Greg Wilson’s Early 80s Mixtape

Revisiting the underground black/dance music of the early-‘80s, initially played in the UK under the Jazz-Funk banner and subsequently, following the emergence of Electro-Funk as the dominant direction on the black music scene, paving the way for the oncoming Hip Hop, House and Techno denominations, Greg Wilson’s two-hour monthly for Worldwide FM, ‘Early ‘80s Mixtape’, will consist of twelve interlocking parts, to culminate in a days-worth of quality classic and cult club tunes from 1980 through 1983.

Best-known during this period for his residencies at Legend in Manchester, Wigan Pier and later The Haçienda, Greg introduced a more electronic flavour to the existing black music scene, his regular mixes for Mike Shaft’s show on Piccadilly Radio, bringing this then underground music to the airwaves of Greater Manchester and beyond – his mixes spreading via cassette recordings of the show, copied and shared far and wide.

1.Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents Mr Webster Lewis ‘Welcome Aboard’

2.Electrik Funk ‘On A Journey’ (I Sing The Funk Electric) – Instrumental

3.K.I.D. ‘Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don't Like My Music)’ - Jonathan Fearing Mix

4.Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ – Nick Martinelli & David Todd Melt Down Mix

5.Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’ – François Kevorkian Instrumental Mix

6.G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‘Play That Beat Mr DJ’ – Instrumental

7.Whodini ‘Magic’s Wand’ – Tee Scott Special Extended Mix

8.Junior ‘Mama Used To Say’ – Tee Scott American Remix

9.Slave ‘Just A Touch Of Love’

10.Rodney Franklin ‘The Groove’

11.Arthur Adams ‘You Got The Floor’

12.Foreal People ‘Love Begins With You’ - Philip Goldstein Instrumental Mix

13.Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop)’

14.Two Sisters ‘High Noon’ (Part 2) - Mark Berry Mix

15.Richie Havens ‘Going Back To My Roots’

16.Chain Reaction ‘Dance Freak’

17.Baby O ‘In The Forest’

18.T.W. Funk Masters ‘Love Money’ – Champagne Version

19.Wuf Ticket ‘The Key’ - François Kevorkian Mix

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