Robert Putignano

10. Mala Waldron - Always There
9.  Various  Viva Carlos - Guitar Tribute to Carlos Santana
8.  Dr. John - Mercenary
7.  King Curtis - Live at the Fillmore West - Deluxe Edition
6.  Aretha Franklin - Live at the Fillmore West - Deluxe Edition
5.  Derek Trucks - Songlines
4.  Aaron Neville - Bring it on Home - The Soul Classics
3.  New Orleans Social Club - Sing Me Back Home
2.  Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings
1. Don Byron  Do the Boomerang - The Music of Junior Walker

  • Best compilation/reissue box set:   What It Is! - Funky Soul and Rare Grooves - Rhino
  • Best DVD:  Antone’s Home of the Blues
  • Best CD that would have been on my 2005 top ten, had I received it last year: Boz Scaggs - Greatest Hits Live - Gray Cat Records.