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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.

Fresh out. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 April 2012


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
Tuesday, 03 April 2012


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
Monday, 26 March 2012


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
Monday, 26 March 2012


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


Faithful man. Print E-mail
Monday, 19 March 2012


Come chill at the Junction Wednesday night for some great new vinyl releases. Got the new Lee Fields to debut, no doubt. Plus, some nice new reissues like great bossa nova from Edu Lobo and the Tamba Trio, and the live Miles Davis double LP Pangaea, previously only available in Japan!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Just another mad mad day.

March 21, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Moonlight Mile"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"Alone Together"  Walter Bishop, Jr.  Speak Low  (Muse)

"Motherland"  The Visitors...Earl & Carl Grubbs  Motherland  (Muse)

"Manteca"  Cal Tjader  Soul Burst  (Verve)

"Resolucao"  Edu Lobo & The Tamba Trio  Edu Lobo Por Edu Lobo  (Elenco/Universal Sound)

"Patumbalacude"  Joao Donato  Bossa Jazz Vol. 2: The Birth of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz & The Evolution of Brazilian Fusion 1962-1974  (Soul Jazz)

"Mania de Maria"  Tamba Trio  Avanco  (Philips/Universal Sound)

"Candela"  Buena Vista Social Club  Buena Vista Social Club  (Nonesuch)

"You're The One"  Kings Go Forth  The Outsiders Are Back  (Luaka Bop)

"Heavy Soul Slinger"  Bernard Purdie  Soul Is...Pretty Purdie  (Flying Dutchman)

"The Mighty Burner"  Svenska Lod AB  Horselmat   (Figaro)

"Still Hanging On"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"Zimbabwe (part 2)"  Miles Davis  Pangaea  (Sony Japan/Four Men With Beards)

"Morning Sickness"  Larry Coryell  Coryell  (Vanguard) 

"Szalony Baca (Crazy Shepherd)"  Laboratorium  Modern Penthalon  (Polskie Nagrania)

"Cucumber Slumber"  Weather Report  Mysterious Traveler  (Columbia)

"A Country Song"  Catalyst  Unity  (Muse/Porter)

"You Know The Deal"  Bennie Maupin  Slow Traffic To The Right  (Mercury)

"Dr. Jive (part 1)"  Flora Purim  Butterfly Dreams  (Milestone)


Stone to the bone. Print E-mail
Monday, 05 March 2012


Dig the Junction Wednesday night for the finest jazz funk and soul.  Grooves from Bob Berg, Kamala Walker & The Soul Tribe, and Chester Thompson brewin'.  Even Jeff Beck stops by this week!  100% vinyl as always.

Soul Junction

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm


I got a good thing...ain't gonna give it up.

March 7, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Border Song"  Aretha Franklin  Young, Gifted & Black  (Atlantic)

"Baby Your Light Is Out"  Young-Holt Unlimited  Soulful Strut  (Brunswick)

"Weird Harold"  Chester Thompson  Powerhouse  (BlackJazz)

"Waterboy"  Overton Berry Trio  At Seattle's DoubleTree Inn  (Jaro)

"What Have You Done"  Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens  What Have You Done, My Brother?  (Daptone)

"Working People"  Connie Pitts  Gospel Funk  (Secret Stash/House of Beauty)

"N.E.S.T.A."  Antibalas AfroBeat Orchestra  Antibalas AfroBeat Orchestra (Afrosounds)

"Baby Rice"  Paul Humphrey & The Cool-Aid Chemists   Paul Humphrey & The Cool-Aid Chemists  (Lizard)

"Shapes"  Bob Berg  New Birth  (Xanadu)

"Celestial Blues"  Andy Bey  Experience & Judgement  (Atlantic)

"Sunday School"  Karl Denson  The D Stands For Diesel  (Greyboy)

"Stone To The Bone"  James Brown  The Payback  (Polydor)

"Big City Funk"  Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band  Evolution  (Sussex)

"A Message From The Inner City"  The Crusaders  The 2nd Crusade  (Blue Thumb)

"Come Dancing"  Jeff Beck  Wired  (Epic)

