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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 3/8/15

  1. A Far Cry & David Krakauer: The Dreams & Prayers of Issac The Blind – Dreams & Prayers (Crier, 2014)
  2. Martin Rev: Mari Go Round – See Me Ridin’ (ROIR, 1996)
  3. Kronos Quartet w/Alim & Fargana Qasimov: Mehriban Olaq – Rainbow, Music of Central Asia Vol. 8 (Smithsonian Folkways, 2010)
  4. Angel Corpus Christi: Dream Baby Dream – I♥NY (Criminal Damage, 1985)
  5. Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz Extended: Sérague – Ring Road (Jazz Village, 2015)
  6. Julee Cruise: Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart – Floating Into The Night (Warner Bros, 1989)
  7. R. Stevie Moore: I Just Want To Feel You – Swing and a Miss/R. Stevie Moore ’77 (Spunky Monkey, 1977)
  8. Mdou Moctar: Tahoultine – Anar (Sahel Sounds, 2014)
  9. Al-Yaman: Alwan – Hurriya (Indies Scope, 2004)
  10. Sylvester Anfang II: Salon Commune II – Commune Cassetten (Blackest Rainbow, 2010)
  11. Alan Vega: Nike Soldier – single (Fuzz Club, 2014)
  12. Chung Chae Kook: Piri Sanjo – Piri Recital (Cantabile, 2004)
  13. Modest Mouse: The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box – Strangers to Ourselves (Epic, 2015)
  14. Dhamaal SF: Echotwist – Frankie’s Next Move – Transitions EP (Surga Vault, 2005)
  15. Niyaz: Nalona – Sumud – The Acoustic EP (Six Degrees, 2013)
  16. Kan Mikami: Chance – Nishiogi No Tsuki (Siwa, 2009)
  17. Ajoyo: Idanwo – Idanwo (Ropeadope, 2015)
  18. Peter Case: Three Days Straight – Peter Case (Geffen, 1986)
  19. Ibeyi: Mama Says – Ibeyi (XL, 2015)
  20. Suicide: Frankie Teardrop – Suicide (Red Star, 1977)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 3/1/15

  1. Will McNicol & Luke Selby: Oscar’s Philosophy – Hitchhiker (Will McNicol & Luke Selby, 2015)
  2. Dengue Fever: Rom Say Sok – The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk, 2015)
  3. Nilson Matta: Eh Menina – EastSideRioDrive (World Blue, 2015)
  4. JD McPherson: Head Over Heels – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  5. Rob Ellis: American Dream For Three Pianos – Music For The Home (The Leaf Label, 2000)
  6. Brian Wilson: The Right Time (feat. Al Jardine & David Marks) – No Pier Pressure (Capitol, 2015)
  7. Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: At an Arabian House Party – Book of Rhapsodies (Accurate, 2013)
  8. La Lucha: Can’t Stand Losing You – Standards, Not-Standards (Blue Line, 2014)
  9. R. Weis: Parts I, II, III, IV – Parrot & Paperback (R. Weis, 2015)
  10. Lesley Gore: You Don’t Own Me – 20th Century Masters (Island/Def Jam, 2000)
  11. Elana James: Ayriliq (“Separation”) – Black Beauty (Snarf, 2015)
  12. Jim White vs. the Packway Handle Band: Blood on the Fiddle, Blood on the Bow – Take it Like a Man (YepRoc, 2015)
  13. Francis Bebey: Ndolo – Rough Guide To African Rare Groove, Vol. 1 (World Music Network, 2015)
  14. John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom – Burnin’ (Vee Jay, 1962)
  15. Joe Henry: Trampoline – Trampoline (Mammoth, 1996)
  16. Ibeyi: River – Ibeyi (XL, 2015)
  17. The Willows: Daughter – Amidst Fiery Skies (Elk, 2014)
  18. Jamal Estaifi: Ma Andi Dala – Maghreb Lyon – Raï, Chaoui, Staifi, Chaâbi, Kabyle, Malouf 1972-1998 (Frémeaux et Associés, 2014)
  19. The Brazilian Johnsons: Stranger in a Strange Place – Howdy Duty (The Brazilian Johnsons, 2013)
  20. Them: Here Comes The Night – Them (Decca UK, 1965)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 2/22/15

