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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Chills & FeverSamantha FishRuf
2Talk About ThatJohn MayallForty Below
3Hard TruthCoco MontoyaAlligator
4Elvin Bishop's Big Fun TrioElvin BishopAlligator
5Prayer for PeaceNorth Mississippi AllstarsSongs of the South
6Stompin' GroundTommy CastroAlligator
7Southern AvenueSouthern AvenueStax
8Ain’t Ready for the GraveHurricane RuthHurricane Ruth
9Charmed and DangerousAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
10Blue AgainJaniva MagnessBlue Elan
11Up All NightAlbert CastigliaRuf
12Honest WomanThornetta DavisSelf-Release
13Robert Cray & Hi RhythmRobert CrayJay-Vee
14Blues with Horns, Vol. 1Chris Daniels & The KingsMoon Voyage
15Fish Outta WaterKaren LovelySelf-Release
16Simmered & StewedTas CruVizztone
17Anthony Rosano and the ConqueroosAnthony Rosano & The ConqueroosSelf-Release
18Something I've DoneDownchild Blues BandLinus Entertainmant
19Strong Like ThatThe Fabulous ThunderbirdsSevern
20Tug of WarGina SiciliaBlue Elan
21All You Gotta DoThe NighthawksEller Soul
22Hot SauceJon Spear BandSelf-Release
23The Blues Just Makes Me Feel GoodJohn LatiniSmokin' Sleddog
24Let It FlyKate LushSelf-Release
25Right Place, Right TimeMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterDelta Groove
26The HealingDave KeyesSelf-Release
27Porcupine MeatBobby RushRounder
28Knock a Hole in ItMr. SippMalaco
29The Beat of My HeartLisa BialesBig Song Music
30Mighty GatesShaun MurphyVision Wall
31CabbagetownDelta MoonJumping Jack
32We're All in This TogetherWalter TroutProvogue
33If You Want a Good Woman Tim GartlandSelf-Release
34Let in the SunPatty ReeseAzalea City
35Meeting My ShadowVanessa CollierRuf
36Big RoadErin Harpe & the Delta SwingersVizzTone
37High TemperatureJW-JonesSolid Blues
38The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & the Blues ImperialsLil' Ed & The Blues ImperialsAlligator
39Soul of a WomanSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
40Everybody Wants to Go to HeavenPeter ParcekLightnin'
41Play Music and DanceGodboogieVizzTone
42Big DogAlbert CastigliaRuf
43The Tolono TapesKilborn Alley Blues BandRun It Back
44BloodlineKenny NealCleopatra Blues
45Better DaysWilla VincitoreSelf-Release
46Stay Above WaterScottie Miller BandSelf-Release
47Grit Grease & TearsDeb RyderBejeb
48Feelin FreakyJohn NémethMemphis Grease
49The Sherman Holmes Project: the Richmond SessionsSherman HolmesM.C.
50Ain't Nothing You Can DoJohn Primer & Bob CorritoreDelta Groove
51Live at Carnegie Hall - an Acoustic EveningJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
52After a WhileWee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul OrchestraSelf-Release
53The Last Shade of Blue Before BlackThe Original Blues Brothers BandSevern
54Feet Back in the DoorJohnny Ray JonesMoondogg
55The Beautiful LowdownCurtis SalgadoAlligator
56Out from the CenterBruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
57Middle of the RoadEric GalesProvogue
58The Call of the NightJosh HydeSelf-Release
59Crowin’ the BluesProfessor Louie & The CrowmatixWoodstock
60Break the Chain Doug MacLeodReference
61Snake FarmBeth GarnerCEN
62The Luckiest ManRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
63The Big BeatChickenbone SlimSelf-Release
64Tales of a Rich GirlKings & AssociatesBig Wing
65Burn Me AliveHeather NewmanVizzTone
66Joy Comes BackRuthie FosterBlue Corn
67HauntingsCassie Keenum & Rick RandlettSelf-Release
68Everywhere from HereJoel DaSilva and the Midnight HowlTrack of Life Music
69Took You Long EnoughBrad StiversVizzTone
70Quit the Women for the BluesVin MottSelf-Release
71Approved by SnakesJason Ricci & The Bad KindEllerSoul
72Another Mile, Another MinuteGeoff AchisonJupiter 2 Records
73BasicsHamilton LoomisHam-Bone Music
74Ride or DieDevon AllmanRuf
75Let's Do This Thing!Kathy & The KilowattsSelf-Release
76The Long Journey HomeVaneese ThomasSegue
