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Fathers & sons. Print E-mail

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Just in time for Father's Day, Honest Jon's drops the first ever collaboration of Sun Ra alum Kelan Philip Cohran and his sons' globe trottin' Hypnotic Brass Ensemble!   Got a great eclectic set coming, highlighted by the likes of the Kelenkye Band, Piotr Fiegel, and a smoker by Johnny "Hammond" Smith.  Plus, after losing my copy of the 2nd volume of Jazzman's Spiritual Jazz comp to thieves, I've finally been able to track down another copy.  Dig it Wednesday night.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
It's a family affair. 

June 13, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Dirty Water"  The Sugarman 3   What The World Needs Now  (Daptone)

"Quiet Nights"  Joe Pass & Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen  Chops  (Pablo)

"The Phantom"  Duke Pearson  The Phantom  (Blue Note)

"Nao Tem Nada Nao"  Joao Gilberto  A Blue Donato  (Whatmusic)

"O Samba Tai"  Seu Jorge  Carolina  (Mr. Bongo)

"Africa Freakout"  Barney Wilen  Spiritual Jazz Volume II: Europe  (Jazzman)

"Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need"  Hilton Felton  The Best of Hilton Felton 1970-'74  (Jazzman/Hilton's Concept)

"Umbala"  Black Truth Rhythm Band  Ifetayo (Love Excells All)  (Soundway)

"Vietnam"  Jimmy Cliff  Wonderful World, Beautiful People  (A&M)

"Spin"  Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  (Honest Jons)

"Dig On It"  Johnny "Hammond" Smith  Black Feeling!  (Prestige)

"Sniadanie o Polnocy (Breakfast at Midnight)"  Piotr Fiegel  Piotr  (Polskie Nagrania)

"The Badger"  Connie Price & The Keystones  7 Inch  (Now Again)

"Jungle Music"  Kelenkye Band  Moving World  (Emporium/Superfly)

"Corner Crew Dub"  King Tubby  King Tubby's Meets Rockers Uptown  (Clocktower)

"Njia Walk (Street Walk)"  The Fatback Band  People Music  (Perception)

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Northwest Soapbox-005: Publisher Jim Foster Print E-mail

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This week Jim Foster steps up on the Soapbox. As publisher of the Germantown Chronicle and Mt. Airy Independent Foster has been focusing on crime in the Northwest, police response times and prosecution by the DA's office. In today's segment he updates us on the work the papers have done so far and shares a story about a 911 call where police did respond.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . In addition to the podcast page you can hear new installments of the Soapbox here on G-town Radio at these times: Mondays at 10 AM and 5 PM; Wednesdays and Fridays at noon and 5 PM.
 
What the world needs now. Print E-mail

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Finally!  As promised, the Sugarman 3 and Hilton Felton lps have arrived and have been replaced, respectively, so it's time for Junction debuts!  Plus, we'll check out some releases and artists from classic NYC funk labels like Daptone, Desco, Truth & Soul and Soul Fire, all of whom were instrumental in bringing deep funk and classic soul back to the people.   And we'll drop the needle on the rarest CTI record of them all, groove to some heavy funk from Mandrill and dig an outtake from that great Mickey Murray reissue from Secret Stash.  Come on in!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
Rolling...I know you got soul.

June 6, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"But It's Alright"  The Sugarman 3  What The World Needs Now  (Daptone)

"Theme from Mad Men (A Beautiful Mine)"  The City Champs  The Set-Up  (Electraphonic)

"Detroit Twice"  El Michels Affair  Sound Out The City  (Truth & Soul)

"Faithful Man"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"Spreading Fever"  Hilton Felton  The Best of Hilton Felton 1970-'74  (Jazzman/Hilton's Concept)

"Bed of Nails"  Fats Theus  Black Out  (CTI)

"Wasteland"  Bernard Purdie  Purdie Good!  (BGP/Prestige)

"Mellow Meeting The Sugarman 3  What The World Needs Now  (Daptone)

"Ain't Nothing We Can Do About It"  Mickey Murray  People Are Together  (Secret Stash/King)

"Since Our Last Goodbye"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band   No Time For Dreaming  (Dunham)

"Heart of Gold"   Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  7 Inch  (Dunham)

"Pull My Cart"   The Sugarman 3  Soul Donkey  (Desco)

"Cornbread (part 1)"  The Other Side  (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack  (Desco)

"Take It or Leave It"  Lee Fields  Let's Get a Groove On  (Desco)

"Toothpick"  The Mighty Imperials  7 Inch  (Desco)

"Eltsugh Ibal Lasiti"  The Darktaris  Soul Explosion  (Desco)

"Feeling Good"  Bama & The Family  7 Inch  (Lenar)

"King Cobra"  The Budos Band  The Budos Band II  (Daptone)

"N.E.S.T.A. '75"  Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra  Talkatif  (Ninja Tune)

"Fencewalk"  Mandrill  Composite Truth  (Polydor)

"Pick It Up Lay, It in the Cut"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  7 Inch  (Daptone)

"Get It"  Herb Johnson Settlement  7 Inch  (Soul Fire)

