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Charts May 15 - 21

May 22, 2015
The charts were CRAZY this week - so much new music! But, we can only have a top 10 in each genre, so here they are:

Jazz - Dave Stryker keeps it up once again this week, and a few new names are popping up!



1    DAVE STRYKER    Messin' With Mister T    (Self-Released)
2    CORY WEEDS    Condition Blue, The Music Of Jackie Mclean    (Cellar Live)
3    DAVID SANBORN    Time And The River    (OKeh)
4    CAROL SABOYA/ANTONIO ADOLFO/HENDRIK MEURKENS    Copa Village    (AAM)
5    REGGIE QUINERLY    Invictus    (Independent)
6    DAVID CHESKY    Jazz In The New Harmonic    (Chesky)
7    MARCUS MILLER    Afrodeezia    (Blue Note)
8    CURTIS NOWOSAD    Dialectics    (Cellar Live)
9    DAWAN Quick read more or view full article MUHAMMAD    Consider The Source    (Lifeforce Jazz)
10    GREG RUBY AND RHYTHM RUNNERS    Washington Hall Stomp    (Greg Ruby)

World - Xavier Rudd is back up, up, up! In fact, this was the most played album at the station this week...



1    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    (Self-Released)
2    MORGAN HERITAGE    Strictly Roots    (Cool To Be Conscious)
3    SKINTS    FM    (Easy Star)
4    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    (Six Degrees)
5    JESSE COOK    One World    (Coach House)
6    EL NAAN    Codigo De Barros: An Iberian Roots Project    (Arc)
7    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB    Lost And Found    (World Circuit)
8    IBEYI    Ibeyi    (XL)
9    ALEX CUBA    Healer    (Caracol)
10    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts    (Crammed)

College - We've got a few new names in the top 10 over here this week!



1    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    (ATO)
2    ALABAMA SHAKES    Sound And Color    (ATO)
3    DJANGO DJANGO    Born Under Saturn    (Ribbon)
4    COURTNEY BARNETT    Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit    (Mom And Pop)
5    HEARTLESS BASTARDS    Restless Ones    (Partisan)
6    CHUI WAN    Chui Wan    (Maybe Mars)
7    MUMFORD AND SONS    Wilder Mind    (Glassnote)
8    SAM LEWIS    "Waiting For You"    (Brash)
9    CALEXICO    Edge Of The Sun    (Anti)
10    JAMES BAY    The Chaos And The Calm    (Republic)

Roots - A BUNCH of new names this week!



1    JIMMY LAFAVE    The Night Tribe    (Music Road)
2    BUFFY ST. MARIE    Power in the Blood    (True North)
3    BONDURANT    Hurricane    (Road Born Records)
4    CERNY BROTHERS    Sleeping Giant     (Krian Music Group)
5    RAY WYLIE HUBBARD    The Ruffian's Misfortune    (Thirty Tigers)
6    JAMES MCMURTRY    Complicated Game    (Self-Released)
7    SLAM ALLEN    Feel These Blues    (American Showplace)
8    LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS    Ionia    (Self-Released)
9    JOHNNY RILEY    Crossroads of my Life    (Mississippi Delta Blues)
10    FREE THE HONEY    In Our Hands    (Self-Released)

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Lord Huron - Fool For Love

May 20, 2015
We're so excited for Lord Huron's newest release! The proof? The album Strange Trails has been on our College Charts since the album's release a few weeks ago, and even came in at 10 last week.

Their late night TV debut was on Tuesday night on Conan. Missed it? Here's the performance in full:

 

Keep it tuned to 88.1 to hear more Lord Huron!
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New Releases - May 20

May 20, 2015
Here's what we've been listening to this rainy week!

Gold Heart Places I've Been (Mountain Fever) - Bluegrass



Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra Blues for Tehir (Hipnotic) - Jazz



Total Babes Hey Day (Witchita) - Alternative


 
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Charts May 8-14

May 15, 2015
It's cooled down a bit this week, but we've got plenty of new music to keep the Spring feeling goin'! Here's our charts for this week:

Jazz: Dave Stryker keeps it up again this week!



1    DAVE STRYKER    Messin' With Mister T    (Self-Released)
2    KEVIN EUBANKS AND STANLEY JORDAN    Duets    (Mack Avenue)
3    ROBERT KENNEDY TRIO    Big Shoes    (Self-Released)
4    CORY WEEDS    Condition Blue, The Music Of Jackie Mclean    (Cellar Live)
5    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self-Released)
6    DAVID SANBORN    Time And The River    (OKeh)
7    VINCENT HERRING    Night And Day    (Smoke Sessions)
8    DAVID CHESKY    Jazz In The New Harmonic    (Chesky)
9    GLEN ACKERMAN    Glenious Alien Quick read more or view full article Landscape    (Blue Bamboo)
10    GREG RUBY AND RHYTHM RUNNERS    Washington Hall Stomp    (Greg Ruby)

World - Alex Cuba moves back up these charts, and a few new names crawl up:



1    ALEX CUBA    Healer    (Caracol)
2    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    (Self-Released)
3    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    (Six Degrees)
4    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light    (Six Degrees)
5    IBEYI    Ibeyi    (XL)
6    JESSE COOK    One World    (Coach House)
7    BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA    Ba Power    (Glitterbeat)
8    SKINTS    FM    (Easy Star)
9    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB    Lost And Found    (World Circuit)
10    QUITAPENAS    Quitapenas    (White Iris)

College - Wow! A few new names up in the top 5, including a debut at #1!



