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The Back To Funk Radio Show has been broadcasting since 1980, making it one of Sydney's longest running radio shows. Not only has the show been a long-time fixture on Sydneys airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton, Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), Fred Wesley, and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown's Band. Other guests over the years have included Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.

The History - Back to Funk boasts a massive on-air history of 35 years. During its long history the show has made an important contribution to the Sydney Dance Music community, and was in fact the first dance music program to appear in the 2SER Monday - Friday Afternoon timeslot. Originally named From Punk to Funk, it was John Potts who created the show for 2SER around 1980. The show began as a music history show, and each week was dedicated to a different genre of music. Brent Cluss joined the show in the early 80's and was soon after joined by Heidi Pasqual (Creative Vibes). The show continued through the 80's and became Back to Funk around the late 80s / early 90's. Fellow label mates from Creative Vibes joined Heidi in the early 90's - firstly Peter Pasqual (1991), thenGordon Henderson (around 1993).

Other contributors and presenters have included Tim Ritchie, Miguel DeSouza and Robbie Sevellies. In 2004 the program was passed onto Meem, who continues to host the show today.

Back to Funk currently broadcasts every Monday from midday till 2pm. Each week Meem resurfaces oldfunk, disco and boogie gems while also exploring a diverse range of all other related styles including Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Funky Reggae, Soul Jazz and more. Tune in Every Monday for interviews, new releases, and a huge array of forgotten funky masterpieces.

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September 7, 2015

Baby Brother - You Asked For It (You Got It)

Eugene Blacknell - We Know We Have To Live Together

Laura Lee - I Need It Just As Bad As You

Stevo - Pay The Price

Brother Resistance - Wars in Space Dub

The Primates - King Kong

The Senior Allstars - Slipping Into Darkness

Chronixx f/ Inner Circle & Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard (News Carryin' Dread)

Exco Levi - Since I Throw the Comb

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Hold It Down

Skeewiff - Because I Love It (feat. Imagine This)

Roger - (Everybody) Get Up (EPMD Diesel Low-Lead Mix)

The High & Mighty - Weed (Street Version) feat Mad Skillz

Rasco feat. Planet Asia - How Many X's

Singularis - Tonight

Instrumental Group Cabas - Cry In The Night

Francis Monkman - Daredevil

Keith Mansfield - Hot Property

Tony Grey & The Ozimba Messengers - You Are the One

Universe City - Can You Get Down?

Yugi Ohno - A Riddle of Underground Waterwork

The Notations - A New Day

Luther Ingram - It's Too Much

Danny Woods - Try On My Love For Size

Gene Lawrence - Feel Like Making Love

 

August 24, 2015

Brass Construction - L-O-V-E-U

The Reddings - You're The Only One

Michael Cooper - Perpetratin' A Move

Cameo - Front Street

Ebonee Webb - Anybody Wanna Dance (Meem's Looking For A Party Edit)

Creative Source - I'm Gonna Get There

Deborah Washington - Rock It

Eddie Kendricks - Something Shady (Is Going On)

Calvin Scott - I Never Found A Girl To Love Me Like You Do

M-W-T Express featuring Marva W. Taylor - I've Lived the Life

The Valentinos - Baby, Lots Of Luck

Mary Gresham - You've Never Really Lived

The Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me

Irene Scott - Everyday Worries

Rhythm - Carry Me Down

Mary Alice Mccall - I'm Moving Home

Melody Gardot - She Don't Know

Diamond D - Only Way 2 Go (Instrumental)

Da Youngsta's- Who's The Mic Wrecka (Edit)

Nelly Stharre - Find Your Roots

Dub Squad Feat Eric Dee's Horns Section - The House Of The Rising Horns

Al Campbell - Last Dance

Banda Black Rio - Metalurgica

Quango & Sparky - I Like What You Got

Janko Nilovic - Shadow Of Our Life

Don Ray - Standing In The Rain

 

August 17, 2015

The Fatback Band - Got To Learn How To Dance (The Apple Scruffs Edit)

Mitch Ryder - Liberty

The Voltage Bros - Working Together

Dynamic Tints & The Pieces of Peace Orchestra - Rosemarie

Mary Gresham - Get On Back On The Right Track

James & Bobby Purify - I Take What I Want

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson & Roomful Of Blues - That's The Groovy Thing

LJ Reynolds - Travellin' (JR.Dynamite & C'Man Pack Your Bags Edit)

Lynn White - Love and Happiness Feat David Hudson

Melody Gardot - Same To You

Brick - Wide Open (DJ Soup Edit)

Kay-Gee's - Cheek to cheek

Stephoenix Gwenn - Back-N-4th Relay (Paris Groovescooter Edit)

Super 3 - When Your Standing On The Top

Jibri Wise One - The House The Dog Built

Shazzy - Do You Remember

Kayla Bliss - Red Hott

Sizzla & Suns of Dub - Jah Jah Solve Dem

Cocoa Tea, Home T & Shabba Ranks - Who She Love

Sidney Pinchback & The Schiller Street Gang - Soul Strokes

Warren Daniels - Blowing Like Me

Maneige - Les Pentocles

Renaldo Domino - Let Me Come Within

Cane And Able - Don't Knock My Love

The Friends Of Distinction - Rock And Stone

August 10, 2015

Bottom & Co. - Lets Get Down

The Friends Of Distinction - Love Shack (Opened Up A Shop Called 'Love')

Counts - At The Fair

The Love Unlimited Orchestra - Midnight And You

Chameleon - Get Up

Linda Williams - City Living

Champaign - Whiplash

Cane And Able - Girl You Move Me

Masaaki Hirao - Listen to the End of Exile

In Necessity - Daly-Wilson Big Band Featuring Kerrie Biddell

Common, Nas, TenDJiz - Purple Sun God

John Robinson & Chief - Go There feat. Kyra Climbingbear

Jean Grae - Nobody'll Do It for You

Featurecast / The Gaff - Ain't Got Time (Vocal Mix)

Da Homlez - Knock Knock

Superstar Quamallah and Deqawn - World Tour (With No Awards)

Chanson - Magic Carpet

Kim Weston - Soul On Fire

Rufus Thomas - Willy Nilly

Ike & Tina Turner - We Need An Understanding

Cubby Checker - Back In The USSR

Joe Tex - Show Me

Baby Washington - I've Got A Feeling

Ben E. King - Love Is Gonna Get You

Gino Parks & The Love-Tones - For This I Thank You

The Heptones - Get In The Groove

The Gaytones - Gladness

John Holt - Sweetie Come Brush Me

Lester Sterling - Bangarang

Linda Jones - Dancing In The Street

The Packers - Soul Time Pt 1

 

August 3, 2015

Smoked Sugar - Bump Me

J.J. Jackson & The Jackaels - Let The Show Begin

Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band - Different Strokes

Betty & Charles - As Long As We Believe In Each Other

Shirley Caesar - Message To The People

Travis Biggs - Tibetian Serenity

Deodato - Night Cruiser

Mike Mandel - Jupiter Fingers

Truth - International Dancing

Tammy Wayne - Have A Good Time

James Fountain - Seven Day Lover (7" Mix)

Pressure Drop - Big Noise

The Fabulous Conti Family - Lil Bongo Boy

Showbiz & A.G. - Still Diggin

MC Lyte - One On One (Master Tee Remix)

Da Homlez - Abandoned In Da Streetz

The Four Owls - Pay The Price

Shinehead - Gimme No Crack

L'Entourloop - Time to Grow ft Gavlyn

Million Stylez feat Richie Riott - Gimmi Di Vapor (Remix)

Daddy Freddy - Rappin' Music

Shabba Ranks - Ting-A-Ling

Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two

Nytro - Nytro Express

Shake - Shake

The Brides Of Funkenstein - Amorous

 

July 27, 2015

The Brief Encounter - The Brief Encounter (Introduction)

Bottom & Co - Here For The Party

A Perfect Circle - The Hand Of Time

Shotgun - Good Thing

Marie Adams & The Three Tons Of Joy - Get Up And Do It, Baby (Try It, You'll Like It)

Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford - Nobody

Freddi/Henchi & The Soul Setters - Funky to the Bone

Brother To Brother - Junkie

Bobby Wayne - You're Blowing My Mind

Cardell Funk Machine - Shoot Your Shot

T-Connection - Take It To The Limit

Exquisite Taste - It's You That's Happening (Instrumental)

Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - It's On You

Gee Rock & Da CND Coalition - Can I Get A Hey

Coldcut - Beats & Pieces

Genie Brown - Can't Stop Talking

Soul Mind & Body - I Took Your Love (To Be True)

Rune Lindbæk - Ledin Me Astray

AM & Shawn Lee - All The Love (Instrumental)

Richard Schneider Jr. - Hello Beach Girls

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Double On Back

Randy Valentine - Wake The Town

The Lions - Run Along (ft. Alex Désert & Black Shakespeare)

Yabby You & The Prophets With Trinity - Chant Down Babylon Kingdom

Macy Skipper - Goofin' Off

 

 

July 20, 2015

The 8th Day - Rocks's In My Hand

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - In The Pocket

Chemistry - I Got A Feeling

Strut - Front Row Romeo (Instrumental)

Al Hudson And The Soul Partners - I Like Everything About You

impact - Friends

James & Bobby Purify - I Take What I Want

Thelma Jones - Stronger

The Shells - Whiplash

The Dinkies - Well

Chyvonne Scott - Im Movin On

Jimmy Ricks The Raves - Daddy Rollin' Stone

Jan Bradley - Please Mr D.J.

The Temprees - Come On Y'All

Jimmy Dawkins - Woodland

Cassieta George - Let's Get Together

Alaine - Aint No Sunshine

Ernest Wilson - Truth And Rights

Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done

Tarrus Riley - Dub Pirate (Feat Mad Cobra, Ninja Man & Joe Lickshot)

Sound Dimension - Sea Of Version

Dana V - Brotherly Love

Ernie K-Doe - Hotcha Mama

Marvin Holmes And Justice - Got To Be There

Alyn Ainsworth - Where Do I Go

Professor P & DJ Akilles - The Real Me

MC Lyte - Poor Georgie

Fugues - Don't Cry Dry Your Eyes

Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds - Happy Music

Masterpiece - We Like To Get Down

Jimmy Nelson - Mr Big Wheel

 

 

July 13, 2015

The Brides Of Funkenstein - Disco To Go

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Sticks And Stones

Queen Samantha - Get Back (Boogie Dance)

L.A. Boppers - Is This The Beat

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners - If You Feel Like Dancin

7th Wonder - The Tilt

B.T. Express - Shout It Out

Ted Taylor - Get Away

Linda Jones - Dancing In The Street

Lloyd Glenn - The Shakedown

Danny Owens - You're a Little Too Late

Bill Johnson - You Better Dig It

Billy 'The Kid' Emerson - Um Huh My Baby

Otis Rush - Homework

Meg Myles - Sing On Baby

Roscoe Robinson - Thats Enough

Kellee Patterson - Jolene

Universe City - Can You Get Down?

The Eleventh Hour - Get On Or Get Off

Quarter Street - Fantasia

Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente - Trombon Criollo

Claudia - Morena De Uganda

Betty Everett - I Gotta Tell Somebody

Mister T. - Everybody Is Going To Be There (feat. Lucy Lune Gillespie)

Autumn - Arrival / Sure Sounds Shaky To Me

UGK - Pocket Full Of Stones

PD3 - Stop! (I Beg You London)

Blackhman Thomas Meets Al Agami & Remee - Next Door Man

Anderson East - Satisfy Me

 

 

July 6, 2015

Jay Mitchell - Mustang Sally

Barbara St.Claire - Teacherman

Paradise Stars - Boogie Train

Sho-Nuff - Don't Use Me Up

The Harry Man Band - Policemans Holiday

The Final Solution - No Place To Run

Jimi Hendrix - Gotta Have It

Northern State - The Mans Dollar

Craig G - U R Not The 1 (Hip Hop Remix)

The Brotherhood - Hit The Funk

Spiders Webb - Soft Wind - I Don't Know What's On Your Mind

Smoked Sugar - Bump Me

The Propositions - Do Whatever Turns You On Pt 2

Tommie Young - You Cant Have Your Cake (And Eat It Too)

