Through the week of the 20th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2009. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at our favorite blues albums of 2009.

Lurrie Bell/John Primer/Billy Branch/Billy Boy Arnold - Chicago Blues: A Living History
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Byrnes - My Walking Stick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sean Costello - Sean's Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tail Dragger & His Chicago Blues Band - Live at Rooster's Lounge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omar Kent Dykes/Jimmie Vaughan - Big Town Playboy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy Guy - The Definitive Buddy Guy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shirley Johnson - Blues Attack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eric Lindell - Gulf Coast Highway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters: 1950-1967
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint - Back to the Black Bayou
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delbert McClinton & Dick50 - Acquired Taste
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amos Milburn - Rocks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelly Joe Phelps - Western Bell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piano Red - Rocks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Watermelon Slim & the Workers - Escape from the Chicken Coop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonny Boy Williamson - The Later Years 1939-1947
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various Artists - It Ain't Over: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various Artists - Mosaic Select: Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano