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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)

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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)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, and Valerie Richardson

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)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

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)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Scott Thompson, Steve di Costanzo

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/8/15

  1. Schnellertollermeier: X – X (Cuneiform, 2015)
  2. Dave Rawlings Machine: Bodysnatchers – Nashville Obsolete (Acony, 2015)
  3. Seinabo Sey: Still – Pretend (Universal, 2015)
  4. Paper Pilots: The Weather – single (Honeymoon Drug, 2015)
  5. Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Shashkin – Sound of Istanbul Vol. 1 (Pera Production, 2009)
  6. The Unthanks: Cannily, Cannily – Joy Of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Compass, 2015)
  7. The Zombies: Chasing The Past – Sill Got That Hunger (The End, 2015)
  8. Grouplove: Get Giddy – Grouplove E.P.  (Canvasback/Atlantic, 2010)
  9. Karavan Sarai: River Bend – Woven Landscapes (Electrofone, 2015)
  10. The Velvet Underground: Rock & Roll – Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition (Rhino Ent., 2015)
  11. Anonymous: Nam Xuan – Vietnam Tradition of the South (Smithsonian/Folkways, 2013)
  12. Bob Dylan: Just Like A Woman (Take 1, complete) – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, 2015)
  13. Donnie Fritts: Errol Flynn – Oh My Goodness (Single Lock, 2015)
  14. Coke Weed: I Could Be So Real – Mary Weaver (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2015)
  15. Björk: Boho Dance – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch, 2007)
  16. Mercy Choir: Waaybaayo – Sings in the Traditional Rock and Roll Style (Twin Lakes, 2015)
  17. Shujaat Husain Khan / Katayoun Goudarzi: Adrift – Ruby (Shujaat Husain Khan, 2015)
  18. Deerhunter: All The Same – Fading Frontier (4AD, 2015)
  19. Here We Go Magic: A Different Ship – A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian, 2012)
  20. Baba Sissoko: E Mamada – Three Gees (Blind Faith, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/1/15

  1. Julia Holter: Sea Calls Me Home – Have You in My Wilderness (Domino, 2015)
  2. Craig Leon: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BMV 565 – Bach To Moog (A Realisation for Electronics & Orchestra) (Sony Classical, 2015)
  3. Lou Reed: New Sensations – New Sensations (RCA, 1984)
  4. Franco & Rochereau: Nugungi – Omona Wapi (Shanachie, 1984)
  5. Jay Hoggard: Good Bait – Love is the Answer (Muse, 1994)
  6. Mo’ Mojo: We All Got The Same – We All Got The Same (Mo’ Mojo, 2015)
  7. The Yawpers: Doing It Right – American Man (Bloodshot, 2015)
  8. Grimes: Flesh Without Blood – Art Angels (4AD, 2015)
  9. Suicide: Ghost Rider – Suicide (Red Star, 1977)
  10. Ola Onabulé: Jankoriko – It’s The Peace That Deafens (Dot Time, 2015)
  11. Damon Albarn: Closet Romantic – Trainspotting (O.S.T.) (Capitol, 1996)
  12. Procol Harum: The Devil Came From Kansas – Salty Dog (A&M, 1969)
  13. The Ophelias: The Night of Halloween – The Night of Halloween E.P. (Rough Trade, 1987)
  14. Hurricane Smith: Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith (Capitol, 1972)
  15. Gary Clark Jr.: Grinder – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim (Warner Brothers, 2015)
  16. The Zambonis: The Helmet Song (remix) – More Songs About Hockey… and Buildings and Food (Tarquin, 1999)
  17. Milky Chance: Feathery – Sadnecessary (Bonus Track Version) (Lichtdicht, 2013)
  18. Del McCoury Band: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Del And The Boys (Ceili, 2001)
  19. Francis Bebey: The Coffee Cola Song – African Electric Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad, 2012)
  20. The Wood Brothers: Snake Eyes – Paradise (Honey Jar, 2015)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Scott Thompson, Steve di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/25/15

