10 essential blues songs

These ten essential blues songs are hand picked in cooperation with Little Steven in order to present various styles and epoques from the History of the Blues. It is recommended that the participants learn these songs as they are all part of the curriculum. Each song has a link to a recording at YouTube.

1.     Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out  Bessie Smith (1929)

2.     Stormy Monday Blues  T-Bone Walker (1947)

3.    (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man  Muddy Waters (1954)

4.    I Just Want To Make Love To You  Etta James (1961)

5.    Killing Floor  Howlin’ Wolf (1965)

6.    Messin’ With The Kid  Junior Wells & Buddy Guy (1966)

7.    Born Under A Bad Sign  Albert King (1967)

8.    Crossroads  Cream w/Eric Clapton (1968)

9.    Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)  Jimi Hendrix (1968)

10.  Midnight Rambler  Rolling Stones (1969)