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Leon Russell - Life Journey
March 31, 2014



Leon Russell's brand spankin' new album drops tomorrow! Here's what Peggy from Tied to the Tracks has to say about it:

" Legendary singer, pianist, & songwriter celebrates his musical life journey with 2 new songs and covers from 10 other writers, infusing them with his very own style. His signature gravely voice is backed up by a great band which includes, but not limited to, Robben Ford."

Tune in to KAFM to hear "Life Journey!"

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Charts for March 22-28
March 28, 2014

March has had a lot of new names... A lot of good music coming out this month!

Jazz -  Not much different here, actually...



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - No new names, but a new number one!



1. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees Records)
2. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
3. Rokia Traore- Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch)
4. Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces, Act I (Beats Antique)
5. P-Nuckle - The System (Self)

College - [more...]
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Black Keys Release New Single!
March 25, 2014




Are you as excited as we are!?

Keep it tuned to KAFM to hear "Fever," off of the upcoming album "Turn Blue" - out May 13th!
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Charts for March 15-21
March 21, 2014

Our charts are completely new this week - all around! Perfect for the change of seasons...

Jazz - All new top 5 - which includes our new number 1!



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - Still very Reggae dominated, but all new stuff.



1. Eek-A-Mouse - "Eek-Ology" (VP)
2. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba - "Jama Ko" (Out Here)
3. Tinariwen - "Emmaar" (Anti)
4. Spiritual Rez - "Apocalypse Whenever" (Self)
5. P-Nuckle -  "The System" (Self)

College [more...]
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Belle Brigade and Ray LaMontagne
March 20, 2014



Station favorites Belle Brigade and Ray LaMontagne will be touring this summer, with a stop at Red Rocks in August...

Hearts a-flutter.
 
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Bang on the Ear
March 17, 2014



Bang on The Ear comes recommended from Suzi Creme Cheeze - from Cry of the Celts! This Canadian group combines traditional Irish music with Folk, Rock and Country! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day, from the Music Department at KAFM!
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Charts for March 8 - 14
March 14, 2014

New week, new charts!

Jazz - A lot of similar names, but a new Top Spot!



1. Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra - "New Celebration" (Chiaroscuro)
2. Rene Marie - "I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt" (Motema)
3. Pete Mills - "Sweet Shadow" (Cellar Live)
4. 7 on 7  - "Back When It Was Fun" (Artist Alliance)
5. Cory Weeds Quintent - "Let's Go" (Cellar Live)

World - Katchafire is still on top, but some new names made the list!



1. Katchafire - "Best So Far" (VP)
2. Beats Antique - "A Thousand Faces, Act I" (Beats Antique)
3. Dom La Nena - "Golondrina" (Six Degrees)
4. Rokia Traore - "Beautiful Africa" (Nonesuch)
5. P-Nuckle - "The System" (Self)

College - All new [more...]
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New Video From Billie Joe & Norah
March 13, 2014


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Chart toppers Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have released a new video for their single, "Kentucky," off their collaborative tribute album, "Foreverly." Check it out here, and keep listening to KAFM for more tunes from "Foreverly!"

Video Courtesy of Warner Brother Records.
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Charts for March 1 - 7
March 7, 2014

(Almost) All new charts!

Jazz - our Jazz Charts this month feature a few familiar names, but a few new ones as well - including a Colorado based band!



1. Ahmad Jamal - "Saturday Morning" (Jazz Village)
2. Pete Mills - "Sweet Shadow" (Cellar Live)
3. 7 on 7 - "Back When It Was Fun" (Artist Alliance)
4. Rene Marie - "I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt" (Motema)
5. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)

World - Generally, we have a lot of Reggae in our Top 5, but this week, there's only a few... Our top spots are from Algeria and Sudan, respectively.



1. Tinariwen - "Emmaar" (Anti)
2. Debruit and Alsarah - "Aljawal" (Soundway)
3. P-Nuckle - "The System" (Self)
4. Eek-a-Mouse - "Eek-ology: Reggae [more...]
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