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Charts for January 16-22
January 23, 2015

Its been pretty warm for January, eh? Well we've been spinning some pretty hot new music, that's for sure (badum tss). Here's what's been spinning the most!

Jazz - Nikki Yanofsky takes the top spot once more this week!

1    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
2    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
3    JOHN WEBBER QUARTET    Down For The Count    (Cellar Live)
4    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
5    ALEXIS COLE    A Kiss In The Dark    (Chesky)
6    FERENC NEMETH AND ATTILA LASZLO    Bridges Of Souls    (Dreamers Collective)
7    DR. JOHN    Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch    (Concord)
8    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
9    KENNY BARRON AND DAVE HOLLAND    The Art Of Conversation    (Impulse!)
10    JACLYN GUILLOU    Winter For Beginners    (Cellar Live)

World - We have a new number one this week! A debut, in fact...

1    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
2    TERRA GUITARRA    (Firelight)
3    KEVIN KINSELLA    Riding Higher Still    (I-Town)
4    HOSSAM RAMZY    Sabla Tolo 4    (Arc Music)
5    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
6    SECOND SKY    Touching The Surface Remixed Pt. 1 [EP]    (Rhythm and Culture)
7    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
8    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    (ATO)
9    KASSE MADY DIABATE    Kirike    (Six Degrees)
10    CASSIE AND MAGGIE    Sterling Road    (Self-Released)

College - The New Basement Tapes take over again, pushing last week's new number one down to number two!

1    NEW BASEMENT TAPES    Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes    (Electromagnetic-Harvest)
2    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    (B3SCI-Pinetop)
3    ROSE'S PAWN SHOP    Gravity Well    (Self-Released)
4    BREVET    American Novel    (Self-Released)
5    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    (ATO)
6    T BIRD AND THE BREAKS    Harmonizm    (Natch’l Boogie)
7    ZOLA JESUS    Taiga    (Mute)
8    MARIANNE FAITHFULL    Give My Love To London    (Easy Sound)
9    GUSTER    Evermotion    (Nettwerk)
10    DOUGH ROLLERS    Gone Baby Gone [EP]    (Third Man)

Roots - Dana Fuchs is back! As well as Lucinda, Ed Palermo, Bruce Katz...

1   DANA FUCHS    Songs From the Road   (Ruf Records)
2   LUCINDA WILLIAMS    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone   (Highway 20)
3   THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND & ROB PAPAROZZI    Electric Butter   (Self-Released)
4   JIMMY THACKERY    Extra Jimmies   (Blind Pigs)
5   JEFF DALE AND THE SOUTH WOODLAWNERS    Good Music   (Pro Sho Bidness)
6   BRUCE KATZ BAND   Homecoming    (Self-Released)
7   AYRON JONES AND THE WAY   Dream    (Self-Released)
8   BRAD HATFIELD   For a Change   (Self-Released)
9   ROLY PLATT    Inside Out   (Self-Released)
10    THE GET RIGHT BAND   Bass Treble Angel Devil    (Self-Released)

What will be hot next week? Keep it tuned to hear!


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Ahmad Jamal (1)
Al Jarreau (1)
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Charts for January 9-15
January 16, 2015

We've played a TON of new music this past week! Here's what's been the most popular:

Jazz - Nikki Yanofsky takes that top spot once again - but Annie Lennox is right behind!

1    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    A440
2    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    Blue Note
3    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    OKeh
4    ALEXIS COLE    A Kiss In The Dark    
5    JOHN WEBBER QUARTET    Down For The Count    Cellar Live
6    JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET    21st Century Trad Band    Basin Street
7    TAL GUR    Under Contractions    Internal Compass
8    MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND    Live At DJF 2013    Mack Avenue
9    JAMES FARM    City Folk    Nonesuch
10    JAMES LEARY    Together    Lifeforce Jazz

World - Some new names popping up this week, but we've got a big return!

1    KEVIN KINSELLA    Riding Higher Still    I-Town
2    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    
3    PAA KOW    Ask    Self-Released
4    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    Self-Released
5    HOSSAM RAMZY    Sabla Tolo 4    Arc Music
6    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    Studio Lam
7    BONOBO    Flashlight [EP]    Ninja Tune
9    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    Soundway
10    BATIDA    Dois    Soundway

College - A very varied chart this week, complete with a brand new number one!

1    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    B3SCI-Pinetop
2    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    ATO
3    HUMAN EXPERIENCE    Embraced    Jumpsuit
4    ZOLA JESUS    Taiga    Mute
5    OLIVIA JEAN    Bathtub Love Killings    Third Man
6    ROSE'S PAWN SHOP    Gravity Well    Self-Released
7    YOUNG STATUES    The Flatlands Are Your Friend    Run For Cover
8    BROODS    Evergreen    Capitol
9    SLOAN    Commonwealth    Yep Roc
10    CLOSE TALKER    Flux    Nevado

Roots - A lot of familiar names on this chart this week, including our returning number one...

