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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/19/18

  1. Eliza Gilkyson: Conservation – Secularia (Red House, 2018)
  2. King Tut: America (Intro) – No Mercy (King Tut, 2015)
  3. 070 Shake: Accusations – single (Getting Out Our Dreams, 2018)
  4. Willie Nile: Seeds Of A Revolution – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  5. Cindy Lee Berryhill: Somebody’s Angel – live on “Connections” w/Eric Cocks (2018)
  6. Big Hard Excellent Fish: Imperfect List – single (One Little Indian, 1989)
  7. Jen Cloher: Waiting In The Wings – Jen Cloher (Milk!, 2017)
  8. Blowzabella: Beanfield/Monster Cafe – Vanilla (Green Linnet, 1990)
  9. The Beths: Future Me Hates Me – Future Me Hates Me (Carpark, 2018)
  10. JD McPherson: Everybody’s Talking ’bout the All-American – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  11. East West Quintet: Comet – Vast (Native Language, 2009)
  12. Eric Carmen: Top Down Summer – web stream (www.ericcarmen.com, 2018)
  13. Hauschka: Knowledge Is Passed On – What If (Temporary Residence, 2017)
  14. Bird Streets: Same Dream – Bird Streets (Omnivore, 2018)
  15. Sam Phillips: How Much Is Enough – World On Sticks (Littlebox, 2018)
  16. Travis Scott: Stargazing – ASTROWORLD (Grand Hustle, 2018)
  17. Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs: Black Horse Blues – Clippety Clop (Transdreamer, 2018)
  18. Parquet Courts: Total Football – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade, 2018)
  19. Fluke: Atom Bomb – single (Circa, 1996)
  20. The Jim Jones Revue: Fish 2 Fry – The Jim Jones Revue (Punk Rock Blues, 2008)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber,  Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – August 13, 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of the White Rose Political Calendar. The calendar takes its name from the White Rose, a resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich. In the spirit of the White Rose, WPKN offers its weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice. Here are some of the listings for the week of August 13, 2018.


Unite for Justice is calling for a Day of Action on Sunday, August 26 to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Information on events around the country can be found at uniteforjustice2018.com.


With the growing conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the fight for women’s rights for reproductive rights has entered a critical new phase. The court recently struck down a California law that required anti-abortion so-called “pregnancy crisis centers” to fully disclose that they were limiting information given to pregnant women about their pregnancy options. The group NARAL continues to lead the fight to protect reproductive rights. More information is at prochoiceamerica.org or, in Connecticut, at prochoicect.org.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on the forefront in the fight for refugee rights, particularly, the ongoing battle over the horrific act of separating immigrant children from their families at the United States border. The organization is helping groups publicize their efforts at the local level at peoplepower.org.


There are a number of organizations in our local communities working to support immigrant resettlement, housing, and education and, particularly, to protect immigrants who are facing deportation. In New Haven, Unidad Latina en Acción is a grassroots organization of immigrants defending labor, civil, and human rights. They have worked with a number of immigrants who have gone into sanctuary rather than face deportation. Their website is at ulanewhaven.org. IRIS, the Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, works in the New Haven area to integrate new refugees into the community. They depend on volunteers and organizations to host families and provide help to find jobs, housing, and other services. More details are at irisct.org.


On Long Island, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, or NISI, works with immigrants in many ways. Their website has further listings of faith groups and others working to protect immigrants at tinyurl.com/supportimmigrants; you can also search for the group on Facebook. Organization Latina Americana, a culture, arts, education, and advocacy group can be found at www.olaofeasternlongisland.org. The group Progressive East End Reformers (PEER) helps immigrants and “Dreamers” and is working in advance of the 2018 elections to question candidates about their stands on immigration. PEER is involved in other issues as well such as advocating for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice for all through electoral politics and activist, issue-oriented engagements. They can be found by searching for PEER/NYPAN on Facebook.


Nationally, the New Sanctuary Movement is forming local chapters of faith groups and their supporters who provide sanctuary to immigrants who are facing imminent deportation. Their website includes a detailed “Rapid Response Toolkit” and a pledge that individuals can sign to commit themselves or their faith organizations to support the sanctuary movement. Their website is at www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org


The bus company Greyhound has been cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow random searches for undocumented immigrants on its buses. American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in several states are taking court action to prevent this practice. The ACLU argues that these searches and subsequent arrests violate constitutional fourth-amendment rights to protect individuals on private property when there is not consent or a warrant. The ACLU is also calling on consumers to make their voices heard by signing a petition located at tinyurl.com/aclu-greyhound-petition.


