EOY List Aggregate: 2014 New Records

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Benjamin Booker: Benjamin Booker (ATO) {44}: AJC:41, BDC:27, BGM:11, Blz:16, BS:17, CR:24, CT:3, Dr:72, DV:41, Gl:+, HE:18, Hi:13, ILS:29, Ir:34, LB:29, LCA:16, LCC:9, Re:6, Rh, RS:37, RT:32, TA:7, TL:8, TS, Vi:29, ac, am, bgjr:6, bs, ftw:7, hz, mm:3, npkt:8, wcp:10 -- A:258-74-8, Mc:81, V:89-123-11, TH:***
  2. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want (Daptone) {31}: ABC:28, AUK:16, BDC:6, Bl:19, DJ:25, Dr:97, Ex, Fu:35, HE:48, Hi:39, La:35, P:29, Rh:46+, RS, RT:18, Sn:47, TG:33, WS:63, ac:5, am, exm, fb, vbw:4, vjt:8, wcp:9, wmh -- A:124-77-18, Mc:80, V:91-120-13, TH:*
  3. Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything (Constellation) {30}: DS:77, Fw:7, IMS:11, Ip:11, LCD:10, MO:64*, Mon:16, NA:5, ND:15, On:35*, Plt:14, PMA:45, RAR:7, Ru:13, Sc:14, Sec:30, SF:77, Sk:29, SM:44, Sp:31, Wu:35, dtc, vsb:9 -- A:82-79-19, Mc:78, V:106-96-8, TH:B
  4. St Paul and the Broken Bones: Half the City (Single Lock) {21}: BDC:39, BS:21, FM:16, Gl:+, HE:6, Hi:21, IT:33, P:21, PM, Rel:41, TL:6, ax_a:9, cjp:10, mm:19, npbb, se, wcp:20, wmh -- Mc:72, V:359-29-5, TH:*
  5. Dave Alvin/Phil Alvin: Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (Yep Roc) {11}: AJC:26, MM:31, TH:61, TS, U:73, YW:23, am+, bn, po, vjt:1 -- Mc:81, V:260-37-3, TH:A-
  6. Gary Clark Jr: Live (Warner Bros) {11}: Gr:31, GW:6, Rh, RS:47, TA:23, TG:63, am, app, ax_b, rad -- Mc:84, V:811-10-1, TH:*
  7. Lee Fields: Emma Jean (Truth and Soul) {9}: Bl:33, DB, Mow:41, Mz:11, Ndy:20, Wat:42, am, bgjr:8 -- A:88-79-7, Mc:84, V:601-15-2, TH:**
  8. Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue (J&R Adventures) {6}: BRR:2, CR:15, GW:13 -- Mc:78
  9. Leo Welch: Sabougla Voices (Big Legal Mess) {6}: CM:18, TG:57, TH:106, am, po -- TH:A-
  10. Devon Allman: Ragged and Dirty (Ruf) {4}: BRR:3, am+
  11. The Robert Cray Band: In My Soul (Provogue) {4}: am, app, ax_b, jrm
  12. Nick Waterhouse: Holly (Innovative Leisure) {4}: am, dd:4, tel, wcp:15 -- A:192-75-5, Mc:73, V:471-20-2
  13. Dan Patlansky: Dear Silence Thieves (self-released) {3}: BRR:1
  14. Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens: Cold World (Daptone) {3}: M:37, am, wcp:12 -- A:319-73-6, Mc:79, V:471-20-2
  15. Walter Trout: The Blues Came Callin' (Mascot) {3}: BRR:15, CR:45, se
  16. Seth Walker: Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family) {3}: am+, se -- TH:B
  17. Eric Bibb: Blues People (Stony Plain) {2}: am, fr:6 -- TH:*
  18. Elvin Bishop: Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator) {2}: app, vjp:4 -- V:811-10-1, TH:**
  19. Ray Bonneville: Easy Gone (Red House) {2}: am+
  20. Eden Brent: Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog) {2}: app, jws
  21. Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers: The Devil You Know (Alligator) {2}: Bl:102, am
  22. Ruthie Foster: Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music) {2}: am, bs -- Mc:78
  23. Sonny Knight and the Lakers: I'm Still Here (Secret Stash) {2}: Bl:56, am -- V:811-10-1
  24. Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado: Too Many Roads (Ruf) {2}: BRR:5
  25. Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Goin' Home (Concord) {2}: BRR:13, GW:30
  26. CW Stoneking: Gon' Boogaloo (King Hokum) {2}: DJ:20
  27. Joe Louis Walker: Hornet's Nest (Alligator) {2}: Bl:90, am -- Mc:70, TH:B-
  28. Asylum Street Spankers: The Last Laugh (Yellow Dog) {1}: app
  29. Marcia Ball: The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man (Alligator) {1}: ND:3 -- TH:*
  30. The Bamboos: Fever in the Road (Nettwerk) {1}: am
  31. Rory Block: Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James (Stony Plain) {1}: am
  32. Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues: Blues Shock (Blind Pig) {1}: am
  33. Luther Dickinson: Rock 'N Roll Blues (New West) {1}: am -- TH:*
  34. Ronnie Earl and Broadcasters: Good News (Stony Plain) {1}: app
  35. Tinsley Ellis: Midnight Blue (Heartfixer) {1}: am
  36. Damon Fowler: Sounds of Home (Blind Pig) {1}: am
  37. Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa: Live in Amsterdam () {1}: ax_b
  38. Janiva Magness: Original (Fat Head) {1}: am
  39. The Mannish Boys: Wrapped Up and Ready () {1}: ax_b
  40. Mud Morganfield + Kim Wilson: For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn) {1}: se
  41. Mulebone: Keep on Movin' (Red Tug) {1}: app
  42. John Nemeth: Memphis Grease (Blue Corn Music) {1}: app -- TH:**
  43. Lucky Peterson: The Son of a Bluesman (Jazz Village) {1}: am
  44. Silk Rhodes: Silk Rhodes (Stones Throw) {1}: fp
  45. Dave Specter: Message in Blue (Delmark) {1}: am
  46. Alexis P Suter Band: Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace Music) {1}: app
  47. Swamp Dogg: The White Man Made Me Do It (Alive) {1}: CE:32 -- TH:*


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