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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 2/7/16

  1. Lake Street Dive: Call Off Your Dogs – Side Pony (Nonesuch, 2016)
  2. PJ Harvey: The Wheel – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island, 2016)
  3. Gary Lucas & Jann Klose: Let No One Come Between Us – Stereopticon (Cosmic Trigger, 2016)
  4. Chic: Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic (Atlantic, 1977)
  5. Keyvan Chemirani: Chabi dar Granada – Avaz (Innacor, 2013)
  6. Dion: The Apollo King – New York Is My Home (Instant, 2016)
  7. Gail Ann Dorsey: The Big Decision – I Used to Be… (United for Opportunity, 2004)
  8. Damien Jurado: Halo of Ashes – Tumbledown (O.S.T) (Milan Ent., 2016)
  9. Jimmy and the Mustangs: I Won’t Cry for You – Another Round (Mad Horse, 2015)
  10. Chinbat Baasankhuu: Variations – The Art of the Mongolian Yatga (ARC Music, 2014)
  11. Savages: Sad Person – Adore Life (Matador, 2016)
  12. Linda Gail Lewis: Little Baby Rock – Hard Rockin’ Woman! (Lanark, 2015)
  13. Dead Man’s Corner: The Weatherman – E.P.1 (Dead Man’s Corner, 2016)
  14. Man Made: Bring Some – TV Broke My Brain (Man Made, 2016)
  15. Chris Isaak: Down In Flames – First Comes The Night (Vanguard, 2015)
  16. Baaba Maal: Gilli Men – The Traveller (Marathon Artists, 2016)
  17. Mighty: Other Kids – Bye, Have Nice (songintheair, 2015)
  18. Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros: Hot Coals – Person A (Community Music, 2016)
  19. Aoife O’Donovan: The King of All Birds – In the Magic Hour (Yep Roc, 2016)
  20. Nezam Rajabzadeh: Baghe Sokhte – Smile Of Sun (Etnisk Musikklubb, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/31/16

  1. Courtney Barnett: Three Packs A Day – Three Packs A Day – single (Milk!, 2016)
  2. Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: Of Course, Of Course – I Long To See You (Blue Note, 2016)
  3. Miguel Zenon: Que Sera de Puerto Rico – Esta Plena (Marsalis Music, 2009)
  4. John Cale: Close Watch – Music for a New Society/M:FANS (Domino, 2016)
  5. Medeski, Martin & Wood: Bubblehouse – Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps) Best of 1991-1996 (Ryko, 1999)
  6. Damon Albarn: Lonely Press Play – Everyday Robots (Warner Bros, 2014)
  7. Claudio: Bonom Chinois – Soul Sok Séga (Strut, 2016)
  8. The I Orchestra: The 21st Century: Year 16 – IO 105 (www.radionothing.net/iorchestra/, 2015)
  9. Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers – Volunteers (RCA Victor, 1969)
  10. Circles Around The Sun: Saturday’s Children (feat. Neal Casal) – Interludes For The Dead (Rhino, 2016)
  11. Kronos Quartet: Leyla – Rainbow Music of Central Asia, Vol 8 (Smithsonian Folkways, 2010)
  12. Kamasi Washington: Final Thought – The Epic (Brainfeeder, 2015)
  13. Sonar: Orbit 5.7 – Black Light (Cuneiform, 2015)
  14. Jeffrey Lewis: Back to Manhattan – Manhattan (Rough Trade, 2015)
  15. The Balanescu Quartet: Possessed – Possessed (Mute, 1992)
  16. Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians: A Globe Of Frogs – Globe Of Frogs (A&M, 1988)
  17. First Aid Kit: In The Hearts Of Men – The Lions Roar (Witchita, 2012)
  18. Eleanor Friedberger: Never Is a Long Time – New View (French Kiss, 2016)
  19. Iggy Pop: Gardenia – Post Pop Depression (IGHO/Loma Vista, 2016)
  20. Purple Pilgrims: Thru Evry Cell – Eternal Delight (Not Not Fun, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/24/16

