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Blues Hall of Fame Museum

The Blues Hall of Fame is a music museum operated by the Blues Foundation at 421 S. Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially, the "Blues Hall of Fame" was not a physical building, but a listing of people who have significantly contributed to blues music. Started in 1980, it honors people who have performed, recorded, or documented blues. The museum opened to the public on May 8, 2015.



1982 tour jacket of Muddy Waters, member of the inaugural class of inductees
Autographed guitar of 1985 inductee Buddy Guy.
Elaborate, Mardi Gras themed walking stick of 2007 inductee Dr. John.
List of performers inducted
Year Name
1980 Big Bill Broonzy
Willie Dixon
John Lee Hooker
Lightnin' Hopkins
Son House
Howlin' Wolf
Elmore James
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Robert Johnson
B.B. King
Little Walter
Memphis Minnie
Muddy Waters
Charley Patton
Jimmy Reed
Bessie Smith
Otis Spann
T-Bone Walker
Sonny Boy Williamson I
Sonny Boy Williamson II
1981 Bobby "Blue" Bland
Roy Brown
Blind Willie McTell
Professor Longhair
Tampa Red
1982 Leroy Carr
Ray Charles
Big Walter Horton
Freddie King
Magic Sam
1983 Louis Jordan
Albert King
Robert Nighthawk
Ma Rainey
Big Joe Turner
1984 Otis Rush
Hound Dog Taylor
Big Mama Thornton
1985 Chuck Berry
Buddy Guy
J. B. Hutto
Slim Harpo
1986 Albert Collins
Tommy Johnson
Lead Belly
1987 Percy Mayfield
Eddie Taylor
Sonny Terry
1988 Mississippi John Hurt
Little Milton
Jay McShann
Johnny Winter
1989 Clifton Chenier
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Memphis Slim
1990 Blind Blake
Lonnie Johnson
Bukka White
1991 Sleepy John Estes
Billie Holiday
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Sunnyland Slim
1992 Skip James
Johnny Shines
Big Joe Williams
1993 Champion Jack Dupree
Lowell Fulson
1994 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Wynonie Harris
1995 Jimmy Rogers
1996 Charles Brown
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
1997 Brownie McGhee
Koko Taylor
1998 Luther Allison
Junior Wells
1999 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Roosevelt Sykes
2000 Johnny Otis
Stevie Ray Vaughan
2001 Etta James
Little Junior Parker
Rufus Thomas
2002 Ruth Brown
Big Maceo Merriweather
2003 Fats Domino
Pinetop Perkins
Sippie Wallace
Dinah Washington
2004 Bo Diddley
Blind Boy Fuller
2005 Walter Davis
Ike Turner
2006 Paul Butterfield
James Cotton
Roy Milton
Bobby Rush
2007 Dave Bartholomew
Dr. John
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
2008 Jimmy McCracklin
Mississippi Sheiks
Hubert Sumlin
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Peetie Wheatstraw
Jimmy Witherspoon
2009 Reverend Gary Davis
Son Seals
Taj Mahal
Irma Thomas
2010 Lonnie Brooks
Gus Cannon
W. C. Handy
Amos Milburn
Charlie Musselwhite
Bonnie Raitt
2011 Big Maybelle
Robert Cray
John P. Hammond
Alberta Hunter
Denise LaSalle
J. B. Lenoir
2012 Billy Boy Arnold
Mike Bloomfield
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Lazy Lester
Furry Lewis
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Frank Stokes
Allen Toussaint
2013 Otis Clay
Earl Hooker
Little Brother Montgomery
Jimmie Rodgers
Jody Williams
Joe Louis Walker
2014 Big Jay McNeely
Eddie Shaw
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
R. L. Burnside
Robert Pete Williams
2015 Eric Clapton
Little Richard
Tommy Brown
2016 Elvin Bishop
Eddy Clearwater
Jimmy Johnson
John Mayall
The Memphis Jug Band
2017 Johnny Copeland
Henry Gray
Willie Johnson
Magic Slim
Mavis Staples
2018 The Aces
Georgia Tom Dorsey
Sam Lay
Mamie Smith
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
2019 Count Basie
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Ida Cox
Pee Wee Crayton
Aretha Franklin
2020–2021 Eddie Boyd
Victoria Spivey
Billy Branch
Bettye LaVette
Syl Johnson
George "Harmonica" Smith
2022 [1] Lucille Bogan
Little Willie John
Johnnie Taylor
2023 [2] [3] [4] Carey Bell
Junior Kimbrough
Esther Phillips
John Primer
Snooky Pryor
Fenton Robinson
Josh White
2024 [5] [6] [7] Sugar Pie DeSanto
Lurrie Bell
Jimmy Rushing
Scrapper Blackwell
O. V. Wright
Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials

