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Nothin' But The Blues: 25th Anniversary Best Album List

Dec 20, 2017

Mojo the Blues Cat
Credit WMKY

In 2017, Nothin’ But The Blues celebrated its 25th anniversary on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM).

Nothin’ But The Blues originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program on Friday nights. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 and in 2000, the program expanded to four hours moving to Saturday nights.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, one album was selected per year as the best of the past twenty-five years.

Criteria was established in the secelction process such as no greatest hits, live albums, tributes, box sets, soundtracks or re-issues. In addition, there was a limit of just one album per artist.

Year – Artist – Album Title – Record Label

1992 – John Hammond – Got Love If You Want It – Pointblank

1993 – Koko Taylor – Force Of Nature – Alligator

1994 – Eric Clapton – From The Cradle – Reprise

1995 – Luther Allison – Blue Streak – Alligator

1996 – James Cotton – Deep In The Blues – Universal Music

1997 – Jonny Lang – Lie To Me – A&M

1998 – Susan Tedeschi – Just Won’t Burn – Tone Cool

1999 – Charlie Musselwhite – Continental Drifter – Virgin  

2000 – North Mississippi All-Stars – Shake Hands With Shorty – Tone-Cool

2001 – Janiva Magness – Blues Ain’t Pretty – Blues Leaf

2002 – Little Milton – Guitar Man – Malaco

2003 – Michael Burks – I Smell Smoke – Alligator

2004 – Johnny Winter – I’m A Bluesman – Virgin

2005 – Tab Benoit – Fever For The Bayou – Telarc

2006 – Chris Thomas King – Rise – 21st Century Blues

2007 – Phillip Walker – Going Back Home – Delta Groove

2008 – Magic Slim & Teardrops – Midnight Blues – Blind Pig

2009 – Shirley Johnson – Blues Attack – Delmark

2010 – Buddy Guy – Living Proof – Silvertone

2011 - Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator – Sony

2012 - Robert Cray – Nothin’ But Love – Provogue

2013 – Lurrie Bell – Blues In My Soul – Delmark

2014 - Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready – Delta Groove

2015 - Kentucky Headhunters w/Johnny Johnson – Meet Me In Bluesland – Alligator

2016 - Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed – Alligator

Host Paul Hitchcock will present a special Nothin’ But The Blues 25th Anniversary and 2017 Year-In-Review show on Saturday, December 30 from 8:00PM to midnight on Morehead State Public Radio, WMKY at 90.3FM and online at: http://www.wmky.org