There’s not too many albums out there that’ll funk you up as much as ‘The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Vol. 5’ from, Freestyle Records. This annual instalment always guarantees that even the shyest movers and shakers will let their best moves out of the bag on the dance floor.
Volume 5 has seen Craig Charles dig deep into his trunk of funk to select some of the baddest, most boom bap beats, the deepest funk, the sassiest soul and the most gorgeous grooves that he thinks everyone must hear and as you’re going to hear, his selections are bang on as always!
The 16 tracks you’ll find on the album are a true celebration of all things Funk ‘n’ Soul, with brand new music and rare and extremely rare tracks to boot. The Allergies, Charles Bradley, Brian Auger, Tanika Charles, Kylie Auldist, Daytoner and Niteshifters are just a few of the talented artists that take up a few of the slots this incredible album. With names like those involved and the others you’ll find, you know excellence can be found only.
The extremely rare track mentioned comes from Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers and their track ‘Nawa’. It’s a track that is so rare, it hasn’t been heard in over 40 years! If there was ever any doubts as to just how deep Craig Charles is prepared to dig for those precious gems, this tune proves the lengths he prepared to go to, to deliver music that deserves it’s time to shine.
‘The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Vol. 5’ can be purchased on CD as well as digitally, so if you’re looking for a stocking filler, this will do perfectly.
You can catch Craig on the awesome BBC 6 Music every Saturday night from 6pm – 9pm (GMT) with his ‘Funk n Soul Show’, which is where you’ll hear so much more music like what you’ll find on his new album.