Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 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

  • Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (self-released -EP) [09-23] - blues [*]
  • Jack Broadbent: Ride (Crow's Feet) [04-08] - blues
  • Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (Little Village Foundation -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (Luaka Bop) [04-01] - gospel [A-]
  • Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (Alligator) [08-19] - blues [**]
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in My Stew (SWMAF/VizzTone -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Kurt Crandall: Starts On the Stops (Yester Year) - blues
  • ERR: stream no grade: Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle
  • Johnny Ray Daniels: Whatever You Need (Bible & Tire) [04-15] - gospel
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters
  • Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) [04-08] - gospel [***]
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (Stony Plain) [04-15] - blues [***]
  • Tinsley Ellils: Devil May Care (Alligator) - blues
  • Diunna Greenleaf: I Ain't Playin' (Little Village) - blues
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Don't Lie (RCA/Silvertone) [09-30] - blues [***]
  • The Harlem Gospel Travelers: Look Up! (Colemine) [09-16] - gospel
  • Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance (Chrysalis) [07-22] - blues [**]
  • Colin James: Open Road (Stony Plain -21) [2021-11-05] - blues [*]
  • Keb' Mo': Good to Be . . . (Rounder) [01-22] - blues
  • EG Kight: The Trio Sessions (Blue South -21) [2021-05-11] - blues [**]
  • Elizabeth King: I Got a Love (Bible & Tire) [06-24] - gospel
  • Trudy Lynn: Golden Girl (Nota Blue) - blues
  • M Feat. Ben Stapp/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Marco Colonna/Steve Swell: Broken Songs (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-31] - blues/jazz [**]
  • Janiva Magness: Hard to Kill (Fathead) [06-24] - blues [B]
  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (Nonesuch) [04-22] - blues [**]
  • John Mayall: The Sun Is Shining Down (Forty Below) [01-28] - blues
  • Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc) [08-26] - blues [*]
  • Larry McCray: Blues Without You (KTBA) [03-25] - blues
  • Mud Morganfield: Mud (Delmark) - blues
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West) [01-28] - blues [*]
  • Perel: Jesus Was an Alien () [05-13] - EBM
  • Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (Redwing) [04-22] - blues [***]
  • Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (Yep Roc) [04-29] - blues [B-]
  • The Duke Robillard Band: They Called It Rhythm & Blues (Stoney Plain) [03-18] - blues [**]
  • Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues: More Different Voices (Dawnserley) - blues
  • Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid () [05-12] - soul
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues From the Heart: Live (KTBA) [06-10] - blues [*]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Nobody's Fool (Keeping the Blues Alive) [10-28] - blues
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: I Crescent (Fantasy) [06-03] - blues
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: II Ascension (Concord) [07-01] - blues
  • Thee Sacred Souls: Thee Sacred Souls (Daptone) [09-09] - retro soul
  • Crystal Thomas: Now Dig This! (Dialtone -21) [2021-04-30] - blues [***]
  • Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra: Not in My Lifetime (Blue Dot -21) [2021-07-16] - blues [***]
  • Hank Williams Jr: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound) [06-17] - blues [***]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Down Home Blues Revue (SWMAF/VizzTone) [03-04] - blues [**]
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' in New York (1960, Candid) [04-15] - blues
  • Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964, Easy Eye Sound) [03-18] - blues [A-]
  • Bert Jansch: Bert Jansch at the BBC (1966-2004, Earth -8CD) [11-04] - British folk
  • Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) [05-12] - gospel
  • The Staples Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself [50th Anniversary Edition] (Elektra) - soul
  • Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972, Real Gone Music) [02-12] - r&b [B]
  • Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (Good Time) [03-25] - r&b [***]
  • New York City Blues (Ace) [04-01] - blues
  • The Rough Guide to Delta Blues: Vol 2 (World Music Network) - blues

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 21
  • Priority 2: 4
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 27
  • Priority 5: 0

Total: 52