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DJs’ Favorites for 2014

December 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

Just in time for your holiday shopping, KBCS hosts bring you their favorite recordings in 2014.

AuntmamaSunday Folks

  1. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  (Rounder)
  2. Mark Erelli  Milltowns  (independent)
  3. True North  Elsebound  (independent)
  4. Ben & Ellen Harper  Childhood Home  (Prestige Folklore)
  5. Tim Grimm  The Turning Point  (Cavalier)
  6. Cahalen Morris & Eli West  I’ll Swing My Hammer with Both Hands  (independent)
  7. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  8. Lucinda Williams  Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone  (Highway 20)
  9. Willie Nelson  Band of Brothers  (Legacy)
  10. Annie Lennox  Nostalgia  (Blue Note)

“So much music…so little time. Ah shucks”


Bob DixsonSunday’s Hornpipe

  1. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas  Abundance  (Orchard)
  2. Hanneke Cassel  Dot the Dragon’s Eyes  (independent)
  3. Dónal Clancy  Songs of a Roving Blade  (independent)
  4. Julie Fowlis  Gach Sgeul — Every Story  (Machair)
  5. Runa  Current Affairs  (independent)
  6. Louise Mulcahy  Tuning the Road  (Cló lar-Chonna)
  7. The ALT  The ALT  (Under the Arch)
  8. The Gloaming  The Gloaming  (Brassland)


Bruce Wirth – KBCS Program Director

  1. Mia Dyson  Idlyllwild  (The Co-Op / Black Door)
  2. Elbow  The Take Off and Landing of Everything  (Concord )
  3. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  4. Constantinople  Metamorfosi Musicali  (Analekta)
  5. Nikki Yanofsky  Little Secret  (A440)
  6. Sons of Bil l Love and Logic  (Thirty Tigers)
  7. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  8. Ana Tijoux  Vengo  (Nacional)
  9. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  10. Joan Shelley  Electric Ursa  (No Quarter)
  11. Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot  John Luther Adams: Become Ocean  (Seattle Symphony Media)

“Honorable Mention: Chris Thile’s amazing interpretation of a few Bach solo violin pieces. Its a 2013 release, but it’s my go-to-album for traffic blues. Noteworthy: Amel Larrieux, Belle Brigade, Naomi Wachira, Larkin Poe, Lee Fields, Thievery Corporation”


Carlotta SpearsWomanotes

  1. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  2. Mamani Keita  Kanou  (3D Family)
  3. Catherine Russell  Bring It Back  (Harmonia Mundi)
  4. Rosanne Cash  The River and The Thread  (Blue Note)
  5. Helen Sung  Anthem For A New Day  (independent)
  6. Suzy Bogguss  Lucky  (Loyal Duchess)
  7. Ruthie Foster  Promise of a Brand New Day  (Blue Corn)
  8. Zoe Muth  World of Strangers  (Signature Sounds)
  9. Somi  The Lagos Music Salon  (Sony)
  10. Janiva Magness  Original  (Fathead)


Christine Linde – Music Director

  1. Rosanne Cash  The River & The Thread  (Blue Note)
  2. John Fullbright  Songs  (Blue Dirt)
  3. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  4. Bryan Sutton  Into My Own  (Sugar Hill)
  5. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  6. Balsam Range  Five  (Mountain Home)
  7. John Gorka  Bright Side of Down  (Red House)
  8. The Stray Birds  Best Medicine  (Yep Roc)
  9. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  (Rounder)
  10. Becky Buller  ‘Tween Earth & Sky  (Dark Shadow)


Christine LindeWalkin’ the Floor

  1. Jason Eady  Daylight & Dark  (independent)
  2. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison  Our Year  (Premium)
  3. Craig Moreau  The Daredevil Kid  (independent)
  4. Doug Seegers  Going Down To The River  (Rounder)
  5. Catherine MacLellan  The Raven’s Sun  (independent)
  6. Jonathan Byrd  You Can’t Outrun the Radio  (Waterbug)
  7. Lynne Hanson  River of Sand  (independent)
  8. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands  (independent)
  9. Sturgill Simpson  Metamodern Sounds in Country Music  (independent)
  10. Brandy Clark  12 Stories  (Slate Creek)

“Brandy’s album is really from 2013, but it didn’t arrive to KBCS till 2014, and it’s too good to miss.”


