Country Music The Greatest Country Blues Songs  

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Country blues songs are some of the most melancholy – and memorable – songs ever written. Put simply, a country blues (or “folk blues”) song typically involves a singer, an acoustic guitar, and a whole lot of feelings. Put less simply, country blues is kind of a catch-all genre that draws upon musical elements from gospel to ragtime and beyond.

What types of music will you hear as you look over this list? Some of these top country blues songs are more along the lines of traditional blues, while others display influences that are open to interpretation. The artists included in this list of country blues songs don't just hail from the South, though certainly plenty of them were or are from spots like Texas and Mississippi. But chances are you'll recognize their names: famous country blues songs by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bukka White, Blind Willie McTell, and Mississippi John Hurt all appear here.

Take a listen to these good country blues songs, and vote the tracks you consider best up to the top of the list. You can also add any great songs that are missing.

list ordered by

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34 18
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Blind Lemon Jefferson

2
16 8
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Lead Belly

3
11 6
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Charley Patton

4
13 9
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Blind Willie McTell

5
10 6
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Bukka White

6
8 4
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Cannon’s Jug Stompers

7
6 2
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Memphis Jug Band

8
8 5
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Mississippi John Hurt

9
8 5
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Big Bill Broonzy

10
7 4
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Elizabeth Cotten

11
12 10
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12
10 8
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Lightnin' Hopkins

13
7 5
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Lonnie Johnson

14
5 3
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Pink Anderson

15
3 1
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Mississippi John Hurt

16
8 7
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Son House

17
7 6
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Muddy Waters

18
7 6
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Robert Johnson

19
3 2
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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

20
3 2
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Willie Brown

21
2 1
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Mississippi Fred McDowell

22
2 1
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Blind Blake

23
2 1
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Reverend Gary Davis

24
5 5
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Lightnin' Hopkins

25
3 3
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Peg Leg Howell