2006 release. Funk45 label boss Jazzman Gerald and obsessive collector Malcolm Catto present 21 rare and unreleased slices of heavy funk from the Alligator State! Having spent 3 years travelling the length and breadth of Florida -- trekking through the Everglades, sampling the dubious delights of "swamp deer," and snatching rare 45s from the jaws of 20ft gators -- they escaped back to the UK with an amazing selection of music that highlights Florida as one of the funkiest states in the USA! From driving, percussive instrumentals by obscure small-town groups, to heartfelt slabs of soul; from tropical Latin grooves to funk so raw that James Brown himself gave his personal blessing, Florida has a little bit of everything! All the tracks have been fully licensed from the original artists and fully restored, and the CD comes with a 24-page full-color booklet with previously-unpublished photos and meticulous, in-depth liner notes from 100% original research telling the story of funky soul music in Florida. Artists include: The Universals, Pearly Queen, James Knight & The Butlers, Carrie Riley & The Fascinations, Oceanliners, The Mighty Dogcatchers, Bobby Williams & His Mar Kings, Sam Baker, Pearl Dowdell, Delrays, Little Beaver, Blowfly, Willie Johnson, The Outlaw Gang, Luis Santi Y Sun Conjunto, Coke, Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders, The Third Guitar, Weston Prim And Backlash, The Montereys, Venessa Kendrick, and Lavell Kamma.