SONG OF THE DAY Sir Guy & Rocking Cavaliers – Funky Virginia

Clarence Sir Guy Barron (a.k.a Sir Guy) got his first break with a group called The Visions in the late 60’s.  Releasing his debut 45 on the S.P.Q.R. label in 1967, the years that followed saw some of his most genuine masterpieces released, including the single Sir Guy remains best known for, Funky Virginia.  This glorious slice of fast-paced funk first appeared on D.P.G Records as the b-side to Sir Guy’s 1969 single My Sweet Baby, but in 2014 this song featured on a Tramp Records compilation called The Story of Lenis Guess, an album that paid tribute to the D.P.G label founder, Lenis Guess.

In January 2015 Tramp Records also reissued My Sweet Baby/Funky Virginia as a single, but if it’s the original 45 your seek, these are few and far between and are still fetching in the regions of £75+ !!  Listen above.

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