Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail ( and
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Mavis Staples One True Vine Anti-

David Gogo Come on Down Cordova Bay

Various Artists Classic Harmonica Blues Smithsonian Folkways

Booker T. Jones Sound the Alarm Stax

*Delbert & the Commotions Let Me See Ya Dance Self

*Al Lerman Live at the Acoustic Grill Self

Rory Block Avalon-A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt Stony Plain

*Amos Garrett Jazz Trio JazzBlues Stony Plain

Lurrie Bell Blues In My Soul Delmark

Vieux Farka Touré Mon Pays Six Degrees

Rokia Traoré Beautiful Africa Nonesuch

JJ Grey & Mofro This River Alligator

James Cotton Cotton Mouth Blues Alligator

*Vince Maccarone’s Los Variants jass/blues Self

*Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Scrap Metal Blues Electro-Fi

The Slide Brothers Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers Concord

Eric Burdon Til Your River Runs Dry ABKCO

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Get Out! Stax

Corey Harris Fulton Blues Independent

*Kid Koala 12Bit Blues Ninja Tune

David Lynch The Big Dream Sacred Bones