Craig Charles’ first Soul Bank release hits UK charts

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The first compilation released on new !K7 label Soul Bank has charted in the UK compilation and vinyl charts on its first week of release.

Craig Charles’ Trunk of Funk Volume 1 marks a new partnership with Soul Bank, a fresh !K7 imprint headed by veteran A&R Greg Boraman. It’s a great start for the label, with many more exciting projects to come in 2021.

The compilation blends up-tempo club classics, with fresh music from the cream of the crop from the contemporary soul and funk scene, and will be Craigs very first vinyl release – a beautiful, double vinyl gatefold LP. This collection of 21st century disco, soul, funk & afro grooves from includes tracks from contemporary heroes of the scene such as Monophonics, Amp Fiddler and The James Taylor Quartet, it’s also peppered with some old school classics and rare grooves from legends such as Roy Ayers, PP Arnold, Miriam Makeba and Patrice Rushen.

Craig has personally selected and sequenced this collection to take the listener of a musical journey.

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