1997 was a landmark year for blues reissues, highlighted by the plethora of compilations from MCA Records to celebrate Chess Records' 50th Anniversary. Alligator Records also began releasing great hits retrospects of some of their key artists. Not be to overlooked was HighTone's purchase of the High Water recordings made by Dr. David Evans at Memphis State University in the 1980s. Below is my top ten list of 1997 blues reissues.
--- Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell's favorite reissues of 1997
Jimmy Rogers - The Essential Chess Recordings
Bob Corritore (host of "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ, Mesa, AZ
Jimmy Rogers - Complete Chess Recordings
Rory Block - Gone Woman Blues
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