  1. Pops Staples: No News is Good News – Don’t Lose This (Anti-, 2015)
  2. Tinsley Ellis: In From The Cold – Tough Love (Heartfixer, 2015)
  3. The Dream Academy: Power To Believe – Remembrance Days (Reprise, 1987)
  4. Dom La Nena: Volto Já – Soyo (Six Degrees, 2015)
  5. Hitchhiker: 11 Eleven Remix – 11 Eleven Remix [single] (SM Entertainment, 2015)
  6. The Tiptons Sax Quartet: Number 6 – Laws Of Motion (Zipa!/Spoot, 2008)
  7. Johnny Thunders: Leave Me Alone – Real Times (Remarquable, 2014)
  8. Black Star Riders: The Killer Instinct – The Killer Instinct (Nuclear, 2015)
  9. Carolyne Mas: Snow – Carolyne Mas (Mercury, 1979)
  10. Starry Eyed And Laughing: Forever Young – Forever Young (Aurora, 2015)
  11. Meatbodies: Plank – Meatbodies (In the Red, 2014)
  12. Jane Ira Bloom: Truth in Timbre – Sometimes The Magic (Arabesque, 2001)
  13. Astrid Jones & the Blue Flaps: Something Else – Stand Up (Okoumé Prods, 2015)
  14. Dan Deacon: Feel the Lightning – Gliss Riffer (Domino Recording Co, 2015)
  15. Scientist: Where Wicked Gonna Dub – The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You to Hear (Jah Life, 2015)
  16. Christoph Bruhn: Something, or Oil Paintings – Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 7 (Tomkins Square, 2015)
  17. Sister India: Out Of Place – The Rough Guide To The Asian Underground (World Music Network, 2003)
  18. The Cramps: New Kind of Kick – File Under Sacred Music, Early Singles 1978-1981 (Munster, 2011)
  19. George Harrison: Awaiting On You All – All Things Must Pass (Capitol, 1970)
  20. Korean Traditional Performing Arts Center Orchestra: Sujech’on – A Selection of Korean Traditional Music (Jigu, 1991)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 2/15/15

  1. The Unthanks: Magpie – Mount the Air (Rabble Rouser, 2015)
  2. Ryan Bingham: Adventures of You and Me – Fear and Saturday Night (Axster Bingham, 2015)
  3. Robert Earl Keen: Footprints In the Snow – Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone, 2015)
  4. Carmen Rizzo: Jupiter – Illuminado E.P. (Electrofone, 2015)
  5. Roman Flügel: Wilkie – Happiness is Happening (Dial, 2014)
  6. Cheb i Sabbah: Im Ninalou (The Groovio Deep End Remix) – La Ghriba – La Kahena Remixed (Six Degrees, 2007)
  7. Nanci Griffith: Waiting for Love – Blue Roses from the Moons (Elektra, 1997)
  8. David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights: Like Rain – End Times Undone (Merge, 2014)
  9. Dengue Fever: Tokay – The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk, 2015)
  10. The Bar-Kays: Soul Finger – Stax/Volt: The Complete Singles (1959-1968) (Atlantic, 1991)
  11. Los Lobos: Kiko and the Lavender Moon – Kiko (Slash, 1992)
  12. Celestial Bums: Child of the Moon – Stoned: A Psych Tribute to the Rolling Stones (Cleopatra, 2015)
  13. Rhiannon Giddens: Water Boy – Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Llewyn Davis (Nonesuch, 2015)
  14. Et Tu Brucé: The Light – Et Tu Brucé (Et Tu, 2015)
  15. JD McPherson: Bridgebuilder – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  16. The Hollies: Jesus Was A Crossmaker – Romany (Epic, 1972)
  17. Bent: K.I.S.S.E.S – Music for Barbecues (Sport, 2000)
  18. Martin Sexton: Do It Daily – Mix Tape Of The Open Road (Atlantic, 2015)
  19. Hector Zazou & Swara: Sisyphe – In The House of Mirrors (Crammed, 2008)
  20. El Chicano: Mas Zacate – Celebration (Kapp, 1972)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 2/8/15

  1. Budos Band: Aphasia – Burnt Offering (Daptone, 2014)
  2. Meridian Brothers: Salvadora Robot – Salvadora Robot (Soundway, 2014)
  3. Alim & Fargana Qasimov: You Are the Light of My Eyes – Music of Central Asia, Vol 6 (Smithsonian Folkways, 2007)
  4. Pops Staples: Friendship – Don’t Lose This (dBPM/Anti, 2015)
  5. Kate Pierson: Mister Sister – Guitars and Microphones (Lazy Meadow, 2015)
  6. Ornette Coleman: Congeniality – The Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic, 1959)
  7. Hauschka: Craco – Abandoned City (Temporary Residence, 2014)
  8. Courtney Barnett: Pedestrian At Best – Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit (Marathon Artists, 2015)
  9. Monsieur Doumani: The Forest Ranger – Grippy Grappa (Monsieur Doumani, 2013)
  10. Omar Souleyman: Khattaba – Wenu Wenu (Ribbon, 2013)
  11. Gillian Welch: Revelator (live) – Music from The Revelator Collection (Acony, 2002)
  12. Marc Ronson: Daffodils (feat. Kevin Parker) – Uptown Special (Sony, 2015)
  13. Bob Dylan: What’ll I Do – Shadows In The Night (Columbia, 2015)
  14. La Banda’s: Democracia’s Jam – La Banda’s (Pastabase, 2007)
  15. Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu, Pt. 1 – Having A Good Time (Ace, 1959)
  16. 11 Acorn Lane: Mr Mambo (Hips Mix) – Time For Tea (Wooden Hat, 2015)
  17. Shintaro Sakamoto: Extremely Bad Man – Let’s Dance Raw (Other Music, 2014)
  18. Wilder Gonzales Agreda: Noguchi – Lima Norte Metamúsica (Super Space, 2014)
  19. Homayan Sakhi: Raga Madhuvanti – Music of Central Asia, Vol 3; The Art Of the Afghan Rubab (Smithsonian Folkways, 2006)
  20. Zomba Prison Project: I See the Whole World Dying of AIDS – I Have No Everything Here (Six Degrees, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 2/1/15

  1. Fanga/Maâlem Abdallah Guinéa: Gnawi – Fangnawa Experience (Strut, 2012)
  2. Alex Chilton: Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (Omnivore, 2012)
  3. Xenia Rubinos: Whirlwind – Magic Trix (Ba Da Bing, 2013)
  4. Harvey Mandel: Baby Batter – Baby Batter (Janus, 1971)
  5. The Dø: Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy – Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy – Single (Get Down, 2015)
  6. George Duke: No Rhyme, No Reason – No Rhyme, No Reason (single) (Warner Bros., 1992)
  7. Brandi Carlile: The Eye – The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO Records, 2015)
  8. Björk: Lionsong – Vulnicura (One Little Indian, 2015)
  9. Taj Mahal: Señor Blues – Señor Blues (Private Music, 1997)
  10. Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band: Smack Dab in a Big Tornado – Take It Like a Man (Yep Roc, 2015)
  11. Will Calhoun: Pyramid – Native Lands (Half Note, 2005)
  12. The Persuasions: Oh Darling – The Persuasions Sing The Beatles (Chesky Records, 2002)
  13. Rajab Suleiman & Kithara: Ridhika – Zanzibara 8: Chungu (Buda Musique, 2013)
  14. Nicholas Payton: Blues In The Night – Dear Louis (Verve, 2000)
  15. Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako: Mali Denou – Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako (Sterns Music, 2014)
  16. Ray Charles: In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) – Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul (ABC-Paramount, 1963)
  17. Big Star: I’m In Love With A Girl – Radio City (Ardent, 1974)
  18. Linus Young: Fun In The Sun – Category 5 (Island, 2014)
  19. Harry Nilsson: This Could Be The Night – The RCA Album Collection (RCA 2013)
  20. Xarnege: Arin Arin Deus Pastors – Talka Tum (Pyrene edt, 2014)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/25/15

  1. Laura Cantrell: Someday Sparrow – No Way There from Here (Shoeshine/Spit & Polish, 2013)
  2. Rebel Tumbao: The Story – Rebel Tumbao (Sacred Rhythm Music, 2015)
  3. Mark Diomede & the Juggling Suns Project: Channeling – Regulus (self, 2015)
  4. Amira Medunjanin: Što Te Nema – Silk & Stone (World Village, 2014)
  5. Antti Tolvi: Viidakko Aina – Taikuri Tali (Ikuisuus, 2014)
  6. Travis Bretzer: Lady Red – Waxing Romantic (Mexican Summer, 2015)
  7. Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kontakte – Electronic Music Sources Vol. 2 (1937-1959) (Sinetone AMR, 2012)
  8. Randy Newman: In Germany Before the War – The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (Nonesuch, 2003)
  9. Howard Eynon: Boots & Jam & Heads & Things – So What If I’m Standing in Apricot Jam (Earth Records, 1974/2014)
  10. The Roches: Steady with the Maestro – Keep on Doing (Warner Bros, 1982)
  11. Wilder Gonzales Agreda: Aves Mares Voz – Lima Norte Metamúsica (Super Space Records, 2014)
  12. Nate Trier (featuring Barry Seroff): Servants of ELF – Only Numbers Remain (Nate Trier, 2012)
  13. Meridian Brothers: Doctor Trompeta – Salvadora Robot (Soundway, 2014)
  14. SASAC: Dim City – Hyperion (Omega Supreme Records, 2014)
  15. Dimmit: Blash – Acid Arab Collections (Versatile, 2013)
  16. Bbrainz: Eternal – Echo (No Problema Tapes, 2014)
  17. Birdy Nam Nam: Abbesses – Birdy Nam Nam (Uncivilized World, 2006)
  18. Bostich + Fussible (Feat. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz): Motel Baja – Motel Baja (Nacional Records, 2014)
  19. Ennio Morricone: Duck You Sucker – Film Music Maestro (Blaricum CD Company, 2004)
  20. Pampers: Purple Brain – Pampers (In The Red, 2013)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/18/15

  1. Jake Xerxes Fussell: Let Me Lose – Jake Xerxes Fussell (Paradise of Bachelors, 2015)
  2. Whitey Morgan: If You Could Touch Her At All – Grandpa’s Guitar (Whitey Morgan, 2014)
  3. Chad VanGaalen: Willow Tree – Soft Airplane (Sub Pop, 2014)
  4. Idris Elba: Aero Mathata – Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela (7Wallace, 2014)
  5. The Cambodian Space Project: Whiskey Cambodia – The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia (World Music Network, 2014)
  6. Amy LaVere: Killing Him – Anchors and Anvils (Archer, 2007)
  7. Dionne Farris: I Know – Wild Seed – Wild Flower (Columbia, 1994)
  8. Sturgill Simpson: Turtles All The Way Down – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (High Top Mountain, 2014)
  9. Johnnie Allan: Promised Land – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  10. The Aggrovators: Academy Award Version – Front Line Presents Dub (Front Line, 2014)
  11. Mattia: Surabaya – Acid Arab Collections (Versatile, 2013)
  12. Clark: Absence (Bibio remix) – Feast/Beast (Warp, 2013)
  13. The Fall: Hip Priest – Hex Education Hour (Kamera, 1982)
  14. Jefferson Airplane: Fat Angel – Bless Its Pointed Little Head (RCA Victor, 1969)
  15. Kassa Tessema: Na Gèdamu – Éthiopiques 29: Mastawesha (Buda Musique, 2014)
  16. Markus James: Goin Down South – Head For The Hills (Firenze, 2014)
  17. Taj Mahal: The Car of Your Dreams – Phantom Blues (Private, 1996)
  18. Matthew Mullane: Small Tensions Small Body – Hut Variations (Vin du Select Qualité, 2014)
  19. Gazelle Twin: Obelisk – The Entire City (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, 2011)
  20. Adolph Jacobs: Getting Down With The Game – Hard To Explain: More Shattered Dreams (BGP, 2014)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/11/15