Anna King - Come On Home

Shorty Long - Devil With a Blue Dress On

Billy Larkin & The Delegates - Hole In The Wall

Tina Britt - Sookie Sookie

The Valentinos - Baby, Lots Of Luck

Alton Ellis - Play It Cool (aka rock on time)

Hubert Porter with George Moxey & his Calypso Quintet - Dry Weather House

Sir Lord Comic & His Cowboys - Ska-Ing West

Jai Malano & Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes - Tell Me

Curtis Knight & The Squires - Hornet's Nest

Dick Dale & His Del Tones - Wild Ideas

Mutiny - Go Away From Here

Rufus Thomas - Git On Up And Do It

Carlos "Sherlock" Holmes - Black Bag

The Olympic Runners - Disco Smash

Wisdom - At The Disco Dance

 

 

June 29, 2015

Memphis Horns - What The Funk

N.C.C.U. - Sleepy Time Is Over

Nytro - What It Is

Waters - Party, Party

Blaze - We Come To Jam

Glory - Can You Guess What Groove This Is (Long Version)

Lyn Collins - Baby Don't Do It

Lonnie Youngblood - Go Go Place

The Peermonts - Making Out

Jewel Brown & Milton Hopkins - Jerry

Laura B & The Moonlighters - That's A Pretty Good Love

Howlin' Wolf - Three Hundred Pounds of Joy

Hopeton Lewis - A De Pon Dem

Keeling Beckford - Groove Me

Phyllis Dillon - Don't Stay Away

The Sensational Nightingales - At The Meeting

Cynthia Sheeler & The Brothers Inc. - I Never Felt Like This Before

Shirley Caesar - Heavenly Father

Standard Music - Natch

Rumple-Stilts-Skin - Stop Your Running

Storm - Rhythm of The Cit-Tay

Spiders Webb - Spiders Webb

Shake - Try My Love Tonight

Joe Pugliese - Chump Change

The Temprees - People Make The World Go Round

 

 

June 22, 2015

The Temprees - Come On Y'All

Miguel De Deus - Cinco Anos

The Wallace Bros - What-Cha Feel Is What-Cha Get

Ju-Par Universal Orchestra - Gotta Get Away

The Voices Of East Harlem - Can You Feel It (SuperBreak Disco Edit)

James Duncan - I Got It Made (In The Shade)

Dave And Ansel Collins - Doing Your Own Thing

Derrick Harriot - Don't Hold Back (Waxist Selecta Edit)

The Mellotones - Feel Good

The Valentines - Sock It To Me Baby

Betty Everett - Sweet Dan - Love Rhymes

The Ice Man's Band - It's Down To That - Introducing...The Ice Man's Band

Brown Sugar - If You Like My Music - Brown Sugar Featuring Clydie King

Linda Jones - Dancing In The Street

Tammy Wayne - Have A Good Time

Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love (7" mix)

Rumple-Stilts-Skin - I Want To Be Your Lover

B.T. Express - What You Do In the Dark

Shotgun - Party Right Here

dEnAuN aka Mr Porter - Hey!

ShinSight Trio - I Love Good Music

Marc 7 - Runaway

Eric Vintage - Missing Trains (of thought) (ft. Dusty Crates, Prod. by DJ IQ of the Handroidz))

Professor P & DJ Akilles - The Real Me

Ancient Astronauts - Halfway Through

Tru Tones - Lets Party

Blackjack - Hey Roots

Tommy Hunt - The Work Song

 

 

June 15, 2015

Chumei Wantanbe - Under the Light of Daybreak

Charlie Whitehead - Raw Spitt

Warren Lee - Underdog Backstreet

Leon Gardner - Farm Song

Captain Sky - Fearless (In The Pocket)

Christy Essien - Take Life Easy

Blackrock - The New York City Bump

J.S. Theracon - Buckets O'Duckats

Count Down - Raptus

Sign Of The Vibration - Last Of The Corruptors

Large Professor - Off Yo Azz on Yo Feet

Da Homlez - Hip Hop Y'All

Thrust - So Amazing

L'Entourloop - Puff Of Rhymes feat. Hatman Harry , Zeb Mc Queen

Dubmatix - Are You Ready? (Reggae Sun Ska)

