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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Day BreaksNorah JonesBlue Note
2Waiting for the TrainJohnny RawlsCatfood
3Back to the ShackJack Mack & The Heart AttackSelf-Release
5South ShoreBilly SewardWFS Music
6DesireLauren MitchellSelf-Release
7MojoAl Corte’Self-Release
8This is Where I LiveWilliam BellStax
9RescueKelly ZSelf-Release
10WishboneBiscuit MillerBluebass Music
11It's TimeSteve Kozak BandSelf-Release
12Tribute to InspirationMcDowell BrothersEvenif
13Man on FireBoogie PatrolSelf-Release
14Alive and StrangeBilly PriceVizz Tone
15Raw SugarJJ ThamesDeChamp Music
16Day into NightTad RobinsonSevern
17Pushing FireSoul ScratchColemine
18The Soul ConnectionRaphael WressnigZyx Music
19Right Back AtchaDave KellerTastee Tone
20GoldLaura Rain and the CaesarsSelf-Release
21Jawbreaker!Dawn Tyler WatsonSelf-Release
22Live (feat. Laura Chavez)Casey HensleyVizzTone
23Blueberry PieStarlite Campbell BandSupertone
24Get What You DeserveSweet Pea AtkinsonBlue Note
25Will You Be There - SingleAnn VriendAporia
26Blues RevivalKat RigginsBluzpik Media
27Still StandingBobby GThird Street Cigar
28Walk with MeLaura Rain and the CaesarsLRC
29Wild & FreeAnnika ChambersUnder the Radar
30ElaynaElayna BoyntonPepper Honey Music
31Open Up the Door Regina BonelliSelf-Release
32Soul PowerCurtis HardingBurger
33SoulrepoMichael HornbuckleSelf-Release
34Home Boy (Live)Terry GillespieSelf-Release
35Bluer Than a Man Should BeJohnny Mannion BandSelf-Release
36Lady of the BluesMiss FreddyeSelf-Release
37Loved Blessed & BluesLady ASelf-Release
38Livin' on a High NoteMavis StaplesAnti
39Love LetterRegina BonelliTrue Groove
40Enjoy It While You CanThe McKee BrothersSelf-Release
41Even Redheads Get the BluesDebra PowerSelf-Release
42When She's GoneBenny TurnerNola Blue
43Have a Little FaithMavis StaplesAlligator Records
44Live at Chickie Wah WahJon ClearyFhq
45Come TogetherTweed FunkTweed Tone
46Crossroad of the BluesWillie ClaytonEndZone
47Live at the "5" SpotThe Mark Robinson BandBlind Chihuahua
48Soul MeetingJack Mack & The Heart AttackFree Roll
49Honey for the BiscuitTasha TaylorRuf
50Lookin' Up!Jack Mack & The Heart AttackSuperstar
51Tiger in a CageJohnny RawlsCatfood
52One at a TimeEddie CottonDeChamp
53Sidepiece MotelDavid BrinstonEcko
54Midnight RunBobby "Blue" BlandMalaco
55If Nothing Ever ChangesWee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul OrchestraLittle Village Foundation
56Soulsville, U.S.A. - a Celebration of StaxEddie FloydStax/Concord
57ShotgunJr. Walker & The All StarsTamla Motown
58Better Than I WasRae Gordon BandSelf-Release
59Tired of Sneaking AroundArtie Blues Boy WhiteIchiban
60Please Save Your Love for MeEbony Jo-AnnSelf-Release
61DecisionsBobby RushSilver Talon
62Sleeping with a StrangerJames ArmstrongHightone
63JourneyBenny TurnerNola Blue
64Blues Mix 23: Ultimate Southern SoulMr. SamEcko
65My Blue SoulTerrie OdabiSelf-Release
66Soulsville, U.S.A. - a Celebration of StaxThe Bar-KaysStax/Concord
67Soulsville, U.S.A. - a Celebration of StaxLittle MiltonStax/Concord
68I Can't ChangeBilly The Kid & The RegulatorsIndedpendent
69Eccentric Soul: TwinightChuck & MacNumero
70The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)The Isley BrothersRCA/Legacy
71Gotta Get My Groove BackJohnnie TaylorMalaco
72The Corktown Sessions LiveJack de KeyzerBlue Star
73Where I'm Coming fromDave KellerTastee-Tone
74The Essential Isley BrothersThe Isley BrothersEpic/Legacy
75Stax ClassicsThe Staple SingersStax/Concord
76Stax ClassicsWilliam BellStax/Concord
77Stax ClassicsIsaac HayesStax/Concord
