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3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 February 2013

Leon Ware the legendary Motown songwriter and performer is Craig's guest. He's written for Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, The Jackson 5 and Donny Hathaway to name just a few so it doesn't get much bigger. He was there living the dream and creating the history of black American music. He's also had hits in his own right releasing nine solo albums from the 70's through to noughties. Craig digs into Ware's past, talking the highs and lows of his career. And a listener will present their 3 favourite funky souly tunes in Spiange A Trois and the history lesson continues in The A-Z of Funk. At 8pm Mr Charles will Unleash The Trunk of Funk as he gives you back to back, wall to wall floor fillers, so get ready to 'get ready'.

Music Played

44 items
  • Image for Gaetano Partipilo

    Gaetano Partipilo Se Voce Pensa


  • Image for Maceo

    Maceo Homeboy


  • Image for Mop Mop Feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph

    Mop Mop Feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph Run Around


  • Image for Timewarp inc.

    Timewarp inc. Kraakin


  • Image for Angeline Morrison

    Angeline Morrison The Feeling Sublime


  • Image for The Mighty Gents

    The Mighty Gents Mighty Gents


  • Image for Sam E Solo

    Sam E Solo Tears Keep Falling

    Kent Dance

  • Image for Shirley Ellis

    Shirley Ellis The Clapping Song


  • Image for Euro Cinema

    Euro Cinema Koekwaus


  • Image for Frank Scott

    Frank Scott She Said


  • Image for Real

    Real Round & Round


  • Spinage-A-Trois

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr Easin' In


  • Image for Funkadelic

    Funkadelic Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On


  • Image for Charles Walker And The Dynamites Feat. Bettye LaVette

    Charles Walker And The Dynamites Feat. Bettye LaVette Yours And Mine

    Cosmic Groove

  • Image for Marvin Gaye And The Grant Lazlo’s Orchestra

    Marvin Gaye And The Grant Lazlo’s Orchestra I Heard It Through The Grapevine


  • Image for Yambú

    Yambú Hippopotamus (Whiskey Barons Rework)

    Vampi Soul

  • Image for Charles Bradley

    Charles Bradley You Put The Flame On It


  • Image for Eugene Church

    Eugene Church Sixteen Tons

    Vampi Soul

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James Only A Fool

    Kent Soul

  • Leon Ware Interview

    • Image for Leon Ware

      Leon Ware What's Your Name


    • Image for Leon Ware

      Leon Ware Orchids For The Sun Feat. Quadron

      Quieres Chicle

    • Image for Leon Ware

      Leon Ware A Little Boogie (Never Hurt No One)


    • Image for Michael Jackson

      Michael Jackson I Wanna Be Where You Are


    • Image for Leon Ware

      Leon Ware On The Beach (Atjazz Love Soul Mix)


    • Image for Leon Ware & Minnie Riperton

      Leon Ware & Minnie Riperton Instant Love


  • Image for Stone Foundation

    Stone Foundation Warning Signs

    Heavy Soul

  • Image for The Souljazz Orchestra

    The Souljazz Orchestra Serve And Protect (Frankie Francis-Sofrito Rework)


  • Trunk Of Funk

  • Image for Bandwagon '85

    Bandwagon '85 Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache

  • Image for Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers

    Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers I'm A Good Woman

    Record Kicks

  • Image for Lady

    Lady Get Ready

    Truth And Soul

  • Image for Alice Russell

    Alice Russell Hard & Strong (Live)


  • The A-Z Of Funk – E Is For Alfred Pee Wee Ellis

  • Image for Zapp

    Zapp More Bounce To The Ounce

    Warner Bros

  • Image for Johnny 	Lytle Feat. Wynton Kelly

    Johnny Lytle Feat. Wynton Kelly Cristor Redentor (Mop Mop Edit)



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