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The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Vol. 2

    As a lifelong soul boy - poet, actor, presenter Craig Charles has been adding to his trunk of funk music since his youth, and now after almost 20 years hosting his world renowned BBC6 Music and Radio 2 shows, DJing at clubs and festivals around the globe his reputation as an ambassador for all things soulful & funky is indisputable.

    Craig was overwhelmed with the success of Volume 1 which hit the Official UK Album charts; “It’s been a whole year (and what a weird year) since I unleashed Volume 1 on a music starved world. It clearly hit home with a funk hungry public as it got into the UK charts, nestled between film soundtracks and pop compilations, so I’d like to thank everyone for supporting – especially those who grabbed the double vinyl album – that was an instant sell out!”

    Volume 2 contains all the trademark features his fans have come to love - kicking off with The Allergies – and their 100% exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix of their bombastic Move On Baby. Ranging from Luther Ingrams’ If It’s All The Same To You Babe – a Northern Soul stomper extraordinaire from 1966 – through to 21st century soul champions Joseph Malik and Joel Culpepper, New Orleans born, London based Acantha Lang who Craig describes as an ‘independent artist destined for world domination’, the obscure and bizarre psychedelic 70’s funk of Your Autumn Of Tomorrow by The Crow.

    Volume 2 the only place you’ll ever get to hear Smoove & Turrells’ Exclusive Trunk Of Funk edit of Slow Down. The classic dance floor jazz magic of Mario Biondis’ This Is What You Are still sparkles, and the funk driven soul-jazz of Seattle’s Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hits sweet and hard - this brand new Trunk Of Funk draws together old and new music from all four corners of the globe into one beautiful collection, or as Craig puts it “I’m confident this second volume of my Trunk Of Funk will tick all your musical boxes, give your ears and feet enough mellifluous musical fodder to last you until Volume 3 – Awooga!”

    TRACK LISTING

    A1/1. The Allergies - Slow Down Baby - Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Remix
    A2/2. Cha Wa - My People
    A3/3. Acantha Lang - He Said / She Said
    A4/4. The Lafayette Afro Rock 22Band - Soul Makossa
    A5/5. STR4TA - Rhythm In Your Mind
    B1/6. The Bamboos - Ride On Time
    B2/7. Jay Nemor & Electrified - Sitting On Top Of The World
    B3/8. Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
    B4/9. Luther Ingram - If It’s All The Same To You Babe
    B5/10. The Souljazz Orchestra - Sorrow Fly Away
    C1/11 Smoove & Turrell - Slow Down – Smooves Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Edit
    C2/12. Joseph Malik - Mixed Race Combination
    C3/13. The Crow - Your Autumn Of Tomorrow
    C4/14. Ferry Ultra Ft Ashley Slater - Why Did You Do It? – The Reflex Revision (Edit)
    C5/15. The Traffic - Beat It
    D1/16. Lettuce Ft. Big Tony & Jungle Boogie – Checker Wrecker
    D2/17. Joel Culpepper - WAR
    D3/18. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Hole In One
    D4/19. PM Warson - (Don't) Hold Me Down

    Craig Charles has been a soul & funk fan since his teenage years in Liverpool, going to see local heroes The Real Thing live, and wearing out his shoe leather dancing in the city’s many underground clubs. Craig has been sharing that passion for the music via his 6Music and BBC Radio 2 shows and DJ nights for nearly 20 years. His brand new ‘Trunk Of Funk’ compilation series, blends up-tempo club classics, with fresh music from the cream of the crop from the contemporary soul and funk scene, and will be Craigs very first vinyl release – a beautiful, double vinyl gatefold LP and he’s certainly excited about it, stating; “I can’t wait to bring you big beats, bass lines and booga-bloomin-loo! Presenting The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 1 as my first ever vinyl release has put a proper wiggle in my walk!”

    This collection of 21st century disco, soul, funk & afro grooves from includes tracks from contemporary heroes of the scene such as Monophonics, Amp Fiddler and The James Taylor Quartet, it’s also peppered with some old school classics and rare grooves from legends such as Roy Ayers, PP Arnold, Miriam Makeba and Patrice Rushen. Craig has personally selected and sequenced this collection to take the listener of a musical journey, the closest thing to having Craig visit and personally DJ for you in the comfort of your own home! It also includes two ‘Trunk Of Funk Edits’ that are 100% exclusive to this compilation and not available anywhere else.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: A rare breed of cross-over celebrity whose managed to keep 100% of his integrity shows off some of his choice funk flexes culled from years behind the decks and radio waves. Tastefully including some lesser-known and leftfield choices, this is a Piccadilly Records approved collection from start to finish. Top marks Craig!

    TRACK LISTING

    CD
    1. Soul A Go Go - Soul Messin Allstars Ft Josh Teskey
    2. Superfly (Sam Redmores’ Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit) - Amp Fiddler Feat Dames Brown
    3. Boogie Down - Roy Ayers
    4. Hold My Hand - Laneous
    5. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
    6. African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju (Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit)
    7. Medicated Goo - PP Arnold
    8. Take A Shot - The Fantastics! Ft Sulene Fleming
    9. Give Me The Night Ft Xantone Blacq - Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
    10. Out Of The Ordinary Ft Mike Keat & The Bevvy Sisters – The Republic Of Persevere
    11. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen -
    12. People Get Ready Ft Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - The James Taylor Quartet
    13. Hangin’ On - Monophonics
    14. The Old Place - Nick Waterhouse
    15. Victory! - Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions
    16. Beggin’ - Magnus Carlson
    17. Telling You Lies Ft Jam Jam - Alex Opal
    18. Help Me Ft Ian Whitelaw - Badge And Talkalot
    19. The Only Difference - Beatchild & The Slakedeliqs
    20. Clap Hands - Honeyfeet

    LP
    A1. Soul A Go Go - Soul Messin Allstars Ft Josh Teskey
    A2. Superfly (Sam Redmores’ Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit) - Amp Fiddler Feat Dames Brown
    A3. Boogie Down - Roy Ayers
    A4. Hold My Hand - Laneous
    A5. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
    B1. African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju (Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit)
    B2. Medicated Goo - PP Arnold
    B3. Take A Shot - The Fantastics! Ft Sulene Fleming
    B4. Give Me The Night Ft Xantone Blacq - Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
    B5. Out Of The Ordinary Ft Mike Keat & The Bevvy Sisters – The Republic Of Persevere
    C1. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen -
    C2. People Get Ready Ft Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - The James Taylor Quartet
    C3. Hangin’ On - Monophonics
    C4. The Old Place - Nick Waterhouse
    C5. Victory! - Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions
    D1. Beggin’ - Magnus Carlson
    D2. Telling You Lies Ft Jam Jam - Alex Opal
    D3. Help Me Ft Ian Whitelaw - Badge And Talkalot
    D4. The Only Difference - Beatchild & The Slakedeliqs
    D5. Clap Hands - Honeyfee


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