Playlists with tracks by Melvin Sparks

Saturday 17th October 2020
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Craig?s Funky Forty Album # 4. Parliament - Mothership Connection
19 / 39 Tracks
At number 4 on Craig?s Funky Forty album countdown, it?s ?Mothership Connection?.

Jean Knight Mr Big Stuff
Carole King It's Too Late
Buddy Rich The Beat Goes On
Parliament Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Parliament P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
Average White Band Cut The Cake
Parliament Unfunky UFO
Parliament Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Sister Sledge Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me
Asha Puthli Lies
Margie Joseph Don't Turn The Lights Off
Frankie Beverly & The Butlers Because Of My Heart
Bobby Womack & Brotherhood Home Is Where The Heart Is
Hollie Cook Spooky (feat. Hollie Cook)
Brides Of Funkenstein Party Up In Here
Jazz Party Magic Man
Parliament Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (The Thumps Bump)
Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
Charles Wright & The Wats 103rd Street Rhythm Band Mustang Sally (Lucky Luciano Remix)
Josh Barry You Don't Know (feat. Josh Barry)
Progetto Tribale You Make Me So Hot (House mix)
Cissy Houston Love Don't Hurt People
Linda Williams City Living
Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph Love Rescue
The Bongolian El Beardo
Al Green Summertime
Dee Dee Bridgewater Into My Soul (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
Martin Connor I Can't Get No Satisfaction (feat. Martin Connor)
The Commodores The Bump (Shaka Loves You Edit)
Dj Laurel The Peanut Man
Melba Moore Brand New
The Hawkmen Soulful Dress
Ed Rome Blood And Custard
Melvin Sparks Make It Good
Waldeck Lady Bedford (Soul Goodman Rmx)
Bo Diddley Stop The Pusher (JR.Dynamite Edits)
Saturday 21st April 2018
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Funky Record Store Day Releases
18 / 46 Tracks
Craig digs into the new and re-releases from some of his go-to record labels.

Golden Toadstools Silly Savage
Cymande Brothers On The Slide
William DeVaughn Be Thankful For What You've Got
Maceo Parker Homeboy
Will Smith Summertime
The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun
Frank Wilson Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
The Fascinations Girls Are Out To Get You
Vladimir and His Orchestra Baby Boo Boogaloo
Bettye Swann Kiss My Love Goodbye
Big Boss Man The Hawk
Melvin Sparks Texas Twister
Mary Clark Take Me I'm Yours (Edit)
The Patchouli Brothers Wicked One
GQ Is It Cool (Sly Edit)
Maya Fadeeva Save A Little Love for Me
Timeless Legend I Was Born To Love You
High & Mighty Brass Band Well Alright Now (feat. High & Mighty Brass Band)
Tommy Hunt Love On The Losing Side
Bill Withers Take It All In (Chuggin Edits)
Izo FitzRoy You're Gone (feat. Izo FitzRoy)
Omar & Fatlip Sunshine (feat. Omar & Fatlip)
Vi Mode Inc. Project Are You Ready (original mix)
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Its Growing
John Miles One Minute Every Hour
Patrick Gibin aka TwICE Edits Take Flight (TwICE Edit)
Boca 45 Clap Your Hands & Party!
L.T.D. Don'tcha Know
People’s Choice Party Is A Groovy Thing (Scocco Rework)
Waldeck Never Let You Go
LaBrenda Ben It's All Right
Sonny Cox The Wailer
Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Express Yourself
Dee Felice Trio Nightingale
Le Visiteur Let The Sunshine
Al Reed 99-44 100 Pure Love
Equals Triumph
Lyn Collins Mr. Big Stuff (Scocco rework)
The Flamingos Boogaloo Party
Aretha Franklin A Change (Soul Flip Edit)
First Love Don't Say Goodnight (FunkyDeps Edit)
Barbara Tucker Think (about it) (DJ Spen Thommy Davis & Gary Hudgins Mix)
Main Ingedient Work To Do
The Last Poets Understand What Black Is (Radio Edit)
Barbara Tucker Think (about it)’ (DJ Spen Thommy Davis & Gary Hudgins Mix)
Saturday 23rd December 2017
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Funk & Soul from 2017
8 / 36 Tracks
We'll be sharing with you three hours of funky tunes released in 2017.