  1. Mekons: Memphis, Egypt – The Mekons Rock ’n’ Roll (Blast First, 1989)
  2. Museum Of Love: The Who’s Who of Who Cares – Museum Of Love (DFA, 2014)
  3. Kassé Mady Diabaté: Sadjo – Kiriké (Nonesuch Records, 2015)
  4. Xarnege: Fandago Aparta – Fandango Plan – Talka Tum (Pyrene edt, 2014)
  5. The Juju Orchestra: What Is Hip? (feat. Carolyn Leonhart & Terry Callier) – Bossa Nova Is Not a Crime (Agogo, 2007)
  6. The Mantles: Reason’s Run – Long Enough to Leave (Slumberland, 2013)
  7. David Bowie: A Better Future – Heathen (ISO/Columbia, 2002)
  8. Monsieur Doumani: The System – Grippy Grappa (Monsieur Doumani, 2013)
  9. Andy McWain Quartet: Wind Can May – Starfish (Fuller Street, 2002)
  10. Laura Marling: Short Movie – Short Movie (Ribbon Music, March 2015)
  11. Sir Ching I: Hello Everyone: Hello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968-70 (Cherry Red, 2014)
  12. François de Roubaix: La frite équatoriale – Dirty French Psychedelics (Dirty, 2009)
  13. Marvin Gaye: When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You – Here, My Dear (Motown, 1978)
  14. Punch Brothers: I Blew It Off – The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch, 2015)
  15. Gochag Askarov: Tesnif & Mugham Kharij Segah – Sacred World of Azerbaijani Mugham (Felmay, 2013)
  16. Dawn Penn: You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – No, No, No (Big Beat, 1994)
  17. Kristeen Young: Saviour (duet with David Bowie) – Breasticles (Tony Visconti Prods, 2003)
  18. The Clash: One More Dub – Sandinista! (Epic, 1980)
  19. Nishtiman: Ajwiju – Nishtiman (Kurdistan – Iran – Iraq – Turkey) (Accords Croisés, 2013)
  20. Cindy Lee Berryhill: Beloved Stranger – Beloved Stranger (Popluxe, 2007)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/4/15

  1. Annette Peacock: Love Me Tender – I’m The One (RCA, 1972)
  2. Istvan Peter B’Racz: Decantur – Post-Minimalism (trAce, 2007)
  3. Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band: Not a Song – Take It Like a Man (YepRoc, 2015)
  4. Peliroja: Injusticia – Injusticia (Chulo, 2014)
  5. Massive Attack: Karmacoma – Protection (Virgin, 1994)
  6. KTU: Keho – 8 Armed Monkey (Thirsty Ear, 2005)
  7. Asphalt Orchestra: Bone Machine – Asphalt Orchestra Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa (Cantaloupe, 2014)
  8. Bettye LaVette: Wait – Worthy (Cherry Red, 2015)
  9. Kenny Butterill: Good Thing That Couldn’t Happen Here – Troubadour Tales (No Bull Songs, 2014)
  10. King Penguin: She Don’t Care About Time – 7 and 7 Is (Fruits de Mer, 2014)
  11. Jah Shaka: Warrior Dub – Jah Shaka Meets Mad Professor at Ariwa Sounds (Ariwa, 1984)
  12. Father John Misty: Bored In The USA – I Love You Honeybear (Sub Pop, 2015)
  13. Björk/Robert Wyatt: Submarine – Different Every Time/Benign Dictatorships (Domino, 2014)
  14. Lydia Loveless: Really Want To See You Again – Something Else (Bloodshot, 2014)
  15. Beck: Heart Is A Drum – Morning Phase (Fonograf, 2014)
  16. Galaxie 500: Ceremony – Blue Thunder [EP] (Rough Trade, 1990)
  17. Boris Kovac & La Campanella: My Eastern Heart – Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat, 2014)
  18. Bassnectar: So Butterfly (Beats Antique remix feat. Sorne) – (NVSB Remixes promo single) (Amorphous Music, 2014)
  19. Lou Reed: What’s Good – Magic and Loss (Sire, 1992)
  20. Simo Lagnawi: Sahara Wiya – The Gnawa Berber (Riverboat, 2014)

