The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Tall, Dark, and HandsomeDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
2OklahomaKeb MoConcord
3KingfishChristone "Kingfish" IngramAlligator
4Nobody Told MeJohn MayallForty Below
5Coming in HotCoco MontoyaAlligator
6Somebody Save MeSugaray RayfordForty Below
7MasterpieceAlbert CastigliaGulf Coast
8The LongshotBrandon SantiniAmerican Showplace
9Sitting on Top of the BluesBobby RushDeep Rush
10Lucky GuyNick MossAlligator
11Ten Thousand WattsAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
127 Minutes LateChris O'LearyAmerican Showplace
13Halfway Home by MorningMatt AndersenTrue North
14Bad TattooMighty Mike SchermerVizztone
15Hell Bound for HeavenManx Marriner MainlineStony Plain
16Keep onSouthern AvenueConcord
17Prime BluesJim AllchinSandy Key
18Pay the PriceRay Fuller and the BluesrockersAzuretone
19ContemporaryRick Estrin & the NightcatsAlligator
20Roads That CrossKatarina PejakRuf
21Two Rivers BackThe B. Christopher BandGuitar One
22Let Go of the ReinsJP SoarsWhiskey Bayou
23The TravelerKenny Wayne Shepherd BandConcord
24Don't Give Up on the BluesGiles RobsonAmerican Showplace
25You Tell MeGlen ClarkSelf-Release
26EverblueJP Williams Blues BandGizzifter
27Kiss My SassAnnika ChambersVizzTone
28Tennessee RedemptionTennessee RedemptionEndless Blues
29Walking to New OrleansGeorge BensonProvogue
30ShineGhost Town Blues BandSelf-Release
31Down YonderVaneese ThomasSegue
32Beyond the Blue DoorRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
33The NOLA SessionsTom HambridgeSuperstar
34Out of the BluesBoz ScaggsConcord
35RedemptionJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
36On a RollMark CameronCOP
37Rogue HunterVin MottSelf-Release
38Mad LoveDawn Tyler WatsonSelf-Release
39Smokehouse SerenadeKerry Kearney BandHighlander
40Real StreetTad RobinsonSevern
41A Simple Case of the BluesRosie FloresThe Last Record Company
42Miles to GoColin JamesStony Plain
43Bob Corritore & Friends: Do the Hip-Shake Baby!Bob CorritoreVizztone
44Play the BluesDoug Duffey And BADDOut Of The Past
45Steppin' In: a Tribute to Z.Z. HillGrady ChampionMalaco
46Get Here QuickThe Texas HornsSevern
47Queen of My CastleDiana ReinGulf Coast
48Michael LeeMichael LeeRuf
49Bounce The Paul DesLauriers BandBros
50We Don’t Own the BluesMiss Bix & The Blues FixSelf-Release
51Dog Eat DogBilly PriceGulf Coast
52Love at the All Night CafeJon GindickOld Chimney
53Ear WormsDuke RobillardStony Plain
54Rise from the FlamesHeather NewmanVizzTone
55Live!Teresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
56Leopard Print DressDee Miller BandSelf-Release
57Mississippi BlendGhaliaRuf
58Look for the LightDiane BlueSelf-Release
59Can't Take My SoulKelly's LotSelf-Release
60Up and RollingNorth Mississippi AllstarsNew West
61BlinkRachelle CobaAmerican Showplace
62Reason to TryShaun MurphyVision Wall
63World Full of TroubleBig Al & the HeavyweightsEller Soul
64Chicken GreaseBiscuit MillerAmerican Showplace
65Soul DoctorJimmy CarpenterGulf Coast
66Journeys to the Heart of the BluesJoe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles RobsonAlligator
67Pocket Full of Nothin'Big Dave McLeanBlack Hen
68Venom & FaithLarkin PoeTricki-Woo
69Dos Hombres WantedRockin' Johnny & Quique GomezVizztone
70Texas Queens 5Bloodest SaxophoneVizztone
71Blues from the Inside outDave SpecterDelmark
72Whitey Johnson - More Days Like ThisGary NicholsonBlue Corn
73High RoadKatie HenrySelf-Release
74Why Did You Have to GoAnthony GeraciShining Stone
75Blue BassoCharlie Wooton ProjectWild Heart
76City SoulRuss GreenCleopatra
77Shaken but Not DeterredPeter V Blues TrainSelf-Release
78Clean Up the BloodAtomic Road KingsBigtone
79Light of DayVince AgwadaRocketnoodle
80Before MeBen LevinVizzTone
81HeadlineKate LushSelf-Release
82Something Smells Funky 'Round HereElvin BishopAlligator
83Solo RideBruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
84Meet Me in MemphisKing Bee & The StingersHive Talking
85In the Middle of NowhereJohn CliftonRipCat
86Miles of BluesProfessor Louie & The CrowmatixWoodstock
87Drop the HammerKenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith & The House BumpersBig Eye
88Porch SessionsTony HolidayVizzTone
89Voodoo in the ShadowsFiona BoyesReference
90Pickled & AgedMisty BluesSelf-Release
91Rockhouse PartyBig Joe & The DynaflowsSevern
92Been Meaning to Tell YouIna ForsmanRuf
93Rain City BluesArsen ShomakhovSelf-Release
94Left My Soul in MemphisEddie 9VHubbub!
