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Craig celebrates musical legacy of Marvin Gaye, 30 years on from his death. Features listener suggestions and contemporary remixes of some of Gaye's finest work.

30 years after Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father, we celebrate his musical legacy. We'll be playing listener suggestions and contemporary remixes of some of Marvin Gaye's finest work. Grammy nominated songwriter and producer Owen Parker, will be deconstructing the hit song 'What's Going On?'. And we'll be giving you a taste of the Trouble Man documentary broadcast on Radio 2 this week. It's a personal journey of Marvin Gaye's life told by his second wife Janis Gaye. At 8pm Craig gives you 30 minutes of back-to-back tunes, in The Trunk of Funk. Plus we continue the chart the History of Women in Funk & Soul. This week we shine the spotlight on Ruth Brown who had a huge impact on the 50's R&B sound.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    • Tamla Motown.
  • Maceo Parker


    • ESC.
  • The Spandettes

    Let's Go To The Beach

    • Do Right! Music.
  • Jimmy “Bo” Horne

    I Get Lifted

    • EMI.
  • Los Charlys Orchestra

    Mi Barrio (Jimi Needles Remix)

    • Imagenes Recordings.
  • Nicola Conte

    Free Souls

    • Schema.
  • Mr. Konfuse

    Sabu's Delight

    • Novo Gain.
  • Marvin Gaye

    You're All I Need To Get By

    • Global Television.
  • Thelma Jones

    The House That Jack Built

    • Kent Soul.
  • Euro Cinema

    Going Up

    • Painted Dog Records.
  • Blue Mode

    Fast Discharge

    • P-Vine.
  • Celebrating Marvin Gaye

    • Marvin Gaye

      What's Going On?

      • Tamla Motown.
  • Alice Russell

    Breakdown (feat. Darondo)

    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Last Mango in Paris

    Let It Be Me

    • EDR.
  • Rita Lovely and The Soultwisters

    Love Is Alright

    • Jupiter.
  • Buffalo Brothers

    Space Odyssey (Live)

    • White.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Inner City Blues

    • Arista.
  • Choir Practise

    • Rance Allen

      Time For Play

      • Gospel Truth.
  • Spinage au Trois

    • Rick James

      You And I

      • Motown.
    • Herbie Hancock

      Fat Mama

      • Warner Brothers.
    • Bar Keys

      Soul Finger

      • Rhino.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Inner City Blues

    • Motown.
  • Mavis Staples


    • Volt.
  • King Curtis

    Get Ready

    • ATCO.
  • Smoove & Turrell

    I Just Want More

    • Jalapeno.
  • Wellborn

    We Gonna Do It

    • Betino's Records.
  • Celebration of Marvin Gaye Part 2

    • Marvin Gaye

      Stubborn Kind Of Fellow

      • Motown.
  • The Moments

    Nine Times

    • All Platinum.
  • Trunk Of Funk

    • Marvin Gaye

      Got To Give It Up Part 1

      • Tamla Motown.
    • Johnnie Taylor

      Disco Lady

      • CBS.
    • Shaun Escoffery

      I Heard It Through The Grapevine

      • Oyster.
    • Marvin Gaye

      Trouble Man (Live in Montreux in 1980)

      • Motown.
    • Marvin Gaye

      That's The Way Love Is

      • Motown.
    • Marvin Gaye

      Can I Get A Witness?

      • Tamla.
    • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

      It Takes Two

      • Telstar.
    • Marvin Gaye

      How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

      • Motown.
  • The Incredibles

    There's Nothing Else To Say

    • Outta Sight.
  • History Of Women In Funk & Soul - Ruth Brown

    • Ruth Brown

      So Long

      • Atlantic ‎.
    • Ruth Brown

      (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean

      • Atlantic.
    • Ruth Brown

      Hello Little Boy

      • Atlantic.
  • James Brown

    Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)

    • Universe.
  • Roy Ellis With Thee Hurricanes

    Can You Feel It?

    • Liquidator Music.
  • Harvey & The Moonglows

    Mama Loochie

    • Chess.
  • Dean Frazier

    Dick Tracey

    • Island Jamaica Jazz.