Blues Radio Report: Marcia Ball #1 At Blues Radio

Marcia Ball ends the reign of Gregg Allman
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Marcia BallWe have a new champion on this week's Blues Radio Report and her name is Marcia Ball. Gregg Allman has dominated the charts since his Low Country Blues was released but this week Ball's Roadside Attractions has overtaken him for the top spot.

As you may have heard mentioned here, Robert Johnson would have turned 100 this year and the work and legacy of the icon is represented twice on this week's charts. We have Big Head Todd & The Monsters and his Big Head Blues Club once again in the Top 5 with 100 Years of Robert Johnson. We also have The Man himself on the charts as Johnson's complete works have been repackaged by Sony and the originals have been getting airplay. The Centennial Collection will be out next week.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, comprised of the amazing husband-wife duo of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, won't have their album out until June but it's already making a big dent at radio. Just a hunch, but I think they're going to be here awhile. I'm tasking "my people" to see if I can't get hold of this a little early. I'll report back if I do.

Here are the Top 25 albums at Blues Radio according to the folks at RootsMusicReport:

  1. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  2. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  3. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues
  4. Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes
  5. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  6. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  7. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  8. Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight
  9. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  10. Soupbone - Lead Me On
  11. Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
  12. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous
  13. Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection
  14. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  15. Lloyd Jones - Highway Bound
  16. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
  17. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  18. Mark Robinson - Quit Your Job - Play Guitar
  19. Al Basile - The Goods
  20. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Shake Your Boogie
  21. Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu
  22. Trampled Under Foot - The Wrong Side Of The Blues
  23. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Live! In Chicago
  24. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
  25. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse