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Nordic Roots & Branches 1/19/10 Playlist

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Karen TimeArtistSongAlbumLabel 8:30p Göran Månsson & Sven Aberg Fluring Spår ethno    

Haffi Haff on NRB, Tuesday, 1/12 @ 9 pm!! DON'T MISS IT!

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Link to DJ Bio Page: KarenListen to an exclusive interview with Icelandic pop sensation, (and former Everettite!) HAFFI HAFF Tuesday, January 12 on Nordic Roots and Branches.  Host Karen caught up with Haffi in Seattle and talked with the singer about his life, career and future plans.  All on Independent Public Radio, 90.7fm www.kser.org

Nordic Roots & Branches 1/12/09 Playlist

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Karen 8:32p JPP  Finnish Gypsies String Tease NorthSide www.noside.com 8:40p John Moulder Watch Your Step (Intro) Bifröst Origin Records

Nordic Roots & Branches 1/5/10 Playlist

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Karen 8:50p Ingrid Hamberg and David Rönnlund live in studio various LIVE ON KSER   9:40p Mari Boine, Inna Zhelannaya, Sergey Starostin Dás Áiggun Cuozzut (Here Will I Stand) Wi

Passport Top 10 2009

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Leilani *Happy New Year and Decade Everyone*  May you find peace, joy and love in your life.  Music continues to connect us all around the world.  I am so thankful for those who create it and those who support it.  Here's my list in alphabetical order by Album: 01.  Aguilas and Cobras / Brownout / Six Degrees Records / www.myspace.com/brownoutmusic 

The Juke Joint's best CD's of 2009

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Jon NoeA few great 40's and 50's CD's came out in 2009. All from the ACE records label from England. Fortissimo (The Combo Recordings) - Jack McVeaToast of the Coast (Best of Dolphin Records Vol 2) - Various ArtistsHere Comes the Nite Owl - Tony AllenBlues Belles With Attitude - Various ArtistsCake Walkin' - Al "Cake" Wichard Sextette Other good music from '09 Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women - S/TLive!!! 605 Boogie!!! - Gene Taylor Blues BandMan of Somebody's Dreams - A Tribute to Chris GaffneyHills and Valleys - The FlatlandersTogether Through Life - Bob DylanBad Decisions, Big Mistakes - The RainierosLos Fabulocos Featuring Kid Ramos - S/T

Nordic Roots & Branches 12/29/09 Playlist

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Karen 8:36p Live in Studio: Duo Scandinavica! various live LIVE 9:27p Torbjörn Näsbom & Andreas Edlund (Nyckelharpa & Cembalo) J.S.Bach/ Suite G-Dur - Allemande From Castle & Cott

NORDIC ROOTS & BRANCHES 2009 Delightful Dozen cd's!

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Link to DJ Bio Page: KarenNordic Roots and Branches Delightful Dozen cd's for 2009 (plus honorable mentions from last year)  Keep in mind how HARD it is to narrow this list down!!! 1.    Mari Boine: `Cuovgga Àirras/Sterna Paradisea / Revere Records2.   The Original Swedish Arvika Blues Breakers: The Original Swedish Arvika Blues Breakers / The Original Swedish Arvika Blues Breakers  3.   The Late Call: Leaving Notes / Tapete Records4.   Bjørn Aksdal og Geir Egil Larsen: Meråkerklarinetten i Solo og Samspell / Etnisk Musikklubb5.   Fotefar and Håvard Lund: Fest / Kirkelig Kulturverksted6.   Suden Aika: Armas / Laika Records

Nordic Roots & Branches 12/22/09 Playlist

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Link to DJ Bio Page: Karen 8:34p Susanne Roseberg Svevende Jord (Floating Earth) Wizard Women of the North NorthSide www.noside.com 8:41p J P Nyströms Kärlekens röda spark Klingekling

My 10 Favorite Soul and R&B CD's Released In 2009

Link to DJ Bio Page: Jeff HofmanAfter much thought and deliberation, here are my 10 favorite Soul and R&B CD's released in 2009 along with my five honorable mention choices.  Choices are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Top 10 for 2009:Lattimore Brown - Nobody Has To Tell Me (Soulscape U.K.)Sugar Pie DeSanto - Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (Kent U.K)Eddie Hinton - Very Extremely Dangerous (Universal)Jimmy Hughes - Steal Away: The Early Fame Recordings (Kent U.K.)Bettye LaVette - Do Your Duty (Sundazed)O.V. Wright - Memphis Unlimited (Universal)