A blues standard is a blues song that is widely known, performed, and recorded by blues artists.

The list identifies blues standards and some of the blues artists that have recorded them.

Blues songs that have been inducted into a hall of fame are noted as follows:
Blues Foundation - "B",
Grammy - "G",
Rock and Roll - "R".




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List of blues standards
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A
"Ain't Nobody's Business"

1922 Anna Meyer and the Original Memphis Five

Sara Martin, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dinah Washington, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bobby Blue Bland, Sam Cooke, James Cotton, Johnny Copeland, James Booker, Long John Baldry, Otis Spann, Eric Clapton, Billie Holiday

B
"Baby Please Don't Go" B,R

first recorded in 1935 by Big Joe Williams

Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Pink Anderson, Long John Baldry, Big Walter Horton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Carey Bell, Doctor Ross, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, AC/DC, Taste, Budgie, Aerosmith, Them, Budgie (band), John Lee Hooker, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Baby What You Want Me to Do" B
(sometimes called "You Got Me Running" or "You Got Me Runnin'")
Original 1959 by Jimmy Reed


Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Johnson, Little Sonny, Lucky Peterson, Billy Branch, Hot Tuna, Wishbone Ash, John Cale,

"Big Boss Man" B,R
written by Luther Dixon and Al Smith in 1960 and first recorded by Jimmy Reed

Mance Lipscomb, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Rogers, Koko Taylor, Slim Harpo, Kenny Neal, Mack Thompson, Big Jack Johnson and Kim Wilson, Willie Cobbs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Blues with a Feeling"
first released by Rabon Tarrant with Jack McVea and His All Stars in 1947

Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Allison, Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell, Little Sonny, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Dawkins, Taj Mahal

"Born Under a Bad Sign" B,R
a blues album by Albert King released in 1967

William Bell, Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy, Melvin Taylor, Etta James, Paul Butterfield, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Thomas King, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Booker T and the MGs, Pappo

C
"Caldonia" B,G

first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Champion Jack Dupree, B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Albert Collins, Hollywood Fats, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Ike Turner

"Catfish Blues" aka "Rollin' Stone" G
"Rollin' Stone" is a blues song recorded by Muddy Waters in 1950. It is his interpretation of "Catfish Blues", a traditional blues that dates back to 1920s Mississippi.

Jimi Hendrix, Robert Petway,Tommy McClennan, B.B. King, Skip James, John Littlejohn, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Louisiana Red, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Eddie C. Campbell, Hubert Sumlin, R. L. Burnside, Magic Slim, Big Jack Johnson, Corey Harris Ali Farka Toure, Gov't Mule

"Come On in My Kitchen"
Robert Johnson recorded the song on November 23, 1936 at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas - his first recording session

Jo Ann Kelly, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Patti Smith, Rory Block, George Harrison, Delaney and Bonnie (feat. Duane Allman), Keb' Mo', Chris Thomas King

"Crosscut Saw"
The song was first released in 1941 by Mississippi bluesman Tommy McClennan

Albert King, Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Brooks, R. L. Burnside, Big Walter Horton, Homesick James, Otis Rush, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny B. Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

"Crossroads" B,G,R
Robert Johnson; released on a 78 rpm record in 1936 by Vocalion Records

Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Shines, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Joe Williams, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Taylor, Cream, Eric Clapton, Free, Rush, John Mayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd

D
"Driftin' Blues" B,R
Written and first recorded in 1940 by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Charles Brown, Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Earl Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Amos Milburn, Johnny Dyer, Snooks Eaglin, Paul Oscher, Ray Charles, Jason Ricci

"Driving Wheel"
recorded by Roosevelt Sykes (listed as "The Honey Dripper" on early singles) in 1936

Junior Parker, Little Johnny Taylor, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Syl Johnson, Albert King, B.B. King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Mighty Joe Young, Lucky Peterson, Paul Butterfield, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells, Big Jack Johnson, Clarence Edwards

"Dust My Broom" B,R,G
Robert Johnson; released on a 78 rpm record in 1936 by Vocalion Records

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Luther Allison, R. L. Burnside, Earl Hooker, J. B. Hutto, B.B. King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Fleetwood Mac, Ike & Tina Turner, Dr. Feelgood, ZZ Top

E
"Early in the Mornin' (Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues)"

recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five in 1947

Champion Jack Dupree, Snooky Prior, Mel Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, William Clarke, Corey Harris, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Harry Nilsson

"Early in the Morning ('Bout the Break of Day)"
recorded by John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson in 1937

Junior Wells, Tampa Red, Speckled Red, Charlie Musselwhite, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Kim Wilson, B.B. King, Johnny Jones, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Young

"Every Day I Have the Blues" G aka "Nobody Loves Me"
written Pinetop Sparks and his brother Marion in 1935, and first recorded that same year by Pinetop

Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Joe Williams, Count Basie, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Snooks Eaglin, Elmore James, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Santana, Albert King, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Long John Baldry

F
"Farther Up the Road"

first recorded in 1957 by Bobby "Blue" Bland

Lonnie Mack, Eric Clapton, Johnny Copeland, Earl Gaines, Magic Sam, Magic Slim, Little Sonny Jones, Lucky Peterson, Earl Hooker, Anson Funderburgh

