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Peter Karp & Sue Foley Top Blues Power Rankings For 3rd Straight Week

This week’s Blues Power Rankings are the last rankings before the 31st Blues Music Awards and I’ll be curious to see if things change with announcement of the winners because this week’s chart is very similar to what we saw last week with Peter Karp and Sue Foley holding the top spot for the third week in a row with Janiva Magness’ latest nipping at their heels.

In my quest to know these records well enough to tell you more than where they rank, I added The Holmes Brothers’ Feed My Soul to the collection this weekend and listened to it for the first time this morning.  Produced by Joan Osbourne, Feed My Soul has strong elements of gospel and soul mixed with the blues.  There are great harmonies and this album has a traditional feel, but not a traditional blues feel.

As many of you know, I attended the BMAs and there were rumors Moreland & Arbuckle were going to make an appearance somewhere in Memphis.  They may have but I didn’t bump into then.  There Flood continues hold steady at radio as do the latest efforts from Eric Bibb, Guitar Shorty, Seasic Steve, Anders Osbourne, Joe Bonamassa, Nick Moss, and The Kilborn Alley Blues Band.

  1. Peter Karp / Sue Foley He Said She Said
  2. Janiva Magness The Devil Is An Angel, Too
  3. The Holmes Brothers Feed My Soul
  4. Moreland & Arbuckle Flood
  5. Eric Bibb Booker’s Guitar
  6. Guitar Shorty Bare Knuckle
  7. Seasick Steve Man From Another Time
  8. Anders Osborne American Patchwork
  9. Popa Chubby The Fight Is On
  10. Joe Bonamassa Black Rock
  11. Nick Moss Privileged
  12. The Kilborn Alley Blues Band Better Off Now
  13. Kirk Fletcher My Turn
  14. Ken Tucker Juke Joint Serenade
  15. Super Chikan Chikadelic
  16. Cash Box Kings I-94 Blues
  17. Jonny Lang Live At The Ryman
  18. Zora Young The French Connection
  19. Tail Dragger Live At Rooster’s Lounge
  20. Cee Cee James Low Down Where The Snakes Crawl

It’s been awhile since we’ve checked in with the Billboard Blues Albums Chart and for the first time in awhile we see some of the albums making such a big noise at radio doing the same at retail.  Joe Bonamassa has two albums on the charts and the latest from Jonny Lang is also seeing brisk sales, likely due to label reach.  Anders Osbourne and Seasick Steve are also both well represented as is the latest from Magness.

  1.  Joe Bonamassa  Black Rock
  2.  Jonny Lang  Live At The Ryman
  3.  Anders Osbourne  American Patchwork
  4.  Seasick Steve  Man From Another Time
  5.  George Thorogood  10 Great Songs
  6.  Michael Landau/Robben Ford/Jimmy Haslip/Gary Novak  Renegade Creation
  7.  Various Artists  Cadillac Records
  8.  Janiva Magness  The Devil Is An Angel Too
  9.  Joe Bonamassa  The Ballad of John Henry
  10.  Derek Trucks Band  Already Free

Our Blues Power Rankings are brought to you courtesy of Roots Music Report and Billboard.

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