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Charts for February 20 - 26

February 27, 2015
Well, we've got all new number ones this week, with a few new names here and there! Take a look!

Jazz - Bill Frisell moves on up - and there's a few names returning to the top 5...



1    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!   (OKeh)
2    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
3    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
4    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self Released)
5    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
6    AL MUIRHEAD    It's About Time    (Chronograph)
7    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
8    JEREMY PELT    Tales, Musings, And Other Reveries    (HighNote)
9    TOM HARRELL    Trip    (HighNote)
10    MICROSCOPIC SEPTET    Manhattan Moonrise    (Cuneiform)

World Quick read more or view full article - A lot of movement on this chart this week, including Ireesh Lal regaining that top spot!



1    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
2    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    (Arc)
3    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
4    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)
5    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
6    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
7    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self Released)
8    HORSEMAN    Dawn Of The Dread    (Mr. Bongo)
9    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
10    PERUQUOIS    The Original Essence    (Self-Released)

College - Our top 10 has a lot of new names!



1    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
2    WHITEHORSE    Leave No Bridge Unburned    (Six Shooter)
3    PUNCH BROTHERS    "I Blew It Off" [Single]    (Nonesuch)
4    VESPERS    Sisters And Brothers    (Tone Tree-Black Suit)
5    KUZIN    Cavity    (Self-Released)
6    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
7    DENGUE FEVER    The Deepest Lake    (Tuk Tuk)
8    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)
9    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    (ATO)
10    COMPUTER MAGIC    Dreams Of Better Days [EP]    (Self-Released)

Roots - A lot of new names here, and the Mavericks take over this week!



1     THE MAVERICKS     Mono     (Valory Music)
2     MIKE ZITO    Songs From the Road     (Ruf Records)
3     ALICE DI MICELE     Swim     (Alice Otter)
4     MICHAEL HARDIE     Real    (Worldhaus)
5     TIM FARRELL     Cascadia    (Self-Released)
6     THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND & ROB PAPAROZZI     Electric Butter     (Self-Released)
7     BRAD ABSHER & SWAMP ROYALE     Lucky Dog    (Montrose)
8     BRUCE KATZ BAND     Homecoming     (Self-Released)
9     D.A. FOSTER     The Real Thing    (Vizztone)
10     JOE FILISKO & ERIC NODEN      On The Move     (Roots Duo)

Keep it tuned to hear who will make the charts next week! Read Less
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The Blind Boys of Alabama and Taj Mahal are Talkin' Christmas

February 25, 2015
Well if you haven't heard, we're getting into the Holiday spirit here at KAFM. One of our newest Holiday adds is from KAFM favorites, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Taj Mahal! Here's the making of their latest release:

 

Their collaborative release, Talkin' Christmas!, out on Sony, is spinning at KAFM - keep it tuned to hear more from these legends!
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Steve Earle & The Dukes

February 24, 2015
One of the newest additions to the top of our charts is Steve Earle & The Dukes. Terraplane, out on New West Records, has quickly become a station favorite, and has been played across several different types of shows. Here's a video of a porch recording of "You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had."



Keep listening to KAFM to listen to this and other songs off of the new album!  
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New Releases - February 23

February 23, 2015
We have a TON of new music this week! Here's a sample of what we're spinning:

Lilly Hiatt - Royal Blue (Normaltown) - Rock



2Cellos - Celloverse (Sony Classics Entertainment) - Classical/Jazz/Pop



Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop) - Alternative

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Charts for February 13 - 19

February 20, 2015
Brand new charts this week! A couple of returns to #1, though...

Jazz - James Farm moves on up - knocking down Nikki Yanofsky even more, as well as Larry Corban...



