Mr. Ade James at the I-trols of the KXLU studios today. No playlist, but a great show! Hope you all got a chance to listen on the radio or via kxlu.com.
This Christmas Eve, a number of Haitian, Antillian and African artists offered their Christmas themed music, but I’ll leave you with just two words for the spirit of the season – Joseph Spence.
It was my pleasure to sit in for the great Junor Francis on his Reggae Show this week. Here’s what you got:
|Millie Small||My Boy Lollipop|
|Toots & The Maytals||Bam-Bam|
|Mr Vegas||Party Tun Up|
|Desmond Dekker & The Aces||Israelites|
|Stanley Beckford||Feel Like Jumpin’|
|Ernest Ranglin||Ball of Fire|
|Marcia Griffiths||Feel Like Jumping|
|Al Jawala||Talibanski Dub|
|The Wailers||Baby We’ve Got a Date|
|Stranger Cole & Gladdy||Skanking Monkey|
|Gladstone Anderson||Ska Reggae Rocksteady|
|Desmond Dekker & The Aces||Bongo Gal|
|Dave & Ansel Collins||Double Barrel|
|Desmond Dekker & The Aces||Hippopatamus|
|Eric Donaldson||Miserable Woman|
|The Dynamites||Mr. Midnight|
|Desmond Riley||Tear Them|
|Alton Ellis||Can’t Stand It|
|Eric Donaldson||Sweet Jamaica|
|Shaggy, Josey Wales, Mr Vegas, etc.||Sweet Jamaica|
|Tabu Ley Rochereau||Move Around|
|Peter Tosh & Winston Scotland||Maga Dog/Skanky Dog|
|Peter Tosh||Stepping Razor|
|Linton Kwesi Johnson||De Anfinished Revalueshun|
|Mad White Jamaican & Splurt||Black President Obama|
|Max Romeo||War Ina Babylon|
|The Maytones||Throw Down Your Arms|
|The Maytones w/ I-Roy||Money Worries|
|Pat Kelly||Talk About Love|
|Owen Gray||Guava Jelly|
|Paul Blake & Bloodfire Posse||Get Flat|
|Ziggy Marley||What a Wonderful World|
|Inner Circle & Sons of Mystro||Tenement Yard|
Today is our once a year fundraising drive. The whole station does it and we thank each and every one of you who contributed and we continue to thank each and every one of you who listens by bringing you the best international dance music as made by real, flesh and blood humans out there. Thanks everybody!
Junor Francis, my esteemed colleague and host of The Reggae Show on KXLU, sat in this week and, while there is no playlist, you heard some mighty good stuff this week.
The esteemed Derek Rath filled in admirably on this day and played some wonderfully eclectic and wholly danceable cuts for those of you lucky enough to tune in.
Guido Herrera, an esteemed colleague from the Alma del Barrio staff, sat in today and played some of the great music that caused Africa to fall in love with the Son Cubano.
No playlist today folks, it was our annual fund razor here at KXLU. Our sincere thanks to all whose generosity and devotion to good music insure that Groove Time will be on the air for another year here in Los Angeles and around the world via kxlu.com.
The esteemed Junor Francis, host of KXLU’s The Reggae Show, filled in this week. There’s no playlist, but everyone agreed it was good.
Our dear colleague Ade James did his usual bang up job substituting today, but, alas, he didn’t leave a playlist, as is his wont.
Today we had the pleasure of hosting the esteemed Banning Eyre, author, musician and photographer, to discuss his book Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe and played music from an accompanying CD of the same name. Despite the fact that there was more talk than during any (non-fundraising) edition of Groove Time, we’re sure you were edified and entertained by the fascinating Mr. Eyre.
Adde James filled in today…most admirably and groovily, as expected.
The exuberant and musically astute Mr. Ade James filled admirably in as yours truly was occupied in the Motherland.
Alas, he left no playlist. That’s why you have to tune in and pay close attention when he’s behind the mic.
|Colibri||Son de la Loma|
|Patricio Hidalgo||Conga de los Negros|
|Bantous de la Capitale||Suzy|
|T.P. OK Jazz||Mokili Matata|
|Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo||Oye Jacqui|
|Orchestre Cassanova||Kozala Na Mama Esengo|
|Orchestre Jamel||Na Boi Libala Ya Kotinda|
|Eric Donaldson||Wonderful World|
|The Marvels||It’s In His Kiss|
|The Platonics||Blue Moon|
|Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective||No Eres Tu, Soy Yo|
|K.G. Omulo||Ayah Ye|
|Mr. Vegas||Sweet Jamaica|
|Jr. Banton & Mandingo||Daggadang|
…and many, many thanks to all those who contributed this year and over the years to make Groove Time the fixture it has become on the International Dance Music scene for the past 26 years (and counting).
Thanks to Ade James and Junor Francis for filling in as yours truly made a long overdue return to the Motherland.
We’ve had another couple weeks of basketball broadcasting preempt us. Stay tuned! Thanks.
We’re seasonally preempted by basketball broadcasting. These weeks are two of those. Thanks for your patience and forbearance.
Well, we did play lots of diverse music, but mostly bumper stuff because this was the date of our annual fundrazor for dear ol’ KXLU.
Thanks so much to all who contributed and a smaller thanks to those who only listened.
The effervescent Ade James did Groove Time this week. No doubt you all enjoyed it immensely. It happens every time he’s on the radio.
No show this week as, is usual at this time of year, sports broadcasting preempts us.
We had no show this week.Â As we head into basketball season, this will happen with some frequency, as it does every year around this time.Â It doesn’t mean we don’t love you.
This was our turn for KXLU’s annual fundrazor.Â Thanks to all who contributed and all who didn’t.
Ade James did this one, so no playlist, but a good time was had by all.
We were treated today to the inestimable musical stylings of Mr. Ade James.Â Alas, there is no playlist, but rest assured…
The lovely Christine Palma did a nice fill-in spot on Groove Time this week.Â Unfortunately, there is no playlist.
So sorry, there is no playlist for this week, as we are seasonally preempted by basketball broadcasting.Â Schedules differ from week to week, so tune in from 6 p.m., west coast time, on Saturdays via 88.9 fm or kxlu.com to check in on us.Â Thanks.
As is usually the case this time of year, Groove Time was preempted by basketball broadcasting today.
Don’t stray too far, there’s always more goodness coming.
Ade James, a Nigerian through and through, takes the helm to guide us on a celebratory tour of his homeland as Nigeria celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its Independence.
This week you called the tune by pledging your support to commercial free KXLU during our annual fundraiser.Â A big thanks to all those new and continuing supporters fror helping to keep free form radio specifically and geed music in general alive and well.
Ade James at the Itrols…so you know it was good
Mr. Ade James, with an arm load of deep grooves from back home, is at it again.Â One simply can’t have too much Ade.
Groove Time didn’t have a playlist this week, this being the once a year fundraising event for the station.
Thanks ever so much to all who contributed.Â Your appreciation, much appreciated, will be doubtless sufficinet to keep the program on the air for yet another year.Â Lively on up!
Rumbanella Band – Ngalula
Omega – Bumbelley
Orchesta Charangoa – Marisella
Tipica 73 – Tunas
L’African Fiesta – L’Age de Amour, Amour Fou, Connaissance Koyembana, Mokitiani ya Wendo
Wendo Kolosoy – Botiakitembe
Sam Mangwana – Femmes Africaines
Zaiko Langa Langa – Diakina
Les Bantous de la Capitale – Masuwa
Dindo Yogo – C’est la Vie
Cortijo y su Combo – Quitate de la Perico
Mon Rivera y Willie Colon – Se Quemo la Casa
Plena Libre – Tumba Lukutin
Afro Boriqua – Bombaso
uncredited – Vuda
Coupe Cloue – Mon Compe – Ti Bon
Tabou Combo – Tabou Mania
Skah Shah – Tan Lontant
Skah Shah – Bon Anniversaire
Pixinguinha – O Urubu e O Gaviao
S. E. Rogie – Baby Fiyah
Ignace deSouza – Anyenko
Nana Ageyman – Kai Kai
K. Trimpong – unk
Fela Kuti – Ikoyi Blindness
Baba Ken Okulolo – Mukulu
Sekou Diabate – Kolankoma
Horoya Band – N’Banlassouro
Kakai Kilonzo – B aba Meke
Bozi Boziana – Fleur de Lys
Fania Allstars – Quitate Tu
Baba Ken Okulolo – Moti Gboro
Conjunto Medellin – La Bamba
Dede Saint-Prix – Mise sa
System Band – Viagra
Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga – Ntumba
Bimi Ombale & Zaiko Langa Langa – Nibe
King Kester Emenaya – Farewell to Elly
T.P. OK Jazz – Mayalele
Gaetano Fabri – Siki Siki Baba
Jaojoby – Malagasy
Prince Eyango – Patou
Cachao y su Conjunto – Criolla Carabali
Cachao y su Conjunto – Tunas se Quemo
Septeto Nacional – Rythmo Impro
Cachao y su Conjunto – Oye Mi Tres Montuno
Septeto Nacional – No Tiene Telerana
Cachao y su Conjunto – Malanga Amarillo
Miguel Anga – Anga
Cachao y su Combo – Pamparana
Cachao y su Conjunto – Mambo
Jobim & Bonfa – Samba de Orfeu
Martinho da Vila – Baruca no Chao
Escrete do Samba – A Danca
Spice – In de Congaline
New Orleans Nightcrawlers – Bourbon St. Parade
GRES Unidos de Vila Isabel – Sonho de un Sonho
Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel – A Todo Vapor
Unk. – Cent, 5 Cent, 10 Cent, Dollar
Bossacucanova – Samba da Minha Terra
As Meninas – Samba da Negra Maluca
Africa News – Calypso
Today is Groove Time’s 20th anniversary.Â Thank you all for the good wishes.Â This week’s program featured an number of highlights from the last two decades’ shows.
Since KXLU is now (again) charting with CMJ, (thanks ever so, Michelle,) some playlists will include record labels and titles, like this one does.
Orchesta Sensacion – Aprendiendo el Chachacha – Antilla – La Cumbancha
Kekele – Fungola Motema – Sterns – Kinavana
Chuchito Valdes – Montuneando – J&N Records – La Timba
Kampi Moto & George Phiri – Acha Masimango – Sheer Sound – Acha Masimango
Herbie Mann – Patato – Wounded Bird – Standing Ovation at Newport
Sinikithemba Choir – Sighamuka Kwazulu (N/A)- Sinikithemba – Living Hope
Pharoah Sanders – Upper and Lower Egypt – Impulse – Tauhid
Bembeya Jazz National – Dyadya (N/A) – Sterns – The Syliphone Years
Source w/Abdoulaye Diabate – Manquez pas (N/A) – Completely Nuts – Tonights African Jazz Band
Mose Fan Fan – Papa Lolo – LAA Records – Bayakeleye
Papa Noel – Simba Martha – Sterns – Bel Ami
Nyboma & Kamale Dynamique – Zatcha – Sterns – Nyboma & Kamale Dynamique
Aziz Inanga – Daki Daki – Inanga – N’kala
Lapiro de M’banga – Souviens Toi, Cherie – Tshi Tshi – Make No Erruer
Massako – Choubi (N/A) – Disco Mambo Mont Bouet – Demarage/Gaspillage
Biko Tcheke & Coyabile Stars – Jojo la Congolaise – Gefranco – More Soukous
Freddy de Majunga – I Kembe – Jimmy’s International – Freddy de Majunga
Soca 2000 – Carnival Money
Kekele – Sucess ya Grand Kalle
Estrellas de Areito – Mi Amanecer Campesino
Kofi Olomide – Andrada
Akambs – Mbazo
Youlou Mabiala – Mofutela N’Dako
African System Orchestra – Inyanga No Good
Orchestre Super Biton – Nyelini
Nze Eugene de Coque – We Are Here; We Don Come; Anyi Abiala
Kitchener – Kaka Roach
Burning Flames – What You Feel
Malavoi – Marinelle
Charanga Colonial – Caramelo a Kilo
Charanga 76 – Pita Camion
Rumbanella Band – Kellya
Franco & T.P.O.K. Jazz – Angela
Wale Abiodun – Ilun Dun; Tunde Bakare; My Darling; Oloju Olorun; Ema Danwo
Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Colonial Mentality
|Carmen Flores||Mata Siguaraya|
|Folklorico Urbano||Dobladillo a la Lengua|
|Celia Cruz||La Rumba es Mejor|
|Dadou Pasquet||Pran Konsyans|
|Emeline Michel||Non’m Sa|
|Bijoux||I WannaÂ Love Ya|
|Ti Band L’Avenir||Fey-O|
|Zaiko Langa Langa||Diakina|
|Petit Cachet||J.P. Siusse|
|Walter Ferguson||Maga Dog|
|Monty Morris||Sammy Dead|
|Byron Lee & Dragonaires||Jamaica Ska|
Kasse Mady Diabate – Balomina Mwanga
Pape Fall – Fetchele Ia Salsa
Kekele – Tapale
Au Farka Toure – Auâ€™s Here
Toure Kunda – Amadou Tilo/Casa Di Mansa
Au Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Gomni
Au Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Kadi Kadi
Kasse Mady Diabate – Maimouna
Au Farka Toure Â – Howkouna
Au Farka Toure – Tulumba
Au Farka Toure – Instrumental
Mary Kante & Salif Keita – Mariba Yassa
Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako – Mali Cebalen
Au Farka Toure Â – Mali Dje
Mary Kante & Salif Keita – Tiramakan
Super Rail Band Â – Bedianamogo
Ali Farka Taure – Jangali Famata
Mary Kante & Salif Keita – Fourou Kolon
Ali Farka Toure – Allah Uya
Ali Farka Toure – Mayor de Naifunke
Groove Time is a world service offered weekly over the non-commercial airwaves of mighty and wondrous radio KXLU at 88.9Mz FM in Los Angeles, California and via the internet at KXLU.com. By world service it is meant that Groove Time is broadcast using frequency modulation waves which replicate themselves endlessly unto the ends of the universe and that in recognition of the probability that these waves will be somewhere received and deciphered by someone, the program is designed to reflect favorably on the inhabitants of this planet.
As of this writing the oldest emanations of Groove Time are eighteen light years out from Earth. During this eighteen year history of broadcasting, nary a discouraging word has been spoken and, while there have been bad musical notes, there have been no musical compositions less than exemplary of their genre and edifying to the species.
Groove Time, the radio program, is about rhythm, which, along with the ability to apprehend beauty for its own sake, are the only characteristics which differentiate us from other life on this planet, according to the evidentiary record.
Groove Time, the web page, is about Groove Time the radio program and more generally about favoring the former in a race joined at this juncture in evolutionary history between ecstasy and entropy.