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We be jammin'. Print E-mail


All sorts of international funky madness ahead on Soul Junction, including a late night jam session from Sweden's Svenska Lod AB, Swiss fusion from Emphasis and Thai funk from The Impossibles. But xenophobes fret not! We'll also have rare grooves from D.C.'s Hilton Felton, righteousness from The 24 Carat Black reppin' the 'Nati and we'll journey through an electric tube with Mike Mainieri...(NYC for those keeping track!)

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
All we need is a drummer...for people who only need a beat.

January 18, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"The Girl From Ipanema"  Amy Winehouse  Lioness: Hidden Treasures  (Universal Republic)

"Coffee Cold"  Galt MacDermot & His Mid Manhattan Rhythm Section  Shapes of Rhythm  (Kilmarnock)

"Toledo Bagel"  Paulinho da Costa  Agora  (Pablo)

"Sure 'Nuff Sure 'Nuff"  Sonny Phillips  Sure 'Nuff  (Prestige)

"Settling In"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Soul Time!  (Daptone)

"24-Carat Black (Theme)"  The 24-Carat Black  Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth  (Stax)

"Come On & Get It, Baby"  Big Black  Elements of Now!  (Uni)

"See Saw Affair"  Cesar 830  Cesar  (Flying Dutchman)

"We'll Speak Above The Roar"  Mike Mainieri  Journey Through An Electric Tube  (Solid State)

"Bee Bop Boogie"  Hilton Felton  A Man For All Reasons  (Hilton's Concept)

"Too High"  Emphasis  Emphasis  (Sonorama/Swiss Pick/Jaycee)

"Right On/Kliv Pa"  Svenska Lod AB  Horselmat  (Figaro)

"California"  The Impossibles  Hot Pepper  (Phillips)

"Meri Aakhon Mein Ek Sapna Hai (edit)"  Sapan Jagmohan featuring Mohd Rafi & Pankaj Mittra  Pysch-Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Psychedelic Funk Music in India 1970-83  (World Psychedelic Classics)

"Foot Stomper"  El Gusano  Fantasia Del Barrio  (Heavy Light)

"Yakuba"  The Whitefield Brothers  In The Raw  (Now Again)

"Untitled"  McNeil & Niles  Thrust  (Chocolate Industries)

"I Want You (She's So Heavy)"  Eddie Hazel  Game Dames & Guitar Thangs  (Warner0


Fuchsia Swing Song. Print E-mail


The holiday season came to a close with a rocking Groove Food! reunion, so let's cool out with what my man Benge of Sex Fly calls "jazz burners."  Sadly, Sam Rivers just passed, so we'll pay respects and we'll send DJ Lippy & DJ Bubbles off with some Texas funk.  Plus, loads of heavy Fender Rhodes with Byard Lancaster's Sounds of Liberation, Lloyd McNeill's Washington Suite and Argentinian madness from Fernando Gelbard & Jorge Hector Lopez.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays 8pm-10pm

January 11, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Superstrut (KayDee rmx)"  Kashmere Stage Band  7 Inch  (Now Again)

"Cyclic Episode"  Sam Rivers  Fuchsia Swing Song  (Blue Note)

"Walking Lines"  Horst Jankowski  Swinging Explosion  (HGBS)

"Sintese"  Quarteto Novo  Quarteto Novo  (Odeon)

"Ole"  Salah Ragab & The Afro-Egyptian Ensemble  12 Inch  (Honest Jons)

"Tojo"  Pete Yellin  It's The Right Thing  (Mainstream)

"Pierwsza Wersja"  Extra Ball  Extra Ball  (Polskie Nagrania)

"Just 71% Moor"  Lloyd McNeill Quintet   Washington Suite  (Asha/Universal Sound)

"Backup"  Larry Young   Into Somethin'  (Blue Note)

"New Horizons I"  Sounds of Liberation  Sounds of Liberation  (Porter)

