Blues Radio Report: Buddy Guy #1; Gregg Allman, Damon Fowler Debut

Blues Radio Report for January 14, 2011...
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The legendary Buddy Guy is back on top this week with his Blues Music Award-nominated album Living Proof, followed by Eden Brent, James Cotton, Dave Specter, and Robin Rogers. Note to self: pick up a copy of the Dave Specter album. I've seen it on the charts for a bit and haven't grabbed a copy.

The two big entries to me this week are albums that actually hit stores on Tuesday: Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues and Damon Fowler's Devil Got His Way. I got an advance of Damon's CD and my review will be up this week if things go according to plan. I'll give you a bit of a teaser here and tell you I like it very much. We'll look at it in greater detail soon.

I haven't heard a note from the Allman disc although you can stream tracks from it at various locations around the web. Allman teamed with T Bone Burnett for the album that features 11 covers and three originals. Allman has always been one of the more convincing blues vocalists in the rock and roll camp and Burnett has done some fantastic retro recordings of late. I can't wait to immerse myself in this album when it arrives next week.

Here are the Top 25 albums at blues radio according to Roots Music Report:

  1. Buddy Guy  - Living Proof
  2. Eden Brent  - Ain't Got No Troubles
  3. James Cotton  - Giant
  4. Dave Specter  - Spectified
  5. Robin Rogers  - Back In The Fire
  6. Various Artist  - Louisiana Swamp Stomp
  7. Roomful Of Blues  - Hook, Line & Sinker
  8. Albert Castiglia  - Keepin On
  9. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters  - Spread The Love
  10. Eric Clapton  - Clapton
  11. Charlie Musselwhite  - The Well
  12. Kal David  - Crossroads Of My Life
  13. James Kinds  - Love You From The Top
  14. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys  - Shake Your Boogie
  15. Lucky Peterson  - You Can Always Turn Around
  16. Tas Cru  - Jus' Desserts
  17. Gregg Allman  - Low Country Blues
  18. The Derek Trucks Band  - Roadsongs
  19. Elvin Bishop  - Red Dog Speaks
  20. Shawn Camp  - 1994
  21. Cyndi Lauper  - Memphis Blues
  22. The Delta Flyers  - Sixteen Bars
  23. Damon Fowler  - Devil Got His Way
  24. Kenny Neal  - Hooked On Your Love
  25. Tony Joe White  - That On The Road Look - Live