CP BEST OF DECADE – The Bottom Five

I’ve been playing Colorado music on Colorado radio since 1978, but our history of award winning (and award worthy) popular music goes back much further.  Over the past ten years, Colorado has experienced one of the most explosive eras in the history of Colorado music …if not THE MOST explosive era.

This past decade has  arguably produced the most and the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history, along with some of the most memorable music of the past fifty plus years.

I picked 30 titles I thought best represented the Colorado Playlist over the past ten years, 2010-2019.  I asked you to order them from 1-30.  I was somewhat surprised at the ones you did NOT vote for.  Maybe it was the songs I selected from their various releases… hmmm.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.


The Bottom Five (25-30)

  • Chuck Pyle – Love Will Find A Way
  • Churchill – Change
  • Esme Patterson – No River
  • Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk
  • Otis Taylor – Red Meat

Chuck Pyle, aka the “Zen Cowboy,” passed away at age 70 in 2015 at his home near Palmer Lake.  Over his 40 year Colorado music career he released 13 albums, including “The Spaces In Between” in 2010, his only studio release of the decade.

Churchill was a national breakout band from Denver, that broke up in 2013 with two arena shows and a Jay Leno appearance left on the table, after touring successfully with Pink and signing with major label A&M/Octone.

Esme Patterson was a member of the Denver based indie folk-rock band Paper Bird that she parted with in 2014.  She released three records from 2012-2016.

All Princes, I (2012)
Woman to Woman (2015)
We Were Wild (2016)

Gerald Albright was nominated for a Grammy for “Slam Dunk;” one of eight total Grammy nominations, and the fourth consecutive between 2010-2014. A Colorado based musician since 2006, he released six albums during the decade 2010-2019

Pushing the Envelope (2010)
24/7 with Norman Brown (2012)
Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (2013)
Slam Dunk (2014)
G (2016)
30 (2018)

Otis Taylor is the most awarded musician in Colorado music history and was inducted into the 2020 Colorado Music Hall of Fame class on December 3, 2019. Otis released five albums over the past decade –

Clovis People Vol 3 (2010)
Contraband (2012)
My World Is Gone (2013)
Hey Joe Opus (2015)
Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)


Maybe I just picked the wrong songs to represent this incredible body of award winning and popular music.  Pick any of these five artists and bands to discover some of the best of Colorado music 2010-2019.  And share with your friends, please.

Happy New Year 2020
Chris “K”
aka goat

 

 

 

CP S13 BEST OF 2019 PART 1 FAN FAVS

Happy Holidaze!  Every year, I put up the Fan Favorite Poll.  It’s a race to see which band can get the most votes, from their fans and others who discover them via this poll.  This year’s “race” was no exception.  The LP/EP poll got over 1100 votes.  The “single release” poll over 900 votes.  The Video Pick of the Year poll garnered nearly 200 votes.  And the results?


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 


FAN FAVORITE LP/EP

The Fan Favorite LP/EP TOP 5 features two NEW artists/bands on the scene; Denver hip-hop/blues artist Avery J and the BA, and Boulder Americana-country artist Jackie & the Racket.  This is the second time that Southern Colorado husband and wife folk duo Pint & a Half has graced the Best of the year list, the first in the Fan Favorite poll.

Merry funksters Float Like A Buffalo, one of the hottest up and coming bands in 2019, rounded out their fifth year with a Red Rocks appearance and CP fan favorites in LP/EP of the Year, and Single Release of the Year. Folk-rock outfit South to Cedars, from the Longmont area, makes their debut as a Fan Favorite in the CP Best of the Year.

    1. Pint & A Half – Not to Forget
    2. Float Like a Buffalo – Back from Nowhere
    3. South to Cedars – Tell Everyone
    4. Avery J & the BA – See U at the Crossroads
    5. Jackie & The Racket – Goal Digger EP

FAN FAVORITE SINGLE RELEASE

Float Like A Buffalo fans voted both their LP Back from Nowhere, and their single release Gone By Morning as BEST OF for 2019.  WTG fans!  Southern fried country rock Williams Brothers Band is from Grand Junction, where the show is broadcast on KAFM.  Glad to see GJ steppin’ up and voting for one of their own.