Claire AngelesSugar Free

  1. Tacocat  NVM  (Hardly Art)
  2. Courteeners  Concrete Love  (Co-Op)
  3. Yo La Tengo  Extra Painful [Reissue]  (Matador)
  4. Parquet Courts  Sunbathing Animal  (Mom + Pop)
  5. The New Pornographers  Brill Bruisers  (Matador)
  6. Interpol  El Pintor  (Matador)
  7. Jenny Lewis  The Voyager  (Warner)
  8. Guided by Voices  Motivational Jumpsuit  (independent)
  9. Pixies  Indie Cindy  (independent)
  10. Mogwai   Rave Tapes  (Sub Pop)


Devon LegerSunday’s Hornpipe

  1. Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville  Les Vents Qui Ventent  (independent)
  2. Julie Fowlis  Gach sgeul – Every story  (Machair)
  3. The Yanks  Haymaker  (independent)
  4. Matthew Byrne  Hearts & Heroes  (independent)
  5. Cara Dillon  A Thousand Hearts  (Sony)
  6. Hanz Araki  Foreign Shore  (Little Sea)
  7. Ná Rósaí  Ná Rósaí  (independent)
  8. Keith Murphy  Suffer No Loss  (independent)
  9. Poor Man’s Fortune  Bayou Curious
  10. Speak Jolly Music- Fiodhna Gardiner An Buachaillin Donn  (Rú)

“These are my favorite Celtic albums of 2014 that I was able to play on Sunday’s Hornpipe.”


DJ FunkscribeUncle Megabhuti & Funkscribe present

  1. Lee Fields  Emma Jean  (Truth & Soul)
  2. Flying Lotus  You’re Dead  (Brainfeeder)
  3. Prince  Art Official Age  (Warner Bros.)
  4. Run the Jewels  Run the Jewels 2  (Fool’s Gold Records)


DJ Marte‘ – Road Songs

  1. Lucinda Williams  Where the Spirit Meets the Bone  (Highway 20)
  2. Jonathan Byrd  You Can’t Outrun the Radio  (Waterbug)
  3. Bela Fleck & Abagail Washburn  Bela Fleck & Abagail Washburn   (Rounder)
  4. Angaleena Presley  American Middle Class  (Slate Creek)
  5. Carlene Carter  Carter Girl  (Rounder)
  6. various artists  Writer’s Tribute to Chris Smither  (Signature Sounds)
  7. Lee Ann Womack  The Way I’m Livin’  (Sugar Hill)
  8. Crosby Stills Nash & Young  CSNY 1974  (Rhino)
  9. Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley III  Side By Side  (Rebel)
  10. Robyn Ludwik  Little Rain  (Late Show)


DJ NikoAway from the Numbers

  1. Ex Hex  Rips  (Merge)
  2. Tacocat  NVM  (Sub Pop)
  3. Wussy  Attica!  (Shake It)
  4. Parquet Courts  Sunbathing Animal  (Mom + Pop)
  5. St. Vincent  St. Vincent  (Loma Vista)
  6. The New Pornographers  Brill Bruisers  (Merge)
  7. King Tuff  Black Moon Spell  (Sub Pop)
  8. ENO ・HYDE  Someday World  (Warp)
  9. Courtney Barnett  The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas  (Mom + Pop)
  10. Carsick Cars  3  (Maybe Mars)


Douglas PatersonMusic of Africa

  1. Kasai Allstars  Beware of the Fetish  (Crammed)
  2. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  3. Black Bazar  Round 2  (Lusafrica)
  4. Djessou Mory Kante  River Strings – Maninka Guitar  (Stern’s Africa)
  5. Kareyce Fotso  Mokte  (Contre Jour)
  6. Joseph Kabasele  Le Grand Kalle:  His Life, His Music  (Stern’s Africa)
  7. Les Ambassadeurs  Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako  (Stern’s Africa)
  8. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  9. Zivanai Masango  It’s Time  (independent)
  10. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca  Rumba SoYo  (Cumbancha)


