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

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Royal MintThe Cash Box KingsAlligator
2Way Down InsideBig Head Todd & The MonstersBig
3Times Have ChangedRonnie Baker BrooksProvogue
4Cab Driving ManMississippi HeatDelmark
5Two CatsLinsey AlexanderDelmark
6Lonesome HighwayBilly FlynnDelmark
7Magic KingdomThe Gordon Meier Blues ExperienceReverberockets
8Grown Ass WomanSharon Lewis & Texas FireDelmark
9Night After NightCorey DennisonDelmark
10Can't Shake This FeelingLurrie BellDelmark
11Blues CountryDiana BraithwaiteBig City Blues
12The Chicago WayToronzo CannonAlligator
13Corey Dennison BandCorey DennisonDelmark
14Songs from the RoadLuther AllisonRuf
15Pistol Pete Killer Bash Pistol PeteVelvett Boxx
16John the Conquer RootToronzo CannonDelmark
17Remembering the MastersBarrelhouse ChuckThe Sirens
18Ain't No NotionMartin LangAirway
19One Room BluesOscar WilsonAirway
20Lie to MeJonny LangUMG
21Blues ShockBilly Branch & The Sons of BluesBlind Pig
22Black MagicMagic SamDelmark
23Three KingsThree KingsSelf
24Live!Omar ColemanDelmark
25Born & RaisedOmar ColemanDelmark
26The DreamerEtta JamesVerve
27VoyageSugar BlueM.C.
28No Fluff, Just the StuffTom Holland & The Shuffle KingsE Natchel Records
29It Ain't RightJimmy BurnsDelmark
30Hound Dog Taylor: a TributeSon SealsAlligator
31Hoodoo Man BluesJunior WellsUnknown
32ManifestoJoe Moss212 Records
33The Complete Chess RecordingsJimmy RogersMCA Chess
34Last CallErwin HelferThe Sirens Records
35Bad BoyMagic Slim & the TeardropsBlind Pig
36I'm Going out Tonight Nellie "Tiger" TravisBenevolent Blues
37The No Refund BandThe No Refund BandSelf Release
38His BestSonny Boy WilliamsonMCA
39Live at the Checkerboard LoungeThe Rolling StonesEagle Vision
40Howlin' in GreaselandTail DraggerWest Tone
41Bar Room PreacherJimmy JohnsonAlligator
42Message in BlueDave SpecterDelmark
43Old SchoolKoko TaylorAlligator Records
44Where Have You Been?Luther AllisonRuf
45Turn on the NightLonnie BrooksAlligator
46Bad News is ComingLuther AllisonMotown
47Koko Taylor - Deluxe EditionKoko TaylorAlligator
48East-WestThe Butterfield Blues BandElektra
49Blues AttackShirley JohnsonDelmark
50Heart & Soul - a RetrospectiveEtta JamesHip-o Select
51Appointment with the Blues Mary LaneNoir
52UnknownEtta JamesUnknown
53Soul Fixin' ManLuther AllisonAlligator
54Country PreacherJimmy JohnsonUnknown
55Super BluesMuddy, Bo & Little WalterChess
56The Big PaybackBig James & The Chicago PlayboysBlind Pig
57The Definative CollectionEtta JamesGeffen
58Tell Mama: the Muscle Shoals RecordingsEtta JamesSelf Release
59Live in ChicagoDave SpecterDelmark
60Talkin' About ChicagoSyl JohnsonDelmark
61Seven Year ItchEtta JamesUnknown
62So Close to ItBreezy RodioWind Chil
63Love CouponsTravis HaddixCDS
64Come Back BabyLinsey AlexanderDelmark
65Let's Talk About LoveLurrie BellUnknown
66Muddy Waters - the Definitive Collection Muddy WatersGeffen - Chess
67I'm Still Standing HereCarl WeathersbyMagnolia
68Chicago Blues Harmonica Project - More Rare GemsCharlie LoveSevern
