100 Most-DJ’d Blues Tracks: 90 – 81

Week two of the 100 most DJ’d Blues Tracks series! The list is growing… enjoy!

As I’ve been DJing since 2007, and have had a pretty steep learning curve in that time, this will probably throw up some bizarre choices and guilty secrets. Mind you – I reserve the right to remove any of the really bad choices that I find. Where possible, I’ll put in links where you can listen to the tracks.

These are not necessarily my all-time favourite tracks, and they’re not necessarily the ones that I’d be recommending as the best dance tracks ever. They’re just the ones I’ve played the most over the last thirteen years.
I’ve created a Spotify playlist to host all the tracks (or all the ones on Spotify anyway) – so each week, I’ll add the tracks for the week. You can listen to it here!

  Track Artist Album Time BPM Plays
90 Come On in This House Junior Wells Blues Legend 2:23 68 16
  A slightly poignant one this – but with a wonderful solid heartbeat rhythm, easy structure, but some lovely piano rhythms layered on top for dancers to play around with

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89 Basket Full Of Blues Jeannie And Jimmy Cheatham And The Sweet Baby Blues Band Basket Full Of Blues 6:11 78 16
  A gorgeous, gentle song – another one where I find myself dancing to the piano line a whole lot. Filled with exquisite stillness.

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88 You Got To Move John Mooney All I Want 3:59 85 17
  I think Adamo introduced me to this song, and it’s been a firm favourite ever since. Another heartbeat song, with irresistible guitar rhythms – it more than lives up to its name.

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87 Me and Dirty Blues Linda Hopkins Rock and Roll Blues 2:58 77 17
  I could listen to Linda Hopkins all day. Classic soulful blues.

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86 Love Me Like A River Does Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart 4:06 51 17
  Yet another gentle Melody Gardot piano / vocal classic – a great final song for a late night

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85 Eisenhower Blues J.B. Lenoir Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics: J.B. Lenoir (Digital 2:53 99 17
  The wonderful J.B Lenoir. Gentle rockin’ early Chicago blues – very accessible, some wonderful breaks, great for dancing.

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84 Down Home Girl Alvin Robinson Alvin Robinson’s Fever 3:02 104 17
  Slow gentle soul rhythms. Maybe not a classic, but a nice song.

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83 Ask At Any Door In Town Lowell Fulson Tramp/Soul 3:04 89 17
  Lowell Fulson is always dependable for solid chunky great Chicago blues. Like this one – classic song structure makes for undemanding musical fun.

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82 With My Maker I Am One Eric Bibb Booker’s Guitar 3:43 97 18
  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve been to see Eric Bibb – and the first time I heard this was at a live gig. I’ve loved it ever since.

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81 Who’s The Fool Singin’ Sammy Ward Birth Of Soul 2:42 93 18
  Piano / Guitar classic – another with great classic structure and breaks. Superb for dancing.

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