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

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2 Hideaway - Freddie King

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

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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

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4 Wham! - Lonnie Mack UListen to Sample
5 Chitlin Con Carne - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band UListen to Sample
6 Buddy's Boogie - Buddy Guy UListen to Sample
7 I Wonder Why - Otis Rush UListen to Sample
8 Backstroke - Albert Collins UListen to Sample
9 Funk-Shun - Albert King UListen to Sample
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.

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The Contenders

11 Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble UListen to Sample
12 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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13 Christo Redemptor - Charlie Musselwhite

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

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14 Screamin' - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band UListen to Sample
15 Blues Boy Tune - BB King

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

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

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

31 Rememberin' Stevie - Buddy Guy UListen to Sample
32 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

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33 Frosty - Albert Collins UListen to Sample
34 Blue Midnight - Johnny Dyer

That harmonica is so hauntingly soothing. - Britgirl

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

Excellent harmonica. - Britgirl

37 Blowin' the Fuses - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Hideaway - Freddie King
3. Thank You Mr. Poobah - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


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