Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail ( and
Twitter: bwheelerglobe)


Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper  Get Up! Concord

Buddy Guy Live at Legends Silvertone/Sony

*Cityreal & Wes Mackey Good Morning Blues Soul of the City

Howell Devine Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles Arhoolie

*Kid Koala 12Bit Blues Ninja Tune

*Declan O’Donovan Declan O’Donovan Independent

*Suzie Vinnick Live at Bluesville Independent

Mike Wheeler Self Made Man Delmark

Jesse Dee On My Mind / In My Heart Alligator

*Bill Bourne Songs From a Gypsy Caravan True North

Hadden Sayers Rolling Soul Blue Corn

Eric Clapton Slowhand (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Universal

Willie Buck Cell Phone Man Delmark

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

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

Kelly Joe Phelps Brother Sinner & The Whale Black Hen

Rick Holmstrom Cruel Sunrise M.C. Records

The Lee Boys Testify Evil Teen

Michael “Iron Man” Burks Show of Strength Alligator

Various artists Alive At The Deep Blues Fest Alive Natural Sound

*Angel Forrest Mother Tongue Blues Morningstar/Select