100 Greatest Blues Albums


Criteria: These "Blues" albums were chosen to showcase the artists musical vision through their impact, originality, influence, creative inspiration & musical quality. This list does not include "greatest hits, best of, live albums, box sets OR albums by those artists who did not exhibit a clear blues thread throughout their careers.
Greatest Blues Albums
1. King Of The Delta Blues
• Robert Johnson

2. West Side Soul
• Magic Sam

3. Born Under A Bad Sign
• Albert King

4. I Am The Blues
• Willie Dixon

5. A Man and The Blues
• Buddy Guy

6. Hoodoo Man Blues
• Junior Wells & Buddy Guy

7. Fathers And Sons
• Muddy Waters

8. Moanin' In The Moonlight
• Howlin' Wolf

9. Texas Flood
• Stevie Ray Vaughan

10. Dance With Freddie King
• Freddie King

11. Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
• John Mayall

12. The Gate Of The Horn
• Memphis Slim

13. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Paul Butterfield

14. Coffee Blues
• Mississippi John Hurt

15. The Natch'l Blues
• Taj Mahal

16. It Serves You Right To Suffer
• John Lee Hooker

17. Spotlight On Lucille
• B.B. King

18. Blues After Hours
• Elmore James

19. I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll
• Mississippi Fred McDowell

20. Completely Well
• B.B. King

21. Couldn't Stand The Weather
• Stevie Ray Vaughan

22. Down and Out Blues
• Sonny Boy Williamson

23. Confessin' The Blues
• Little Walter

24. Johnny Winter
• Johnny Winter

25. King of The Blues Guitar
• Albert King

26. Can't Get No Grindin'
• Muddy Waters

27. T-Bone Blues
• T-Bone Walker

28. Howlin' Wolf
• Howlin' Wolf

29. Ice Pickin'
• Albert Collins

30. Roy Buchanan
• Roy Buchanan

31. One More Mile
• Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

32. Bonanza of Instrumentals
• Freddie King

33. English Rose
• Fleetwood Mac

34. From The Cradle
• Eric Clapton

35. I Feel Like Goin' On
• Ronnie Earl

36. I'll Play The Blues For You
• Albert King

37. Blues Singer
• Buddy Guy

38. Raw Sienna
• Savoy Brown

39. Hard Again
• Muddy Waters

40. Natural Boogie
• Hound Dog Taylor

41. Taj Mahal
• Taj Mahal

42. A Hard Road
• John Mayall

43. Progressive Blues Experiment
• Johnny Winter

44. Hawk Squat
• J.B. Hutto

45. Stand Back
• Charlie Musselwhite

46. Showdown
• Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland

47. The Wham of That Memphis Man
• Lonnie Mack

48. Bad News Is Coming
• Luther Allison

49. Long Way Home
• Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

50. Third Degree
• Johnny Winter

51. In Step
• Stevie Ray Vaughan

52. Nothin But The Blues
• Johnny Winter

53. The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
• Paul Butterfield Blues Band

54. Two Steps From The Blues
• Bobby "Blue" Bland

55. Alone & Acoustic
• Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

56. Boogie With
• Canned Heat

57. Blues On The Bayou
• B.B. King

58. I'm A Blues Man
• Z.Z. Hill

59. The Colour Of Love
• Ronnie Earl

60. Chicago Bound
• Jimmy Rogers

61. Double Time
• Leon Redbone

62. Delta Blues
• Son House

63. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
• Skip James

64. Dark Was The Night
• Blind Willie Johnson

65. Beginnings
• The Allman Brothers

66. Otis Spann is the Blues
• Otis Spann

67. Mississippi Fred McDowell
• Mississippi Fred McDowell

68. Singin' The Blues
• B.B. King

69. East West
• Paul Butterfield

70. Alright Again
• Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

71. Move It On Over
• George Thorogood

72. Riding With The King
• B.B. King & Eric Clapton

73. Right Place, Wrong Time
• Otis Rush

74. At Last
• Etta James

75. Endless Boogie
• John Lee Hooker

76. Slideways
• Roy Rogers

77. Girls Go Wild
• The Fabulous Thunderbirds

78. Cold Snap
• Albert Collins

79. Strike Like Lightning
• Lonnie Mack & Stevie Ray Vaughan

80. Still Got The Blues For You
• Gary Moore

81. Strong Persuader
• Robert Cray

82. Slippin' In
• Buddy Guy

83. Crusade
• John Mayall

84. Roll Away The Stone
• Kelly Joe Phelps

85. The Son Seals Blues Band
• Son Seals

86. After Hours
• Gary Moore

87. Lead Me On
• Kelly Joe Phelps

88. Original Fleetwood Mac
• Fleetwood Mac

89. T-Bird Rhythm
• The Fabulous Thunderbirds

90. Gate Swings
• Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

91. Indianola Mississippi Seeds
• B.B. King

92. Hooker & Heat
• John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat

93. Black Magic
• Magic Sam

94. Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy

95. Houserockin'
• Hound Dog Taylor

96. Mr. Scrapper's Blues
• Scrapper Blackwell

97. White African
• Otis Taylor

98. Hard Drivin' Blues
• Roosevelt Sykes

99. Koko Taylor
• Koko Taylor

100. Relentless
• Danny Gatton


The Best 'Jump Blues' Artists
(Plus Their Best Album)
1. Louis Jordan
• (Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five)

2. Wynonie Harris
• (Bloodshot Eyes)

3. Roy Brown
• (Good Rockin' Tonight)

4. Big Joe Turner
• (Big Bad & Blue)

5. Big Jay McNeely
• (Central Avenue Confidential)

6. Red Prysock
• (Swingsation)

7. Joe Houston
• (Cornbread & Cabbage Greens)

8. Louis Prima
• (Wildest)

9. Amos Milburn
• (Bad Bad Whiskey)

10. Rudy Green
• (Juicy Fruit)

Last Updated: 2007-02-16
Newly added names are in Red