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Favorite Albums of 2016
  • One of my favorite threads that comes up this time of year is the one calling for favorite albums of the previous year. I love discovering new music and always find great recommendations from fellow members of this forum. The albums don't necessarily need to have been released in 2016. I'm just curious what albums you've listened to the most. Here are mine.

    Released in 2016:
    Julian Lage - Arclight
    Simo - Let Love Show the Way

    Released before 2016 (in no particular order):
    Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
    Hayes Carll - Flowers and Liquor
    Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Last Night, This Morning
    Leonard Cohen - Live In London
    Fleetwood Mac (w/ Peter Green) - Shrine '69
    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live from Madison Square Garden
  • You're Dreaming - The Cactus Blossoms
    Arclight - Julian Lage
    I Had A Dream That You Were Mine - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
    We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service - A Tribe Called Quest
    Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  • Julian Lage-Archlight
    Simo-Let love show me the way
    John Mayall and the Blues Breakers with Peter Green live in 67 vol. 2
    Chris Stapleton traveller. Kind of reminds me of Billy Joe Shaver which is the flavor of country music that I like the most.

    A couple released in 2015:
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the night sweats Debut album.
    Jim Campilongo and Honey Fingers last night this morning.
  • I love this thread....

    PIL “Public Image Limited”
    PIL “Second Edition”
    Cypress Hill “Cypress Hill “
    Billy Grammar “Country Guitar”
    Nels Cline “Lovers” (2016)
    Renata Terrago “The Music of Francisco Tarraga”
    Beatles “Let it Be- Raw”
    Bill Doggett “Hot Doggett”
    Francisco Petronio and Dilermando Reis “Uma Voz E Um Violao Em Serenata”
    James Brown “Super Bad”
    Nirvana “Nevermind”
  • I bought 5 of Jim's albums and love them all
    Julian Lage - Archlight
    Kieth Richards - Crosseyed Heart.
    Leonard Cohen - You want it Darker>\
    Stones - Blue and Lonesome
    Duke Levine - The Fade Out
    The Tribute Album for JJ Cale
  • Van Morrison „..It's Too Late to Stop Now...Volumes II,III,IV“
    Van Morrison „Astral Weeks“
    Daniel Lanois „Goodby To Language“
    The Beatles „White Album“
    Geir Sundstol „Furuland“
  • Arclight - Julian Lage
    Schmilco - Wilco
    Lovers - Nels Cline
    Daniel Bachman - Daniel Bachman
    Country For Old Men - John Scofield
    What To Fear - Sean Watkins
    American Band - Drive By Truckers
    Beulah - John Paul White
    Eyes On The Lines - Steve Gunn
    Whole and Cloven - Nathan Bowles
    Ambsace - Nathan Salsburg & Steve Elkington
    Over And Even - Joan Shelley
    Are You Serious? - Andrew Bird
  • Autolux - Pussy's Dead
    Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age
    Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    The Cars - The Cars
    Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary
    Grady Martin - Roughneck Blues (compilation)
    Graham Parker - Squeezin Out Sparks
    Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Last Night, This Morning
    Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos - Los Cuibot y Los Cubanos Positivos
    Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math
    Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
    Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer
    Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    Telekinesis - Dormarion
    The Meters - Here Comes the Meter Man (compilation)
  • Sturgill Simpson - Sailor's Guide to Earth & Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
    Jim Campilongo - Table For One
    Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Last Night, This Morning
    Duke Levine - The Fade Out
    Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon a Star
    Miles Davis - Round Midnight
    Ernest Lecuona - Ultimate Collection, Lecuona Plays Lecuona
    Louis Armstrong - Ken Burns Jazz
  • Arclight- Julian Lage

    Lovers- Nels Cline (Finally a Nels album your wife won't hate!)

    Let Me Get By- Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Tribe Called Quest- We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service

    Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory (and the rest of the TCQ catalog)

    David Bowie- Blackstar

    Bob Marley- everything

  • Francisco Petronio and Dilermando Reis “Uma Voz E Um Violao Em Serenata” - Love love this!

    Here's my list:

    Mike Neer - Steelonius

    Nels Cline - Lovers

    Speedy West - Guitar Spectacular

    Ernest Tubb Presents The Texas Troubadours

    The Electrosoniks ‎– Electronic Music

    Jerry Byrd - Steel Guitar Favorites

    Ida Presti & Alexandre Lagoya ‎– Music For The Classic Guitar

    And this video of Jimmie Rivers playing solo guitar - Thanks Jim! - Does anyone know the name of the song?

  • Here are my top three favorite 2016 releases:

    Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers – Last Night, This Morning: Released on CD in 2015, but the vinyl LP came out in early 2016 so it qualifies. Possibly my favorite Jim album of them all (Fran’s too).

    Van Morrison – It’s Too Late To Stop Now, Vols. I-IV: Van the Man and his band recorded at various venues in 1973. I would have been satisfied with a straight reissue of the original double album, but this release includes three additional CDs of full shows from the same tour with not a lot of song duplication. "Turn it up!"

