EOY List Aggregate: 2017 New Music: Blues/Gospel/R&B

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch) {45}: AS:9, AY:84, BS:8, Fp:40, FR:7, G:36, LTL:1, Nd:16, NPR:13, PM:34, PO:16, RM:42, RS_c:6, Su:14, TL:3, U:26; am_a:+, la_l:4, nod:+, npr_c:+, pm_a:7, sdu:6 -- VV:26--239, TH:**
  2. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Soul of a Woman (Daptone) {23}: ABC:42, Al:47, AS:4, AY:32, DT:39, Mc:21, Ne:18, P:48, RS:46, RS_A:46, TL:27, UR:77; am_r:+, am_r:+, gl:+, ljs:9, nod:+ -- VV:48--152, TH:*
  3. Mavis Staples: If All I Was Was Black (Anti-) {22}: Al:28, BS:20, Fld:7, PO:51, TL:14; am_r:+, ct:8, gl:++, nod:+, so_g:8, vu:5 -- RC:**, TH:***
  4. North Mississippi Allstars: Prayer for Peace (Legacy) {7}: TL:34 -- RC:***, TH:***
  5. Marvin Pontiac [John Lurie]: The Asylum Tapes (Strange and Beautiful) {5}: aqd:+ -- TH:A-
  6. Corey Dennison Band: Night After Night (Delmark) {3}: -- TH:***
  7. Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Front Porch Sessions (Family Owned) {3}: am_b:+ -- TH:**
  8. Rev Sekou: In Times Like These (Zent) {3}: -- RC:***, TH:B-
  9. Circa Waves: Different Creatures (Virgin/EMI) {2}:
  10. Robert Cray/Hi Rhythm: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee) {2}: am_b:+, xsp:8
  11. Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn) {2}: am_b:+, nod:+
  12. Son Little: New Magic (Anti-) {2}: am_b:+, am_r:+
  13. Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo': TajMo (Concord) {2}: JY:95; am_b:+ -- TH:B
  14. Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration (Blackbird Production Partners) {2}: -- TH:**
  15. Otis Taylor: Fantasizing About Being Black (Inakustik) {2}: TL:26; am_b:+
  16. Gary Clark Jr: Live North America 2016 (Warner Bros) {1}: am_b:+
  17. AJ Croce: Just Like Medicine (Compass) {1}: am_b:+
  18. David "Honeyboy" Edwards: I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know: Live at the G Spot (Pro Sho Bidness) {1}: am_b:+
  19. Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart (Prescott) {1}: CM:71
  20. Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Provogue) {1}: sdu:15
  21. Jonny Lang: Signs (Provogue) {1}: am_b:+
  22. Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men: Prick of the Litter (Thirty Tigers/Hot Shot) {1}: am_b:+
  23. Van Morrison: Roll With the Punches (Caroline) {1}: xml:+ -- TH:B
  24. Lee Roy Parnell: Midnight Believer (BFD) {1}: am_b:+
  25. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Lay It on Down (Provogue) {1}: am_b:+
  26. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From the Fox Oakland (Fantasy) {1}: am_b:+


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