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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – January 14, 2019

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 January 14, 2019.


#WomensWave is the hashtag for the January 19, 2019 women’s march. The 2017 women’s march brought millions of people to the streets around the globe. The same movement helped to elect a record-breaking number of women in the 2018 midterms, and the 2019 march will galvanize an even stronger wave of hope and power in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election. More information is at womensmarch.com. In Hartford, the Women’s March will be taking place January 19 at the Connecticut State Capitol between 1 and 3 p.m. More details can be found by searching for “Women’s March Hartford” on Facebook.


CTNewsJunkie’s is starting a public policy forum, and the first event is titled “The Squeeze Is On: The Next State Budget,” taking place on Wednesday, January 16, at 10:00 a.m. The location is at ReSET, 1429 Park Street in Hartford. More information is at ctnewsjunkie.com.


New Haven Rising, a group that fights for jobs and economic equality, is hosting a Martin Luther King Day call for action. This event will be taking place on Monday, January 21, at 5 p.m. at the Varick AME Church in New Haven. More info can be found by searching for “New Haven Rising” on Facebook.”


The Annual Run for Refugees will take place on February 3 between 10 am and noon at New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School. This event raises awareness about the plight of refugees and is a fundraiser for IRIS, the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services organization, based in New Haven. Every year, IRIS works with local organizations to host dozens of families who are fleeing violence and political repression in their home countries. The website www.irisct.org gives more information about the Run for Refugees and the work of IRIS in the New Haven community.


Although sexual assault is in the headlines because of the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings, women, and men, have been subject to sexual assaults for millennia. The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence brings together affiliated organizations throughout the state who provide support for victims of assault. The Alliance also advocates policy changes at the state and local level to better protect victims. For instance, they hope to change Connecticut’s statute of limitations for reporting sexual assaults, which is only five years for all but the youngest victims, one of the most restrictive policies in the United States. Their website is at endsexualviolencect.org


With the growing conservative wing on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is under a greater threat than ever. 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 group Planned Parenthood is under constant attack everywhere from the halls of Congress to the streets of the many towns and cities where it provides health services. Opportunities for volunteering and action can be found by going to plannedparenthood.org and searching for the location nearest you. The New Haven office hosts a volunteer night every third Wednesday at their Whitney Avenue location, beginning at 5:30. Look for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England on Facebook.


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 jailing immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the United States border. The ACLU is also involved in a wide array of other battles where constitutional rights are at stake, both nationally and locally. It helps local groups publicize their efforts through the website peoplepower.org. In the past year, the ACLU has helped to facilitate over 12,000 events nationwide. Their Smart Justice campaign hopes “to reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50% and to combat racial disparities in the criminal justice system.” This effort can be accessed by going to aclu.org and following the links on the front page.


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.


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 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 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 in Charlottesville in 2017, 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.


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.”


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 – 01/13/19

  1. Eddie Rivera: Baila Conmigo – single (Er, 2018)
  2. The Magpie Salute: Walk On Water – High Water I (Eagle, 2018)
  3. The Ting Tings: Estranged – The Black Light (Sony, 2018)
  4. L’Attirail: How to Swim in the Desert (ft. Sidi Bémol) – How to Swim in the Desert (CSB, 2018)
  5. Treacherous Orchestra: The Long Count – Grind (Reveal, 2015)
  6. Hitch & the Giddyup: Whiskey Blossom Special – Hitch & the Giddyup II (Hitch & the Giddyup, 2019)
  7. slowthai & Mura Masa: Doorman – single (Method, 2018)
  8. Kampec Dolores: II – Zúgó – Rapid (Bahia / ReR Megacorp, 1996)
  9. Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock – Sunshine Rock (Merge, 2019)
  10. Moonlight Benjamin: Port-au-prince – Siltane (Ma Case, 2018)
  11. Bugs: Neighborhood – Social Slump EP (self, 2018)
  12. Jason Moran: Big Stuff – Ten (Blue Note, 2010)
  13. The Chi-Lites: Have You Seen Her – (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People (Brunswick, 1971)
  14. Sugarpie Di Santo: Do The Whoopie – single (Brunswick, 1967)
  15. Chumbawamba: Smith & Taylor – A Singsong and a Scrap (No Masters, 2005)
  16. 13th Floor Elevators: Nobody to Love – Easter Everywhere (International Artists, 1967)
  17. Joe Jackson: Fabulously Absolute – Fool (Ear, 2018)
  18. Frank Zappa: Transylvania Boogie – Chunga’s Revenge (Bizarre, 1970)
  19. The Flesh Eaters: My Life to Live – I Used to be Pretty (Yep Roc, 2019)
  20. Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman: Life on Mars – single (Damian Wilson, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Dave Hogan, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/06/19