Duffy GrahamAway from the Numbers

  1. Against Me!  Transgender Dysphoria Blues  (Red Distribution)
  2. The Cry!  Dangerous Game  [U.S. ed.] (Top Shelf)
  3. Ex Hex  Rips  (Merge)
  4. The Grip Weeds  Inner Grooves  (Ground Up)
  5. Guided by Voices  Cool Planet  (independent)
  6. Guided by Voices  Motivational Jumpsuit  (independent)
  7. Joyce Manor  Never Hung Over Again  (Epitaph)
  8. King Tuff  Black Moon Spell  (Sub Pop)
  9. Rancid  …Honor Is All We Know  (Epitaph)
  10. Wussy  Attica!  (Shake It)

“Honorable Mention: The Beatles in Mono (vinyl box set)”


Eric HardeeFolksounds

  1. The Stray Birds  Best Medicine  (Yep Roc)
  2. Auldrige, Douglas, Ickes  Three Bells  (Rounder)
  3. Lizzy Hoyt  New Lady on the Prairie  (Blue Crown)
  4. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  I’ll swing my hammer with both my hands  (independent)
  5. Laurie Lewis  One Evening in May  (Spruce & Maple)
  6. Tim Grimm  The Turning Point  (Cavalier)
  7. Mark Erelli  Milltowns  (Compass)
  8. Hot Rize  When I’m Free  (independent)
  9. Catherine MacLellan  The Raven’s Sun  (independent)
  10. various artists  Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie  (Compass)

“Acoustic roots music is the best”


Gregory D’EliaVariations

  1. various artists  Hyperdub 10.2  (Hyperdub)
  2. Sabota  Sabota  (Hybridity)
  3. Jungle  Jungle  (XL)
  4. Odesza  In Return  (Counter Records))
  5. Helado Negro  Double Youth  (Asthmatic Kitty)
  6. Flight Facilities  Down To Earth  (Glassnote)
  7. Cooly G  Wait Til Night  (Hyperdub)
  8. Anushka  Broken Circuit  (Brownswood)
  9. Hippie Sabotage  The Sunny Album [Deluxe Edition]  (I Hiphop)
  10. SBTRKT  Where We Land  (Young Turks)

“Listening to so much music each year it’s hard to pick just 10. These albums I found myself listening to over and over. Special mention to Wax Tailor’s orchestral release: Phonovisons Symphonic Orchestra. 50+ musicians recreating his rap, hiphop and electronic work.”


Gus DenhardEarly Music Northwest

  1. Capella Pratensis  Missa Ave Maris Stella  (Challenge)
  2. Constantinople  Metamorfosi Musicali  (Analekta)
  3. Pallade Musica  Verso Venezia  (ATMA)
  4. Ensemble Caprice  Bach Brandenburg Concertos  (Analekta)
  5. “Jose Lemos, Jori Vinikour  Io vidi in terra  (Sono Luminus”)
  6. Musica Ficta  Motetca  (Cantus)
  7. Hesperion XXI  Diaspora Sefardi  (Alia Vox)
  8. Monserrat Figuras  Su la cetra  (Alia Vox)
  9. Seattle Baroque Orchestra  Handel’s Harp  (Centaur)
  10. Tembembe Ensemble Continuo  Differencias e Invenciones  (Tembembe)

“It has been a fabulous year, thanks for listening!”


Iaan Hughes – Producer, Music + Ideas

  1. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  2. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  3. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  4. Las Cafeteras  It’s Time  (independent)
  5. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  6. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stoney Plain)
  7. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin  Common Ground: The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy  (Yep Roc)
  8. Donny Hathaway  Never My Love: The Anthology  (Rhino)
  9. Sly & the Family Stone  I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969 – 1970  (Light In the Attic)
  10. various artists  The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 2, 1928 – 1932  (Third Man)


Iaan Hughes Walkin’ the Floor

  1. Sturgill Simpson  Metamodern Sounds in Country Music  (independent)
  2. Jason Eady  Daylight & Dark  (independent)
  3. Tami Neilson  Dynamite!  (independent)
  4. Joseph Huber  The Hanging Road  (Muddy Roots)
  5. Kelsey Waldon  The Gold Mine  (independent)
  6. Chuck Mead  Free State Serenade  (Plowboy)
  7. Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer  The Flower of Muscle Shoals  (Free Dirt)
  8. The Delines  Colfax  (El Cortez)
  9. Jerry Lee Lewis  Rock & Roll Time  (Shangri La)
  10. J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices  Home Is Where the Hurt Is  (Cow Island)


