Greg Wilson's Early '80s Mixtape #5

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.MFSB ‘Mysteries Of The World’

2.Was (Not Was) ‘Tell Me That I’m Dreaming’ - Ken Collier & Don Was Souped-Up Version

3.Bobby Thurston ‘Check Out The Groove’

4.Light Of The World ‘Time’ – Steve Brown Remix

5.Funkapolitan ‘As The Time Goes By’

6.Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team ‘Buffalo Gals’

7.The B-Boys ‘Two, Three, Break’

8.Ray Barretto ‘Passtime Paradise’

9. Hiroshi Fukamura with Sadao Watanabe ‘Hunt Up Wind’

10.Patrice Rushen ‘Number One’

11.Willie Hutch ‘In And Out’

12.Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day ‘Come Let Me Love You’ - François Kevorkian Mix/Shep Pettibone Mastermix

13. Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern’

14.Montana Sextet ‘Heavy Vibes’

15.Rose Royce ‘R.R. Express’

16.Goldie Alexander ’Show You My Love’

17. Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ - Tony Humphries Instrumental Mix

18.Rockers Revenge ‘Walking On Sunshine’ - John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez & Arthur Baker Mix

19.Sandy Kerr ‘Thug Rock’ – Sergio Munzibai & John Morales Chimental Mix

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