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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/29/20

  1. Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul – single (Columbia, 2020)
  2. The Psychedelic Furs: You’ll Be Mine – single (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
  3. National Classical Music Institute: Ch’ongsong’gok – Korean Traditional Music Vol I (SKC, 1986)
  4. Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Find The Feeling – Imagine Giving Up (We Jazz, 2020)
  5. Superpitcher: Monterrey Paris Texas (ft.Daniel Maloso) – Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2 (Kompakt, 2020)
  6. Vandoliers: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – single (Bloodshot, 2020)
  7. JARV IS: House Music All Night Long – single (Rough Trade 2020)
  8. Joanne Shaw Taylor: Human – Reckless Blues EP (Silvertone, 2020)
  9. Saeid Shanbehzadeh: Zar – Musique de Guérison – Iran: Music From the Persian Gulf (Buda, 2009)
  10. GZA / The Genius: The Spark – single (Babygrande, 2016)
  11. Carla Olson: Uno Mundo (ft.Ana Gazzola) – Have Harmony, Will Travel 2 (Sunset Blvd, 2020)
  12. The Hanging Stars: I Woke Up in July – A New Kind of Sky (Crimson Crow, 2020)
  13. Pat Metheny Group: San Lorenzo – Pat Metheny Group (ECM, 1978)
  14. Marconi Union: Imbalance – Dead Air (Just Music, 2019)
  15. Hamell on Trial: She Ride It – Tackle Box (New West, 2017)
  16. Dixie Chicks: Gaslighter – Gaslighter (Columbia, 2020)
  17. Rubén Blades: Danny Boy – Mundo (Sony Discos/Columbia, 2002)
  18. Moaning: Running – Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop, 2020)
  19. The Aoi-ren Group: Awa-odori – Japan: Semiclassical and Folk Music (Auvidis, 1989)
  20. Shpongle: The Sixth Revelation – The Mystery of the Thirteen Crystal Skulls (Tip.World, 2001)

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

WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – March 28, 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the White Rose Political Calendar. The calendar takes its name from the White Rose, a resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich. In the spirit of the White Rose, WPKN offers its weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice.


During the current crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White Rose calendar will not be able to broadcast information about progressive organizations and their actions. Most activities have been cancelled, and offices are closed. However, we will try to provide you with relevant information to cope with the crisis and find help in your area.


The best clearinghouse for all scientific and medical information about the coronavirus is through The Centers for Disease Control. The CDC website is at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus


Connecticut’s COVID-19 website is at gov/coronavirus. This site includes medical information, public health resources, and other information and updates.


In addition, Connecticut residents can call 211. This number provides year-round information on social service resources, especially for vulnerable populations. It is currently available for general questions about the pandemic.


New Haven’s website at www.newhavenct.gov includes links to many services, including information on how schoolchildren can get access to meals during this time of school closures.


Bridgeport has a site listing “Grab and Go” meals for students and other services at www.bridgeportct.gov/coronaclosings


In New York State, the resource website is at coronavirus.health.ny.gov


The New York State phone hotline is 1-888-364-3065.


New York City residents can check details about their city’s resources at nyc.gov or by calling 311.


On Long Island, the Suffolk County website is at suffolkcountyny.gov and Nassau County is at nassaucountyny.gov


WPKN will continue to provide updates about the Coronavirus and all the news in our area and throughout the world. We also hope to provide solace during these troubled times with our excellent music programming that is available day and night at 89.5 FM or WPKN.org. In addition, you can spend your hours at home with over 1,000 of our interviews and special programs that are available by clicking on programming and then podcasts at our website.


If you have additional information you’d like to share during this crisis, please send announcements, to valrichardson@wpkn.org.


For individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol, this is a particularly difficult time.

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, most face-to-face 12-Step recovery meetings are not taking place. But numerous online meetings are now being scheduled and are available at any time of the day or night throughout WPKN’s listening area.

In Connecticut, listings of online meetings are available by going to ct-aa.org and clicking on “Find a meeting.” You can also call 1-866-STEPS12 (or 1-866-783-7712).

In the New York City area and Westchester County, the web address is www.nyintergroup.org. At this site, you can find telephone numbers or follow a link for online meetings.

