Best Instrumental Blues Songs


The Top Ten

1 Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Skies are blue
feel the rain drops
i love this

So soothing. - BrianScott01

2 Hideaway - Freddie King

Freddie's the best of the Three Kings for me. - BrianScott01

3 Thank You Mr. Poobah - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

There's a little sumpin' to be said bout that harp player, too. Know what I mean?

Mike Bloomfield absolutely nails the guitar on this track. - BrianScott01

So difficult to choose. It all depends on my mood. This is so catchy and you're absolutely right about Bloomfield.
Another day, another mood and I would definitely go for SRV's Lenny. All the tracks mentioned in this list are great! Oh, also love Otis Rush's I Wonder Why. - Britgirl

4 Wham! - Lonnie Mack
5 Chitlin Con Carne - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band
6 Buddy's Boogie - Buddy Guy
7 I Wonder Why - Otis Rush
8 Backstroke - Albert Collins
9 Funk-Shun - Albert King
10 Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

I'm in my garden (late evening) watching the sun going down above the trees, enjoying the light breeze in the air while this gem is playing quietly around me. That guitar sounds even more incredible right now than it does any other time I've listened to it. It's beautiful.

While I have a slight bias in favor of Jimi's original, this is some of the best jazz-blues riffin' you'll ever hear, bar none. Damn mountain.

The Contenders

11 Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
12 Christo Redemptor - Charlie Musselwhite

Piano version is surely the best version. So utterly beautiful. - Britgirl

13 Screamin' - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
14 Blues Boy Tune - BB King

That guitar...! Oh... - Britgirl

15 Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
16 The Stumble - Freddie King
17 Arkansas Boogie - Charlie Musselwhite
18 Back Track - Little Walter
19 Blue Fog - George "Harmonica" Smith
20 Juke - Little Walter
21 Side Tracked - Freddie King
22 Dirty Girl - Jimmie Vaughan
23 Victor Ohlsson - Blue Texas Trucker 2
24 So Excited - Stevie Ray Vaughan
25 Blues Scene - Pink Floyd
26 Nice Problem to Have - Jeff Healey Band
27 Blues for Koko - James Cotton
28 Goat Whiskers - R.J. Mischo
29 White Sugar - Joanne Shaw Taylor

Pure guitar instrumental workout. She's incredible. - Britgirl

30 Rememberin' Stevie - Buddy Guy
31 Deep Feeling - Chuck Berry

I think Peter Green was influenced by this when he wrote Albatross. They sound quite similar. Or at least to my ears they do. - Britgirl

32 Frosty - Albert Collins
33 Blue Midnight - Johnny Dyer

That harmonica is so hauntingly soothing. - Britgirl

34 Moanin' the Blues - Big Walter Horton
35 Good Moanin' Blues - Big Walter Horton

Excellent harmonica. - Britgirl

36 Steppin' Out - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

Covered several times, but I think Eric's version is the best. - Gg2000

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