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Chris Henry's top five albums of 2021

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X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde

Juke Joint Revival host Chris Henry shares their top five albums of 2021.


X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde - Bubblegum EP

A trio out of Leeds, England featuring lovely female vocals from Harriet Hyde. This EP has all the flavor of 50s and 60s doo-wop, pop, and all the bubble gum flavor you could want with rock n' roll attitude to finish it off.

The Tremolo Beer Gut - You Can't Handle...

One of my favorite records of the year. The Tremolo Beer Gut doesn't disappoint with putting the urf back into Surf! Really, they never miss with anything they put out. I highly recommend this 16 track surf guitar album of goodness.

Sirocco Bros - The Jungle Stomp EP

This is a collection of songs already released on 45's, but now you can get these four delta blues inspired rock n' roll stomping tracks by the Sirocco Brothers all in one package. Haunting rhythms, guitars, and drums by two mysterious musicians never to be seen anywhere publicly. Nothing but cool.

Koffin Kats - Ya Can't Take It With Ya

The Koffin Kats are next on the list. A psychobilly, rock n' roll, punk, upright bass slapping, ripping guitar EP. I think this is their best yet. I love Vic Victor's vocals and Tommy Koffin coming in swinging with his guitar. Primo stuff!

Dan Sartain - Arise, Dan Sartain, Arise

13 tracks from the late, great Dan Sartain. A blend of surf rock bangers. This has everything that's made Dan Satain America's infamous rock n' roll troubadour.

Listen to Juke Joint Revival, every Sunday night at 7 p.m. on The Spy on KOSU.

I started with The Spy October 31, 2021. That's right folks — Halloween night. Definitely fitting for me... 'tis my favorite holiday. I'm new to radio, this be my first time casting my voice box across the airwaves and I must say I quite love it. I love playing tunes for people and opening their ears to music they may have never heard, and hopefully they dig it.
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