Andy Hunter


Like most Andy Hunter was first introduced to Crackers on Friday lunchtimes back in late ’75 or early ’76, yep ‘bunking’ off school, naughty boy. It was here that he developed a love for the diverse musical styles being played – soulful dance, disco, funk, jazz fusion and the harder jazzier grooves. From those Friday sessions Andy then started attending the Sunday night Crackers sessions and other clubs.

He could also be regularly found at Contempo Records buying the latest tracks he had heard………yep the vinyl habit had started.

Whilst working in a record shop and specializing in stocking the latest imports Andy was soon taking the occasional track to George Power at Crackers straight off the Friday import van runs during a somewhat ‘extended’ lunch break. Their rapport grew and George asked Andy to work for him at Crackers as the Sunday ‘warm up’ and then later also standing in for George the entire Sunday session when needed, high praise indeed.

Over the intervening years and numerous house moves Andy still kept all those records and has continued to collect music and looks forward to sharing his musical memories from the ‘Foundation’ at Crackers and onwards with a mix of finely aged grooves and a dusting of newness.

For a flavour of Andy's Foundation show, here is this weeks playlist :-

The Foundation 14th October 2021

Collision – Nate Smith

Positive Thinking – Brainstorm

So I Say To You – Sylvia St. James

At The Concert – Michael Henderson & Roberta Flack

Head To The Sky – Earth, Wind & Fire

Phire – Charles Earland

The World Is A Ghetto – Lee Willhite

Stella – Bridge

Supergroovalistic-Prosifunkstication – Parliament

Hercules – Aaron Neville

Tom The Pepper – Act 1

Do It Anyway You Wanna – Peoples Choice

Sexy – MFSB

Foxy Lady – Crown Heights Affair

Lipstick – Michel Polnareff

You Don’t Have To Go – The Chi-Lites

Womanly Ways – Linda Tillery

It’s Not What You Got – Eddie Kendricks

Well, Have A Nice Day – King Errisson

Life In The City – The Isley Brothers

Burning Spear – The Salsoul Orchestra

Latican Funk – The Kaygees

Step On – Harry Mosco

For The Public – The Heath Brothers

Soul Call II Vibrate – Theo Croker

Looking Up – Michel Petrucciani

Samba – Jorge DAlto

African Violet – Blue Mitchell

Slipstream – Morrissey Mullen

You’ve Gotta Have Freedom – Pharoah Sanders

Dedication – Matt Marucci

Quickie Nirvana – Kellis Ethridge

You can tune in to Andy Hunter's Foundation Show on a Thursday eveing at 7:00 pm.

Catchup with last Thursdays show HERE


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