• Now Playing

    schedule
    4:00pm Tom Makucev

News & Public Affairs

Check out WPKN local news

Click here for WPKN Local News

WPKN Programmers’ 2013 Top 10’s

Bruce Swan*

  1. Bex Marshall: Rattlesnake – House of Mercy (Continental)
  2. Daisy House: Ready to Go – Daisy House (Record Union)
  3. Jesse Terry: Marina – Stay Here With Me (Jesse Terry)
  4. Judy Dyble: Feather Dancing – Flow and Change (Gonzo Multimedia)
  5. Patty Larkin: Best of Intentions – Still Green (Signature Sounds)
  6. Poor Old Shine: Sweet Virginia Lee – Live From Infinity Hall (Poor Old Shine)
  7. Richard X. Heyman: Firing Line – X (Turn-Up)
  8. Sarah McQuaid: Can She Excuse My Wrongs – The Plum Tree & The Rose (Waterbug)
  9. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: Fight – Fight EP (Modern Vintage)
  10. Swear & Shake: These White Walls – Maple Ridge (Swear & Shake)

Dave O

  1. Ian Dury & The Blockheads: Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3 – All The Best, Mate (Music Club)
  2. Jimi Hendrix: New Rising Sun – Crash Landing (Reprise)
  3. Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin: Naima – Love, Devotion, Surrender (Columbia/Legacy)
  4. Derek & the Dominos: Got To Get Better In A Little While – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Deluxe ed.) (Polydor)
  5. Derek & the Dominos: Thorn Tree In The Garden – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Deluxe ed.) (Polydor) (Polydor)
  6. Beach Boys: Marcella – Carl & the Passions/So Tough (Brother/Reprise)
  7. Flo & Eddie: Sway When You Walk – Moving Targets (FloEdCo)
  8. Kinks: Monica – Village Green Preservation Society (Reprise)
  9. Rodriguez: I Wonder – Cold Fact (Light in the Attic)
  10. Roy Harper: Elizabeth – Jugula (Science Friction)

David Golden*

  1. Aaron Diehl: The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
  2. Cécile McLoring Salvant: Woman Child (Mack Avenue)
  3. Connie Evingson: Sweet Happy Life (Minnehaha Music)
  4. Daphne Lee Martin: Moxie (The Telegraph)
  5. Django Festival Allstars 2012: Live at Birdland (Three’s a Crowd)
  6. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: In a World of Mallets (Basin Street)
  7. Jim Pearce: You Are an Edgy Visionary Seer (Oak Avenue)
  8. Lorraine Feather: Attachments (Jazzed Media)
  9. Monty Alexander: Uplift 2 Higher (Jazz Legacy Productions)
  10. The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition (MoonJune)

Del in Transition

  1. Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note)
  2. Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)
  3. The Mother Hips: Behind Beyond (The Mother Hips)
  4. Heidi Feek: The Only (Western Pinup)
  5. Tea Leaf Green: In the Wake (Greenhouse)
  6. Dominique Pruitt: Dominique Pruitt (Merovee)
  7. Jupiter in Velvet: Shut Off Your Mind (Free 2B Free)
  8. Mother Falcon: You Knew (Creme Fraiche)
  9. Ron Dziubla: Nasty Habit (Rip Cat)
  10. The Flashcubes: Sportin’ Wood – The Flashcubes Play Roy Wood (Northside)

Eli Malone

  1. Twofold: Warships (Prime Audio)
  2. [Dunkelbunt]: Cinnamon Girl (Chat Chapeau)
  3. Baauer & RL Grime: Infinite Daps (Mad Decent)
  4. Diplo: Express Yourself feat. Nicky Da B (Mad Decent)
  5. Mosaiq: Amor Fati (MASS EDMC)
  6. DJ Snake: Bird Machine (Mad Decent)
  7. Deadstar: PiHKAL (#Heavy Music)
  8. 16 Bit: Chainsaw Calligraphy (BOKA)
  9. Shpongle: Ineffable Mysteries (Twisted)
  10. Downlink: Ignition (Rottun)

howard thompson

  1. Melt-Banana: Fetch (A-Zap)
  2. James King: Three Chords And The Truth (Rounder)
  3. Brinsley Forde: Urban Jungle (Jahsolidrock)
  4. The James Hunter Six: Minute By Minute (Fantasy)
  5. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Untrained (Lone Sharks Music)
  6. Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino Recording Co.)
  7. Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: Parade (Red Wharf)
  8. The Mavericks: In Time (Valory)
  9. The Strypes: Snapshot (Virgin/EMI)
  10. Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)

John Rivera

  1. Tito Puente Orchestra: Oye Como Va (Tico)
  2. Fania All Stars: Agua de Clavelito (Fania)
  3. Ray Barretto: El Negro y Ray (Fantasy)
  4. Joe Cuba Sextet: El Raton (Alegre)
  5. Eddie Palmieri: Azucar (Tico)
  6. Charlie Palmieri: Muñeca (instr.) (Tropical Budda)
  7. Mikata: Mayeya (MM)
  8. Hansel Martinez y su Orquesta Calle Ocho: Quitate La Mascara (Sony)
  9. Héctor LaVoe: El Cantante (Fania)
  10. Rubén Blades & Willie Colón: Pedro Navaja (Fania)

Kevin Gallagher*

  1. Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite: Get Up! (Latent)
  2. Chick Corea: The Vigil (Concord Jazz)
  3. Christian McBride Trio: Out Here (Mack Ave)
  4. Chris Thile: Bach Sonatas and Partitas Vol. l (Nonesuch)
  5. Chucho Valdez and the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free (Jazz Village)
  6. David Bromberg Band: Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)
  7. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (New West)
  8. Lee Harvey Osmond: The Folk Sinner (Latent)
  9. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You (Rounder)
  10. The Strypes: Snapshot (Virgin/EMI)

Kyle Starkey

  1. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Deep Water – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (Little Sur)
  2. Donovan Frankenreiter: Beautiful Day – Move By Yourself (Lost Highway)
  3. Allen Stone: Satisfaction – Allen Stone (ATO)
  4. Caro Emerald: One Day – The Shocking Miss Emerald (Grandmono)
  5. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed: Come And Get It (Capitol)
  6. Eric Hutchinson: Food Chain – Sounds Like This (Warner Bros)
  7. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Fight – Fight EP (Modern Vintage)
  8. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Part of Me – Made Up Mind (Sony Masterworks)
  9. Joss Stone: I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You – The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (S-Curve)
  10. G. Love: Milk and Sugar – Fixin to Die (Brushfire)

Mark Mushin

  1. Indigenous: Vanishing Americans (Blues Bureau International)
  2. Dana Fuchs: Bliss Avenue (Ruf)
  3. Dug Pinnick, Eric Gales, Thomas Pridgen: Pinnick, Gales, Pridgen (Magna Carta)
  4. Black Oak Arkansas: Back Thar n’ Over Yonder (Atlantic)
  5. Ana Popovic: Can You Stand The Heat (ArtisteXclusive)
  6. Cyril Neville: Magic Honey (Ruf)
  7. The Vegabonds: RCA Studio B (Unsigned)
  8. Voodoo Circle: More Than One Way Home (AFM)
  9. The Winery Dogs: The Winery Dogs (Loud and Proud)
  10. Trampled Under Foot: Badlands (Telarc)

Mike Zito

  1. Trampled Under Foot: Badlands (Telarc)
  2. Aoife O’Donovan: Fossils (YepRoc)
  3. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (Southeastern)
  4. Thea Gilmore: Regardless (Fulfill)
  5. David Bromberg: Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)
  6. Caro Emerald: The Shocking Miss Emerald (Grandmono)
  7. The Rides: Can’t Get Enough (429)
  8. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks: Live at Davies Symphony Hall (Surfdog)
  9. Court Yard Hounds: Amelita (Columbia)
  10. Holly Williams: The Highway (Georgiana)

Pam Smith*

  1. Captain Dirt & The Skirt: The Adventures of Captain Dirt & The Skirt (Arbora Vita)
  2. disappear fear: Broken Film (disappear)
  3. Hula Honeys: A Hui Hou (Until We Meet Again) (Community Music Inc)
  4. Lauren Sheehan: The Light Still Burns (Wilson River)
  5. Melissa Ferrick: The Truth Is (MPress)
  6. Mary Gauthier: Live at Blue Rock (Mary Gauthier)
  7. Patricia Barber: Smash (Concord)
  8. Patty Larkin: Still Green (Road Narrows/Signature Sounds)
  9. Rachel Sage: Haunted By You (Acoustic EP) (MPress)
  10. Wool & Grant: Wool & Grant (Wool & Grant)