For Suffolk County meetings, the link is 2020.suffolkny-aa.org.

And finally, Listeners in other areas throughout the world can go to aa-intergroup.org. This site also lists meetings held in multiple languages.


During the Coronavirus crisis, most activities have been cancelled, and offices closed. However, for your convenience, we include here our usual listings and links.


The Palestine Museum US, located in Woodbridge, Connecticut, is hosting the exhibit “Telling the Palestinian Story: Palestinian Women Global Art,” which opened on International Women’s Day and continues through May 30. The museum is open on Sunday afternoons. The exhibit features over 200 works of art from about 50 Palestinian women artists who have made significant contributions to the art scene in their immediate communities and around the world. Their website is at www.palestinemuseum.us.


To increase urban forestation in New Haven, the Urban Resources Initiative’s GreenSkills Team is offering to plant free trees . Individuals who want to take advantage of this program can call (203) 432-6189 or go to tinyurl.com/NewHavenFreeTree. This program is also sponsored by the City of New Haven’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees.


Since 1999, peace activists have stood vigil every Sunday in New Haven, calling on passers-by to “Resist This Endless War.” Over the years, the battle-lines have shifted, and the weapon arsenal has expanded to the drone warfare of the current day. New participants are welcome, and the vigil takes place between noon and 1 p.m. in the heart of New Haven’s Broadway shopping district. More information is at newhavensundayvigil.wordpress.com.


There are a number of organizations in our local communities working to support immigrant resettlement, housing, and education and, particularly, to protect immigrants who are facing deportation. In New Haven, Unidad Latina en Acción is a grassroots organization of immigrants defending labor, civil, and human rights. They have worked with a number of immigrants who have gone into sanctuary rather than face deportation. Their website is at ulanewhaven.org. They have opportunities for volunteers to accompany immigrants to court dates or to be part of their rapid response network.


On Long Island, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, or NISI, works with immigrants in many ways. Their website has further listings of faith groups and others working to protect immigrants at supportimmigrants.blogspot.com; you can also search for the group on Facebook. Organization Latina Americana, a culture, arts, education, and advocacy group can be found at www.olaofeasternlongisland.org. The group Progressive East End Reformers (PEER) helps immigrants and “Dreamers” and is involved in other issues as well such as advocating for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice for all through electoral politics and activist, issue-oriented engagements. They can be found by searching for PEER/NYPAN on Facebook.


Nationally, the New Sanctuary Movement is forming local chapters of faith groups and their supporters who provide sanctuary to immigrants who are facing imminent deportation. Their website includes a detailed “Rapid Response Toolkit” and a pledge that individuals can sign to commit themselves or their faith organizations to support the sanctuary movement. Their website is at www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org


Amnesty International USA continues to keep working to stop discriminatory immigration bans and other U.S. actions that are endangering basic human rights. Their website is at www.amnestyusa.org. Amnesty International also works on a range of other issues within the United States including abolishing the death penalty, ending gun violence, and protecting the rights of the gay and transgender community.


While Amnesty International fights for human rights abroad, the group Moral Monday Connecticut pushes for equal rights and social and economic justice in the state of Connecticut. Moral Monday is a movement started in North Carolina after their governor and state legislature introduced draconian cuts to education and essential social services. Moral Monday Connecticut can be found online at moralmondayct.org.


With reproductive rights being curtailed around the country, the group NARAL continues to lead the fight to protect reproductive rights. More information is at prochoiceamerica.org or, in Connecticut, at prochoicect.org. The group Planned Parenthood is under constant attack everywhere from the halls of Congress to the streets of the many towns and cities where it provides health services. Opportunities for volunteering and action can be found by going to plannedparenthood.org and searching for the location nearest you. The New Haven office hosts a volunteer night every third Wednesday at their Whitney Avenue location, beginning at 5:30. Look for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England on Facebook.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on the forefront in the fight for refugee rights, particularly, the ongoing battle over the horrific act of jailing immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the United States border. The ACLU is also involved in a wide array of other battles where constitutional rights are at stake, both nationally and locally. It helps local groups publicize their efforts through the website peoplepower.org. Since its creation, the site has helped to facilitate over 12,700 events nationwide. Their Smart Justice campaign hopes “to reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50% and to combat racial disparities in the criminal justice system.” This effort can be accessed by going to aclu.org and following the links on the front page.


United Illuminating continues to aggressively remove healthy trees throughout Connecticut. UI and other utilities argue that they are protecting power lines in the event of storms. Citizens should know that they have rights to protect trees on their property and in their neighborhood and region. To find out more about the regulations and resources available, check out the The Garden Club of New Haven’s website by going to www.gardenclubofnewhaven.org and click on “Trees and Power.”


Go New Haven Go is working for climate protection through individual action. Their “Back to Cool” campaign encourages commuters to cut their personal carbon emissions by leaving their cars at home on Fridays and biking, walking, or taking public transportation to school or work. Their website is at gonhgo.org.


New Haven’s Bioregional Group “Connects New Haveners to their life-place,” organizing numerous environmentally-focused activities themselves and promoting activities of like-minded organizations in the region. Their website is newhavenbioregionalgroup.org.


To list your group’s local, regional or national events, send announcements, one week in advance when possible, to the White Rose Political Calendar, to valrichardson@wpkn.org. This week’s calendar was produced by Valerie and Rod Richardson.

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/22/20

  1. Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate: Nashville – The Ripple Effect (Craft, 2020)
  2. Kevin Morby: I Was On Time – single (Dead Oceans, 2020)
  3. Circa Waves: Sad Happy – Sad Happy (Prolifica, 2020)
  4. John Moreland: A Thought is Just A Passing Train – LP5 (Old Omens, 2020)
  5. The Outlaws: Rattlesnake Road – Dixie Highway (Steamhammer, 2020)
  6. Rumer: The Song Remembers When – Nashville Tears (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
  7. Pretenders: The Buzz – Hate for Sale (BMG, 2020)
  8. Graham Norwood: Greenfield – Out Of The Sea (Reasons Love Records, 2020)
  9. Iyatra Quartet: Bhairav (Break The Dawn) – Break The Dawn (Iyatra Quartet, 2020)
  10. Mayer Hawthorne: Henny & Gingerale – How Do You Do (Universal Republic, 2011)
  11. Smiley Lewis: One Night – The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew (Capitol, 2002)
  12. Everling: Playing Theremin Is My Madness – Theremin 100 (The NY Theremin Society, 2020)
  13. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be the Same) – Rejoice (World Circuit, 2020)
  14. Carmen Souza: Cape Verdean Blues – The Silver Messengers (Galileo Music Communication, 2019)
  15. Steve Earle: Some Dreams – Sidetracks (E-Squared/Artemis, 2002)
  16. Patto: Singing the Blues on Reds – Roll ‘em Smoke ‘em Put Another Line Out (Island, 1972)
  17. The Boomtown Rats: Here’s a Postcard – Citizens of Boomtown (BMG, 2020)
  18. Soraia: Superman Is Gone – Dig Your Roots (Wicked Cool, 2020)
  19. A Girl Called Eddy: Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart – Been Around (Elefant, 2019)
  20. Warren Zevon: Splendid Isolation – Transverse City (Virgin, 1089)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/15/20

  1. Rachelle Garniez: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – Gone To Glory (StorySound, 2020)
  2. Jen Shyu: Door 4: Sinom Semarangan – Song of the Silver Geese (Pi Recordings, 2017)
  3. Genya Ravan: Back In My Arms Again – Live At CBGB’s (Rum Bar, 2020)
  4. African Head Charge: The Big Country – Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (On-U Sound, 2009)
  5. Harry Nilsson: Try – Losst and Founnd (Omnivore, 2019)
  6. Bubl T’s: Strange Reaction – single (Bubl T’s, 2020)
  7. Elephant Stones: Hollow World – Hollow (Elephants On Parade 2020)
  8. CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler): Elektrybałt – CEL (Bureau B, 2020)
  9. Jonathan Wilson, Jenny Lewis, Sanba Zao: Lape, Lanmou – Artists For Peace & Justice – Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit: Vol. 1 (Arts Music/WMG, 2020)
  10. Adam Green: All Hell Breaks Loose – single (30th Century, 2020)
  11. MC5: Kick Out the Jams – Kick Out the Jams (Elektra, 1969)
  12. The James Hunter Six: I Can Change Your Mind – Nick of Time (Daptone, 2019)
  13. Ray Paul: The Sun Sets Over London – For the Record: A Tribute to John Wicks (Kool Kat, 2020)
  14. Holy Modal Rounders: Bound To Lose – Holy Modal Rounders (Prestige Folklore, 1964)
  15. Egg: Contrasong – The Polite Force (Deram, 1971)
  16. Robert Schillinger (performed by Thorwald Jorgensen): Bury Me, Bury Me Wind – Theremin 100 (The NY Theremin Society, 2020)
  17. The Lickerish Quartet: Lighthouse Spaceship – single (Label Logic, 2020)
  18. Aaron Lee Tasjan: 12 Bar Blues – Silver Tears (New West, 2016)
  19. Similar Kind: Keep It Together – Faces & Places EP (Factory Underground, 2020)
  20. Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Song of Kwan Wen – Sounds and Cries of the World (Pi Recordings, 2015)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/08/20

