The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite blues releases of 2010. We came up with a nice mix of old-timers who can still tear it up (Buddy Guy, T-Model Ford), younger guys who are keeping the spirit alive (Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa) and some important archival releases.

Mose Allison - The Way of the World
Joe Bonamassa - Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Eric Clapton - Clapton
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters - Spread the Love
T-Model Ford - The Ladies Man
Buddy Guy - Living Proof
John Jackson - Rappahannock Blues
Elmore James, Jr. and the Broomdusters - Baby Please Set a Date
Lonnie Johnson - A Life in Music: Selected Sides 1925-1953
Little Freddie King - Gotta Walk with da King
Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Raising the Bar
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974
Anders Osbourne - American Patchwork
Pinetop Perkins/Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined at the Hip
Otis Taylor - Clovis People, Vol. 3
The Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs
Junior Wells & the Aces - Live in Boston 1966