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The Funk and Soul Sessions

Craig Charles presents the best of the Funk and Soul Sessions from 2015.

2015 has been a strong year for the funk & soul scene. New York - London all-star soul group Ephemerals released their hard-hitting 'Chasin Ghosts' album. Hot 8 Brass Band were at the heart of a current fever for all things brass. They put out their 'Vicennial' album which proved they're the number 1 purveyors of, jazz infused, funk and hip hop. The Brand New Heavies and Juliette Ashby continued to represent for the UK. And we saw the return of Cymande who released a new album, their first in over 4 decades. The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show where lucky enough to have all these guys in session and we'll be revisiting the pick of the bunch on tonight's show.

3 hours


Music Played

  • Bugz in the Attic

    Booty La La

    • V2.
  • Maceo Parker


    • ESC.
  • Diana Ross

    Love Hangover (The Reflex Revision)

    • White.
  • People’s Choice

    Do It Any Way You Wanna

    • Philadelphia International Records.
  • Woody Herman


    • Chess.
  • Big Boss Man


    • Blow Up.
  • Cymande

    Brothers On The Slide (Session Track)

    • Contempo.
  • New Xperience

    Frisco Disco (Sean P Edit)

    • BBE.
  • Georgie Fame

    No Thanks

    • CBS.
  • Funk & Soul Years - 2005

    • Diesler

      Burnley Wallet

      • Tru Thought Recordings.
    • Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators

      If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is)

      • Timmion Records.
    • The Quantic Soul Orchestra

      Get A Move On

      • Tru Thoughts Recordings.
  • Boca 45 featuring Louis Baker

    Soul On Top

    • 45 Live Records.
  • Lonnie Liston Smith


    • BGP.
  • Spinage au Trois

    • Womack & Womack


      • Island Records.
    • Luther Vandross

      Never too Much

      • Epic.
    • Diana Ross & The Supremes

      Stoned Love

      • Motown.
  • Jaguar

    That’s Your Problem Baby

    • Freestyle.
  • James Brown

    Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)

    • Polydor.
  • Curtis Mayfield

    We Gotta Have Peace

    • Original Selection.
  • Get A Room Tune

    • Barry White

      Playing Your Game Baby

      • Mercury.
  • The Heard (Ft. Adryon de León)

    Gimme Gimme (Single Edit)

    • White.
  • Roy Ayers

    He's A Superstar

    • Universal.
  • The Getıup

    The Cover Up

    • Our Label Records.
  • Trunk Of Funk

    • Renegade Brass Band

      The Shakedown (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Ephemerals

      You Made Us Change (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Fantasy Funk Band feat John Turrell

      Express Yourself (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Monophonics

      Hanging On (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Juliette Ashby

      Over & Over (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Fantasy Funk Band feat. Lisa Stansfield

      Spooky (Session Track)

      • White.
    • Hot 8 Brass Band

      Rasta Funk (Session Track)

      • White.
  • Soul Scratch


    • Paris DJs.
  • The Haggis Horns featuring John McCallum

    Hot Damn!

    • First Word Records.
  • Around The World In 80 Tunes - Australia

    • The Bamboos

      Amen Brother

      • Tru Thoughts.
  • Nick Pride & The Pimptones

    Deeper Pimp

    • White.
  • Angelo Starr

    Stand On My Own Two Feet

    • Centre City Records.
  • Gerardo Frisina


    • Afro Art.