Mushmouth Shoutin’ Just as little wing & voodoo chile are hendrix’ songs. 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. Muddy Waters – Rolling Stone But there are still some great blues album covers out there. Rory Gallagher – Messin’ with the Kid Appreciate the new tunes to listen to. From Robert Wyatt and the Monkees to Whitney Houston and . i think that double trouble, originally by Otis Rush and re-recorded by several others, should be on this list. Thanks! Rory – In Your Town 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. Your email address will not be published. If you enjoyed listening to this one, maybe you will like: 1. Your email address will not be published. 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? I still welcome (and am very curious) to hear your suggestions for the new list. Sorry wrong album – i meant the Little Walter one…. list, but rather than spoon feeding you songs I’ll just give you Taste – Same old Story Taste – Catfish 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. 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. The cover’s bright, bold imagery matched the urgent vitality of King’s music. The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. See and Learn more about the Top 25 songs on the video and wiki page. Here are the top 10 greatest blues songs of all time: 10. Perhaps for your update you can add something from the much maligned Ike Turner. Indigenous Hillbilly, Thanks for the new ones! For a blues purist such as yourself, this is not your list. Listen to the best blues songs on Spotify. Jonny Lang After five years, I am … Steve Earle & The Dukes are honoring Steve’s son, Justin Townes Earle, with their upcoming album J.T., out on what would have been the late musician's 39th birthday. Thanks for the comment. 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. Some more good ZZ Top blues songs: . Features Best Cover Songs: 25 Definitive Cover Versions You Need To Hear. Five years later, I am working on an update, I agree a few favorites at the time need to go. 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. Whether good, bad, beautiful or ugly, they tell a story. As for Ray, I am a fan and he appears twice on the Blues list. 8. ( Log Out /  Also, I put a lot of emphasis on how big the cover was, not necessarily the original. It captures an assortment of the bluesier offerings from soul, R&B and even rock. ( Log Out /  Jimi Hendrix – hear my train a comin Burgher, thanks for the note. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for All Time Greatest Blues Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic - 2012 I am in the midst of an overhaul of the list and thank you for pointing out Peter Green. I am in the process of tweaking the list this year. Thanks man! SRV – Pride ‘n Joy Joe Bonamassa is under represented on the original list. Please check back! The Howlin’ Wolf album is clearly a nod to Jimmy Reed’s debut album. To the uninitiated, an album by someone with a scary, lupine-inspired name, Don Bronstein’s seemingly innocuous still life-style painting of an empty rocking chair and guitar would perhaps seem like an odd juxtaposition. Here’s a couple of tunes you may want to consider…, Big Pete Pearson – Worried About My Baby Appreciate it. After five years, I am on a project reworking the list. Let’s face it, you can’t beat a good album cover. By using a painting rather than a photograph, the artwork underlined Broonzy’s historical importance, making him a larger-than-life figure. They are solely responsible for leading me to the genre and my love of the music. What would you have suggested for a Bo Diddley tune? Sep 16, 2019 - Explore Andrei V. Evdokimov's board "blues album covers", followed by 253 people on Pinterest. Enjoy! Really, people?! Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered or sampled that song. The song is written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and Wonder's extraordinary version is perhaps the funkiest Beatles cover of all time. I’ve long been a casual fan of the Blues, and now find myself listening more and more to it. Taste – What’s Going On We recommend you to check other playlists or our favorite music charts. Stevie Wonder covered The Beatles ' song "We Can Work It Out" on his 1970 album Signed, Sealed and Delivered. . Rory – Bullfrog Blues 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. 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. Joe Bonamassa – High Water Everywhere It is my holiday project. The Rolling Stones are blues wanna be’s….they shouldn’t be on this list. I am ok with that. 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 George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone Jazz Covers Of Popular Songs 2020 | Jazz Songs 2020 - YouTube 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? Thanks for the note. Steve'n'Seagulls -- "Thunderstruck" (AC/DC) Tony Joe White – Steamy Windows Required fields are marked *. 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. Chris James & Patrick Rynn – Going Down To The Ocean ((Might I say simply “WOW”) Looking forward to the 2017 update! Eric Clapton – Layla (acoustic). “Raspberry Beret” – Hindu Love Gods. Deep Purple – Lazy The cover is almost exactly the same. Appreciate the note. The list was just posted. Mustang Sally has the classic blues progression so it is a blues rock song. And.. Blue Jean Blues is a zz top original as far as i know. Play on Spotify Although the Blues list was set up to refer to a favorite version/performance of the tune – you are right that credit is due. Aug 7, 2016 - Explore The Blues Alley's board "Blues Album Covers" on Pinterest. Mojo Buford – Pickin’ Rags, Thanks for the note. “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. Thanks. And I never fail to be stunned and amazed by the number of lists that have NO i so can’t get over it. Never heard “Down in The Hole” by the Stones before …. They will remain here. 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. You can’t possibly satisfy everyone with a list like this as several gems will get left off. Thanks! It captures the chameleonic personality of a musician who was renowned for his alcohol-fueled mood swings. It showed that Watson didn’t take himself too seriously and wasn’t afraid to be the butt of a good joke. some new favorite songs to add to your list. Robert Wyatt, here are 20 revelatory takes on classic tunes to surprise and delight even the most ardent music snobs. Works for me! Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman (ft. Albert King) All influenced by the blues, but the songs are not all able to be pigeonholed in the blues genre. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. this guy has no idea what he is talking about mustang sally is not a blues song. Robert Johnson – Walking Blues There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a … 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 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. Originally a 5LP set released on Verve, this Bill Broonzy retrospective, The Big Bill Broonzy Story (which featured him singing and also talking about his life), like the Robert Johnson album, was issued during the folk and blues revival of the early 60s. He has a place on the soon to be released update to the list. (and the Ike Turner suggestion). However, Bear Rinehart absolutely belts the vocals and it all sounds fantastic. I considered David Bowie a rock artist, so it didn't count. The 50 Best Cover Songs Ever. And they can say a lot about an artist. Before you finalize the list, listen to Paul Butterfield. As all John Mayer's previous works, Continuum combines the singer's unique pop music with the sound and sensibility of the blues. 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