95Victor Wainwright & the TrainVictor WainwrightRuf
96Tired of Talkin'Steve StrongmanSelf-Releae
97Winning HandTinsley EllisAlligator
98Southbound I-95JP SoarsSoars High
99Mr. Little Big ManScreamin' John and TD LindDown In The Alley
100Honey UpVanessa CollierPhenix Fire 
101The GriotGaye AdegbalolaVizztone
102Gracie Curran & Friends: Come UndoneGracie CurranVizzTone
103Uptown CoolBig Harp GeorgeSelf-Release
104In the Boys' ClubKat RigginsBluzpik
105Damn! I Spilled the BluesBrody Buster's One Man BandBooga Music
106Inspired by the BluesKenny "Blues Boss" WayneStony Plain
107Alive & Blue (Live)Nancy WrightVizzTone
108Memphis SongTas CruSubCat
109WilliwawRoss Osteen BandSelf-Release
110Heard the LieGina SiciliaBlue Elan
111Living with Your GhostKara GraingerStation House
112Up All NightAlbert CastigliaRuf
113The Soul of a Blues ManJohn PrimerVizztone
114Been ThereJonas Scott CowanMelrose Hill
115Rise 'n' ShineBrandon IsaakSelf-Release
116Love Lives onDana FuchsGet Along
117Hard TruthCoco MontoyaAlligator
118Shine BrightMarcia BallAlligator
119The High Cost of Low LivingNick MossAlligator
120HomeShady FrankSelf-Release
121GeminiLayla ZoeSelf-Release
122That's How the Cookie CrumblesBlack Cat BiscuitNaked
123Put on Your Red ShoesBobby BlackHatSelf-Release
124Live on the East CoastThe Lee BoysM.C.
125Long Live Them BluesDry JohnsonConnor Ray
126Sweet ThingBonita & The Blues ShacksRhythm Bomb
127Trouble with a Capital TNiecieRide The Tiger
128Blues & AngelsSandy CarrollCatfood
129Strong PersuaderRobert CrayMercury
130I Dream of WaterKaty Hobgood RayOut Of The Past
131Blues Caravan 2018Mike Zito, Vanja Sky, Bernard AllisonRuf
132Twist the KnifeThe Forty FoursRip Cat
133Get InsideJohnny A.Self-Release
134Dirty South BluesRobert Connely Farr & the Rebeltone BoysSelf-Release
135VooDoo WomanCrystal ShawandaNew Sun
136No Mercy in This LandBen Harper & Charlie MusselwhiteAnti
137Back to the BluesScotty DennisBuddydog
138Keith Stone with Red GravyKeith StoneSelf-Release
139Here to Make You Feel GoodArthur AdamsCleopatra
140JackpotVegas Strip KingsGutbukit
141Don't Pass Me byLandslideLandslide
142Made in TexasMurali CoryellSelf-Release
143Good NewsRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
144Midnight StrollRobert CrayThe Island Def Jam
145If I Die TomorrowTokyo TrampsVagabond
146Can't Stop This LoveJack SempleSelf-Release
147Honest WomanThornetta DavisSelf-Release
148Blues of DesperationJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
149I Miss Otis ClayJohnny RawlsThird Street Cigar
150Blues and the Power of PeaceSmoky GreenwellGreenwell
151Click Click SparkTroy GonyeaSelf-Release
152The Roads We RideWily Bo Walker & E D BrayshawSelf-Release
153Bob Corritore & Friends: Don't Let the Devil Ride!Bob CorritoreVizz Tone
154Due NorthThe Marcus King BandConcord
155Blues PowerJeff Dale and the South WoodlawnersPro Sho Bidness
156Small Blues and Grooves11 Guys QuartetVizzTone
157The Good, the Bad and the BluesThe Good, The Bad and the BluesThird Street Cigar
158Lock Up the LiquorThe Little Red Rooster Blues BandSelf-Release
159Bare Knuckles & BrawnBlue Moon MarqueeSelf-Release
160Live at Electric AndylandDennis Brennan and the White OwlsVizztone
161Holy WaterHeavyDrunk4142 Music
162Sometime Tuesday MorningJohnny A.Self-Release
163Take It with YouKatie KnippSelf-Release
164Wander This WorldJonny LangA&M
165SatisfiedTim GartlandSelf-Release
166City HallLevee TownSelf Release
167That's How I RollDebra PowerSelf-Release
168Charmed and DangerousAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
169Blue SkyThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together Music
170Resonator BluesDerek DavisSouthern Blood/MTS
171CrossroadsRy CooderWarner Bros.
