KAFM Music Blog
Charts&Adds: January 30 - February 5
What's a TOP ADD you say? Here's my spiel:
really enjoy them ourselves! So I showed our TOP ADDS this week, and then added some genre info next to each artist. One of the
best ways for artists we care about to do well is to spin them ourselves! Feel free to check them out. I'll be putting them in the studio
today/tomorrow. And remember, if you hear an artist/band during the week that you LOVE, shoot me that email! I'll put it in for consideration as a TOP ADD on the following Tuesday.
Other question to answer, "What exactly IS Top 200?"
TOP 200 essentially includes all genres of music except some roots.
It really depends on the routes the artists take with their promoter/management whether or not they'll be eligible for CMJ charts. So
some roots musicians (take Angela Perley for example) show up on CMJ! While others are too independent/focused on other charts to
want to be on CMJ. That being said, CMJ does stand for COLLEGE MUSIC JOURNALISM, so you can assume that some artists may
not be entirely interested in the stations that contribute. BUT CMJ is widely used by College/Non-Commercial stations across the
country, it is most certainly not just colleges.
So TOP 200 for the most part means just that, the TOP 200 artists spinning at your station.
Anyway, now that that's out of the way, let's talk spins!
1 SMOOTH HOUND SMITH Sweet Tennessee Honey
2 SAM LEWIS Waiting On You
3 CHRIS ISAAK First Comes the Night
4 THE WESTIES West Side Stories
5 JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON Tengo Blues
6 KING LOUIE AND LARHONDA STEELE Rock Me Baby
7 JOHNNY RAWLS Tiger in a Cage
8 BENNY TURNER When She's Gone
9 RACKY THOMAS Goin' Home
10 TOMMY Z Blizzard of Blues