78GoGo JuiceJon ClearyThirty Tigers
79Soul of a ManBilly Walton BandVizzTone
80Blues at It's Juke JointnRae and the Royal PeacocksUnknown
81Soul for Your BluesFrank BeyBlue Dot
82504 SoulAaron WestSelf Release
83Stax 60th AnniversarySam & DaveStax/ Concord
8450th Anniversary CelebrationWilliam BellStax
8550th Anniversary CelebrationThe Staple SingersStax
86Blues Mix 21: Booty Shakin' SoulO.B. BuchanaEcko
87Wonderful WomanRonnie BarnesEcko
88Blues Mix 24: Party Soul BluesJaye HammerEcko
89Peace... Back by Popular DemandKeb MoUnknown
90OriginalJaniva MagnessFathead
91SouthlandJames DayNeon Blue
92A Real Good WomanSheba the Mississippi QueenBongo Boy
93Sweet & Sour BluesCharles WilsonBlues Critic Records
9417 Greatest HitsFreddie KingGusto
95Gina SiciliaGina SiciliaBlue Elan
96For Real This TimeChuck RobersonCDS
97McKinley MitchellMcKinley MitchellChimneyville
98Henry Stone's Best of LatimoreLatimoreHSM
99Get on DownBobby BlandABC Dunhill
100Blues Mix 23: Ultimate Southern SoulMs. JodyEcko
101Steal AwayTed TaylorPaula
102Drowning in the Sea of LoveJoe SimonSouthbound
103Blues Mix 23: Ultimate Southern SoulO.B. BuchanaEcko
104Vee Jay - the Chicago Black MusicChristine KittrellP-Vine
105Living by the MinuteJosh Hoyer and Soul ColossalSilver Street Records
106Southern HeartCrickett AllenSelf
107In the SpotlightCharles PonderInside Sounds
108UnknownBilly PriceBONE DOG / VIZZTONE
109Night RainsDavid BrayThe Pangaea Music House
110Best of Oldies but Goodies Vol. 1The Isley BrothersOriginal Sound Record Company
111UnknownNellie Tiger TravisUnknown
112Soul ChangesDave KellerRed River Entertainment
113Small Town TalkMa Polaine's Great DeclineSelf-Release
114I Love SoulRobert CrayUnknown
115Everybody's DifferentAnn VriendSelf-Release
116Kingdom of SwingAdrianne MarieVizzztone
117Dirty FlowersRae Gordon BandSelf-Release
118Play for LoveDave KellerTastee-Tone
119UnknownUncle FallayUnknown
120UnknownCharles Wigg WalkerUnknown
121The Best of Syl Johnson: the Hi Records YearsSyl JohnsonHi
122Memphis HornsMemphis HornsTelarc
123It's Christmas BabyO.B. BuchanaEcko
124I Got More SoulBobby PattersonOmnivore
125Flashin' BackTyrone DavisFuture
126Blues Mix 16: Grown Up SoulJaye HammerEcko
127I'm the Right ManJaye HammerEcko
128She's Not the Cheating KindChuck StrongMiss Butch
129Blues Mix 22: Down South SoulO.B. BuchanaEcko
130Blues Mix 22: Down South SoulDonnie RayEcko
131The Best of Marvin SeaseMarvin SeaseMercury
132SingleC.L. BlastPark Place
133I'm in Love with a Man...Nellie "Tiger" TravisCDS
134I'm the Man for the JobLee Shot WilliamsCDS
135Stax 60th AnniversaryJohnny TaylorStax
136Funky Sounds...Eric MercuryEnterprise
137Southern Soul Smashes 7Garland GreenCDS
138(I've Got That) Thunder Under YonderMs. JodyEcko
139Silver BluesJack de KeyzerBlue Star
140UnknownAndrew EdwardsUnknown
141UnknownAndrew EdwardUnknown
142UnknownEarnest Guitar RoyUnknown
144UnknownMarquise KnoxUnknown
145UnknownKelly ZUnknown
146UnknownCharles "Wigg" WigginsUnknown
148This Time for RealBilly PriceBonedog/VizzTone
149My Blues SoulTerrie OdabiSelf-Release
150Fix It Up!The SoulfixersSelf-Release
151Times HardKingdom BrothersGroove Ready
152Introducing the Bella ReunionThe Bella ReunionSelf
153UnknownFrankie LeeUnknown
154UnknownGregg A.SmithUnknown
155Ante UpScott SharrardSelf-Release
156UnknownMiss Lady BluesUnknown
157UnknownJabo The Texas Prince Of ZydecoUnknown
158Blues Palace LiveR.L. GriffinBlues Palace Records
159UnknownChris Cain & FriendsUnknown
160UnknownGerod RaybornUnknown
161It's Christmas BabyVariousEcko

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