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2010/04/20
2005/08/29
Gulf Coast, U.S.A.

  • Louisiana Artists

  • Johnny Adams, “I Won’t Cry” (1959), “A Losing Battle” (1962), “Reconsider Me” (1969), “Release Me” (1968)
  • Trace Adkins, “Hot Mama” (2004), “I Left Something Turned on at Home” (1997), “I’m Tryin’” (2001), “More” (2000), “Rough & Ready” (2004), “Songs About Me” (2005), “Then They Do” (2003), “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” (1997) (traceadkins.com)
  • Chris Ardoin, “Lake Charles Connection” (1996) (chrisardoin.com)
  • Louis Armstrong, “Basin Street Blues” (1928), “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans” (1946), “Hello, Dolly!” (1964), “I Wonder” (1945), “Royal Garden Blues” (1956), “Star Dust” (1931), “That’s My Home” (1932), “West End Blues” (1928), “What a Wonderful World” (1968/1988), “When the Saints Go Marching In” (1938) (louis-armstrong.net, satchmo.com, satchmo.net, rockhall.com)

  • Joe Barry, “I’m a Fool to Care” (1961), “Teardrops in My Heart” (1961) (pershingwells.com/joe_barry.htm)
  • Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, “Give Him Cornbread” (1993) (rounder.com)
  • BeauSoleil, “Recherché d’Acadie” (1999), “Zydeco Gris-Gris” (1985) (rosebudus.com/beausoleil/)
  • Better Than Ezra, “Desperately Wanting” (1997), “Good” (1995), “In the Blood” (1995), “King of New Orleans” (1996), “Rosealia” (1995) (betterthanezra.com)
  • Big Tymers, “Still Fly” (2002) (cashmoney-records.com)
  • Eddie Bo, “Check Mr. Popeye” (1962), “Hook and Sling” (1969), “I’m Wise” (1956) (eddiebo.com)
  • James Booker, “Gonzo” (1960), “Junco Partner” (1976)
  • Connee Boswell, “On the Beach at Bali-Bali” (1936), “On the Isle of May” (1940)
  • Boswell Sisters, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (1936)
  • Norman Brown, “I Still Believe” (2003), “Just Chillin’” (2002), “Up ‘n’ at ’Em” (2004) (normanbrown.com)
  • Roy Brown, “Boogie at Midnight” (1949), “Hard Luck Blues” (1950), “Let the Four Winds Blow” (1957), “’Long About Midnight” (1948), “Love Don’t Love Nobody” (1950), “Party Doll” (1957), “Rainy Weather Blues” (1949), “Rockin’ at Midnight” (1949)
  • Buckwheat Zydeco, “Hey Baby” (1994), “Ma ’Tit Fille” (1987), “Make a Change” (1988), “Turning Point” (1984), “What You Gonna Do” (1989), “Why Does Love Got to Be so Bad” (1988), “Zydeco Boogaloo” (1984) (buckwheatzydeco.com)
  • James Burton and Ralph Mooney, “Corn Pickin’ and Slick Slidin’” (1966) (james-burton.net, rockhall.com)
  • Roy Byrd and His Blues Jumpers, “Bald Head” (1950) (professorlonghair.com)

  • Clifton Chenier, “I’m on the Wonder” (1974), “Zydeco Sont Pas Sale [Les Haricots Sont Pas Sales]” (1965)
  • Harry Choates, “Jole Blon” (1946)
  • Clint (West) & Tommy (McLain), “Try to Find Another Man” (1965) (angelfire.com/la/tommymclain/)
  • Harry Connick Jr., “Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There)” (1991), “(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name” (1994), “If I Were a Bell” (2001), “It Had to Be You” (1989), “One Last Pitch” (1990), “Promise Me You’ll Remember” (1991), “We Are in Love” (1990) (harryconnickjr.com)
  • Cowboy Mouth, “Hurricane” (1986) (cowboymouth.com)
  • The Cox Family, “I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)” (2001)
  • Floyd Cramer, “Hang On” (1961), “Java” (1963), “Last Date” (1960), “Lovesick Blues” (1962), “On the Rebound” (1961) (rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Jimmie Davis, “Nobody’s Darling but Mine” (1934), “Suppertime” (195x), “Where the Old Red River Flows” (1962), “You Are My Sunshine” (1940) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Deadeye Dick, “New Age Girl” (1995)
  • The Dixie Cups, “Chapel of Love” (1964), “Iko Iko” (1965), “People Say” (1964)
  • Dr. John, “Iko Iko” (1972), “Right Place Wrong Time” (1973), “Storm Warning” (1959), “Sweet Home New Orleans” (1998) (drjohn.org)
  • Fats Domino, “Ain’t It a Shame [Ain’t That a Shame]” (1955), “All by Myself” (1955), “Be My Guest” (1959), “Blue Monday” (1957), “Blueberry Hill” (1957), “Bo Weevil” (1956), “Goin’ Home” (1952), “Going to the River” (1953), “I Want to Walk You Home” (1959), “I’m in Love Again” (1956), “I’m Walkin’” (1957), “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” (1962), “Let the Four Winds Blow” (1961), “Please Don’t Leave Me” (1953), “Poor Me” (1955), “Sick and Tired” (1958), “Valley of Tears” (1957), “Walking to New Orleans” (1960), “When My Dreamboat Comes Home” (1956), “When the Saints Go Marching In” (1959), “Whole Lotta Loving” (1959) (bobvernon.com, rockhall.com)
  • Lee Dorsey, “Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)” (1969), “Rain Rain Go Away” (1967), “Tears, Tears and More Tears” (19xx), “Working in the Coal Mine” (1966), “Ya Ya” (1961), “Yes We Can” (1970)

  • Frankie Ford, “Sea Cruise” (1959) (frankieford.com)

  • Mickey Gilley, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” (1976), “Fool for Your Love” (1983), “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (1976), “She’s Pulling Me Back Again” (1977), “Stand by Me” (1980), “True Love Ways” (1980), “Window up Above” (1975) (mickeygilley.com)
  • Andy Griggs, “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely” (1999) (countrymusic.about.com)
  • Buddy Guy, “Stone Crazy” (1962), “When My Left Eye Jumps” (1967) (buddyguy.net, rockhall.com)

  • Dale Hawkins, “Susie-Q” (1957) (dalehawkinsmusic.com)
  • Clarence “Frog Man” Henry, “Ain’t Got No Home” (1957), “But I Do [I Don’t Know Why]” (1961), “Lonely Street” (1961) (frogmanhenry.com)
  • Al Hirt, “Cotton Candy” (1964), “Java” (1964) (alhirt.com)
  • Billie Jean Horton, “Ocean of Tears” (1961)
  • David Houston, “Almost Persuaded” (1966), “Already It’s Heaven” (1968), “Have a Little Faith” (1968), “I Do My Swinging at Home” (1970), “My Woman’s Good to Me” (1969), “With One Exception” (1967)
  • David Houston & Tammy Wynette, “My Elusive Dreams” (1967)

  • Mahalia Jackson, “I Been ’Buked and I Been Scorned” (1963), “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (19xx), “There Will Be Peace in the Valley” (1939) (negrospirituals.com/mahaliajackson.htm, rockhall.com)
  • John Fred & His Playboy Band, “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” (1968)
  • Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, “Carnival Time” (1960) (alcarnivaltimejohnson.com)
  • Joseph “Smokey” Johnson, “It Ain’t My Fault” (1964)
  • Joe Jones, “You Talk Too Much” (1960)
  • Juvenile, “Back That Thang Up” (1999), “Nolia Clap” (2004), “Slow Motion” (2004) (cashmoney-records.com)

  • Ernie K-Doe, “Mother-in-Law” (1961), “Popeye Joe” (1962), “Taint It the Truth” (1961), “Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta” (1961) (k-doe.com)
  • Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That” (1961), “Land of 1000 Dances” (1963), “Sick and Tired” (1957)
  • Doug Kershaw, “Diggy Liggy Lo” (196x), “Hello Woman” (1981), “Louisiana Man” (1961) (dougkershaw.com)
  • Sammy Kershaw, “Meant to Be” (1996), “National Working Woman’s Holiday” (1994), “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” (1993) (sammykershaw.com)
  • Sammy Kershaw With Terri Clark, “Love of My Life” (1997) (sammykershaw.com, terriclark.com)
  • King Floyd, “Baby Let Me Kiss You” (1971), “Body English” (1977), “Groove Me” (1971), “Woman Don’t Go Astray” (1972)
  • Claude King, “The Burning of Atlanta” (1962), “Tiger Woman” (1965), “Wolverton Mountain” (1962)
  • Earl King, “Always a First Time” (1962), “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights” (1955)
  • Jean Knight, “Mr. Big Stuff” (1971), “My Toot Toot” (1985) (jeanknight.com)

  • Lead Belly, “(Black Girl) Where Did You Sleep Last Night” (1944), “In New Orleans” (1944), “Irene” (1943/1950), “Midnight Special” (1940/1945), “Rock Island Line” (1942) (rockhall.com)
  • LeRoux, “The Last Safe Place on Earth” (1982), “New Orleans Ladies” (1978), “Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin’ for the Lights)” (1982) (laleroux.com)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, “Breathless” (1958), “Chantilly Lace/Think About It Darlin’” (1972), “Goodnight Irene” (1958), “Great Balls of Fire” (1958), “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone” (1959), “Middle Age Crazy” (1978), “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)” (1969), “There Must Be More to Love Than This” (1970), “Turn on Your Love Light” (1972), “What’d I Say” (1961), “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” (1957) (jerryleelewis.com, rockhall.com)
  • Smiley Lewis, “The Bells Are Ringing” (1952), “Blue Monday” (195x), “I Hear You Knocking” (1955), “One Night” (1956), “Please Listen to Me” (1956), “Shame, Shame, Shame” (1957)
  • Lil Bob & the Lollipops, “I Got Loaded” (1965), “Nobody but You” (1965) (lilbobonline.com)
  • Lil’ Romeo, “My Baby” (2001) (lilromeo.com)

