100 Greatest Delta Blues Songs

Criteria: These Delta Blues Songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, critical acclaim, influence and impact. Songs were only eligible if the artist was born and/or recorded their music in the Mississippi Delta, which includes Mississippi and some portions of Arkansas and Louisiana that lie between the Mississippi River and the Yazoo River. The vast majority of the songs were recorded before World War II.
Greatest Delta Blues Songs
1. Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson
2. Pony Blues
Charley Patton
3. Hell Hound On My Trail
Robert Johnson
4. Me And The Devil Blues
Robert Johnson
5. A Spoonful Blues
Charley Patton
6. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson
7. Parchman Farm Blues
Bukka White
8. I Be's Troubled
McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)
9. Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)
Robert Johnson
10. Ramblin' On My Mind
Robert Johnson
11. Mississippi Boweavil Blues
The Masked Marvel (Charley Patton)
12. Country Blues
McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)
13. That's No Way to Get Along
Robert Wilkins
14. Terraplane Blues
Robert Johnson
15. Canned Heat Blues
Tommy Johnson
16. Love In Vain Blues
Robert Johnson
17. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
Robert Johnson
18. 32-20 Blues
Robert Johnson
19. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues
The Masked Marvel (Charley Patton)
20. When Can I Change My Clothes
Bukka White
21. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Robert Johnson
22. Moon Going Down
Charley Patton
23. Hard Time Killin' Floor
Skip James
24. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
Robert Johnson
25. Walkin' Blues
Robert Johnson
26. My Black Mama
Son House
27. Traveling Riverside Blues
Robert Johnson
28. Come On In My Kitchen
Robert Johnson
29. Walkin' Blues
Son House
30. Fixin' to Die Blues
Bukka White
31. Little Queen of Spades
Robert Johnson
32. Cool Drink of Water Blues
Tommy Johnson
33. From Four Until Late
Robert Johnson
34. Sweet Home Chicago
Robert Johnson
35. High Sheriff Blues
Charley Patton
36. Stones In My Passway
Robert Johnson
37. Shake 'Em On Down
Bukka White
38. Devil Got My Woman
Skip James
39. Big Road Blues
Tommy Johnson
40. Malted Milk
Robert Johnson
41. I'm So Glad
Skip James
42. Stack O'Lee Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
43. Crawlin' King Snake
Joe Williams
44. Kassie Jones
Furry Lewis
45. Death Letter Blues
Son House
46. High Water Everywhere
Charley Patton
47. Boogie Chillen'
John Lee Hooker
48. Frankie (aka Frankie And Albert)
Mississippi John Hurt
49. Catfish Blues
Robert Petway
50. Mean Old Frisco Blues
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
51. Avalon Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
52. Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues
Jim Jackson
53. Roll And Tumble Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern
54. Judge Harsh Blues
Furry Lewis
55. I'm In The Mood
John Lee Hooker
56. Preachin' the Blues
Son House
57. Take a Little Walk With Me
Robert Lockwood
58. You Gotta Move
Mississippi Fred McDowell
59. Rock Me Mamma
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
60. Lead Pencil Blues (It Just Won't Write)
Johnnie (Geechie) Temple
61. Cypress Grove Blues
Skip James
62. Corrine Corrina
Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman
63. Black Spider Blues
Robert Lockwood
64. Somebody Changed The Lock On That Door
Casey Bill (Weldon)
65. Prowling Night-Hawk
Robert Lee McCoy (Robert Nighthawk)
66. Howling Tom Cat Blues
Bo Carter
67. If I Get Lucky
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
68. Huckle Up Baby
John Lee Hooker
69. Last Kind Words Blues
Geeshie Wiley
70. Sitting on Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks
71. Little Boy Blue
Robert Lockwood
72. Rolling Stone
Robert Wilkins
73. Women in My Life
John Lee Hooker
74. Milk Cow Blues
Papa Freddie (Freddie Spruell)
75. We Gonna Move (To The Outskirts Of Town)
Casey Bill (Weldon)
76. Who's Been Here?
Bo Carter
77. All in My Dreams
Boyd Gilmore
78. Joliet Blues
Shoe Shine Johnny (Johnny Shines)
79. Pile Driver Blues
Kansas Joe (Joe McCoy)
80. The Jail House Blues
Sam Collins
81. Future Blues
Willie Brown
82. Saturday Blues
Ishman Bracey
83. Never Drive a Stranger From Your Door
Willie Harris
84. Henry's Worry Blues
Henry Townsend
85. Little Leg Woman
Joe Williams
86. Last Time Blues
Charlie McCoy
87. Trouble-Hearted Blues
Ishman Bracey
88. Look Who's Coming Down the Road
Georgia Pine Boy (Joe McCoy)
89. Bottle Up And Go
Tommy McClennan
90. Fare Thee Well Blues
Joe Calicott
91. Candy Man Blues
The Mississippi Mudder (Papa Charlie [McCoy])
92. Moanin' the Blues
Charlie Spand
93. Overtime Blues
Walter Vincent (Vinson)
94. M & O Blues
Willie Brown
95. My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
King Solomon Hill
96. Voice Throwin' Blues
Walter Hawkins (Buddy Boy Hawkins)
97. Army Blues
David Edwards
98. Cottonfield Blues
Garfield Akers
99. You Scolded Me And Drove Me From Your Door
Mississippi Bracey
100. Ashes in My Whiskey
Walter Davis
Robert Johnson
Charley Patton

Bukka White

McKinley Morganfield
(Muddy Waters)

List Begun: 2022-06-13