Top Ten Best Chicago-Blues Musicians


The Top Ten

1 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".
2 Elmore James Elmore James
3 Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield

Yes, indeed! - Britgirl

Absolute, mind-blowing master of the screamin,' wailin', moanin', warblin' trumpa-saxa-shiverhorn.

4 Charlie Musselwhite

Know you love "Christo Redemptor," and so do I (whooda thunkit? :). But that, and "Blue Stu," might just be the most outstanding examples of jazz/blues fusion by any harpologist, save Butterfield's version of "Work Song."

5 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf

The most distinctive voice on here. My cockatiel squawks whenever he hears him sing. - Britgirl

6 Little Walter
7 Buddy Guy Buddy Guy George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

You mean songs like Rock Me Mama and Talking' 'Bout Women Obviously? You're right! Great stuff. I didn't know of them before, so thank you :). - Britgirl

Check out his work with Junior Wells, and especially "Buddy and the Juniors" with juniors Wells and Mance. Great stuff:).

8 Willie Dixon
9 Junior Wells
10 Jimmy Reed

The Contenders

11 Otis Rush
12 Luther Allison
13 Michael Bloomfield

Of course! Thank you. - Britgirl

14 Harvey Mandel
15 Nick Gravenites
16 Mark Naftalin
17 Billy Davenport
18 Elvin Bishop
19 Sonny Boy Williamson II
20 James Cotton

R.I.P. - 3/16/17 Saw him. Met him. Liked him a lot.

21 Big Maceo Merriweather
22 Roosevelt Sykes
23 Otis Spann
24 Pinetop Perkins
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