Any Blues tunes

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Any blues tunes you guys would recommend, just been gettin the blues and the standard blues proggession is getting over repetative :)
  2. Bass2x


    Jul 25, 2005
    Loan Me a Dime - Boz Scaggs/Duane Allman
  3. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    There are about four threads here where people have listed must know blues tunes. I copied all the song names, put them in order, and deleted multiple entries:

    Baby Please Don't Go
    Big Boss Man
    Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom
    Born Under A Bad Sign
    Bright Lights, Big City
    Crosscut Saw
    Cry, Cry, Cry
    Down Home Blues
    Dust My Broom
    Every Day I Have The Blues
    Five Long Years
    Flip, Flop And Fly
    Frankie And Johhny
    Further On Up The Road
    Gambler's Blues
    Goin' Down
    Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
    Got My Mojo Working
    Green Onions
    Help Me (Same As Further On)
    Hey Bartender
    Hoochie Koochie Man
    I Got My Mojo Workin'
    If Trouble Was Money
    I'll Play The Blues For You
    I'm Ready
    Kansas City
    Key To The Highway
    Keys To The Highway
    Let The Good Times Roll
    Little Dab-A-Do
    Little Red Rooster
    Little Sister
    Little Wing
    Louisiana Blues
    Love Her With A Feelin'
    Magic Sam
    Mannish Boy
    Mary Had A Little Lamb
    Mean Old World
    Messin' With The Kid
    Midnight Blues
    Mustang Sally
    My Baby's Gone
    Mystery Train
    Natural Ball
    Night Train
    Nobody Knows You When Your Down And Out
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    One Way Out
    Paying The Cost To Be Boss
    Pity The Fool
    Pretty Woman
    Pride And Joy
    Professor Longhair
    Red House
    Rock Me Baby
    Rollin' And Tumblin'
    Route 66
    San Jose
    Sassie Mae
    Separate Ways
    Serves You Right To Suffer
    Shame, Shame, Shame
    Sleepin' In The Ground
    Smokestack Lightening
    St James Infirmary
    Statesboro Blues
    Statesborough Blues
    Still Got The Blues For You
    Stormy Monday
    Story Of The Blues
    Sweet Home Chicago
    Sweet Little Angel
    Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
    Take Out Some Insurance
    Texas Flood
    That's All Right
    The Blues Is All Right
    The Sky Is Cryin'
    The Thrill Is Gone
    Things I Used To Do
    Tobacco Road
    Tore Down
    Trouble Blues
    Trouble In Mind
    Trouble No More
    Voodoo Chile Blues
    Walkin' Blues
    Walkin' The Dog
    Whipping Post
    Who Do You Love?
    Why I Sing The Blues
    Worried Life Blues
  4. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    And a list I got somewhere on the internet:

    1. Memphis Blues - W.C. Handy
    2. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith
    3. Pine Top Boogie - Pine Top Smith
    4. Dust My Broom - Elmore James
    5. Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooker
    6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
    7. Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
    8. Hellhound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
    9. Spoonful - Willie Dixon
    10. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
    11. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Sonny Boy Williamson I
    12. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
    13. Forty Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
    14. Smokestack Lightnin - Howlin' Wolf
    15. Statesboro Blues - Taj Mahal
    16. Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
    17. Juke - Little Walter
    18. The Little Red Rooster - Willie Dixon
    19. Come In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson
    20. I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo
    21. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
    22. Back Door Man - Willie Dixon
    23. It's My Own Fault - B.B. King
    24. I'm Tore Down - Freddie King
    25. T-Bone Blues - T-Bone Walker
    26. Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
    27. Preaching The Blues - Son House
    28. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out - Bessie Smith
    29. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
    30. Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
    31. Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
    32. Hideaway - Freddie King
    33. How Long, How Long Blues - Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
    34. Five Long Years - B.B. King
    35. Red House - Jimi Hendrix
    36. Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson
    37. All Your Love - Magic Sam
    38. Give Me Back My Wig - Hound Dog Taylor
    39. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
    40. Worried Life Blues - Sleepy John Estes
    41. If Trouble Was Money - Albert Collins
    42. I Aint Superstitous - Willie Dixon
    43. Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk
    44. I Know What You're Putting Down - Louis Jordan
    45. Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson
    46. Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton
    47. Further On Up The Road - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
    48. I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
    49. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
    50. Born In Chicago - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    51. Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
    52. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    53. Pony Blues - Charley Patton
    54. The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James
    55. Catfish Blues - Robert Petway
    56. Highway 49 - Big Joe Williams
    57. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
    58. Blues Before Sunrise - Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
    59. Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
    60. Bumble Bee - Memphis Minnie
    61. I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
    62. It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
    63. Stop Breakin' Down - Robert Johnson
    64. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    65. I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
    66. Me and The Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
    67. The Walkin' Blues - Taj Mahal
    68. 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do - Bessie Smith
    69. It's Tight Like That - Tampa Red
    70. Love In Vain - Robert Johnson
    71. Evil - Willie Dixon
    72. Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo
    73. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
    74. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
    75. Rock Me Mama - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
    76. Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
    77. Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
    78. Boom Boom Out Go The Lights - Little Walter
    79. The Same Thing - Willie Dixon
    80. West Coast Blues - Blind Blake
    81. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
    82. Cryin' Shame - Lightnin' Hopkins
    83. Rollin & Tumblin - Elmore James
    84. Everyday I Have The Blues - B.B. King
    85. Messin Around - Memphis Slim
    86. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
    87. Eyesight To The Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson II
    88. CC Rider - Ma Rainey
    89. Personal Manager - Albert King
    90. Graveyard Dream Blues - Ida Cox
    91. Beaver Slide Rag - Peg Leg Howell
    92. Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
    93. Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
    94. The Seventh Son - Willie Dixon
    95. As The Years Go Passing By - Gary Moore
    96. We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
    97. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee
    98. Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown
    99. Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
    100. Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
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  5. hahaha, holy crap, didnt expect that many results from so few posts! i know a few of those tunes already, but nowhere near all of them, cheers :D :D :D :D

    (seein messin with the kid in there, im gonna have to learn that again :) )
  6. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
    the sweet thing about blues is once you know the bassic boogie, shuffle and slow blues you can fake 90% of those..
    just need a sharp eye to catch the que's from the band leader

    start hitting the local jams...there a ton of fun
  7. Kaiser325


    Jul 27, 2010
    Can you tell me where I can find the tab for Flip, Flop And Fly.
  8. Right here...

    Big Joe Turner - PDF, TuxGuitar, GuitarPro 4

    Bill Haley - PDF, TuxGuitar, GuitarPro 4

    [EDIT] I don't have the Blues Brothers take, but this version has some interesting stuff going on under the sax solo, so I'll add it to the list. (The rest of it's pretty mundane IMO) [/EDIT]

  9. Born under a bad sign- Hendrix version
  10. rzpooch


    Nov 14, 2007
    Bonney Lake Wa
    Albert Collins! Get one of his Alligator label cd's and you will be funky blues heaven!
  11. basically imagine 5-7 all the way down

    so you have a big box, play octaves and use a note or two out of that box of notes and u can play any blues
  12. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Bristol, TN
    Try Keb Mo's Soon as I Get Paid for a nice chord change variation.
  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    So. Cal.
    I know, I know....zombie thread...but some new info.

    This list is from a blues jam in Santa Monica that's still going on.