Non Performers

List of non performers inducted
Year Name
1991 Leonard Chess
1994 Bill "Hoss" Allen
John Lomax
Alan Lomax
John Richbourg
Gene Nobles
1995 Phil Chess
1996 Bob Koester
Pete Welding
1997 Bruce Iglauer
1998 Lillian McMurry
Sam Phillips
1999 Lester Melrose
Chris Strachwitz
2000 Dick Waterman
2001 Theresa Needham
Robert Palmer
2002 Jim O'Neal
2003 Ralph Bass
2004 J. Mayo Williams
2005 H. C. Speir
2006 Bihari brothers
Bobby Robinson
Jerry Wexler
2007 Ahmet Ertegun
Art Rupe
2008 John Hammond
Paul Oliver
2009 Clifford Antone
Mike Leadbitter
Bob Porter
2010 Peter Guralnick
"Sunshine" Sonny Payne
2011 Bruce Bromberg
Vivian Carter & James Bracken
Samuel Charters
John Wesley Work III
2012 Horst Lippmann & Fritz Rau
Doc Pomus
Pervis Spann
2013 Cosimo Matassa
Dave Clark
Henry Glover
2014 Mike Kappus
Don Robey
Dick Shurman
2016 Tommy Couch Sr. and Wolf Stephenson
2017 Amy van Singel
2018 Al Benson
2019 Moe Asch
2020 Ralph Peer
2022 [1] Mary Katherine Aldin
Otis Blackwell
2023 [2] [4] David Evans
2024 William R. “Bill” Ferris


List of books/magazines inducted
Year Book/magazine Author(s) Years published
1982 Living Blues 1970–present
Blues and Gospel Records 1902–1942 Robert M.W. Dixon and John Godrich 1964–1997
Blues Unlimited 1963–1987
1983 Blues Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Blues Singers Sheldon Harris 1979
1985 Blues Records 1943–1966 Mike Leadbitter and Neil Slaven 1968
1986 Chicago Breakdown (Chicago Blues) Mike Rowe 1973–1981
1987 The Story of the Blues Paul Oliver 1969
1988 Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues Paul Oliver 1960
1989 Feel Like Going Home Peter Guralnick 1971
1990 Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy’s Story as told to Yannick Bruynoghe [ de] Big Bill Broonzy 1955
1991 The Country Blues Samuel Charters 1959
Big Road Blues David Evans 1982
1992 I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story Willie Dixon, Don Snowden 1989
1993 Urban Blues Charles Keil 1966
1994 Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians Lawrence Cohn 1993
1995 Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom Peter Guralnick 1986
Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the ‘King of the Delta Blues' Peter Guralnick 1989
1996 The Land Where the Blues Began Alan Lomax 1993
1997 Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm & Blues Arnold Shaw (author) 1978
1998 Blues from the Delta William Ferris 1970
1999 The World Don't Owe Me Nothing David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards 1997
2000 The Country Blues Samuel Charters 1959
2001 Stormy Monday: The T-Bone Walker Story Helen Oakley Dance 1987
2002 Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records Nadine Cohodas 2000
2003 Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters Robert Gordon 2002
2004 Juke Blues magazine 1985–present
2005 Blues People: Negro Music in White America Amiri Baraka 1963
2006 Blues & Rhythm magazine 1984–present
Chasin' That Devil's Music Gayle Dean Wardlow 1998
2007 Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story Tony Glover, Scott Dirks & Ward Gaines 2002
2008 Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf James Segrest & Mark Hoffman 2004
2011 Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues John Broven 1978
2012 The Voice of the Blues Jim O'Neal 2002
2013 Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records Rob Bowman 2003
2014 Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke Peter Guralnick 2005
2016 Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis Jeff Todd Titon 1977
2017 Father of the Blues W.C. Handy 1941
2018 I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy Bob Reisman 2011
2019 Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University – Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941–1942 John Wesley Work III 2005
2020 Earl Hooker, Blues Master Sebastian Danchin 2001
2022 [1] Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast Bruce Bastin 1986
2023 [2] [4] The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville 1899-1926 Lynn Abbott & Doug Seroff 2017
2024 Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday – Pantheon Angela Davis 1998


