Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show

I really enjoy this show!! I love Craig's natural exuberance which just lifts the listening experience coupled with a wide range of music which appeals to me. The other big bonus is that the BBC is able to commission live performances from quality bands.

You can catch the show here:

Last Saturday's show was the usual mix and here is the tracklisting to give you an idea of what Craig is dishing up:

Edwin Starr - "Stop Her On Sight (SOS)" (Motown)
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound - “I’m Blue” (White Label)
The Dap Kings - “Nervous Like Me” (Freestyle Records)
Jackie Wilson - “Because Of You” (Kent)
Wally Coco - "Message to Society" (Jazzman Records)
Skeewiff - "Tico Tico" (Jalapeno Records)
The Slackers - "Funk Week" (Rockers Revolt)
MFSB - “Family Affair” (Philadelphia International Records)
Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool" (Kent)
The Controllers - “Pictures And Memories” (Juana)
Dottie Pearson - “Imagine Me” (Grapevine)
Rumba Caliente - “El Gato vs. Volcano” (Freestyle Records)
Mr Day - “Spooky” (Favorite Records)
Gene Dozier - “Give The Women What They Want” (Mercury)
Kokolo - “Each One Teach One” (Record Kicks)
Little Kids - “The Influence (Live At The Lounge)” (Littlekidsmusic)
Billie Davis - "I Want You To Be My Baby" (Decca)
Betty Willams - "He Took My Hand" (Kent)
Derek Martin - "Breakaway" (Stateside)
Tommy Tate - "It's A Bad Situation" (Kent)

Haggis Horns - BBC Session

Bernard Purdie - “Funky Donkey” (Columbia Records)
Aretha Franklin - “Are You Leaving Me” (Demo) (Atlantic)
Teddy Pendergrass - “Only You” (Philadelphia International Records)
Spanish Correspondent Oli Stewart Fabio Nobile - "Didn't You Know" (déjà vu Records)Floordroppa - “Tadfunk” (White Label)
Bunker Hill - “Hide And Go Seek” (Sony)
Derrick Harriott - “Brown Baby” (Soul Jazz Records)
Rev Cleatus - "Cheeba's Couch" (Soul Cookers)
Betty Lavette - "He Made A Woman Out of Me" (Kent)
Dan Keys - "Hochie Coo Chickie" (White Label)
Candi Staton - "Young Hearts Run Free"
Sandie Sheldon - "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" (Sony/BMG)
James Taylor Quartet - "Function At The Junction" (Dome Records)


  1. Also a huge fan of this show - I never miss it.

  2. The pink Half

    Thanks for dropping by - the man did some top shows either side of Xmas! Looking forward to more of the same in 2008!