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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – May 20, 2019

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. Here are some of the listings for the week of May 20, 2019.


The Campaign for Paid Family and Medical Leave is lobbying for a paid leave bill during Connecticut’s current legislative session. They are holding weekly actions every Wednesday, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capital. Interested participants can RSVP at bit.ly/PaidLeaveNOW.


Moral Monday CT is hosting a series of trainings for civil disobedience throughout the state during this month of May. This group fights for racial justice and continued support for programs that bolster the lives of families in need. More information about their ongoing activities is available through their Facebook page.


Norwalk’s Pride in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 8, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Southern Connecticut’s annual celebration of LGBTQ rights features entertainment, speakers, and the opportunity for the local community to join together in solidarity and celebration. The event is sponsored by the Triangle Community Center, which, throughout the year, provides a wide variety of programming, clinical services, activities for youth, and opportunities for advocacy and service. Their website is at ctpridecenter.org.


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. In the past year, the ACLU has helped to facilitate over 12,000 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.


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.


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 tinyurl.com/supportimmigrants; 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


The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, tracks hate crimes in the United States. With many groups having become emboldened during the Trump regime, such as was seen in the attacks in Charlottesville in 2017, the SPLC has provided tools to counter such hatred. Their website, at www.splcenter.org, features a ten-step guide to protect oppressed groups and promote healthy communities. The SPLC has also recently published a guide to fight hate speech on campuses.


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.


The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence brings together affiliated organizations throughout the state who provide support for victims of assault. The Alliance also advocates policy changes at the state and local level to better protect victims. For instance, they hope to change Connecticut’s statute of limitations for reporting sexual assaults, which is only five years for all but the youngest victims, one of the most restrictive policies in the United States. Their website is at endsexualviolencect.org


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.


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.


United Illuminating and other utility companies are continuing to needlessly remove roadside trees on private property, arguing that the utilities are protecting power lines in the event of storms. Many groups have protested these tree removals and are working to educate citizens about their rights to protect trees on their own property or in their neighborhood. The Garden Club of New Haven has further information on what individuals can do if they see notices that trees in their area are slated for removal. Go to www.gardenclubofnewhaven.org and click on “Trees and Power.”


Many of WPKN’s public affairs, community programs, and cultural programs are available by podcast. WPKN has a talented and passionate pool of programmers who are deeply curious about the world around them. Their interviews are lively, timely, and a perfect companion for your morning run or afternoon car trip. You can find out more information by going to wpkn.org and clicking on the podcast link. More than ever, community radio stations like WPKN will be essential to provide an outlet for alternative political and cultural points of view.


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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/12/19

  1. Rhiannon Giddens: I’m on My Way (w/Francesco Turrisi) – there is no Other (Nonesuch, 2019)
  2. L7: Stadium West – Scatter the Rats (Blackheart, 2019)
  3. Eleni Mandell: Circumstances – Wake Up Again (Yep Roc, 2019)
  4. Dan Baird & Homemade Sin: Can Ya Hear Me Now – Rollercoaster (Jerkin Crocus, 2017)
  5. Bismillah Khan: Raga Pooria Dhanashri – The Magic Shehnai of Bismillah Khan (Odeon, 1961)
  6. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow: Black Sheep of the Family – single (Minstrel Hall, 2019)
  7. Big Thief: Cattails – U.F.O.F. (4AD, 2019)
  8. A-WA: Mudbira – Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve, 2019)
  9. Jonatha Brooke: Twilight – Imposter EP (Bad Dog, Year)
  10. LCD Soundsystem: You Wanted a Hit – Electric Lady Sessions (DFA/Columbia, 2019)
  11. Stella Donnelley: Old Man – Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian, 2019)
  12. Hollywood Vampires: Who’s Laughing Now – single (earMusic, 2019)
  13. Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home – Ride Me Back Home (Legacy, 2019)
  14. Pete M. Wyer: Rain At Night – Stories From The City At Night (Thirsty Ear, 2008)
  15. Oki Island Woman: Shigesa Bushi – Traditional Folk Songs of Japan (Folkways, 1961)
  16. Ronnie Spector: Try Some, Buy Some – Come and Get It – The Best of Apple Records (Apple, 2010)
  17. Kris Kristofferson: Border Lord – Border Lord (Monument, 1972)
  18. Gaye Su Akyol: Gölgenle Bir Başıma – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  19. Tacocat: New World – This Mess is a Place (Sub Pop, 2019)
  20. The Flamin’ Groovies: Shake Some Action – At Full Speed (The Complete Sire Recordings) (Rhino, 2006)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/05/19

