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Stop by the Mt. Airy Groove for a head noddin' amalgamation of jazz, soul, fusion, Brazil, AfroBeat, and all funky things, mixed seamlessly on 100% vinyl. My pops used to say it reminded him of bebop. Learn more about the host here.

Morning Feed. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 March 2014


What sort of bedlam will be unleashed when Ed Feldman of the notorious Morning Feed sits in with a stack of wax?  Tune in tomorrow to find out! 

M-Groove is loquacious, ineffable!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

March 19, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Nights in White Satin"  Deodato  Deodato 2  (CTI)

"Summertime"  Vi Redd  Bird Calls  (Solid State)

"How High The Moon"  Charlie Parker  The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (Verve)

"How High The Moon"  Les Paul & Mary Ford  The Best of the Capitol Masters  (Capitol)

"Treats Style"  Larry Coryell  Lady Coryell  (Vanguard)

"Midnight Sun"  Sarah Vaughn  The Best of Sarah Vaughn  (Pablo)

"Crazy"  Patsy Cline  12 Greatest Hits  (MCA)

"Tracks of My Tears"  Aretha Franklin  Soul '69  (Atlantic)

"Where's the Man"  Timo Lassy  In With Lassy  (Schema)

"Smilin' While You're Cryin'"  Poets of Rhythm  Anthology 1992-2003  (Daptone)

"Szipson"  Sun Ship  Follow Us  (Polskie Nagrania)

"Lush Life"  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman  (Impulse)

"Nutty"   Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane  At Carnegie Hall  (Mosaic)

"Charlie Parker"  Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen  Poetry for the Beat Generation  (Word Beat)

"If I Were A Bell"  Miles Davis  Miles in Tokyo  (Columbia Japan)

"The Royal Scam"  Steely Dan  The Royal Scam  (MCA)

"Soul in a Digital World"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  Soul in a Digital World  (GED Soul)

Nation time. Print E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014


Put the needle on the record come Wednesday.  Can't stop with the Calvin Keys, so more from the new one along with sideman work with Ahmad Jamal and the Wide Hive Players.  Plus, music from the incredible Best of ethiopiques Series (surprisingly familiar!), super rare out & funky saxophone from Joe McPhee (!!!) and a lil' touch of electric blues with John Lee Hooker (no dancing!).

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



March 12, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Like a Rollin' Stone"  Rotary Connection  Rotary Connection  (Cadet Concept)

"Working Man"  Oliver Edward Nelson  In London With Oily Rags  (Flying Dutchman)

"Bumblebee Bumblebee"  John Lee Hooker  Never Get Out of These Blues Alive  (ABC)

"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"  Esther Phillips  Alone Again, Naturally  (Kudu)

"On Your Way Down"  Allen Toussaint  Live, Love & Faith  (Reprise/4 Men With Beards)

"(I'm a) Fool For You"  Freddy Robinson  The Coming Atlantis  (World Pacific Jazz)

"Noite Em Leblon"  Nathan Davis  London By Night  (DIW)

"From the Bottom"  Bobby Timmons Trio  From The Bottom  (Riverside)

"See The Light"  Mighty Mighty  See The Light  (Schema)

"Perdido"  Romano Mussolini Trio  The Latin Taste  (RM)

"Ode to Billie Joe"  Sonny Criss  The Beat Goes On!  (Prestige)

"Shakey Jake"  Joe McPhee  Nation Time  (Bo' Weavil/CJR)

"Bellows"  Ahmad Jamal  Recorded Live at "Oil Can Harry's"  (Catalyst)

"Shawneeq"  Calvin Keys  Electric Keys  (Wide Hive)

"Turnstyle"  Wide Hive Players  Turnstyle  (Wide Hive)

"St. Louis Blues"  Deodato  Artistry  (MCA)

"Maroon Dance"  Third Eye  Connexion  (Ring/Sonorama)

"Musiqawa Silt"  Wallias Band  Heavenly ethiopiques: The Best of the Heavenly ethiopiques Series  (Heavenly Sweetness/Buda)

Blues we use. Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2014


Good things goin' down at the Groove come Wednesday.  Been diggin' that new Calvin Keys lp, so we got more from that, along with some other distinguished '70s guitar men.  Plus, Jack Wilson & Roy Ayers, Melvin Bliss, and the Latin Jazz Quartet with special guests!  

