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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.

Best of 2013. Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 December 2013


Join the Groove this TUESDAY at noon for the finest in funky vinyl releases in 2013.  You know what this is.

Mt. Airy Groove
Tuesday, 12/24/13 @ 12PM



December 24, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Janie's Cryin'"  The Lions featuring Alex Désert  This Generation  (Stonesthrow)

"Chester-Le-Street"  Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa   Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa  (Schema)

"They Shall Inherit"  Menagerie  They Shall Inherit  (Tru Thoughts)

"Wishing Well"  Omaha Diner  Omaha Diner  (Pledge Music)

"On Broadway"  Myron & E with the Soul Investigators  Broadway  (Stonesthrow)

"Gibraltar"    Till Brönner  Till Brönner  (Verve Germany)

"Leon's Thing"  Dupree  Nuestro Camino  (Public Hi-Fi)

"Strictly Reserved For You"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  Victim of Love  (Dunham/Daptone)

"Inversion Layer"  Robert Walter's 20th Congress  Get Thy Bearings  (Royal Potato)

"Touch Red"  Timo Lassy Band  Live With Lassy  (Schema)

"Money"  Lady  Lady  (Truth & Soul)

"Tamba (part 1)"  Lucas Arruda  Sambadi  (Favorite)

"Smile"  Ed Motta  AOR  (Dwitza)

"Sweet Salvation"  The Stepkids  Troubadour  (Stonesthrow)

"Malmsbury Shale"  Ross McHenry  Distant Oceans  (First Word) 

"Eastern Begena"  The Heliocentrics  13 Degrees of Reality  (Now Again)

"Light Years Ahead"  Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators  Tortured Soul  (Timmion)

"Afrobit"  Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band  4 Hliðar  (SJS Music)

"Transition A"  Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Ngunga Yeti Fofa EP  (Now Again)

Now hear our meanin'. Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Back to regular funky programming after a few weeks revolving around Montreux and the JazzMom.  Got some good stuff to bring your way:  Brazilian bounce from Di Melo, funky German fusion from Third Eye, and rubbery grooves from British bassman, Ross McHenry .  Plus, some incredible music from the really lost Miles Davis Quartet, recorded live at Newport in 1969!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

December 18, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"The Reflex"  Omaha Diner  Omaha Diner  (Pledge Music)

"Diedre's Blues"  Francy Boland  Playing With The Trio  (Schema)

"Night Lady"  The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band  Now Here Our Meanin'  (Columbia)

"Home Is Africa"  Horace Parlan  Happy Frame of Mind  (Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness)

"First Trip"  Mario Rusca Trio  Reaction  (Dynia World/Sonorama)

"Plastic Creek Stomp"  Henry Franklin  The Skipper  (Black Jazz)

"Astral Traveling"  Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes  Astral Traveling  (Flying Dutchman)

"Redirections"  Will Sessions  Kindred: A Tribute to the Pioneers of Jazz Fusion  (Planet E)  

"Hill Where The Lord Hides"  Funk, Inc.  Superfunk  (Prestige)

"Bacalao Con Pan"  The Latin Percussion Jazz Ensemble  Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1980  (Latin Percussion Ventures)

"Tou Patou Feme"  Henri Guédon  Cosmozouk  (Superfly/Epic)

"Se O Mundo Acabasse Em Mel"  Di Melo  Di Melo  (Superfly/Odeon)

"Good Bye"  Tommy McCook  Reggae In Jazz  (Pressure Sounds)

"Ogetnom"  Third Eye  Connexion  (Sonorama/Ring)

"Malmsbury Shale"  Ross McHenry  Distant Oceans  (First Word)

"Miles Runs The Voodoo Down"  Miles Davis  Bitches Brew Live  (Columbia/Music on Vinyl)

"Thrift Shop"   Omaha Diner  Omaha Diner  (Pledge Music)

What becomes a legend most? Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 December 2013


It's a big week in the Mt. Airy Groove family, as the JazzMom turns 70 on Friday!  Join me for a few hours of music celebrating the JazzMom, including music from France, Beatles covers and a special 45 set to close the show.  Plus, it's the three year anniversary of the Groove!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



December 11, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

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

"Belleville"  Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli  With The Quintet of the Hot Club of France  (GNP Crescendo)

"Satin Doll"  Stephane Grappelli & David Grisman  Live  (Warner Bros.)