  1. Katie Pruitt: Normal – Expectations (Rounder, 2020)
  2. Phillip Glass: Overture – Phillip Glass: King Lear (Orange Mountain, 2020)
  3. Waco Brothers: Blink of an Eye – Resist (Bloodshot, 2020)
  4. David Gilmour: Smile – On an Island (Columbia, 2006)
  5. Alex McMurray: Something You Know – Lucky One (Alex McMurray, 2020)
  6. The Silverstars: Old Man Say – All Aboard The C.N. Express: Rock Steady & Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968 (Cherry Red, 2020)
  7. Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble: Ogoun Badagris – Ionisation (music starts from silence, 2015)
  8. Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Focus Re-Focus – Imagine Giving Up (We Jazz, 2020)
  9. Chuck Prophet: Marathon – The Land That Time Forgot (Yep Roc, 2020)
  10. Emily Bezar: Out of the Moment – Out of the Moment (DemiVox, 2019)
  11. Grimes: Idoru – Miss Anthropocene (4AD, 2019)
  12. Tami Neilson: You Were Mine – Chickaboom! (Outside, 2020)
  13. Iyatra Quartet: Black Seas – Break The Dawn (Iyatra Quartet, 2020)
  14. Huiro Y Su Conjunto: Cumbia En Los Andes – ANDINA: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 (Tiger’s Milk, 2017)
  15. Buzzcocks: Gotta Get Better – Gotta Get Better (Cherry Red, 2020)
  16. Los Solitarios Del Ande: Mi Pachito A Muerto – Puro Tayta Shanti (Little Axe, 2019)
  17. Ashley McBryde: First Thing I Reach For – Never Will (Warner Music Nashville, 2020)
  18. Hanni El Khatib: STRESSY – single (Innovative Leisure, 2020)
  19. Gladie: Cosmic Joke – Safe Sins (Lame-O/Run for Cover, 2020)
  20. Maurice Louca: Al Khawaga – Elephantine (Northern Spy, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/01/20

  1. Psychedelic Furs: Don’t Believe – single (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
  2. Evritiki Zygia: 5 Nights – Ormenion (Teranga Beat, 2020)
  3. Spinning Coin: Feel You More than the World Right Now – Hyacinth (Geographic, 2020)
  4. Sign Libra: Sea of Waves – Sea to Sea (RVNG Intl., 2020)
  5. Kiwi Jr.: Salary Man – Football Man (Persona Non Grata, 2020)
  6. Kenjegul Kubatova: Taalailuu Eldin Bir Kyzy – Music of Central Asia Vol.4 – Bardic Divas: Women’s Voices in Central Asia (Smithsonian Folkways, 2007)
  7. Wire: Off the Beach – Mind Hive (Pink Flag, 2020)
  8. Lucinda Williams: Man Without A Soul – single (Highway 20, 2020)
  9. Garbage: Vow – Garbage (Almo Sounds, 1995)
  10. Nadah El Shazly: Ana ’Ishiqt (I Once Loved) – Ahwar (Nawa, 2017)
  11. James Booker: Junco Partner – Gonzo Live 1976 (Rockbeat, 2014)
  12. Scott Lavene: Broke – Broke (Funnel, 2019)
  13. Dave Goddess Group: Exit Through the Gift Shop – Once In a Blue Moon (Emotional, 2020)
  14. Björk: All Is Full of Love – Greatest Hits (Elektra, 2002)
  15. Hwang Byung-ki: Sounds of the Night – Spring Snow – Kayagûm Masterpieces Vol.4 (C&L, 1978)
  16. Khruangbin: Midnight (w/Leon Bridges) – Texas Sun EP (Dead Oceans, 2020)
  17. Courtney Barnett: Depreston – MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne (Mom+Pop, 2020)
  18. The Empty Hearts: Remember Days Like These – single (Wicked Cool, 2020)
  19. Fontaines D.C.: Television Screens – Dogrel (Partisan, 2019)
  20. Pat and the Satellites: Jupiter C – Terror From The Universe – Soundtrack From Beyond The Stars, From The Attic Of Lux & Ivy (Righteous/Cherry Red, 2020)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/23/20

