Jonny Lang Tinsley and Guitar Shorty were already on the short list. Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman SRV – Pride ‘n Joy Just as little wing & voodoo chile are hendrix’ songs. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for All Time Greatest Blues Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic - 2012 Emma McIntyre / Stringer / Getty Images. Robert Wyatt, here are 20 revelatory takes on classic tunes to surprise and delight even the most ardent music snobs. I love the Women of The Blues! 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. I have always loved “Just ’cause you got the blues, don’t mean you gotta sing” by Savoy Brown. It captures the chameleonic personality of a musician who was renowned for his alcohol-fueled mood swings. 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. three entries??? Did you see that the Badloves dropped a new album the end of October? By writing and playing their own songs instead of relying on professional songwriters and session musicians, The Beatles revolutionized pop and rock music in … I found the episode and riff you are referring to. As for Ray, I am a fan and he appears twice on the Blues list. Thanks for the note. Thank you for providing a playlist that made for a good day. JH. ( Log Out / Why not? Play on Spotify No one though can really criticize the list, Thanks for the note and reading all 101. Andy. See and Learn more about the Top 25 songs on the video and wiki page. I reckon you’d enjoy “Gin Soaked Boy” by Tom Waits from his Swordfishtrombones album. I am ok with that. 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But there are still some great blues album covers … It is my holiday project. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Steve'n'Seagulls -- "Thunderstruck" (AC/DC) Joe Bonamassa is under represented on the original list. Thanks for the note. I have gone deep with Rory over the past several months – in part to your comment. Thanks for the note. They represent the best known and most interpreted blues songs that are seen as having permanent value. The music list löök Awesome but i cant listening to them BUMMER!!!!! Agreed on Kenny Wayne Shepard. Whether good, bad, beautiful or ugly, they tell a story. Mojo Buford – Pickin’ Rags, Thanks for the note. It’s been a year since the last post..are you still working on the list? After five years, I am on a project reworking the list. Thanks Rhonda. 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. 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. Taste – What’s Going On Listen to Rock Covers Pop Songs now. list, but rather than spoon feeding you songs I’ll just give you Really. Stevie Wonder covered The Beatles ' song "We Can Work It Out" on his 1970 album Signed, Sealed and Delivered. Taste – Sugar Mama There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a … Mark, Shannon Curfman (especially her 1st album, when she was only 14) Listening to it now. They have the power to invoke, inspire, intrigue and fascinate. Keep an eye out for the new list coming out around the holidays. Thanks many times over, especially for introducing me to folks I never heard of before like Susan Tedeschi and A C Reed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Please let me know if you figure it first. Rory – In Your Town New list will hopefully be unveiled by the new year. Would welcome any others. Rory Gallagher – Million Miles Away For SR Vaughn I think I would rate Tightrope higher than some of these. The record mostly consists of newly written creations, and there is an original cover of Jimi Hendrix's song Been a labor of love. And.. Blue Jean Blues is a zz top original as far as i know. It captures an assortment of the bluesier offerings from soul, R&B and even rock. Just Got Back From Baby’s They just play it live in a medley with a “Folsom Prison Blues” cover and one of their originals. Some thoughts: in the Wilson Pickett/Ray Charles style, Eddie Floyd’s Knock on Wood is my runaway favorite. As all John Mayer's previous works, Continuum combines the singer's unique pop music with the sound and sensibility of the blues. Joe Bonamassa – Wild About You Baby 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. As far as I know (and at the time of writing this) Needtobreathe haven’t actually recorded a studio version of this song. 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. i think that double trouble, originally by Otis Rush and re-recorded by several others, should be on this list. 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! But there are still some great blues album covers out there. Five years later, I am working on an update, I agree a few favorites at the time need to go. Corey Stevens . 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. You decide if that’s the case with Chuck Berry’s 12-track second LP for Chess. Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to having been widely performed and recorded. After I post this I’ll probably think of a half dozen more but this is a good start. Like the list, but I’m always surprised that Kenny Wayne Shepherd gets forgotten about. 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. Works for me! Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered or sampled that song. I am in the midst of an overhaul of the list and thank you for pointing out Peter Green. It captures an assortment of the bluesier offerings from soul, R&B and even rock. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A few more are represented on the soon to be updated list. Deep Purple – Lazy The song is written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and Wonder's extraordinary version is perhaps the funkiest Beatles cover of all time. Kenny Wayne Shephard Appreciate the note. Guess what – I’m a Rory Gallagher fan. 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. Muddy is my favorite, but I love J.B. Hutto too. 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. The 50 Best Pop Country Songs of the Last 20 Years. Did not recognize it or saw that it mentioned in the credits. The next list will have some technology behind it that will hopefully allow this. Would welcome your thoughts on what is missing – and any tips on new blues artists to give a listen to. I was blind, and have played this one at least a dozen times since your comment. Please check back! Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman (ft. Albert King) I’m thinking there are a lot of artists that aren’t represented on this Kind of funny if you read this list you’d think WOMEN never did great blues. That was a great list – especially Shannon Curfman – that was a new one for me. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I will dial them up again for another listen. (101 so I could work in a second Stormy Monday – a favorite Allman Brothers Version). I am in the process of tweaking the list this year. Some blues album covers are memorable because they are awful and clearly bereft of artistic endeavor. However, Bear Rinehart absolutely belts the vocals and it all sounds fantastic. 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. Thanks for sharing it. got together while recording Zevon’s 1987 Sentimental Hygiene album, got very drunk, and cut a bunch of old blues songs. I considered David Bowie a rock artist, so it didn't count. The cover’s bright, bold imagery matched the urgent vitality of King’s music. 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. Pop princess Meghan Trainor's hit song really kicks it up a notch in this cover by The Blueshine Brothers. The Howlin’ Wolf album is clearly a nod to Jimmy Reed’s debut album. 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 are some duds in there. Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. Johnny Winter – Highway 69 Revisited See more ideas about album covers, blues, album. I agree. “Raspberry Beret” – Hindu Love Gods. 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. ( Log Out / Thanks for the note. Hillbilly, Thanks for the new ones! John Mayer Looking forward to the 2017 update! Would be more fair to credit the original artists!! It is unlikely we will ever become friends. That being said, many of these musicians paid tribute and respect to their mentors by covering their songs. He has a place on the soon to be released update to the list. etc etc. Bar-B-Q. Originally performed by Prince. The 50 Best Cover Songs Ever. Mustang Sally has the classic blues progression so it is a blues rock song. hi i REALLY need ur help, Terry. mention of the late, great Ray Charles! 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. Robert Cray The 50 Best Songs of 2017. Punk, Rock and Metal versions of Country, Blues, Classic rock and Pop songs featuring a Johnny Cash tribute block. 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 Change ). 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. Thanks for the note. Having said that, the picture does capture the desolate, lonesome quality in Walter’s plaintive voice and wailing harmonica. 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. So, here are eight recent jazzy covers of pop songs that encapsulate this trend. Thanks for the note. Just to name a few… But its also about personal taste. 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. . ( Log Out / it starts with a tambourine i think then followed by a guitar intro. 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? 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. Aug 7, 2016 - Explore The Blues Alley's board "Blues Album Covers" on Pinterest. From Robert Wyatt and the Monkees to Whitney Houston and . Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. Derek Trucks ((Might I say simply “WOW”) Blue on Black is one of the cooler blues rock songs out there. Funny that. Stream songs including Boom Boom, H*****e Coochie Man and more. really no MARVIN SEASE, TINSLEY ELLIS, SHUGGIE OTIS, GUITAR SHORTY REALLY!!!!! “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. I cannot imagine a top 100 without Alvin Lee, Joe Bonamassa, or Bob Dylan. 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. Features Best Cover Songs: 25 Definitive Cover Versions You Need To Hear. Mushmouth Shoutin’ some names…..I’m sure if you give them a fair chance you’ll find Rory Gallagher – Cradle Rock Meh -). For a blues purist such as yourself, this is not your list. Indeed, there have been some wonderfully memorable and eye-catching blues album covers, and here are a dozen of them…. All influenced by the blues, but the songs are not all able to be pigeonholed in the blues genre. Chris James & Patrick Rynn – Going Down To The Ocean If you enjoyed listening to this one, maybe you will like: 1. Although the Blues list was set up to refer to a favorite version/performance of the tune – you are right that credit is due. Jimi Hendrix – hear my train a comin Koko Taylor – Mother Nature (ft. Carey Bell) For a blues purist such as yourself, this is not your list. By using a painting rather than a photograph, the artwork underlined Broonzy’s historical importance, making him a larger-than-life figure. Great list. 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. The list was just posted. I am on it though. And I never fail to be stunned and amazed by the number of lists that have NO Bo did make the newly updated list with “You Can’t Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover”. Rory – Moonchild Taste – Same old Story Here are the top 10 greatest blues songs of all time: 10. Appreciate it. Unlike pop artists, the majority of blues musicians have traditionally never been actively preoccupied with image, preferring to make music their priority. 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. Features Sitting On Top Of The World’s Best Blues Album Covers. Enjoy! All influenced by the blues, but the songs are not all able to be pigeonholed in the blues genre. As for Susan Tedeschi, a definite soft spot for her from her early years in Boston. What would you have suggested for a Bo Diddley tune? Thanks. You get four Lightnin’ Hopkinses for the price of one on the eye-catching front cover to the bluesman’s only LP for Folkways. 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. Here’s a couple of tunes you may want to consider…, Big Pete Pearson – Worried About My Baby They are solely responsible for leading me to the genre and my love of the music. 92. Jazz Covers Of Popular Songs 2020 | Jazz Songs 2020 - YouTube Robert Johnson – Walking Blues Sorry wrong album – i meant the Little Walter one…. Thanks for the comment. Susan Tedeschi is cool, but …. The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Definitely a consideration – and thanks for bringing Savoy Brown back on my radar. Really, people?! 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. The old Fleetwood Mac deserves a spot – or two. Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. I welcome any of your favorites to consider on version 2.0. Eric Clapton – Layla (acoustic). 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