Basile, Rawls, Ball Make Blues Radio Report Debut

Make way for the new albums on the chart this week...
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I was pleasantly surprised last week when Kirsten Thien's Delicious made a strong return on the charts. This week, it's Joanne Shaw Taylor's Diamonds In The Dirt that makes the unexpected and welcome strong return.

In addition to the return of Taylor, we have some newer releases on the charts this week. Al Basile, Joe Bonamassa, and Rory Block released albums at the end of March and each shows up on one of our two charts. Johnny Rawls new CD comes out Tuesday and his is already making noise on the chart, as is the latest from Marcia Ball. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears' recent Scandalous has also been a big hit at radio since its release. It will be interesting to see which among these newer releases stick around longest.

Here is our Roots Music Report chart for the week, followed by the chart from Blues Mobile.

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  3. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous
  4. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  5. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  6. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  7. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  8. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  9. Rita Chiarelli - Sweet Paradise
  10. Steve Grills - After Hours
  11. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  12. Rich Del Grosso & Jonn Del Toro Richardson - Time Slips On By
  13. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Shake Your Boogie
  14. Grand Marquis - Hold On To Me
  15. Davis Coen - Jukebox Classic
  16. James Cotton - Giant
  17. Steve Gerard & The National Debonaires - Words Are Like Bullets
  18. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  19. James Kinds - Love You From The Top
  20. The Kat Kings - The Winning Hand
  21. Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band - Brazilian Kicks
  22. Joanne Shaw Taylor - Diamonds In The Dirt
  23. Various Artist - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
  24. Al Basile - The Goods
  25. Johnny Rawls - Memphis Still Got Soul
  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. G. Love - Fixin' to Die
  3. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson
  4. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line, and Sinker
  5. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  6. Huey Lewis and the News - Soulsville
  7. Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
  8. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Scandalous
  9. Various Artists - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
  10. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  11. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  12. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  13. Rory Block - Shake 'Em Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell
  14. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  15. John-Alex Mason - Juke Joint Thunderclap