Groove Time Special Announcement

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Uncategorized |

The truly great Congolese rhythm and mi-solo guitarist Bopol Mansiamina suffered a serious medical condition and needs our collective support. A Go Fund Me page (link below) has been set up to help. If everyone who has ever danced to Bopol’s great work with so many bands, including the monstrous 4 Stars, contributed a nickel, he’d be in the clear. Please give what you can. Thanks ever so much.
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Groove Time Special Announcement

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Uncategorized |

The truly great Congolese rhythm and mi-solo guitarist Bopol Mansiamina suffered a serious medical condition and needs our collective support. A Go Fund Me page (link below) has been set up to help. If everyone who has ever danced to Bopol’s great work with so many bands, including the monstrous 4 Stars, contributed a nickel, he’d be in the clear. Please give what you can. Thanks ever so much.

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Groove Time Playlist 12.24.16

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Uncategorized |

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.

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The Reggae Show Playlist 10.15.16

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized |

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’
Shaggy Day-O
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
Leroy Gibbon No
Lester Sterling Bangarang
Peter Tosh & Winston Scotland Maga Dog/Skanky Dog
Pioneers Samphie Man
Peter Tosh Stepping Razor
Linton Kwesi Johnson De Anfinished Revalueshun
Lovindeer Babylon Boops
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
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Groove Time Fundrazor 2016

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized |

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!

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Groove Time 3.19.16

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized |

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.

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Groove Time 2.13.16

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized |

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.

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Groove Time 10.3.15

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 6.13.15

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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.

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Groove Time Playlists 11.16 & 23.13

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Uncategorized |

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.

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Groove Time Playlist 11.2.13

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Uncategorized |

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
Terakaft Awa Adounia
Mr. Vegas Sweet Jamaica
Jr. Banton & Mandingo Daggadang
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No Groove Time Playlist 9.29.12

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Uncategorized |

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.

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Groove Time Playlist 1.15.11

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in Uncategorized |

So sorry, there is no playlist for this week, as we are seasonally preempted by basketball broadcasting.  Schedules differ from week to week, so tune in from 6 p.m., west coast time, on Saturdays via 88.9 fm or to check in on us.  Thanks.

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Groove Time Playlist 9.18.10

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010 in Uncategorized |

This week you called the tune by pledging your support to commercial free KXLU during our annual fundraiser.  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.

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Groove Time Playlist 9.12.09

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in Playlists, Uncategorized |

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.  Your appreciation, much appreciated, will be doubtless sufficinet to keep the program on the air for yet another year.  Lively on up!

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Groove Time Playlist 8.2.08

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 6.20.08

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 6.21.08

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 2.9.08

Posted by on Jun 10, 2008 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 2.2.08

Posted by on Jun 10, 2008 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 11.25.06

Posted by on Nov 27, 2006 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 7.29.07

Posted by on Jul 31, 2006 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 7.22.06

Posted by on Jul 31, 2006 in Uncategorized |

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

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Groove Time Playlist 04.15.06

Posted by on Apr 15, 2006 in Playlists, Uncategorized |

Carmen Flores Mata Siguaraya
Folklorico Urbano Dobladillo a la Lengua
Celia Cruz La Rumba es Mejor
Bijoux Ma Belle
Dadou Pasquet Pran Konsyans
Emeline Michel Non’m Sa
Ebowassa Contrat Casse
Bijoux Pa Crier
Bijoux I Wanna  Love Ya
Embowassa Contrat Casse
Ti Band L’Avenir Fey-O
Zaiko Langa Langa Diakina
Petit Cachet J.P. Siusse
Walter Ferguson Maga Dog
Wailers  Maga Dog
Monty Morris Sammy Dead
Byron Lee & Dragonaires Jamaica Ska
Nacao Zumbi Ilha
Matchacha Merci Papa
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Groove Time Playlist 03.11.06 Ali Farka Toure Memorial

Posted by on Mar 11, 2006 in Playlists, Uncategorized |

Kasse Mady Diabate – Balomina Mwanga
Pape Fall – Fetchele Ia Salsa
Kekele – Tapale
Au Farka Toure – Au’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  – 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  – Mali Dje
Mary Kante & Salif Keita – Tiramakan
Super Rail Band  – Bedianamogo
Ali Farka Taure – Jangali Famata
Mary Kante & Salif Keita – Fourou Kolon
Ali Farka Toure – Allah Uya
Ali Farka Toure – Mayor de Naifunke

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2006 in Uncategorized |

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 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.

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