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WPKN Programmers’ 2014 Top 10s

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. Lera Lynn: The Avenues (Junketboy)
  2. The Currys: Follow (Currys Music)
  3. Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt: For Keeps (Red House)
  4. Tumbling Bones: Loving a Fool (Tumbling Bones)
  5. Bobtown: A History of Ghosts (Bobtown)
  6. Ernest Troost: O Love (Travelin’ Shoes)
  7. The Whispering Tree: The Escape (Eyelash Soup)
  8. Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes: Life on Fire (BC2)
  9. Roosevelt Dime: Full Head of Steam (Roosevelt Dime)
  10. Paul Sachs: Survival is the New Success (Godfather of Grand)

David Golden: “Morning Maniac Music

  1. Laurie Antonioli: Songs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light (Origin)
  2. Balval: Ten Hand Band (Whaling City Sound)
  3. Kenny Barron/Dave Holland: The Art of Conversation (impulse!)
  4. George Cables: Icons & Influences (Highnote)
  5. Connie Evingson: All the Cats Join In (Minnehaha)
  6. The Hot Sardines: The Hot Sardines (Decca)
  7. Benjamin Lapidus & Kari•B3: Ochosi Blues (Tresero Productions)
  8. Native Jazz Quartet: Stories (Consolidated Artists)
  9. Ulysses Owens Jr: Onward & Upward (D Clef)
  10. Marcus Roberts: Romance, Swing, and the Blues (J-Master)

Del “in Transition

  1. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home (Chess, UK)
  2. Chuck Prophet: Night Surfer (YepRoc)
  3. Nathan James: Hear Me Calling / Natural Born That Way (Sacred Cat)
  4. Flaming Lips: With a Little Help From My Fwends (Warner Bros.)
  5. Larkin Poe: Kin (RH Music)
  6. Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meats the Bone (Highway 20)
  7. New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River (Harvest)
  8. Stanley Clarke Band: Up (Mack Avenue)
  9. Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)
  10. Mary Fahl: Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (Rimar)

Eric Cocks: “Connections*

  • The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set (Capitol)
  • Beck: Morning Phase (Fonograf)
  • Bob Dylan & The Band: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11, The Basement Tapes Complete (Columbia)
  • Borns: Candy EP (Interscope)
  • Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  • D’Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah (RCA)
  • Gary Calamar: You Are What You Listen To ep (Atlantic)
  • Kristeen Young: The Knife Shift (feat Dave Grohl, Tony Visconti, Boz Boorer & Lou Rossi): (Test Tube Records)
  • Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  • Xeno & Oaklander: Par Avion (Ghostly International)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up + (Ipecac)
  2. Hollie Cook: Twice (Mr. Bongo)
  3. Geraint Watkins: Moustique (Goldtop, UK)
  4. The New Piccadillys: Introducing… (Soundflat, Germany)
  5. Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: ExcitoToxicity (Red Wharf, UK)
  6. Hamell On Trial: Happiest Man In The World (New West)
  7. Monica Heldal: Boy From The North (Warner Music, Norway)
  8. Die Antwoord: Donker Mag (Zef)
  9. Hookworms: The Hum (Weird World, UK)
  10. Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972 (Rhino)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  1. Torn Hawk: Because of M.A.S.K. (Mexican Summer)
  2. Holly Herndon: Chorus (RVNG Intl.)
  3. Quiltland: A Billion Know (Astro:Dynamics)
  4. Andras Fox: Pontoon (Mexican Summer)
  5. Andy Stott: Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)
  6. Grouper: Made of Air (Kranky)
  7. Young Magic: Holographic (Carpark)
  8. Braeyden Jae: The Safest Space (PatientSounds AV)
  9. Sza feat. Isaiah Rashad: Warm Winds (Top Dawg)
  10. Peaking Lights: Breakdown (Weird World)

