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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/05/17

  1. John Mellencamp: Grandview (w/Martina McBride) – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (Republic, 2017)
  2. Samantha Fish: It’s Your Voodoo Working – Chills & Fever (Ruf, 2017)
  3. Robyn Hitchcock: Autumn Sunglasses – Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc, 2017)
  4. John Zorn: Evocation of the Triumphant Beast – Psychomagia (Tzadik, 2014)
  5. Emily Duff: Maybe In The Morning – Maybe In The Morning (Mr Mudshow, 2017)
  6. Julian Cope: Don’t Drink and Drive, You Might Spill Some – Drunken Songs (Head Heritage, 2017)
  7. Ha Ha Tonka: Arkansas – Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot, 2017)
  8. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On – Power In The Blood (True North, 2015)
  9. Can: All Gates Open – Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide (Purple Pyramid, 2016)
  10. Security Project: Rhythm Of The Heat (w/Happy Rhodes) – Five (7d Media, 2017)
  11. Al-Yaman: Azan / Prayer – Insanyya (Indies Scope, 2009)
  12. The Necks: Blue Mountain – Unfold (Ideologic Organ, 2017)
  13. Sinkane: U’huh – Life and Livin’ It (City Slang, 2017)
  14. Dash Rip Rock: (Let’s Go) Smoke Some Pot – single (Ichiban, 1996)
  15. Steve Lacy: Number One – Anthem (Novus, 1990)
  16. Dagadana: U poli bereza / A birch in the field – Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando, 2016)
  17. Jeff Beck: The Pump – There and Back (Epic, 1980)
  18. Hurray for the Riff Raff: Rican Beach – The Navigator (ATO, 2017)
  19. Roger McGuinn: Rock And Roll Time – Cardiff Rose (Columbia, 1976)
  20. Chuck Prophet: In the Mausoleum (After Alan Vega) – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Yep Roc, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/26/17

  1. The Feelies: Gone Gone Gone – In Between (Bar/None, 2017)
  2. Baluji Shrivastav: Journey to Sedna – Best of Baluji Shrivastav (ARC, 2017)
  3. The New English Beat feat. Ranking Roger: Heaven Hiding – Bounce (DMF, 2016)
  4. Throttle Elevator Music: Liminality – Retrospective (Wide Hive, 2017)
  5. Laura Marling: Soothing – Semper Femina (More Alarming, 2017)
  6. Eric Gales: Boogie Man – Middle Of The Road (Provogue, 2017)
  7. Les Amazones d’Afrique: Dombolo (feat. Angélique Kidjo) – République Amazone (Real World, 2017)
  8. Imelda May: Black Tears (feat. Jeff Beck) – Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca, 2017)
  9. Michael Gordon: Gotham, part 1 – Gotham (Cantaloupe, 2015)
  10. The Meters: Tippi-Toes – The Very Best of The Meters (Rhino, 1997)
  11. Mavis Staples: Action – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-, 2016)
  12. The Swingin’ Medallions: Double Shot of My Baby’s Love – Anthology (Ripete, 1997)
  13. T. Rex: Bang a Gong (Get it On) – Electric Warrior (Reprise, 1971)
  14. Robert Upchurch: The Devil Made Me Do It – Philadelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (Harmless, 2012)
  15. Ernie Isley: Back To Square One – High Wire (Elektra, 1990)
  16. Badakhshan Ensemble: Rapo – Music of Central Asia Vol. 5: Song and Dance from the Pamir Mountains (Smithsonian Folkways, 2007)
  17. Ron Gallo: Young Lady You’re Scaring Me – Heavy Meta (Heavenly, 2017)
  18. Mariachi El Bronx: New Beat – Mariachi El Bronx (III) (ATO, 2014)
  19. Hifi Sean: In Love With Life (feat. Yoko Ono) – Ft. (Plastique, 2016)
  20. The Neville Brothers: With God On Our Side – Yellow Moon (A&M, 1989)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/19/17