The Barrelors, Lola Rising and the Born Readies all make their debut as Fan Favorites for 2019. Alternative southern country blues rock to reggae infused sunshine pop and garage rock lead the way from 1-3.

    1. The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride
    2. Lola Rising – Gravity
    3. The Born Readies – Mean Genes
    4. Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning
    5. The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country

FAN FAVORITE VIDEO

Durango/Nashville artist Caitlin Cannon‘s modern honky-tonkin’ rocker “Toolbag” leads the way with the sunshine psychedelic-punk rock of Boulder’s The Beeves rounding out this set.  The Beeves have a new album in the works, produced by Nate Cook of the Yawpers, who has been championing the band.

WhiteWater Ramble released a video trilogy this year entitled “A Widow’s Lament.”  The short film won the Best Music Video category at the International Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles.  Part 2 (Hollow) and 3 (Kentucky Windage) are dark stories, relating to gun control issues and domestic violence. Patrick Sites and company turn up the southern rock vibe to fit the dark Southern motif of the stories.

The Copper Children are not a new band in the scene.  Their 2014 debut, Drugs and Liquor, has been played over 1.7 MILLION times on Spotify. A strong regional following came out to get them a CP Fan Favorite Video Pick of 2019.

    1. Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag
    2. WhiteWater Ramble – Kentucky Windage
    3. WhiteWater Ramble – Hollow (feat. Chris Pandolfi)
    4. The Copper Children – Don’t Be So Shy
    5. The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge

CP S13 EP49 2019

MONDAY DEC 16, 2019 

Thanks for all the FAN FAVORITE votes for LP, Single, and Video of the year.  Those polls are now closed.  The BEST OF 2019 show will air DEC 28-JAN 03 2020.

Now it’s time to direct your attention to the CP BEST OF THE DECADE 2010 – 2019.  This poll will close on December 28. The Best of the Decade show will air Jan 4-10 2020.

I got asked the other day why I added the new Mary Chapin Carpenter single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite” to this week’s playlist.  Two reasons:  One, it was produced here in Colorado by Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) at Colorado Sound recording studios in Denver.  Two, it’s been reported that she purchased a home in Boulder.  See VIDEO PICK of the Week below.

Equally, Philip Bailey‘s latest also got added, because he’s a Denver native who is one of the country’s top award winning songwriters, and vocalists.  Congratulations to Philip and his bandmates in Earth Wind & Fire for their Kennedy Center Honors.  A somewhat and relatively minor award would be induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which I can almost certainly see happening once the new Hall is built and open.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Dec 14, 2019

  1. The Lumineers – III
  2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
  5. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin – Shake The Devil – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Philip Bailey – Billy Jack – Love Will Find A Way (2019)

piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
Cass Clayton – Play Nice – Play Nice (2019)
The Rifters – Step By Step – Passes And Peaks (2019)
Carolyn’s Mother – Smile – Joy (2000)
Drew Emmitt – Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Baby It’s Cold Outside [feat. Julie Davis] (SINGLE) (2017)
Reverend Freakchild – Dial It In! – Dial It In (2018)
Coal Town Reunion – Eden – Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Annie Booth – O Christmas Tree – Festive! (2016)

HOUR 2

Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write A Song For You – All ‘N All (1977)
(D) Mary Chapin Carpenter – Our Man Walter Cronkite (SINGLE) (2020)

The Lumineers – Blue Christmas (2016)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within EP (2013)
(D) The Catcalls – I Get High (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois (2019)
Dianne Reeves – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts) – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
The Soul Thieves – Every Day – Microphone In The Sugar Bowl (2001)
Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Plume Varia – Hanukkah Light (2019)
Achille Lauro – Hard Pressed – Flight or Flight (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACd6MFZyJVE&list=PLjTLYGkfkx3ry51uG8H2YITJsEb1XXP_d


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

See above notes about Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the reason why she made the show this week.  The song alone would be enough to earn high weekly honors, given as it does the subject matter and the relevance to what’s going on socially and politically in our country today.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

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CP S13 EP45 2019

MONDAY NOV 18, 2019 –  this was a weekend to go out to some local shows …  Whippoorwill with Courtney Hartman, the Elephant Collective and friends, and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Read the review here.

