Note: REAL BLUES ‘Top 100 Releases’ chart is based on CD’s we have received in the previous 24 Calendar months*.
All have been graded as ‘Highly Recommended Purchases’ and all selections are based solely on Artistic/Spiritual Merit. Selections have already been reviewed or will be within the next issue. This list is a ‘Bribery-free’ listing so you can ‘take-it-to-the-bank’. (If you hope to have your CD on this list, the first step is to send us a review copy…)

* While the current Top 100 Chart is mainly reserved for the Hottest CDs of the last 12 calendar months, some exceptional releases may remain on the chart for longer periods.

1. Fillmore Slim: The Legend of Fillmore Slim (Mountain Top)
1. Big George Brock: Heavyweight Blues (APO)

1. Big Shanty: Ride With The Wind (King Mojo)
2. Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughn: On The Jimmy Reed Highway (Ruf)

2. Jimi Bott: Bott & Paid For (Roseleaf)

2. Joe Doucet: Houston’s Third Ward Blues (Dialtone)

2. Travis Haddix: Mean Ole Yesterday (Wann-Sonn)

3. Dennis Binder: Hole In That Jug (Earwig)

3. James ‘Blood’ Ulmer: Bad Blood In The City (Hyena/Fusion3)

3. Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges (Armadillo)

4. Texas Southside Kings (Dialtone)

4. The Carter Brothers: Singing The Blues (Kon-Kord)

4. Jimmy Hall: Rendezvous With The Blues (Rockin’ Camel)

5. Danny Brooks: No Easy Way Out (Rockin’ Camel)

5. Andy Santana: Take Me With You (Indie)

5. Billy Jones: My Hometown (Black & Tan)
5. Phillip Walker: Going Back Home (Delta Groove)

6. Mitch Kashmar: Wake Up & Worry (Delta Groove)

6. Bobby Rush: Raw (Deep Rush)            
6. Joan Armatrading: Into The Blues (429 Records/Universal)

7. Ike Turner: Risin’ With The Blues (Zoho)

7. Donald Ray Johnson: Travelin’ Man (Marvista)

7. Ernie Payne: Coercion Street (Black & Tan)

7. The Hep Cat Boo Daddies: Hotrodsexgod (Indie)

8. The Kilborn Alley Blues Band: Put It In The Alley (Blue Bella)

8. Willie King: One Love (Freedom Creek)

8. Phantom Blues Band: Out Of The Shadows (Delta Groove)

8. The Bonedaddys: Waterslide (ComboTempo)

9. Jay Gordon and The Penetrators: Gold Rings Silver Bullets (Shuttle)

9. Tab Benoit: Power Of Ponchartrain (Telarc)
9. The Soul of John Black: The Good Girl Blues (Cadabra Records)

9. Mem Shannon: Live/A Night At Tipitina’s (Northern Blues)

9. Igo Prado Band: Upside Down (Chico Blues Records)

9. Los Lonely Boys: Sacred (Epic/Sony)

9. Piney Brown: One Of These Days (Bonedog)

10. Cleveland Fats: The Way Things Go (Honeybee Ent)

10. Nick Moss and the Flip Tops: Live At Chan’s (Blue Bella)

10. Mark LaForme: Vintage (Alleged Iguana Music)

10. Texas Harmonica Rumble (Dialtone)

11. Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers All Star Revue: Way Down South (Blues Rock)

