List of blues musicians


List of blues musicians

Performers in the blues style range from primitive, one-chord Delta players to big bands to country music to rock and roll to classical music.

Early country blues

*Alger "Texas" Alexander (1900-1954)
*Pink Anderson (1900-1973)
*Barbecue Bob Hicks (1902-1931)
*Scrapper Blackwell (1903-1962)
*Black Ace (1907-1972)
*Blind Blake (c. 1893-c. 1933)
*Big Bill Broonzy (1893/1898-1958)
*Richard "Rabbit" Brown (c. 1880-c. 1937)
*Willie Brown (1900-1952)
*Bumble Bee Slim (1905-1968)
*Gus Cannon (1883-1979)
*Leroy Carr (1905-1935)
*Bo Carter (1893-1964)
*Sam Collins (1887-1949)
*Floyd Council (1911-1976)
*Ida Cox (1896-1967)
*Gary Davis (1896-1972)
*Sleepy John Estes (1904-1977)
*Blind Boy Fuller (1908-1941)
*Jesse Fuller (1896-1976)
*Billy Garland (1918-1960)
*Jazz Gillum (1904-1966)
*Shirley Griffith (1908-1974)
*Arvella Gray (1906-1980)
*Smokey Hogg (1914-1960)
*Lightnin' Hopkins (1912-1982)
*Son House (c. 1902-1988)
*Peg Leg Howell (1888-1966)
*Alberta Hunter (1895-1984)
*Mississippi John Hurt (c. 1893-1966)
*Jim Jackson (c. 1884-1937)
*John Jackson
*Skip James (1902-1969)
*Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929)
*Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945)
*Lonnie Johnson (1894-1970)
*Robert Johnson (1911-1938)
*Tommy Johnson (1896-1956)
*Huddie William "Lead Belly" Ledbetter(c. 1889-1949)
*Furry Lewis (1899-1981)
*Mance Lipscomb (1895-1976)
*Cripple Clarence Lofton (1887-1957)
*Robert Lockwood, Jr. (1915-2006)
*Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904-1972)
*Brownie McGhee (1915-1996)
*Blind Willie McTell (1901-1959)
*The Memphis Jug Band
*Big Maceo Merriweather (1905-1953)
*Buddy Moss
*Memphis Minnie (1897-1973)
*Charlie Patton (1891-1934)
*Piano Red (1911-1985)
*Ma Rainey (1886-1939)
*Tampa Red (1904-1981)
*Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
*Victoria Spivey (1908-1976)
*Frank Stokes (c. 1888-1955)
*Sonny Terry (1911-1986)
*Henry Townsend (1909-2006)
*Sippie Wallace (1898-1986)
*Washboard Sam (1910-1966)
*Curley Weaver (1906-1962)
*Peetie Wheatstraw (1902-1941)
*Bukka White (1909-1977)
*Josh White (1914 or 1915-1969)
*Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914-1948)

Early urban blues

*Gladys Bentley (1907-1960)
*Lucille Bogan (1897-1948)
*Georgia Tom Dorsey (1899-1993)
*Lil Green (1919-1954)
*Lucille Hegamin (1894-1970)
*Alberta Hunter (1895-1984)
*Papa Charlie Jackson (c.1890-1938)
*Ma Rainey (1886-1939)
*Clara Smith (c. 1894-1935)
*Mamie Smith (1883-1946)
*Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
*Sippie Wallace (1898-1986)
*Ethel Waters (1896-1977)

Pre-World War II jazz blues

*Albert Ammons (1907-1949)
*Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
*Sidney Bechet (1897-1959)
*Leroy Carr (1905-1935)
*Walter Davis (1912-1963)
*Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)
*Champion Jack Dupree (c. 1909-1992)
*Ivory Joe Hunter (1914-1974)
*St. Louis Jimmy Oden (1903-1977)
*Meade Lux Lewis (1905-1964)
*Little Brother Montgomery (c. 1906-1985)
*Big Maceo Merriweather (1905-1953)
*Kansas Joe McCoy (1905-1950)
*Papa Charlie McCoy (1909-1950)
*Jay McShann (1916-2006)
*Roy Milton (1907-1983)
*Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941)
*Jimmy Rushing (1902-1972)
*Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1983)
*Big Joe Turner (1911-1985)
*Sam Taylor (born 1916)
*T-Bone Walker (1910-1975)

