This week's Top 20 at Blues Radio is again headed up by the collaboration between Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper. The two first teamed up while guesting on an album by the late John Lee Hooker and now have a joint project for the reborn Stax label and it's been heating up the charts since its release. The new album from blues/roots master Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone comes in at #2 followed by Harry Manx, The Slide Brothers (great album, by the way, review forthcoming) and Shemekia Copeland's 33 1/3. I've listened to four of the top five and see that I haven't gotten around to reviewing them. I guess we'll look at this week's chart as both the news and a to-do list!
Three albums I've been digging help round out the Top 10 with the latest studio set from Robert Cray, the major label debut from Gary Clark Jr., and a live album from Hall of Famer Buddy Guy. Okay, so Gary is #11. Don't be so literal, people! Behind him is the new studio album from Eric Clapton.
Check out the rest of the Top 20 Albums at Blues Radio according to Roots Music Report.
- Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
- Otis Taylor - My World Is Gone
- Harry Manx - Om Suite Ohm
- The Slide Brothers - Robert Randolph Presents - The Slide Brothers
- Shemekia Copeland - 33 1/3
- Rob Lutes - The Bravest Birds
- Jesse Dee - On My Mind / In My Heart
- Robert Cray Band - Nothin' But Love
- Buddy Guy - Live At Legends
- The James Hunter Six - Minute By Minute
- Gary Clark Jr. - Blak And Blu
- Eric Clapton - Old Sock
- Lucky Peterson Band Featuring Tamara Peterson - Live At The 55 Arts Club - Berlin
- 4 Jacks - Deal With It
- The Rusty Wright Band - This, That & The Other Thing
- John Lee Hooker Jr. - All Hooked Up
- Devon Allman - Turquoise
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds - On The Verge
- Julian Fauth - Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
- Lee Harvey Osmond - The Folk Sinner