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Annual Top 50 Countdown

Blues Summit Top 50 Best of the Blues Countdown for 2019

50. V.A.: 16 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920’s, Vol. 17 (Blues Images)
49. Rosie Flores: Simple Case Of The Blues (The Last Music Company)
48. Bonita & The Blues Shacks: Sweet Thing (Rhythm Bomb Records)
47. Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith & The House Bumpers: Drop The Hammer (Big eye Records)
46. Fruteland Jackson: Good As Your Last Dollar (Electro-Fi)
45. John Primer Feat. The Real Deal Blues Band: The Soul Of A Bluesman (Blues House Prod.)
44. Catfish Keith: Cat Fish Crawl (Fish Tail Records)
43. Zac Harmon: Mississippi Bar BQ (Catfood Records)
42. Sugaray Rayford: Somebody Save Me (Forty Below Records)
41. Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord)
40. Southern Avenue: Keep On (Concord)
39. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: Cypress Grove (Easy Eye Sound)
38. Bruce Katz: Solo Ride (American Showplace Music)
37. Annika Chambers: Kiss My Sass (Vizztone)
36. Nick Schnebelen: Crazy All By Myself (Vizztone)
35. Bloodest Saxophone: Texas Queens 5 (Diatone/Vizztone)
34. Brody Buster’s One Man Band: Damn! I Spilled The Blues (Booga Music/Vizztone)
33. Dave Spector: Blues From The Inside Out (Delmark)
32. The Texas Horns: Get Here Quick (Severn)
31. Bob Margolin: This Guitar And Tonight (Vizztone)
30. Junior Watson: Nothin’ To It But To Do It (Little Village Foundation)
29. Coco Montoya: Coming In Hot (Alligator)
28. Dawn Tyler Watson: Mad Love (Self)
27. Lucky Peterson: Just Warming Up! (Harmonia Mundi Musique)
26. Benny Turner And Cash McCall: Going Back Home (NOLA Blue)
25. V.A.: Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records Box Set (Earwig)
24. Tommy Castro And The Painkillers: Killin It Live (Alligator)
23. Nancy Wright: Alive & Blue (Direct Hit/Vizztone)
22. Joanna Connor: Rise (M.C. Records)
21. Altered Five Blues Band: Ten Thousand Watts (Blind Pig)
20. Gile Robson: Don’t Give Up On the Blues (American Showplace Music)
19. V.A.: A Tribute To Sean Costello; Don’t Pass Me By (Landslide)
18. The BB King Blues Band: The Soul Of The King (Ruf)
17. Watermelon Slim: Church Of The Blues (Northern Blues)
16. Chris O’Leary: 7 Minutes Late (American Showplace Music)
15. Tony Holiday: Tony Holiday’s Front Porch Sessions (Vizztone)
14. Jimmie Vaughan: Baby, Please Come Home (The Last Music Company)
13. Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men + Dana: Tall, Dark & Handsome (Hot Shot Records)
12. John Mayall: Nobody Told me (Forty Below Records)
11. Harpdog Brown: For Love & Money (Dog House Records)
10. Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers: No Good Deed (Prett Good For A Girl Records)
9. Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues: Roots And Branches; The Songs Of Little Water (Alligator)
8. Bob Corritore & Friends: Do The Hip-Shake Baby (SWMAF/Vizztone)
7. Toronzo Cannon And The Chicago Way: The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)
6. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: Contemporary (Alligator)
5. Reese Wynans And Friends: Sweet Release (J&R Adventures)
4. The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling: Lucky Guy! (Alligator)
3. Diane Blue: Look For The Light (Regina Royale)
2. The Cash Box Kings: Hail to The Kings! (Alligator)
1. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: Kingfish (Alligator)

