Blues Radio Report: Gregg Allman & Buddy Guy Have #1 Albums

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It's no surprise to see Gregg Allman's fantastic Low Country Blues at #1 with RMR and #2 at Blues Mobile. I've been listening to it since it's release earlier this month and it's a wonderful record and I'll be sharing more of my thoughts on it in the coming days. It's not a surprise blues fans around the US are digging this one at all.

The Roots Music Report has Allman followed by Eden Brent, Buddy Guy, Roomful of Blues, and Ronnie Earl. I just picked up the recently released Roomful of Blues album and hope to be getting to that in due time. I'm thrilled with the other four albums in the top five. I've spent a lot of time with each of them and I dearly love them all. I'm particularly happy for Ronnie's record because it's one of the most special and amazing things I've heard in the past five years, maybe more. If we lined up every guitarist on the planet and held a "one man, one note" competition, he just might win.

Elsewhere at RMR, it's good to see James Kinds' Love You From The Top and Damon Fowler's sweet Devil Got His Way striking a chord with listeners all over. Here is the RMR Top 15, followed by BluesMobile:

Roots Music Report Top 15

  1. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  2. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
  3. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  4. Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
  5. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Spread The Love
  6. Various Artist - Louisiana Swamp Stomp
  7. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby
  8. Ray Charles - Rare Genius - The Undiscovered Masters
  9. Albert Castiglia - Keepin On
  10. James Cotton - Giant
  11. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  12. James Kinds - Love You From The Top
  13. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
  14. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Shake Your Boogie
  15. Damon Fowler - Devil Got His Way

Just a couple thoughts about what we have here that is different from what you see above. I hate that Eden's record is getting the same traction with some of these stations because it is a classy, classic blues album. Programmers: get to bigger steppin'! I am glad to see JJ Grey's Georgia Warhorse still getting some heavy spins. They were recording a live DVD in Atlanta last weekend and I'm truly emo that I couldn't get over there to be a part of that action.

The Blues Mobile Top 15

  1. Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  2. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
  3. James Cotton - Giant
  4. Eric Clapton - Clapton
  5. James Kinds - Love You From the Top
  6. Various Artists: Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, more... - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
  7. Huey Lewis and the News - Soulsville
  8. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Live! In Chicago
  9. JJ Grey and Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
  10. Junior Wells and the Aces - Live in Boston: 1966
  11. Robin Rogers - Back in the Fire
  12. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line, and Sinker
  13. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
  14. Jim Byrnes - Everything West
  15. Popa Chubby - The Essential Popa Chubby