77Blues Been Good to MeJames ArmstrongCatfood
78Better the Devil You KnowBig Dave McLeanBlack Hen
79MemphisJim Gustin & Truth JonesSelf-Release
80Perpetual LuauPatrick RecobMr. Lucky's Blues
81Power of PeaceThe Isley Brothers & SantanaLegacy
82It's My LifeBobby KyleSelf-Release
83BonafideTeresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
84Promised Land or BustMoreland & ArbuckleAlligator
85Live from TransylvaniaThe JimmysBrown Cow Productions
86Blues of DesperationJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
87OfferingsJoseph VelozSelf-Release
88PeacemakersPeacemakersStop & Listen
89Elliott and the Audio KingsElliott & the Audio KingsBusted Flat
90Pocket the BlackLazy EyeSelf-Release
91Roadhouse SoulThe Johnny Max BandPour Soul
92Plays the BluesJimmy CarpenterVizzTone
93Out Here in the BlueLara & The Bluz DawgzLock Alley Music
94Baby, We All KnowMiss TessRights
95No Black No White Just BluesLightnin' Willie & the PoorboysLittle Dog
96ReckoningBilly T BandBig H
97Blue RoomJon ZeemanMembrane
98DaylightWebster AveSelf-Release
99Into the BlueKim DoolittleDoo-A-Little Music
100RSVP to ParadiseJim KoeppelSelf-Release
101OliviaTucciHideaway Music
102KaleidoscopedNew Orleans SuspectsLouisiana Red Hot
103Moon over MontgomeryThe McKee BrothersSelf-Release
104Texas Rhody BluesThe Knickerbocker All-StarsJp Cadillac Records
105Slow Cookin'AJ CrawdaddySelf-Release
106TruthGuy KingDelmark
107West Coast ToastMitch KashmarDelta Groove
108Something Poppin'Little G WeevilVizztone
109Watch MeNina MassaraCSP
110Blues Full CircleDuke RobillardStony Plain
111True BelieverHard Swimmin' FishSelf-Release
112Long Black TrainRay Fuller and the BluesrockersAzuretone Rec. & FRRP
113A Black and Tan BallBen Hunter & Joe Seamons With Phil WigginsSelf-Release
114When We Die, We All Come Back As MusicJon GindickSelf-Release
115Way Back HomeBacktrack Blues BandHarpo
116TransmissionTerry Davidson & The GearsBangshift Music
117Get Ready for MeTom Craig and Soul PatchSelf-Release
118These Things Shall PassDavis CoenSoundview
119Tim Bastmeyer's All Star Blues BandTim BastmeyerGrassfire
120Live at Blues on the ChippewaMark CameronCOP
121Outskirts of LoveShemekia CopelandAlligator
122RainLew Jetton & 61 SouthSelf-Release
123Matters of the HeartEric LindellRed Parlor
124Snake PitHarvey MandelTompkins Square
125Stripped Down & SurrenderedCee Cee JamesSelf-Release
126Beneath the Blood MoonJim Roberts & the ResonantsSelf-Release
127Blues EtcJimmy Bowskill & Carlos Del JuncoBig Reed Records
128What's the Rush?Tracy KSelf-Release
129Lost Nights at the Leopard LoungeMichele D'Amour And The Love DealersWarrior Poet Productions
130Full CircleRev. Billy C. WirtzEllerSoul
131No Time Like NowSteve StrongmanSelf-Release
132They Call Me Big AlBig Al Dorn & the Blues HowlersSelf-Release
133CrossoverDan WhitenerSelf-Release
134Get InsideJohnny A.Self-Release
135Midnight StrollRobert CrayThe Island Def Jam
136A Love So StrongRose City KingsSelf-Release
137Blues on My ShoulderPeter WardGandy Dancer
138Old SoulJon Spear BandSelf-Release
139Playdate!Nancy WrightDirect Hit
140The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It DownThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together Music
141Ride the OnePaul ReddickStony Plain
142Good NewsRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
143Red Clay SoulTinsley EllisHeartfixer Music
144Breathing BulletsOwen CampbellSelf-Release
145Home Away from HomeMorgan DavisElectro-Fi
146Duck SoupThe Mighty Duck Blues BandSelf-Release
147Little TortugaScotch HollowSelf-Release
148Get Up and Shake ItThe King BrothersSavoy Records
149What You See is What You GetThe Jimmy Zee BandSelf-Release
150Mr. SenatorMurali CoryellShake It Sugar Records
151Devil on Both ShouldersRomi MayesSelf-Release
152War Pigs - SingleRuthie FosterBlue Corn
153One of a KindGrady ChampionMalaco
154On TrackPeter V Blues TrainSelf-Release
155Goin' Platinum!Robert FinleyEasy Eye Sound