Top 50 Best of the Blues Album Countdown for 2017

50. The Jon Spear Band: Hot Sauce (Self)
49. Eilen Jewell: Down Hearted Blues (Signature Sounds)
48. Mitch Woods: Friends Along The Way (Entertainment One)
47. Albert Castiglia: Up All Night (Ruf)
46. Peter Ward: Blues On My Shoulders (Grandy Dancer Records)
45. Linsey Alexander: Two Cats (Delmark)
44. Johnny Rawls: Waiting For The Train (Catfood Records)
43. Wee Willie Walker And The Anthony Paule Band: After A While (Blue Dot)
42. John Lee Hooker: Whiskey And Wimmen (VeeJay/Concord)
41. Karen Lovely: Fish Outta Water (Self)
40. Al Basile: Quiet Money (Sweetspot)
39. Eight O’ Five Jive: Swing Set (Red Rudy Too Tunes)
38. Hurricane Ruth: Ain’t Ready For The Grave (Hurricane Ruth Records)
37. Jimmy Carpenter: Plays The Blues (Vizztone)
36. Rockin’ Johnny Burgin: Neoprene Fedora (West Tone Records)
35. Steve Krase: Should’ve Seen It Coming (Connor Ray)
34. Catfish Keith: Mississippi River Blues (Fish Tail Records)
33. V.A.: International Blues Challenge #32 (Blues Foundation)
32. R.L. Boyce: Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation Records)
31. Savoy Brown: Whitchy Feelin’ (Ruf)
30. Billy Flynn: Lonesome Highway (Delmark)
29. Harrison Kennedy: Who U Tellin’? (Electro-Fi)
28. Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever (Ruf)
27. Joe Bonamassa: Live At Carnegie; An Acoustic Evening (J&R Adventures)
26. V.A.: Howlin’ At Greaseland (West Tone Records)
25. Patrick Recob: Perpetual Luau (Mr. Lucky’s Blues)
24. Southern Avenue: Southern Avenue (Stax/Concord)
23. Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi: Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train (M.C. Records)
22. Casey Hensley: Live Featuring Laura Chavez (Casey Hensley Music/Vizztone)
21. Lisa Biales: The Beat Of My Heart (Big Song Music)
20. Selwyn Birchwood: Pick Your Poison (Alligator)
19. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: The Luckiest Man (Stony Plain)
18. The Cash Box Kings: Royal Mint (Alligator)
17. The Knickerbocker All-Stars: Texas Rhody Blues (JP Cadillac Records)
16. Walter Trout: We’re All In This Together (Provogue)
15. George Thorogood: Party Of One (Rounder)
14. Tommy Castro And The Painkillers: Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)
13. Doug MacLeod: Break The Chain (Reference Records)
12. Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers: The Eastwest Sessions (Prett Good For A Girl Records)
11. Dani Wilde: Live At Brighton Road (Vizztone)
10. Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio: Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)
9. Coco Montoya: Hard Truth (Alligator)
8. Adrianna Marie And Her Roomful Of All-Stars: Kingdom Of Swing (Barking Blues Music/Vizztone)
7. John Primer & Bob Corritore: Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Delta Groove)
6. Taj Mahal & Keb Mo: TajMo (TajMo Records/Concord)
5. Big Bill Morganfield: Bloodstains On The Wall (Big Shuck Records)
4. John Mayall: Talk About That (Forty Below Records)
3. Kim Wilson: Blues And Boogie Vol. 1 (Severn)
2. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats: Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)
1. Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter: Right Place, Right Time (Delta Groove)