  1. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Blood and Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too the Moon – South of Reality (Prawn Song/Chimera/ATO, 2019)
  2. Liz Asaro: Alien – single (momo, 2019)
  3. [Ted Hearne]/The Crossing & Donald Nally: Burning TV Song – Sounds From the Bench (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  4. Tower of Power: Only So Much Oil in the Ground – Urban Renewal (Warner Bros, 1974)
  5. Fleet Foxes: If You Need to, Keep Time on Me – Crack-Up (Nonesuch, 2017)
  6. Brian Cullman: Unspoiled – The Opposite of Time (Sunnyside, 2016)
  7. Bill Watrous: Low Life – A Time For Love – Bill Watrous Plays the Music of Johnny Mandel (GNP Crescendo, 1993)
  8. Wyldlife: These Days – single (Wicked Cool, 2018)
  9. Rosanne Cash: 8 Gods of Harlem (feat. Elvis Costello & Kris Kristofferson) – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note, 2018)
  10. R2Bees: Boys Kasa (feat. King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, DarkoVibes, Rjz, Spacely, Humble Dis, Medikal & B4bonah) – single (R2Bees, 2018)
  11. The Fall: Free Range – single (Cog Sinister, 1992)
  12. Sneaks: Future – It’s a Myth (Merge, 2017)
  13. The Kinks: Better Things – Give The People What They Want (Arista, 1981)
  14. Tone-Lōc: Wild Thing – Lōc’ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)
  15. The Residents: Lord, It’s Lonely – Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (Ralph, 1984)
  16. Jody Williams: Lucky Lou – single (Argo, 1957)
  17. David Weinstein & Shelley Hirsch: Cheap Imitation – Caged/Uncaged – A Rock/Experimental Homage to John Cage (Cramps, 1993)
  18. Stacy Phillips: Drifting – Mel Bay Sampler (Mel Bay, 2011)
  19. Nickelback: Love Will Keep Us Together – Triple M Musical Challenge 3 – Third Time Lucky! (Sony Australia, 2002)
  20. The Growlers: Who Loves The Scum? – single (Beach Goth, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favourite Picks of the Year, 2018

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

Albums

  • Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop)
  • Los Straightjackets: Complete Christmas Songbook (Yep Roc)
  • Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  • The Decemberists: Traveling On (EP) (Capitol)
  • Asleep At The Wheel: New Routes (Bismeaux)
  • Cat Power: Wanderer (Domino)
  • Mike Farris: Silver & Stone (Compass)
  • Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite! (FHQ)
  • The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album — Super Deluxe edition) (Apple/UMG)

Songs

  • The Zambonis: Joey Saves – single (The Zambonis)
  • Childish Gambino: This Is America – single (mcDJ/RCA)
  • Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Downey To Lubbock – Downey To Lubbock (Yep Roc)
  • Kurt Vile: Bassackwards – Bottle it In (Matador)
  • Eminem: Kamikaze – Kamikaze (Aftermath/Shady)

Alec Cumming “Snap, Crackle, POP!

Albums

  • Peter Holsapple: Game Day (Omnivore)
  • Insecure Men: Insecure Men (Fat Possum)
  • The Lemon Twigs: Go To School (4AD)
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador)
  • Pistol Annies: Interstate Gospel (RCA)
  • Robert Poss: Frozen Flowers Curse The Day (Robert Poss)
  • Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)
  • Rosine: L (Rosine)
  • Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo In Blue (Mom+Pop)
  • Lenny Zenith: What If The Sun (XYYX)

Songs

  • Belle & Sebastian: I’ll Be Your Pilot – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3) (Matador)
  • The Lemon Twigs: If You Give Enough – Go To School (4AD)
  • Low Cut Connie: Beverly – Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender)
  • Paul McCartney: Dominoes – Egypt Station (Capitol)
  • Tom Misch (feat. Loyle Carner): Water Baby – Geography (Beyond The Groove)
  • The Monochrome Set: I Feel Fine (Really) – Maisieworld (Tapete)
  • Pistol Annies: Best Years Of My Life – Interstate Gospel (RCA)
  • Amy Rigby: Playing Pittsburgh – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)
  • Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo – Twentytwo In Blue (Mom+Pop)
  • TC&I: Scatter Me – Great Aspirations (TC&I)

Eric Cocks: “Connections

Albums

  • Galen Ayers: Monument (Bombinate)
  • Roseanne Cash: She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)
  • Bob Dylan: More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 Deluxe Edition (Columbia)
  • Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG)
  • Peter Holsapple: Game Day (Omnivore)
  • The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Super Deluxe) (Sanctuary)
  • John Lennon: Imagine – The Ultimate Collection (Capitol)
  • Sam Phillips: World On Sticks (Littlebox)
  • Harriet Stubbs: Heaven & Hell: The Doors of Perception (Suite 28)
  • Mike Viola: The American Egypt (Good Morning Monkey)

Songs

  • The Beatles: I’m So Tired (Take 7) – The Beatles White Album (Super Deluxe) (Apple/UMG)
  • Bird Streets: Betting On The Sun – Bird Streets (Omnivore)
  • Neko Case: Last Lion Of Albion – Hell-On (Anti-)
  • Christine and The Queens: 5 Dollars – Chris (Because)
  • Emily Duff: Mr. Dollar & A Dime – single (Mr. Mudshow)
  • Japanese Breakfast: Diving Woman – Soft Sound From Another Planet (Dead Oceans, 2017)
  • Jimmer & Syd: Shoulder To Cry On – Shoulder To Cry On EP (Chace)
  • Richard Lloyd: Countdown – The Countdown (Plowboy)
  • Mitski: Nobody – Be The Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
  • Willie Nelson: Something You Get Through – Last Man Standing (Legacy)

Del “in Transition

Albums

  • Alexandro Escovedo: The Crossing (Yep Roc)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides of the Sky (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
  • Mark Knopfler: Down the Road Wherever (Blue Note)
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  • John Medeski: Mad Skillet (Indirecto)
  • Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (BFD)
  • Punch Brothers: All Ashore (Nonesuch)
  • Amanda Shires: To the Sunset (Silver Knife)
  • Paul Simon: In the Blue Light (Legacy)
  • VA: King of the Road – Tribute to Roger Miller (BMG)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

Albums

  • Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones)
  • The Fernweh: The Fernweh (Skeleton Key)
  • Insecure Men: Insecure Men (Fat Possum)
  • Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy)
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Kin Sonic (Zamora)
  • V/A: Try A Little Sunshine: British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1969 (Grapefruit)
  • The Orielles: Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly/Pias America)
  • Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
  • Travis Scott: Astroworld (Epic)
  • Warmduscher: Whale City (Leaf)

