Gilles Peterson: The 20 – Folk Funk ‐ Worldwide FM

Gilles Peterson: The 20 – Folk Funk


Stuck in Brownswood Basement with over 50,000 records in his collection, Gilles Peterson uses his time in lockdown to explore deep into the crates and round up ‘The 20’ favourite songs across the WWFM’s most celebrated genres. ⁠ ⁠

This week’s focus is folk funk. Gilles defines folk funk as the music that came to the clubs in the late 80’s as a continuation of rare groove. A new door was opened that would lead some of you to drop more cosmic stuff radio and turn tunes like ‘golden ring’ by American Gypsy’ into the new ‘cross the tracks!’ And when the trip hop generation came along and found new breaks and samples and discovered people like Sunforest or Doris ‘you never come closer!’ As always there was also a strong jazz feel in a lot of them – plenty of waltzes!


Africa (Music From Lil Brown) – Paint It Black [Ode Records]

Bill Withers – Who Is He? [CBS]

Michael Kiwanuna – Tell Me A Tale [Polydor]

The City – Snow Queen [Ode Records]

Mother Braintree – Let Me Stay Beside You [Kinsman]

Galliano – Better All The Time [Talkin’ Loud]

José Feliciano – Golden Lady [RCA]

Pekka Streng – Puutarhassa [Jazzpuu]

Kuusumun Profeetta – Kovin Lentäen Kotiin Kaipaan [Ektro Records]

Neil Young – Old Man [Reprise]

Linda Waterfall – My Heart Sings [Trout Records]

Chris Harwood – Wooden Ships [Birth Records]

Crosby, Stills & Nash – Dark Star [Atlantic]

Wendy Waldman – Cold Back On Me [Warner Bros.]

Kathy Smith – It’s Taking So Long [Stormy Forest]

Alice Babs – Been To Canaan [Swedish Society Discofil]

Kenny Ranking – In The Name Of Love [Little David Records]

Starcrost – Quicksand [Fable]

Tim Buckley – Sweet Surrender [Warner Bros.]

American Gypsy – Golden Ring [Chess]

Joni Mitchell – Help Me [Asylum]

America – Tin Man [Warner Bros.]

Chicago – Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home [CBS]

John Martyn – Dreams By The Sea [Island Records]

Van Morrison – I’ve Been Working [Warner Bros.]

Ben Sidran – About Love [Capitol]

April Fulladosa – Tell Me [BJ’s Records]

Ellen McIlwaine – Wings Of A Horse [Polydor]

Jack Jacobs – I Believe It’s Alright [Libra]

Odyssey – Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love [MoWest Records]

Terry Callier – You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman [Cadet]

Linda Lewis – Reach For The Truth [Reprise]

Linda Lewis – Water Baby [Reprise]

Richie Havens – Shouldn’t All The World Be Dancing [Stormy Forest]

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