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Charts for August 22 - 29

August 29, 2014
Pretty similar charts this week - a lot of

Jazz - Lisa Hilton takes the top spot again!


1. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Self)
2. Singer and the Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
3. Dexter Johnson and Le Super Star de Dakar - Live a l'Etoile (Teranga Beat)
4. Toni Lincoln - Toni Lincoln (Nuwrinkle)
5. John A Lewis Trio - One Trip Out (Valateri)
6. Dave Douglas and Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
7. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
8. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)
9. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
10. Craig Wuepper Quick read more or view full article - Storytelling (Cellar Live)

World - Tribal Seeds keeps their spot...



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
3. Saor Patrol - Outlander (Arc Music)
4. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
5. Peliroja - Injusticia (Chulo)
6. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
7. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
8. Abstrakto - Abstrakto (PurpleHaus)
9. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (Hope Street)
10. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of the Santal Tribe (Arc Music)

College - New movement here, Beck moves up!



1. Beck - Song Reader (Capitol)
2. Dream Logic - My Black Arts (Chaos)
3. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
4. Spoon - They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
5. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
6. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
7. Wye Oaks - Shriek (Merge)
8. Lykke Li - I Never Learn (Atlantic)
9. Sturgiill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country (Thirty Tigers - High Top Mountain)
10. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)


Roots - Eric Clapton is the most played again, and some new names on the charts!



1. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)
2. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life (Dr. Sam)
3. Etta Britt - Etta Does Delbert (Ettatunes Music)
4. Billy Pierce and Friends - Take Me Back to the Delta (Gotslide Records)
5. Annalise Emmerick - Field Notes (BMI)
6. Kaye Bohler - Handle the Curves (Self)
7. EG Kight - A New Day (Blue South)
8. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Rock)
9. JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Productions)
10. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)

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Charts for August 16-22

August 22, 2014
A lot of new music played this past week! All new charts this week!

Jazz - A returning number one, and some new names working their way up!


1. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Self)
2. Singer and the Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
3. Dexter Johnson and Le Super Star de Dakar - Live a l'Etoile (Teranga Beat)
4. Toni Lincoln - Toni Lincoln (Nuwrinkle)
5. John A Lewis Trio - One Trip Out (Valateri)
6. Dave Douglas and Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
7. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
8. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)
9. Freda Payne Quick read more or view full article - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
10. Craig Wuepper - Storytelling (Cellar Live)

World - A very varied section this week, and a new top spot!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
3. Saor Patrol - Outlander (Arc Music)
4. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
5. Peliroja - Injusticia (Chulo)
6. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
7. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
8. Abstrakto - Abstrakto (PurpleHaus)
9. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (Hope Street)
10. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of the Santal Tribe (Arc Music)

College - Nikki Lane stays in the top spot again, but there is some new names in the top 10:



1. Nikki Lane - All Or Nothin' (New West)
2. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
3. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
4. Spoon - They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
5. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours (Ribbon)
6. Raveonettes - Guide to Pe-ahi (Beat Dies)
7. Horrors - Luminous (XL)
8. You Me and Apollo - Sweet Honey (AA DUel Monopoly)
9. Hobart W. Fink - Back and Forth Forever (All Scene Eye)
10. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)

Roots - A fairly similar top five, but all great music.



1. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)
2. John Hiatt - The Terms of My Surrender (New West)
3. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong (Alligator Records)
4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
5. Red June - Ancient Dreams (Organic Records)
6. Monkey Junk - All Frequencies (Stony Plain Records)
7. Red Molly - The Red Album (Self)
8. Alexis P. Suter Band - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace)
9. Mollie O'Brien & Rick Moore - Love Runner (Remington Road Records)
10. Pert Near Sandstone - The Hardest Part of Leaving (Self)

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Charts for August 9 -15

August 15, 2014
Some new number ones this week!

Jazz - A new number one, with some new names in the top 5!



1. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
2. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
3. Toni Lincoln - Tony Lincoln (Nuwrinkle)
4. Lenny Pickett with Umo Jazz Orchestra - The Prescription (Random Act)
5. Jackie Allen - My Favorite Color (Self)
6. Chris Greco - Standards, Vol. 1 (GWSFourwinds)
7. Antonio Adolfo - Rio, Choro, Jazz... (Self)
8. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (Bluenote)
9. Craig Wuepper - Storytelling (Cellar Live)
10. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)

Quick read more or view full article /> World - Pretty close to last week, the Bombay Royale stays on top!



1. The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (HopeStreet)
2. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
3. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
4. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
5. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
6. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of the Santal Tribe (Arc)
7. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
8. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)
9. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (NAM)
10. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)

College - A big return for a former number one, and two huge debuts!



