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Top 10 Albums of 2021: Rhythm Highways

Top 10 Albums of 2021: Rhythm Highways

Rhythm Highways
East Side Slim 
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Eric Bibb – Dear America (Provogue/Mascot)

Big Creek Slim – Twenty-Twenty Blues (Straight Shooter)

Chris Cain – Raisin’ Cain (Alligator)

Don Diego - The Guitar Album Volume #1: The Twanging Touch Of Don Diego (Twang Farm)

Corey Harris – The Insurrection Blues (M.C. Records)

Elizabeth King – Living In The Last Days (Bible & Tire Recording Co.)

The Kokomo Kings – A Drive-By Love Affair (Rhythm Bomb)

Johnny Tucker featuring Kid Ramos and The Allstars – 75 and Alive (Highjohn/Blue Heart)

Wee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – Not In My Lifetime (Blue Dot)

Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado – Groove & Good Times (ZXY/Pepper Cake)


From East Side Slim:

As it always is for me, after a top 3 or so (my secret as to which ones those might be within the alphabetical list), it’s nearly impossible to list only 10 Best Of for 2021. So I really have a Top 40 (even that was a painful culling…). If you dig anything in the Top 10, you’ll also love: B.B. & the Blues Shacks “Breaking Point”; Al Basile, “B’s Testimony”; Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers, “Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers”; Selwyn Birchwood, “Living In A Burning House”; Cedric Burnside, “I Be Trying”; Sue Foley, “Pinky’s Blues”; Josh Hoyer, “Natural Born Hustler”; Erika Johnson, “Raising Standards”; Mike Keller, “lo-fi blues”; Kingdom Brothers, “Signs of the Times”; The Lowdown Saints, “Hit Me Hard”; Steve Marriner, “Hope Dies Last”; Memphississipi Sounds, “Welcome To The Land”, David Rotundo, “So Much Trouble”; Curtis Salgado, “Damage Control”; Rob Stone, “Rob Stone Trio in Tokyo”; Elder Jack Ward, “Already Made”; Malcolm Wells & the Two-Timers, “Hollernin’ Out Loud!”; Carolyn Wonderland, “Tempting Fate”; and Oliver Wood, “Always Smilin’”.

My immense thanks to all the wonderful artists who bless us with their creativity and soul through their music. East Side Slim 

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