Postwar Blues

*Mose Allison (born 1927)
*Charles Brown (1922-1999)
*Roy Brown (1925-1981)
*Ray Charles (1930-2004)
*Pee Wee Crayton (1914-1985)
*Floyd Dixon (1929-2006)
*Champion Jack Dupree (c. 1909-1992)
*Wynonie Harris (1915-1969)
*Louis Jordan (1908-1975)
*Little Willie Littlefield (born 1931)
*Percy Mayfield (1920-1984)
*Piano Red (1911-1985)
*Memphis Slim (1915-1988)
*Amos Milburn (1927-1980)
*Pinetop Perkins (born 1913)
*Jimmy Witherspoon (1923-1997)

Kansas City blues

*Walter Brown (1917-1956)
*Jay McShann (c.1916-2006)
*Arnold Moore (1914-2005)
*Jimmy Rushing (c. 1902-1972)
*Big Joe Turner (1911-1985)

Later styles

*Little Hatch (1921-2003)
*Lee McBee (born 1951)

Chicago/Detroit blues

*Luther Allison (1939-1997)
*Paul Butterfield (1942-1987)
*John Henry Barbee (1905-1964)
*Carey Bell (1936-2007)
*Eddie Boyd (1914–1994)
*James Cotton (born 1935)
*Bo Diddley (1928–2008)
*Willie Dixon (1915-1992)
*David Honeyboy Edwards (born 1915)
*Buddy Guy (born 1936)
*Earl Hooker (1929-1970)
*J.B. Hutto (1926-1983)
*Big Walter Horton (1918-1981)
*Floyd Jones (1917-1989)
*Elmore James (1918-1963)
*Albert King (1924-1992)
*Freddie King (1934-1976)
*Eddie Kirkland
*John Lee Hooker (1917-2001)
*Charlie Musselwhite (born 1944)
*Robert Nighthawk (1909–1967)
*Pinetop Perkins (born 1913)
*Jimmy Reed (1925-1976)
*Soko Richardson (1939 - 2004)
*Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997)
*Otis Rush (born 1934)
*Magic Sam (1937-1970)
*Johnny Shines (1915-1992)
*Magic Slim (born 1937)
*Otis Spann (1930-1970)
*Hound Dog Taylor (1915-1975)
*Eddie Taylor (1923-1985)
*Little Walter (1930-1968)
*Muddy Waters (1915-1983)
*Carl Weathersby (born 1953)
*Junior Wells (1934-1998)
*Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976)
*Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) (c. 1899-1965)

Modern blues (post 1950s)

*Gaye Adegbalola (1944-)
*James Anthony (Pecchia) (born 1955)
*Back Alley John (1955-2006)
*Etta Baker (1913-2006)
*Marcia Ball (born 1949)
*Elvin Bishop (born 1942)
*Bobby Blue Bland (born 1930)
*Rory Block (born 1949)
*Michael Bloomfield (1943-1981)
*Blues Brothers
*Delaney Bramlett(born 1939)
*Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges (born 1964)
*Lonnie Brooks (born 1933)
*Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924-2005)
*Roy Buchanan (1939-1988)
*Eric Burdon (born 1941)
*Eric Clapton (born 1945)
*Albert Collins (1932-1993)
*Johnny Copeland (1937-1997)
*Al Copley (born 1952)
*Robert Cray (born 1953)
*Willie Dixon (1915-1992)
*Snooks Eaglin (born 1936)
*The Fabulous Thunderbirds
*Robben Ford (born 1951)
*Rory Gallagher (1948-1995)
*Peter Green (born 1946)
*John Hammond (born 1942)
*Alvin Youngblood Hart [http://www.mojomusic.com/alvin/index.htm] (born 1963)
*Ted Hawkins (1936-1995)
*Z. Z. Hill (1935-1984)
*John Lee Hooker (1917-2001)
*Lightnin' Hopkins (1912-1982)
*Hot Tuna
*Colin James (born 1964)
*Etta James (born 1938)
*Jimmy Johnson (born 1928)
*B. B. King (born 1925)
*Freddie King (1934-1976)
*Taj Mahal (born 1942)
*John Mayall (born 1933)
*Keb' Mo' (born 1951)
*Sam Myers (born 1936)
*Odetta (born 1930)
*Rod Piazza (born 1947)
*Lonnie Pitchford (1955-1998)
*Louisiana Red (born 1932)
*Fenton Robinson (1935-1997)
*Roomful of Blues
*Bobby Rush (born 1940)
*Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women
*Seasick Steve Dates Unknown Mid 20th Century to Present
*Magic Slim (born 1937)
*Son Seals (1942-2004)
*Arbee Stidham (1917-1988)
*Koko Taylor (born 1935)
*Tabby Thomas (born 1929)
*Rufus Thomas (1917-2001)
*Ali Farka Toure (1939-2006)
*Jimmie Vaughan (born 1951)
*Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990)
*Kazumi Watanabe (born 1953)
*Johnny Winter (born 1944)

