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CD Reviews 2012

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January 5, 2012 Issue
Toronzo Cannon - Leaving Mood
Patrick McLaughlin - Self Titled
Steve Gerard & The National Debonaires w/ James “Rock” Gray – Voodoo Workin’
Big Mamma’s Door - Handbagged
Big Daddy D And The Dynamites – Down, Boy!
Dani Wilde - Shine

January 12, 2012 Issue
Tip of the Top - From Memphis to Greaseland
Paxton Norris - Something’s Gotta Give
Sugar Ray And The Bluetones – Evening
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys - The Price You Pay
Adam & Stilwagen – Tippy’s Barn
Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers - Piece of Work

January 19, 2012 Issue
Jimmy Burns Band - Stuck in the Middle
Kilborn Alley - Four
Savoy Brown – Voodoo Moon
Trent Romens - Aware
Nick Moss - Here I Am
Samantha Fish - Runaway

January 26, 2012 Issue
Big Papa and the TCB - Dance with the Devil (Double CD)
Pete Herzog - Steel Guitar: A Blues Opera
Fiona Boyes – Blues For Hard Times
Amy Hart - Congratulations
Mariella Tirotto & The Blues Federation - Dare To Stand Out
Kathi McDonald & Rich Kirch - Nothin’ But Trouble

 February 2, 2012 Issue
Deborah Magone – Alternate Realities
Lazy Lester – You Better Listen
Carolyn Wonderland – Peace Meal
Louisiana Red & Little Victor’s Juke Joint – Memphis Mojo
Jeff Dale And The South Woodlawners - Blues Room
Johnny Childs - Groove (CD) & Junkman’s Son DVD

February 9, 2012 Issue
David Maxwell & Otis Spann - Conversations in Blue
Rita Engedalen – Chapels and Bars
Bushmaster - Revolution Rhapsody aka: Uprising Music
Billy Lee Janey – No Saints Ringin’ The Bells
Clare Free - Dust and Bones
Big Nick and the Gila Monsters - Shaken Not Stirred & Working Without A Net

February 16, 2012 Issue
Nora Jean – Good Blues
Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck – Gone Fishin
Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons - The Skinny
Dave “Snaker” Ray – My Blue Heaven
Levee Town - Pages of Paperwork
Bernie Pearl - Sittin’ On The Right Side Of The Blues

February 23, 2012 Issue
Matt Andersen - Coal Mining Blues
Andres Roots Roundabout – Leigh’s Spider Jam
Tim Bastmeyer - Self-Titled
Beverly McClellan – Fear Nothing
The Franck Ash Band - Caught in the Act – Live in London
Roy Roberts - Strange Love

March 1, 2012 Issue
Catherine Russell - Strictly Romancin’
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Winterland
Guitar Not So Slim - Bailout
Hans Theessink – Jedermann Remixed
The Jimmys - Gimme the Jimmys
Carolyn Fe Blues Collective - Original Sin

March 7, 2012 Issue
Jo Harman and Company - Live at Hideaway
Peter Novelli – Peter Novelli
Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire - The Real Deal
Hunter Wolfe & ARE – The Go
Detroit Frank DuMont & the Drivin' Wheels - Live Blues
Chris Yakopcic - Done Found My Freedom 'Fore My Technique

March 14, 2012 Issue
Mary Bridget Davies - Wanna Feel Somethin’
Son Roberts - Tell That Story
Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl – The Midnight Howl
Magda Piskorczyk – Afro Groove  and Mahalia
Catfish Keith - Put on a Buzz
Hip Shakin' Mama & the Leg Men - Reclaim Your Land

March 22, 2012 Issue
Joe Zaklan - There Ain’t No Better Time
Ray Bailey - Cruisin’ For A Bluesin’
Boy Wells - Blue Skies Calling
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Shawn Starski - Self Titled
Bottom Up Blues Gang - Handle It

