Blues


Johnny Adams (1932–98)

Luther Allison (1939–97)

Pink Anderson (1900–74)

Billy Boy Arnold (1935– )

Kokomo Arnold (1901–68)

Etta Baker (1913– )

Marcia Ball (1950– )

Barbecue Bob (1902–31)

Blu Lu Barker (1913–98)

Lou Ann Barton (1954– )

Lurrie Bell (1958– )

Eric Bibb (1951– )

Elvin Bishop (1942– )

Blind Blake (1895–1937)

Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930–2013)

Rory Block (1949– )

Michael Bloomfield (1943–81)

Lucille Bogan (1897–1948)

Deanna Bogart (1960– )

Zuzu Bollin (1922–90)

Juke Boy Bonner (1932–78)

Roy Book Binder (1941– )

James Booker (1939–83)

Eddie Boyd (1914–94)

Doyle Bramhall (1949– )

Hadda Brooks (1916–2002)

Lonnie Brooks (1933– )

Big Bill Broonzy (1893–1958)

Charles Brown (1922–99)

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924– )

Mel Brown (1939–2009)

Bob Brozman (1954– )

Roy Buchanan (1939–88)

R.L. Burnside (1926– )

Butterbeans and Susie

Paul Butterfield (1942–87)

Eddie C. Campbell (1939– )

Gus Cannon (1885–1979)

Toronzo Cannon (1968– )

James Carr (1942– )

Leroy Carr (1905–35)

Cephas and Wiggins [1984– ]

Gary Clark Jr. (1984– )

W.C. Clark (1939– )

Albert Collins (1932–93)

Jay Collins

Joanna Connor (1962– )

Shemekia Copeland (1979– )

Elizabeth Cotten (1892–1987)

James Cotton (1935– )

Ida Cox (1896–1967)

Robert Cray (1953– )

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1905–74)

Olu Dara (1941– )

Debbie Davies (1952– )

Davina and the Vagabonds [2006– ]

Reverend Gary Davis (1896–1972)

Guy Davis (1952– )

Jimmy Dawkins (1936– )

Luther Dickinson (1973– )

Floyd Dixon (1929– )

Willie Dixon (1915–92)

K.C. Douglas (1913–75)

Chris Duarte (1963– )

Champion Jack Dupree (1910–92)

Snooks Eaglin (1936– )

Ronnie Earl (1953– )

David Honeyboy Edwards (1915– )

Sleepy John Estes (1899–1977)

Mary Flower (1949– )

Billy Flynn (1956– )

Sue Foley (1968– )

T-Model Ford (1925–2013)

Ruthie Foster

Blind Boy Fuller (1908–41)

Jesse Fuller (1896–1976)

Lowell Fulson (1921–99)

Roy Gaines (1937– )

Cecil Gant (1913–51)

Amos Garrett (1941– )

Bill "Jazz" Gillum (1904–66)

Rosco Gordon (1932–2002)

Guitar Gabriel (1925–96)

Guitar Shorty (1939– )

Buddy Guy (1936– )

Slim Harpo (1924–70)

Corey Harris (1969– )

Alvin Youngblood Hart (1963– )

Ted Hawkins (1936–95)

Clifford Hayes

Jeff Healey (1966–2008)

Z.Z. Hill (1935–84)

Holmes Brothers [1990– ]

Homesick James (1910– )

Earl Hooker (1930–70)

John Lee Hooker (1917–2001)

John Lee Hooker, Jr. (1952– )

Lightnin' Hopkins (1912–82)

Big Walter Horton (1917–81)

Son House (1902–88)

Howlin' Wolf (1910–78)

Joe "Guitar" Hughes (1938– )

Kelley Hunt

Alberta Hunter (1895–1984)

Ivory Joe Hunter (1914–74)

Mississippi John Hurt (1893–1966)

John Jackson (1924– )

Lil' Son Jackson (1915–76)

Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon (1895–1970)

Elmore James (1918–63)

Etta James (1938–2012)

Skip James (1902–69)

Blind Lemon Jefferson (1897–1929)

Blind Willie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson (1889–1970)

Robert Johnson (1911–38)

Tommy Johnson (1896–1956)

Peter Karp

Keb' Mo' (1951– )

EG Kight (1966– )

Junior Kimbrough (1930–98)

Albert King (1923–92)

B.B. King (1925– )

Earl King (1934– )

Freddie King (1934–76)

Kinsey Report [1984– ]

Koerner, Ray and Glover [1963– ]

Jonny Lang (1981– )

Leadbelly (1888–1949)

Keri Leigh (1969– )

J.B. Lenoir (1929–67)

Ron Levy (1951– )

Furry Lewis (1893–1981)

Lightnin' Slim (1913–74)

