Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • Eric Bibb: Dear America (Provogue) [10-10] - blues [**]
  • Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (Single Lock) [06-25] - blues [**]
  • Merry Clayton: Beautiful Scars (Motown) [04-09] - gospel
  • Guy Davis: Be Ready When I Call You (MC) - blues
  • Robert Finley: Sharecropper's Son (Easy Eye Sound) [05-21] - blues [***]
  • GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (Colemine) [08-20] - blues
  • James: All the Colours of You (Virgin) [06-04] - Britpop
  • Elizabeth King & the Gospel Souls: Living in the Last Days (Big Legal Mess) [04-02] - gospel
  • Mick Kolassa: Uncle Mick's Christmas Album (Endless Blues) [10-15] - blues [U]
  • Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (Blue Heart) - blues
  • Maria Muldaur With Tuba Skinny: Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) [05-07] - blues [A-]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: I've Got News for You: The Music of Edgar Winter (Sky Cat) [10-15] - big band blues [C+]
  • Charlie Parr: Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways) - blues
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Trees Speak: PostHuman

Reissues, Etc.

  • TL Barrett: I Shall Wear a Crown (Numero Group) - gospel
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: King of Dowling Street (Sunset Blvd) - blues
  • John Mayall: The First Generation 1965-1974 (Madfish Music -35CD) - blues-rock
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Volume 2 (2007, Stony Plain) [03-26] - blues [**]
  • Professor Longhair: The Bach of Rock (Sunset Blvd -20) - r&b
  • Jimmie Vaughan: The Pleasure's All Mine (The Last Music Co -20) - blues
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (1966, Vanguard) [06-12] - blues
  • Blue Muse (Music Maker Foundation -19) [2019-02-01] - blues [***]
  • Sacred Soul of North Carolina (Bible & Tire) [10-15] - gospel [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 13
  • Priority 2: 0
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 8
  • Priority 5: 1

Total: 22