The 10 Most Legendary Blues Songs

these songs are ‘traditional’ in that they represent the forms of blues, instrumentations and styles of playing that existed before the advent of rock’n’roll. In my notes I have pointed to how much they influenced a variety of later musicians. But these songs are also superb music in their own right. They often speak about the life experiences of America’s poor in a very direct and forthright way; and there is a great rawness and passion to many of the vocals. So I would say to those of you who aren’t familiar with many of these artists, just check out this article of Insidermonkey on the most legendary blues songs. You will be totally surprised!

Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to being widely performed and recorded. They represent the best known and most interpreted blues songs that are seen as having permanent value. Blues standards come from different eras and styles, such as ragtime-vaudeville, Delta and country blues, and urban styles from Chicago and the West Coast. Many are also performed in styles that differ from the originals and reflect various music trends, including rhythm and blues and rock.

Blues is a genre of music that was created from the roots of folk, work songs, rhythm ballads and spirituals. The blues has also given birth to the genres classic R&B, Jazz, bluegrass, Doo Wop and Rock & Roll. Romantic blues songs are not as common due to the tone of the blues which deals with being jilted, wronged or cheated on. Today, blues are considered the musical home of many great rock-and-roll and R&B artists. In October, we unveiled the 5 most popular rap songs of all time, basing our countdown on the popularity of the song, as well as record sales.

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