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Charts May 31 - June 4

June 5, 2015
It's finallly warming up! Here's what we've got for the first week of June:

Jazz - New number 1, new names, what's not to love?

1    REGGIE QUINERLY    Invictus    Independent
2    DANA LANDRY QUARTET    Standard Elevation    Artist Alliance
3    DAWAN MUHAMMAD    Consider The Source    Lifeforce Jazz
4    CORY WEEDS    Condition Blue, The Music Of Jackie Mclean    Cellar Live
5    GRANT STEWART    Trio    Cellar Live
6    RODRIGO BONELLI    Septet Works    Self-Released
7    ELIANE ELIAS    Made In Brazil    Concord
8    GLEN ACKERMAN    Glenious Alien Landscape    Blue Bamboo
9    DAVID CHESKY    Jazz In The New Harmonic    Chesky
10    DAVE STRYKER    Messin' With Mister T    Self-Released

World - Xavier Rudd can't be stopped, but there are a few new names coming up this chart....

1    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    Self-Released
2    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light    Six Degrees
3    ALEX CUBA    Healer    Caracol
4    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB    Lost And Found    World Circuit
5    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa    World Circuit
6    JESSE COOK    One World    Coach House
7    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano    Universal
8    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    Six Degrees
9    SKINTS    FM    Easy Star
10    MORGAN HERITAGE    Strictly Roots    Cool To Be Conscious

College - Woah! Brand new number 1!

1    FOOL'S GOLD    Flying Lessons    ORG Music
2    DELLA MAE    Della Mae    Rounder
3    DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE    Kintsugi    Atlantic
4    COURTNEY BARNETT    Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit    Mom And Pop
5    DJANGO DJANGO    Born Under Saturn    Ribbon
6    ALABAMA SHAKES    Sound And Color    ATO
7    TUXEDO    Tuxedo    Stones Throw
8    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    ATO
9    FIRESHIPS    Fireships    End Up
10    KOPECKY    Drug For The Modern Age    ATO

Roots - Some new names here, too, and a new topper:

1    HILLBENDERS    Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry     (Compass)
2    EILEN JEWELL     Sundown Over Ghost Town     (Signature Sound)
3    DUFFY KANE    Dead Man Walkin'    (Freedom Train)
4    ROY ROGERS    Into the Wild Blue    (Chops Not Chaps)
5    MARK KNOPFLER     Tracker    (Verve)
6    BLUE PLATE SPECIALS     Servin' It Up    (Lanark)
7    JAMES MCMURTRY    Complicated Game    (Self-Released)
8    GAYE ADEGBALOLA & THE WILD RUTZ    Is It Still Good to Ya?    (Hot Toddy)
9    DAN WEBBER    What I'm Lookin' For    (Highway 142 Music)
10    WILLIE NELSON MERLE HAGGARD    Django and Jimmie     (Legacy)

Keep listening to KAFM for more new music for your summer!
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