11. Filisko & Noden: Live! (Diving Duck)

12. Guitar Shorty: We The People (Alligator)

12. Saturday Nite Fish Fry: Dirt Road Blues (7 Arts)

12. Georgette Fry: Back In A Moment (Spare Rib)

12. Carey & Lurrie Bell: Gettin' Up, Live (Delmark)

12. Root Doctor: Change Our Ways (Big O Records)

12. Johnny Sansone: Poor Man’s Paradise (Shortstack)

13. Kenny Wayne Sheppard: 10 Days Out (Reprise/Warner)

13. NYC Blues Devils: Hell Yeah! (Hyperspace Records)

13. Stacy Mitchhart: Gotta Get The Feeling Back Again (Dr. Sam)

14. John 'Juke' Logan: The Truth Will Rock You (Mocombo)

14. Ronnie Baker Brooks: The Torch (Watch Dog)

14. Bill Lupkin & Friends: Where I Come From (Blue Bella)

14. Trudy Lynn: I’m Still Here (Sawdust Alley)

15. The Mercy Brothers: Strange Adventure (Corazong)

15. Duke Robillard: World Full Of Blues (Stony Plain)

15. Jacob & The Jackals: South From Memphis (House Rockin’)
15. Big Pete Pearson: I’m Here Baby (Blue Witch)

15. Johnny Max Band: A Lesson I’ve Learned (Pour Soul)

16. Texas Allstar Big Band Bash Live! (Top Cat)

16. Adolphus Bell: One Man Band (Music Maker)

16. Darrell Nulisch: Goin’ Back To Dallas (Severn)

16. Alabama Slim & Little Freddie King: The Mighty Flood (Music Maker)
17. 112 North Duck: I Took The Hook (Indie)

17. Terry Garland: Whistling In The Dark (Silvermoon Records)

17. Earl Gilliam: Texas Doghouse Blues (Dialtone)

17. Robi Zonca: Rebel! (Indie)

18. Tony Vega Band: Glory Baby (Red Onion)

18. Billy Jones: tha’ Bluez (Black & Tan)

18. Jimmy Hall: Build Your Own Fire (Zoho)

18. Lee Gates: Black Lucy’s Deuce (Music Maker)

18. Sugar Ray And The Bluetones: My Life, My Friends, My
Music (Severn)

19. Lurrie Bell: Let’s Talk About Love (Aria B.G. Records)

19. Jimmy Burns: Live At B.L.U.E.S. (Delmark)

15. Mavis Staples: We’ll Never Turn Back (Anti)

19. Fillmore Slim: The Game (Mountain Top)

19. Sweet Betty: Live & Let Live (Music Maker)

19. Drink House To Church House: Various Artists (Music Maker)

20. The Hollywood Blue Flames: Road to Rio (Delta Groove)

20. Roy Roberts: Man With A Message (Rockhouse)  (Gospel CD)

20. Ernest Lane: The Blues Is Back (Acoustic Music)

20. Threshold: Sum Blues (Rubicon)

20. House Rockin’ And Blues Shoutin’: Celebrating 15 Years Of The Rhythm Room (Blue Witch)

21. Earl Gaines Is Back! The Different Feelings of Blues & Soul (Blue-Fye)

21. Harrison Kennedy: High Country Blues (Electro-Fi)

21. Memo Gonzalez & The Blue Casters: Live In The U.K. (Crosscut)

21. Elvin Bishop: Booty Bumpin’ (Blind Pig/Stony Plain)
21. Lil’ Dave Thompson: Got To Get Over You (Electro-Fi)

21. Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys: Comfort Food (Indie)

21. Mason Casey: Sofa King Badass (Northern Blues)

22. Booboo Davis: Drew, Mississippi (Black & Tan)
22. Blue Plate Special: Can You Dig It? (Prime)

23. Watermelon Slim & the Workers: The Wheel Man (Northern Blues)

23. Big George Brock: Round Two (Cathead)
24. Dave Riley & Bob Corritore: Travelin’ The Dirt Road (Blue Witch)

25. Jerome Godboo: Humdinger (Indie)

25. Marie Knight: Let Us Get Together (MC)

25. Bettye LaVette: The Scene Of The Crime (Anti)


25. The Mannish Boys: Live & In Demand (Delta Groove)

25. Lee Rocker: Black Cat Bone (Alligator/Fusion 3)
25. Billy Gibson Band: Southern Living (Inside Sounds)
26. Rick Holmstrom: Late In The Night (MC)

26. Let The Goodtimes Roll: A New Tribute To Ray Charles (PLP)
26. Robi Zonca Featuring Luther Kent/LIVE!: Magic Box (Indie)
27. Melvin Sparks: Groove On Up (Savant)

27. Paul Gabriel and His Blues Band: Shuffle The Deck (Smoke Ring)

28. B.C. Read: Bowl Of Sugar (Indie)

29. Al “Coffee” McDaniel: Blues In My Shoes (CPA Records)
29. Jackie Payne/Steve Edmundson Band: Master of the Game (Delta Groove)

29. Cool John Ferguson: Guitar Heaven (Music Maker)

29. Mike Goudreau and The Boppin’ Blues Band: Boppin’ 15 (PMG)

29. The Blue Voodoo: Back To The Shack (Blue Voodoo)

30. Sista Monica: Can't Keep A Good Woman Down (Mo' Muscle)

30. Mark Hummel: Ain’t Easy No More (Electro Fi)

30. Dennis Jones: Passion For The Blues (Blue Rock) 

30. Michael Osborn: What Goes Around (Checkerboard)

31. Phil Guy: He’s My Blues Brother (Black-Eyed)
31. Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes: Back To Bentonia (Broke & Hungry)