Blues since 1990

*Gwyn Ashton
*Tab Benoit (born 1967)
*Deanna Bogart (born 1960)
*Joe Bonamassa (born 1977)
*Kenny Brown
*R. L. Burnside (1926-2005)
*Tommy Castro (born 1959)
*Claudia Carawan (born 1959)
*Joanna Connor (born 1962)
*Shemekia Copeland (born 1979)
*Sean Costello (1979-2008)
*Guy Davis (born 1952)
*Chris Duarte (born 1964)
*Ronnie Earl (born 1953)
*Tinsley Ellis (born 1957)
*Sue Foley (born 1968)
*Anson Funderburgh (born 1954)
*Anthony Gomes (born 1975)
*Alvin Youngblood Hart (born 1965)
*Jeff Healey (1966-2008)
*Ron Holloway (born 1953)
*Colin James
*Gene Kelton
*Junior Kimbrough (1930-1998)
*Chris Thomas King (born 1964)
*Jonny Lang (born 1981)
*Harry Manx
*Keb Mo' (born 1951)
*Coco Montoya
*Kenny Neal (born 1957)
*North Mississippi All Stars
*Blind Mississippi Morris (born 1955)
*Charlie Parr
*Asie Payton (1937-1997)
*Kelly Joe Phelps
*Ana Popovic (born 1976)
*Roxanne Potvin (born 1982)
*Todd Sharpville (born 1970)
*Kenny Wayne Shepherd (born 1976)
*Bobby Sowell (born 1947)
*Otis Taylor (born 1948)
*Susan Tedeschi (born 1970)
*Jimmy Thackery (born 1953)
*T-Model Ford (born 1924)
*Joe Louis Walker (born 1949)
*William Elliott Whitmore
*Bob Cobb (born 1965)

Blues in conventional pop music

*Harold Arlen, "Blues in the Night" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
*Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, "I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good"
*George Gershwin (1898-1937), "Porgy and Bess"
*John Mayer Trio, "Try!" 2005

Blues in country music

*Johnny Cash (1932-2003)
*Merle Haggard (1937)
*Jerry Lee Lewis (1937)
*Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933)
*Hank Williams (1923-1953)See also: rockabilly

Blues influence in classical music

*George Gershwin (1898-1937), "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Concerto in F"
*Honegger, "Pacific 231", the "train song" as concerto.
*William Grant Still, "Afro-American Symphony"

Blues in contemporary rock and pop music

*Bonnie Raitt
*G. Love & Special Sauce
*Moby (born 1965)
*The White Stripes
*Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
*The Black Keys
*Nick Cave (born 1957)
*Tom Waits (born 1949)
*Ben Harper (born 1969)
*Jon Spencer
*Los Lonely Boys
*Chris Thomas King (born 1962)
*Hans Olson

Blues from Europe

*Alexis Korner
*Ana Popovic
*Barrelhouse
*Bjorn Berge
*Cuby and the Blizzards
*Cyril Davies
*Elmore D
*Eric Clapton
*Todd Sharpville
*Hans Theessink
*Herman Brood
*John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
*John Kirkbride
*Led Zeppelin
*Peter Green
*Rory Gallagher
*Steve Baker
*Yavuz Çetin
*Philip Fankhauser

Blues from Latin America

*Nuno Mindelis
*Pappo

ee also

*Blues
*List of British blues musicians

External links

* [http://www.jcdisciples.org/musicians/blues.html Blues Musicians - Discography, photographs, concert reviews, additional links]
* [http://www.eaglesrainbow.com]


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