"Skol Blues"  Oscar Peterson with Stephane Grappelli  Skol  (Pablo Live)

"Hey Jude"  The Overton Berry Trio  At Seattle's Doubletree Inn  (Jaro) 

"Au Bar Du Petit Bac"  Miles Davis  Ascenseur pour L'echafaud (Lift to the Scaffold)  (Fontana)

"Out of the Sorcellerie"   Eddie Louiss  Our Kind of Sabi  (MPS)

"Le Musichien"  Francois Tuesques  Freedom Jazz France (Heavenly Sweetness)

"Valse Pour Helene"  Jef Gilson  The Best of Jef Gilson  (Jazzman)

"Sunday Walk"  Jean-Luc Ponty  Sunday Walk  (MPS)

"Hold On, I'm Coming"  Dee Dee, Barry & The Movements  Soul Hour  (MPS/Sonorama)

"Hey Jude"  Steve Marcus  The Lord's Prayer  (Vortex)

"Black Locomotive"  Barney Wilen  Moshi Too  (Sonorama)

"Huit Octobre 1971"  Cortex  Tropeau Bleu   (Underdog)

"Mister J."  Cortex  Vol. 2  (Sonodisc)

"Shaking Pop"  Janko Nilovic  Pysc Impressions  (Vadim)

"Eva"  Jean Jacques Perrey  7 Inch  (BGP)


"Can I Steal a Little Love"  Frank Sinatra  7 Inch  (Capitol)

"Honey Chile"  Fats Domino  7 Inch  (Imperial)

"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" Sam Cooke 7 Inch   (Keen)

"Mr. Lee"  The Bobbettes  7 Inch  (Atlantic)

"Come Go With Me"  The Dell-Vikings  7 Inch  (Dot)

"Love Is Strange"  Mickey & Sylvia  7 Inch  (Groove)

"My Baby Left Me"  Elvis Presley  7 Inch  (RCA Victor)

"All Shook Up"   Elvis Presley  7 Inch  (RCA Victor)


"Hey Jude"  Wilson Pickett  The Best of Wilson Pickett Vol. 2  (Atlantic) 

Live at Montreux, part 2. Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 December 2013


Back at it this Wednesday with part two of the live at Montreux series we started two weeks ago.  Still plenty of good music remains!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm



December 4, 2013

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Get That Booty"  Dizzy Gillespie  Digital at Montreux 1980  (Pablo)

"Come Sunday"  Andrew Hill  Live at Montreux  (Arista Freedom)

"Thelonious Melodius"  John McLaughlin & The Free Spirits  Complete Montreux Concerts  (Warner)

"Since I Fell For You"  Gene Ammons  Gene Ammons & Friends at Montreux  (Prestige)

"Bogota"  Ahmad Jamal  Outertimeinnerspace  (Impulse)

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

"Werwolf"  The Fourth Way  Werwolf  (Harvest)

"Chunky"  Ronnie Foster  Live at Montreux  (Blue Note)

"North Carolina"  Les McCann   Live at Montreux  (Atlantic)

"Joyride"  Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House  At Montreux  (Vanguard)

"Woman of the Ghetto"  Marlena Shaw  Live at Montreux  (Blue Note)

"High-Heeled Sneakers"  Harold Alexander  Are You Ready?  (Flying Dutchman)

"Compared to What"  Les McCann & Eddie Harris  Swiss Movement  (Atlantic)

"We Travel The Spaceways"   Sun Ra & His Arkestra  Live at Montreux  (Inner City)

Live at Montreux, part 1. Print E-mail
Monday, 18 November 2013


Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans around the world and has produced many classic live albums.  Let's check out a couple of hours of live jazz (and more!), all recorded over the years at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.  These guys sure liked stretch out, so we may have to do this show in two parts!  Stop by...admission is free!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

November 20, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"The Price You Gotta Pay To Be Free"  Les McCann  Live at Montreux  (Atlantic)

"Driftin'"  Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez  Montreux III  (Fantasy)

"Con Sensualita"  Jean-Luc Ponty  Sonata Erotica  (Inner City)

"Manhattan Reflections"  Ahmad Jamal  Free Flight  (Impulse)

"Ad Infinitum"  Phil Woods & his European Rhythm Machine  At The Montreux Jazz Festival  (Verve)

"Pink Peaches"  Hampton Hawes  Playin' in the Yard  (Prestige)

"The Moontrane"  Bobby Hutcherson  Live at Montreux  (Blue Note)

"Springsville"  Miles Davis & Quincy Jones  Live at Montreux (Warner)

"Manteca"  Dizzy Gillespie  Musician-Composer-Raconteur  (Pablo)

"Souls Dirge"  Larry Coryell  Fairyland  (Mega)

"Cravo e Canela"  Flora Purim  500 Miles High at Montreux  (Milestone)

"Ain't No Sunshine"  Bobbi Humphrey  Live at Montreux (Blue Note)

"Montreux Boogie"  Jukka Tolonen Band  Montreux Boogie  (Sonet)

"Hip Pockets"  Billy Cobham/George Duke Band  "Live" on Tour in Europe  (Atlantic)

Shaolin Marauders. Print E-mail
Monday, 11 November 2013


Midnight Marauders and Enter the WuTang: 36 Chambers came out 20 years ago this week, on the same day no less (!!!).  Let's check out some samples from these classic LPs, plus more from William Onyeabor, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, and Grover Washington before he went lite.

