Undiscovered blues gems.....

Can anyone recommend recent blues gems that you feel are worthy of merit? I enjoy both acoustic and electric blues. I'm looking for something that might have flown under the radar, so to speak.
check out roy buchanan;jimmie lafave,albert lee,north missippi allstars,robert randolph.
Blue Rider Trio on Mapleshade, not really recent, but excellent

Harry Manx, new and older stuff, all good
Anything here you haven't heard before? The following is from my collection, check it out you may find something you like.

Artist - Title

A. J. Croce- That's Me In The Bar
Aerosmith- Honkin' On Bobo
Albert Collins- Cold Snap
Albert Collins- Albert Collins - Deluxe Edition
Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland- Showdown Allman Brothers Band- One Way Out ( 2 Discs )
Alvin Lee & Ten Year After- Pure Blues
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan- In Session
B.B.King with Eric Clapton- Riding With The King
B.B.King- Deuces Wild
B.B.King- The Best Of The Blues 3 CD Set
B.B.King- Live In Cook County Jail
B.B.King- King Of The Blues:1989
B.B.King & Friends- B.B.King & Friends - 80
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bill Perry- Crazy Kind of Life
Bill Perry- Raw Deal
Blues Traveler- Four
Bob Walsh- Blues
Bob Walsh- A Canadian Blues Rendez-vous Bonnie Raitt- Nick Of Time
Bonnie Raitt- Longing In Their Hearts
Bonnie Raitt- Road Tested
Bonnie Raitt- Silver Lining
Bonnie Raitt- Souls Alike
Brian Setzer Orchestra- Guitar Slinger
Brian Setzer Orchestra- The Dirty Boogie
Bubby Guy- Heavy Love
Buddy Guy- Feels Like Rain
Canned Heat- Greatest Hits (Uncanned ! - The best of Canned Heat)
Carlos Santana- Blues For Salvador
Coco Montoya- Suspicon
Coco Montoya- Gotta mind to travel
Colin James- Colin James and The Little Big Band II
Colin James- Bad Habits
Colin James- Limelight
David Gogo- Skeleton Key
David Gogo- Bare Bones
David Hole- The Live One
David Hole- Working Overtime
David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery- That's It
Debbie Davis- Key to Love (The music of John Mayall)
Debbie Davis- Tales from the Austin Motel
Debbie Davis- Picture This
Debbie Davis- Love The Game
Debbie Davis, Kenny Neal, Tab Benoit- Homesick for the Road
Deborah Coleman- What about love
Deborah Coleman- Soft place to fall
Deborah Coleman- I Can't Lose
Delbert McClinton- One Of The Fortunate Few
Delbert McClinton- Live From Austin
Dogskin Suit- Growin' at the Gator
Dogskin Suit- Diggin' Up The Yard
Doug James (D.Robillard & Sugar Ray Norcia)- Blow Mr. Low
Duke Robillard- Stretchin' Out Live
Duke Robillard- New Blues for the Modern Man
Duke Robillard- Duke's Blues
Duke Robillard- Living with the Blues
Eric Clapton- 24 Nights
Eric Clapton- Unplugged
Eric Clapton- From The Cradle
Eric Clapton- Blues - 2 CD Set
Eric Clapton- Me and Mr. Johnson
Eric Clapton-Sessions Robert Johnson
Fabulous Thunderbirds- The Greatest Hits
Fabulous Thunderbirds- Wrap It Up
Gregg Allman- Searching for simplicity
Harry Manx- Dog My Cat
James Cotton Blues Band- 35th Anniversary Jam
Jeff Healey Band- Get Me Some
Jeff Healey Band- See The Light
Jeff Healey Band- Hell To Pay
Jim Byrnes- Fresh Horses
Jim Byrnes- That River
Jimi Hendrix- Martin Scorsese Presents THE BLUES
Jimmie Vaughan- Strange Pleasure
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers- Drive to Survive
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers- Switching Gears
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers- Trouble Man
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers- True Stories
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers- We Got It
Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit- Whiskey Store
Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit- LIVE - Whiskey Sore **LIVE**
Joanna Connor- Big Girl Blues