United Illuminating and other utility companies are continuing to needlessly remove roadside trees on private property, arguing that the utilities are protecting power lines in the event of storms. Many groups have protested these tree removals and are working to educate citizens about their rights to protect trees on their own property or in their neighborhood. The Garden Club of New Haven has further information on what individuals can do if they see notices that trees in their area are slated for removal. Go to www.gardenclubofnewhaven.org and click on “Trees and Power.”


The New Haven Land Trust welcomes the summer season with numerous activities to involve the region in environmental education, community farms, and activities on the Long Island Sound through their Schooner Camp. Their web address is newhavenlandtrust.org.


The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, tracks hate crimes in the United States. With many groups having become emboldened during the Trump regime, such as was seen in the attacks earlier this year in Charlottesville, the SPLC has provided tools to counter such hatred. Their website, at www.splcenter.org, features a ten-step guide to protect oppressed groups and promote healthy communities. The SPLC has also recently published a guide to fight hate speech on campuses.


Amnesty International USA continues to keep working to stop discriminatory immigration bans and other U.S. actions that are endangering basic human rights. Their website is at www.amnestyusa.org. Amnesty International also works on a range of other issues within the United States including abolishing the death penalty, ending gun violence, and protecting the rights of the gay and transgender community.


While Amnesty International fights for human rights abroad, the group Moral Monday Connecticut pushes for equal rights and social and economic justice in the state of Connecticut. Moral Monday is a movement started in North Carolina after their governor and state legislature introduced draconian cuts to education and essential social services. Moral Monday Connecticut can be found online at moralmondayct.org.


New Haven’s Bioregional Group “Connects New Haveners to their life-place,” organizing numerous environmentally-focused activities themselves and promoting activities of like-minded organizations in the region. Their website is newhavenbioregionalgroup.org.


Many of WPKN’s public affairs, community programs, and cultural programs are available by podcast. WPKN has a talented and passionate pool of programmers who are deeply curious about the world around them. Their interviews are lively, timely, and a perfect companion for your morning run or afternoon car trip. You can find out more information by going to wpkn.org and clicking on the podcast link. More than ever, community radio stations like WPKN will be essential to provide an outlet for alternative political and cultural points of view.


To list your group’s local, regional or national events, send announcements, one week in advance when possible, to the White Rose Political Calendar, at valrichardson@wpkn.org. This week’s calendar was produced by Valerie and Rod Richardson.

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 8/12/18

  1. Jessica Lauren: Simba Jike – Almeria (Freestyle, 2018)
  2. [Louis Andriessen]/Bang On A Can: Hout – Gigantic Dancing Human Machine: Bang On A Can Plays Louis Andriessen (Cantaloupe, 2002)
  3. Jon Cleary: Unputdownable – Dyna-Mite! (FHQ, 2018)
  4. Down By Law: Mannequin – All In (Kung Fu, 2018)
  5. Abelita Mateus: Vamo N’Eça – Mixed Feelings (Vivenda, 2018)
  6. Tarek Yamani: Ayyala Cubana – Peninsular (:edict, 2017)
  7. Diga Rhythm Band: Sweet Sixteen – Diga (Round, 1976)
  8. Man: Bananas – Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day (United Artists, 1972)
  9. El Hijo De la Cumbia: Ritmo Realidad (feat. Celso Piña, Alika y Nueva Alianza) – Género Género (Nacional, 2018)
  10. The Natacha Atlas & Marc Eagleton Project: Sobek on the Prowl – Foretold In The Language Of Dreams (Mantra, 2002)
  11. Shy Boys: Take the Doggie – Bell House (Polyvinyl, 2018)
  12. Blood Wine Or Honey: Orwellian Woman – Fear & Celebration (Do Right, 2018)
  13. Vivian Lee: Bein’ Green – Let’s Talk About Love (Tara, 2018)
  14. The Chills: Time to Atone – Snow Bound (Fire, 2018)
  15. Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen’, No. 2 – Hooker & Heat (Liberty, 1971)
  16. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: A Time for Peace – West Side Strut (Alligator, 2008)
  17. Jupiter & Okwess: Hello – Kin Sonic (Zamora/Glitterbeat, 2018)
  18. Kronos Quartet: Mehriban Olaq – Rainbow (Smithsonian Folkways, 2010)
  19. Ray Sepúlveda: The Fool On the Hill – Tropical Tribute to the Beatles (RMM, 1996)
  20. Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra: Lost in the Supermarket – Another World Is Possible (Uncivilized World, 2005)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/05/18

