Organ Doner – The Streets Are Calling

March 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Organ Doner is one half of the photo blog The Streets Are Calling as well as a partner for hype production company Thee Static Age

This dude sees and records my Los Angeles in photographs. Here are just a few of my faves. Hope you enjoy.

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 90

March 3, 2015 at 9:34 am













Little Tokyo got neighborhood Love!

Jason Easton (Ramen Chef, Restaurateur, Carpenter) owner of Manichi Ramen in Los Angeles comes past the studio. We talk about Ramen prep and culture, as well as what goes into building a new original ramen house while keeping the traditional elements we are in love with.
Music was played, laughs were had, ramen was devoured.

Please enjoy this funky product.

The playlist –
1) “Ponderance” Headnodic
2) “Who Knows” Marion Black
3) “Winter Heron (feat. Emi Meyer)” Eric Legnini & The Afro Jazz Beat
4) “Alabeke” Don Satch and His Atomic Dance Band of Aba
5) “Rockford Rock” Azul
6) “Black Orchid” The Souljazz Orchestra
7) “West Coast Poplock” Ronnie Hudson
8) “Twin Peaks” Alice Russell
9) “Run Along (feat. Alex Désert & Black Shakespeare)” The Lions
10) “Homo Analog” Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra
11) “Namaste” Beastie Boys
12) “Cold Sweat” James Brown
13) “I’m A Ram” Al Green
14) “Caterpillar” The Rebirth

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 89

February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am














Spring is right round the corner. Got us feelin that joie de vivre!

Guests this eve are Egan and Paul from the hot podcast GRAND THEFT AURAL. We shoot the ish and play some of the finest in Soul n Funk.

Come past. Put your feet up. Enjoy.

The playlist:
1) “Can You Get to That” Mavis Staples
2) “Mojo Hannah” Esther Phillips
3) “What She Said” Deep Street Soul
4) “Wait A Minute (Kraak & Smaak Remix)” Lack of Afro
5) “At A Loss (feat. Malik “The Freq” Moore & Black Shakespeare)” The Lions
6) “The River” Dharma Gypsys
7) “Another Ordinary Day” Low Country Kingdom
8) “Comencemos (Let’s Start)” Jungle Fire
9) “Chalupa” Jungle Fire
10) “Firewalker” Jungle Fire
11) “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)” Irma Thomas
12) “Cavity (Shigeto Remix)” Hundred Waters
13) “Coming Home” Leon Bridges





Neighborhood Love Radio episode 88

February 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm














Guest is Gino Garafolo – session / tour bass man for top shelf acts like Monophonics, Orgone, Rebirth, and many more. He comes past to chop it up with Johnny and spin a couple funny tour stories. Oh yea – AND we’re playing the finest in funk ‘N Soul for you. Click play and please enjoy!

1) “Show ‘em” The Rebirth
2) “Celestial Blues” The Souljazz Orchestra
3) “Mr. Brown” African Music Machine
4) “A Funky Space Reincarnation” Marvin Gaye
5) “Your Love” Maintain
6) “Make The Devil Mad” John Biggs, Gino Garofolo, Jason Gutierrez, Dan Hastie
7) “Red Rooster (extended)” El Michels Affair
8) “Peg” Steely Dan
9) “Some Children” Holy Ghost!
10) “Padre Ichiro” The Lions

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 87

February 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm














Guest tonight is underground L.A. metal magnate, the incomparable Jimmy Cabbs!

Come past for the best in Soul ‘n Funk – just after the sun go down.

Fresh music from Bosq (ft. Nicole Willis), Monophonics, The Rebirth, and much more. Hang the rich.

The list:
1) “Overtime” Orgone
2) “This is Coming To?” The Rebirth
3) “It’s All the Way Live (Pt. 1)” Lakeside
4) “Stranded In The Jungle” Roy Ayers Ubiquity
5) “Sneaky Groove” Collective
6) “Pimp” Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band
7) “Our Pulse in It” Benjamin Theolonius Sanders
8) “Bad For Me” Bosq ft. Nicole Willis
9) “The Wok” Wendell Harrison
10) “I Found You” Alabama Shakes
11) “Strange Love” Monophonics
12) “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People” Chi-Lites

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 86

February 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

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Another perfect day in los Angeles. This week nation wide graffiti artist and Neighborhood-Love founder ELSE comes by the studio to chop it up ’bout graff in the past and future.

