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Man for all reasons. Print E-mail


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
It doesn't matter what you wear...just as long as you are there.

May 23, 2012


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.


The naked truth. Print E-mail


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
Hot to trot...slicker than grease.

May 16, 2012


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)


Northwest Soapbox-001: Yvonne Haskins Print E-mail


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.


Yeah that's right, my name's Yauch. Print E-mail

"If you're feelin' what I'm feelin', then it's a musical masterpiece."
Yeah, man...we felt it.

It's a sad day as MCA of the Beastie Boys passed away last week.   Join me Wednesday night for two hours of Beasties' classics, rarities and samples. 

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Droppin' science like Galileo dropped an orange. 

May 9, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Big Shot"  Beastie Boys   7 Inch  (Capitol)

"Loran's Dance"  Idris Muhammad  Power of Soul  (CTI)

"Nonstop Disco Powerpack"  Beastie Boys  Hot Sauce Committee Part 2  (Capitol)

"Atma: Today/Tomorrow"  Michal Urbaniak's Fusion  Atma  (CBS)

"Gratitude"  Beastie Boys  Check Your Head  (Capitol)

"Children of the Earth Flames"  John Klemmer  Blowin' Gold  (Cadet/Concept)

"Freaks for the Festival"  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  The Case of the Three-Sided Dream in Audio Color  (Atlantic)

"Finger Lickin' Good"  Beastie Boys  Check Your Head  (Capitol)

"Electric Worm"  Beastie Boys  7 Inch  (Capitol)

"Loose Booty"  Willie Henderson  7 Inch  (Vampi Soul)

"Funky Snakefoot"  Alphonse Mouzon  Funky Snakefoot  (Blue Note)

"Get It Together"  Beastie Boys featuring Q-Tip  12 Inch  (Capitol)

"Headless Heroes"  Eugene McDaniels  Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse  (Atlantic)

"Howlin' for Judy"  Jeremy Steig  Legwork  (Solid State) 

"Put on Train"  Gene Harris   The 3 Sounds  (Blue Note)

"Sounds of Science"  Beastie Boys  Paul's Boutique  (Capitol)

"Rien Na Va Plus"  Funk Factory  Funk Factory  (Atco)

"Root Down"  Beastie Boys  Ill Communication  (Capitol)

"Paul Revere"  Beastie Boys  Licensed to Ill  (Capitol)

"Negotiation Limerick File"  Beastie Boys  Hello Nasty  (Capitol)

"Bodhisattva Vow"  Beastie Boys  Ill Communication  (Capitol)


The one. Print E-mail


See you at The Junction Wednesday night two hours of deep vinyl only cuts.  Last week we debuted Jazzman Records' most recent excavation, Azanyah's The One, a record you slept on in 1987 because you were too busy frontin' to Yo! Bum Rush the Show or dancing awkwardly to George Michael's "Faith." (note:  I was the latter).  Got a couple tracks to bring to your way from this excellent slice of spiritual jazz, plus some more jazz burners from such luminaries as Klaus Doldinger, Nathan Davis and The Sun Ra Arkestra performing in Egypt...with Salah Ragab!   Tight.

The Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
There's a whole lotta rhythm goin' down.

May 2, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Rocky Racoon"  Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo  Lena & Gabor  (Skye)

"Fables of Faubus"  Charles Mingus  Mingus Ah Um  (Columbia)

"Pearl (Among the Swine)"  The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited  Dream Queen  (Alifa/Superfly)

"Yo Thang"  Nathan Davis  6th Sense in the 11th House  (Segue)

"The New Village Caller"  Johnny Lytle  The Soulful Rebel  (Milestone)

"Praise"  Azanyah  The One  (Jazzman)

"Once Upon A Time"  Marion Brown  Geechee Recollections  (Impulse)

"Degi-Degi"  Don Cherry  Brown Rice  (Horizon)

"Blues Happening (edit)"  Klaus Doldinger Quartet  Blues Happening  (World Pacific)

"Egypt Strut"  Sun Ra Arkestra with Salah Ragab  Egypt Strut  (Lilith/Vinyl Lovers)

"Ramadan in Space Time"  Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band  Egytian Jazz  (Art Yard/Kindred Spirits)

"Chik Chikka"  Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics   Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics  (Strut)

"Hot Love"  Afro Funk  Body Music  (Tropic Vibe/Secret Stash)

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

"Mr. Clean"  Freddie Hubbard  Straight Life  (CTI)


Mixed bag. Print E-mail


We are happy to report that records stores were at capacity for Record Store Day 2012. Stop at the Junction Wednesday night for a few Record Store Day exclusive releases, including unreleased Miles Davis (the marathon looms!) and the first ever official release from the Mynah Birds (Rick James & Neil Young...together at last!). Plus, genius from Allan Toussaint, psych-funk from Kool & Together and spiritual jazz from Azanyah (recorded in 1987!). And no, we're not done with the electric piano Eddie Russ yet...in fact, got a whole set lined up: solo, on that fresh new reissue with the Mixed Bag and another jam with Sonny Stitt!

