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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.

List Begun: 2022-06-13
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

Blues artist Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
Blues record Cross Road Blues


Blues artist Charley Patton
Charley Patton
Blues record Pony Blues


Blues artist Bukka White
Bukka White
Blues record Parchman Farm Blues

Blues artist McKinley Morganfield
McKinley Morganfield
(Muddy Waters)
Blues record I  Be's Troubled







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