Kevin Gallagher*

  • Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning (Jazzbook)
  • Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch: The Offense of the Drum (Motéma)
  • Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
  • Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)
  • The Mannish Boys: Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)
  • Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions (Capitol)
  • Old 97’s: Most Messed Up (New West)
  • Manhattan School of Music Afro Cuban Jazz Orch w/Bobby Sanabria: Que Viva Harlem! (Jazzheads)
  • Rebel Tumbao: Rebel Tumbao (Rubb Dubb)
  • Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music*

  • Alastair Greene Band: Trouble at Your Door (Electro Groove Records)
  • Brandon Miller Band: Slow Train (CD Baby)
  • Janiva Magness: Original (Fathead Records)
  • Jarekus Singleton: Refuse To Lose (Alligator Records)
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Goin Home (Concord Records)
  • Laurence Jones: Temptation (Ruf Records)
  • Sena Ernhardt: Live My Life (Blind Pig Records)
  • Skyla Burrell Band: Blues Scars (Vizztone Records)
  • Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder Records)
  • Uriah Heep: Outsider (Frontiers Records)

Michelle Spinei: “Surf Party Apocalypse

  1. Goat: Commune (Sub Pop)
  2. Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  3. Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?)
  4. The Felines: Want (Soundflat)
  5. Chet Faker: Built on Glass (Downtown)
  6. Tomorrows Tulips: When (Burger)
  7. Real Estate: Atlas (Domino)
  8. Sandy’s: Fourth Dementia (Um Yeah Arts)
  9. The Range of Light Wilderness: The Range of Light Wilderness (Gnome Life)
  10. Ariel Pink: pom pom (4AD)

Mike Zito: “WPKN All Stars”

  1. Red Molly: The Red Album (Red Molly)
  2. Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics (Beeswing)
  3. Lori McKenna: Numbered Doors (Hoodie Songs)
  4. Various Artists: Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road)
  5. Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)
  6. The Stray Birds: Best Medicine (YepRoc)
  7. Matt Anderson: Weightless (True North)
  8. Rosanne Cash: The River and the Thread (Blue Note)
  9. Chris Smither: Still on the Levee (Signature Sounds)
  10. Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (PaxAmericana)

Paul Bercovici: “For Rock Snobs Only

  1. Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  2. Bob Mould: Beauty and Ruin (Merge)
  3. Temples: Sun Structures (Fat Possum)
  4. Thurston Moore: The Best Day (Matador)
  5. The Vacant Lots: Departure (Sonic Cathedral)
  6. Dum Dum Girls: Too True (Sub Pop)
  7. Holy Wave: Relax (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
  8. Tycho: Awake (Ghostly International)
  9. The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
  10. Allah-Las: Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
  2. The Muffs: Whoop De Doo (Cherry Red)
  3. The Fleshtones: Wheel of Talent (YepRoc)
  4. Ronnie Fauss: Built to Break (Normaltown)
  5. Johnny Marr: Playland (New Voodoo)
  6. Weezer: Everything Will be Alright in the End (Republic)
  7. The Dead Lovers: Supernatural Superstar (Spy Satellite)
  8. The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt (Island)
  9. The Jellybricks: Youngstown Tune-Up (Primitive)
  10. Jonny Two Bags: Salvation Town (Isotone)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  1. Various Artists: Acid Arab Collections (Versatile)
  2. Beats Antique: A Thousand Faces, Act 2 (Beats Antique)
  3. Hauschka: Abandoned City (Temporary Residence Ltd)
  4. Disparition: Granicha (Disparition)
  5. David Lynch: The Air Is On Fire (Sacred Bones)
  6. OY: No Problem Saloon (Crammed)
  7. Various Artists: Place Du Pont Production: Maghreb Lyon (Frémeaux et Associés)
  8. Various Artists: Psychedelic Planet (Six Degrees)
  9. Maya Beiser: Uncovered (Innova)
  10. The Bombay Royale: The Island of Dr. Electrico (Hope Street)