Joanna Connor- Slidetime
John Hammond- Wicked Grin
John Lee Hooker- House Of The Blues
John Lee Hooker- The Real Folk Blues
John Lee Hooker- The Best Of John Lee Hooker1965-1974
John Lee Hooker- Plays & Sings The Blues
John Mayall- London Blues 1964-1969
John Mayall- Along for the Ride
John Mayall- John Mayall & The BluesBreakers and Friends
John Mayall- Road Dogs
Johnny Winter- Guitar Slinger
Jonny Lang- Lie To Me
Jonny Lang & The Big Bang- Smokin'
Junior Wells- Come On In This House
Junior Wells- Everybody's Gettin' Some
Keb' Mo'- Slow Down
Keb' Mo'- Big Wide Grin
Keb' Mo'- Just Like You
Keb' Mo'- Keb' Mo'
Kelly Joe Phelps- Lead me on
Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Ledbetter Heights
Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Live On
Kevin Duke- Rollin' On
Led Zeppelin- BBC Sessions
Little Charlie & The Nightcats- Shadow of the Blues
Lonnie Mack- Live - Attack of the Killer V
Lucky Peterson- Beyond Cool
Lucky Peterson- Lifetime
Luther Allison- Reckless
Luther Allison- Soul Fixin Man
Luther Allison- Serious
Magic Dick & Jay Geils- Bluestime
Marcia Ball- Let me play with your poodle
Marcia Ball- Presumed innocent
Maria Muldaur- Meet me where they play the blues
Maurice John Vaughn- In The Shadow Of The City
Michael Bloomfield- Don't Say That I Ain't Your Man
Michael Coleman- Do your thing
Mighty "Mo" Rodgers- Blues is my wallin' wall
Monster Mike Welch- Axe To Grind
Muddy Waters- The Best Of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters- Folk Singer - Ultradisc II
Noah Wotherspoon & the stratocats- Buzz Me
Otis Rush- Any Place I'm Going
Rita Chiarelli- Breakfast at Midnight
Rita Chiarelli- What a Night - "Live"
R.L. Burnside- Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Robert Cray- Strong Persuader
Robert Cray- Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Robert Cray- Some Rainy Morning
Ronnie Earl- Ronnie Earl & friends
Ronnie Earl- Healing Time
Ronnie Earl- I feel Like Goin' on
Ronnie Earl- Now My Soul
Ronnie Earl / Duke Robillard- The Duke meets the Earl
Rory Block- I'm Every Woman
Roy Gaines- Bluesman For Life
Roy Gaines- I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues
Shemekia Copeland- Wicked
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Texas Cadillac
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Bite Me !
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Cryin' For The Moon
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Take your best shot
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Got My Mind Back
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band- Roadhouse Research
Sonny Landreth- The Road We're On
Sonny Landreth- Grant Street
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- Blues at Sunrise
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- Soul To Soul
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- Couldn't Stand the Weather
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- The Sky Is Crying
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble- In Step
Susan Tedeschi- Just Won't Burn
Susan Tedeschi- Live from Austin Tx
Taj Mahal- In progress & In motion (1965 to 1998)
Terry Evans- Blues for Thought
Tommy Castro- Exception To The Rule blues / rock
Various Artists- From Matrimony to Alimony
Various Artists- The Blues White Album
Various Artists- BAR ROOM BLUES
Various Artists- Blues for a Rotten afternoon Various Artists- Pure Blues
Various Artists- The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
Various Artists- Whole lotta Blues - Songs of Led Zeppelin
Various Artists- 1995 We Are The Blues
Vaughan Brothers- (SRV & Jimmy) Family Style
Walter Trout- Walter Trout
Walter Trout- Go the Distance
Walter Trout- Relentless
Walter Trout- Live Trout (2 Disc)
ZZ Top- One foot in the blues