List of albums inducted
Year Artist Title Record label Release year Album type Notes
1982 Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers Columbia Records 1961 Compilation
1983 B.B. King Live at the Regal ABC-Paramount Records 1965 Live
Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters Chess Records 1971 Compilation
The Best of Muddy Waters Chess Records 1958 Greatest Hits
Charley Patton Founder of the Delta Blues Yazoo Records 1970 Compilation
Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II Columbia Records 1970 Compilation
1984 Magic Sam West Side Soul Delmark Records 1968 Studio
Little Walter Boss Blues Harmonica Chess Records 1972 Compilation
Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues Delmark Records 1965 Studio
1985 Howlin Wolf Chester Burnett A.K.A. Howlin' Wolf Chess Records 1972 Compilation
Howlin Wolf Chess Records 1962 Compilation
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign Stax Records 1967 Compilation
1986 Albert Collins Ice Pickin Alligator Records 1978 Studio
Willie Dixon I Am The Blues Columbia Records 1970 Studio
Albert King Live Wire/Blues Power Stax Records 1968 Live
1987 Freddie King Hide Away King Records 1969 Compilation
Bobby "Blue" Bland Two Steps from the Blues Duke Records 1961 Compilation
Leroy Carr Blues Before Sunrise Columbia Records 1962 Compilation
1988 Muddy Waters Down on Stovall’s Plantation Testament Records 1966 Compilation
The Chess Box P-Vine Records 1985 Greatest Hits
Elmore James The Original Flair & Meteor Sides Ace Records 1984 Greatest Hits
1989 Otis Rush Right Place, Wrong Time Bullfrog Records 1976 Studio
Bessie Smith The World’s Greatest Blues Singer Columbia Records 1970 Compilation
Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland Showdown! Alligator Records 1985 Studio
Robert Nighthawk Live on Maxwell Street 1964 Rounder Records 1980 Live
1990 Skip James The Complete 1931 Session Yazoo Records 1986 Compilation
Willie Dixon The Chess Box MCA Chess Records 1989 Greatest Hits
Magic Sam Blues Band Black Magic Delmark Records 1969 Studio
1991 Muddy Waters Can't Get No Grindin' Chess Records 1973 Studio The only Muddy Waters album in the Hall of Fame that was recorded as an album
Various Artists Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vanguard Records 1966 Compilation
Little Walter The Best of Little Walter Checker Records 1958 Greatest Hits
1992 Bukka White Parchman Farm Columbia Records 1970 Compilation
Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings Columbia/Legacy Records 1990 Greatest Hits
Champion Jack Dupree Blues from the Gutter Atlantic Records 1958 Studio
Son House Father of the Folk Blues Columbia Records 1965 Compilation
1993 Jimmy Rogers Chicago Bound Chess Records 1970 Compilation
1994 T-Bone Walker The Complete Recordings of T-Bone Walker 1940–1954 Mosaic Records 1990 Greatest Hits
1995 Otis Spann Otis Spann Is the Blues Candid Records 1961 Studio
Big Joe Turner The Boss of the Blues Atlantic Records 1956 Studio The oldest album on the list
1996 Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers Alligator Records 1971 Studio
1997 Paul Butterfield Blues Band Paul Butterfield Blues Band Elektra Records 1965 Studio
1998 Albert King I’ll Play the Blues for You Stax Records 1972 Studio
1999 Junior Wells Blues Hit Big Town Delmark Records 1977 Compilation
2000 Mississippi Fred McDowell Mississippi Delta Blues Arhoolie Records 1964 Compilation
2001 Muddy Waters The Complete Plantation Recordings MCA Chess Records 1993 Compilation
2002 B.B. King Live in Cook County Jail ABC Records 1971 Live
2003 Junior Wells It’s My Life Baby! Vanguard Records 1966 Studio
2005 Z.Z. Hill Down Home Malaco Records 1982 Studio
2006 Charley Patton Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton Revenant Records 2001 Greatest Hits The latest album on the list
Mississippi Fred McDowell I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll Capitol Records 1970 Studio McDowell's first album that featured electric guitar
Etta James Tell Mama Cadet Records 1968 Studio
2007 Junior Parker Driving Wheel Duke Records 1962 Studio
Sonny Boy Williamson II Down and Out Blues Checker Records 1960 Compilation
Robert Pete Williams & others Angola Prisoners’ Blues Louisiana Folklore Society