  1. Ratso: I Want Everything (feat. Yasmine Hamdan) – Stubborn Heart (Lucky Number, 2019)
  2. Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul: Love Again – Summer of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  3. David Shire: The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Phillip Charles’ Signs In Mallorca Rewerk) – Cinematic: Classic Film Music Remixed (Six Degrees, 2007)
  4. Bruce Springsteen: Hello Sunshine – Western Stars (Columbia, 2019)
  5. The Blacks: Dolly – Dolly Horrorshow (Bloodshot, 1998)
  6. The Reigning Sound: Watching My Baby – Abdication… For Your Love (Merge, 2019)
  7. Kelsey Lu: Dreams – Church (True Panther Sounds, 2016)
  8. Catfish and the Bottlemen: Sidetrack – The Balance (Island, 2019)
  9. Am I Dead Yet?: Joe Meek Shall Inherit the Earth – Am I Dead Yet? (Wire-Sound, 2019)
  10. Mr. Folxlide: Too Old to Die Young (Bourée 2 Temps) – 1-4-5 (Little M, 2018)
  11. The Comet Is Coming: Summon The Fire – Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery (Impulse!, 2019)
  12. ¿Que Vola?: Calle Luz – ¿Que Vola? (Nø Førmat, 2018)
  13. XTC: Melt the Guns – English Settlement (Virgin, 1982)
  14. Fleetwood Mac: Storms – Tusk (Warner Bros., 1979)
  15. Grateful Dead: Cosmic Charlie – Fillmore West 1969 (Rhino, 2005)
  16. James Clarke Five: Sexbombe Über Alles – Sexbombe Über Alles (Fave, 2013)
  17. Michael Rother: Groove 139 – Solo [Live & Remixes] (Groenland, 2019)
  18. Ammar 808; Ain Essouda (feat. Cheb Hassen Tej) – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  19. Toro y Moi: Ordinary Pleasure – Outer Peace (Carpark, 2019)
  20. Kevin Morby: City Music – City Music (Dead Oceans, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Dave Hogan, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/28/19

  1. Kronos Quartet, Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: My Ruthless Companion – Placeless (Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 2019)
  2. Pregoblin: Combustion – single (Fnord, 2019)
  3. Joni Mitchell: Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Night Ride Home (Geffen, 1991)
  4. Bixiga 70: 4 Cantos – Quebra-Cabeça (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  5. Brandi Carlile: Down to You (Live) – Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration (Decca, 2019)
  6. Las Hermanas Caronni: Cou Cou – Santa Plastica (Les Grands Fleuves, 2019)
  7. Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble: The Colors That You Bring – Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem, 2019)
  8. Phil Keaggy & Rex Paul: Calling Us Home – Illumination (Strobie, 2019)
  9. Fiamma Fumana: Tre Sorelle (Three Sisters) – 1.0 (Omnium, 2001)
  10. Zonder Kennedy & the Scoville Junkies: The King Ain’t Dead – Last Days Of Dreamland (Red Parlor, 2017)
  11. The Yawpers: Can’t Wait – Human Question (Bloodshot, 2019)
  12. Neal Ford & The Fanatics: Shame on You – The Definitive Garage Beat ‘66 (Sundazed, 2018)
  13. Chip Taylor: I Like Ridin’ – Whiskey Salesman (Trainwreck, 2019)
  14. Anders Osborne: Traveling With Friends – Buddha and The Blues (Anders Osborne, 2019)
  15. The Resonars: Fell Into a World – No Exit (Trouble in Mind, 2019)
  16. Paul Pendja Ensemble: Ngo Mebou Melane – Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics (1918-1955) (Dust-to-Digital, 2007)
  17. Happy Mondays: Stinkin’ Thinkin’ – …Yes Please! (Elektra, 1992)
  18. Sara Watkins: Thunder Road – Born to Uke (Equator Associates, 2019)
  19. Seaway: Blur – Fresh Produce (Pure Noise, 2019)
  20. The Upsetters: Corn Fish Dub – Island Records Presents Dub (38 Hard And Heavy Dub Cuts) (Island/Spectrum, 2014)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/21/19

