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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/29/17

  1. Slowdive: Star Roving – single (Dead Oceans, 2017)
  2. Biznaga: Mediocridad y confort – Sentido Del Espectáculo (Slovenly, 2016)
  3. Esperanza Spalding: Ebony & Ivy – Emily’s D+ Evolution (Concord, 2016)
  4. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens: A Change is Gonna Come – What Have You Done, My Brother? (Daptone, 2009)
  5. Blackberry Smoke: Free On the Wing (ft. Gregg Allman) – Like An Arrow (3 Legged, 2016)
  6. Band of Heathens: Sugar Queen – Duende (BOH, 2017)
  7. The Marcus King Band: Plant Your Corn Early – The Marcus King Band (Fantasy, 2016)
  8. Thumbscrew (ft. Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson): Sampsonian Rhythms – Convallaria (Cuneiform, 2016)
  9. The Shins: Name For You – Heartworms (Columbia, 2017)
  10. No Valentine: Into Reruns – Just Listen (No Valentine, 2014)
  11. Phil Ochs: What’s That I Hear? – All the News That’s Fit to Sing (Elektra, 1964)
  12. Bombino: Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar (A Great Desert I Saw) – Azel (Partisan, 2016)
  13. Hifi Sean: In Love With Life (ft. Yoko Ono) – Ft. (Plastique, 2016)
  14. James Brown: Living In America – Platinum & Gold Collection (BMG, 2004)
  15. Thorcraft Cobra: Killing Time – The Distance (Plaza Bowl, 2016)
  16. Chuck Prophet: Jesus Was a Social Drinker – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (Yep Roc, 2017)
  17. Julie Byrne: Sleepwalker – Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing!, 2017)
  18. The Penny Arkade: Swim – Not The Freeze (Sundazed, 2004)
  19. Neil Rolnick: Digits – Digits (Innova, 2006)
  20. The Gods Themselves: Tech Boys – Be My Animal (The Gods Themselves, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/22/17

  1. MX-80 Sound: So Funny – So Funny (Feeding Tube, 2016)
  2. Christopher Adler: Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze – Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze (Innova, 2007)
  3. Mano Dibango: Ceddo End Title – World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s a Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (Luaka Bop, 2005)
  4. Ozark Mountain Daredevils: Within Without – Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M, 1973)
  5. Mudville: The Hero of the World – The Glory of Man is Not in Vogue (Slurry, 2003)
  6. Frankie Miller: Gold Shoes (feat. Francis Rossi) – Double Take (UMG, 2016)
  7. Aurora: Life on Mars – Girls, Vol. 3 [Music from the HBO Original Series] (Interscope, 2016)
  8. Trevor Watts / Moiré Music Drum Orchestra: Egugu – A Wider Embrace (ECM, 1994)
  9. Bonobo: Bambro Koyo Ganda – Migrations (Ninja Tune, 2017)
  10. Sandy Rogers: Good Dog – Wonderin’ (Rattle, 2016)
  11. Honeyblood: Ready For The Magic – Babes Never Die (FatCat, 2016)
  12. Reza Vali: Segâh, Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra – The Ancient Call (Albany, 2016)
  13. The Lucid Dream: Nadir – Compulsion Songs (Holy Are You, 2016)
  14. Bastille: Good Grief – Wild World (Virgin, 2016)
  15. Amanda Jenssen: Look What They’ve Done To My Song – Happyland (Epic, 2009)
  16. Kathryn Tickell & Friends: Water Of Tyne (instr.) – Water of Tyne (Magnetic North East, 2016)
  17. Neil Young: LA – Time Fades Away (Reprise, 1973)
  18. Magma: De Futura – Üdü Wüdü (RCA, 1976)
  19. Larval: Something Terrible Is About To Happen – Obedience (Cuneiform, 2003)
  20. Run The Jewels: Panther Like a Panther (Miracle mix) [feat Trina] – 3 (RTJ Inc, 2017)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/15/17

