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◊ by James "Skyy Dobro" Walker
Haley Crouch & The Comet Blues Band - Bring Pluto Back
Bobby Rush - Raw
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet - ThrillVille
Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin - Time Bomb
Candye Kane -
Guitar’d and Feathered
South Side Cindy & The Sliptones - Change From a Penny
Malkum Gibson and the Mighty Juke - It's Gonna Be Alright
Mannish Boys - Big Plans
Ana Popovic - Still Making History
Billy Jones - My Hometown
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - Thank God I’ve Got The Blues
Mike Bader - Matches my Feelings
The Delta Jets - Chair Factory Blues
Ted Cash - Big Boss Man & Alternative
Lew Jetton & 61 South - Tales From A 2 Lane
Blue Voodoo - Hot Wire (My Heart)
Hamilton Loomis - Ain’t Just Temporary
Dave Hole - Rough Diamond
The Insomniacs - Left Coast Blues
Root Doctor - Change Our Ways
Harper - Day By Day
Dave Riley and Bob Corritore - Travelin’ the Dirt Road
Carlos Johnson - LIVE at B. L. U. E. S. on Halsted
Jason Ricci & New Blood - Rocket Number 9
The Rounders - Wish I Had You
Luther Allison - Underground
112 North Duck - I took The Hook
Ellis Hooks - Another Saturday Morning
Eric Lindell - Low On Cash, Rich In Love
Popa Chubby - Electric Chubbyland Volumes 1 & 2
Howard & The White Boys - Made In Chicago
Chainsaw Dupont - Ghost Kings of Beale Street
Deak Harp - Gateway To The Blues
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat -
Tijuana Bible

Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin’ and Ramblin
Carolyn Wonderland - Miss Undestood
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater - West Side Strut
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers
Roomful of Blues - Raisin’ A Ruckus

Samuel James - Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One
Mud Angels - A Bolt From The Blue
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues - Backbone & Gristle
Billy Gibson - DVD: Live at the North Atlantic Blues Festival (2007)
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow
Albert Castiglia - These Are The Days
Rob Roy Parnell - Let’s Start Something
Wanda Johnson - Hold What You Got
The Gas House Gorillas - Five Gorillas Walk Into A Bar...
Back Door Slam - Roll Away
Reba Russell Band - Bleeding Heart
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith - Born In Arkansas
Dallas Hodge - Reelin’
Lefty Williams Band - Snake Oil
Bocce Boogie – Live 1978
Mississippi Heat - Hattiesburg Blues
Hollywood Fats & The Paladins - Live 1985
Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill, Rich DelGrosso - Live From Bluesville
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin’
Monica Dupont - Life Goes On
John-Alex Mason - Town and Country
John Németh - Magic Touch
EG Kight - It’s Hot In Here
Michael Osborn - What Goes Around

Byther Smith - DVD: Blues on the Moon – Live at the Natural Rhythm Social Club

Pat Smillie Band - Down By The River
Miss Blues - Bad Prospects
Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings - Blues Evolution
Scott Ellison - Ice Storm
Clarence Spady - Just Between Us
Larry Garner -Here Today Gone Tomorrow
The Beat Daddys - Live at the Quincy Blues Fest 2007


by Nikki O’Neill
Blind Willie’s - Live at Blind Willie’s, Volume 1
Chris James & Patrick Rynn – Stop and Think About It
Irma Thomas - Simply Grand
Hybrid Groove - Just About Feeling
Mr. Keith Little - Take It Off And Get Loose With It

by Mike O'Cull
Liz Mandeville - Red Top
Davis Coen - Blues Lights For Yours And Mine
Jon Justice - The Rebound
Watermelon Slim and the Workers - No Paid Holidays
Hiromasa Suzuki - From Where I Am
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
Scottyboy Daniel Blues Band - Flip The Switch
Jake Walker - Confidence Man
Gravel Road - Shot The Devil

By Tom “The Energizer” Schlesinger
Everett Smithson Band - Mad Dog

Willie “Pinetop” Perkins - Pinetop Perkins And Friends
Dave Herrero - Austin to Chicago
Gaye Adegbalola - Gaye Without Shame
James "Super Chikan" Johnson - Sum' Mo' Chikan
Marcia Ball - Peace, Love & B.B.Q.
Walking with The Kings - DVD/CD
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers - Inside Tracks


