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Live from the Battle of Germantown (10/06/12) Print E-mail

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Come on down to Cliveden this afternoon. The second battle re-enactment happens at 3 PM. Get all the details here: http://www.cliveden.org/battle-of-germantown. More pics below.

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Nobody can live forever. Print E-mail

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Vinyl grooves going down at the Junction Wednesday night.  Luaka Bop reemerges with volume 4 of the great World Psychedelic Classics series, this time highlighting the existential Brazilian soul of Tim Maia. Plus, the last remaining track on the Antibalas album, a killer new compilation of funky drummer Roy Porter from Germany's Tramp Records, and the Michael Kiwanuka track that got boxed out by Fela last week! 

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
Stop on by...you're welcome.  

October 3, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Gimme Some Lovin'"   Funk, Inc.  Priced to Sell  (Prestige)

"Cry Me a River"  J.J. Johnson  First Place  (Columbia)

"Trick Hips"  Bobby Timmons with Johnny Lytle  Workin' Out!  (Prestige)

"Lullaby of the Leaves"  Grant Green  Grant's First Stand  (Blue Note)

"I'll Get Along"  Michael Kiwanuka  Home Again  (Polydor/Interscope)

"Hip City"  Roy Porter Sound Machine  The Story of the Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-75  (Tramp)

"Happiness Is..."  Melvyn Price  Rhythm & Blues  (Wax Poetics)

"Love Offering"  Buddy Terry  Lean On Him  (Mainstream)

"Manteca"  Dizzy Gillespie  The Source  (Jazzman)

"Quer Queira, Quer Nao Queira"  Tim Maia  Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  (Luaka Bop)

"Just for a Moment"  George Danquah  Hot & Jumpy  (Tropic Vibe/Secret Stash)

"Sare Kon Kon"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"You Goin' Miss Your Candyman"  Terry Callier  What Color is Love  (Cadet)

"City, Country, City"  War  The World is a Ghetto  (United Artists)

"Lonely Town, Lonely Street"  Bill Withers  Still Bill  (Sussex)

 
Atoned & attuned. Print E-mail

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And we're back, cleansed of all sin, but still packing some dirty grooves.  Dig the Junction Wednesday night for the debut of Michael Kiwanuka's excellent new LP, which came out in January, but only recently got a U.S. vinyl release.  Plus, late 70s sweetness from Leo's Sunshipp, percussion heavy grooves from Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band, and more from volume 3 of the great Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com

September 26, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Summer in the City"  Dee Felice Trio  In Heat  (Starday/King)

"Cadets"  Jukka Eskola  Walkover  (Ricky-Tick)

"Summer Song"  Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen   Jaywalkin'  (Inner City)

"Bones"  Michael Kiwanuka  Home Again  (Polydor/Interscope)

"Bosna Calling"  Dusko Goykovic  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 2: Modal, Esoteric & Deep European Jazz 1960-78 (Jazzman)

"Barrio Chino"  Dennis Wiley  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3: Modal, Esoteric & Ethereal Jazz from the European Underground 1963-72 (Jazzman)

"Berimbau"  Wanda de Sah & the Sergio Mendes Trio  Brasil '65  (Capitol)

"Soul Samba"  Bola Sete  At the Monterrey Jazz Festival   (Verve)

"Zumbi"  Jorge Ben  A Tabua de Esmeralda  (Philips)

"One for the Masses"  The Grasella Oliphant Quartette  The Grass Roots  (Atlantic)

"Up From the Skies"  The Gil Evans Orchestra  Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix  (RCA Victor)

"Sweatin' It"  Eric Kloss  Doors  (Cobblestone)

"Give Me the Sunshine"  Leo's Sunshipp  We Need Each Other  (Lyon's)

"Hey Hey Hey"  James Mason  Rhythm of Life  (Chiaroscuro/Lucifer)

"Last Bongo in Belgium"  Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band  Bongo Rock  (Pride/MGM)

"Him Belly No Go Sweet"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"Who No Know Go Know"  Fela & Africa '70  Everything Scatter  (Kalakuta)

 
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The tinkering behind the scenes never ceases.  We have streamlined the daily playlists that air and you can now follow along with an up-to-date Schedule section.  All seven days are listed with full schedules.  Check it out, listen in and feel free to make requests and suggestions.

