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Top 30 Chart: July 21-27, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

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  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Sona Jobarteh: Badinyaa Kumoo (African Guild)
29. 🍁 Alex Cuba: El Swing Que Yo Tengo (Caracol)
28. 🍁 Terry Uyarak: UNNUAQ (Aakuluk)
27. 🍁  Witch Prophet: Gateway Experience (Heart Lake))
26. Night Beats: Rajan (Suicide Squeeze)
25. Jess Williamson: Time Ain’t Accidental (Mexican Summer
24. Lucinda Williams: Stories From A Rock N Roll Heart (Highway 20)
23. Iris DeMent: Workin’ On A World (Independent)
22. Jenny Lewis: Joy’all (Glassnote)
21. Gia Margaret: Romantic Piano (Jagjaguwar)

Dawn Pemberton chats with Danny Lee Blackwell to talk about his latest album Rajan which has entered the charts at number 26. Influences on the album range from Anatolian Psych rock, to Willie Nelson, Issac Hayes, and of course Sam Cooke. Danny shares insights into his fascinating song writing practice, and what went into the rhythm, groove and feeling.

20. Elina Duni: A Time To Remember (ECM)
19. Ekiti Sound: Drum Money (Crammed Discs)
18. Tony Allen & Adrian Younge: Tony Allen JID018 (Jazz Is Dead)
17. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
16. 🍁 Cowboy Junkies: Such Fercious Beauty (Latent)
15. 🍁 Colter Wall: Little Songs (La Honda)
14. 🍁 Katie Tupper: Where To Find Me (Arts & Crafts)
13. 🍁 Jenn Grant: Champagne Problems (Leo Vela)
12. 🌺 Stacy Lloyd Brown: Rhubarb Pie (Independent)
11. 🌺 Wendy McNeill: First There Were Feathers (Independent)

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10. Son Volt: Day of the Doug (Transmit Sound)
9. 🍁 Boogey The Beat: Cousins (Red Music Rising)
8. Starpainter: Rattlesnake Dream (Neon Moon)
7. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: City of Gold (Nonesuch/Warner)
6. Little Dragon: Slugs of Love (Ninja Tune)
5. 🍁 Peace Flag Ensemble: Astral Plains (We Are Busy Bodies)
4. 🌺 Kinjo & Young: Wild Prairie Rose (4FT)
3. Raul Malo: Say Less (Thirty Tigers)
2. 🍁 Slow Leaves: Meantime (Birthday Cake)
1. 🍁 Boy Golden: For Jimmy (Six Shooter)

CKUA’s Dawn Pemberton chats with Boy Golden about his number 1 album, For Jimmy. Mr. Golden shares his experience at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, collaborating with Allison Russell, and the magic of festival workshops. He shares more about his influences, such as Townes Van Zandt and JJ Cale. Hear more about the song Blue Hills, and about Boy Golden’s tour dates across Canada and the US.

Tune in to On The Rise with Dawn Pemberton and Brendan Cross every Friday from noon-3pm MT when they connect the musical dots, taking a peek at CKUA chart history, chat with great artists, and, of course, count down the Top 30 albums every week.