Best of 2013: Music Picks from the KVNF Community

Some of you have been waiting patiently for Sugar's Picks, The Best of 2013! This year, we include the "best" lists of some of our DJ community as well.

It was a good year-

Sugar's Picks 2013, by  Candy Pennetta are below:

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite      "Get Up"
Aaron Neville "My True Story"
Various Artists "Twenty Feet From Stardom"
Mavis Staples "One True Vine"
Tedeschi Trucks Band "Made Up Mind"
Jeff Gollub With Brian Auger "Train Keeps On Rolling"
Toro Y Moi "Anything In Return"
Poets Of Rhythm "Anthology 1992-2003"
Freshly Ground "Take Me To The Dance"
Mickey Hart "Superorganism"
Otis Taylor "My World Is Gone"
Robert Randolph Family Band "Lickety Split'
Allen Toussaint "Songbook"
Jesse Dee "On My Mind In My Heart"
James Hunter "Minute By Minute"
Garland Jeffreys "Truth Serum"
Alice Smith "She"
Detroit Memphis Experience "Detroit Memphis Experience"
Billie Joe & Norah Jones "Foreverly"
RJ & The Assignment "The Stroke Of Midnight"
James Booker Classified "ReMixed"
Booker T "Sound The Alarm"
Duane Allman "Skydog: Duane Allman Comp"
Elastic Bond "Real"
Luke Temple "Good Mood Fool"
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa "SeeSaw"
Blind Boys of Alabama "I’ll Find A Way"
Eric Burdon "Til Your River Runs Dry"
Carla Bruni "Little French Songs"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "The Heist"
Michael Franti "All People"
Paul Allen & The UnderThinkers "Everywhere At Once"
Shuggie Otis "Wings of Love"
Alice Russell "To Dust"
Cassie Taylor "Out Of My Mind"
Blood Orange "Cupid Deluxe"
Valerie June "Pushing Against A Stone"
Fat Freddy’s "Drop Blackbird"
Delfonics "Adrian Young Presents"
Elvis Costello & Roots "Wise Up Ghost"
Eric Clapton "Old Sock"
Jessie Ware "Devotion"
Trampled Under Foot "Say That To This"
Trombone Shorty "Fire & Brimstone"
Anoushka Shankar "Traces Of You"
Robert Glasper "Black Radio 2"
Van Morrison "Moondance – Expanded"
Dumpstafunk "Dirty Word"
Donny Hathaway "Selections"
Clairy Brown "Baby Caught the Bus"

KVNF Events Manager, Amber McDaniel

And then there's DJ Lady Lu's  List of tunes. That's our very own Amber McDaniel:

Artist Album
10. They Might Be Giants  "Nanobots"
9. Southern Culture on the Skids "Dig This"
8. Tegan & Sara "Heartthrob"
7. Morcheeba "Head Up High"
6. Alice Russell "To Dust"
5. Everlast "The Life Acoustic"
4. Clairy Browne "Baby Caught the Bus"
3. Fitz & the Tantrums "More than Just a Dream"
2. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside      "Untamed Beast"
1. Anders Osborne "Peace"

Fantabulous DJ "Hurricane", Hugh Carson, shares his favorites for the year as well. His picks include Jazz, Soul/Funk and Blues.




Artist Song Album
Aaron Neville Be My Baby' Gypsy Woman My True Story
Afrolicious California Dreaming; Thursday Night Kinda Swing California Dreaming
Alice Russell Citizens; To Dust To Dust
BEAT FUNKTION Moon Town Moon Town
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Nutbush City Limits; See Saw Seesaw
Booker T. Jones 66 Impala Featuring Poncho Sanchez And Sheila E.; Feel Good Sound The Alarm
Bryan Lee Aretha (Sing One For Me); Let Me Love You Tonight Play One For Me
Charles Bradley Confusion; Let Love Stand a Chance Victim of Love
Detroit Memphis Experience I'm Just a Prisoner (Stereo); Open the Door to Your Heart; Straighten It out    Detroit Memphis Experience
Jesse Dee Boundary Line; The Only Remedy On My Mind / In My Heart
JJ Grey & Mofro 99 Shades Of Crazy; Florabama; Harp And Drums; Somebody Else This River
Laura Rain And The Caesars Electrified; My Love Laura Rain & The Caesars [ Self ]
Mavis Staples What Are They Doing In Heaven Today One True Vine
Nakia Dream Big; Pieces And Castles Drown In The Crimson Tide
Robert Glasper Experiment feat Brandy What Are We Doing Black Radio 2
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Jukein'; Rush Hour Just For Today
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects; Now I See Stranger To My Happiness [Single]
Sugar Blue Miss You Raw Sugar
Swingadelic Ruler of My Heart; Yes We Can Can Toussaintville
The James Hunter Six Heartbreak; The Gypsy The James Hunter 6
The Ney Buzz Lonely Town Lonely Street; Played MG's Funk Workshop
The Relatives Let Your Light Shine; Your Love Is Real The Electric Word
The Soul Of John Black East LA Lady; High Power; Too Much Tequila A Sunshine State Of Mind
Toronzo Cannon Cold World John the Conquer Root
Trampled Under Foot Badlands Badlands
Trombone Shorty Fire And Brimstone; Say That To Say This; Vieux Carre Say That To Say This
Ursula Ricks Due; Make Me Blue My Street
Valerie June Somebody To Love; Wanna Be On Your Mind Pushin' Against A Stone



