Dave Hamilton had a unique place in Detroit music. His success as a session musician allowed him to gather together players at his studio to recreate the sound he heard elsewhere. In the late 60s & early 70s that sound was funk and The Detroit Funk Vaults covers his work of that time. Very few of these records saw release at the time, but those that did are highly sought after by collectors. Number one amongst these is Prophet & The Disciples You Fool, You Fooled Me which is almost impossible to track down. O.C. Tolbert's Hard Times has recently been in demand, whilst the Barrino Brothers I'll Take My Flowers (Right Now) is a long-time collectors item. With the unreleased material the funk trail leads from the proto funk of the Tokays Clap Your Hands through the Temptations-sounding Bolton Brothers to the Funkadelic-influenced Simon Says by the Future Kind. Dave' s own instrumental vaults were mined for funk instrumentals including A Drop In The Bucket by the Deacons and the Quincy Jones-sounding Ghetto Stride . O.C. Tolbert' s previously unknown recording of Love Bandit is another premium find. The track list is completed by a classic, James Carpenter's Marriage Is Just A State Of Mind and the funk instrumental version of Billy Garner's Brand New Girl .