156Death Time LoveJade BennettRip Cat
157Way Down SouthMatt "Guitar" MurphyAntone's
158This Time, Cap'nAnnee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
159Let the Demons outGhaliaRuf
160Songs from the RoadCoco MontoyaRuf
161Running out of TimePeter V Blues TrainSelf-Release
162The Blues Are Knockin'Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectDelta Groove
163This is Blues CountryJimmie BratcherAin't Skeert Tunes
164Fistful of GumptionRandy McAllister and the Scrappiest band in the MotherlandReaction
165HowlHowellDevineLittle Village Foundation
166I Still DoEric ClaptonBushranch
167Handful of BluesRobben FordUMG
168Fat Man's Shine ParlorSmokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois KingBlind Pig
169Into the Wild BlueRoy RogersChops Not Chaps
170Brody Buster's One Man BandBrody Buster's One Man BandMudStomp
171Wicked Girl BluesAnnee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
172Love Wins AgainJaniva MagnessBlue Elan
173Shoulda Known BetterBig Joe FitzSelf-Release
174Subway StoriesIlana Katz KatzVizzTone
175From the HorizonThe BroadcastThe Broadcasts
176Fink’s Sunday Night Blues Club, Vol. 1FinkR'Coup'd
177International Blues Challenge #32Hector Anchondo BandThe Blues Foundation
178Feelin' GoodKaz Hawkins BandSelf-Release
179The James Montgomery Blues BandThe James Montgomery Blues BandCleopatra Blues
180Chris CainChris CainLittle Village Foundation
181Sunset AvenueGina SiciliaBlue Elan
182I Am the Blues: My Story, Vol. 3Michael PackerIris Music Group
183Cotton Mouth ManJames CottonAlligator
184TennissippiLittle Boys Bluevizztone
185It Won't Stop RainingShaun MurphyVision Wall
186The Devil Ain't Got No MusicLurrie BellAria B. G.
187Collins Mix: the BestAlbert CollinsVirgin
188It's Me AgainAndrew Jr. Boy JonesGalexc Records
189Wander This WorldJonny LangA&M
190Takin' & Givin'Levee TownSelf-Release
191Reign of BluesPercy Fairweather and The Storm with The Winters Brothers BandSouthStar
192Ready or NotDennis GruenlingVizzTone
193Live from Austin, TXAlbert CollinsNew West
194Live 2016Erja LyytinenTuohi
195Sometime Tuesday MorningJohnny A.Self-Release
196International Blues Challenge #32Trey Johnson and Jason WillmonThe Blues Foundation
197Girls with GuitarsGirls with GuitarsRuf Records
198Live at C-Boy's (feat. Mike Flanigin & Frosty Smith)Jimmie VaughanSelf-Release
199From Roadhouse to Your House (Live)Terry Hanck BandVizzTone
200Neoprene FedoraJohnny BurginWest Tone
201Mother BluesRachelle CobaMono
202Unknowntameca JonesUnknown
203Different VoicesCorky Siegel's Chamber BluesDawnserly
204BlueHouse ProjectBlueHouse ProjectFetsong
205Reservation BluesB.B. & The Blues ShacksRhythm Bomb
206Winning HandTinsley EllisAlligator
207International Blues Challenge #32InnervisionThe Blues Foundation
208Out of the BluesBoz ScaggsConcord
209A Date with Aaron NevilleAaron NevilleOMiP
210Can't Even Do Wrong RightElvin BishopAlligator
211Strong PersuaderRobert CrayMercury
212Overdrive Live! (Live)The Blues OverdriveGetaway
213On the RocksJoyann ParkerSelf-Release
214A Twist of BluesAnnee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
215Slow DragRay CashmanUnknown
216The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves YouThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together
217A Fool to Care Boz Scaggs429 Records
218Every Sunday NightStew Cutler and FriendsCogna
219International Blues Challenge #32Dave MuskettThe Blues Foundation
220Grizzle N' BoneTas CruCrustee Tees Records
221Send the NightingaleSamantha Martin & Delta SugarSelf-Release
222The Other SideNiecieRide The Tiger
223Everybody Wants a PieceJoe Louis WalkerProvogue
224Jenny's PlaceMike RossSelf-Release
225A Wildfire out of Control (Live Version)Annee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
226Moving ForwardAdam KarchBros
227Solo Recordings, Vol. 3Steve HillSelf-Release
228Sugar MeSammy EubanksUnderworld
