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Craig Charles talks to producer John Morales, creator of the extended mix.

Tonight's guest has dedicated his life to the dancefloor for the past 4 decades; it's the legendry John Morales. John was the first producer to create the 'extended mix' in the mid 70's. He's worked with Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye and Miami Sound Machine. As always, Craig will set our guest a musical challenge. We celebrate Lyn Collins in the History of Women In Funk & Soul. Lyn was an African-American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s and for the influential 1972 funk single 'Think (About It'). We hand over the playlist to you the trusted 6 Music listeners in the section of the show we call 'The Spinage au Trois'. What would you like to hear? Email us at At 8pm we'll have 30 minutes of back-to-back records in the 'Trunk of Funk' section of the show. Expect to hear Northern Soul, rhythm and blues, jazz, blues, gospel or hip hop, Motown hits.......

3 hours

Music Played

  • Cheryl Lynn

    Got To Be Real

    • BGP.
  • Maceo Parker


    • ESC.
  • Smoove & Turrell

    Will You Be Mine

    • Jalapeno Records.
  • Mr. Bird

    Octopus Blues

    • Fat Bird Sounds.
  • The Beta Club

    Brassa Nova (Grant Phabao Mix)

    • Paris DJs.
  • Hollie Cook

    And The Beat Goes On

    • Mr Bongo.
  • Hackney Colliery Band

    Superhero Disco (The Reflex Revision)

    • Wah Wah 45s.
  • Jackie Wilson

    I Get The Sweetest Feeling

    • Union Square.
  • Brass Construction


    • Disky.
  • The Turtles

    I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)

    • London Records.
  • Talcum Time

    • The De-Lites


      • Cuppy Records.
    • Etta James

      Can’t Shake It

      • Chess.
    • Otis Leavill

      I Love You

      • Dakar.
  • King Curtis

    Get Ready

    • Atco.
  • Marvin Gaye

    This Love Starved Heart Of Mine

    • Motown.
  • Jimmy Smith

    The Cat

    • Verve.
  • Bart&Baker

    Get High (Renegades Of Jazz Remix) (feat. Sedrick Hamilton)

    • Bart&Baker Music.
  • Version Excursion

    • Donny Hathaway

      The Ghetto

      • Atlantic.
  • Jean Knight

    What One Man Won’t Do Another Man Will

    • Open Records.
  • The Tropics

    Louie Louie

    • Light In The Attic.
  • John Morales Interview And Mix

    • Rick James

      Super Freak

      • Motown.
    • George Benson & Thelma Houston

      Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

      • UMC.
    • Rockwell

      Somebody's Watching Me

      • UMC.
    • Táta Vega

      Get It Up For Love (JM Radio Edit)

      • Universal.
    • The Temptations

      Treat Her Like A Lady

      • UMC.
    • Stacy Lattisaw

      Jump Into My Life

      • UMC.
    • The Temptations & Rick James

      Standing On The Top

      • UMC.
    • Eddie Kendricks

      Girl You Need a Change of Mind

      • Tamla.
    • Stevie Wonder


      • Motown.
    • Diana Ross

      No One Gets The Prize

      • Motown.
    • Rick James


      • Gordy.
    • Teena Marie

      Square Biz

      • Motown.
  • Johnnie Taylor

    Who’s Making Love

    • Universal.
  • Al Mason

    Good Lovin’

    • Goldmine Soul Supply.
  • History of Women in Funk & Soul - Lyn Collins

    • Lyn Collins

      Think (About It)

      • Urban.
    • Lyn Collins

      Mama Feelgood

      • People.
    • Lyn Collins

      Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again

      • Polydor.
  • The Mighty Mocambos

    Hot Stuff

    • Favorite.
  • Jeremy Platt Jazz Soul Movement

    Take Me Where The Love Is

    • White.