  1. Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano: Cambodia – Time and Time Again (ECM, 2006)
  2. Moebius: Schlicht – Musik für Metropolis (Bureau B, 2016)
  3. Roedelius: Wenn der Sudwind Weht – Wenn der Sudwind Weht (Sky, 1981)
  4. Julee Cruise: Floating – Floating into The Night (Warner Bros, 1989)
  5. Awa Poulo: Djulau – Poulo Warali (Awesome Tapes from Africa, 2017)
  6. Cranky George: Misery Road – Fat Lot Of Good (Rinky Dink, 2016)
  7. Rayna Gellert: Workin’s Too Hard – Workin’s Too Hard (StorySound, 2017)
  8. Miguel Zenon: Chorreao – Jibaro (Marsalis Music, 2005)
  9. Lorraine Ellison: Stay With Me – Heart & Soul (Warner Bros, 1966)
  10. Magma: Üdü Wüdü – Üdü Wüdü (RCA, 1976)
  11. George Michael: Kissing A Fool – Faith (Epic, 1987)
  12. Machinedrum: Celestial Levels (ft. Jesse Boykins III) – Human Energy (Ninja Tune, 2016)
  13. The Flaming Lips: Sunrise (Eyes of the Young) – Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros, 2017)
  14. Reza Vali: Sornâ (Folk Songs, Set No. 17) – The Ancient Call (Albany, 2016)
  15. The xx: Say Something Loving – I See You (Young Turks, 2017)
  16. George Jones: Just One More – George Jones Sings (Mercury, 1959)
  17. Peter Baumann: Romance – Romance ’76 (Virgin, 1976)
  18. Luluc: Early Night – Passerby (Sub Pop, 2014)
  19. Nikki Lane: Highway Queen – Highway Queen (New West, 2017)
  20. Tété: L’amour à nos chevets – Les chroniques de Pierrot Lunaire (Féféfart/BMG, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/08/17

  1. Hitchhiker: $10 – single (SM Entertainment, 2016)
  2. Lambchop: JFK – Flotus (Merge, 2016)
  3. Henry Kaiser, Alan Licht: More Or Less Cowbell – Skip to the Solo (Public Eyesore, 2016)
  4. Joe Clay: Sixteen Chicks – single (Vik, 1956)
  5. Nouvelle Vague: I Could be Happy – I Could be Happy (Kwaidan, 2016)
  6. Sam Phillips: See You In Dreams – Push Any Button (Littlebox, 2013)
  7. The Hot Sardines: I Wanna Be Like You – Jazz Loves Disney (Verve, 2016)
  8. Starry Eyed and Laughing: One Foot in the Boat – Thought Talk (CBS, 1975)
  9. Gillian Welch: Pass You By (alt. version) – Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony, 2016)
  10. Fahir Atakoğlu: Beyoglu – Live at Umbria Jazz (Far & Here, 2016)
  11. Keith Monacchio: The Bridge – The Dust Up (Keith Monacchio, 2016)
  12. The A-Bones: Hully Gully – Music Minus Five (Norton, 1993)
  13. Michael Nyman: Look Out for an Enemy! – The Commissar Vanishes / The Fall of Icarus (Virgin, 1999)
  14. John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth – Imagine (Apple, 1971)
  15. Thee Oh Sees: At the End, On the Stairs – An Odd Entrances (Castle Face, 2016)
  16. Puppini Sisters: Panic – Betcha Bottom Dollar (Verve, 2001)
  17. Otherkin: Feel It – Can You Feel It EP (Rubyworks, 2017)
  18. Valerie June: Shakedown – The Order of Time (Concord, 2017)
  19. The Clash: Clampdown – Live at Shea Stadium (Epic, 2008)
  20. Isao Tomita: Clair de Lune – Snowflakes Are Dancing (RCA Red Seal, 1974)

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WPKN Programmers’ 2016 Top 10’s

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

  • A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  • Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat (Rounder)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista)
  • Jim James: Eternally Even (ATO)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse!)
  • Miles Davis & Robert Glasper: Everything’s Beautiful (Legacy)
  • NRBQ: High Noon – A 50-Year Retrospective (Omnivore)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)
  • The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)

Daniel Bass: “Monsoon Radio

  1. The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say (Daptone)
  2. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial (Matador)
  3. A-Wa: Habib Galbi (Way-Up/S-Curve)
  4. Mitski: Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)
  5. V/A: Soul Sok Sega (Strut)
  6. Sunflower Bean: Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)
  7. case/lang/viers: case/lang/viers (Anti-)
  8. V/A: Thai Funk Volume 2 (Zud Rang Ma)
  9. A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  10. Angel Olsen: My Woman (Jagjaguwar)

