Joe Bonamassa Chips Away At Gregg Allman's Blues Radio Dominance

Allman holds #1 at RMR; Bonamassa king at BluesMobile
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It's the Blues Radio Report for the week of April 15, which is Tax Day in America. If that doesn't put you in the mood for the blues, you probably need to send some money my way because it means your return looked a lot different than mine!

Roots Music Report's top two albums from last week are in the same place this week, with Gregg Allman continuing to hold off the latest album from Marcia Ball. Big Head Todd & The Monters' Big Head Blues Club, Roomful of Blues, and Black Joe Lewis round out the top five with Damon Fowler's Devil Got His Way just off the pace.

I finally picked up a copy of John-Alex Mason's Jook Joint Thunderclap after seeing it in the charts for awhile now, and that's what I'm listening to right now. One of the final selling points for me was discovering Flip Top alum Gerry Hundt is backing Mason on a big chunk of the record, as are Cedric and Cody Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm.  If you don't have Gerry Hundt's solo debut for Blue Bella Records, you are so missing out!

Here is the Top 15 from Roots Music Report, after which we'll peek at BluesMobile's Top 15 for the past week.

Roots Music Report

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  3. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  4. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  5. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous
  6. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way
  7. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  8. John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap
  9. Kelley Hunt - Gravity Loves You
  10. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues
  11. Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu
  12. Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes
  13. Terry Quiett Band - Just My Luck
  14. Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
  15. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse

Joe Bonamassa On to the BluesMobile Top 15 where we have – gasp – a new leader. Joe Bonamassa's Dust Bowl has edged Gregg Allman out of the top spot.


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

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