Top Blues

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


Buddy Guy Rhythm & Blues Silvertone

*Kendall Wall Band The Way We Was 47 Records

Booker T. Jones Sound the Alarm Stax

Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Minds Sony

Mavis Staples One True Vine Anti-

*David Gogo Come on Down Cordova Bay

Moreland & Arbuckle 7 Cities Telarc

Various Artists Classic Harmonica Blues Smithsonian Folkways

North Mississippi Allstars World Boogie Is Coming Songs of the South

Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings Kingsville Jukin’  Delmark

Roomful of Blues 45 Live Alligator

Willis Earl Beal Nobody Knows XL

Black Joe Lewis Electric Slave Vagrant

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

Walter Trout Luther’s Blues: A Tribute to Luther Alison Mascot

Tail Dragger Stop Lyin’  Delmark

Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five Bison Ranch Outside

Delbert & Glen Blind Crippled & Crazy New West

Guy Davis Juba Dance M.C.

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Get Out! Stax

Corey Harris Fulton Blues Independent