Playlist - The Coral's Ian Skelly's "tunes to get your funk on" feat. Wilson Pickett, Joe Cocker, Jackie Wilson, Jimi Hendrix & more
Not everyone's fevers prove so useful, but The Coral's Ian Kelly managed to get a solo record out of his, as album Cut From A Star - featuring contributions from his bandmates and Miles Kane among others - was inspired by "a dream / hallucination" he experienced while in the throws of illness. Now on the road touring the record, Skelly has put together a selection of "some funky tracks I've been playing lately" - some of which you may hear when he DJs at London club This Feeling tomorrow night (9 February).
Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I Got So Much Trouble In My Mind
"What a groove! This track gets me every time."
Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - Running Baby
"Heavy funk just the right ingredient to help the cake rise..."
Detroit Spinners - It's A Shame
"Sooooo soooooul sweet! How does he get the high notes?"
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
"I don't know what this means but I like it!"
Joe Cocker - Woman To Woman
"Brilliant. This track was sampled by 2Pac and Dr Dre for California Love, FYI."
Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time Engine Number 9
"Wilson Pickett is a really underrated artist beside from the hits everyone knows. When you start digging you find dome real gems like this. He also does a mean version of Born To Be Wild."
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Testify
"Get on the playing! That's how to play a guitar!"
Jimi Hendrix - Ezy Rider
"Great production sounds like Jimi jamming with Santana!"
Eddie Floyd - I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
"Brilliant track. Also Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub do a good version that's worth checking out."
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
"A powerful song that I'm sure everyone remembers from Ghostbusters 2.The backing track has all the best Motown players on it, there's no mistaking that sound."
10:27 AM | 08/02/2013
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