Annual Top 50 Countdown

 
Blues Summit  Top 50 Countdown For 2013 
50. Various Artists: True Blues (Telarc)
49. Moreland & Arbuckle: 7 Cities (Telarc)
48. The Undaunted Professor Harp: They Call Me Professor Harp (Armrest Records)
47. Sugaray Rayford: Dangerous (Delta Groove)
46. Steve Fruend: Come On In This House (9 Below Productions)
45. Gina Sicilia: It Wasn’t Real (Swingnation/Vizztone)
44. Doug MacLeod: There’s A Time (Reference)
43. The Hound Kings: Unleashed (9 Below Productions)
42. Candye Kane Featuring Laura Chavez: Coming Out Swingin’ (Vizztone)
41. Guy Davis Featuring Fabrizio Poggi: Juba Dance (M.C. Records)
40. Ana Popovic: Can You Stand The Heat (ArtisteXclusive)
39. Duke Robillard: Independently Blue (Stony Plain)
38. Kara Grainger: Shiver & Sigh (Electrogroove)
37. Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings: Kingsville Jukin’ (Delmark)
36. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King: Road Dog’s Life (Delta Groove)
35. Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley: Scrap Metal Blues (Electro Fi)
34. Tail Dragger: Stop Lyin’ (Delmark)
33. Little G. Weevil: Moving (APIC/Vizztone)
32. Chris James & Patrick Rynn: Barrelhouse Stomp (Earwig)
31. Lucky Peterson Featuring Tamara Peterson: Live At The 55 Arts Club, Berlin (Blackbird Music)
30. Charley Patton: 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920′s Vol. 11 (Blues Images)
29. Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney: Drivin’ Me Wild (Del Toro Music)
28. Charles Big Daddy Stallings: Call Me Big Daddy (Tai Jeria Record Co.)
27. Bryan Lee: Play One For Me (Severn)
26. Albert King: Roadhouse Blues (Stax/Concord)
25. Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw (J&R Adventures)
24. Omar Dykes: Runnin’ With The Wolf (Provogue)
23. Alabama Red: Windy City Blues (Wolf)
22. Eugene Hideaway Bridges: Roots And Vines (Armadillo)
21. Dave Riley And Bob Corritore: Hush Your Fuss (SWMAF/Vizztone)
20. Sena Ehrhardt: All In (Blind Pig)
19. Shawn Holt And The Teardrops: Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)
18. John Primer & Bob Corritore: Knockin’ Around These Blues (Delta Groove)
17. Ursula George: One Steady Roll (Tommytiger)
16. Homemade Jamz Blues Band: Mississippi Hill Country (Self)
15. Trampled Under Foot: Badlands (Telarc)
14. Big Bill Morganfield: Blues With A Mood (Black Shuck)
13. Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band: Soul For Your Blues (Blue Dot)
12. Cassie Taylor: Out Of My Mind (Yellow Dog)
11. Nicole Hart & Anni Piper: Split Second (Blues Leaf)
10. Dennis Gruenling Featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones: Rockin’ All Day (Backbender/Vizztone)
       Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Featuring Dennis Gruenling: What’s It Gonna Take (Dem Blues/Vizztone)
 9. Ruff Kutt Blues Band: That’s When The Blues Begins (Vizztone)
 8. Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians: 13 Live (Blind Pig)
 7. Fabulous Thunderbirds: On The Verge (Severn)
 6. Roomful Of Blues: 45 Live (Alligator)
 5. Lurrie Bell: Blues In My Soul (Delmark)
 4. James Cotton:Cotton Mouth Man (Alligator)
 3. Rory Block: Avalon (Stony Plain)
 2. Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)
 1. Various Artists: Remembering Little Walter (Blind Pig)