J JusticeCity Soul

  1. Flying Lotus  You’re Dead  (Warp)
  2. Taylor McFerrin  Early  Riser  (Brainfeeder)
  3. Kindness   Otherness   (Female Energy)
  4. Fatima  Yellow Memories  (Eglo)
  5. Shabazz Palaces  Les Majesty  (Sub Pop)
  6. Badbadnotgood  III  (Innovative Leisure)
  7. Mndsgn  Yawn Zen  (Stones Throw)
  8. Martyn  The Air Between Words  (Ninja Tune)
  9. Leon Vynehall  Music For The Uninvited  (3024)
  10. Clap! Clap!  Tayi Bebba  (Black Acre)


Jean GeigerFolksounds

  1. Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick  Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray  (Spruce & Maple)
  2. various artists Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie  (Compass)
  3. Hot Rize  When I’m Free  (Ten In Hand)
  4. Liz Carroll  On the Offbeat  (independent)
  5. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore  Love Runner  (Remington Road)
  6. Tattletale Saints  How Red Is The Blood  (Old Oak)
  7. Cosy Sheridan  Pretty Bird  (Waterbug)
  8. Keith Murphy  Suffer No Loss  (independent)
  9. T-Sisters  Kindred Lines  (Spruce & Maple)
  10. Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenberg  Return to Trion  (Vole-O-Tone)


John SemanFlotation Device

  1. Tyshawn Sorey  Alloy  (Pi)
  2. Darius Jones  The Oversoul Manual  (Aum Fidelity)
  3. Marc Ribot Trio  Live at the Village Vanguard  (Pi)
  4. Wadada Leo Smith  Great Lakes Suites  (TUM)
  5. Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot  John Luther Adams: Become Ocean  (Seattle Symphony Media)
  6. Anthony Braxton  Trio  (New Haven) 2013 (New Braxton House)
  7. Harrison Birtwistle  The Moth Requiem  (Signet Classics)
  8. Farmers By Nature  Love and Ghosts  (Aum Fidelity)
  9. John Edwards, Mark Sanders, John Tilbury  A Field Perpetually at the Edge of Disorder  (Fataka)
  10. FLUX Quartet  Morton Feldman: String Quartet 1  (Mode)

“plus Moraine, Bad Luck, Eric Revis, Christian Wolff, Zorn…!”


Jon Kertzer – Music of Africa

  1. Kasse Mady Diabate  Kirike Noi  (Format)
  2. Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate  Toumani & Sidiki  (World Circuit)
  3. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  4. Robert Plant and Sensational Space Shifters  lullabye and …The Ceaseless Roar  (Nonesuch)
  5. Coig  Five  (independent)
  6. Aurelio  Landini  (Real World)
  7. Djessou Mory Konte  River Strings  (Stern’s Africa)
  8. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  (Rounder)
  9. Noura Mint Seymali  Tzenni  (Glitterbeat)
  10. Angelique Kidjo  Eve  (429)


Jonathan LawsonFlotation Device

  1. Darius Jones  The Oversoul Manual  (Aum Fidelity)
  2. Hildur Guðnadóttir  Saman  (Touch)
  3. Steve Roden  Flower and Water  (Dragon’s Eye)
  4. Scott Walker, Sunn  O))) Soused  (4AD)
  5. Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet  Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet  (Murailles Music)
  6. Farmers By Nature  Love and Ghosts  (Aum Fidelity)
  7. Syrinx Effect  Snail Songs  (independent)
  8. Greg Sinibaldi, Jesse Canterbury  Ascendant  (Prefecture)
  9. Wayne Horvitz & The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble  At the Reception  (Songlines)
  10. Einstürzende Neubauten  Lament  (BMG)


