Editors’ Notes Blues is tradition, but it's also evolution—the sound of hard times and healing, then and now. Filled with gritty, Howlin' Wolf-style throwbacks, progressive hybrids, and sophisticated soul, this mix represents the best of the blues right now—with a few old favorites thrown in for balance. We regularly update these tunes, so if you hear something that rips you up or breaks you down (in that good way, of course), add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
I'm so Happy I Cry (feat. Tank and the Bangas & Tarriona 'Tank' Ball)
3:24
 
Back Down South (feat. Tyler Bryant)
3:54
 
Can't Turn Me Around
5:00
 
I Will Do For You
4:41
 
Shake It for Me
3:42
 
It's Time (Live at Pappy & Harriet's)
3:15
 
Somebody Was Watching
4:06
 
False Prophet
6:00
 
Uncivil War
4:45
 
2:59
 
Your Love is Too Late
3:55
 
Strange Fruit
4:14
 
Here We Are (feat. Carlton Jumel Smith)
3:02
 
3:05
 
Give Us Justice
2:40
 
Cold as Ice
4:11
 
Do It Again
3:24
 
A Change Is Gonna Come (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
3:23
 
Sad, Sad Sunday
4:45
 
Good Things
3:19
 
Old Time Used to Be (feat. Keb' Mo')
5:17
 
Say You'll Do (Live at the Forum, 2019)
4:49
 
I Believe in Music
7:29
 
Memphis Loud
3:01
 
Good Life
6:37
 
3:46
 
Chocolate Samurai
4:55
 
The Hustle
4:25
 
Sweet to Me
3:15
 
We in a Sci-Fi Movie
3:56
 
Rollin' and Tumblin'
4:32
 
Holy Ghost Fire
3:22
 
I Hold No Grudge
5:00
 
Bluebird
3:04
 
Death Came a Knockin' (Travelin' Shoes) [Live]
5:28
 
Object of Obsession
4:01
 
You Can't Rule Me
4:01
 
The Gypsy Woman Told Me
3:35
 
Snowing in Chicago (Live)
4:45
 
Clock Is Running
4:34
 
Old Joe's Turkey
3:35
 
Is It Over
4:30
 
You Don't Know What Love Is
5:41
 
Church House Blues
3:32
 
3:08
 
Get Gone
3:05
 
Swamp King
6:15
 
She’s a Self Made Man
3:01
 
I'd Rather Be Blind
4:14
 
High Risk, Low Reward
5:37
 
Happy Single
3:04
 
Death
3:39
 
Take Me Home (feat. Lizz Wright)
4:11
 
Don't Take Her (She's All I Got)
4:59
 
Good as Gone
3:26
 
No Teasin' Around (Live)
2:55
 
3:18
 
Scalemaster Blues (Live)
4:28
 
Wayward Girl Blues
4:41
 
4:06
 
Carry On
2:56
 
What My Eyes Have Seen
4:52
 
Phone Zombies
3:35
 
This Man
5:06
 
Stand Up!
2:57
 
Somebody Gotta Make a Move
3:54
 
4:20
 
Lay Down
3:03
 
Preach It Like It Is
4:46
 
5:36
 
You Were Mine
3:43
 
Dolemite Kid
3:55
 
Don't Fight It
3:48
 
Get Clean (Live at Bigtone Records)
5:39
 
Revival
3:06
 
Alabaster
4:14
 
Misery with You (feat. Luther Dickinson)
3:27
 
Anything You Want
3:52
 
Muddy Water
3:53
 
Wildflowers & Wine
4:48
 
Neve Give Up
3:41
 
Can't Wait Here Too Long (feat. The Voodoo Sniffers)
3:57
 
4:09
 
Don't Know Beans
3:43
 
Sleeping Without You Is a Dragg (feat. Justin Vernon & Jenny Lewis)
4:01
 
Testify
3:39
 
Rollin'
4:52
 
Mean Mistreatin'
7:24
 
Flim Flam
3:32
 
Night Train (Live)
4:58
 
I Made up My Mind (feat. Benoit Blue Boy, Geraint Watkins & Stan Noubard Pacha)
4:23
 
Why Did You Take That Shot
5:37
 
Ten Tonne Truck
2:22
 
I Can Change Your Mind
2:35
 
All My Dues Are Paid
4:11
 
The Juice (feat. Marcus King)
3:07
 
Peace in Pieces
3:34
 

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