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112 North Duck - I took The Hook
Albert Castiglia - These Are The Days
Ana Popovic - Still Making History
Back Door Slam - Roll Away
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - Thank God I’ve Got The Blues
Billy Gibson - DVD: Live at the North Atlantic Blues Festival (2007)
Billy Jones - My Hometown
Blue Voodoo - Hot Wire (My Heart)
Bobby Rush - Raw
Bocce Boogie – Live 1978
Byther Smith - DVD: Blues on the Moon – Live at the Natural Rhythm Social Club
Candye Kane - Guitar’d and Feathered
Carlos Johnson - LIVE at B. L. U. E. S. on Halsted
Carolyn Wonderland - Miss Undestood
Chainsaw Dupont - Ghost Kings of Beale Street
Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings - Blues Evolution
Clarence Spady - Just Between Us
Dallas Hodge - Reelin’
Dave Hole - Rough Diamond
Dave Riley and Bob Corritore - Travelin’ the Dirt Road
Deak Harp - Gateway To The Blues
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater - West Side Strut
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One
EG Kight - It’s Hot In Here
Ellis Hooks - Another Saturday Morning
Eric Lindell - Low On Cash, Rich In Love
Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill, Rich DelGrosso - Live From Bluesville
Haley Crouch & The Comet Blues Band - Bring Pluto Back
Hamilton Loomis - Ain’t Just Temporary
Harper - Day By Day
Hollywood Fats & The Paladins - Live 1985
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin’ and Ramblin
Howard & The White Boys - Made In Chicago
Jason Ricci & New Blood - Rocket Number 9
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - Tijuana Bible
John Németh - Magic Touch
John-Alex Mason - Town and Country
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow
Larry Garner -Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Lefty Williams Band - Snake Oil
Lew Jetton & 61 South - Tales From A 2 Lane
Luther Allison - Underground
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues - Backbone & Gristle
Malkum Gibson and the Mighty Juke - It's Gonna Be Alright
Mannish Boys - Big Plans
Michael Osborn - What Goes Around
Mike Bader - Matches my Feelings
Miss Blues - Bad Prospects
Mississippi Heat - Hattiesburg Blues
Monica Dupont - Life Goes On
Mud Angels - A Bolt From The Blue
Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo
Pat Smillie Band - Down By The River
Popa Chubby - Electric Chubbyland Volumes 1 & 2
Reba Russell Band - Bleeding Heart
Rob Roy Parnell - Let’s Start Something
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet - ThrillVille
Roomful of Blues - Raisin’ A Ruckus
Root Doctor - Change Our Ways
Samuel James - Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy
Scott Ellison - Ice Storm
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers
South Side Cindy & The Sliptones - Change From a Penny
Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin - Time Bomb
Ted Cash - Big Boss Man & Alternative
The Beat Daddys - Live at the Quincy Blues Fest 2007
The Delta Jets - Chair Factory Blues
The Gas House Gorillas - Five Gorillas Walk Into A Bar...
The Insomniacs - Left Coast Blues
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin’
The Rounders - Wish I Had You
Wanda Johnson - Hold What You Got
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith - Born In Arkansas
Blind Willie’s - Live at Blind Willie’s, Volume 1
Chris James & Patrick Rynn – Stop and Think About It
Hybrid Groove - Just About Feeling
Irma Thomas - Simply Grand
Mr. Keith Little - Take It Off And Get Loose With It
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
Davis Coen - Blues Lights For Yours And Mine
Gravel Road - Shot The Devil
Hiromasa Suzuki - From Where I Am
Jake Walker - Confidence Man
Jon Justice - The Rebound
Liz Mandeville - Red Top
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Scottyboy Daniel Blues Band - Flip The Switch
Watermelon Slim and the Workers - No Paid Holidays
Dave Herrero - Austin to Chicago
Everett Smithson Band - Mad Dog

Gaye Adegbalola - Gaye Without Shame
James "Super Chikan" Johnson - Sum' Mo' Chikan
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers - Inside Tracks

Marcia Ball - Peace, Love & B.B.Q.
Walking with The Kings - DVD/CD
Willie “Pinetop” Perkins - Pinetop Perkins And Friends
Jimmy Sweetwater - Jimmy Sweetwater
JJ Grey & Mofro - Orange Blossoms
Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts - After The Storm
Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Midnight Blues
Travis “Moonchild” Haddix - Daylight at Midnight
Vince Agwada - Eyes of the City
Bob Levis - Barstool Blues
Kilborn Alley - Tear Down Chicago
Willie King - One Love
King Robinson and the Housewreckers - Hit the Big Time
Steve Gerard & the National Debonaires - New Sounds From Kansas City
The Phantom Blues Band - Footprints
Chris Duarte Group - Vantage Point
Eric Gales - Story Of My Life
Experience Hendrix DVD

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - Tijuana Bible
Kelly Richey - Carry The Light
Rory Block - Blues Walkin Like A Man
Back Door Slam - Special EP
Becki Sue and her Big Rockin’ Daddies - Big City Blues
EB Davis and the Superband - Live at Yorckschlosschent
EB Davis and the Superband - Uh Uh Baby
Eric Bibb – Get On Board

Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band - Overnight Sensation
Jerome Washington Express - Live – San Luis Obispo Blues Society Show
Martijn Schok Boogie & Blues Band - Let the Four Winds Blow

