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Charts for May 24-30

May 30, 2014
The end of May brings us new charts! Check 'em out!

Jazz - Almost an all new chart this week! A few new names popping up!



1. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
2. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (with Hugh Fraser) (Cellar Live)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Badbadnotgood - III (Innovative Leisure)
6. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
7. Lalama Brothers - Erie Avenue (Lalama)
8. Harvey Mason - Chameleon (Concord)
9. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
10. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)

World - Ziggy Ziggy. Well, Quick read more or view full article the rest of the chart is movin' anyways...



1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
3. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (NAM)
4. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
5. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
6. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
7. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
8. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
9. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
10. Seun Kuto and Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (KFR)

College - All new top ten! Also, who called Black Keys? (Hint: I did.)



1. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
2. Coldplay - Ghost Stories (Atlantic)
3. Sister Speak - Rise Up For Love (Self)
4. Wye Oak - Shriek (Merge)
5. Beck - Morning Phase (Capitol)
6. Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (Pias)
7. Nickel Creek  - A Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
8. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
9. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun (Chimera)
10. Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred: B Sides and Remixes (Vibration)

Roots - Not a lot of surprise that Gregg Allman's new one takes number one, but there are a few new names!



1. Gregg Allman - All My Friends (Rounder Records)
2. Red Molly - The Red Album (Self)
3. Various Artists - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road Records)
4. Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records)
5. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
6. Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' With the Blues Boss (Stony Plain Records)
7. Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House)
8. Back Porch Blues Band - One More Before You Go (Floyd Dog Music)
9. Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky (New West Records)
10. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)

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Charts for May 17-23

May 23, 2014
We have all new charts this week! All new number ones!

Jazz - Almost all new names, with a few familiar ones thrown in.



1. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
2. Lalama Brothers - Erie Avenue (Lalama)
3. Fat Babies - 18th and Racine (Delmark)
4. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
5. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
6. Regina Carter - Southern Comfort (Masterworks)
7. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (Cellar Live)
8. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
9. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)
10. Mark Egan - About Now (Wavetone)

World - Ziggy Marley can't Quick read more or view full article be stopped, but there are some titles catching up...


1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
3. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)
4. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
5. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
6. Techung - Lam La Che-On the Road (Arc)
7. La Misa Negra - Misa De Medianoche (NAM)
8. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
9. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
10. Las Cafeteras - It's Time (Self)

College - A strong debut for our number one, and fora few other titles on the College Charts.



1. Nikki Lane - All or Nothin' (New West)
2. Beck - Morning Phase (Capitol)
3. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
4. Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
5. Sister Speak - Rise Up For Love (Self)
6. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
7. Run River North - Run River North (Nettwerk)
8. Old 97s - Most Messed Up (ATO)
9. War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
10. City of Glass - The Modern Age (Un-Famous)

Roots - A lot of new and big names up this week!



1. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)
2. Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Black Beehive (Shout Factory)
3. Gregg Allman - All My Friends (Concord)
4. Little Mike and the Tornadoes - All te Right Moves (ELROB)
5. Red Molly - The Red Album (Self)
6. Honey Don't - Heart Likea Wheel (2DOLLA)
7. The Amigos - Diner in the Sky (Self)
8. Bob Corritore - Fifth (Delta Groove)
9. Ben Harper & Ellen Harper - Childhood Home (Concord)
10. Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke (Sony Masterworks)

Awesome charts this week! Keep listening to KAFM!
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Charts May 9 - 16

May 16, 2014
Our new charts! Keep tuning in!

Jazz - Pretty similar to last week, Pete Mills is still on top!



1. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
2. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
6. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)
7. Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch)
8. Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
9. Lenny Marcus Trio - Second Set (Self)
10. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)

World - Quick read more or view full article Ziggy Marley and Thievery Corporation still dominate the World Charts, but there are a few new names...



1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
3. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
4. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
5. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
6. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)
7. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti)
8. Techung - Lam la che-On the Road (Arc)
9. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (NAM)
10. Trodrigo Costa Felix - Fados de Amor (Arc)

College - New number one, and new names coming up!