  • Bobby Marchan, “I’ve Got a Thing Going On” (1964), “Shake Your Tambourine” (1966), “There’s Something on Your Mind” (1960)
  • Master P, “I Got the Hook Up!” (1998), “I Miss My Homies” (1997), “Make Em Say Uhh!” (1998) (nolimitrecords.com)
  • Percy Mayfield, “Gone Astray” (19xx), “Lost Love” (1951), “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (1950), “River’s Invitation” (1963)
  • Mighty Sam McClain, “Fannie-May” (196x), “In the Same Old Way” (196x), “New Man in Town” (1998) (mightysam.com)
  • Tim McGraw, “Angry All the Time” (2001), “The Cowboy in Me” (2002), “Do You Want Fries With That” (2005), “Don’t Take the Girl” (1994), “Down on the Farm” (1994), “Everywhere” (1997), “Grown Men Don’t Cry” (2001), “I Like It, I Love It” (1995), “Indian Outlaw” (1994), “Just to See You Smile” (1998), “Live Like You Were Dying” (2004/2005), “My Best Friend” (2000), “My Next Thirty Years” (2000), “Please Remember Me” (1999), “Real Good Man” (2003), “She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart” (1996), “She’s My Kind of Rain” (2003), “Something Like That” (1999), “Watch the Wind Blow By” (2004), “Where the Green Grass Grows” (1998) (timmcgraw.com)
  • Tim McGraw With Faith Hill, “It’s Your Love” (1997) (timmcgraw.com, faithhill.com)
  • Tommy McLain, “Sweet Dreams” (1966) (angelfire.com/la/tommymclain/)
  • The Meters, “Cissy Strut” (1969), “Mardi Gras Mambo” (1975), “Talkin’ About New Orleans” (1975), “They All Asked for You” (1975), “The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather” (1976) (funkymeters.com, nocentelli.com, nevilles.com)
  • Oliver Morgan, “It’s All About You” (1998), “Who Shot the La La” (1963) (nynorecords.com/oliver.shtml)
  • Jelly Roll Morton, “Dead Man Blues” (1926), “New Orleans Joys” (1923/1924) (rockhall.com)
  • Mystikal, “Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against the Wall)” (2002), “Danger (Been so Long)” (2001), “Shake Ya Ass” (2000) (mystikalonline.com)

  • The Neville Brothers, “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1989) (nevilles.com)
  • Aaron Neville, “Ave Maria” (1991), “Let’s Live” (1961), “Louisiana 1927” (1992), “Mary Don’t You Weep” (2000), “Over You” (1960), “Tell It Like It Is” (1967) (aaronneville.com)
  • Randy Newman, “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (1968), “Louisiana 1927” (1975), “New Orleans Wins the War” (1989), “Sail Away” (1972), “Short People” (1978) (randynewman.com)

  • George Perkins & The Silver Stars, “Cryin’ in the Streets” (1970)
  • Lloyd Price, “I’m Gonna Get Married” (1959), “Just Because” (1957), “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (1952), “Personality” (1959), “Stagger Lee” (1959) (rockhall.com)
  • Louis Prima, “Civilization” (1947), “I’m Livin’ in a Great Big Way” (1935), “Just a Gigolo – I Ain’t Got Nobody” (1956), “Wonderland by Night” (1961) (louisprima.com)
  • Louis Prima and Keely Smith, “That Old Black Magic” (1958) (louisprima.com)
  • Professor Longhair, “Go to the Mardi Gras” (1959), “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” (1949), “Tipitina” (19xx) (professorlonghair.com, rockhall.com)

  • Queen Ida & The Bon Temps Zydeco Band, “Frisco Zydeco” (1982), “Grand Basile” (1982)

  • Eddy Raven, “Bayou Boys” (1989), “I Got Mexico” (1984) (eddyraven.com)
  • ReBirth Brass Band, “Do Whatcha Wanna” (198x), “Put Your Right Foot Forward” (198x) (rebirthbrassband.com)
  • Red Rockers, “Blood From a Stone” (1985), “China” (1983) (johnthomasgriffith.net)
  • Tommy Ridgley, “Boogie Woogie Mama” (1949), “Shrewsbury Blues” (1949) (tommyridgley.com)
  • Johnny Rivers, “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” (1967), “Memphis” (1964), “Muddy River” (1969), “Poor Side of Town” (1966), “Rockin’ Pneumonia – Boogie Woogie Flu” (1973), “Secret Agent Man” (1966) (johnnyrivers.com)
  • Alvin Robinson, “Something You Got” (1964)
  • Rockin’ Sidney, “My Toot Toot” (1984)
  • Kermit Ruffins, “Swing This!” (1999) (basinstreetrecords.com, rebirthbrassband.com)
  • John Wesley Ryles I, “Kay” (1969)

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, “Blue on Black” (1998), “Deja Voodoo” (1995), “Everything Is Broken” (1998), “In 2 Deep” (1999) (kwsband.com)
  • Shirley (and Company), “Shame, Shame, Shame” (1975)
  • Shirley & Lee, “Feel so Good” (1955), “I Feel Good” (1957), “I’m Gone” (1953), “Let the Good Times Roll” (1956)
  • Silkk the Shocker, “It Ain’t My Fault” (1998)
  • Silkk the Shocker and Mystikal, “It Ain’t My Fault 2” (1999)
  • Joe Simon, “Drowning in the Sea of Love” (1972), “Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)” (1975), “Power of Love” (1972)
  • Slim Harpo, “Baby Scratch My Back” (1966), “I’m a King Bee” (1961), “Rainin’ in My Heart” (1961)
  • Huey (Piano) Smith and The Clowns, “Don’t You Just Know It” (1958), “Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (1957)
  • Britney Spears, “…Baby One More Time” (1999), “Toxic” (2004) (britneyspears.com)
  • Benny Spellman, “Fortune Teller” (1962), “Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)” (1962)
  • Subdudes, “Carved in Stone” (1996), “Got You on His Mind” (1989), “Light in Your Eyes” (1989), “Need Somebody” (1989) (subdudes.com)

  • Jack Teagarden, “Basin Street Blues” (1929)
  • Irma Thomas, “It’s Raining” (196x), “Time Is on My Side” (1964), “Wish Someone Would Care” (1964) (irmathomas.com)
  • Allen Toussaint, “It Will Stand” (19xx), “Southern Nights” (1975), “Yes We Can” (19xx) (nynorecords.com/allen.shtml, rockhall.com)
  • Trin-I-Tee 5:7, “God’s Grace” (1998), “Holla” (2002) (trin-i-tee57.com)
  • Tru, “Hoody Hooo” (1999), “I Always Feel Like (Somebody’s Watching Me)” (1997) (nolimitrecords.com)

  • The Uniques Featuring Joe Stampley, “All These Things” (1966), “Not Too Long Ago” (1965)

  • Webbie Featuring Bun B, “Give Me That” (2005) (webbiemuzik.com)
  • Clint West, “Big Blue Diamonds” (1965), “Mr. Jeweler” (1965)
  • Tony Joe White, “Polk Salad Annie” (1969), “Rainy Night in Georgia” (19xx) (tonyjoewhite.net)
  • The Whitstein Brothers, “Louisiana Woman” (1962)
  • Hank Williams Jr., “All for the Love of Sunshine” (1970), “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” (1981), “Cajun Baby” (1969), “A Country Boy Can Survive” (1982), “Eleven Roses” (1972), “I’m for Love” (1985), “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” (1964) (hankjr.com)
  • Larry Williams, “Bony Moronie” (1957), “Dizzy, Miss Lizzy” (1958), “Just Because” (1957), “Short Fat Fannie” (1957)
  • Lucinda Williams, “Bus to Baton Rouge” (2001), “Changed the Locks” (1989), “Crescent City” (1989), “Get Right With God” (2001), “Lake Charles” (1998), “Louisiana Man” (1980), “Main Road” (1993), “The Night’s Too Long” (1989), “Passionate Kisses” (1989), “Side of the Road” (1989), “World Without Tears” (2003) (lucindawilliams.com)

  • Faron Young, “All Right” (1955), “Alone With You” (1958), “The Comeback” (1962), “Country Girl” (1959), “Hello Walls” (1961), “If You Ain’t Lovin’” (1955), “It’s Four in the Morning” (1972), “Live Fast, Love Hard and Die Young” (1955), “Riverboat” (1960), “Sweet Dreams” (1956), “Walk Tall” (1965), “The Yellow Bandana” (1963) (faronyoung.net, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • 90.7 WWOZ New Orleans (wwoz.org)
  • Tipitina’s Foundation (tipitinasfoundation.org)

  • Mississippi Artists

  • Bo Diddley, “Bo Diddley” (1955), “I’m a Man” (1955), “Say Man” (1959), “Who Do You Love” (1957) (rockhall.com)
  • Jerry Butler, “Find Another Girl” (1961), “He Will Break Your Heart” (1960), “Hey, Western Union Man” (1968), “I Stand Accused” (1964), “I Wanna Do It to You” (1977), “Moody Woman” (1969), “Moon River” (1961), “Need to Belong” (1964), “Never Give You Up” (1968), “Only the Strong Survive” (1969), “What’s the Use of Breaking Up” (1969)
  • Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager, “Ain’t Understanding Mellow” (1972), “(They Long to Be) Close to You” (1972)

  • Ace Cannon, “Blues (Stay Away From Me)” (1962), “Tuff” (1962) (acecannon.com)
  • The Chambers Brothers, “Funky” (1971), “I Can’t Turn You Loose” (1968), “Time Has Come Today” (1968)
  • Sam Cooke, “Another Saturday Night” (1963), “Bring It on Home to Me” (1962), “Chain Gang” (1960), “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1965), “Cupid ” (1961), “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha” (1959), “Frankie and Johnny” (1963), “Good News” (1964), “Good Times” (1964), “Having a Party” (1962), “I’ll Come Running Back to You” (1958), “Little Red Rooster” (1963), “Nothing Can Change This Love” (1962), “Send Me Some Lovin’” (1963), “Shake” (1965), “Somebody Have Mercy” (1962), “Twistin’ the Night Away” (1962), “Win Your Love for Me” (1958), “Wonderful World” (1960), “You Send Me” (1957) (samcooke.com, rockhall.com)

  • Paul Davis, “Cool Night” (1982), “I Go Crazy” (1978), “’65 Love Affair” (1982), “Sweet Life” (1978)
  • Tyrone Davis, “Are You Serious” (1983), “Can I Change My Mind” (1969), “Give It Up (Turn It Loose)” (1976), “I Had It All the Time” (1972), “I’ll Be Right Here” (1970), “In the Mood” (1979), “Is It Something You’ve Got” (1969), “There It Is” (1973), “This I Swear” (1977), “Turn Back the Hands of Time” (1970), “Turning Point” (1976), “Without You in My Life” (1973)
  • Willie Dixon and The Allstars, “Walking the Blues” (1955)

  • Betty Everett, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” (1964), “There’ll Come a Time” (1969), “You’re No Good” (1964)
  • Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, “Let It Be Me” (1964)

  • Steve Forbert, “Romeo’s Tune” (1980), “Underwatertown” (1983/2005) (steveforbert.com)

  • Bobbie Gentry, “Fancy” (1970), “Louisiana Man” (1968), “Ode to Billie Joe” (1967)
  • Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1970) (glencampbellshow.com)

