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Editorial:
RMR Reviewer Mark Gallo's Best of 2017

Posted by Angela Miakoda
January 14, 2018 - 3:14pm EST

Gallo’s list

Best of 2017

  1. Emily Duff: Maybe In the Morning; Mod Prom
  2. Dizzy Gillespie & Friends: Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker; Justin Time (live at Montreux 1980)
  3. John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie; Craft (boxed set)
  4. Ronnie Earl: The Luckiest Man; Stony Plain
  5. Cash Box Kings: Royal Mint; Alligator
  6. Taj Mahal and Keb Mo: Tajmo; Concord
  7. Steve Earle: So You Wanna Be An Outlaw; Warner Brothers
  8. Gregg Allman: Southern Blood; Rounder
  9. Chris Hillman: Bidin’ My Time; Rounder
  10. Jesus Rocked the Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)l Craft
  11. Benny Turner: My Brother’s Blues
  12. Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever; Ruf
  13. Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Too Many Bad Habits; The People’s Label (reissue of 1977 Blind Pig)
  14. Duke Robillard and his Dames of Rhythm; MC Records
  15. Charles Lloyd: Passin’ Thru; Blue Note
  16. Nora Jones: Day Breaks; Blue Note
  17. Shaun Murphy: Mighty Gates’ Vision Wall
  18. Jason Tinderholt: Hold On; Big H
  19. Marquis Knox:  Black and Blue; self-released
  20. Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone; True North
  21. Luis Munoz: Dead Man; Palin
  22. Jerry Douglas Band; What If; Rounder
  23. The Sons of the Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio; Little Village Foundation
  24. Mark Kleinhaut and John Stowell: Cross Country Lines; Invisible Music
  25. Alison Krauss: Windy City; Capitol
  26. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams: Contraband Love; Red House
  27. Big Voodoo Daddy: Louie Louie Louie; Savoy Jazz