Sorry, I cheated and added #11, which is a new release of a 1987 concert. Two bands from the Baltimore area made this list: Charm City Junction and Bumper Jacksons.
Tune in to Detour, the folk, roots and world music show on Sunday, December 6, 5-7pm, to hear Detour’s Top 11 Songs of 2015. 89.7 FM and wtmd.org. The show will be available for streaming for two weeks at www.DetourRadio.com.
1. Lowell Levinger “Get Together” Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics [www.lowelllevinger.com]
2. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba “Waati” Ba Power [Glitterbeat] Mali
3. Charm City Junction “Two O’Clock in the Morning” Charm City Junction [Patuxent]
4. Mark Erelli “By Degrees” (single) [markerelli.bandcamp.com]
5. Terakaft “Amidinin Senta Aneflas (My Confidant)” Alone (Ténéré) [Outhere] Mali
6. Le Vent du Nord “Loup-garou” Têtu [Borealis] Canada (Québec)
7. Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky “I Know You Rider” The Pine Hill Project [Signature Sounds]
8. Bumper Jacksons “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” Too Big World [www.BumperJacksons.com]
9. Kiran Ahluwalia “Hayat” Sanata: Stillness [www.kiranmusic.com] India/Canada
10. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys “Au revoir Grand Mamou” Voyageurs [mamouplayboys.com]
11. Youssou N’Dour et le Super Étoile de Dakar “Immigres” Fatteliku: Live in Athens 1987 [RealWorld] Senegal
Vote for your top songs by December 15th! The countdown will be December 18th.