Laughs were had and music was bumped. Come past, loved ones.

The list:
1) “Promises” Monophonics
2) “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
3) “Hot Shot” Saun & Starr
4) “Higher and Higher (feat. JJ Grey)” Galactic
5) “Tujunga (Brennan Green’s Disco Acido)” Ikebe Shakedown
6) “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” Roy Ayers
7) “Sunset (feat. Yuna Zaraai)” The Internet
8) “Les Fleur” Minnie Riperton
9) “A Funky Space Reincarnation” Marvin Gaye
10) “Cut the Play” Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf
11) “Augusta Georgia” Bus People Express
12) “Oozy” Brownout

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 85

January 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm













Blessed to be playing music for you on a warm Los Angeles evening. Josh Boyd (The Josh Boyd 3 ) comes past the studio to talk on L.A. music, Das Bauhaus art complex, and a bunch other sh@. Also we’re playing only the finest in Soul n Funk (obv). This program was assembled with love in Downtown Los Angeles.

The slay-list:
1) “Hold Tight” Sinkane
2) “Magnificent Dance (feat. The Black Shakespeare)” The Lions
3) “Baby Meet My Lover” Phony Ppl
4) “Tujunga (Brennan Green’s Disco Acido)” Ikebe Shakedown
5) “Bellow” Les Sins
6) “Cry Me A River (feat. Effusion)” Busty and the Bass
7) “Cry Me A River” Dinah Washington
8) “Darkest Light” The Lafayette Afro Rock Band
9) “Daffodils (feat. Kevin Parker)” Mark Ronson
10) “Shadows On Behalf” The Stepkids
11) “Some Children” Holy Ghost!

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 84

January 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm















It ain’t a sin to be good to yourselves and others at the same time. Lots of new music in ’15 as well as some classics so let’s get to it. Press play and thank you!

The list:
1) “Time To Get It Together” Marvin Gaye
2) “Really Love” D’Angelo and The Vanguard
3) “Lady T” J-Felix
4) “Tujunga (Meridian West – Passport Remix)” Ikebe Shakedown
5) “Love Bones” Tyrone Davis
6) “Feel Right (feat. Mystical)” Mark Ronson
7) “Divorce a l’italienne (feat. Marina P) (Mungo’s Hi Fi Mix)” Mungo’s Hi-Fi
8) “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” Wendy Rene
9) “Music for My Mother (Instrumental) (45 Version)” Funkadelic
10) “When It Rains (feat. Malik “The Freq” Moore & Black Shakespeare)” The Lions
11) “One More” Jimmy Cliff
12) “Broadway Jungle” Toots & The Maytals

Interview with Northern California artist Victor Malagon!

January 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Neighborhood Love Radio episode 83

January 12, 2015 at 8:58 am













2015! First banger of the new year – so fresh for you!!
Some brand new and some old ONLY the best in Soul n Funk from NHLR! Click play, loved ones, and enjoy!

The list:
1) “I’d Be Nowhere Today (feat. Adryon De Leon)” Monophonics
2) “Ain’t No Sunshine” The Soul Fantastics
3) “I’ll Do It For You” Toussaint McCall
4) “Te Clavo La…Mano” La Banda Africana
5) “Pops Brownstar” Orgone
6) “…And We Out” Buckshot LeFonque
7) “The System” Silk Rhodes
8) “Take You To Hell” Mezcal Valley Boys
9) “Git Up” Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts
10) “Anger (extended mix)” Marvin Gaye
11) “Let Go (Breakdown) (Instrumental)” Alice Russell
12) “The Thing I Done” C.w. Stoneking
13) “Another Life” D’Angelo and The Vanguard
14) “Take It To The Limit” Etta James