Bob Chamenko

  • Anders Osborne: Spacedust & Ocean Views (Back on Dumaine)
  • Charlie Hayden & Liberation Music Orchestra: Time Life – Song for the Whales & Other Beings (Impulse!)
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith Of Phobos (ATO)
  • Gov’t Mule: The TelStar Sessions (Evil Teen)
  • Hard Working Americans: Rest in Chaos (Melvin)
  • Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement (ECM)
  • The Legendary Pink Dots: Pages of Aquarius (Metropolis)
  • Lucinds Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20)
  • NRBQ: High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective (Omnivore)
  • Tortoise: The Catastrophist (Thrill Jockey)

Eric Cocks: “Connections

  • Anna Rose: Strays In The Cut EP (Noble Steed)
  • The Beatles: Live at The Hollywood Bowl (Apple/UMG)
  • Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings Box Set (Columbia)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • The Kinks: The Mono Collection (Sanctuary/BMG)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want I Darker (Columbia)
  • Richard Barone: Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s (RBM Special Editions)
  • Sam Phillips: Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox)
  • Steve Addabbo: Out Of Nothing (Agf Entertainment)
  • Suzanne Vega: Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (Perpetual Sounds)

Del “in Transition

  1. Eric Krasno: Blood From A Stone (Feel)
  2. Paul Simon: Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  3. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith Of Phobos (ATO)
  4. Bombino: Azel (Partisan)
  5. David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO)
  6. Throttle Elevator Music: IV (Wide Hive)
  7. Delta Generators: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers (Delta Generators)
  8. Hard Working Americans: Rest In Chaos (Melvin)
  9. Jane Lee Hooker: No B! (Ruf)
  10. The Heavy: Hurt & The Merciless (Bad Son)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

  • Acid Arab: Musique de France (Crammed Discs)
  • The Avalanches: Wildflower (Modular)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Drive-By Truckers: American Band (ATO)
  • Family Atlantica: Cosmic Unity (Soundway)
  • Frank Ocean: Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)
  • Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation (Pink Floyd/Columbia)
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Welcome to Sideways (Delicacies)
  • Sunflower Bean: Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)
  • V/A: Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds – British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967 (Grapefruit)

Kevin Gallagher: “Kevin Gallagher’s Bagalan

  • Colter Wall: Imaginary Appalachia (Soccermom)
  • Daniel Bachman: Daniel Bachman (Three Lobed)
  • Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (Third Man/Columbia)
  • Larry Coryell: Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid)
  • Mandolin Orange: Blindfaller (Yep Roc)
  • Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day (Okrahoma)
  • Roberto Fonseca: ABUC (Impulse!)
  • Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  • Shovels & Rope: Little Seeds (New West)
  • Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic)

David Golden: “Radio Golden

  • Alyssa Allgood: Out of the Blue (Jeru Jazz)
  • Frank Zappa: Meat Light (Zappa)
  • Jocelyn Michelle: Time to Play! (Chicken Coup)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse!)
  • Larry Coryell: Barefoot Man – Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid)
  • Larry Young: In Paris – The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  • Luba Mason: Mixtura (Kookie)
  • Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace/La Orquesta Sinfonietta: Canto América (Patois)
  • Snarky Puppy: Culcha Vulcha (Ground UP)
  • Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: All My Yesterdays (Resonance)

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

  1. Jason P Krug: The Zen Of Losing (Jason P Krug)
  2. John Prine: For Better, Or Worse (Oh Boy)
  3. The Sawtelles: Brown (Sawtelles)
  4. Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
  5. Ian Hunter & the Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  6. Dan Carlucci: Rebirth (Dan Carlucci)
  7. Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
  8. Jim Lauderdale: This Changes Everything (Sky Crunch)
  9. The Fleshtones: The Band Drinks For Free (Yep Roc)
  10. Waco Brothers: Going Down In History (Bloodshot)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. Jeffrey Martin: “Just Like Me (Joseph Stalin Song)” – Five Years Of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy)
  2. Lake Street Dive: “Hell Yeah” – Side Pony (Nonesuch)
  3. The Shifting Sands: “Coming Back” – Cosmic Radio Station (Fishrider)
  4. Willie Nile: “Forever Wild” – World War Willie (River House)
  5. Low Cut HighTops: “Dumb Ol’ Kid” – Eh, Whatever (Low Cut HighTops)
  6. The Strumbellas: “Young and Wild” – Hope (Glassnote)
  7. Weezer: “California Kids” – Weezer (White Album) (Atlantic)
  8. Beach Baby: “Sleeperhead” – No Mind No Money (Island)
  9. Phasers On Kill: “16 Stairs” – 16 Stairs (Snatchee)
  10. Drunken Prayer: “Fell into the Sun” – Five Years Of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy)