  1. The James Hunter Six: Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) – Hold On! (Daptone, 2016)
  2. The Farwells: Sugar Baby – The Farwells (Tin Halo, 2015)
  3. Roscoe Holcomb: Graveyard Blues – San Diego Folk Festival 1972 (Tompkins Square, 2015)
  4. Low Cut High Tops: Dump Old Kid – Eh, Whatever (Low Cut High Tops, 2016)
  5. Wynona Carr: Act Right – single (Specialty, 1955)
  6. Brett Smiley: Va Va Va Voom – single (Anchor, 1974)
  7. Hardal/Nasil Ne Zaman: Bir Yağmur Masali – Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music (Normal, 2005)
  8. Holy Forest: Então Me Leve (feat. Sparlha Swa) – Holy Forest (Mighty Fine, 2015)
  9. The Abysinnians: Black Man’s Strain – Satta Massagana (Penetrate, 1976)
  10. Phillip Bimstein: Casino – Larkin Gifford’s Harmonica (Starkland, 2006)
  11. Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges: One More Time – Hold On A Little Bit Longer (Armadillo, 2015)
  12. Lucinda Williams: Dust – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20, 2016)
  13. Miles Davis: Mr. Freedom X – On The Corner (Columbia, 1972)
  14. Walter Martin: Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous – Arts & Leisure (Ile Flottante Music, 2016)
  15. Seu Jorge: Life On Mars – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (OST) (Hollywood, 2004)
  16. Gastón (El Isleño) con El Conjunto de Jaime Simanca: La Cumbia Está Llamando – The Original Sound of Cumbia (Soundway, 2011)
  17. DIIV: Under the Sun – Is The Is Are (Captured Tracks, 2016)
  18. Zevious: Plying the Cold Trade – Passing Through The Wall (Cuneiform, 2013)
  19. Hey Marseilles: West Coast – Hey Marseilles (Shanachie, 2016)
  20. Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam – The Best of Nina Simone (Phillips, 1965)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bob Shapiro, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/17/16

  1. David Bowie: A Better Future – Heathen (EMI, 2002)
  2. The Beatles: It’s All Too Much – Yellow Submarine (Apple, 1969)
  3. Philip Glass/American Composers Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies: Neuköln – Heroes Symphony by Philip Glass from the Music of David Bowie & Brian Eno (Point/PolyGram, 1997)
  4. Anna Calvi: Lady Grinning Soul – Strange Weather (EP) (Domino, 2015)
  5. John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano – The Seasons (ECM, 2000)
  6. The By Gods: The Stairs – Get On Feelings (Blecch, 2016)
  7. Jane Lee Hooker: Wade in the Water – No B! (Ruf, 2016)
  8. Ilhan Ersahin: Sariyer – Istanbul Sessions-Istanbul Underground (Nublu, 2016)
  9. Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Sweet Nasty – Momentum (Nonesuch, 2005)
  10. Replicants: The Bewlay Brothers – Replicants (Zoo, 1995)
  11. Haslinger: This Station – Score (RGB, 1999)
  12. R. Weis: Surrender Dorothy – Mystery Of The Egg (R. Weis, 1994)
  13. The Blind Boys of Alabama: Hush – I Brought Him With Me (House of Blues, 1996)
  14. Acid Arab: Amal – Djazirat El Maghreb (EP) (Versatile, 2015)
  15. Reed Turner: Swim or Drown (Let the Lord Decide) – Native Tongue (EP) (Reed Turner, 2016)
  16. The Wood Brothers: Singin’ to Strangers – Paradise (Honey Jar, 2015)
  17. Mick Ronson: Growing Up and I’m Fine – Slaughter On 10th Avenue (RCA, 1974)
  18. Dusty Springfield: Just One Smile – Dusty In Memphis (Atlantic, 1969)
  19. David Bowie: Absolute Beginners – Absolute Beginners (O.S.T.) (Virgin, 1986)
  20. Freakwater: Missionfield – Scheherazade (Bloodshot, 2016)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/10/16

  1. Bonnie Raitt: Gypsy in Me – Dig in Deep (Redwing, 2016)
  2. Bottle Rockets: Dog – South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot, 2015)
  3. Luther Dickinson: How I Wish My Train Would Come – Blues & Ballads (New West, 2016)
  4. Isobel Campbell: How Deep Is Your Love? – Tribute: To Love The Bee Gees (80 Proof Media/UMG, 2015)
  5. Charles Carpenter: Apostasy – Frog à la Pêche (Caterwaul, 1994)
  6. Tongues In Trees: Voltage – Parallel (Sinj, 2015)
  7. Burning Bridget Cleary: Madam I’m A Darling – (These Are The Days, 2016)
  8. Whitehorse: The One I Hurt – Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter, 2015)
  9. Ride: Vapour Trail – Nowhere (Sire, 1990)
  10. Nevermen: Mr. Mistake – Nevermen (Ipecac, 2016)
  11. !!!: All U Writers – As If (Warp, 2015)
  12. Bloc Party: The Love Within – Hymns (Bloc Party/BMG 2016)
  13. The Kandinsky Effect: Muji – Somnambulist (Cuneiform, 2015)
  14. The Rolling Stones: Jigsaw Puzzle – Beggar’s Banquet (Decca, 1968)
  15. John Grant (feat. Tracey Thorne): Disappointing – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Partisan, 2015)
  16. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s: Waitin’ ’round to Die – Sonic Ranch (Whitey Morgan, 2015)
  17. Yochanan w/Sun Ra & his Arkestra: Hot Skillet Momma – single (Saturn, 1957)
  18. Hidden Charms: Dreaming of Another Girl – single (B3SCI, 2015)
  19. Echo Bloom: Leaving Charleston – Red (Songs & Whispers, 2016)
  20. Motörhead: Stay Clean – Overkill (Bronze, 1979)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Dave Hogan, Del ‘In Transition’, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/3/16

  1. John Adams/Tracy Silverman/BBC Symphony Orchestra: The Dharma At Big Sur – The Dharma At Big Sur/My Father Knew Charles Ives (Nonesuch, 2006)
  2. Motörhead: Overkill – Overkill (Bronze, 1979)
  3. Kaia Kater: When Sorrows Encompass Me Round – Sorrow Bound (Kingswood, 2015)
  4. P. F. Sloan: If You Knew – Sailover (Hightone, 2006)
  5. Emitt Rhodes: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? – Tribute: To Love The Bee Gees (80 Proof Media/UMG, 2015)
  6. Eels: Beautiful Freak – Beautiful Freak (DreamWorks, 1996)
  7. Bareto: La Voz del Sinchi – Impredecible (World Village UK, 2015)
  8. Mark Rush, Arizona Percussion Ensemble & Norman Weinberg: Lex – Playing The Edge – Music for Violin & Percussion (Albany, 2010)
  9. Gabi: Where – Sympathy (Kemado, 2015)
  10. Acid Arab: Hafla – Djazirat El Maghreb (EP) (Versatile, 2015)
  11. Gladys Knight & the Pips: If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love – A Cellar Full of Motown (Motown, 2002)
  12. Mo Kolour: Keep Kool – Texture Like Sun (One-Handed Music, 2015)
  13. Four Tet: Morning Side – Morning/Evening (Text, 2015)
  14. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & the Rajasthan Express: Junun – Junun (Nonesuch, 2015)
  15. Annette Peacock: Love’s Out To Lunch – The Perfect Release (Aura, 1979)
  16. Tammy Wynette: ’Til I Get It Right – My Man (Epic, 1972)
  17. Gracie and Rachel: Tiptoe – (single) (Rumble Grumble, 2015)
  18. Disparition: Drift – Faite (Disparition, 2015)
  19. David Bowie: The Width of a Circle – The Man Who Sold the World (Mercury, 1970)
  20. Hot Chocolate: Every 1’s a Winner – Every 1’s a Winner (RAK, 1978)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN Programmers’ 2015 Top 10’s

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

  1. The Bros. Landreth: Let It Lie (Slate Creek)
  2. Arlen Roth: Slide Guitar Summit (Aquinnah)
  3. Los Lobos: Gates of Gold (SLG)
  4. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  5. Lord Huron: Strange Trails (IAMSOUND)
  6. John Scofield: Past Present (Impulse!)
  7. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO)
  8. Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush (Omnivore)
  9. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse!)
  10. Jon Cleary: GoGo Juice (FHQ)

Daniel Bass: “Monsoon Radio

  1. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  2. Various Artists: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten – Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (O.S.T.) (Dust-to-Digital)
  3. Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  4. Red Baraat: Gaadi of Truth (Sin-J)
  5. Ex Hex: Rips (Merge)
  6. Tal National: Zoy Zoy (Fatcat)
  7. Various Artists: Love, Peace & Poetry – Asian Psychedelic Music (Normal)
  8. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun (Nonesuch)
  9. Omar Khorshid: Guitar El Chark (Sublime Frequencies)
  10. EL VY: Return to the Moon (4AD)

