Blues Radio Report: Gregg Allman Continues Stranglehold At #1; Marcia Ball Making Move

Blues pianist Marcia Ball is the latest to try knocking Allman from #1...
  |   Comments

Gregg AllmanWe'll do a quick run through the Blues Radio charts as there just wasn't a lot of movement from last week to this. Gregg Allman continues to be the undisputed champion at Roots Music Report and BluesMobile, although Marcia Ball's latest has placed her second a couple of weeks in a row and it won't be a surprise to see her displace Allman, at least for a week.

The interesting difference between the two charts – and this has been the case the past two weeks – is that Joe Bonamassa's Dust Bowl is a Top 5 record with BluesMobile but hasn't surfaced with RMR. I wish there was a little more centralized, standardized system for getting an accurate measurement of what's happening at blues radio but these distinctions can be fun, too. It's a big world, kids. Embrace the differences.

RMR Top 15

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  3. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  4. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  5. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  6. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  7. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous
  8. The 24Th Street Wailers - Dirty Little Young 'Uns
  9. Pete Anderson - Even Things Up - Deluxe Edition
  10. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  11. Doug Macleod - Brand New Eyes
  12. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues
  13. Henry Gray - Lucky Man
  14. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  15. Chris Bergson Band - Imitate The Sun

BluesMobile Top 15

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson
  3. G. Love - Fixin' to Die
  4. Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
  5. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line, and Sinker
  6. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Scandalous
  7. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  8. Huey Lewis and the News - Soulsville
  9. Various Artists - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
  10. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  11. Rory Block - Shake 'Em Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell
  12. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  13. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  14. John-Alex Mason - Juke Joint Thunderclap
  15. Tracy Nelson - Victim of the Blues