Rant ‘N’ Roll: Top 10 Favorite CDs, Movies, TV Shows, Books, And Concerts

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Top 10 Favorite CDs, Movies, TV Shows, Books, And Concerts

—by , January 6, 2016

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Top 10 Blues CDs

1) Steve Earle & The Dukes, Terraplane

2) Duke Robillard, The Acoustic Blues Roots Of Duke Robillard

3) Tinsley Ellis, Tough Love

4) Cash Box Kings, Holding Court

5) Soundtrack, Bessie: Music From The HBO Film

6) Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Boom Town

7) The Beat Daddys, Hoodoo That We Doo

8 ) Isaiah B Brunt, Just The Way That It Goes

9) Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Father’s Day

10) Zora Young with Little Mike & The Tornadoes, Friday Night

 

Top 10 Jazz CDs

1) Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bird Calls

2) David Amram, This Land & Red River Variations

3) Julia Hulsmann Quartet with Theo Blackman, A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill In America

4) Gary Peacock Trio, Now This

5) Enrico Rava Quartet with Gianluca Petrella, Wild Dance

6) Perez Patitucci Blade, Children Of The Light

7) Myriam Alter, Cross/Ways

8 ) Brian Landrus Trio, The Deep Below

9) Hayden Chisholm, Breve

10) Noah Preminger, Pivot: Live At The 55 Bar

 

Top 10 Americana CDs

1) Shelby Lynne, I Can’t Imagine

2) Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind

3) James McMurtry, Complicated Game

4) The White Buffalo, Love And The Death Of Damnation

5) Kinky Friedman, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met

6) David Michael Miller, Same Soil

7) Solitaire Miles, Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fellas

8 ) Donnie Fritts, Oh My Goodness

9) Dulcie Taylor & Friends, Wind Over Stone

10) Webb Wilder, Mississippi Moderne

 

Top 10 Reissues

1) Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: Bootleg Series Volume #12

2) Various Artists, Rhythm ‘N’ Bluesin’ By The Bayou: Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies

3) Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Baby Ain’t That Love: Texas & Tennessee Sessions 1964-1974

4) Various Artists, Wow Wow Baby: 1950s R&B, Blues & Gospel From Dolphin’s Of Hollywood

5) Frank Sinatra, A Voice On Air 1935-1955

6) Weather Report, The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

7) Them, The Complete Them 1964-1967

8 ) Bobby Rush, Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

9) Roy Orbison, The MGM Years 1965-1973

10) 311, Archive

 

Top 10 Movies

1) Southpaw

2) Jaco

3) Amy

4) Love & Mercy

5) American Sniper

6) Selma

7) A Most Violent Year

8 ) Sicario

9) Black Mass

10) Straight Outta Compton

 

Top 10 TV Shows

1) American Horror Story

2) Homeland

3) Ray Donovan

4) Orange Is The New Black

5) True Detective

6) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

7) Blacklist

8 ) Gotham

9) Blue Bloods

10) Chicago PD

 

Top 10 Books

1) What’s Never Said, Susan Shapiro (2015)

2) Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock’n’Roll, Peter Guralnick (2015)

3) Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones & Transformed Rock’n’Roll, Fred Goodman (2015)

4) John Prine: In Spite Of Himself, Eddie Huffman (2015)

5) Daddy Love, Joyce Carol Oates (2013)

6) The Art Of Fielding, Chad Harbach (2011)

7) Mick Jagger, Philip Norman (2012)

8 ) A Woman Like Me, Bettye Lavette with David Ritz (2013)

9) Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, Rick Bragg (2014)

10) I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Steve Earle (2011)

 

Top 10 Concerts

1) Stanley Clarke, Montreal International Jazz Festival

2) Jerry Lee Lewis, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

3) Santana, House Of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada

4) Brian Wilson, State Theater, Easton PA

5) O.A.R, Musikfest, Bethlehem PA

6) Elvis Costello/Donald Fagen, PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

7) Zappa Plays Zappa, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg PA

8 ) Dion, State Theater, Easton PA

9) David Crosby, Musikfest Café, Bethlehem PA

10) Madeleine Peyroux, Musikfest Café, Bethlehem PA


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