172BelieveThe Keeshea Pratt BandSelf-Release
173They Call Me MudMud Morganfield & Kim WilsonSevern
174Me & the OriginatorAl BasileSweetspot
175Toolin Around Woodstock Featuring Levon HelmArlen RothAquinnah
176Right Place, Right TimeMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterDelta Groove
177BonafideLarry GriffithSelf-Release
178Love Makes a WomanThe Knickerbocker All-StarsJP Cadillac
179The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It DownThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together Music
180Burn It UpCheyenne Ayla JamesSelf-Release
181Something I've DoneDownchildLinus Entertainmant
182Love is an ArmyJaniva MagnessBlue Élan
183ContinuumJohn MayerColumbia
184Ice Pickin'Albert CollinsAlligator
185Enjoy the RideDeb RyderVizzTone
186We're All in This TogetherWalter TroutProvogue
187Hand Me Down BluesDurham County PoetsSelf-Release
188BlueDale BandyPlastic Penguin
189Blind SpotThe Lucky LosersDirty Cat
190A Wildfire out of Control (Live Version)Annee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
191SanctuaryBryan LeeEarRelevant
192Get Your Groove!Bruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
193Three for the RoadJohn MayallForty Below
194Beatles Blues BlastGaetano Letizia & the Underworld Blues BandLetizia
195InspiredDavid JuliaVizztone
196Middle of the RoadEric GalesProvogue
197Chills & FeverSamantha FishRuf
198Feelin FreakyJohn NémethMemphis Grease
199Way Down SouthMatt "Guitar" MurphyAntone's
200Blues Like ThatWillie MaySelf-Release
201A Woman Rules the WorldWhitney ShayLittle Village
202Man of Many BluesPaul GabrielSmoke Ring
203Jr.Boy & Kerrie's BluesAndrew "Jr Boy" Jones & Kerrie Lepai JonesGalexc
204Jukebox BluesBig Poppa StampleySelf-Release
205Raised in Muddy WaterMarkey Blue Ric Latina ProjectEllerSoul
206Chicago Plays the StonesVarious Artists - Chicago Plays the StonesRaisin' Music
207No PaintJeff ChazJCP
208What You NeedJimmy ReiterPogo Pop
209InfluencesPeggie PerkinsSelf-Release
210Mystic MudNoah WotherspoonSelf
211Manhattan AlleyBig Apple BluesStone Tone
212Won't Stay DownLauren AndersonSelf
213A Month of SundaysJim Roberts & the ResonantsBo$$ PoGG
214Let It FlyKate LushSelf-Release
215Gotta Have ItThe JimmysBrown Cow
216Blue MetamorphosisJontavious WillisSelf-Release
217BTBilly ThompsonUnknown
218Prayer for PeaceNorth Mississippi AllstarsSongs of the South
219Unfinished BusinessVictoria GintyBlue Door
220Memphis LightTomislav GolubanSpona
221Not Made for HireThe Bennett BrothersAmerican Showplace
222Duck SoupThe Mighty Duck Blues BandSelf-Release
223One More Foot in the QuicksandLes CopelandEarwig
224Puppet ShowAlly Venable BandConnor Ray Music
225All ThisRC and The Moonpie BandHoundsounds
226Wisdom & DecayJeff JensenSwingsuit
227A New DayEG KightBlue South
228Heavy BreathingMark TelescaSelf-Release
229Blues Caravan 2017Big Daddy Wilson, Si Cranstoun & Vanessa CollierRuf
230Blues ArisingTomiko DixonGrand Blues
231OfferingsJoseph VelozSelf-Release
232Rise UpScott RammingerArbor Lane Music
233Backstage Pass (Live)Ghost Town Blues BandSelf-Release
234Bob MargolinBob MargolinVizzTone
235Live at the Big BullReverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar BoysNevermore
236Premonition of LoveKathy & The KilowattsNola Blue
237Gravy TrainThe Blues DisciplesSelf-Release
238Stompin' GroundTommy CastroAlligator
239Feel These BluesSlam AllenAmerican Showplace Music
240DragonflyLong Tall DebVizzTone
241BrooksBrooks MasonSelf Released
242It's About TimeSusan Williams & The Wright GrooveSelf-Release
243Gimme the JimmysThe JimmysBrown Cow Productions
244Almost Transparent BluesWily Bo WalkerMescal Canyon
245The Devil Ain't Got No MusicLurrie BellAria B. G.