Blues Summit Top 50 Countdown For 2012
50. The Strata-Tones: Dressed Up To Fess Up (Fruition Records)
49. Lamont Cranston Band: Lamont Cranston Band With Bruce McCabe (High Temperature)
48. Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry: The Clarksdale Sessions (Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.)
47. Lurrie Bell: The Devil Ain’t Got No Music (Aria B.G.)
46. Robert Cray Band: Nothin But Love (Provogue)
45. Elmore James Jr. And The Broom Dusters: Old School Lover (Wolf)
44. Memphis Gold: Pickin’ In High Cotton (Stack House Records)
43. Sugar Blue: Raw Sugar Blue (Beeble Music, LLC)
42. Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown: Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown (Dialtone)
41. Linsey Alexander: Been There Done That (Delmark)
40. Lawrence Lebo: The Best Of Don’t Call Her Larry Blues Mix (On the Air)
39. Paul Rishell With Annie Raines: Talking Guitar (Mojo Rodeo)
38. Omar & The Howlers: I’m Gone (Big Guitar Music)
37. Ann Rabson With Bob Margolin: Not Alone (Vizztone)
36. Eric Bibb: Deeper In The Well (Stony Plain)
35. Mitch Woods: Blues Beyond Borders, Live In Istanbul (Club 88 Records)
34. Eddie Taylor Jr.: So Called Friends (Wolf)
33. Lisa Biales: Just Like Honey (Big Song Music)
32. John Lee Hooker Jr.: All Hooked Up (Self)
31. Big James And The Chicago Playboys: The Big Payback (Blind Pig)
30. Peter Karp/Sue Foley|: Beyond The Crossroads (Blind Pig)
29. John Primer: Blues On Solid Ground (Blues House)
28. Johnnie Bassett: I Can Make That Happen (Sly dog)
27. Albert Cummings: No Regrets (Ivy Music)
26. Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods: Candy Store Kid (Nugene)
25. Pinetop Perkins: Heaven (Blind Pig)
24. Mississippi Heat: Delta Bound (Delmark)
23. Debbie Davies: After The Fall (M.C. Records)
22. Curtis Salgado: Soul Shot (Alligator)
21. Liz Mandeville: Clarksdale (Blue Kitty)
20. Taildragger & Bob Corritore: Longtime Friends In The Blues (Delta Groove)
19. Eddie C. Campbell: Spider Eating Preacher (Delmark)
18. John Nemeth: Blues Live (Nemeth Music)
17. JW-Jones: Seventh Hour (Solid Blues)
16. RJ Mischo: Make It Good (Delta Groove)
15. Rory Block: I Belong To The Band (Stony Plain)
14. Joe Louis Walker: Hellfire (Alligator)
13. The Nighthawks: Damn Good Time (Severn)
12. Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Bad Boy (Blind Pig)
11. Shemekia Copeland: 33 1/3 (Telarc)
10. V.A.: 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920′s Vol. 10 (Blues Images)
9. Joan Osborne: Bring It On Home (Saguaro Road)
8. Gary Primich: Just A Little Bit More… (Old Pal Records)
7. Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials|: Jump Start (Alligator)
6. Janiva Magness|: Stronger For It (Alligator)
5. The Blues Broads: The Blues Broads (Delta Groove)
4. Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks: Oh Wow! (Jellyroll Records)
3. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats: One Wrong Turn (Alligator)
2. Michael “Iron Man’ Burks: Show Of Strength (Alligator)
1. Mud Morganfield: Son Of The Seventh Son (Severn)
Blues Summit Top 50 Countdown for 2011
50. George Thorogood: 2120 So. Michigan Ave. (Capitol)
49. Harrison Kennedy: Shame The Devil (ElectroFi)
48. Andrea Marr: Little Sister Got Soul (Blue Skunk)
47. Mulebone: Bluesville Sessions (Red Tug)
46. Yank Rachell: Blues Mandolin Man (Blind Pig)
45. Doug McLeod: Brand New Eyes (Reference)
44. Eugene Hideaway Bridges: Rock And A Hard Place (Armadillo)
43. The Cash Box Kings: Holler & Stomp (Blind Pig)
42. Trampled Under Foot: Wrong Side Of The Blues (TUF/Vizztone)
41. Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton: Play The Blues (Reprise)
40. Henry Gray: Lucky Man (Blind Pig)
39. Etta James: The Dreamer (Verve Forecast)
38. Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue: Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue (Delta Groove)
37. The Duke Robillard Band: Low Down And Tore Up (Stony Plain)
36. Candye Kane: Sister Vagabond (Delta Groove)
35. Billy Thompson: A Better Man (Papa Lee Records) Released late 2010.
34. Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Big Records)
33. V.A.: 19 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920′s, Volume 9 (Blues Images)
32. Ana Popovic: Unconditional (Eclecto Groove)
31: Larry Taylor: They Were In this House (Wolf)
30. Marquise Knox: Here I Am (APO)
29. The Homemade Jamz Blues Band: The Game (Self)
28. Tab Banoit: Medicine (Telarc)
27. V.A.: Walkin’ Blues; 15 Years From Mountain Top Productions (Mountain Top Prod.)
26. Diunna Greenleaf: Trying To Hold On (Blue Mercy)
25. The Wildcat O’Halloran Band: Drinkin’ With the Harp Girls (Dove’s Nest)
24. Marcia Ball: Roadside Attractions (Alligator)
23. Shaun Murphy: Live At Callahan’s Music Hall (Vision Wall)
22. Laurie Morvan Band: Breathe Deep (Screaming Lizard)
21. Nora Jean Wallace: Good Blues (Untouchable)
20. The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue: Live! (Alligator)
19. V.A.: Mistakes Were Made… (Broke & Hungry Records)
18: Gregg Allman: Low Country Blues (Rounder)
17. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Don’t Explain (J & R Adventures)
16. Ruthie Foster: Live At Antone’s (Blue Corn)
15. The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band: Peyton On Patton (Side One Dummy)
14. Grana Louise: Gettin’ Kinda Rough (Delmark)
13. John-Alex Mason: Juke Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jaybird)
12. Fiona Boyes: Blues For Hard Times (Blue Empress/Vizztone)
11. Rich DelGrosso/Jonn DelToro Richardson: Time Slips On By (Self)
10. Sugar Ray & The Bluetones: Evening (Severn)
9. Ruff Kutt Blues Band: Mill Block Blues (Katy Mae)
8. Tracy Nelson: Victim Of The Blues (Delta Groove)
7. Rory Block: Shake ‘em On Down (Stony Plain)
6. Rod Piazza & The Almighty Flyers: All Mighty Dollar (Delta Groove)
5. Mark Hummel Unplugged: Back Porch Music (Mountain Top Prod.)
4. Chicago Blues; A Living History: (R)evolution Continues (Raisin’ Music)
3. George “Harmonica” Smith: Teardrops Are Falling (ElectroFi)
2. Johnny Winter: Roots (Megaforce)
1. Roomful of Blues: Hook, Line & Sinker (Alligator)

