Wednesday , May 22 2024
The top names remain the same but Lucky Peterson is on the move and James Kinds is starting to gain ground as well...

Buddy Guy and Edent Brent Continue Hold Atop Blues Radio Charts

I decided to go radio only in this week’s Blues Power Rankings because the Billboard charts this week just didn’t have much in the way of movement compared to where they’ve been the past few weeks.  You could say the same thing looking at the top three in radio but things get interesting after that.  Lucky Peterson’s You Can Always Turn Around has been on the charts since its release but it makes a real nice surge up the list this week into the top five, rounded out by Grammy-nominee Charlie Musselwhite and his latest, The Well.

My blues brother extraordinaire, John Taylor, has a good review of James Kinds’ Delmark Records debut Love You From The Top.  I’ve started working on my review but while you wait, check out what he had to say about our #23 record on this week’s chart.

I spent a lot of time this week listening to JJ Grey & Mofro, mostly their latest Georgia Warhorse which is on the chart this week and has been a steady performer.  I’ve fallen so much in like with that one I also grabbed a copy of Orange Blossoms.  Reviews are not exactly in draft mode but I’ve mentally etched out some notes.  One of these days I’m going to handcuff myself to this Macbook Pro and stay that way until I get all these things written.

In the meantime, here is your Blues Power Rankings from our friends at Roots Music Report:

  1. Buddy Guy – Living Proof
  2. Eden Brent – Ain’t Got No Troubles
  3. James Cotton – Giant
  4. Lucky Peterson – You Can Always Turn Around
  5. Charlie Musselwhite – The Well
  6. Robin Rogers – Back In The Fire
  7. Various Artist – Louisiana Swamp Stomp
  8. Mel Brown – Love, Lost And Found
  9. Kenny Neal – Hooked On Your Love
  10. Albert Castiglia – Keepin On
  11. Claudette King – We’re Onto Something
  12. Eric Clapton – Clapton
  13. Duke Robillard – Passport To The Blues
  14. Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – Shake Your Boogie
  15. Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band – Brazilian Kicks
  16. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Spread The Love
  17. Shawn Camp – 1994
  18. The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs
  19. JJ Grey & Mofro – Georgia Warhorse
  20. Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues
  21. Dave Specter – Spectified
  22. Ray Charles – Rare Genius – The Undiscovered Masters
  23. James Kinds – Love You From The Top
  24. Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks
  25. Hosea Hargrove – Tex Golden Nugget
  26. The Delta Flyers – Sixteen Bars
  27. Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax – 100 Miles To Go
  28. Ron Tanski – Dragged You Down
  29. Joe Louis Walker – Live On The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
  30. Tony Joe White – That On The Road Look – Live

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