1. Nikki Lane - All or Nothin' (New West)
2. Rosebuds -  Sand + Silence (Western Vinyl)
3. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
4. Liam Bailey - Definitely Now (Sony Masterworks)
5. Arkells - High Noon (Dine Alone)
6. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
7. Passenger - Whispers (Self)
8. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
9. War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
10. Bamboos - Fever in the Road (Nettwerk)

Roots - A couple of legends top our Roots chart this week - no complaints here!



1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
2. Eric Clapton and Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)
3. JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Productions)
4. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson - For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn)
5. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)
6. Etta Britt - Etta Does Delbert (Brittunes Music)
7. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones - Living Tear to Tear (Severn)
8. Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (Ruf Records)
9. Coco Montoya - Songs From the Road (Ruf Records)
10. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender (New West)

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Charts for August 2 - August 8

August 8, 2014
The charts are all new this week! See what's in each of our top 10!

Jazz - Freda Payne keeps the top spot, but there is movement up and down the rest!



1. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
2. Graig Wuepper - Storytelling (Cellar Live)
3. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
4. Antonio Adolfo - Rio, Choro, Jazz... (Self)
5. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (BlueNote)
6. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Self)
7. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
8. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrwood)
9. MIke Ferro - All Love (Ferrophonic)
10. Triology Quick read more or view full article - Triology (Cellar Live)

World - Some new names coming up the World Charts this week...



1. The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (HopeStreet)
2. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
3. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
4. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
5. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
6. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of the Santal Tribe (Arc)
7. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
8. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)
9. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (NAM)
10. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)

College - Beck shows back up with his newest project, but doesn't take the top spot...



1. Little Hurricane - Gold Fever (Death Valley)
2. Beck - Song Reader (Capitol)
3. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
4. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
5. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
6. The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm (New West)
7. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country (Thirty Tigers)
8. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker (ATO)
9. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
10. Ben Miller Band - Any Way, Shape, or Form (New West)

Roots - John Hiatt takes the top spot again, and a big debut for a few artists!



1. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender (New West)
2. Daddy Mack Blues Band - Blues Central (Inside Sounds)
3. The Silvertones - Silvertone Avenue (Deep South Productions)
4. Eric Clapton and Friends - The Breeze-An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)
5. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones - Living Tear to Tear (Severn)
6. Nils Lofgren - Face the Music (Fantasy)
7. Doug Prescott Band - Karma and the Big Caboose (Howlin' at the Moon)
8. Gregg Allman - All My Friends (Rounder Records)
9. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters - Good News (Stony Plain)
10. Dave Fields - All In (FMI Records)

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ALVVAYS - Archie, Marry Me

August 5, 2014
Lo-fi, shoe-gazy, and surfer rock should be a great way to emerge from the rain of the last few days. ALVVAYS has just release their newest video, for their single, "Archie, Marry Me."



ALVVAYS' self titled album, out on Polyvinyl, is now spinning on KAFM, keep it tuned to hear more of their dreamy alternative pop!  
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Charts for July 26 - August 1

August 1, 2014
Some new names up on the charts to begin August!

Jazz - Freda Payne debuts on our charts at the top spot, with some new names thrown in.



1. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me My Love (Artistry)
2. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)
3. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
4. Craig Wuepper - Storytelling (Cellar Live)
5. Antonio Adolfo - Rio, Choro, Jazz... (Self)
6. Lenny Pickett with Umo Jazz Orchestra - The Prescription (Random Act)
7. Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio - Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio (Concord)
8. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
9. Charlie Apicella and Iron City Quick read more or view full article - Big Boss (Zoho)
10. Toni Lincoln - Toni Lincoln (Nuwrinkle)

World - A new number one here as well!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
3. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
4. Bio Ritmo - Puerto Del Sur (Vampisoul)
5. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (Hope Street)
6. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
7. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
8. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of Santal Tribe (Arc Music)
9. Warren Cuccurullo and Ustad Sultan Khan - The Master (Six Degrees)
10. Runa - Current Affairs (Self)

College - A very Americana College Chart, and Conor Oberst makes it up to the top spot!



1. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
2. Little Hurricane - Gold Fever (Death Valley)
3. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
4. Jack White - Lazaretto (Third Man)
5. Passenger - Whispers (Self)
6. Lykke Li - I Never Learn (Atlantic)
7. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
8. Coldplay - Ghost Stories (Atlantic)
9. Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Concord-Fiction)
10. Antlers - Familiars (Anti-)

Roots - John Hiatt takes over again, but there are some new names coming up!



1. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender (New West)
2. Delta Generators - Get On the Horse (Self)
3. Keb' Mo' - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue)
4. Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wide Open (White River Records)
5. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson - For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn)
6. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones - Living Tear to Tear (Severn)
7. David Olney - When the Deal Goes Down (Deadbeet Records)
8. Ruthie Foster - Promimse of A Brand New Day (Blue Corn)
9. Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead Records)
10. Cowbell - Beat Stampede (Songlines Music)

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