Blues Summit Top 50 for 2010. Another great year!
#50. Swississippi Chris Harper: Four Aces And A Harp-Swississippi Rec.
#49. Cash Box Kings: I-94 Blues-Blue Bella
#48. Peter Karp & Sue Foley: He Said She Said-Blind Pig
#47. The Robert Cray Band: Cookin’ In Mobile-Nozzle/Vanguard
#46. Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax: 100 Miles To Go-Delta Groove
#45. V.A.: Blues Piano-Rama-ElectroFi
#44. R.J. Mischo: Knowledge You Can’t Get In College-Greaseland Rec.
#43. John Lee Hooker Jr.: Live In Istanbul, Turkey-Steppin’ Stone
#42. Mark Hummel: Retro-Active-ElectroFi
#41. Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band: Brazilian Kicks-Delta Groove
#40. John Primer: Call Me John Primer-Wolf
#39. Kenny Neal: Hooked On Your Love-Blind Pig
#38. Daddy Mack Blues Band: Bluesfinger-Inside Sounds
#37. Mel Brown: Love, Lost And Found-ElectroFi
#36. Shaun Murphy: Trouble With Lovin’-Serenity Hill
#35. Joanne Shaw Taylor: Diamonds In the Dirt-Ruf
#34. Hollywood Blue Flames: Deep In America-Delta Groove
#33. Ernie Hawkins: Whinin’ Boy-Corona Records
#32. Peaches Statin: Live At Legends-Swississippi Records
#31. JW-Jones: Midnight Memphis Sun-Ruf
#30. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois Have Blues Will Travel-Alligator
#29. Jay Gaunt: Harmonicopia-JBG Music
#28. Elvin Bishop: Red Dog Speaks-Delta Groove
#27. Cathy Lemons & Johnny Ace: Lemonace-Vizztone
#26. Janiva Magness: The Devil Ia An Angel Too-Alligator
#25. Lucky Peterson: You Can Always Turn Around-Dreyfus Jazz
#24. Elmore James Jr.: Baby Please Set A Date-Wolf
#23. Moreland & Arbuckle: Flood-Telarc
#22. Teeny Tucker: Keep The Blues Alive-Tebo
#21. Guitar Shorty: Bare Knuckle-Alligator
#20. Duke Robillard: Passport To The Blues-Stonyplain
#19. Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings:That’s The Way You Do-Delmark
#18. Kirsten Thien: Delicious-Screen Door
#17. Eden Brent: Ain’t Got No Troubles-Yellowdog
#16. The Forrest McDonald Band: Certified Blue-World Talent
#15. Shakura S’aida: Brown Sugar-Ruf
#14. Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Live in Chicago-Roadrunner Records
#13. James Cotton: Giant-Alligator
#12. Will Tucker: Stealin’ the Soul-Will Tucker Music
#11. Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Raising The Bar-Blind Pig
#10. The Steve Miller Band: Bingo!-Roadrunner
#09. The Vincent Hayes Project: Reclamation-North 61
#08. Chris James/Patrick Rynn: Gonna Boogie Anyway-Earwig
#07. The Nighthawks: Last Train To Bluesville-Rip Bang
#06. Eric Bibb: Booker’s Guitar-Telarc
#05. Charlie Musselwhite: The Well-Alligator
#04. Junior Wells & The Aces: Live In Boston 1966-Delmark
#03. Pinetop Perkins/Willie “Big eyes” Smith: Joined At The Hip-Telarc
#02. Bob Corritore & Friends: Harmonica Blues-Delta Groove
#01. Buddy Guy: Living Proof-Silvertone/Jive

Here’s the Blues Summit Top 50 for 2009. A darn good year!

