List of blues standards

List of blues standards

A blues standard is a blues song that is widely known, performed, and recorded by blues artists. [Hertzhalf, Gerard; Harris, Paul; Hanssler, Jerry; Mikfsky, Anton J. (1997). "Encyclopedia of The Blues", (2nd. Sub edition). University of Arkansas Press] The following list identifies blues standards and some of the blues artists that have recorded them. [cite web | title = allmusic | url= |accessdate = 2008-09-08 |] Blues songs that have been inducted into a hall of fame are noted as follows: Blues Hall of Fame - "B", Grammy Hall of Fame - "G", and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - "R".


*"Ain't Nobody's Business (If I Do)"
**Sara Martin, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Frank Stokes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dinah Washington, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bobby Blue Bland, Jay McShann, Memphis Slim, Little Milton, James Cotton, Johnny Copeland, Mississippi John Hurt, James Booker, Otis Spann


*"Baby Please Don't Go"B,R
**Big Joe Williams, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny Copeland, John Lee Hooker, Pink Anderson, Bukka White, Big Walter Horton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Carey Bell, Big Bill Broonzy, Doctor Ross, Josh White, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Jelly Roll Kings, Them, AC/DC, Aerosmith

*"Baby What You Want Me To Do"B
**Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Albert Collins, Etta James, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Detroit Junior, Johnny Dyer, Lloyd Price, Johnnie Johnson, Little Sonny, Jimmy Witherspoon, Luther "Snakeboy" Johnson

*"Big Boss Man"B,R
**Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Witherspoon, B.B. King, Jimmy Rogers, Koko Taylor, Frank Frost, Kenny Neal, Sam Carr, Big Jack Johnson & Kim Wilson, Willie Cobbs, Grateful Dead

*"Blues With A Feeling"
**Little Walter, Luther Allison, Paul Butterfield, Booker T. Laury, Carey Bell, Taj Mahal, Aaron "Little Sonny" Willis, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Dawkins, Boogie Bill Webb

*"Born Under A Bad Sign"B,R
**Albert King, William Bell, Cream, Koko Taylor, Melvin Taylor, Etta James, Paul Butterfield, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Thomas King, Robben Ford


**Louis Jordan, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Speckled Red, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Albert Collins, Hollywood Fats, Willie Nelson

*"Catfish Blues" a.k.a "Rollin' Stone"G, "Come On In"
**Robert Petway, Muddy Waters, Tommy McClennan, B.B. King, Skip James, Bobo Thomas, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Honeyboy Edwards, Billy Boy Arnold, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, R.L. Burnside

*"Crosscut Saw"
**Tommy McClennan, Albert King, Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Brooks, Homesick James, Otis Rush, Eddie Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

**Robert Johnson, Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Shines, Hound Dog Taylor, Cream, Big Joe Williams, Smokey Wilson


*"Driftin' Blues"B,R
**Charles Brown & Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Earl Hooker, Doctor Ross, Paul Butterfield, Bukka White, Amos Milburn, Johnny Dyer, Lonnie Johnson, Snooks Eaglin

*"Driving Wheel"
**Roosevelt Sykes, Junior Parker, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Syl Johnson, Albert King, B.B. King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Mighty Joe Young, Lucky Peterson, Paul Butterfield, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells

*"Dust My Broom"B,R,G
**Robert Johnson, Elmore James (and Sonny Boy Williamson II, Luther Allison, Eddie Boyd, R.L. Burnside, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Earl Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, J.B. Hutto, Etta James, B.B. King, Freddie King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Hound Dog Taylor, Homesick James, Albert King, James Cotton, John Littlejohn, Lurrie Bell


*"Early In The Morning ('Bout The Break Of Day)"
**Sonny Boy Williamson I, Junior Wells, Tampa Red, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Clapton, Kim Wilson, B.B. King, Billy Boy Arnold, Booker T. Laury, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Speckled Red, Little Willie John, Luther Allison

*"Every Day I Have The Blues"G
**Aaron "Pinetop" Sparks, Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Joe Williams & Count Basie, Blind John Davis, Snooks Eaglin, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rushing, Pinetop Perkins, John Mayer


*"Farther Up The Road"
**Bobby Blue Bland, Honeyboy Edwards, Eric Clapton, Johnny Copeland, Earl Gaines, Magic Sam, Magic Slim, Little Sonny Jones, James Brown, Earl Hooker, Anson Funderburgh

*"Five Long Years"
**Eddie Boyd, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, Carey Bell, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Memphis Slim, Junior Parker, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed, Ike Turner, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins

*"Forty Four"
**Roosevelt Sykes, Blind Leroy Garnett, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Slim, Smokey Wilson, Big Joe Williams, Little Arthur Duncan, R.L. Burnside, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Johnny Winter, Hound Dog Taylor


*"Goin' Down Slow"B
**St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Howlin' Wolf, Guitar Slim, Mance Lipscomb, Memphis Slim, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland, Honeyboy Edwards, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Snooks Eaglin, Champion Jack Dupree, J.B. Hutto, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor, Kenny Neal

*"Good Morning, School Girl"B,R
**Sonny Boy Williamson I, Smokey Hogg, Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Taj Mahal, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Doctor Ross, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, Grateful Dead

*"Got My Mojo Working"B,G,R
**Ann Cole, Muddy Waters, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Etta James, B.B. King, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Johnny Shines, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Eddie Clearwater & Carey Bell


*"Help Me", a.k.a Green OnionsB
**Sonny Boy Williamson II, Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Melvin Taylor, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Booker T. & the MGs, John Mayall, Van Morrison

*"Hide Away"B,G,R
**Freddie King, Hound Dog Taylor, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, Lonnie Brooks, Honeyboy Edwards, King Curtis, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Otis, Luther Allison

*"(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man"B,G,R
**Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Luther Allison, Eddie Clearwater, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin, Junior Wells, Chick Willis, Magic Sam, Jimi Hendrix, Luther "Snakeboy" Johnson

*"Hound Dog"B,G,R
**Big Mama Thornton, Elvis Presley, Eddie Clearwater, Etta James, Albert King, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Eric Clapton, Big Time Sarah


*"I Can't Quit You Baby"B
**Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Little Milton, Luther Allison, James Cotton, John Mayall, Led Zeppelin, John Lee Hooker, Magic Sam, Mighty Joe Young, Fabulous Thunderbirds

*"I'm Ready"B
**Muddy Waters, Carey Bell, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, Albert King, Freddie King, Kenny Neal, The Red Devils, Magic Slim, Luther "Houserocker" Johnson, The Blues Brothers

*"It Hurts Me Too"
**Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Junior Wells, Elmore James, Sonny Rhodes, Eric Clapton, Hound Dog Taylor, Kenny Neal, Snooky Pryor, Luther Allison, Little Milton


*"Just A Little Bit"
**Tiny Topsy, Rosco Gordon, Magic Sam, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Little Milton, Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie Clearwater, Etta James, Freddie King, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins, Fenton Robinson, Billy Branch


*"Kansas City"G,R
**Little Willie Littlefield, Wilbert Harrison, Albert King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Memphis Slim, Melvin Taylor, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Louisiana Red, Eddie Clearwater, Blind John Davis, Champion Jack Dupree, Pinetop Perkins, James Brown, Hollywood Fats

*"Key To The Highway"
**Charles Segar, Jazz Gillum, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Walter, Luther Allison, Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell, Eddie Boyd, Derek & the Dominos, Detroit Junior, Honeyboy Edwards, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Freddie King, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnnie Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Memphis Slim, Snooky Pryor

*"Killing Floor"B
**Howlin' Wolf, James Cotton, Detroit Junior, Albert King, Fenton Robinson, Smokey Wilson, Lil' Ed & the Imperials, Jimi Hendrix, Electric Flag, Led Zeppelin, Skip James


*"Look On Yonder Wall"
**Jazz Gillum, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Junior Parker, Johnny Copeland, Freddie King, Pinetop Perkins, Anson Funderburgh, Chick Willis, Paul Butterfield, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Louis Jordan, Jelly Roll Kings

*"(You Gotta) Love Her With A Feeling"
**Tampa Red, Tommy McClennan, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Junior Wells, Taj Mahal, Little Johnny Jones, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Paul Butterfield


*Mannish Boy
**Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Son of Dave, The Rolling Stones, Paul Butterfield, Hank Williams, Jr., Elliott Murphy, The Mannish Boys

*"My Babe"B
**Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Luther Allison, Billy Boy Arnold, R.L. Burnside, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, Albert King, Lightnin' Slim, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Kenny Neal, Kim Wilson, Houston Stackhouse, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim, Jools Holland & Tom Jones


*"Night Time Is the Right Time"
**Roosevelt Sykes, Eddie Boyd, Nappy Brown, Ray Charles, Rufus and Carla, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Mance Lipscomb, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Turner, Aretha Franklin, Joe Williams, Johnny Copeland, Booker T. Laury


*"Reconsider Baby"B
**Lowell Fulson, Bobby Blue Bland, Lonnie Brooks, Earl Hooker, Eric Clapton, Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch, James Cotton, Al King, Freddie King, Willie Cobbs

*"Little Red Rooster"R
**Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Luther Allison, Willie Mabon, Lucky Peterson, Fenton Robinson, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Junior Wells, Eddie Boyd, Etta James, Hubert Sumlin, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Big Time Sarah, Sam Carr

*"Rock Me Baby"
**Lil' Son Jackson, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, B.B. King, Luther Allison, Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Copeland, Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta James, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Sam Lay, Memphis Slim, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Mighty Joe Young, Chick Willis, Eddie Taylor, Louis Myers, Jimmy Rogers, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Johnny Winter, David Cassidy

*"Rollin' And Tumblin'"
**Hambone Willie Newbern, Robert Johnson, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Cream, Lurrie Bell, Mojo Buford, R.L. Burnside, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Memphis Slim, Johnny Shines, Big Joe Williams, Howlin' Wolf, Seasick Steve, Son of Dave


*"See See RiderG/C. C. Rider"R
**Ma Rainey, Bea Booze, Leadbelly, B.B. King, Chuck Willis, Big Bill Broonzy, Ray Charles, Snooks Eaglin, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, Amos Milburn, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Rushing, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Joe Williams, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Boyd, Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree, Brownie McGhee, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Jelly Roll Morton, Lonnie Johnson

*"Shake Your Moneymaker"R
**Elmore James, Paul Butterfield, Homesick James, Big Walter Horton, John Littlejohn, Johnny Shines, Big George Jackson, Fleetwood Mac

*"Sitting On Top Of The World"G
**Mississippi Sheiks, Howlin' Wolf, Cream, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Taj Mahal, Memphis Slim, Johnny Shines, Hubert Sumlin, Ray Charles, Jelly Roll Kings

*"The Sky Is Crying"B
**Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter, Albert King, Luther Allison, Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Slim, Freddie King, Magic Slim, George Thorogood, Homesick James, Etta James, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan

*"Stormy Monday"B,G,R
**T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Junior Wells, Eddie Clearwater, Albert Collins, Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, B.B. King, Freddie King, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Taylor, Etta James, Johnny Shines, Mighty Joe Young, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Van Morrison.

*"Sugar Mama"
**Sonny Boy Williamson I, Big Joe Williams, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Tampa Red, Billy Boy Arnold, Hammie Nixon, Lightnin' Hopkins, Pee Wee Hughes, Peetie Wheatstraw, Snooky Pryor, Tommy McClennan, Big Walter Horton, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

*"Sweet Home Chicago"B,R
**Kokomo Arnold, Robert Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes, Junior Parker, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Dawkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Freddie King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Johnny Shines, Homesick James, Eric Clapton, Pinetop Perkins, Houston Stackhouse, Taj Mahal

*"Sweet Little AngelR/Black Angel"B
**Lucille Bogan, Tampa Red, Robert Nighthawk, Earl Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Luther Allison, Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Houston Stackhouse


*"That's All Right"
**Jimmy Rogers, James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Freddie King, Lightnin' Slim, Little Milton, Louis Myers, Robert Nighthawk, Snooky Pryor, Johnny Copeland, Mighty Joe Young, Anson Funderburgh, Etta James, Junior Parker, Paul Oscher, Lightnin' Slim, Booker T. Laury, Houston Stackhouse, Sleepy John Estes, Sam Carr

*"The Things That I Used to Do"B,R
**Guitar Slim, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Pee Wee Crayton, Honeyboy Edwards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Mighty Joe Young, Luther "Houserocker" Johnson, Freddie King, Lightnin' Slim, Kenny Neal, Sonny Rhodes, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Brooks, Champion Jack Dupree, Earl King, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson

*"Trouble In Mind"
**Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Georgia White, Victoria Spivey, Dinah Washington, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Big Walter Horton, Memphis Slim, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny Shines, Big Bill Broonzy, Amos Milburn, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Detroit Junior, Jimmy Reed, Otis Spann, Jay McShann, Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Snooks Eaglin, Carrie Smith


*"Walkin' Blues"
**Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, R.L. Burnside, Paul Butterfield, Honeyboy Edwards, Skip James, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Snooks Eaglin, Lightnin' Hopkins, Eric Clapton

*"Worried Life BluesB/Someday Baby"
**Sleepy John Estes, Big Maceo, Honeyboy Edwards, Lowell Fulson, Charles Brown, John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton, B.B. King, Freddie King, Ray Charles, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, Louis Myers, Jimmy Reed, Johnny Shines, Otis Spann, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Luther Tucker, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Bill Gaither, Billy Boy Arnold, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Sonny Parker, North Mississippi Allstars


*"You Don't Love Me Baby"
**Willie Cobbs, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Albert King, Allman Brothers, R.L. Burnside, Otis Rush, Smokey Wilson, Buddy Guy, Eddie Taylor, Big Time Sarah

ee also

*List of blues musicians


External Links

* [ Blues Hall of Fame Inductees - Classics of Blues Recordings - Single or Album Tracks]
* [ Grammy Hall of Fame Awards]
* [ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll]

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