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Tomorrow never knows. Print E-mail

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Still some keepers in my sack from last week's excellent show with Brian Kors, but also some good new ones like Spectrum Road and Antibalas.  And Jazzman is at it again with a third round of scarce European spiritual jazz, right on the heels of the solid Volume 2.  Who's got my copy of the invisible Vol. 1???  Not done yet:  been feelin' Johnny Lytle & Stone Alliance in lately.  Check it Wednesday night.

Soul Junction
Wendesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
Got a feeling.

September 12, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Eleanor Rigby"  Richie Havens  Mixed Bag  (Verve Forecast)

"It Ain't Necessarily So"  Johnny Lytle  Got That Feeling!  (Riverside)

"Dorian"  Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin  Cracklin'  (New Jazz)

"Wyyowa"  Mike Longo  Talk With The Spirits  (Pablo)

"Mongolia"  Palle Mikkelborg & Radiojazzgruppen  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3: Modal, Esoteric & Ethereal Jazz from the European Underground 1963-1972  (Jazzman)

"Blues for Tillmon"  Spectrum Road  Spectrum Road  (Palmetto)

"Love & Happiness"  Monty Alexander  Rass!  (MPS)

"Soul Sides"  Karl Denson & Soulive  Spark!  (Royal Family)

"Girlfriend"  The Filthy Six featuring Brendan Reilly  The Fox  (Acid Jazz)

"Keep Your Soul Together"  Freddie Hubbard  Keep Your Soul Together  (CTI)

"Dirty Money"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"The Greeting (parts II-IV)"  Stone Alliance & Marcio Montarroyos  Stone Alliance & Marcio Montarroyos  (PM)

"L.T.D. (Life, Truth & Death)"  The Jimmy Castor Bunch  It's Just Begun  (RCA)

"Mark of the Unnamed"  The Budos Band  The Budos Band III  (Daptone)

"Midnight Walk"  Don "Sugarcane" Harris  I'm On Your Case  (MPS)

"Tomorrow Never Knows"  Steve Marcus  Tomorrow Never Knows  (Vortex)

"Bumble Bee (Sting Me)"  Wilson Pickett  In Philadelphia  (Atlantic)

"Hot, Funky & Sweaty"  The Soul Lifters  Hot, Funky & Sweaty  (Soul Patrol)

 
Ode to Billie Joe. Print E-mail

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Good stuff going down at the Junction Wednesday night as local musician and songwriter Brian Kors of the Midnighters Band sits in with a guitar & a stack of records.  Going to get deep into American soul, with some Howard Tate, Mavis Staples and Dyke & The Blazers lined up. 

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
99 & a half just won't do.

September 5, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"For What It's Worth"  Lou Rawls  Blue Juice  (Capitol/Blue Note)

"Three-Four, The Blues"  Hank Garland  Jazz Winds From a New Direction  (Columbia)

"You Are Not Alone"  Mavis Staples  You Are Not Alone  (Anti)

"Ode to Billie Joe"  Lou Donaldson  Mr. Shing-a-Ling  (Blue Note)

"Funny"  Joe Hinton  7 Inch  (Backbeat)

"Neighbor Neighbor"  Jimmy Hughes  7 Inch  (Fame)

"Comin' Home Baby"  The City Champs  The Safecracker  (Electraphonic)

"Bullseye"  The Martinis  Late Late Party: Charles "Packy" Axton 1965-67  (USA/Light in the Attic)

"Mockingbird Sally"  Little Richard  7 Inch  (Reprise)

"Don't Let My Baby Ride"  O.V. Wright  7 Inch  (Backbeat)

"The Jealous Kind"  Delbert McClinton  The Jealous Kind  (Capitol)

"Used to be Love"  Lindell Hill  7 Inch  (Arch) 

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

"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"  Brian Kors   Live in the GtownRadio.com Studio!

