Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
"Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" is a gospel blues song written and performed by American musician Blind Willie Johnson and recorded in 1927. The song is primarily an instrumental featuring J...
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Aunt Hagar's Blues
Aunt Hagar's Blues, variously known as Aunt Hagar's Children or Aunt Hagar's Children's Blues, is a 1920 blues song which has since become a jazz standard. It was written by W. C. Handy and J Tim ...
Why Don't You (song)
"Why Don't You" is a 2010 single from Serbian DJ Gramophonedzie. It was released on 28 February 2010 as a download and on 1 March 2010 in CD format. It samples Peggy Lee's 1947 version of the 1936 son...
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There's a Man Going Around Taking Names
There's a Man Going Around Taking Names is a folk song made famous by Lead Belly.
Open the Door, Richard
"Open the Door, Richard" is a song first recorded on the Black & White Records label by saxophonistist Jack McVea at the suggestion of A&R man Ralph Bass. In 1947, it was the number-one song o...
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Wang Dang Doodle
"Wang Dang Doodle" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon. Music critic Mike Rowe calls it a party song in an urban style with its massive, rolling, exciting beat. It was first recorded by Howlin' W...
Fixin' to Die Blues
"Fixin’ to Die" is song by American blues musician Bukka White. It is performed in the Delta blues style with White's vocal and guitar accompanied by washboard rhythm. White recorded it in Chicago o...
Blue on Black
"Blue on Black" is a song by American blues band Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and is the lead single from their second studio album, Trouble Is.... Noah Hunt, a Cincinnati, Ohio native and Shepherd colla...
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Five Long Years
"Five Long Years" is a song written and recorded by blues vocalist/pianist Eddie Boyd in 1952. Called one of the "few postwar blues standards [that has] retained universal appeal", Boyd's "Five Long ...
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You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond
"You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond" (later titled "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond") is a gospel song that is attributed to both tradition and to gospel blues musician Blind Willie Johnson. J...
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Blue Devil Blues
Blue Devil Blues is a 1929 blues/jazz standard by Walter Page. It was first recorded in November 1929 by Page and the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, with vocals by Jimmy Rushing. It is described as "not ...
Don't You Lie to Me
"Don't You Lie to Me" (sometimes called "I Get Evil") is a blues song recorded by Tampa Red in 1940. It became a standard of the blues, with recordings by various artists. The song was also interpre...
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Meet Me at the Station
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was a blind African American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica...
Madison Blues
"Madison Blues" is a blues song by American blues musician Elmore James. It is an upbeat Chicago-style shuffle featuring James' amplified slide guitar and vocal. He recorded it in 1960 for Chess Reco...
Evil (Howlin' Wolf song)
"Evil", sometimes listed as "Evil (Is Going On)", is a Chicago blues standard written by Willie Dixon. Howlin' Wolf recorded the song for Chess Records in 1954. It was included on the 1959 compilation...
Shake Your Moneymaker (song)
"Shake Your Moneymaker" or "Shake Your Money Maker" is a song recorded by Elmore James in 1961 that has become a standard of the blues. Inspired by earlier songs, it has been interpreted and recorded...
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Turn On Your Love Light
"Turn On Your Love Light" is a rhythm and blues song recorded by Bobby Bland in 1961. It was both an important R&B and pop chart hit for Bland and has become one of his most identifiable songs. ...
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Rollin' Stone
"Rollin' Stone" is a blues song recorded by Muddy Waters in 1950. It is his interpretation of "Catfish Blues", a Delta blues that dates back to 1920s Mississippi. Although it did not appear in the n...
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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a prominent (Class I) railroad in the midwestern United States, commonly known as the "Rock Island." In 1854 when the...
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List of blues standards
Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to being widely performed and recorded. They represent the best known and most interpreted blues songs that are seen...
Bottle Up and Go
"Bottle Up and Go" or "Bottle It Up and Go" is a song that is a standard of the blues. Based on earlier songs, Delta bluesman Tommy McClennan recorded "Bottle It Up and Go" in 1939. The song has bee...