Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand (The ’59) #302

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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand (2007)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 49 – 2007.

Raising Sand is a Grammy-award winning collaboration album from  Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, released on October 23, 2007 by Rounder Records.

It won Album of the Year at the 2008 Americana Music Honors & Awards and at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

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Anders Osborne – American Patchwork (Epic 2017 #197)

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Anders Osborne – American Patchwork (2010)

Grammy-award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter Anders Osborne blends blues, rock and roll and New Orleans funk and R&B to create a distinctive genre-bending style that has captivated music fans and fellow performers alike. He wrote “Watch The Wind Blow By,” a No.1, million-selling country hit for Tim McGraw and two tracks on bluesman Keb’ Mo’s Grammy-winning album Slow Down. American Patchwork is an intensely soulful album, ranging from gentle ballads to burning rockers, including some truly amazing guitar playing. Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan guest.

J J Cale – 5 (Epic 2017 #029)

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J J Cale – 5 (1979)

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‘5’ (strangely enough) is the fifth album by J. J. Cale. Released in 1979, it was his first album for three years. Most of the tracks were recorded and mixed at The Lakehouse, Old Hickory, Tennessee. Later, when the album was re-issued on CD, for unknown reasons “Katy Kool Lady” was replaced by a new song, though it was still listed as the former on the CD.

Billy Cox (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) played bass on 5.