Blues, Jazz & Soul : Top ten favorite blues songs?

Top ten favorite blues songs?

1.Sweet Sixteen-B.B King
2.Red House-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3.Preaching Blues-Robert Johnson
4.I gotta break baby-T Bone Walker
5.Abilene-Lightnin' Hopkins
6.Too Late to cry-Lonnie Johnson
7.Smokestack Lightning-Howlin Wolf
8.Cold Shot-Stevie Ray Vaughan
9.Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles
10.I got some help i dont really need-B.B King

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1. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (w/ Johnny Winter)

2. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters

3. Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin

4. Killing Floor - Albert King

5. Cut You Loose - Buddy Guy

6. Chicago Blues - Lonnie Johnson

7. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker

8. Jack o' Diamonds - Mance Lipscomb

9. Evening - T-Bone Walker

10. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton

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Exellent list. Thanks for the links.

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Good thread! Here's a few more.

Dust My Broom - Elmore James

You Shook Me - Willie Dixon

Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins

You Need Love - Muddy Waters

Shake 'Em On Down - Bukka White

I Ain't Gonna Be No Monkey Man No More - Smokey Smothers (w/ Freddie King)

The Hunter - Albert King

Blues Man - Stephen Stills (tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman & Alan Wilson)

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I can't post youtube links from where I'm situated now. Maybe later.

Also, ten is hard.

"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," John Lee Hooker
"Wang Dang Doodle," Koko Taylor
"You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond," Blind Willie Johnson
"Remington Ride," Freddie King
"Your Love Is Like a Cancer," Son Seals
"Smokestack Lightning," Howlin' Wolf
"If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day," Robert Johnson
"Call It Stormy Monday," T-Bone Walker
"The Thrill Is Gone," B.B. King
"Rollin' Stone," Muddy Waters

By now, "blues" and "blues-rock" have merged in my ears, but in the interest of squeezing ten more in (heh-heh), I'll add ten from artists generally classified as "rock."

"Mystery Train" (live), the Band and Paul Butterfield (from The Last Waltz)
"Rollin' and Tumblin'" (live), Cream
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (live), the Allman Brothers Band
"Hear My Train A-Comin'" (live), Jimi Hendrix
"Crossfire," Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Midnight Rambler," the Rolling Stones
"Morning Dew," Jeff Beck Group
"Somebody," the J. Geils Band
"Spanish Moon," Little Feat
"Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?," Derek and the Dominos

Speaking of classifications, I love "Lonely Avenue" but I consider that soul or R&B. Which then makes me think of stuff like Louis Jordan's "Choo-Choo Ch-Boogie" or Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll" or . . .

Ten is hard.

"The past is never dead. It isn't even past." -- William Faulkner

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Great list, i love the solo in crossfire.

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Henry Thomas - Bull-Doze Blues

Tommy Jones - Canned Heat Blues

Sleepy John Estes - Milkcow Blues

Mississippi John Hurt - I've Got The Blues And I Can't Be Satisfied

Big Bill Broonzy - Cherry Hill

Skip James - Devil Got My Woman

Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - Early In The Morning

Little Pink Anderson - St. James Infirmary

Jimmy Dawkins - Put It On The Hawg

Freddie King - Funky

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Really hard to whittle it down to 10...

The Thrill Is Gone -- BB
Mannish Boy -- Muddy
Smokestack Lightnin -- Wolf
Evil Hearted Woman -- Lightnin
Burnin Hell -- John Lee
Hellhound On My Trail -- Robert Johnson
Somebody Stole My Christmas -- Lefty Dizz
Mean Black Cat Blues -- Patton
You Better Watch Yourself -- Walter
I Want A Little Girl -- T-Bone

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The thrill is gone...the thrill is gone away

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1) Strange conversation Ted Hawkins
2) Walkng Papers Luther Allison
3) flesh and bone Buddy Guy
4) i aint superstitious Willie Dixon
5) when i get drunk Carey Bell
6) hitting the bottle again Johnny Lee Hooker
7) Cherry Red wine Luther Allison
8) mean ole frisco Charlie Musslewhite
9) good morning little school girl Muddy Waters
10) The good and the bad Ted Hawkins

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So here's a cross section of some of my favourites :

1. Down By The River - Roy Buchanan

2. Danger Zone - Stone The Crows

3. Help Me - Ten Years After

4. Time Makes Two - Robert Cray

5. Shaman's Blues - The Doors

6. Kerosene - Man

7. Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck

8. Nothin' to Nobody - Robben Ford

9. The Thrill is Gone - BB King & The Crusaders

10. On The Road Again - Canned Heat