Top Blues – April 2017

Published April 1, 2017 in News, Top Blues

Otis TaylorFantasizing About Being Black (Trance Blues)

*Steve StrongmanNo Time Like Now (Sonic Unyon)

Robert CrayRobert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee)

Beth HartFire on the Floor (Provogue)

*MonkeyJunkTime To Roll (Stony Plain)

Eric BibbMigration Blues (Stony Plain)

Elvin BishopElvin Bishop’s Big Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Allman Brothers BandThe Fox Box (Red Distribution)

Various artistsClassic Piedmont Blues (Smithsonian Folkways)

Eric GalesMiddle of the Road (Provogue)

Janiva MagnessLove Wins Again (Blue Elan)

Robert JohnsonThe Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection (Sony Legacy)

*The Harpoonist & The Axe MurdererApocalipstick (Tonic)

North Mississippi AllstarsPrayer for Peace (Sony Legacy)

Coco MontoyaHard Truth (Alligator)

*Harrison KennedyWho U Tellin’? (out May 19) (Electro-Fi)

The McIntosh County ShoutersSpirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast (Smithsonian Folkways)

*Jimmy Bowskill & Carlos del JuncoBlues, Etc. (self-released)

*Michael Jerome BrowneCan’t Keep A Good Man Down (Borealis)

Rolling StonesBlue & Lonesome (Universal)

*Big Dave McLeanBetter the Devil You Know (Black Hen)

*Colin JamesBlue Highways (True North)

Eric ClaptonLive in San Diego with special guest JJ Cale (Reprise)

* = Canadian

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

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