Host Bill Shapiro outlines his favorite listening choices of the past year.
1. Tom Jones, Praise & Blame
2. Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
3. Mary Gauthier, The Foundling
4. Bruce Springsteen, The Promise
5. Bob Dylan, The Best of The Original Mono Recordings
Bill Shapiro is the creator and host of Cyprus Avenue which premiered on KCUR in October of 1978 and now airs every Saturday at 1 pm and rebroadcast at 7 pm. The weekly radio show has aired on over 50 stations in the United States. He is the author of "The CD Rock and Roll Library," 1988, and "The Rock and Roll Review" 1991, both published by Andrews & McMeel.