Top Ten CD's for 2005. + Top DVD, re-issues & books:
Bob Putignano

Best CD Releases for 2005

1 -John Scofield - "That's What I Say" Verve
2- Sista Monica Parker- Can't Keep a Good Woman
3- Tommy Castro- "Soul Shaker" Blind Pig
4- Delbert McClinton- "Cost of Living" New West
5 -Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard- "The Duke Meets the Earl" Stony Plain
6- Poncho Sanchez- "Do It!" Concord
7- Troy"Trombone Shorty" Andrews- "Orleans and Claiborne" Treme Records
8 -Barbara Morrison- "Live at the Dakota"
9 -Marcia Ball- Live, Down the Road! Alligator
10 -Gil Parris- "Live at the Next Door Cafe"


-Aretha Franklin & King Curtis- Live at the Fillmore West "Don't Fight the Feeling" Rhino
-Johnny "Guitar" Watson- "The Funk Anthology - Shout Factory
-The Jazz Crusaders- Pacific Jazz Studio Sessions- Mosaic


-"Make it Funky"
-Chicago Blues Reunion- "Buried Alive in the Blues" DVD/CD
It's about time someone released this!
-"The Jerry Garcia Collection, Volume 1: The Legion of MaryBand"
with Garcia, Merl Saunders, Martin Fierro, John Kahn, and Ron Tutt- Rhino

Book(s) -"The Triumph of Sam Cooke- Dream Boogie" by Peter Guralnick- Little, Brown and Company
-"Searching For The Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead by Phil Lesh"- Little, Brown and Company

Honorable mention-
-Alex Schultz - "Think About It" Released Oct 2004- Severn Records

Bob Putignano

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