Blues Radio Report: Marcia Ball Dynasty Continues

It's not one-and-done at #1...
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The Blues Radio Report in 2011 has been about dynasties. We had the months-long Gregg Allman dynasty for Low Country Blues and now it seems Marcia Ball's Roadside Attractions is here to stay for a while at the #1 spot. Allman again follows her.

Recent releases from Tab Benoit, Rory Block, and Johnny Rawls are all making their marks this week. Damon Fowler's excellent Devil Got His Way has dropped a bit from the upper reaches where it spent so much time but remains a chart force. Future release -- we're getting close -- Revelator from Tedeschi Trucks Band is also holding strong. That might be the next dynasty.

Eden BrentI have fallen even deeper in love with Eden Brent's Ain't Got No Troubles since returning from Memphis. I was fortunate to see Brent perform songs from the set with the album's producer Colin Linden and I've been listening to the record again and again. I've also dialed up her sister Bronwynne's Deep Black Water multiple times since Memphis. You think there are any musical genes in that family? I played songs from each of those discs for a friend in London in the wee hours of the morning and he flipped for them both. I'm telling you, boys and girls, take a chance on their records. You can get them at Amazon and iTunes. Do yourself this kindness. You'll thank yourself for it.

  1. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  2. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  3. Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight
  4. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues
  5. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  6. Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
  7. Big Head Todd And The Monsters - Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  8. Tab Benoit - Medicine
  9. Rory Block - Shake 'Em On Down -- A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell
  10. Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu
  11. Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes
  12. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
  13. Johnny Rawls - Memphis Still Got Soul
  14. Elam Mcknight & Bob Bogdal - Zombie Nation
  15. Suzie Vinnick - Me N Mabel
  16. Big Shanty - Big Shanty -- Collection
  17. Chris Bergson Band - Imitate The Sun
  18. Ben Prestage - One Crow Murder
  19. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  20. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  21. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  22. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
  23. Henry Gray - Lucky Man
  24. Muddy Waters - Playlist - The Very Best Of Muddy Waters
  25. Pete Anderson - Even Things Up - Deluxe Edition