31. Ellis Hooks: Another Saturday Morning (Evidence)
31. Little Joe Washington:  The Blues Reality (Blues Interaction)
31. Richard Ray Farrell & Steve Guyger: Down Home Old School Country Blues (Blue Beet)

31. Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers: Jumpin’ At Jack’s (Blues Rock)
32. Steve Kozak’s Westcoast Blues Revue: Hoot ‘N Holler (Indie)
32. Warren Storm: Dust My Blues! (St. George)
32. Roy Roberts: Sicily Moon (Rockhouse)
33. John Lee Hooker Jr.: Cold As Ice (Telarc)
33. Dan Mahar: Long Stone’s Throw (White Smoke)
33. Nuno Mindelis: Texas Bound (Beast Music)
34. Nat Dove and The Neo Classic Blues Ensemble: Real Texas Blues Piano (Tri Clef Music)

34. Texas Northside Kings (Dialtone)
35. R. J. Mischo: He Came To Play (Crosscut)

36. Mississippi Heat: One Eye Open: Live At Rosa’s Lounge Chicago (Delmark)

36. King Alex & The Untouchables: Sweet Banana Pie (Indie)
37. Little Andrew: Rock Back To Bottom (Hunter Records)
37. Candi Staton: The Ultimate Gospel Collection (Shanachie)

37. Patrick Sweeney Band: C’mon C’mere (Nine Mile Records)

38. Joey Gilmore: The Ghosts of Mississippi Meet The Gods Of Africa (Bluzpik)
38. Rich Cohen & The Blues Prescription Featuring Jason Ricci: Sour Mash (Stonetone)
39. Curtis Salgado: Strong Suspicion (Shanachie)

39. Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas: Hang It High, Hang It Low (Rounder)
39. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials: Rattlesnake (Alligator)

40. Bill Sheffield: Journal On A Shelf (American Roots Record)
40. Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Tin Pan Alley (Wolfetones)
40. The Twisters: After The Storm (Northern Blues)

40. Koko Taylor: Old School (Alligator/Fusion 3)

41. George Higgs: Rainy Day (Music Maker)
41. Charlie Musselwhite: Delta Hardware (Real World/Emi)
42. Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings: Voodoo Lovin’ (White Owl)
42. Smokin’ Joe Kubek: My Heart’s In Texas (Blind Pig)
42. Heaven Davis: Steamy (Wild Child Davis)
43. Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers: For The Chosen Who (Delta Groove) 

44. Michael Hill: Black Gold & Goddesses Bold (JSP)
44. Doc Blakey: The Blues Never Hurt So Good (Ifgam)
44. Tommy Castro: Painkiller (Blind Pig)
44. The Fremonts Featuring Mighty Joe Milsap (Wooden Monkey)
44. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble Free Your Mind (Louisiana Soul)
45. Keith Frank And The Soileau Zydeco Band: Going To See Keith Frank (Soulwood)

45. Music Maker Treasure Box: Various Artists (Music Maker)
45. Bill Clark & Deacon Jones: Late Again (Nile Lotus)
45. Johnny Rawls: Heart & Soul (Deep South)

46. Bob Stroger: Bob Is Back In Town (Airway)
47. Ronica & The Mighty Blazing Stars: We Need More Love (Indie)

47. Ernie Southern: Prozac Blues (Indie)
48. D.C. Bellamy: Give Some Body To Somebody (Stackhouse)
48. Kemp Harris: Edenton (Miles High)

49. Jeremy Spencer: Precious Little (Blind Pig/ Stony Plain)

50. Orb Mellon: Love Above (Indie)

50. Lynwood Slim: Last Call (Delta Groove)
50. Nick Vigarino: Temptation Road

51. John Nemeth: Magic Torch (Blind Pig)
51. Sauce Boss: Florida Blues (Burning Disk)

51. Rosco Gordon: No Dark In America (Dualtone)

52. Mitch Woods: Big Easy Boogie (Club 88)
53. Frank Goldwasser: Blu Ju (Delta Groove)

53. Al Smyth: Comfort Me (Indie)

54. James & Lucky Peterson: If You Can Fix It (JSP)
55. Ernest ‘Guitar’ Roy: Ain’t Goin’ Down That Road By Myself (Junbug)
56. Little Joe Washington:  Houston Guitar Blues (Dialtone)

56. Dion: Bronx In Blue (Razor & Tie)
57. Jimi ‘Prime Time’ Smith: Back On Track (Cold Wind)
58. Willie Pooch: Funk ‘n Blues (Chicken Coup)
58. Odell Harris: Searching For Odell Harris (Broke & Hungry)

58. Cephas & Wiggin: Shoulder to Shoulder (Alligator)
59. Cookin’ The Blues Featuring Chick Willis/A Tribute to Albert King (Old School)

59. Geoff Jardine: Once Was A Big Man (Indie)
60. Poppa Dawg: Same Dog, New Suit (Indie)

60. Studebaker John: Self-Made Man (Avanti)
61. Martin Aucoin: So Far (Indie)

62. Robert Cray: Live From Across The Pond (Nozzle)
62. Big Ron Hunter: Pouring Out The Blues (Rock House)
63. Bobby Warren: Pioneers & Legends (Konkord)

64. Johnny Tucker: Why You Lookin’ At Me? (Highjohn)

65. Jay McShann: Hootie Blues (Stony Plain)
66. Steve Howell: Out Of The Past (Flett Prod.)
66. Michael Coleman And The Delmark Allstars (Delmark)

67. Gerald Charlie: Out There (Black Owl)

67. Geno Delafose: French Rockin’ Boogie (Times Square)

68. John Mooney: Big Ol’ Fiya (LML)
68. Lew Jetton & Highway 61 South: Tales From A 2-Lane (61 South)
68. Ron Thompson: Resonator (Indie)
69. Terry Gillespie & The Granary Band: Brother Of The Blues (TEK)
69. Larry McCray: Live On Interstate 75 (Magnolia)
70. Martin Pugh & Stan Ruffo: No Pork Tonight (Sho Nuff)
70. Theodis Ealey: Stand Up In It (Ifgam)

70. Dennis McLung Blues Band: Live! Out Of The Ordinary (Chicken Head)
70. Gary Primich: Ridin’ The Darkhorse (Electro-Fi)

70. Malkum Gibson and The Mighty Juke Band: It's Gonna Be Alright (Whata’ Record)

71. Terry Hanck: Night Train (TVR)
71. Mark Lemhouse: The Great American Yard Sale (Yellow Dog)

71. Malkum Gibson and The Mighty Juke Band: Hoodoo Blues (Whata’ Record)
72. Buckwheat Zydeco: Jackpot! (Tomorrow Recordings)

72. Johnny Ferreira: Rock & Roll Saxaphonist (Pair-A-Dice)

72. Joe Louis Walker: Playin’ Dirty (JSP)
73. Lady Bianca: Let Love Have It's Way (Magic Records)

74. Mike Goudreau: The Grass Ain’t Greener (PMG)
75. Lou Pride: Keep On Believing (Severn)

75. Danny Draher: Big Fun Tonight! (Double Dynamite)
76. Frankie Lee: Standing At The Crossroads (Blues Express)

76. Finis Tasby: What My Blues Are All About (Electro-Fi)

77. Chick Willis: I Did It All (CML)
77. B.B. & The Blues Shacks: Live At The Van Der Linden (Crosscut)
77. Johnny Nicholas: Livin' With The Blues (Topcat)
77. Jimmy Cavallo: You Better Believe It (Blue Wave)

77. Mark Kerr: One Drink Away From The Blues (Indie)
78. Elvin Bishop: Gettin' My Groove Back (Blind Pig)

78. Lil’ Ronnie & The Grand Dukes: Do What Cha Do (Trust Me Baby)

78. Howard Tate Live! (Shout Factory)
78. Sherman Robertson & Blues Move: Guitar Man Live (Crosscut)

79. Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith: Way Back (HighTone)

79. Dave Alvin: West of The West (Yep Roc)

80. Angela Strehli: Blue Highway (MC)

80. Alex Schultz: Think About It (Severn)

80. Leo Key: Unlocked (i+n Music)
81. Eddie Burns: 2nd Degree Burns (Blue Suit)

81. Seth Walker (Pacific Blues)
81. Chainsaw Dupont: Ghost Kings Of Beale St. (Blues Warrior)

81. Tab Benoit: Brother To The Blues (Telarc)

81. Paul Oscher: Down In The Delta (Blues Fidelity)

82. Eddie Kirkland: Booty Blues (Hedda Records)
83. Vick Allen: Simpley Soul (Malaco/Waldoxy)

83. The Sean Carney Band: Life of Ease (Nite Owlz)
84. Eric Gales: Crystal Vision (Blues Bureau)
86. Candi Staton: His Hands (Astral Works)
86. Zora Young: Tore Up From The Floor Up (Delmark)