  1. Gene Casey: Cadillac For Sale – ‘live’ at Dragone Classic Motor Cars (WPKN, 2015)
  2. Loop 2.4.3: The Moving Finger of Time – Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence, 2015)
  3. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: What You Isn’t – Live at Glastonbury, 2014 (YouTube)
  4. Brian Eno: Here He Comes – Before and After Science (Island, 1977)
  5. Avengers: The End Of The World – Died for Your Sins (Lookout, 1999)
  6. Line &Circle: Roman Ruins – Split Figure (Grand Gallop, 2015)
  7. Neu!: Weissensee – Neu! (Brain, 1972)
  8. William Onyeabor: Body And Soul – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop, 2013)
  9. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Marijuana, The Devil’s Flower – Coulda Shoulda Woulda (Vocal Duet, 2015)
  10. T Bone Burnett: Humans From Earth – Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett (Legacy, 2006)
  11. Escondido: Heart Is Black – single (Kill Canyon, 2015)
  12. Doug Hream Blunt: Break Free – My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt (Luaka Bop, 2015)
  13. The Cramps: The Natives Are Restless – Psychedelic Jungle (IRS, 1981)
  14. Drive By Truckers: Girls Who Smoke – It’s Great to be Alive (ATO, 2015)
  15. Coachwhips: G.A.R.Y. – Hands on the Controls (Black Apple, 2002)
  16. The Zombies: Butcher’s Tale – Odessey & Oracle {Revisited} The 40th Anniversary Concert (Red House, 2008)
  17. Omar Souleyman: Leil El Bareh – Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown, 2015)
  18. Joseph Arthur: Pledge of Allegiance – Days of Surrender (Lonely Astronaut, 2015)
  19. Suzanne Kraft: Crest – Horoscope (Young Adults, 2012)
  20. Palehound: Molly – Dry Food (Exploding in Sound, 2015)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Paul Bercovici, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/18/15

  1. Chucho Valdés, Afro Cuban Messengers: La Comparsa – Playing Lecuona (Okeh, 2015)
  2. Ryley Walker: The West Wind – All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square, 2014)
  3. Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland: Harikasin Sen – The Other Side (Nublu, 2014)
  4. The James Gang: Funk #49 – Rides Again (ABC, 1970)
  5. Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band: Fishin’ Blues – Live from Kauai (Kuleana, 2015)
  6. Good Old War: Never Going to See Me Cry – Broken into Better Shape (Nettwerk, 2015)
  7. I Tre Antonio della Basilicata: Tarantella Popolare (Italy) – Excavated Shellac: Reeds (Dust to Digital, 2015)
  8. Jean-Michel Jarre & Laurie Anderson: Rely On Me – Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Sony, 2015)
  9. Brian Jonestown Massacre: Someplace Else Unknown – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper (A, 2010)
  10. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Born on the Bayou – Bayou Country (Fantasy, 1969)
  11. The Bottle Rockets: Monday (Everytime I Turn Around) – South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot, 2015)
  12. Boards of Canada: Peacock Tail – The Campfire Headphase (Warp, 2005)
  13. Axel Krygier: Invitame – Hombre de Piedra (Crammed, 2015)
  14. Electric President: Insomnia – Electric President (Morr Music, 2006)
  15. Carl Wilson: Hold Me – Carl Wilson (Iconoclassic, 2015)
  16. Edgar Broughton Band: Apache Dropout – single (Harvest, 1970)
  17. The Arcs: The Arc – Yours Dreamily (Nonesuch, 2015)
  18. Lindisfarne: Clear White Light (Part 2) – Nicely Out of Tune (Charisma, 1970)
  19. Renée Fleming: Haunted Heart – Haunted Heart (Decca, 2005)
  20. Leslie Odom, Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan & Cast: The Room Where It Happens – Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (Atlantic, 2015)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/11/15

  1. Little Willie Littlefield: K. C. Loving – Going Back To Kay Cee (Ace, 1994)
  2. Patti Smith: Gloria – Horses (Arista, 1975)
  3. Supreme Beings of Leisure: Strangelove Addiction – Electroguide Sampler, Vol. 1 (Valley Media, 1999)
  4. Sages Comme Des Sauvages: Lailakomo – Largue La Peau (À Brule Pourpoint, 2015)
  5. Clocked Out: Glassy Matter – Time Crystals (Innova, 2015)
  6. Takfarinas: Aârouss – Yal (Tinder, 2000)
  7. The Helio Sequence: Let it Fall Apart – Love & Distance (SubPop, 2004)
  8. Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Two Hearts – Method To My Madness (Alligator, 2015)
  9. John Scofield: Enjoy the Future! – Past Present (2015, Impulse!)
  10. Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Rahsaan’s Spirit – Brotherman in the Fatherland (Hyena, 2006)
  11. Moving Panoramas: One – One (Modern Outsider 2015)
  12. Loop 2.4.3: Out To War – Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence, 2015)
  13. Parallel Worlds: Entities – Shade (DiN, 2009)
  14. Silversun Pickups: Nightlight – Better Nature (New Machine, 2015)
  15. Jeff Lynne’s ELO: When I Was A Boy – Alone In The Universe (Big Trilby/Columbia, 2015)
  16. Pet Shop Boys: I Want a Dog – Introspective (Manhattan/EMI, 1988)
  17. David Wax Museum: Guesthouse – Guesthouse (Mark of the Leopard, 2015)
  18. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party: Allah Hoo Allah Hoo – Devotional Songs (Real World, 1992)
  19. Corduroi: Atlantek – Oceanarium (Raw Paw, 2015)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bob Shapiro, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/4/15

  1. Jon Hassell: Last Night The Moon Came – Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM, 2009)
  2. Nina Simone: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – To Love Somebody (RCA Victor, 1969)
  3. The Glands: I Can See My House From Here – The Glands (Capricorn, 2000)
  4. Acid Mother’s Temple: Blues Pour Bible Noire – Univers Zen Ou De Zéro À Zéro (Fractal, 2002)
  5. Joe Jackson: See No Evil – Fast Forward (Work Song, 2015)
  6. Anna Domino: Blood Makes Noise – Allergy to Consciousness-Evidence One (Ent-t, 2011)
  7. Joe Louis Walker: Gospel Blues – Everybody Wants a Piece (Mascot, 2015)
  8. George Faith: In The Midnight Hour/Ya Ya – Island Presents Reggae Discomixes (Island, 2015)
  9. Blur: Pyongyang – The Magic Whip (Parlophone, 2015)
  10. Shawn Colvin: Baker Street (feat. David Crosby) – Uncovered (Concord, 2015)
  11. Marianne Nowottny &the Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra: Tomorow Never Knows – single (Abaton Book Co., 2015)
  12. Sweet Spirit: If You Wanna – Cokomo (Nine Mile, 2015)
  13. The Jesus + Mary Chain – It’s So Hard (Live) – At the Roundhouse (2015)
  14. Daby Touré: Khone – Amonafi (Cumbancha, 2015)
  15. The Church: Metropolis – Gold Afternoon Fix (Arista, 1990)
  16. Spring Heel Jack: More Stuff No One Saw – Treader (Thirsty Ear, 2000)
  17. In Gowan Ring: Sial At Play – The Serpent and the Dove (Les Disques du 7ème Ciel, 2015)
  18. Edo: Mordre Dans La Pomme – Raw (Ent-t, 2010)
  19. The California Honeydrops: Crazy Girls – A River’s Invitation (Tubtone, 2015)
  20. The Mamas &the Papas: I Saw Her Again – The Mamas &the Papas (Dunhill, 1966)

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