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Featured Release This Week From JD McPherson + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

JD McPherson is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist who specializes in a retro blend of classic rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and rockabilly.  McPherson and his band don't just play in imitation of those genres; they thoroughly inhabit them.  Since his debut album received wide release in 2012, McPherson has attracted legions of fans who quickly picked up on his authenticity.  His fourth record, Socks, is sure to continue that trend.  It's a fun listen from beginning to end, with the Oklahoma-born McPherson writing (sometimes co-writing) an album's worth of original Christmas songs.  I found it intersting that JD McPherson used instruments like the celeste and vibraphone to evoke the season.  You won't hear any sleigh bells on Socks!

Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Dec. 9, 2018:

1    Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis- Wild! Wild! Wild!

2    JD McPherson- Socks

3    Rodney Crowell- Christmas Everywhere

4    Charles Bradley- Black Velvet

5    The Ting Tings- The Black Light

6    Kurt Vile- Bottle It In

7    Fleet Foxes- First Collection 2006-2009

8    Elvis Costello & The Imposters- Look Now

9    Dan Mangan- More Or Less

10   All Them Witches- ATW

11   Phosphorescent- C'est La Vie

12   Foxwarren- Foxwarren

13   Bottle Rockets- Bit Logic

14   St. Lenox- Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love

15   J Mascis- Elastic Days

16   Cat Power- Wanderer

17   Ty Segall- Fudge Sandwich

18   Kero Kero Bonito- Time 'N' Place

19   Jon Spencer- Spencer Sings The Hits

20   Bob Dylan- More Blood, More Tracks:  The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

21   The Nude Party- The Nude Party

22   Molly Burch- First Flower

23   St. Vincent- MassEducation

24   Interpol- Marauder

25   Laura Gibson- Goners

26   Basement- Beside Myself

27   Low- Double Negative

28   The Smashing Pumpkins- Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP:  No Past.  No Future.  No Sun.

29   Adrianne Lenker- abysskiss

30   Lindsay Beaver- Tough As Love

Mark Simmet is a Senior Producer and Studio One Host