Stevie Ray Vaughan Holds Onto #1, B.B. King Comes On Strong

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shannon Curfman follow right behind.

Makin' Love Is Good for You is already proving a great success for veteran bluesman B.B. King, but it can't better the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Blues at Sunrise.

The latest album from the ever-prolific King, 74, Makin' Love (MCA) will debut at #2 on this week's Billboard Top Blues albums chart, while Vaughan's most recent posthumous release will remain at #1 for the fourth consecutive week.

A follow-up to last year's acclaimed Let the Good Times Roll, an ambitious homage to R&B/jazz showman Louis Jordan, Makin' Love finds King in familiar territory on the likes of "I Got to Leave This Woman" and "Since I Fell for You."

Taj Mahal makes a strong debut on the chart at #15 with Private Years — The Best of Taj Mahal, a genre-busting compilation of his work for the Windham Hill imprint Private Music that includes his familiar folk-blues, as well as rollicking R&B (he covers Fats Domino's "I'm Ready") and even country ( with Hank Williams' "Mind Your Own Business").

Rounding out the top 10 on the blues album chart are the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Live On at #3; Shannon Curfman, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions at #4; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Volume 2 at #5; Jonny Lang, Wander This World at #6; Johnnie Taylor, Gotta Get the Groove Back at #7; B.B. King, Best of B.B. King: The Millennium Collection at #8; Etta James, Best of Etta James at #9; and the modestly titled various-artists collection The Best Blues Album in the World ...* Ever!, at #10.