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



March 5, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Get Back"  Al Green  Green is Blues  (Hi)

"Shadow Dancers"  George Benson with the Brother Jack McDuff Quartet  The New Boss Guitar of George Benson  (Prestige)

"Blues We Use"  The Jack Wilson Quartet  The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers  (Atlantic)

"Evelyn Anita"  George Braith  Musart  (Prestige)

"Backyard"  Calvin Keys  Electric Keys  (Wide Hive)

"Sudden Romance"  Attila Zoller  Dream Bells  (Inner City)

"Circles"  Michael Howell  In The Silence  (Milestone)

"Bad Bad Simba"  O'Donel Levy  Simba  (Groove Merchant)

"Synthetic Substitution"  Melvin Bliss  12 Inch  (Alpha Omega)

"You'll Be Lonely"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give The People What They Want  (Daptone)

"The Riot"  Cornell Dupree/Bernard "Pretty" Purdie/Chuck Rainey/Merl Saunders  Fritz The Cat OST  (Fantasy)

"I Need You"  H.P. Riot  H.P. Riot  (Luv-n-Haight/Ubiquity)

"Treasure of the Sierra Madre"  The Latin Jazz Quintet  Oh! Pharoah Speak  (Trip)

"Firebird Feathers"  Alfonso Lovo  La Gigontona  (Numero)

"Azucar (parts 2 & 3)"  Eddie Palmieri & Harlem River Drive  Recorded Live at Sing Sing  (Tico)

"Ballero"  War  War Live  (United Artists)

"Surma"  Mulatu Astatke  Sketches of Ethiopia  (Jazz Village)

Keys to the Kingdom. Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014


Join the Groove next Wednesday for some more funkiness.  Got a stack from my man Calvin Keys!  Plus, music from the last two albums from the ultra funky French band, Cortex and more from Mighty Mighty.  And in the spirit of Saturday's New Deck Party, I got the 2nd of the first two records I picked up in my first foray into record diggin'.  Stop on by.

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



February 26, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Wild Thing"  Amando Peraza  Wild Thing  (Skye)

"Assosa Derache"  Mulatu Astatke  Sketches of Ethiopia  (Jazz Village)

"What Need Have I For This-What Need Have I For That-I am Dancing at the Feet of my Lord-All is Bliss-All is Bliss"  Shakti with John McLaughlin  Shakti with John McLaughlin  (Columbia)

"One For The Monica Lingas Band"  The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble  Miles Away  (Stonesthrow)

"Rhubarb Jam"  Calvin Keys  Electric Keys  (Wide Hive)

"Shawn-Neeq"  Calvin Keys  Shawn-Neeq  (Black Jazz)

"Aunt Lovey"  Calvin Keys  Proceed With Caution!  (Black Jazz)

"Dantu"  Calvin Keys  Full Court Press  (Olive Branch)

"Pauvre Star"  Cortex  Pourquoi  (Trad Vibe)

"Emily"  Cortex  I Heard A Sigh  (Trad Vibe)

"Seventh Sign"  Mighty Mighty  See The Light  (Schema)

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

"Phil"  Ryo Kawasaki  Prism  (Inner City)

"Drum Song"  Earth, Wind & Fire  Open Our Eyes  (Columbia)

"Povo"   Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine  In Concert Vol. 1  (CTI)

"I Say A Little Prayer"  Aretha Franklin  12 Inch  (Atlantic)

Go for the gold. Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 February 2014


The Olympics bring the globe together through sport, so let's do the same through music.  Got tunes all from countries represented in the Sochi Olympics...plus some warm weather countries who didn't make the trip!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



February 19, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Rehab"  The Filthy Six  The Filthy Six  (Acid Jazz)  UNITED KINGDOM

"Zabludils'a"  Pavel Sysoyev  Soviet Funk Vol. 2  (Secret Stash) RUSSIA

"Soleares"  Pedro Iturralde  Jazz Flamenco!  (Vinilisssimo)  SPAIN

"Some More of Dat"  Joe Zawinul  Money in the Pocket  (Atlantic)  AUSTRIA

"Samba Miaou"  Full Moon Ensemble  Crowded With Loneliness  (Superfly)  FRANCE

"Love Knows No Season"  Galt MacDermott  Up From The Basement: Unreleased Tracks Vol. 1  (Kilmarnock)  CANADA

"Brasiliana"  Romano Mussolini & His Friends  Soft & Swing  (Carosello)  ITALY

"The Chosen"  Menagerie  They Shall Inherit  (Tru Thoughts)  AUSTRALIA

"Wheels"  Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble  Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble  (Jazz Aggression)  ESTONIA

"Between The Seasons"  Volker Kriegel  Lift!  (MPS)  GERMANY

"Magic Touch"  Lee Scratch Perry  Super Ape  (Island)  JAMAICA

"Super Mellow"  Louis Bellson, Shelly Manne, Willie Bobo & Paul Humphrey  The Drum Session  (Inner City)  USA