Paul Bercovici: “For Rock Snobs Only

  1. Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  2. Flyying Colors: EPX2 (Shelflife)
  3. Best Coast: California Nights (Harvest)
  4. Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City)
  5. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Mini-Album Thingy Wingy (A Records)
  6. Swervedriver: I Wasn’t Born to Lose You (Cobraside)
  7. Wavves/Cloud Nothings: No Life For Me (Ghost Ramp)
  8. The Black Ryder: The Door Behind the Door (The Anti-Machine Machine)
  9. Myrrors: Arena Negra (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
  10. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash)

Peter Bochan: “All Mixed Up*

  • The Claudettes: No Hotel (Yellow Dog)
  • Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time (Crow)
  • Ozark Henry: Paramount (Sony Music, Belgium)
  • Julia Holter: Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)
  • Jamie xx: In Colour (Young Turks)
  • Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (Aftermath)
  • Lord Huron: Strange Tails (IAMSOUND)
  • Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowel (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Interscope)
  • Pete Townsend: Classical Quadrophenia (Deutsche Grammaphon)

Eric Cocks: “Connections*

  • Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  • Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  • Peter Case: Hwy 62 (Omnivore)
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition (Columbia)
  • Grimes: Art Angels (4AD)
  • Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side Of Desire (The Other Side Of Desire)
  • Paper Pilots: “The Weather” (Honeymoon Drug)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  • YACHT: I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler (Downtown)
  • The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger (The End)

Del “in Transition

  1. Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar (Silvertone/RCA)
  2. JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  3. Billy F. Gibbons & the BFG’s: Perfectamundo (Concord)
  4. Ryan Adams: 1989 (Pax-Am)
  5. Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  6. Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch)
  7. Tongue in Trees: Parallel (SinJ)
  8. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  9. James Mauri 4: Phonographic (James Mauri)
  10. Wild Adriatic: Never Enough EP (A House Mentality)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp*

  • Cairo Gang: Goes Missing (Drag City)
  • Four Tet: Morning/Evening (Text)
  • Robert Glasper: Covered (Live) (Blue Note)
  • Houndmouth: Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade)
  • Frankie Knuckles: Defected Presents House Masters (Defected)
  • Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)
  • Mbongwana Star: From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  • Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face)
  • Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)

Chris Frantz: “The Talking Head

  1. Grace Jones: Hurricane Dub (Wall Of Sound)
  2. Bob Dylan: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Various Artists: Jamaica – Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux & Associés)
  4. Various Artists: What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves – From the Vaults of Atlantic, ATCO, & Warner Brothers Records (Rhino)
  5. Various Artists: Ork Records New York New York (Numero Group)
  6. Various Artists: Florida Funk – Funk 45s from the Alligator State 1968-1975 (Jazzman/Now Again)
  7. The Velvet Underground: Loaded, Reloaded 45th Anniversary Addition (Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino )
  8. Various Artists: Sam Phillips – The Man Who Invented Rock ’N’ Roll (YepRoc)
  9. Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible: Motel Baja (Nacional)
  10. Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra Centennial Collection (Capitol/Universal)

Cliff Furnald*

  • Amadou Balaké: In Conclusion (Stern’s)
  • Lamia Bèdioui and the Desert Fish: Athamra (www.lamiabedioui.com)
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Quaranta (Ponderosa)
  • The Henrys: Quiet Industry (www.thehenrys.ca)
  • Mari Kalkun and Runorun: Tii ilo (The Beauty Of The Road) (Rockadillo)
  • Kandia Kouyate: Renascence (Stern’s)
  • Monsieur Doumani: Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
  • Pato, Salvado, Pintos, Comesaña: Rústica (Do Fol)
  • Suistamon Sähkö: Suistamo Electric (Kihtinäjärvi, www.annemarikivimaki.fi)
  • Totó La Momposina: Tambolero (Real World)

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

  1. Bottle Rockets: Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side (deluxe edition) (Bloodshot)
  2. Son Volt: Trace (expanded & remastered edition) (Rhino/Warner Bros)
  3. Big Star: #1 Record/Radio City (Fantasy)
  4. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond (Rhino)
  5. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie (Legacy)
  6. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby (Anti/Epitaph)
  7. Little Feat: Little Feat (Warner Bros)
  8. Drive By Truckers: English Oceans (ATO)
  9. Cream: Disraeli Gears (Polydor)
  10. Anders Parker: There’s A Bluebird In My Heart (Recorded & Freed)

