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Charlie Musselwhite #1 At Blues Radio; Duke Robillard’s Latest Makes Chart Debut

No surprise to see Charlie Musselwhite’s The Well ascend to #1 this week.  The first album of new material in four years from the newly inducted Blues Hall of Famer debuted high and has risen each week since.  It can rise no more, now atop the Blues Power Rankings as the #1 album at blues radio.

As you can tell, I’m excited about that.  I’m also excited the new album from the great Duke Robillard has finally made an appearance on the chart.  Blues fans the world over love Duke and he’s been honored with numerous awards but I’m glad to see Passport To The Blues getting some attention from radio because Robillard is still delivering the goods.  This has been one of my favorite blues records of the year.  The more people hear it, the more I expect it to impact the charts.

Also checking in this week is an historic release from the late Piano Red.  The Lost Atlanta Tapes capture what is likely the last recorded performance of the bluesman’s career.

  1. Charlie Musselwhite – The Well
  2. John Nemeth - Name The Day!
  3. Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks
  4. Arsen Shomakhov – On The Move
  5. Albert Castiglia – Keepin On
  6. Robert Cray – Cookin’ In Mobile
  7. Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax – 100 Miles To Go
  8. Janiva Magness – The Devil Is An Angel, Too
  9. Walter Trout – Common Ground
  10. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Have Blues, Will Travel
  11. Steve Miller Band – Bingo!
  12. JJ Grey & Mofro – Georgia Warhorse
  13. Dr. John And The Lower 911 – Tribal
  14. Jimmie Vaughan – Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
  15. Ron Hacker And The Hacksaws – Burnin’
  16. Davis Coen – Jukebox Classic
  17. Dave Specter – Spectified
  18. The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs
  19. Duke Robillard – Passport To The Blues
  20. Tim Woods – The Blues Sessions
  21. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
  22. Eric Lindell – Between Motion And Rest
  23. JW-Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
  24. Mississippi Heat – Let’s Live It Up
  25. Gary U.S. Bonds – Let Them Talk
  26. Ty Curtis Band – Cross That Line
  27. Various Artist – This Is The Blues Volume Three
  28. Cee Cee James – Seriously Raw – Live At Sunbanks
  29. Alabama Mike – Tailor Made Blues
  30. Piano Red – The Lost Atlanta Tapes

 

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  • gary

    Ty Curtis Band @ #26 is definitely worth checking out

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/josh-hathaway Josh Hathaway

    Thanks, Gary. I’ve heard many of the albums on the charts — even ones I haven’t (yet) reviewed — but I haven’t heard Ty Curtis’ disc yet. I’ll put it on the list. Thanks for commenting.

  • http://bluestography.blogspot.com Joanie

    I have a little Ty Curtis I can share with you.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/josh-hathaway Josh Hathaway

    Joanie, I’d love a sampler. Need to hear what he has going on.