  1. The Decibels: Sometime in the Morning – Big Hits! (plus twelve more!) (Screaming Apple, 2018)
  2. Boz Scaggs: Rock and Stick – Out of the Blues (Universal, 2018)
  3. Dana Fuchs: Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Love Lives On (Get Along, 2018)
  4. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks – Psalms of Vengeance (Piety Street, 2009)
  5. Sun Ra: Interplanetary Travelers – The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3: The Lost Tapes (ESP-Disk, 2005)
  6. [Lou Harrison, comp.]/Percussion UVU: Canticle No. 3 – Works For Percussion, Violin, and Piano (Albany, 2018)
  7. Night Moves: Colored Emotions – Colored Emotions (Domino, 2012)
  8. Jesse Sykes & The Sweethereafter: Dewayne – single (Station Grey, 2018)
  9. Hungry March Band: Off the Hook – Running Through With the Sadness (Imaginator, 2018)
  10. Barnaby Bye: Blonde – Touch (Atlantic, 1974)
  11. Issam Rafea and Gao Hong: Chance Encounter – Life As Is (Innova, 2018)
  12. Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Is Loose – Bo Diddley Is a Lover (Checker, 1961)
  13. Underworld & Iggy Pop: I’ll See Big – Teatime Dub Encounters EP (Caroline, 2018)
  14. Dave Alvin & Jimmy Dale Gilmore: Silverlake – Downey to Lubbock (Yep Roc, 2018)
  15. Oscar Peterson: Lady of the Lavender Mist – History of an Artist (Pablo, 1982)
  16. James Hunter: No Smoke Without Fire – People Gonna Talk (Rounder, 2006)
  17. Arum Rae: If I Didn’t Know Better – Loners (10”) (Secret Road, 2017)
  18. Rise Against: House on Fire – The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Virgin, 2018)
  19. Hound Dog Taylor: Gimme Back My Wig – Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers (Alligator, 1971)
  20. Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: Life During Wartime (feat: Freddie McGregor) – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Red River, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/29/18

  1. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Unsuffer Me – Vanished Gardens (Blue Note, 2018)
  2. Alynda Segarra & the Special Men: Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over – single (Special Man Industries, 2018)
  3. Charles Carpenter: Dweems Of The Yungardaze – Frog à la Pêche (Caterwaul, 1994)
  4. The Record Company: Night Games – All Of This Life (Concord, 2018)
  5. Alash: Oitulaash Xeveri – Alash (Alash Ensemble, 2010)
  6. Galen Ayers: You Choose – Monument (Bombinate, 2018)
  7. Richard Thompson: The Storm Won’t Come – 13 Rivers (New West, 2018)
  8. The Crushing Violets: Without A Name – Ghost Fields (The Crushing Violets, 2018)
  9. Talip Özkan: Karsilama – Mysteries of Turkey (Music of the World, 1990)
  10. Salem Wolves: Blood and Roses – single (MegaHex, 2018)
  11. Michigan & Smiley: Thank You Jah – Rub-A-Dub Style (Studio One/Heartbeat, 1979/1992)
  12. We Are Muffy: Frosted Candy – The Charcoal Pool (Tapete, 2018)
  13. Shamekia Copeland: Such a Pretty Flame – America’s Child (Alligator, 2018)
  14. Andrew Bird: Fake Palindromes – The Mysterious Production of Eggs (Righteous Babe, 2005)
  15. Gina Sicilia: Ready For Love – Heard The Lie (Blue Elan, 2018)
  16. Nimco Jamaac: Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains) – Sweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa (Ostinato, 2017)
  17. Burning Spear: Lion – Man in the Hills (Island, 1976)
  18. Sonido Gallo Negro: La Focá (Cha Cha Chá) – Mambo Cósmico (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  19. Zoufris Maracas: Poulet – Chienne de vie (Chapter Two/Wagram, 2015)
  20. Jimmer & Syd: Shoulder To Cry On – Shoulder To Cry On EP (Chace, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Del “In Transition”, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/22/18