1. Euforquestra - Fire (Self)
2. Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits (Signature Sounds)
3. Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast (Sub Pop)
4. Temples - Sun Structures (Fat Possum)
5. Shook Twins - What We Do (Independent)
6. Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams (Razor and Tie)
7. Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans (ATO)
8. BadBadNotGood - III (Inovative Liesure)
9. Wye Oak - Shriek (Merge)
10. Trouble With Templeton - Rookie (Bella Union)

Roots - Gregg Allman's new one debuts at number one this week!



1. Gregg Allman - All My Friends (Rounder Records)
2. Candi Staton - Life Happens (Beracah Records)
3. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
4. Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove Music)
5. Planet Full of Blues - Hard Landing (Self)
6. Tommy Malone - Poor Boy (MC Records)
7. Tweed Funk - First Name Lucky (Self)
8. Dave Mason - Future's Past (Something Music)
9. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)
10. Red Molly - The Red Album (Self)

We have more new music coming in everyday! Keep listening for more!
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Charts for May 3 - May 9

May 9, 2014
We're going to start showing our top ten here on our blog! Enjoy! This week has all new number ones, and a TON of new names!

Jazz - All new top ten, with Pete Mills moving up into the top spot!



1. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
2. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
6. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)
7. Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch)
8. Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls Quick read more or view full article On (Motema)
9. Lenny Marcus Trio - Second Set (Self)
10. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)

World - Ziggy Marley takes over the top spot while Thievery Corporation falls to 2...



1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
3. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
4. Caetano Veloso - Abracaco (Nonesuch)
5. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
6. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
7. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
8. Pacifika - Amor Planeta (Six Degrees)
9. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
10. Techung - Lam Le Che-On the Rod (Arc)

College- New Number one, and a few new names!



1. Ages and Ages - Divisionary (Partisan)
2. Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits (Signature Sounds)
3. Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
4. Cataldo - Gilded Oldies (Red Pepper)
5. Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans (ATO)
6. Run River North - Run River North (Nettwerk)
7. The Bamboos - Fever in the Road (Nettwerk)
8. Dum Dum Girls - Too True (Sub Pop)
9. New Mendicants - Into the Lime (Ashmont)
10. Tacocat - NVM (Hardly Art)

Roots - A lot of variation here this week...



1. Mark Hummel - The Hustle is Really On (Electro-Fi)
2. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
3. Rip Lee Pryor - Nobody But Me (Electro-Fi)
4. Steve Dawson - Rattlesnake Cage (Black Hen Music)
5. John Gorka - Bright Side of Down (Blue Chalk Records)
6. Harpdog Brown - What It Is... (Dog Breath)
7. Wailin' Walker - No Regrets (Jitterbug)
8. Infamous Stringdusters - Let It Go (High Country Recordings)
9. Dudley Taft - Screamin' in the Wind (Taft)
10. Various Artists - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road Records)


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Charts for April 26-May 2

May 2, 2014
All new charts - and a ton of new names!

Jazz - New top five all over!



1. Helen Sung - Anthem For a New Day (Concord)
2. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
3. Mike Ferro - Django by Ferro (Self)
4. Stanton Moore - Conversations (Royal Potato Family)
5. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)

World - Thievery Corporation takes the top spot again, but there are a few new names...



1. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
2. Sousou & Maher Cissoko - Africa Moo Baalu (ARC)
3. Techung - Lam Le Che-On the Quick read more or view full article Road (ARC)
4. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)

College - Completely new top 5, complete with a new number 1!



1. Nickel Creek - Dotted Line (Nonesuch)
2. Jamestown Revival - Utah (Wild Bunch)
3. Beck - Morning Phase (Capitol)
4. Shook Twins - What We Do (Independent)
5. Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred: B Sides and Remixes (Vibration Vineyard)

Roots - A close race here, but our all new chart goes like this...



1. Carmen Grillo - A Different World (Big Surprise Music)
2. String Cheese Incident - Song In My Head (Loud & Proud)
3. John Mayall - A Special Life (Forty Below Records)
4. Leon Russell - Life Journey (Universal)
5. Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky (New West)

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