Life on the Mississippi
- Mississippi Fred McDowell, "Baby Please Don't Go"
- Bob Dylan, "Mississippi"
- Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Mississippi Kid"
- King's X, "Mississippi Moon"
- The Grateful Dead, "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo"
- Charley Patton, "Mississippi Boweavil Blues"
- Kid Rock, "Jackson, Mississippi"
- Robert Johnson, "Travelling Riverside Blues"
- Mountain, "Mississippi Queen"
- Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam"
- Jerry Lee Lewis, "Miss the Mississippi and You"
- Johnny Cash & June Carter, "Jackson"
- R. L. Burnside, "Goin' Down South"
- ZZ Top, "My Head's in Mississippi"
Other than Bob Dylan and ZZ Top, not many American rockers have been able to translate the blues into their music in a way that's both respectful and distinct. I couldn't bring myself to include "Black Water" or North Mississippi Allstars, which felt like the equivalent of picking the Black Crowes' "Hard to Handle" over Otis Redding's. But hey, some people might say that about choosing Mississippi Fred McDowell over Big Joe Williams.