"I Feel Right"  Joseph Henry  7 Inch  (Daptone)

"What The World Needs Now"  The Sugarman 3  What The World Needs Now  (Daptone)

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Northwest Soapbox-004: St. Catherine Laboure Clinic for the Uninsured Print E-mail

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This week the NW Soapbox debuts our first profile. The subject is St. Catherine Laboure's clinic for the uninsured. We spoke to co-founders Sheila Davis and Michele Palos-Samsi about the clinic, who they serve and how they make it work. For more information on St. Catherine Laboure you can visit their website at: http://clinicforuninsured.org/

Sheila Davis, D.O. is St. Catherine's Executive Medical Director. Dr. Davis is an alumnus of St. Joseph’s University where she graduated with a major in Biology and a minor in Theology. She is a 1987 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Family Practice Board certified. She brings 20 years of experience to her patients – the last twelve devoted to those with no other access to health care.

Michele Palos-Samsi, PA-C, is St. Catherine's Executive Director and a midlevel practitioner. Mrs. Palos-Samsi is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and holds a B.S. in psychology. She headed a homeless outreach program while a PA student at Hahnemann, and has dedicated her medical career to the marginalized and indigent.

In addition to the podcast page you can hear new installments of the Soapbox here on G-town Radio at these times: Mondays at 10 AM and 5 PM; Wednesdays and Fridays at noon and 5 PM

 
Northwest Soapbox-003: Residents Comment on Local Development Print E-mail

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Welcome to the Northwest Soapbox. This podcast is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

At Mt. Airy Day in early May the Northwest Soapbox team asked some attendees what was the biggest challenge to their neighborhood and how their neighborhood could be developed. Some of the respondees were from Germantown and had comments regarding local development. We took the opportunity to ask Ken Weinstein for his take on these comments.

Next week the soapbox airs our first profile on St. Catherine Laboure's clinic for the uninsured. Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes and please tell your friends about this project. In addition to the podcast page you can hear new installments of the Soapbox here on G-town Radio at these times: Mondays at 10 AM and 5 PM; Wednesdays and Fridays at noon and 5 PM 

 
Live at the Lighthouse. Print E-mail

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In this week's episode of Soul Junction...selections recorded live at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA. Join me for 2 hours of 100% live vinyl recordings from 1953-1972, including the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Grant Green, Lee Morgan, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Charles Earland, Groove Holmes, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Elvin Jones, The Jazz Crusaders, The 3 Sounds, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Quartet. 

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
GtownRadio.com
We are now having a cookin' session.

May 30, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"A Hard Day's Night"  The Ramsey Lewis Trio  Hang On Ramsey!  (Cadet)

"'Round Midnight"  The Lighthouse All-Stars featuring Miles Davis  At Last!  (Contemporary)

"Novamo"  Modern Jazz Quartet  Live at the Lighthouse  (Atlantic)

"Spinky"  Charles Earland  Live at the Lighthouse  (Prestige)

"Sack o' Woe"  The Cannonball Adderley Quintet  At The Lighthouse  (Riverside)

"X-77 Blues"  Richard "Groove" Holmes  X-77  (World Pacific)

"The Children, Save the Children"  Elvin Jones  Live at the Lighthouse  (Blue Note)

"Lady Madonna"  Cal Tjader  Plugs In at the Lighthouse  (Skye)

"Windjammer"  Grant Green  Live at the Lighthouse  (Blue Note)

"Still I'm Sad"  The 3 Sounds  Live at the Lighthouse  (Blue Note)

"Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo"  The Jazz Crusaders  Lighthouse '68  (World Pacific)

"If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"  Joe Henderson Quintet  If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem: Joe Henderson at the Lighthouse  (Milestone)

"Nommo"  Lee Morgan  Live at the Lighthouse  (Blue Note)

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Northwest Soapbox-002: Ken Weinstein Print E-mail

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Welcome to the Northwest Soapbox. This podcast is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

Our next guest on the Northwest Soapbox is Ken Weinstein. Ken shares his thoughts on what you can be doing right now to spur revitalization in Germantown. A little later this week we'll post a segment in which Ken responds to comments made by Germantown residents on existing challenges and actions needed to foster economic and cultural development.

Ken Weinstein owns the Trolley Car Diner (Mt. Airy) and Trolley Car Cafe (East Falls). He is also an active real estate developer in the Philadelphia area which includes several properties in Germantown. Ken lives with his family in Mt. Airy.

In addition to the podcast page you can hear new installments of the Soapbox here on G-town Radio at these times: Mondays at 10 AM and 5 PM; Wednesdays and Fridays at noon and 5 PM

 
Man for all reasons. Print E-mail

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Had a couple new LPs lined up for you tonight, but one arrived warped and the other didn't arrive at all.  Still, I'll bring you a couple of tracks from the intended artists, including Hilton Felton and The Sugarman 3, with hopes of both making their debuts next week. Plus, it's Miles Davis' 86th birthday this weekend, and though we're saving the marathon for another time, we still have some classics and rarities pulled.  And the usual vinyl-only madness will ensue with music from Fugi (backed by Black Merda!), hose-a-phone from Owen Marshall, and more from Kool & Together!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
It doesn't matter what you wear...just as long as you are there.