"Tema de Fatiga"  Jazz Band de Free  Ego  (Whatmusic)

"Puntos de Partidos"  Jorge Lopez Ruiz 5  De Prepo  (Whatmusic)

"Baion"  The New Dave Pike Set & Grupo Baiafro  Salomao  (MPS)

"Concierto de Aranjuez"  Jim Hall  Concierto  (CTI)

"Superwoman"  Stevie Wonder  Music Of My Mind  (Tamla)


The best of 2011. Print E-mail


With New Years Eve on the horizon, it's time for the best of 2011.  Join Soul Junction for the finest vinyl releases of the year, including music from Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band, The Greg Foat Group, Mayer Hawthorne, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.  Plus, great compilations from Light in the Attic records, a trio of offering's from the G.E.D. Soul label, The Stepkids, Azymuth, and more!

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

It's a new day...and a better day's comin'.

December 28, 2011


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

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

"Afternoon in Central Park"  Jussi Lampela Nonet with Jukka Eskola  Lampela X Eskola  (Ricky Tick)

"Bright is the Sun"  The Greg Foat Group  Dark is the Sun  (Jazzman)

"Lope Song"  Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters  Burn!  (Legere)

"Riverside Drive"  Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays  Introducing...  (Marlow)

"Aurora"  Azymuth  Aurora  (Far Out)

"Suburban Dream"  The Stepkids  The Stepkids  (Stonesthrow)

"Space Traveler"  Dennis Coffey  Dennis Coffey  (Strut)

"A Long Time"  Mayer Hawthorne  How Do You Do  (Universal Republic)

"I Got Warrants"  Magic In Threes  Magic In Threes  (G.E.D. Soul)

"Finger Tips"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  Beg Me EP  (G.E.D. Soul)

"Sunshine Alley"  the Coolin' System  the Coolin' System  (G.E.D. Soul)

"What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Soul Time!  (Daptone)

"Everything Is Everything"  Booker T. Jones  The Road From Memphis  (Anti)

"The World (Is Going Up in Flames)"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  No Time For Dreaming  (Dunham)

"You Know I'm No Good"  Amy Winehouse  Back To Black  (Universal Republic)

"Stone Fox"  The Pac-Keys  Charles "Packy" Axton:  Late Late Party  (Hollywood/Light in the Attic)

"Hung Up"  Mr. Chop  Switched On  (Five Day Weekend)

"Tweed Suit"  The Natural Yogurt Band  Tuck In With...  (Now Again)

"Give Me Your Love"  Sisters Love  Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-73  (MoWest/Light in the Attic)

"Constelacion"  Los Destellos  Constelacion   (IEMPSA/Secret Stash)

"African Reggae"  George Danquah  Hot & Jumpy  (Quamsa International/Secret Stash)

"I Like Your Stuff"  The Sidewinders  Flatfoot Hustlin'  (Jazzman)

"Space Is The Place (edit)"  Sun Ra  Mike Huckaby Reel-To-Reel Edits Vol. 2  (Art Yard/Kindred Spirits)


Support G-town Radio's 2011 Fund Drive Today Print E-mail

G-town Radio kicked off our first ever fund drive on October 17 and we still need your support.  We have set a goal of $5000 by the end of the year. This breaks down to just 500 people donating $10 each. Your modest contribution can have a big impact on the quantity and quality of programming you hear on G-town Radio. We've had a great 2011 so far and with your support 2012 can be even better.

G-town Radio is a tax exempt non-profit with 501(c)(3) status. That means your donation is tax deductible. Please act to support community Internet radio by donating today. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. To make a donation and read a note from our station manager visit the Donate page of our website. Thank you for your support and please tell a friend about this worthwhile project.

One year down! Print E-mail


It's a special night on Soul Junction as we celebrate one year of spinning funky vinyl on GtownRadio!  And it's the JazzMom's birthday, so we got a bunch of female vocalists lined up to help her celebrate.  Plus, we got groovin' French fusion from Cortex, dance floor jazz from Finland's Timo Lassy and music from Booker T. & The M.G.'s soundtrack to Uptight!