And finally one that most would not think of:
Willie Nelson - Milk cow blues ** This is excellent !

Now, I wouldn't say everything above is great but there are some gems hiden in here and I hope you have fun finding some that you like.

Good luck, good listening and a Merry Christmas to you.
Check out CDbaby.com . I have purchased some excellent Blues CDs there. Waaaaaay too many to mention.

You can listen to each Independent artists' CD before you buy. Is there really any other way to know if it suites your taste?

Brad Day
Atlanta, GA
Burton Gaar - Long Road Home
Tinsley Ellis - Lost Highwayman
Peter Green The Splinter Group. I love this Cd and they also have a Double Cd version of two disc's one The Robert Johnson Songbook along with HotFoot Powder both doing all of Robert Johnson's songs. Some are guitar alone but most of them are with the band. Worth checking out. Pass on Time Travelers and Destiny though.
Not really recent, but blues piano is a "sub genre" you may have missed. Try anything from Professor Longhair. Also James Booker's "Lost Paramount Tapes" is an absolutely great introduction to this music.
2nd Robert Cray- Some Rainy Morning
Thanks guys. I will definitely be investigating a lot of your recommendations.
Recent under the radar? Try...

Hubert Sumlin - 'About Them Shoes'
Tab Benoit - 'The Sea Saint Sessions'
I'm currently in love with Kelley Hunt. I own all of her
stuff. David Gogo from Canada is also good. Steve
Boy, I'm going to pick up a few of these with Peter Green The Splinter Group being the first.
You probably have this one but I believe Jimmy Rogers' last recording, Blue Bird, is a must have. I also believe his son, Jimmy d Lane is among the best today (what electric guitar work). His latest, IT'S TIME, always sounds incredibly good to me (I have the SACD version). Double Trouble performs great in backing up Lane.
While your at the store, pick up any of Doug MacLeod's albums. Incredible acoustic guitar player. I'm assuming from your post that you already have all the usual suspects, Hopkins, Waters, Sonny Terry, etc., and are looking for more recent artists. A absolute must have is Mary Gauthier. She's the real deal, not someone that is just singing and playing the blues, she lived them and you can hear it. One of her more simple songs is called "I Drink", and when she sings it you know it is from experience.
As far as more recent recommendations, if you are into the mouth harp, William Clarke was a fantastic harmonica player on the LA circuit (who unfortunately passed away somewhat recently). In particular, I recommend Serious Intentions and Blowin Like Hell (both on Alligator Records). Also, although they've gotten some coverage in high end magazines, the North Mississippi All Stars are probably the most fun blues band I've heard in the last few years (both Shake Hands with Shorty and Highway 51 on Tone-Cool records are a blast). Finally, if you are looking for "audiophile quality" recordings, any blues on Audioquest (particularly Robert Lucas) and Analogue Productions (Jimmy D. Lane, Big Daddy Hypolite) would be worth a look.
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - 'Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live in Europe'
just got turned onto Howlin Wolfs chess records box set. way cool
Agaffer- Thanks for the tip on Mary Gauthier. Wonderful! CDUniverse has a good selection of her work which I was hitherto not aware of. THX. THX.
I've been listening to Little Charlie and the Nightcats since 1986 and their new CD "Nine Lives" is killer. If you like that get "Night Vision" by them. "Jail Break" and "Straight Up" pass on though.
Another artist that has been around for a while but I just discovered is a brazilian harp player named Carlos Del Junco (hunco). This guy is really good, reminds me of Paul Butterfield and he does alot of stuff that just reminds me of Flat top haircuts and fins on old Cadilacs. His "Big Boy" and "Blues Mongrel" are worth investigating but if you want more vocals check out the "Blues" Cd.
Jimmie D. Lane. He did an album with Double Trouble last year that was produced by Eddie Kramer. I think it's called "It's Time". You can order it from acoustic sounds.
Anything by Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Tinsley Ellis, Mike Henderson & the BlueBloods- First Blood, Anything by Luther Allison, Smokin' Joe Krubreck, Bryan Lee, Joe Beard,
Get the latest Ten Years After CD, without Alvin Lee It will suprise you. Walter Trout,For older stuff, Anything on the Excello LP label or the reissue AVI label (swamp blues) Flyright LPs that pertain to blues. And Don't forget the Blue Horizon stuff. Very rare & expensive. Get the Fleetwood Mac Box set early years.
Danny Gatton.........Unfinished Business
Knights of the Blues Table - British Blues
Showdown - Robert Cray, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland
Folksinger by Muddy Waters
Dancing Down a Stony Road - Chris Rea
A Long Time Coming - Electric Flag (Blues and R&B)
Blind Pig Records - 25th Anniversary Collection (2 CD set)
Alligator Records - 20th Anniversary Collection (2 CD set)
both of the anniversary sets are great samplers to the catalogues of Blind Pig and Alligator)
Just received the Jimmy D. Lane "It's Time" disc. Thanks for the recommendation. Listening to the track "Bleeding Heart". Man, that dude can play!
Woody Mann, Mary Flower, Bob Brozman, Orville Johnson, Terry Robb, Bradley Litwin, Steve James, Del Ray.

All acoustic musicians. All reasonably unknown. All disgustingly talented with great gobs of soul. (Yup, I'm a gutiar player).
Acoustic Blues ... Steve Mann ... Roger Hubbard
Mitch Kashmar's "Nickels and Dimes" with jr. Watson on guitar really tears it up. This cd sounds like you took a right turn into the 60's and landed in a blues bar in the Windy City. This CD is great and i play it at least once a week when I'm paying bills or cleaning house. Highly reccomended.
Here are two oldies - "Lightnin' Hopkins" a Smithsonian Folkways recording, and Sonny Boy Williamson "Keep It To Ourselves" on Aligator. They're great. Also, one to add to Wizard454's Duke Robillard list is "Swing".

Great Thread.
"Undiscovered" is operative word. Try these:

Black Diamond Heavies - "You Damn Right"
Mark Holder - "My Black Name"
One String Blues (Rural Blues On Skid Row)
Houndog - "Houndog"
Rockie Charles - "Born For You"
James Mathus - "National Antiseptic"
"And His Knockdown Society Play Songs
For Rosetta"
C.C. Adcock - "House Rocker"
'Lafayette Marquis"

Good listening to you.


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