Brèves / 03.01.2018

Palmarès 2017 (part. 1)

Albums, chansons, révélations, concerts… Voici ce qui a le plus marqué les membres de notre rédaction en 2017. Première partie.


Christophe Mourot


Corey Dennison / “Night After Night” (Delmark)
Selwyn Birchwood / “Pick Your Poison” (Alligator)
John Németh / “Feelin’ Freaky” (Memphis Grease)
John Primer & Bob Corritore / “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” (Delta Groove)
Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter / “Right Place, Right Time” (Delta Groove)
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats / “Groovin’ In Greaseland” (Alligator)
Arnaud Fradin & His Roots Combo / “Steady Rollin Man” (Mojo Hand)
Sonny Knight & The Lakers / “Sooner Or Later” (Secret Stash)

Titres marquants
The cry / Sonny Knight & The Lakers / “Sooner Or Later” (Secret Stash)
She’s so skinny / The Kokomo Kings / “Artificial Natural” (Rhythm Bomb)
Honey badger / Godboogie / “Play Music & Dance” (VizzTone)


Little Steve & The Big Beat / “Another Man” (Continental Blues Heaven)
Max Sugar Blanck / “Spoonful Of Sugar” (Autopublié)
John Blues Boyd / “The Real Deal” (Little Village Foundation)


Mose Allison / “I’m Not Talkin’ – The Song Stylings of Mose Allison 1957-1971” (BGP-Ace)
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / “Boogie Uproar – The Complete Aladdin / Peacock Singles As & Bs 1947-1961” (Jasmine)
Lazy Lester / “I’m A Lover Not A Fighter – The Complete Excello Singles 1956-1962” (Jasmine)
Clifton Chenier / “King Of The Zydeco – The Rhythm And Blues Years 1954-1960” (Frémeaux & Associés)
Jesus Rocked The Jukebox / “Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)” (Craft-Concord)

Blue Planet
The Kokomo Kings / “Artificial Natural” (Rhythm Bomb)
Daddy MT & the Matches / “Lightin’ It Up” (Ti And Bo)
Stompin’ Joe & Co / “Stompin’ Joe & Co” (Autopublié)

Curtis Salgado aux Rendez-Vous de l’Erdre (août 2017)
John Németh au Montfort Blues Festival (novembre 2017)
Malted Milk au Stéréolux (décembre 2017)


Éric Doidy


1) Chuck Berry / “Chuck” (Dualtone)
2) The Como Mamas / “Move Upstairs” (Daptone)
3) John Németh / “Feelin’ Freaky” (Memphis Grease)
4) Don Bryant / “Don’t Give Up On Love” (Fat Possum)
5) The Blind Boys of Alabama / “Almost Home” (Amazon)
6) Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay Vee)
7) Mavis Staples / “If All I Was Was Black” (Anti-)
8) Chris Rea / “Road Songs For Lovers” (BMG)

Titres marquants
1) I know I’ve been changed / The Como Mamas
2) ex-aequo : S.T.O.N.E.D et I Gave up on you / John Németh
3) ex-aequo: Let my mother live / Blind Boys of Alabama et How do I get there / Don Bryant


1) Robert Kimbrough, Sr. (pour ses albums, notamment “Willey Woot”, et son concert à Blues Rules)
2) Miss Nickki (concert Blues Rules)
3) Mike Ledbetter (pour son disque avec Monster Mike Welch “Right Place, Right Time”, Delta Groove)


1) Luther Allison / “A Legend Never Dies” (Ruf)
2) Hayes McMullan / “Everyday Seems Like Murder Here” (Light in the attic)
3) Jimi Hendrix / “Machine Gun – The Fillmore East first show 12/31/1969” (Legacy)
4) Clifton Chenier / “King Of The Zydeco – The rhythm & blues years 1954-1960” (Frémeaux)
5) Delaney & Bonnie and friends / “Motel shot” (Shout Factory)

Blue Planet
1) Tia / “Lil’ Bird”
2) Aurélien Morro & the Checkers / “French Quarter”
3) Pin’s Downhome Blues / “Where The Chilly Wind Don’t Blow”

1) I’m just dead I’m not gone, Jim Dickinson, University press of Mississippi
2) Michael Bloomfield: the rise and fall of an American guitar hero, Ed Ward, Chicago Review Press

1) “Bayou Maharajah: The life and music of New Orleans piano Legend James Booker” (Cadiz)
2) “Mavis! A film about Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers” (Dogwoof)
3) Eric Clapton / “Live In San Diego” (Reprise)

1) Miss Nickki (Blues Rules Festival, Crissier)
2) Doyle Bramhall II (Sunset-Sunside, Paris)
3) Boubacar Traoré avec Cedric Watson et Corey Harris (New Morning, Paris)


Mathieu Presseq


Daniel Caesar / “Freudian” (Golden Child)
Gabriel Garzón-Montano / “Jardín” (Stones Throw)
Syd / “Fin” (Columbia)
SZA / “Ctrl” (Top Dawg Entertainment)
Jordan Rakei / “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)
Thundercat / “Drunk” (Brainfeeder)
Khalid / “American Teen” (RCA)
Aaron Abernathy / “Dialogue” (Autopublié)

Titres marquants
Slide / Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos
Telling the truth / Mary J. Blige feat. Kaytranada & BADBADNOTGOOD
Un jour j'écrirai / Freddy feat. Ben l'Oncle Soul
(No one knows me) Like the piano / Sampha
Way Back / TLC feat. Snoop Dogg


Daniel Caesar
Brent Faiyaz


Van Hunt / “Popular” (Blue Note)