Binnie Klein: “A Miniature World

  • Angel Olsen: My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
  • Anoushka Shankar: Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Bon Iver: 22: A Million (Jagjaguwar)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Hype Williams: 10/10 (Hype Williams)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)
  • Warpaint: Heads Up (Rough Trade)
  • Zhu: Generationwhy (Columbia)
  • Weyes Blood: Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer)

Martha Willette Lewis: “Live Culture

  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • The Bad Plus: It’s Hard (Okeh)
  • Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels (Columbia)
  • Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (Third Man)
  • Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  • Mavis Staples: Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-)
  • Paul Simon: Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  • Prince: 4Ever (NPG)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)

Allyson McCabe: “FM Mutations

  1. David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  2. Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  3. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed)
  4. Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Fish People/Concord)
  5. Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Drag City)
  6. Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  7. Tony Molina: Confront The Truth (Slumberland)
  8. Parquet Courts: Human Performance (Rough Trade)
  9. V/A: Ork Records: New York, New York (Numero)
  10. Sneaks: Gymnastics (Merge)

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music

  1. Stevie Nimmo: Sky Won’t Fall (Manhaton)
  2. Davy Knowles: Three Miles From Avalon (WYAN)
  3. Mike Zito: Make Blues Not War (Ruf)
  4. Ana Popovic: Trilogy (ArtisteXclusive)
  5. Aynsley Lister: Eyes Wide Open (Straight Talkin’)
  6. Sari Schorr & The Engine Room: A Force Of Nature (Manhaton)
  7. Andy Timmons Band: Theme From A Perfect World (Timstone)
  8. Mark May Band & The Soul Satyr Horns: Blues Heaven (Connor Ray Music)
  9. Ben Poole: Time Has Come (Manhaton)
  10. Lance Lopez: Live In NYC (Cleopatra Blues)

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

  1. V/A: Day Of The Dead (4AD)
  2. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros: Person A (Community)
  3. The Record Company: Give It Back To You (Concord)
  4. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)
  5. The Felice Brothers: Life In The Dark (Yep Roc)
  6. Colvin & Earle: Colvin & Earle (Fantasy)
  7. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Let Me Get By (Fantasy)
  8. Mavis Staples: Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-)
  9. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Glassnote)
  10. The Avett Brothers: True Sadness (American/Republic)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

  • Bill Evans: Some Other Time – The Lost Session from The Black Forest (Resonance)
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: I Long To See You (Blue Note)
  • Freddie Cole: He Was The King (High Note)
  • Herlin Riley: New Direction (Mack Avenue)
  • Jeremy Pelt: #jiveculture (High Note)
  • Joey Alexander: Countdown (Motema)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse)
  • One For All: The Third Decade (Smoke Sessions)
  • Sarah Vaughan: Live at Rosy’s (Resonance)
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining – The Songs of Jerome Kern (Columbia)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  • Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: NYN (Riverboat)
  • Acid Arab: Musique de France (Crammed)
  • A-WA: Habib Galbi (S-Curve)
  • Xiu Xiu: Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks (Polyvinyl)
  • Beats Antique: Shadowbox (Beats Antique)
  • Mick Rossi: 160 (Innova)
  • George Hurd: Navigation Without Numbers (Innova)
  • Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun: Priestess Of The Promised Land (A440)
  • Sarathy Korwar: Day To Day (Ninja Tune)
  • Ergo: As Subtle As Tomorrow (Cuneiform)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

  1. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos (ATO)
  2. Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Drag City)
  3. Hazmat Modine: Extra-Deluxe-Supreme (JARO Medien
  4. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)
  5. La Yegros: Magnetismo (Soundway)
  6. Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  7. Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate (Polydor)
  8. Silas Lowe: Wandering Father, Forgotten Son (Silas Lowe)
  9. Xenia Rubinos: Black Terry Cat (Anti-)
  10. Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees)

KC Ryan

  1. Rhiannon Giddens: Live At Jazzfest 2016 (Munck Music)
  2. Banjo Nickaru & The Western Scootches: Very Next Thing (On The Bol)
  3. Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20)
  4. The Monkees: Good Times! (Rhino)
  5. case/lang/veirs: case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  6. Brother Sun: Weights & Wings (Brother Sun)
  7. Ronnie Spector: English Heart (429)
  8. Stephan Mikes: Animal Tracks (Goin’ Native)
  9. Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Things That We Are Made Of (Lambent Light)
  10. Bruce Springsteen: Chapter and Verse (Columbia)