Songs

  • Andrew Bird: Bloodless – single (Concord/Loma Vista)
  • Childish Gambino: This is America – single (RCA)
  • Dizzee Rascal: Don’t Gas Me (Beez Neez Remix) – single (Island)
  • Donny McCaslin: What About The Body – Blow. (Modema)
  • Jessica Lauren: Kofi Nomad – Almería (Freestyle)
  • Kamasi Washington: Fists of Fury – Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  • The Last Poets: We Must Be Sacred – Understand What Black Is (Studio Rockers)
  • Olden Yolk: Takes One To Know One – Olden Yolk (Trouble In Mind)
  • Warmduscher: Big Wilma – Whale City (Leaf)
  • Yo La Tengo: Shades Of Blue – There’s A Riot Going On (Matador)

Kevin Gallagher

Albums

  1. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  2. Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve)
  3. I’m With Her: See You Around (Rounder)
  4. Eric Bibb: Global Griot (Stony Plain)
  5. John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)
  6. Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop)
  7. Rodney Crowell: Acoustic Classics (Rodney Crowell)
  8. Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive Aand Well (RCA)
  9. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: No Mercy In This Land (Anti-)
  10. Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks (Caroline International)

Songs

  1. Alice Merton: No Roots – No Roots EP (Mom+Pop)
  2. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Dust – Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  3. I’m With Her: Ain’t That Fine – See You Around (Rounder)
  4. Eric Bibb: We Don’t Care (ft. Habib Koité) – Global Griot (Stony Plain)
  5. Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks/Ain’t Gonna Moan No More – The Prophet Speaks (Caroline International)
  6. Tom Petty: Two Men Talking (Outtake, 2012) – An American Treasure (Deluxe Ed.) (Reprise)
  7. Willie Nelson: Vote ‘Em Out – single (Legacy)
  8. Marc Ribot: John Brown (w/Fay Victor) – Songs of Resistance 1942–2018 (Anti-)
  9. Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed – Things Have Changed (Verve)
  10. Rosanne Cash: The Only Thing Worth Fighting For (ft. Colin Meloy) – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)

David Golden: “Morning Maniac Music

Albums

  • Abelita Mateus: Mixed Feelings (Vivenda)
  • Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads)
  • Jared Gold: Reemergence (Strikezone)
  • Jimmie Smith: Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith (Woodward Avenue)
  • John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  • Kobie Watkins Grouptet: Movement (Origin)
  • Margo Rey: The Roots of Rey | Despacito Margo (Origin)
  • McClenty Hunter, Jr.: The Groove Hunter (Strikezone)
  • Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds (VOF)
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

Albums

  1. Kevin Gordon: Tilt and Shine (Crowville Media)
  2. John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness (OH BOY)
  3. Neko Case: Hell-On (Anti-)
  4. Corrosion Of Conformity: No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
  5. Ace Frehley: Spaceman (eOne)
  6. Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis: Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot)
  7. The Bottle Rockets: Bit Logic (Bloodshot)
  8. Mott The Hoople: Mental Train – The Island Years 1969-1971 (Island/UMC)
  9. The Magpie Salute: High Water I (Provogue)
  10. Lucero: Among The Ghosts (Liberty & Lament)

Song

  • Kevin Gordon: Saint On A Chain — Tilt and Shine (Crowville Media)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

Albums

  1. Shannon & the Clams: Onion (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)
  2. 6 String Drag: Top of the World (Schoolkids)
  3. Phil Yates & the Affiliates: Party Music (Futureman)
  4. Axolotes Mexicanos: Salu2 (Elefant)
  5. Connections: Foreign Affairs (Trouble in Mind)
  6. Half Man Half Biscuit: No One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut (Probe Plus)
  7. The Interrupters: Fight the Good Fight (Hellcat)
  8. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers: Bought to Rot (Bloodshot)
  9. Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideals (Specialist Subject)
  10. The Vaccines: Combat Sports (Columbia)

Songs

  1. Frank Turner: 1933 – Be More Kind (Xtra Mile/Interscope)
  2. Reggae Workers of the World: Wonder – RWW2 (Badasonic)
  3. Hockey Dad: I Wanna Be Everybody – Blend Inn (Kanine)
  4. Proud Parents: Proud Parents – Proud Parents (Dirtnap)
  5. Brazilian Girls: Pirates – Let’s Make Love (Six Degrees)
  6. Fruition: I’ll Never Sing Your Name – Watching it all Fall Apart (LoHi)
  7. Titus Andronicus: Above the Bodega (Local Business) – A Productive Cough (Merge)
  8. Cut Worms: Cash for Gold – Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar)
  9. Très Oui: Looking For – Poised to Flourish (Shrimper)
  10. Chai: ボーイズ・セコ・メン (Boyz Seco Men) – Pink (Burger)
  11. The Frights: Whatever – Hypochondriac (Epitaph)

Martha Willette Lewis: “The Flux Capacitor

Albums

  1. Fruition: Fire EP (Fruition)
  2. Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy)
  3. Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino (Domino)
  4. Chris Smither: Call Me Lucky (Signature Sounds)
  5. Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union)
  6. Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)
  7. Fruition: Watching It All Fall Apart (LoHi)
  8. Jon Batiste: Hollywood Africans (Verve)
  9. Prince: Piano & A Microphone 1983 (Warner Bros.)
  10. Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)

Songs

  1. LCD Soundsystem: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – single (DFA)
  2. Death Cab For Cutie: Gold Rush – Thank You For Today (Atlantic)
  3. Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad- Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union)
  4. Fea: Feminazi – Bad Reputation (Music from the Original Motion Picture) (Blackheart)
  5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Not in Love We’re Just High – Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar)
  6. Lily Allen: Three – No Shame (Parlophone)
  7. Father John Misty: Mr. Tillman – God’s Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)
  8. Chris Difford: Flat – Pants (Pants)
  9. She Drew The Gun: Revolution of Mind – Revolution of Mind (Skeleton Key)
  10. Neil Young: Campaigner – Songs For Judy (Reprise)