"8 Days on the Road"  Howard Tate  Howard Tate  (Atlantic)

"Home in Your Heart"  Solomon Burke  The Best of Solomon Burke  (Atlantic)

"Broadway Combination"  Dyke & The Blazers  The Funky Broadway  (Dionysus)

"I'm Movin' On"  Timi Yuro  Timi Yuro's Greatest Hits  (Liberty)

"Take Yo' Praise"  Camille Yarbrough  7 Inch  (Vanguard/BGP)

"Need You"  Prince La La  7 Inch  (AFO)

"You, Bo Diddley"  Bo Diddley  The Black Gladiator  (Checker)

"Everybody Got To Believe in Somebody"  Sam & Dave  I Thank You  (Atlantic)

"Outskirts of Town"  Brian Kors   Live in the GtownRadio.com Studio!

"Got to Get Back to My Baby"  The Sugarman 3  What the World Needs Now  (Daptone)

"Looking for a Home"  Little Buster  7 Inch  (Josie)

"Talkin' Loud & Saying Nothing (part 1)"  James Brown  7 Inch  (King)

"Wages of Sin"  Brian Kors   Live in the GtownRadio.com Studio!

 
Song for my father. Print E-mail

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Diggin' deep at the Junction Wednesday night.  Still more to hear from the new Antibalas LP and the electric Denson/Soulive tribute to Melvin Sparks, plus the debut of a tribute album from a group that goes by Spectrum Road , paying respects to the Tony Williams Lifetime and featuring Vernon Reid & Jack Bruce. And heavy sounds from Phil Woods & his European Rhythm Machine, Kingston influenced grooves from a long sought after MPS side from Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin, and an opening set for my dad, who would've turned 71 today.  See you then.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com

My pops used to say it reminded if him of bebop.

August 29, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Oh, Pretty Woman"   Al Green  I'm Still in Love With You  (Hi)

"I've Got You Under My Skin"  Bill Evans & Jim Hall  Intermodulation  (Verve)

"Dilemma"  Modern Jazz Quartet  Space  (Apple)

"Song for my Father"  The Young Holt Trio  Wack Wack  (Brunswick)

"Somethin' Strange"   Baby Face Willette  Face to Face  (Doxy/Blue Note)

"Yellow Bird"  Monty Alexander  Rass!  (MPS)

"Brother Soul (part 1)"  Eddie Harris  The Reason Why I'm Talking Shit  (Atlantic)

"Letha"  Charlie Earland  Black Drops  (Prestige)

"Let the Music Take Your Mind"  Kool & The Gang  The Best of Kool & The Gang  (Re-Lite)

"You Keep Me Hanging On"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  Doin' Our Thing  (Stax)

"Ibeji"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"Spark"  Karl Denson & Soulive  Spark!  (Royal Family)

"Freedom Jazz Dance"  Eddie Jefferson  Things Are Getting Better  (Muse)

"Funky Skull (parts 1 & 2)  Melvin Jackson  Funky Skull  (Limelight)

"Sounds from the Village"  Phil Ranelin  Vibes from the Tribe  (Hefty/Tribe)

"Black Renaissance"  Black Renaissance  Body, Mind & Spirit  (Ubiquity/Luv-n-Haight)

"The Last Page Sans Melodie"   Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine   Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine   (Inner City)

"Wild Life"  Spectrum Road  Spectrum Road  (Palmetto)

"Electric Godfather"  The Ebony Godfather  Moog Fluting  (GRC)

 
Crazy legs. Print E-mail

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And we're back.  New Antibalas locked & loaded.  Tribute to Melvin Sparks from Karl Denson & Soulive...check.  And the usual vinyl funkiness will ensue, including music from the Soulful Strings, Gary Bartz NTU Troop & Bobby Hutcherson.  Dig it!

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Back on the scene, crispy & clean.
 
