Music Issue 

Music Issue

Thanks to all voters:

Nancy Apple

WEVL 89.9 FM

Dan Ball

freelance photographer

Dennis Brooks

Beale Street Blues Society

Brown Burnett


Deni Carr

Blues Foundation

Benny Carter


Jeniffer Church


Richard Cushing


Chris Davis

The Memphis Flyer

Daren Dortin

Blues Foundation

Todd Dudley

Snax Memphis

David L. Dunlap Jr.

freelance writer

Andrew Earles

freelance writer

Elizabeth Ferguson

The Lounge

Eric Friedl

Goner Records

Mike Glenn

New Daisy Theatre

Jim Green

Beaver Productions

Eddie Hankins

WEVL 89.9 FM

Brent Harding

independent promoter

Posey Hedges

Memphis Soundworks

Lesha Hurliman

The Memphis Flyer

Mark Jordan

freelance writer

Charles Lankford


Sam Lee

Wayne Leeloy

Memphis Troubadours

Andria Lisle

freelance writer

Lisa Lumb

freelance writer

Pam McGaha

Janet McNeil

WEVL 89.9 FM

Pat Mitchell

Blues Foundation

Brad Postlethwaite

Makeshift Records

J.D. Reager

freelance writer

Christopher Reyes

Jerry Schilling

Memphis and Shelby

County Music Commission

Jeremy Spencer

The Memphis Flyer

Brian Venable

Last Chance Records

Chris Walker

Snax Memphis

Steve Walker

Cat's Midtown

Nicole Ward

Cat's Midtown

Jim Witherspoon


Baker Yates


Best Local Album Of the Past Year

Album Votes

The Hell You Say -- Cory Branan 4

51 Phantom -- The North Mississippi Allstars 4

Foot Hill Stomp -- Richard Johnston 3

Black-Wave -- The Lost Sounds 3

Others receiving votes:

The Rug -- Big Ass Truck, The Bloodthirsty Lovers -- The Bloodthirsty Lovers, Out of the Blue -- Barbara Blue, Cloud-Wow Music -- Shelby Bryant, Last Man Standing -- Bumpercrop, Love Gangsta -- Bill Coday, Jimmy Daddy's Acoustic Song List -- Jimmy Davis, Launch Pad Rock -- Eighty Katie, I've Lived a Rich Life -- Jeffrey Evans, Final Solutions -- Final Solutions, "Shake Hands With Shorty" -- The North Mississippi Allstars, Break Up, Break Down -- The Reigning Sound, Our Land Brains -- Snowglobe, Don't Count Us Out -- Keith Sykes, Bad Mood Rising -- The Tearjerkers, Choices -- Three 6 Mafia.

The Memphis Flyer Local Music Poll

Voters were asked to name the five most vital artists or bands in Memphis music today. Forty-two voters participated, with points awarded as follows: five points for a first-place vote, four points for a second-place vote, three points for a third-place vote, two points for a fourth-place vote, and one point for a fifth-place vote.

Artist/Band Points Ballots

1. The North Mississippi Allstars 58 14

2. Richard Johnston 41 12

3. (tie) Cory Branan 33 10

3. (tie) The Reigning Sound 33 10

5. Saliva 30 9

6. Alvin Youngblood Hart 27 8

7. The Bloodthirsty Lovers 23 6

8. (tie) Three 6 Mafia 21 7

8. (tie) The Subteens 21 7

10. The Lost Sounds 20 7

11. Snowglobe 17 7

12. Project Pat 14 5

13. Automusik 13 6

14. Lucero 13 5

15. Eighty Katie 12 3

16. Vending Machine 11 4

17. Shelby Bryant 11 3

18. The Tearjerkers 10 5

19. The Gamble Brothers Band 10 3

20. Wayne Leeloy (Native Son) 7 3

Others receiving votes:

Abutment, Adios Gringos, Lily Afshar, American Deathray Music, Anti-Chamber, the Associates, Bad Apple, Brad Bailey, Beanpole, Becc and Hank, Robert Belfour, Barbara Blue, the Bluff City Backsliders, John "Bubba" Bonds, Marlon Branch, Bumpercrop, Tommy Burroughs, Blair Combest, Delta Grass, Epoch of Unlight, David Evans, Jeffrey Evans, FreeWorld, the Gabe & Amy Show, Eric Gales, Gangsta Blac, Gekko Brothers, the Great Depression, Herman Green, Andy Grooms, Isaac Hayes, the Hollywood Allstars, Ingram Hill, the Internationals, Interrobang, the Joint Chiefs, Rob Jungklas, Eric Lewis, Loggia, Memphix, Blind Mississippi Morris, John Murry, Calvin Newborn, Robert Nighthawk III, the Operants, Papa Top's West Coast Turnaround, Piston Honda, Jeff Powell, Kim Richardson, Greg Roberson, Reba Russell, Samsa, Eddie Smith, Jim Spake, Scott Sudbury, Keith Sykes, Rufus Thomas, Mose Vinson, Clint Wagner, Brad Webb, Charlie Wood.

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