Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler,
music writer for the Globe and Mail


The Cash Box Kings Holler and Stomp (Blind Pig)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers 2120 South Michigan Ave. (Capital)

Harrison Kennedy Shame The Devil (Electro-Fi)*

Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues (Reprise)

The Pack A.D. Unpersons (Mint)*

Duke Robillard Low Down and Tore Up (Stony Plain)

Ray Bonneville Bad Man’s Blood (Red House)*

Treasa Levasseur Broad (Slim Chicken)*

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire The Real Deal  (Delmark)

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Don’t Explain (J&R Adventures)

Ray Charles Live in France, 1961 (Eagle)

Etta James Call My Name (Kent)

Hugh Laurie Let Them Talk (Warner)

Son Roberts Tell That Story (Gate)*

Matt Andersen Coal Mining Blues (Busted Flat)*

Bradleyboy MacArthur Salt Gun (Awesome)*

Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band, with Buddy Guy Hoodoo Man Blues – Expanded Reissue (Delmark)

John Mays I Found Love (Electro-Fi)*

Various Artists 100 Years of the Blues (Geffin)

Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue – Live! (Alligator)