NO LONGER MAINTAINED

I no longer maintain or run my radio show Galactic Fractures.  I moved the website to Squarespace because it is easier to keep running long term.  I'll leave the show notes and links to archives active as long as I can.

All New Show!

Finally an all new show! After taking the summer off, Galactic Fractures is back for the winter months. This show brings together a bunch of 45s I have collected over the past few months. Lots of new stuff on Funk Night Records, and Hope Street Recordings. Also, don't sleep on the new single coming out on Truth & Soul records by Liam Bailey.

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The Soul Surfers "Elevens Groove" on Funk Night The Soul Surfers "Soul Power" on Funk Night Rhythm Cowboys "Good Bad and the Ugly (revisited)" on Funk Night Liam Bailey "When Will They Learn" on Truth and Soul Menahan Street Band "Every Day A Dream" on Dunham The Bombay Royale "Sote Sote Adhi Raat" on Hope Street Danny Cobb "My Isabella" on Jubilee Huey Piano Smith "Don't You Just Know It" on Ace Don Gardner "Lets Get A Thing Goin" on G-Clef La Verne Baker "Bumblebee" on ATCO Little Oscar "The Message" on Supreme Blues Public Opinion Afro Orchestra "Mr Clean Pt 1" on Hope Street The Exciters "The Brown Pt 1" on Loyola Whiskey Barons "There Was A Time (rework)" on promo Ripple Blast Singers "Sadie Sadie" on Power Jackson 5 "Loves Gone Bad" on Natural resources Nina Simone "It Bes That Way Sometime" on RCA Finger 5 "I Want You Back" on phillips Mickey and Ernie "Baby I'm In Love" on Hot Line Jean Wells "Try Me And See" on Calla Bob and Gene "Its Not What You Know" on Ever Soul The Ambassadors "Ain't Got The Love" on Arctic The Coasters "Down In Mexico" on ATCO Syl Johnson "The Love I Found In You" on numero Penny and the Quarters "You and Me" on numero Morris Vaughn "Just One Look" on Gatetown Joe Brown "Vibration Pt 2" on FFA The Ambassadors "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" on Arctic Patti Page "Evertrue Evermore" on Mercury Rose Williams "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good" on Funkadelic The Soul Avengers "I'll Be Funky Til I Die (pt 1)" on Clear Joy The Bombay Royale "Solla Solla Enna Perumai" on Hope Street AC Jones "Hole In Your Soul Pt 1" on Luau Liam Bailey "When Will They Learn" on Truth and Soul Menahan Street Band "The Crossing" on Dunham

Every Day A Dream

Featured the upcoming new single from the Menahan Street Band! Its a WuTang-inspired spooky instrumental featuring the ukulele. Should be out on Dunham/Daptone later this month. Plenty of Tommy 'TNT' Brenneck in this show! Also, don't miss the two unreleased tracks from Original Black Sheep of the Family, including an extended version of the b-side of the 'In The Forest' 45.

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El Michels Affair "C.R.E.A.M" on Truth and Soul Menahan Street Band "Every Day A Dream" on Daptone Menahan Street Band "Make The Road By Walking" on Dunham Menahan Street Band "The Crossing" on Daptone Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" on Dunham Budos Band "Rite of the Ancients" on Daptone Michael Leonhart and the Avramina 7 "The Story of Echo Lake" on Truth and Soul El Michels Affair "Uzi (Pinky Ring)" on Truth and Soul Willie Mitchell "Groovin'" on Hi Funk Factory "Rien Ne Va Plus" on ATCO George and Gwen McCrae "The Rub" on RCA BOHANNON "Singing A Song For My Mother" on dakar Lee Fields & The Expressions "Money I$ King (Instrumental)" on Truth and Soul Original Black Sheep of the Family "Here and There" on unreleased Tom Brock "Theres Nothing In this World..." on 20th century The Isley Brothers "Footsteps in The Dark parts 1 and 2" on TNeck Sylvia Striplin "You Can't Turn Me Away" on Uno Melodic The Ambassadors "Ain't Got the Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)" on Arctic Willie Hutch "Tell Me Why Has Our Love Turned Cold" on Motown Camille Yarborough "Take Yo Praise" on Vanguard Cymande "Brothers On The Slide" on janus The Mad Lads "Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday" on Volt Ike White "Changin Times" on LA International Donny and Joe Emerson "Give Me The Chance" on Enterprise and CO Original Black Sheep of the Family "Love Song So Long (Extended Version)" on unreleased The Ojays "Time Is On My Side" on Imperial Clifton Chenier "All Night Long" on Specialty Little Walter "Mellow Down Easy" on Chess Muddy Waters "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" on Chess RL Burnside "Shake Em On Down" on Fat Possum Asie Payton "I Love You (Solo)" on Fat Possum

Beer So Nice Right On

Another show of funk and soul craziness. Some newer tracks, some older ones. Most of them I have played on the show already, but not in a while. That Sandra Williams on Neo-Fo is just amazing...don't think there is another copy around. I haven't seen one.

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Lee Fields "Honey Dove (Instro)" on Truth and Soul Penny and the Quarters "You and Me" on numero group The Jay Vons "Never Take Me Back" on Cryptovision Woman "I Want To Get Back" on Shock Mitch Mitchell "Never Walk Out On You" on Prix Little Ann "Deep Shadows" on Timmion JD and The Evils Dynamite Band "Beer So Nice (Right On)" on Soulfire Bad Medicine "Trespasser Pt 1" on Enyx Wendy Rene "After Laughter" on Stax Ruby Andrews "You Made A Believer Out Of Me" on Zodiac Carol Jones "Don't Destroy Me" on Mutt Paula West "You're In Trouble" on Nale Hot Chocolate "Good For The Gander" on Cleveland Bethea the Maskman "Ghetto Love" on BBC Budos Band "Unbroken Unshaven" on Daptone Chyvonne Scott "I'm Movin On" on Alto Johnny Davis "You Got To Crawl To Me" on Bandit Louis Curry "I'll Try Again Tomorrow" on MS Flaming Embers "Hey Mama" on Ric Tic Wooden Glass "Monkey Hips and Rice" on Interim Kings Go Forth "You're The One" on Mr Cs Charles Mintz "Give A Man A Break" on Uplook Joseph Henry "Whos The King?" on Desco US Warren "Hardheaded Woman" on Chytowns Sir Guy "Funky Virginia" on DPG The Measures "Can You Handle It?" on Despenza Marilyn Barbarin "Reborn" on Bo Sound Ann Sexton "You've Been Gone Too Long" on Seventy 7 Soul Senders "Soul Brothers Testify" on Anla The Showmen Inc "Tramp" on now City Council Ltd "When You Git Through With It" on Graytom Big Ella "How Long Can I Pt 2" on Superheavy Sandra Williams "Time" on Neo Fo The Mystics "Thats The Kind Of Love" on Teako Marie Queenie Lyons "See and Don't See" on Deluxe Elmer and Brenda Parker "Got To Get Back To Louisiana" on Rare Bird Menahan Street Band "Going The Distance" on Dunham Moha jamin "Ask-e Roya-e Bashkahe" on Royal Shabah "I Need Somebody" Lee Fields "Love Comes And Goes" on Truth and Soul Charles Bradley "The World" on Dunham

Its Not What You Know

Playing the Bob and Gene 45 from vinyl finally!!! Nice to have the full 2 hours back for Galactic Fractures. I really packed in the songs on this show, not much talking. Be sure to check out the two versions of "Same Thing It Took". I was actually more aware of the rare gospel 45, cause of its recent rerelease on Numero Group. The Impressions do a nice secular version though. I recently got hipped to that fantastic Nina Simone track I had been ignoring for far too long, so don't miss that one either!

