Best Blues Artists
The Top Ten
Sure there's more high tech blues artists out there who sound a little better. but he was 30 years ahead of his time! This guy is a 1 man orchestra.
He has influenced so many people, and many artists have had hits covering his music, definitely top 5 greatest guitarists of all time.
In this modern world there aren't many original blues artists. Most of them are blues rock (its good too). - zxm
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Far and away the most influential artist/musician of the Blues, and is therefore the most deserving of #1 in my opinion. Muddy grew up in the Mississippi Delta during the early years of the 20th Century and learned how to play and perform through the likes of early blues masters such as Son House and Robert Johnson. Muddy developed his sound throughout the late 1930's through the 1950's and came up with masterpiece blues tracks that spurred entire new genres of music, not the least of which is Rock & Roll. How can we forget that some of the largest figures in music have credited Muddy with laying the template for their sound. Chuck Berry was mentored by him in the early years of Chess Records. The Rolling Stones even named their band after one of Water's most prominent tracks "Rollin' Stone". The late BB King was legendary, no doubt, but Muddy was certainly more influential overall when it came to the Blues. A lot could also be said of Robert Johnson as far as being equally ...more
He should be number one. Even though Blues rock artist have better blues songs like The Rolling Stone and Jimi Hendrix but There are not really blues artist. I would pick blues artist like Joe Bonamassa and Stevie Ray Vaughan but more people would vote for Muddy Waters over them. Muddy Waters have more of a chance of being number one and be high than Robert Johnson them the other 2.I don't have a favorite blues artist I like BB King, Muddy Waters Joe Bonamassa and Stevie Ray Vaughan all the same. If I have to pick what blues artist I like the best it would be JB and SRV Than Muddy Waters. I do like all 4 blues artist I said way more than 20s and 30 artist like Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson more because there more and I like rock music the best and 60 to 90s all the best year for music and rock the hardest and coolest. Muddy Waters do have music that sound likes the 60s and 70s listen to Mannish Boy from Hard Again. The 4 blues artist I said I like just as much as the rock ...more
I don't know. It's impossible to choose; they all have something special about them that makes them stand out, whether it be vocals, guitar or harmonica playing... I couldn't even begin to remix this list. Without doubt Muddy is an incredible blues artist. He was one of the first Blues artists I was introduced to and fell in love with but I've heard so so many more amazing artists since. As I really can't decide, Mud gets my vote for sentimental reasons. - Britgirl
Everyone gets their sound from Muddy Waters. I mean that literally.V 1 Comment
I love this man. He flirted with pop with songs like "Into The Night" "My Lucille" and a few others which don't spring to mind right now, but he never strayed far from Blues; always adding his own uniqueness, great guitar and vocals. He remained faithful to the commitment he made to it. Is he the best? Well, perhaps not THE best but he certainly belongs in a high position on this list. - Britgirl
B.B. king was the four S's... Soul, Skill, Style and he is Smooth!
B.B.King is "the King" undoubtedly #1
He is best blues artist for sure just love him and his musicV 10 Comments
Had a voice MADE for blues. Scratchy and deep and completely filled with personality. Also a big inspiration to other styles of music such as rock and roll.
Best voice for blues. Underrated and the best blues singer in my opinion. Wolf had a lot of emotion
Try to play and sing like him, and you''ll find why he is the best
Eric Clapton himself said this guy was the best guitarist ever. He can play one note, and it would sound like the best note you've ever heard. I think he should be placed at 3 and Muddy Waters at 4.
Best guitarist. Best living and playing
What can I say? For me SRV is still No. 1! Just listen to this very gifted guitar player! I'm sure you'll agree and will enjoy Stevie's immense talent.
SRV had style, tone, passion, knew when to play and not, soul, a voice that matched his guitar skills and if you ever watched him I swear the man sweated quarter notes!
Stevie Ray Vaughan has a great voice, tone, and plays the guitar well. He rules! Too bad he died at the age of 35.R.I.P. We will miss you.
SRV & Double Trouble
Bluebird, stella mae, jesse james, boom boom etc etc
He is not the best but should be top 10 at least.
Blues flowing like the devil on my veigns in this man
So soulfulV 1 Comment
Come on people... He's one of the greatest blues player ever...
One of the greatest guitarrists ever
Should be above the severely overrated SRV - guyritchi
Although I think Robert Johnson is the best, I'm going to put Willie up some more. This guy's got some REAL blues. He never had it easy, I tell ya. - higgsboson2142
Definite top 10 if not top 5 right now. Simply a master of his craft. Did it his own way and stayed true to the music.
Blues of Desperation, Driving Toward The Daylight, Different Shades Of Blue! WOW! Definitely should be higher in the list!
Sloe Gin, Ballad of John Henry, Stop, Blue and Evil, and Dust Bowl if you want a few examples...
The Best of All The Blues menV 8 Comments
The master of the telecaster. The iceman.
"Midnight Special " puts him onto the top ten alone. And he's good in a knife fight.
Come on one of the greatest writers and influential musicians of all time...
I'm a lefty who plays upside down!
Easily top 5.
Underrated! One of the best songwriters and guitarists, period. A defining artist of this century.
6th place... What a shame, should be number one. Son house is one of the most influential artist to have ever been born, especially concerning the blues, what this man could do without a guitar, never mind with one is truly out of this world. Go listen to songs by him such as "Grinnin' in your Face" an "John the Revelator" where he simply sings and makes use of clapping. If you are not truly inspired in any sense of the word. The blues is not for you.
The greatest of all in my opinion. These lists are rarely accurate. Wake up people!
What a b/s list! This is the purest form of blues, not this electric guitar nonsense!
Son House was the god of Blues!
Still got the blues and The messiah will come again are the key tracks. They will blow your mind! (°_°)
Good God number 25...
It's not just his incredible way with the harmonica, or his passion for the music; the way he sings those songs that I love...it's more than that... He had / has charisma. Not every talented artist has that. - Britgirl
Where the hell is Little Walter?!?! The best Harmonica Player in the whole history?
Simply t(e best and could sing lived live hard as he played
He should totally be in the top ten.
Eric burdon just inbodies blues when he sings House Of The Rising Sun. Great band, favorite blues band.
Man...love this guy...you will get addiction!
Listen to "hey hey" and you'll understand why I put Big Bill on here
He's a 38 year-old Electric Blues, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Mississippi and very underrated. - Britgirl
Can't believe the godfather of the Delta Blues was not even on this list until... Well, now. Charlie Patton along with Son House created not only blues as music, but blues as a culture and ideology.
This man ruled the world of music and was the biggest infuelnece in delta history and rock n roll
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2. Howlin' Wolf
3. Muddy Waters
2. Howlin' Wolf
3. Robert Johnson
2. Howlin' Wolf
3. Muddy Waters