Simon Hunter: “Another Girl, Another Planet*

  • Deafheaven: New Bermuda (Anti-)
  • Floating Points: Elaenia (Pluto)
  • Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade)
  • Harmonia: Complete Works (Grönland)
  • Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  • La Luz: Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Live at KCRW (Bad Seed)
  • Penetration: The Virgin Years (Caroline International)
  • Public Image Ltd: What The World Needs Now (PIL Official)
  • Teeth of the Sea: Highly Deadly Black Tarantula (Rocket)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. MX-80 Sound: So Funny (MX-80 Sound)
  2. Line and Circle: Split Figure (Grand Gallop)
  3. Mike Pace and the Child Actors: Best Boy (The Self Starter Foundation)
  4. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)
  5. The Bottle Rockets: South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot)
  6. Six String Drag: Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Potato Family)
  7. Diamond Rugs: Cosmetics (Sycamore)
  8. Low Cut Connie: Hi Honey (Ardent/Contender)
  9. Phil Yates and the Affiliates: No Need to Beg (Almost Halloween Time)
  10. Worriers: Imaginary Life (Don Giovanni)

Allyson McCabe: “FM Mutations*

  • Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  • David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 (Parlophone)
  • Bob Dylan: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Mary Halvorson: Meltframe (Firehouse 12)
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone in the Universe (Big Trilby/Columbia)
  • Various Artists: Ork Records – New York, New York (Numero)
  • Shopping: Why Choose? (FatCat)
  • Sonny and the Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl)
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Ties that Bind – The River Collection (Columbia)
  • Wilco: Star Wars (Anti-/dBpm)

Mark Mushin: “Mark Mushin’s Monday Morning Music

  1. Jay Jesse Johnson: Set The Blues On Fire (Grooveyard)
  2. Dana Fuchs: Broken Down Acoustic Sessions (Antler King)
  3. Station: Station (Haroo Music)
  4. Maxx Explosion: Dirty Angels (Kivel)
  5. Laurence Jones: What’s It Gonna Be (Ruf)
  6. Lara Price: I Mean Business (VizzTone)
  7. Danielle Nicole: Wolf Den (Concord)
  8. Neal Schon: Vortex (Music Theories)
  9. Tinsley Ellis: Tough Love (Heartfixer)
  10. Robin Trower: Something’s About To Change (V-12)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

  1. Terell Stafford: BrotherLee Love (Capri)
  2. Kurt Elling: Passion World (Concord)
  3. Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart (Savant)
  4. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  5. Christian McBride: Live at The Vanguard (Mack Ave.)
  6. Pete Malenverni: Emerging Markets (Glass Beach)
  7. John Scofield: Past Present (Impulse!)
  8. Cyrus Chestnut: A Million Colors In Your Mind (HighNote)
  9. Chuck Israels: Joyfull Noise – The Music of Horace Silver (Soul Patch)
  10. Diana Krall: Wallflower (Verve)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  1. MG: MG (Mute)
  2. Niyaz: The Fourth Light (Six Degrees)
  3. Clocked Out: Time Crystals (Innova)
  4. Axel Krygier: Hombre de Piedra (Crammed)
  5. Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown)
  6. Loop 2.4.3: Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence)
  7. Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1 (Nonesuch)
  8. Squarepusher: Damogen Furies (Warp)
  9. Monsieur Doumani: Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
  10. R. Weis: Parrot & Paperback (R. Weis)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something*

  • Bop English: Constant Bop (Downtown)
  • Brown Bird: Axis Mundi (Supply and Demand)
  • Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete (Acony)
  • Dengue Fever: The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk)
  • Ibeyi: Ibeyi (XL)
  • JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  • Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band: Take It Like a Man (YepRoc)
  • Songhoy Blues: Music In Exile (Atlantic)
  • Various Artists: Remembering Mountains – Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton (Tompkins Square)
  • Zomba Prison Project: I Have No Everything Here (Six Degrees)

