Suggestion: Living Blues

Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:06 am

Suggestion: Living Blues

Post by fcgier »

A Google search indicates this publication hasn't hit your radar. In 2010, Living Blues published four top-thirty lists, one for each of the preceding decades. Looks like a good addition, as far as I can tell, so here they are for your consideration: ... lbums.html
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 5731
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Suggestion: Living Blues

Post by Henrik »

These lists will be a great addition! Thanks fcgier!
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 5731
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Suggestion: Living Blues

Post by Henrik »

Could someone transcribe these lists?
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
Different Class
Posts: 304
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:05 pm
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Re: Suggestion: Living Blues

Post by Chilton »

Henrik wrote:Could someone transcribe these lists?
Three months later it's probably no longer needed, but what the heck, I had a bit of time today ;) , so here it goes:

Thirty of the Very Best Blues Albums of the 1970s (unranked, in alphabetical order)

Luther Allison - Luther's Blues
Bobby Bland - Dreamer
Lonnie Brooks - Bayou Lightning
Clifton Chenier - Out West
Albert Collins - Ice Pickin'
Geater Davis - Sweet Woman's Love
Jimmy Dawkins - All for Business
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues
John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat - Hooker 'n' Heat
Lightning Hopkins - In Berkeley
Howlin' Wolf - The Back Door Wolf
Jimmy Johnson - Johnson's Whacks
Albert King - I'll Play the Blues for You
Little Milton - Blues 'n' Soul
Robert Jr. Lockwood - Steady Rollin' Man
McKinley Mitchell - McKinley Mitchell
Louis Myers - I'm a Southern Man
Muddy Waters - Can't Get No Grindin'
Fenton Robinson - Somebody Loan Me a Dime
Otis Rush - Cold Day in Hell
Son Seals - The Son Seals Blues Band
Eddie Taylor - I Feel So Bad
Hound Dog Taylor - Hound Dog Taylor & the House Rockers
Koko Taylor - I Got What It Takes
Ted Taylor - Taylor Made
Philip Walker - Bottom of the Top
Junior Wells - South Side Blues Jam
Bukka White - Big Daddy
Big Joe Williams - Thinking About What They Did to Me
O.V. Wright - A Nickel and a Nail and the Ace of Spades

...And Another 30 That You May Have Missed:
Dave Alexander - The Dirt on the Ground
Buster Benton - Spider in My Stew
Arelean Brown - Sings the Blues in the Loop
Wild Child Butler - Keep On Doing What You're Doing
Eddie C. Campbell - King of the Jungle
Joe Carter - Mean & Evil Blues
Pee Wee Crayton - Things I Used to Do
Willie Dixon - Peace?
Frank Frost - Frank Frost
Lowell Fulson - In a Heavy Bag
Guitar Shorty - Alone in His Field
Guitar Slim Green - Stone Down Blues
BoBo Jenkins - The Life of BoBo Jenkins
Little Joe Blue - Happy Here
Little Sonny - Black & Blue
George & Ethel McCoy - Early in the Morning
Jimmy McCracklin - Yesterday Is Gone
Jack Owens & Bud Spires - It Must Have Been the Devil
Cleo Page - Leaving Mississippi
Peg Leg Sam - Medicine Show Man
Professor Longhair - Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo
Yank Rachell - Yank Rachell
L.C. Robinson - Ups & Downs
Bobby Rush - Rush Hour
Thomas Shaw - Born in Texas
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - Rambling Woman
Joe Willie Wilkins - Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys
Robert Pete Williams - Robert Pete Williams
Big John Wrencher - Maxwell St. Alley Blues
Mighty Joe Young - Chicken Heads

Thirty of the Very Best Blues Albums of the 1980s (unranked, in alphabetical order)