1    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
2    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
3    2CELLOS    Celloverse    (Sony)
4    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
5    HANK MARVIN    Django's Castle    (Mtm Music Pty)
6    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
7    JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY    Worker    (Royal Potato Family)
8    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
9    LARRY CORBAN AND THE APERTURISTIC TRIO    The Corbanator    (Nabroc)
10    CONNIE EVINGSON    All The Cats Join In    (Minnehaha)

World - There is Quick read more or view full article some noticeable movement in this chart, but Intended Immigration holds on to that top spot!



1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
3    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
4    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    (ARC)
5    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
6    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
7    HORSEMAN    Dawn Of The Dread    (Mr. Bongo)
8    HOSSAM RAMZY    Sabla Tolo 4    (Arc Music)
9    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
10    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)

College - A few debuts, and a few familiar names here:



1    JD MCPHERSON    Let The Good Times Roll    (Rounder)
2    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
3    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
4    TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT    The Temperance Movement    (Concord-Earache)
5    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
6    NATIONAL PARKS    Young    (Self-Released)
7    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)
8    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    (Pinetop-B3SCI)
9    PARQUET COURTS    Content Nausea    (What's Your Rupture?)
10    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    (ATO)

Roots - There are quite a few new names popping up this week - a new #1, too!



1     TAS CRU    You Keep the Money    (Crustee Tees)
2     THE MAVERICKS     Mono    (Valory Music)
3     ERIC NODEN & JOE FALISKO    On the Move    (Roots Duo)
4     DA FOSTER    The Real Thing    (Vizztone)
5     GALLOWAY & KELLIHER    Wild Dogs    (Lakehouse)
6     SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING    Fat Man's Shine Parlor     (Blind Pig)
7     ROLY PLATT     Inside Out    (Self-Released)
8     THE GET RIGHT BAND     Bass Angel Treble Angel    (Self-Released)
9     BALKUN BROTHERS     Redrova    (Self-Released)
10     JEFF CHAZ     Chronicles     (JCP Records)

A lot of great new music keeps coming in! Stay tuned for more! Read Less
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Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave

February 17, 2015
We have Jose Gonzalez's newest album, Vestiges and Claws (Mute) as one of our New Releases this week, and our MD can't get enough of it. Here's the first single off the album!


 
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New Releases - February 16

February 16, 2015
Happy President's Day! Here's what's new at KAFM:

Jose Gonzales - Vestiges and Claws (Mute) - Alternative/Indie



The Temperence Movement - The Temperance Movement (Fantasy) - Rock



Igor Prado Band and Delta Groove All-Stars - Way Down South (Delta Groove Music) - Blues

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Charts for February 6 - 12

February 13, 2015
There's some movement on the charts this week - including a few new names!

Jazz - A new number one - which is a big return for Larry Corban!



1    LARRY CORBAN AND THE APERTURISTIC TRIO    The Corbanator    (Nabroc)
2    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
3    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
4    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
5    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
6    JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY    Worker    (Royal Potato Family)
7    DANA LANDRY TRIO    Memphis Skyline    (World Tunes)
8    ELI BENNETT    Breakthrough    (Addo)
9    ANN REYNOLDS AND CLAVE GRINGA    Para Cuba Con Amor    (Self-Released)
10    ANDY WADDELL    Alive    (Rhombus)

World - Intended Immigration Quick read more or view full article keeps that top spot, but there are a few names coming up on this chart...



1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
3    NOEL MCLOUGHLIN    Best Of Ireland: 20 Songs And Tunes    (Arc)
4    HORSEMAN    Dawn Of The Dread    (Mr. Bongo)
5    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    (Arc)
6    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
7    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
8    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
9    BATIDA    Dois    (Soundway)
10    ABELARDO BARROSO Y LA ORQUESTA SENSACION    Cha Cha Cha    (World Circuit)

College - A brand new number one (a debut, in fact), and some new names!



