As a lifelong soul boy – poet, actor, presenter Craig Charles has been adding to his trunk of funk music since his youth, and now after almost 20 years hosting his world renowned BBC6 Music and Radio 2 shows, DJing at clubs and festivals around the globe his reputation as an ambassador for all things soulful & funky is indisputable.
Craig was overwhelmed with the success of Volume 1 which hit the Official UK Album charts; “It’s been a whole year (and what a weird year) since I unleashed Volume 1 on a music starved world. It clearly hit home with a funk hungry public as it got into the UK charts, nestled between film soundtracks and pop compilations, so I’d like to thank everyone for supporting – especially those who grabbed the double vinyl album – that was an instant sell out!”
Volume 2 contains all the trademark features his fans have come to love – kicking off with The Allergies – and their 100% exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix of their bombastic Move On Baby.
Ranging from Luther Ingrams’ If It’s All The Same To You Babe – a Northern Soul stomper extraordinaire from 1966 – through to 21st century soul champions Joseph Malik and Joel Culpepper, New Orleans born, London based Acantha Lang who Craig describes as an ‘independent artist destined for world domination’, the obscure and bizarre psychedelic 70’s funk of Your Autumn Of Tomorrow by The Crow.
Volume 2 the only place you’ll ever get to hear Smoove & Turrells’ Exclusive Trunk Of Funk edit of Slow Down. The classic dance floor jazz magic of Mario Biondis’ This Is What You Are still sparkles, and the funk driven soul-jazz of Seattle’s Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hits sweet and hard – this brand new Trunk Of Funk draws together old and new music from all four corners of the globe into one beautiful collection, or as Craig puts it “I’m confident this second volume of my Trunk Of Funk will tick all your musical boxes, give your ears and feet enough mellifluous musical fodder to last you until Volume 3 – Awooga!”
A1/1. The Allergies – Slow Down Baby – Exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix
A2/2. Cha Wa – My People
A3/3. Acantha Lang – He Said / She Said
A4/4. The Lafayette Afro Rock 22Band – Soul Makossa
A5/5. STR4TA – Rhythm In Your Mind
B1/6. The Bamboos – Ride on Time
B2/7. Jay Nemor & Electrified – Sitting On Top Of The World
B3/8. Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
B4/9. Luther Ingram – If It’s All The Same To You Babe
B5/10. The Souljazz Orchestra – Sorrow Fly Away
C1/11 Smoove & Turrell – Slow Down – Smooves Exclusive Trunk Of Funk edit
C2/12. Joseph Malik – Mixed Race Combination
C3/13. The Crow – Your Autumn Of Tomorrow
C4/14. Ferry Ultra ft Ashley Slater – Why Did You Do It? – The Reflex Revision (Edit)
C5/15. The Traffic – Beat It
D1/16. Lettuce Ft. Big Tony & Jungle Boogie – Checker Wrecker
D2/17. Joel Culpepper – WAR
D3/18. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Hole In One
D4/19. PM Warson – (Don’t) Hold Me Down