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Top 50 Countdown (2006): Host Picks

Roger LaMay, General Manager

1. Alejandro Escavedo - Boxing Mirror
2. Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 -Tick, Tick, Tick
3. Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
4. James Hunter - People Gonna Talk
5. Citizen Cope - Every Waking Moment
6. Los Lobos - The Town and the City
7. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
8. Derek Trucks - Songlines
9. Amos Lee - Supply and Demand
10. Slo Mo - My Buzz Comes Back

Michaela Majoun, XPN Morning Show Host

1. Alejandro Escovedo - The Boxing Mirror
2. Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae
3. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
4. Los Lobos - The Town and the City
5. Bruce Springsteen - The Seeger Sessions
6. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
7. Citizen Cope - Every Waking Moment
8. KT Tunstall - Eye To the Telescope
9. Slo Mo with Mic Wrecka - My Buzz Comes Back
10. Marisa Monte - Infinito Particular & Universo ao Meu Redor

Helen Leicht, Midday and Philly Local Host

1. Amos Lee - Supply & Demand
2. Ray Lamontagne - Till The Sun Turns Black
3. Citizen Cope - Every Waking Moment
4. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
5. Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
6. Slo Mo w/Mic Wrecka - My Buzz Comes Back
7. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Rodrigo Y Gabriela
8. Matt Duke - Winter Child
9. Birdie Busch - The Ways we Try
10. Antje Duvekot - Big Dream Boulevard

David Dye, World Cafe Host

(in no particular order)
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
Beck - The Information
The Black Keys - Magic Potion
The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls In America
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Ray LaMontagne - 'Til The Sun Turns Black
Guillemots/ From The Cliffs
Los Lobos/ The Town and the City
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard De L'Independence
Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World

Bubbling Under....
Midlake - The Trial of Van Occupanther
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Jennifer O'Connor - Over the Mountain Across the Valley and Back To the Stars
JJ Cale and Eric Clapton - The Road To Escondido
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
M. Ward - Post War
Portastatic - Be Still Please
Pernice Brothers - Live a Little
The Changes - Today Is Tonight
The Slip - Eisenhower

Song of the Year: Josh Ritter - "Thin Blue Flame"

Kathy O'Connell, Kids Corner Host

1. Trout Fishing in America - My Best Day
2. Vance Gilbert - Angels, Castles, Covers
3. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
4. Various Artists - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Kings
5. Kennedys - Songs of the Open Road
6. Kinky Friedman - Last of the Jewish Cowboys: The Best of Kinky Friedman
7. Barbara Cook/ Barbara Cook at the Met with Special Guests
8. Madeleine Peyroux - Half the Perfect World
9. Natalie MacMaster - Yours Truly
10. John Flynn - Two Wolves

Jonny Meister, Blues Show Host

1. Harmonica Shah - Listen At Me Good
2. Catherine Russell - Cat
3. Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - Contrasts
4. Angá - Echu Mingua
5. Guy Davis - Skunkmello
6. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman In The Fatherland
7. Jimi "Prime Time" Smith - Back On Track
8. Burnside Exploration - The Record
9. India.Arie - Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
10. Piney Brown - One Of These Days

Dan Reed, Operations Manager/Music Director

1. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
2. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
3. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
4. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
5. Beck - The Information
6. The Hold Steady - Boys & Girls In America
7. The Killers - Sam's Town
8. Grean Bel Fisher - Full Moon Cigarette
9. My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
10. The Slip - Eisenhower

Bruce Warren, Assistant GM for Programming

(in no particular order)
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
The Roots - Game Theory
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Thom Yorke - The Eraser

Jim McGuinn, Y-Rock On XPN Host

1. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever You Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
2. Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
3. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
4. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
5. The Dears - Gang of Losers
6. Beck - The Information
7. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
8. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
9. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
10. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock and Roll

Matt Reilly, Evening/Weekend Host

1. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
2. TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
3. The Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed
4. Say Hi To Your Mom - Impeccable Blahs
5. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
6. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
7. Nine Black Alps - Everything Is
8. The Mercers - Pretty Things Walk
9. Centromatic - Ft. Recovery
10. Tom Petty - Highway Companion

Chuck Elliot, Sleepy Hollow Host

1. Various Artists / Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
2. Madeleine Peyroux - Half the Perfect World
3. Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years Lying In The Belly Of A Mountain
4. Ellen Tepper and Ray Duffy - The Space Between the Strings (Philly Local)
5. Bar Scott - Parachute
6. Anonymous 4 - Gloryland
7. Peter Blanchette - Cinema Italiano
8. Peter Ostroushko - Postcards
9. Nouvelle Vague - Bande A -Part

Samantha Sullivan, Sleepy Hollow Host

1. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
2. David Gilmour - On An Island
3. Madeleine Peyroux - Half a Perfect World
4. Ane Brun - A Temporary Dive
5. Tom Waits - Orphans (box set)

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