Paul Bercovici

  1. Body/Head: Coming Apart (Matador)
  2. Fuzz: Fuzz (In the Red)
  3. Wooden Shjips: Back to Land (Thrill Jockey)
  4. No Joy: Wait To Pleasure (Kemado/Mexican Summer)
  5. Jagwar Ma: Howlin (Mom & Pop)
  6. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)
  7. Beaches: She Beats (Chapter Music)
  8. Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum/Turnstile)
  9. Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love is the Devil (Zoo/Zoo Music)
  10. William Tyler: Impossible Truth (Merge)

Rod Richardson

  1. Beats Antique: A Thousand Faces, Act 1 (Beats Antique)
  2. Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music)
  3. Disparition: Madoc (Disparition)
  4. Niyaz: Sumud – The Acoustic EP (Six Degrees)
  5. Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian: Lamentation of Swans (Azam Ali Music)
  6. Major Lazer: Free The Universe (Secretly Canadian)
  7. Moon Hooch: Moon Hooch (Hornblow/Megaforce)
  8. Dawn Of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)
  9. David Lynch: The Big Dream (Sacred Bones)
  10. Skip&Die: Remixed Riots (Crammed)

Steve di Costanzo

  1. Soft Hearted Scientists: False Lights (The Hip Replacement)
  2. V/A: Paris DJ’s Soundsystem Presents Rise of the Troubadour Warriors, Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol. 3 (Paris DJs)
  3. Jagwar Ma: Howlin (Mom & Pop)
  4. V/A: Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake (StorySound)
  5. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin (Castleface)
  6. Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino)
  7. Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
  8. V/A: The Big E – A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner, Nashville)
  9. Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti-)
  10. V/A: Kenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From the 1970’s & 80’s (Soundway)

Valerie Richardson

  1. Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  2. Laura Veirs: Warp and Weft (Raven Marching Band)
  3. Sarah Jarosz: Build Me Up from Bones (Sugar Hill)
  4. Hem: Departure and Farewell (Waveland)
  5. Cate Le Bon: Mug Museum (Wichita)
  6. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Take Me to the Land of Hell (Chimera)
  7. Lys Guillorn: Winged Victory (Little Cowgirl)
  8. Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)
  9. Trixie Whitley: Fourth Corner (Strong Blood)
  10. Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino)

* listed alphabetically

WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – December 22, 2014

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 December 22, 2014.


Environmental supporters are being invited to take action in Middletown, Connecticut, on Tuesday, December 23rd in advance of a court hearing for Dan Fischer & Vic Lancia. These two men were arrested a week ago in Cromwell while blocking the entrance to a compression station owned by the Spectra Corporation for gas that is derived from fracking. They did so as part of an action to prevent the expansion of Spectra’s gas pipeline in Connecticut and New England. Tuesday’s action is being held at the Superior Court for Middlesex County, and attendees can sign up and get more information at tinyurl.com/december23action.


Following the recent announcement by the Obama administration that the U.S. will seek to normalize relations with Cuba, there will be a film and community forum on Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m., at the New Haven Free Public Library. Films by Cuban director and cinematographer Roberto Chile will be shown with refreshments to follow. More information can be found by going to nhfpl.org, clicking on “Events,” and clicking on January 10 on the calendar at the top of the page.


A vigil and benefit concert will be held on Sunday, January 11, for the Middle East Children’s Alliance and other organizations that work to better the lives of children in the Gaza Strip. The First Presbyterian Church of Hartford will be the location of this concert by violinist Michael Dabroski. Information the Middle East Children’s Alliance is at mecaforpeace.org. Information about the January 11 event can be had by calling 860-429-3107


New Haven’s Healthy City/Healthy Climate Challenge encourages New Haven citizens, or anyone who wishes to participate, to act for a cleaner and more sustainable environment by committing to small changes in their daily lives. During the month of December, the challenge for participants is to make a switch to sustainable energy for domestic electric power. Most locales allow residents to choose between large utility companies such as UI and CL&P or smaller companies that derive their power from sources such as wind or solar power. More information about this month-long challenge can be found by going to healthyclimatechallenge.org and clicking on the Santa Claus emblem on the right side of the page.


