Listen to 100 Blues Classics & Greatest Blues Hits - The Very Best Classic Blues Collection by Various Artists on Apple Music. First, it had to be a POP song, but I did include hip hop songs too, so that eliminates songs like "The Man Who Sold The World" which Nirvana did a bad ass cover of, but it was a David Bowie songs first. The Rolling Stones absolutely belong on this list and I believe some of the legendary bluesman would agree. They represent the best known and most interpreted blues songs that are seen as having permanent value. You decide if that’s the case with Chuck Berry’s 12-track second LP for Chess. And.. Blue Jean Blues is a zz top original as far as i know. I was blind, and have played this one at least a dozen times since your comment. Rory Gallagher – Million Miles Away Did you see that the Badloves dropped a new album the end of October? Been a labor of love. Just Got Back From Baby’s i think that double trouble, originally by Otis Rush and re-recorded by several others, should be on this list. Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Could be any of the following: “Drifitng, I Loved Another Woman, Jumping at Shadows, Man of the World, Ooh Baby, Tell Me All Things You Do, The World Keep on Turning, World’s In A Tangle, etc…” Continually overlooked! The music list löök Awesome but i cant listening to them BUMMER!!!!! Anticipating Andy Warhol’s influential pop- art style, designer Ronald Clyne (who created over 500 folk and blues album covers for Folkways) presents a quartet of suited and shaded Hopkinses depicted in colors of increasing intensity from left to right. I considered David Bowie a rock artist, so it didn't count. Thanks. But with the miraculous revival of vinyl – whose sales have increased exponentially over the last couple of years – it’s feasible that album art will come into prominence again, whether that be for hip-hop, rock or the often overlooked world of blues album covers. Thanks for the note. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. (and the Ike Turner suggestion). Here’s a couple of tunes you may want to consider…, Big Pete Pearson – Worried About My Baby He has a place on the soon to be released update to the list. See and Learn more about the Top 25 songs on the video and wiki page. Agreed on Kenny Wayne Shepard. “Raspberry Beret” – Hindu Love Gods. Koko Taylor – Mother Nature (ft. Carey Bell) Blues standards come from different eras and styles, such as ragtime-vaudeville, Delta and country blues, and urban styles from Chicago and the West Coast. Just to name a few… But its also about personal taste. Works for me! Robert Cray Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal. The song is written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and Wonder's extraordinary version is perhaps the funkiest Beatles cover of all time. 92. I’ve long been a casual fan of the Blues, and now find myself listening more and more to it. After five years, I am … Thanks for the note. Thanks for the note. Kenny Wayne Shephard I like your list bro. Unlike many related sites, we try to be as complete as possible (not just performer and song title, but also songwriters and original releases) and order the data in a reusable and maintainable way. Best Chet Baker Pieces: 20 Jazz Essentials, Best Frank Sinatra Christmas Songs: 20 Classics That Define The Holidays, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Soundtrack: Vince Guaraldi Trio’s Seasonal Gift, Freddie Mercury’s Munich Years: An Interview With Phoebe Freestone. I agree. And I never fail to be stunned and amazed by the number of lists that have NO Jazz Covers Of Popular Songs 2020 | Jazz Songs 2020 - YouTube Zz top – Tush Some thoughts: in the Wilson Pickett/Ray Charles style, Eddie Floyd’s Knock on Wood is my runaway favorite. Some blues album covers are memorable because they are awful and clearly bereft of artistic endeavor. I found the episode and riff you are referring to. You should also check out “Green Limousine” by Aussie band The Badloves from their ’93 debut Get On Board and “Old Stray Dogs & Jesus” by Paul Thorn from his Too Blessed To Be Stressed album. The record mostly consists of newly written creations, and there is an original cover of Jimi Hendrix's song Did not recognize it or saw that it mentioned in the credits. Really, people?! I have gone deep with Rory over the past several months – in part to your comment. I am ok with that. Muddy Waters – Rolling Stone As for Ray, I am a fan and he appears twice on the Blues list. Thank you. So, here are eight recent jazzy covers of pop songs that encapsulate this trend. The next list will have some technology behind it that will hopefully allow this. Who knows what was going through the head of illustrator Nick Caruso when he devised the cover to this 2LP Chess retrospective of harmonica genius “Little” Walter Jacobs? Susan Tedeschi is cool, but …. I Cant Quit You Baby – Otis Rush “I Can’t Quit You Baby” is a powerful blues ballad performed by Otis Rush but written and produced by legendary blues songwriter Willie Dixon. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Taste – Same old Story Indigenous Features Best Cover Songs: 25 Definitive Cover Versions You Need To Hear. I’m thinking there are a lot of artists that aren’t represented on this Let’s face it, you can’t beat a good album cover. Keep an eye out for the new list coming out around the holidays. i so can’t get over it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Mustang Sally has the classic blues progression so it is a blues rock song. Heard a cut or two on various podcasts, but really enjoyed the. All influenced by the blues, but the songs are not all able to be pigeonholed in the blues genre. (101 so I could work in a second Stormy Monday – a favorite Allman Brothers Version). ((Might I say simply “WOW”) The list was just posted. Its combination of an image of strawberries (with a small picture of Berry superimposed on top) together with a bad pun for a title certainly grabs the eye. three entries??? ( Log Out /  A decade later, the British adopted the blues and rock n’ roll to create their own brand of music. This is clearly a song using the Blues scheme in Chords (during verse1+2) and lyrics line A + Line A + Line B during the first verse1 – but maybe purists are right is more a Rhythm & Blues Song Than a Blues one. New list out the first of the year. Muddy is my favorite, but I love J.B. Hutto too. Some more good ZZ Top blues songs: I reckon you’d enjoy “Gin Soaked Boy” by Tom Waits from his Swordfishtrombones album. Burgher, thanks for the note. Its title a feisty declaration of artistic independence, I Do Not Play No Rock’n’Roll boasted a stark, sepia-toned front cover photo of McDowell playing guitar on a back porch step, reflecting the rawness and brutal honesty of his music. And fuck the naysayers. However, Bear Rinehart absolutely belts the vocals and it all sounds fantastic. 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Evdokimov's board "blues album covers", followed by 253 people on Pinterest. In which the late great Warren Zevon and the non-Stipe part of R.E.M. . “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all,” laments the influential electric bluesman on this album’s memorable title song, whose theme of being cursed inspired one of the great blues album covers. Jimi Hendrix – hear my train a comin 1. Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman ( Log Out /  The Rolling Stones are blues wanna be’s….they shouldn’t be on this list. Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman (ft. Albert King) Famed for his searing bottleneck guitar lines, McDowell was 63 when he recorded this album, which, significantly, witnessed him switching from an acoustic to an electric guitar. It captures an assortment of the bluesier offerings from soul, R&B and even rock. I cannot imagine a top 100 without Alvin Lee, Joe Bonamassa, or Bob Dylan. JH. Robert Johnson – Walking Blues Appreciate the new tunes to listen to. The 50 Best Songs of 2017. Tony Joe White – Steamy Windows Five years later, I am working on an update, I agree a few favorites at the time need to go. This hilarious anomaly among blues album covers offers a literal interpretation of a common US slang expression, depicting Watson’s mother pushing him in a pram converted into a pimp mobile. I am on it though. Its cover – a monochrome, side-on shot of the front half of Hooker’s face, his eyes looking upwards – is a deceptively simple but powerful image, conveying the unadorned essence and visceral rawness of Hooker’s music. I will dial them up again for another listen. Like the list, but I’m always surprised that Kenny Wayne Shepherd gets forgotten about. Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. Listen to Rock Covers Pop Songs now. It is my holiday project. As for Susan Tedeschi, a definite soft spot for her from her early years in Boston. They just play it live in a medley with a “Folsom Prison Blues” cover and one of their originals. Meh -). No one though can really criticize the list, Thanks for the note and reading all 101. Given the mystique surrounding Johnson’s short life (legend has it that he made a Faustian pact with the devil and was murdered), it’s perhaps fitting that on the first ever compilation of his work he was represented by a painting rather than a photograph, because it underlined his growing mythical status. For a blues purist such as yourself, this is not your list. Stevie Wonder covered The Beatles ' song "We Can Work It Out" on his 1970 album Signed, Sealed and Delivered. Your email address will not be published. Chris James & Patrick Rynn – Going Down To The Ocean Rory Gallagher – Messin’ with the Kid Rory – Moonchild After five years, I am on a project reworking the list. Steve'n'Seagulls -- "Thunderstruck" (AC/DC) Earlier this month we published a list of 20 cover songs that became more famous than the originals.From Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" to Sinead O'Connor's breathy remake of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2U," the list scanned some of the best renditions in music history. As all John Mayer's previous works, Continuum combines the singer's unique pop music with the sound and sensibility of the blues. Perhaps for your update you can add something from the much maligned Ike Turner. Thanks. The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. It