Blues Summit Best of the Blues Top 50 Countdown For 2016

50. Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s:Vol. 1 (Self)
49. Backtrack Blues Band:Way Back Home (Harpo Records)
48. JW-Jones:High Temperature (Solid Blues Records)
47. Moreland & Arbuckle:Promised Land Or Bust (Alligator)
46. Johnny Nicholas:Fresh Air (Johnny Nicholas Music)
45. Walter Trout:Alive In Amsterdam (Provogue)
44. Harpdog Brown:Travelin’ With The Blues (Dog House Records)
43. Al Basile:Mid-Century Modern (Sweetspot Records)
42. Daddy Mack Blues Band:A Bluesman Looks At Seventy (Inside Sounds)
41. Nick Schnebelen:Live At Knuckleheads (Vizztone)
40. Trudy Lynn:I’ll Sing The Blues For You (Connor Ray Records)
39. Alabama Mike:Upset The Status Quo (Greaseland Records)
38. Mississippi Heat:Cab Driving Man (Delmark)
37. Jonn Del Toro Richardson:Tengo Blues (JRCD)
36. Tasha Taylor:Honey For The Biscuit (Ruf)
35. Corey Dennison Band:Corey Dennison Band (Delmark)
34. Liz Mandeville:The Stars Motel (Blue Kitty Music)
33. The Fabulous Thunderbirds:Strong Like That (Severn)
32. Rory Block:Keepin’ Out Of Trouble (Stony Plain)
31. David Bromberg:The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues (Red House Records)
30. Various Artists:Blues For Big Walter (Eller Soul)
29. Ilana Katz Katz:Movin’ On (Regina Royale Records)
28. Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters:Maxwell Street (Stony Plain)
27. Dennis Gruenling Featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones:Ready Or Not (Backbender/Vizztone)
26. James Montgomery Blues Band:James Montgomery Blues Band (Cleopatra)
25. Various Artists:23 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920’s (Blues Images)
24. Shaun Murphy:It Won’t Stop Raining (Vision Wall)
23. Big Harp George:Wash My Horse In Champagne (Blues Mountain Records)
22. Jane Lee Hooker:No B! (Ruf)
21. Magic Sam Blues Band:Black Magic (Delmark)
20. Doug McLeod:Live In Europe (Under The Radar)
19. Janiva Magness:Love Wins Again (Blue Elan Records)
18. Vaneese Thomas:The Long Journey Home (Segue)
17. John Long:Stand Your Ground (Delta Groove)
16. Racky Thomas:Goin’ Home (Self)
15. Anni Piper:More Guitars Than Friends (Sugar Daddy Records)
14. Sugar Blue:Voyage (M.C. Records)
13. John Primer And The Real Deal Bluesband:That Will Never Do (Wolf)
12. Big Head Blues Club:Way Down Below (Big Records)
11. Lisa Mann:Hard Times, Bad Decisions (Jay Ray Records)
10. Bobby Rush:Porcupine Meat (Rounder)
9. Mitch Kashmar:West Coast Toast (Delta Groove)
8. Sugar Ray And The Bluetones:Seeing Is Believing (Severn)
7. Lurrie Bell:Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)
6. Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore:House Party At Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)
5. Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials:The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials (Alligator)
4. Joanna Connor:Six String Stories (M.C. Records)
3. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue:Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue (Electro-Fi)
2. Guy King:Truth (Delmark)
1. Toronzo Cannon:The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Blues Summit Top 50 Best Of The Blues For 2015

50. The Reverend Raven’s Big Damn Band: So Delicious (Yazoo/Shanachie)
49. Samantha Fish: Wild Heart (Ruf)
48. Henry Gray/Bob Corritore:The Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions Vol. 1 (Delta Groove)
47. Andy T/Nick Nixon Band: Numbers Man (Blind Pig)
46. Heather Crosse: Groovin’ At The Crosse Roads (Ruf)
45. Omar Coleman: Born & Raised (Delmark)
44. Danielle Nicole: Wolf Den (Concord)
43. The Nighthawks: Back Porch Party (Eller Soul)
42. Anthony Geraci And The Boston Blues All-Stars: Fifty Shades Of Blue (Delta Groove)
41. The Kentucky Headhunters With Johnnie Johnson|Meet Me In Memphis (Meet Me In Memphis-Alligator)
40. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys: Live! At The Big Bull (Nevermore Records)
39. Doug MacLeod: Exactly Like This (Reference)
38. Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine: Coulda Woulda Shoulda (Vizztone)
37. Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin:Lost Time (New-West)
36. Diane Blue: Blues In My Soul (Regina Royale)
35. Harrison Kennedy: This Is From Here (Electro Fi)
34. Trudy Lynn: Everything Comes With A Price (Connor Ray Music)
33. Sugaray Rayford: Southside (Nimoy Sue Records)
32. Fiona Boyes: Box & Dice (Blue Empress/Reference)
31. The Texas Horns: Blues Gotta Holda Me (Vizztone)
30. Jewel Brown Featurung Bloodest Saxophone: Roller Coaster Boogie (Dynaflow records)
29. Shaun Murphy: Loretta (Vision Wall)
28. The Knickerbocker All-Stars: Go Back Home To The Blues (JP Cadillac Records)
27. Brandon Santini: Live & Extended (Endless Blues/Vizztone)
26. Sonny Landreth: Bound By The Blues (Provogue)
25. Muddy Waters 100: Muddy Waters 100 (Raisin’ Music Records)
24. Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames: Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)
23. Mitch Woods: Jammin’ On The High C’s (Club 88 Records)
22. Kim Simmonds And Savoy Brown: The Devil To Pay (Ruf)
21. Ronnie Earl & The Broadscasters: Father’s Day( Stony Plain)
20. John Mayall: Find A Way To Care (Forty Below Records)
19. Bey Paule Band: Not Goin’ Away (Blue Dot)
18. Albert Cummings: Someone Like You(Blind Pig)
17. Debbie Davies: Love Spin (Little Dipper/Vizztone)
16. J.B. Hutto & His Hawks: Hawk Squat (Delmark)
15. Chris James/Patrick Rynn: Trouble Don’t Last (Vizztone)
14. The Ragpicker String Band: The Ragpicker String Band (Yellow Dog)
13. Igor Prado Band And Delta Groove All Stars: Way Down South (Delta Groove)
12. Tommy Castro And The Painkillers: Method To My Madness (Alligator)
11. Steve Earle & The Dukes: Terraplane (New-West)
10. Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots: Boom Town (Blind Pig)
9. Guy Davis: Kokomo Kidd (M.C. Records)
8. Charlie Musselwhite: I Ain’t Lyin’ (Henrietta Records)
7. Walter Trout: Battle Scars (Provogue)
6. Junior Wells: Southside Blues Jam (Delmark)
5. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King: Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)
4. James Harman: Bonetime (Electro Fi)
3. Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar (RCA-Silvertone)
2. Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)
1. Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J&R Adventures)

Blues Summit Top 50 Best Of The Blues For 2014

50. Trudy Lynn: Royal Oaks Blues Cafe (Connor Ray Records)
49. Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Pure Magic (Wolf)
48. The Mannish Boys: Wrapped Up & Ready (Delta Groove)
47. Evelyn Rubio And The Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra: Hombres (Self)
46. Gary Clark Jr.: Gary Clark Jr. Live (Warner Brothers)
45. Mississippi Heat: Warning Shot (Delmark)
44. The Blues Doctors: Roosters Happy Hour (Modern Blues Harmonica)
43. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers: Love Whip Blues (Vizztone/Juicy JuJu Records)
42. Hurricane Ruth: Born On The River (Hurricane Ruth Publishing)
41. The Knickerbocker All-Stars: Open Mic At The Knick (JP Cadillac Records)
40. Selwyn Birchwood: Don’t Call No Ambulance (Alligator)
39. The Alexis P. Suter Band: Love The Way You Roll (American Showplace Music)
38. Big Harp George: Chromaticism (Blues Mountain Records)
37. Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues: Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
36. Janiva Magness: Original (Fat Head Records)
35. Steve Freund/Gloria Hardiman: Set Me Free (Delmark)
34. Billy Boy Arnold: The Blues Soul Of Billy Boy Arnold (Stony Plain)
33. Jim Liban With The Joel Paterson Trio: I Say What I Mean (Ventrella Records)
32. Missy Andersen: In The Moment (Main Squeeze Records)
31. Kim Simmonds And Savoy Brown: Goin’ To The Delta (Ruf)
30. John Mayall: A Special Life (Forty Below Records)
29. Sena Ehrhardt: Live My Live (Blind Pig)
28. Joe Louis Walker: Hornet’s Nest (Alligator)
27. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Common Ground (YepRoc)
26. Lucky Peterson: Son Of A Bluesman (Jazz Village)
25. V.A.: 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920’s Vol. 12 (Blues Images)
24. John Nemeth: Memphis Grease (Blue Corn)
23. Tommy Castro And The Painkillers: The Devil You Know (Alligator)
22. Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures)
21. Liz Mandeville: Heart ‘O’ Chicago (Blue Kitty Music)
20. The Nick Moss Band: Time Ain’t Free (Blue Bella)
19. Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers: Emergency Situation (Blind Pig)
18. Elvin Bishop: Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)
17. Vaneese Thomas: Blues For My Father (Segue Records)
16. Marcia Ball: The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)
15. Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters: Good News (Stony Plain)
14. Lisa Biales: Belle Of The Blues (Big Song Records)
13. JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)
12. Sean Costello: In The Magic Shop (Vizztone)
11. Mark Hummel: The Hustle Is Really On (ElectriFi)
10. Bob Corritore: Taboo (Delta Groove)
9. John Hammond: Timeless (Megaforce)
8. Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith: Keepin’ It Together (Big Eye Records)
7. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Goin’ Home (Concord)
6. Rory Block: Hard Luck Child (Stony Plain)
5. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats: You Asked For It…Live (Alligator)
4. Johnny Winter: Step Back (Megaforce)
3. Charlie Musselwhite: Juke Joint Chapel (Henrietta Records)
2. Sugar Ray And The Bluetones: Living Tear To Tear (Severn)
1. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson: For Pops (Severn)

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)