Allman, Roomful of Blues, Buddy Guy, Damon Fowler Among Week's Hottest At Blues Radio

Blues Radio Report for week of Feb. 25, 2011
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We return to our usual format this week, looking at the biggest records at Blues Radio by examining both the Roots Music Report chart as well as Blues Mobile. It can't be a surprise to see Gregg Allman's outstanding Low Country Blues still firmly locked in at #1. Allman has great name recognition and his record is one of the biggest, most distinguished blues releases of the year to date. Veteran band Roomful of Blues' Hook, Line & Sinker has also been a major chart force since its release earlier this year.

We're entering the final days of voting for this year's Blues Music Awards and we still see several nominated albums and artists on the chart with albums from Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Edent Brent, Lucky Peterson, and James Cotton in the mix. We'll be discussing the BMAs extensively at BlindedBySound over the coming weeks as we get closer to the ceremony in May.

Here's the Roots Music Report Top 25:

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  3. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  4. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  5. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  6. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  7. Sunday Wilde - What Man!? Oh That Man!!!
  8. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  9. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  10. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Shake Your Boogie
  11. Sam Henry - Treme Soul -- New Orleans Gumbo
  12. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
  13. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
  14. Big Head Todd And The Monsters - Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  15. Rickey Godfrey - Nasty Man
  16. Lucky Peterson - You Can Always Turn Around
  17. The Delta Flyers - Sixteen Bars
  18. James Cotton - Giant
  19. Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band - Brazilian Kicks
  20. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago
  21. Pete Anderson - Even Things Up - Deluxe Edition
  22. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Spread The Love
  23. Dave Specter - Spectified
  24. Rich Del Grosso & Jonn Del Toro Richardson - Time Slips On By
  25. Various Artist - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection

We have some repetition between our charts except for the inexplicable love BluesMobile has for Huey Lewis & The News. I kid, I kid. I love many of those '80s singles. I know they had a bit of bar band shtick but I'm not sure I'd buy into them as a blues-ish act. 

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  3. Huey Lewis and the News - Soulsville
  4. Eric Clapton - Clapton           
  5. James Cotton - Giant
  6. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line, and Sinker
  7. James Kinds - Love You From the Top
  8. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  9. Various Artists: Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (DVD)
  10. JJ Grey and Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  11. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Live! In Chicago
  12. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  13. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson
  14. Big Shanty - Big Shanty Collection
  15. Various Artists - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection