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Crossroads Top 40 Albums For January 2017

1. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters – Maxwell Street (Stony Plain) 

2. Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome (Interscope)

3. Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

4. The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Strong Like That (Severn)

5. Raphael Wressnig/Igo Prado – The Soul Connection (ZYX)

6. Nancy Wright – Playdate! (Vizztone)

7. Joey Gilmore Band – Respect the Blues (Mosher St. Records)

8. David Bromberg Band – The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues (Red House)

9. Big Head Blues Club – Way Down Inside (Big Records)

10. Wee Willie Walker & the Greaseland All Stars – Live! Notodden Blues Festival (Little Village Foundation)

11. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones – Seeing Is Believing (Severn)

12. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

13. Hard Swimmin’ Fish – True Believer (Hard Swimmin’ Fish)

14. JW-Jones – High Temperature (Solid Blues)

15. Barrelhouse Chuck – Remembering the Masters (The Sirens)

16. Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – The Big Sound of… (Alligator)

17. Matthew Skoller – Blues Immigrant (Tongue ‘n’ Groove)

18. Eric Clapton – I Still Do (Surfdog)

19. Monkeyjunk – Time to Roll (Stony Plain)

20. Big Dave McLean – Better the Devil You Know (Black Hen Music)

21. Bruce Katz Band – Out from the Center (American Showplace Music)

22. Vaneese Thomas – The Long Journey Home (Segue)

23. Erwin Helfer – Last Call (The Sirens)

24. Liz Mandeville – The Stars Motel (Blue Kitty Music)

25. Knickerbocker All Stars – Texas Rhody Blues (JP Cadillac)

26. Trudy Lynn – I’ll Sing the Blues for You (Connor Ray)

27. Kenny Neal – Bloodline (Cleopatra Blues)

28. Mark May Band – Blues Heaven (Connor Ray)

29. Corey Dennison Band – Corey Dennison Band (Delmark)

30. Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

31. Tomislav Goluban – Kaj Blues Etno (Spona)

32. Mitch Kashmar – West Coast Toast (Delta Groove)

33. Al Basile – Mid-Century Modern (SweetSpot)

34. Biscuit Miller – Wishbone (Bluebass Music)

35. Mike Zito – Make Blues Not War (Ruf)

36. Bobby Blue Bland – The Singles Collection 1951-1962 (Acrobat)

37. Melissa Etheridge – Memphis Rock and Soul (Stax)

38. Rory Block – Keepin’ Outta Trouble (Stony Plain)

39. Duke Robillard – Full Circle (Stony Plain)

40. John Lee Hooker – The Modern, Chess and Veejay Singles Collection 1949-62 (Acrobat)

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.