Kevin O’ConnorSunday’s Hornpipe

  1. Liz Carroll  On The Off Beat  (independent)
  2. La Famille Leger  L’Etoile Du Nord  (independent)
  3. The Gloaming  The Gloaming  (Brassland)
  4. Nuala Kennedy, John Doyle  The Alt  (Under the Arch)
  5. The Yanks  Haymaker  (independent)
  6. Julie Fowlis  Gach Sgeul, Every Story  (Machair)
  7. Eamonn Coyne, Kris Drever  Story Map  (Compass)
  8. Hanneke Cassel  Dot the Dragon’s Eyes  (independent)
  9. Cassie & Maggie MacDonald  Sterling Road  (independent)
  10. The Press Gang  The Happy Days of Youth  (independent)


Kevin RodgersGrateful Dead Hour & Backtracks

  1. Grateful Dead  Wake Up To Find Out 3/29/90  (Rhino)
  2. Phish  Fuego  (JEMP)
  3. Mike Gordon  Overstep  (ATO)
  4. Leftover Salmon  High Country  (LOS )
  5. Umphrey’s McGee  Similar Skin  (MRI)
  6. moe.  No Guts, No Glory  (Sugar Hill)
  7. The String Cheese Incident  Song In My Head  (SCI Fidelity)
  8. Lotus  Gilded Age  (Lotus Vibes Music)
  9. Railroad Earth  Last Of The Outlaws  (Black Bear)
  10. Hard Working Americans  The First Waltz  (Melvin)

“It’s been a good year for the jam scene.”


Larry JacobsonThe Caravan

  1. Aurelio  Lāndini  (Real World)
  2. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  3. Leonard Cohen  Popular Problems  (Columbia)
  4. Jason Moran  All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller  (Blue Note)
  5. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  6. Somi  The Lagos Music Salon  (Okeh)
  7. Bibi Tanga  Now  (Jazz Village)
  8. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  9. Caetano Veloso  Abraçaço  (Universal)
  10. Lucinda Williams  Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone  (Highway 20)


Larry LewinOur Saturday Tradition

  1. True North  Elsebound  (independent)
  2. John Gorka  Bright Side of Down  (Red House)
  3. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  I’ll Swing My Hammer with Both My Hands  (independent)
  4. Sacred Shakers  Live  (Signature Sounds)
  5. Eliza Gilkyson  The Nocturne Diaries  (Red House)
  6. Suzy Bogguss  Lucky  (Loyal Duchess)
  7. Jenny Scheinman  The Littlest Prisoner  (Sony)
  8. Seldom Scene  Long Time  (Smithsonian Folkways)
  9. Craig Moreau  The Daredevil Kid  (independent)
  10. various artists  Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Compass)

“As is often the case, these choices are not easy to make.”


Mary KellySunday’s Hornpipe

  1. The Gloaming  The Gloaming  (Brassland)
  2. Louise Mulcahy  Tuning the Road  (Cló Iar-Chonnachta)
  3. Socks in the Frying Pan  Socks in the Frying Pan  (independent)
  4. The Alt  The Alt  (Under the Arch)
  5. Dónal Clancy  Songs of a Roving Blade  (independent)
  6. Bridget Fitzgerald  Two Sides of a Coyne  (Suspicious Motive)
  7. The Voice Squad  Concerning of Three Young Men  (Tara)
  8. Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney  Scaoil Amach an Pocaide – Live in Spiddal  (Raelach)
  9. Hanz Araki  Foreign Shore  (Little Sea)
  10. Goitse  Tall Tales and Misadventures (independent)


Patty FongMusica de la Raza

  1. Aparato  Aparato  (independent)
  2. Los Cojolites  Zapateado  (Round Whirled)
  3. Lila Downs, Nina Pastori, Soledad  Raiz  (Imports)
  4. Flaco Jiménez  & Max Baca  Legends and Legacies  (Smithsonian Folkways)
  5. Quetzal  Quetzanimales  (Artivista)
  6. Laura Rebolloso  Por L’Esperanza de Mexico  (Round Whirled)
  7. Santana  Corazon  (RCA)
  8. Ixya Herrera  Voz y Guitarra  (Rampart Latino)
  9. Leticia Rodriguez  Saguita al Bate  (independent)
  10. La Santa Cecilia  Someday New  (Universal Latino)


