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Top 10 (Now playing at my desk): 1. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard) 2. Otis Taylor, Respect the Dead, (Northernblues) 3. Big Boi and DrePresent…Outkast (LaFace) 4. Dion’s Little Kings, Live in New York (Ace UK) 5. Asie Payton, Just Do Me Right (Fat Possum) 6. Tom Joyner Presents The Old School Mix, […]

10 CDs Playing at My Desk

by Dave Marsh

Top 10

(Now playing at my desk):

1. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard) 2. Otis Taylor, Respect the Dead, (Northernblues)

3. Big Boi and DrePresent…Outkast (LaFace)

4. Dion’s Little Kings, Live in New York (Ace UK)

5. Asie Payton, Just Do Me Right (Fat Possum)

6. Tom Joyner Presents The Old School Mix, mixed by Steve "Silk" Hurley (Rhino)

7. Mike Ireland and Holler, Try Again (Ashmont)

8. The Rascals, All I Really Need: The Atlantic Recordings, 1965-71 (Rhino Handmade)

9. Amy Fairchild, Mr. Heart (amyfairchild.com)

10. Rory Block, I’m Every Woman (Rounder)

Dave Marsh coedits Rock and Rap Confidential. He can be reached at: marsh6@optonline.net