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As part of BBC 6 Music Celebrates The Written Word, Craig is joined by Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, plus he re-visits some of the poems he wrote for John Peel.

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word, Craig is joined by Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, a band who took poetry, played around with it, and laid the foundations for what would become rap and hip hop.

Craig revives his poetic past by digging out some of the poems he wrote and performed for John Peel long before stepping onto the cobbled streets of Coronation Street, or getting lost in space on Red Dwarf.

Plus, all the usual Saturday night family favourites including three more listener selections in Spinage a Trois; we head over the pond in World Funk Airways and take in the tunes from another US city or state; and Craig continues the rundown of his favourite songs in 52 Weeks of Funk.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Marvin Gaye

    What's Going On

    • Sam Redmore Remix.
  • Maceo

    Homeboy

    • ESC.
  • Eddie Holland

    Leaving Here

    • Ace.
  • Bo Saris

    She's On Fire

    • Bo Rush.
  • The Bamboos

    What I Know

    • Tru Thoughts.
  • The Funky Muchachos

    Sissy Strut

    • White.
  • Johnny King and The Fatback Band

    Peace, Love Not War

    • Ace.
  • Diesler Ft. Double Yellow

    Panther Sneer

    • Social Beats.
  • Bobby Byrd

    I Know You Got Soul

    • Mojo.
  • Otis Clay

    I'm Qualified

    • Kent.
  • Rufus Thomas

    Funky Hot Grits

    • BGP.
  • Brass Construction

    Movin'

    • UA.
  • World Funk Airways – San Diego

    • Mr Clean

      What's Going On?

      • Jazzman.
  • The Lyrics

    Darling

    • Goldwax.
  • The Grits

    The Grits - Strychnine

  • 52 Weeks Of Funk – Week 34

    • Etta James

      I Just Want To Make Love To You

      • Universal Island Records.
  • Jungle Fire

    Comenceros

    • White.
  • Trey Lewd

    Keys To The Mothership

  • John Peel Session

    • Ray Charles

      In The City

  • Freda Payne

    Band Of Gold

    • Crimson.
  • The Soulsnatchers

    Scratch My Itch

    • Unique.
  • The Andrews Sisters

    Rum & Coca Cola (Jojo Effect remix)

    • ChinChin.
  • Bebo Best

    SaronnoOn The Rocks

    • ChinChin.
  • Untitled

    Stevie Wonder –Signed, Sealed Delivered (Sam Redmore’s Mighty Real Re-edit) (White)

  • Umar Bin Hassan from The Last Poets In Conversation

    • The Last Poets

      Oh My People

      • Celluloid.
    • The Last Poets

      Jazzoetry

      • Douglas.
  • Little Willie John

    All Around The World

    • King.
  • The Trunk Of Funk

    • Ramsey Lewis

      What's The Name Of This Funk (Spider Man)

      • Sony.
    • Untitled

      The Fantastic Johnny C –BoogalooDown Broadway (Jamie/ Guyden)

    • Jimmy “Bo” Horne

      Spank (1980 Remix)

      • Stateside.
    • Hall Hardy &The Billy Cox Band

      Love Man

      • Kent Dance.
    • The Main Ingredient

      Happiness Is Just Around The Bend

      • Sony.
    • Little Benny & the Masters

      Who Comes To Boogie

      • Z Records.
    • Cheryl Lynn

      Keep It Hot

      • Sony.
  • The Contours

    Do The See Saw

    • Kent.
  • John Peel Session

    • Ray Charles

      Thought It Was Good

  • Jimmy Jules

    Nothing Will Change This Love Of Mine (Kent) 2:27

  • Spinage-A-Trois

    • Johnny “Guitar” Watson

      A Real Mother ForYa

      • Collectables.
    • King Curtis

      Memphis Stew

      • ATCO Records.
    • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

      The Who World's Shaking

      • Polydor.
  • Kenny Charles & David Jean-Baptiste

    Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • Amsterdam Music.
  • The Cookers

    Obligatory Blues

    • The Cookers.

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