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Buddy Guy, Eden Brent Tops At Blues Radio; Claude Hay Debuts On Billboard Blues Chart

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I’m singing the blues for real this week as I compose this latest recap of the week in blues at retail and radio.  My Freddie King box set is on backorder and Alabama lost the Iron Bowl.  Nothing good ever happens to me.  Fortunately I have the right soundtrack to my lamentations.  I have the right to sing the blues, and many of the albums on these charts have been companions to my sorrow and despair.

The great Buddy Guy is again #1 at both radio and retail.  Eden Brent’s glorious Ain’t Got No Troubles has moved up again this week, moving all the way to #2.  Joining Guy and Brent in the top five at radio are James Cotton, Robin Rogers, and Charlie Musselwhite. 

Australian bluesman’s unique blues blend is catching on with record buyers as his Deep Fried Satisfied makes its chart debut this week at Billboard.  Not much else is different there as Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bettye LaVette, and Joe Bonamassa continue to see their albums selling ahead of the rest of the pack.

Roots Music Report Blues Radio Chart

  1. Buddy Guy – Living Proof
  2. Eden Brent – Ain’t Got No Troubles
  3. James Cotton – Giant
  4. Robin Rogers – Back In The Fire
  5. Charlie Musselwhite – The Well
  6. Various Artist – Louisiana Swamp Stomp
  7. Kenny Neal – Hooked On Your Love
  8. Rita Chiarelli – Sweet Paradise
  9. Various Artist – Crossroads – Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2010
  10. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – Shake Your Boogie
  11. Albert Castiglia – Keepin On
  12. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Spread The Love
  13. Joe Louis Walker – Live On The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
  14. Shawn Camp – 1994
  15. Lucky Peterson – You Can Always Turn Around
  16. Dave Specter – Spectified
  17. Latvian Blues Band – Unreal
  18. Tony Joe White – That On The Road Look – Live
  19. Eric Clapton – Clapton
  20. Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax – 100 Miles To Go
  21. Duke Robillard – Passport To The Blues
  22. Mel Brown – Love, Lost And Found
  23. Deb Callahan – Tell It Like It Is
  24. The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs
  25. Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues
  26. Joanne Shaw Taylor – Diamonds In The Dirt
  27. Hosea Hargrove – Tex Golden Nugget
  28. The Chris O’leary Band – Mr. Used To Be
  29. Joe Zaklan – There Ain’t No Better Time
  30. The Robert Cray Band – Cookin’ In Mobile

 Billboard Blues Top 10

  1. Buddy Guy – Living Proof
  2. Etta James – Icon: Etta James
  3. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Live! In Chicago
  4. Joe Bonamassa – Live From The Royal Albert Hall
  5. Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock
  6. Bettye LaVette – Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
  7. Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues
  8. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Playlist: The Very Best Of Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
  9. Claude Hay – Deep Fried Satisfied
  10. The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs
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