I got a few messages this week from listeners who wanted to know how they could stream or download the show.  There’s no way to allow for a download, unfortunately, but you can stream the show.  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth of the program.

I’m still trying to get details, but a post over the weekend caught my attention – it has been rumored that Colorado legend and future Colorado Music Hall of Fame artist, Hazel Miller, has opened a restaurant / blues and jazz focused music venue in Parker called Blu Note Parker.


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

Don’t forget you can review CP 2019 releases, as well as the CP from the 60s to Today … AND I just added CP 2020 Releases with this week’s new releases.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday and normally has 15-30+ songs showing up the weekly updates.

Week Ending Nov 16, 2019

    1. The Lumineers – III
    2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    3. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
    4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    5. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado Over the Line

NEW ADDS – RMR Colorado Album  Chart

    • Mark OblingerHigh Water Line
    • Lucas WolfFalling Into Place
    • The RemindersUnstoppable
    • WhippoorwillGood To Be Around
    • Kelly AugustineLight In the Lowlands

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin – Dreamer – Energy (1972/2009)
(N) Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)

Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P EP (2018)
Strange Americans – No Punches – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Whitacre – Seasons – Seasons (2019)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)
(D) Jackie & the Racket – Left To Make the Bed – Tough Luck Cowboy (2020)

The Wood Brothers – Laughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Shakin’ All Night – Live at Ebbets Field 1974 (1997/1974)
(D) Wood Belly – Can’t Get Behind – Man on the Radio (2020)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
Otis Taylor – Ten Million Slaves – Recapturing The Banjo (2008)
(N) The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)

The Samples – Turning Point – Indian Summer (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Five Iron Frenzy – We Own the Skies – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
(N) The Reminders – Unstoppable – Unstoppable (2019)

Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

YOUTUBE THIS WEEK

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

the Drunken Hearts have become of the top touring bands out of Colorado today. What once started out as a purely acoustic singer-songwriter project has evolved over the past handful of years into a traveling electric Americana tour de force playing notable festivals such as Electric Forest (MI), FloydFest (VA), Vertex (CO), Fayetteville Roots Fest (AR), Hangtown Music Festival (CA), Bohemian Nights at New West Fest (CO), Northwest String Summit (OR), and the band’s very own YarmonyGrass (CO).


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SINGLE RELEASES 2019

It’s time to start reviewing for the Best Single Releases of 2019.  These are the single releases I logged in over the past 12 months. Sixty-five PLUS single releases in one year is unprecedented.  A few of these singles were Colorado Playlist exclusive premier advances (P) from upcoming albums, and/or are not on YouTube or Spotify.  They’re marked accordingly.

    1. Xiuhtezcat – Boombox Warfare (featuring Jaden Smith)
    2. 2MX2 feat Kid Astronaut – Live You Love You
    3. 50 Shades of Blue – Empty Bed (P)
    4. A.J. Fullerton – I Can’t Stay (P)
    5. Alec Ryan – Rocket Ship
    6. Analog Son – No Way (Late Night Radio Remix)
    7. Andy Ard – Let’s Never Break Up
    8. Andy Eppler – Nothing But the Rain
    9. Andy Eppler – Winter On the Moon
    10. Animated Earth – Who Am I
    11. Bo DePena – Making My Way Back to You
    12. Bo Pena – Long Road to Denver
    13. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Come On
    14. Bonnie & The Clydes – Hold On Me
    15. Brent Cowles – High To Low
    16. Brother’s Keeper – Gypsy King
    17. Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life
    18. Clandestine Amigo – Unsatisfied (P)
    19. Dave Tamkin – Bleeding Orange
    20. Deep Pocket Thieves – Locomotive
    21. DeVotchKa – Give Me Something
    22. Dragondeer – Max Patch
    23. Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois
    24. Dust Heart – Plastic Walls
    25. Eldren – Hazy Days
    26. Electric Fountain – Somewhere Nowhere is Everywhere
    27. Faceman – Big Water
    28. Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning
    29. Float Like a Buffalo – The Day
    30. Foxfeather – Clap Hands
    31. Foxfeather – Favorite Me
    32. Foxfeather – Not Coming Back
    33. Gasoline Lollipops – Broken
    34. Gingerbomb – Company
    35. Grayson Erhard – Time to Move On
    36. Inaiah Lujan – Hey Mama
    37. Inaiah Lujan – I’m Away
    38. Inaiah Lujan – I’ve Been Waiting
    39. iolite – Loney Bodies
    40. Jackson Emmer – Put A Bow On It
    41. Kayla Marque – Love Should  Be
    42. Kevin Danzig – Paint A Blue Sky
    43. Kind Dub – Old Ways
    44. Kind Dub – Limited Time
    45. Let Them Roar – I See My Light
    46. Lola Rising – Gravity
    47. Lucy Daydream – Hellos
    48. Lucy Daydream – Monsters
    49. Mawule – What Love Doesn’t Look Like
    50. Nikki Giron – No Matter How Far
    51. OneRepublic -Wanted
    52. Overslept – Fictions
    53. Porlolo – I Quit
    54. Robert Shredford – Shreddy Betty
    55. Ryan Dart – Dance if You Want To
    56. Sarah Slaton – Dance In the Sun
    57. Shark Dreams – Get Born
    58. The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride
    59. The Born Readies – Mean Genes
    60. The Shamen – Spellbound
    61. The Still Tide – Change of Address
    62. The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country
    63. Whippoorwill – Cold Sound
    64. Whitewater Ramble – Hollow
    65. Wolf Van Elfmand – Not Pretty
    66. Wounded Bird – Fall In Line
    67. Zach Maxwell – Candyman with the Blues

