Blues Playlist 1

I’ve always liked the blues and like all of the British 60s bands that covered their tunes, went back to the originals to see how they were interpreted by their originators.  Here’s a collection of some of my favorite blues songs, none of which should come as surprise, but all of which are worthy.   You can listen to the whole playlist, by clicking on the video below, or hear the songs one at a time, by clicking on the links below which will take you to YouTube videos.  Make sure you listen to the Hooker/Van Morrison version of Gloria.

Willie Mabon – Seventh Son
Little Walter – Juke
Muddy Waters – I’m A Man
Albert King – Laundromat Blues
Big Mama Thornton – They Call Me Big Mama
Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightning
Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man
John Lee Hooker & Ry Cooder – Big Legs Tight Skirt
Etta James – Ball & Chain
Sonny Boy Willamson – Ninety Nine
Paul Butterfield – Get Out My Life, Woman
Little Walter – My Babe
Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog
Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar Rag
Paul Butterfield – Baby Please Don’t Go
Van Morrison & John Lee Hooker – Gloria

I couldn’t find the John Lee Hooker/Ry Cooder collaboration on line yet.  So you’ll just have to look for it yourself.

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