Monday, November 19th, 2007 at 3:41 pm in Uncategorized.
I was just trolling the Internet for what I consider to be one of Oakland’s all-time classic theme songs: “Foxy Girls in Oakland” — “Pretty little girl in Oakland, struttin’ down East 14th…” How can you beat that? He’s also the man behind “You sexy sugar plum” and “She’s looking good.” (“You wear your wig, now, you wear your dresses tight. You’re wearing your foxy fur when you step out late at night.”)
One reviewer raved about Collins’ 1970 anthem to all the “true, fine mamas in the East Bay,” a record “so powerful that it caused even the whitebread Rolling Stone to sputter, ‘from every possible aspect, this disc is incredible.’”
But I heard the funky 70s soulmaster works a runs a recycling scrap yard in Oakland. Where are you, Mr. Foxy Oakland?