"Street Talkin'"  Kamala Walker & The Soul Tribe  Yesterdays Universe: Prepare For A New Yesterday Vol. 1 (Stonesthrow)

"Too High"  Joe Farrell  Penny Arcade  (CTI)

"Move On Up"  Curtis Mayfield  Curtis  (Curtom)

"Tell Me"  Rickey Calloway & The Crack Marrow Band   7 Inch  (KayDee)



Trees & grass & things. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Let's face it, music is a better way to connect the world than any politician's promise of a global economy.  Join me at the Junction Wednesday night for records from around the world, including spiritual jazz from Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics, classic reggae from Bunny Wailer, and fuzzy African grooves from Manu DiBango

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
People make the world go 'round.

February 29, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Fever"  Mickey Murray  People Are Together (King/Secret Stash)

"Struttin' With Some Barbecue"  Ed Thigpen  Out of the Storm  (Verve)

"Morning Prayer"  Pharaoh Sanders  Thembi  (Impulse)

"Mandala"  Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics  OST  (Strut)

"Vibe from the Tribe"  Build An Ark  Peace With Every Step  (Kindred Spirits)

"(I Believe) I've Been Blue Too Long"  B.B. King  L.A. Midnight  (ABC)

"Booger Bear"  Charles Williams  Trees & Grass & Things  (Mainstream)

"Classic Funke"  Brother Jack McDuff  Who Know What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring?  (Blue Note)

"Ashley's Roach Clip"  The Soul Searchers  12 Inch  (Alpha Omega)

"Can't Live Without You"  Jimmy Cliff  Strugglin' Man  (Mango)

"Oboe"  Jackie Mittoo  The Keyboard King at Studio One  (Studio One/Soul Jazz)

"Blackheart Man"  Bunny Wailer  Blackheart Man  (Island)

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

"Ifa"  Tunji Oyelana & The Benders  Love's A Real Thing:  The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (Stonesthrow/Luaka Bop)

"New Bell"  Manu DiBango  12 Inch  (Octopus Breaks)

"Trans Amazonica/Gujamara"  Giulio Camarca & Trinidad  Samba do Amigo  (Deja Vu)

"Kabaluere"  Antonio Carlos & Jocafi  Mudei de Ideia  (RCA)


Children of the earth. Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2012


Electric jazz and psychedelic soul from all of the world this Wednesday at the Junction.  Got music to bring your way from talents as diverse as John Klemmer, Funkadelic, Horst Jankowski, and Lo Borges.  It just sounds better on vinyl!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
We ridin' on a groove line tonight. 

February 22, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Get Back"  Gary McFarland  Today  (Skye)

"Song of Innocence"  David Axelrod  Song of Innocence  (Capitol)

"Cat's Feet"  Bob Siebert  Six Lyric Pieces  (Aerial)

"Free Soul"  John Klemmer  Blowin' Gold  (Cadet Concept)

"Dawn/Suffer"  Sergio Fanni Quintet  Hard Suite  (Right Tempo/Carosello)

"Lunar Invasion"  The Silhouettes  Conversations With The Silhouettes  (Segue)

"Balkan Fever"  Horst Jankowski Quartet  Swinging Explosion  (HGBS/MPS)

"Mixed Roots"  Al Foster  Mixed Roots  (Laurie)

"Walk That Walk; Talk That Talk"  Weldon Irvine  Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)  (RCA/BMG)

"Maiysha"  Miles Davis  Get Up With It  (Columbia)

"You Know"  Stone Coal White  Stone Coal White  (Cali-Tex)

"Smiling Faces Sometimes"  East of Underground  Forge Your Own Chains:  Heavy Psychedelic Ballads & Dirges 1968-74  (Now Again)

"Fio Da Navalha"  Lo Borges  Lo Borges  (EMI/4 Men With Beards)

"Sneak"  Grupo Oz  Grupo Oz  (Secret Stash)

"Been So Good (For So Long)"  The Albert  The Albert  (Perception)

"Good Luck"  Black Merda  Black Merda  (Funky Delicacies)

"Hit It & Quit It"  Funkadelic  Maggot Brain  (Westbound/4 Men With Beards)


Burned sugar. Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012

Stop by The Junction Wednesday night. Got a set of rare Sabu Martinez lined up, recorded in Sweden after he relocated there in the early 70s. Plus, spiritual percussion from Mosahiko Togashi, more electric piano grooves from that great Emphasis reissue, and California soul from HP Riot. Dig it!