Hands / Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor

James Spencer - Take This Woman Off The Corner

The Mohawks - Dr Jekyll & Hyde Park

Okay Temiz - Penguin

Lace - Cant Play Around (Larry Levan Mix)

Juice - Big Fun

The Nitty Gritty Sextet - Something New

Neyde Fraga - Onda Quebrando

Haldo - Ain't No Sunshine (Haldo's Boss Mix)

Positive Sounds - The Creeper

Dorothy Black - Miracle Man

Earth, Wind & Fire - Evil

 

 

June 8, 2015

Little Milton - That's What Love Will Make You Do

Vivian Reed - Down Here On the Ground

The Blue Denim Band - Spunk In The Funk

Con Funk Shun - Aint Nobody

Splendour - Sunny Side Up

Mo Horizons - Banana Boogie (Sono Rhizmo' Remix)

Shinehead - Friendly Advice

Lone Catalysts feat. J-Live - Dynomite

Dubmatix - Dangerous

Chronixx - Start A Fyah

Admiral Tibet - Leave People Business

Pointers SIsters - Lonely Gal

Cassieta George - Lets Get Together

Eugene Mc Daniels - Silent Majority

Deniece Chandler - I'm Not Like The Others

Bloodstone - Everybody Needs Love

Art & Ron - Cant Stop Talkin

The Next Movement - You're The One

Zinc - Ill Take My Chances

The Fans - Doctor Dunk

Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta Sabanera - Arroz Con Coco

Ronaldo Resedá - Samblues do dinheiro

Pra swingar - Som Nosso De Cada Dia

L'Entourloop - Dirty Money feat Skarra Mucci & Youthstar

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Great Blacks

Rick Holmes - Remember To Remember

Leo's Sunshipp - Give Me The Sunshine (Vocal)

 

 

June 1, 2015

Oscar Brown Jr - Chicken Heads

Shotgun - Fire Up

The Playboys - Bumpin Bus Stop

Jackson Sisters - Boy, You're Dynamite

Stu Gardner and the Sanctified Sound - Mathilda (Instrumental)

Katie Love - How Can You Mistreat The One You Love

The Undisputed Truth - Im A Fool For You

Banda Black Rio - Zumbi

Tarantulas - Saiba Ser Feliz (Don't Stop Til You get Enough)

Richie & The PS 54 Schoolyard - How I Feel

Ernie K-Doe - Hey Hey Hey

The Bas Lexter Ensemble - Souldrums & Holloway

The Soul Snatchers - Granny Groove

Junior Wells - Im Your Gravy Train

Mojo Rising - Send Me

Biz Markie - Turn Tha Party Out

Mayflowers - Enter The Realm (Reality Mix)

Gappy Ranks - Generation

Lion D - Weh Dem Fah (feat Gappy Ranks)

Conroy Smith - Dangerous

Seven Seas - Pats Jam

The Mohawks - Landscape

Betty Bibbs - Pounds Of Soul

The Bar-Keys - Knucklehead

Candido - Tony's Theme

Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers - The Dryer

Project - Love Rescue

Rhyze - Do Your Dance

Sheila Hutchinson-Whitt - A New You In '82

Lyrics Born & The LB Mixed Re-View - Good Riddance

Da Bush Babees - The Love Song feat Mos Def

Dred Scott - Back In The Day (Remix)

Julia And Company - Breakin Down (Sugar Samba)

 

 

