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Charts for October 25-31 - Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014
Here are our new charts! Nothing too spooky here for Halloween...

Jazz - A pretty recognizable chart, and Stanley Clarke stays at #1!



1. Stanley Clarke Band - Up (Mack Avenue)
2. Singer and the Songwriter - What A Difference A Melody Makes (Self)
3. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (BlueNote)
4. Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy (Concord)
5. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
6. Rebirth Brass Band - Move Your Body (Basin Street)
7. Lenny Pickett with Umo Jazz Orchestra - The Prescription (Random Act)
8. Dave Douglas and Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
9. Freda Payne - Come Back to Quick read more or view full article Me Love (Artistry)
10. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)

World - Saor Patrol keeps that top spot once again...



1. Saor Patrol - Open Air Asylum (Arc)
2. Silva - Ocean View (Six Degrees)
3. Gurrumul - Gurrumul (Skinny Fish)
4. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
5. Campo - Remixes and Rarezas (Self)
6. Salsa de la Bahia - Vol. 2, Hoy y Ayer (Patois)
7. Abstrakto - Abstrakto (PurpleHaus)
8. SOJA - Amid the Noise and Haste (ATO)
9. Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)
10. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (KFR)

College - Gary Clark Jr. stays on top, but there are a few new names...



1. Gary Clark Jr. - Live (Warner)
2. Tweedy - Sukierae (Dualtone)
3. Streets of Laredo - Volume I & II (Dine Alone)
4. Jenny Lewis - Voyager (Warner)
5. Roadkill Ghost Choir - In Tongues (Greatest Hiss)
6. Primus - Primus And the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (ATO)
7. Growlers - Chinese Fountain (Everloving)
8. Shakey Graves - And the War Came (Dualtone)
9. Alt-J - This Is All Yours (Canvasback)
10. Caribou - Our Love (Merge)

Roots - An all new top 10! Almost...



1. Loudon Wainwright III - Haven't Got the Blues...Yet (429 Records)
2. Evelyn Rubio and the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra - Hombres (Self)
3. Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (Vizztone)
4. Fo' Reel - Heavy Water (Self)
5. Jimmy Thackery - Extra Jimmies (Blind Pig)
6. Markus James - Head for the Hills (Firenze)
7. Clever Blue - Clever Blue (Self)
8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
9. Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Legacy)
10. Lipbone Redding - Esmeralda (Self)

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Throwback Thursday - The Head and the Heart

October 30, 2014
Last year, we added the second release from relatively new indie darlings, The Head and the Heart.


Music Bureau member, Carey, had this to say on the release:

2011 brought this earthy Seattle folk-based group from open mic night to the charts. Four years later they return with a more mature sophomore album continuing with heartfelt lyrics including all of the bands best qualities honed into a lovely new release.

The album, released on Sub Pop Recoreds, spent weeks up and down the Top Ten of our College Charts, and was a great soundtrack to the bitter winter that it preceded.

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Music Bureau Recommends - October 29th

October 29, 2014
We're always getting new music in the station - here's what some of the members of the Music Bureau recommend for you this week!

Peggy (Show: Tied to the Tracks) Luna Blanca - Pirates Bay (Self Release) - World



"2012 Best World Album is back with their unique brand of Latin (Flamenco) music. There's enough sizzle & spice to take you on a tropical journey that will have you alternately shakin' your booty and then kickin' back with your favorite beverage on a deserted island. Pretty amazing music! "

Joanie (Show: Morning Muse) Immigration Union - Anyway (Musebox) - Alternative

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 Melbourne, Australia-based band's third release features Brent DeBoer from Dandy Warhols and Courtney Barnett.

H-Man (Shows: Enjoy the Ride, The Divided Sky) Popa Chubby - I'm Feelin' Lucky (Cleopatra) - Blues



"Ted Horowitz, aka Popa Chubby, celebrates 25 years in the music biz by delivering this very nice cd. The gifted guitarist put together a super band to support these songs and also added singer Dana Fuchs (#1) and blues ace Mike Zito (#6). PC wrote 9 of 10 songs. Awesome riffs are never far away and his slightly growly voice make this a must to play on blues shows. No hint of the rough edges in much of his earlier work; this thing rocks."

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OK Go,

October 28, 2014
The boys of OK Go have done it again. The alternative rockers have a new album out, Hungry Ghosts, on BMG records. Their first single, "I Won't Let You Down" has another visually stunning music video to go with it:



Tune in to KAFM to hear "I Won't Let You Down" and more, from Hungry Ghosts!  
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New Releases - October 27

October 27, 2014
Some of the newest Adds here at KAFM - tune in to hear these and more!

Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings (Third Man Records) - Alternative Rock


Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20 Records) - Americana


Emma Donovan and the Putbacks - Dawn (Hope Street) - Soul
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Charts for October 18-24

October 24, 2014
A few new Top Spots for this week! Check it out...

Jazz - A brand new Number One, but a few recognizable names stay in the top ten...



1. Stanley Clarke Band - Up (Mack Avenue)
2. Singer and the Songwriter - What A Difference A Melody Makes (Self)
3. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (BlueNote)
4. Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy (Concord)
5. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
6. Rebirth Brass Band - Move Your Body (Basin Street)
7. Lenny Pickett with Umo Jazz Orchestra - The Prescription (Random Act)
8. Dave Douglas and Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
9. Freda Quick read more or view full article Payne - Come Back to Me Love (Artistry)
10. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)

World - Saor Patrol keeps that top spot, and a few names move up!



