Crossroads | Best of 2018

Dec 26, 2018

Crossroads is KMUW’s contemporary blues and soul show. It airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Chris Heim, the program highlights blues, R&B and soul from the post-war era to the present, from classic recordings to new releases, and from mainstream sounds to a diverse and wide-ranging collection of artists and recordings with roots in the blues and branches in nearly every other musical genre.

Crossroads Best of 2018

NEW ALBUMS

  1. Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)
  2. Sue Foley – The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
  3. Colin James – Miles to Go (Stony Plain)
  4. Kevin Burt – Heartland and Soul (Little Village Foundation)
  5. Various artists – Chicago Plays the Stones (Raisin’ Music)
  6. Various artists – Newly Recorded Blues Celebration of Delmark's 65th Anniversary (Delmark)
  7. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps – Here in Babylon (Jesi-Lu)
  8. Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA)
  9. Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (High John)
  10. Deb Ryder – Enjoy the Ride (Vizztone)
  11. Mark Hummel – Harpbreaker (Electro-Fi)
  12. Bob Corritore & Friends – Don’t Let the Devil Ride (Vizztone)
  13. Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (Alligator)
  14. Nick Moss Band - The High Cost of Low Living (Alligator)
  15. Mud Morganfield – They Call Me Mud (Severn)
  16. Boz Scaggs – Out of the Blues (Concord)
  17. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Run to Me (Gypsy Soul)
  18. Muddy Gurdy – Muddy Gurdy (Vizztone)
  19. Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne - Inspired by The Blues (Stony Plain)
  20. Kid Ramos – Old School (Rip Cat)
  21. Dave Keller – Every Soul’s a Star (Catfood)
  22. Keeshea Pratt Band – Believe (KPB)
  23. Bruce Katz Band – Get Your Groove (American Showplace Music)
  24. Tony Joe White – Bad Mouthin’ (Yep Roc)
  25. Cedric Burnside – Benton County Relic (Single Lock)

REISSUES/COMPILATIONS

  1. Jody Williams – In Session (Jasmine)
  2. Slim Gaillard – Out and Out Vout! (Jasmine)/Groove Juice (Verve)
  3. Savoy Brown: You Should Have Been There - Featuring Kim Simmonds (Panache Records)
  4. Various artists – Rough Guide to Hokum Blues (World Music Network)
  5. Sonny Boy Williamson II - The Complete Trumpet, Ace & Checker Singles 1951-62 (Acrobat)