shows // Funky Junk
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An eclectic introduction to some of the upbeat and dirty, though often melancholic, soulful and rhythmic grooves from around the world.
Records up-to and beyond New Orleans Delta Blues, Detroit motor-city Motown, 1960's UK Garage Bands, Miami Funk, Latin and African grooves, Dancehall & Rocksteady Reggae, 1930/40's Swing and of course buckets upon buckets of Soul & Northern Soul numbers.
Featuring regular fixtures in the form of '6-Degrees of Separation' and the 'Vintage Vinyl' section, which showcases the occasional recent purchase from local independent record shacks.
Tune in, have a dance, and discover some fantastic tracks and artists.
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The final episode in the current schedule, and unfortunately the last episode for the foreseeable future.
Things are a movin' on y'see.
It's been a great pleasure being able to play all the records I love for my friends and new listeners alike over the past year and a half. I hope you've enjoyed the tracks as much as I have. However, I'm moving away from Glasgow, and perhaps even going further afield quite soon, so the time has come to make way for some new Funksters to spin.
Enjoy the last show, I'm aiming to cram in as many beautifully melancholic and soulful tracks as I possibly can.
Cheers if you listened in by accident or on purpose, and cheers to all the contributors, co-hosts and people that helped shape the show and make it as enjoyable as it was!
Posted at 20:07, 23rd June 2012
Lee Moses...WHAT a man!
He's been through the washer by the sounds of things.
Today we play tracks selected from the recently procured Lee Mosses album "Time & Place". A truly beautiful record, jam packed with emotion, soul and scratchy lo-fi guitars, just how we like it here on Funky Junk.
Due to the recent summer melt-wave as well, we thought it apt to squeeze in some SKA and Reggae tracks to to feast your ears to in the garden or park!
Expect covers, horns, twangy guitars, tortured souls, sunshine supermen, questionable production value, but most importantly, HARD HITTIN' SOUL!
Posted at 08:09, 26th May 2012
i know you got soul !
"...If you didn't you wouldn't be in here."
I know you got soul. Okay.
This episode of Funky Junk sees a return to form for down right dirty Soul and Funk tracks.
Slightly neglected over recent episodes (in place of those damn fine 'Rhythmic Blues), we play a selection of outright funk & soul, taken from the vast amounts of recently procurred albums, compilations and collections. Tracks from various volumes of the "Soulshakers" compilations , "The World of Daptone Records", "Studio Soul" and some freebee MoJo compilations. A host of talent courtesy of Lyn Collins, Bobby Byrd, The Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Ken Booth, Bill Withers and many many more!
Posted at 19:22, 28th April 2012
An odd-box selection of fairly obscure songs today. Selecting tracks from the latest Belle & Sebatian currated 'Late Night Tales' mix, with the likes of Joe Pass, Wonder Who? and The Lovin' Spoonful, as well as a rather funky collection of tracks from the latest Monorail CD purchase "Jazzman Gerald presents: Let's Boogaloo - Volume 5".
Add to this a couple of tracks gifted from the fantastic TV series "The Wire", and we have ourselves a smooth, chilled out collection of soulful hits, for the cool cats out there...
Posted at 23:13, 15th April 2012
This episode sees an array of different genres mash together to form a thick soul broth. We play a delectable selection of Gospel, Blues, outright Soul with a sprinkling of Doo-Wop from The Chantels and The Chiffons...Perfect cure to my minging hangover blues.
Enjoy the Gospel tracks? There are some more contained in my Stacks Mix over on Mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/Stacks/bit-o-gospel/
Posted at 16:12, 5th April 2012