  1. Little Simz: 101 FM – Grey Area (Age 101/AWAL, 2019)
  2. Andre Williams: Bury Me Deep – Don’t Ever Give Up (Pravda, 2017)
  3. Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul: A World of Our Own – Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  4. Robyn Hitchcock & the Nashville Fabs: Take Off Your Bandages – single (Tiny Ghost, 2019)
  5. Moon Hooch: Light It Up – Light It Up EP (Hornblow, 2018)
  6. The Cardigans: Don’t Blame Your Daughter – Super Extra Gravity (Stockholm, 2005)
  7. Rone: Bye Bye Macadam – French Touch Vol. 1 – Electronic Music Made In France (Wagram, 2014)
  8. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: Cindy Oso (feat. mOrimOtO) – Drool (Sooper/Father/Daughter, 2017)
  9. Soundwalk Collective w/Patti Smith: Ivry – single (Bella Union, 2019)
  10. Shovels & Rope: Unknown Legend (feat. Shakey Graves) – Busted Jukebox Vol. 1 (Dualtone, 2015)
  11. Pip Blom: Ruby – Boat (Heavenly/PIAS, 2019)
  12. Feist: A Man Is Not His Song – Pleasure (Polydor, 2017)
  13. Stalawa: Traitor (feat. Blessed San) – In East Africa (Scotch Bonnet, 2019)
  14. Guided by Voices: Cool Jewels and Aprons – Warp & Woof (GBV, 2019)
  15. Taj Mahal: Spike Driver Blues – Blue Muse (Music Maker, 2019)
  16. Onyx Collective: Within You, Without You – A Day in the Life – Impressions of Pepper (Verve, 2019)
  17. Richard Thompson: Oops! I Did It Again – 1000 Years of Popular Music (Cooking Vinyl, 2003)
  18. Marissa Nadler: Estranged – Droneflower (Sacred Bones, 2019)
  19. Urban Sax/Gilbert Artman: Perchman Aux Oreilles Mouvantes – Century XXI France (New Tone, 1997)
  20. John Cage & Sun Ra: Empty Words and Keyboard – John Cage Meets Sun Ra (Modern Harmonic, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Del ‘In Transition’, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Martha Willette Lewis, Michelle Morgan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/14/19

  1. Ammar 808: Zawali Fitness Club (ft. Cheb Hassen Tej) – single (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  2. Arlen Roth: Tennessee Waltz (ft. Lexie Roth) – Tele Masters (Aquinnah, 2019)
  3. Neu!: Hallogallo – Neu (Grönland, 2010)
  4. Jake Clemons: Democracy – single (BFD, 2019)
  5. Mekons: Andromeda – Deserted (Bloodshot, 2019)
  6. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Blood And Rockets – South Of Reality (ATO, 2019)
  7. Orchestra of the National Music Institute, Seoul: Ch’wit’a, Kilkunak (Military Music) – Korean Court Music (Lyrichord, 1991)
  8. Karine Polwart: The Whole of the Moon – Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook (Hegri, 2019)
  9. Los Straitjackets: Ashokan Farewell (Theme from Ken Burns’ The Civil War) – Channel Surfing (Yep Roc, 2019)
  10. A Certain Ratio: Houses in Motion – single (Mute, 2019)
  11. The Duke Robillard Band: Sweet Nuthin’s (ft. Sunny Crownover) – Ear Worms (Stony Plain, 2019)
  12. Nick Lowe: Love Starvation – Love Starvation/Trombone EP (Yep Roc, 2019)
  13. Robbie Lee & Mary Halvorson: Shoots Have Shot – Seed Triangular (New Amsterdam, 2018)
  14. Lula Wiles: What Will We Do – What Will We Do (Smithsonian Folkways, 2019)
  15. Chip Taylor: Joe Frazier – Time Waits For No Little Girls (Train Wreck, 2018)
  16. Cate Le Bon: Daylight Matters – Reward (Mexican Summer, 2019)
  17. Korean Traditional Performing Arts Center: Sujecheon (1-4 movements) – Selection of Korean Traditional Music (YBM, 2002)
  18. Dream Syndicate: Put Some Miles On – These Times (Anti-, 2019)
  19. Sneaker Pimps: 6 Underground – Becoming X (Virgin, 1996)
  20. Reba McEntire & LeAnn Rimes: When You Love Someone Like That – Reba Duets (MCA Nashville, 2007)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Del ‘In Transition’, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/07/19

