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 23rd September 2021

As – Vivian Sessoms

Be Real – Roy Ayers feat. Wayne Henderson

Ghetto Lament – Sylvia St. James

Morning Sunrise – Twennynine feat. Lenny White

For You – Johnny Reason

Steal Your Love Away – Roland Bautista

Love For Sale – Gene Harris

Pisces – Bobby Lyle

The Girl With The Discotheque Eyes – Cedar Walton

Riding High – Tavares

Hungry For Your Love – Allspice

Time Waits For No One – Jean Carn

Peace Of Mind – Rance Allen

Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More – B.T. Express

Welcome To Our World (Of Merry Music) – Mass Production

Straight Ahead – Pleasure

Always There – Wood, Brass & Steel

Stomp & Buck Dance – Sweet Talks

Always There – Willie Bobo

Flying Machine – War

Brother John  - Yusef Lateef

Weekend In L.A – The Monty Alexander 7

La Margarita – Mixed Bag

Spiral – The Crusaders

Asking Eyes – Da Lata

Azawala – Sean Khan

Assimilation – Horace Silver

Brasilia – Raffaela Renzulli Ensemble

Chana – Carlos Garnett

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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