Bob Shapiro: “In The Evening

  • Backtrack Blues Band: Way Back Home (Harpo)
  • Bob Lanza Blues Band: Time To Let Go (Connor Ray)
  • Brian Langlinais: Right Hand Road (Patoutville)
  • Duke Robillard: Full Circle (Stony Plain)
  • Erwin Helfer: Last Call (The Sirens)
  • J.W. Jones: High Temperature (Solid Blue)
  • Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne: Jumpin’ & Boppin’ (Stony Plain)
  • Liz Mandeville: The Stars Motel (Blue Kitty)
  • Sugar Ray and the Bluetones: Seeing Is Believing (Severn)
  • Tony Vega Band: Black Magic Box (Silver Belly)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  • Anthony Child: Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 2 (Editions Mego)
  • Ashley Bellouin: Ballads (Drawing Room)
  • H Takahashi: Body Trip (Constellation Tatsu)
  • Kyle Landstra: Rest Assured (Bridgetown)
  • Landing: Third Sight (El Paraiso)
  • Les Halles: Transient (Not Not Fun)
  • Lunaria: All Is Dream (Sounds Of The Dawn)
  • M. Sage: Needleworks (Patient Sounds)
  • Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek: Schaum (Faitiche)
  • Roberto Musci: Tower Of Silence (Music From Memory)

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

  1. Ian Hunter & the Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  2. Willie Nile: World War Willie (River House)
  3. The Monkees: Good Times! (Rhino)
  4. Gary Frenay: File Under Pop Vocal (Northside)
  5. Cheap Trick: Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello (Big Machine)
  6. Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  7. Ana Popovic: Trilogy (ArtisteXclusive)
  8. Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
  9. V/A: Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder)
  10. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. The End of America: The End of America (Forest Park)
  2. Brooks Williams: My Turn Now (Red Guitar Blue Music)
  3. Poor Man’s Whiskey: Rockstar On The Weekend (Poor Man’s Whiskey)
  4. The Belle Hollows: Miller’s Creek (Elm Hill)
  5. Dave Gunning: Lift (Wee House of Music)
  6. Robin Batteau: Concert In D (Nouveau Retro)
  7. Dori Freeman: Dori Freeman (Trade Root)
  8. Ladybird: Hey There, Ladybird EP (Ladybird)
  9. National Park Radio: The Great Divide (MRI)
  10. Steven Pellend: These Days (Beech Tree)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  2. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  3. Joy Askew: Queen Victoria (Joy Askew)
  4. The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  5. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation: Mirage (Rocket)
  6. Jacob Collier: In My Room (Qwest)
  7. 7. Suicide: Suicide (Superior Viaduct)
  8. Britta Phillips: Luck Or Magic (Double Feature)
  9. Patti Smith: Horses – Live at Electric Lady Studios (Electric Lady)
  10. Soulwax: “Heaven Scent” 12” (feat. Chloë Sevigny) (DeeWee)

Mike Zito

  1. Birds of Chicago: Real Midnight (Five Head Entertainment)
  2. Amelia White: Home Sweet Hotel (White-Wolf)
  3. Elizabeth Cook: Exodus of Venus (Agent Love)
  4. Carter Sampson: Wilder Side (Continental Song City)
  5. Jeff Plankenhorn: Soulslide (Lounge Side)
  6. Jack Ingram: Midnight Motel (New Rounder)
  7. Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day (Okrahoma)
  8. Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep (Redwing)
  9. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends: Circlin’ Back Celebrating 50 Years (NGDB)
  10. Passenger: Young As The Morning Old As The Sea (Nettwerk)