Maceo Parker Homeboy
Justin Nozuka The Only Difference (feat. Justin Nozuka)
Sharon Jones and the Dap‐Kings Sail On
Charles Bradley Grant Green (feat. Charles Bradley)
Kylie Auldist 2+1 (feat. Kylie Auldist)
Stuff Smith Mama Talking (feat. Stuff Smith)
Curtis Harding Need Your Love
Sugaray Rayford Ain't Got No Business To Die
De La Soul Pain (Rhythm Scholar Heart Attack Remix)
Magnus Carlson I Surrender
Tanika Charles Endless Chain
Deva Mahal Snakes
Manu Chao Senegal Fast Food (Shaka Loves You Remix) (feat. Manu Chao)
The Allergies Entitled To That
DJ Reverend P Soul Fire
McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Moplen remix)
The O’Jays For The Love of Money (Dj XS Edit)
Fela Kuti Yeah Rhythm (Lego Jazz 4 AM)
Melvin Sparks Make It Good
The Temptations Shakey Ground (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit)
Freddie North Take Her Love Ain't Gonna Be Easy
Myles Sanko Promises (Smoove remix)
Touch of Class Just Can't Say Goodbye
Alex Finkin High Steppin Hip Dressin Fella My Grooves Edit)
Grupo Magnetico Vampiras
Osaka Monaurail A Little Taste of Soul
Traffic Superfreak
Anderson .Paak Come Down (SLY 'Melba' Edit)
Herbal T Take It Up A Notch (feat. Wax & Herbal T)
Pama International Wake Up
Trombone Shorty Here Come The Girls (feat. Cyril Neville & Trombone Shorty)
BarBeat Monkey See
Hollie Cook Angel Fire
Rosemary Martins Love To Love You Baby
Wilson Pickett Engine No.9 (The Reflex Revision)
Chaka Khan Some Love (Scrimshire Edit)
Saturday 16th December 2017
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
DJ Andy Smith swings by the studio
14 / 36 Tracks
DJ Andy Smith drops by the studio with a bag of tunes.

Herbie Hancock Saturday Night
Lexsoul Dancemachine Coconuts
Odyssey Don't Tell Me Tell Her
Etta James I Just Want To Make Love To You
Public Enemy Bring The Noise
Vicki Anderson Message From The Soul Sisters
Bobby Womack Across 110th Street
Azymuth Dear Limmertz
Miriam Makeba Mas Que Nada
Barrett Strong Man Up In The Sky
Carl Carlton I Can Feel It
Ben E. King Supernatural Thing
Chuck Jackson The Work Song
Bunny Sigler Girl Don't Make Me Wait
Gil Scott‐Heron The Bottle
Gloria Scott A Case Of To Much Love Making
Roy Ayers Evolution
Spanky Wilson Sunshine Of Your Love
James Brown Funky Drummer Pts 1 and 2
Spyder Turner I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling
Chaka Khan Clouds (South Beach Recycle)
Jimmy Ross First Ture Love Affair(Re-Edit)
T-Connection Groove To Get Down
The Chi‐Lites Have You Seen Her
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up (Pied Piper Classical Regroove)
Louis Chachere The Hen (Pt 1)
De La Soul Pain (Rhythm Scholar Heart Attack Remix)
Mandrill Can You Get It
Willie Bobo Grazin' In The Grass
Deva Mahal Snakes
Melvin Sparks Make It Good
Wilson Pickett Engine No.9 (The Reflex Revision)
Edwin Starr There You Go
Wooden Nickels Nobody But Me
Zeshan B I'm At The Breaking Point
Billy Butler & The Chanters Nevertheless
Saturday 8th October 2016
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
29 / 41 Tracks
Craig Charles takes a look at the pivotal protest songs in funk and soul.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Is It Me
Leon Bridges Katchi (feat. Leon Bridges)
The Brecker Brothers Some Skunk Funk
Les McCann and Eddie Harris Compared To What
Us3 Are You Nuts
Lady Wray Do It Again
Martha Reeves & The Sweet Things Willie D
Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come
Billie Holiday Strange Fruit
Marlena Shaw Wade In The Water
Curtis Mayfield Pusherman
Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music
Bob Marley Get Up Stand Up
Roy Ayers Running Away
Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam
Maceo Parker Homeboy
The New Mastersounds 102%
Lou Ragland Since You Said You'd Be Mine
James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin & John
Bobby Womack Across 110th Street
Average White Band When Will You Be Mine
Funkadelic Funky Dollar Bill
The Impressions People Get Ready
Nai Palm Spanish Harlem (feat. Nai Palm)
Weldon Irvine We Getting Down
The Horace Silver Quintet Cape Verdean Blues
Eddie Henderson Kudu
The Soul Jazz Beat Uptight
The Staple Singers Long March To DC
Bugalu Foundation La Cadena
Smoove & Turrell No Point In Trying
WDR Big Band & Arturo Sandoval Manteca (CdB rmx)
D/troit The 45
Sofija Knežević Let's Go (feat. Sofija Knežević)
Weekend Sun Hole In My Heart
Federation of The Disco Pimp Finisher
Melvin Sparks If You Want My Love
The Cherryboppers Yo No Quiero Un Doctor
Gil Scott-Heron B Movie
Pama International Heatwave
Saturday 31st January 2015
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Around the World in 80 Tunes
30 / 45 Tracks
Craig launches his brand new feature, Around the World in 80 Tunes.

