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Top#5 Blues Songs in History: BB King, W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin Wolf

Top#5 Blues Songs in History: BB King, W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin Wolf
Ignacio Zara

My personal choice. I know, I know, I’ve forgotten many songs but this is my very personal choice. I hope you understand this. My favorite blues sons are: BB King, W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin Wolf

1.- Thrill Is Gone-BB King

Famed blues guitarist B.B. King in a 2009 performance. Source: flickr. Author: Tom Beetz

Famed blues guitarist B.B. King in a 2009 performance. Source: flickr. Author: Tom Beetz

What about BB King? The best? The fantastic one? No, the thrill hasn’t gone but… this is my number one.

Video: B. B. King – The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)

2,. W.C. Handy – Memphis Blues

In July 1941, by Carl Van Vechten

In July 1941, by Carl Van Vechten

A classic of blues, a classic of music.

Video: WC Handy “The Memphis Blues”

3.-Robert Johnson: “Traveling Riverside Blues” (speed corrected, as it REALLY sounded)

Robert Johnson's studio portrait, circa 1935—one of only three verified known published photographs. Source: wikipedia

Robert Johnson’s studio portrait, circa 1935—one of only three verified known published photographs. Source: wikipedia

Absolutely fantastic, absolutely blues, absolutely music.

Robert Johnson: “Traveling Riverside Blues” (speed corrected, as it REALLY sounded)

4.- Sonny Boy Williamson sad to be lonesome

Please, listen this, you won’t regret.

Video: Sonny Boy Williamson sad to be lonesome

5.- My Forty Four – Howlin Wolf

Photo of Howlin' Wolf performing in 1972. Source: wikipedia. Authior: Photographer-Doug Fulton

Photo of Howlin’ Wolf performing in 1972. Source: wikipedia. Authior: Photographer-Doug Fulton

I know we have forgotten many fantastic songs but I love this one: Forty Four. Forty four problems, forty five solutions. Have a nice day, dear friends.

Video: Howlin’ Wolf – Forty Four

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