Blues is in the blood, kids. That's the story for this week. Take a look at the names on these albums, the Top 20 albums at blues radio this past week: Shemekia Copeland (daughter of Johnny Copeland), Devon Allman (son of Gregg), Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), and John Lee Hooker Jr. (do I have to explain?). It's a family tradition.
In the non-offspring division, we've got records from Otis Taylor, The Slide Brothers, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray among the Top 10. The record among these I have to check out next is Big Bill's, on the strength of our own John Taylor's review. I'll be queueing up my review of The Slide Brothers in the coming days and will see them open for JJ Grey next month.
Here are the Top 20 albums at Blues Radio according to Roots Music Report for the week ending March 22.
- Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
- Harry Manx - Om Suite Ohm
- Otis Taylor - My World Is Gone
- The Slide Brothers - Robert Randolph Presents - The Slide Brothers
- Shemekia Copeland - 33 1/3
- Sena Ehrhardt - All In
- Buddy Guy - Live At Legends
- Devon Allman - Turquoise
- Robert Cray Band - Nothin' But Love
- Bex Marshall - The House Of Mercy
- Eric Clapton - Old Sock
- Jesse Dee - On My Mind / In My Heart
- Gary Clark Jr. - Blak And Blu
- Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With A Mood
- Lucky Peterson Band Featuring Tamara Peterson - Live At The 55 Arts Club - Berlin
- Julian Fauth - Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
- Rob Lutes - The Bravest Birds
- John Lee Hooker Jr. - All Hooked Up
- Various Artist - First Came Memphis Minnie
- Lee Harvey Osmond - The Folk Sinner