Soul Junction   Wednesdays 8pm-10pm  GtownRadio.com

Take a sad song and make it better.

December 14, 2011


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Hey Jude"  Ella Fitzgerald  What What Happens  (MPS)

"One Note Samba"  Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass  Fitzgerald & Pass...Again!  (Pablo)

"Agua de Beber"  Astrud Gilberto  The Astrud Gilberto Album  (Verve)

"Cravo e Canela (Cinnamon & Cloves)"  Flora Purim w/ Milton Nascimento  500 Miles High at Montreaux  (Milestone)

"Weldon"  Timo Lassy  The Soul and Jazz of Timo Lassy  (Ricky Tick)

"In Memory Of"  Randy Weston  Tanjah  (Polydor)

"Spirit in the Dark"  Herbie Mann  Push Push  (Embryo)

"Sidewalk Man"  Universal Jones   Vol. 1  (MGM Verve)

"Boom Boom"  Donald Byrd  Up With Donald Byrd  (Verve)

"Scratch"  The Crusaders  Scratch  (Blue Thumb)

"Blues in the Gutter"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  Uptight OST  (Stax)

"Automne (Colchiques)"  Cortex  Tropeau Bleu  (Underdog)

"Funk Around The Punk"  Cortex  Volume 2  (Follow Me)

"Spirits"  Kenny Barron  Lucifer  (Muse)

"Teasin'"  Cornell Dupree  Teasin'  (Atlantic)

"Can't Come In"  The Congos  Heart of the Congos  (VP)

"Loaded Back"  Michael Liggins & The Super Souls  Loaded to the Gills EP  (Now Again)

"Remember Me"  The Trinikas  Sister Funk  (BBE)

"So Sharp"  Dyke & The Blazers  The Funky Broadway  (Dionysus)

"Just a Groove in 'G'"  Wilbur Bascomb & The Soul Zodiac  7 Inch  (Carnival)



Harlem River Drive. Print E-mail


Good stuff ahead on Soul Junction.  This month's edition of Wax Poetics magazine is subtitled The Latin Issue and includes a feature on the Motown of Latin Soul, Fania Records and their house band, The Fania All-Stars, a long article on my man Cal Tjader, and a spotlight Eddie Palmieri, both solo and with his legendary band, Harlem River Drive.  Plus, we'll hear a reissue of a lost Lloyd McNeil album, return to the spacey new Mr. Chop 10 inch and kick things off with the new Black Friday Record Store Day release from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, covering Shuggie Otis! 

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

Because people like to say salsa.

December 7, 2011


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Inspiration Information"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Soul Time!  (Daptone)

"Illusion"  Andrew Hill  One For One  (Blue Note)

"The Tenth Pyramid"  Michael White  Spirit Dance  (Impulse)

"Inner Peace"  The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble  Drum Dance To The Motherland  (Forced Exposure/Dogtown)

"Cubano Chant"  Cal Tjader  Cal Tjader's Latin Concert  (Fantasy)

"Abuelita"  Willie Colon  Willie  (Fania)

"Picadillo"  Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri  El Sonido Nuevo  (Verve)

"Harlem River Drive (theme song)"  Eddie Palmieri & Harlem River Drive  Harlem River Drive  (Roulette)

"Home Rule"  Lloyd McNeill Quartet  Washington Suite  (Asha/Universal Sound)

"Malika"  Rufus Harley  Re-Creation of the Gods  (Ankh)

"Street Scene: Strollin'"  Arif Mardin  Journey  (Atlantic) 

"Root Down (And Get It)"  Mr. Chop  Switched On  (Five Day Weekend/Now Again)

"Like Miles"  Terumasa Hino  Hi-Nology  (Columbia Japan)

"Angel Wings"  Jasper Van't Hof's Pork Pie  Transitory  (MPS)

"De Noite, Na Cama"  Milton Banana  Milton Banana (Odeon)

"Creation"  El Michels Affair  Sounding Out The City  (Truth & Soul)


Give the drummer some. Print E-mail


A great night of music ahead on Soul Junction, as local drummer and composer Dan Capecchi of Shot X Shot joins us live in the studio.  A drum heavy night looms, featuring music by Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Manfred Schoof, and The Exploding Star Orchestra.  Plus, a solo by Dom Um Romao that has to be heard to be believed!  Sadly, we will also pay tribute to the legendary Paul Motian, who passed away last week. 

Soul Junction

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.



November 30, 2011


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"For You, Mom & Dad"  Bobby Hutcherson  Solo/Quartet  (Contemporary)

"Why Not?"  George Cables  Why Not  (Trio)

"Collective"  Build an Ark  Peace With Every Step  (Kindred Spirits)

"Chromorocker"  Exploding Star Orchestra  Stars Have Shapes  (Delmark) 

"Triple Double"  Shot X Shot  Let Nature Square  (High Two)

"Palar"  New Jazz Trio  Page One  (MPS)

"Blues Connotation"  Ornette Coleman  This Is Our Music  (Atlantic)

"Upper & Lower Egypt"  Pharoah Sanders  Tauhid  (Impulse)

"Loose Ends"  Blood Count  Average Daze  (Screw Gun)

"Play"  Paul Motian Trio  Trioism  (Polydor Japan)

"Braun-Blek-Blu"  Dom Um Romao  Dom Um Romao  (Muse)

"Bobby Raconte Une Histoire"  Big Satan  I Think They Liked It Honey  (Winter & Winter)

"Bee Vamp"  Eric Dolphy  At The Five Spot Vol. 1  (Prestige)

"Some Hip Drum Shit"  Tony Williams Lifetime  Ego  (Polydor)



Switched on. Print E-mail


Tune in to Soul Junction tonight for a melting pot of fuzzy, funky sounds, including music from such diverse luminaries as Les McCann, Compost, Horacee Arnold and Black Merda.  Plus, we'll debut the moogy new release from producer Mr. Chop, which also features Soul Junction favorite Malcolm Catto on traps (a double 10 inch no less!).  And since we only heard instrumental Donny Hathaway during last week's live soul party, let's bookend the show with the voice of a true legend.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Everything is everything.

November 16, 2011


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"I Believe To My Soul"  Donny Hathaway  Everything is Everything  (Atco)

"Stolen Moments"  Oliver Nelson  The Blues & The Abstract Truth  (Impulse)

"Tergiversation"  Elvin Jones  Merry-Go-Round  (Blue Note)

"Reawakening"  Wendell Harrison  Reawakening  (Tribe)

"Buzzard Feathers"  Compost  Life is Round  (Columbia)

"Stick Around"  Mayer Hawthorne  How Do You Do  (Universal Republic)

"The Whap-a-Dang"  The City Champs  The Safecracker  (Electraphonic)

"Out of Control"  L.H. & The Memphis Sounds  Late Late Party  (Hollywood/Light in the Attic)

"Munaye"  Mulatu  Mulatu of Ethiopia  (Worthy)

"Sabasi"  Cedric Im Brooks & The Light of Saba Cedric Im Brooks & The Light of Saba  (Honest Jons)

"Money No Play"  Duke Lumumba  Jungle Funk  (Capitol)

"Hung Up"  Mr. Chop  Switched On  (Five Day Weekend/Now Again)

"North Carolina"  Les McCann  Talk To The People  (Atlantic)

"Delicate Evasions"  Horacee Arnold  Tales of the Exonerated Flea  (Columbia)

"He's a Superstar"  Roy Ayers Ubiquity  He's Coming  (Polydor)

