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Crossroads Top 40 Albums For October 2014

1. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

2. Otis Clay/Johnny Rawls - Soul Brothers (Catfood)

3. Alexis P. Suter - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace Music)

4. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life (Dr. Sam)

5. Mud Morganfield/Kim Wilson - For Pops (Severn)

6. Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold (Stony Plain)

7. Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - Soul Funky (Cleartone)

8. Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man (Alligator)

9. Gary Clark, Jr. - Live (Warner Bros.)

10. Johnny Winter - Step Back (Megaforce)

11. Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig)

12. Chicago Blues All-Stars - Red, Hot & Blue (Azure Music)

13. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones - Living Tear to Tear (Severn)

14. Missy Anderson - In the Moment (Main Squeeze)

15. Dave Specter - Message in Blue (Delmark)

16. Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)

17. Andy T/Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove)

18. L.C. Cooke - The Complete SAR Records Recordings (ABKCO)

19. Steve Freund & Gloria Hardiman - Set Me Free (Delmark)

20. Bob Stroger/Kenny 'Beedy Eys' Smith - Keepin' It Together (Big Eye)

21. Markey Blue - Hey Hey (Delta Groove)

22. Rob Stone - Gotta Keep Rollin' (Vizztone)

23. Dexter Allen - Bluez of My Soul (Dexter Allen)

24. Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (Royal Potato Family)

25. Lucky Peterson - The Son of a Bluesman (Jazz Village)

26. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender (New West)

27. Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain)

28. Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig)

29. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord)

30. Fathead - Fatter Than Ever (Electro-Fi)

31. Nighthawks - 444 (Eller Soul)

32. Rip Lee Pryor - Nobody But Me (Electro-Fi)

33. Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House)

34. John Mayall - A Special Life (Forty Below)

35. Bridget Kelly Band - Forever IN blues (Alpha Sun)

36. Duke Robillard Band - Calling All Blues! (Stony Plain)

37. Selywn Birchwood - Don't Call No Ambulance (Alligator)

38. Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue)

39. Harpdog Brown - What It Is...(Dog Breath)

40. Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers - Wide Open (Jimmy Thackery)

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.