Arhoolie Records

1959 Studio
2008 Bobby Bland Members Only Malaco Records 1985 Studio
Big Joe Williams Piney Woods Blues Delmark Records 1958 Compilation
Etta James Etta James Rocks the House Argo Records 1964 Live
Jimmy Reed I'm Jimmy Reed Vee-Jay Records 1958 Studio
Freddie King Freddy King Sings King Records 1961 Studio
2009 Various Artists Blues with a Feeling Vanguard Records 1993 Live Recorded at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1968
Alberta Hunter Amtrak Blues Columbia Records 1978 Studio
T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues Atlantic Records 1959 Studio
2010 Robert Cray Strong Persuader Mercury Records 1986 Studio
Fenton Robinson I Hear Some Blues Downstairs Alligator Records 1977 Studio
Lowell Fulson Hung Down Head Chess Records 1970 Compilation
2011 Sam Cooke Night Beat RCA Victor 1963 Studio
Robert Cray False Accusations HighTone Records 1985 Studio
Howlin Wolf The Real Folk Blues Chess Records 1965 Compilation
2012 Buddy Guy Damn Right, I've Got the Blues Silvertone Records 1991 Studio
The Robert Cray Band Bad Influence HighTone Records 1983 Studio
2013 Howlin Wolf More Real Folk Blues Chess Records 1967 Compilation
Louis Jordan Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits Decca Records 1969 Greatest Hits
Henry Thomas Complete Recorded Works/Texas Worried Blues Herwin Records

Yazoo Records

1975/1989 Greatest Hits
2014 Howlin Wolf Moanin’ in the Moonlight Chess Records 1959 Compilation
J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat Delmark Records 1969 Studio
2016 Alan Lomax Blues in the Mississippi Night Nixa Records

United Artists Records

1957/1959 Studio
2017 John Lee Hooker Real Folk Blues Chess Records 1966 Studio
2018 B.B. King Blues Is King BluesWay Records 1967 Live
2019 Elmore James The Sky Is Crying Sphere Sound Records 1965
2020 Howlin' Wolf The Chess Box Chess Records 1991 Compilation
2022 [1] Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Chess Records 1958 Studio
2023 [2] [4] Little Walter The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) Hip-O Select 2009 Compilation
2024 Bobby Bland Here's the Man!!! Duke Records 1962 Studio