May 23, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Out a Sight"  Sugarman Three  Soul Donkey  (Desco)

"If I Were a Bell"  Miles Davis  Milesin'  (Doxy)

"Gangaman"  Jessica Lauren Four  Jessica Lauren Four  (Freestyle)

"A Chant for Bu"  Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers  Buhaina  (BGP/Prestige)

"Bee Bop Boogie"  Hilton Felton  A Man For All Reasons  (Hilton's Concepts/Shout)

"Casa del Soul"  Owen Marshall  Captain Puff in the Naked Truth  (Aditi/Jazzman)

"Hand Jive (2nd alt take)"  Miles Davis  Forever Miles  (Columbia)

"Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip"   Fugi   Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip  (Funky Delicacies/Tuff City)

"Hey Now Baby"  Kool & Together  Kool & Together  (Heavy Light)

"I Got a Woman"  Black Merda  Long Burn the Fire  (Chess/Funky Delicacies/Tuff City)

"Circuito Ciuso"  Armando Sciascia  Pysch Funk 101: A Global Pysch-Funk Curriculum 1968-'75  (World Psychedelic Classics)

"Untitled"  The Heliocentric  Out There  (Now Again)

"Vitamin C"  Can  Ege Bamyasi Okraschoten  (United Artists)

"Shooting Stars"  Stark Reality  7 Inch  (Stonesthrow)

"Prelude/Maiyisha"  Miles Davis  Agharta  (Columbia/4 Men With Beards)

"Bustin' Loose (part 2)"  Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers  7 Inch  (Source)
***for Chuck Brown R.I.P.

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The naked truth. Print E-mail

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Sweet grooves stopping by the Junction Wednesday night...so you should too!  I still can't stop listening to the amazing rediscovery of Azanyah by the deep diggin' folks over at Jazzman Records, so let's check that out, plus yet another wild Jazzman reissue from multi-instrumentalist Owen Marshall.  Sadly, Stax session legend and (almost) original M.G. Donald "Duck" Dunn passed away this week, so of course we'll pay respects.  But it's not all bad news!  We also got a sweet mix of percussion and keys on a new album from Jessica Lauren...and electric piano from Romano Mussolini (son of Benito!), 'Nawlins soul from Allen Toussaint, and one more for MCA because we ran out of time last week.  (ed note: it turned into three)

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10m
GtownRadio.com
Hot to trot...slicker than grease.

May 16, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Mrs. Robinson"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  The Booker T. Set  (Stax)
***for Donald "Duck" Dunn

"Tem Do"  Wanda de Sah  Softly!  (Capitol)

"Autumn Leaves"  Romano Mussolini & His Friends  Soft & Swing  (Carosello)

"Jungle Plum"  Yusef Lateef  Gentle Giant  (Atlantic)

"Alexander's Rag Time Brand"  Ben Sidran  Feel Your Groove  (Capitol)

"The Name of Fela Will Always Stand for Freedom"  Jessica Lauren Four  Jessica Lauren Four  (Freestyle)

"Pay Back Africa"  Antibalas  Who Is This America?  (Ropeadope/Daptone)

"Let God Come First"  Azanyah  The One  (Jazzman)

"Dark is the Sun (part 1-main theme)"  Greg Foat Group  Dark is the Sun  (Jazzman)

"Planet Funk"  Owen Marshall   Captain Puff in the Naked Truth  (Aditi/Jazzman)

"Root Down (and Get It)"  Jimmy Smith  Root Down  (Verve)

"Loose Booty"  Sly & The Family Stone  Small Talk  (Epic)

"Son of a Preacher Man"  Mel Brown  Blues For We  (Impulse)

"Am I Expecting Too Much?"  Allen Toussaint  Life, Love & Faith  (Warner/4 Men With Beards)

"Stay Away"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  7 Inch  (Dunham/Daptone)

"The Lope Song"  Eddie Russ & The Mixed Bag  Fresh Out!  (Soul Jazz/Universal Sound)

"The Bump"  George Freeman  Franticdiagnosis  (Luv n' Haight)

"Mama Roux"  Dr. John   New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-'75  (Soul Jazz)

"Superstition"  Ahmad Jamal  Ahmad Jamal '73  (20th Century)

"Three MC's & One DJ (Live Video Version)"  Beastie Boys  The Blow Up Factor EP  (Grand Royal)

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Northwest Soapbox-001: Yvonne Haskins Print E-mail

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Welcome to the Northwest Soapbox. This podcast is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

In our first installment of the Northwest Soapbox, attorney Yvonne Haskins of Germantown United CDC speaks about Germantown's prominent past, recent struggles and community reemergence.

Yvonne Haskins is the co-chair of the Germantown United CDC Program Committee and the informal advisor on zoning/land use questions.

In addition to the podcast page you can hear new installments of the Soapbox here on G-town Radio at these times: Mondays at 10 AM and 5 PM; Wednesdays and Fridays at noon and 5 PM.

 

 
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