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Charts May 1 - 7

May 8, 2015
The first week of May has a ton of new names! Check it out!

Jazz - The week of Dave?

1    DAVE STRYKER    Messin' With Mister T    (Self-Released)
2    DAVID SANBORN    Time And The River    (OKeh)
3    KEVIN EUBANKS AND STANLEY JORDAN    Duets    (Mack Avenue)
4    VINCENT HERRING    Night And Day    (Self-Released)
5    DAVID CHESKY    Jazz In The New Harmonic    (Chesky)
6    2CELLOS    Celloverse    (Self-Released)
7    ELIANE ELIAS    Made In Brazil    (Concord)
8    DAWAN MUHAMMAD AND BILLY HIGGINS SEXTET    Smoke Signal    (Lifeforce Jazz)
9    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self-Released)

World - Quite a few new names on this chart this week - and a new number 1!

1    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    (Self-Released)
2    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light    (Six Degrees)
3    IBEYI    Ibeyi    (XL)
4    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    (Six Degrees)
5    ALEX CUBA    Healer    (Caracol)
6    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts    (Crammed)
7    QUITAPENAS    Quitapenas    (White Iris)
8    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB    Lost And Found    (World Circuit)
9    EL NAAN    Codigo De Barros: An Iberian Roots Project    (Arc)
10    SKINTS    FM    (Easy Star)

College - A new number 1 here, too!

1    DELTA RAE    After It All    (Sire)
2    LOW CUT CONNIE    Hi Honey    (Contender)
3    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
4    MODEST MOUSE    Strangers To Ourselves    (Epic)
5    IRON AND WINE    Archives Volume No. 1    (Black Cricket)
6    ROBERT EARL KEEN    Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions    (Dualtone)
7    POKEY LAFARGE    Something In The Water    (Rounder)
8    PUNCH BROTHERS    Phosphorescent Blues    (Nonesuch)
9    ROCKY VOTOLATO    Hospital Handshakes    (No Sleep)
10    DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE    Kintsugi    (Atlantic)

Roots - Mark Knopfler finds his way back up these charts this week!

1    MARK KNOPLER    Tracker    (Verve)
2    ROY ROGERS    Into the WIld Blue    (Chops Not Chaps)
3    GREG RUBY AND THE RHYTHM RUNNERS    Washington Hall Stomp    (Greg Ruby Music)
4    DEBBIE DAVIS    Love Spin    (Little Dipper)
5    MAVERICKS     Mono    (Valory)
6    LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS     Ionia    (Self-Release)
7    EARL AND THEM    Live At George's Majestic Lounge     (Swingin Door)
8    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL     Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys    (Bismeaux Records)
9    GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST    Dragonfly    (Self)
10    STRIKING MATCHES    Nothing But The Silence    (IRS/Crush)

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