Pete GoodallBluegrass Ramble

  1. Larry Sparks  Lonesome And Then Some  (Rebel)
  2. Earls Of Leicester  The Earls Of Leicester  (Rounder)
  3. The Bluegrass Brothers  Generations  (Mountain Fever)
  4. Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick  Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray  (Spruce & Maple)
  5. Bryan Sutton  Into My Own  (Sugar Hill)
  6. Bradford Lee Folk  Somewhere Far Away  (independent)
  7. The Downtown Mountain Boys  Heartland  (independent)
  8. Darrell Webb  Dream Big  (Mountain Fever)
  9. Newtown  Time Machine  (Pisgah Ridge)
  10. North Country  Won’t Be Over You  (independent)


Patrick Whalen Director of Underwriting Sales and Marketing

  1. Criolo  Convoque Seu Buda  (independent)
  2. Diggs Duke Offering for Anxious (Brownswood)
  3. Flying Lotus  You’re Dead!  (Warp)
  4. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  5. Joan As Policewoman  Witness  (Pias)
  6. Taylor McFerrin Early Riser (Brainfeeder)
  7. Moodymann  Moodymann  (Kdj)
  8. My Brightest Diamond  This is my Hand  (Asthmatic Kitty)
  9. Ana Tijoux Vengo  (Nacional)
  10. Sinkane  Mean Love  (DFA)


Rus ThompsonRoad Songs

  1. Rosanne Cash  The River and the Thread  (Blue Note)
  2. Zoe Muth  World of Strangers  (Signature Sounds)
  3. Old Crow Medicine Show  Remedy  (ATO)
  4. Joseph Huber  The Hanging Road  (Muddy Roots)
  5. Jason Eady  Daylight and Dark  (independent)
  6. Laura Cantrell  No Way There From Here  (Thrift Shop)
  7. Lucinda Williams  Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone  (Highway 20)
  8. Robyn Ludwick  Little Rain  (independent)
  9. Nathan Bell  Blood Like A River  (independent)
  10. Waylon Jennings  Right For The Time [Remembered]  (Black Country Rock)


Samia PanniRa¡zes

  1. Cris Delanno & Alex Moreira  Nosso Quintal  (Indies Japan)
  2. Spok Frevo Orquestra  Ninho De Vespa  (Motema)
  3. Bossacucanova  Nossa Onda é Essa-Our Kind of Bossa  (Six Degrees)
  4. Antonio Adolfo  Rio Choro Jazz  (independent)
  5. Tavynho Bonf  featuring Mark Isbell  Bonf  Toca Bonf   (independent)
  6. Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser  Talisman  (Savant)
  7. Dani & Debora Gurgel Quarteto  Luz  (Tratore)
  8. Joyce Moreno  Tudo  (Far Out UK)
  9. Filó Machado & Gennoshin  F To G + A  (Rambling)
  10. Clarice Assad  Imaginarium  (Adventure)

“Other recordings worth including: Zelito Medeiros, Modo do Coração; Marcell Powell Trio, Corda Com Bala; Harvey Wainapel, Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2; Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Segunda Vez; Euterpe, Batida Brasileira; Charlie Dennard, From Brazil to New Orleans.”


Scott FarleyNeon Interstate

  1. James Williamson  Re-Licked  (Leopard Lady)
  2. King Tuff  Black Moon Spell  (Sub Pop)
  3. Jack White  Lazaretto  (Third Man)
  4. The J.B.s  These Are The J.B.s  (Now-Again)
  5. various artists  Beck Song Reader  (Capitol)
  6. Leon Russell  Life Journey  (Universal)
  7. Bob Dylan & The Band  The Basement Tapes The Bootleg Series Vol. 11  (Columbia)
  8. The Minus 5  Scott The Hoople in the Dungeon of Terror  (Yep Roc)
  9. Annie Lennox  Nostalgia  (Blue Note)
  10. Neil Young  Storytone  (Reprise)


Sean DonovanMusic + Ideas

  1. Ana Tijoux Vengo (Nacional Records)
  2. Frazey Ford Indian Ocean (Nettwerk)
  3. Rebirth Brass Band Move Your Body (Basin Street Records)
  4. Mike Mattison You Can’t Fight Love (Landslide)
  5. Various Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection (Sony Music)
  6. Kelis Food (Ninja Tune)
  7. Various The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Rough Guide)
  8. Chris Ardoin Back Home (Maison de Soul)
  9. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want (Daptone Records)
  10. Naomi Wachira Naomi Wachira (Doreli Music)


