Ray Frazier & The Shades of Madness are a Holy Grail California funk band because of “I Who Have Nothing” but if you don’t have a $1000 to spend on a 45 then check out “Gonna Get Your Love” on Chess Records. Equally as funky and perhaps more soulful than it’s more expensive cousin, “Gonna Get Your Love” slowly builds up into a gut wrenching cry for love that makes me wipe the sweat from my brow every time I listen to it. Most copies that I have seen have a mono mix on them but here is the stereo version, which sounds like an all-together different take than the mono version.

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