229Comin' Home to the BluesDick and the RoadmastersSelf
230Trouble with a Capital TNiecieRide The Tiger
231Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook), Vols. I & IILuther DickinsonNew West
232International Blues Challenge #32Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons With Phil WigginsThe Blues Foundation
233KalamathA.J. FullertonSelf
234Different Shades of BlueJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
235B TBilly ThompsonSelf-Release
236Morose ElephantJeff JensenSwingsuit
237Boom TownVictor WainwrightBlind Pig
238Solid GroundAlbert CastigliaRuf
239Better Than HomeBeth HartMascot / Provogue
240Take Me BackLevi PlateroSelf-Release
241The Exciting Wilson PickettWilson PickettRhino
242The Sherman Holmes ProjectSherman HolmesMC
243ChangesCharles BradleyDaptone
244Born Under a Bad SignAlbert KingAtlantic
245International Blues Challenge #32The Norman Jackson BandThe Blues Foundation
246International Blues Challenge #32Bing FutchThe Blues Foundation
247Live at the Big BullReverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar BoysNevermore
248International Blues Challenge #32Sonny Moorman GroupThe Blues Foundation
249Bad LoveLittle Boys BlueJaxon Records
250The Very Best of Solomon BurkeSolomon BurkeSilvertone
251In the MomentMissy AndersenMain Squeeze Records
252The Truth According to Ruthie FosterRuthie FosterBlue Corn Music
253Gypsy BluesBlue Moon MarqueeSelf-Release
254Living the DreamAlbert CastigliaBlues Leaf
255The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers Vasti jacksonVast Eye Music
256Ragged & DirtyDevon AllmanRuf
257Medicine Tab BenoitTelarc
258Promise of a Brand New DayRuthie FosterBlue Corn Music
259Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes James CottonTelarc
260What Love Will DoJaniva MagnessUnknown
261One Kind Favor B.B. KingGeffen
262Blues DeluxeJoe BonamassaPremier Artists
263Black Toppin'The Cash Box KingsBlind Pig
264ConfessionsMojo PreachersSelf-Release
265Shake Your BoogieReverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar BoysNevermore
266The Very Best of William BellWilliam BellMalaco Records
267Woman on a MissionVal Starr & The Blues RocketSandwich Factory
268Blues and MoreHenry ButlerWindham Hill
269Spirit / Matter / Truth / LiesThe Rex Granite BandSelf-Release
270GrindJeremiah JohnsonSelf-Release
271FrostbiteAlbert CollinsAlligator Records
272MysteryWayne Baker BrooksUnknown
273Cold SnapAlbert CollinsAlligator
274International Blues Challenge #33King BeeThe Blues Foundation
275Holding CourtThe Cash Box KingsBlind Pig Records
276Got Slide Guitar?Kerry Kearney BandDwaz Ent.
27750th Anniversary CelebrationBooker T. & The M.G.'sStax
278My ObsessionShari PuortoSelf-Release
279The Moon is Rising - Songs of Robert NighthawkDonna HerulaDHR
280Late Night City BluesChris Cain BandBlue Rock'It
281SingleSeth WalkerRoyal Potato Family
282Black Wind Howlin'Samantha FishRuf Records
283Come on HomeTeresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
284Blue HeartToo Slim & the TaildraggersUnderworld Records
285Deuces WildB.B. KingMCA
286Bad Old WorldHoney WestReadout Records
287The River City Sessions (Live)Jeff JensenSwingsuit Records
288Cities in BlueDanny MarksSelf-Release
289Guitar Angels James ArmstrongCatfood Records
290Zoltar's WalkOmar & The HowlersBig Guitar Music
291ApacheAaron NevilleTellit
292Butterflies & SnakesCrooked Eye TommySelf Release
293Gotta Bring It on Home to YouTerry Hanck BandDelta Groove
2944 Nights of 40 Years LiveRobert CrayMascot Music Productions
295Just Like It isMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterBGB
296Heart Soul & SaxophoneVanessa CollierPhenix Fire
297Kidney StewEddie "Cleanhead" VinsonSouthland
298Livin' Life Not Worryin'Dennis Herrera Blues BandArdent Audio
299Rare BreedJimmy Nick & Don't Tell MamaJimmy Nick Music
300Malted Milk - SingleTim BastmeyerGrassfire & Blind Raccoon

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