August 22, 2012
 
Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Lowdown in Lodi"  Freddie King  Texas Cannonball  (Shelter)
"Nardis"  Richard Davis  Fancy Free  (Galaxy)
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"  Rufus Harley  A Tribute to Courage  (Atlantic)
"Philadelphia Bright"  Walter Bishop, Jr.  Soul Village  (Muse)
"Black Maybe"  Gary Bartz NTU Troop  Juju Street Songs  (Prestige)
"Povo"  Karl Denson & Soulive  Spark!  (Royal Family)
"Right On"  Marvin Gaye  What's Going On  (Tamla)
"1974 Blues"  the Coolin' System  the Coolin' System  (GED Soul)
"Rain Every Thursday"  Bobby Hutcherson  Natural Illusions (Blue Note)
"The Rat Catcher"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)
"Darkest Light"  The Lafayette Afro Rock Band  Malik  (As the Record Turns)
"Ifetayo"  Black Truth Rhythm Band  Ifetayo (Loves Excels All)  (Soundway)
"Hey Western Union Man"  The Soulful Strings  Play Gamble-Huff  (Cadet)
"Nanzee"  Donald Austin  Crazy Legs  (Eastbound)
"Jealous Moon"  The Sugarman 3  What The World Needs Now  (Daptone)
"Guiding Resolution"  Poets of Rhythm  Discern/Define  (Quannum Projects)
"Across the Tracks (part 1)"  The Believers  7 Inch  (Brownstone)
"I Just Want to Make Love to You"  Cold Blood  Cold Blood  (San Francisco)
"Tighten Up"  The Bamboos  Step It Up  (Tru Thoughts)
 
Live: Black Tribbles from Mt. Airy Art Garage (8/16/12) Print E-mail

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Tune in or join us live as Black Tribbles do a special show from the Mt. Airy Art Garage from 8-10 PM. The Mt. Airy Night Market happens all night with great food and drink. With weather this perfect you really couldn't ask for anything. Click through for pictures of the night so far.

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Dusty fingers. Print E-mail

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Blame James Mason 'cause we're still in a sweet '70s groove at the Junction. We'll hear yet another great track from Mason's impossibly rare but recently reissued opus, Rhythm of Life, in addition to some other great tracks in the same vein from Miroslav Vitous & Matthew Larkin Cassell.  Plus, heavy sounds from Woody Shaw and fonky flute from Jeremy Steig and a happy birthday to Jerry Garcia via Merl Saunders, all spun on 100% vinyl...natch.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
GtownRadio.com
If you get confused listen to the music play.

August 1, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"After Midnight"  Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia   Fire Up!  (Fantasy)

"Memories of Georgia"    Thom Janusz    Ronn Forella...Moves!  (Ubiquity)

"Soulsides"   Art Farmer   Gentle Eyes   (Mainstream)

"When You Are Who You Are"  Gil Scott-Heron  Pieces of a Man  (Flying Dutchman)

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

"Nana Imboro"  Wroblewski Jazz Quintet   Spiritual Jazz Vol. 2: Europe  (Jazzman)

"Ene Alantchi Alnorem"  Mulatu Astatke featuring Fekade Amde Maskal  Ethio Jazz    (L'Arome)

"New World"  Woody Shaw   Blackstone Legacy  (Contemporary)

"Brotherhood of Man"  Kelenkye Band  Moving World  (Superfly/Emporium)

"Stanley's Tune"  Airto   Virgin Land  (Salvation)

"Funk You Very Much"  Volker Kriegel & Mild Maniac Orchestra   Octember Variations  (MPS)

"Free"   James Mason   Rhythm of Life  (Chiaroscuro/Lucifer)

"In My Life"  Matthew Larkin Cassell  The Complete Works  (Stonesthrow)

"Aim Your Eye"  Miroslav Vitous  Magical Shepherd  (Warner)

"You've Got To Make The Choice"  The Sisters Love  Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-1973  (MoWest/Light in the Attic)

"Berumba"  Jackson Conti   Sujinho  (Kindred Spirits)

"Quanga"  Jeremy Steig   Temple of Birth  (Columbia)

"Fire, Fire"  Phil Flowers & His United Family  Alpha & Omega  (Funky Delicacies)

"The Devil Made Me Do It"  Rasputin Stash  Curtom Club Classics: Funk-Soul Brothers & Sisters Vol. 2  (Curtom/Sequel)

 
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