Artist Song Album
Afrolicious Horizons California Dreaming
Ahmad Jamal I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Saturday Morning
BEAT FUNKTION Moon Town Moon Town
Bob James & David Sanborn Deep In The Weeds Quartette Humaine
Calvin Keys Love and Innocence Electric Keys
Charnett Moffett Overpass; Natural Heritage; For Those Who Know Spirit Of Sound
Christian McBride & Inside Straight Listen To The Heroes Cry; Unusual Suspects People Music
Chucho Valdés Santa Cruz Border-Free
Dr. Lonnie Smith Aw Shucks; Psychedelic Pi In The Beginning
Dupree KC Nuestro Camino
Geri Allen Itching in My Heart Grand River Crossings: Motown and Motor City Inspirations
Jackie Ryan With John Clayton & Friends No One Ever Tells You Listen Here
Joshua Redman Let it Be Walking Shadows
Lisa Hilton Getaway; Slow Down; Stepping Into Paradise                    Getaway
M1, Brian Jackson, The New Midnight Band (Re)Evolution Evolutionary Minded -Furthering The Legacy Of Gil Scott-Heron
Marc Cary Down Here Below the Horizon; Down Here Below For the Love of Abbey
Marc Cary's Focus Trio Indigenous; Boom Four Directions
Marquis Hill The Poet The Poet
Reginald Cyntje Respect Love
Roomful of Blues Straight Jacquet Alligator Records Presents Blues & Roots
Roy Hargrove: The RH Factor The Joint Hard Groove
Swingadelic Up the Creek Toussaintville
Terri Lyne Carrington Very Special Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
The Claudettes Chin-Up Tango Infernal Piano Plot...Hatched!
Wayne Shorter Quartet Plaza Real Without A Net [Live]
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet La Habana Latin Jazz - Jazz Latin
Wide Hive Players Turnstyle Turnstyle
Will Calhoun Brother Will; King Tut Strut; Spectrum Life in This World



Artist Song Album
Ana Popovic Can't You See What You're Doing to Me; Object of Obsession; Ana's Shuffle Can You Stand the Heat
Beth Hart I'd Rather Go Blind Bang Bang Boom Boom
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Close To My Fire Seesaw
Bobby Rush Boogie In The Dark Down In Louisiana
Cassie Taylor No Ring Blues Out Of My Mind
Cassie Taylor Out Of My Mind; That's My Man; Lay My Head On Your Pillow                                                                                               Out Of My Mind
Charles Bradley Hurricane Victim of Love
Eric Burdon Medicine Man 'Til Your River Runs Dry
Eric Clapton Gotta Get Over Old Sock
Harmonica Shah Honey, I Ran Out Of Lies; Death Bell Tollin' Havin' Nothin' Don't Bother Me
James Booker Professor Longhair Medley: Tipitina/Bald Head; Lonely Avenue; If You're Lonely Classified: Remixed And Expanded
James Cotton Cotton Mouth Man Alligator Records Presents Blues & Roots
Jeff Strahan Texas Flood; Love Me Right Away Live At Sealy Flats
JJ Grey & Mofro This River; Write A Letter This River
John Fogerty With Bob Seger Who'll Stop The Rain Wrote A Song For Everyone
John Fogerty With Jennifer Hudson Feat. Allen Toussaint & Rebirth Brass Band Proud Mary Wrote A Song For Everyone
Kelly Richey Workin' Hard Woman; I Went Down Easy Sweet Spirit
Mavis Staples I Like The Things About Me; Every Step One True Vine
North Mississippi Allstars Boogie; Jumper On The Line; Turn Up Satan World Boogie Is Coming
Otis Taylor Never Been To The Reservation; Blue Rain In Africa; My World Is Gone; Huckleberry Blues; Gangster And Iztatoz Chauffer My World Is Gone
Pete Anderson Rock in My Shoe; Red Sunset Blues Birds Above Guitarland
Popa Chubby Danger Man Universal Breakdown Blues
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Vernice's Boogie; Robert Nighthawk Stomp Just For Today
Roomful Of Blues Blue, Blue World 45 Live
Roosevelt Sykes Running The Boogie The Original Honeydripper
Rusty Wright Band Trouble And The Marryin' Kind This, That & The Other Thing
Sena Ehrhardt Buried Alive; Cold Cold Feeling All In
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) The Low Highway The Low Highway
Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings In Case Of Fire Kingsville Jukin
Sugar Blue Krystalline; Miss You Raw Sugar
Sugaray Rayford Goin' Back to Texas Dangerous
Tedeschi Trucks Band It's So Heavy Made Up Mind
The Hound Kings You Gotta Move Unleashed
The Mighty Mojo Prophets The Gambler Flyin' Home From Memphis
The Slide Brothers Catch That Train Robert Randolph Presents:The Slide Brothers
The Soul Of John Black East LA Lady A Sunshine State Of Mind
Tony Joe White Sweet Tooth Hoodoo
Toronzo Cannon Sweet, Sweet, Sweet John the Conquer Root
Trampled Under Foot Badlands; Dark Of The Night; Trampled Under Foot Badlands
Trombone Shorty Vieux Carre Say That To Say This
Trudy Lynn Down in Memphis Royal Oaks Blues Cafe
Valerie June Pushin' Against A Stone Pushin' Against A Stone
Walter Trout All the King's Horses; Freedom; Bad Love; I'm Back; Move from the Hood Luther's Blues – A Tribute to Luther Allison
Watermelon Slim & The Workers Blue Freightliner Bull Goose Rooster
Zac Harmon I'm A Healer Blind Racoon Collection Volume 1