  • Faith Hill, “Breathe” (2000), “If My Heart Had Wings” (2001), “It Matters to Me” (1996), “Mississippi Girl” (2005), “Piece of My Heart” (1994), “The Secret of Life” (1999), “Someone Else’s Dream” (1996), “There Will Come a Day” (2001), “There You’ll Be” (2001), “This Kiss” (1998), “The Way You Love Me” (2001) (faithhill.com)
  • Faith Hill (With Tim McGraw), “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me” (1998) (faithhill.com, timmcgraw.com)
  • John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillen’” (1949), “Boom Boom” (1962), “Hobo Blues” (1949), “I’m in the Mood” (1951) (johnleehooker.com, rockhall.com)
  • Son House, “Death Letter Blues” (1965) (deltabluesmuseum.org)
  • Thelma Houston, “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (1977), “If It’s the Last Thing I Do” (1977), “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” (1979), “You Used to Hold Me so Tight” (1985)
  • Howlin’ Wolf, “Evil (Is Going On)” (1954), “Going Back Home” (1957), “How Many More Years” (1952), “I Asked for Water” (1956), “Moanin’ at Midnight” (1951), “Smoke Stack Lightning” (1956), “Spoonful” (1960) (howlinwolf.com, rockhall.com)

  • Elmore James, “Dust My Broom” (1952), “I Believe” (1953), “It Hurts Me Too” (1965), “Shake Your Money Maker” (19xx), “The Sky Is Crying” (1960), “Talk to Me Baby” (19xx) (rockhall.com)
  • Robert Johnson, “Cross Road Blues” (1937), “Dead Shrimp Blues” (1937) (robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org, deltahaze.com/johnson, rockhall.com)

  • Albert King, “Breaking up Somebody’s Home” (1973), “Cold Feet” (1968), “Don’t Throw Your Love on Me so Strong” (1961), “That’s What the Blues Is All About” (1974)
  • B.B. King, “Ain’t Nobody Home” (1972), “Every Day I Have the Blues” (1955 cover of Memphis Slim’s “Nobody Loves Me”), “Guess Who” (1972), “Help the Poor” (1964), “How Blue Can You Get” (1964), “Please Love Me” (1953), “3 O’clock Blues” (1952), “The Thrill Is Gone” (1970), “Why I Sing the Blues” (1969), “You Know I Love You” (1952), “You Upset My Baby” (1954) (bbking.com, rockhall.com)
  • Fred Knoblock, “Why Not Me” (1980)
  • Fred Knoblock and Susan Anton, “Killin’ Time” (1981) (susananton.com)

  • Denise LaSalle, “Love Me Right” (1978), “Man Sized Job” (1972), “Now Run and Tell That” (1972), “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” (1971)

  • Mac McAnally, “It’s a Crazy World” (1977) (macmcanally.com)
  • Dorothy Moore, “Funny How Time Slips Away” (1976), “I Believe You” (1977), “Misty Blue” (1976)
  • Muddy Waters, “Close to You” (1958), “Going Home” (1970), “Got My Mojo Working” (1957), “I Feel Like Going Home” (1948), “I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man” (1954), “Just Make Love to Me” (1954), “Louisiana Blues” (1951), “Manish Boy” (1955 cover of Bo Diddley’s “I’m a Man”), “Rollin’ Stone” (1948) (muddywaters.com, rockhall.com)

  • Original Five Blind Boys, “Our Father (Which Art in Heaven)” (1950)
  • Paul Overstreet, “Ball and Chain” (1991), “Daddy’s Come Around” (1991), “Heroes” (1991), “Seein’ My Father in Me” (1990), “There but for the Grace of God Go I” (1994) (pauloverstreet.com)

  • Elvis Presley, “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” (1964), “Always on My Mind” (1973), “Big Boss Man” (1967), “Crying in the Chapel” (1965), “Frankie and Johnny” (1966), “Hound Dog” (1956), “If I Can Dream” (1969), “In the Ghetto” (1969), “Mystery Train” (1955), “One Night” (1958), “Promised Land” (1974), “(There’ll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)” (1957), “What’d I Say” (1964), “Where No One Stands Alone” (1967) (elvis.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Charley Pride, “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” (1969), “Don’t Fight the Feelings of Love” (1973), “I’d Rather Love You” (1971), “I’ll Be Leavin’ Alone” (1977), “I’m Just Me” (1971), “(I’m so) Afraid of Losing You Again” (1969), “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” (1970), “It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer” (1972), “Kaw-Liga” (1969), “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” (1972), “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town” (1974), “Never Been so Loved (In All My Life)” (1981), “Night Games” (1983), “Roll on Mississippi” (1981), “Someone Loves You Honey” (1978), “Where Do I Put Her Memory” (1979), “Wonder Could I Live There Anymore” (1970) (charleypride.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Jimmy Reed, “Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby” (1956), “Baby What You Want Me to Do” (1960), “Big Boss Man” (1961), “Bright Lights Big City” (1961), “Honest I Do” (1957), “I’m Gonna Get My Baby” (1958), “You Don’t Have to Go” (1955), “You’ve Got Me Dizzy” (1957) (rockhall.com)
  • Jimmie Rodgers, “Away out on Mountain” (1927), “Blue Yodel [T for Texas]” (1927), “Blue Yodel #9 [Standin’ on the Corner]” (1930), “Mississippi Delta Blues” (1933), “Years Ago” (1933) (jimmierodgers.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • David Ruffin, “Break My Heart” (1979), “Everything’s Coming up Love” (1976), “My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)” (1969), “Walk Away From Love” (1976)
  • David and Jimmy Ruffin, “Stand by Me” (1970)
  • Jimmy Ruffin, “Hold on to My Love” (1980), “I’ve Passed This Way Before” (1967), “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” (1966)

  • The Staple Singers, “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” (1973), “I’ll Take You There” (1972), “Let’s Do It Again” (1975), “New Orleans” (1976), “Respect Yourself” (1971) (mavisstaples.com, rockhall.com)
  • Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)” (1960)
  • Marty Stuart, “Burn Me Down” (1992), “Hillbilly Rock” (1990), “Little Things” (1990), “Tempted” (1991) (martystuart.net)

  • Rufus Thomas, “The Breakdown” (1971), “Do the Funky Chicken” (1970), “(Do the) Push and Pull” (1971), “Walking the Dog” (1963)
  • 3 Doors Down, “Here Without You” (2003), “Kryptonite” (2000), “When I’m Gone” (2003) (3doorsdown.com)
  • Conway Twitty, “The Clown” (1982), “Danny Boy” (1959), “Darling, You Know I Wouldn’t Lie” (1969), “Fallin’ for You for Years” (1987), “Hello Darlin’” (1970), “How Much More Can She Stand” (1971), “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1972), “I Couldn’t See You Leavin’” (1991), “I Don’t Know a Thing About Love” (1984), “I Love You More Today” (1969), “I May Never Get to Heaven” (1979), “I’ve Already Loved You in My Mind” (1977), “Image of Me” (1968), “It’s Only Make Believe” (1958), “Lonely Blue Boy” (1960), “(Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date” (1972), “Lost in the Feeling” (1983), “Mona Lisa” (1959), “Next in Line” (1968), “Play Guitar Play” (1977), “She Needs Someone to Hold Her” (1973), “She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind” (1989), “Slow Hand” (1982), “Somebody’s Needin’ Somebody” (1984), “There’s a Honky Tonk ‘Angel’” (1974), “Touch the Hand” (1975), “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” (1973) (conwaytwitty.net, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, “After the Fire Is Gone” (1971), “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” (19xx) (conwaytwitty.net, lorettalynn.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Jim Weatherly, “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” (1977), “I’ll Still Love You” (1975), “Midnight Train to Georgia” (19xx), “Mississippi” (19xx), “The Need to Be” (1974), “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” (19xx) (jimweatherly.com)
  • “Sonny Boy” Williamson, “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” (1955), “Help Me” (1963), “Keep It to Yourself” (1956) (sonnyboy.com)
  • Al Wilson, “I’ve Got a Feeling (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again)” (1976), “La La Peace Song” (1974), “Show and Tell” (1974), “The Snake” (1968)
  • Tammy Wynette, “Another Lonely Song” (1974), “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” (1968), “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right)” (1971), “He Loves Me All the Way” (1970), “I Don’t Wanna Play House” (1967), “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (1973), “Stand by Your Man” (1969), “Take Me to Your World” (1968), “The Ways to Love a Man” (1969), “We Sure Can Love Each Other” (1971), “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” (1967) (countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Texas Artists

  • Archie Bell & The Drells, “Tighten Up” (1968)
  • Jesse Belvin, “Funny” (1959), “Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)” (1956), “Guess Who” (1959)
  • Beyonce, “Baby Boy” (2003), “Crazy in Love” (2003), “Me, Myself and I” (2004), “Naughty Girl” (2004), “Summertime” (2003) (beyonceonline.com)
  • Big Bopper, “Big Bopper’s Wedding” (1958), “Chantilly Lace” (1958)
  • Jimmy Bowen With the Rhythm Orchids, “I’m Stickin’ With You” (1957)
  • Big Brother and The Holding Company, “Piece of My Heart” (1968) (officialjanis.com)
  • Bobby Bland, “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” (1964), “Black Night” (1965), “Call on Me” (1963), “Driftin’ Blues” (1968), “Farther up the Road” (1957), “I Pity the Fool” (1961), “I’ll Take Care of You” (1960), “Poverty” (1966), “The Soul of a Man” (1977), “Stormy Monday Blues” (1962 cover of T-Bone Walker’s “Call It Stormy Monday”), “That’s the Way Love Is” (1963), “Turn on Your Love Light” (1962) (rockhall.com)
  • Charles Brown, “Black Night” (1951), “Hard Times” (1952), “Homesick Blues” (1949), “Please Come Home for Christmas” (1961), “Seven Long Days” (1951), “Trouble Blues” (1949) (rockhall.com)
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, “Mary Is Fine” (1949), “My Time Is Expensive” (1949), “Okie Dokie Stomp” (1954) (gatemouth.com)
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies, “Beautiful Texas” (193x)
  • Johnny Bush, “Undo the Night” (1968), “Whisky River” (1972), “You Gave Me a Mountain” (1969)
  • Butthole Surfers, “Pepper” (1996), “TV Star” (1996) (buttholesurfers.com)

  • Goree Carter, “Rock Awhile” (1949)
  • Bruce Channel, “Going Back to Louisiana” (1964), “Hey! Baby” (1962)
  • Ciara, “Goodies” (2004), “Oh” (2005), “1, 2 Step” (2005) (ciaraworld.com)
  • Guy Clark, “Desperados Waiting for a Train” (1975), “L.A. Freeway” (19xx) (guyclark.com)
  • Kelly Clarkson, “Because of You” (2005), “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (2005), “Breakaway” (2004), “Miss Independent” (2003), “A Moment Like This” (2002), “Since U Been Gone” (2005) (kellyclarksonweb.com)
  • The Crickets, “Fool’s Paradise” (1958), “Not Fade Away” (1958), “Oh, Boy!” (1958), “That’ll Be the Day” (1957) (buddyholly.com)