By John McCormick
Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts - After The Storm    
Vince Agwada - Eyes of the City 
JJ Grey & Mofro - Orange Blossoms 
Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Midnight Blues

Travis “Moonchild” Haddix - Daylight at Midnight
Jimmy Sweetwater - Jimmy Sweetwater

By Karen McFarland
Kilborn Alley - Tear Down Chicago
Willie King - One Love
Bob Levis - Barstool Blues

By Dale Clark
Steve Gerard & the National Debonaires - New Sounds From Kansas City
King Robinson and the Housewreckers - Hit the Big Time
The Phantom Blues Band - Footprints

◊ By Gary weeks
Eric Gales - Story Of My Life
Kelly Richey - Carry The Light

Chris Duarte Group - Vantage Point
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - Tijuana Bible

Experience Hendrix DVD

Rory Block - Blues Walkin Like A Man

◊ By Rob Paullin
EB Davis and the Superband - Uh Uh Baby
EB Davis and the Superband - Live at Yorckschlosschent
Phantom Blues Band - Footprints
Becki Sue and her Big Rockin’ Daddies - Big City Blues
Jerome Washington Express - Live – San Luis Obispo Blues Society Show
Sean Costello - We Can Get Together

Second Breath - Save The Blues
Tommy Keys - Side Street Boogie
Tab Benoit - Night Train to Nashville
Scott Albert Johnson - Umbrella Man

Eric Bibb – Get On Board
Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band - Overnight Sensation
Martijn Schok Boogie & Blues Band - Let the Four Winds Blow
Back Door Slam - Special EP

◊ by Ben Cox
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Solos, Sessions, & Encores
Nappy Brown - Long Time Coming
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On the Jimmy Reed Highway
Alex Wilson - Tell Me Why
Gina Sicilia  - Allow Me To Confess
Aynsely Lister - Everything I Need
Peter Karp - Shadows and Cracks
Microwave Dave & The Nukes - Down South Nukin'
Los Lonely Boys - Sacred  
ZZ Hill Jr. - Goin' To Mississippi
South Side Cindy & The Sliptones - Mighty Mighty
Evin Bishop - Booty Bumpin
Nicole Hart & the NRG Band - Live! NRG
Ruthie Foster - The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Lurrie Bell - Let’s Talk About Love
Delta Moon - Clear Blue Flame
Richard Ray Farrell & Marco Pandolfi - Stuck On the Blues
Teeny Tucker - Two Big M’s
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops - Play It Til Tomorrow
Gerry Hundt - Since Way Back
Texas Northside Kings - Texas Northside Kings
D. Johnson - Doney Blues

Tad Robinson - A New Point of View
Chris Bergson Band - Fall Changes
North Mississippi All Stars - Hernando
Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones -My Life, My Friends, My Music
Coco Montoya - Last Dirty Deal
Laurie Morvan Band - Cure What Ails Ya
Mem Shannon - Live: A Night At Tiptina’s
Mike Morgan & the Crawl - Stronger Every Day
Mason Casey - Sofa King Badass
LA Blues Alliance - What A Life
Buddy Flett - Mississippi Sea
Catherine Russell - Sentimental Streak
Born In the Honey: The Pinetop Perkins Story
Albert Collins - Live at Montreux
Moreland & Arbuckle - 1861

Maurizio Pugno & Sugar Ray Norcia - Look What I Found Out!
Ty Curtis Band - Stubborn Mind
Kim Field & the Mighty Titans of Tone - Blue Smoke
Charlie Wood & the New Memphis Underground
Monster Mike Welch - Just Like It Is
Darrell Nulisch - Goin’ Back to Dallas
Steve Guyger - Radio Blues
B.B. King - Live (DVD/CD)
The Pauline York Band - Get Down and Ride!
Dave Specter & Friends - Live In Chicago CD
The Blues Experience w/Cash McCall - The Vintage Room
JW-Jones - Bluelisted
Bettye LaVette - Scene of the Crime
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Gina Sicilia - Hey Sugar
Nalle, Magic Slim, Omar Dykes - Chapel Hill
Dave Gross - Crawling the Walls

Other Reviews
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

DVD Reviews

◊ by James "Skyy Dobro" Walker
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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