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
The record ends and we begin again.
April 25, 2012

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Don't Do It"  The Band  Cahoots (Capitol)
***for Levon Helm

"Blue Monk"  Ron Carter & Jim Hall  Live at the Village West  (Concord)

"Dear Old Stockholm"  Miles Davis  Forever Miles  (Columbia)

"X-Ray Blues"  Ray Charles & Milt Jackson  Soul Meeting  (Atlantic)

"Let's Go Get Stoned"  Ray Charles  Crying Time  (ABC-Paramount) 

"The One"  Azanyah  The One  (Jazzman/Path of Light)

"Return of the Prodigal Son"  Byrdie Green  7 Inch  (Jazzman)

"Get Out of my Life Woman"  Dee Dee, Barry & The Movements  Soul Hour  (MPS/Sonorama)

"Hill Where The Lord Hides"  Eddie Russ & The Mixed Bag  Fresh Out!  (Universal Sound/Jazz Masters)

"Zaius"  Eddie Russ  See The Light  (Monument)

"Escanaba Beat"  Sonny Stitt  Tornado  (Jazz Masters)

"It's My Time"  The Mynah Birds  7 Inch  (Motown)

"If I Were a Bird"  Howlin' Wolf  Message to the Young  (Chess/Get On Down)

"Sittin' on a Red Hot Stove"  Kool & Together  Kool & Together  (Heavy Light)

"I Bet You"  Funkadelic  Funkadelic  (Westbound)

"Dreams"  Buddy Miles  Them Changes  (Mercury)

"Southern Nights"  Allen Toussaint  Southern Nights  (Reprise)

"Sweet Thang"  Shuggie Otis  Freedom Flight  (Epic)

"Them Belly Full"  Bob Marley & The Wailers  Live!  (Island)


Fresh out. Print E-mail


Oh man...these reissues of extremely rare records just keep on coming!  The latest:  Eddie Russ' Fresh Out, a release that perhaps cements Soul Jazz Records status as the king of reissue labels!  Plus, we got grooves from S.O.U.L. (Sounds Of Unity & Love, natch), blues from Texas tenorman, Curtis Amy, spacejazz from Chris Hinze, and Charles Bradley covering Kurt Cobain!

Soul Junction

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Put a needle on the record. 

April 11, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

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

"Manya"  Nick Rosen  Into The Sky  (Porter)

"Lonely Woman"  Curtis Amy  Katanga!  (Pacific Jazz/Heavenly Sweetness)

"Uptown Conversation"  Ron Carter  Uptown Conversation  (Embryo)

"Moon Dance"  Elvin Jones   Time Capsule  (Vanguard)

"Egypt Strut"  Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band  Presents Egyptian Jazz  (Sono Cairo/Art Yard)

"Soul Vibration"  Dorothy Ashby  Afro-Harping  (Cadet) 

"Hopscotch"  Charles Rouse  Two Is One  (Strata East)

"Netsanet"  Mulutu Astanke  New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-75  (Strut)

"Stepping Razor"  Peter Tosh  Equal Rights  (Columbia)

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

"Something"  Sonny Stitt   A Brand New Bag  (Jazz Masters)

"Tei Egwu"  Afro Funk  Body Music  (Tropic Vibe/Secret Stash)

"Peace of Mind"  S.O.U.L.  Can You Feel It  (Musicor/BGP)

"Who Do You Love"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"Neighbors"  Chris Hinze Combination  Live at Montreux  (CBS)

"Jah Rock"  Augustus Pablo  This is Augustus Pablo  (VP)

"I Made a Promise"  Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul  Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul  (GSF)

"Suburban Dream"  The Stepkids  The Stepkids  (Stonesthrow)

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


Groove merchant. Print E-mail


Dig the Junction Wednesday night, as we spin some scores from a recent trip to the Bay Area, including Polish jazz from Sun Ship and fusion from a Russian band whose name I won't even attempt to pronounce.  Plus, let's dip back into the new Lee Fields, celebrate Ramadan In Space Time with Salah Ragab and (finally) debut Secret Stash Records latest reissue, Afro Funk !

Soul Junction

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
Coming through with beats for which you been searchin'. 

