Courtroom Blues, by Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell.
I Woke Up This Morning, by Ten Years After (Ssssh, 1969). This song, a relatively modern take on an old blues theme, perhaps as much as any other, made me an Alvin Lee fan many years ago. It holds up pretty well, don’t you think?
Struggle Buggy, by Buddy Moss (1941). Featuring the great Brownie McGhee on second guitar, with Oh Red (George Washington) and Robert Young on washboards.
Jack of Diamonds/Georgia Rub, by Henry Townsend (1931). Townsend, a major figure in St. Louis blues, died in Wisconsin in 2006, at the age of 96.
Happy New Year, by Lightnin’ Hopkins (1953). I know it’s a bit early, but hey, at least Willard M. Romney won’t be president in two months!
Woman You Must Be Crazy, by T-Bone Walker (1966). This is from a great live performance by T-Bone in the UK, with Jazz at the Philharmonic.