Gateway Community College in New Haven is hosting an International Anti-War Cartoon Exhibition through January 17 in its New Alliance Art Gallery. The International Antiwar Cartoon Salon was founded 30 years ago in Kragujevac, Serbia, one of 130 so-called peace messenger cities around the world. The show is juried from more than 500 submissions. An article about the exhibit can be found at tinyurl.com/internationalantiwarcartoon


A group called “Badhoneywell.org” is petitioning Honeywell International to protest its manufacture of the engine, guidance, and targeting equipment for the MQ-9 Reaper drone. Honeywell profits from United States drone surveillance and drone attacks that have resulted in the deaths of more than 4,000 people worldwide. More information and the petition can be found at badhoneywell.org. This site also includes a list of common consumer items produced by Honeywell and encourages boycotting purchase of these items.


An interfaith conference on illegal drones will take place at the Princeton Theological Seminary on January 23 through 25, 2015. U.S. drone strikes continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. On this weekend, people of faith from across the nation, many representing denominations, faith groups and religious organizations, will go to Princeton to address the issue of drone warfare. More information is at tinyurl.com/dronewarfare.


The Connecticut Fund for the Environment is calling for full containment and clean-up of the English Station power plant on the Mill River in New Haven. Although it was closed eleven years ago in 2003, the site still has not been cleaned, and a ruptured oil tank inside the facility recently leaked oil into the nearby waterway. The Fund encourages concerned citizens to contact the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection by e-mailing dennis.schain@ct.gov.


Schools and other institutions throughout the country continue to remove their endowment and pension investments from oil companies and other carbon-based industries. Realizing the profound effect that burning fossil fuels has on raising the earth’s temperature, these institutions have made a moral choice not to fund these companies. While some large universities have made the decision to go fossil-free, others, including Yale University, are continuing to support these industries through their investments. More information can be found at gofossilfree.org.


In the wake of the midterm elections, the NAACP of North Carolina is continuing its actions to insist that the state’s government fully fund education and social welfare programs. The state’s electoral system has been under scrutiny as many citizens were disenfranchised in the recent election. In addition to continuing to hold its weekly “Moral Mondays” throughout the state, the NAACP will be encouraging people around the United States to take action through its second “Moral People’s Assembly” on February 14. More information is at naacpnc.org.


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 – 11/16/14

  1. Marika Hackman: Drown – We Slept At Last (Dirty Hit, 2015)
  2. Panjabi MC: Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys) – Beware (Sequence, 2003)
  3. Fred Raimondo: Devil’s Bargain – Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern (Narrow Lane, 2014)
  4. Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica: Ritual Mallet Dance – Where Here Meets There (Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, 2013)
  5. Yaron Gottfried: Gnomus – Pictures at an Exhibition (GPR, 2014)
  6. The Fresh & Onlys: Euphoria – Long Slow Dance (Mexican Summer, 2012)
  7. Atlas Sound: Quick Canal (w/Lætitia Sadier) – Logos (Kranky, 2009)
  8. Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s: Broadripple is Burning – Not Animal (Sony/BMG, 2008)
  9. Fun-da-mental: Ja Sha Taan – Erotic Terrorism (Nation, 1998)
  10. Joe Ely: Long Snake Moan – Live Shots (MCA, 1980)
  11. The Call: The Walls Came Down – Modern Romans (Mercury, 1983)
  12. Miles Davis/John McLaughlin: Right Off – The Essential John McLaughlin (Legacy, 2007)
  13. Vibrasphere: Late Winter Storms (Tobias Lija remix) – Archipelago Remixed (Digital Structures, 2007)
  14. Food Court: Food Court (excerpt) – Food Court (Kye, 2014)
  15. Joe Walsh: One Day At A Time – Analog Man (Concord, 2012)
  16. Benjamin Lapidus & Kari-B3: Guajira Organica – Ochosi Blues (Tresero, 2014)
  17. Caroline Rose: When You Go – I Will Not Be Afraid (Little Hi!, 2014)
  18. Thee Oh Sees: Quadrospazzed – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending the Night In (Tomlab, 2008)
  19. Daniel Lanois: Sioux Lookout – Flesh and Machine (Red Floor, 2014)
  20. Jib Kidder: Dozens – Teaspoon to the Ocean (Weird World, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Caroline Doctorow, Daniel Bass, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, Kevin Gallagher, Paul Bercovici, Richard Epstein, Scott Thompson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/12/14