CP S13 EP41 2019

MONDAY Oct. 21 2019The Colorado Playlist on 105.5 The Colorado Sound is changing times!  After reviewing three years worth of ratings data, it has been decided to move the Colorado Playlist to Saturday mornings, 6AM-8AM.  Seems I have more available listeners on Saturday mornings than on Sundays!  I will continue to host Saturday mornings, 8AM-12PM.  So now you’ll get two solid hours of Colorado music, and then me hosting four hours of music discovery – including Colorado music – every Saturday morning.  Set that alarm clock!!

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental has announced the 2019 induction celebration for Tommy Bolin, Zephyr, Otis Taylor, Freddi Henchi Band and Wendy Kale.  Tue, Dec 3 at Mission Ballroom.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D), (N), (P) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Dusty Drapes & the Dusters – Talkin’ Boogie – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Deep Pocket Thieves – Locomotive (2019)

The Burroughs – Solution – Got To Feel (2018)
Coral Creek – Cryin Bout My Baby – Coral Creek (2015)
The Still Tide – Change of Address (2019)
Gasoline Lollipops – Broken (2019)
Eddie Turner – Rise – Rise (2005)
Euforquestra – Solutions – Fire (2014)
(NT) Tierro Band w Bridget Law – Allurement – Allurement (2019)

Porlolo – I Was A Fool (Wasting Time) – Porlolo (2018)
The Blue Rider – Lightning – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Dominant 7 – An Ounce Of Hope – Fourteen Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

The Apples In Stereo – Strawberryfire – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
(D)  Avery J & the BA – Love Gon’ Keep Me Off the Ground  – See U at the Crossroads (2019)

the dollhouse thieves – shadow to your ghost – the dollhouse thieves (2018)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
(NT) The Drunken Hearts – In the Middle – Wheels of the City (2019)

Kelly Augustine – Thunder on the Mountain – Light in the Lowlands (2019)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Angel – Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
(D) Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
iZCALLi – Don’t Belong To You – IV (2018)
The Motet – The Truth – Totem (2016)
Ryan A Fourt – Grapple At The Snapple – Big Slick (2015)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Mark Oblinger is not a commonly known name in Colorado music.  Yet, he’s an Emmy Award winning, Grammy Award nominated artist from right here in our community.  And there are some other illustrious Colorado musicians in this video.


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show?  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth.. They typically update on Monday afternoons. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


COLORADO PLAYLIST SPOTIFY

UPDATED MONTHLY.  LAST UPDATE OCT 12, 2019.  APPROX 130 songs representing Colorado from the 60s to today.


COLORADO PLAYLIST 2019

MOST of the debuts, new cuts and premiers played on the show since Nov 2018, as available on Spotify.  Updated weekly