VF Live: Charlie Dark's Have Box Will Travel #4

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Unearthed soul and funk 45s from deep in his collection.

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

In VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate mixes and performances.

Returning for the fourth set of Charlie Dark’s weekly Wednesday afternoon show – Have Box Will Travel – the Run Dem Crew founder, community leader, activist, poet, DJ and Attica Blues member delves into his mighty collection.

Watch and listen to the mix above, find out more about the show and check out the tracklist below.

“Switching things up this week as we travel into the soul and funk 45s of my collection and the discovery of a long forgotten box. My collection used to be immaculately catalogued, but its grown to the point where I can’t keep up with the location of everything so it’s always a welcome surprise when I find some records I’ve forgotten about. In some ways, it reminds me of digging through my own personal record shop which I guess is a childhood dream come true.

As always, we commence with some dancehall numbers to get the people moving before delving into some tracks that I’ve been playing in my house to keep the spirits up during the lockdown – tracks that remind me of both my early raving days and my deep digging days on my DJ travels. It’s important during these times of separation that we hold onto our happy memories and use them as medicine until we are allowed to gather again.”

Tracklist:

1. Sesame Street Theme
2. Singing Sweet – When I See You Smile
3. Baby Cham – The Return
4. Anthony Red Rose and Daddy lizard – Gal Pickney A Whine
5. Red Dragon – Cu-Kun-Kun
6. S.Whale – John Tom
7. Michael Buckley – Lofting
8. Delroy Wilson – What is a Man
9. Big Maybelle – Ocean of tears
10. Inner Circle – Chillum In A Gulley
11. Mikey Dread and King Tubby – Dread All The Way
12. Ranking Dread – Africa
13. Gil Scott Heron – The revolution will not be televised
14. Notations – Super People
15. Charles Brinkley – In the Pocket
16. Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanoir
17. James Brown – In the Middle
18. Bill Dogget – Honky Tonk

Catch Charlie Dark’s Have Box Will Travel every Wednesday on VF.