Toots Thielemans died on Monday in Brussels. He was 94. Mr. Thielemans played jazz on the harmonica but first gained international attention by playing guitar and whistling in unison. Thielemans performed with artists such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many more.
To pay tribute to the biggest jazzcat Belgium has ever known, I open and close this week’s show with Toots his music, mainly focussed on his Brasil inspired work. Besides that, you will also hear tunes by the Wizards of Ooze, Pomrad and Starflam – three other Belgian outfits – as well as Kaytranada, Barney Artist, Flofilz, Red Snapper and many others.
Yes, I take requests, tweet your favourite funky song with #ChunksRequest.
Promos and demos are welcome as well.
You can listen to Chunks of Funk on Saturdays from 9 to 10 PM on Reform Radio (Manchester), on Sundays from 6 to 7 PM on Bruzz (98.8 FM - Brussels). and you can stream every single episode on Mixcloud.
Toots Thielemans & Elis Regina - Corrida de Jangada
Urban Dance Squad - Deeper Shade Of Soul
Zaki Ibrahim - Go Widdit
Red Snapper - Bogeyman
Slakah The Beatchild - Wanna Do
Toots Thielemans - Que reste-t'il de nos amours (I Wish You Love)
Starflam - Monde Confus
FloFilz - Taxi Bossa
Major Lee Vincente - You And Me (Meems Laidback Edit)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick In the Door
Pomrad - Joan The Adventurer
dj mitsu the beats - b.t.o.m.beats39
Barney Artist - I'm Going to Tell You (feat. Jordan Rakei)
Postmen - U Wait
Toots Thielemans - Samba de Uma Nota Só
DJ Slym Fas - Luv Music
Wizards Of Ooze - Hifi
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Toots Thielemans - Wilsamba
Artists: Mr. Leenknecht (BE)