March 29, 2012 Issue
Jay Willie Blues Band - The Reel Deal
Contino – Back Porch Dogma
Brandon Isaak - Bluesman’s Plea
Charles “CD” Davis – 24 Hour Blues
Debbie Bond - Hearts Are Wild
The Flaming Mudcats - Gave You What You Wanted

April 6, 2012 Issue
Mac Arnold’s Blues Revival - Live at the Grey Eagle
Lisa Mills - Tempered In Fire
Ron Beer - The Blues Don’t Say It All
James Armstrong – Blues At The Border
Mare Edstrom & Kenn Fox – Way Beyond The Blue
Suzanne & the Blues Church - The Cost of Love

April12, 2012 Issue
Sista Jean and C.B. - Back to the Root
Paul Miles - Healing Vibrations
Big James And The Chicago Playboys - The BIG Payback
Jumpin’ Jack Benny – I’ll Be Alright
Ruthie Foster - Let It Burn

Little G Weevil -  Teaser

April 19, 2012 Issue
Joe Louis Walker - Hellfire
Luca Giordano - My Kind of Blues
Volker Strifler - Let The Music Rise
Earnest “Guitar” Roy – Going Down To Clarksdale
Tommy Lee Cook – Mailbox Money
Studebaker John - Old School Rockin

April 26, 2012 Issue
Mojo Stu – Wild About My Baby
Eddie C. Campbell - Spider Eating Preacher
Willie May - Nights Of Luna
Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise
Dan Livingstone And The Griffintown Jug Addicts
Various Artists – Meet Me At Mardi Gras

May 3, 2012 Issue
Scissormen – Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues
Paul Thorn - What the Hell is Goin On?
David Landon - I Like It Too Much
Adam Gussow - Southbound
Walter Trout - Blues For The Modern Daze
Big Walker – Root Walking

May 12, 2012 Issue
145th Street – Where The Blues Lives
Microwave Dave and the Nukes – Last Time I Saw You
The Michael Landau Group - Organic Instrumentals
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise - All Jams on Deck
Lurrie Bell - The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers - What You Make of It

May 17, 2012 Issue
Omar & The Howlers – Essential Collection
Microwave Dave and the Nukes – Last Time I Saw You
Wendy DeWitt ∙ Kirk Harwood - Industrial Strength
Big Pete Pearson and The Gamblers - Choose
Roy Trevino – Roy Trevino
Mark Easton – Grind

May 24, 2012 Issue
Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore - Longtime Friends in the Blues
Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts – Call My Name
Dave Hoffheimer Band - This & That
Lino Muoio - Mandolin Blues
Rene Trossman – I’m On A Roll
Dan Treanor – Highway Sixteen

May 31, 2012 Issue
Dave Keller - Where I'm Coming From...
Anthony Gomes - Up 2 Zero
Lady Bianca - Servin' Notice
Hurricane Ruth - The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane
Melvin Taylor – Sweet Taste Of Guitar
Colin Linden – Still live

June 7, 2012 Issue
Gaye Adegbalola - Blues in All Flavors
Moreland and Arbuckle - Just a Dream
Kay Kay And The Rays - The Best Of Kay Kay And The Rays
Pristine – Detoxing
Tweed Funk – Love Is
Anders Osborne - Black Eye Galaxy

June 14, 2012 Issue
Rockin’ Johnny Band – Grim Reaper
Gary Primich... with Omar Dykes - Just A Little Bit More
Willie May - Stone Blue
Chris Watson Band - Pleasure And Pain
Lisa Mann – Satisfied
Jeremy Spencer - Bend in the Road

June 21, 2012 Issue
Marion James - Northside Soul
The Nighthawks – Damn Good Time
Jon Cleary -Occapella!
Daddy Long Legs - Liars, Cheats & Scoundrels
Michael Packer Blues Band – Live at the Turning Point
Curtis Salgado - Soul Shot