"I'm Unconscious"  Don "Sugarcane" Harris  Sugarcane  (Epic)

"Swamp Fever"  Mel Brown  The Wizard  (Impulse)

"Sitar Soul  Phil Upchurch  Lovin' Feeling  (Blue Thumb)

"Cynthy-Ruth"  Black Merda  Black Merda  (Funky Delicacies)

"You've Got a Friend"  Donny Hathaway  Live  (Atco)


2011 Fund Drive: Have a Meal, Support G-town Radio Print E-mail

UPDATE: Announced on-air by Ken Weinstein, owner of the Trolley Car: Order party trays or make your holiday party reservations by November 15th at the Trolley Car Diner or Trolley Car Cafe and 15% of the total bill will go to support G-Town Radio! Call in now! 267-385-6703 OR http://trolleycardiner.com/

G-town Radio will be participating in a Helping Hands Fundraiser at the Trolley Car Diner from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13. Bring the coupon linked below to the Mt. Airy or East Falls Trolley Car locations and 15% of your bill will be donated to G-town Radio. The Trolley Car features great food for the entire family. Bring the kids. Invite your neighbors or old friends. You'll have a good time and do a good deed in the process. In addition to the food the Trolley Car in Mt. Airy has a stellar selection of craft and import beers. 

Download the Coupon.

This special program is part of our 2011 Fund Drive. We're looking to raise $5,000 by the end of the year. In addition to dining at the Trolley Car you can also support G-town Radio by making a direct donation or even buying one of our new shirts. Thank you for supporting grassroots, community media in Northwest Philadelphia.

Soul...live (with a little reggae on the side). Print E-mail


Let's check out some of the best live soul albums ever made, including Bill Withers, Donnie Hathaway and of course, Curtis.  Plus, Reggae Surge's interview with the legendary Aces inspired me to bring a reggae inspired stack, featuring the likes of Jackie Mitto, Alton Ellis and Robin Kenyatta.  Big ups to Reggae Surge, 6pm-8pm on GtownRadio!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
Better believe it...it's funky reggae time. 
November 9, 2011
Playlist (Song/Artist/Label/Label):
"Country Road"  Toots & The Maytals  Funky Kingston  (Island)
"Set Me Free"  Ken Boothe  Studio One Soul  (Soul Jazz/Studio One)
"So What"  Jeremy Taylor  Reggae Interpretation of Kind of Blue  (Secret Stash)
"Soul Reggae"  Charles Kynard  Reelin' with the Feelin'  (BGP/Prestige)
"Sitting in Limbo"  Jimmy Cliff  The Harder They Come OST  (Mango)
"Wall Street"  Jackie Mittoo  The Keyboard King at Studio One  (Universal Sound/Studio One)
"It's a Shame"  Alton Ellis  Studio One Funk  (Soul Jazz/Studio One)
"African Reggae"  George Danquah  Hot & Jumpy  (Secret Stash/Quamsa International)
"Bend Down Low"  Bob Marley & The Wailers  Natty Dread  (Island)
"Funky in Jamaica (part 2)"  Bumps Jackson featuring This Kid Named Miles  7 Inch  (Alatac)
"Voices Inisde (Everything is Everything)  Donny Hathaway  Live  (Atco)
"Night Life"  Aretha Franklin  Aretha in Paris  (Atlantic)
"Yes Indeed"  Ray Charles  Live  (Atlantic)
"Booker Loo"  Booker T. & The M.G.'s  Back To Back  (Stax)
"Ouija"  Kool & The Gang  Live at P.J.'s  (De-Lite)
"It's Your World"  Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson  It's Your World  (Arista)
"Lonely Town, Lonely Street"  Bill Withers  Live at Carnegie Hall  (Sussex)
"Ode To Billie Joe"  King Curtis  Live at the Fillmore West  (Atco)
"We're a Winner"  Curtis Mayfield  Curtis/Live   (Curtom)
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