  1. Hamid Drake & Jesse Stewart: Lotus – Timelines (Art Stew, 2013)
  2. Tim Buckley: Chase the Blues Away – Blue Afternoon (Straight, 1969)
  3. Salt House: Little Birdie – Lay Your Dark Low (Make Believe, 2013)
  4. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Cinnamon and Lesbians – Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador, 2014)
  5. Aphex Twin: Heliosphan – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (Pias, 1992)
  6. Philip Glass Ensemble: Spaceship – Einstein On The Beach (Tomato, 1978)
  7. Ken Field: Tensleep – Pictures of Motion (sFz Recordings, 1999)
  8. The Everly Brothers: Hard Hard Year – Two Yanks In England (Warner Bros, 1966)
  9. Andrew Bird: Hover I – I Want to See Pulaski at Night (Grimsy, 2013)
  10. Mamar Kassey: La Famille – Tabousizzé Niger (P1M Innacor, 2013)
  11. Gram Parsons: Brass Buttons – Grievous Angel (Reprise, 1974)
  12. Rosanne Cash: A Feather’s Not a Bird – The River & the Thread (Blue Note, 2014)
  13. Damien Jurado: Silver Donna – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian, 2014)
  14. Eleni Mandell: Maybe Yes – Let’s Fly A Kite (YepRoc, 2014)
  15. The Sisters Of Mercy: Black Planet – First And Last And Always (Merciful Release, 1985)
  16. Big Star: September Gurls – Radio City (Ardent, 1974)
  17. Steve Miller Band: Space Cowboy – Brave New World (Capitol, 1969)
  18. Muddy Waters: That’s Alright – I’m Ready (Legacy, 2004)
  19. Thomas Blondet (ft. Leyla Chatti): Tu Va Partir (Double A. Remix) – Tu Va Partir (EP) (Rhythm & Culture, 2013)
  20. Sheila: Spacer – Et Ne La Ramène Pas (Carrere, 1981)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/19/14

  1. Dirtwire: Taiga (feat. Kongar-ol Ondar) – Taiga [single] (Dirtwire, 2014)
  2. Chaise Lounge: I’m Always Waiting on You – Dot Dot Dot (Modern Songbook, 2013)
  3. The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset – Something Else By The Kinks (Pye, 1967)
  4. Chucho Valdez: Punto Cubano – Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2000)
  5. Aaron Diehl: Le Tombeau de Couperin – The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue, 2013)
  6. James Holden: ll: A Circle Inside A Circle Inside :ll – The Inheritors (Border Community, 2013)
  7. Amon Tobin: Dropped From The Sky – Isam (Ninja Tune, 2011)
  8. Nina Simone: Since I Fell For You – Sings the Blues (RCA Victor, 1967)
  9. David Johansen: Space Monkey – Burnzy’s Last Call (Ripe & Ready, 1999)
  10. Laibach: Regime Of Coincidence, State Of Gravity – Kapital (Mute, 1992)
  11. Samantha Preis: On Boylston – Good News (Samantha Preis, 2013)
  12. Múm: Hufeland – Early Birds (Morr Music, 2012)
  13. St. Vincent: Digital Witness – St. Vincent (Loma Vista, 2014)
  14. Tito Rodriguez: Descarga Cachao – Fania Anthology (Fania, 2012)
  15. Hazmat Modine: The Tide – Cicada (Barbès, 2011)
  16. Rosanne Cash: 50,000 Watts – The River & The Thread (Blue Note, 2014)
  17. The Sugarcubes: Planeta – Planet 12″ single (One Little Indian, 1989)
  18. Gary Lucas: Astro Boy – Improve the Shining Hour (Knitting Factory, 2000)
  19. Truco y Zaperoko: El Cuarto de Tula – Fusion Caribena (Palm Pictures, 1999)
  20. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Stranger to My Happiness – Give the People What They Want (Daptone, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, David Golden, howard thompson, John Rivera, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/26/14

  1. Dillon Francis: Without You (ft. T.E.E.D.) – ETC!ETC! X Jesse Slayter Remix (Mad Decent, 2013)
  2. Anna Von Hausswolff: Deathbed – Ceremony (Kning Disk, 2013)
  3. Leo Welch: Me and My Lord – Sabougla Voices (Big Legal Mess, 2014)
  4. Los Macuanos: Alma – El Origen (Nacional, 2013)
  5. Mohammed Ben Mohammed Ba-Soweid: Marhaban Ahlan – Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen (Dust-to-Digital, 2011)
  6. Yölariis: En midsommarafton – Yölariis (Tutl, 2013)
  7. Mogwai: Remurdered – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop, 2014)
  8. Del Shannon: Gemini – The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover (Liberty, 1968)
  9. Vijay Iyer Trio: Little Pocket Size Demons – Accelerando (ACT Music+Vision, 2012)
  10. Cross My Heart Hope To Die: Wild Side – Miracles (Alpha Pup, 2013)
  11. Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella: Chab Rassi – Kutché (Stern’s Africa, 1989)
  12. The Knocks: Dancing With the DJ – Dancing With the DJ (EP) (HeavyRoc, 2010)
  13. Bob Dylan: Seven Curses – The Bootleg Series Vols 1-3, Rare & Unreleased 1961-1991 (Columbia, 1997)
  14. Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang: Hendershot – Four Foot Shack (ATO, 2014)
  15. Peter Stampfel: Mighty Mississippi – You Must Remember This (Piety Street, 1995)
  16. Linnea Olsson: Dinosaur – Ah! (Götterfunk Produktion, 2014)
  17. Tough Age: Sea of White – Tough Age (Mint, 2013)
  18. Duck Sauce: Radio Stereo (Club Mix) (Casablanca, 2013)
  19. Hamid Drake & Jesse Stewart: Heavy Metal – Timelines (Art Stew, 2013)
  20. Yölariis: Brist hjerta – Yölariis (Tutl, 2013)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Cliff Furnald, DJ Ren, howard thompson, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/5/14

  1. Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra: Attica Blues – I Hear The Sound (Archie Ball, 2014)
  2. Laurie Anderson: Thinking Of You – Homeland (Nonesuch, 2010)
  3. Peter Mulvey: Inner City Blues – Ten Thousand Mornings (Signature Sounds, 2002)
  4. Jocelyn Pook: Honey Bee Story – Desh (Pook Music, 2012)
  5. Jah Shaka &Mad Professor: Atmospheric Dub – Jah Shaka Meets Mad Professor at Ariwa Sounds (Ariwa Sounds, 1984)
  6. Joshua Redman: India – Back East (Nonesuch, 2007)
  7. Iva Bittová: Fragments IX – Iva Bittová (ECM, 2013)
  8. Bobby Charles: Seize The Moment – Homemade Songs (Rice ‘n’ Gravy, 2008)
  9. Xiu Xiu: Wild Is The Wind – Nina (FKLG/Graveface, 2013)
  10. Shoko Hikage: Inishi No – Inishi No (Womens Work, 2014)
  11. The Bubble Puppy: Hot Smoke &Sassafras – Never Ever Land, 83 Texan Nuggets from International Artists Records 1965-1970 (Snapper, 2008)
  12. Paul Westerberg/Grandpa Boy: I’ll Do Anything – Stereo/Mono (Vagrant, 2002)
  13. Jyotsna Srikanth: Shobane – Call of Bangalore (Riverboat, 2013)
  14. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Loving Love – Love Is a Stream (Type, 2010)
  15. Disparition: City of Dead Language – Muro e Parete (Disparition, 2013)
  16. Bobby Bland: Honey Child (7″, Duke)
  17. Urna: Sangjidorji – Portrait: The Magical Voice From Mongolia (Network Medien, 2012)
  18. Anna Calvi: Suddenly – One Breath (Domino, 2013)
  19. Jazzy B: Rambo (feat. Kanwar) – Rambo (Planet Recordz, 2008)
  20. White Fence: Pink Gorilla – Cyclops Reap (Castleface, 2013)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Annette Szczesiul, howard thompson, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/12/14

  1. Herbie Hancock: Dolphin Dance – Maiden Voyage (Blue Note, 1965)
  2. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Orchestra: Interplanetary Music – Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra (Strut, 2014)
  3. Aphex Twin: XMAS_EVET10 [Thanaton3 Mix] – Syro (Warp, 2014)
  4. Awa Sangho: Ne Ba Ni N’fa – Ala Ta (Motéma, 2014)
  5. Nicholas Payton: Two – Numbers (Paytone, 2014)
  6. Sam Amidon: Groundhog Variations – Lily-O (Nonesuch, 2014)
  7. Bio Ritmo: Pájaro Pío Pío – Puerta del Sur (Bio Ritmo, 2014)
  8. Moon Hooch: No. 6 – This Is Cave Music (Hornblow/Palmetto, 2014)
  9. Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica: Prelude for Piano II (feat. The Siamese Cat Song) – Where Here Meets There (Tiki, 2013)
  10. Lucinda Williams: Something Wicked This Way Comes – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20, 2014)
  11. Spaccanapoli: O’ Mare – Lost Souls [Aneme Perze] (Real World, 2000)
  12. El Trip Selector: Coombia del Piano Triste – Future Sounds of Buenos Aires (Waxploitation/ZZK, 2012)
  13. Ty Segall: Feel – Manipulator (Drag City, 2014)
  14. The Budos Band: Black Hills – Burnt Offering (Daptone, 2014)
  15. Hossam Ramzy: Samba Train to Cairo – Sabla Tolo 4: Tak Raka Takum (ARC, 2014)
  16. David Lynch: Movin’ On – Crazy Clown Time (PIAS, 2011)
  17. 20th Century Steel Band: Theme from Shaft – Warm Heart Cold Steel (Island Records, 1975)
  18. Zen Zila: Les Bédouins du Ghetto – Welcome Marhaba (Kamiyad, 2014)
  19. The Allah-Las: Buffalo Nickel – Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure, 2014)
  20. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Erhomai Ki Esy Koimasai – Greekadelia (Riverboat, 2012)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, KC Ryan, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/13/13

  1. Clannad: Turas Domhsa chon na Galldachd – Nádúr (ARC Music, 2013)
  2. Jazz Combustion Uprising: Bike Lanes (Coming) – Self-Immolation (Flaming Hakama, 2013)
  3. Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight/Blackbird – Freedom Flight (Circavision, 2012)
  4. David Bromberg: I’ll Take You Back – Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed, 2013)
  5. Bombay Dub Orchestra: Blue Mosaic – Tales From The Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees, 2013)
  6. Roky Erickson & The Aliens: White Faces – The Evil One (Light In The Attic, 2013)
  7. Jeremy Denk: Variation 26 – J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Nonesuch, 2013)
  8. Bill Hicks: Drugs Have Done Good Things – Flying Saucer Tour, Vol. 1 (Rykodisc, 2002)
  9. Wall Of Voodoo: Mexican Radio – Call Of The West (A&M, 1982)
  10. Charles Mingus Sextet w/Eric Dolphy: Fables of Faubus – Cornell 1964 (Blue Note, 2007)
  11. simakDialog: Lain Parantina – The 6th Story (MoonJune, 2013)
  12. Lee Ranaldo: Boujeloudia Magick – The Road to Jajouka (Howe, 2013)
  13. William Tyler: We Can’t Go Home Again – Impossible Truth (Merge, 2013)
  14. The Beatles: Words Of Love – On Air, Live at The BBC Vol. 2 (Apple/Capitol, 2013)
  15. Morphine: So Many Ways – The Night (Rykodisc, 2000)
  16. Anders Osborne: Sentimental Times – Peace (Alligator, 2013)
  17. Red Wanting Blue: White Snow – From The Vanishing Point (Fanatic, 2012)
  18. The Shouting Matches: Gallup, NM – Grown Ass Man (Middle West, 2013)
  19. Darkside: Freak, Go Home – Psychic (Other People/Matador, 2013)
  20. Jesse Terry: Marina – Stay Here With Me (Jesse Terry, 2013)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Annette Szczesiul, Bruce Swan, David Golden, howard thompson, Kevin Gallagher, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/19/14

