Blues is about tradition and personal expression. At its core, the blues has remained the same since its inception. Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical.
Like with most genres Blues has crossed over into the mainstream with so many artists taking it to the more blues/rock level - artists like George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a few.
We have a large selection of these artists as well as sections for Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Tony Joe White, Albert Collins, Canned Heat, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Lightnin Hopkins, Etta James, John Mayall, etc. - and compilations from the great labels like Alligator, Chess, EMI Plus (4 CD Sets) Roots N Blues, Rhino, Blind Pig etc.
Here's our pick of Blues albums we reckon you should do yourself a favour and listen to. You'll find them all instore today - or if we're temporarily out of stock, we are happy to order any item for you.
1. King Of The Delta Blues - Robert Johnson 2. West Side Soul - Magic Sam 3. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King 4. I Am The Blues - Willie Dixon 5. A Man and The Blues - Buddy Guy 6. Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells & Buddy Guy 7. Fathers And Sons - Muddy Waters 8. Moanin' In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf 9. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan 10. Dance With Freddie King - Freddie King 11. Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - John Mayall 12. The Gate Of The Horn - Memphis Slim 13. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Paul Butterfield 14. Coffee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt 15. The Natch'l Blues - Taj Mahal 16. It Serves You Right To Suffer - John Lee Hooker 17. Spotlight On Lucille - B.B. King 18. Blues After Hours - Elmore James 19. I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll - Mississippi Fred McDowell 20. Completely Well - B.B. King