WPKN’s Favorite Albums of 2015

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/18/16

  1. Soulwax: Heaven Scent (feat. Chloë Sevigny) – single (DeeWee, 2016)
  2. The Bongo Hop: Satingarona (feat. Nidia Gongora) – Satingarona, Vol. 1 (Underdog, 2016)
  3. Kate Tempest: Europe is Lost – Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex, 2016)
  4. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Untitled 01: 1. Grief – Discord (Sony Classical, 1998)
  5. Sammy Kershaw: I’m Gone – The Blues Got Me (Big Hit, 2016)
  6. Ramones: Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) – Brain Drain (Sire, 1989)
  7. Jack Lee: I’m Gonna Have Fun – Bigger Than Life (Alive, 2016)
  8. Lucinda Williams: God Don’t Never Change – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator, 2016)
  9. Savages: T.I.W.Y.G. – Adore Life (Matador, 2016)
  10. Steven Pelland w/Eric Lee & Craig Aiken: County Line – single, (private recording, 2016)
  11. Chance the Rapper: All Night (Kaytranada remix) – Coloring Book (Apple Music, 2016)
  12. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Out On The Weekend – A Little Something More (Stax, 2016)
  13. Veda Hille: Charismatic M.F. – Love Waves (Veda Hille, 2016)
  14. The Kinks: Victoria – The Mono Collection (Sanctuary, 2016)
  15. Roberto Fonseca: Family – ABUC (Impulse! 2016)
  16. Kyle Craft: Three Candles – Dolls Of Highland (Sub Pop, 2016)
  17. Kermit Ruffins: Silver Bells – Have A Crazy Cool Christmas (Basin Street, 2009)
  18. Brothers Brown: Can’t Outrun The Blues – Dusty Road (Funky Joint, 2016)
  19. Donald Corren: Annabel Lee – Poetic License: 100 poems, 100 Performers (GPR, 2013)
  20. Suzanne Vega: I Never Wear White – Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles (Amanuenis, 2014)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/11/16

  1. Neil Young: Show Me – Peace Trail (Reprise, 2016)
  2. Pauline Oliveros: Sanctuary – Sanctuary Deep Listening Band (Mode, 1995)
  3. Brooks Williams: Year Began – My Turn Now (Continental Record Services, 2016)
  4. Zhu: Palm of My Hand – Generationwhy (Columbia, 2016)
  5. Green Day: Revolution Radio – Revolution Radio (Reprise, 2016)
  6. Traffic: Coloured Rain – Evening Blue (Hidden Masters/Caroline, 2016)
  7. Christopher Tignor: Shapeshifting – Along a Vanishing Plane (Western Vinyl, 2016)
  8. Acid Arab (feat. Jawad El Garrouge): Tamuzica – Musique de France (Crammed, 2016)
  9. The Roots: My Shot (feat. Buster Ryhmes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) – The Hamilton Mix Tape (Atlantic, 2016)
  10. Ice Cream Skyscraper: Nineteen in ’71 – Mercury in Lemonade (Ice Cream Skyscraper, 2015)
  11. Yishak Banjaw: Segno Sra Allebign – Love Songs Vol. 2 (Teranga Beat, 2016)
  12. Natalia M. King: I Need to See You Again – Soulblazz (Jazz Village, 2014)
  13. A-Wa: Lagaitani Laltarig – Habib Galbi (S-Curve, 2016)
  14. Johnny Rawls: Red Cadillac – Tiger In A Cage (Catfood, 2016)
  15. The End of America: Earth Teeth – The End of America (Forest Park, 2016)
  16. Explosions In the Sky: Be Comfortable, Creature – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Temporary Residence, 2011)
  17. Weval: I Don’t Need It – Weval (Kompakt, 2016)
  18. Pauline Oliveros: Epigraphs In the Time of AIDS – Suspended Music (Periplum, 1997)
  19. Strings: Maria Cervantes – Island Follies (Crossover, 2000)
  20. Zomba Prison Project: Sharing Joy – I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/4/16

  1. Sam Phillips: Reflecting Light – Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox, 2016)
  2. Art Tatum: Begin the Beguine – The Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3 (Pablo, 1975)
  3. Acid Arab feat. Cem Yıldız: Stil – Musique de France (Crammed, 2016)
  4. The Rolling Stones: Ride ‘em On Down – Blue & Lonesome (Interscope, 2016)
  5. Annette Wasilik: Home in Your Eyes – Songs From the Talking House (Annette Wasilik, 2015)
  6. Mariah: Shinzo No Tobira – Utakata No Hibi (Palto Flats, 2015)
  7. Neil Young: Lotta Love – Comes A Time (Reprise, 1978)
  8. Frank Zappa: Transylvania Boogie – Chunga’s Revenge (Bizarre, 1970)
  9. Jackie Edwards: Get Up – Freedom Sounds (Trojan, 2012)
  10. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: Morpheus – Fingers Crossed (Proper, 2016)
  11. The Gaslight Tinkers: Scrappy Hinges – The Gaslight Tinkers (Gaslight Tinkers, 2014)
  12. Guy Klucevsek & Todd Reynolds: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy – Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy (Starkland, 2016)
  13. Eric Church: Tennessee Jed – Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder, 2016)
  14. Squeeze: Harper Valley PTA – Cradle To The Grave (Love, 2015)
  15. Pink Floyd: Nothing Pt. 14 (Echoes Work in Progress) – The Early Years, 1967-1972, Cre/ation (Legacy, 2016)
  16. Das Kapital: How Long, So Low – Kind Of Red (Label Bleu, 2015)
  17. Jeff Beck: Live in the Dark – Loud Hailer (Rhino, 2016)
  18. Sandy Nelson: Let There Be Drums – Surf! The Absolutely Essential Collection (Big3, 2015)
  19. Daniela Schächter: Polkadots & Moonbeams – Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen (Daniela Schächter, 2016)
  20. Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony: Fall Slowly – Hark (Jennifer Kimball, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/27/16

  1. Zach Deputy: Put It in the Boogie – Wash It in the Water (Organic Soul, 2016)
  2. Cass McCombs: Run Sister Run – Mangy Love (Anti-, 2016)
  3. The Very Big Experimental Toubifri Orchestra: Pause – Waiting In The Toaster (Label Bleu, 2014)
  4. Stan Hubbs: The Best Man For The Job Is a Woman – Crystal (Golden Rose, 1982)
  5. The Belle Hollows: Miller’s Creek – Miller’s Creek (Elm Hill, 2016)
  6. Pavo Pavo: John (A Little Time) – Young Narrator in the Breakers (Bella Union, 2016)
  7. Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys: Snake Farm – Good Rhythm (Mile, 2016)
  8. Rev. Billy C. Wirtz w/the Nighthawks: Mennonite Surf Party – Full Circle (EllerSoul, 2016)
  9. Ásgeir: Going Home – In the Silence (One Little Indian, 2013)
  10. Sarathy Korwar: Indefinite Leave To Remain – Day To Day (Ninja Tune, 2016)
  11. Leonard Cohen: If I Didn’t Have Your Love – You Want It Darker (Columbia, 2016)
  12. Foxygen: America – Hang (Jagjaguar, 2017)
  13. Rolling Stones: Hate To See You Go – Blue and Lonesome (Rolling Stones, 2016)
  14. Annette Peacock: A Loss Of Consciousness – The Perfect Release (Aura, 1979)
  15. Dave Gunning: Love Fell In – Lift (New York House of Music, 2016)
  16. High Rise: Like Death – Psychedelic Speed Freaks ’84-’85 (Time Bomb, 1997)
  17. Willie Bobo: Bobo Do That Thing – Bobo! Do That Thing (Codigo, 1963)
  18. Mike Zito: Make Blues Not War – Make Blues Not War (Ruf, 2016)
  19. Eleanoora Rosenholm: Puoli Päivää Firenzestä Itään – Hyväile Minua Pimeä Tähti (Fonal, 2011)
  20. The Lemon Twigs: A Great Snake – Do Hollywood (4AD, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/20/16

  1. Joy Askew: Queen Victoria – Queen Victoria (Joy Askew, 2016)
  2. Leon Russell: Bluebird – Will O’ The Wisp (Shelter, 1975)
  3. Rats On Rafts & De Kift: Sleep Little Links 2 3 4 – Rats On Rafts / De Kift (Fire, 2016)
  4. Sam Phillips: Troubles Won’t Stay – Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox, 2016)
  5. Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation: In Madrid/Rainbow Lollipop – Mirage (Rocket, 2016)
  6. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It! – That’s It! (Legacy, 2013)
  7. Fernando delPapa: Mundaréu – Eu Também (Hélico, 2016)
  8. Rez Abbasi & Junction: Groundswell – Behind The Vibration (Cuneiform, 2016)
  9. Devendra Banhart: Lucky – Ape in Pink Marble (Nonesuch, 2016)
  10. Beats Antique: Sideswipe – Shadowbox (www.beatsantique.com, 2016)
  11. The Doors: Five to One – Waiting for the Sun (Elektra, 1968)
  12. Get Well Soon: We Are Safe Inside While They Burn Down Our House – Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon (City Slang, 2008)
  13. Maria Taylor: If Only – In The Next Life (Flower Moon, 2016)
  14. Kevin Morby: Beautiful Strangers – single (Dead Oceans, 2016)
  15. Jonathan Richman: Outside O’Duffy’s – Ishkode! Ishkode! (Blue Arrow, 2016)
  16. The Kinks: Here Comes Flash – Preservation Act 1 (RCA Victor, 1973)
  17. GUM: Distorted Star – Flash in the Pan (Spinning Top, 2016)
  18. Kate Tempest: Ketamine For Breakfast – Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex, 2016)
  19. Valerie June: Trials, Troubles, Tribulations – Pushin’ Against a Stone (Sunday Best, 2013)
  20. Bova Saxophone Quartet [Terry Riley, comp.]: The Chord Of War – Imbas Forasnal – Chanting the Light of Foresight (New Albion, 1994)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/13/16

