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Living Blues . . . Living Blues magazine. Here are the 50 most played blues CD's for 1999, as reported by the program directors and hosts of blues shows at more than 200 radio stations around the world.

The top 50 is based on monthly reports to Living Blues through all of 1999. The rankings don't weigh too heavily on monthly chart position, but overall reporting status throughout the year. So those discs that were reported most consistently do better here.

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Living Blues Magazine's Top 50 Blues CD's for 1999


  1. Brooks, Hunter, Walker Lone Star Shootout (Alligator)

  2. Big Bill Morganfield Rising Son (Blind Pig)

  3. Luther Allison Live In Chicago (Alligator)

  4. Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Change In My Pocket (Bullseye Blues)

  5. Tommy Castro Right As Rain (Blind Pig)

  6. Ruth Brown A Good Day For The Blues (Bullseye Blues)

  7. Paul DeLay DeLay Does Chicago (Evidence)

  8. Snooky Pryor Shake My Hand (Blind Pig)

  9. Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials Get Wild (Alligator)

  10. Rod Piazza Here And Now (Tone-Cool)

  11. Michelle Willson Tryin' To Make A Little Love (Bullseye Blues)

  12. Corey Harris Greens From The Garden (Alligator)

  13. Charlie Musselwhite Continental Drifter (Pointblank)

  14. Johnnie Bassett Party My Blues Away (Cannonball)

  15. Cephas & Wiggins Homemade (Alligator)

  16. Robert Cray Take Your Shoes Off (Rykodisc)

  17. Jimmy Rogers Blues, Blues, Blues (Atlantic)

  18. Arthur Adams Back On Track (Blind Pig)

  19. B.B. King Blues On The Bayou (MCA)

  20. Jimmy Johnson Every Road Ends Somewhere (Ruf)

  21. Alberta Adams Born With The Blues (Cannonball)

  22. Rusty Zinn Confessin' (Black Top)

  23. Louisiana Red Millennium Blues (Earwig)

  24. Neal, Davies, Benoit Homesick For The Road (Telarc Blues)

  25. Kid Ramos Kid Ramos (Evidence)

  26. James Harman Takin' Chances (Cannonball)

  27. Jimmy T99 Nelson Rockin' And Shoutin' The Blues (Bullseye Blues)

  28. Muddy Waters The Lost Tapes (Blind Pig)

  29. Duke Robillard New Blues For Modern Man (Shanachie)

  30. Little Charlie & The Nightcats Shadow Of The Blues (Alligator)

  31. Wilson Pickett It's Harder Now (Bullseye Blues)

  32. Debbie Davies Tales From The Austin Motel (Shanachie)

  33. Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Moving To The Country (Tone-Cool)

  34. Preston Shannon All In Time (Bullseye Blues)

  35. Mem Shannon Spend Some Time With Me (Shanachie)

  36. Gary Primich Botheration (Black Top)

  37. Pee Wee Crayton Early Hour Blues (Blind Pig)

  38. Little Al Thomas South Side Story (Cannonball)

  39. Eddy Clearwater Cool Blues Walk (Bullseye Blues)

  40. Lazy Lester All Over You (Antone's)

  41. Omar & The Howlers Swingland (Black Top)

  42. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session (Stax)

  43. Sonny Rhodes Blue Diamond (Stony Plain)

  44. Eric Sardinas Treat Me Right (Evidence)

  45. Mike Morgan & The Crawl I Like The Way You Work It (Black Top)

  46. Little Milton Welcome To Little Milton (Malaco)

  47. Gatemouth Brown American Music, Texas Style (Blue Thumb)

  48. Dave Hole Under The Spell (Alligator)

  49. Paul "Lil Buck" Sinegal The Buck Starts Here (NYNO)

  50. John Jackson Front Porch Blues (Alligator)



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