  • Mac Davis, “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” (1972), “In the Ghetto” (19xx), “Stop and Smell the Roses” (1974), “Texas in My Rear View Mirror” (1980)
  • Ronnie Dawson, “Rockin’ Bones” (1958) (ronniedawson.com)
  • Jimmy Dean, “Big Bad John” (1961), “The Cajun Queen” (1962), “The First Thing Ev’ry Morning (And the Last Thing Ev’ry Night)” (1965)
  • Jimmy Dee and The Offbeats, “Henrietta” (1958)
  • Destiny’s Child, “Bills, Bills, Bills” (1999), “Bootylicious” (2001), “Independent Women” (2000), “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” (2000), “Lose My Breath” (2004), “No, No, No” (1998), “Say My Name” (2000), “Soldier” (2005), “Survivor” (2001) (destinyschild.com)
  • Dixie Chicks, “Cowboy Take Me Away” (2000), “Goodbye Earl” (2000), “If I Fall You’re Going Down With Me” (2001), “Landslide” (2003), “Long Time Gone” (2002), “Ready to Run” (1999), “There’s Your Trouble” (1998), “Travelin’ Soldier” (2003), “Without You” (2000), “You Were Mine” (1999) (dixiechicks.com)

  • Steve Earle, “Billy Austin” (1990), “Copperhead Road” (1988), “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left” (1987), “Guitar Town” (1986), “I Ain’t Ever Satisfied” (1987) (steveearle.com)
  • Joe Ely, “Honky Tonk Masquerade” (1978) (ely.com)

  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, “She’s Tuff” (1979), “Tuff Enuff” (1986) (fabulousthunderbirds.com)
  • Freddy Fender, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” (1975), “Vaya con Dios” (1976), “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” (1959/1960/1975), “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (1976) (freddyfender.com)
  • Kirk Franklin, “Looking for You” (2006), “Why We Sing” (1995) (nunation.com)
  • Lefty Frizzell, “Always Late” (1951), “Don’t Stay Away” (1952), “Give Me More, More, More of Your Kisses” (1952), “I Love You a Thousand Ways” (1951), “I Want to Be With You Always” (1951), “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time” (1950), “The Long Black Veil” (1959), “Mom and Dad’s Waltz” (1951), “Saginaw, Michigan” (1964) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Bobby Fuller Four, “I Fought the Law” (1966)

  • The Gatlin Brothers, “All the Gold in California” (1979) (gatlinbrothers.com)
  • Larry Gatlin, “Delta Dirt” (1974) (gatlinbrothers.com)
  • Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” (1992), “Six Feet Deep” (1993), “The World Is a Ghetto” (1996)
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore, “Dallas” (1972), “Treat Me Like a Saturday Night” (19xx) (jimmiegilmore.com)
  • God’s Property, “My Life Is in Your Hands” (1996), “Stomp” (1997) (nunation.com)
  • Nanci Griffith, “From a Distance” (1987), “Gulf Coast Highway” (1988), “Love at the Five and Dime” (1986), “Outbound Plane” (1988) (nancigriffith.com)

  • Roy Head and The Traits, “Treat Her Right” (1965)
  • Jimmy Heap & The Melody Masters, “Butternut” (1956), “Release Me” (1954), “The Wild Side of Life” (19xx)
  • Don Henley, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance” (1985), “The Boys of Summer” (1985), “Dirty Laundry” (1983), “The End of the Innocence” (1989), “Johnny Can’t Read” (1982)
  • Buddy Holly, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” (1959), “Peggy Sue” (1957), “Raining in My Heart” (1959) (buddyholly.com, buddyhollycenter.org, rockhall.com)
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins, “Coffee Blues” (1952), “Give Me Central 209 [Hello Central]” (1952), “Mojo Hand” (1960), “Short Haired Woman” (1947), “Shotgun Blues” (1950)
  • Johnny Horton, “The Battle of New Orleans” (1959), “North to Alaska” (1960), “Sink the Bismarck” (1960), “When It’s Springtime in Alaska” (1959)
  • Ivory Joe Hunter, “Empty Arms” (1957), “Guess Who” (1949), “I Almost Lost My Mind” (1950), “I Need You So” (1950), “It’s a Sin” (1950), “Jealous Heart” (1949), “Pretty Mama Blues” (1948), “Since I Met You Baby” (1956), “A Tear Fell” (1956)

  • Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra, “Black Velvet” (194x), “Port of Rico” (1952), “Robbins Nest” (194x)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson, “Rabbit Foot Blues” (1925/1926), “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” (1927)
  • Waylon Jennings, “Amanda” (1979), “Drinkin’ and Dreamin’” (1985), “Good Hearted Woman” (1972), “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” (1980), “I’m a Ramblin’ Man” (1974), “I’ve Always Been Crazy” (1978), “If You Really Want Me to, I’ll Go” (196x), “Jole Blon” (1958), “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” (1977), “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” (1968), “Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” (1980) (waylon.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, “Highwayman” (1985) (waylon.com, willienelson.com, johnnycash.com)
  • Flaco Jimenez, “Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio” (1986) (flacojimenez.com)
  • Blind Willie Johnson, “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
  • George Jones, “The Grand Tour” (1974), “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980), “I Always Get Lucky With You” (1983), “I’ll Share My World With You” (1969), “Not What I Had in Mind” (1963), “The Race Is On” (1965), “She Thinks I Still Care” (1962), “Still Doin’ Time” (1981), “Tender Years” (1961), “Things Have Gone to Pieces” (1965), “Walk Through This World With Me” (1967), “White Lightning” (1959), “Window up Above” (1961), “You Comb Her Hair” (1963), “Your Heart Turned Left” (1964) (georgejones.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • George Jones & Melba Montgomery, “We Must Have Been out of Our Minds” (1963) (georgejones.com)
  • George Jones & Tammy Wynette, “Golden Ring” (1976), “Near You” (1977), “We’re Gonna Hold On” (1973) (georgejones.com)
  • Norah Jones, “Come Away With Me” (2003), “Don’t Know Why” (2003), “Turn Me On” (2003) (norahjones.com)
  • Janis Joplin, “Kozmic Blues” (1969), “Me and Bobby McGee” (1971), “One Good Man” (1970) (officialjanis.com, rockhall.com)
  • Scott Joplin, “The Entertainer” (1902), “Maple Leaf Rag” (1899)
  • Esteban Steve Jordan, “Kranke” (1975)

  • Freddy King, “Hide Away” (1961), “Lonesome Whistle Blues” (1961) (freddykingsite.com)
  • Buddy Knox With the Rhythm Orchids, “Hula Love” (1957), “Lovey Dovey” (1961), “Party Doll” (1957), “Rock Your Little Baby to Sleep” (1957), “Somebody Touched Me” (1958)
  • Kris Kristofferson, “For the Good Times” (1970), “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (1970), “Me and Bobby McGee” (1970), “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (1970), “Why Me” (1973) (countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Johnny Lee, “Hey Bartender” (1983), “Lookin’ for Love” (1980), “You Could’ve Heard a Heartbreak” (1984)
  • Little Texas, “Amy’s Back in Austin” (1995), “My Love” (1994), “What Might Have Been” (1993)
  • Los Lonely Boys, “Heaven” (2004) (loslonelyboys.org)
  • Lyle Lovett, “Cowboy Man” (1986), “If I Had a Boat” (1988), “Stand by Your Man” (1989) (losthighwayrecords.com/lylelovett/, mcarecords.com)
  • Barbara Lynn, “(Until Then) I’ll Suffer” (1971), “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (1962), “You’re Gonna Need Me” (1963)

  • The Mars Volta, “The Widow” (2005) (themarsvolta.com)
  • Delbert McClinton, “Giving It up for Your Love” (1981) (delbert.com)
  • Amos Milburn, “Bad, Bad Whiskey” (1951), “Bewildered” (1948), “Chicken-Shack Boogie” (1948), “Hold Me Baby”(1949), “In the Middle of the Night” (1949), “Let Me Go Home, Whiskey” (1953), “One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer” (1953), “Roomin’ House Boogie” (1949)
  • Roger Miller, “Chug-a-Lug” (1964), “Dang Me” (1964), “Engine Engine #9” (1965), “England Swings” (1965), “King of the Road” (1965), “Me and Bobby McGee” (1969), “One Dyin’ and a Buryin’” (1965) (rogermiller.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Ella Mae Morse, “Buzz Me” (1946), “Shoo-Shoo Baby” (1943)
  • Moon Mullican, “Cherokee Boogie” (1951), “Country Boogie” (1951), “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone” (1950), “New Pretty Blonde [New Jole Blon]” (1947), “Sweeter Than the Flowers” (1948), “Well, Oh Well” (1950)

  • Johnny Nash, “Cupid” (1970), “Hold Me Tight” (1968), “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972), “Stir It Up” (1973), “A Very Special Love” (1958)
  • Nelly, “Air Force Ones” (2003), “Dilemma” (2002), “E.I.” (2001), “Hot in Herre” (2002), “(Hot S**t) Country Grammar” (2000), “My Place” (2004), “Over and Over” (2004), “Ride Wit Me” (2001), “Shake Ya Tailfeather” (2003) (nelly.net)
  • Willie Nelson, “Always on My Mind” (1982), “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” (1981), “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” (1975), “The City of New Orleans” (1984), “Forgiving You Was Easy” (1985), “Georgia on My Mind” (1978), “If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time” (1976), “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” (1980), “Nothing I Can Do About It Now” (1989), “On the Road Again” (1980), “Whisky River” (19xx) (willienelson.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, “Pancho & Lefty” (1983) (willienelson.com, merlehaggard.com)
  • Michael Nesmith, “Different Drum” (1972), “Joanne” (1970), “Rio” (1977), “Silver Moon” (1971), “Some of Shelly’s Blues” (1973) (videoranch.com, monkees.net)
  • Nightcaps, “Wine Wine Wine” (1959)

