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100 Greatest Blues Songs From Women

Explore the best of some of the most powerful voices in blues music.

89 songs (5 hours and 9 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Bessie Smith - Greatest Hits
2:49
2
Downhearted Blues
Alberta Hunter - Alberta Hunter Vol. 4 (1927-c. 1946)
2:53
3
See See Rider Blues
Ma Rainey - See See Rider Blues (The Best Of)
3:22
4
Crazy Blues (78rpm Version)
Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds - Crazy Blues: The Best Of Mamie Smith
3:18
5
Me and My Chauffeur Blues (Original)
Memphis Minnie - Sounds of Music pres. Memphis Minnie
2:50
6
Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - The History Of Jazz Vol. 1 (Jazz Club)
3:10
7
Up The Country Blues
Sippie Wallace - Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925)
3:21
8
It's Right Here for You
Mamie Smith - Queen of the Blues
2:54
9
Trouble In Mind (C-2509)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Bertha "Chippie" Hill 1925-1929
3:18
10
Rock Me
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra - The Gospel Of The Blues
2:40
11
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) (78rpm Version)
Ethel Waters - The Incomparable Ethel Waters
3:05
12
I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie Smith - Sugar In My Bowl - Hard Drivin' Mamas - Vintage Sex Songs 1923-1952
2:48
13
Wild Women Don't Have The Blues
Ida Cox - Ida Cox Vol. 2 1924-1925
2:27
14
Someday, Sweetheart
Alberta Hunter - Alberta Hunter Vol. 4 (1927-c. 1946)
2:46
15
You Don't Know My Mind Blues
Mildred Bailey and her Oxford Greys - The Best of Mildred Bailey (Jazz Essential)
2:52
16
Prove It On Me Blues (Original)
Ma Rainey - Ma Rainey (Musikladen)
2:40
17
Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan) (Album Version)
Bessie Smith - The Collection
3:06
18
Funny Feathers
Victoria Spivey - Houston Blues
3:13
19
The Jazz Me Blues
Lucille Hegamin - Lucille Hegamin Vol. 1 (1920-1922)
2:35
20
Bumble Bee
Memphis Minnie - The World's Greatest Blues Players and Singers, Vol. 5
3:18
21
Midnight Special
Odetta - Best Of The Vanguard Years
3:24
22
Oh Baby, What Makes Me Love You So?
Eva Taylor feat. Clarence Williams - Eva Taylor with Clarence Williams
2:54
23
Freight Train Blues
Trixie Smith - Trixie Smith Vol. 1 1922-1924
3:09
24
Some Cold Rainy Day
Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Bertha "Chippie" Hill 1925-1929
3:20
25
He May Be Your Man (But He Comes to See Me Sometime)
Lucille Hegamin - In a Jazz Style
3:09
26
Fare Thee Honey Blues
Mamie Smith - Mamie Smith Vol. 1 (1920-1921)
2:45
27
Do Your Duty
Bessie Smith - Jazz Collection: Bessie Smith
3:27
28
Pink Slip Blues
Ida Cox - The Best of the Blues Women
3:02
29
New Black Snake Blues - Part 1
Victoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson - Victoria Spivey Vol. 2 1927-1929
2:57
30
I Wished On the Moon
Billie Holiday feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra - Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia (1933-1944)
3:01
31
Honey, Where You Been So Long
Ma Rainey - Ma Rainey Vol. 2
2:50
32
I'm So Glad
Memphis Minnie - Blues Legends: Memphis Minnie, Vol. 3
2:43
33
Coffee Grindin' Blues
Lucille Bogan - Divas Sing The Blues
3:26
34
You Can't Tell The Difference After Dark
Alberta Hunter - Alberta Hunter Vol. 4 (1927-c. 1946)
3:02
35
Devil Dance Blues
Sippie Wallace - Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925)
3:05
36
That Da Da Strain (Album Version)
Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds - Crazy Blues: The Best Of Mamie Smith
2:49
37
West End Blues
Eva Taylor feat. Clarence Williams - Eva Taylor with Clarence Williams
3:12
38
Chain Gang Blues (Album Version)
Ma Rainey - Ma Rainey
3:04
39
Low Land Blues
Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Bertha "Chippie" Hill 1925-1929
2:50
40
My Daddy Rocks Me
Trixie Smith - Trixie Smith Vol. 2 1925-1929
2:54
41
Taking A Chance On Love (Album Version)
Ethel Waters - The Incomparable Ethel Waters
3:10
42
How Do You Do It (feat. Louis Armstrong) [Floyd]
Victoria Spivey feat. Louis Armstrong - The Best of Louis Armstrong: The 1928 Hot Five Masterworks (feat. Earl Hines)
3:18
43
Backwater Blues
Bessie Smith - Ken Burns Jazz-The Story Of America's Music
3:17
44
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra - The Gospel Of The Blues
2:40
45
Everybody Loves My Baby
Alberta Hunter - Alberta Hunter Vol. 3 (1924-1927)
2:39
46
Organ Grinder Blues (Take C)
Victoria Spivey - Victoria Spivey Vol. 2 1927-1929
3:17
47
Tired As I Can Be
Lucille Bogan - Lucille Bogan (Bessie Jackson) Vol. 3 (1934-1935)
2:39
48
Nothing In Rambling
Memphis Minnie - Memphis Minnie Vol. 5 (1940-1941)
2:46
49
Blues for Mama
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues
3:55
50
Me And The Blues
Mildred Bailey - Sings... Me And The Blues
3:09
51
Grieving and Leaving Blues
Irene Sanders - Troublesome Mind
2:44
52
Misery
Esther Phillips - I Dream
2:47
53
Weeping Willow Blues
Odetta - Odetta Sings the Blues / Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin'
2:34
54
One Hour Mama
Ida Cox - Lady Sings the Blues
2:54
55
I Got Rhythm
Ethel Waters - The Essential George Gershwin
3:03
56
These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday
3:16
57
Strange Things Happening Every Day
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Mothers of Blues - An Introductory Collection of the Most Influential Women of Blues with Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Trixie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mamie Smith, And More!
2:47
58
Feeling Good
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
2:57
59
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (2002 Remaster)
Dinah Washington - Dinah '62
3:23
60
At Last
Etta James - At Last!
2:59
61
Baby, I Can't Use You No More
Sippie Wallace - Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925)
3:00
62
Million Dollars Secret
Helen Humes - Helen Humes Sings Ballads and Blues
3:18
63
Miss Brown To You
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday
3:03
64
Ball N' Chain
Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain
4:31
65
Yonder Come The Blues (Album Version)
Odetta - Odetta And The Blues
2:49
66
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
2:44
67
Basin Street Blues
Ella Fitzgerald - Essential Blues - Basin Street Blues
3:04
68
Cherry Red
Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues
3:15
69
If You Were Mine
Billie Holiday - Love Songs 1
3:12
70
Tell Mama (Rerecorded Version)
Etta James - 25 All-Time Greatest Hits
2:29
71
Love Me Like a Man (Remastered)
Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up (Remastered Version)
3:12
72
Do I Move You?
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues
2:45
73
Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton - Blues Party (Best Of)
2:48
74
Worried Blues
Gladys Bentley - Maggie Jones Vol. 2 (1925-1929)
2:47
75
Don't You Make Me High (Don't You Feel My Leg)
Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
2:48
76
Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
2:46
77
Angel from Montgomery (Remastered)
Bonnie Raitt - Streetlights
3:59
78
Dangerous Blues
Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Band - St. Louis Blues (Jazz Age - a Hommage to the Great Gatsby Era 1920 - 1921)
3:15
79
Wish Someone Would Care
Irma Thomas - Straight From The Soul
2:28
80
The Soul Of A Man
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me: The Best Of
3:33
81
Piece of My Heart
Big Brother & The Holding Company & Janis Joplin - The Essential Janis Joplin
4:13
82
I'd Rather Go Blind
Etta James - The Genuine Article: The Best Of Etta James
2:35
83
Any Old Time
Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
3:45
84
Put the Pot on
Koko Taylor - Blues: Soul Food
3:48
85
Baby, I Love You
Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
2:39
86
Dinah
Ethel Waters - Heat Wave with Ethel Waters
3:15
87
Something's Got A Hold On Me
Etta James - The Genuine Article: The Best Of Etta James
2:49
88
It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion
Maria Muldaur - Waitress In A Donut Shop
3:01
89
It's Your Voodoo Working
Eilen Jewell - Down Hearted Blues
3:01