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Charts July 17 - 23

July 24, 2015
A ton of new top spots this week, and a lot of debuts!

Jazz - Some new names cropping up here for sure, and a new top spot:

1    PEARL DJANGO    Time Flies    Modern Hot
2    CORY WEEDS    Condition Blue, The Music Of Jackie Mclean    Cellar Live
3    GREG RUBY AND RHYTHM RUNNERS    Washington Hall Stomp    Greg Ruby
4    JOSE JAMES    Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday    Blue Note
5    GYPSOPHILIA    Night Swimming    Forward
6    WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET    Intercambio    Patois
7    DAYME AROCENA    Nueva Era    Brownswood
8    CHRISTIAN FINGER    Ananda    Strikezone
9    STEVE KALDESTAD     New York Afternoon    Cellar Live
10    VINCENT HERRING   Quick read more or view full article  Night And Day    Smoke Sessions

World - There's some movement here, Tiempo Libre falls from #1 last week!

1    CHICO TRUJILLO    Reina De Todas Las Fiestas    Barbes
2    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    Self-Released
3    NNEKA     My Fairy Tales    Bushqueen
4    BOMBA ESTEREO    Amanecer    Sony Music Latin
5    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano    Universal
6    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts    Crammed
7    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    Six Degrees
8    NOZINJA    Nozinja Lodge    Warp
9    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa    World Circuit
10    KASSE MADY DIABATE    Kirike    Six Degrees

College - A few debuts up here!

1    DAWES    All Your Favorite Bands    HUB
2    CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING    Labor Against Waste    Anti
3    RUNNER OF THE WOODS    Thirsty Valley    Self-Released
4    DESLONDES    The Deslondes    New West
5    KAIL BAXLEY    A Light That Never Dies    Forty Below
6    LEON BRIDGES    Coming Home    Columbia
7    ALABAMA SHAKES    Sound And Color    ATO
8    CHAPPO    Future Former Self    Votiv
9    ZELLA DAY    Kicker    Hollywood-Pinetop
10    BLACKHEART HONEYMOON    Mountains Speak    Self-Released

Roots - Some huge debuts here - and as usual, a new #1:

1    ALBERT CUMMINGS    Someone Like You    Blind Pig
2    WARREN HAYNES    Ashes and Dust    Concord
3    RICK VITO    Mojo On My Side    Delta Groove
4    SLACKJAW    It's Always Something    Self-Release
5    BEY PAULE BAND    Not Goin' Away    Blue Dot
6    THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS    Meet Me In Bluesland    Alligator
7    RICHARD THOMPSON    Still    Fantasy
8    DAVE STEEN & JAILHOUSE TATTOO    Town Full of Secrets    Latersville Music
9    KEVIN CONON & THE GROOVE REBELLION    Going Back to Chicago    Blujazz
10    ANA POPOVIC & MILTON POPOVIC    Blue Room    ArtisteXclusive

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Charts July 3-9

July 10, 2015
New Charts covering the holiday weekend! A lot of new names in the Top 5!

Jazz - A couple of new names popping up on this chart this week!

1    DAVID SANBORN    Time And The River    (OKeh)
2    GYPSOPHILIA    Night Swimming    (Forward)
4    CORY WEEDS    Condition Blue, The Music Of Jackie Mclean    (Cellar Live)
5    WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET    Intercambio    (Patois)
6    GLEN ACKERMAN    Glenious Alien Landscape    (Blue Bamboo)
7    AL DI MEOLA    Elysium    (Self-Released)
8    RODRIGO BONELLI    Septet Works    (Self-Released)
9    MICHAEL TOBIAN    Good Night, Meg    (Self-Released)
10    PRISCILLA BADHWAR    Mademoiselle    (Self-Released)

World - Big changes within Quick read more or view full article these charts, but Xavier Rudd keeps the top spot!

1    XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS    Nanna    (Self-Released)
2    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano    (Universal)
3    NOZINJA    Nozinja Lodge    (Warp)
4    CHICO TRUJILLO    Reina De Todas Las Fiestas    (Barbes)
5    BOMBA ESTEREO    Amanecer    (Sony Music Latin)
6    NNEKA     My Fairy Tales    (Bushqueen)
7    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB    Lost And Found    (World Circuit)
8    MIDIVAL PUNDITZ    Light    (Six Degrees)
9    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa    (World Circuit)
10    JESSE COOK    One World    (Coach House)

College - Christopher Paul Stelling moves up into that top spot this week!

1    CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING    Labor Against Waste    (Anti-)
2    DAWES    All Your Favorite Bands    (HUB)
3    KAIL BAXLEY    A Light That Never Dies    (Forty Below)
4    ALABAMA SHAKES    Sound And Color    (ATO)
5    LEON BRIDGES    Coming Home    (Columbia)
6    LORD HURON    Strange Trails   (Iamsound)
7    LUCID    Dirt    (Full Circle)
8    FOOL'S GOLD    Flying Lessons    (ORG Music)
9    DJANGO DJANGO    Born Under Saturn    (Ribbon)
10    DESAPARECIDOS    Payola    (Epitaph)

Roots - Some familiar names here, a lot of Blues this week!B

1    DADDY MACK BLUES BAND    A Bluesman Looks at 70    (Inside Sounds)
2    SONNY LANDRETH    Bound By the Blues    (Provogue)
3    RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS    Father's Day    (Stony Plain)
4    VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS    Boom Town    (Blindpig Records)
5    HONEY HONEY    3    (Rounder Records)
6    SLACKJAW    It's Always Something    (Self-Released)
7    GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST    Dragonfly    (Self-Released)
8    BILLY PRICE & OTIS CLAY    This Time for Real    (Bonedog/Vizztone)
9    SIMON KENNEDY BAND    Make Up Your Mind    (LoJo)
10    SHELBY LYNNE    I Can't Imagine    (Rounder Records)

Keep it tuned to hear more great summer music!
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