I Got The Blues...

The Canadian Blues

Welcome to Ray's Blues page!

My name is Ray Roth and I have written, directed and produced a documentary entitled "I Got The Blues... The Canadian Blues" about several Canadian (and some non - Canadian) Blues musicians and their music.

This is an introductory half-hour documentary about Blues Music for the general public.

It explains the origins of Blues music, a musical definition of the Blues and how it evolved from Africa to the Southern USA and than went North to Canada.

Is there a Canadian Blues musical style? This video showcases some well known Blues musicians discussing their take on the Canadian Blues style.

This documentary had its premiere on CFCF-12 (a Montreal TV station that covers most of Quebec) on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 7:30 pm.

Here is a list of the blues musicians and blues bands that show up in this documentary (in order of appearance):

[Click on a name and you'll see a photo of that musician and some background information or a part of an interview or you'll be taken to an other site, on a different server, about that person.]

Jitterbug Swing,
Randy Renaud,
Rita Chiarelli,
Jerry Dugger,
Rick Weston,
Bob Walsh,
Otis Grand ,

Harmonica Zeke,
Michael Nerenberg,
Bryan Lee,
Steve Hill,
Mike Goudreau of Boppin'Blues Band,
Todd Littlefield (manager/promoter with Diesel Management),
Stephen Barry of the Stephen Barry Band,
Morgan Davis,
Dutch Mason,
Lou Simon,
Rick Fines' official home page ,
Andy J. Forest,

And Blues musicians I have met and appreciated:

Jimmy James,
Suzy Vinnick and
* Karl Kelly.

And of course the obligatory BLUES links page:

*** Blues Music Links Page ***

This documentary was a labor of love ;).

Should you wish to buy a video copy - in any format, please contact me at RayRoth AT  hotmail.com

All musicians (and music publishers) receive royalties on sales from this web site.

If you want to reach me RayRoth AT hotmail.com.

UPDATE I had to leave Videotron so this website is no longer accessible to me.

As of 2014 visit  http://canadianblues.org  

if you want to get more Blues Music info, videos, etc. 

Thanks for dropping by and may you have a wondeful day.