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Craig explores the best in funk and soul from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds, plus he is joined by soul singer Alexia Coley.

Alexia Coley is Craig's favourite new artist as she has one of the sweetest singing voices on the soul scene. And we've got her 4 track EP that we'll be sharing with you this weekend. She signed to the super funky Jalapeno records (who are hot hot hot) after winning a competition to play at the Big Chill festival. We are going to find out everything you need to know about this young lady, so don't forget you heard her here first.

And we need you to send in your 3 favourite funk and soul tunes so we can give them a Spinage au Trois. Clear your front room and get ready to 'get ready' because at 8pm Mr Craig Charles will 'Unleash The Trunk of Funk'.

3 hours

Music Played

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  • Pete Rodriguez

    I Like It Like That

    • Mr. Bongo.
  • Maceo


    • ESC.
  • Aldo Vannucci Feat. Kylie Aldust

    You're All Craig Charles

    • Jalapeno.
  • The New Mastersounds

    Give Me A Minute (Instrumental)

    • One Note.
  • The Temptations

    Get Ready

    • Motown.
  • Pockets

    Funk It Over

    • Expansion.
  • A-Z Of Funk – N is for No No No

  • Nina Simone

    Gimme Me A Pig Foot

    • Roulette Jazz.
  • Eddie Bo

    Hook And Sling

    • Scram.
  • T Bird and the Breaks

    I Gets My Boogie On (Mako & The Hawk Remix)

    • Tour Of Booty.
  • Brainstorm

    Hangin' On

    • Tabu.
  • Slow Cooking / Get a Room Tune

  • Brainstorm

    Hangin' On

    • Tabu.
  • Gwen McCrae

    All This Love That I'm Giving

    • TK.
  • The Get Up

    Bungle's Twanger

    • Breakin’ Bread.
  • Get Lucky Remix of the Week

  • Omar

    There's Nothing Like This

    • Freestyle.
  • The Apples


    • Freestyle.
  • New York City

    I'm Doin' Fine Now (Tom Moulton re-mix)

    • Harmless.
  • Nolan Porter

    Keep On Keepin' On Now

    • ABC.
  • Smoove & Turrell

    Hard work

    • Jalapeno.
  • Soul II Soul

    Keep On Movin

    • 10 Records.
  • Alexia Coley Interview

    • Alexia Coley

      Keep The Faith

      • Jalapeno Records.
    • Alexia Coley

      Love At First Sight

      • Jalapeno Records.
    • Alexia Coley

      Drive Me Wild

      • Jalapeno Records.
  • Stefan Redtenbacher's Funkestra

    The Oracle

    • Wooden Hat Records.
  • Thelma Brown

    Dance Yeah Dance

    • Ace.
  • Trunk of Funk

    • Major Lance

      It's The Beat

      • Okeh.
    • Edward Holland, Jr.

      Just Ain't Enough Love

      • Motown.
    • Nick Pride

      Brighter Day

      • Record Kicks.
    • Naomi Davis And The Knights

      Wind Your Clock

      • Desco.
    • Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Feat. Raphael Saadiq

      One Day

      • Moosicus.
    • Chic

      Everybody Dance

      • Columbia.
  • Aloe Blacc

    I Need A Dollar

    • Epic.
  • Spinage -Au-Trois

  • The James Taylor Quartet


    • Real Self.


Role Contributor
Producer Chloe Straw


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