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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 [more...]

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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.

Keep listening to KAFM for more Head and the Heart, and [more...]
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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

[more...]
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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 [more...]
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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 - [more...]
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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 [more...]
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