EOY List Aggregate: 2016 Old Music: Blues/Gospel/R&B

Reissues, compilations, vault music, etc. For new records, click here.


Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator) {18}: Rx:16, TG:51, YW:3; db:+, fr_r:+ -- V:292-28-4, RC:A-, TH:A-
  2. The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues [Second Edition] (World Music Network) {10}: YW_r:8; db:++ -- RC:**, TH:***
  3. Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (1964-69, Soul Jazz) {5}: PO:+, Qt_r:82, YW_r:34 -- TH:**
  4. Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago (1976, Orleans -EP) {5}: PO:+; jrs:+ -- RC:*, TH:**
  5. Otis Redding: Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings (Stax) {5}: FB:+, PM_r:2
  6. Magic Sam Blues Band: Black Magic (Delmark) {4}: db:+++, jhm:+
  7. The Rough Guide to Blues Women (World Music Network) {3}: -- RC:***
  8. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Live 1966 (Real Gone Music) {2}: YW_r:46; db:+
  9. John Lee Hooker: The Modern Chess & Veejay Singles Collection 1949-62 (Acrobat) {2}: PM_r:15
  10. Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (Alligator) {2}: PM_r:18
  11. Blues Images Presents . . . 20 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920's: Vol 13 (Blues Images) {2}: -- V:678-10-1, RC:*
  12. The Rough Guide to Delta Blues (World Music Network) {2}: -- RC:**
  13. The Rough Guide to the Blues Songsters: Reborn and Remastered (1926-35, World Music Network -15) {2}: Rx:27; db:+ -- [RC:A-, TH:A-]
  14. Mel Brown & the Homewreckers: Under Yonder: Live at Pop the Gator 1991 (Electro-Fi) {1}: db:+
  15. Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years in Mono (Rhino) {1}: jcah:+
  16. The Rough Guide to Gospel Blues (World Music Network) {1}: db:+


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