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The lean, mean soul machine that is The City Champs join the show from Memphis. Plus Craig continues his countdown of his favourite tunes in The Funky 52.

If you fancy some Stax-inspired soul this weekend, Craig is joined from Memphis by the lean, mean soul machine that is The City Champs. They've been described as "one part Booker T. and The MGs, one part Jimmy Smith, and one part Henry Mancini".

Craig also continues his countdown of his favourite tunes in The Funky 52; a listener takes control in Spinage a Trois; and another celeb reveals their soulful side in Secret Soul Sister/Brother.

Plus, we head over to the USA to check out the soul scene in another American city in World Funk Airways. And if that's not enough, get your dancing shoes on as Craig opens his trunk of funk and gets in the mix.

3 hours

Last on

Sat 11 Feb 2012 19:00

Music Played

  • Arthur Conley

    Sweet Soul Music

    • Kent Soul.
  • Ian Parker


    • ESC.
  • The Latin Blues Band

    (I'll Be) A Happy Man

    • Andale.
  • Don Covay

    See-Saw (Umbo Re-edit)

    • White.
  • Etta James

    You Are My Sunshine

    • Kent Soul.
  • Sven Hammond Soul

    Oh Woman

    • VG Music.
  • The Cherry Boppers

    Crosstown Traffic

    • Keep On Boppin’.
  • Untitled

    Smokey Robinson And the Miracles– I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Universal)

  • Johnny “Hammond” Smith

    The In Crowd

    • Kent Dance.
  • Secret Soul Boy – Colin Murray

    • Nina Simone

      My Baby Just Cares For Me

      • Charly Records.
  • Kabbala

    Ashewo Ara

    • Supafrico.
  • World Funk Airways – North Carolina

    • Lee Fields

      Faithful Man

      • Truth And Soul.
  • Nick Waterhouse

    I Can Only Give You Everything

    • Innovative Leisure.

    • Archie Bell & The Drells

      The Soul City Walk

      • Philadelphia International.
  • Tina Turner

    Whole Lotta Love

    • Stateside.
  • The Dells

    Tell The World

    • Jasmine.
  • The Nightbeats

    Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Pt. 2

    • Kent Dance.
  • Speedometer Ft. Martha High

    The Shakedown (Say Yeh)

    • Freestyle.
  • Double Exposure

    My Love Is Free

    • Salsoul.
  • The City Champs In Conversation

    • The City Champs


      • Electraphonic.
    • Booker T. & The MG’s

      I Got A Woman

      • Rhino Atlantic.
    • The City Champs

      Break It Up

      • Electraphonic.
    • The City Champs


      • Electraphonic.
  • Renegades of Jazz


    • Freestyle.
  • Troy Dodds

    The Real Thing

    • Kent Dance.
  • Smoove & Turrell

    Slow Down

    • Jalapeno.
  • The Blackbyrds

    Happy Music

    • BGP.
  • Untitled

    The Pimps Of Joytime- Janxta Funk! (Wonderwheel)

  • The Commodores

    Brick House

    • Motown.
  • The Mighty Mocambos

    Calling The Shots

    • Legere.
  • Wendy Rene


    • Light In The Attic.
  • Banda Achilifunk

    La Hija Del Panadero

    • Lovemonk.
  • Donnie Elbert

    Where Did Our Love Go

    • Union Square.
  • Hammond Time

    • Charles Earland and Odyssey


      • Mercury.
  • Spinnage A Trois

    • Maceo

      Rabbits InThe Pea Patch

      • ESC.
    • James Brown

      I Got To Move

      • Polydor.
    • Tower of Power

      Only So Much Oil In The Ground

      • Warner Bros.
  • Pitch & Scratch


    • Legere Recordings.


  • Sat 11 Feb 2012 19:00