86. Chicago Blues Harmonica Project: Diamonds In The Rough (Severn)
87. Guitarmageddon: Vidar Busk, Kid Anderson & Junior Watson (Grappa/Blue Moon/Pacific)
87. 19th Street Red: Street Dog (Red Top)
88. Bobby Rush: Night Fishin’ (Deep Rush)
89. Barrelhouse Chuck: Got My Eyes On You (The Sirens)

89. Rose City Kings: Holler Out For More (Roseleaf)

90. Ellis Hooks: Godson Of Soul (Evidence)

91. Johnny Max Band: Ride And Roll (Pour Soul)

92. John Campbell John: Weight of The World (Nood)

93. O.B. Buchanan: I’m Gonna Sleep (Ecko)
94. Wes Mackey: The Bluesman (Bluesline)

95. Mike Bader: Matches My Feelings (Longstaff)

95. Hard Bargain: More Than You Bargained For (thebassguy)

96. Duke Robillard: Guitar Groove-A-Rama (Stony Plain)

96. Mitch Kashmar: Nickels & Dimes (Delta Groove)
97. Charles Mack: Next Generation Blues (Mack 9)
98. Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne: Let It Loose (Electro-Fi)

99. Harrison Kennedy: Voice Story (Black & Tan)
100. The Rocky Athas Group: VooDoo Moon (Armadillo)




Like our Top Books & DVD Charts, the Top 100 Vintage/Reissue CDs Listing contains product that has been released in the past 36 months (or longer). We rank by order of a) historical importance and b) pure entertainment value, and this list will ONLY contain CDs that have been graded as ‘Highly Recommended Purchases’ and all selections are based solely on Artistic/Spiritual Merit. Selections have already been reviewed or will be within the next issue. This list is a ‘Bribery-free’ listing so you can ‘take-it-to-the-bank’. (If you hope to have your CD on this list, the first step is to send us a review copy…)
All have been graded as ‘Highly Recommended Purchases’ and all selections are based solely on Artistic/Spiritual Merit. Selections have already been reviewed or will be within the next issue. This list is a ‘Bribery-free’ listing so you can ‘take-it-to-the-bank’. (If you hope to have your CD on this list, the first step is to send us a review copy…)

