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Leon Russell - Life Journey

March 31, 2014


Leon Russell's brand spankin' new album drops tomorrow! Here's what Peggy from Tied to the Tracks has to say about it:

" Legendary singer, pianist, & songwriter celebrates his musical life journey with 2 new songs and covers from 10 other writers, infusing them with his very own style. His signature gravely voice is backed up by a great band which includes, but not limited to, Robben Ford."

Tune in to KAFM to hear "Life Journey!"
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Charts for March 22-28

March 28, 2014
March has had a lot of new names... A lot of good music coming out this month!

Jazz -  Not much different here, actually...



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - No new names, but a new number one!



1. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees Records)
2. Quick read more or view full article Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
3. Rokia Traore- Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch)
4. Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces, Act I (Beats Antique)
5. P-Nuckle - The System (Self)

College - A few new names up there...



1. Drive By Truckers - English Oceans (ATO)
2. Beck - Morning Phase (Capitol)
3. Dum Dum Girls - Too True (Sub Pop)
4. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
5. Autumn Defense - Filth (Yep Roc)

Roots - A ton of new names this week!



1. Various Artists - New Arrivals Vol. 5: Artists for Hurricane Sandy Relief (MPress Records)
2. Polly O'Keary - Compass (Self)
3. Patti Parks - Cheat'n Man (Self)
4. Pam Taylor Band - Hot Mess (BMI)
5. John Gorka - Bright Side of Down (Blue Chalk Records)


Keep it tuned for more great music - only on 88.1!
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Black Keys Release New Single!

March 25, 2014



Are you as excited as we are!?

Keep it tuned to KAFM to hear "Fever," off of the upcoming album "Turn Blue" - out May 13th!
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Charts for March 15-21

March 21, 2014
Our charts are completely new this week - all around! Perfect for the change of seasons...

Jazz - All new top 5 - which includes our new number 1!



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - Still very Reggae dominated, but all new stuff.



1. Eek-A-Mouse - "Eek-Ology" (VP)
2. Quick read more or view full article Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba - "Jama Ko" (Out Here)
3. Tinariwen - "Emmaar" (Anti)
4. Spiritual Rez - "Apocalypse Whenever" (Self)
5. P-Nuckle -  "The System" (Self)

College - New number one, and a lot of the old favorites aren't here this week...



1. Motet - "The Motet" (Motet)
2. Beck - "Morning Phase" (Capitol)
3. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - "South" (File Under)
4. Drive-By Truckers - "English Oceans" (ATO)
5. Desert Noises - "27 Ways" (SQE)

Roots - Always new, and always changing!



1. John Lyons - "Sing Me Another Song" (Self)
2. Various - "Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne" (Music Road Records)
3. Cyrill Neville - "Magic Honey" (Ruf)
4. Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - "Goin' to the Delta" (Ruf)
5. Mick Kolassa - "Michissippi Mick" (Swing Suit Records)

What'll happen next week? Keep it tuned to 88.1!
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Belle Brigade and Ray LaMontagne

March 20, 2014


Station favorites Belle Brigade and Ray LaMontagne will be touring this summer, with a stop at Red Rocks in August...

Hearts a-flutter.
 
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Bang on the Ear

March 17, 2014


Bang on The Ear comes recommended from Suzi Creme Cheeze - from Cry of the Celts! This Canadian group combines traditional Irish music with Folk, Rock and Country! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day, from the Music Department at KAFM!
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Charts for March 8 - 14

March 14, 2014
New week, new charts!

Jazz - A lot of similar names, but a new Top Spot!



1. Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra - "New Celebration" (Chiaroscuro)
2. Rene Marie - "I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt" (Motema)
3. Pete Mills - "Sweet Shadow" (Cellar Live)
4. 7 on 7  - "Back When It Was Fun" (Artist Alliance)
5. Cory Weeds Quintent - "Let's Go" (Cellar Live)

World - Katchafire is still on top, but some new names made the list!



1. Katchafire - "Best So Far" (VP)
2. Beats Antique - "A Thousand Faces, Quick read more or view full article Act I" (Beats Antique)
3. Dom La Nena - "Golondrina" (Six Degrees)
4. Rokia Traore - "Beautiful Africa" (Nonesuch)
5. P-Nuckle - "The System" (Self)

College - All new this week!



1. Drive By Truckers - "English Oceans" (ATO)
2. Asgeir - "In the Silence" (One Little Indian)
3. New Mendicants - "Into the Lime" (Ashmont)
4. Desert Noises - "27 Ways" (SQE)
5. Avett Brothers - "Magpie and the Dandelion" (Universal Republic)

Roots - A lot of Blues this week... All new, too!



1. Blue Lunch - "Special 30th Anniversary" (Rip Cat)
2. Various - "Blind Raccoon Collection, Volume 4" (Blind Raccoon)
3. Sylvia Embry & John Embry - "Troubles" (Delmark)
4. Nick Moss - "Time Ain't Free" (Blue Bella)
5. Various - "Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne" (Music Road Records)

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New Video From Billie Joe & Norah

March 13, 2014

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Chart toppers Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have released a new video for their single, "Kentucky," off their collaborative tribute album, "Foreverly." Check it out here, and keep listening to KAFM for more tunes from "Foreverly!"

Video Courtesy of Warner Brother Records.
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Charts for March 1 - 7

March 7, 2014
(Almost) All new charts!

Jazz - our Jazz Charts this month feature a few familiar names, but a few new ones as well - including a Colorado based band!



1. Ahmad Jamal - "Saturday Morning" (Jazz Village)
2. Pete Mills - "Sweet Shadow" (Cellar Live)
3. 7 on 7 - "Back When It Was Fun" (Artist Alliance)
4. Rene Marie - "I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt" (Motema)
5. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)

World - Generally, we have a lot of Reggae in our Top 5, but this week, there's only a few... Our top spots are from Algeria and Sudan, Quick read more or view full article respectively.



1. Tinariwen - "Emmaar" (Anti)
2. Debruit and Alsarah - "Aljawal" (Soundway)
3. P-Nuckle - "The System" (Self)
4. Eek-a-Mouse - "Eek-ology: Reggae Anthology" (VP)
5. Spiritual Rez - "Apocalypse Whenever" (Self)

College - The Avett Brothers aren't number one anymore! But don't worry, they're still in the Top 10.



1. Hurray For the Riff Raff - "Small Town Heroes" (ATO)
2. Andrew Bird - "I Want to See Pulaski At Night" (Grimsey)
3. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Give the People What They Want" (Daptone Records)
4. Neil Young - "Live At the Cellar Door" (Reprise)
5. Beck - "Morning Phase" (Capitol)

Roots - A lot of new names on the Roots charts again this week, including a highly anticipated compilation of Jackson Browne tunes - keep an ear out for this one.



1. Linsey Alexander - "Been There Done That" (Delmark)
2. Various - "Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne" (Music Road Records)
3. Jim Suhler - "Panther Burn" (Underworld Indie Records)
4. Jamestown Revival - "Utah" (Wild Bunch)
5. Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - "Goin' to the Delta" (RUF Records)


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