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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Joseph Celli, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN Programmers’ 2016 Top 10’s

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

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

Daniel Bass: “Monsoon Radio

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

Bob Chamenko

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

Eric Cocks: “Connections

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

Del “in Transition

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

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

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

Kevin Gallagher: “Kevin Gallagher’s Bagalan

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

David Golden: “Radio Golden

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

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

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

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

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

Binnie Klein: “A Miniature World

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

Martha Willette Lewis: “Live Culture

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

Allyson McCabe: “FM Mutations

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

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music

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

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

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

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

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

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

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

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

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

KC Ryan

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

Bob Shapiro: “In The Evening

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

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

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

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

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

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

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

howard thompson: “PURE

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

Mike Zito

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

WPKN’s Favorite Albums of 2015

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Mushin, Martha Nachman, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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

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

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

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

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

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/30/16

  1. Laurie Anderson: From The Air – Heart Of A Dog (Nonesuch, 2016)
  2. Wadada Leo Smith: Pacifica – Spiritual Dimensions, Vol I (Cuneiform, 2009)
  3. Tyrone Taylor: Life Table (Version) – single (Wolf, 1975)
  4. duoJalal: Honey From Alast – Shadow & Light: The Rumi Experience (Bridge, 2016)
  5. Teenage Fanclub: I’m in Love – Here (Merge, 2016)
  6. Earl St. Claire: Man On Fire – single (Def Jam, 2016)
  7. Marjorie Whylie: Drum Song – A Tribute To Reggae’s Keyboard King – Jackie Mittoo – Interpretations & Improvisations (VP, 2004)
  8. John Zorn: Arab and Jew – Filmworks XV: Protocols of Zion (Tzadik, 2005)
  9. Sarathy Korwar: Mawra (Transcendence) – Day To Day (Ninja Tune, 2016)
  10. Devendra Banhart: Theme For A Taiwanese Woman In Lime Green – Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch, 2016)
  11. Aaron Tindall/Steven Stucky/Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra/Jeffery Meyer: Are You Experienced? – Transformations (Bridge, 2016)
  12. Cari Hiburan: Orkès Gambus Al-Hidayah – Melauy Music of Sumatra & the Riau Islands (Smithsonian/Folkways, 1996)
  13. Flock of Dimes: Semaphore – If You See Me, Say Yes (Partisan, 2016)
  14. Augustus Pablo: Rockers Meet King Tubbys Inna Fire House – Rockers Meet King Tubbys In a Fire House (Shanachie, 1980)
  15. Lou Reed: Halloween Parade – New York (Sire, 1989)
  16. Wyclef Jean: If I Was President, 2016 – single (eOne, 2016)
  17. David Bowie: Killing A Little Time – Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) (Columbia, 2016)
  18. The Killers: Peace Of Mind – Peace Of Mind – Single (Island, 2016)
  19. Lucifer: Black Mass – Black Mass (UNI, 1971)
  20. The Lucid Dream: Bad Texan – Compulsion Songs (Holy Are You, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/23/16

  1. Leonard Cohen: On The Level – You Want It Darker (Sony, 2016)
  2. The Shifting Sands: Waiting For The Sun – Cosmic Radio Station (Fishrider, 2015)
  3. Beats Antique: The Block (feat. TOO MANY ZOOZ) – Shadowbox (beatsantique.com, 2016)
  4. Johnnie Allen: Promised Land – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks, Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  5. Suzanne Vega: Carson’s Blues – Lover Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (Perpetual Sounds, 2016)
  6. Jeff Beck: Scared For The Children – Loud Hailer (Atco, 2016)
  7. Rolling Stones: Just Your Fool – Blue And Lonesome (Interscope, 2016)
  8. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: Discoveries – I Want That Sound! (innova, 2016)
  9. Kyle Craft: Before the Wall – single (SubPop, 2016)
  10. Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale: A Perfect Rain – Breathing Under Water (Blue Note, 2007)
  11. Niantic: Sink or Swim – Floating Islands EP (Niantic, 2016)
  12. Xylouris White: Black Peak – Black Peak (Bella Union, 2016)
  13. Amira / Merima Ključo: Mehmeda Majka Budila – Zumra (World Village, 2010)
  14. Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell – single (Chess, 1964)
  15. The Action: Something Has Hit Me – The Singles Boxset (Demon, 2014)
  16. Alejandro Escovedo: Beauty And The Buzz – Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy, 2016)
  17. The New Basement Tapes: Lost On The River #12 – Lost On The River (Harvest, 2014)
  18. Rod Stewart: Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller – Smiler (Mercury, 1974)
  19. Paul & The Tall Trees: Crack of Dawn – Our Love In the Light (Big Crown, 2016)
  20. Piers Faccini: Bring Down the Wall – I Dreamed An Island (Six Degrees, 2016)

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