Peter Karp and Sue Foley's imaginative duet record spent three consecutive weeks at #1 on the BC's Blues Power Rankings (courtesy of RMR) before bowing last week to critical favorite Janiva Magness. Magness' reign was brief as Karp and Foley have unseated her and returned to the top of the charts at blues radio worldwide.
The eclectic force that is Otis Taylor debuts at number three this week which is appropriate because his new album is named Clovis People, Vol. 3. I don't know what a Clovis Person is but I know there haven't been two volumes in Taylor's discography.
The other big story on this week's chart has to be the new record from Karen Lovely. Lovely took second place at the International Blues Challenge earlier this year. I saw her perform with Sean Carney and John "Del Toro" Richardson (both former IBC standouts themselves) as part of Nick Moss' 2nd All-Star Jam at Rum Boogie and I'm eager to hear this new record.
Jonny Lang's Live at The Ryman took a big tumble from #6 to #20 this week but the combination of his appearance on the chart, Donald Gibson's review, and Joan Hunt's recommendation convinced me to pick it today and I'm listening to it now.
Here is this week's full BC Blues Power Rankings:
- Peter Karp / Sue Foley – He Said She Said
- Janiva Magness – The Devil Is An Angel, Too
- Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
- Moreland & Arbuckle – Flood
- Anders Osborne – American Patchwork
- John Nemeth – Name The Day!
- Mississippi Heat – Let's Live It Up
- Guitar Shorty – Bare Knuckle
- Magic Slim & The Teardrops – Raising The Bar
- The Holmes Brothers – Feed My Soul
- Johnny Moeller With – Kim Wilson – Louann Barton – Shawn Pittman – Bloogaloo!
- Popa Chubby – The Fight Is On
- Karen Lovely – Still The Rain
- Cyril Neville – The Essential Cyril Neville
- Nick Moss – Privileged
- Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock
- Seasick Steve – Man From Another Time
- The Kilborn Alley Blues Band – Better Off Now
- Zora Young – The French Connection
- Jonny Lang – Live At The Ryman