June 27, 2012 Issue
Tim “Too Slim” Langford - Broken Halo
JT Coldfire – Always & Never
Ronnie Shellist - 'til Then
Sauce Boss - Live At The Green Parrot
The 44s with Special Guest Kid Ramos – Americana
Eric Bibb - Deeper in the Well

July 6, 2012 Issue
Sonny Landreth - Elemental Journey
Quintus McCormick – Still Called The Blues
Peter Karp and Sue Foley – Beyond the Crossroads
Dan Sinasac - Burnt Piano
Paul Mark & the Van Dorens - Smartest Man in the Room
Garrett “Big G” Jacobson - In Person

July 13, 2012 Issue
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats - One Wrong Turn
Pinetop Perkins - Heaven
Mark May Band – Release My Soul
Anthony Moser - Transhuman Blues
Johnny Rawls - Soul Survivor
Bob Margolin - Steady Rollin'
(Book Review)

July 19, 2012 Issue
Phantom Blues Band – Inside Out
JW-Jones – Seventh Hour
Cameo Blues – 10,000 Hours
Ainslie’s Vibes - Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like A Bull)
Big Dog Mercer - Big Dog Mercer
Bob Margolin with Mike Sponza Band - Blues Around the World

Albert Castiglia - Living the Dream

July 26, 2012 Issue
Matt Hill And The Deep Fryed 2 – Tappin’ That Thang
Rory Block – I Belong To The Band/A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Chris Smither – Hundred Dollar Valentine
HowellDevine - Delta Grooves
Eddie Martin - Looking Forward Looking Back
The 24th Street Wailers - Unshakeable

August 2, 2012 Issue
Royal Southern Brotherhood - Royal Southern Brotherhood
Biscuit Kings – Hambones & Trombones
Johnny Neel – Every Kinda Blues
Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials - Jump Start
The Mannish Boys - Double Dynamite
Mighty Mo Rodgers - Cadillac Jack

August 9, 2012 Issue
Albert Bashor – Cotton Field Of Dreams
Juke Joint Jonny – Pure And Simple
San Francisco Music Club – Love & Freedom
Joe Krown - Exposed
Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes - Gotta Strange Feeling
Jimmy Thackery & JP Soars - As Live as it Gets

August 17, 2012 Issue
RJ Mischo – Make It Good
Debbie Davies – After The Fall
Fried Bourbon - Gravy Train
The Cell - Keepin’ On, Rollin’ Hard
Darren Jay & the Delta Souls - Drink My Wine
Brad Hatfield - Uphill from Anywhere

August 24, 2012 Issue
The Strata-Tones - Dressed Up To Fess Up
Lisa Biales – Just Like Honey
Jimmy Bowskill Band - Back Number
We Juke Up in Here – Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads DVD & CD
Buddy Guy – with David Ritz - When I Left Home – My Story
Liz Mandeville – Clarksdale

August 30, 2012 Issue
Steve Strongman - A Natural Fact
Hans Theessink and Terry Evans – Delta Time
Bare Bones Boogie Band – “Blue CD”
Julian Sas - Bound to Roll
Soulstack - Big Red
Jeff Pitchell – American Girl

September 6, 2012 Issue
Billy Boy Arnold - Sings Big Bill Broonzy
Bex Marshall - House Of Mercy
Cee Cee James - Blood Red Blues
Seth Walker - Time Can Change
Guitar Mikey And The Real Thing – Out Of The Box

September 14, 2012 Issue
Interstate Buffalo - One Step Away
Charles Walker Band – Resouled!
Eddie Shaw and the 757 Allstars - Still Riding High
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Almost Always Never
J. Sintoni – A Better Man

September 20, 2012 Issue
Oli Brown - Here I Am
Chemako – Chemako
Stacy Jones Band - Live and Untapped
The Blasters - Fun On Saturday Night
Tommy McCoy – Late In The Lonely Night
Rosetta West – Underground Volume 1

