A COOL LIST FROM A COOL JERK
Here's Peter R.'s year-end faves, along with his always welcome, stream-of-consciousness commentary:
10. GRAM PARSONS- The Complete Reprise Sessions
9. DRIVE BY TRUCKERS - A Blessing & A Curse
8. QUANTIC- An Announcement To Answer
7. ALICE RUSSELL- Under The Munka Moon II
6. CHARANGA CAKEWALK - Chicano Zen
5. LILA DOWNS - La Cantina
4. BOOZOO BAJOU- Juke Joint III
3. JAMES HUNTER- People Gonna Talk
2. DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND- What's Going On
1. ELVIS COSTELLO & ALLEN TOUSSAINT- The River In Reverse
Special mention, 'cause it's from 2005, DWIGHT YOAKAM- Blame The Vain, and NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS- Keep Reachin' Up (this would be 10 if you can't count the Gram Parsons) NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - Live At the Fillmore East (not sure if old new albums count or maybe this would be 10) and the first two J.Geils Band albums 'cause I've been listening to them again and they are so good and these guys don't get enough respect.
AND TWO GREAT CHRISTMAS ALBUMS
It's Christmas Time Again
SUPER SPECIAL MENTION
Any mixes by Sal N.
Any mixes by Steve F.
(editor's note: NYCD had nothing to do with this)
I'm sure I'm forgetting something and all musical lists, no matter what, (except worst of) should include OTIS REDDING- Otis Blue.
Thank you, Peter.