April 4, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Sunshine Superman"  Sugarman Three  Sugar's Boogaloo  (Daptone/Desco)

"Willow Weep For Me"  Dee Dee, Barry & The Movements  Soul Hour  (Sonorama/MPS)

"Pretty Memory"  Nat Adderley  Work Song  (Riverside)

"Where Were You When I Needed You"   Lionel Hampton  Stop, I Don't Need No Sympathy  (Brunswick)

"You're The Kind Of Girl"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"A Kickass Russian Album That Contains Only Russian Words So I'm Not Going To Insult The Fine Musicians By Trying To Pronounce Their Names"  Apcehhaj  

"Mrowka, Jak Wiemy (An Ant, As We Know)"  Sun Ship  Follow Us  (Polskie Nagrania)

"Footprints"  Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes  Cosmic Funk  (Flying Dutchman)  

"Who Knows"  J.J. Jackson  J.J. Jackson's Dilemma  (Perception)

"Farewell to Ibusa"  Afro Funk  Body Music  (Secret Stash)

"Liberation Dues"  Oneness of JuJu  African Rhythms  (Black Fire)

"Neveen"  Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band  Present Egytian Jazz  (Art Yard/Kindred Spirits)

"Headstrong"  Aguabella  Hitting Hard  (Epsilon/Cubop)

"Inner City Blues"  Phil Upchurch  Darkness, Darkness  (Blue Thumb)

"Love The Life You Live"  The Impossibles  Hot Pepper  (Philips/Get On Down)

"Honky Tonk"  Bill Doggett  Honky Tonk Popcorn  (Polydor)

"Maybe So Maybe No/Gangster Luv"  Mayer Hawthorne  Direct To Disc #1  (Stonesthrow)

"If You Only Knew"  Jurassic 5  12 Inch  (Up Above)


Long in the tooth. Print E-mail


Good stuff going on Wednesday at the Junction as Nick Devlin, owner of Long in the Tooth Records, sits in for the show, bringing some choice cuts from his great downtown vinyl shop.  Got some keepers in my sack, too:  psych blues from Muddy and Howlin' Wolf, Gil Evans covering Jimi Hendrix, music from the always reliable Mainstream label, plus more from the super heavy Miles Davis Japan concerts from 1975.  Come on in!

Soul Junction
Wednesday, 8pm-10pm
Jazz (we've got).

March 28, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Bad Side of the Moon"  Bo Diddley  Another Dimension  (Chess)

"Morning Change"  Norman Connors  Dance of Magic  (Cobblestone)

"Damn Sam The Miracle Man"  Damn Sam The Miracle Man & Soul Congregation  Damn Sam The Miracle Man & Soul Congregation  (Tay-Ster)

"Garvey's Ghost"  Max Roach  Percussion Bittersweet  (Impulse)

"1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)"  Gil Evans  Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix  (RCA)

"Gangster Boogie"  Chicago Gangsters  I Choose You  (Gold Plate)

"Let's Stay Together"  Julius Brockington  Sophisticated Funk  (Today) 

"Right On Jody"  Bobby Patterson   It's Just A Matter Of Time  (Paula)

"Cold Heat"  Lil' Lavair & The Fabulous Jades  7 Inch  (Now Again)

"Rollin' & Tumblin'"  Muddy Waters  After The Rain  (Cadet Concept)

"Rusty Ol' Halo"  Mighty Joe Hicks  Mighty Joe Hicks  (Enterprise)

"Evil"  Howlin' Wolf  The Howlin' Wolf Album  (Cadet Concept)

"Fisherman"  The Congos  Heart of the Congos  (VP)

"Gondwana (part 2)"  Miles Davis  Pangaea  (4 Men With Beards)

"Sweet Buns & Barbeque"  Houston Person  Sweet Buns & Barbeque  (Prestige)

"Zambezi"  Charles Kynard  Your Mama Don't Dance  (Mainstream)

"Dookey Shoe"  Rasputin's Stash  Rasputin's Stash  (Cotillion)

"That's The Way That It Goes"  Black Merda  Black Merda  (Funky Delicacies)


Bring the noise. Print E-mail


Listen in horror as two G-Town Radio shows temporarily become one this Monday evening! Dr. Ranztron's Soul Junction and Reade McCardell's FEWSH shall merge for two mayhemic hours! Questions you may have about this happening: "What will happen?", "Will it be safe?", "What should I wear?!", "Will I get hungry?". Friends, we genuinely wish we knew the answers to these quandaries. Unfortunately, you'll just have to strap in and find out for yourselves.


Monday March 26 - 6 to 8 PM EST


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