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00000179-cdc6-d978-adfd-cfc6d87f0001KMUW music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Carla Eckels and Chris Heim share their selections for the best music releases of 2019 - including world music, jazz, R&B and gospel, blues and archival releases.Join us throughout January 2020 for a month-long feature of the Best of 2019.

Crossroads' Best Releases Of 2019

  1. Tad Robinson – Real Street (Severn)
  2. Billy Price – Dog Eat Dog (Gulf Coast)
  3. Bob Corritore - Do the Hip Shake, Baby! (Vizztone)
  4. Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men – Tall, Dark and Handsome (Thirty Tigers)
  5. Billy Branch & Sons of Blues – Roots and Branches (Alligator)
  6. Mighty Mike Schermer – Bad Tattoo (Vizztone)
  7. Robin Trower – Coming Closer to the Day (Provogue)
  8. Jimmie Vaughan – Baby, Please Come Home (Last)
  9. Big Joe & the Dynaflows – Rockhouse Party (Severn)
  10. Annika Chambers – Kiss My Sass (Vizztone)
  11. Cash Box Kings – Hail to the Kings (Alligator)
  12. North Mississippi All Stars – Up and Rolling (New West)
  13. Junior Watson – Nothing To It But To Do It (Little Village Foundation)
  14. Lee Boys – Live on the East Coast (M.C. Records)
  15. Rockin’ Johnny & Quique Gomez – Dos Hombres Wanted (Vizztone)
  16. Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)
  17. Biscuit Miller – Chicken Grease (American Showplace Music)
  18. Jersey Swamp Cats – Go Cat Go! (Jersey Swamp Cats)
  19. Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician, or the Pimp (Alligator)
  20. Dwayne Dopsie – Bon Ton (Louisiana Red Hot)
  21. Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J&R Adventures)
  22. Bad Influence – Got What You Need (Badblues)
  23. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)
  24. Levee Town – City Hall (Levee Town)
  25. Various artists – The Time for Peace Is Now (Luaka Bop)

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.