It's been a long time since I've been caught up enough on my writing to have reviews of the Top 3 albums at Blues Radio. I'm finally catching up with blues listeners from around the world. You've been digging the hell out of the star-studded James Cotton record Cotton Mouth Man. I'd be curious which song or songs are getting all the airplay. There are some good tunes on the record but it didn't do much for me as an album.
Trampled Under Foot made a really nice record with Badlands and I'm glad to see it go to #2 this week. It's good stuff. Be sure and check out TUF's Kris and Danielle Schnebelen on The Healers' live CD/DVD, which benefits the fantastic Blue Star Connection. The Healers will be playing the 3rd Annual Blue Star Music Festival in Littleton, CO on Aug. 3.
Mike Zito comes in at #3 this week, trailed by Guy Davis and Buddy Guy, whose Rhythm & Blues hits store this week. This album will inevitably rise to #1, probably by next week. It's a double record filled with blaring guitar solos and special guests.
Mat Brewster hasn't heard the entire Mavis Staples record but is already in love with one of the tracks from it and I've been listening to Ronnie Earl's live Just For Today since its release.
Here are you Top 10 Albums at Blues Radio for the past week:
- James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
- Trampled Under Foot - Badlands
- Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas
- Guy Davis - Juba Dance
- Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues
- Pokey Lafarge - Pokey Lafarge
- Harry Manx - Om Suite Ohm
- Mavis Staples - One True Vine
- Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Just For Today
- Popa Chubby - Universal Breakdown Blues