Scott Thompson*

  • Benjamin Lapidus: Ochosi Blues (Tresero)
  • Elio Villafranca: Caribbean Tinge (Motema)
  • Freddy Cole: Singing The Blues (High Note)
  • Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Warner Bros)
  • Lenny Kravitz: Strut (Roxie)
  • Manhattan School of Music Afro Cuban Jazz Orch w/Bobby Sanabria: Que Viva Harlem! (Jazzheads)
  • Prince: Art Official Age (NPG)
  • Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: Plectrumelectrum (NPG)
  • Rebel Tumbao: Rebel Tumbao (Rubb Dubb)
  • Rufus Reid: Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Motema)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp*

  • Ariel Pink: Pom Pom (4AD)
  • Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Mom+Pop)
  • Jim Oblon (with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner):Sunset (Compass Records)
  • Jungle: Jungle (XL Recordings)
  • Naomi Shelton: Cold World (Daptone)
  • Ray Lamontagne: Supernova (Stone Dwarf)
  • Sleaford Mods: Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
  • Soft Hearted Scientists: The Slow Cyclone (Hip Replacement)
  • Steve Gunn: Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Zoe Muth: World of Strangers (Signature Sounds)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

  1. Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes (ATO)
  2. DakhaBrakha: Light (DahkaBrakha)
  3. Hamell On Trial: The Happiest Man In the World (New West)
  4. OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey)
  5. Holly Golightly: All Her Fault (Transdreamer)
  6. Ana Tijoux: Vengo (Nacional)
  7. Kasai Allstars: Beware The Fetish (Crammed Discs)
  8. Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread (Blue Note)
  9. Leo Welch: Sabougla Voices (Legal Mess)
  10. Diane Cluck: Boneset (Bone & Bloom)

* listed alphabetically

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/21/14

  1. Deerhoof: Paradise Girls – La Isla Bonita (Polyvinyl, 2014)
  2. Spiritualized: I Think I’m In Love – Ladies And Gentlemen: We Are Floating in Space (Dedicated, 1997)
  3. Ray Charles: Still Crazy After All These Years – My World (Warner Bros., 1993)
  4. Relatively Clean Rivers: Journey Through the Valley of O – Relatively Clean Rivers (Pacific Island, 1976)
  5. Zarbang: Cycle of Fire – Persian And Middle Eastern Percussion (ARC Music, 2005)
  6. Ambrose Akinmusire: Rollcall For Those Absent – the imagined savior is far easier to paint (Blue Note, 2014)
  7. Lenny Kravitz: Strut – She’s A Beast (Roxie, 2014)
  8. Gaudi: Ci Fice Lu Dub – Dub, Sweat & Tears (Six Degrees, 2014)
  9. Sutari: Chłopacy – Wiano (Sutari, 2014)
  10. Vincent Quatroche: An Understanding – Matador from Another Planet (Sleeping Giant, 2004)
  11. Chung Jae-Chuck: Seryongsan – Chung Jae-Chuck, Piri Master (National Center for Korean Performing Arts, 1994
  12. Mustang: Je me suis fait tout petit – Le Pop 8 – les chansons de la nouvelle scène française (Le Pop MusiK, 2014)
  13. Peter Green Splinter Group: Burglar – Destiny Road (Snapper, 1999)
  14. Inner Circle: Colliebud Cure It – Island Presents: Dub (Island, 2014)
  15. Ronny Jordan: The Jackal (feat. Dana Bryant) – The Quiet Revolution (Island, 1993)
  16. Suli Breaks: R.I.P. (remix) – The Dormroom (UOSB, 2013)
  17. Lala Njava: Dinako – Malagasy Blues Song (World Music Network/Riverboat, 2014)
  18. Soft Walls: Won’t Remember My Name – No Time (Trouble in Mind, 2014)
  19. MC Skepta: That’s Not Me (feat. JME) – (3Beat Productions, 2014)
  20. Beats Antique: Kismat (Karsh Kale remix) – A Thousand Faces – Remixes (Beats Antique, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Scott Thompson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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