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Bob and Gene "Its Not What You Know Its Who You Know" on Ever Soul Roger and The Gypsies "Pass The Hatchet Pt 1" on Seven B Impressions "Same Thing It Took" on RSO The Inspirational Gospel Singers "Same Thing It Took" on Fine Naomi Davis "Wind Your Clock Pt 1 and 2" on Desco Nina Simone "It Be's That Way Sometimes" on RCA Honey and The Bees "Love Addict" on Arctic Dee Dee Gartrell "I Must Be Doing Something Right" on Maverick Mary Love "Born To Live With Heartache" on Elco Chee Chee Scott "I Can't Turn You Loose" on Tee Off Ella Thomas "If You Leave Me" on Gedinsons LaVern Baker "Bumblebee" on ATCO Jay Stutes "Sugar Bee" on Gold Band Della Thomas "Let It Roll" on monitor Billy Thompson "Black Eyed Girl" on Wand Gene Chandler "Mr Big Shot" on constellation Elaine Hill "You're Gonna Get It In The Same Old Way" on RSVP Hermon Hitson "She's A Bad Girl" on Minit The Ikettes "Whatcha Gonna Do" on Phi Dan Helena Hollins "Baby You're Right" on Stonegood Renee Perri "I Aim To Please" on Soulville Francine King "Two Fools" on Channel 1 Earl Clover "Freedom" on Dove Barbara Brown "If Its Good To You" on MGM Gloria Williams "Sister Funk" on Downtown The Xplosions "Tell Me Face To Face" on Funk City Inell Young "The Next Ball Game" on Big 9 Kim Tamango "Not By Bread Alone" on Firebird Bumps Jackson "The Ghetto Pt 2" on Giant Symphonic Four "Who Do You Think You're Foolin Pt 1" on Zudan Stone Creations "Hands On A Golden Key" on Fly By Nite Doris and Kelley "You Don't Have To Worry" on Brunswick Soul Brothers Six "I Don't Want To Cry" on Fine The Destinations "I Can't Leave You" on Ando The Confidentals "Does He Really Love You Pt 1" on Masterpiece Reggie Soul "My World Of Ecstacy" on Capri Gene Anderson "The Lonliest One" on Royal Tone Alvin Christy "I Don't Know What You Got" on Pinpoint Soul Brothers Six "Move Girl" on Fine Bob and Gene "These Lonely Nights" on EverSoul Ikebe Shakedown "Tujunga" on Ubiquity

I'll Be Funky Till I Die

First show in a while that is NOT special in any way. No guest, no record swap....just funk and soul for 2 hours!

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The Ambassadors "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" on Arctic Joni Adams "Las Vegas" on Zodiac Mickey and Ernie "Baby I'm In Love" on Hotline Ripple Blast Singers "Sadie Sadie" on Power Bob and Gene "Its Not What You Know" on Daptone Joe Brown "Vibration Pt 2" on FFA The Soul Avengers "I'll Be Funky Till I Die Pt 1" on Clear Joy Nathaniel Mayer "Mr Santa Claus" on Fortune Smokey Brooks "Spin It Jig" on Wow Peter Ashbourne Affair "Sittin In Solid" on Dynamic Mighty Joe Young "Suffering Soul" on Webcor Gibson Brothers Band "Love Coming At Us" on Rocker The Ambassadors "I Really Love You" on Arctic Helene Smith "A Woman Will Do Wrong" on Deep City Judy Clay "You Can't Run Away From Your Heart" on Stax Charles Bradley "Heart Of Gold" on Dunham Ikebe Shakedown "No Name Bar" on Ubiquity Destruments "Freedom" on Colemine The Jive Turkeys "Talkin That Talk" on Mocambo Rickey Calloway and the Dapkings "Stay In The Groove Pt 1" on FNR El Rego "Vimado Wingnan" on Daptone Whiskey Barons "Buena Suerte" on Bstrd Boots LaVern Baker "Bumblebee" on ATCO The Soul Investigators "Make It Mellow Pt 1" on Timmion The Band No Name "Hot Pants" on NRK Doreen Rose "I Want To Be Petted" on GMC Rose Williams and George Clinton "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good" on Funkadelic Preacher "Life Is A Gamble Pt 1" on Column Foxy "Trouble" on Double Shot The Atons "Yellow Ribbon" on CP Ltd Linda Perry and Eddie Billups "I Need Someone Instro" on Mainstream Guest Villians "Tornado" on Timmion Rickey Calloway and the Dapkings "I'm In Love Pt 1" on FNR Booker T Jones "Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger & Sharon Jones)" on Anti Will Sessions "The Diesel Pt 1" on FNR Mickey and Ernie "Soulin" on Hot Line

Special Guest John Book

(From John Book)

"My guest DJ spot on Galactic Fractures is perhaps what I like to do when I write about music. I like to offer a good portion of the unknown and not-well-known, along with offering variations of what you may be very familiar with. The music was selected to show off some of the music and records I have, and was done so with the listener in mind. When the welcome mat was offered for me to enter Galactic Fractures once again, I made sure I put together the show with the utmost respect, just as the show does for the music it plays on a regular basis."