John Rivera: “Drive Time Salsa

  1. Various Artists: The 75 Greatest Fania Songs (Wagram)
  2. Manny Oquendo y Su Conjunto Libre: Ritmo Sonido Estilo (Montuno)
  3. Various Artists: Son Cubano NYC (Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972-82)(Honest Jon’s)
  4. Gilberto Santa Rosa: A Dos Tiempos de Un Tiempo (Sony)
  5. Orquesta Broadway: Pasaporte (Coco)
  6. Various Artists: Salsa Fresca (Sony)
  7. Eddie Palmieri: El Rey de las Blancas y las Negras (Globo)
  8. Jimmy Bosch: Soneando Trombon: (Ryko Latino)
  9. Tito Rodriguez: Returns to the Palladium – Live! (United Artists)
  10. Tito Puente: Dance Mania Vol. 1 (RCA/BMG)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  1. Palmbomen II: Palmbomen II (Beats In Space)
  2. Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  3. White Poppy: Natural Phenomena (Not Not Fun)
  4. Tops: Picture You Staring (Arbutus)
  5. CFCF: The Colours of Life (1080p)
  6. 2 8 1 4: Birth of a New Day (Dream Catalogue)
  7. Erykah Badu: But You Caint Use My Phone (Motown/Control Freaq)
  8. Luxury Elite: World Class (Crash Symbols)
  9. Matthewdavid’s Mindflight: Ashram (Leaving)
  10. Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete (Warp)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. Danny Schmidt: Owls (Danny Schmidt)
  2. Pete Kennedy: Heart of Gotham (Kennedys)
  3. Paula Boggs Band: Carnival of Miracles (Boggs Media)
  4. Joel Rafael: Balidista (Inside)
  5. Judy Collins: Strangers Again (Wildflower)
  6. October Project: The Book of Rounds (Sounds True)
  7. Marshall Tucker Band: Live in The UK 1976 (Ramblin)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  2. Donnie Fritts: Oh My Goodness (Single Lock)
  3. JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  4. Whitey Morgan and the 78’s: Sonic Ranch (Whitey Morgan Music)
  5. MX-80 Sound: So Funny (MX-80 Sound)
  6. Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material (Mercury Nashville)
  7. Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  8. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO)
  9. D.A. Foster: The Real Thing (VizzTone)
  10. Garbage: Garbage (20th Anniversary Edition) (Almo Sounds)

Mike Zito

  1. John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat (Old Omens)
  2. Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
  3. Eva Cassidy: Nightbird (Blix Street)
  4. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans: True and Blue (Blue Groove)
  5. Rhiannon Gidden: Tomorrow is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  6. Dustbowl Revival: With a Lampshade On (Signature Sounds)
  7. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers: Live at Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock Artists)
  8. Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo: Spaghetti Juke Joint (Appaloosa)
  9. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: The Weather Below (Party Fowl)
  10. The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home (Dead Oceans)

* listed alphabetically

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/13/15

  1. Mexrrissey: International Playgirl (The Last of the Famous International Playboys) – No Manchester (Nacional, 2015)
  2. Kendrick Lamar: King Kunta – To Pimp a Butterfly (Interscope, 2015)
  3. Cass McCombs: Catacombs Cow Cow Boogie – A Folk Set Apart (Domino, 2015)
  4. ngarjuna: Prélude (J.S. Bach: English Suite in D minor – BWV 811) – West Coast Bach Volume 1 (ngarjuna, 2015)
  5. Joe Ely: Southern Eyes – Panhandle Rambler (Rack ’Em, 2015)
  6. Dean & Britta: Night Nurse – L’avventura (Double Feature, 2008)
  7. Terakaft: Tafouk Tele (Dance Mix) – Alone (Outhere, 2015)
  8. Sauna Youth: Creeping – Distractions (Upset The Rhythm, 2015)
  9. Toto la Momposina y Sus Tambores: Gallinacito – Tambolero (World Music, 2015)
  10. Karavan Sarai: Upon My Own Hand – Woven Landscapes (Karavan Sarai, 2015)
  11. Glenn Kotche: Projections of (What)Might – Mobile (Nonesuch, 2006)
  12. The Forty Nineteens: Only Time Will Tell – Spin It (The Forty Nineteens)
  13. The Wildweeds: I’m Dreaming – No Good To Cry – The Best of the Wildweeds (Confidential, 2002)
  14. Moddathir Aboul Wafa: Mawkeb El Nagham – Toola (Nesma, 2007)
  15. Amadou et Mariam: Dans Ce Monde Troublé – Tje Ni Moussa (Circular Moves, 2000)
  16. Tony Joe White: Playa Del Carmen Nights (feat. Michelle White) – The Heroines (Sanctuary, 2004)
  17. King Tuff: Eyes of the Muse – Black Moon Spell (SubPop, 2014)
  18. Brian Dewan: The Kettle Valley Line – Words of Wisdom (Eschatone, 2007)
  19. The Ramones: Bonzo Goes to Bitburg – single (Beggars Banquet, 1985)
  20. Hop Along: Waitress – Painted Shut (Saddle Creek, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/6/15