"Backyard Boogie"  Mighty Mighty  See The Light  (Schema)  FINLAND

"Rambler"  Gabor Szabo  Rambler  (CTI)  HUNGARY

"Sunshine Star"  Open Sky Unit  Open Sky Unit  (Whatmusic)  BELGIUM

"5 x 5 = 55"  Piotr Figiel  Piotr  (Polskie Nagrania/Pronil)  POLAND 

"Right On"  Svenska Lod AB  Horselmat  (Figaro)  SWEDEN

"Unicorn Lady"  Teruo Nakamura  Unicorn  (Soul Brother)   JAPAN

"Kveten (Maytime)"  Emil Viklicky  The Funky Way of Emil Viklicky  (Vampi Soul)  CZECH REPUBLIC

"Demagogiya"  Da/N'et  Soviet Funk Vol. 1  (Secret Stash)  RUSSIA

Gtown Radio New Deck Party! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Join GtownRadio hosts from across the programming schedule this Saturday from 12pm-5pm as we celebrate our new turntables with an all vinyl afternoon! 

Click below to see the madness that unfolded!

Mighty mighty. Print E-mail
Monday, 10 February 2014


Gettin' into it Wednesday at noon at the Groove.  Let's delve deeper into DeRobert & The Half-Truths, checking out his new one along with other nuggets from the GED Soul label.  Also, music from the surprisingly deep well of Finnish jazz, this time from the excellently named Mighty Mighty...plus a coupla stone groovers from Monk Higgins!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



February 12, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Country Road"  Merry Clayton  Gimme Shelter  (Ode)

"Love for Sale"  The Three Sounds  Moods  (Blue Note)

"My Kinda World"  The Sahib Shihab Quintet  Seeds  (Schema)

"Nobody Knows"  Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir  Like a Ship...(Without a Sail)  (Light in the Attic)

"Simba"  Mighty Mighty  See The Light  (Schema)

"Moondial"  Les De Merle  Transfusion  (Dobre)

"Death Wish (Main Title)"  Herbie Hanock  Death Wish OST  (Columbia/Music on Vinyl) 

"Dopping 2000"  Freedom Power  Freedom Power  (Sonor)

"Fonky First"  The Silhouettes  Conversations With The Silhouettes  (Segue)

"Pusherman"  Young-Holt Unlimited  Young-Holt Unlimited Plays Superfly  (Paula)

"Up On The Hill"  Monk Higgins & The Specialties  Heavyweight  (United Artists)

"Can't Stop"  Monk Higgins  Little Mama  (United Artists)

"Turn Out The Lights"  Larry Young's Fuel  Larry Young's Fuel  (Arista)

"Pogo Stick"  Weldon Irvine  Spirit Man  (BMG)

"Overdose"  Lowrell  Lowrell  (AVI)

"I Don't Get Mad No Mo"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  I'm Tryin'  (GED Soul)

"Sunshine Alley"  The Coolin' System  The Coolin' System  (GED Soul)

"Finger Tips"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  Beg Me EP  (GED Soul)

"I Got Warrants"  Magic in Threes  Magic in Threes  (GED Soul)

"I Know"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  Soul in a Digital World  (GED Soul)

"I'm Tryin' (outro)"   DeRobert & The Half-Truths  I'm Tryin'  (GED Soul)

Goin' places. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Good stuff hitting the turntables this week at the Groove.   Nashville soul man DeRobert Adams just dropped his 2nd full length with his crack band, The Half-Truths.  Sweet!  Meanwhile, on the other side of the soul spectrum, Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke just released a new one with a new incarnation of his band, Steps Ahead. Killer! Plus, the usual funkiness will ensue, including more from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and tributes to two jazz legends whose passing in late December slipped under the radar!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

January 29, 2014



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"For What It's Worth"  The Voices of East Harlem  Right On Be Free  (Elektra)

"The Bridge"  Sonny Rollins  The Bridge  (RCA)
***for Jim Hall

"Careful"  Jim Hall  ...Where Would I Be?  (Milestone)

"The Answer Is Yes"  Jim Hall  Concierto  (CTI)

"Jive Samba"  Cannonball Adderley Sextet  Jazz Workshop Revisited  (Riverside)
***for Yusef Lateef

"Russell & Eliot"  Yusef Lateef  Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42'30 Longitude 83'  (Atlantic)

"Live Humble"  Yusef Lateef  The Diverse Yusef Lateef  (Atlantic) 

"Vibes"  The Fabulous Three  Soul Fire 45 Box Set  (Truth & Soul/Soul Fire)

"If I Ever Lose This Heaven"  Average White Band  Cut The Cake  (Atlantic)

"Hager Fiker"  Mulatu Astatke  Sketches of Ethiopia  (Jazz Village)

"Shagu"  Mulatu Astatke & his Ethiopian Quintet  Afro-Latin Soul  (Worthy)

"Solo Hit"  Orlando Julius & his Modern Aces  Super Afro Soul  (Strut)