Aretha Franklin Respect
Otis Redding (Sittin') On The Dock Of The Bay
Max Romeo I Chase The Devil
Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Curtis Mayfield Freddie’s Dead
Snarky Puppy Tio Macaco
ephemerals You Made Us Change
Wilson Pickett Hey Joe
Gil Scott-Heron Inner City Blues
Doris Don't
Tom Jones The Lonely One
Maceo Homeboy
Isaac Hayes Hung Up On My Baby
Light of the World Time
Little Milton Grits Aint Groceries
Daddy Cleanhead Something’s Goin’ On In My Room
Ann Peebles Old Man With Young Ideas
Betty Adams Make It Real
Clarence Carter I’m Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin’)
Fatback Band Party Time
Jimmy Ruffin Sad & Lonesome Feeling
Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s Get On The Good Foot
Funky Destination Mama Used To Tell Me
Marlena Shaw The Writing’s On The Wall
Aldo Vanucci What Happened
Charles Earland Sing A Simple Song
Lover’s Key Who’s The One You Love
James Carr The Dark End Of The Street
24Pesos Rise Up
Tuchok Elektro Racklow
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Little Boys With Shiny Toys
James Brown feat. Mark Ronson American Uptown Funk
Graham Central Station GCS Drum Line
Erma Franklin Hold On I’m Comin’
Breakdown Brass The Horseman
Helen White Sweet Joey Baby
Al “The Bishop” Hobbs And The Music Masters I Am Yours
Diesler And The Jazz Invaders Sunchaser II
Gemstones Cold Soul
Banny Price Love Me Pretty Baby
Ted Heath Don’t Cha Hear Me Calling To Ya
Melvin Sparks If You Want My Love
The Keith Mansfield Orchestra Soul Thing
Skeewiff v. Shawn Lee Teen Beat (Skeewiff Mix)
Saturday 7th June 2014
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
8 / 11 Tracks
Craig opens up his trunk of funk.

Curtis Mayfield Superfly
Jimmy Radcliffe Long After Tonight Is Over
Rita & Tiaras Gone With The Wind
Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg
Brownout Flaximus (Renegades of Jazz Bboy Edit)
The New Birth Do The Funky Chicken
Jimmy "Bo" Horne I Get Lifted
Smoove & Turrell Play To Win
Carla Thomas I?ll Never Stop Loving You
Mop Mop Run Around (Grant Phaboa Mix)
Melvin Sparks If You Want My Love
Saturday 8th March 2014
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Smoove and Turrell in session
17 / 25 Tracks
Geordie electronic duo Smoove and Turrell are in session for Craig.

The O'Jays For The Love Of Money?
The Meters My Baby
Terry Callier Ordinary Joe
The Souljazz Orchestra One Life to Live?
Bobbie Gentry Fancy
Smoove & Turrell Will You Be Mine
Maceo Parker Homeboy
Boz Scaggs The Lowdown
The Gaturs Cold Bear
Speedometer Happy
Parliament Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Mary Love Lay This Burden Down
Jackson 5 You Made Me What I Am
Melvin Sparks Texas Twister
Georgie Fame Soul Stomp
Smoove & Turrell Long Way To Fall
The New Mastersounds Monday Meters
Renegades of Jazz Gonna Break This Chain
The Oxbow Lake Band Soul Boo Ga Louie
Smoove & Turrell Summertime
Fab Samperi In The River
James Brown Fat Eddie
Smoove & Turrell The Clown
Boogie Man When The Funk Rains Down (Lowrider version)
Hokis Pokis Keep on Rollin
Saturday 3rd December 2011
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
32 / 36 Tracks
Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler share their favourite Christmas songs.