Singles/album tracks

List of singles/album tracks inducted
Year Artist Title Record label Release year Notes
1983 Big Maceo " Worried Life Blues" Bluebird Records 1941
Elmore James " Dust My Broom" Trumpet Records 1951
Robert Johnson " Sweet Home Chicago" Vocalion 1936
" Hellhound on My Trail" Vocalion 1937
T-Bone Walker " Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" Black & White Records 1947
1984 Muddy Waters " Got My Mojo Working" Chess Records 1960 From At Newport 1960
" Hoochie Coochie Man" Chess Records 1954
Guitar Slim " The Things That I Used to Do" Specialty Records 1953
1985 John Lee Hooker " Boogie Chillen'" Modern Records 1948
B.B. King " The Thrill Is Gone" ABC Bluesway Records 1969 Peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100
Howlin Wolf " Smoke Stack Lightning" Chess Records 1956
1986 Robert Johnson " Cross Road Blues" Vocalion 1936
Little Walter " Juke" Checker Records 1952 Harmonica instrumental
Muddy Waters " Manish Boy" Chess Records 1955
1987 Tommy Johnson "Big Road Blues" Victor Records 1928
Sonny Boy Williamson II " Help Me" Checker Records 1963
Percy Mayfield " Please Send Me Someone to Love" Specialty Records 1950
1988 Leroy Carr " How Long, How Long Blues" Vocalion Records 1928
Charley Patton " Pony Blues" Paramount Records 1929
Albert King " Born Under a Bad Sign" Stax Records 1967
1989 Robert Johnson " Come On in My Kitchen" Vocalion 1936
Muddy Waters " Long Distance Call" Chess Records 1951
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers " Driftin' Blues" Philo Records 1945
1990 Robert Johnson " Terraplane Blues" Vocalion 1936
Sonny Boy Williamson I " Good Morning, School Girl" Bluebird Records 1937
Jimmy Reed " Big Boss Man" Vee-Jay Records 1960
1991 Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats Rocket 88 Chess Records 1951 Considered one of the first rock and roll records
Sonny Boy Williamson II "Nine Below Zero" Trumpet Records 1951
Elmore James " The Sky Is Crying" Fire Records 1959
Howlin Wolf " Killing Floor" Chess Records 1964
1992 Blind Willie McTell " Statesboro Blues" Victor Records 1928 Popularized by the Allman Brothers Band in 1971
Big Joe Williams " Baby, Please Don't Go" Bluebird Records 1935
1993 Lowell Fulson " Reconsider Baby" Checker Records 1954
1994 Larry Davis " Texas Flood" Duke Records 1958 Popularized by Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1983
Otis Rush " I Can't Quit You Baby" Cobra Records 1956
1995 Koko Taylor " Wang Dang Doodle" Checker Records 1965 First recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1960
1996 Sonny Boy Williamson II " Don't Start Me Talkin'" Checker Records 1955
1997 Slim Harpo " Baby Scratch My Back" Excello Records 1965
1998 Junior Wells " Messin' with the Kid" Chief Records 1960
1999 Blind Willie Johnson " Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" Columbia Records 1927 Solo slide guitar instrumental
2000 Z.Z. Hill "Down Home Blues" Malaco Records 1982 The latest song on the list
2001 Big Joe Turner " Shake, Rattle and Roll" Atlantic Records 1954
2002 St. Louis Jimmy Oden " Goin' Down Slow" Bluebird Records 1941
2003 Little Johnny Taylor " Part Time Love" Galaxy Records 1964
2004 Jimmy Reed " Baby What You Want Me to Do" Vee-Jay Records 1959
Slim Harpo " Rainin in my Heart" Excello Records 1961
2005 Charles Brown " Black Night" Aladdin Records 1951
2006 Bill Doggett " Honky Tonk, Parts 1 & 2" King Records (United States) 1956 Instrumental
Skip James "Devil Got My Woman" Paramount Records 1931
Big Mama Thornton " Hound Dog" Peacock Records 1952 Popularized by Elvis Presley in 1956
2007 Son House " Death Letter" Columbia Records 1965
Freddie King " Hide Away" Federal Records 1961 Electric guitar instrumental
Robert Nighthawk " Black Angel Blues" Aristocrat Records 1949 First recorded by Lucille Bogan in 1930
2008 Otis Rush " Double Trouble" Cobra Records 1958 Stevie Ray Vaughan's band name was inspired by the song.
Little Walter " My Babe" Checker Records 1955
Bessie Smith " Backwater Blues" Columbia Records 1927
2009 Louis Jordan " Caldonia" Decca Records 1945
Mississippi Sheiks " Sitting on Top of the World" Okeh Records 1930
John Lee Hooker " Boom Boom" Vee-Jay Records 1961