1. The Champion Records Story Vol. 1: Blues & Rhythm (SPV/The Blue Label)
1. The Ref-o-ree Records Story: Southern Soul (SPV/The Blue Label)
1. The Bullet And Sur Speed Records Story/The R&B And Soul Session(SPV/The Blue Label)
2. Picking The Blues: Boogie Woogie Pioneers (Document)
2. The Poncello Records Story: Tennessee R&B (SPV/The Blue Label)
3. Johnny Jones: Can I Get An Amen? (SPV/The Blue Label)
3. Earl Hooker: An Introduction To Earl Hooker (Fuel 2000)
4. Essential Louisiana R&B: Various Artists (Fuel 2000)
5. Roscoe Shelton: Save Me (SPV/The Blue Label)
6. Al Garner: Get Out Blues (SPV/The Blue Label)
7. Shake That Thing: East Coast Blues 1935-1953 (JSP)
8. Earl Gaines: The Lost Soul Tapes (AIM)
9. Charlie Whitehead: The Charlie Whitehead Anthology 1970-76 (Kent/Ace)
10. King Solomon: You Ain't Nothing But A Teenager (Night Train/Tuff City)
11. Tony Joe White: Swamp Music/The Complete Monument Recordings (Rhino)
11. Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection (Hip-O/Universal)
12. Funky Funky New Orleans Vol. 4: Various Artists (Funky Delicacies/Tuff City)
13. Barrelhouse Chuck: 25 Years of Chicago Blues Piano (Viola)
14. Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970 Various Artists Vol.2 (Lost Highway Records)
15. The Complete Meteor Blues, R&B And Gospel Recordings (Ace/U.K.)
16. The Essential Carter Brothers (Fuel 2000)
17. The Fieldstones: Mud Island Blues (HighTone)
18. Herman Hitson: You Are Too Much For The Human Heart (Soul-Tay- Shus/Tuff City)
19. STAX 50th Anniversary Celebration (Stax/Concord)
20. Jimi Bott: Live Volume 1/Cheap Thrills (Roseleaf)
20. Jr. Wells: Live At Theresa’s 1975 (Delmark)
20. Eddie Hinton: A Mighty Field Of Vision (Raven)
21. Memphis Slim: The Very Best Of…(Collectables)
22. Vernon Garrett: I Made My Own World (Kent/ACE)
23. Double Shot Of Soul (Kent/ACE)
24. William Clark: The Early Years Vol. 1 & 2 (Watchdog)
25. The Mercury New Orleans Sessions 1950 & 1953 (Bear Family)
26. Eddie Holloway: The Greatest Hits (Empire Musicwerks)
27. Robert Jr. Lockwood: Steady Rollin’ Man (Delmark)
28. Down Home Blues Classic: Texas 1946-1954 (Boulevard Vintage)
29. Pachuco Soul: Various Artists (Vampi Soul)
30. Little Son Jackson, Vol. 2: Restless Blues (Document)
30. Sunnyland Slim: Long Tall Daddy With Big Big Sarah (Arcola)
31. Willie Hightower: Honest Jons Presents Willie Hightower (Honest Jons)
32. The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: Chicken Shack/Duster Bennett/Champion Jack Dupree/Eddie Boyd (BMG/Sony)
33. Link Wray & The Wraymen: They’re Outta Here (Roller Coaster)
34. Geater Davis: The Lost Soul Man (AIM)
36. Nashville's Got The Beat!!!! (R.O.A.D.)
35. Clarence Williams Jug & Washboard Bands (Document)
36. Lil Bob & The Lollipops: I Got Loaded (La Louisianna)
37. The Mirwood Soul Story (Kent/ACE)
38. Chico Chism’s West Side Blues Party (SouthWest Musical Acts Foundation)
39. Otis Rush: All Your Love/Live At The Wise Fool’s Pub (Delmark)
40. Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson: Kidney Stew Is Fine (Delmark)
41. Little Johnny Taylor: Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Fuel 2000)
42. GWP NYC TCB: Various Artists (Kent/ACE)
43. New Orleans Will Rise Again: Various Artists (Night Train)
44. Modern Downhome Blues: Volume 3: Memphis On Down (Ace/U.K.)
45. Authentic Southern Chitlin Blues (Empire Musicwerks)