Johnny Adams - Walkin' on a Tightrope
Carey & Lurrie Bell - Son of a Gun
Bobby Bland - Members Only
Andrew Brown - On the Case
Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Alright Again
Nappy Brown - Something Gonna Jump Out the Bushes!
R.L. Burnside - Sound Machine Groove
Eddy Clearwater - The Chief
Albert Collins - Don't Lose Your Cool
Johnny Copeland - Copeland Special
James Cotton - High Compression
Robert Cray - Bad Influence
Larry Davis - Funny Stuff
Buddy Guy - D.J. Play My Blues
Z.Z. Hill - Down Home
Jimmy Johnson - North/South
Albert King - I'm in a Phone Booth Baby
Kinsey Report - Edge of the City
Lil' Ed Williams - Roughhousin'
Little Milton - Annie Mae's Café
Magic Slim - Grand Slam
Professor Longhair - Crawfish Fiesta
Fenton Robinson - Blues in Progress
Son Seals - Chicago Fire
Byther Smith - Gritty Soul
Koko Taylor - From the Heart of a Woman
Sonny Terry - I Think I Got the Blues
Joe Louis Walker - Cold Is the Night
Muddy Waters - King Bee
Junior Wells - Pleading the Blues

...And Another 30 That You May Have Missed:
Tommy Bankhead - And the Blues Eldorados
ZuZu Bollin - Texas Bluesman
Little Johnny Christian - Somebody Call My Baby
Geater Davis - Better Days
James Thunderbird Davis - Check Out Time
David Dee - Going Fishing
John Delafose - Zydeco Man
Johnny Dollar - J.D.'s Blues
Honeyboy Edwards - White Windows
John & Sylvia Embry - After Work
Travis Moonchild Haddix - Wrong Side Out
Johnny Heartsman - Music of My Heart
Jessie Mae Hemphill - She-Wolf
Big Jack Johnson - The Oil Man
Syl Johnson - Brings Out the Blues in Me
Eddie King - The Blues Has Got Me
Hip Linkchain - Airbusters
George & Ethel McCoy - At Home with the Blues
Johnny B. Moore - Hard Times
Raful Neal - Louisiana Legend
Robert Penn - Mightier Than the Sword
A.C. Reed - Take These Blues and Shove 'em!
Bobby Rush - Sue
James Son Thomas - Plays and Sings the Delta Blues
Henry Townsend - Mule
Maurice John Vaughn - Generic Blues Album
Valerie Wellington - Million Dollar Secret
Artie Blues Boy White - Where It's At
Lynn White - Blues in My Bedroom
Johnny Woods - So Many Cold Mornings

Thirty of the Very Best Blues Albums of the 1990s (unranked, in alphabetical order)

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man
Roosevelt Booba Barnes - The Heartbroken Man
Carey Bell - Deep Down
Lurrie Bell - Mercurial Son
Charles Brown - All My Life
R.L. Burnside - Mr. Wizard
Shemekia Copeland - Turn the Heat Up
Robert Cray - Some Rainy Morning
Jimmy Dawkins - Kant Shek Dees Bluze
Larry Garner - Double Dues
Corey Harris - Greens from the Garden
Alvin Youngblood Hart - Big Mama's Door
Michael Hill - Bloodlines
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson - I Want to Groove with You
Syl Johnson - Back in the Game
Willie Kent - Too Hurt to Cry
Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long
B.B. King - Blues on the Bayou
Latimore - Catchin' Up
Lil' Ed Williams - What You See Is What You Get
Bobby Parker - Bent Out of Shape
Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird
Bobby Rush - Handy Man
Otis Rush - Ain't Enough Comin' In
Lonnie Shields - Portrait
Byther Smith - Mississippi Kid
Big Bad Smitty - Mean Disposition
Robert Ward - Fear No Evil
Lavelle White - Miss Lavelle
Lee Shot Williams - Cold Shot