2010 Howlin' Wolf " Spoonful" Chess Records 1960
Little Willie John " Fever" King Records 1956
Otis Rush " All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" Cobra Records 1958
Blind Lemon Jefferson " Match Box Blues" Paramount Records 1927
Big Bill Broonzy " Key to the Highway" Okeh Records 1941
2011 Eddie Boyd " Five Long Years" J.O.B. Records 1952
Skip James "Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues" Paramount Records 1931
Robert Johnson " Love in Vain" Vocalion Records 1937
Jimmy Witherspoon " Ain't Nobody's Business" Supreme 1947 First recorded by Anna Meyers in 1922
2012 Tampa Red " It Hurts Me Too" Bluebird Records 1940
Magic Sam "All Your Love" Cobra Records 1957
Pine Top Smith "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" Vocalion Records 1928
2013 Howlin' Wolf " How Many More Years" Chess Records 1951
Louis Jordan " Let the Good Times Roll" Decca Records 1946
Tommy Johnson "Canned Heat Blues" Victor Records 1928 Blues rock group Canned Heat took their name from the song
Memphis Minnie " Me and My Chauffeur Blues" Okeh Records 1941
2014 Tampa Red & Georgia Tom " It's Tight Like That" Vocalion 1928
Kokomo Arnold " Milk Cow Blues" Decca Records 1934
Charley Patton " High Water Everywhere, Parts I & II" Paramount Records 1930
Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra " After Hours" Bluebird Records 1940
Robert Petway " Catfish Blues" Bluebird Records 1941
2016 Mamie Smith " Crazy Blues" Okeh Records 1920 The oldest song on the list
Jimmy Rogers " That’s All Right" Chess Records 1950
Billy Boy Arnold " I Wish You Would" Vee-Jay Records 1955
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers " Merry Christmas Baby" Exclusive Records 1947 The first Christmas song in the Hall of Fame
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell "Blues Before Sunrise" Vocalion 1934
2017 Bo Diddley " Bo Diddley" Checker Records 1955 First Bo Diddley song to use the Bo Diddley beat
Tommy Tucker " Hi-Heel Sneakers" Chess Records 1963
Howlin Wolf " I Ain't Superstitious" Chess Records 1961
Albert King I’ll Play the Blues For You Stax Records 1971
Son House "Preachin' the Blues" Paramount Records 1930
2018 Albert King " Cross Cut Saw" Stax Records 1966 First recorded by Tommy McClennan in 1941
Booker T. & the M.G.'s " Green Onions" Stax Records 1962 Instrumental
Bo Diddley " I'm a Man" Checker Records 1955
Big Joe Turner " Roll 'Em Pete" Vocalion 1938
Ma Rainey " See See Rider Blues" Paramount Records 1924
2019 Ray Charles " I Got a Woman" Atlantic Records 1954
B.B. King " Every Day I Have the Blues" RPM 1954
Muddy Waters " Rollin' Stone" Chess Records 1950
Elmore James " Shake Your Moneymaker" Fire Records 1961
Bessie Smith " The St. Louis Blues" Columbia Records 1925 One of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song
2020 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup " That's All Right (Mama)" RCA Victor 1946
Ruth Brown " (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" Atlantic Records 1952
Bertha Hill " Trouble in Mind" Okeh Records 1926
Willie Brown "Future Blues" Paramount Records 1930
B.B. King " 3 O'Clock Blues" RPM 1951
2022 [1] Sonny Boy Williamson II " Eyesight to the Blind" Trumpet Records 1951 Popularized by The Who in 1969
Bobby "Blue" Bland " Farther Up the Road" Duke Records 1957 Peaked at #43 on the Billboard Charts
Roy Brown " Good Rocking Tonight" De Luxe 1947
B.B. King " Rock Me Baby" Kent Records 1964 Peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100
Baby Face Leroy Trio " Rollin’ and Tumblin’" Parkway Records 1950
2023 [2] [4] Lowell Fulson “Black Nights” Kent Records 1965
Freddy King I’m Tore Down Federal Records 1961
Lightnin’ Hopkins Mojo Hand Fire Records 1960
Son House “My Black Mama” Paramount Records 1930
Howlin’ Wolf “The Red Rooster” ( Little Red Rooster) Chess Records 1961
2024 Junior Parker Driving Wheel Duke Records 1961
Billy Boy Arnold “I Ain’t Got You” Vee-Jay Records 1955
Jazz Gillum Key to the Highway Bluebird Records 1940
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “Okie Dokie Stomp” Peacock Records 1954
Lil Green Why Don’t You Do Right? Bluebird Records 1941


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