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Record Store Day was this past Saturday and there was no shortage of funkiness.  Stop in to hear some highlights:   Unreleased live Donny HathawayThe J.B.'s !   A Latin take on Papa Was a Rolling Stone!  Sam Cooke!  And best of all, Belgian keyboardist Marc Moulin's ultra rare & ultra funky Placebo LPs!

Mt Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm
Ain't that good news.

April 23, 2014



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Marrakesh Express"  Stan Getz  Marrakesh Express  (MGM)

"Good Times"  Sam Cooke  Ain't That Good News (ABKCO)

"Funky Junk"  Jimmy McGriff  Electric Funk  (Blue Note)

"Blessed Blackness"  The J.B.'s  Food For Thought  (People/Get On Down)

"Soul Serenade"  Aretha Franklin  I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You  (Atlantic)

"Sweet Sister Funk"  Ramon Morris  Sweet Sister Funk  (Groove Merchant)

"Reaction"  Freedom Power  Freedom Power  (Sonor Music Editions)

"First Come First Served"  Dope Gems  Necksnappin'  (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Pueblo Nuevo"  Buena Vista Social Club  Buena Vista Social Club  (Nonesuch)

"Sante-Marie"  Henri Guédon Cosmozouk (Superfly/Epic)

"Papa Was a Rolling Stone"  Rumba Caliente  Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove  (Rough Guide)

"Polk"  Placebo  1973  (Music On Vinyl)

"Stomp"  Placebo  Placebo  (Music On Vinyl)

"You've Got Me Hummin'"  Placebo  Ball of Eyes  (Music On Vinyl)

"Urubu Malandro"  Banda Black Rio  Maria Fumaça  (Polysom/Warner Brazil)

"Delta Six/Brighter Days"  Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band  Isis Voyage  (Cultures of Soul)

"Latin Love"  Dexter Wansel  Voyager  (Philadelphia International)

"Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)"  Donny Hathaway  Live at the Bitter End 1971  (ATCO/Rhino)

Science 2.0: Science for the Rest of Us - Quantum Jumping Print E-mail


Join us as we talk to Best-selling author Cynthia Sue Larson about quantum physics and her new book, "Quantum Jumps."

What is Quantum Jumping? Listen in on gtown radio Saturday at 3pm ET and find out!

Saturdays 3pm - 4pm

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National Poetry Month on G-town Radio Print E-mail
April is National Poetry Month and G-town Radio wants to celebrate the many poets of NW Philadelphia all month long. Starting in April G-town Radio will air poets reading their original poems.

We are actively looking for participants who live in NW Philadelphia. We are scheduling blocks of time to record poets in our studio for future broadcast.  Poems should be less than one minute in length and FCC friendly. You can record as many as three poems.

To sign up or get more information you can contact This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . If you can't attend either session don't worry. We will schedule a few more over the next two weeks. We look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.
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Dig the vinyl sounds Wednesday at the Groove.  As It's All Soul told us a few weeks back, Nas' debut masterpiece Illmatic is 20 years old! Got some killer samples for you, the kind that are embedded in some deeeeep jazz tracks. Plus, let's delve into the Stanton Davis Brighter Days alternate takes along with cuts from the original LP and hear more from that necksnappin' album from Dope Gems!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm
Comin' outta Queensbridge.



April 16, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Taxman"  Soulive  Rubber Soulive  (Royal Potato)

"Mind Rain"  Joe Chambers with Larry Young  Double Exposure  (Muse)

"I Love Music"  Ahmad Jamal Trio  The Awakening  (Impulse)

"Smilin' Billy Suite (part 2)"  Heath Brothrs   12 Inch  (Alpha Omega)
---->whose got my OG copy???

