Top Ten Most Chilled-Out Blues Songs

The coolest, most laid-back Blues songs that just makes you melt into yourself where the problems of the world just seem to fizzle away like ice water on a hot baking tray. There are too many for me to remember and are in no particular order, because it's just too difficult. If there are any that you know of that I've missed, feel free to add; or vote for one that is already a favourite of yours :)

The Top Ten

1 Driftin' and Driftin' - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

This is absolute perfection! (Well, almost; Paul's voice could be slightly deeper for me to call it "perfect") but this song in particular really makes me feel as though I'm floating (well, Driftin' n driftin, like a ship out on the sea...) It's just so chilled: the lyrics, the music (especially Paul's harp solo)... Oh my God...A-ma-ZING! - Britgirl

This man / band can do no wrong. He truly is amazing. And it's clear that he is so passionionate about the music. I've come far? Well...I've been taught by the Very best of teachers :). - Britgirl

2 Havin' a Real Bad Day - Taj Mahal

It just don't get no smoother, no slicker, no mo' mm-mm-MMM, den dis.

3 Love Me Like a Man - Bonnie Raitt

The lyrics, music and the sexy raspy tone to her voice is incredible. - Britgirl

4 Dimples - John Lee Hooker

Is there a cooler Blues musician than this man? - Britgirl

5 Bleeding Heart - Jimi Hendrix

This is gorgeous! - Britgirl

6 When the Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon
7 Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Blue and Lonesome - Rolling Stones

Amazing title track from their album. - Britgirl

9 The Sky is Crying - Elmore James

Such a good song. - BrianScott01

10 Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters

The Newcomers

? Overdose of Love - Johnny Dyer
? Lonely Bed - Albert Cummings

The Contenders

11 Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa

Heartbreakingly beautiful. - Britgirl

12 You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
13 Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
14 Last Night - Little Walter
15 Baby Please Don't Go - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
16 Stormy Monday Blues - T-Bone Walker
17 Bad Luck - Eric Clapton
18 I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
19 Walkin' the Blues - Willie Dixon
20 Blue Fog - George "Harmonica" Smith
21 Blues with a Feeling - Butterfield Blues Band

Wowww...very easy on the ears... it's difficult to describe just how these Butterfield tracks make me feel. I guess mellow is a good word. Just...really mellow... Butterfield is a natural high.
Thank you for adding. - Britgirl

22 She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride - Taj Mahal
23 Stealin' - Taj Mahal
24 Buried Alive in the Blues - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
25 It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James

Should have added this one too. The first time I heard it I was smitten. - Britgirl

26 I'm Just a Lonely Guy - King Biscuit Boy

I love this a lot. - Britgirl

27 I Want to Be with You - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
28 Driftin' and Driftin' (Studio) - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
29 You Sure Can't Do - Buddy Guy
30 Travelin' to California - Albert King
31 Just to Be with You - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
32 Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
33 Goin' Back Home - Lightnin' Hopkins

I totally love this. It makes my heart melt.
Really want to be cheeky and add Smokestack Lightnin' (Howlin' Wolf) but it doesn't quite fit this list. Still, it isn't always about the song is it, but how it makes you feel. - Britgirl

34 Drown in My Own Tears - Butterfield Blues Band

Which I did listening to this beautiful song. - Britgirl

35 Night Child - Butterfield Blues Band

Love this! Easy and funky. And as always... amazing harp. - Britgirl

36 Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
37 W.O.M.A.N - Etta James

Need more W.O.M.E.N on here. - Britgirl

38 Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed

I love this song but for some bizarre reason I can't escape it. It plays in my head first thing in the morning, it's the first track played, even on shuffle, I sing it during the day (albeit badly). It's really strange. It's my lovely earworm. - Britgirl

39 She's Nineteen Years Old - Muddy Waters
40 Sittin' on Top of the World - Howlin' Wolf
41 Christo Redemptor - Charlie Musselwhite
42 You Don't Miss Your Water (Til Your Well Runs Dry) - Taj Mahal
43 Let Me Hear You Call My Name - Ray Charles
44 Divin' Duck Blues - Taj Mahal
45 E Z Rider - Taj Mahal
46 The Breadline - Paul Butterfield
47 Willow Weep for Me - Charlie Musselwhite
48 New Walkin' Blues - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
49 Please Send Me Someone to Love - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
50 Soundtrack from "Sounder" - Taj Mahal
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Top Remixes

1. Bleeding Heart - Jimi Hendrix
2. Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
3. Blue and Lonesome - Rolling Stones
1. Driftin' and Driftin' - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2. Havin' a Real Bad Day - Taj Mahal
3. Love Me Like a Man - Bonnie Raitt


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