246Dashboard JesusBlack Market IIIRip Cat
247Love is BloodFrenchie's Blues DestroyersSelf Released
248Meeting My ShadowVanessa CollierRuf
249LiveJW-JonesSolid Blues
250Deep in the HeartW.C. ClarkAlligator
251Zoltar's WalkOmar & The HowlersBig Guitar Music
252Live at the Sydney Opera HouseJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
253DragonflyLong Tall Deb and Colin JohnSelf-Release
254Live (2001)Teresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
255Shake Your BoogieReverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar BoysNevermore
256The HealingDave KeyesSelf-Release
257Same Old Blues AgainThe Blues DoctorsModern Blues Harmonica
258Simmered & StewedTas CruVizztone
259Hot SauceJon Spear BandSelf-Release
260MemphisJim Gustin & Truth JonesSelf-Release
261KalamathA.J. FullertonSelf
262Woman on a MissionVal Starr & The Blues RocketSandwich Factory
263Live Music is BetterJon Spear BandSelf-Release
264Don't Wait UpDeb RhymerSelf-Release
265Let the Demons outGhaliaRuf
266This Time, Cap'nAnnee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
267Long Black TrainRay Fuller and the BluesrockersAzuretone Rec. & FRRP
268Here in BabylonTeresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
269Solid GroundAlbert CastigliaRuf
270Get Up and Shake ItThe King BrothersSavoy Records
271New Old StuffJimmie BratcherAin't Skeert Tunes
272UnknownAlbert CollinsUnknown
273Stolen CadillacJP Williams Blues BandGizzifter
274The Son of a BluesmanLucky PetersonJazz Village
275GhostsThe Primitive Noise BandLo-Fi
276The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves YouThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together
277Blues Been Good to MeJames ArmstrongCatfood
278Cryin in the RainConnie Hawkins and the BlueswreckersSelf-Release
279Born Under a Bad SignAlbert KingAtlantic
280Ain’t Ready for the GraveHurricane RuthHurricane Ruth
281The River City SessionsJeff JensenUnknown
282Plays the BluesJimmy CarpenterVizzTone
283West Coast ToastMitch KashmarDelta Groove
284It's My LifeBobby KyleSelf-Release
285CabbagetownDelta MoonJumping Jack
286Kids, Dogs & Krazy WomenBob Lanza Blues BandConnor Ray
287Everybody Wants to Go to HeavenPeter ParcekLightnin'
288Rush of BloodGeraint WatkinsLast Music
289Live at C-Boy's (feat. Mike Flanigin & Frosty Smith)Jimmie VaughanSelf-Release
290The Other SideNiecieRide The Tiger
291MysteryWayne Baker BrooksUnknown
292Mojo WomanBarbara Diab & The Smoked Meat BandProductions SMB
293Wicked Girl BluesAnnee 2CU Blues BandSelf-Release
294Durty Howlin' BluesJoel DaSilva and the Midnight HowlUnknown
295Fish Outta WaterKaren LovelySelf-Release
296Here I ComeJose RamirezSelf-Release
297Takin' & Givin'Levee TownSelf-Release
298Italia SquareEva CarboniMad Ears Productions
299Love SongsUncle NefRopeadope
300Different Shades of BlueJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures

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