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Criteria: - These "Blues" albums were chosen to showcase the artists musical vision through their impact, originality, influence, creative inspiration & musical quality. This list does not include "greatest hits, best of, live albums, box sets OR albums by those artists who did not exhibit a clear blues thread throughout their careers.

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Edited By: Rick Varner
Last Updated: 2-16-2007

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100 Greatest Blues Albums
  1. King Of The Delta Blues - Robert Johnson
  2. West Side Soul - Magic Sam
  3. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
  4. I Am The Blues - Willie Dixon
  5. A Man and The Blues - Buddy Guy
  6. Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells & Buddy Guy
  7. Fathers And Sons - Muddy Waters
  8. Moanin' In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
  9. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
10. Dance With Freddie King - Freddie King
11. Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - John Mayall
12. The Gate Of The Horn - Memphis Slim
13. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Paul Butterfield
14. Coffee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
15. The Natch'l Blues - Taj Mahal
16. It Serves You Right To Suffer - John Lee Hooker
17. Spotlight On Lucille - B.B. King
18. Blues After Hours - Elmore James
19. I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll - Mississippi Fred McDowell
20. Completely Well - B.B. King
21. Couldn't Stand The Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
22. Down and Out Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
23. Confessin' The Blues - Little Walter
24. Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter
25. King of The Blues Guitar - Albert King
26. Can't Get No Grindin' - Muddy Waters
27. T-Bone Blues - T-Bone Walker
28. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
29. Ice Pickin' - Albert Collins
30. Roy Buchanan - Roy Buchanan
31. One More Mile - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
32. Bonanza of Instrumentals - Freddie King
33. English Rose - Fleetwood Mac
34. From The Cradle - Eric Clapton
35. I Feel Like Goin' On - Ronnie Earl
36. I'll Play The Blues For You - Albert King
37. Blues Singer - Buddy Guy
38. Raw Sienna - Savoy Brown
39. Hard Again - Muddy Waters
40. Natural Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor
41. Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
42. A Hard Road - John Mayall
43. Progressive Blues Experiment - Johnny Winter
44. Hawk Squat - J.B. Hutto
45. Stand Back - Charlie Musselwhite
46. Showdown - Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland
47. The Wham of That Memphis Man - Lonnie Mack
48. Bad News Is Coming - Luther Allison
49. Long Way Home - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
50. Third Degree - Johnny Winter
51. In Step - Stevie Ray Vaughan
52. Nothin But The Blues - Johnny Winter
53. The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
54. Two Steps From The Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland
55. Alone & Acoustic - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
56. Boogie With - Canned Heat
57. Blues On The Bayou - B.B. King
58. I'm A Blues Man - Z.Z. Hill
59. The Colour Of Love - Ronnie Earl
60. Chicago Bound - Jimmy Rogers
61. Double Time - Leon Redbone
62. Delta Blues - Son House
63. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Skip James
64. Dark Was The Night - Blind Willie Johnson
65. Beginnings - The Allman Brothers
66. Otis Spann is the Blues - Otis Spann
67. Mississippi Fred McDowell - Mississippi Fred McDowell
68. Singin' The Blues - B.B. King
69. East West - Paul Butterfield
70. Alright Again - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
71. Move It On Over - George Thorogood
72. Riding With The King - B.B. King & Eric Clapton
73. Right Place, Wrong Time - Otis Rush
74. At Last - Etta James
75. Endless Boogie - John Lee Hooker
76. Slideways - Roy Rogers
77. Girls Go Wild - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
78. Cold Snap - Albert Collins
79. Strike Like Lightning - Lonnie Mack & Stevie Ray Vaughan
80. Still Got The Blues For You - Gary Moore
81. Strong Persuader - Robert Cray
82. Slippin' In - Buddy Guy
83. Crusade - John Mayall
84. Roll Away The Stone - Kelly Joe Phelps
85. The Son Seals Blues Band - Son Seals
86. After Hours - Gary Moore
87. Lead Me On - Kelly Joe Phelps
88. Original Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
89. T-Bird Rhythm - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
90. Gate Swings - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
91. Indianola Mississippi Seeds - B.B. King
92. Hooker & Heat - John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
93. Black Magic - Magic Sam
94. Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
95. Houserockin' - Hound Dog Taylor
96. Mr. Scrapper's Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
97. White African - Otis Taylor
98. Hard Drivin' Blues- Roosevelt Sykes
99. Koko Taylor - Koko Taylor
100. Relentless - Danny Gatton

King Of The Delta Blues album cover

West Side Soul album cover

Born Under A Bad Sign album cover

I Am The Blues album cover

A Man and The Blues album cover

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1. Louis Jordan - Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five
2. Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot Eyes
3. Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Tonight
4. Big Joe Turner - Big Bad & Blue
5. Big Jay McNeely - Central Avenue Confidential
6. Red Prysock - Swingsation
7. Joe Houston - Cornbread & Cabbage Greens
8. Louis Prima - Wildest
9. Amos Milburn - Bad Bad Whiskey
10. Rudy Green - Juicy Fruit
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