Sharon StevensRa¡zes

  1. Dani & Debora Gurgel Quarteto  Luz  (Tratore )
  2. Gilles Peterson  Sonzeira:Brasil Bam Bam Bam  (Talkin’ Loud/Virgin EMI)
  3. Karol Conka  Batukfreak  (Mr Bongo)
  4. Fabiana Passoni  Let your Love Rise EP  (Wilbur)
  5. Gabriel Santiago  Connections  (Tunecore)
  6. Bossacucanova  Nossa Onda é Essa – Our Kind of Bossa  (Six Degrees)
  7. Paula Santoro  Mar do Meu Mundo  (Boranda)
  8. Clarice Assad  Imaginarium  (Adventure )
  9. Stacey Kent  The Changing Lights  (Warner)
  10. Antonio Adolfo  Rio Choro Jazz  (AAM)


Steve RamseyHawai`i Radio Connection, Caravan substitute

  1. Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portraits (Signature Sounds)
  2. Led Ka’apana  Jus’ Cruzin’  (Jus Press Productions)
  3. Duane Allman  Skydog [box set]  (Rounder)
  4. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Spaceage  (Okeh)
  5. Eric Clapton & Friends  The Breeze- An Appreciation of JJ Cale  (Bushbranch/Surfdog)
  6. Amira Medunjanin  Silk & Stone  (World Village)
  7. Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread (Blue Note)
  8. Olcay Bayir  Neva/Harmony  (Riverboat)
  9. Richard Thompson  Acoustic Classics  (Beeswing)
  10. Beck  Morning Phase  (Capitol)


Tracey Wickersham Womanotes

  1. First Aid Kit  Stay Gold  (Columbia)
  2. Sharon Van Etten  Are We There  (Jagjaguwar)
  3. Dawn Landes  Bluebird  (Western Vinyl)
  4. Tiny Ruins  Brightly Painted One  (Bella Union)
  5. Rosanne Cash  The River and the Thread  (Blue Note)
  6. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  7. Monica Heldal  Boy from the North  (Warner Norway)
  8. Lucinda Williams  Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone  (Highway 20)
  9. Luluc  Passerby  (Sub Pop)
  10. Catherine MacLellan  The Raven’s Sun  (independent)


Winona Hollins-HaugeGospel Highway

  1. Kathy Taylor, Windsor Village Church Arts  Spirit of Grateful People  (Katco)
  2. Tamela Mann  Here I AM  (Marantha Gospel)
  3. Dottie Peoples  Got This  (Marantha Gospel)
  4. various artists  Gospel Artists WOW Gospel 2014  (
  5. Dorothy Norwood  Jesus is the Answer  (Fuel)
  6. various artists  Gospel Artists Best: Praise and Worship Album 2014  (BMI)
  7. Soul Brothers, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls  Hallelujah Lord  (Catfood)
  8. Sharon Jones &The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  9. various artists  Many Voices Gospel Praise, Duets Many Voices One Message  (Rendevous)
  10. Patrinell Wright & Drummers from the Neighborhood  Patrinell Wright Sings Negro Spirituals  (Bongo/Cultural Dev, KC)

 2014 was a magical year for Great Gospel, Please support our local and national artists”


Winona Hollins-Hauge AKA LADY BLUE – Living the Blues

  1. Vaneese Thomas  Blues For My Father  (Segue)
  2. Ruthie Foster  Promise of a Brand New Day  (Blue Corn)
  3. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  4. Elvin Bishop  Can’t Even Do Wrong Right  (Alligator)
  5. Grady Champion  Bootleg Whiskey  (Malaco)
  6. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  7. Missy Anderson  In the Moment  (Main Squeeze)
  8. Sena Enrhardt  Live My Life  (Blind Pig)
  9. Freddy Cole  Singing the Blues  (High Note)
  10. CT Thompson  CT Thompson Live  (independent)

“The KBCS Living the Blues Team thanks you for your support this year. Keep it locked for the Best Blues in the NW, Saturdays 8pm to 10pm”