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Annual Blues411 Favorite Releases

Blues411 Top Categories for 2010

Ok so this is really just for giggles, what I have done here is go thru all my received CD releases from artists, labels, friends and created a ‘top jimi‘ list. Why? ‘Cos I could. Does it mean anything? Not really since it is not a comprehensive list of all releases, or categories, it’s just a fun thing I decided to do.
So sit back, pour a glass of Jameson’s, a cup of coffee, a shot of tequilla, or whatever suits ya’ and, as Ted Nugent once said, come along if you care, come along if you dare . . .

Nuthin’ like live music to get the party started . . .
Best Live Release:
J.T. Lauritsen & Buckshot Hunters – ‘LIVE”
Hamilton Loomis – Live in England
Joe Louis Walker – Blues Conspiracy: Live On The LRBC
Cee-Cee James – Seriously Raw

There is something Organic and basic to non-electrified music. . .
Acoustic Blues
Jim Byrnes – Everywhere West
Davis Coen – Jukebox Classic
Tas Cru’ – Jus’ Desserts
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy

If we are going down in the alley, let’s go with the best of the best . . .
Soul, R&B Blues
Quintas McCormick – Hey Jodie !
Asamu Johnson Project – Blues You can Use
Sugaray – Blind Alley
Biscuit Miler – Blues With A Smile

While we are here in the alley look who came back . . .
Welcome Back Kotter Release
Lucky Peterson – You Can Always Turn Around
Gary U.S. Bonds – Let Them Talk
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy (and we didn’t even knoiw she was away)

Still in that alley there were some great newbies to the scene, might be the strongest category here:
Best New Debut
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Upside Your Head
Matt Hill -On The Floor
Burnsville Band – Give Me a Job
The Vincent Hayes Project – Reclamation

Phew, glad I’m outta that place ! Looky here the girls have shown up and ready to rumble:
Female Vocalist
Chrissie O’Dell & Hot Mess – If I Had a Dime
Cee-Cee James – Low Down Where The Snakes Crawl
Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies – Big Rockin’ Boogie
Johnny Ace & Cathy Lemons – LemonAce
OK, this really was the toughest category, so I broke it down to a rock, scissor, paper contest with my trusty staff photographer, damn ladies, all y’all are winners . . .

I need a drink, be right back . . . . . . . . . ..erp. . . . . . . .OK giving voice to the male kind…
Male Vocalist (and Whatever Else They Play)
Gary U.S. Bonds – Let Them Talk
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Chris O’Leary Band – Mr. Used To Be
Harper – Stand Together

So we got us some boys, and where there are boys there are guitars . . .
Guitar Hero
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Sauce Boss – Hot ‘n Heavy
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Upside Your Head
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Diamonds in the Dirt

If there’s a guitar, there’s usually a bass . . .
Mr. BassMan
(Chris James &) Patrick Rynn – Gonna Boogie Anyway
Johnny Ace & Cathy Lemons – LemonAce
Biscuit Miler – Blues With A Smile
Asamu Johnson Project – Blues You can Use
 
I need to back off just abit here, so for your enjoyment . . .
Good Time Music/Traditional
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy
Mitch Woods – Gumbo Blues
Jim Byrnes – Everywhere West
Brad Vickers & Vestopolitans – Stuck With the Blues

Let’s not forget how the Blues is really an International art form, so I give you . . .
International Blues Music
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Claude Hay – Deep Fried Satisfied
Stevie Paige – Welcome to the Big Time
Joanna Shaw Taylor – Diamonds in the Dirt
another great category, and there were others who are cross categoried who coulda been here.
Special mention to Harper – Stand Together – since he hails from ‘over there’ but lives over here now and he does play a didgeridoo !

Where is it all going, the future is now and these two artists made an impression on me by giving me download cards for their music . . .it’s a tie ! ! !
21st
Century Distribution Channel Award goes to . . .
Phil Gates – Addicted to the Blues
The Vincent Hayes Project – Reclamation

That’s it, thanks for letting me take up some of your precious time this holiday season, thanks for visiting Blues411 it has been a gas, and I appreciate your visits, comments and good will.

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