Craig Charles Funk & Soul Classics

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September 19, 2015 by Nigel

UK funk and soul DJ Craig Charles has just released his latest compilation album. Craig hosts a weekly show on BBC 6Music – “The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show”. The show covers the full spectrum of funk and soul music from well know classics to the modern day sounds of the contemporary funk and soul scene.

This 3 CD set follows in the same format as the radio show. There’s no surprises. So don’t expect any rare or previously unheard tracks. CD’s 1 & 2 are classic funk and soul and feature artists such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, James Brown, Little Richard and the classic northern soul gem “Do I Love You Indeed I Do” by Frank Wilson. CD 3 showcases some of the best of the modern day funk and soul scene with artists such as Quantic, Alice Russell, Leon Bridges, Cookin’ on 3 Burners and The Bamboos to name a few.

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Funk & Soul Classics tracklist:

Disc: 1

1. Can You Feel It – The Jacksons
2. Got to Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
3. Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
4. Get up Offa That Thing – James Brown
5. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations
6. Respect – Aretha Franklin
7. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
8. I Believe in Miracles – The Jackson Sisters
9. Band of Gold – Freda Payne
10. That’s the Way (I Like It) – KC & The Sunshine Band
11. Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly & The Family Stone
13. Parrty, Pt.1 – Maceo & The Macks
14. Kools Back Again – Kool & The Gang
15. Get Down with It – Little Richard
16. I Know You Got Soul – Bobby Byrd
17. The Snake – Al Wilson
18. Am I Black Enough for You? – Billy Paul
19. Grandma’s Hands – Bill Withers
20. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green

Disc: 2

1. Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
2. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
3. Give Me Just a Little More Time – Chairmen Of The Board
4. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Georgie Fame
5. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – Frank Wilson
6. Snatching It Back – Clarence Carter
7. TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) – MFSB
8. P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) – Parliament
9. I Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
10. Sympathy for the Devil – Sandie Shaw
11. The Beat Goes On – Buddy Rich
12. Blow Your Head – Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
13. Run Around – Mop Mop feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph
14. Brothers on the Slide – Cymande
15. Ain’t That a Bitch – Johnny “Guitar” Watson
16. The World (Is Going up in Flames) – Charles Bradley
17. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Gil Scott-Heron
18. Strawberry Letter 23 – Shuggie Otis
19. Ordinary Joe – Terry Callier
20. Always and Forever – Heatwave

Disc: 3

1. I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
2. Better Man – Leon Bridges
3. The Man – Omar
4. Look Good in Leather – Cody ChesnuTT
5. This Girl – Cookin’ on 3 Burners feat. Kylie Auldist
6. Magdalena – Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro
7. Fish in the Sea – Frootful feat. Angeline Morrison
8. Hercules – Shaun Escoffery
9. This Is What You Are – Mario Biondi and The High Five Quintet
10. Ladies – Lee Fields & The Expressions
11. Wait a Minute – The Excitements
12. Money – Lady
13. Do Your Thing – 6ix Toys
14. Everything’s Better in the Summertime – Nick Pride & The Pimptones
15. Happiness Train – Jessica Lauren Four feat. Jocelyn Brown
16. Anti Love Song – Betty Davis
17. Recipe for Love – Lack of Afro feat. Jack Tyson-Charles
18. Amen Brother – The Bamboos
19. Killing – The Apples
20. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Incredible Bongo Band

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