Saturday, September 29, 2012

100 Greatest Blues Songs

Over on Blues-Ain't Nothing But, a list of unknown origin or authorship was posted. It contains what seems to be a good, but perhaps not accurate, list of the top 100 blues songs of all time.

It features the cream of the crop of the best blues players, from Delta to Chicago to Texas.

You can check the full list [here], and I'll post the top 20 for you:

1. Memphis Blues – W.C. Handy
2. Crazy Blues – Mamie Smith
3. Pine Top Boogie – Pine Top Smith
4. Dust My Broom – Elmore James
5. Boogie Chillun – John Lee Hooker
6. Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters
7. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
8. Hellhound On My Trail – Robert Johnson
9. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
10. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
11. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson I
12. Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
13. Forty Four Blues – Roosevelt Sykes
14. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf
15. Statesboro Blues – Taj Mahal
16. Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
17. Juke - Little Walter
18. The Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
19. Come In My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
20. I’m a King Bee – Slim Harpo

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