"We're in Love"  Reuben Wilson  Set Me Free  (Blue Note)

"N.T."  Kool & The Gang  Live at P.J.'s  (De-Lite)

"Get Down"  Gene Russell  Talk To My Lady  (Black Jazz)

"Smearzo"  Hadley Caliman  Projecting   (Catalyst)

"Gloria"  Steve Kuhn  Raindrops: Live in New York  (Muse)

"What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  7 Inch  (Daptone)

"Condor Redux: Theme/Yellow Panic/Flight on the Condor"  Dope Gems  Necksnappin'  (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Anua"  Bennie Maupin  Moonscapes  (Mercury)

"High Diver"  Brian Bennett & Alan Hankshaw  7 Inch  (Wax Poetics)

"Street Scene: Parade"  Arif Mardin  Journey  (Atlantic)

"Funky Fried Tofu (alternate instrumental)"  Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band  Isis Voyage  (Cultures of Soul)

"Nothing But a Party"  Alphonse Mouzon  In Search of a Dream  (MPS)

"Space-a-Nova (part 1)"  Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism  Brighter Days  (Cultures of Soul)

"The World Is Yours"  Nas  Illmatic  (Columbia)

"It Ain't Hard to Tell"   Nas  Illmatic   (Columbia)

Science 2.0: Science for the Rest of Us - Gamers Edition Print E-mail


This Saturday, some of our gamer friends will be on to discuss the latest news in gaming and gaming technology.

Saturday 3pm - 4pm ET


Dope Gems. Print E-mail


A wild and wooly show coming this Wednesday at the Groove.  Got a supercool one from Dope Gems, a group hailing from the Paris deep groove scene paying tribute to '70s jazz funk.  That's our bag!  Plus, a set of Dylan covers to go along with the great gospel take on Zim's music, Monty Alexander covering Herbie Hancock and outtakes from the Stanton Davis Brighter Days sessions!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



April 9, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Love The One You're With"  Charlie Brown  Why Is Everybody Always Pickin' On Me  (Contact/Flying Dutchman)

"Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane"  Big Black  Lion Walk  (Uni)

"Chameleon"  Monty Alexander  Monty Strikes Again: Live in Germany  (MPS)

"Time for a Change"  Monnette Sudler Quartet/Quintet  Time for a Change  (Inner City)

"Samba do Ausente"  Toquinho  Tocando  (Philips)

"Footsteps in the Dark"  Dopegems  Necksnappin'  (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Isis Voyage"  Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band  Isis Voyage (Cultures of Soul)

"Superman Lover"  Johnny Guitar Watson  Ain't That a Bitch  (DJM)

"Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35"  Bob Thiele & His New Happy Times Orchestra  Light My Fire  (Impulse)

"Girl from the North Country"  Howard Tate  Howard Tate  (Atlantic)

"Blowin' in the Wind"  Stanley Turrentine featuring Shirley Scott  Common Touch  (Blue Note)

"It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"  Billy Preston  Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music  (A&M)

"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"  Nina Simone  To Love Somebody  (4 Men With Beards/RCA Victor)

"Meet Me in the Morning"  Merl Saunders  You Can Leave Your Hat On  (Fantasy)

"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"  The Brothers & Sisters  Dylan's Gospel (Ode/Light in the Attic)

"Mean Lene"  Hubert Laws  In The Beginning  (CTI)

"Baião"  Banda Black Rio  Maria Fumaça  (Polysom/Warner Brazil)

"Iboru Iboya"   Cravo & Canela   Preço De Cada Um  (Mr. Bongo)

"Não Tem Nada Não"   Marcos Valle  Previsão do Tempo  (Odeon/Light in the Attic)
"Não Tem Nada Não (continued)"   Marcos Valle  Previsão do Tempo  (Odeon/Light in the Attic)
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Hear the record spin this Wednesday at the Groove.  At long last, Banda Black Rio's debut uber-rare debut, Maria Fumaça, just got reissuedVictory...never thought I would come across a copy!  Plus, music from Build An Ark featuring Big Black, Belgian fusion from Solis Lacus and a wahwah soaked classic from Young-Holt Unlimited!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



April 2, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"The Mighty Quinn"  The Brothers & Sisters  Dylan's Gospel  (Ode/Light in the Attic)

"Composition in the Form of Blues"  The Russian Jazz Quartet  Happiness  (Impulse)

"Neptune"  The Visitors: Earl Grubbs & Carl Grubbs  Neptune  (Cobblestone)

"Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane"  Build An Ark featuring Big Black  Dawn  (Kindred Spirits)

"Ewnèt yèt lagegnesh"  Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané  Heavenly ethiopiques: The Best of the Heavenly ethiopiques Series  (Heavenly Sweetness/Buda)

"Utopic Cities"  Solis Lacus  Solis Lacus (Heavenly Sweetness/Best Seller)

"Funny Funk"  George Duke  Feel  (MPS)

"Amoeba"  Joe Henderson  Black Narcissus  (Milestone)

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"  Hugh Masekela  Reconstruction  (Chisa)

"Wah Wah Man"  Young-Holt Unlimited  Born Again  (Cotillion)

"Never Can Say Goodbye"  David T. Walker  David T. Walker  (Ode)

"Big Sur Suite"  Johnny Hammond  Higher Ground  (Kudu)

"Maria Fumaça"  Banda Black Rio  Maria Fumaça  (Polysom/Warner Brazil)

"The Jam"  Graham Central Station  Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It   (Warner)

"Na Baixa do Sapateiro"  Banda Black Rio  Maria Fumaça  (Polysom/Warner Brazil)

"Movin'"  Brass Construction  12 Inch  (Liberty/Soul Brother)

"Mr. Funky Samba"  Banda Black Rio  Maria Fumaça  (Polysom/Warner Brazil)

"Rock Your Baby (part 1)"  George McCrae  7 Inch  (T.K.)

"Booger Man"  The Gaturs  Wasted  (Funky Delicacies)

"All Along The Watchtower"  The Brothers & Sisters  Dylan's Gospel  (Ode/Light in the Attic)

Technology for the Disabled: Google Glass (4/5/14) Print E-mail


How is Google Glass helping the disabled? Our special guest Paul Louden, co-host of the Understanding Autism radio show, will talk to us about how Google Glass is assisting the disabled.  

Saturdays 3pm - 4pm


Science 2.0: Science for the Rest of Us - Green Technology Print E-mail


Join Science 2.0: Science for the Rest of Us, as we speak with Environmental Consultant and Educator Kristen Bacorn Holland about Green Technology. What does Green Technology actually mean? Find out on Science 2.0: Science for the Rest of Us,




All Mornin' Long. Print E-mail


Back to regular programming after last week's jovial marathon with Morning Feed's Ed Feldman.  Gotta some Brazilian sounds from Airto and Azymuth, a little taste of Strata East and a few that helped make up Dilla's swan song, Donuts.  Plus, let's stretch out with a laid back groover from The Red Garland Quintet...!  Stop on by...you're welcome.

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesays, 12pm-2pm



March 26, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Dreams"  Buddy Miles  Them Changes  (Mercury)

"All Mornin' Long"  The Red Garland Quintet  All Mornin' Long  (Prestige)

"Along Came Betty"  Pat Martino  Consciousness  (Muse)

"In a Funky Way"  Charlie Rouse  Two Is One  (Strata East)

"Prime Time"  Gary Burton  Throb  (Atlantic)

"Make It Plain"  Sonny Phillips  Black Magic!  (Prestige)

"Gobstopper"  Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra  Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes  (Mochilla)

"My People...Hold On"  Eddie Kendricks  People...Hold On  (Tamla)

"Golden Apples (part 2)"  Galt MacDermot  Galt MacDermot in Film  (Kilmarnock)

"Fruitman"  Kool & The Gang  Light of Worlds  (De-Lite)

"Circo Marimbondo"  Airto  Promises of the Sun  (Arista)

"A Caca"  Azymuth  Aguia Não Come Mosca  (Atlantic)

"Now I Live (And Now My Life is Done)"  Ben Sidran  Puttin' in Time on Planet Earth  (Blue Thumb)

"Comin' From"  Michael White  Father Music, Mother Dance  (ABC/Impulse)

"Butterfly Island"  Fabiano Orchestra  Butterfly Island  (Superfly)

"Gotta Have You (Day by Day)"  The Fatback Band  People Music  (Perception)

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