Bon Iver Towers
The Smiths How Soon Is Now
Foster the People Call It What You Want
Kelis Trick Me
Crystal Fighters Champion Sound
Girls My Ma
Franz Ferdinand Matinee
Eugene McGuinness Lion
Ramones Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
DJ Shadow & Little Dragon Scale It Back
Slow Club If We're Still Alive
David Lynch Pinky's Dream (feat Karen O)
Holy Ghost! Do It Again
Roxy Music Virginia Plain
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message
New Order Crystal
Wild Flag Electric Band
Summer Camp Down
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
Elbow Dear Friends
Sparks This Town Ain'T Big Enough For The Both Of Us
The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping
The Clash Lost In The Supermarket
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler Christmas Moon
The Maccabees Pelican
Bloc Party The Present
The Staple Singers I'Ll Take You There
Curtis Mayfield Freddie'S Dead
Michael Kiwanuka Home Again
The Coasters Shopping For Clothes
The Black Keys Lonely Boy
Various Cruelties Great Unknown
Melvin Sparks Get Ya Some
The Bongolian Strange Lovers
Roots Manuva Here We Go Again - 6 Music Session 30/11/2011
Saturday 24th September 2011
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
24 / 45 Tracks
Super producer Lack of Afro puts on his gloves for a Stax v Motown fight club.

Stevie Wonder Superstition
The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin? Stone
R. Dean Taylor Ghost In My House
Otis Redding Mr Pitiful
Al Green Take Me To The River
The New Mastersounds Run The Gauntlet
Roy Ayers Running Away
Shirley Ellis Soul Time
Edwin Starr 25 Miles
The O'Jays Used Ta Be My Girl
Maceo Homeboy
Honey and the Bees Love Addict
Rick James Dance Wit? Me
Archie Bell & The Drells Soul City Walk
Baker Brothers The Young Patter
Nick Pride & The Pimptones Lay It On The Line
Speedometer Dragging Me Down
Thelma Jones The House That Jack Built
Sounds of Inner City Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Ray Charles I?m Movin? On
Mable John Sweet Devil
Lamont Dozier Going Back To My Roots
Push Long Gone
Gil Scott-Heron Lady Day And John Coltrane
James Carr I Can?t Make It
The Bongolian Doktor Of Eastern Promise
Cannon Ball Adderley And Rick Holmes Sagittarius
Jimmy McFarland Blowing My Mind To Pieces
The Fantastics Sweet Back
Charles Earland Black Talk Part 1
Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache
The Funky Muchachos Coronation Street Theme
Charles Kynard Reelin? With The Feeling
The Intruders I?ll Always Love My Mama
Deep Street Soul Look Out
Sons of Funk From The Backside Part 1
Diesler Ft. Laura Vane Pickpocket
Sons of Funk From The Backside Part 2
Dr. Lonnie Smith Your Mama?s Got A Complex
Melvin Sparks Thank You Part 1
Eddie Floyd People Get It Together
The Tiaras You?re My Man
Sunlight Square Nowhere To Run
The Bo-Keys Weak Spot
Blanche Thomas You Ain?t So Such A Much
Saturday 9th October 2010
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
21 / 33 Tracks
Craig has The Filthy Six in session on the Funk and Soul Show.

John Legend feat Black Thought Hard Times
The Isley Brothers It?s Your Thing
Bill Withers ?Who Is He And What Is He To You?
The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache
Johnnie Taylor Disco Lady
Otis Redding Satisfaction (Live in London)
Idris Muhammad House Of The Rising Sun
Edwin Starr 25 Miles
David Ruffin My Whole World Ended
Ripple The Beat Goes On & On
The Haggis Horns Way Of The Haggis
Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior New York City
Syl Johnson We Did It
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra African Kings
Edwin Starr He Who Picks A Rose
Speedometer La Nueva Manera
Betty Everett Getting Mighty Crowded
Side Effect Always There
John Legend ?Our Generation? J. Period Mix feat Pete Rock and C L Smooth
The Diplomats of Solid Sound B O O G A L O O
Leon Le Rendez-Vous
Dilouya feat John Turrell and Sandra Nkake The Way It Goes (Smoove Remix)
DT6 Donkey Chop
Melvin Sparks Thank You
Mr Konfuze and Lunatic Rock Da Freak (CMC & Silenta Remix)
The M.V.P.'s Turning My Heartbeat Up
Ultra High Frequency ?We?re On The Right Track? Tom Moulton edit
24-Carat Black The Best Of Good Love Gone
Edwin Starr I?m Still A Struggling Man
Alice Russell ?All Of My World? Differant)
James Brown ?It?s Too Funky In Here? Fendercillo edit
Solomon Burke I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
Bajka The Hunting (Club De Belugas Remix)