Featured Release This Week From Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Apr 30, 2018

Although Ben Harper made his reputation in the 1990s as an alternative rocker, blues, gospel and soul have informed his music from the very beginning.  Harper has gone on record as saying that he regards Charlie Musselwhite to be the best harmonica player in the world.  Mississippi-born Musselwhite has been active as an electric blues sideman and  bandleader since the 1960s, with many records to his credit.  In 2014 he and Harper won a Grammy award for Best Blues Album.  That was for 2013's Get Up!- their first record together.  Five years later we have the welcome followup- No Mercy In This Land.           

Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending April 29, 2018:

1    Wye Oak- The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

2    King Tuff- The Other

3    Brazilian Girls- Let's Make Love

4    Kississippi- Sunset Blush

5    Dr. Dog- Critical Equation

6    Frankie Cosmos- Vessel

7    Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite- No Mercy In This Land

8    Jack White- Boarding House Reach

9    Young Fathers- Cocoa Sugar

10   The Voidz- Virtue

11   Erika Wennerstrom- Sweet Unknown

12   Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Sex & Food

13   The Amazing- In Transit

14   Sunflower Bean- Twentytwo In Blue

15   Gum- The Underdog

16   Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Tearing At The Seams

17   Courtney Marie Andrews- May Your Kindness Remain

18   Hop Along- Bark Your Head Off, Dog

19   Eels- The Deconstruction

20   Superorganism- Superorganism

21   The Moondoggies- A Love Sleeps Deep

22   Rainbow Kitten Surprise- How to:  Friend, Love, Freefall

23   Of Montreal- White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood

24   Island- Feels Like Air

25   Caroline Says- No Fool Like An Old Fool

26   Lucius- Nudes

27   Lord Huron- Vide Noir

28   Lucy Dacus- Historian

29   Laura Veirs- The Lookout

30   Shannon & The Clams- The Onion