  1. Donny McCaslin: What About The Body – single (Motema, 2018)
  2. Rayland Baxter: Sandra Monica – Wide Awake (ATO, 2018)
  3. The Pink Fairies: Monkey Chatter – Resident Reptiles (Purple Pyramid, 2018)
  4. Johnny Marr: Day In Day Out – Call the Comet (New Voodoo, 2018)
  5. Park Jiha: The Longing Of The Yawning Divide – Communion (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  6. The Wimps: Mope Around – Garbage People (Kill Rock Stars, 2018)
  7. Goat Girl: The Man – Goat Girl (Rough Trade, 2018)
  8. Lera Lynn: Nothing to Do with Your Life (feat. JD McPherson) – Plays Well With Others (Single Lock, 2018)
  9. Bob Moses: Heaven Only Knows – single (Domino, 2018)
  10. Buddy Guy (feat. Jeff Beck & Keith Richards): Cognac – The Blues is Alive and Well (RCA, 2018)
  11. Susheela Raman: Tanpa Nama (feat. Samuel Mills & Gondrong Gunarto) – Ghost Gamelan (naïve, 2018)
  12. Thinking Plague: A Virtuous Man – Decline And Fall (Cuneiform, 2012)
  13. Cat Power: Wanderer – Wanderer (Domino, 2018)
  14. Poolside: Harvest Moon – Pacific Standard Time (Poolside, 2012)
  15. Nellie Pearl: Sunshine – Lonesome No More (Nellie Pearl, 2016)
  16. The Jayhawks: Come Cryin’ to Me – Back Roads and Abandoned Motels (Legacy, 2018)
  17. April March: Chick Habit – Paris in April (Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995)
  18. Dick Diver: Waste the Alphabet – Melbourne, Florida (Trouble in Mind, 2015)
  19. Dan Bruder Band: Girl’s Night – Evolution (Dan Bruder, 2018)
  20. Valjean: Ben Casey – The Theme from Ben Casey (Carlton, 1962)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Colette Rossignol, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/15/18

  1. Fatoumata Diawara: Kokoro – Fenfo (Something To Say) (Montuno/Shanachie, 2018)
  2. The Virginmarys: Motherless Land – Divides (Wind-up, 2016)
  3. Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul: I Am A Patriot – Soulfire Live! (Wicked Cool, 2018)
  4. Mimi Goese & Ben Neill: Cusp – Songs for Persephone (Ramseur, 2011)
  5. Bodega: How Did This Happen?! – Endless Scroll (What’s Your Rupture?, 2018)
  6. Kinky Friedman: Autographs in the Rain (Song to Willie) – Circus of Life (Echo Hill, 2018)
  7. Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Red River, 2018)
  8. Jacques Loussier Trio: Clair de Lune – Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Debussy (Telarc, 2000)
  9. Bruce Hornsby: Spider Fingers – Hot House (RCA, 1995)
  10. Shame: The Lick – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  11. Sheryl Crow: Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You (feat. Annie Clark) – single (Sheryl Crow, 2018)
  12. Johnny Thunders: London Boys – So Alone (Remarquable, 2016)
  13. Leslie Nuss: Lost – The Album V, Part 1 (Littleleaf, 2018)
  14. Nazira Baijanova & Ulibibi Bāijanova: Geldim size mehman bölib/Alma pishgende geling – Uzbekistan Music of Khorezm (UNESCO/Smithsonian Folkways, 2015)
  15. Hauschka: Egos Are Detached – What If (Temporary Residence, 2017)
  16. Willie Nile: Children Of Paradise – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  17. Boyracer: Jesus Suzanne Christ – Fling Yr Bonnet Over the Windmill (Emotional Response, 2018)
  18. MC5: High School – Back in the USA (Atlantic, 1970)
  19. Weezer: Africa – single (Atlantic, 2018)
  20. The Heptones: Mr. President – Party Time (Island, 1977)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/08/18

