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41Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.

He should be in a higher place damned... So stupid the people who didn't vote for him

Great and original latin rock and blues player, so much soulful sounds

This is where you lost me. $# Joke. Top 10 according to his peers. Like Dah!

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42Sue Foley

Like other women on the list original and should be higher.

43Jack White

Blues in both guitar and lyrics

44Alvin Lee

Saw him at long beach arena, ca. On the "cricklewood green" tour, blazing fast and technically perfect. for those into the blues listen to one of his last albums," the bluest blues". In a word... Aaamazing!

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45Deborah Coleman
46Wes Montgomery

Wes was the man. I don't care what people say if never saw him play you missed it big time

Mainly known for jazz... But could some wicked blues as well.

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47Luther Allison

Listen to him play slide on "Give Me Back My Wig" and he wasn't even known for playing slide guitar! He was an extremely talented and emotional blues guitarist worthy of the top ten.

48Frank Marino

Clearly under rated... So under rated that I'm actually pleased to see that he's on the list at all... I've listened to most of the players on this list, and enjoy many of them, but with regards to covering all the territory, light clean picking to all out guitar screaming, overall musicality, Frank Marino has always stood alone, and still does... With the vocals and song writing to go with it...

Frank is one of the most underrated guitarists around. Whether he's playing traditiot blues or his lightning fast licks. Jimi was a strong influence on Frank, and I believe he took it to the next level. Frank has also influenced guitarist like Zakk Wylde with Blazing penatonic riffs. When Frank plays a live show it's for 3 or more hours! Check him out live or give him a listen. Check out his web site. Mahogany Rush com

Frank Marino is Incredible! I've been listening to him for over 35 years!

One of the best rock and blues guitarists and musicians of all time

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49Ryan McGarvey

One of the finest young blues guitarists to come onto the scene in recent memory. This 27 year old from Albuquerque, New Mexico is a legend in the making. None other than blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa has said of McGarvey, "I think he's one of the great young guitar players in the world today" ~ Joe Bonamassa on Ryan McGarvey, Dallas, TX October 30, 2012

50David GilmourDavid Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

David should be in the top ten. He has one of the greatest guitar solos of all time in Comfortably Numb. When you hear him play you know right away it's him.

54 Really? the validty of this article has been reduced to non qualified

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51Mike Bloomfield

How in the world is Michael Bloomfield down at #68? BB King, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan (for starters) would not agree. If you don't know who he was, listen to Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, Paul Butterfield Blues Band or Super Sessions (Side 1) for starters. Or his guitar instructional CD's. An exceptionally gifted Blues guitar player who mastered every possible style but was a bluesman to the core.

Simply the best. That he is not in the top five is unbelievable - especially when the list is filled, not with pure blues men, but blues rockers. If it were strictly blues men, he might merit a top ten instead of top five placement. The man and his band the Butterfield Blues band practically
invented blues/rock. While English kids were doing respectable, reverential imitations of the masters, Bloomfield and Butterfield broke out a whole new form. in my opinion just one of the greats. As another poster commented BB King, Muddy Waters, Clapton, Dylan and you could add Santana and Johnny Winter to the list too, would simply not agree.

Agreed! Super sessions with Al Kooper is one of the best blues albums ever! Should be top 20, at a minimum!

Lovely melodic tone.

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52Davy Knowles
53Robert Lockwood Jr.
54Sonny Landreth

The first time I heard Sonny, was on a live Government Mule album. When Warren Haynes introduces Sonny to the crowd... " the greatest SLIDE guitar player in the world, Mr. Sonny Landreth. " Right on Warren!
If you have not enjoyed Sonny, get to it.

After you do, if you are not familiar with Warren Haynes, check out Warren and Joe Bonamassa "battle of the blues guitar".

3 of the greats that should be on every top ten list of guitar greats.

Hell YA I SAW sonny Last January With Govt Mule he is Awesome SLIDE MAN

55Chris Poland

Yeah, he was in heavy metal bands, but he IS an amazing blues guitarist, I love his playing

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56Bob Margolin
57Jeremiah Johnson

Saw him at a blues festival...he left a mark..if john Mayer is on this list so should jerimia

58Danny Kirwan
59Jeremy Spencer
60Paul Michael Stone
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