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

November 13, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"  Dennis Coffey  Goin' For Myself  (Sussex)

"After Laughter (Comes Tears)"  Wendy Rene  The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1975  (Stax/Volt)

"As Long As I've Got You"  The Charmels  The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1975  (Stax/Volt)

"Protect Ya Neck"  El Michels Affair  Enter The 37th Chamber  (Truth & Soul)

"Red Clay"  Jack Wilkins  Windows  (Mainstream)

"Blackstone Legacy"  Woody Shaw  Blackstone Legacy  (Contemporary)

"Just Enough Room For Storage"  James Brown  Tribes Vibes Vol. 2  (Strictly Breaks) 

"Not Yet"  Grover Washington, Jr.  A Secret Place  (Kudu)

"Can't Stand The Pressure"  Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Ngunga Yeti Fofa EP  (Now Again)

"Boogaloo"  Mulatu Astatke  Mulatu Steps Ahead  (Strut)

"Choking on a Piece of Meat (part 2)"  The Whitefield Brothers  Poets of Rhythm Anthology 1992-2003  (Daptone)

"Fantastic Man"  William Onyeabor  Who Is William Onyeabor?  (Luaka Bop)

"Super 8 (part 1)"  Quantic Soul Orchestra  7 Inch  (Tru Thoughts)

"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"  The Four Tops  The Wonder of Stevie: Melody Man  (Harmless)

"Amen Brother"  The Winstons  12 Inch  (Alpha Omega)

"Working People"  Connie Pitts  Gospel Funk  (Secret Stash)

"Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again"  Maceo & All The King's Men  7 Inch  (House of the Fox)

"Neal's Lament"  Magic in Threes  Magic in Threes  (GED Soul)

"Across The Tracks (part 2)"  The Believers  7 Inch  (Brownstone)

"Can It All Be So Simple"  Wu Tang Clan  12 Inch  (Loud/RCA)

"Electric Relaxation"  A Tribe Called Quest  12 Inch  (Jive)

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Monday, 04 November 2013


Ready to get back to funky vinyl after last week's spooky Fewsh Junction round three & wild Halloween rock show.  Luaka Bop records returns to the scene with another entry to their fantastic World Psychedelic Classic series, fast on the heels of the superb Tim Maia volume 4, this time answering the question Who is William Onyeabor?  Plus, instrumental reggae from Winston Wright, the Soul Searchers covering JB, and a tribute to late great Lou Reed, Mt. Airy Groove style.  You better run, run run!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

November 6, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Femme Fatale"  Aloe Blacc  Good Things  (Stonesthrow)
***for Lou Reed

"Martha's Moment"  Jukka Eskola Qrquesta Bossa  Jukka Eskola Qrquesta Bossa   (Schema)

"Harlem Medley (part 1)"  Galt MacDermot  Galt MacDermot In Film  (Kilmarnock)

"It Came Over Me"  The Poets of Rhythm  Poets of Rhythm Anthology 1992-2003  (Daptone)

"Winston Do It"  Winston Wright  The Liquidator Strikes Back  (Jamaican Recordings)

"Let's Go (It's Summertime)"  James Reese & The Progressions  The Funky 16 Corners  (Stonesthrow)

"In a Game Preserve"  SHQ Group  The Jazz Nebyeki  (Panton)

"Crystals"  Thom Janusz  Ronn Forella...Moves!   (Ubiquity)

"Jabali"  Catalyst  The Complete Recordings Vol. 1  (Porter)

"Moving Pictures"  The Stepkids  Troubadour  (Stonesthrow)

"Spooky"  The Pazant Brothers & The Beaufort Express  Loose & Juicy  (Vanguard)

"Think"  The Soul Searchers  We The People  (Sussex)

"Breeze & Soul"  Kool & The Gang  Kool & The Gang  (De-Lite)

"The Way They Do My Life"  Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul   Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul  (GSF)

"I'm Payin' Taxes, What Am I Buyin'"   Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s  Damn Right I'm Somebody  (People)

"Body & Soul"  William Onyeabor  Who Is William Onyeabor?  (Luaka Bop)

"Since Our Last Goodbye"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  No Time For Dreaming  (Dunham)

"Disillusioned Man"  Demon Fuzz  Afreaka!  (Janus)

"Can I Kick It?"  A Tribe Called Quest  12 Inch (Jive)
***for Lou Reed

"The Bronx" Booker T. Jones featuring Lou Reed The Road From Memphis (Anti)
***for Lou Reed

Season of the witch. Print E-mail
Monday, 28 October 2013


Strange things are afoot this week at the Groove with Halloween just around the corner.  Tune in to hear the madness!