"Five Long Years"
written and recorded by blues vocalist/pianist Eddie Boyd in 1952

Bobby "Blue" Bland, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Junior Parker, Luther Allison, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Memphis Slim, Junior Wells, John Littlejohn, Mighty Joe Young, Long John Baldry, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Ike and Tina Turner, Buddy Guy

"Forty-Four"
a blues standard whose origins have been traced back to early 1920s Louisiana
Roosevelt Sykes provided the lyrics and it wasfirst recorded it in 1929


James Wiggins, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Vinson, Memphis Slim, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Shaw, R. L. Burnside, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Winter, Derek Trucks Band

G
"Goin' Down Slow" B

St. Louis Jimmy Oden, recorded in Chicago on November 11, 1941

Howlin' Wolf, Guitar Slim, Memphis Slim, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland, B.B. King, Duane Allman, Snooks Eaglin, Champion Jack Dupree, J. B. Hutto, Long John Baldry, Free, Eric Clapton

"Good Morning, School Girl" B,R
Sonny Boy Williamson I recorded "Good Morning, School Girl" in 1937 during his first recording session for Bluebird Records

Smokey Hogg, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Doctor Ross, Ten Years After, Greatful Dead, Derek Trucks Band

"Got My Mojo Working" B,G,R
is a 1956 song written by Preston Foster and first recorded by Ann Cole

Muddy Waters, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Etta James, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, George "Harmonica" Smith, The Aces, Pinetop Perkins, Long John Baldry, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers

H
"Help Me" B

first recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963

Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Melvin Taylor, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Little Mack Simmons, Johnny B. Moore, John Mayall, Paul Butterfield, Ten Years After

"Hide Away" B,G,R
First recorded in 1960 by Freddie King

Hound Dog Taylor, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, King Curtis, Cornell Dupree, Lonnie Brooks, Hollywood Fats, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Magic Slim, Luther Allison, Snooks Eaglin, Boogie Bill Webb

"(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" B,G,R
written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954 in Chicago

Willie Dixon, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, John Littlejohn, Chick Willis, Magic Sam, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Steppenwolf, Jeff Healey

"Hound Dog" B,G,R
written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama Thornton in 1952

Junior Wells, Etta James, Albert King, Koko Taylor, Eddie Clearwater, Eric Clapton, Big Time Sarah, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix

"How Long Blues"
recorded by the American blues duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1928

Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lonnie Donegan, Lou Rawls, Jorma Kaukonen, Grateful Dead, Pinetop Perkins, Eric Clapton

I
"I Can't Quit You Baby" B

Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Little Milton, Luther Allison, James Cotton, John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, Magic Sam, Mighty Joe Young, Led Zeppelin, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gary Moore

"I'm Ready" B
Muddy Waters, Carey Bell, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, Albert King, Freddie King, Kenny Neal, The Red Devils, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, The Blues Brothers

"It Hurts Me Too" aka "When Things Go Wrong"
Freddy King, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Stick McGhee, Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells, Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, Eric Clapton, Hound Dog Taylor, Kenny Neal, Foghat, Luther Allison, Little Milton

J
"Just a Little Bit"

Rosco Gordon, Magic Sam, Little Milton, Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie Clearwater, Freddie King, Charlie Musselwhite, Fenton Robinson, Billy Branch, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Eddie "Guitar" Burns

"Juke"
Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Paul Butterfield,

K
"Kansas City" G,R

Little Willie Littlefield, Wilbert Harrison, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Memphis Slim, Albert King, J. B. Hutto, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Hound Dog Taylor, Hollywood Fats, Johnnie Johnson, Melvin Taylor, The Jackson 5, Little Richard, The Beatles

"Key to the Highway" B
Charlie Segar, Jazz Gillum, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins, Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, B.B King with Eric Clapton, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Johnnie Johnson, Memphis Slim, Derek and the Dominos

"Killing Floor" B
Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, Fenton Robinson, R. L. Burnside, J. B. Hutto, Otis Rush, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Hubert Sumlin, Big Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Pappo

L
"Little Red Rooster" R

Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sam Cooke, Luther Allison, Lucky Peterson, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Junior Wells, Etta James, Lurrie Bell, Big Time Sarah, The Rolling Stones, The Doors

"Look on Yonder Wall"
Jazz Gillum, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Junior Parker, Johnny Copeland, Freddie King, J. B. Hutto, Anson Funderburgh, Chick Willis, Paul Butterfield

"(You Gotta) Love Her with a Feeling"
Tampa Red, Tommy McClennan, Brownie McGhee, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Junior Wells, Little Johnny Jones, Paul Butterfield, Johnny Winter with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal

M
"Mannish Boy" B,R aka "I'm a Man"

Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Magic Slim, Kenny Neal, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Lazy Lester, Otis Rush, Paul Butterfield, The Mannish Boys, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds

"Mean Old World"
T-Bone Walker, Walter Brown, Little Walter, Snooks Eaglin, Otis Rush, John Littlejohn, B.B. King, Willie Cobbs, James Cotton, Duane Allman and Eric Clapton, Lowell Fulson, Luther Tucker, George "Mojo" Buford, Canned Heat

"My Babe" B
Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, Albert King, Luther Allison, Mississippi Fred McDowell, George "Harmonica" Smith

N
"Night Time Is the Right Time"

Roosevelt Sykes, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Nappy Brown, Ray Charles, Rufus and Carla, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Johnny Copeland, Creedence Clearwater Revival

R
"Reconsider Baby" B,R

Lowell Fulson, Bobby Blue Bland, Lonnie Brooks, Earl Hooker, Eric Clapton, Lurrie Bell and Billy Branch, Al King, Freddie King, John Littlejohn, Willie Cobbs, Joe Bonamassa, Elvis Presley

"Rock Me Baby"
Lil' Son Jackson, Blue Cheer, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, B.B. King, James Cotton, Freddie King, Luther Allison, Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta James, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Chick Willis, Jimmy Rogers, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Rolling Stones with AC/DC, The Doors

"Rollin' and Tumblin'"
Hambone Willie Newbern, Robert Johnson, Baby Face Leroy and Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Lurrie Bell, R. L. Burnside, Memphis Slim, Big Joe Williams, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Cream, Canned Heat

S
"See See Rider"G aka "C. C. Rider" R

Ma Rainey, Bea Booze, Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Ray Charles, Chuck Willis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Elvis Presley, Satan and Adam, Janis Joplin

"Shake Your Moneymaker" R
Elmore James, Paul Butterfield, John Littlejohn, Jimmy Rogers, Big Jack Johnson, Carey Bell, Fleetwood Mac, George Thorogood

"She Caught the Katy"
Taj Mahal, Albert King, James Taylor The Blues Brothers

"Sitting on Top of the World" B,G
Mississippi Sheiks, Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson, Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Taj Mahal, Memphis Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, B.B. King, Cream, Doc Watson

"The Sky Is Crying" B
Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Matt Murphy, Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Albert King, Luther Allison, Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Slim, Magic Slim, George Thorogood, J. B. Hutto, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Smokestack Lightning" B,G,R
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, John Mayer, The Animals, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Who, The Electric Prunes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, Lester Butler, Quicksilver Messenger Service, George Thorogood, The Wailers, The Morlocks

"Spoonful" B,R
Howlin' Wolf, Adam Green[disambiguation needed], Alexis Korner, Bo Diddley, Booker T. & the MG's, Climax Chicago Blues Band, Cream, Dana Gillespie, Dion, Etta James, Jack Bruce, Leslie West, The Pretty Things, Ron Wood, Salty Dog, Ten Years After,The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Shadows of Knight, The Blues Project, John Hammond, Koko Taylor, Delbert McClinton, James Blood Ulmer, Canned Heat, Jose Feliciano

"Stormy Monday" B,G,R
T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Junior Wells, Albert Collins, Elmore James, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Eddie Clearwater, Big Time Sarah, Little Milton, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Moore

"Sugar Mama"
Tampa Red, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Tommy McClennan, Peetie Wheatstraw, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Billy Boy Arnold, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, B. B. King, Paul Oscher

"Sweet Home Chicago" B,R
Kokomo Arnold, Robert Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes, Junior Parker, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, The Blues Brothers, U.S. President Barack Obama sang the first verse with Buddy Guy and B.B. King at the White House "Red, White, and Blues" TV presentation on PBS.

"Sweet Little Angel" R aka "Black Angel Blues" B
Lucille Bogan, Tampa Red, Robert Nighthawk, B.B. King, Doctor Ross, Luther Allison, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush

T
"That's All Right"

Jimmy Rogers, Robert Nighthawk, James Cotton, Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Freddie King, Little Milton, Louis Myers, Johnny Copeland, Etta James, Junior Parker, Anson Funderburgh

"The Things That I Used to Do" B,R
Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, Lowell Fulson, Little Milton, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Brooks, John Lee Hooker

"The Thrill Is Gone"
Roy Hawkins, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, Leslie West, Stan Webb, Luther Allison, Manhattan Transfer, Barbara Mandrell, Dishwalla, Diamanda Galas, Jerry Garcia, Harry Manx, Willie Nelson, Mary Coughlan, Marshall Tucker Band, Pappo, Buckethead, and others

"Travelling Riverside Blues"
Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Hindu Love Gods

"Trouble in Mind"
Richard M. Jones, Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Georgia White, Victoria Spivey, Dinah Washington, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Carrie Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis and Eric Clapton

W
"Walkin' Blues"

Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, R. L. Burnside, Paul Butterfield, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Roy Rogers

"Worried Life Blues" B,G aka "Trouble No More"
Sleepy John Estes, Big Maceo, Charles Brown, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Little Walter, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells, Lowell Fulson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Nina Simone, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Clutch, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band .

Y
"You Don't Love Me Baby"

The Allman Brothers Band, Bo Diddley, Willie Cobbs, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Albert King, Otis Rush, Luther Allison, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Taylor, Big Time Sarah, Clarence Edwards

"You Shook Me"
Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin

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