Tedeschi Trucks Band #1 At Blues Radio; Marcia Ball, Allman Follow

Top Albums At Blues Radio, Week of July 1, 2011.
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Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi|Tedeschi Trucks BandI expected Tedeschi Trucks Band's Revelator would top the blues radio chart when I saw it doing so well in the weeks leading up to its release. It's out now and it continues gaining momentum, culminating in the #1 slot this week. Marcia Ball slips a spot to number two, followed by Hot Tuna, former number one Gregg Allman, and the latest from Booker T. Jones. Steve Miller Band's Let Your Hair Down hadn't been a factor on the charts of late but it makes a comeback this week, joining recent releases from Tommy Castro, Tab Benoit, and Rory Black.

I just got copies of the Ball and Castro records and am eager to hear them both and share my thoughts with you. There are a few other titles I've not heard yet on the list that I'll be researching soon. In the meantime, here are the Top 15 albums at blues radio according to RootsMusicReport.

  1. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
  2. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
  3. Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes
  4. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  5. Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
  6. Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu
  7. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues
  8. Rory Block - Shake 'Em On Down|A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell
  9. Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight
  10. The Steve Miller Band - Let Your Hair Down
  11. Various Artist - Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue - Live
  12. Tab Benoit - Medicine
  13. Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers - Almighty Dollar
  14. Hadden Sayers - Hard Dollar
  15. Morgan Davis - Drive My Blues Away