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Deja Vu: Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan Both Hot At Blues Radio; Magic Slim Returns To #1

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Magic Slim & The Teardrops are #1 on the Blues Power Rankings, the weekly recap of the most played albums at blues radio stations from around the world.  Raising The Bar has been in the upper reaches of the BPR since its release and this is not the album’s first trip to the top spot.

The big jumpers this week are Rob Stone’s Back Around Here and veteran Walter Trout’s Common Ground.  Also notable in the Top 10 this week is the deluxe edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s Couldn’t Stand The Weather, released Tuesday.  I don’t have the play data to show me which songs are getting played but I suspect much of it was from the live show on the expanded set’s second disc.  Stevie Ray’s big brother Jimmie is also on this week’s chart with his first new album in several years, Blues, Ballads, & Favorites.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King’s Have Blues, Will Travel, John Nemeth’s Name The Day!, Pinetop & Willie’s Joined At The Hip, and Janiva Magness’ Devil Is An Angel Too maintain their prominent places among the most played albums at radio where they have been for awhile. 

  1. Magic Slim & The Teardrops – Raising The Bar
  2. Pinetop Perkins / Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith – Joined At The Hip
  3. Walter Trout – Common Ground 
  4. John Nemeth – Name The Day! 
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Couldn’t Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition)
  6. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Have Blues, Will Travel
  7. Janiva Magness – The Devil Is An Angel, Too 
  8. Rob Stone – Back Around Here
  9. Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks
  10. Les Copeland – Don’t Let The Devil In
  11. Davis Coen – Jukebox Classic
  12. Mississippi Heat – Let’s Live It Up
  13. Bettye Lavette – Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
  14. Tim Woods – The Blues Sessions
  15. Travis ‘Moonchild’ Haddix – A Dozen Times
  16. Cyril Neville – The Essential Cyril Neville
  17. Harper – Stand Together
  18. Jimmie Vaughan – Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
  19. Nick Moss – Privileged
  20. Steve Miller Band – Bingo!
  21. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
  22. Peter Parcek – The Mathematics Of Love
  23. Mitch Woods – Gumbo Blues
  24. The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs
  25. Foghat – Last Train Home
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