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


Buddy Guy Live at Legends Silvertone/Sony

Magic Slim Bad Boy Blind Pig/Stony Plain

*Angel Forrest Mother Tongue Blues Morningstar/Select

Junior Kimbrough First Recordings Fat Possum

Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Music Making in Chicago 1928-1935 JSP

Deanna Bogart Pianoland Blind Pig/Stony Plain

Craig Chaquico Fire Red Moon Blind Pig/Stony Plain

Arizona Dranes He Is My Story Tompkins Square

Ann Rabson & Bob Margolin Not Alone Vizztone

*André Bisson Till The Real Thing Comes Along Self

*Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys When The Money’s All Gone Self

Gary Moore Blues For Jimi Eagle

*Kid Koala 12Bit Blues Ninja Tune

*Jamiah On Fire Takin’ The Stage Self

*Les Copeland It Ain’t Easy Being Sleazy Self

*Mackenzie Blues Band Back Road Revelation Self

Mississippi Heat Delta Bound Delmark

*Big John Little Big City Rain Blues & Me Self

Willie Buck Cell Phone Man Delmark

Mike Wheeler Self Made Man Delmark