Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
2 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted some previous success with The [original] Yardbirds and was friendly with some big names in rock. Page states it was Keith Moon of The Who that claimed the band could only go down, like a lead balloon -- thus prompting the iconic name of Led Zeppelin. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors ...read more.
Mostly hard rock. But they were heavily inspired by blues music. Songs like Whole Lotta Love, Since I've Been Loving You, Heartbreaker, When the Levee Breaks, Rock and Roll, Babe I'm Gonna Leave etc are prominent blues rock (hard/heavy blues) songs of their's.
The greatest blues rock band.
Best band of all time!
3 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
4 ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
Kings of three chords in a traditional format when called for. Blue jean blues, tush, just got paid, love my automobile
I don't have to say anything other than: I Need You Tonight.
ZZ Top. No arguments from me on this one, but Herman's Hermits?! O-kayyy. If you say so.
5 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Paul Butterfield band weren't exactly blues rock, but straight up Chicago blues.
6 The Black Keys
The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001 by Dan Auerbach (vocals, guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums).
The band has often been compared to The White Stripes as they are also an indie rock duo, that works with low fidelity equipment.
The band is most well-known for their 2011 album "El Camino", which contained some if the bands most well-known songs and earned two Grammys.
Didn't know they were blues?
7 The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page were all members.
8 Canned Heat
On the Road Again, Going up the Country, Fried Hookey Boogie - up there with the best.
9 James Pitts Band
"James Pitts runs the gamut from sweet and smooth to uplifting to downright raucous without skipping a beat. He bends strings, works the slide and coaxes notes from the guitar only very accomplished guitarists can create and if that doesn't mean anything to you, you're not listening. Toss aside all of those years of Rolling Stone magazines inane "100 Greatest Guitarist" lists and listen to the music, fer chrissake! James Pitts is one. And if he's not on your list, he's on mine. He can ' play and it is all over Come to Play The Blues." - Francis Simon : Blues Tone Magazine
Excellent band. Great player, saw him doing a show with actor Bill Murray at the Blue Duck in Hutchinson, Kansas as well as opening for Johnny Winter in Wichita.
The most talented group of musicians I have seen in years! Can't wait to see them again, wish everyone could experience them. I was really surprised. Great Band.
These guys are incredible. I saw them during Bike Week in Laconia. The guitarist in amazing he forces you to pay attention. They sounded much bigger than a three piece band also.
10 Ten Years After
Alvin Lee is phenomenal. Love Like a Man, I'm Going Home, Goodbye little schoolgirl.
Alvin Lee was a genius.
11 The White Stripes
The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they got married, Jack Gillis borrowed his wife's surname and became Jack White. ...read more.
Not a blues anything!
12 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
They're very underrated.
13 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
The doors is by far the best blues rock band ever!
I've listened to all their music, in second is the Stones!
I can't get enough of these guys...
Why is this band not higher on this list?
They should be in the top 5, or at least the top 10!
One of the greatest bands of all time, of ALL music, let alone just rock.
My opinion though...lol
14 The Jeff Healey Band
It's quite sad just how underrated this band is. For those who haven't already, please give them a listen. Jeff is an incredible blues guitarist.
Agreed. Jeff deserves more attention as a guitarist. He was amazing.
MoGuitar is a soul blues, funk blues - blues rock power trio. The band has a bunch of original material and covers some great material as well. Keep an eye out for them.
Excellent band saw them at North Beach Bar & Grill. Really good!
16 The Band
The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, percussion, vocals) .
I love them, but I don't think I've heard them do any straight blues stuff. They're more of a roots rock band.
17 Gov't Mule
18 The Blues Band
19 Double Trouble
20 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts were two great guitarists. Their Live album may be one of the finest live recordings in rock, arguably after Who Live at Leeds
Listen to anything off their first album or Live at Filmore East ad you will know what I mean.
Listen to Statesboro Blues and their version of Stormy Monday - then you will know.
The best blues ever!
21 Derek and the Dominos
Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon.
Only one studio album to their name but what a belter. Should be in the top 3 of this list
22 The Black Crowes
The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles.
23 Tedeschi Trucks Band
24 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
25 Blues Pills