Big Head Blues Club's Robert Johnson Tribute Makes Gains At Blues Radio

Gregg Allman may never yield the #1 spot but there are plenty of intriguing releases to consider in addition to 'Low Country Blues...'
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I don't know who or when, but someone will dethrone Gregg Allman from the top of the charts in 2011. I do love the record but I've run out of ways to say it's good and still #1 so we're going to drop that mention in and move on.

We talked about Sony Legacy's plans to re-issue Robert Johnson's recorded legacy in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday this year. The Johnson centennial has also inspired a tribute album and I finally picked up my copy of Big Head Blues Club's 100 Years Of Robert Johnson. The club is Big Head Todd & The Monsters featuring guests Honeyboy Edwards, B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhte, Hubert Sumlin, Ruthie Foster among others. I'm hoping to report back to you on this soon.

Congratulations are due to Gina Sicila, who enters our charts this week with her latest record. I'd also like to continue to champion the great recent releases from Damon Fowler as well as that from Rich Del Grosso and Jonn Del Toro Richardson.

Roots Music Report Top 20

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  3. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  4. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  5. Rich Del Grosso & Jonn Del Toro Richardson - Time Slips On By
  6. Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce - Tales From Lenny's Diner
  7. Big Head Todd And The Monsters - Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  8. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  9. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is
  10. Sam Henry - Treme Soul -- New Orleans Gumbo
  11. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  12. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
  13. James Cotton - Giant
  14. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  15. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
  16. Roy Gaines And His Orchestra - Tuxedo Blues
  17. Gina Sicilia - Can't Control Myself
  18. Steve Grills - After Hours
  19. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Shake Your Boogie
  20. Blues Dragon - Blues Dragon

James Kinds and JJ Grey & Mofro are the notables in the BluesMobile Top 15 that aren't in the RMR chart this week. Other than those, it's very similar once again.

BluesMobile Top 15

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line, and Sinker
  3. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  4. Huey Lewis and the News - Soulsville
  5. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson
  6. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  7. G. Love - Fixin' to Die
  8. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  9. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  10. James Cotton - Giant
  11. James Kinds - Love You From the Top
  12. Various Artists - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
  13. JJ Grey and Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  14. Big Shanty - Big Shanty Collection
  15. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Scandalous