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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:21 pm 
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100 Greatest Blues Songs

Criteria: - These songs are vital for a basic knowledge of the history of the 'Blues' genre, historical significance, defining an era, influence & to a lesser degree lasting popularity were taken into consideration.
***In some cases the songwriter was given list credit rather than the artist who may have been best known for the song*** As with all lists, this is a subjective list and makes no claim of an official nature.
List compiled by & Editor: Rick Varner

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
21. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
22. Back Door Man - Willie Dixon
23. It's My Own Fault - B.B. King
24. I'm Tore Down - Freddie King
25. T-Bone Blues - T-Bone Walker
26. Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
27. Preaching The Blues - Son House
28. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out - Bessie Smith
29. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
30. Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
31. Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
32. Hideaway - Freddie King
33. How Long, How Long Blues - Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
34. Five Long Years - B.B. King
35. Red House - Jimi Hendrix
36. Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson
37. All Your Love - Magic Sam
38. Give Me Back My Wig - Hound Dog Taylor
39. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
40. Worried Life Blues - Sleepy John Estes
41. If Trouble Was Money - Albert Collins
42. I Aint Superstitous - Willie Dixon
43. Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk
44. I Know What You're Putting Down - Louis Jordan
45. Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson
46. Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton
47. Further On Up The Road - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
48. I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
49. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
50. Born In Chicago - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
51. Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
52. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
53. Pony Blues - Charley Patton
54. The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James
55. Catfish Blues - Robert Petway
56. Highway 49 - Big Joe Williams
57. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
58. Blues Before Sunrise - Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
59. Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
60. Bumble Bee - Memphis Minnie
61. I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
62. It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
63. Stop Breakin' Down - Robert Johnson
64. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
65. I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
66. Me and The Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
67. The Walkin' Blues - Taj Mahal
68. 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do - Bessie Smith
69. It's Tight Like That - Tampa Red
70. Love In Vain - Robert Johnson
71. Evil - Willie Dixon
72. Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo
73. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
74. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
75. Rock Me Mama - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
76. Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
77. Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
78. Boom Boom Out Go The Lights - Little Walter
79. The Same Thing - Willie Dixon
80. West Coast Blues - Blind Blake
81. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
82. Cryin' Shame - Lightnin' Hopkins
83. Rollin & Tumblin - Elmore James
84. Everyday I Have The Blues - B.B. King
85. Messin Around - Memphis Slim
86. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
87. Eyesight To The Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson II
88. CC Rider - Ma Rainey
89. Personal Manager - Albert King
90. Graveyard Dream Blues - Ida Cox
91. Beaver Slide Rag - Peg Leg Howell
92. Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
93. Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
94. The Seventh Son - Willie Dixon
95. As The Years Go Passing By - Gary Moore
96. We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
97. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee
98. Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown
99. Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
100. Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
101. Going To Chicago Blues - Jimmy Rushing


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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did i miss it, or is "Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)" not on here? i would think it would be a top 5 lock.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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pave wrote:
did i miss it, or is "Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)" not on here? i would think it would be a top 5 lock.


Good choice.....
Performed by American musician Blind Willie Johnson and recorded in 1927. The song is primarily an instrumental featuring Johnson's self-taught bottleneck slide guitar and picking style accompanied by his vocalizations of humming and moaning.
I have it on the Greatest Blues Instrumentals List.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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very partial to this...




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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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George wrote:
very partial to this...




with good reason, thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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Rick wrote:
6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters


There's only one n in manish.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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My own 100 favorite blues records:

1 ¦ Don't Go No Farther ¦ Muddy Waters - 56
2 ¦ Rub A Little Boogie ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
3 ¦ Spoonful ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
4 ¦ What About Your Daughter? ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 57
5 ¦ Gumbo Blues ¦ Smiley Lewis - 52
6 ¦ My Babe ¦ Little Walter - 55
7 ¦ Before You Accuse Me ¦ Bo Diddley - 57
8 ¦ Dark Is The Night (part 1) ¦ B.B. King - 56
9 ¦ Ain't Nothing You Can Do ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 64
10 ¦ I'm Ready ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
11 ¦ Down In Virginia ¦ Jimmy Reed - 58
12 ¦ Please Love Me ¦ B.B. King - 53
13 ¦ Just Make Love To Me ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
14 ¦ Hoochie Coochie Man ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
15 ¦ Dust My Blues ¦ Elmore James - 55
16 ¦ Waitin' On You ¦ B.B. King - 66
17 ¦ I Don't Know ¦ Willie Mabon - 52
18 ¦ My Baby Left Me ¦ Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 51
19 ¦ Seventh Son ¦ Willie Mabon - 55
20 ¦ The Same Thing ¦ Muddy Waters - 64
21 ¦ Bring It On Home ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 65
22 ¦ I'm A King Bee ¦ Slim Harpo - 57
23 ¦ Shut Your Mouth ¦ B.B. King - 55
24 ¦ Madison Blues ¦ Elmore James - 60
25 ¦ Dust My Broom (Live) ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 66
26 ¦ Mr. Highway Man (alternate) ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 52
27 ¦ Wang Dang Doodle ¦ Koko Taylor - 66
28 ¦ Beautician Blues ¦ B.B. King - 64
29 ¦ I Pity The Fool ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 61
30 ¦ Hung Down Head ¦ Lowell Fulson - 61
31 ¦ Ain't Doing Too Bad ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 64
32 ¦ It Hurts Me Too ¦ Elmore James - 57
33 ¦ Farther Up The Road ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 57
34 ¦ I'm A Man ¦ Bo Diddley - 55
35 ¦ TV Mama ¦ Joe Turner - 53
36 ¦ When It's Love Time ¦ Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - 56
37 ¦ I Ain't Got You ¦ Billy Boy - 56
38 ¦ Rooster Blues ¦ Lightnin' Slim - 59
39 ¦ Three O'Clock Blues ¦ B.B. King - 51
40 ¦ It's A Man Down There ¦ G.L. Crockett - 65
41 ¦ Southern Country Boy ¦ Carter Brothers - 65
42 ¦ Hound Dog ¦ Big Mama Thornton - 63
43 ¦ I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use ¦ Lester Williams - 52
44 ¦ Pride And Joy ¦ Stevie Ray Vaughan - 83
45 ¦ Who's Been Talking ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
46 ¦ That's All Right ¦ Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 47
47 ¦ I Believe ¦ Elmore James - 52
48 ¦ Evil Is Goin' On ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 54
49 ¦ Baby What You Want Me To Do ¦ Jimmy Reed - 59
50 ¦ Whole Lotta Lovin' ¦ B.B. King - 54
51 ¦ Jump With You Baby ¦ B.B. King - 55
52 ¦ You've Got Me Dizzy ¦ Jimmy Reed - 56
53 ¦ Let The Doorbell Ring ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 55
54 ¦ Don't Start Me Talkin' ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 55
55 ¦ You Upset Me Baby ¦ B.B. King - 54
56 ¦ Who Do You Love ¦ Bo Diddley - 56
57 ¦ Don't Touch My Head ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 57
58 ¦ Don't Want No Woman ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 57
59 ¦ Poison Ivy ¦ Two Crows & Diggers (Willie Egan) - 55
60 ¦ I Got Loaded ¦ Peppermint Harris - 51
61 ¦ The Mojo ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 53
62 ¦ Drunk Again ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
63 ¦ Fannie Mae ¦ Buster Brown - 59
64 ¦ Sit Down Baby ¦ Otis Rush - 56
65 ¦ Poison Ivy ¦ Willie Mabon - 54
66 ¦ Who Will Be Next ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 55
67 ¦ Good News ¦ Muddy Waters - 57
68 ¦ Eyesight To The Blind ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 51
69 ¦ No Blow No Show ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 53
70 ¦ Mama, Talk To Your Daughter ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 54
71 ¦ Got My Mojo Working ¦ Muddy Waters - 57
72 ¦ Shim Sham Shimmy ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
73 ¦ Cherry Red Blues ¦ Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson) - 44
74 ¦ You Got Me ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 58
75 ¦ I'm Gonna Ruin You ¦ Jimmy Reed - 55
76 ¦ Long John Blues ¦ Dinah Washington - 49
77 ¦ I'm Mad ¦ Willie Mabon - 53
78 ¦ Gonna Stick To You Baby ¦ Lonesome Sundown - 59
79 ¦ Honey I Ain't Teasin' ¦ Smokey Smothers - 61
80 ¦ Baby Let's Play House ¦ Arthur Gunter - 54
81 ¦ Takin' Care Of Business ¦ Freddy King - 61
82 ¦ I Won't Go On ¦ Muddy Waters - 58
83 ¦ Smokestack Lightnin' ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 56
84 ¦ Sweet Home Chicago ¦ Little Junior Parker - 58
85 ¦ I Can't Lose ¦ B.B. King - 64
86 ¦ How Many More Years ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 51
87 ¦ The Red Rooster ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 61
88 ¦ Please Hurry Home ¦ B.B. King - 53
89 ¦ See See Baby ¦ Freddy King - 61
90 ¦ I'm Glad She's Mine ¦ Lonesome Sundown - 61
91 ¦ Don't Start Cryin' Now ¦ Slim Harpo - 61
92 ¦ Chicago's Just That Way ¦ Little Eddie Boyd - 49
93 ¦ Who ¦ Little Walter - 56
94 ¦ So Mean To Me ¦ Little Milton - 61
95 ¦ Next Time You See Me ¦ Little Junior Parker - 57
96 ¦ Coming Home ¦ Elmore James - 57
97 ¦ Moaning For My Baby ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 58
98 ¦ Stormy Monday Blues ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 62
99 ¦ Back Door Man ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
100 ¦ I Held My Baby Last Night ¦ Elmore James - 52