  1. David Bowie: Sue (or In A Season of Crime) – Nothing Has Changed (Columbia, 2014)
  2. Arthur Russell, The Flying Hearts & Allen Ginsburg: Ballad of the Lights – Ballad of the Lights (Single) (Audika, 2010)
  3. Mulatu Astatke: Dewel – New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 (Strut, 2009)
  4. Holmes Brothers: Stayed At the Party – Brotherhood (Alligator, 2013)
  5. Tappa Zukie: Rush I Some Dub – In Dub (Blood And Fire, 1976)
  6. The Blues Magoos: Tobacco Road – Psychedelic Lollipop (Mercury, 1966)
  7. Philip Glass: Greece – Orion (Orange Mountain Music, 2005)
  8. Inara George & Van Dyke Parks: Oh My Love – An Invitation (Everloving, 2008)
  9. Loop 2.4.3: The Existentialist – Zodiac Dust (Music Starts From Silence, 2009)
  10. The Screaming Blue Messiahs: Twin Cadillac Valentine – Gun-Shy (WEA, 1986)
  11. Kronos Quartet: Aha Gèdawo – A Thousand Thoughts (Nonesuch, 2014)
  12. The Temptations: Ball Of Confusion – Greatest Hits II (Gordy, 1970)
  13. Levon Helm Band: Atlantic City – FestivalLink.net presents the Levon Helm Band, MerleFest Ramble, NC, 4/26/08 (FestivalLink, 2008)
  14. Lolomis: Romano Radio – Balkan Pulse (Association Sirocco, 2014)
  15. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators: You’re Gonna Miss Me – The Psychedelic Sounds of (International Artists, 1966)
  16. Moon Hooch: 5-Sax Piece – This Is Cave Music (Hornblow/Palmetto, 2014)
  17. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: What’cha Gonna Do – Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Rounder, 2014)
  18. Dum Dum Girls: Bhang, Bhang, I’m a Burnout – I Will Be (Sub Pop, 2010)
  19. The Music Machine: Talk Talk – (Turn On) The Music Machine (Original Sound, 1966)
  20. Tamaryn: While You’re Sleeping, I’m Dreaming – Tender New Signs (Mexican Summer, 2012)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/20/13

  1. The James Hunter Six: One Way Love – Minute By Minute (GO/Concord, 2013)
  2. James Booker: Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Classified: Remixed & Expanded (Concord, 2013)
  3. Garland Jeffreys: Collide The Generations – Truth Serum (Luna Park Records, 2013)
  4. James McCartney: Wings Of A Lightest Weight – The Complete EP Collection (Engine Company, 2011
  5. The Latin Giants of Jazz: Cuando Suenan Los Cueros – ¡Ven Baila Conmigo! (Gigante, 2009)
  6. Imperial State Electric: Sweet Little Sixteen – In Concert (Psychout, 2010)
  7. Beats Antique: Charon’s Crossing – A Thousand Faces, Act 1 (Beats Antique, 2013)
  8. Tim Maia: Rational Culture – World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul of Tim Maia (Luaka Bop, 2012)
  9. Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian: Forgotten – Lamentation of Swans (Terrestrial Lane, 2013)
  10. Agnes Obel: The Curse – Aventine (PIAS America, 2013)
  11. Happy Mondays: Angel – …Yes, Please! (Elektra, 1992)
  12. Filastine: Gendjer2 – £00T (Muti Music, 2012)
  13. Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants: Skid Row – All Hat And No Cattle (Le Coq Napoleon, 2013)
  14. The Pedrito Martinez Group: Travelling Riverside Blues (w/John Scofield) – The Pedrito Martinez Group (Motéma Music, 2013)
  15. Aoife O’Donovan: Red & White & Blue & Gold – Fossils (Yep Roc, 2013)
  16. Dr. Lonnie Smith: Turning Point – In The Beginning Vols. 1 & 2 (Pilgrimage, 2013)
  17. Sultans Of String: Road To Kfarmishki – Symphony! (McKhool/Red River, 2013)
  18. Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes: Back in The USA – Tear It Up (Heroic, 2007)
  19. Tito Nieves & Alexandra: How Do You Keep The Music Playing – Salsa In English/The Best (RMM/Universal Music Latino, 2002)
  20. Sarah Jarosz: Over the Edge – Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill, 2013)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Cliff Furnald, David Golden, Del In Transition, howard thompson, John Rivera, Kevin Gallagher, Paul Bercovici, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson, Walter Wagoner