1. Saor Patrol - Open Air Asylum (Arc)
2. Silva - Ocean View (Six Degrees)
3. Gurrumul - Gurrumul (Skinny Fish)
4. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
5. Campo - Remixes and Rarezas (Self)
6. Salsa de la Bahia - Vol. 2, Hoy y Ayer (Patois)
7. Abstrakto - Abstrakto (PurpleHaus)
8. SOJA - Amid the Noise and Haste (ATO)
9. Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)
10. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (KFR)

College - A new number one this week, but some new names are up...



1. Gary Clark Jr. - Live (Warner)
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Pax-Am- Blue Note)
3. Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator (Secret City)
4. Shakey Graves - And the War Came (Dualtone)
5. Tweedy - Sukierae (Dualtone)
6. Somebody's Darling - Adult Roommates (Self)
7. King Tuff - Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop)
8. Hiss Golden Messnger - Lateness of Dancers (Merge)
9. Sondre Lerche - Please (Mona)
10. Elliott Brood - Work and Love (paper bag)

Roots - A lot of Blues on the Roots chart this week, and we keep the number one!



1. Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue (J&R Adventures)
2. JW Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)
3. Big Apple Blues - Energy (Stone Tone Records)
4. Mississippi Heat - Warning Shot (Delmark)
5. Iko-Iko - Bullets in the Bonfire (Little Silver)
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
7. Big Harp George - Chromaticism (Blues Mountian)
8. Rory Block - Hard Luck Child (Stony Plain)
9. The Duke Robillard Band - Calling All Blues! (Stony Plain)
10. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (Surfdog)

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Charts for October 11-17

October 17, 2014
Just the top 5 this week, folks! We'll be back to the top 10 next time!

Jazz - A new number one, and a debut at number two!



1. Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco - Enjoy the View (Blue Note)
2. Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy (Concord)
3. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend - Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
4. Rebirth Brass Band - Move Your Body (Basin Street)
5. Singer and the Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes (Mason Jar)

World - Saor Patrol takes that top spot this week!



1. Saor Patrol - Quick read more or view full article Open Air Asylum (ARC)
2. Salsa de la Bahia - Vol. 2, Hoy y Ayer (Patois)
3. Silva - Ocean View (Six Degrees)
4. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
5. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul (Skinny Fish)

College - Ryan Adams is taken out of the top spot, and Tweedy makes a big debut!



1. Shakey Graves - And the War Came (Dualtone)
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Pax-Americana)
3. Gary Clark Jr. - Live (Warner Brothers)
4. Tweedy - Sukierae (Anti-)
5. The Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator (Secret City)

Roots - All new top 5 this week!



1. Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue (J & R Adventures)
2. Jackson Browne - Standing in the Breach (Inside Recordings)
3. Iko-Iko - Bullets In The Bonfire, Vol. 1 (Little Silver)
4.Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul of... (Stony Plain)
5. Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man (Alligator)

More new music keeps comin' in, so keep it tuned.
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Charts for October 4-10

October 10, 2014
We're back from our Fall Membership Drive! Charts are back up, and there's a lot of new names coming in!

Jazz - A new number one this week with our Jazz charts!



1. Dave Douglas & Uri Caine - Present Joys (Greenleaf)
2. Lenny Pickett with Umo Jazz Orchestra - The Prescription (Random Acts)
3. Rebirth Brass Band - Move Your Body (Basin Street)
4. Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord)
5. Singer and the Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes (Self)
6. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (BlueNote)
7. Bob Mamet - London House Blues (Self)
8. Dan Moretti and the Quick read more or view full article Hammond Boys - Live at Chan's (Roots Groove)
9. Kat Edmonson - The Big Picture (Sony)
10. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)

World - Tribal Seeds and Saor Patrol keep it up, but some new names make the top 10!



1. Tribal Seeds - Representing (Self)
2. Saor Patrol - Open Air Asylum (Arc)
3. Salsa de la Bahia - Vol. 2, Hoy y Ayer (Patois)
4. Silva - Ocean View (Six Degrees)
5. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul (Skinny Fish)
6. Abstrakto - Abstrakto (PurpleHaus)
7. Soja - Amid the Noise and Haste (ATO)
8. Melaza - Melaza (Chulo)
9. Campo - Remixes and Rarezas (Self)
10. Fela Kuti - Best of the Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)

College - A few new names up on these charts, but Ryan Adams stays...



1. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Pax-Am-Blue Note)
2. The Fletchers - Reset the Dial (Tumblesault)
3. Sloan - Commonwealth (Yep Roc)
4. Gary Clark Jr. - Live (Warner)
5. Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator (Secret City)
6. Somebody's Darling - Adult Roommates (Self)
7. Dead Lovers - Supernormal Superstar (RANDM)
8. Electric Youth - Innerworld (Secretly Canadian)
9. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker (ATO)
10. Lights - Little Machines (Warner)

Roots - All new names this week on our Roots charts! Including a new topper!



1. S.E. Willis - Turtle Dove Bounce (Mr. Souchensuch)
2. Hot Rize - When I'm Free (Ten in Hand)
3. Jeremiah Johnson - Grind (Hatchet Jack Records)
4. Ingrid Gerdes - High Priestess (ILG)
5. Jerry Lee Gingery & The Juju Kings - Southside of Nowhere (Southside of Nowhere)
6. Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls - Soul Brothers (Catfood Records)
7. Big Apple Blues - Energy (Stone Tone)
8. Los Straitjackets - The Further Adventures of... (YepRoc)
9. Rob Stone - Gotta Keep Rollin' (Vizztone)
10. Markus James - Head for the Hills (Firenze)

Keep it tuned for more new music, and thank you to all of our supporters last week!

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