is unlikely we will ever become friends. Taste – Catfish Music is a subjective experience and the only opinion that matters when making a list of your favorites is your own. Here is a look at the best blues song covers by white musicians. Deep Purple – Lazy Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to having been widely performed and recorded. Also, I put a lot of emphasis on how big the cover was, not necessarily the original. Steve Miller Band – Mercury Blues Punk, Rock and Metal versions of Country, Blues, Classic rock and Pop songs featuring a Johnny Cash tribute block. But there are still some great blues album covers … Blues Traveller For SR Vaughn I think I would rate Tightrope higher than some of these. The band’s blatant disinterest in the photo shoot suggests that they would rather establish an identity via their music rather than the visual medium. There's nothing better than hearing a great musician's fresh take on a classic song. Having said that, the picture does capture the desolate, lonesome quality in Walter’s plaintive voice and wailing harmonica. Re-working the list now. Designed by Loring Eutemey, it was composed of images associated with bad omens and superstition (including a black cat, a skull and crossbones, and a Friday 13th calendar page). It captures the chameleonic personality of a musician who was renowned for his alcohol-fueled mood swings. Would welcome your thoughts on what is missing – and any tips on new blues artists to give a listen to. Why not? Tinsley and Guitar Shorty were already on the short list. Bar-B-Q. got together while recording Zevon’s 1987 Sentimental Hygiene album, got very drunk, and cut a bunch of old blues songs. Sorry wrong album – i meant the Little Walter one…. some new favorite songs to add to your list. Hillbilly, Thanks for the new ones! Jack White’s 15 Best Cover Songs The ‘Lazaretto’ master’s greatest renditions of other people’s material, from dusty blues classics to modern pop hits Thanks again. Eric Clapton – Layla (acoustic). Mark, New list will hopefully be unveiled by the new year. Thanks for the note. Appreciate the note. Corey Stevens A few more are represented on the soon to be updated list. Would be more fair to credit the original artists!! By writing and playing their own songs instead of relying on professional songwriters and session musicians, The Beatles revolutionized pop and rock music in … How could you omit Etta James’ “I’d rather go blind”? The 50 Best Cover Songs Ever. Thanks for the comment. 8. Joe Bonamassa is under represented on the original list. can u please tell me what the title of the bluesy (i think) song played during the intro to the LC’s Bar-B-Q scene in the Kansas City episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations series? some names…..I’m sure if you give them a fair chance you’ll find While the rest of the band’s expressions range from bored to pensive and self-conscious, a preoccupied Eric Clapton is caught reading a copy of the Beano comic on what is a delightfully informal and naturalistic shot for a blues album cover. And unlike many blues album covers, it didn’t reflect the music either, which included Howlin’ Wolf’s hyper-charged takes on Willie Dixon’s libidinous tales “The Red Rooster” and “Back Door Man.” What the artwork did symbolize, though, was the elemental artistic purity of Wolf’s music. it starts with a tambourine i think then followed by a guitar intro. Features Sitting On Top Of The World’s Best Blues Album Covers. A classic example of when bad is good. If you enjoyed listening to this one, maybe you will like: 1. Emma McIntyre / Stringer / Getty Images. The 50 Best Pop Country Songs of the Last 20 Years. See more ideas about album covers, blues, album. I picked up two new discoveries from the top of your list. this guy has no idea what he is talking about mustang sally is not a blues song. See more ideas about album covers, blues, album. Originally performed by Prince. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Thanks man! Funny that. Would welcome any others. Thanks! In the late 70s, Watson, pimped out in Superfly-style regalia, married blues with a disco-funk beat and created one of the genre’s most outrageous personas. I have always loved “Just ’cause you got the blues, don’t mean you gotta sing” by Savoy Brown. We live in an age where the consumption of music is increasingly defined and dominated by digital music, and because of that the importance of album covers seems to be diminishing – at least for a generation where streaming individual tracks rather than a complete set of songs seems a more desirable way to listen. Thanks many times over, especially for introducing me to folks I never heard of before like Susan Tedeschi and A C Reed. George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone It showed that Watson didn’t take himself too seriously and wasn’t afraid to be the butt of a good joke. You get four Lightnin’ Hopkinses for the price of one on the eye-catching front cover to the bluesman’s only LP for Folkways. You can’t possibly satisfy everyone with a list like this as several gems will get left off. Blue on Black is one of the cooler blues rock songs out there. Listening to it now. Appreciate the kind words! Shannon Curfman (especially her 1st album, when she was only 14) They have the power to invoke, inspire, intrigue and fascinate. I still welcome (and am very curious) to hear your suggestions for the new list. In the early years of the LP, album covers were often put together with little thought, but as time went by and the album concept evolved, artwork became increasingly sophisticated as marketing became an important selling tool for record companies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Perhaps he was implying that it should be considered a desert-island disc. Just as little wing & voodoo chile are hendrix’ songs. What would you have suggested for a Bo Diddley tune? really no MARVIN SEASE, TINSLEY ELLIS, SHUGGIE OTIS, GUITAR SHORTY REALLY!!!!! But that doesn’t mean to say that blues singers never cared about, or were indifferent to, the way they presented themselves on their album covers. And they can say a lot about an artist. Unlike pop artists, the majority of blues musicians have traditionally never been actively preoccupied with image, preferring to make music their priority. I am in the midst of an overhaul of the list and thank you for pointing out Peter Green. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for All Time Greatest Blues Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic - 2012 We recommend you to check other playlists or our favorite music charts. The backdrop of a graffiti-adorned wall also emphasized the urban grittiness of their sound. It will be on version 2.0. everyone’s list is going to be different…..there are probably a dozen that should be in everyone’s top 25, but from there it’s a crapshoot. Your email address will not be published. Burt Goldblatt’s simple but powerful portrait – an unusual overhead shot defined by vibrant colurs, strong outlines, and an effective chiaroscuro-like blend of sunlight and shade – is rightly considered an iconic blues album cover. ( Log Out /  Whether good, bad, beautiful or ugly, they tell a story. Play on Spotify Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer–songwriter, author, poet and painter who has been a major figure in popular music for more than five decades. Pop princess Meghan Trainor's hit song really kicks it up a notch in this cover by The Blueshine Brothers. Derek Trucks Mushmouth Shoutin’ Rory Gallagher – Cradle Rock Although the Blues list was set up to refer to a favorite version/performance of the tune – you are right that credit is due. Here are the top 10 greatest blues songs of all time: 10. Thanks! It was also one of a number of blues album covers that boasted a painting for its artwork: a vivid and almost garish portrait of the blues maven’s face etched by David Stone Martin, a prolific illustrator of album covers in the 50s and 60s. There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a … There are some duds in there. Indeed, a good cover picture, whether as a literal visual statement, expressing a concept, or functioning as a symbolic cipher, can convey in an instant what mere words will often struggle to communicate. album from Chris James and Patrick. They are solely responsible for leading me to the genre and my love of the music. Stream songs including Boom Boom, H*****e Coochie Man and more. Indeed, there have been some wonderfully memorable and eye-catching blues album covers, and here are a dozen of them…. The cover is almost exactly the same. It’s been a year since the last post..are you still working on the list? Guess what – I’m a Rory Gallagher fan. Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered or sampled that song. Definitely a consideration – and thanks for bringing Savoy Brown back on my radar. Thank you for providing a playlist that made for a good day. Taste – What’s Going On Thanks for the JB Hutto recommendation. By using a painting rather than a photograph, the artwork underlined Broonzy’s historical importance, making him a larger-than-life figure. Aug 7, 2016 - Explore The Blues Alley's board "Blues Album Covers" on Pinterest. Anything missing from your perspective? hi i REALLY need ur help, Terry. Please check back! From Robert Wyatt and the Monkees to Whitney Houston and . Your list is awesome, and has introduced me to some very cool blues tunes. The old Fleetwood Mac deserves a spot – or two. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Johnny Winter – Highway 69 Revisited Actually I’m DJ that plays blues every Monday on my show and this list isn’t that bad, sure some best of are missing but who can actually do a list like this and miss a few? . Rory – In Your Town I love the Women of The Blues! Leaving out the genius of Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac from this list is a major oversight. I welcome any of your favorites to consider on version 2.0. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. They will remain here. Rory – Bullfrog Blues Listen to the best blues songs on Spotify. Having scored his first hit in 1949, gruff-voiced John Lee Hooker was a bona fide blues veteran when he recorded this LP for Chess. Please let me know if you figure it first. John Mayer