“THE BAND OF GYPSYS REVISITED”
∼ LARRY VANN, PAUL BRANIN, MICHAEL WARREN” 



  1. The Band of Gypsys Revisited in rehearsal
  2. The Band of Gypsys Revisited ~ “Machine Gun”






“Larry Vann Live at the Bajaba Showcase Studio Club94” 
  1. Smokestack Lightning
  2. Summertime In The Big City
  3. She’s My Old Time Used To Be
  4. My Girl
  5. Stand By Me
  6. Big Chief








The“Groove Merchant’s” Early Recordings – the early grooves:

1975

“Soul Train ’75”

      

“During this period, I was a staff musician for Soul Train Records.
I had the honor of working with Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey”
    

1973

Summer of 73
(Marvin Holmes & Justice)


      

“The 70s was an amazing time period for the music that came out of the Oakland Bay Area.
I was honored to be in the Marvin Holmes ‘Funk Institute’, and be a part of Brown Door Records, which was founded by Marvin Holmes”.
   

1972

Find Yourself Part I
(Marvin Holmes & The Funk Company)


      

“This was my first recording with the boy-wonder, Marvin Holmes and is truly one of the great funk classics to come out of the Oakland area.”
   

1972

Find Yourself Part II
(Marvin Holmes & The Funk Company)


      
   


LIVE! sound bytes:





  • “Singing The Blues”
  • Stand By Me
  • Crosscut Saw
  • Sitting In Limbo
  • I’m Walkin’





  • The “Groove Merchant” has created a new groove! 

    A sneak preview of Larry Vann’s new groove:

    (Please do check back for the upcoming release of the “Oakland Scratch Groove”)
    1. Oakland Scratch Groove



    “The Rhythm and Roots of Larry Vann” 
    1. Here's A Little Groove For You
    2. Party 'til The Morning Light
    3. Summertime In The Big City
    4. Saxy Soul
    5. First Time
    6. Hero's Blues
    7. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
    8. Tonite
    9. Look Over Yonder
    10. Sitting In Limbo
    Larry Vann: The Rhythm and Roots of Larry Vann

    Larry Vann: The Rhythm and Roots of Larry Vann



    “Summertime In The Big City”
    CD Single

    1. Summertime In The Big City
    2. Summertime In The Big City (Dance Remix)



    Larry Vann: Summertime In The Big City

    Larry Vann: Summertime In The Big City
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    “Summertime In The Big City” Ringtone

    …taste the flavor of summer with each phone call while groovin’ to this summer groove…
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