For more audio variations, people can listen to my weekly BOOK'S MUSIC podcast by clicking to http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/, or check out my journalistic works by heading to http://www.thisisbooksmusic.com/

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Rare Earth-Big John Is My Name The Isley Brothers-Listen To The Music (quad in stereo) Prince Jammy-Firehouse Special Donny Hathaway-Valdez In The Country (quad in stereo) Scientist-Your Teeth In My Neck The Doors-My Wild Love (Z-Trip Remix) Miles Bonny vs. The Roots-Tunnel Vision (Refix Remix Math Freestyle) Brutus-Hey Mama B.Cause-In The Sea Art-Brothers, Dads and Mothers Queenz-We Will Rock You (Remix) BeBop Deluxe-Live In The Air Age (Radio Spot) Bernie Leadon/Michael Georgiadis Band (Radio Spot) Man Or Astroman-Big Trak Attack Sizzla vs UB40-Red Wine To Gaze Lil' Daggers-Wasting Rare Earth-Get Ready (quad in stereo) The Supremes-I Hear A Symphony (quad in stereo) The New Rotary Connection-Vine Of Happiness Love-Doggone (John Book 2011 Edit) Bim Sherman meets Horace Andy & U Black-Lamb of Judah Mahavishnu Orchestra-Miles Beyond The Spinners-I'll Be Around (quad in stereo) Sly & The Family Stone-Loose Booty (quad in stereo) Mandingo-Battle Johnny Harris-Stepping Stones Love-Car Lights On In The Daytime Blues

LIVE From the 2011 JP Record Swap!

A first ever broadcast of Galactic Fractures live from the 2011 JP Record Swap. A big thanks to everyone who came through, and especially to Mark Francis for hosting the event in his front yard!

I apologize for the technical difficulties and cut-outs, but it was a (fairly) successful live broadcast!

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Honey and the Bees - Love Addict (Arctic) Robert Moore - Everythings Gonna Be Alright (Saadia) Inell Young - What Do You See In Her (Libra) Whiskey Barons - Buena Suerte remix Fred Williams - Tell Her (Solo) Darling Dears - I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another (Flower City) Soul Brothers Six - I Don't Wanna Cry (Fine) Ambassadors - Ain't Got The Love (Arctic) The Epsilons - Mad At The World (Shrine) The Confidentals - Does He Really Love You Pt 1 (Masterpiece) Doris and Kelley - You Don't Have To Worry (Brunswick) Stone Creations - Hands On A Golden Key (Fly By Nite) Cheryl Williams - I'm Your Fool (Bengee) Forest Terry - Satellite Love Moha jamin - Ask-e Roya-e Bashkahe (Royal) The Trinikas - Remember Me (Pierce) Cosmos Universal Band (Cultures Of Soul) St Vincent Supersound - Roasted Or Fried Christopher Columbus - Tighten Up 70 Perk Badger - Do Your Stuff (Hit Sound) Helen White - Love Is What You Make It (Justice) The Destinations - I Can’t Leave You (Ando) The Inspirational Gospel Singers - The Same Thing It Took (Fine) Symphonic Four - Who Do You Think You're Fooling Part 1 (Zudan) Preacher - Life Is A Gamble Pt 1 (Column) The Outcasts - Loving You Sometimes (Plato) Jay Stutes - Sugar Bee (Goldband) Sugar Boy Williams - Little Girl (Herald) Buddy Griffith – I Got A Secret (Chess) The Vibrettes - Humpty Dump (Lujon) Ann Alford - Gotta Get Me A Job (HySign) Doreen Rose - I Want To Be Petted (GMC) Marilyn Barbarin - Reborn (Bo Sound) Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry (Rojac) Bus People Express - Augusta Georgia (Hot Pie and Candy) Smokey Brooks - Spin It Jig (Wow) The Coasters - Down Home Girl (Date) Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You (Cat) El Count Executives - Pot Of Gold (Gemini) Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Stax)

Special Guest Ephraim Glick!

