Top Blues

December 2011 – Vol. 27, No 12

This month’s recommended listening by John Valenteyn, host of Let The Good Times Roll on ciut.fm, 89.5 and CD reviewer for Maple Blues. You can drop by and say hello to John at the blues Department of HMV on Yonge Street


Ray Charles Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles Concord

Etta James The Dreamer Verve Forecast

*Fraser Finlayson Mr. Hot Pants Self

*Mel Brown The Wizard/Blues For We Impulse

Dave Maxwell & Otis Spann Conversations in Blue Circumstantial

Esther Phillips Performance CTI

*Priscilla’s Revenge Third Gear Self

*Layla Zoe Sleep Little Girl Cable Car

*Weber Brothers Baddest Band in the Land Self

Howlin’ Wolf Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Hip-O Select

*Keith Hallett I Just Lost My Mind Self

*Terry Blankley Cold Weather Blues Rootatoot

Kay Kay & The Rays The Best of Kay Kay & The Rays Catfood

*Sam Turton At Home ST

*Boogie Patrol I Try & I Try And I Don’t Know What To Do…The Plan Was Set Some Time Ago, And We Must Follow Through Self

Chris Thomas King Antebellum Postcards 21st Century

*Ross Neilsen Live at the Acoustic Grill Self

Eddie Kirkland Pick Up The Pieces JSP

Chick Willis Let The Blues Speak for Itself Benevolent Blues

Fiona Boyes Blues For Hard Times Blue Empress