1    HEARTLESS BASTARDS    Resless Ones    (Partisan)
2    SAM LEWIS    "Waiting For You"    (Brash)
3    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
4    GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS    A Forest Of Arms    (Nettwerk)
5    LOW CUT CONNIE    Hi Honey    (Contender)
6    MUMFORD AND SONS    Wilder Minds    (Glassnote)
7    RHIANNON GIDDENS    Tomorrow Is My Day    (Nonesuch)
8    JD MCPHERSON    Let The Good Times Roll    (Rounder)
9    KELLER WILLIAMS    Vape    (Self-Released)
10    LORD HURON    Strange Trails    (Iamsound)

Roots - A new #1, and a lot of new names this week!



1    ROY RODGERS    Into the Wild Blue    (Chops Not Chaps)
2    RAY WYLIE HUBBARD    The Ruffian's Misfortune    (Thirty Tigers)
3    DEB RYDER    Let It Rain   (City Hall Records)
4    JAMES MCMURTRY    Complicated Game    (Self-Released)
5    RICHIE FURAY    Hand in Hand    (eOne)
6    DWIGHT YOAKAM    Second Hand Heart    (Reprise)
7    JIMMY LAFAVE    The Night Tribe    (Music Road)
8    MARK KNOPFLER    Tracker    (Verve)
9    CAROLINE SPENCE    Somehow    (Self-Released)
10    CRYSTAL SHAWANDA    The Whole Worlds Got The Blues    (New Sun)

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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)
10    CAROL SABOYA/ANTONIO ADOLFO/HENDRIK MEURKENS    Copa Village    (AAM)

World - Quite a few new names on this Quick read more or view full article 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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New Releases - May 4

May 4, 2015
There's almost too much new music here at the station! Well, actually, there's no such thing as too much new music, so here's just a bit of what we're listening to:

Rose Windows Rose Windows (Sub Pop) - Alternative



David Chesky and Jazz In the New Harmonic Primal Scream (Chesky Records) - Jazz



Los Crema Paraiso De Pelicula! (CuTuPra Productions) - World



We have a lot of other new adds in everything this week, so keep it tuned to 88.1 to hear more!
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Charts for April 24 - 30

May 1, 2015
The last week of April brought us a ton of new music on our charts, including new number ones in each genre!

Jazz - There are a few new names showing up, including our new #5, and David Sanborn moves up from #4 last week...



1    DAVID SANBORN    Time And The River    (OKeh)
2    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self-Released)
3    DAVE STRYKER    Messin' With Mister T    (Self-Released)
4    KEVIN EUBANKS AND STANLEY JORDAN    Duets    (Mack Avenue)
5    KARL LATHAM, RYAN CARNIAUX, AND MARK EGAN    Constellations    (Self-Released)
6    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
7    2CELLOS    Celloverse    (Self-Released)
8    JAMIE CULLUM    Interlude    (Blue Note)
9    DANA LANDRY QUARTET    Standard Quick read more or view full article Elevation    (Artist Alliance)
10    ROBERT KENNEDY TRIO    Big Shoes    (Self-Released)

World - There's a lot of movement here, and a new #1!



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

College - So much good music on our College Charts this week! And a lot of new names! AND a new #1!



1    LOW CUT CONNIE    Hi Honey    (Contender)
2    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
3    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    (ATO)
4    DELTA RAE    After It All    (Sire)
5    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
6    MODEST MOUSE    Strangers To Ourselves    (Epic)
7    POKEY LAFARGE    Something In The Water    (Rounder)
8    WAXAHATCHEE    Ivy Tripp    (Merge)
9    ALABAMA SHAKES    Sound And Color    (ATO)
10    BUILT TO SPILL    Untethered Moon    (Warner Brothers)

Roots - A debut on #1, check it out!



1     CASH BOX KINGS    Holding Court   (Blind Pig)
2     SLAM ALLEN     Feel These Blues    (American Showplace)
3     JOE BONAMASSA    Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks    (J&R Adventures)
4     UMPHREY'S MCGEE    The London Sessions    (Nothing Too Fancy Records)
5     STEEL WHEELS     Leave Some Things Behind    (Blind Pig)
6     ANTHONY GOMES    Electric Field Holler    (Up 2 Zero Entertainment)
7     EIGHT O FIVE JIVE    Too Many Men    (Red Rudy Too Tunes)
8     KELLER WILLIAMS     Vape    (Self-Released)
9     KEITH GREENINGER     Soul Connection    (The WNS Group)
10    SAM LEWIS    Waiting On You    (Brash)
11    VOO DAVIS     Midnight Mist    (Butter & Bacon Records)

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