Back in 2008 my friend Ephraim did a guest spot on the show and it was a huge hit, so I asked him back for a second session. Don't miss out on this fantastic mix! I especially dug the Party Favors on RSVP and the Third Guitar ballad he uses to close out the show. Solid start to finish.

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Ernie Hawks "Soulful Trip Pt 1" on Nite Club The Natural Four "Steppin On Up" on ABC The Star-tels "Exterminator Man" on Lamarr Ruby Andrews "Lets Get A Groove Going On Pt 1" on Zodiac Barbara George "I Got My Guard Up" on Hep Me Shirley Ellis "Sugar Lets Shing A Ling" on Columbia Lolita and the Exotics "Put A Lotta Lovin To It" on Libra Marvin Holmes "Find yourself Pt 1" on Kimberly Little Oscar "The Message" on Supreme Blues Frankie Beverley's Raw Soul "Open Up Your Heart" on Eldorado The Stylistics "Let The Junkie Bust The Pusher" on Sebring Panic Buttons "Come Out Smokin" on Gamble Tony Avon and the Belairs "Stone Soul Candidate" on Atlantic Joe Ray and the Spontanes "You Don't Care (About My Love)" on Eclipse The Party Favors "Changed Disposition" on RSVP Natural Four "Message From A Black Man" on ABC Third Guitar "Been So Long" on Rojac

Keith Foley Guest Set!

My friend Keith Foley, aka Axel Foley, stops by the show to play some of his raers. Some real amazing stuff in this set. Check out the pulled Jackson 5 'Boogie' LP, which includes an amazing Stevie Wonder cover. Also plenty of local tracks, such as the amazing Riviera Show Band, recorded at a club in Somerville MA! You can catch Keith every Friday and Saturday at Grafton Street Pub in Harvard Square.

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Tell Her

A few new ones in this show, including the amazing 'Tell Her' by Fred Williams. Super rare Kansas funk. Comp'd on by Jazzman on Midwest Funk and Numero Group on Smart's Palace. Also played 'Hands on a Golden Key', by the Stone Creations. Produced by the multitalented Bill Jacocks, a record producer and tv news anchorman.

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Jolene and more...

Back after having guests for a couple weeks in a row. Played a bunch of new 45s on this show, including the new 45 from Rickey Calloway and Dap-Kings on Funk Night Records out of Detroit. They do it SERIOUS up there, so if you are in the Detroit area, don't miss out. I also played an amazing cover of Dolly Parton's classic 'Jolene', by Gloria Ann Taylor. If you are lucky, you can still pick it up cheap, likely cause it is frequently posted with the instrumental as the A-side, but this is a TOP tune!

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Special Guest

Next week Jordan Valentine and Jeff Swallom will join me in the studio to play some records and talk about Jordan's new record on Cultures of Soul.

In the meantime, if you are in the Boston area, go check out Jordan & Jeff at The Rosebud.

The Jay Vons

Started out the show this week with a fantastic new 45 from The Jay Vons. Both sides of this record are fantastic (I play the ballad on the show today). Hopefully they will drop a full length soon! Also in the show today are some amazing cuts by Marion Black, Roy Johnson and Paula West. Plus, don't miss the absolutely insane boogaloo track by Renaissance of Rhythm!

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The Jay Vons "Never Take Me Back" on Cryptovision JB and the Vikings "Lazy Soul" on Zap Zing Marion Black "Listen Black Brother" on Prix Emory and the Dynamics "A Love Thats Real" on Peachtree The Peoples Choice "Run To Me" on Veroneeca Lovelites "How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad" on Lock Renaissance of Rhythm "There Is No Time" on RMP Roy Johnson "Forgive Me Baby" on Mohawk Gene Williams "(what ever you do) Do It Good (red label)" on Forte Wooden Glass "Monkey Hips and Rice" on Interim Hot Chocolate "Good For The Gander" on Cleveland Paula West "You're In Trouble" on Nale Williams Bros "Ghetto Boy Part 1" on Jemar Della Thomas "Let It Roll" on monitor Troy Shondell "Money Honey" on 3 Rivers Junior Washington "Skippy White Theme Part 1" on Wild Bumps Jackson "The Ghetto Pt 2" on Giant