  1. Jenny O.: Not My President – single (Holy Trinity, 2020)
  2. 75 Dollar Bill: Every Last Coffee or Tea – I Was Real (Thin Wrist, 2019)
  3. Randy Raine-Reusch: Unprepared (feat. Jin Hi Kim) – Bamboo, Silk & Stone (Za, 2004)
  4. Sir Douglas Quintet: Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day – Mendocino (Acadia, 2002)
  5. Puss N Boots: Joey – Sister (Blue Note, 2020)
  6. Eyelids: The Minutes – The Accidental Falls (Jealous Butcher, 2020)
  7. Ruth Brown: If I Can’t Sell It, I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It – Blues on Broadway (Fantasy, 1989)
  8. Craig Leon: Nommos: iv) Four Eyes To See The Afterlife (w/Cassell Webb) – Early Electronic Works | Nommos Visiting (Aparté, 2013)
  9. Tame Impala: On Track – The Slow Rush (Interscope, 2020)
  10. Phill Niblock: Sea Jelly Yellow (feat. Ulrich Krieger) – Touch Food (Touch, 2003)
  11. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Keep Your Head Up – A Tuba To Cuba (Sub Pop, 2019)
  12. The Cambodian Space Project: Woman – Out Of The Black & Into The Stratosphere (World Music Network, 2014)
  13. Kutiman: Saluf – single (Siyal, 2020)
  14. Jr. Walker & the All-Stars: Walk in the Night – Moody Jr. (Motown, 1971)
  15. Steven Wilson: Sunday Rain Sets In – 4½ (Kscope, 2016)
  16. Grimes: 4ÆM – Miss Anthropene (4AD, 2020)
  17. Dean & Britta: Friday I’m In Love – Just Like Heaven (A Tribute To The Cure) (American Laundromat, 2008)
  18. The School: All I Want from You is Everything – Wasting Away and Wondering (Elefant, 2015)
  19. The Night Terrors: Megafauna – Theremin 100 (The NY Theremin Society, 2020)
  20. REM: Finest Worksong – Document (I.R.S., 1987)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/16/20

  1. Jesse Malin: Meet Me At the End Of the World Again – Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  2. Drive-By Truckers: Armageddon’s Back in Town – The Unraveling (ATO, 2020)
  3. Eric Burdon & War: Spill the Wine – Eric Burdon Declares “War” (MGM, 1970)
  4. Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi: Onde-Onde – Music of Indonesia, Vol 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong (Smithsonian Folkways, 1991)
  5. Chuck Prophet: Get Off The Stage – single (Yep Roc, 2020)
  6. Evritiki Zygia: Fog – Ormenion (Teranga Beat, 2020)
  7. Moong Duc Thang: Hroong Jew’s Harp – Bamboo on the Mountains: Kmhmu Highlanders from SE Asia & the United States (Smithsonian Folkways, 1999)
  8. Carmen Souza: St. Vitus Dance – ¬The Silver Messengers (Galileo Music, 2019)
  9. CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler): Ping Korridor – CEL (Bureau B, 2020)
  10. Michael Franti & Spearhead: When the Sun Begins to Shine – Stay Human, Vol. 2 (Boo Boo Wax, 2019)
  11. Pearl Jam: Dance Of the Clairvoyants – single (Republic, 2020)
  12. The Cure: Friday I’m In Love – Wish (Elektra, 1992)
  13. Claudia Schmidt: Chickadee Blues – Hark the Dark (Pragmavision, 2018)
  14. Supersuckers: That’s a Thing – Play That Rock N’ Roll (Acetate, 2020)
  15. David Essex: Rock On – Rock On (Columbia, 1973)
  16. Justin & the Juicetones: Left Handed Cigarette – The Show Must Go On EP (Justin & the Juicetones, 2020)
  17. Beach Bunny: Promises – Honeymoon (Mom & Pop, 2020)
  18. Bantou Mentale: Bantou Drive – Mentale Zombie (Glitterbeat, 2020)
  19. Jose Feliciano: I’m America – Behind This Guitar (Republic, 2020)
  20. The Stooges: Fun House – Fun House (Elektra, 1970)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/09/20