  • Roy Orbison, “Blue Angel” (1960), “Blue Bayou” (1963), “Crying” (1961), “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” (1962), “In Dreams” (1963), “It’s Over” (1964), “Let the Good Times Roll” (1965), “Mean Woman Blues” (1963), “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964), “Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)” (1960), “Running Scared” (1961), “Too Soon to Know” (1966) (orbison.com, rockhall.com)
  • Buck Owens, “Above and Beyond” (1960), “Act Naturally” (1963), “Before You Go” (1965), “Buckaroo” (1965), “Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got a Heartache)” (1960), “Foolin’ Around” (1961), “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)” (1964), “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” (1965), “Johnny B. Goode” (1969), “Made in Japan” (1972), “My Heart Skips a Beat” (1964), “Ruby (Are You Mad)” (1971), “Sam’s Place” (1967), “Think of Me” (1966), “Together Again” (1964), “Under the Influence of Love” (1961), “Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line” (1966), “Where Does the Good Times Go” (1967), “Who’s Gonna Mow My Grass” (1969), “Your Tender Loving Care” (1967) (buckowens.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Esther Phillips, “And I Love Him” (1965 cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”), “Deceivin’ Blues” (1950), “Hello Walls” (1964), “I’ve Never Found a Man (To Love Me Like You Do)” (1972 cover of Eddie Floyd’s “I’ve Never Found a Girl [To Love Me Like You Do]”), “Misery” (1950), “Mistrustin’ Blues” (1950), “Release Me” (1962), “Ring-a-Ding-Doo” (1952), “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” (1975), “When a Woman Loves a Man” (1966 cover of Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman”)
  • Pozo-Seco Singers, “I Can Make It With You” (1966), “Louisiana Man” (1967) (don-williams.com)
  • Johnny Preston, “Cradle of Love” (1960), “Feel so Fine” (1960 cover of Shirley & Lee’s “Feel so Good”), “Running Bear” (1960)
  • Ray Price, “Burning Memories” (1964), “City Lights/Invitation to the Blues” (1958), “Crazy Arms” (1956), “Danny Boy” (1967), “For the Good Times” (1971), “Heart Over Mind” (1961), “Heartaches by the Number” (1959), “I Won’t Mention It Again” (1971), “I’d Rather Be Sorry” (1971), “I’ll Be There” (1954), “Make the World Go Away” (1963), “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” (1957), “One More Time” (1960), “The Other Woman” (1965), “Please Talk to My Heart” (1964), “Release Me” (1954), “The Same Old Me” (1960), “She’s Got to Be a Saint” (1973), “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” (1973) (raypricefanclub.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Jim Reeves, “Adios Amigo” (1962), “Billy Bayou” (1958), “Bimbo” (1954), “Blue Boy” (1958), “Blue Side of Lonesome” (1966), “Distant Drums” (1966), “Four Walls” (1957), “Guilty” (1963), “He’ll Have to Go” (1960), “Home” (1959), “I Guess I’m Crazy” (1964), “I Missed Me” (1960), “I Won’t Forget You” (1964), “I’m Gettin’ Better” (1960), “Is It Really Over?” (1965), “Is This Me?” (1963), “Losing Your Love” (1961), “Mexican Joe” (1953), “Snow Flake” (1966), “This Is It” (1965), “Welcome to My World” (1964) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Jim Reeves/Dottie West, “Love Is No Excuse” (1964)
  • Debbie Reynolds, “Am I That Easy to Forget” (1960), “City Lights” (1960), “Tammy” (1957), “A Very Special Love” (1958)
  • Jeannie C. Riley, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1968) (kanabel.com/jeanniecriley.html)
  • LeAnn Rimes, “Blue” (1996), “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (2002), “Commitment” (1998), “How Do I Live” (1997), “I Need You” (2000), “The Light in Your Eyes” (1997), “Looking Through Your Eyes” (1998), “Nothin ’Bout Love Makes Sense” (2005), “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way” (2005), “You’ve Got to Talk to Me” (1998) (rimestimes.com)
  • Tex Ritter, “I Dreamed of a Hill-billy Heaven” (1961), “The Wayward Wind” (1956) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Johnny Rodriguez, “I Just Can’t Get Her out of My Mind” (1975), “Just Get up and Close the Door” (1975), “Love Put a Song in My Heart” (1975), “Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico” (1973), “Something” (1974), “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1974), “You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)” (1973)
  • Kenny Rogers, “Coward of the County” (1980), “Daytime Friends” (1977), “The Gambler” (1979), “I Don’t Need You” (1981), “Lady” (1980), “Love or Something Like It” (1978), “Love Will Turn You Around” (1982), “Lucille” (1977), “Morning Desire” (1986), “She Believes in Me” (1979), “You Decorated My Life” (1979) (kennyrogers.com)
  • Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes, “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer” (1980) (kennyrogers.com, kimcarnes.com)
  • Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton, “We’ve Got Tonight” (1983) (kennyrogers.com, sheenaeaston.com)
  • Kenny Rogers With Alison Krauss & Billy Dean, “Buy Me a Rose” (2000) (kennyrogers.com, alisonkrauss.com)
  • Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream” (1983) (kennyrogers.com, dollywood.com, dollymania.net, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Kenny Rogers & Dottie West, “All I Ever Need Is You” (1979), “Everytime Two Fools Collide” (1978) (kennyrogers.com)

  • The Ron-Dels, “If You Really Want Me to, I’ll Go” (1965) (delbert.com)

  • Scarface, “I Never Seen a Man Cry (aka I Seen a Man Die)” (1995), “Smile” (1997)
  • Selena, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” (1994), “Dreaming of You” (1995), “I Could Fall in Love” (1995) (selenaforever.com)
  • Ray Sharpe, “Linda Lu” (1959)
  • Billy Joe Shaver, “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” (1973) (billyjoeshaver.com)
  • Sir Douglas Quintet, “At the Crossroads” (1969), “The Rains Came” (1966), “She’s About a Mover” (1965) (dougsahm.com)
  • The Soul Stirrers, “Stand by Me Father” (19xx), “Walk Around” (1939) (soulstirrers.com, rockhall.com, samcooke.com, oldies.about.com [Johnnie Taylor])
  • J.D. Souther, “You’re Only Lonely” (1979)
  • B.W. Stevenson, “My Maria” (1973), “The River of Love” (1974), “Shambala” (1973)
  • George Strait, “Amarillo by Morning” (1982), “The Best Day” (2000), “Blue Clear Sky” (1996), “Carried Away” (1996), “Carrying Your Love With Me” (1997), “Desperately” (2004), “Easy Come, Easy Go” (1993), “A Fire I Can’t Put Out” (1983), “Fool Hearted Memory” (1982), “Go On” (2000), “I Hate Everything” (2004), “I Just Want to Dance With You” (1998), “I’ve Come to Expect It From You” (1991), “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger” (1982), “Let’s Fall to Pieces Together” (1984), “Living and Living Well” (2002), “Love Without End, Amen” (1990), “Ocean Front Property” (1987), “One Night at a Time” (1997), “Run” (2001), “She’ll Leave You With a Smile” (2002), “True” (1998), “What’s Going on in Your World” (1989), “Write This Down” (1999), “You Know Me Better Than That” (1991), “You’ll Be There” (2005) (straitfest.georgestrait.com)
  • Sunny & the Sunglows, “Talk to Me” (1963)

  • Joe Tex, “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” (1977), “Hold What You’ve Got” (1965), “I Gotcha” (1972), “I Want to (Do Everything for You)” (1965), “The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)” (1966), “Show Me” (1967), “Skinny Legs and All” (1967), “A Sweet Woman Like You” (1966)
  • Texas Tornados, “Little Bit Is Better Than Nada” (1996) (dougsahm.com, freddyfender.com, flacojimenez.com)
  • The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (1966) (elevators.blinkenlights.org)
  • B.J. Thomas, “Everybody’s out of Town” (1970), “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” (1975), “Hooked on a Feeling” (1969), “I Just Can’t Help Believing” (1970), “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry” (1966), “New Look From an Old Lover” (1983), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (1970), “Tomorrow Never Comes” (1966), “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love” (1983) (bjthomas.net)
  • Hank Thompson, “Green Light” (1948/1949), “Humpty Dumpty Heart” (1948), “Rub-a-Dub-Dub” (1953), “She’s Just a Whole Lot Like You” (1960), “Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart” (1952), “Wake up Irene” (1954), “Whoa Sailor” (194x), “Wild Side of Life” (1952) (hankthompson.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, “All Right Baby” (19xx), “Hound Dog” (1953)
  • Floyd Tillman, “Daisy May” (1940), “Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin” (1946), “Each Night at Nine” (1944), “I Love You so Much It Hurts” (1947), “Slippin’ Around” (1949) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Ernest Tubb, “Blue Eyed Elaine” (1940), “Filipino Baby” (1946), “Forever Is Ending Today” (1948), “Half a Mind” (1958), “I Love You Because” (1950), “I’ll Get Along Somehow” (1940), “Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello” (1949), “Missing in Action” (1952), “Rainbow at Midnight” (1946), “Seaman Blues” (1948), “Slipping Around” (1949), “Thanks a Lot” (1963), “Throw Your Love My Way” (1950), “Tomorrow Never Comes” (1945), “Walking the Floor Over You” (1941), “Waltz Across Texas” (1965) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Ernest Tubb & Andrew Sisters, “I’m Bitin’ My Fingernails” (1949)
  • Tanya Tucker, “Down to My Last Teardrop” (1991), “If It Don’t Come Easy” (1988), “If Your Heart Ain’t Busy Tonight” (1992), “Just Another Love” (1986), “Lizzie and the Rainman” (1975), “Love Me Like You Used To” (1987), “My Arms Stay Open All Night” (1990), “One Love at a Time” (1986), “Some Kind of Trouble” (1992), “Strong Enough to Bend” (1988), “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” (1992), “Walking Shoes” (1990), “What’s Your Mama’s Name” (1973), “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)” (1974) (tanyatucker.com)
  • Tanya Tucker With Delbert McClinton, “Tell Me About It” (1993) (tanyatucker.com, delbert.com)

  • Townes van Zandt, “If I Needed You” (1972), “Pancho & Lefty” (1972) (townesvanzandt.com)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” (1984), “Crossfire” (1989), “Empty Arms” (1993), “Pride and Joy” (1983), “The Sky Is Crying” (1991), “Texas Flood” (1983), “Wall of Denial” (1989) (sonymusic.com, stevieray.com)

  • Jerry Jeff Walker, “Mr. Bojangles” (1968) (jerryjeff.com)
  • Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, “London Homesick Blues” (1973) (jerryjeff.com, garypnunn.com)
  • T-Bone Walker, “Bobby Sox Blues” (1947), “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)” (1948), “T-Bone Shuffle” (1949), “West Side Baby” (1948) (rockhall.com)
  • Waylon (Jennings) & Willie (Nelson), “Good Hearted Woman” (1976), “Just to Satisfy You” (1982), “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys/I Can Get off on You” (1978) (waylon.com, willienelson.com)
  • Don Williams, “Amanda” (1972), “I Believe in You” (1980), “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me” (1974), “Just as Long as I Have You” (1990), “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” (1982), “Love Me Over Again” (1980), “Say It Again” (1976), “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” (1977), “That’s the Thing About Love” (1984), “Till the Rivers All Run Dry” (1976), “True Love” (1991), “You’re My Best Friend” (1975) (don-williams.com)
  • Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, “Faded Love” (1950), “Heart to Heart Talk” (1960), “New San Antonio Rose” (1944), “New Spanish Two Step” (1946), “Roly-Poly” (1946), “Sugar Moon” (1947) (bobwills.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan, “Heart to Heart Talk” (1960) (bobwills.com)
  • Edgar Winter Group, “Frankenstein” (1973), “Free Ride” (1973), “I Can’t Turn You Loose” (1972), “River’s Risin’” (1974) (edgarwinter.com)
  • Lee Ann Womack, “Ashes by Now” (2001), “The Fool” (1997), “I Hope You Dance” (2001), “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” (2005), “I’ll Think of a Reason Later” (1999), “Something Worth Leaving Behind” (200x), “You’ve Got to Talk to Me” (1997) (leeannwomack.com)

