The Roots Music Report's
Top 50 Illinois Album Chart
for the Week of Feb 18, 2017

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For Better, or Worse
by: John Prine

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Label: Oh Boy
Sub Genre: Americana Country
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Grit Grease & Tears
by: Deb Ryder

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Label: Bejeb
Sub Genre: Contemporary Blues
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Bloodstains on the Wall
by: Big Bill Morganfield

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Electric Blues
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The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
by: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

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Label: Alligator
Sub Genre: Contemporary Blues
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Cab Driving Man
by: Mississippi Heat

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Chicago Blues
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Times Have Changed
by: Ronnie Baker Brooks

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Label: Provogue
Sub Genre: Chicago Blues
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The Blues Don't Care
by: Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Blues Rock
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The Stars Motel
by: Liz Mandeville

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Blues Rock
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Midwest Side Stories
by: Chicago Farmer

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Americana Country
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Why I Choose to Sing the Blues
by: Derrick Procell

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Delta Blues
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Nightbird
by: The Bankesters

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Contemporary Bluegrass
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Long I Ride
by: Special Consensus

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Contemporary Bluegrass
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Schmilco
by: Wilco

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Label: dBPM
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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Six String Stories
by: Joanna Connor

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Label: M.C.
Sub Genre: Electric Blues
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Picture Him Happy
by: Ben Sidran

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Label: Unlimited Media
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Road So Far
by: Allan Frank

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Label: Apple Farm Music
Sub Genre: True Country
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I Can't Shake This Feeling
by: Lurrie Bell

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Chicago Blues
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From the Root to the Fruit
by: Nick Moss Band

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Label: Blue Bella
Sub Genre: Blues Rock
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Mary Jo Curry
by: Mary Jo Curry

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Classic Blues
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Something Gold, Something Blue
by: Tom Harrell

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Label: Highnote
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Blues Immigrant
by: Matthew Skoller

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Blues Rock
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Coloring Book
by: Chance The Rapper

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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In My Mind
by: BJ The Chicago Kid

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Label: Motown
Sub Genre: Soul
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Black America Again
by: Common

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Label: Def Jam
Sub Genre: Soul
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Truth
by: Guy King

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Contemporary Blues
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A Worshipper's Heart
by: Todd Dulaney

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Label: eOne
Sub Genre: Gospel
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Secret Place (Live in South Africa)
by: Vashawn Mitchell

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Label: Motown Gospel
Sub Genre: Gospel
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Islands
by: Rob Clearfield

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Label: Rob Clearfield
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Sound Rhythm & Form
by: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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Label: Pheelco Entertainment
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Illinois
by: Brett Eldredge

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Hot Country
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Livin' on a High Note
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
Sub Genre: Soul Blues
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Born & Raised
by: Omar Coleman

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Chicago Blues
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Corey Dennison Band
by: Corey Dennison

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Chicago Blues
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Holding Court
by: The Cash Box Kings

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Label: Blind Pig Records
Sub Genre: Contemporary Blues
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MY WOMAN
by: Angel Olsen

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Label: Jagjaguwar
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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The Way We Play
by: Marquis Hill

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Spirit of the Blues
by: Christian Collin

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Label: C-Train Records
Sub Genre: Blues
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Real Midnight
by: Birds Of Chicago

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Label: Five Head Entertainment        
Sub Genre: Americana Country
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My Wild West
by: Lissie

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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Weights & Wings
by: Brother Sun

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Willow Springs
by: Michael McDermott

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Label: Pauper Sky
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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Early in the Moanin'
by: The Soul of John Black

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Blues Rock
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