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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Bruce wrote:
Rick wrote:
6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters


There's only one n in manish.

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The interesting thing is that the [img] link you used to post the label spelling has it spelled as
Mannish and Muddy's own records, King of The Electric Blues' and 'Hard Again' from my LP collection have it also spelled Mannish. You may have a valuable collectable because of the mis-spelling on your example.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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Rick wrote:
Bruce wrote:
Rick wrote:
6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters


There's only one n in manish.

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The interesting thing is that the [img] link you used to post the label spelling has it spelled as
Mannish and Muddy's own records, King of The Electric Blues' and 'Hard Again' from my LP collection have it also spelled Mannish. You may have a valuable collectable because of the mis-spelling on your example.


It's not a misspelling. The original record was spelled with one n, and then in later years it was always mispelled with two n's. EVERY copy of the original record, 45 or 78, was spelled correctly with one n. The albums that you have are from many years later.

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Do you not agree that the way that the song is titled on its original release is what counts?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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Bruce wrote:
Rick wrote:
Bruce wrote:
Rick wrote:
6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters


There's only one n in manish.

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The interesting thing is that the [img] link you used to post the label spelling has it spelled as
Mannish and Muddy's own records, King of The Electric Blues' and 'Hard Again' from my LP collection have it also spelled Mannish. You may have a valuable collectable because of the mis-spelling on your example.


It's not a misspelling. The original record was spelled with one n, and then in later years it was always mispelled with two n's. EVERY copy of the original record, 45 or 78, was spelled correctly with one n. The albums that you have are from many years later.

Do you not agree that the way that the song is titled on its original release is what counts?


