News Notes & Spins – December 1, 2011

This is the last monthly spins column and chart for 2011 … the next one I’ll publish will be the Year End Spins and Best of charts.

The Colorado Sound lost a station up in Summit County.  Got word that KMPB (Mountain Public Radio) has been sold to KUNC.  KMPB is no longer on the air as it was.  Thanks to the staff and to Murray for airing the program the past few years.   I would expect to see KMPB simulcasting KUNC’s mix of news/talk and music.

KBUT General Manager Ryan Stringfellow & his wife Valerie welcomed their baby girl Scout Lane Stringfellow to the world on November 18th. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long at birth.  Congrats to the new parents.

One last thing here … We’ve got til Dec 20 to vote for and compile the Best of 2011.  If you’ve been a fan of the show this year – if you’re a dj – a booking agent – anyone who has more than a passing interest in Colorado music AND you can provide a list of your TOP 20 favorites of 2011 (no fewer than 10 pls – any self respecting local music fan has at least a dozen favorites, right?) … hit me back at thecoloradosound@gmail.com … you can vote for any album with a release date of Nov 1 2010 t0 Oct 31 2011.

Ok, that’s it .. onto the real stuff – the spins charts .. and welcome OpenAir 1340 … music director Jessi Whitten has her hands full it seems.  She let me know when I spoke with her that they’ve received a ton of Colorado stuff they have to go through.

TOP 40 ALBUM SPINS – November 2011
(159 titles reported played / 366 titles tracked)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart)
(R) = re-entered chart

(3) 1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(11) 2. Rose Hill Drive – Americana (Slowly and Shirley) Rock/hard rock [Jul-11]
(R) 3. Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum) Pop/indie [Jan-11]
(R) 4. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds (Ruff Shod Records) Folk/americana [Nov-10]
(16) 5. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache (self) Folk [Aug-11]
(R) 5. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self) indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(7) 6 . Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti) adult alternative [Dec-10]
(13) 7. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) adult alternative [Apr-11]
(R) 8. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (Greater Than Collective) indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(1) 9. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/jamband [Oct-11]
(2) 10 . Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(21) 11. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) indie/alternative [Nov-11]
(R) 12. Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon) americana/folk [Jul-11]
(14) 12. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/alternative-country-rock [Jul-11]
(23) 13. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) adult alternative [Mar-11]
(6) 14. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jaybird) Blues [Jan-11]
(R) 15. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO (self) Jazz/r&b, vocals [Jun-11]
(R) 16. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment (self) Folk/modern, pop [Jun-10]
(R) 17. Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight (self) Rock/alternative-country-rock [Oct-11]
(D) 17. Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon (self) modern alternative rock [Nov-11]
(5) 18. Bare Bones – Bare Bones (self) alternative-country-rock [Sep-11]
(4) 18. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Mad King Records / Morraine Records) Folk/modern, pop [Sep-11]
(R) 19. Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack (self) Rock/alternative country-rock [Sep-11]
(R) 19. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) funk/soul, pop [Sep-11]
(R) 20. Churchill – Happy/Sad (Wired Bird) folk-rock [Mar-11]
(R) 20. The Whiskey BottlesAin’t No Crime (self) alt-country-rock [Apr-11]
(D) 21. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Rock/alternative-country-rock [Nov-11]
(17) 22. H2 Big Band – You’re It! (Jazzed Media) Jazz [Jul-11]
(D) 23. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) indie/alternative [Nov-11]
(D) 24. Air Dubai – Day Escape (self) Hip-Hop [Nov-11]
(R) 25. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-11]
(R) 26. Gary Bragg – High Plains Storm (Q&B Records) Americana/country [Apr-11]
(R) 26. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds (self) Americana [Jun-11]
(R) 26. Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/R&B/Soul [Jan-11]
(R) 27. David James Band – Street Performer (self) adult contemporary [Mar-11]
(R) 27. Katey Laurel – From Here (Roaring Twenties Records) adult contemporary [Jan-11]
(R) 27. Take to the Oars – American Volume (self) Rock/alternative [Feb-11]
(24) 28. Andy Monley & the High Horses – Pull (Socket) adult alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 28. Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun (self) Rock/folk-rock [May-11]
(R) 28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (self) Rock/roots, r&b [Jan-11]
(15) 28. Ian Cooke – Fortitude (Pop Shop Music) indie/alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 28. Kenny Perkins – Wild Frontier (self) adult alternative [Nov-10]
(R) 28. Rob Roper – Misfit (self) adult alternative [May-11]
(22) 28. Whiskey Blanket – No Object (self) Hip-Hop [Dec-10]

Fell Out of Top 40 – November
7. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
8. The Quiet American – Vol. II
9. Cassie Taylor – Blue
10. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
11. Stephanie Pauline & Joe Uvegas – When the Smoke Clears
12. Jim Stranahan – Free For All
12. The Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez
18. Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot
19. Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
20. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
21. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
21. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
21. Grass It Up – Grass It Up Live
21. Mosey West – Vaca Money
21. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
21. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
22. Adam Stern – High Country Gentleman
23. Brad Goode – Tight Like This
23. Dubskin – Release From Fear
23. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams
24. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
24. Bop Skizzum – Beauty Queen
24. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
24. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – Vol II

Added: November
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Carmelita’s Lovers – Haunted
David Richey – No Peace of Mind
Ebeniezer – Crooked Hookers
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
Full Belly – New Voice
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Giddyup Kitty – Tracks
Green River Vibe – Sun Comes Up
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
Medic – Grace and Gravity
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
Novus Folium – War Games
Patrick Dethlefs & Friends – Stays the Same
Rachel James – Not Giving Up EP
Ryan Dart – The Shift
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
Spires – Spires EP
Strip the Stars – Strip the Stars [EP]
The Belle Jar – Fall Systems Go
The Crags – Big Divide
Turn 4 – What You Do About It

REPORTING STATIONS
No Report/Frozen = KRCC (CO Springs), KGNU (Boulder), KCSU (Fort Collins)

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
1. The Quiet American – Vol. II
2. Ben Lewis – Blackbeard’s Dream
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3.  Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3. Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Beth Quist – New Moon
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
2. Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
4. Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
5. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache
1. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. Justin Roth – Now You Know
3. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
4. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KUVO (Denver)
1. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
2. Judy Wexler – Under A Painted Sky
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
3. Dotsero – Storyhouse
3. H2 Big Band – You’re It!

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Paper Bird – Carry On
1. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

OpenAir 1340 (Denver)
1. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
2. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
3. Tennis – Cape Dory
4. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
5. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled

The Colorado Sound
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
1. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
2. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Rose Hill Drive – Americana
2. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco

MISC (inc specialty shows on Radio 1190, KTCL, KQMT)
1. Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
1. Popcult – Popcult
1. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
2. Andy Monley & the High Horses – Pull
2. Churchill – Happy/Sad

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