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The Top 20 blues albums of 2011 revealed

19/01/2012

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Hugh Laurie

By Dan Lane

Sales of albums by Hugh Laurie (pictured) and Seasick Steve have helped blues boost it’s share of the British albums market by 50% over the last twelve months new data from the Official Chart Company reveals.

Blues’ total market share is up to 0.9% of all albums sold in the UK, compared to 0.6% in 2010. Hugh Laurie’s debut release, ‘Let Them Talk’, sold over 192,000 copies since its release in May, while Seasick Steve’s latest album, ‘You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’, which was also released in May, has shifted over 131,000 copies to date. Combined with his catalogue release, Seasick Steve accounts for 25% of the Top 20 blues albums sold during 2011.

The full Top 20 is as follows:

The Top 20 blues albums of 2011
1 LET THEM TALK - HUGH LAURIE
2 YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS - SEASICK STEVE
3 DUST BOWL - JOE BONAMASSA
4 MAN FROM ANOTHER TIME - SEASICK STEVE
5 DON'T EXPLAIN - JOE BONAMASSA/BETH HART
6 WALKIN' MAN - THE BEST OF - SEASICK STEVE
7 I STARTED OUT WITH NOTHIN' AND I STILL - SEASICK STEVE
8 THE BEST OF - ETTA JAMES
9 THE UNION - ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL
10 FINDING THE KEYS - THE BEST OF - JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R&B ORCHESTRA
11 OUT IN THE FIELDS - THE VERY BEST OF - GARY MOORE
12 THE BEST OF PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC - FLEETWOOD MAC
13 THE COMMITMENTS - OST - THE COMMITMENTS
14 DOG HOUSE MUSIC - SEASICK STEVE
15 BIG GUNS - THE VERY BEST OF - RORY GALLAGHER
16 SONGS FOR ELISABETH - SEASICK STEVE
17 BLUES BREAKERS - JOHN MAYALL & ERIC CLAPTON
18 ROCKING HORSE - JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R&B ORCHESTRA
19 HEAVEN AND EARTH - JOHN MARTYN
20 REVELATOR - TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

© The Official Charts Company 2012

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