69Completely WellB.B. KingMCA
70Live at LegendsPeaches StatenSwississippi
71The Best of Buddy GuyBuddy GuyMCA Chess
72Mama's Thankful ChildRodney Brown & Hot RodSaxplyr Productions
73Hawk Squat (feat. Sunnyland Slim)J.B. HuttoDelmark
74Midnight DriveThe Kinsey ReportAlligator
75The Essential Etta JamesEtta JamesUnknown
76I'm a Mad ManByther SmithBullseye Blues
77Muddy Waters at Newport 1960Muddy WatersMCA Chess
78Turn Up!!Mike WheelerDelmark
79Right Place, Wrong TimeOtis RushHightone
80Living Chicago Blues Vol. IIMagic Slim & the TeardropsAlligator
81Big Legged WomanSmilin' BobbyWolf
82Right Place, Right TimeJohn PrimerDelta Groove
83Gold Tailed BirdJimmy RogersShelter
84Long Way to Ol' MissWillie KentDelmark
85Skin DeepBuddy GuyZomba
86UnknownKoko TaylorUnknown
87Harmonica BluesBob CorritoreDelta Groove
88Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It DownMuddy Water, Johnny Winter & James CottonEpic Legacy
89Taylor MadeMelvin TaylorEleven East Corp.
90Chicago Blues MandolinBilly FlynnEasy Baby
91Generic BluesMaurice John VaughnAlligator
92Muddy Waters - the Chess Box - 3 Muddy WatersChess MCA
93Living Chicago Blues - Vol. IILonnie BrooksAlligator Records
94Let's Talk It overLonnie BrooksDelmark
95Cell Phone ManWillie BuckDelmark
96West Side StrutEddy "The Chief" ClearwaterAlligator
97Folk SingerMuddy WatersMCA Chess
98The Search is overDeitra FarrJSP
99Dig inMorry Sochat & The Special 20sGalaxie
100Bosses of the BluesOtis SpannMCA/Chess
101Sonny Boy Williamson - His BestSonny Boy WilliamsonChess MCA
102Bloodshot Six Pack to GoDevil in a WoodpileBloodshot
103Living Chicago Blues Vol. IVAndrew BrownAlligator
104In This America...Melody AngelSelf Release
105Blues Masters, Volume 2: Postwar ChicagoEarl HookerRhino
106Woman of Blue ChicagoLynne JordanDelmark
107Chicago Blues AllStarsNick GravenitesOut the Box Records
108Universal BluesKeith ScottDreamday Music
109Chuck Berry - the Anthology Chuck BerryMCA Chess
110Bayou Lightning Lonnie BrooksAlligator
111Turn on the NightLonnie BrooksAlligator
112Blues DeluxeLonnie BrooksXRTCD - Alligator
113Rendezvouz with the BluesMelvin Taylor & the Slack BandEvidence
114Doin' the Sugar TooLuther "Guitar Junior" JohnsonBullseye Blues
115Swingin' Shufflin' Smokin'Morry Sochat & The Special 20sSpecial 20 Publishing
116Turn AroundJonny LangA&M
117The Right TimeEtta JamesUnknown
118Fast FingersJimmy DawkinsDelmark
119Young Man's Blues: the Best of the JSP Sessions 1989-90Lurrie BellJSP
120Fine CutsBig Walter HortonBlind Pig
121UnknownJimmy JohnsonMCM Blues Records
122Life, Love & the BluesEtta JamesPrivate Music
123Long Time ComingJonny LangUMG
124Help YourselfEddy "The Chief" ClearwaterBlind Pig
125Blind Pig Sampler - Prime ChopsBig Daddy KinseyBlind Pig
126Blind Pig Sampler - Prime CopsHubert SumlinBlind Pig
127Back of My MindJP SoarsSoars High Productions
128Pay It ForwardLuther AllisonRuf Records
129Live at the Rooster LoungeTail DraggerUnknown
130Soul BluesEtta JamesUnknown

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