Sunday, January 13, 2019

Smokestack Lightnin's Top 100 New Blues CDs for 2018

Smokestack Lightnin' features the very best New Blues and newly reissued Classic Blues, Adult R&B, Adult Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco Blues, and Gospel. Although the show is predominately music, hosts Paul Newnum, Tommy Thompson, Marvin Rooks and Rob McKinney frequently dispense brief gems of information about the music and these great musicians. A new show EVERY Saturday night! Coming to you from Orlando, Florida - the NEW blues capitol of the American south.

Smokestack Lightnin's Top 100 New Blues CDs for 2018 

#100 David Vest/Renoviction Man/David Vest/Cordova Bay

#99 Chris Smither/She Said, She Said/Call me Lucky, The B Sides/Signature Sounds

#98 Tyler Morris Band/Choppin'/Next In Line/Vizztone

#97 Amanda Fish/Not Again/Free/Vizztone

#96 A.J. Ghent/Do The Rump/The Neo Soul Project/self produced

#95 John Clifton/Swamp Dump/Nightlife/Rip Cat

#94 B.B. & The Blues Shacks/Reservation Blues/Reservation Blues/Rhythm Bomb

#93 Steve Hill/Damned/The One Man Blues Rock Band/self produced

#92 Wentus Blues Band/Done Somebody Wrong/Throwback/RamaSound

#91 Billy Price/I Love You More Than Words Can Say/Reckoning/Vizztone

#90 Freddie Pate/Nothing Takes The Place of You/I Got The Blues/self produced

#89 Little Boys Blue/Might As Well/Hard Blue Space/Vizztone

#88 Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps/The Day The Blues Came To Call/Here In Babylon/Jesi Lu

End Hour 1

#87 Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen/Destiny/Break It Down/Quad D

#86 Dana Fuchs/Ring Of Fire/Love Lives On/Get Along/Get Along

#85 Katzsass/Is It Wrong?/Just A Matter of Time/self produced

#84 Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones/Deep Blue Sea/Complicated Mess/Eller Soul

#83 JoyAnn Parker/Memphis/Hard To Love/Hopeless Romantic

#82 Johnny Fink & The Intrusion/Go Away/JFI/self produced

#81 Jimmie Vaughan Trio/St. James Infirmary/Live at C-Boys/Last Music Company

#80 Laurie Morvan/Money Talks/Gravity/Screamin' Lizard

#79 Tommy DarDar/Shake A Leg/Big Daddy Gumbo/self produced

#78 The Bush League/Catfish Blues/James Rivah/self produced

#77 Paul Barry/Low Down/Blow Your Cool/self produced

#76 Keith Stone w/ Red Gravy/Crazy In Love With You//Keith Stone W/ Red Gravy/self produced

Barry Goldberg/Slow Walk[radio edit]/In The Groove/Sunset Blvd

End Hour 2

#75 Yuri Apsy/Jammin' With The Kings/Nothin' But The Blues/self produced

#74 Muddy Gurdy/Shake 'em On Down/Muddy Gurdy/Vizztone

#73 James Hunter Six/I Don't Wanna Be Without You/Whatever It Takes/Daptone

#72 Lance Lopez/Mr. Lucky/Tell The Truth/Provogue

#71 Ally Venable Band/Sleeping Through The Storm/Puppet Show/Connor Ray

#70 Sugar Brown/Hummingbird/It's a Blues World-Calling All Blues/self produced

#69 Colin James/I Will Remain/Miles To Go/True North

#68 Brigitte Purdy/Lucille Don't You Weep/Still I Rise/Dirt Shack

#67 Mick Kolassa & Heather Crosse/I Just Want To Make Love To You/Double Standards/Swing Suit

#66 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats/Coolin' Out/Tearing at the Seams/Stax

#65 Crystal Shawanda/Blue Train/VooDoo Woman/New Sun

#64 Kara Grainger/Man With Soul/Living With Your Ghost/Station House

#63 Jeremiah Johnson/Believe In America/Straight Jacket/Ruf

Hour 3 Close

#62 Tom Hambridge & Sonny Landreth/The End of The Road/The NOLA Sessions/Superstar

#61 Kenny Blues Boss Wayne/I Knew I'd Be Playing The Blues/Inspired By The Blues/Stony Plain

#60 Lindsay Beaver/You're Evil/Tough As Love/Alligator

#59 Record Company/Make It Happen/All of This Life/Concord

#58 Milwaukee Slim & Mike Mettalia/Unemployment Risin'/Chicago-The Blues Legends-Today/West Tone

#57 Too Slim & The Taildraggers/Time has Come Today[chambers brothers]/High Desert Heat/Vizztone

#56 Eugene Hideaway Bridges/I Can't Wait/Live In Talahassee/Armadillo

#55 Myles Goodwyn/Willow Tree Blues/Myles Goodwyn & Friends of The Blues/Linus

#54 Reverend Freakchild/Soul of a Man/Dial It In/Floating Records

#53 Reverend Shawn Amos/The Jean Genie/...Breaks It Down/PUT Together

#52 Artur Menezes/Should Have Never Left/Keep Pushing/self produced

#51 Josh Smith/That For You Too/Burn To Grow/Vizztone

#50 J.P. Soars/Southbound I-95/Southbound I-95/Soars High

#49 Tinsley Ellis/Saving Grace/Winning Hand/Alligator

#48 Johnny Tucker/Why Do You Let me Down So Hard/Seven Day Blues/High John

#47 Heather Newman/Dirty Blues/Burn Me Alive/Vizztone

#46 Kid Ramos & Kim Wilson/Society Woman/Old School/Rip Cat

#45 Greg Sover/As The Years Go Passing By/Jubilee/Grounded Soul

#44 Mike Zito/Mississippi Nights/First Class  Life/Ruf

#43 Mark Hummel/The Creeper Returns/Harpbreaker/Electro Fi

#42 Mud Morganfield/Can't Get No Grindin'/They Call Me Mud/Severn

#41 Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters/Howlin' Blues/The Luckiest Man/Stony Plain

#40 Trudy Lynn/Blues Keep Knockin'/Blues Keep Knockin'//Connor Ray

#39 Bernard Allison/You're Gonna Need Me/Let it Go/Ruf

#38 Bettye Lavette/Do Right/Things Have Changed/Verve

#37 Joe Bonamassa/Little Girl/British Blues Explosion/J&R Adventures

#36 Larkin Poe/Black Betty/Peach/Tricki Woo

#35 Sue Foley/Come To Me/The Ice Queen/Stony Plain

#34 The Proven Ones/Why Baby Why/Wild Again/Rose Leaf

#33 Janiva Magness & Delbert McClinton/What I Could Do/Love Is An Army/Blu Elan

#32 Victor Wainwright & The Train/Money/Victor Wainwright & The Train/Ruf

#31 Corey Dennison Band/Phone keeps Ringin'/Night After Night/Delmark

#30 Samantha Fish/Blood In The Water/Belle of the West/Ruf

#29 James Harman/Fineprint/Fineprint/Electro Fi

#28 Bob Corritore et al/Went Home This Mornin'/Don't Let The Devil Ride/Vizztone

#27 Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty/Heartaches & Pain/Tribute To Carey Bell/Delmark

#26 Gina Sicilia/How Many Times/Heard The Lie/Blue Elan

#25 Frank Bey/Back In Business/Back In Business/Nola Blue

#24 Rory Block/Do Your Duty/A Woman's Soul: Tribute To Bessie Smith/Stony Plain

#23 Deb Ryder & Coco Montoya/Storm's Coming/Enjoy The Ride/Vizztone

#22 Dennis Jones Band/Don't Worry About Me/We 3 Live/Blue Rock

#21 Boz Scaggs/Down In Virginia/Out Of The Blues/Concord

#20 James House & The Blues Cowboys/Good Love/James House & The Blues Cowboys/Victor House

#19 Anthony Geraci & Sugar Ray Norcia/Why Did You Have To Go?/Blue Duchess

#18 Rockwell Avenue Blues Band/Back To Chicago/Back To Chicago/Delmark

#17 Demetria Taylor/Riverboat/Tribute: Delmark's 65th Anniversary/Delmark

#16 Joe Louis Walker et al/Mean Ol' Train/Journey's To The heart Of The Blues/Alligator

#15 Marcia Ball/What Would I Do Without You?/Shine Bright/Alligator

#14 Billy Boy Arnold/Play With Fire/Chicago Plays The Stones/Raisin

#13 Marcus King Band/Remember/Carolina Confessions/Fantasy

#12 Kirk Fletcher/You Need Me/Hold On/ self produced

#11 Teeny Tucker/Put On Your Red Dress Baby/Put On Your Red Dress Baby/Tebo

#10 Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa/Why Don't You Do Right?Black Coffee/J&R Adventures

#9 Kevin Burt/Never/Heartland & Soul/Little Village Foundation

#8 Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling/The High Cost of Low Living/The High Cost of Low Living/Alligator

#7 Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager/Morning Train/Rough Cut/Alligator

#6 Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio/Higher & Higher/Something Smells Funky Around Here/Alligator

#5 Danielle Nicole/& Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Save Me/Cry No More/Concord

#4 Billy Gibbons/Rollin' and Tumblin'/Big Bad Blues/Concord

#3 Joe Bonamassa/Deep In The Blues Again/Redemption/J&R Adventures

#2 Shemekia Copeland/Ain't Got Time For Hate/America's Child/Alligator

#1 Buddy Guy & James Ray/Blue No More/The Blues Is Alive and Well/Silvertone

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