  1. Lula Pena: Rose – Archivo Pittoresco (Crammed Discs, 2017)
  2. Shovels and Rope: St. Anne’s Parade – Little Seeds (New West, 2016)
  3. American Wrestlers: Give Up – Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum, 2017)
  4. Culture: Two Sevens Clash – Two Sevens Clash (Joe Gibbs Record Globe, 1977)
  5. Little Richard: The Girl Can’t Help It – The Essential Little Richard (Specialty, 1985)
  6. Mulatu Astatke: Radcliffe – Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut, 2010)
  7. Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs: Fuga – Cats, Dogs and Ghosts (Asphalt Tango, 2016)
  8. Henry Butler: Tee-Nah-Nah – Blues After Sunset (Black Top, 1998)
  9. Ayreheart: John Barleycorn – Barley Moon (Sono Luminus, 2017)
  10. Karim Baggili: Arabic Circus – Kali City (Homerecords.be, 2013)
  11. James Booker: Classified (Version 2) – A Taste of Honey: Live In New Orleans, 1977 (Night Train, 2000)
  12. Allen Toussaint: Working In The Coal Mine – The Lost Sessions (Fuel 2000, 2011)
  13. Lou Rawls: You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – All Things in Time (Philadelphia International, 1976)
  14. Omar Sosa / Seckou Keita: Tama-Tama – Transparent Water (Otá, 2016)
  15. Larry Williams: Dizzy, Miss Lizzy – Here’s Larry Williams (Specialty, 1959)
  16. Marvin Gaye: I Want You – I Want You (Tamla, 1976)
  17. Lisa LeBlanc: Dump the Guy ASAP – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? (Bonsound, 2016)
  18. Bo Diddley: Let Me Pass – single (Chess, 1965)
  19. Shinyribs: Trouble Trouble – I Got Your Medicine (Mustard Lid, 2017)
  20. Rajab Suleiman & Kithara: Nipe Tena (Bashraf) – Memoirs of an Arabian Princess: Sounds of Zanzibar (Winter & Winter, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/12/17

  1. Ray Davies: Poetry – Americana (Legacy, 2017)
  2. Young Iranian Female Voices: Song of Spring and Hope – Songs in the Mist (Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 2016)
  3. MC Yogi: Be The Change (The Story of Mahatma Gandhi) – single (Velour/Frontline, 2012)
  4. Balkan Beatbox: Chin Chin (Gaudi Remix) – Chin Chin Remixes (Balkan Beatbox, 2017)
  5. Floyd Dixon: Call Operator 210 – single (Aladdin, 1952)
  6. The Motel Pines: Circadianism – A Sad History (Trainwreck Chords, 2017)
  7. The Undisputed Truth: Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today) – The Undisputed Truth (Tamla Motown, 1970)
  8. Cece Winans: Peace From God – Let Them Fall In Love (Pure Springs Gospel, 2017)
  9. Jackie Wilson: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – The Ultimate Jackie Wilson (Brunswick, 2006)
  10. X.Y.R.: Snowstorm – Artika (Constellation Tatsu, 2014)
  11. Ronnie Baker Brooks: Long Story Short – Times Have Changed (Provogue, 2017)
  12. Charles Mingus: Profile of Jackie – Pithecanthropus Erectus (Atlantic, 1956)
  13. Beats Antique: The Fader (feat. Gaudi) – Shadowbox (Beats Antique, 2016)
  14. Ralph Towner: Dolomiti Dance – My Foolish Heart (ECM, 2017)
  15. Otis Taylor: Coming With Crosses – My World is Gone (Telarc, 2013)
  16. Uniform: The Lost – Wake In Fright (Sacred Bones, 2017)
  17. Massilia Sound System: Si lèva mai la cançon – Massilia (Manivette, 2014)
  18. Roosevelt Sykes: 44 Blues – Blues By Roosevelt ‘The Honeydripper’ Sykes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1995)
  19. The Normal Living: Into the Night – Signals (The Normal Living, 2017)
  20. Annie Grace Horn Dodson & Enoch Brown: Field Calls – Negro Folk Music of Alabama Vol. 1 (Ethnic Folkways, 1951)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/05/17

  1. Robert Randolph & The Family: Got Soul – Got Soul (Dare/Masterworks, 2017)
  2. Luna: Buffalo Boots – Rendezvous (Jetset, 2004)
  3. Can: Come Sta, La Luna – Soon Over Babaluma (United Artists, 1974)
  4. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Mining-nah – Transparent Water (Otá, 2017)
  5. Drive-By Truckers: Once They Banned Imagine – American Band (ATO, 2016)
  6. Session Americana: Helena – Great Shakes (Session Americana, 2016)
  7. Mercy Choir: Universal Wannabe – Like a Fountain Stirred (Dead Language, 2017)
  8. SOHN: Conrad – Rennen (4AD, 2017)
  9. Kristin Hersh: Hemingway’s Tell – Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (Omnibus Press, 2016)
  10. The Chico Hamilton Quintet: Lady Gabor – Passin’ Through (Impulse!, 1963)
  11. Peter Scherer: New Russia – Cronologia (TZADIK, 1996)
  12. Mary Ann Fisher: Put On My Shoes – Ain’t Gonna Hush – The Queens of Rhythm & Blues (Fantastic Voyage, 2015)
  13. Tom Jones: Traveling Shoes – Spirit In The Room (Rounder, 2013)
  14. Spring Heel Jack: Take 3 – 68 Million Shades (Island, 1996)
  15. Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan: Laura – Live at MCG (Telarc, 2007)
  16. The Mickey Finn: Garden of My Mind – Garden of My Mind – The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 (RPM, 2015)
  17. Malcolm Holcomb: September – Another Black Hole (Proper, 2016)
  18. Bonnie Raitt: Need You Tonight – Dig In Deep (Redwing, 2016)
  19. Kirsty MacColl: In These Shoes? – Tropical Brainstorm (V2, 2000)
  20. Arcomusical: Berimbau Trio no. 1: Harmonia – MeiaMeia – New Music for Berimbau (Innova, 2013)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/29/17

  1. Slowdive: Star Roving – single (Dead Oceans, 2017)
  2. Biznaga: Mediocridad y confort – Sentido Del Espectáculo (Slovenly, 2016)
  3. Esperanza Spalding: Ebony & Ivy – Emily’s D+ Evolution (Concord, 2016)
  4. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens: A Change is Gonna Come – What Have You Done, My Brother? (Daptone, 2009)
  5. Blackberry Smoke: Free On the Wing (ft. Gregg Allman) – Like An Arrow (3 Legged, 2016)
  6. Band of Heathens: Sugar Queen – Duende (BOH, 2017)
  7. The Marcus King Band: Plant Your Corn Early – The Marcus King Band (Fantasy, 2016)
  8. Thumbscrew (ft. Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson): Sampsonian Rhythms – Convallaria (Cuneiform, 2016)
  9. The Shins: Name For You – Heartworms (Columbia, 2017)
  10. No Valentine: Into Reruns – Just Listen (No Valentine, 2014)
  11. Phil Ochs: What’s That I Hear? – All the News That’s Fit to Sing (Elektra, 1964)
  12. Bombino: Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar (A Great Desert I Saw) – Azel (Partisan, 2016)
  13. Hifi Sean: In Love With Life (ft. Yoko Ono) – Ft. (Plastique, 2016)
  14. James Brown: Living In America – Platinum & Gold Collection (BMG, 2004)
  15. Thorcraft Cobra: Killing Time – The Distance (Plaza Bowl, 2016)
  16. Chuck Prophet: Jesus Was a Social Drinker – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (Yep Roc, 2017)
  17. Julie Byrne: Sleepwalker – Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing!, 2017)
  18. The Penny Arkade: Swim – Not The Freeze (Sundazed, 2004)
  19. Neil Rolnick: Digits – Digits (Innova, 2006)
  20. The Gods Themselves: Tech Boys – Be My Animal (The Gods Themselves, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/22/17

  1. MX-80 Sound: So Funny – So Funny (Feeding Tube, 2016)
  2. Christopher Adler: Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze – Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze (Innova, 2007)
  3. Mano Dibango: Ceddo End Title – World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s a Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (Luaka Bop, 2005)
  4. Ozark Mountain Daredevils: Within Without – Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M, 1973)
  5. Mudville: The Hero of the World – The Glory of Man is Not in Vogue (Slurry, 2003)
  6. Frankie Miller: Gold Shoes (feat. Francis Rossi) – Double Take (UMG, 2016)
  7. Aurora: Life on Mars – Girls, Vol. 3 [Music from the HBO Original Series] (Interscope, 2016)
  8. Trevor Watts / Moiré Music Drum Orchestra: Egugu – A Wider Embrace (ECM, 1994)
  9. Bonobo: Bambro Koyo Ganda – Migrations (Ninja Tune, 2017)
  10. Sandy Rogers: Good Dog – Wonderin’ (Rattle, 2016)
  11. Honeyblood: Ready For The Magic – Babes Never Die (FatCat, 2016)
  12. Reza Vali: Segâh, Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra – The Ancient Call (Albany, 2016)
  13. The Lucid Dream: Nadir – Compulsion Songs (Holy Are You, 2016)
  14. Bastille: Good Grief – Wild World (Virgin, 2016)
  15. Amanda Jenssen: Look What They’ve Done To My Song – Happyland (Epic, 2009)
  16. Kathryn Tickell & Friends: Water Of Tyne (instr.) – Water of Tyne (Magnetic North East, 2016)
  17. Neil Young: LA – Time Fades Away (Reprise, 1973)
  18. Magma: De Futura – Üdü Wüdü (RCA, 1976)
  19. Larval: Something Terrible Is About To Happen – Obedience (Cuneiform, 2003)
  20. Run The Jewels: Panther Like a Panther (Miracle mix) [feat Trina] – 3 (RTJ Inc, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rod Richardson

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