  1. Spiritualized: A Perfect Miracle – And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum, 2018)
  2. Jessica Lauren: Kofi Nomad – single (Freestyle, 2018)
  3. Buddy Guy: Nine Below Zero – The Blues Is Alive and Well (Silvertone, 2018)
  4. Ammar 808: Boganga & sandia (feat. Mehdi Nassouli) – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  5. The Essex Green: Sloane Ranger – Hardly Electronic (Merge, 2018)
  6. Sue Foley: Gaslight – The Ice Queen (Stony Plain, 2018)
  7. Jessie Kilguss: Strangers – The Fastness (Jessie Kilguss, 2018)
  8. Ry Cooder: Jesus and Woody – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy, 2018)
  9. Paul McCartney: Come On To Me – Egypt Station (Capitol, 2018)
  10. John Fahey: America – America (Takoma, 1998)
  11. Marlon Williams: Come To Me – Make Way for Love (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  12. Angel Corpus Christi: Femme Fatale – Louie Louie (Gulcher, 2005)
  13. China Dolls: Oh Oh Oh – The Rough Guide to the Music of Thailand (World Music Network, 2003)
  14. Sam Valdez: Farther Away – Mirage EP (Nevado, 2018)
  15. Sunflower Bean: Memoria – Twentytwo In Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  16. Nellie McKay: Lazybones – Sister Orchid (Palmetto, 2018)
  17. The Blank Tapes: Paradise – Candy (People In A Position To Know, 2018)
  18. Wanlov the Kubolor: Yumyumyumyum (feat. Kyekyeku) – Orange Card: Fruitopian Raps (Pidgen, 2017)
  19. John Lennon: Grow Old With Me – Milk and Honey (Polydor, 1984)
  20. Little Big Town: Summer Fever – single (UMG, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Colette Rossignol, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/01/18

  1. Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: Cool – West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads, 2018)
  2. Angélique Kidjo: Once in a Lifetime – Remain in Light (Kravenworks, 2018)
  3. The Crushing Violets: Bare Trees – Ghost Fields (The Crushing Violets, 2018)
  4. Johnny Marr: Day In Day Out – Call the Comet (New Voodoo/Sire, 2018)
  5. Bill Frisell: My Buffalo Girl – Good Dog, Happy Man (Nonesuch, 1999)
  6. Calexico: Unconditional Waltz – The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-, 2018)
  7. DMX: Who We Be – The Great Depression (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 2001)
  8. The English Beat: The One and the Only – Here We Go Love (Here We Go, 2018)
  9. Giulia Millanta: Conversation With A Ghost – Conversation With A Ghost (Ugly Cat, 2018)
  10. The Kinks: Too Much On My Mind – Face to Face (Reprise, 1966)
  11. The Struts: Body Talks – single (Interscope, 2018)
  12. DRKWAV: Hell Bass – The Purge (The Royal Potato Family, 2015)
  13. Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Downey to Lubbock – Downey to Lubbock (Yep Roc, 2018)
  14. Spring Heel Jack: Autumn – The Sweetness of the Water (Thirsty Ear, 2004)
  15. Jon Cleary: Let’s Get Low Down – Occapella! (FHQ, 2012)
  16. Melody’s Echo Chamber: Cross My Heart – Bon Voyage (Fat Possum, 2018)
  17. JD McPherson: I Can’t Complain – Signs and Signifiers (HiStyle, 2010)
  18. Lori McKenna: Young and Angry Again – The Tree (CN, 2018)
  19. Red Baraat: Tunak Tunak Tun – Bhangra Pirates (SinJ, 2017)
  20. David Bowie and Pat Metheny: This is Not America – Best of Bowie (EMI, 2002)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/24/18

  1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Hold That Thought – Something Else (A, 2018)
  2. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t – Live EP (Audiotree, 2018)
  3. Flasher: Pressure – Constant Image (Domino, 2018)
  4. Parquet Courts: Before the Water Gets Too High – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade, 2018)
  5. Jun Miyake: As Tears Go By (feat. Arto Lindsay) – Lost Memory Theatre Act-3 (Yellowbird, 2018)
  6. Ziggy Marley: Rebellion Rises – Rebellion Rises (Tuff Gong, 2018)
  7. Park Jiha: Sounds Heard From The Moon – Communion (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  8. Hauschka: Constant Growth Fails – What If (Temporary Residence, 2017)
  9. Snail Mail: Let’s Find An Out – Lush (Matador, 2018)
  10. Joni Mitchell & the L.A. Express: Big Yellow Taxi (live) – Miles Of Aisles (Asylum, 1974)
  11. GURLS: Pork Chop Lover – run boy, run (Grappa, 2018)
  12. Ruen Brothers: An Evening Dreaming – All My Shades of Blue (Ramseur, 2018)
  13. Robert Plant: Anniversary – Manic Nirvana (Es Paranza, 1990)
  14. The Electric Prunes: I Happen To Love You – Stockholm 67 (Birdman, 2001)
  15. Klaus Johann Grobe: Ein Guter Tag – Spagat der Liebe (Trouble In Mind, 2016)
  16. Jars of Clay: Pennsylvania – Inland (Gray Matters, 2013)
  17. Giulia Millanta: Blinded By The Sun – Conversation With A Ghost (Ugly Cat, 2018)
  18. The Who: La-La Lies – My Generation (Brunswick, 1965)
  19. Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater: Good Times Are Coming (feat. Los Straightjackets) – Rock ‘n’ Roll City (Bullseye Blues & Jazz, 2003)
  20. The Avett Brothers: Laundry Room – Live, Vol. 4 (Republic, 2015)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/17/18