Michelle Morgan: “Love and Communication”

Albums

  • Caroline Rose: Loner (New West)
  • Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird)
  • Kississippi: Sunset Blush (Bug Crusher)
  • Mélissa Laveaux: Radyo Siwèl (No Format!)
  • Mitski: Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
  • Pinc Louds: Delancey St. Station (Tunnel Vision)
  • Rose Droll: Your Dog (Father/Daughter)
  • Slothrust: The Pact (Dangerbird)
  • U.S. Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD)
  • Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)

Mark Mushin: “One Step Ahead Of The Blues

Albums

  1. Dana Fuchs: Love Lives On (Getalong)
  2. Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord)
  3. Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand (Alligator)
  4. Myles Goodwyn: And Friends Of The Blues (Linus)
  5. Rhythm X Revival: Rhythm X Revival (Unsigned)
  6. Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps: Here In Babylon (Jesi-Lu)
  7. Sean Chambers: Welcome To My Blues (American Showplace)
  8. Victor Wainwright: Victor Wainwright And The Train (Ruf)
  9. Vanessa Collier: Honey Up (Phenix Fire)
  10. Gina Sicilia: Heard The Lie (Blue Elan)

Songs

  1. Danielle Nicole: Save Me – Cry No More (Concord)
  2. Dana Fuchs: Ready To Rise – Love Lives On (Getalong)
  3. Shari Puorto Band: All I Want Is You – Live At Bogies (Little Lightning)
  4. Andy Watts: Blues On Fire – Blues On Fire (Kame’a)
  5. Anthony Gomes: Come Down – Peace, Love & Loud Guitars (Up 2 Zero)
  6. Bernard Allison: Blues Party – Let It Go (Ruf)
  7. Janiva Magness: Back To Blue – Love Is An Army (Blue Elan)
  8. Jonathon Long: Shine Your Love – Jonathon Long (Wild Heart)
  9. Deb Ryder: A Storm’s Coming – Enjoy The Ride (Vizz Tone)
  10. Jeremiah Johnson: Blues In Her Eyes – Straightjacket (Ruf)

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

Albums

  1. Shakey Graves: Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone)
  2. Lucius: Nudes (Mom+Pop)
  3. Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop)
  4. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats: Tearing At The Seams (Stax)
  5. Wood Brothers: One Drop Of Truth (Honey Jar)
  6. John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)
  7. The Milk Carton Kids: All The Things That I Did & All The Things That I Didn’t Do (Anti-)
  8. Phil Cook: People Are My Drug (Psychic Hotline)
  9. Vulfpeck: Hill Climber (Vulf)
  10. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Forget About Georgia EP (Fantasy)

Songs

  1. Phosphorescent: C’est La Vie No. 2 – C’est La Vie (Dead Oceans)
  2. Shakey Graves: Foot Of Your Bed – Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone)
  3. Lucius: Something About You – Nudes (Mom+Pop)
  4. Father John Misty: Mr. Tillman – God’s Favorite Customer (Sub-Pop)
  5. Wood Brothers: Laughing Or Crying – One Drop Of Truth (Honey Jar)
  6. Vulfpeck: Love Is A Beautiful Thing – Hill Climber (Vulf)
  7. Jade Bird: Uh-Huh – single (Glassnote)
  8. Lord Huron: Moon Beam – Vide Noir (Republic)
  9. Rayland Baxter: Casanova – Wide Awake (ATO)
  10. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers: Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t – Years (Bloodshot)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

Albums

  • Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores: The Opposite (Cuneiform)
  • Gogo Penguin: A Humdrum Star (Blue Note)
  • 47SOUL: Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Die Wilde Jagd: Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B)
  • Monsieur Doumani: Αγκάθθιν/ Angathin (Monsieur Doumani)
  • Park Jiha: Communion (Glitterbeat)
  • Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth (Young Turks)
  • Far Corner: Risk (Cuneiform)
  • Nordic Raga: Nordic Raga (Riverboat)
  • Issam Rafea and Gao Hong: Life As Is (Innova)

Songs

  • Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores: Bat Living In My Room – The Opposite (Cuneiform)
  • The Hu: Wolf Totem – Wolf Totem [single] (Dashka)
  • Die Wilde Jagd: Kreuzgang – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B)
  • Astroboter: Muzumantra – Form & Void (Astroboter)
  • Gogo Penguin: Prayer – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note)
  • The Hu: Yuve Yuve Yu – Yuve Yuve Yu [single] (Dashka)
  • 47SOUL: Moved Around – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Dirtmusic: Bi De Sen Söyle – Bu Bir Ruya (Glitterbeat)
  • Hristo Vitchev Quartet: The Shortest Wavelength – Of Light And Shadows (First Orbit Sounds Music)
  • Steve Reich: Pulse – Pulse / Quartet (Nonesuch)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

Albums

  • Angélique Kidjo: Remain in Light (Kravenworks)
  • Brian Eno: Music for Installations (Opal/UMC)
  • Fantastic Negrito: Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl)
  • GURLS: Run Boy, Run (Grappa)
  • I’m With Her: See You Around (Rounder)
  • Joe Strummer: 001 (Ignition)
  • John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)
  • Karine Polwart: Laws of Motion (Hudson)
  • Leo Sidran: Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (Bonsaï)
  • Monsieur Doumani: Αγκάθθιν/ Angathin (Monsieur Doumani)