1    JD MCPHERSON    Let The Good Times Roll    (Rounder)
2    KUZIN    Cavity    (Self-Released)
3    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
4    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    (Pinetop-B3SCI)
5    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
6    GREYLAG    Greylag    (Dead Oceans)
7    SLEATER-KINNEY    No Cities To Love    (Sub Pop)
8    NEW BASEMENT TAPES    Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes    (Harvest-Electromagnetic)
9    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
10    REDTENBACHER'S FUNKESTRA    Dr. Hypenstein    (Wooden Hat)

Roots - Roly Platt comes back up - but some new adds are right behind!



1    ROLY PLATT    Inside Out   (Self-Released)
2    THE MAVERICKS    Mono    (Valory Music)
3    ERIC NODEN BAND    Solid Ground    (EricNoden)
4    TEXASSIPPI SOULMAN DANNY BROOKS & LIL' MISS DEBBIE    The World Is Not Your Friend    (His House Records)
5    GOV'T MULE    Dark Side of the Mule    (Evil Teen)
6    KENNY G    Brazilian Nights    (Concord)
7    BRAD HATFIELD     For a Change    (Self-Released)
8    BRANDON SANTINI    Live & Extended!    (Vizztone)
9    BRUCE KATZ BAND    Homecoming    (Self-Released)
10    CAITLIN CANTY    Reckless Skyline    (Self-Released)

Keep tuning in for more new music! We've got plenty! Read Less
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Charts for January 30 - February 5

February 6, 2015
We have all new number ones this week! Woah!

Jazz - Nikki Yanofsky falls - quite a bit - and we have a new number one, and a debut at two!



1    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
2    JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY    Worker    (Royal Potato Family)
3    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
4    LARRY CORBAN AND THE APERTURISTIC TRIO    The Corbanator    (Nabroc)
5    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
6    JAMIE CULLUM    Interlude    (Blue Note)
7    ANDY WADDELL    Alive    (Rhombus)
8    CONNIE EVINGSON    All The Cats Join In    (Minnehaha)
9    IAN SIMS AND DIVERGENT PATHS    Conundrum    (Self-Released)
10    HOT SARDINES    The Hot Sardines    (Decca)

World - Quick read more or view full article Intended Immigration moves up, as our new number one this week!



1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    KEVIN KINSELLA    Riding Higher Still    (I-Town)
3    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
4    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
5    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
6    BATIDA    Dois    (Soundway)
7    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)
8    CANDIDO    The Master    (Chesky)
9    HOSSAM RAMZY    Sabla Tolo 4    (Arc Music)
10    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)

College - The New Basement Tapes have a huge fall this week out of the top five, but we have a few debuts here:



1    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
2    BREVET    American Novel    (Self-Released)
3    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
4    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    (ATO)
5    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
6    ROSE'S PAWN SHOP    Gravity Well    (Self-Released)
7    ZKPR    Tall Men With Feelings    (Self-Released)
8    THOMAS MUDRICK    Abiqua    (Ten Dollar)
9    BC CAMPLIGHT    How To Die In The North    (Bella Union)
10    NEW BASEMENT TAPES    Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes    (Harvest-Electromagnetic)

Roots - A debut at number one, and a few new names!



1    SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING    Fat Man's Shine Parlor    (Blind Pig Records)
2    VICTOR KRUMMERACHER    Hard To See Trouble Coming     (Veritas)
3    BRAD HATFIELD    For a Change    (Self-Released)
4    D.A. FOSTER     The Real Thing    (Vizztone)
5    ROBIN MCKELLE & THE FLYTONES    The Heart of Memphis    (Vizztone/Doxie Records)
6    TINSLEY ELLIS    Tough Love    (Heartfixer)
7    ROBERT EARL KEEN    The Bluegrass Sessions    (Dualtone)
8    BRANDON SANTINI    Live & Extended!    (Vizztone)
9    DANA FUCHS    Songs From the Road    (Vizztone)
10    ROLY PLATT    Inside Out    (Self-Released)


Keep it tuned to 88.1 - we've got a TON of great new music rolling in each week! Read Less
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