100 Greatest Blues Albums Of All Time

Criteria: These greatest "Blues" albums were chosen and ranked to showcase the artists musical vision through their impact and influence on the "blues" community, originality, creative inspiration, musicianship, recording quality, and popularity. 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 music 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
7. Joe Houston
(Cornbread & Cabbage Greens)
8. Louis Prima
9. Amos Milburn
(Bad Bad Whiskey)
10. Rudy Green
(Juicy Fruit)

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