Best blues around…

Nowadays, my hobbies are two: medicine and the blues. The first is an art that became my profession. The second is an art that completes my need for creation and expression. In order to fulfill this urgent need I have collected more than 100GB of blues in my computer. I use an mp3 player and whenever I have available time I listen to them carefully and choose only the best. In this way, I discovered blues and artists that are not well known to blues community, and categorized them according to certain characteristics such as very slow, fast, piano, harp, funky, instrumental and more…
I Know that there are many blues that i dont know. Maybe after 100 years I will be able to make a chart of the really best! These are those that came across my mp3 player and made me love them even from their first 10 seconds …

Very slow blues
My favorite style! The type of blues that let you express your very deep feelings…specially the pain! In Greek music we have “rebetika”…they represent our slow blues…just with the same feelings.

Have you ever loved a woman, Derek and the Dominos
Double trouble, Eric Clapton
I’ve got a mind to travel, Albert Collins & Barrelhouse
After Hours, Jimmy Smith, Root Down
Soft and mellow Stella, Sunnyland Slim (born with the blues)
Ginder Man Blues, Memphis Slim (All that Blues)
Five long years, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson
Last Night, Carey Bell (Carey Bell’s Blues)
Shot gun Blues, Blues Company (Live ’89)
Sunday Morning Blues?
The hard way, Otis Spann-Robert Lockwood (Otis Spann is the blues)
My mind is trying to leave me, Albert Collins (Don’t loose your cool)
If trouble was money, Albert Collins
Lights are on but nobody’s home, Albert Collins
Ain’t gonna ‘n give up on love, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Tin Pan Alley, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Long distance call, Hubert Summlin (About them shoes)
Iodine my Coffee, Hubert Summlin (About them shoes)


Off the hook, Earl Hooker (Two bugs and a roach)
Snow-Cone II, Albert Collins (Cool sound)
Off the wall, Muddy Waters
Last Night, Big Joe Turner and Room full Of Blues (Blues Train)
Honky Tonk, Muddy Waters
Back at the chicken Shack…, Jimmy Smith
Taxi, Blues Company (Vintage)
Stepping out, Memphis Slim (Rocking the blues)
Chunky, Hubert Summlin (Heart and soul)
Texas Boogie, Paul Lamp and the Kingsnakes (Fine condition)


The sky is Crying, Sonny Boy Williamson II
Once upon a time, Sonny Boy Williamson II
Ida Mae, Sonny Terry
Garbage man, Muddy Waters
Trust my babe, Junior Wells
Old Time Boogie, Big Al Blake and Hollywood Fats (Mr Blakes Blues)
Crazy about my babe, Snooky Pryor (Snooky)
Help me -Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells
Work Song, Paul Jones (The blues just like yesterday)
What my mama told me, Carey Bell (Harpslinger)
Help me, Kingsnakes (Snakes alive!)

Woman Blues

What you want me to do, Etta James
Down Home Blues, Bg time Sarah & The BTS (blues in the year one-d-one)
Tell mama, Etta James
Big Mama’s Blues (my Love), Big Mama Thorton with Muddy Waters Blues Band
Sweet little angel, Big Mama Thorton (Ball And Chain)

Fast (Happy) blues

Toscho’s Boogie, Blues Company
Dangerous Daddy, Blues Company (Damn Lets Jam!)
Same Old Feeling, Blues Company (Invitation to the blues)
Can’t get no grinding, Muddy Waters
Trouble no more, Muddy Waters
Travelling South, Albert Collins (Iceman)
I don’t Know, Blues Company (then and now + Live ‘89)
Let me love you, Stevie Ray Vaughan (In Step)
The Blues Is Allright
The train, Junior Wells (Better off with the blues)
I aint drunk, Albert Collins
Brick, Albert Collins (Frostbite)


Guitar Boogie, Freddie King
Hey Little Girl, Blues Company (Live ’89)
What love can do, Blues Company (invitation to the blues)

Muddy Waters is a real magician:

Blow Wind Blow, Muddy Waters
Baby please don’t go, Muddy Waters
Bus Driver, Muddy Waters
Everything gonna be alright, Muddy Waters
You can’t loose what you ain’t never had, Muddy Waters
Blow wind blow, Muddy Waters (Muddy and the wolf)
Nine Below Zero, Muddy Waters


Two bugs and a roach, Earl Hooker (Two bugs and a roach)
Baby…scratch my back, The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Baby scratch my back, Slim Harpo (The best of Slim Harpo)


Green onions, Booker T & the Mgs
Mo’ Onions, Booker T & the Mgs
Ode to Billie Joe, Jimmy Smith, Talkin verve: Roots of Acid Jazz
I can’t get no satisfaction, Jimmy Smith (talkin verve: roots of acid jazz)


Cleanhead Blues, Etta James and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, The Late show


Sweet Home Chicago, Keb Mo’ & Corey Harris, The blues: a musical Journey
Machine Gun Blues, Louisiana Red (Rip off blues)


Blues memphis, Slim Harpo (Slim Harpo)

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