1    GOV'T MULE   Dark Side of the Mule   Evil Teen
2    VARIOUS ARTISTS     20 Years Anniversary    Ruf Records
3    BRUCE KATZ BAND     Homecoming   Self-Released
4    ED PALERMO & ROB PAPAROZZI    Play the Music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band & The Electric Flag - Electric Butter   Self
5    MIKE ZITO    Songs from the Road   Ruf Records
6    SONS OF BILL    Love of Logic    Thirty Tigers
7    LUCINDA WILLIAMS    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone    Highway 20
8    MAGNUS BERG    Cut Me Down    Screen Door Records
9    GEORGIE BONDS   Stepping Into Time    BGB Music
10    HOT RIZE    When I'm Free   Thirty Tigers/Ten in Hand

Keep listening for these and more great new music!! 
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Charts for January 2 - 8
January 9, 2015

Our first official charts on our blog of 2015! Here's what we're ringing in the new year with!

Jazz - Mack Avenue Superband takes the top spot for the first time in their time on the charts!

1    MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND - Live At DJF 2013 (Mack Avenue)
2    NIKKI YANOFSKY - Little Secret (A440)
3    ANNIE LENNOX - Nostalgia (Blue Note)
4    CONNIE EVINGSON - All The Cats Join In (Minnehaha)
5    PHIL BROWN AND THE NEW ARTS JAZZTET - Arkadia (Self-Released)
6    CHICK COREA TRIO - Trilogy (Concord)
7    BILL FRISELL - Guitar In The Space Age! (OKeh)
8    TONY BENNETT AND LADY GAGA - Cheek To Cheek (Columbia-Interscope)
9    MICHAEL FIORINO - Michael Fiorino/Ensemble 456 (MFE4)
10    DR. JOHN - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch (Concord)

World - We have a debut at number one, as well as a few new names down the top 10!

2    PAA KOW - Ask (Self)
3    KEVIN KINSELLA - Riding Higher Still (I-Town)
4    BATIDA - Dois (Soundway)
5    HOSSAM RAMZY - Sabla Tolo 4 (Arc Music)
6    FANTASMA - Eye Of The Sun [EP] (Soundway)
7    MARIACHI EL BRONX - Mariachi El Bronx (III) (ATO)
8    SILVA - Ocean View (Six Degrees)
9    PIERS FACCINI AND VINCENT SEGAL - Songs Of Time Lost (Six Degrees)
10    LUDOVICO EINAUDI - Stanze (Decca/Universal)

College - The New Basement Tapes keep at that top spot through the year change, but a few new names are cropping up...

1    NEW BASEMENT TAPES - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes (Harvest-Electromagnetic)
2    RYAN ADAMS - Ryan Adams (Pax-Am-Blue Note)
3    MISS MARCH - That Is All (Self-Released)
4    HEY ROSETTA! - Second Sight (Sonic)
5    SHOVELS AND ROPE - Swimmin' Time (Dualtone)
6    GARY CLARK JR. - LIVE (Warner Bros.)
7    AJ DAVILA Y TERROR AMOR - Beibi (Burger)
8    COPELAND - Ixora (Tooth And Nail)
9    BRUISER QUEEN - Sweet Static (Boxing Clever)
10    SHE AND HIM - Classics (Columbia)

Roots - A brand new number one takes us into 2015!

1    GOV'T MULE - Dark Side of the Mule (Evil Teen Records)
2    ERIC GALES - Good for Sumthin' (Cleopatra)
4    DANA FUCHS - Live From the Road (Ruf Records)
5    MARK ERELLI - Milltowns (Self)
6    LUCINDA WILLIAMS - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)
7    DEVON ALLMAN - Ragged and Dirty (Ruf Records)
8    KNICKERBOCKER ALLSTARS - Open Mic at the Knick (JP Cadillac Records)
9    BIG HARP GEORGE - Chromaticism (Blues Mountain)
10    SHELBY LYNNE - I Am Shelby Lynne (Rounder)

That wraps it up! Here's to the new year!
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Music Bureau Recommends - December 24
December 24, 2014

Continuing on our Best of 2014 on this Christmas Eve, we look back at The Oracle's favorite releases of this past year!