  1. Tinariwen: Koudedazamin – Live In Paris (Wedge S.A.R.L., 2015)
  2. Donnie Fritts: Foolish Heart – Oh My Goodness (Single Lock, 2015)
  3. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets: Christmas At the Airport (Live) – The Quality Holiday Revue (YepRoc, 2015)
  4. Omar Souleyman: Mawal Menzal – Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown, 2015)
  5. Sam Amidon: Will Adams – Home Alone Inside My Head (Lightning, 2015)
  6. MX-80 Sound: Blue Skies – So Funny (MX-80 Sound, 2015)
  7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: The Bitter Boogie – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon (Flightless, 2015)
  8. Garbage: Subhuman – Garbage (20th Anniversary Edition) (Almo Sounds, 2015)
  9. Clocked Out: Frozen Time – Time Crystals (Innova, 2015)
  10. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s: Me and The Whiskey – Sonic Ranch (Whitey Morgan, 2105)
  11. Hillary Bratton: Give Me Love – Tears On My Pillow But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton, 2015)
  12. Axel Krygier: Mosquito – Hombre de Piedra (Crammed, 2015)
  13. Alabama Shakes: Shoegaze – Sound & Color (ATO, 2015)
  14. Loop 2.4.3: Time-Machine_music – Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence, 2015)
  15. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (all) – A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1965)
  16. JD McPherson: You Must Have Met Little Caroline? – Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  17. Kacey Musgraves: Late To The Party – Pageant Material (Mercury Nashville, 2015)
  18. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black – Back to Black (Universal, 2007)
  19. MG: Pinking – MG (Mute, 2015)
  20. Kamasi Washington: Henrietta Our Hero – The Epic (Brainfeeder, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/29/15

  1. Zonder Kennedy & the Scoville Junkies: Futility Shed – Hot Water Music (Zonder Kennedy, 2015)
  2. Korey Dane: Jules Verne – Youngblood (Innovative Leisure, 2015)
  3. Traveling Wilburys: End of the Line – Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (Wilbury, 1988)
  4. Kasey Chambers: Is God Real? – Bittersweet (Sugar Hill, 2014)
  5. La Fleur Fatale: Autumn Song – When Darkness Fall EP (Killer Cobra, 2015)
  6. Sunflower Bean: Somebody Call a Doctor – Show Me Your Seven Secrets EP (Fat Possum, 2015)
  7. Howlin’ Wolf: Speak Now Woman – The Back Door Wolf (Chess, 1973)
  8. Charles Bradley & LaRose Jackson: Luv Jones – Daptone Gold II (Daptone, 2015)
  9. Charlie Musselwhite: Sabroso (feat. Eliades Ochoa & Cuarteta Patria) – Continental Drifter (Virgin, 1999)
  10. Deerhunter: Living My Life – Fading Frontier (4AD, 2015)
  11. Sari Gelin Ensemble: Heydarbaba – Music From Azerbaijan (ARC Music, 2008)
  12. Gamelan Gong Kebyar: Cita Utsawa – Music of the Gamelan Gong Kebyar (Vital, 1996)
  13. The Beach Boys: Ruby Baby (Party! Sessions Mix/Take 1/Session #1) – Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered & Unplugged (Capitol, 2015)
  14. Bart Crow: Life Comes At You Fast – The Parade (Beryn Art, 2015)
  15. David Bowie: Blackstar – single (ISO/Columbia, 2015)
  16. Gary Clark Jr.: Down To Ride – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim (Warner Brothers, 2015)
  17. John Lee Hooker: Whistlin’ & Moanin’ Blues – Original Folk Blues of John Lee Hooker (Ace, 1994)
  18. The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It – Marks to Prove It (Fiction, 2015)
  19. Jimi Hendrix: Castles Made of Sand – Axis: Bold As Love (Reprise, 1967)
  20. Jason Boland & the Stragglers: I Guess It’s Alright to Be an Asshole – Squelch (Thirty Tigers, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/22/15

