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Charts for September 20-26

September 26, 2014
New charts this week, with some new names popping up!

Jazz - A new number one this week, the Singer and the Songwriter falls!



1. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
2. Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spririt of Satch (Concord)
3. Singer and the Songwriter - What A Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
4. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
5. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
6. Oliver Gannon Quartet - Easy Sailing (Cellar Live)
7. Frank Walton and Yoron Israel Sextet - Live in Chicago (Han Walproductions)
8. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)
9. Quick read more or view full article Sean Jones Quartet - Improvise (Mack Avenue)
10. Dave Kain - Raising Kain (Stop Time)

World - A very similar chart this week!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Campo - Remixes and Rarezas (Self)
3. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
4. Saor Patrol - Outlander (Arc)
5. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (HopeStreet)
6. Kupaoa and Kaulana - Na Pua Mohala (Hulu Kupuna)
7. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
8. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of Santal Tribe (Arc)
9. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (KFR)
10. Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)

College - Ryan Adams is back on top this week!



1. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Reprise)
2. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
3. Puss N Boots - No Foos, No Fun (Blue Note)
4. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch)
5. Somebody's Darling - Adult Roommates (Self)
6. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
7. Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life (SCI Fidelity)
8. David Gray - Mutineers (IHT)
9. Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold (SubPop)
10. Beck - Song Reader (Capitol)

Roots - Some very familiar names back in the top ten this week!



1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
2. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life (Dr. Sam)
3. Markey Blue - Hey Hey (Soul Sound)
4. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)
5. Rob Stone - Gotta Keep Rollin' (Vizztone)
6. Pieta Brown - Paradise Outlaw (Redhouse)
7. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender (New West)
8. Johnny Winter - Step Back (Megaforce)
9. Hurricane Ruth - Born on the River (Ruth Publishing)
10. Devon Allman - Rugged & Dirty (Ref Records)

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Charts for September 13 - 19

September 19, 2014
New chart toppers (for the most part) this week!

Jazz - Singer and the Songwriter is up top again, but there are a few new names in the top ten!



1. Singer and the Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
2. Freda Payne - Come Back to Me My Love (Artistry)
3. Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (Concord)
4. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
5. Oliver Gannon Quartet - Easy Sailing (Cellar Live)
6. Craig Wuepper - Storytelling (Cellar Live)
7. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Self)
8. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
9. Steve Kaldestad - Straight Up (Cellar Live)
Quick read more or view full article /> 10. Kevin Cline - Make Up Your Mind (Self)

World - Some new names coming up, but Tribal Seeds continues to dominate!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Campo - Remixes and Rarezas (Self)
3. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
4. Saor Patrol - Outlander (Arc)
5. Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electrico (HopeStreet)
6. Kupaoa and Kaulana - Na Pua Mohala (Hulu Kupuna)
7. Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur (Vampisoul)
8. Deben Bhattacharya - Music of Santal Tribe (Arc)
9. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (KFR)
10. Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)

College - A new number one, and some other names on our College charts!



1. Somebody's Darling - Adult Roommates (Self)
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adam (Pax-Am-Blue Note)
3. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
4. Christopher Denny - If the Roses Don't Kill Us (Partisan)
5. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
6. Gemma Ray - Milk for Your Motors (Bronze Rat)
7. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours (Ribbon)
8. You Me and Apollo - Sweet Honey (AA Duel Monopoly)
9. Liam Bailey - Definitely Now (Sony Masterworks)
10. Music Go Music - Impressions (Thousand Tounges)

Roots - Some familiar names on the chart this week, but a new number 1!



1. Johnny Winter - Step Back (Megaforce)
2. Sena Ehrhardt - Live My Life (Blind Pig)
3. Grady Champion - Bootleg Whiskey (Malaco)
4. Red Molly - The Red Molly (Self)
5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Reprise)
6. Knickerbocker All-Starts - Open Mic at the Knick (JP Cadillac Records)
7. Pieta Brown - Paradise Outlaw (Red House)
8. Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time (Dualtone Records)
9. Paul Thorn - Too Blessed to Be Stressed (Perpetual Obscurity)
10. Eric Clapton and Friends - Call Me the Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)

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Charts for September 6 - 12

September 12, 2014
New Charts! Only the Top 5 this week...

Jazz - A new lineup, and a new number 1!



1. The Singer and the Songwriter - What A Difference a Melody Makes
2. Lisa Hilton - Kaliedescope
3. Cory Weeds - As of Now
4. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery
5. Miami Jazz Project - The Miami Jazz Project

World - A few debuts this week here!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing
2. Saor Patrol - Outlander
3. Santal Tribe - Songs of Santal Tribe
4. Bio Ritmo - Puerta del Sur
5. Melaza - Melaza

Quick read more or view full article /> College - Black Keys come WAY back up strong - but there are a few new names this week...



1. Black Keys - Turn Blue
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
3. Somebody's Darling - Adult Roommates
4. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
5. Rosebuds - Sand + Silence

Roots - Some familiar names, but a new number one!



1. Rob Stone - Gotta Keep Rollin'
2. Markey Blue - Hey Hey
3. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life
4. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right
5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Keep it tuned for more of the best new music, and check back in next week for our Top 10 again!
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Charts for August 30 - September 5

September 5, 2014
The new month brings new top music!

Jazz - A new top 10 complete with a new number 1!



1. Rebirth Brass Band - Move Your Body (Basin Street)
2. Singer and the Songwriter - What A Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
3. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
4. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
5. Ken Berman - Sound Poetry (MMG)
6. Cyrille Aimee - It's A Good Day (Mack Avenue)
7. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (BlueNote)
8. Dave Douglas and Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
9. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Self)
10. Rodney Whitaker - When We Find Ourselves Alone Quick read more or view full article (Mack Avenue)

World - These charts seem to be staying put...



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 - A gritty chart this week, with a new number one!



1. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
2. Nikki Lane - All Or Nothin' (New West)
3. Music Go Music - Impressions (Thousand Tounges)
4. Crow Moses - Horse Heaven Hills (Self)
5. Spoon - They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
6. Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt (Island)
7. Junk Riot - Headache (Self)
8. Scarves - Empty Houses (Self)
9. Mozart's Sister - Being (Asthmatic Kitty)
10. Roadkill Ghost Choir - In Tongues (Greatest Hiss)

Roots - Eric Clapton's newest is knocked down from the top spot, but stays up there...



1. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life (Dr. Sam)
2. Eric Clapton and Friends - Call Me the Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)
3. Red Molly - The Red Album (Self)
4. Keb' Mo - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue Music)
5. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong (Alligator)
6. Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Legacy)
7. Laura Rain and the Caesars - Closer (LRC)
8. Michael on Fire - Healing Waters (Prisma Galacti Music)
9. David Gray - Mutineers (Kobalt Label Services)
10. Bombadil - Tarpits and Canyonlands (M:M Music)

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