Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by John Valenteyn, host of John Valenteyn’s Blues on, 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



*Fathead Twenty Years Deep (Electro-Fi)

*David Vest East Meets Vest (Ark-O-Matic)

Etta James Live at Montreux (Eagle)(CD+DVD)

Omar & The Howlers I’m Gone (Big Guitar)

*Robbie Antone Red Road Blues (Independent)

Ry Cooder Election Special (Nonesuch)

*Corey Lueck It Ain’t Easy (Independent)

Thorbjorn Risager Dust & Scratches (Cope)

*Jim Byrnes I Hear The Wind In The Wires (Black Hen)

*Ross Neilsen The Shack Up Sessions (Independent)

Michael “Iron Man” Burks Show of Strength (Alligator)

*Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils EP (Independent)

*Scott McCord & The Bona Fide Truth (Bonafide)

*Danny Marks A Friend in the Blues (Independent)

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 (Eagle)

*Erin McCallum Complicated Woman (Independent)

*Steve Kozak Lookin’ at Lucky (Independent)

Joanne Shaw Taylor Almost Always Never (Ruf)

Kelly Joe Phelps Brother Sinner & The Whale (Black Hen)

The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie Live in Paris (Eagle)