  • ZZ Top, “La Grange” (1974), “Legs” (1984), “My Head’s in Mississippi” (1991), “Rough Boy” (1986), “Sharp Dressed Man” (1983), “Sleeping Bay” (1984) (zztop.com, rockhall.com)

  • Florida Artists

  • The Allman Brothers Band, “Hell or High Water” (1981), “Louisiana Lou and Three Card Monty John” (1975), “One Way Out” (1972), “Ramblin Man” (1973), “Whipping Post” (1970) (allmanbrothersband.com, rockhall.com)
  • John Anderson, “Black Sheep” (1983), “I Wish I Could Have Been There” (1994), “I’ve Got It Made” (1994), “Money in the Bank” (1993), “Seminole Wind” (1992), “Straight Tequila Night” (1992), “Swingin’” (1983), “When It Comes to You” (1992), “Wild & Blue” (1982)

  • Gary (U.S.) Bonds, “Jole Blon” (1981), “New Orleans” (1960), “Quarter to Three” (1961), “This Little Girl” (1981) (garyusbonds.com)
  • Pat Boone, “Ain’t That a Shame” (1955), “April Love” (1957), “Don’t Forbid Me” (1957), “Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)” (1956), “I Almost Lost My Mind” (1956), “I’ll Be Home” (1956), “I’ll Remember Tonight” (1958), “It’s Too Soon to Know” (1958), “Love Letters in the Sand” (1957), “Walking the Floor Over You” (1960) (patboone.com)
  • Wilma Burgess, “Baby” (1965), “Don’t Touch Me” (1966), “Misty Blue” (1966), “Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow” (196x), “Tear Time” (1967) (geocities.com/wilmaburgesswebsite/)

  • Ray Charles, “America the Beautiful” (1976), “Busted” (1963), “Come Back” (1955), “Crying Time” (1966), “Drown in My Own Tears” (1956), “A Fool for You” (1955), “Georgia on My Mind” (1960), “Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)” (1955), “Hit the Road Jack” (1961), “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962), “I’ve Got a Woman” (1955), “Let the Good Times Roll” (1960), “Let’s Go Get Stoned” (1966), “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” (1959), “One Mint Julep” (1961), “Sail Away” (1975), “Sticks and Stones” (1960), “A Tear Fell” (1964), “Them That Got” (1961), “Unchain My Heart” (1962), “What’d I Say” (1959), “You Are My Sunshine” (1962), “You Don’t Know Me” (1962), “Your Cheating Heart” (1962) (raycharles.com, rockhall.com)
  • Ray Charles With Willie Nelson, “Seven Spanish Angels” (1985) (raycharles.com, willienelson.com)
  • Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost, “Spooky” (1968), “Stormy” (1968), “Traces” (1969) (classicsiv.com)
  • Company B, “Fascinated” (1987)

  • Bobby Goldsboro, “Honey” (1968), “Muddy Mississippi Line” (1969), “See the Funny Little Clown” (1964), “Summer (The First Time)” (1973), “Voodoo Woman” (1965), “Watching Scotty Grow” (1971) (bobbygoldsboro.com)

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird” (1975), “Poison Whisky” (1973), “Sweet Home Alabama” (1974), “What’s Your Name” (1978) (lynyrdskynyrd.com)

  • Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (2000), “If You’re Gone” (2001), “Push” (1997), “Real World” (1998), “3 AM” (1998), “Unwell” (2003) (matchboxtwenty.com)
  • Scott McKenzie, “Like an Old Time Movie” (1967), “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” (1967)

  • Tom Petty, “Changed the Locks” (1996), “Free Fallin’” (1990), “I Won’t Back Down” (1989), “Runnin’ Down a Dream” (1989), “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1995) (tompetty.com)

  • Marcus Roberts, “New Orleans Blues” (1991)

  • Alabama Artists

  • Alabama, “Born Country” (1992), “The Closer You Get” (1983), “Down Home” (1991), “Feels so Right” (1981), “Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go” (1991), “Give Me One More Shot” (1995), “Here We Are” (1991), “High Cotton” (1989), “Hometown Honeymoon” (1993), “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” (1992), “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas” (1984), “Jukebox in My Mind” (1990), “Love in the First Degree” (1982), “Pass It on Down” (1990), “Sad Lookin’ Moon” (1997), “Song of the South” (1988), “Southern Star” (1990), “Take a Little Trip” (1992), “Take Me Down” (1982), “Tennessee River” (1980), “Then Again” (1991), “Why Lady Why” (1980) (thealabamaband.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Alabama (Featuring ’N Sync), “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” (1999) (thealabamaband.com)

  • Bo Bice, “Inside Your Heaven” (2005) (bobiceofficial.com)
  • Brother Bones & His Shadows, “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1949)
  • Jimmy Buffett, “Come Monday” (1974), “Margaritaville” (1977), “Survive” (1980) (margaritaville.com)

  • Clarence Carter, “I Can’t Leave Your Love Alone” (1970), “Patches” (1970), “Slip Away” (1968), “Too Weak to Fight” (1969)
  • Nat “King” Cole, “A Blossom Fell” (1955), “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” (1946), “I Don’t Want to Hurt Anymore” (1964), “Looking Back” (1958), “Mona Lisa” (1950), “Ramblin’ Rose” (1962), “Send for Me” (1957), “Too Young” (1951), “Unforgettable” (1952) (nat-king-cole.org, rockhall.com)
  • Commodores, “Brick House” (1977), “Easy” (1977), “Goin’ to the Bank” (1986), “Jesus Is Love” (1980), “Just to Be Close to You” (1976), “Lady (You Bring Me Up)” (1981), “Nightshift” (1985), “Oh No” (1981), “Sail On” (1979), “Slippery When Wet” (1975), “Still” (1979), “Sweet Love” (1976), “Three Times a Lady” (1978), “Too Hot ta Trot” (1978) (commodoreslive.com)

  • Delmore Brothers, “Beautiful Brown Eyes” (19xx), “Blues Stay Away From Me” (1949) (delmorebrothers.net, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Dennis Edwards, “Don’t Look Any Further” (1984), “(You’re My) Aphrodisiac” (1984) (thetemptations.net, thetemptations.com)

  • Eddie Floyd, “Bring It on Home to Me” (1968), “I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)” (1968), “Knock on Wood” (1966)

  • Vera Hall, “Trouble so Hard” (1937) (verahallproject.com, alan-lomax.com)
  • W.C. Handy, “Memphis Blues [Mr. Crump]” (1912), “St. Louis Blues” (1914) (una.edu/library/handy/)
  • Emmylou Harris, “Crescent City” (1993), “Mister Sandman” (1981), “Pancho & Lefty” (1977) (emmylou.net)
  • Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson, “Gulf Coast Highway” (19xx) (emmylou.net, willienelson.com)
  • Emmylou Harris & Don Williams, “If I Needed You” (1981) (emmylou.net, don-williams.com)
  • Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra, “Caldonia” (1945), “Don’t Cry, Baby” (1943), “Hawk’s Boogie” (1947), “I’ve Got a Right to Cry” (1946), “Tippin’ In” (1945)
  • Ty Herndon, “It Must Be Love” (1998), “What Mattered Most” (1995) (tyherndon.com)

  • Sonny James, “Baltimore” (1964), “Behind the Tear” (1965), “Bright Lights, Big City” (1971), “Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1970), “Empty Arms” (1971), “End-lessly” (1970), “First Date, First Kiss, First Love” (1957), “Heaven Says Hello” (1968), “I’ll Keep Holding On” (1965), “I’ll Never Find Another You” (1967), “Is It Wrong (For Loving You)” (1974), “It’s Just a Matter of Time” (1970), “It’s the Only Things” (1967), “My Love” (1970), “Need You” (1967), “Only the Lonely” (1969), “Room in Your Heart” (1966), “Since I Met You Baby” (1969), “Take Good Care of Her” (1966), “When the Snow Is on the Roses” (1972), “World of Our Own” (1968), “You’re the Only World I Know” (1964), “Young Love” (1957) (sonnyjames.com)

  • Eddie Kendricks, “Boogie Down” (1974), “Get the Cream off the Top” (1975), “He’s a Friend” (1976), “Keep on Truckin’” (1973), “Shoeshine Boy” (1975), “Son of Sagittarius” (1974), “Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need” (1974) (thetemptations.net, thetemptations.com)

  • Louisiana Red, “I’m Too Poor to Die” (1964) (louisiana-red.com)
  • Louvin Brothers, “Cash on the Barrelhead” (195x), “Hoping That You’re Hoping” (195x), “I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby” (1956), “My Baby’s Gone” (1958), “When I Stop Dreaming” (1955), “You’re Running Wild” (195x) (thelouvinbrothers.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Charlie Louvin, “I Don’t Love You Anymore” (1964), “See the Big Man Cry” (1965) (thelouvinbrothers.com)

  • Melba Montgomery, “No Charge” (1974)

  • Jim Nabors, “The Impossible Dream” (1972), “Louisiana Lady” (19xx) (jimnabors.com)

  • Wilson Pickett, “Funky Broadway” (1967), “In the Midnight Hour” (1965), “Land of 1000 Dances” (1966), “Mustang Sally” (1966), “Stag-O-Lee” (1967) (rockhall.com)

  • Lionel Richie, “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983), “Ballerina Girl” (1987), “Do It to Me” (1992), “Hello” (1984), “Running With the Night” (1984), “Say You, Say Me” (1985), “Truly” (1982), “You Are” (1983) (lionelrichie.com)
  • Lionel Richie With Alabama, “Deep River Woman” (1987) (lionelrichie.com, thealabamaband.com)