  1. Mike Coykendall: Shattering Sun – Five Years of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy, 2016)
  2. Leonard Cohen: The Future – The Future (Columbia, 1992)
  3. The Nips: Gabrielle – Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver (Big Beat, 1987)
  4. Larry Coryell: Sanpaku – Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid, 2016)
  5. Roomful of Teeth: Sarabande – Roomful of Teeth (New Amsterdam, 2012)
  6. The Bad Plus: The Robots – It’s Hard (OKeh, 2016)
  7. The Flaming Lips: The Castle – Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros, 2017)
  8. Kaleo: Way Down We Go – A / B (Elektra, 2016)
  9. Aaron Neville: Bird on the Wire – Brother’s Keeper (A&M, 1990)
  10. Glass Animals: Life Itself – How to Be a Human Being (Harvest, 2016)
  11. Jeffrey Martin: Just Like Me (Joseph Stalin Song) – Five Years of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy, 2016)
  12. Gang of Four: I Found That Essence Rare – Entertainment! (EMI, 1979)
  13. Don Pullen: Listen To the People (Bonnie’s Bossa Nova) – Kele Mou Bana (Blue Note, 1992)
  14. Alice Cooper: Sick Things – Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Bros., 1973)
  15. Colvin & Earle: Tobacco Road – Colvin & Earle (Concord, 2016)
  16. Balkan Beat Box: Chin Chin – Shout it Out (Digital Monkey, 2016)
  17. Foxygen: Follow The Leader – Hang (Jagjaguwar, 2017)
  18. Patti Smith: People Have the Power – Dream of Life (Arista, 1988)
  19. Ben Sollee: Earth Shakes – Infowars (feat. Jordan Ellis) (Tin Ear, 2016)
  20. Badakhshan Ensemble: Rapo – Song & Dance from the Pamir Mountains (Smithsonian Folkways, 2007)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/06/16

  1. André Minvielle: Le facteur d’accent (feat. Abdelouahab Sefsaf) – 1time (Complexe Articole de Deterritorialisation, 2016)
  2. Richard Barone w/Steve Addabbo: Learning The Game – ‘live’ on ‘Connections’ w/Eric Cocks, (11/4/16)
  3. Ruby Friedman Orchestra: Shooting Stars – Gem (Pulchrum, 2016)
  4. Elliot Moss: Slip – Highspeeds (Grand Jury, 2015)
  5. Asleddin Ghafurov: Suite of Songs – Falak: The Voice of Destiny – traditional, popular & symphonic music of Tajikistan (Topic, 2006)
  6. Davitt Sigerson: I Never Fall in Love – Davitt Sigerson (Ze, 1980)
  7. The Shacks: Strange Effect – The Shacks EP (Big Crown, 2016)
  8. Ana Popovic: Train (feat. Joe Bonomassa) – Trilogy (Artistexclusive, 2016)
  9. Steve Addabbo w/Richard Barone: My Emmylou – ‘live’ on ‘Connections’ w/Eric Cocks, 11/4/16)
  10. Martha Wainwright: Around the Bend – Goodnight City (PIAS, 2016)
  11. Romare: Down the Line (It Takes a Number) – Meditations on Afrocentrism EP (Black Acre, 2012)
  12. Bac Nam Ngu: Bai Phû Thuy – Vietnam Hát Chèo: Traditional Folk Theatre (Auvidis-UNESCO 1978/Smithsonian Folkways, 2016)
  13. Kanaga de Mopti: N’do n’do – Mali 70 – Electric Mali (Discograph, 2008)
  14. Sunflower Bean: Easier Said – Human Ceremony (Fat Possum, 2016)
  15. George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today – I Am What I Am (Epic, 1980)
  16. Diamanda Galás: Cris d’Aveugle – Plague Mass (Mute, 1991)
  17. Valerie June: Astral Plane – The Order of Time (Concord, 2017)
  18. The Clash: Lose This Skin – Sandinista! (CBS, 1980)
  19. Weyes Blood: Seven Words – Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer, 2016)
  20. Sonic Avenues: Dancing in the Sun – Disconnector (Dirtnap, 2016)

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