September 27, 2012 Issue
John Primer - Blues On Solid Ground
Omar and The Howlers - I’m Gone
Mick Clarke - The Rambunctious Blues Experiment
Killing Floor - Rock ‘n’ Roll Gone Mad
Open Blues – Piec Zlotych
The Bluesmasters - Volume Two

October 4, 2012 Issue
Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys - Luke’s Dream
Terry Quiett Band - Live at the Orpheum
Meena - Try Me
Lewis Hamilton and the Boogie Brothers – Empty Roads
Ben Waters - Boogie for Stu – A Tribute to Ian Stewart
Suzie Vinnick - Live At Bluesville

October 12, 2012 Issue
Michael Burks – Show Of Strength
Mz Dee - Letters From The Bootland
Grady Champion - Shanachie Days
Zac Harmon – Music Is Medicine
Jeff Strahan - Blue 'Til I Die
Alex Jenkins & The Bombers - Creepin After Midnight 

October 18, 2012 Issue
Blues Society Of Western Pennsylvania Various Artists – Blues From The Burgh III
Dave Fields - Detonation
Bees Deluxe - Space Age Bachelor Pad Blues
Johnny Boots – All or Nothing
Al Lerman - Crowe River Blues
Linsey Alexander - Been There Done That

October 26, 2012 Issue
Chris O’Leary Band – Waiting For The Phone To Ring
Barbara Carr - Keep the Fire Burning
Randy Kaplan - Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie
Mighty Sam McClain - Too Much Jesus (not Enough Whiskey)
Deanna Bogart - Pianoland
ZZ Top - La Futura

November 1, 2012 Issue
Mick Kidd – Rehab & Camel
Neil “Bar-B-Q” Barnes and Friends -
This Was Then, Now
Wildcat O'Halloran - Cougar Bait Blues
Peter Novelli – Louisiana Roots & Blues
Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Bad Boy

November 9, 2012 Issue
Kerry Kearney – Ghosts Of The Psychedelta
Albert Cummings - No Regrets
The Lone Crows
Bonnie Bishop – Free
Ian Siegal and the Mississippi Mudbloods - Candy Store Kid

November 15, 2012 Issue
Shemekia Copeland – 33 1/3
Mississippi Heat - Delta Bound
Shari Puorto - Real
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith & Roger “Hurricane” Wilson – Live Blues Protected by Smith & Wilson
The Tall Paul Band - Sleeper

November 23, 2012 Issue
Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown
Little Joe McLerran - Facebook Blues
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Checkered Past
Dorothy Moore – Blues Heart
Ron Hacker – Live In San Francisco

November 29, 2012 Issue
The Veldman Brothers - Bringin' It To You Live
Robert Cray Band - Nothin But Love
John Lee Hooker, Jr. - All Hooked Up
John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension – Now Here This
Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift – Midnight Sun
ZZ Top - La Futura

December 6, 2012 Issue
Toney - Born To Live Free
Rick Holmstrom - Cruel Sunrise
Little Feat - Rooster Rag
Leo Hull - Bootleggin’ The Blues
Jimmy Herring – Subject to Change Without Notice
The Blues Broads

December 13, 2012 Issue
Dennis Jones - My Kinda Blues
Dennis Jones - Live At The Temecula Theater DVD
Brad Wilson - Blues Magic
Willie McBlind - Live Long Day
Rick Randlett – Change Coming On
Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists - Mulligan Stew

December 21, 2012 Issue
Alvin Lee - Still on the Road to Freedom
B.B. and the Blues Shacks - Come Along
King Bizkit - Selling My Soul
The Muddy Sons – Pushed On Down The Road
Scrapomatic - I’m A Stranger (And I Love the Night)
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Close To The Bone

December 27, 2012 Issue
Various Artists - First Came Memphis Minnie
Declan O’Donovan - Self-Titled CD
Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band – Jump Steady
The Elgins – Volume 2
Scrapomatic - I’m A Stranger (And I Love the Night)
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Close To The Bone