    Otis Redding – Live at the Whisky A Go Go: Recorded over three nights in 1966, when Otis and his band absolutely smoked the Sunset Strip. Lots of duplicate songs spread over six CDs, but who can complain? There’s no such thing as too much Otis!
  • Things I want to check out because of this thread... Thank you guys!

    Mike Neer - Steelonius
    Otis Redding – Live at the Whisky A Go Go
    Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory ( I have this - somewhere)
    Sturgill Simpson - Sailor's Guide to Earth & Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
    Grady Martin - Roughneck Blues (compilation)
    Country For Old Men - John Scofield
    Geir Sundstol- Furuland
    Duke Levine - The Fade Out
    We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service - A Tribe Called Quest
    Fleetwood Mac (w/ Peter Green) - Shrine '69

    I related to RogerioFerraz's post about Jimmie on youtube (I don't know the name of that tune). I listen so much to youtube these days -usually obsessively to one clip.
  • Archlight - Julian Lage
    Archlight Live
    The Fade Out - Duke Levine
    Amorphae - Ben Monder (Honorable 2015 entry)
    Lovers - Nels Cline
    The Declaration Of Musical Independence - Andrew Cyrille Quartet
  • Thanks for the thread! I think I opened a similar one a couple of years back. :)

    I will give a listen to Julian Lage - Arclight for sure now!

    My tastes appear a bit different from most of your guys, but here's some interesting records released in 2016, in no order:
    Allah-Las - Calico review
    Charles Bradley - Changes
    Growlers - City club
    Snarky puppy - Culcha vulcha
    Jamestown revival - Education of a wandering man
    Nahko - Hoka
    James hunter six - Hold on!
    Whitney - light upon the lake
    Paul Burch - Meridian rising
    Margo price - midwest farmer's daughter
    New mastersounds - Nashville session
    Natural child - Okey Dokey
    Sturgull Simpson - Sailor's guide to earth
    Bob Heron - Something Blue

    World music :
    Vadou game - Kidayu
    La Santa Cecilia - Buenaventura
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Bonus
    Tulipa Ruiz - Dance
    Debo band - Ere gobez
    Jeb loy Nichols - Long time traveller
    La Yegros - Magnetismo
    Mexrissey - No Manchester
    Dub Inc - So What
    Brexit Blues

    Kacey Musgraves - Very Kacey Christmas

    BONUS section:
    The best in hip hop in 2016:
    Tribe Called Quest / We Got it
    De La Soul / Anonymous nobody
    Atmosphere / Fishing blues
    Noname / Telefone
    Banks & Steelz / Anything but words
    Chance the rapper / Coloring book
    Kate Tampest / Let them eat chaos

  • ...and probably the new Bill Kirchen album, but I haven't got it!
  • Late to the party! I dig that we're talking not just new albums, but new TO US albums (meaning old stuff's included!" Lemme get my ipod....

    Chris Stapelton - Traveller
    Whitey Morgan and the 78's - all their records (I just discovered them, I'm partial to the Live one: Born, Raised, and Live in Flint)
    18 South - a band Guthrie Trapp is in; soulful country roots music
    Andy Timmons- "Resolution" and "Theme From A Perfect World"
    Charlie Christian- Radioland 1939-1941
    Duke Levine - The Fade Out
    Freddie King - The Shelter Records Years
    JC and Honeyfingers- Last Night, This Morning
    (rediscovered) Los Loney Boys - "Revelation" and "Rockpango"
    Richie Kotzen - (discovered this year; cherry-picked his many albums, but his project Wilson Hawk is a fave...he also has an itunes "Essential" collection that is a great starting point)
    T-Bone Walker - several of his large collections; it was a big year for T-Bone and CC here; I read both biographies as well.
    -Complete Capitol/Black and White
    -The Complete Imperial 1950-1954
    -T-Bone Blues
    Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late

    ...and I too want to check out that Otis Redding Live at the Whiskey-a-Go-Go! And the new Stones blues record.
  • I usually don't have a favorite record of the year, but 2016's was definitely Jeff Parker's The New Breed. https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-breed
  • I think the tune Mr Rivers is playing in the clip is "Clouds" by Walter Donaldson. I first heard Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel picking on it. Django and the Quintette du Hot Club de France do a lovely version.

    Here are a few of my favourites discs from 2016:

    Field Music: Commontime
    Wilco: Star Wars
    Wilco: Schmilco
    Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers: Last Night, This Morning
    Jimmie Rivers: Brisbane Bop
    Buddy Emmons: Steel Guitar Jazz
    Barney Kessel: Live At The Jazz Mill
    Bob Wills: Tiffany Transcriptions
    Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blues

    Some tunes I dug:
    Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West: Jammin' with Jimmy
    Jimmie Rivers: It's All Your Fault
    Thad Jones & Mel Lewis: The Groove Merchant
    George Barnes: When Sunny Gets Blue
    Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    The Beatles: Getting Better
    Prince: Money Don't Matter 2 Night
    David Bowie: Quicksand
  • Many thanks, sozo! As much as I love Django, I think I still prefer Jimmie's bare bones version! Great song either way!

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