Soul Junction

Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
Didn't we almost have it all? 

So long, Whitney...you were the soundtrack to my first slow dances.

February 15, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Satisfaction"  Hysear Don Walker  Complete Expressions Vol. 2  (Brunswick)

"Las Cuevas de Mario"  Art Pepper  Friday Night at the Village Vanguard  (Contemporary)

"On The Footpath"  Masahiko Togashi  Spiritual Nature  (Inner City)

"Volunteered Slavery"  Roland Kirk  Volunteered Slavery  (Atlantic)

"Theme from The Fox"  Atomic Forest  Obsession  (Now Again)

"Bad Omen"  Emphasis  Emphasis  (Sonorama)

"Funk Rings"  Urszula Dudziak  Urszula  (Arista)

"Dance"  George Benson  Body Talk  (CTI)

"Will-O-The-Wisp"  Sabu Martinez  The Dalecarlia Recordings 1971-72  (Mellotronen)

"My Christina"  Sabu Martinez  Afro Temple  (Grammofon Verket)

"Mamabollo"  Sabu Martinez  Burned Sugar: Swedish Radio Recordings 1973 (Mellotronen)

"Blues en Latin"  Sabu Martinez  Maldito Primitivo: Swedish Radio Recordings 1977  (Mellotronen)

"Nus"  Sabu Martinez & Sahib Shihab  Winds & Skin: Swedish Radio Recordings 1978 (Mellotronen)

"Valerie"  Amy Winehouse  Lioness: Hidden Treasures  (Universal Republic)

"You're Love Is Something That I Need"  Lee Fields  7 Inch  (Soul Fire)

"Ace of Spades"  Mickey Murray  People Are Together  (King/Secret Stash)

"I Need You"  HP Riot  HP Riot  (Ubiquity)

"The Masquerade Is Over"  David Porter   Victim of the Joke?: An Opera  (Stax)


Easy easy easy. Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2012


We are all over the map Wednesday night at The Junction. Going to revisit some of the great new legit reissues of some super rare records, including The Bobby Hamilton Quartet Unlimited, Mickey Murray, and Svenska Lod AB. Plus, six sides of Timothy McNealy, a new Now Again comp of India's Atomic Power, and take two of Will Sessions' new live mixtape. Damn!

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm.
Feel what I'm feelin'. 

February 8, 2012


Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"I Saw Her Standing There"  Atomic Power  Obsession (Now Again)

"Isn't It Romantic"  Kenny Drew Trio  Morning  (Inner City)

"Roll Your Own"  The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited  Dream Queen  (Alifa/Superfly)

"Mustang"  Sonny Red  Sonny Red  (Mainstream)

"Va Da Ra (But It's Alright)"  Svenska Lod AB  Horselmat  (Figaro)

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

"I Found Out"  Mickey Murray  People Are Together  (King/Secret Stash)

"Sagittarius Black"  Timothy McNealy  7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"What's Goin' On"  Timothy McNealy  7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"KC Stomp"  Timothy McNealy   7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"Funky Movement No. 2"  Timothy McNealy  7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"Easy Easy Easy"  Timothy McNealy  7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"I'm So Glad You're Mine"  Timothy McNealy  7 Inch  (Shawn/Truth & Soul)

"Take Two"  Will Sessions  Mix Takes  (Fat Beats)

"Omniverse"  Will Sessions  Kindred  (Planet E)

"Poko Nose"  Eddie Russ  See The Light  (Monument)

"Actual Proof"  Herbie Hancock  Thrust  (Columbia)

"Please Set Me At Ease (Madlib HipHop Mix)"  Bobbi Humphrey featuring M.E.D. & Ahmad Miller  12 Inch  (Blue Note)

"Ride On"  Parliament  Chocolate City  (Casablanca)

"Shaking Pop"  Janko Nilovic  Pysc Impressions  (Vadim)


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