  1. Freddy Cole: My Mood Is You – My Mood Is You (HighNote, 2018)
  2. Pixel: Nothing Beats Reality – Golden Years (Cuneiform, 2015)
  3. Underworld w/Iggy Pop: Bells & Circles – single (Caroline, 2018)
  4. Miriam: I’m Nobody’s Baby Now – Nobody’s Baby (Norton, 2014)
  5. Addie Brik: Birding – I Have a Doctor On Board (Itza, 2018)
  6. Laura Mvula: She – Sing to the Moon (RCA Victor, 2013)
  7. Ry Cooder: Gentrification – The Prodigal Son (Perro Verde/Fantasy, 2018)
  8. Loga Ramin Torkian: Mehraab (Shrine) – Mehraab (Six Degrees, 2012)
  9. Janelle Monáe: Americans – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy/Atlantic, 2018)
  10. Land of Talk: The Hate I Won’t Commit – Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek, 2010)
  11. Orkest De Volharding: Linea Recta – Hex (Attacca, 1993)
  12. Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Héritage – Madjafalao (Because Music, 2016)
  13. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talking Straight – Hope Downs (Sub Pop, 2018)
  14. Coast Social Orchestra: Mamie Sistah Mai Deah (Mommy, Sister My Dear) – Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (Dust-to-Digital, 2018)
  15. Michael Rault: I’ll Be There – It’s a New Day Tonight (Wick, 2018)
  16. Erin McDougald: Don’t Be on the Outside – Outside the Soirée (Miles High, 2018)
  17. John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Verve, 2018)
  18. Emmy the Great: Mahal Kita – single (Bella Union, 2017)
  19. Lulu: Take Your Mama For A Ride – Heaven and Earth and the Stars (Chelsea, 1976)
  20. A Hawk And A Hacksaw: A Broken Road Lined with Poplar Trees – Forest Bathing (LM Dupli-Cation, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, howard thompson, Michelle Morgan, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/10/18

  1. Willie Nile: Earth Blues – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  2. Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  3. The Real Kids: Reggae Reggae – The Real Kids (Red Star, 1977)
  4. U.S. Girls: Poem – In A Poem Unlimited (4AD, 2018)
  5. Issam Rafea and Gao Hong: Short Film – Life As Is (Innova, 2018)
  6. David Bowie: Queen Bitch – Hunky Dory (RCA, 1971)
  7. Mort Garson: Tarot – Ataraxia: The Unexplained (Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult) (RCA, 1975)
  8. Donovan: Get Thy Bearings – The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Epic, 1968)
  9. Jack White: Over and Over and Over – Boarding House Reach (Third Man, 2018)
  10. Wild Billy Childish & the Buff Medways: Troubled Mind – Steady the Buffs (Transcopic, 2002)
  11. The Innocence Mission: Look Out From Your Window – Sun on the Square (Badman, 2018)
  12. The Devil Dogs: Gonna See You Tonight – 30 Sizzling Slabs (Crypt, 1992)
  13. Leo Sidran: Popsicle Toes – Cool School: The Music of Michael Franks (Bonsaï, 2018)
  14. The Kennedys: Safe Until Tomorrow – Safe Until Tomorrow (The Kennedys, 2018)
  15. Weezer: Rosanna – single (Crush/Atlantic, 2018)
  16. The Decemberists: Sucker’s Prayer – I’ll Be Your Girl (Rough Trade, 2018)
  17. Die Wilde Jagd: Säuregäule – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B, 2018)
  18. Goodnight Moonshine: Bowie – I’m The Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad (Keep the Spark, 2018)
  19. GoGo Penguin: Transient State – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  20. Kaki King: Bowen Island – Glow (Velour, 2012)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson