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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/19/17

  1. Nick Waterhouse: The Old Place – Never Twice (Innovative Leisure, 2016)
  2. River Whyless: Fortunate Son – single (Roll Call, 2017)
  3. Sam Coomes: Stride On – Bugger Me (Domino, 2016)
  4. Earl St. Clair: Pain – My Name is Earl (Def Jam, 2017)
  5. Ray Barretto: Cocinando – Que Viva La Musica (Fania, 1972)
  6. Beth Hart: Let’s Get Together – Fire On The Floor (Provogue, 2017)
  7. Rubén Blades y Seis del Solar: Muévete – Escenas (Elektra, 1988)
  8. Lourdes Pérez: Tengo La Vida (duet w/Irene Farrera) – Vestigios (Vivavoce, 1997)
  9. Alan Menken: Overture – Beauty and the Beast (OST Deluxe Edition) (Walt Disney, 2017)
  10. Dan Baird: Cemetery Train – So Low (Jerkin’ Crocus, 2017)
  11. Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive – Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London…Plus (See For Miles, 1991)
  12. John Mayall: The Devil Must Be Laughing – Talk About That (Forty Below, 2017)
  13. Alan Vega: Angel – Saturn Strip (Elektra, 1983)
  14. Cindy Lee Berryhill: I Like Cats/You Like Dogs – The Adventurist (Omnivore, 2017)
  15. The Rolling Stones: She’s A Rainbow – Their Satanic Majesties Request (London, 1967)
  16. Lys Guillorn & Her Band: Something – I’m a Boy (Little Cowgirl, 2017)
  17. Sharon Von Etten: The End of The World – Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album (30th Century/Columbia, 2017)
  18. Green Day: Ordinary World – Revolution Radio (Reprise, 2016)
  19. Circa Waves: Fire That Burns – Different Creatures (Virgin, 2017)
  20. Ike & Tina Turner: I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Outta Season (Blue Thumb, 1970)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/12/17

  1. Girlpool: 123 – Powerplant (Anti-, 2017)
  2. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin: Let it Shine – Rollercoaster (Jerkin’ Crocus, 2017)
  3. Gene Casey: Don’t Bother Me (I’m Rockin) – Guitar In The Rain (Gene Casey, 2017)
  4. Marianne Faithfull: Give My Love to London – Give My Love to London (Naïve, 2014)
  5. Super Onze: Houmeïssa (The Gold Chain) – Every Song Has Its End – Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Glitterbeat, 2016)
  6. John Ginty: Mountains Have My Name (ft. Aster Pheonyx) – Rockers (American Showplace, 2017)
  7. The Suitcase Junket: Swamp Chicken – Pile Driver (Signature Sounds, 2017)
  8. Wreckless Eric: Space Age – AmERICa (Fire, 2015)
  9. Axel Boman: Nokturn (Grand Finale) – Future Sounds of Jazz 13 (Compost, 2017)
  10. The Shins: Name For You – Heartworms (Aural Apothecary/Columbia, 2017)
  11. Eliza Neals: Cold Cold Night (ft. Paul Nelson) – 10,000 Feet Below (E-H, 2017)
  12. Greg Graffin: Backroads of My Mind – Millport (Anti-, 2017)
  13. Lorraine Ellison: Stay With Me – Stay With Me (Warner Brothers, 1969)
  14. Patty Reese: Open A Window, Let In The Sun – Let In The Sun (Azalea City, 2017)
  15. Azar Swan: And Blow Us a Kiss – And Blow Us a Kiss (Zoo, 2014)
  16. Scotty Bratcher: As the Years Go Passing By (ft. Jimmy Hall) – That Album (Etta Mae, 2016)
  17. Dr. John: Marie Laveau – N’Awlinz: Dis, Dat, Or D’Udda (Blue Note, 2004)
  18. The Wild Swans: Young Manhood – Bringing Home the Ashes (Sire, 1988)
  19. Albert Castiglia: Where the Devil Makes His Deal – Big Dog (Ruf, 2016)
  20. Southern Avenue: Love Me Right – Southern Avenue (Concord, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Del ‘In Transition’, howard thompson, Mark Mushin, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

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)

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