Phantom Blues Band - Footprints
Scott Albert Johnson - Umbrella Man

Sean Costello - We Can Get Together
Second Breath - Save The Blues
Stan “the Man” Hedges - Two Mule Parade
Tab Benoit - Night Train to Nashville
Tommy Keys - Side Street Boogie
Albert Collins - Live at Montreux
Alex Wilson - Tell Me Why
Aynsely Lister - Everything I Need
B.B. King - Live (DVD/CD)
Bettye LaVette - Scene of the Crime
Born In the Honey: The Pinetop Perkins Story
Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans - ‘Le Blues Hot’
Buddy Flett - Mississippi Sea
Catherine Russell - Sentimental Streak
Charlie Wood & the New Memphis Underground
Chris Bergson Band - Fall Changes
Coco Montoya - Last Dirty Deal
D. Johnson - Doney Blues
Darrell Nulisch - Goin’ Back to Dallas
Dave Gross - Crawling the Walls
Dave Specter & Friends - Live In Chicago CD
Delta Moon - Clear Blue Flame
Evin Bishop - Booty Bumpin
Gerry Hundt - Since Way Back
Gina Sicilia - Hey Sugar
Gina Sicilia  - Allow Me To Confess
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
JW-Jones - Bluelisted
Kim Field & the Mighty Titans of Tone - Blue Smoke
LA Blues Alliance - What A Life
Laurie Morvan Band - Cure What Ails Ya
Los Lonely Boys - Sacred
Lurrie Bell - Let’s Talk About Love
Mason Casey - Sofa King Badass
Maurizio Pugno & Sugar Ray Norcia - Look What I Found Out!
Mem Shannon - Live: A Night At Tiptina’s
Microwave Dave & The Nukes - Down South Nukin'
Mike Morgan & the Crawl - Stronger Every Day
Monster Mike Welch - Just Like It Is
Moreland & Arbuckle - 1861
Nalle, Magic Slim, Omar Dykes - Chapel Hill
Nappy Brown - Long Time Coming
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops - Play It Til Tomorrow
Nicole Hart & the NRG Band - Live! NRG
North Mississippi All Stars - Hernando
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On the Jimmy Reed Highway
Peter Karp - Shadows and Cracks
Richard Ray Farrell & Marco Pandolfi - Stuck On the Blues
Ruthie Foster - The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
South Side Cindy & The Sliptones - Mighty Mighty
Steve Guyger - Radio Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Solos, Sessions, & Encores
Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones -My Life, My Friends, My Music
Tad Robinson - A New Point of View
Teeny Tucker - Two Big M’s
Texas Northside Kings - Texas Northside Kings
The Blues Experience w/Cash McCall - The Vintage Room
The Pauline York Band - Get Down and Ride!
Ty Curtis Band - Stubborn Mind
ZZ Hill Jr. - Goin' To Mississippi
Coco Montoya - Dirty Deal (Courtesy Crossroads Blues Society)
The Holmes Brothers - State of Grace (Courtesy Crossroads Blues Society)
Jimmy Burns - Live at B.L.U.E.S Delmark DVD (Courtesy Mark Thompson  Crossroads Blues Society)
Carey & Lurrie Bell - Gettin' Up Delmark DVD  (Courtesy Mark Thompson  Crossroads Blues Society)
Phillip Walker - Going Back Home - Review by Bill Porter
Big Joe Shelton - Black Prairie Blues - Review by Bill Porter
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On - Review by Bill Porter
Jeff Healey - Mess Of’ Blues - Review By Brian Holland
Joe Louis Walker - Witness to the Blues - Review By Brian Holland
Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Pay Me No Mind  Review by Jeremiah "Little Junior" James
Bonnie Bramlett - Beautiful  Review by Jeremiah "Little Junior" James
Albert Cummings Live - Feel So Good – Review By Brian Holland
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Hope Radio Sessions DVD

The Son Seals Story - A Journey Through the Blues
Willie King - Down In the Woods

Little Arthur Duncan DVD - Live at Rosa’s Blues Lounge

Performance Reviews

◊ by Chicago Blues Editor Lordy
Chicago Venue and artist reviews - Updated weekly!

◊ by James "Skyy Dobro" Walker
Back Door Slam - Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, IL
Blues On The Fox - Blues Festival, Aurora, IL
Joe Bonamassa - The New Lafayette Club, Normal, IL
John Nemeth with Junior Watson - The Alamo, Springfield, IL
Robert Randolph - 2007 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Fest
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - The Alamo, Springfield, IL January 28, 2008
Laurie Morvan Band - Live at The Highdive, Champaign IL

◊ by Ben Cox
Sue Foley, Debra Coleman & Roxan Potvin - 2007 Nothin' But The Blues Fest
Gina Sicilia featuring Dave Gross - The Alamo – Springfield IL November 12, 2007
Bill Lupkin & the Blues Coalition - Live at the Alamo, Springfield IL January 21, 2008
"Honeyboy" Edwards, Kilborn Alley,  Deak Harp and Dave Faubel - Deactur, IL - February 28, 2008
Coco Montoya Live - The New Lafayette Club, Bloomington, IL -  Saturday, March 15, 2008
Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Live - The Alamo, Springfield IL March 17, 2008
The Chris Cain Band - Live at Blue Monday May 5, 2008 The Alamo, Springfield IL
Simply the Blues Festival - May 9th – 10th, 2008 Ft. Madison Iowa
Too Slim & the Taildraggers - Thursday, May 8, 2008, Normal, IL

By Rob Paullin
The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue - Live @ The New Lafayette Club, Bloomington, Illinois - February 7, 2008 (With 12 year old Matthew Curry)
City of Glendale Gibson Jazz and Blues Festival - April 12-13, 2008

By Mike CATHEAD Nunn & Gary WINGMAN Weeks
Nick Moss - Marietta, Georgia


Book Reviews

Moanin’ At Midnight – The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf - Book by by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman - Book review by James "Sky Dobro" Walker

Today's Chicago Blues - Book by Karen Hanson - Book review by James "Sky Dobro" Walker

Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life & Times of Muddy Waters - Book by Robert Gordon - Book review by Ben Cox

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