Songs

  • Angélique Kidjo: Listening Wind – Remain in Light (Kravenworks)
  • Bokanté + Metropole Orkest (Conducted by Jules Buckley): All The Way Home – What Heat (Real World)
  • Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Gruff Rhys: Selfies in the Sunset – Babelsberg (Rough Trade)
  • GURLS: Pork Chop Lover – Run Boy, Run (Grappa)
  • Lonnie Holley: Sometimes I Wanna Dance – Mith (Jagjaguwar)
  • Lys Guillorn & Her Band: Tinctoria – Tinctoria [Single] (Little Cowgirl)
  • Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy: The Galaxy Song – Anchor (Topic)
  • Ry Cooder: Gentrification – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy)
  • Underworld & Iggy Pop: Bells & Circles – Teatime Dub Encounters [EP] (Caroline)

Colette Rossignol: “Capital Radio

Albums

  • Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors: Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors (Eller Soul)
  • Steve Krase: Just Waitin’ (Connor Ray Music)
  • Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones: Complicated Mess (Eller Soul)
  • The Bob Lanza Blues Band: Kids, Dogs & Krazy Women (Connor Ray)
  • Little Red Rooster Blues Band: Lock Up The Liquor (Little Red Rooster Blues Band)
  • Trudy Lynn: Blues Keep Knockin’ (Connor Ray)
  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite: No Mercy in This Land (Anti-)
  • Eugene Hideaway Bridges: Live in Tallahassee (Armadillo)
  • V/A: Chicago – The Blues Legends Today! (West Tone)
  • Ms Zeno the Mojo Queen: Back in Love (Blue Lotus)
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA)

KC Ryan

Songs

  • Ry Cooder: Jesus and Woody – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy)
  • The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band: Chinese Butterfly – Chinese Butterfly (Concord Jazz)
  • Abbie Gardner: I Can’t Believe – Wishes On A Neon Sign (Abbie Gardner)
  • The Hu: Yuve Yuve Yu – single (Dashka)
  • Laraaji, Arji OceAnda, Dallas Acid: This Much Now – Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight)
  • Janelle Monàe: Make Me Feel – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy)
  • Willie Nelson: Something You Get Through – Last Man Standing (Legacy)
  • The Rheingans Sisters: This Forest – Bright Field (Rootbeat)
  • Alfredo Rodriguez: Bloom – The Little Dream (Mack Avenue)
  • M. Ward: Motorcycle Ride – What a Wonderful Industry (M. Ward)

Lisa Sahulka: “Afternoon Jazz

Songs

  • Carlos Henriquez: A Night in Tunisia- Dizzy Con Clave (RodBros)
  • Fred Hersch Trio ’97: Easy to Love – @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto)
  • Keith Jarrett: Part VIII – La Fenice (ECM)
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra: 1500 Feet Above the Sahara – The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant: Visions – The Window (Mack Avenue)
  • Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf: Skyway – Science Fair (Sunnyside)
  • David Murray feat. Saul Williams: Positive Messages – Blues for Memo (Motema)
  • Logan Richardson: Black Brown & Yellow – Blues People (ropeadope)
  • Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: America – West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads)
  • Esperanza Spalding: Thang – 12 Little Spells (Concord)

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

Albums

  1. Willie Nile: Children Of Paradise (River House)
  2. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul: Soulfire Live (Wicked Cool)
  3. Dana Fuchs: Love Lives On (Get Along)
  4. Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (MTMB)
  5. Screen Test: Through The Past Brightly (Northside)
  6. Peter Karp: Blue Flame (Peter Karp)
  7. Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (Panta Rei)
  8. Sunflower Bean: Twenty Two In Blue (Mom + Pop)
  9. Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)
  10. Crushing Violets: Ghost Fields (Crushing Violets)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

Albums

  • Jamie McLean Band: One & Only (Jamie McLean Band)
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Out in the Open (Ramseur)
  • Bombino: Dehran (Partisan)
  • Rod Picott: Out Past the Wires (Welding Rod)
  • Steve Forbert: Little Stevie Orbit (Rolling Tide)
  • Sarah McQuaid: If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Shovel & a Spade)
  • We Banjo 3: Haven (We Banjo 3)
  • James Maddock: If It Ain’t Fixed, Don’t Break It (Songs of Avenue C)
  • Tracy Grammer: Low Tide (Tracy Grammer)
  • Chris Smither: Call Me Lucky (Signature Sounds)
  • Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart: Bright City Lights (Rebecca Haviland)

howard thompson: “PURE

Albums

  • Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite! – Dyna-Mite! (FHQ)
  • Angel Corpus Christi: The Real Angel Corpus Christi (Mono-Tone)
  • Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG)
  • Hamell on Trial: The Night Guy at The Apocalypse – Profiles of a Rushing Midnight (Saustex)
  • Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Atlantic)
  • The Red Propellers: The Fragility of Love: Collected Works (Rollercoaster)
  • Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum)
  • Cliff Westfall: Baby You Win (Cliff Westfall)
  • Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin’ (Yep Roc)
  • Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone (ATO)

Songs

  • Mandy Barnett: My World Keeps Slipping Away – Strange Conversation (Dame)
  • Nathan Bowles: The Road Reversed – Plainly Mistaken (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Addie Brik: Belly – I Have a Doctor on Board (Itza)
  • Will Hoge: Nikki’s a Republican Now – My American Dream (Edlo)
  • Donny McCaslin: What About the Body – Blow. (Motema)
  • Janelle Monáe: Americans – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy)
  • Scott Mulvahill: Begin Againers – Himalayas (West Sterling)
  • Josefin Öhrn & the Liberation: Rushing Through My Mind – single (Mangled)
  • Gretchen Peters: Wichita – Dancing With the Beast (Scarlet Letter)
  • Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre: If I Could Only Fly – Dean Wareham vs Cheval Sombre (Double Feature)

Amy “Night Nurse” Wachtel: “Rockers Arena

Albums / Songs

  1. Protoje: A Matter of Time (Easy Star)
  2. The Temple Rockers: Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots)
  3. David Byrne: American Utopia (Nonesuch)
  4. Alborosie: Contradiction (ft. Chronixx) – Unbreakable Alborosie Meets The Wailers United (Greensleeves/VP)
  5. Koffee: Raggamuffin – Reggae Gold 2018 25th Anniversary (VP)
  6. Lake Street Dive: Good Kisser – Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch)
  7. Hollie Cook: Stay Alive (Hempolics remix) – Vessel of Love (Merge)
  8. Amos Lee: No More Darkness, No More Light – My New Moon (Dualtone)
  9. Beres Hammond: I’m Alive – single (Harmony House/VP)
  10. Angelique Kidjo: Remain in Light (Kravenworks)

WPKN’s Favourite Picks of the Year, 2017

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

  1. The Hu: Yuve Yuve Yu – single (Dashka, 2018)
  2. Michael Nyman & Michael Nyman Band: McQueen: Time Lapse – McQueen (MN, 2018)
  3. Fur: Angel Eyes – single (Nice Swan, 2018)
  4. Albert Hammond Jr.: Far Away Truths – Francis Trouble (Vol. 1) (Red Bull, 2018)
  5. GospelbeacH: Change of Heart – Another Winter Alive (Alive, 2018)
  6. Joni Mitchell: In France They Kiss On Main Street – The Hissing of Summer Lawns (Asylum, 1975)
  7. Donny McCaslin: What About the Body – Blow. (Motema, 2018)
  8. Material: The Western Lands ft. William Burroughs (A Dangerous Road mix) – The Road to the Western Lands (Triloka, 1998)
  9. Kindling: Blinding Wave – Galaxies (No Idea, 2015)
  10. Infinity Girl: Not Man – Harm (Topshelf, 2015)
  11. Moon King: Impossible – Secret Life (Last Gang, 2015)
  12. Big Star: In the Street – Live on WLIR (Ardent, 2016)
  13. Tommy and the Commies: Straight Jacket – Here Come… (Slovenly, 2018)
  14. Alarm Will Sound: Big Spinoff – Alarm Will Sound Presents Modernists (Cantaloupe, 2016)
  15. Steve Hauschildt: Already Replaced – Tragedy and Geometry (Kranky, 2011)
  16. Monsieur Doumani: Κλώτσον πάτσον / Kick ‘n’ Slap – Αγκάθθιν/ Angathin (Monsieur Doumani, 2018)
  17. Jeff Tweedy: Some Birds – Warm (dBpm, 2018)
  18. Dizzee Rascal: Don’t Gas Me (Beez Nees remix) – single (Island, 2018)
  19. Pink Floyd: Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – A Saucerful of Secrets (Tower, 1968)
  20. Širom: Maestro Kneading Screams of Joy – I Can Be A Clay Snapper (Glitterbeat, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/09/18

  1. J Mascis: See You at the Movies – Elastic Days (Sub Pop, 2018)
  2. Gerald Clayton: Hymn to Freedom – Oscar, With Love: The Songs of Oscar Peterson (Two Lions, 2015)
  3. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores: Pterodactyl – The Opposite (Cuneiform, 2018)
  4. Eddie Cochran: Somethin’ Else – The Very Best of Eddie Cochran (Liberty, 1970)
  5. Bobby Priel: Wrong – single (East End Entertainment, 2018)
  6. Lee Morgan: Soft Touch – The Procrastinator (Blue Note, 1978)
  7. Marianne Faithfull: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG, 2018)
  8. Buzzcocks: Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) – Singles Going Steady (I.R.S., 1979)
  9. Miles Davis & John Coltrane: ‘Round Midnight – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 (Sony/Legacy, 2018)
  10. Robert Black: Hunter Canyon (Dawn) Part I – Possessed (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  11. Buffalo Springfield: Pay the Price – Buffalo Springfield (Atco, 1973)
  12. Širom: Just About Awake – I Can Be A Clay Snapper (Glitterbeat, 2017)
  13. Donny Hathaway: This Christmas – A Donny Hathaway Collection (Atlantic, 1990)
  14. Zuco 103: Outro Lado (NY C12 Mix) – Traveler ’01 (Six Degrees, 2001)
  15. Alarm Will Sound: Revolution 9 (arr. Matt Marks) – Alarm Will Sound presents Modernists (Cantaloupe, 2016)
  16. Eddie & the Hot Rods: Do Anything You Wanna Do – Life On The Line (Island, 1977)
  17. The Flesh Eaters: Miss Muerte – I Used to Be Pretty (Yep Roc, 2018)
  18. Brenda Lee: Sweet Nothin’s – Anthology Vol. 1 (MCA, 1991)
  19. Friends from Rio: Aquelas Coisas Todas (Ape Remix) – Misturada, Vol. 1 (Far Out, 1996)
  20. Holly Golightly: Obstacles – Do the Get Along (Damaged Goods, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Caroline Doctorow, David Golden, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/02/18