6. Miami Funk: V.A. (Henry Stone Music)
47. Cicero Blake: Here Comes The Heartache (Grapevine)
48. Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Tin Pan Alley (Wolf)
49. Willie Egan: Wow! Wow! (Empire Musicwerks)
50. An Introduction To Clifton Chenier (Fuel 2000)
51. Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings (Rounder) 52. Canned Heat: Instrumentals 1967-1996 (Ruf)
53. Ike Turner: His Woman, Her Man (Funky Delicacies/Night Train)
54. Blind Arvella Gray: The Singing Drifter (Conjuroo)
55. Johnny Nicholas: Thrill On The Hill (Topcat)
56. J.W. Warren: Life Ain’t Worth Livin’ (Fat Possum)
57. Jr. Wells: An Introduction To Jr. Wells (Fuel 2000)
58. Charles Brown: Cryin’ Mercy (Blue Orchid)
59. Ike Turner: A Black Man’s Soul (Funky Delicacies/Night Train)
60. Otis Rush Live…And In Concert From San Francisco (Blues Express)
61. Memphis Blues Bands & Singers (HighTone/Highwater)
61. Bottleneck Blues: The Rough Guide To…(World Music Network)
62. Magic Slim/Joe Carter: That Ain’t Right (Delmark)
63. Muddy Waters: The Definitive Collection (Chess/Geffen)
64. The Neville Brothers: Gold (Hip-O/Universal)
65. Frankie Lee: Standing At The Crossroads (Blues Express)
66. Faye Adams: 1952-1954 (Classics)
67. Rory Gallagher: Live At Montreaux (Eagle Rock)
68. Music City Blues & Soul 1960s: The Best Of Bullet/ Sur-Speed Records (R.O.A.D.)
69. The Best Of The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band Featuring Bnois King: Served-Up Texas Style (Rounder/Bullseye)
70. Lost Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 6 (Sounds of Soul)
71. Lou Rawls: The Best Of Lou Rawls/The Capital Jazz & Blues Sessions (Capitol/Jazz)
72. Snooks Eaglin: New Orleans Street Singer (Smithsonian Folkways/Koch)
73. Eat To The Beat: The Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues (Bear Family)
73. Got The Feeling - Work Your Soul Vol. 2 (Trojan/Sanctuary)
74. Texas & Louisiana Slide Masters: Blues & Western Swing (Saga)
75. Buddy Guy: Can’t Quit The Blues (Silvertone/Sony Legacy)
75. Irma Thomas: A Woman’s Viewpoint (Kent/Ace)
76. Wild Bill Davis: The Everest Years (Empire Musicwerks)
77. William Clarke: Live in Germany (Watchdog)
The Rough Guide To Zydeco:  Allons danser! Creole Accordions Dance (World Music Network)
77. Voodoo Blues: Hoodoo & Magical Practices (Saga)
78. Blues Guitarkillers: Various Artists (Wolf)
79. Blues With A Message: Various Artists (Arhoolie)
80. Professor Longhair: Rock’n Roll Gumbo (Sunnyside/Ryko)
80. Benny Latimore: The Early Years (Henry Stone Music)
81. James Harman Band: Strictly Live In ’85…Plus Vol. 1 (Gulf Coast Records/Pacific Blues)
81. Lil’ Son Jackson: Vol. 1 1948-50 (Document)
82. The Fabulous Treniers: The Hoss Allen Sessions (Night Train/Tuff City)
83. Atlas Blues Explosion: Various Artists (Empire Musicwerks)
84. Lost Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 5 (Sounds of Soul)
85. Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers (Atlantic/Rhino)
86. Funky Funky Houston: Various Artists (Funky Delicacies/Tuff City)
87. Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary Collection (Blind Pig)
88. Roy Brown: Good Rockin’ Brown (Ace/U.K.)
89. Rock House Records Presents Roy Roberts & Friends: Blues & Soul Review Vol.1 (RockHouse)
The Rough Guide to The Blues: Various Artists (World Music Network)
91. Sam & Dave (Henry Stone Music)
92. Gwen McCrae Sings TK (Henry Stone Music)
92. Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Blues & Zydeco (Arhoolie)
93. Tim Williams: Passed Through Here (Cayuse)
95. Bettye LaVette: Child Of The Seventies (Rhino)
94. Roscoe Shelton: Deep In My Soul (AIM)
95. Roy Brown: Good Rockin’ Brown (ACE/U.K.)
96. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Various Artists (Yazoo)
97. Brooker T & The MGs: Stax Profiles (Stax/Concord)
98. Johnny Taylor: Stax Profile (Stax/Concord)
99. Lee Rogers: Sock Some Love Power To Me (Soul-Tay-Shus)
100. American Music: The HighTone Records Story (HighTone)



Note: REAL BLUES ‘Top 10 Releases’ charts are based on what CD’s we have received in the previous 12 Calendar months. All have been graded as ‘Highly Recommended Purchases’ and all selections are based solely on Artistic/Spiritual Merit. Selections have already been reviewed or will be within the next issue. This list is a ‘Bribery-free’ listing so you can ‘take-it-to-the-bank’. (If you hope to have your CD on this list, the first step is to send us a review copy…)

1. Odetta: Gonna Let It Shine (MC)
1. The Reverend Al Green: Everything's O.K. (Blue Note)
2. The Mighty Clouds of Joy: In The House Of The Lord: Live In Houston (Compendia)
2. Swing Time Gospel: The Acapella Groups (Night Train)
3. Elaine Norwood: God Has A Way (Evejim Records)
4. Dorothy Norwood: Stand On The Word (Malaco)
5. Margaret Allison & The Angelic Gospel Singers : God (Malaco)

6. Sacred Steel Instrumentals (Arhoolie)
7. Charles Jackson & The Jackson Travelers (Rampart Street)
7. Amazing Grace Praise Band: Glorious Triumph (Sacred Strings)
8. The Lee Boys: Say Yes (Arhoolie)
8. Roy Tyler: & New Directions: Three Way Calling (Severn)
9. Danny Brooks: Soulsville P. 2 - Rock This House (His House Records)
10. The Friendly Travelers: Search My Heart (Rampart Street)
10. The Golden Wings: What You're Doin' Now! (Rampart Street)