shows // The Funky Cuts
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats.
Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month and Runs Mojo Workin' in the basemeent of The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road every third Saturday of the month.
You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
almost live from the twisted wheel
Before Max's Bar and Grill in Queen Street and after it was called the Rock Garden for a period the Bar at 73 Queen Street was called the Twisted Wheel. As you will note all of it's titles were lifted from better known and older establishments else where in the UK and New York.
Anyway is designed to be a bit of a mod venue and it was quite a good hang out. I used to do a late night jazz gig with The Privates and I was a regular Friday night DJ in the upstairs bar.
I found one of my sets recently and I thought why not review it on The Funky Cuts,
Posted at 11:15, 9th June 2015
bouncin' the boogie
This week's episode of The Funky Cuts is leaning heavy on the R&B side of my collection with a swerve into blues, boogie and quite frankly Rock and Roll.
Early stuff from Ike Turner, King Curtis, Little Willie John as well as later tunes from Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter and Andre Williams.
Some records I have not played since my days of DJing at Jive classes so expect Big Maybelle, Chris Kenner and Etta James.
Tune in at 13:00 BST for sixty minutes of toe tapping tunes.
Posted at 11:15, 2nd June 2015
rare soul and recent purchases
It's a while since we've had a chunk of Northern Soul and I have gathered some previously unreleased material and that's what forms today's show. I picked up a couple of Record Store Day 45s I missed on the day and another arrived in the post this morning. So Expect The Contours, Diana Ross, Ad Libs, Fascinations, Georgie Fame, Sharon Jones and more.
Posted at 11:16, 26th May 2015
live (almost) from the sub hub
I was part of the Sub City contingent that DJ's in the Sub Hub which was a collaboration between the station and the Sub Club. We did broadcast live from the Sub Hub and I taped one of my sets which I'm presenting this afternoon.
The Sub Hub was great a pair of decks, top class sound system and a cafe bar which meant I could have a decent Dear Green Coffee and a pulled pork sandwich instead of my usual Irn Bru and a chunky Kit Kat from the machine in corridor of the John Mac.
It's a mix of hammond jazz and cool disco tunes.
Posted at 11:22, 19th May 2015
In the fifties Decca Records in the UK established a strong brand In London which they used as the label for American productions particularly with companies like Atlantic, Monument and Dot which had a strong presence in rock'n'roll and rhythm and Blues. Whilst another of the big 4 UK companies Pye established Pye International which drew on the Chess catalogue amongst others. The Top Rank label was independent and had UK artists and US productions i=on its label. EMI picked up Top Rank in 1960 and used it to combat London unsuccessfully. In 1962 they changed it to Stateside with an eye catching logo and an agreement to release Motown recordings on the new label. In the sixties Stateside replaced London as the IK source for sought after releases by US Soul artists.
I've got a new box set of Stateside reissues and I''ll be featuring that collection in today's episode of The Funky Cuts along with some London and at least one top rank release.
Could I apologise for the lack of show news and playlists for the last three episodes which were broadcast live but not retained for Listen Again. I and other contributors were accidently locked out of the Subcity web site and thus unable to contribute playlists whose absence meant the shows were not retained. This situation appears to have been resolves and programming is back to normal.
Posted at 08:54, 24th March 2015