The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

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Chills & Fever
by: Samantha Fish

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Label: Ruf
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Talk About That
by: John Mayall

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Label: Forty Below
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Hard Truth
by: Coco Montoya

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Label: Alligator
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Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
by: Elvin Bishop

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Label: Alligator
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Prayer for Peace
by: North Mississippi Allstars

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Label: Songs of the South
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Stompin' Ground
by: Tommy Castro

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Label: Alligator
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Southern Avenue
by: Southern Avenue

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Label: Stax
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Ain’t Ready for the Grave
by: Hurricane Ruth

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Label: Hurricane Ruth
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Charmed and Dangerous
by: Altered Five Blues Band

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Label: Blind Pig
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Blue Again
by: Janiva Magness

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Label: Blue Elan
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Up All Night
by: Albert Castiglia

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Label: Ruf
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Honest Woman
by: Thornetta Davis

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Label: Self-Release
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Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
by: The Robert Cray Band

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Label: Jay-Vee
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Blues with Horns, Vol. 1
by: Chris Daniels & The Kings

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Label: Moon Voyage
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Fish Outta Water
by: Karen Lovely

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Label: Self-Release
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Simmered & Stewed
by: Tas Cru

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Label: Vizztone
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Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos
by: Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

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Label: Self-Release
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Something I've Done
by: Downchild Blues Band

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Label: Linus Entertainmant
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Strong Like That
by: The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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Label: Severn
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Tug of War
by: Gina Sicilia

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Label: Blue Elan
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All You Gotta Do
by: The Nighthawks

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Label: Eller Soul
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Hot Sauce
by: Jon Spear Band

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Label: Self-Release
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The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good
by: John Latini

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Label: Smokin' Sleddog
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Let It Fly
by: Kate Lush

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Label: Self-Release
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Right Place, Right Time
by: Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter

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Label: Delta Groove
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The Healing
by: Dave Keyes

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Label: Self-Release
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Porcupine Meat
by: Bobby Rush

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Label: Rounder
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Knock a Hole in It
by: Mr. Sipp

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Label: Malaco
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The Beat of My Heart
by: Lisa Biales

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Label: Big Song Music
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Mighty Gates
by: Shaun Murphy

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Label: Vision Wall
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Cabbagetown
by: Delta Moon

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Label: Jumping Jack
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We're All in This Together
by: Walter Trout

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Label: Provogue
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If You Want a Good Woman
by: Tim Gartland

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Label: Self-Release
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Let in the Sun
by: Patty Reese

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Label: Azalea City
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Meeting My Shadow
by: Vanessa Collier

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Label: Ruf
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Big Road
by: Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers

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Label: VizzTone
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High Temperature
by: JW-Jones

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Label: Solid 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
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Soul of a Woman
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
by: Peter Parcek

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Label: Lightnin'
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Play Music and Dance
by: Godboogie

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Label: VizzTone
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Big Dog
by: Albert Castiglia

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Label: Ruf
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The Tolono Tapes
by: Kilborn Alley Blues Band

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Label: Run It Back
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Bloodline
by: Kenny Neal

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Label: Cleopatra Blues
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Better Days
by: Willa Vincitore

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Label: Self-Release
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Stay Above Water
by: Scottie Miller Band

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Label: Self-Release
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Grit Grease & Tears
by: Deb Ryder

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Label: Bejeb
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Feelin Freaky
by: John Németh

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Label: Memphis Grease
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The Sherman Holmes Project: the Richmond Sessions
by: Sherman Holmes

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Label: M.C.
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Ain't Nothing You Can Do
by: John Primer & Bob Corritore

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Label: Delta Groove
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Live at Carnegie Hall - an Acoustic Evening
by: Joe Bonamassa

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Label: J&R Adventures
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After a While
by: Wee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra

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The Last Shade of Blue Before Black
by: The Original Blues Brothers Band

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Label: Severn
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Feet Back in the Door
by: Johnny Ray Jones

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Label: Moondogg
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The Beautiful Lowdown
by: Curtis Salgado

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Label: Alligator
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Out from the Center
by: Bruce Katz Band

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Label: American Showplace
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Middle of the Road
by: Eric Gales

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Label: Provogue
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The Call of the Night
by: Josh Hyde

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Label: Self-Release
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Crowin’ the Blues
by: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix

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Label: Woodstock
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Break the Chain
by: Doug MacLeod

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Label: Reference
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Snake Farm
by: Beth Garner

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Label: CEN
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The Luckiest Man
by: Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

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Label: Stony Plain
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The Big Beat
by: Chickenbone Slim

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Tales of a Rich Girl
by: Kings & Associates

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Label: Big Wing
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Burn Me Alive
by: Heather Newman

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Label: VizzTone
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Joy Comes Back
by: Ruthie Foster

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Label: Blue Corn
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Hauntings
by: Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett

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Everywhere from Here
by: Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl

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Label: Track of Life Music
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Took You Long Enough
by: Brad Stivers

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Label: VizzTone
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Quit the Women for the Blues
by: Vin Mott

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Label: Self-Release
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Approved by Snakes
by: Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind

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Label: EllerSoul
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Another Mile, Another Minute
by: Geoff Achison

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Label: Jupiter 2 Records
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Basics
by: Hamilton Loomis

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Label: Ham-Bone Music
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Ride or Die
by: Devon Allman

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Label: Ruf
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Let's Do This Thing!
by: Kathy & The Kilowatts

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Label: Self-Release
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The Long Journey Home
by: Vaneese Thomas

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Label: Segue
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Blues Been Good to Me
by: James Armstrong

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Label: Catfood
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Better the Devil You Know
by: Big Dave McLean

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Label: Black Hen
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Memphis
by: Jim Gustin & Truth Jones

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Label: Self-Release
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Perpetual Luau
by: Patrick Recob

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Label: Mr. Lucky's Blues
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Power of Peace
by: The Isley Brothers & Santana

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Label: Legacy
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It's My Life
by: Bobby Kyle

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Bonafide
by: Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps

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Label: Jesi-Lu
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Promised Land or Bust
by: Moreland & Arbuckle

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Label: Alligator
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Live from Transylvania
by: The Jimmys

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Label: Brown Cow Productions
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Blues of Desperation
by: Joe Bonamassa

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Label: J&R Adventures
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Offerings
by: Joseph Veloz

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Peacemakers
by: Peacemakers

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Label: Stop & Listen
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Elliott and the Audio Kings
by: Elliott & the Audio Kings

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Label: Busted Flat
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Pocket the Black
by: Lazy Eye

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Roadhouse Soul
by: The Johnny Max Band

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Label: Pour Soul
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Plays the Blues
by: Jimmy Carpenter

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Label: VizzTone
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Out Here in the Blue
by: Lara & The Bluz Dawgz

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Label: Lock Alley Music
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Baby, We All Know
by: Miss Tess

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Label: Rights
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No Black No White Just Blues
by: Lightnin' Willie & the Poorboys

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Label: Little Dog
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Reckoning
by: Billy T Band

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Label: Big H
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Blue Room
by: Jon Zeeman

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Label: Membrane
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Daylight
by: Webster Ave

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Label: Self-Release
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Into the Blue
by: Kim Doolittle

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Label: Doo-A-Little Music
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RSVP to Paradise
by: Jim Koeppel

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