Something is different here...can't figure it out.

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm
And it's strange.

October 30, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album):

"Season of the Witch"  Donovan  The Essential Donovan

"One Hundred Years From Now (GP Vocal)"  The Byrds  Sweetheart of the Rodeo

"California Cottonfields"  Gram Parsons  The Fallen Angels: Live 1973

"I'm Sailin'"  Mazzy Star  She Hangs Brightly

"Time Passes Slowly (alt take)"  Bob Dylan  Another Self Portrait: Bootleg Series Vol. 10

"Sinning Hands"  Iron & Wine  Exclusive EP

"Saddle Up The Palomino"  Neil Young  American Stars-n-Bars

"New Madrid"  Uncle Tupelo  Anodyne

"Bad-n-Ruin"  Faces  Long Player

"Downtown"  Crazy Horse  Crazy Horse

"Four Winds"  Bright Eyes  Cassadega

"King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"  The Band  The Band

"Space Captain"  Joe Cocker  Mad Dogs & Englishmen

"Light Up or Leave Me Alone"  Traffic  The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys

"Movin' On Up"  Primal Scream  Screamadelica

"There She Goes Again"  The Velvet Underground  The Velvet Underground & Nico

"What Goes On"   The Velvet Underground  The Velvet Underground

"Rock & Roll"  Jane's Addiction  XXX

"Velvet Goldmine (b-side)"  David Bowie  The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust

"Holdin' On To Black Metal"  My Morning Jacket  Circuital

"Little T & A"  The Rolling Stones  Tattoo You

"The Fez"  Steely Dan  The Royal Scam

"Cities"  Talking Heads  Fear of Music

"Confetti"  Lemonheads  It's a Shame About Ray 

"Hot Soft Lights"  The Hold Steady  Boys & Girls in America

"The Bends"  Radiohead  The Bends

"Ocean Man"  Ween  Chocolate & Cheese

"Yellow Sun"  The Raconteurs  Broken Boy Soldiers

"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" The Velvet Underground  Loaded

Harvest Festival & Orchard Day! Print E-mail
Friday, 25 October 2013


GtownRadio will be broadcasting live from Awbury Arboretum from 12pm-2pm!  Stop by or listen in!

You can leave your hat on. Print E-mail
Monday, 21 October 2013


The weather may be getting cool, but it's still hot at the Groove this week.  Got new music from Jukka Eskola, easily one of the finest musicians Finland has to offer, on a bossa inspired outing that includes a string section  Plus, a new EP from Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Brazilian fusion from Opa and funky bagpipes from Rufus Harley.  The records start spinning Wednesday at noon...come on in!

Mt. Airy Groove
Wednesdays, 12pm-2pm

October 23, 2013



Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

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

"Chester-Le-Street"   Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa  Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa   (Schema)

"Mystic Brew (Trixation Version)"  Vijay Iyer Trio  Historicity  (Act)

"Blues Medley"  Chico Hamilton  Man From Two Worlds  (Impulse)

"MRA"  Hugh Masekela  Hugh Masekela  (Wing)

"Scotch & Soul"  Rufus Harley  Scotch & Soul  (Atlantic)

"You've Made Me So Very Happy"  O'Donel Levy  Black Velvet  (Groove Merchant)

"One Mint Julep"  Bob James  Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982  (Tappan Zee/Decision)

"Totem"  Opa  Golden Wings  (Milestone)

"Harvest Machine"  Janne Schaffer  The Chinese  (Vertigo)

"Midnight at the Oasis"  Pleasure  Dust Yourself Off   (Fantasy)

"Ngunga Yeti Fofa"   Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Ngunga Yeti Fofa EP  (Now Again)

"Serengeti Stroke"  Pan-Atantics  Poets of Rhythm Anthology 1992-2003  (BMJ/Daptone)

"Prowlin'"  The Whitefield Brothers  In the Raw  (Now Again)

"El Gusto"   Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Tamanrasset EP  (Now Again)

"Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo"  Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti   Ikoyi Blindness  (Kalakuta)

"Punky Reggae Party"  Bob Marley & The Wailers  Babylon By Bus  (Island)

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