"Good Name"  William Onyeabor  World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor  (Luaka Bop)

"Goin' Places"  DeRobert & The Half-Truths  I'm Tryin'  (GED Soul)

"Son of a Preacher Man"  Dusty Springfield  Dusty in Memphis  (Atlantic/4 Men With Beards)

"Super Smooth"  Raindeer Runners  Soul Fire 45 Box Set  (Truth & Soul/Soul Fire)

"Stranger to my Happiness"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give The People What They Want  (Daptone)

"I Wish You Well"  Bill Withers  Making Friends  (Columbia)

Give The People What They Want. Print E-mail
Monday, 13 January 2014


2014 waits for nothing...new Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings is here!  Got a bunch from the new LP, along with some other tight and rare soul nuggets.  Plus, more from the live Timo Lassy, some bumpin' Brother Jack McDuff, and surprising funkiness from Toots Thielemans of all people! 

AND, NEW NEEDLES!  Mellow mellow...right on!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

January 15, 2014



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Light My Fire"  Minnie Riperton  Minnie  (Capitol)

"Saudade Vem Correndo"  Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa featuring Maria Toledo   Jazz Samba Encore!  (Verve)

"Black Orpheus"  Grant Green  Iron City  (Muse/Cobblestone)

"Marnie"  Gato Barbieri  Yesterdays  (Flying Dutchman)

"It Could Be Better"  Timo Lassy Band  Live With Lassy  (Schema)

"Kako"  André Condouant   André Condouant  (Debs)  

"Little Virgo"  Harold Ousley  The People's Groove  (Muse)

"Winding Up"  Buddy Montgomery  This Rather Than That  (Impulse)

"The Heatin' System"  Jack McDuff  The Heatin' System  (Cadet)

"Long Time, Wrong Time"  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give The People What They Want  (Daptone)

"Down Home Girl"  The Coasters  12 Inch  (Alpha Omega)

"Who Could Want More"  Lee Michaels  Lee Michaels  (A & M)

"Somebody's Been Sleeping"  100 Proof Aged In Soul  Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed  (Hot Wax)

"We Get Along"   Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give The People What They Want  (Daptone)

"You've Got It Bad Girl"  Toots Thielemans   The Best of Toots Thielemans  (Polydor)

"Kickin' Back"  Azar Lawrence  People Movin'  (Prestige)

"Mellow Mellow Right On"  Lowrell  Lowrell  (AVI)

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

Best of the Rest 2013. Print E-mail
Monday, 06 January 2014


Hope all are feelin' good in the early days of 2014.  Finished strong with our best of new vinyl 2013 show in late December, so now it's time to focus on key reissues & compilations.  Got some great stuff from excellent labels like 180 Proof, Jazzman & Superfly, and music from the Poets of Rhythm, The Stark Reality & William Onyeabor. Plus, farewells to Donald Byrd (word) and George Duke, too.  Come on in!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



January 8, 2014

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Our Generation (Nu-Mark re-edit)"  Ernie Hines  7 Inch  (Hot Plate)

"Discern/Define"  The Poets of Rhythm   Anthology 1992-2003  (Daptone)

"Slow Drag"  Donald Byrd  Slow Drag  (Blue Note)

"Jazz Rule"  Johnny Hawksworth & Hampton Hawes  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 4: Americans in Europe  (Jazzman)

"Space a la Mode"  Herb Geller  An American in Hambury: The View from Here  (Tramp)

"Tune for L.N."  Larry Nozero  Time  (180 Proof/Strata)

"Street Scene"  Sam Sanders  Mirror Mirror  (180 Proof/Strata)

"Israel Suite (edit)"  Rupture  Freedom Jazz France  (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Safari"  Frank Waltron  Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the '70s & '80s  (BBE)

"Ogetnom"  Third Eye  Connexion  (Sonorama) 

"Grandma's Rocking Chair"  Olli Ahvenlahti   Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the '70s & '80s  (BBE)

"Kilario"  Di Melo  Di Melo  (Superfly)

"Pernalonga"  Di Melo  Brazuca! Samba Rock & Brazilian Grooves from the Golden Years 1966-78  (Kindred Spirits)

"Fantastic Man"  William Onyeabor  World Psychadelic Classics Vol. 5: Who is William Onyeabor  (Luaka Bop)

"Rhodesian Girl"  Pan-Atlantics (Poets of Rhythm)   Anthology 1992-2003  (Daptone)

"On Being Black"  The Stark Reality  Acting, Thinking, Feeling  (Now Again)

"Miles Runs the Voodoo Down"  Miles Davis  Live in Europe 1969: Bootleg Series Vol. 2  (Columbia/Music on Vinyl)

"Reach For It"  George Duke  Reach For It  (Epic)

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