Brèves / 28.12.2023

Best of 2023 (part. 3)

Albums, révélations, chansons, rééditions, concerts : voici ce qui a le plus marqué les membres de notre rédaction en 2023. Troisième partie.

Jacques Périn

• Bloodest Saxophone feat. Crystal Thomas / “Good Morning” (Mr. Daddy)
The Dig 3 / “Damn The Rent” (Autopublié)
Robert Finley / “Black Bayou” (Easy Eye Sound)
Gabriels / “Angels & Queens” (Atlas)
D.K. Harrell / “The Right Man” (Little Village)
Nirek Mokar feat. Sax Gordon / “Back To Basics” (Ahead)
The Teskey Brothers / “The Winding Way” (Decca)
Monster Mike Welch / “Nothing But Time” (Gulf Coast)

Blackburn Brothers / “SoulFunkn’BLUES” (Electro-Fi)
Candice Ivory / “When The Levee Breaks” (Little Village)
Jalen Ngonda / “Come Around And Love Me” (Daptone)
The String Breakers / “Soul Me Up” (autoproduit)
Billy Valentine / “& Universal Truth” (Flying Dutchman-Acid Jazz)

• Gaye Adegbalola / “Satisfied” (VizzTone)
• “Black Gospel Ladies – I Walked Out In Jesus Name” (Narro Way)
Dr. John / “The Montreux Years” (BMG)
Byther Smith / “Working Man’s Blues” (JSP)
Junior Wells & Buddy Guy / “Live in Hiroshima 1975” (Cleopatra Blues)

• The Cinelli Brothers + J.T. Lauritsen / Bay Car Blues Festival, Grande-Synthe
The Cornlickers feat. Anthony “Big A” Sherrod / L’Azimut, Châtenay-Malabry
Marquise Knox (Chicago Blues Festival) / New Morning, Paris
Mike Sanchez / Rendez-Vous de l’Erdre, Nantes
Nico Wayne Toussaint Quartet / Le Triton, Les Lilas

Nicolas Deshayes

Alabama Mike / “Stuff I’ve Been Through” (Little Village)
The Arcs / “Electrophonic Chronic” (Easy Eye Sound)
Eddie 9V / “Capricorn” (Ruf)
Brent Cobb / “Southern Star” (Ol’ Buddy-Thirty Tigers)
Monster Mike Welch / “Nothing But Time” (Gulf Coast)
D.K. Harrell / “The Right Man” (Little Village)
Martin Lang & Rusty Zinn / “Mr Blues, Mr Blues” (Random Chance)
The Dig 3 / “Damn The Rent” (Autopublié)

• Crystal Thomas (concert)
Yates McKendree (concert)
D.K. Harrell (album)
Lucky Pepper (album et concert)

Titres marquants
Behind the eyes / The Arcs
Fat shame, Pt.1 / Alabama Mike
Missouri / Eddie 9V
My baby’s gone (live) / John Németh and The Blue Dreamers
I me mine / Monster Mike Welch

• James Booker / “Behind The Iron Curtain Plus…” (RWA)
• “Soul’d Out – The Complete Wattstax Collection” (Craft)
William Bell / “The Man In The Street – The Complete “Yellow” Stax Singles 1968-1974” (Kent Soul)
Dr. John / “The Montreux Years” (BMG)
Jimmy Reed / “You’re Gonna Need My Help, 1953-1962” (Jasmine)

• Mavis Staples / Jazz à Vienne
Lee Fields / L’Antipode, Rennes et La Clef, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Alabama Mike / Blues en Loire
Crystal Thomas / Blues In Sem
Youssef Remadna feat. Nico Duportal / Le Singe en Hiver, Nantes

André Hobus

Monster Mike Welch / “Nothing But Time” (Gulf Coast)
Van Morrison / “Accentuate The Positive” (Exile Production)
Coco Montoya / “Writing On The Wall” (Alligator)
Joel Astley / “Seattle To Greaseland” (Blue Heart)
Jon Cleary / “So Swell” (Single Lock)
Bob Corritore & Friends / “Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me” (Vizztone)
D.K. Harrell / “The Right Man” (Little Village)
Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling / “Get Your Back Into It!” (Alligator)

Stephen Hull
• Jontavious Willis
• McKinley James

Titres marquants
Second hand kid / Joel Astley
The shape I’m in / Van Morrison
Writing on the wall / Coco Montoya

Roy Milton / “Rocks” (Bear Family)
Billy The Kid Emerson / “My Blues Are Red Hot” (Jasmine)
James Harman / “Back Door Rumba – Live Vol. 2” (JSP)
• “4 Forgotten R&B Divas” (Jasmine)
• “Down Home Blues – Chicago Vol. 3” (Wienerworld)

Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago
• Chicago blues jams and various harp players, Reggie’s, Chicago
Stephen Hull Experience / Chess Studio, Chicago
Bob Corritore, Jimmy “Primetime” Smith, Johnny Burgin, Tail Dragger / Hnita Jazz Club + Banana Peel, Belgique

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