...And Another 30 That You May Have Missed:
Chico Banks - Candy Lickin' Man
Big James - Funkin' Blues
Burnin' Chicago Blues Machine - Boogie Blues
Carter Brothers - Coming Back Singing Back the Blues
Big Lucky Carter - Lucky 13
Gary B.B. Coleman - Cocaine Annie
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis - Chicago Blues Sessions, Vol. 11
Roy Gaines - I've Got the T-Bone Walker Blues
John Dee Holeman - Bull Durham Blues
Long John Hunter - Ride with Me
Johnny Jenkins - Blessed Blues
Paul Wine Jones - Mule
Johnny Yard Dog Jones - Ain't Gonna Worry
Vance Kelly - Call Me
Mary Lane - Appointment with the Blues
Clara McDaniel - Unwanted Child
Mississippi Heat - Learned the Hard Way
Rawls & Luckett - Can't Sleep at Night
Mighty Mo Rodgers - Blues Is My Wailin' Wall
Freddie Roulette - Back in Chicago
Little Mack Simmons - High & Lonesome
Paul Lil Buck Sinegal - The Buck Starts Here
Soul Prophets - From the Old School
Percy Strother - A Good Woman Is Hard to Find
Abu Talib - The Real Thing at Last
Luther Tucker - Sad Hours
Othar Turner - Everybody Hollerin' Goat
John Weston - So Doggone Blue
Chick Willis - Blue Class Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Blues

Thirty of the Very Best Blues Albums of the 2000s (unranked, in alphabetical order)

Bernard Allison - Chills & Thrills
Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads
Big James - If It Wasn't 4 da Blues
Bobby Blue Band - Blues at Midnight
Big George Brock - Club Caravan
R.L. Burnside - I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
Theodis Ealey - Stand Up in It
Buddy Guy - Sweet Tea
Corey Harris - Mississippi to Mali
Alvin Youngblood Hart - Start with the Soul
Shirley Johnson - Killer Diller
Andrew Junior Boy Jones - Getting Real
B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Willie King - Freedom Creek
Bette Lavette - A Woman Like Me
Barbara Lynn - Hot Night Tonight
Jerrie Boogie McCain - This Stuff Just Kills Me
Johnny B. Moore - Rockin' in the Same Old Boat
Mosley & Johnson - Juke Joint
John Primer - All Original
Bobby Rush - Raw
Koko Taylor - Old School
Otis Taylor - White African
James Blood Ulmer - Birthright
Joe Louis Walker - Between a Rock and the Blues
Phillip Walker - Going Back Home
Robert Ward - New Role Soul
Jody Williams - Return of a Legend
Chick Willis - I Did It All!
Charles Wilson - If Heartaches Were Nickels

...And Another 30 That You May Have Missed:
Afrissippi - Fulani Journey
Ricky Allen - Live
Little Pink Anderson - Carolina Bluesman
Adolphus Bell - One Man Band
Nora Jean Bruso - Going Back to Mississippi
Precious Bryant - Fool Me Good
Duwayne Burnside - Under Pressure
Burnside Exploration - The Record
Eddie Cotton - Extra
Tomcat Courtney - Downsville Blues
Johnny Drummer - Unleaded Blues
Mary Dukes - The Divine Ms Mary
Fillmore Slim - The Legend of Fillmore Slim
Earl Gilliam - Texas Doghouse Blues
Joey Gilmore - Bluesman
George Higgs - Tarboro Blues
Jimmy Duck Holmes - Back to Bentonia
Big George Jackson - Big Shot
Vasti Jackson - No Borders to the Blues
King Ernest - Blues Got Soul
Marquise Knox - Man Child
Larry LaDon - Living on Borrowed Time
Lazy Lester - Blues Stop Knockin'
Rosie Ledet - Show Me Something
Rico McFarland - Tired of Being Alone
Revelations - Deep Soul
Iceman Robinson - I've Never Been Loved
Vera Taylor - You Better Be Careful
Texas Soul Sisters - Texas Soul Sisters
Tommy Thomas - You Put That Dog Ahead of Me
Post Reply