  1. The Hu: Yuve Yuve Yu – single (Dashka, 2018)
  2. Y La Bamba: Mujeres – Mujeres – Single (Tender Loving Empire, 2018)
  3. The Intersphere: Mind Over Matter – The Grand Delusion  (Long Branch, 2018)
  4. Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan: Octavia – The Master (Six Degrees, 2014)
  5. Suicide: Keep Your Dreams – Suicide (Mute, 2000)
  6. Arturo Sandoval: Bebop Medley – Live At Yoshi’s (Alfi, 2015)
  7. Cesare Dell’Anna and GirodiBanda: TRUMP@, cavallo di ritorno palestinese – Guerra (11/8, 2018)
  8. Travis Scott: Stargazing – Astroworld (Grand Hustle, 2018)
  9. Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Door 4: Sinom Semarangan – Song of the Silver Geese (Pi Records, 2017)
  10. Karine Polwart: Laws of Motion – Laws of Motion (Hudson, 2018)
  11. Dwight Yoakum : Dreams of Clay – Second Hand Heart (Reprise – 2015)
  12. The Ting-Tings:  A&E – The Black Light  (Finca, 2018)
  13. Far Corner: Oracular Intent – Risk (Cuneiform, 2018)
  14. Sonny Rollins: If Ever I Would Leave You – The Quartets (featuring Jim Hall) (RCA/Bluebird, 1986)
  15. Metro Verlaine: Ballade sauvage – Cut-Up (La Nuit Records, 2018)
  16. 070 Shake: Accusations – single (Good, 2018)
  17. Macha y el Bloque Depressivo: El Gran Tirano – Macha y el Bloque Depressivo (Barbès, 2018)
  18. Wadada Leo Smith & Golden Quartet: Rosa Parks – Tabligh (Cuneiform Records, 2008)
  19. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers: Reality Bites – Bought to Rot (Bloodshot, 2018)
  20. Jimi Hendrix: Sweet Angel – Both Sides of the Sky (Sony/Legacy – 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/25/18

  1. Mike WiLL Made-It (w/Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar): The Mantra – Creed II, the Album (Interscope, 2018)
  2. Parthenon Huxley: This Is The One – This Is The One (NineEighteen, 2018)
  3. Dom Flemons: He’s A Lone Ranger – Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways, 2018)
  4. Marianne Faithfull: They Come At Night – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG Rights Mgmt, 2018)
  5. Sunflower Bean: Come For Me – King of the Dudes EP (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  6. The Hu: Wolf Totem – single (Dashka, 2018)
  7. Glen Campbell: Easy Come, Easy Go – Sings For The King (UMe, 2018)
  8. The Ramones: Don’t Come Close (acoustic version) – Road To Ruin (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Sire/Rhino, 2018)
  9. Phosphorescent: C’est La Vie No. 2 – C’est La Vie (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  10. The Kinks: Days – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Reprise, 1968)
  11. Michael Franti & Spearhead: Good To Be Alive Today – Soulrocker (Fantasy, 2016)
  12. The Weeklings: Running Away – single (Jem, 2018)
  13. Jessica Pratt: This Time Around – Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer, 2019)
  14. Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays: It’s For You – As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls (ECM, 1981)
  15. Alanis Morissette: Thank U – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (Maverick, 1998)
  16. Ian Hunter: Soul of America – Shrunken Heads (Yep Roc, 2007)
  17. Jade Bird: Uh Huh – single (Glassnote, 2018)
  18. Aretha Franklin: Wholy Holy – Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)
  19. Dave Edmunds: The Creature From the Black Lagoon – Repeat When Necessary (Swan Song, 1979)
  20. John Saint-Pelvyn: Yreaka, Last Call – A Clerical Error In Shasta County Shouldn’t Have To Ruin A Saturday Night (Electro Motive, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/18/18

  1. Steve Addabbo: My Emmylou (Live performance on ‘Connections’)
  2. Karine Polwart: Laws of Motion – Laws of Motion (Hudson, 2018)
  3. Will Hoge: Nikki’s a Republican Now – My American Dream (Edlo, 2018)
  4. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Fresh Start – Bad Reputation (Music from the Original Motion Picture) (Blackheart, 2018)
  5. William Purvis & Mihae Lee: Pieces of Advice – [Paul Lansky]/The Long and Short of It (Bridge, 2018)
  6. Steve Gunn: New Moon – The Unseen In Between (Matador, 2018)
  7. Elliott Murphy: L.A. Woman (feat. Olivier Durand) – Elliott Murphy Is Alive (Murphyland, 2018)
  8. Forever Einstein: I’m Trying to Contain an Outbreak Here and You’re Driving the Monkey to the Airport – Racket Science (Cuneiform, 2005)
  9. Hwang Byung-ki: Harim Castle – Kayagum Masterpieces Vol 4 – Sounds of the Night (C & L, 1994)
  10. Kurt Vile: Bassackwards – Bottle It In (Matador, 2018)
  11. Ann O’aro: Kap Kap – Ann O’aro (Cobalt/Buda Musique, 2018)
  12. Suzanne Vega: Luka – Solitude Standing (A&M, 1987)
  13. Elbow: New York Morning – The Take-off and Landing of Everything (Fiction, 2014)
  14. Mott the Hoople: Ill Wind Blowing – Mental Train – The Island Years 1969-1971 (Island/UMC, 2018)
  15. Toshimura Goroji: Naga-Uta ‘Kanjincho’ – Japan Semiclassical and Folk Music (UNESCO, 1974)
  16. ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago – Tres Hombres (Warner, 1973)
  17. Sandy Denny: Silver Threads And Golden Needles – When The Day Is Done – The Orchestrations of Robert Kirby (Ace, 2018)
  18. Wye Oak: Out of Nowhere – Tween (Merge, 2016)
  19. C.W. Vrtacek: A Foreign Gun – Victory Through Grace (Leisure Time, 1981)
  20. Art Brut: Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! (Alcopop!, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Cliff Furnald, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/11/18

