Top 10 Samantha Fish Songs

Samantha Fish has quickly turned into one of the premier artists in the blues rock scene ever since she released her debut album Runaway in 2011. Her records have been produced by some of the top guitarists in the blues rock genre including Mike Zito and Luther Dickinson. To see her perform live is a phenomenal experience. Here are Samantha Fish’s top 10 songs to date.

10.  “Runaway”

“Runaway” is the title track from Samantha Fish’s first major studio album produced by Mike Zito. The song is nearly ten minutes long and establishes the fact that Fish is first and foremost a guitarist who loves to jam.

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9. “Bitch On the Run”

In 2015, Luther Dickinson produced Fish’s Wildheart album and “Bitch On the Run” is one of the standouts that winds up in most of her live performances with ascending and descending raging guitar performances.

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8. “Wild Heart”

Of course the title song from the album of the same name had to be included, especially since it once again showcases Fish’s incendiary guitar playing technique.

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7. “Love Letters”

“Love Letters” from 2019’s Kill or Be Kind album on is great because it showcases Samantha Fish’s voice as much as her guitar when she passionately sings until her voice blends into a guitar solo only to emerge more enticing.

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6. “Crow Jane”

Chills and Fever produced by Bobby Harlow for Fish’s last record on Ruf Records contained “Crow Jane, a 1920’s recording by Darius Daniels that has been re-recorded numerous times over the past century. She uses her four string “Stogie Box Blues cigar box” guitar that she purchased in 2012 in Arkansas and she rapturously plays it.

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5. “You Got It Bad”

Kill or Be Kind produced a number of gems in 2019 including “You Got It Bad” which is a guitar-driven hard blues with Fish’s voice fading as the intensity of her guitar playing exceeds the limits until it’s a complete blowout.

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4. “Dream Girl”

“Dream Girl” from 2019’s Kill or be Kind features Samantha’s clear lulling voice without the raging guitar. Her voice isn’t the rough and raspy sound of Janis Joplin but rather Emmy Lou Harris.

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3. “Blood in the Water”

2017’s “Belle of the West” Samantha’s fifth studio album contained the haunting “Blood in the Water.” It had Fish stretching her vocals as they become more polished with each new body of work.

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2. “Go Home”

“Go Home” is another cut from 2015’s Wild Heart album produced by Luther Dickinson. It’s an example of a completely different style that is a “Country Gospel” dirge reminiscent of the Carter Family that includes a New Orleans’s sound with the brass.

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1. “Bulletproof”

“Bulletproof” is the lead song on Kill or Be Kind mixing haunting vocals with the unique guitar sound of her four string cigar box axe. The beat is driving enough to mesmerize the troops during a full frontal military assault.

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Bob Gersztyn

Bob Gersztyn

Bob Gersztyn began attending concerts and musical performances as a teenager in Detroit, Michigan, when Motown was beginning and the by the end of the 1960’s he was attending multiple shows every week of everyone from Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels to the Four Tops, along with Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and hundreds of other artists. In 1971 Bob’s musical direction changed and he became involved in promoting gospel rock music, also known as Jesus rock and witnessed and photographed hundreds of performances by everyone from Andrae` Crouch and the Disciples to Larry Norman. In the 1990’s Bob began to cover concerts for music magazines like “Duprees Diamond News,” “Guitar Player” and LIVE. By the 21st century Bob was writing, interviewing and photographing everyone from performers and producers to other photographers and painters. He has published 2 books and lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife of 46 years and teaches photography at the local community college part time. He has 7 children and 6 grandchildren.

5 thoughts on “Top 10 Samantha Fish Songs

  • June 1, 2020 at 3:46 pm
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    The Whole Black Wind Howlin Album is better that the list you made. Gone for Good and Highway’s Holding Me Now Should be Number 1 and Number 2.

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  • June 1, 2020 at 8:46 pm
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    Wow, a few overlaps, but my list is almost entirely different. From first to tenth, I would recommend: 1) Blood in the Water; 2) Highway’s Holding Me Now; 3) No Angels; 4) Either Way I Lose; 5) Cowtown; 6) Bitch on the Run; 7) Heartbreaker; 8) Watch It Die; 9) You’ll Never Change; and 10) Runaway. And if you want to include songs from Girls With Guitars, “Bitch” and “We Ain’t Gonna Get Out Alive” could be on her best songs list too.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 10:09 pm
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    Where is black wind howling?

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  • June 3, 2020 at 2:28 pm
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    I guess it depends on who makes the list. None of these are on my list.

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  • June 12, 2020 at 11:21 pm
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    yes im with a cople of you black wind/ kill or be kind/ either way i loose/ highway holden me/ watch it die/ dont say you love me/ road runner/somebodys always trying / dirty / love letters or you got it bad because of the solos in the live versions well thats my take but lets say there are a lot of great songs i cant wait for her next lp and really bummed do to her show in portland oregon was postponed and no new date yet

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