Song Title Artist Album

Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Delta Blues Vol 2
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Muddy ‘Mississippi/ Waters Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters His Best 1947-1956
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Collection ( 3 Pak )
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
Mannish Boy The Rolling Stones Love You Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Real Folk Blues
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Definitive Collection
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Hard Again
Mannish Boy Jimi Hendrix Blues
Mannish Boy Buddy Guy Buddy’s Baddest
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Electric Mud
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters King of The Electric Blues
Mannish Boy Albert Cummings No Regrets
Mannish Boy John Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters Giants of Blues
Mannish Boy Junior Wells with Buddy Guy Blues Jam Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters & James Cotton Greatest Blues History
Mannish Boy The Band with Muddy Waters The Last Waltz
Mannish Boy Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield Rides Again
Mannish Boy by Countless other Artists under Countless other Album titles
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No, I do not agree that the spelling of any ‘first’ thing must remain as the definitive and only spelling of the subject at hand. One only needs to look at any and all areas of the English language, English Literature, the many different spellings of personal names etc etc to see prove of this fact.

If the writer’s Muddy Waters ( McKinley Morganfield ) Mel London & Bo Diddley ( Elias McDaniel ) of this classic song did not object or protest the countless and subsequent versions titled with the additional ‘n’ and force the spelling to be changed it is obvious to me that it did not matter to them. And since it didn’t matter to them I respect their decision and point of view as you should also……………


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Rick wrote:
If the writer’s Muddy Waters ( McKinley Morganfield ) Mel London & Bo Diddley ( Elias McDaniel ) of this classic song did not object or protest the countless and subsequent versions titled with the additional ‘n’ and force the spelling to be changed it is obvious to me that it did not matter to them. And since it didn’t matter to them I respect their decision and point of view as you should also……………


Pssssstttt........Rick....... Muddy Waters was illiterate. He could not read or write, or spell.

The original single is from 1955.

Here's an EP released in the UK in 1956. Check the spelling.

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Bruce wrote:
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If the writer’s Muddy Waters ( McKinley Morganfield ) Mel London & Bo Diddley ( Elias McDaniel ) of this classic song did not object or protest the countless and subsequent versions titled with the additional ‘n’ and force the spelling to be changed it is obvious to me that it did not matter to them. And since it didn’t matter to them I respect their decision and point of view as you should also……………


Pssssstttt........Rick....... Muddy Waters was illiterate. He could not read or write, or spell.


Pssstt....Bruce.......Mel & Bo were not illiterate. If it were a problem for them they would have talked to Muddy about it. When you argue for the sake of argument you only disrespect the very artists you pretend to champion, which is a foolish and pointless waste of time.
End of discussion.


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Rick wrote:
Pssstt....Bruce.......Mel & Bo were not illiterate. If it were a problem for them they would have talked to Muddy about it. When you argue for the sake of argument you only disrespect the very artists you pretend to champion, which is a foolish and pointless waste of time. End of discussion.


Rick, are you calling me a fool for pointing out a spelling error?

I'm assuming that you are listing the original Muddy Waters 1955 version of Manish Boy on this list, rather than listing one of the later re-recordings of the song from one of the albums that you listed, Can you clarify?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Blues Songs
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Bruce wrote:
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Pssstt....Bruce.......Mel & Bo were not illiterate. If it were a problem for them they would have talked to Muddy about it. When you argue for the sake of argument you only disrespect the very artists you pretend to champion, which is a foolish and pointless waste of time. End of discussion.


I'm assuming that you are listing the original Muddy Waters 1955 version of Manish Boy on this list, rather than listing one of the later re-recordings of the song from one of the albums that you listed, Can you clarify?


Clarify yes, continue this discussion, no. I quite clearly pointed out that your argument is based on an assumption ( by you and only you ) that is clearly not of the majority view as evidenced by the many spellings of 'Mannish Boy'. To continue to argue, armed with only your assumptions amounts to nothing more than a stubborn waste of time and yes is quite foolish. As I said, end of discussion.


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