On a show first aired January 4, 2009, John Darkhorse presents a "best-of" compilation of award-winning, and other notable, blues CDs from 2008. Included are cuts by Eric Lindell, Homemade Jamz, Lil' Ed Williams, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa, and many more.
11pm-MidnightMuddy Waters: Burr Clover Blues (Morganfield) (3:13) CD TITLE: "The Field Recordings 1941-42" (Diamond)John-Alex Mason: Bury My Boots (Mason) (3:15) CD TITLE: "Town and Country" (Naked Jaybird Music)Samuel James: Big Black Ben (James) (3:29) CD TITLE: "Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy" (NorthernBlues)Fiona Boyes & Mookie Brill: Two-Legged Dog (Boyes) (3:32) CD TITLE: "Live from Bluesville" (Blue Empress)Davis Coen: Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (B.Willis) (2:53) CD TITLE: "BLue Lights for Yours and Mine" (Soundview Productions)Gravel Road: Sammy (Gravelroad) (3:32) CD TITLE: "Shot the Devil" (Uncle Larry)Moreland & Arbuckle: Tell Me Why (Dustin Arbuckle/Aaron Moreland) (2:41) CD TITLE: "1861" (NorthernBlues)Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm: World Full of Trouble (Lightnin Malcolm) (3:01) CD TITLE: "2 Man Wrecking Crew" (Delta Groove)Tripwire: Texas (Cottengim) (8:48) CD TITLE: "8th Annual Memphis Bound Blues" (Blues Society of the Ozarks)Webb Wilder: Baby, Please Don't Go (Joe Williams/Homer Banks) (5:37) CD TITLE: "Tough It Out" (Landslide)Joe Bonamassa: One of These Days (Bonamassa) (5:45) CD TITLE: "Sloe Gin" (J & R Adventures)Tommy Castro: I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On (Nashpendle Knox/Nafloyd Scott) (7:03) CD TITLE: "Legendary Rhythm & Blue Revue: Command Performance" (Delta Groove)
Midnight-1amDon Shipps/Dave Bedell/Bebop Brown et al.: Early in the Morning (Dallas Bartley) (2:42) (privately recorded cassette tape)Liz Mandeville: Corner Bar Blues (Mandeville) (4:28) CD TITLE: "Red Top" (Earwig)Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Loving You is the Best Thing That Happened to Me (Milton Campbell) (4:23) CD TITLE: "Midnight Blues" (Blind Pig)Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On (Bishop) CD TITLE: "The Blues Rolls On" (Delta Groove)J.W.Jones/Charlie Baty: Out of Service Blues (J.W.Jones) (5:51) CD TITLE: "Blueslisted" (Crosscut)Mannish Boys: Low Down Feeling (Pete Mayes) (4:08) CD TITLE: "Low Down Feeling" (Delta Groove)Michael Burks: Changed Man (Michael Burks/Bruce Iglauer) (4:46) CD TITLE: "Iron Man" (Alligator)Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials: Check My Baby's Oil (Ed Williams/Pam Williams) (5:34) CD TITLE: "Full Tilt" (Alligator)Scott Ellison: Ice Storm (Ellison?) (3:10) CD TITLE: "Ice Storm" (Earwig)Homemade Jamz Blues Band: Pay Me No Mind (Renaud Perry) (4:28) CD TITLE: "Pay Me No Mind" (NorthernBlues)Paul Reddick: Devilment (Colin Linden/Paul Reddick) (2:46) CD TITLE: "Sugarbird" (NorthernBlues)Marcia Ball: I Wish You Well (Withers) (4:42) CD TITLE: "Peace, Love & BBQ" (Alligator)Eric Lindell: What I Got (Eric Lindell/Chris Mule) (3:53) CD TITLE: "Low on Cash, Rich in Love" (Alligator)