Top Ten Pure Blues Songs

Britgirl
When I say "Pure Blues" I mean just that: pure, stripped-back, classic, soulful, naked Blues. No fusions, no sub-genres, just... Blues. The ten I have included is by memory and some personal favourites. Feel free to add your own or vote for an existing favourite. No sub-genres or fusions please. Let's keep this list Pure Blues.

The Top Ten

1 Dust My Broom - Elmore James
2 Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson

Probably one of the earliest songs consisting of twelve bar. - zxm

3 Livin' with the Blues - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

The harmonica on this is mesmerising. - Britgirl

4 No More Woman Blues - Lonnie Johnson
5 Beer Drinkin' Woman - Memphis Slim
6 Baby Don't You Think I Know - Johnny Shines
7 Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson
8 I'm Gonna Train My Baby - Robert Lockwood
9 Mean Old Frisco - Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Fort Worth and Dallas Blues - Leadbelly

The Contenders

11 Hoogie Boogie - John Lee Hooker

Gotta get the Boogie Man on this list. - THC13

12 Look on Yonder Wall - Elmore James
13 She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride - Taj Mahal
14 Poor Boy - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
15 Help Me - Charlie Musselwhite
16 Forty Days and Forty Nights - Muddy Waters & Paul Butterfield
17 Love Me Like a Man - Bonnie Raitt
18 Baby Bottle Blues - Martin Mull
19 Last Night - Little Walter
20 Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson II
21 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
22 Pitiful - Big Maybelle
23 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon
24 You Gotta Move - Mississippi Fred McDowell
25 Sometimes I Have a Heartache - Big Mama Thornton
26 Dallas - Johnny Winter
27 Rollin' and Tumblin' - Muddy Waters
28 You Got to Walk - Mississippi John Hurt
29 My Mama Don't Allow - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
30 Gamblin' Man - Honeyboy Edwards
31 Train, train - Jessie Mae Hemphill
32 Hard Time Killin' Floor - Skip James
33 Everyday I Have the Blues - Pinetop Perkins
34 Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
35 That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers
36 I'm So Broke (I Can't Even Pay Attention) - Doug Macleod
37 Don't Owe You a Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
38 That's No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins
39 So Glad I'm Livin' - Sleepy John Estes
40 Honey Bee - Muddy Waters
41 I Feel So Good - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
42 Hammer Blues - Charlie Patton
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