Mance Lipscomb (1895–1976)

Little Charlie and the Night Cats [1976– ]

Little Milton (1934–2005)

Little Walter (1930–68)

Robert Lockwood Jr. (1915– )

Louisiana Red (1932–2012)

Magic Sam (1937–69)

Janiva Magness

Taj Mahal (1942– )

The Malchicks [2007– ]

Peter Malick

Harry Manx

Carl Martin (1906–79)

Jimbo Mathus

David Maxwell (1950– )

Tommy McClennan (1908– )

Delbert McClinton (1940– )

Jimmy McCracklin (1921– )

Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904–72)

Brownie McGhee (1915–96)

Hayes McMullan

Blind Willie McTell (1901–59)

Memphis Jug Band [1927–1934]

Memphis Minnie (1897–1973)

Memphis Slim (1915–88)

Big Maceo Merriweather (1905–53)

Amos Milburn (1927–80)

Roy Milton (1907–83)

Mississippi Sheiks [1927–1935]

McKinley Mitchell (1934–86)

Gatemouth Moore (1913–2004)

Little Brother Montgomery (1906–85)

John Mooney (1955– )

Big Bill Morganfield

Charlie Musselwhite (1944– )

Kenny Neal (1957– )

Tracy Nelson (1947– )

John Németh (1976– )

Robert Nighthawk (1909–67)

Johnny Otis (1921–2012)

Shuggie Otis (1953– )

Jack Owens (1904–97)

Junior Parker (1932–71)

Charley Patton (1887–1934)

Pinetop Perkins (1913–2011)

Danny Petroni

Gene Phillips (1915– )

Piano Red (1911–85)

Jerry Portnoy

Sammy Price (1908–92)

Toni Price (1961– )

Professor Longhair (1918–80)

Ma Rainey (1886–1939)

A.C. Reed (1926– )

Jimmy Reed (1925–76)

Paul Rishell (1950– )

Duke Robillard (1948– )

Fenton Robinson (1935–97)

Tad Robinson (1956– )

Roy Rogers (1950– )

Doctor Ross (1925– )

Bobby Rush (1933– )

Otis Rush (1934– )

Saffire [1990– ]

Curtis Salgado (1954– )

Son Seals (1942– )

Marvin Sease (1946– )

Mem Shannon (1959– )

Robert Shaw (1908–85)

Bill Sheffield

Johnny Shines (1915–92)

J.D. Short (1902–62)

Frankie Lee Sims (1917–70)

The Slide Brothers [2013– ]

Bessie Smith (1894–1937)

Byther Smith (1933– )

Carrie Smith (1941– )

J.B. Smith

Mamie Smith (1883–1946)

Otis Spann (1930–70)

Speckled Red (1892–1973)

Wild Jimmy Spruill (1934–96)

Frank Stokes (1887–1955)

Angela Strehli (1945– )

Sunnyland Slim (1907–95)

Swamp Cabbage

Roosevelt Sykes (1906–83)

Tampa Red (1904–81)

Tarheel Slim (1924–77)

Eddie Taylor (1923–85)

Hound Dog Taylor (1915–75)

Koko Taylor (1935–2009)

Melvin Taylor (1959– )

Otis Taylor (1948– )

Susan Tedeschi (1970– )

Sonny Terry (1911–86)

Jimmy Thackery (1953– )

Earl Thomas (1960– )

Henry Thomas (1874–1930)

Jesse Thomas (1911–95)

Big Mama Thornton (1926–84)

George Thorogood (1950– )

Henry Townsend (1909– )

Treme Brass Band [1993– ]

Derek Trucks (1979– )

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (1917–88)

Joe Louis Walker (1949– )

Phillip Walker (1937– )

Seth Walker (1974– )

T-Bone Walker (1910–75)

Sippie Wallace (1898–1986)

Mercy Dee Walton (1915–62)

Robert Ward (1938– )

Washboard Sam (1910–66)

Tuts Washington (1907–84)

Walter "Wolfman" Washington (1943– )

Watermelon Slim

Muddy Waters (1915–83)

Katie Webster (1939– )

Leo Welch (1932– )

Junior Wells (1934– )

Peetie Wheatstraw (1902–41)

Bukka White (1906–77)

Georgia White (1903–80)

Josh White (1908–69)

Robert Wilkins (1896–1987)

Andre Williams (1936– )

Big Joe Williams (1903–82)

Robert Pete Williams (1914–80)

Sonny Boy Williamson (1914–48)

Sonny Boy Williamson (1899–1965)

Kim Wilson (1951– )

Johnny Winter (1944–2014)

Jimmy Witherspoon (1923–97)

Mighty Joe Young (1927– )

Zora Young (1948– )

Various Artists


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