The Oracle is the voice of Morning Muse, from 6-9am every other Monday. She's also been reviewing music for the Music Bureau for a few years now. A lot of her favorites have been chart toppers. In no particular order, here are her top picks:

Cowbell - Beat Stampede (Songlines Music)

A rockin' album of honky-tonk blues dripping influences from 1960's rock bands. This album is filled with nostalgia. It's fun and funky, features real instruments and some surprises in the form of dissonance and tempo changes. Not a bad song on this album!

Run River North - Run River North (Nettwerk)

Debut of LA based sextet of mostly first generation Korean-Americans. First drawing attention from an online video showing the band tracking in their Honda (right down to the drum kit), leads to major label production and support. Catchy songwriting, bright guitars, violin, fantastic vocals, harmonies, and "first generation" themes.

Nikki Lane - All or Nothin' (New West)

All or Nothin' could be a soundtrack for a movie that goes back in time to the Wild West. The lyrics and style of the music blur the lines between good and bad like an old fashioned shoot out. Nikki Lake manages to be all at once deep, soulful, modern and nostalgic.

Ages and Ages - Divisionary (Partisan)

The way Ages and Ages choreographs a song is truly wonderful. Complex songs are constructed and performed effortlessly. Features a great blending of male and female vocalists and beautiful harmonies.

Autumn Defense - Fifth (YepRoc)

This is the 5th album by this duo, and in this case, practice makes perfect. This is an enjoyable collection of music inspired by the nostalgia of certain 1960's bands. Meaningful lyrics and well-balanced instrumentation make for a smooth and mellow sound.

Honorable Mentions:

The Rosebuds - Sand + Silence (Western Vinyl)

The New Mendicants - Into the Lime (Ashmont Records)

Immigrant Union - Anyway (Musebox)

Remember to tune in on Friday, January 2 to listen to the Music Bureau's Best of 2014 Showcase - 9am to Noon!
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Charts for December 12-18
December 19, 2014

Wow! We have a lot of new names on the charts this week!

Jazz - A few new names, a new number one... Can't ask for anything better!

1. Al Muirhead - It's About Time (Chronograph Records)
2. Larry Corban and the Apurtistic Trio - The Corbanator (Nabroc Records)
3. Dr. John - Ske-Dat-de-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (Proper Records)
4. Alicia Olatuja - Timeless (World Tune Records)
5. Annie Lennox - Nostalgia (Blue Note)
6. Nikki Yanofsky - Little Secret (A440)
7. Chris Walden Big Band - Full On! (Origin)
8. Eli Bennett - Breakthrough (Addo Records)
9. Mack Avenue Superband - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival (Mack Ave.)
10. The Frank Walton/Yoron Isreal Sextet - Live in Chicago (Han-Walproductions)

World - A TON of debuts on the World chart this week, including a new number one!

1. Various Artists - Ten Cites (Soundway)
2. Paa Kow - Ask (Self Release)
3. Batida - Dois (Soundway)
4. Fantasma - Eye of the Sun (Soundway)
5. Kevin Kinsella - Riding Higher Still (I-Town Records)
6. The Rua - Essence EP (FOD)
7. Peruquois - The Original Essence (Self Release)
8. Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal - Songs of Time Lost (Six Degrees)
9. Horseman - Dawn of the Dread (Mr. Bongo)
10. Salsa de la Bahia - Vol. 2, Hoy y Ayer (Patois)

College - After keeping in the top 5, The New Basement Tapes finally take the top spot, while Shakey Graves stays put at number 2!

1. The New Basement Tapes - Lost on the River (Electro-Magnetic/Harvest)
2. Shakey Graves - And The War Came (DualTone)
3. Wilco - Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Songs from 1194 - 2014 (Nonesuch)
4. The National Parks - Young (Self Release)
5. Streets of Laredo - Volume I & II (Dine Alone)
6. Immigrant Union - Anyway (Musebox)
7. The Flaming Lips - With a Little Help From My Fwends (Warner)
8. Rose's Pawn Shop - Gravity Well (Self Release)
9. Sleater-Kinney Start Together 1994 - 2006 (SubPop)
10. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - IX (Richter)

Roots - Lucinda keeps up high on the Roots charts, and there's a ton of new Bluegrass on this chart this week!

1. Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)
2. Dustbowl Revival - Carry Me Home (Self Release)
3. Phil Leadbetter - The Next Move (Pinecastle)
4. Various Artists - 20 Years Anniversary (Ruf Records)
5. The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi - Electric Butter (Self Released)
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
7. Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners - Good Music (Pro Sho Bidness)
8. Big Apple Blues - Energy (Stone Tone Records)
9. Johnny Winter - Step Back (Megaforce)
10. Calico the Band - Rancho California (California Country Records)

We won't have charts up for the next two weeks! But they'll be back up in 2015!
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