  • Tommy Shaw, “Girls With Guns” (1984) (styxworld.com)
  • Shenandoah, “The Church on Cumberland Road” (1989), “Darned If I Don’t (Danged If I Do)” (1995), “Ghost in This House” (1991), “I Want to Be Loved Like That” (1993), “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” (1994), “Janie Baker’s Love Slave” (19xx), “Next to You, Next to Me” (1990), “Rock My Baby” (1992), “Sunday in the South” (1989), “Two Dozen Roses” (1989) (shenandoahband.com)
  • Shenandoah With Alison Krauss, “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” (1994) (shenandoahband.com, alisonkrauss.com)
  • Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up” (1966), “Take Time to Know Her” (1968), “Warm and Tender Love” (1966), “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966) (psledge.com, rockhall.com)
  • Candi Staton, “As Long as He Takes Care of Home” (1975), “He Called Me Baby” (1971), “In the Ghetto” (1972), “Stand by Your Man” (1970), “Sweet Feeling” (1970), “Young Hearts Run Free” (1976) (candi-staton.com)
  • Ruben Studdard, “Flying Without Wings” (2003), “Sorry 2004” (2004), “Superstar” (2003) (rubenstuddard.com)
  • Sun Ra, “El Is a Sound of Joy” (1956/1968), “Hours After” (1958), “Saturn” (1956), “Space Loneliness” (1960) (dpo.uab.edu/~moudry/)

  • Take 6, “Biggest Part of Me” (1994), “I L-O-V-E U” (1990) (take6.com)

  • Dinah Washington, “Am I Asking Too Much” (1948), “Baby Get Lost” (1949), “Cold, Cold Heart” (1951), “For All We Know” (1962), “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” (1954), “It’s Too Soon to Know” (1948), “September in the Rain” (1961), “Teach Me Tonight” (1954), “This Bitter Earth” (1960), “Unforgettable” (1959), “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” (1959) (rockhall.com)
  • Dinah Washington & Brook Benton, “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” (1960), “A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)” (1960)
  • Hank Williams, “Cold, Cold Heart” (1951), “Half as Much” (1952), “Hey Good Lookin’” (1951), “I’ll Never Get out of This World Alive” (1953), “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry” (1966), “Jambalaya” (1952), “Kaw-Liga” (1953), “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” (1950), “Lovesick Blues” (1949), “Take These Chains From My Heart” (1953), “Wedding Bells” (1949), “Why Don’t You Love Me?” (1950), “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (1953) (hankwilliams.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Other Artists

  • Ambrosia, “Biggest Part of Me” (1980) (ambrosiaweb.com)
  • The Animals, “Boom Boom” (1965), “The House of the Rising Sun” (1964), “We Gotta Get out of This Place” (1965) (ericburdon.com, rockhall.com)
  • Eddy Arnold, “Make the World Go Away” (1965)
  • Chet Atkins, “One Mint Julep” (1960) (misterguitar.com)

  • Joan Baez, “We Shall Overcome” (1963) (joanbaez.com)
  • Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, “The Continental Walk” (1961) (rockhall.com)
  • The Band, “Ain’t Got No Home” (1973), “The Weight” (1968) (theband.hiof.no, rockhall.com)
  • Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me” (1965) (fontellabass.com)
  • The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows” (1966) (thebeachboys.com, rockhall.com, brianwilson.com)
  • The Beatles, “Act Naturally” (1965), “And I Love Her” (1964), “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” (1965), “Let It Be” (1970), “Money” (1964), “Something” (1969) (thebeatles.com, rockhall.com, johnlennon.com, paulmccartney.com, georgeharrison.com, ringostarr.com)
  • Bob Beckham, “Crazy Arms” (1960)
  • Carl Belew, “Am I That Easy to Forget” (1959)
  • Brook Benton, “Frankie and Johnny” (1961), “It’s Just a Matter of Time” (1959), “Rainy Night in Georgia” (1970)
  • Ben Bernie, “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1925)
  • Chuck Berry, “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), “Promised Land” (1965) (chuckberry.com, rockhall.com)
  • The Black Eyed Peas, “Where Is the Love?” (2003) (blackeyedpeas.com)
  • Blind Melon, “No Rain” (1993) (blind-melon.com)
  • The Blue Ridge Rangers (John Fogerty), “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” (1973) (johnfogerty.com)
  • Blue Swede, “Hooked on a Feeling” (1974)
  • Blues Magoos, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (1967) (thebluesmagoos.com)
  • Suzy Bogguss, “Outbound Plane” (1992) (bogguss.com)
  • David Bowie/Pat Metheny, “This Is Not America” (1985) (davidbowie.com, rockhall.com, patmethenygroup.com)
  • Owen Bradley, “Blues Stay Away From Me” (1949) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Teresa Brewer, “Bo Weevil” (1956), “Empty Arms” (1957), “A Tear Fell” (1956)
  • James Brown, “Bewildered” (1961), “Caldonia” (1964), “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” (1968) (godfatherofsoul.com, rockhall.com)
  • Nappy Brown, “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” (1957)
  • The Buckinghams, “Lawdy Miss Claudy” (1967) (thebuckinghams.com)

  • Glen Campbell, “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” (1971), “Galveston” (1969), “I Wanna Live” (1968), “I Will Never Pass This Way Again” (1972), “It’s Only Make Believe” (1970), “Southern Nights” (1977), “Try a Little Kindness” (1969) (glencampbellshow.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Freddy Cannon, “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” (1960) (freddycannon.com)
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Down at the Twist and Shout” (1991), “Passionate Kisses” (1993) (marychapincarpenter.com)
  • Carpenters, “It’s Going to Take Some Time” (1972), “Rainy Days and Mondays” (1971), “Superstar” (1971), “(They Long to Be) Close to You” (1970) (richardandkarencarpenter.com)
  • Carroll Bros., “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1962)
  • The Carter Family, “When I’m Gone” (1931), “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone” (1928) (carterfamilyfold.org, pbs.org, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Johnny Cash, “Five Feet High and Rising” (1959), “Frankie’s Man, Johnny” (1959), “Hurt” (2003), “I Walk the Line” (1956), “Rock Island Line” (1970), “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (1970) (johnnycash.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Eva Cassidy, “Stormy Monday” (1996), “Wade in the Water” (1997), “The Water Is Wide” (19xx/2003) (evacassidy.org, blixstreet.com/eva.html)
  • Tracy Chapman, “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” (1988) (tracychapman.com)
  • Tony Christie, “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo” (1971) (tonychristie.com)
  • Eric Clapton, “Change the World” (1996), “Tears in Heaven” (1992) (ericclapton.com, rockhall.com)
  • Dave Clark Five, “I Like It Like That” (1965) (mikesmith1964.com)
  • Jimmy Cliff, “Many Rivers to Cross” (1970) (jimmycliffonline.com)
  • Patsy Cline, “Faded Love” (1963) (patsycline.com, patsy.nu, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Joe Cocker, “Delta Lady” (1969) (cocker.com)
  • Natalie Cole With Nat “King” Cole, “Unforgettable” (1991) (nataliecole.com, nat-king-cole.org)
  • Ry Cooder, “Goodnight Irene” (1976)
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions, “I Got Loaded” (19xx), “(What’s so Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” (1979) (elviscostello.com, rockhall.com)
  • The Cowsills, “In Need of a Friend” (1968) (cowsill.com)
  • The Robert Cray Band, “I Got Loaded” (19xx) (robertcray.com)
  • Cream, “Crossroads” (1969), “Spoonful” (1967) (cream2005.com, rockhall.com, ericclapton.com, ginger-baker.com, jackbruce.com)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Born on the Bayou” (1969), “Proud Mary” (1969), “Suzie Q” (1968), “Who’ll Stop the Rain” (1970) (johnfogerty.com, rockhall.com)
  • Bing Crosby, “You Are My Sunshine” (1941)

  • Sammy Davis, Jr., “That Old Black Magic” (1955)
  • The DeCastro Sisters, “Teach Me Tonight” (1955)
  • Depeche Mode, “Behind the Wheel/Route 66” (1988) (depechemode.com)
  • Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group, “Rock Island Line” (1956) (lonniedoneganinc.com)
  • The Doobie Brothers, “Black Water” (1975) (doobiebros.com, michaelmcdonald.com)
  • The Doors, “Riders on the Storm” (1971) (thedoors.com, rockhall.com)
  • Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” (1934)
  • Tommy Dorsey, “If It’s the Last Thing I Do” (1937)
  • Bob Dylan, “All Along the Watchtower” (1968), “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1964), “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (1964), “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (1973), “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965), “The Times They Are A-Changin’” (1964), “Watching the River Flow” (1971) (bobdylan.com, rockhall.com)

  • Dave Edmunds, “I Hear You Knocking” (1971), “I’m Comin’ Home [Old Black Joe]” (1971)
  • Jimmy Elledge, “Funny How Time Slips Away” (1962)
  • The Everly Brothers, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1958), “Let It Be Me” (1960) (everlybrothers.com, rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)

  • Ferrante & Teicher, “Exodus” (1961)
  • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971) (robertaflack.com)
  • Fleetwood Mac, “Dust My Broom” (1968), “Landslide” (1976), “Shake Your Moneymaker” (1968) (fleetwoodmac.com, rockhall.com, nicksfix.com, lindseybuckingham.com, christinemcvie.com)
  • The Flying Lizards, “Money” (1980)
  • The Fortunes, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” (1971) (thefortunes.co.uk)
  • Four Tops, “Baby I Need Your Loving” (1964), “Reach out I’ll Be There” (1966) (rockhall.com)
  • Aretha Franklin, “Ave Maria” (1988), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1971), “Trouble in Mind” (1963), “The Weight” (1969) (aristarec.com, rockhall.com)

  • Art Garfunkel With James Taylor & Paul Simon, “(What a) Wonderful World” (1978) (artgarfunkel.com, jamestaylor.com, paulsimon.com, rockhall.com)
  • Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (1971), “Star Spangled Banner” (1983), “Trouble Man” (1973) (motown.com, rockhall.com)
  • Crystal Gayle, “Ready for the Times to Get Better” (1978) (crystalgayle.com)
  • Don Gibson, “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” (1958) (countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Charlie Gracie, “I Love You so Much It Hurts” (1957) (charliegracie.com)
  • Grand Funk Railroad, “Gimme Shelter” (1971) (grandfunkrailroad.com)
  • Gogi Grant, “The Wayward Wind” (1956)
  • Arlo Guthrie, “The City of New Orleans” (1972) (arlo.net)

  • Merle Haggard and The Strangers, “Everybody’s Had the Blues” (1973) (merlehaggard.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Marvin Hamlisch, “The Entertainer” (1974)
  • Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra, “Flying Home” (1943) (uidaho.com/hampton) [Illinois Jacquet on sax]
  • Isaac Hayes, “I Stand Accused” (1970) (isaachayes.com, rockhall.com)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “All Along the Watchtower” (1968), “Red House” (1967), “Star Spangled Banner” (1971) (jimihendrix.com, rockhall.com)
  • Herman’s Hermits, “Wonderful World” (1965) (hermanshermits.com, peternoone.com)
  • Joe Hinton, “Funny” (1964)
  • The Honeydrippers, “Rockin’ at Midnight” (1985)
  • Eddy Howard, “It’s a Sin” (1951)
  • The Hues Corporation, “Freedom for the Stallion” (1973), “Rock the Boat” (1974)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck, “Am I That Easy to Forget” (1968), “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” (1967) (engelbert.com)
  • Tab Hunter, “Young Love” (1957) (tabhunter.com)

  • The Impressions, “People Get Ready” (1965) (rockhall.com)
  • Luther Ingram, “I’ll Be Your Shelter (In Time of Storm)” (1973)

  • Etta James, “Don’t Cry, Baby” (1961) (rockhall.com)
  • Jack Jones, “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” (1966), “The Race Is On” (1965) (jackjones.org)

  • R. Kelly, “Let Your Light Shine” (2005) (r-kelly.com)
  • Mike Kennedy (Mike Kogel), “Louisiana” (1972) (los-bravos.com)
  • Ben E. King, “Stand by Me” (1961)
  • Carole King, “Been to Canaan” (1973), “Believe in Humanity” (1973), “Brother, Brother” (1972), “So Far Away” (1971) (caroleking.com, rockhall.com)
  • The Kingsmen, “Money” (1964) (louielouie.org)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips, “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” (1974), “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973), “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” (1973), “Where Peaceful Waters Flow” (1973) (delafont.com, rockhall.com)
  • Alison Krauss and The Cox Family, “In the Palm of Your Hand” (1994) (alisonkrauss.com)

  • Patti LaBelle, “Lady Marmalade” (1975), “New Day” (2004), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (1964) (pattilabelle.com)
  • Frankie Laine, “You Gave Me a Mountain” (1969) (frankielaine.com)
  • Nicolette Larson, “Lotta Love” (1979) (nicolettelarson.com)
  • Cyndi Lauper, “All Through the Night” (1984), “True Colors” (1986) (cyndilauper.com)
  • Steve Lawrence, “Party Doll” (1957)
  • Brenda Lee, “Thanks a Lot” (1965) (rockhall.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Peggy Lee, “Is That All There Is” (1969) (peggylee.com)
  • Ramsey Lewis, “Something You Got” (1964), “Wade in the Water” (1966) (ramseylewis.com)
  • Joe Liggins and His “Honeydrippers,” “Got a Right to Cry” (1946), “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1948)
  • Little Feat, “How Many More Years” (1971) (littlefeat.net)
  • Little Richard, “Good Golly, Miss Molly” (1958), “Send Me Some Lovin’” (1957), “Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’)” (1956 cover of Eddie Bo’s “I’m Wise”) (rockhall.com)
  • Los Lobos, “I Got Loaded” (1985) (loslobos.org)
  • Guy Lombardo, “September in the Rain” (1937)
  • Lone Justice, “Shelter” (1987), “Ways to Be Wicked” (1985) (mariamckee.com)
  • Patty Loveless, “The Night’s Too Long” (1990) (pattyloveless.com)

  • George Maharis, “Teach Me Tonight” (1962)
  • Henry Mancini, “Moon River” (1961) (henrymancini.com)
  • The Manhattan Transfer, “Route 66” (1982) (manhattantransfer.org)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Redemption Song” (1980) (bobmarley.com, rockhall.com)
  • Kathy Mattea, “Love at the Five and Dime” (1986) (mattea.com)
  • Curtis Mayfield, “New World Order” (1996) (rockhall.com)
  • John (Cougar) Mellencamp, “Pink Houses” (1984), “Walk Tall” (2004) (mellencamp.com)
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, “Bad Luck” (1975), “Wake up Everybody” (1976) (aaeg.com/bluebio.htm)
  • Bette Midler, “From a Distance” (1990) (bettemidler.com)
  • Glenn Miller, “Blueberry Hill” (1940), “That Old Black Magic” (1943)
  • Guy Mitchell, “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” (1960)
  • Moby, “God Moving Over the Face of the Waters” (1995), “Natural Blues” (2000) (moby.com)
  • The Moonglows, “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (1957) (rockhall.com, harveyfuqua.net)
  • Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Driftin’ Blues” (1946), “New Orleans Blues” (1947), “Walkin’ Blues” (1949) [Charles Brown on piano and vocals]
  • Al Morgan, “Jealous Heart” (1949)
  • Mountain, “Mississippi Queen” (1970) (mountaintheband.com, lesliewest.cjb.net)

  • Nirvana, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” (1995) (interscope.com, nirvanaclub.com, foofighters.com)
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Mr. Bojangles” (1971), “Some of Shelly’s Blues” (1971) (nittygritty.com)

  • The Orioles, “Crying in the Chapel” (1953), “It’s Too Soon to Know” (1948) (rockhall.com)
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn, “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” (1975 cover of Jerry Butler’s “He Will Break Your Heart”) (tonyorlandoonline.com)
  • Donny Osmond, “Too Young” (1972) (donny.com)

  • Les Paul and Mary Ford, “I’m a Fool to Care” (1954), “Vaya con Dios” (1953) (rockhall.com)
  • Pet Shop Boys, “Always on My Mind” (1988) (petshopboys.co.uk)
  • Peter and Gordon, “True Love Ways” (1965)
  • Peter, Paul & Mary, “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963), “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” (1962) (peterpaulandmary.com)
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, “Refugee” (1980) (tompetty.com, rockhall.com)
  • John Phillips, “Mississippi” (1970)
  • Pointer Sisters, “Slow Hand” (1981), “Yes We Can Can” (1973) (thepointersistersfans.com)
  • The Pretenders, “Message of Love” (1981), “My City Was Gone” (1983) (pretendersband.com, rockhall.com)
  • Prince, “America” (1985), “S.S.T.” (2005) (npgmusicclub.com, rockhall.com)
  • Public Enemy, “Don’t Believe the Hype” (1988), “Hell No, We Ain’t AllRight” (2005), “911 Is a Joke” (1990), “Welcome to the Terrordome” (1990) (publicenemy.com)

  • Quicksilver Messenger Service, “Who Do You Love” (1969) (penncen.com/quicksilver/)

  • Bonnie Raitt, “I Will Not Be Broken” (2005) (bonnieraitt.com, rockhall.com)
  • Johnnie Ray, “The Little White Cloud That Cried” (1951)
  • Redbone, “The Witch Queen of New Orleans” (1972) (redbone.us)
  • Paul Robeson, “Ol’ Man River” (1936) (negrospirituals.com/paulrobeson.htm, chsi.cs.uchicago.edu/robeson/)
  • The Rolling Stones, “Fortune Teller” (1966), “Gimme Shelter” (1970), “Honest I Do” (196x), “I’m a King Bee” (1964), “Not Fade Away” (1964), “Time Is on My Side” (1964) (rollingstones.com, rockhall.com, mickjagger.com, keithrichards.com, billwyman.com, ronniewood.org, micktaylor.net)
  • Linda Ronstadt, “Blue Bayou” (1977), “Different Drum” (1968), “Up to My Neck in High Muddy Water” (1968), “You’re No Good” (1975) (vervemusicgroup.com)
  • David Lee Roth, “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” (1985) (davidleeroth.com)

  • Neil Sedaka, “Amarillo” (1977) (neilsedaka.com)
  • Pete Seeger, “The Hammer Song” (19xx), “We Shall Overcome” (1963) (rockhall.com)
  • The Seekers, “I’ll Never Find Another You” (1965)
  • The Showmen, “It Will Stand” (1962/1964)
  • Simon & Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970), “Homeward Bound” (1966), “My Little Town” (1975) (simonandgarfunkel.com, paulsimon.com, artgarfunkel.com, rockhall.com)
  • Paul Simon, “American Tune” (1974), “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (1973), “That Was Your Mother” (1987) (paulsimon.com, rockhall.com)
  • Nina Simone, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” (1970), “Trouble in Mind” (1961), “Turn Me On” (1967) (ninasimone.com)
  • Freddie Slack, “Cow-Cow Boogie” (1943), “Mr. Five by Five” (1942) [Ella Mae Morse on vocals]
  • Sly & the Family Stone, “Stand!” (1969) (slystone.com, slystonemusic.com, rockhall.com)
  • Bessie Smith, “Gulf Coast Blues” (1923), “Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)” (1927) (rockhall.com)
  • Jimmy Smith, “Got My Mojo Working” (1966), “I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man” (1966), “Ol’ Man River” (1962)
  • Sammi Smith, “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (1971)
  • Hank Snow, “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” (1954) (hanksnow.com, countrymusichalloffame.com)
  • Joe South, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” (1970)
  • Spinners, “Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time” (1980)
  • Bruce Springsteen, “Better Days” (1992), “My City of Ruins” (2001), “The Promised Land” (1978) (brucespringsteen.net, rockhall.com)
  • Cat Stevens, “Another Saturday Night” (1974) (catstevens.com)
  • Amii Stewart, “Knock on Wood” (1979) (amiistewart.com)

  • James Taylor, “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971) (jamestaylor.com, rockhall.com)
  • Three Dog Night, “Shambala” (1973)
  • Ike & Tina Turner, “Proud Mary” (1971) (iketurner.com, officialtina.com, rockhall.com)

  • UB40, “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (1980) (ub40-dep.com)
  • U2, “Beautiful Day” (2001), “One” (1992) (u2.com, rockhall.com)

  • Jerry Vale, “You Don’t Know Me” (1956)
  • Van Halen, “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1982) (van-halen.com, davidleeroth.com, redrocker.com)

  • War, “The World Is a Ghetto” (1973) (wartheband.com)
  • The Weavers, “Goodnight Irene” (1950)
  • Westlife, “Flying Without Wings” (1999) (westlife.com)
  • Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely, “Slipping Around” (1949)
  • The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1971) (petetownshend.com, thewho.net, rockhall.com)
  • Nancy Wilson, “Tell Me the Truth” (1963) (missnancywilson.com)
  • Bill Withers, “Lean on Me” (1972) (billwithers.com)
  • Stevie Wonder, “Have a Talk With God” (1978), “Heaven Help Us All” (1970), “Higher Ground” (1973), “Living for the City” (1974), “Love’s in Need of Love Today” (1978), “Shelter in the Rain” (2005), “Village Ghetto Land” (1978) (steviewonder.net, rockhall.com)

  • Neil Young, “Southern Man” (1971) (neilyoung.com, rockhall.com)
  • Paul Young, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” (1992) (paul-young.com)

Method to Our Madness

Local artists: Except for certain artists with a substantial discography (Elvis Presley, for example), most best-known singles and album cuts are listed, especially songs about the region.

Outside artists: Only songs connected to the region or otherwise deemed fitting for the occasion are considered.

Where applicable, we try to include the most popular version(s) of a particular song as well as any noteworthy covers.

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