May 25, 2015

Freddie Henchi & The Soul Setters - Funky To The Bone

Carrie Riley & The Fasinations - Super Cool

Cold Blood - Watch Your Step

The Four Pennies - Your A Gas With Your Trash

Duffy Jackson Orchestra - I Feel Good

La May & Company - Free The Soul Man

Melvin Sparks - Get Ya Some

Dan Brantley - Get It Right Or Leave It Alone

Didier Makaga - Minuit L'Heure Du Swing

East Harlem Bus Stop - Lets Get It On

Dynasty - Ive Just Begun To Love You

Anatoly Ice - Blame Hip Hop

Mr Lif - Ol' Crew

Showbiz & A.G. - Diggin In The Crates

The Venusians - Keep Running

The Bas Lexter Ensemble - Strange Things

Busy Signal - Real Talk

Clyde King and Brown Sugar - Dance To The Music

The Lamplighters - London Station

Bobby McNutt - Hold Tight

The Soul Sisters - Good Time Tonight

James and Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather

The Diplomats - Honest To Goodness

Cassiano - Central Do Brasil

Francis The Great - Look Up In The Sky

Donald Byrd - Lansanna's Priestess

La Pesada - Cumbia y Tambo (En La Lluvia)

The Brothers Johnson - Aint We Funkin Now

 

 

May 18, 2015

Artie White - Gimme Some Of Yours

Cleveland Eaton & The Kats - Its Mookie Time

87th Off Broadway - Moving Woman

Esther Marrow - Money Honey

Lulu - Love Loves To Love Love

Ground Hog - Bumpin Part 2

The Last Ward - Keep On Bumpin' Before You Give Out Of Gas

Smoked Sugar - Bump me

Quazar - Funk N Roll (Dancin In The 'Funkshine')

Nytro - Wheres The Party

Rudy Manning - Lets Boogie

Intombi Zephapha - Ingoina Le Nyathi

I.K. Dairo - Ise Owo Mi No Nje

Manu Dibango - Out Of Score

The Lions - Rhythm Rock (ft. Black Shakespeare & Angelo "Dr. Maddvibe" Moore)

Rico Connection - Good Times (One More Time Instrumental)

Robson Jorge & lincoln Olivetti - Aleluia

Fort Knox Five - Reach (Feat Flex Mathews)

Uptown - Its My Turn (Vocal)

Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - I Gotta Good Thing (Remix)

Eddie Fisher - Cosmic Blues

Banda Black Rio - Expresso Madureira

Duncan Lamont - Punch Drunk

Fehlfarben - 14 Tage

Don Ray - Standing In the Rain

East Coast - The Rock (12" Mix)

Kaballa - Ashewo Ara

B B King - Calypso Jazz

 

 

May 11, 2015

Cosmic Sound Orchestra - Listen To The Beat

Crackin - I Cant Wait Forever

Barry Stoller - Disco King

Black Haze Express - Wont Nobody

Orgone - Meat Machine

Godmoma - Godmoma Here

Rome Jefferies - Good Love (Instrumental)

Vernon Burch - Do It To Me (AJs Funky Edit)

Scott Lark - Razzle Dazzle (Radio)

Hippocampe Fou - Kermesse

Brandon Bass - D Town Duo

The Bas Lexter Ensemble - Move Ur Dancin Ft

Skarra Mucci - Not Impossible To Me

Instigators - Instigators Five O

Etienne Cap And His Orchestra - Take A Taxi

Frank Miller - Supersnatch

Ann Peebles - Its Your Thing

Nancy Wilson - End Of Our Love

Lou Pride - Im Com'un Home In The Morn'un (7" mix)

Spiral Staircase - More Today Than Yesterday

Vernon Garrett - Shine It On

The Hitch Hikers feat The Mighty Pope - Mr Fortune

Alvin Cash - Keep On Dancing

Queen Samantha - Give Me Action

B.T. Express - Dancin Dream

Dynasty - Do Me Right

Shante - Big Mama

The Afros - Jump

My Neighbour Is - Jah Revolution

 

 

May 4, 2015

Johnny Adams - Georgia Morning Dew

Eddy Senay - Zambezi

Soul Machine - Twitchie Feet

Graham Gouldman - Chestnut

Bill Doggett - Honkey Tonk

Koko Taylor - Im A Little Mixed Up

Chuck Willis - Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You

Buddy & Ella Johnson - I Don't Want Nobody Baby (To Have My Love But You)

Syl Johnson - Soul Drippin

Peoples Choice - If You Want Me Back

Black Ivory - What Goes Around (Comes Around)

Emilio Santiago - O Amigo De Nova York

Firefly - Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)