  1. Bob Dylan: Tangled Up In Blue – More Blood, More Tracks (Legacy/Columbia, 2018)
  2. Roy Hargrove: The Joint – Hardgroove (Verve, 2003)
  3. Jaimee Harris: Depressive State – Red Rescue (Ruby White, 2018)
  4. Forever Einstein: A Fruit Pie Salesman With a Whoopee Cushion Living in Wichita – Down With Gravity (Cuneiform, 2000)
  5. Matt & Kim: Happy If You’re Happy (remix, feat. Skizzy Mars) – single (Fader, 2018)
  6. Terry Adams: Straight, No Chaser – Talk Thelonius (Euclid, 2015)
  7. C.W. Vrtacek: Saying Goodbye to the Beauty and Complexity of Life on Earth – When Heaven Comes To Town (ReR Megacorp, 1996)
  8. The Beatles: Don’t Pass Me By (2018 mix) – The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (Capitol, 2018)
  9. Saint Etienne: Filthy – Foxbase Alpha (Deluxe Edition) (Heavenly/UMC, 2009)
  10. Sunflower Bean: Come For Me – King of the Dudes EP (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  11. Lindisfarne: Bring Down The Government – Dingly Dell (Elektra, 1972)
  12. Oingo Boingo: Capitalism – Only A Lad (A&M, 1981)
  13. Blackberry Smoke: You Got Lucky (feat. Amanda Shires) – single (3 Legged, 2018)
  14. Bruce Haack: Jesus Loves Me – Preservation Tapes (Telephone Explosion, 2018)
  15. Boy George & Culture Club: Runaway Train – Life (BMG, 2018)
  16. Smog: Cold-Blooded Old Times – Knock Knock (Drag City, 1999)
  17. Jake Chudnow: Prelude to Shona – Shona EP (Bloc, 2015)
  18. Forever Einstein: Bad Weather (Changed Our Plans) – One Thing After Another (Cuneiform, 1998)
  19. World Party: Ship of Fools – Private Revolution (Ensign/Chrysalis, 1986)
  20. Black Flag: Rise Above – Damaged (SST, 1981)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bob Johnson, David Golden, howard thompson, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/04/18

  1. The Bangles: Jet Fighter – single (Yep Roc, 2018)
  2. Marianne Faithfull: They Come At Night (alt. version) – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG, 2018)
  3. Mark Dresser Seven: I Can Smell You Listening – Sedimental You (Clean Feed, 2016)
  4. Mavis Staples: Try Harder – If All I Was Was Black (Anti-, 2017)
  5. Bob Dylan: Idiot Wind (Take 1) – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, 2018)
  6. Geraint Watkins & the Dominators: Trying Times – Geraint Watkins & the Dominators (Jungle, 2018)
  7. Rachel Yamagata: Break Apart – Tightrope Walker (Frankenfish, 2018)
  8. Forever Einstein: Bye, Bye, Barbie – Opportunity Crosses The Bridge (Cuneiform, 1992)
  9. Kevin Gordon: Saint on a Chain – Tilt and Shine (Crowdville, 2018)
  10. Juliana Hatfield: Sugar – Weird (American Laundromat, 2018)
  11. The Bad Plus: Rhinoceros Is My Profession – Suspicious Activity? (Columbia, 2005)
  12. John Saint Pelvyn: Saint Herman’s Song – A Clerical Error in Shasta County Shouldn’t Have to Ruin a Saturday Night (Electro Motive/Seeland, 2018)
  13. The Collectors: She (Will-O-The-Wind) – The Collectors (Seven Arts/Warner Bros., 1968)
  14. Carter Sampson: Lucky – Lucky (Horton, 2018)
  15. Sloucher: Be True – single (Swoon, 2018)
  16. Pink: Dear Mr. President – The People Speak (Verve, 2009)
  17. Jowee Omicil: Obas Konsa – Love Matters (Jazz Village, 2018)
  18. Big Maybelle: How It Lies – Saga Of the Good Life & Hard Times (Rojac, 1966)
  19. Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield: 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (Legacy/Columbia, 2003)
  20. C.W. Vrtacek: The Waters – Victory Through Grace (Leisure Time, 1981)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/28/18

  1. Harriet Stubbs & Marianne Faithfull: Phrygian Gates – Heaven & Hell: The Doors of Perception (Suite 28, 2018)
  2. Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings – Music for Installations (Opal, 2018)
  3. Kevin Gordon: Saint On A Chain – Tilt and Share (Crowville, 2018)
  4. Emily Duff: Mr. Dollar & a Dime – single (Mr. Mudshow, 2018)
  5. Bang on a Can All-Stars & Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Fields – More Field Recordings (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  6. Marco Benevento: Sing Sing Sing – Live at Tonic (Ropeadope, 2011)
  7. Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra: The Day You Came Along – The Essential Sides Remastered 1933-1934 (JSP, 2006)
  8. The Turnback: Here I Am – Spinning the Earth in Reverse (Kool Kat, 2018)
  9. Alejandro Escovedo: Teenage Luggage – The Crossing (Yep Roc, 2018)
  10. Amy Rigby: Tom Petty Karaoke – single (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  11. The Last Poets: We Must Be Sacred (Mo Kolours remix) – We Must Be Sacred (EP) (Studio Rockers, 2018)
  12. Count Basie: Blee Blop Blues – Count Basie at Newport (Verve, 1957)
  13. Maghrebika with Bill Laswell: Ghourba Mourra – Neftakhir (Barraka El Farnatshi, 2006)
  14. Unknown Artist: Dembee – Musiques De Mongolie (Buda Musique, 1996)
  15. Suicide: Cheree – Suicide (Blast First, 1998)
  16. Lou Reed: Transformer – Perfect Day (RCA Victor, 1972)
  17. Laraaji, Arji OceAnanda & Dallas Acid: This Much Now – Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight, 2018)
  18. Underworld & Iggy Pop: Bells & Circles – Teatime Dub Encounters (EP) (Caroline Int’l, 2018)
  19. Permanent Green Light: Wintertime’s a-Comin’, Martha Raye – Hallucinations (Omnivore, 2018)
  20. Shishir Thapa, Shovit Rana & Bukun Gandharba: Kanchhi Ko Rumal – Himalayan Folks Songs of Nepal (Gaurab, 2003)

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