My 50 Favourite Blues Albums

Release date

Artist

Title

Catalogue number

1970

johnny shines

standing at the crossroads

 

1969

muddy waters

fathers and sons

 

1968

albert king

live wire / blues power

Stax STS 2003

1968

johnny shines

last night’s dream

Blue Horizon BM 4607

1967

albert king

born under a bad sign

Stax S 723

1967

charley musselwhite’s south side band

stand back!

 

1967

magic sam blues band

west side soul

Delmark DS 615

1966

johnny shines band

masters of modern blues volume1

Testament 2212

1965

elmore james

the sky is crying

Sphere Sound 7002

1965

junior wells

hoodoo man blues

Delmark DS 9612

1965

paul butterfield blues band

the paul butterfield blues band

 

1964

muddy waters

folk singer

Chess LP 1483

1963

billy boy arnold

more blues on the south side

 

1963

brownie mcghee & sonnie terry

at the 2nd fret

Prestige Bluesville BV 1058

1962

albert king

the big blues

King LP 852

1962

big bill broonzy

sings folk songs

Folkways FA 2328

1962

howlin’ wolf

howlin’ wolf (aka the rocking chair album)

Chess LP 1469

1962

sonny terry & brownie mcghee

at sugar hill

Fantasy LP 3340

1961

john lee hooker

plays and sings the blues

Chess LP 1454

1961

lightnin’ hopkins & sonny terry

last night blues

Prestige Bluesville BV 1029

1961

memphis slim

broken soul blues

United Artists ULP 1042

1961

memphis slim

just blues

Prestige Bluesville BV 1018

1961

slim harpo

rainin’ in my heart

Excello LPS 8003

1961

sunnyland slim

slim’s shout

Prestige Bluesville BV 1016

1960

elmore james

blues after hours

Crown CLP 5168

1960

jimmy reed

found love

Vee Jay LP 1022

1960

john lee hooker

travelin’

Vee Jay LP 1023

1960

lightnin’ slim

rooster blues

Excello LP 8000

1960

lonnie johnson

blues by lonnie johnson

Prestige Bluesville BV 1007

1960

muddy waters

at newport 1960

Chess LP 1449

1960

muddy waters

sings “big bill”

Chess LP 1444

1960

otis spann

otis spann is the blues

Candid CJM 8001

1959

jimmy reed

rockin’ with reed

Vee Jay LP 1008

1959

john lee hooker

i’m john lee hooker

Vee Jay LP 1007

1959

lightnin’ hopkins

lightnin’ hopkins

Folkways FS 3822

1959

memphis slim

at the gate of horn

Vee Jay LP 1012

1959

sonny boy williamson

down and out blues

Chess LP 1437

1959

t-bone walker

t-bone’s blues

Atlantic 8020

1958

b b king

the blues

Crown CLP 5063

1958

big bill broonzy

big bill’s blues (aka big bill broonzy)

Columbia WL 111

1958

big bill broonzy

the blues

EmArcy MG 36137

1958

howlin’ wolf

moanin’ in the moonlight

Chess LP 1434

1958

jimmy reed

i’m jimmy reed

Vee Jay LP 1004

1957

b b king

singin’ the blues

Crown CLP 5020

1957

big bill broonzy

sings country blues

Folkways FA 2326

1956

big joe turner

the boss of the blues

Atlantic 1234

1955

lightnin’ hopkins

lightnin’ and the blues

Herald LP 1012