King Tim III - Charley Says! (Roller Boogie Baby)

Jax - Da Cream (Main)

INI - Fakin Jax (Bop Ya Head Remix Radio)

De La Soul - Freedom Of Speak (We Got More Than Three)

Dre Island - On Time

Lion D - Ruff Inna Town

Protoje - Bubblin

JD McPherson - Country Boy

Hampton Hawes - Web

Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Hammer Song

John Cameron - Swamp Fever

The Vibrations - Aint No Greens In Harlem

Ed Robinson - Face It

The Voltage Bros - Working Together

Sound Experience - Devil With The Bust

Hank Crawford - Sugar Free

Back to Funk 33 1/3 Birthday Podcast

In 2013 Australias longest running funk music show BACK TO FUNK celebrates 33 years on air. To document the massive history of the program, current host MEEM tracked down and interviewed many of the past presenters including John Potts, Brent Clough, Heidi Pasqual, Peter Pasqual, Gordon Henderson, Tim Ritchie & Miguel DeSouza.

The following podcast reveals a glimpse into the the history of Black Music, Hip Hop Culture and DJing in Sydney in the 80s and 90s, and also gives a rare insight into the inspiration, motivation and intention of the people who created this influential radio show.

Playlist and Show Audio August 26

This week you can hear the whole show on demand, simply click the play button below to get Back to Funk!

Aug 26

Jacqui Verdell - Were Gonna Have A Good Time
The Nite-Liters - Valdez In The Country
Taggy Matcher & Birdy Nixon - Tighten Up
The Immortals - Cant keep A Good Man Down
Silver Convention - Turned Me On
Gramatik - Funk It Up
Calagad 13 - Rotmo Callerjero (Calagad 13 Remix)
Green Street - Don't Deny It
Mouse Outfit - Never Get Enough feat Sparkz + Dubbul O
Jazz Liberatorz - The Process feat Apani B Fly
Sound Providers - The Field
Mauric and Mac - Use That Good Thing
Mary Love - Born To Live With Heartache
Tihomir Pop Asanovic - Hot Pants Road
The Gaylads - The Soul Beat
Hot Snow - Four Times The Love
Thunder Lightning & Rain - Super Funky (Part 1)
Kellee Patterson - Turn Off The Lights
Charanga 76 - Music Trance
Solo Sounds - Were Chilly
Nate Calhoun - Funktown
Con Funk Shun - Got To Be Enough
Deodato - Funk Yourself
Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix)
Pretty Lights - Around The Block
Freddie McGregor & Gappy Ranks - Standing Strong
Jon Pecus - Rollin
The Mouse Outfit - Who Gwan Test
Booker T Jones - Impala

Back To Funk

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The Back To Funk Radio Show has been broadcasting since 1980, making it one of Sydney's longest running radio shows. Not only has the show been a long-time fixture on Sydneys airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton, Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), Fred Wesley, and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown's Band. Other guests over the years have included Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.

The History - Back to Funk boasts a massive on-air history of 35 years. During its long history the show has made an important contribution to the Sydney Dance Music community, and was in fact the first dance music program to appear in the 2SER Monday - Friday Afternoon timeslot. Originally named From Punk to Funk, it was John Potts who created the show for 2SER around 1980. The show began as a music history show, and each week was dedicated to a different genre of music. Brent Cluss joined the show in the early 80's and was soon after joined by Heidi Pasqual (Creative Vibes). The show continued through the 80's and became Back to Funk around the late 80s / early 90's. Fellow label mates from Creative Vibes joined Heidi in the early 90's - firstly Peter Pasqual (1991), thenGordon Henderson (around 1993).

Other contributors and presenters have included Tim Ritchie, Miguel DeSouza and Robbie Sevellies. In 2004 the program was passed onto Meem, who continues to host the show today.

Back to Funk currently broadcasts every Monday from midday till 2pm. Each week Meem resurfaces oldfunk, disco and boogie gems while also exploring a diverse range of all other related styles including Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Funky Reggae, Soul Jazz and more. Tune in Every Monday for interviews, new releases, and a huge array of forgotten funky masterpieces.

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