Top Ten Black Blues Harmonica Players

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Seems only fair to balance things out from my White Blues Harmonica Players list. Feel free to add your own or vote for an existing favourite.

The Top Ten

1 Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician, a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica, among many other instruments.
2 Junior Wells
3 James Cotton
4 George "Harmonica" Smith
5 Little Walter

Definitely. Superb technique and a great sense of melody. Hundreds of harp players try to sound like him. They are wasting their time.

I agree with the man who said Little Walter should be number one. He completely changed the game. - Gg2000

Should be #1.

6 Sonny Terry
7 Walter Horton
8 Muddy Waters Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield, known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
9 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf
10 Jerry "Boogie" McCain

The Contenders

11 John Mayall John Mayall John Mayall is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years.

Surprised he didn't end up on here already. Anyways, he's a great blues harp player. My favorite harmonica song of his is probably his version of "Parchman Farm". - Gg2000

Oops! Sorry! I meant to add him to the White Harmonica Players List (he's not on there either). I guess I put him on the wrong list; my bad! - Gg2000

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