• 2013 Blues Hour Thanksgiving Top Ten

    November 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    More listeners voted in the 9th annual Thanksgiving Blues Poll than ever before.  Don't ask.   I lost count — of how many voters.  I've counted all the votes.

    Here's a phenomenal number: 143. That's how many musicians or groups got votes. He's a top-ten of WBGO blues listener favorites.

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    Muddy Waters and BB King were even at the beginning of Wednesday's blues hour, and surges of votes for both happened during the hour.  Muddy was up, then BB was up, then Muddy, then BB, then Buddy Guy vaulted up to pass BB, and Muddy  jumped even higher.  Fifth year at #1 for Muddy Waters.

    1st    Muddy Waters
    2nd    Buddy Guy
    3rd    BB King
    4th   (tie) Howling Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan

    6th    John Lee Hooker
    7th    Tedeschi/Trucks Band
    8th    Albert King
    9th    Johnny Winter
    10th   (tie) Robert Cray and Taj Mahal

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