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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Blues, Jazz + R&B): Boz Scaggs, Gavin Harrison, Alabama Shakes

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Blues, Jazz + R&B): Boz Scaggs, Gavin Harrison, Alabama Shakes

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 list for blues, jazz and R&B also included Marc Cary, Robben Ford, Dave Douglas, Papa Mali, Matthew Shipp and others.

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

‘Slowhand at 70’ finds Eric Clapton reflecting on a storied past, yet his still-powerful artistry places the guitarist firmly in the present.

Walter Trout – Battle Scars (2015)

Walter Trout – Battle Scars (2015)

Depite Water Trout’s devastating illness, ‘Battle Scars’ boasts a striking resiliency and sense of purpose.

Sam Butler – Raise Your Hands! (2015)

Sam Butler – Raise Your Hands! (2015)

Like all the best religious records, ex-Blind Boys of Alabama guitarist/vocailist Sam Butler’s ‘Raise Your Hands!’ has that the ability to lift the spirits of pagans and Christians alike.

Mike Zito & The Wheel, “Keep Coming Back” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Mike Zito & The Wheel, “Keep Coming Back” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here’s the premiere of the title track from Mike Zito and the Wheel’s new deeply soulful blues-rock album “Keep Coming Back.”

The Ann Wilson Thing – #1 (2015)

The Ann Wilson Thing – #1 (2015)

As with the Heart legend’s musical heroes Led Zeppelin, Ann Wilson gets closest to the bone when exploring deep into her blues roots.

Taj Mahal’s rangy, guest-packed Maestro was perfectly titled

Taj Mahal’s rangy, guest-packed Maestro was perfectly titled

Every song from Taj Mahal’s ‘Maestro,’ released on Sept. 30, 2008, was a change up. He’s a Swiss Army knife of the blues.

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love (2015)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love (2015)

There’s no let up in Shemekia Copeland found on ‘Outskirts of Love’; her hold on the Queen of the Blues crown is as firm as ever.

Jimmie Vaughan reached back for ’50s-style cool on Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites

Jimmie Vaughan reached back for ’50s-style cool on Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites

Jimmie Vaughan’s ‘Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites,’ released five years ago this summer, shined a needed spotlight on some largely unheard covers.

The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions gave Baby Boomer rockers a chance to pay tribute

The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions gave Baby Boomer rockers a chance to pay tribute

Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood and members of the Rolling Stones took part in ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,’ released in August 1971.