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Tedeschi Trucks, Hot Tuna, Nelson, Booker T., Allman Top 5 at Blues Radio

Top 20 at Blues Radio for Week of Aug. 12, 2011
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Slowly but gradually I'm getting the news of the past week updated on the site, including the Blues Radio Report.Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi continue their hold on the #1 slot with Hot Tuna, Tracy Nelson, Booker T. Jones, and Gregg Allman filling out the Top 5. It's amazing the love people continue to have for Allman's record, which has been a firmly ensconced in the Top 5 since its January release, spending months at #1. I see a lot of familiar names in familiar places as I skim the Top 20. There are a slew of blues releases set

Blues Radio #1: Tedeshi Trucks Band

Top 15 Albums at Blues Radio, Week of July 29, 2011
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I made good on last week's pledge and did, in fact, check out the latest from Booker T. Jones and in a stunning upset managed to get it reviewed before this week's edition of the Blues Radio Report and The Road From Memphis is once again a Top 5 album. Tedeschi Trucks Band seems like they'll be in the #1 slot for awhile longer, although there are some major releases due out this week (check our NewMusicTuesday feature this week to find out about them) and more on the way in the coming weeks. Tedeschi Trucks and Jones are joined

Tedeschi Trucks Hold #1 Blues Chart Position; Hot Tuna, Tracy Nelson Close Behind

Another week at #1 for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi...
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This week's blues chart is giving me the blues; I finally finish my long-delayed review of Marcia Ball's Roadside Attractions and she falls out of the Top 5 for the first time in ages. I feel like I owe her an apology. If it makes her feel any better, I like Roadside. Tedeschi Trucks Band's Revelator is once again our #1 this week, followed by Hot Tuna, Tracy Nelson, Booker T. Jones, and Gregg Allman. I haven't heard any of the middle three records yet but they've all been fixtures near the top of the chart so I'll be looking

Tedeschi Trucks Band #1 At Blues Radio

Marcia Ball, Hot Tuna, Ben Waters, and Gregg Allman round out the Top 5 at blues radio...
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It always makes me happy to see a lot of albums I've reviewed when I scan the weekly blues radio report not because I require the validation but because it makes me feel like I'm plugged in to what's happening on the circuit. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi's Revelator is back #1 this week. I'm glad they've reclaimed the top spot the same week I rediscover the album. I know I've been promising this for awhile but I really am close to finishing my Marcia Ball review. Roadside Attractions has been a #1 album and remains a lock in

Review: MonkeyJunk - To Behold

Avoiding the sophomore slump...
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To Behold is the follow-up to Canadian trio MonkeyJunk's Blues Music Award-winning debut Tiger In Your Tank. Tiger took home the award for Best New Artist Debut, meaning Steve Marriner, Tony D, and Matt Sobb are trying to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump on Behold, which they largely do. To Behold is a lean, 10-song, 44-minute outing opens with a strong trio of songs that play to the band's strengths. MonkeyJunk is at its best when they keep their brand of contemporary blues upbeat and uptempo. "Mother's Crying" mixes contemporary topical allusions with a jumpin' pace and a crisp, biting

New Music Tuesday: Barrett Martin, Bo Keys, Gomez, Bon Iver, Greg Nagy, Kenny Wayne, MonkeyJunk, & More

The first day of summer is like Christmas Day!
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It's the first day of summer today but it feels more like Christmas with all the albums coming out that we have to discuss today. No time for love, Dr. Jones, let's get right to business and start looking at some of the highlights: Let's begin with some titles already reviewed here at BBS. First up, we have the release of a ZZ Top live album from 1980. The DVD companion to this is longer but we now have a set of the little band from Texas before they got famous in the '80s for slick sounds and fancy