  1. Boogarins: Avalanche – MANUAL (Other Music, 2015)
  2. Tommy Guerrero: 211 – Perpetual (Too Good, 2015)
  3. Ashford & Simpson: Gimme Something Real – Gimme Something Real (Warner Bros, 1973)
  4. The Fugs: Try To Be Joyful – Final CD [Part 1] (Artemis, 2003)
  5. Benoît Charest (w/Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudrault, Marie-Lou Gauthier): Cabaret d’ouverture – The Triplets of Belleville [O.S.T.] (Higher Octave, 2003)
  6. Fred Neil: I’ve Got A Secret (Didn’t We Shake Sugaree) – Fred Neil (Capitol, 1966)
  7. Painted Zeros: Flatline – Floriography (Don Giovanni, 2015)
  8. Chick Corea & Béla Fleck: Menagerie – Two (Concord, 2015)
  9. Scientist: Yallas Dub – The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You to Hear (Jah Life, 2014)
  10. Maura O’Connell: Guns of Love – A Real Life Story (Warner Bros, 1991)
  11. The Pop Rivets: Watcha Gonna Do About It (Live, 77) – 25 Years of Being Childish (Damaged Goods, 2002)
  12. Harmonica Shah: She Used To Be Beautiful – If You Live To Get Old You Will Understand (Electro-Fi, 2015)
  13. Count Basie: Five O’Clock Whistle – America’s #1 Band! (Columbia/Legacy, 2003)
  14. John Mayall: Crazy Lady – Find A Way To Care (Forty Below, 2015)
  15. Gary Calamar: Looking For A Job – single (Sedan Zero, 2015)
  16. Kandia Kouyate: Kassi Doundo – Renascence (Sterns Africa, 2015)
  17. Andre Williams & Sally Timms: Glue – Down to the Promised Land: Five Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot, 2000)
  18. PF Sloan: I Found a Girl – Here’s Where I Belong – The Best of the Dunhill Years 1965-1967 (Big Beat, 2008)
  19. Jimmy Dean: Big Bad John – Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales (Columbia, 1961)
  20. Gideon Freudmann: Something Frightful – The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Octagon, 2006)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bob Shapiro, David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Paul Bercovici, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/15/15

  1. Tia Brazda: Hard Luck – Bandshell (Factor Canada, 2015)
  2. The Chapin Sisters: Til I Kissed You – A Date With The Everly Brothers (Lake Bottom, 2013)
  3. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou: Houzou Houzou Wa – Volume 3 – The Skeletal Essences Of Voodoo Funk (Analog Africa, 2013)
  4. Prince Rupert’s Drops: Sesame Seed – Climbing Light (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2014)
  5. Laraaji: The Dance No. 3 – Ambient: Day of Radiance (Editions EG, 1980)
  6. Jack Nitzsche: The Lonely Surfer – The Lonely Surfer (Warner Bros., 1963)
  7. Sugar Pie DeSanto: Slip-In Mules (No High Heel Sneakers) – single (Checker, 1964)
  8. The Fugs: Try To Be Joyful – Final CD (Part 1) (Sheridan Square, 2003)
  9. The One O’Clock Lab Band: Pistachio – Lab 2015 (North Texas Jazz, 2015)
  10. Raury: All We Need – All We Need (Columbia, 2015)
  11. Loop 2.4.3: Prelude (for Sophia) – Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence, 2015)
  12. Plastik Joy: Sleepy Quest For Coffee – 3:03 (n5MD, 2009)
  13. Wreckless Eric: Sysco Trucks – AmERICa (Fire Records, 2015)
  14. Fat Freddy’s Drop: 10 Feet Tall – Bays (The Drop, 2015)
  15. Bomba Estéreo: Fiesta – Amanecer (Sony, 2015)
  16. Karavan Sarai: Schirin – Woven Landscapes (Karavan Sarai, 2015)
  17. Nicola Cruz: Eclipse – Prender el Alma (ZZK Records, 2015)
  18. David Lynch: Static Theme Mystery – The Air Is On Fire (Sacred Bones, 2014)
  19. Jeffrey Lewis: Sad Screaming Old Man – Manhattan (Rough Trade, 2015)
  20. Beach House: One Thing – Thank Your Lucky Stars (Sub Pop, 2015)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, Eric Cocks, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson