I.Y. project from the city's own Earl Bostic. A true talent of the Bay Area Soul sound, this Funker predating his magnificent " "What You Do To Me" and so very much rarer.

From the first note, you collide head on with stabbing horns, snarling lead vocal, backed up by an uncredited group vocal, spitting out decisive choruses. This is strong stuff and it's rare stuff there's not been many of these surface in the last 20 years and this is our first copy for sale, for as long as I can remember..

What a tune. Potent, relentless, unforgiving and rare!

The flip is a moody Funk stroller, again dominated by horns with a swirling Hammond adding depth and a wailing Saxophone creating an eerie atmosphere for William to drift through with his pleading voice..

Love both sides, but I love every fragment of Soul to ever emerge from "the Bay"

Condition Report

A fine clean copy, a-side label and vinyl are a strong Mint -. Flipside has a few ultra fine hairlines NOT affecting play. Label has a minuscule light stain.

A Side

  • Title: Give It Up

    B Side

  • Title: World
  • Year: 1970s
  • City: Richmond, Cal