WMWV’s Blues Summit Top 50 Blues CDs For 2009
50) Jeff Healey: Songs From The Road (Ruf)
49) Marshall Lawrence: The Morning After (Self)
48) Marquise Knox: Man Child (APO)
47) Mark Hummel: Chicago Blues Party (Mountain Top)
46) Zora Young: The French Connection (Delmark)
45) Shirley Johnson: Blues Attack (Delmark)
44) Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges: Live in San antonio (Armadillo)
43) Racky Thomas Band: Hard Travelin’ (Self)
42) V.A.: Things About Comin’ My Way; A Tribute To The Miss. Sheiks (Black Hen)
41) The Twisters: Come Out Swingin’ (Northern Blues)
40) Louisiana Red & Little Victor’s Juke Joint: Back To The Black Bayou (Ruf/Bluestown)
39) Henry Gray & The Cats: Times Are Gettin’ Hard (Self)
38) Guy Davis: Sweetheart Like You (Red House)
37) Braithwaite & Whiteley: Nightbird Blues (ElectroFi)
36) Tinsley Ellis: Speak No Evil (Alligator)
35) Chick Willis: Hit & Run Blues (Benevolent Blues)
34) David Maxwell & Louisiana Red: You Got To Move (Blue Max/ Vizztone)
33) Sean Costello: Sean’s Blues (Landslide)
32) V.A.: It Ain’t Over; 55 Years Of The Blues (Delmark)
31) Duke Robillard: Stomp! The Blues Tonight (Stony Plain)
30) Sweet Claudette: That Man’s Got To Go (No Cover Prod.)
29) Swamp Cabbage: Squeal (ZoHo Roots)
28) Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Rough Dried Woman (Wolf)
27) Ana Popovic: Blind For Love (Electro Groove)
26) Big Bill Morganfield: Born Lover (Black Shuck/ Vizztone)
25) V.A.: Delta Groove All Star Revue; Volumes 1 & 2 (Delta Groove) Both, ’cause I was there!!
24) Zakiya Hooker: Keeping It Real (Boogie With The Hook)
23) Long John Hunter: Looking For A Party (Blues Express)
22) Debbie Davies: Holdin’ Court (Little Dipper/ Vizztone)
21) Bryan Lee: My Lady Don’t Love My Lady (Justin Time)
20) Nick Moss & The Flip Tops: Live At Chan’s; Vol. 2 (Blue Bella)
19) Cyril Neville: Brand New Blues (M.C. Records)
18) John Primer: All Original (Blues House Prod.)
17) Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyer Blues Quartet: Soul Monster (Delta Groove)
16) Karen Lovely: Lucky Girl (Pretty Pear)
15) The Insomniacs: At Least I’m Not With You (Delta Groove)
14) The Homemade Jamz Blues Band: I Got Blues For You (Northern Blues)
13) Big Pete Pearson: Finger In Your Eye (SWMAF Records)
12) Davis Coen: Magnolia Land (Soundview)
11) The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Rick Vito: Blue Again (429 Records)
10) Candye Kane: Superhero (Delta Groove)
9) Fiona Boyes: Blues Woman (Yellow Dog)
8) Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: Twisted (Alligator)
7) Nicole Hart: Treasure (Blues Leaf)
6) Eddie C. Campbell: Tear This World Up (Delmark)
5) Shemekia Copeland: Never Going Back (Telarc)
4) Tommy Castro: Hard Believer (Alligator)
3) Saffire; The Uppity Blues Women: Havin’ The Last Word (Alligator)
2) Charlie Musselwhite Band: Rough Dried; Live At The Triple Door (Henrietta Records)
1) Dave Riley & Bob Corritore: Lucky To Be Living (Blue Witch)

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Lawrence Perry September 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

looking for a song you played last week called Nomad
love the blues summit, thank you

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Karen Barron January 10, 2011 at 1:58 am

Hi Roy…I listen to your show every Wednesday nite… I love it….I wanted to ask who wrote the original One Bourbon, One Scotch and One beer…I thought it was from the late 30′s. I have a friend who says it was written in 1953 Amos Milburn.Thanks very much! Karen Barron Ossipee NH

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