  1. Shabaka and the Ancestors: Go My Heart, Go to Heaven – We Are Sent Here By History (Impulse!, 2020)
  2. Gang of Four: Ether – Entertainment (Warner Bros., 1979)
  3. The Psychedelic Furs: Don’t Believe – Made of Rain (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
  4. Praed: Doomsday Survival Kit – Doomsday Survival Kit (Akuphone, 2019)
  5. A Girl Called Eddy: Come To The Palisades! – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  6. The Haden Triplets: I’ll Fly Away – The Family Songbook (Trimeter, 2020)
  7. The Long Ryders: Greenville – Psychedelic Country Soul (Cherry Red, 2019)
  8. Paul Kelly: Stealing In The Name Of The Lord – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  9. Flowers of America: Creepy Creepin’ The Dark Hallway – single (Magic Door, 2020)
  10. Sandy Denny: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Sandy (Island, 1972)
  11. Nada Surf: Looking for You – Never Not Together (Barsuk, 2020)
  12. Fredrika Stahl: Pull Up Your Sleeves – Tomorrow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Sony, 2015)
  13. Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela: We’ve Landed – Rejoice (World Circuit, 2022)
  14. Van Der Graaf Generator: Theme One – single (Charisma, 1972)
  15. African Head Charge: Dervish Chant – Songs Of Praise (On-U Sound, 1990)
  16. Tartie: Ablaze (YouTube)
  17. Clem Snide: Roger Ebert – Forever Just Beyond (Ramseur, 2020)
  18. A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  19. Nadah El Shazly: Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory) – Ahwar (Nawa, 2017)
  20. Patto: Singing the Blues On Reds – Roll ’em Smoke ’em Put Another Line Out (Island, 1972)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/02/20

  1. Drive-By Truckers: Thoughts and Prayers – The Unraveling (ATO, 2020)
  2. King Princess: Hit The Back – Cheap Queen (Zelig/Columbia, 2019)
  3. East Village: Here It Comes – Hotrod Hotel (Slumberland, 2020)
  4. John Prine: When I Get to Heaven – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  5. Miles Davis: Back Seat Betty – We Want Miles (Columbia, 1981)
  6. Eliza & the Delusionals: Just Exist – A State of Living In an Objective Reality (Cooking Vinyl, 2019)
  7. En Attendant Ana: Do You Understand – Juillet (Trouble in Mind, 2020)
  8. Spiritualized: Rocket Shaped Song – Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space BP (Dedicated, 2009)
  9. Black Lips: Angola Rodeo – Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart (Fire, 2020)
  10. The Replacements: I’ll Be You (Bearsville Version) – Dead Man’s Pop (Rhino, 2019)
  11. Amy Allison: Baby You’re the One – No Frills Friend (Spit & Polish, 2003)
  12. Dropkick Murphys: Amazing Grace – The Gang’s All Here (Hellcat, 1999)
  13. Jose Feliciano: The Chain – Behind This Guitar (Anthem, 2020)
  14. Similar Kind: Over There – Faces & Places EP (Factory Underground, 2019)
  15. Wye Oak: Fear of Heights – single (Merge, 2020)
  16. Bonny Light Horseman: Deep In Love – Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d, 2020)
  17. Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts: Can I Get An Amen – single (Wicked Cool, 2020)
  18. Garbage: Destroying Angels (feat. John Doe, Exene Cervenka) – single (Stun Volume, 2018)
  19. Kevin Morby: I Only Have Eyes For You – Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album (30th Century, 2017)
  20. Joe Meek & The Blue Men: I Hear A New World – I Hear A New World – An Outer Space Music Fantasy (Él, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/26/20

  1. Yuna & Little Simz: Pink Youth – Rouge (Verve Forecast, 2020)
  2. The Coffin Daggers: Ringo Mura Kara – Eleki (Cleopatra, 2020)
  3. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: Fresh Out (feat. Buddy Guy) – Kingfish (Alligator, 2019)
  4. Conlon Nancarrow: Study No. 26 – Studies for Player Piano: The Original 1750 Arch Recordings (Other Minds, 2008)
  5. Etenesh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau: Minjar – Yene Alem (Buda Musique, 2018)
  6. They Might Be Giants: We Want a Rock – Flood Live in Australia (Asbestos, 2018)
  7. Mélissa Laveaux: Nan Fon Bwa – Radyo Siwèl (Nø Førmat!, 2018)
  8. Mannequin Pussy: Drunk II – Patience (Epitaph, 2019)
  9. William Tyler: Alpine Star – Goes West (Merge, 2019)
  10. Carolyn Sullivan: Dead! – Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures • Vol. 5 (Kent, 2019)
  11. Difford & Tilbrook: Take Me I’m Yours (feat. Robert Glasper & ?uestlove) – single (Yep Roc, 2019)
  12. Pauline Oliveros & Deep Listening Band: Hi Bali, Hi – Sanctuary (Mode, 1995)
  13. Squirrel Flower: Not Your Prey – Contact Sports (Deluxe Ed.) (It Takes Time, 2016)
  14. Jimmy LaFave: Walk Away Renee – Austin Skyline (Bohemia Beat, 1992)
  15. P.P. Arnold: Baby Blue – The New Adventures of… (earMUSIC, 2019)
  16. The Pink Fairies: The Snake – single (Polydor, 1971)
  17. The Record Company: I Wanna Be Your Dog – single (TRC, 2019)
  18. Nina Simone: Baltimore – Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service (Ace, 2019)
  19. Jay Som: Tenderness – Anak Ko (Polyvinyl, 2019)
  20. Alabama 3: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – Exile On Coldharbour Lane (Elemental, 1997)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/19/20

  1. Dave Hogan: Real Cool Hand – Third Life (Dave Hogan, 2017)
  2. A Girl Called Eddy: Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  3. Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran: God Only Knows – Hagar’s Song (ECM, 2013)
  4. Eric Jacklin: Dreams We Share – The ‘Efflux’ EP (Eric Jacklin, 2020)
  5. Georgia: Started Out – Seeking Thrills (Domino, 2020)
  6. of Montreal: Polyaneurism – UR Fun (Polyvinyl, 2020)
  7. Graham Norwood: It’ll Never Happen Again – Out Of The Sea (Reasons Love, 2020)
  8. Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band: Death of the Last Stripper – Just Like Moby Dick (Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
  9. The Orielles: Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) – Disco Volador (Heavenly, 2020)
  10. Fred Fredburguer: Colegas [Colleagues] – Colegas (Elefant, 2019)
  11. The Jay Vons: The Word – The Word (La Castanya, 2019)
  12. King Princess: Homegirl – Cheap Queen (Zelig/Sony, 2019)
  13. Marshall Crenshaw: Only An Hour Ago – Miracle Of Science (Shiny-Tone, 2020)
  14. The Residents: Burn My Bones – Animal Lover (Mute, 2005)
  15. Joe Jackson: Night By Night – single (earMUSIC, 2019)
  16. Kalie Shorr: FU Forever – Open Book (Kalie Shorr, 2019)
  17. Chet Baker: You Make Me Feel So Young (Take 5) – It Could Happen To You (Original Jazz Classics/Riverside, 1987
  18. Mick Ronson: Billy Porter – Play, Don’t Worry (RCA Victor, 1975)
  19. Nada Surf: Something I Should Do – Never Not Together (Barsuk, 2020)
  20. Guy Klucevsek: 3 Microids, No. 2: Eleven Large Lobsters Loose in the Lobby – Transylvanian Software (Starkland, 1999)

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