  1. Rammstein: DEUTSCHLAND – RAMMSTEIN (Universal, 2019)
  2. Mandolin Orange: Like You Used To – Tides of a Teardrop (Yep Roc, 2019)
  3. Bismillah Khan: Raga Rageshree – Shehnai-Nawaz Bismillah Khan & Party (His Master’s Voice, 1981)
  4. Harry Nilsson: I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City – Harry (RCA, 1969)
  5. Jimmie Vaughan: Be My Lovey Dovey – Baby, Please Come Home (Last Music Co, 2019)
  6. The Beatles: Julia (Esher demo) – The Beatles (White Album) [Deluxe] (Apple, 2018)
  7. Beats Antique: The Grand Bizarre – The Grand Bizarre (Beats Antique, 2019)
  8. R. Dean Taylor: Gotta See Jane – Jon Savage’s 1968 (The Year the World Burned) (Ace, 2019)
  9. The Claypool Lennon Delerium: Amethyst Realm – South of Reality (ATO, 2019)
  10. Mott The Hoople: You Really Got Me – Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1969-1972 (Rhino, 2014)
  11. Andre Williams: Humpin’, Bumpin’ and Thumping – Black Gold (Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves from the Vaults of Chess Records) (Spectrum, 2016)
  12. Jungle Fire: Tokuta (Kid Gusto remix) – The Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove Volume 2 (World Music Network, 2015)
  13. 13th Floor Elevators: You’re Gonna Miss Me – The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (International Artists, 1968)
  14. Alice Cooper: Titanic Overture – Pretties For You (Straight, 1969)
  15. Bob Dylan & The Band: I Threw It All Away (Live at the Isle of White) – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) [Deluxe] (Columbia, 2013)
  16. The Rolling Stones: Jigsaw Puzzle – Beggar’s Banquet (Decca, 1968)
  17. Gong Kebyar, Sebatu: Surja Kanta – Gamelan Music From Bali (Deutsche Grammophon, 1973)
  18. Joya Landis: Moonlight Lover – Tighten Up Vol. 2 (Trojan, 2015)
  19. The Pretty Things: Talking About The Good Times – Jon Savage’s 1968 (The Year the World Burned) (Ace, 2019)
  20. Frank Zappa, The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Lumpy Gravy Pt. 2 – Lumpy Gravy (Verve, 1968)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/31/19

  1. Kelly’s Lot: Alyssa – Can’t Take My Soul (Kelly’s Lot, 2019)
  2. The Stray Cats: Catfight (Over A Dog Like Me) – 40 (Surfdog, 2019)
  3. Pauanne: Maakillinen Voima – Pauanne (Nordic Notes, 2019)
  4. Our Native Daughters: Black Myself – Songs of our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways, 2019)
  5. Willie Farmer: I Am the Lightnin’ – Blue Muse (Music Maker, 2019)
  6. Mary Ann Kennedy: Oran do Clutha – Ghlaschu (Arc Music, 2019)
  7. Tyondai Braxton: Boids – HIVE1 (Nonesuch, 2015)
  8. The Pirouettes: Dernier métro (Island Kizhi remix) – L’importance des Autres (Kidderminster, 2014)
  9. Bérangère Maximin: Wax Melody – Frozen Refrains (Atlas Realisations, 2017)
  10. Santana: Los Invisibles (feat. Buika) – Africa Speaks (Concord, 2019)
  11. Phoenix: Too Young – United (Astralwerks, 2000)
  12. barbra: coffee, coleman & catahoula – barbra (1172890 Records DK, 2019)
  13. Chagrin d’Amour: Chacun fait (C’qui lui plait) – single (Barclay, 1981)
  14. J.J. Cale: Chasing You – Chasing You (Because, 2109)
  15. Mavis Staples: Change – We Get By (Anti-, 2019)
  16. Alan Vega (w/Mr. Pharmacist): You Pay/Too Many Teardrops – single (Velvet Elk, 2019)
  17. Jason Moran: Lulu’s Back In Town – All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller (Blue Note, 2014)
  18. Robert Palmer: Si Chatouillieux – Maybe It’s Live (Island, 1982)
  19. Jim Gustin and Truth Jones: You Know Me Too Well – Memphis (Jim Gustin and Truth Jones, 2017)
  20. Earl Sweatshirt: Shattered Dreams – Some Rap Songs (Tan Cressida/Columbia, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Cliff Furnald, Florian Carle (guest host), howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Mushin, Martha Willette Lewis, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/24/19

  1. The Comet Is Coming: Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest) – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (Impulse!, 2019)
  2. Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul: Superfly Terraplane – Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  3. Dick Dale: Mr. Eliminator – Guitar Legend: The Very Best Of Dick Dale (Shout! Factory, 2010)
  4. Lavinia Blackwell: Waiting For Tomorrow – single (Lavinia Blackwell, 2018)
  5. Juliana Hatfield: It’s So Weird – Weird (American Laundromat, 2019)
  6. Kikagaku Moyo: Nana – Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain, 2018)
  7. A Bad Think: Feel Me – The Savior (Windmark, 2019)
  8. Camila Cabello & Daddy Yankee: Havana (remix) – single (Epic, 2017)
  9. Bob Dylan: Mississippi (version #2) – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 – Tell Tale Signs (Columbia, 2008)
  10. Buke & Gase: Scholars – Scholars (Brassland, 2018)
  11. Patti Smith: Peaceable Kingdom – Trampin’ (Columbia, 2004)
  12. Wu Man: Bawang Xie Jia – Chinese Music for Pipa (Nimbus, 1993)
  13. Peter Hammill: Candle – Fool’s Mate (Charisma, 1971)
  14. Bill Pritchard: The Last Temptation of Brussels – Midland Lullabies (Tapete, 2019)
  15. John Prine: When I Get to Heaven – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  16. Linda Ronstadt: Willin’ – Live In Hollywood (Rhino, 2019)
  17. Hozier: Nina Cried Power (ft. Mavis Staples) – Wasteland, Baby! (Columbia, 2019)
  18. Group from Okinawa: Hatoma Bushi – Traditional Folk Songs of Japan (Folkways, 1961)
  19. Emily Duff: Savin’ Sometime – Hallelujah Hello (Mr. Mudshow, 2019)
  20. Waaberi Band: Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (What’s October? It’s Ours) – Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa (Ostinato, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/18/19

  1. D. J. Sparr: Earthcaster Suite – Electric Bands (Innova, 2019)
  2. Ninian Hawick: Scottish Rite Temple Stomp – single (Grimsey, 1995)
  3. Johnny Colon & Orchestra: Jumpy – Boogaloo Blues (Codigo, 1967)
  4. Sophie Buskin: When I Need You Most of All – Sweet Creature EP (Sophie Buskin, 2018)
  5. Nick Lowe: Love Starvation – Trombone EP (Yep Roc, 2019)
  6. The Reverse Cowgirls: The Land That Time Forgot – The Land That Time Forgot EP (Northern Cowboy, 2019)
  7. The Prodigy: Firestarter – Firestarter (EP) (XL, 1996)
  8. I Was a King: Hatchet – Slow Century (Coastal Town, 2019)
  9. Sons of Kemet: My Queen Is Ada Eastman – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Verve, 2018)
  10. Sundara Karma: One Last Night on Earth – Ulfilas’ Alphabet (RCA, 2019)
  11. Buddy Miles: I Still Love You, Anyway (feat. Charlie Karp) – Them Changes (Mercury, 1970)
  12. Chai: I’m Me – Punk (Burger, 2019)
  13. The Hedrons: Couldn’t Leave Her Alone – One More Won’t Kill Us (4 West, 2007)
  14. Tri-Continental: Tononkira – Dust Dance (Tri Continental, 2019)
  15. Henry Mancini: A Shot In The Dark – The Ultimate Pink Panther (SBME Special Mkts, 2009)
  16. Nina Simone: Do I Move You? – Sings the Blues (RCA, 1967)
  17. The New Piccadillys: Voodoo Chile – Introducing… (Soundflat, 2014)
  18. Patty Griffin: Bluebeard – Patty Griffin (PGM/Thirty Tigers, 2019)
  19. Karl Denver: Wimoweh – Love and Fury: Gems from the Decca UK Vaults (One Day, 2013)
  20. Jaipur Kawa Brass Band: Thumri Baaja – The Rough Guide To Acoustic India (World Music Network, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/10/19

  1. Robert Forster: Inferno (Brisbane in Summer) – Inferno (Tapete, 2019)
  2. Aswad: African Children – New Chapter (CBS UK, 1981)
  3. Peter Mulvey: Who’s Gonna Love You Now? – There Is Another World (Righteous Babe, 2019)
  4. Lys Guillorn: Chipped Fingernails – single (Little Cowgirl, 2019)
  5. The Chocolate Watch Band: Judgement Day – This Is My Voice (Dirty Water, 2019)
  6. Kiwi Jr.: Salary Man – Football Money (Mint, 2019)
  7. Igbal Jogi and Party: Sorath – Authentic Music of the Snake Charmer (Olympic, 1974)
  8. Ponk: Rural – Diedina (Skywardsmusic, 2019)
  9. Jon Hassell: Nature Boy – Fascinoma (Water Lilly Acoustics, 1999)
  10. John Pfeiffer: Warm-Up, Canon and Peace – Electronomusic – 9 Images (RCA Victrola, 1968)
  11. James Booker: Junco Partner #2 – The Lost Paramount Tapes (DJM, 1995)
  12. D. Zhantsanchoy: The Black Stallion – Mongolia: Traditional Music (UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, 1991)
  13. Clinton Elliott: Tinguely’s Waltz and Dr. Rotwang’s Robot – Music For Tomorrow (n/a, 1961)
  14. Marianne Faithfull: Port Of Amsterdam – single (Decca, 2019)
  15. Dave Gunning: The Loyal Fisherman – Up Against the Sky (Wee House of Music, 2019)
  16. Motörhead: Capricorn – Overkill (Bronze, 1979)
  17. Bellegarde: Kafou Tengendeng – Anba Tonèl (Quartier Général, 2018)
  18. Robert Palmer: History – Don’t Explain (EMI USA, 1990)
  19. Tim Buckley: Song of the Magician – Tim Buckley (Elektra, 1966)
  20. Phleng kar Orchestra: Phat Cheay & Sampong – Cambodia: Royal Music (UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, 1971)

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

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

  1. Jason Kao Hwang: Breathe Within the Bomb – Blood (True Sound, 2018)
  2. Rafiki Jazz: Har Chand Sahara – The Rough Guide To Acoustic India (World Music Network, 2017)
  3. Emily Duff: You Better Believe – Hallelujah Hello (Mr. Mudshow, 2019)
  4. Suzi Quatro: No Soul/No Control – No Control (Steamhammer, 2019)
  5. The Currys: Gulf Coast Home – This Side of the Glass (The Currys, 2019)
  6. Tony Joe White: The Gift – Hoodoo (Yep Roc, 2013)
  7. Le SuperHomard: Paper Girl – Meadow Lane Park (Elefant, 2019)
  8. Will Baird: Into The Wild Blue Yonder – single (Will Baird, 2019)
  9. Matthew Logan Vasquez: Trailer Park – Light’n Up (Dine Alone, 2019)
  10. Wadada Leo Smith: Resistance and Unity – Rosa Parks: Pure Love (TUM, 2019)
  11. Alberto Naranjo y Su Trabuco: Calipso de el Callao – Imagen Latina – The Best of the Venezuelan All-Stars (Merusa, 2009)
  12. Urban Turban: Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Urban Turban (Silence, 1994)
  13. Ann O’aro: Zardin – Ann O’aro (Buda Musique, 2018)
  14. John Zorn: Blues Connotation – Spy vs Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Elektra Musician, 1988)
  15. Little Richard: Land of a Thousand Dances – The Explosive Little Richard (OKeh, 1967)
  16. Jenny Lewis: Heads Gonna Roll – On The Line (Warner Bros WEA 2019)
  17. John Mayall: That’s What Love Will Do To You (ft. Todd Rundgren) – Nobody Told Me (Forty Below, 2019)
  18. Tom Waits: Hoist That Rag – Real Gone (Anti-, 2004)
  19. Xeno & Oaklander: Insomnia – Hypnos (Dais, 2019)
  20. Bobby Charles: Small Town Talk – Bobby Charles (Bearsville, 1972)

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