Blues (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Arthur Adams

Johnny Adams (1932–98)

Kip Anderson

Luther Allison (1939–97)

Pink Anderson (1900–74)

Billy Boy Arnold (1935– )

Kokomo Arnold (1901–68)

Mr. B

Etta Baker (1913– )

Long John Baldry (1941– )

Marcia Ball (1950– )

Barbecue Bob (1902–31)

Blu Lu Barker (1913–98)

Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes (1936–96)

Ronnie Barron

Lou Ann Barton (1954– )

Robert Belfour

Carey Bell (1936–2007)

Ed Bell

Lurrie Bell (1958– )

T.D. Bell

Tab Benoit (1967– )

Eric Bibb (1951– )

Big Time Sarah (1953– )

Elvin Bishop (1942– )

Scrapper Blackwell (1903–54)

Blind Blake (1895–1937)

Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930–2013)

Rory Block (1949– )

Michael Bloomfield (1943–81)

Blues Jumpers [1997– ]

Lucille Bogan (1897–1948)

Deanna Bogart (1960– )

Zuzu Bollin (1922–90)

Son Bonds (1909–47)

Juke Boy Bonner (1932–78)

Roy Book Binder (1941– )

Eddie Bo (1930– )

James Booker (1939–83)

Eddie Boyd (1914–94)

Ishmon Bracey (1901–70)

Doyle Bramhall (1949– )

Billy Branch (1951– )

Hadda Brooks (1916–2002)

Lonnie Brooks (1933– )

Big Bill Broonzy (1893–1958)

Al Broussard

Buster Brown (1911–76)

Charles Brown (1922–99)

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924– )

Mel Brown (1939–2009)

Walter Brown (1917–56)

Bob Brozman (1954– )

Roy Buchanan (1939–88)

Bumble Bee Slim (1905–68)

R.L. Burnside (1926– )

Butterbeans and Susie

Paul Butterfield (1942–87)

Eddie C. Campbell (1939– )

John Campbell (1952–93)

Gus Cannon (1885–1979)

Toronzo Cannon (1968– )

James Carr (1942– )

Leroy Carr (1905–35)

Bo Carter (1893–1964)

Cephas and Wiggins [1984– ]

Chicago Blues [2009– ]

Gary Clark Jr. (1984– )

W.C. Clark (1939– )

William Clarke (1951–96)

Eddy Clearwater (1935– )

Willie Cobbs (1932– )

Deborah Coleman (1956– )

Gary B.B. Coleman (1947– )

Albert Collins (1932–93)

Sam Collins (1887–1949)

Jay Collins

Joanna Connor (1962– )

Johnny Copeland (1937–97)

Shemekia Copeland (1979– )

Elizabeth Cotten (1892–1987)

James Cotton (1935– )

Ida Cox (1896–1967)

Robert Cray (1953– )

Pee Wee Crayton (1914–85)

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1905–74)

Nick Curran

Olu Dara (1941– )

Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport (1894–1955)

Debbie Davies (1952– )

Davina and the Vagabonds [2006– ]

CeDell Davis (1927– )

Reverend Gary Davis (1896–1972)

Guy Davis (1952– )

Larry Davis (1936–94)

Walter Davis (1912–63)

Jimmy Dawkins (1936– )

Paul DeLay (1952– )

Corey Dennison

Luther Dickinson (1973– )

Floyd Dixon (1929– )

Willie Dixon (1915–92)

K.C. Douglas (1913–75)

Chris Duarte (1963– )

Champion Jack Dupree (1910–92)

Big Joe Duskin

Snooks Eaglin (1936– )

Ronnie Earl (1953– )

David Honeyboy Edwards (1915– )

Big Chief Ellis

Tinsley Ellis (1957– )

Sleepy John Estes (1899–1977)

Mary Flower (1949– )

Billy Flynn (1956– )

Sue Foley (1968– )

Robben Ford (1951– )

T-Model Ford (1925–2013)

Ruthie Foster

Calvin Frazier (1915–72)

Frank Frost (1936–99)

Blind Boy Fuller (1908–41)

Jesse Fuller (1896–1976)

Lowell Fulson (1921–99)

Anson Funderburgh (1954– )

Roy Gaines (1937– )

Cecil Gant (1913–51)

Terry Garland (1953– )

Rory Gallagher (1949–95)

Amos Garrett (1941– )

Paul Geremia (1944– )

Blind Roosevelt Graves

Bill "Jazz" Gillum (1904–66)

Rosco Gordon (1932–2002)

Coot Grant

Lil Green (1919–54)

Guitar Gabriel (1925–96)

Guitar Nubbit

Guitar Shorty (1939– )

Guitar Slim (1926–59)

Buddy Guy (1936– )

Travis Haddix

John Hammond, Jr. (1942– )

James Harman (1946– )

Harmonica Fats (1927– )

Harmonica Slim (1934– )

Slim Harpo (1924–70)

Corey Harris (1969– )

Alvin Youngblood Hart (1963– )

Ted Hawkins (1936–95)

Clifford Hayes

Jeff Healey (1966–2008)

Johnny Heartsman (1937–96)

Jessie Mae Hemphill (1934– )

Hezekiah and the House Rockers [1998– ]

Bertha "Chippie" Hill

Z.Z. Hill (1935–84)

Algia Mae Hinton (1929– )

Eddie Hinton (1944–95)

Willie Smokey Hogg (1914–60)

Holmes Brothers [1990– ]

Homesick James (1910– )

Miki Honeycutt

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)

Long John Hunter (1931– )

Mississippi John Hurt (1893–1966)

J.B. Hutto (1926–83)

Jim Jackson (1890–1937)

John Jackson (1924– )

Lil' Son Jackson (1915–76)

Little Willie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson (1885–1938)

Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon (1895–1970)

Elmore James (1918–63)

Etta James (1938–2012)

Skip James (1902–69)

Steve James (1950– )

Blind Lemon Jefferson (1897–1929)

Johnny Jenkins (1939– )

Mable John (1930– )

The Johnny Nocturne Band [1992– ]

Big Jack Johnson (1940– )

Blind Willie Johnson

Buddy Johnson (1915–77)

Johnnie Johnson (1924– )

Larry Johnson (1938– )

Lonnie Johnson (1889–1970)

Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson (1939– )

Luther "Houserocker" Johnson

Robert Johnson (1911–38)

Tommy Johnson (1896–1956)

Curtis Jones (1906–71)

Floyd Jones (1917–89)

Johnny Jones (1924–64)

Paul "Wine" Jones

Peter Karp

Keb' Mo' (1951– )

Jo Ann Kelly (1944–90)

The Kelly Brothers

Willie Kent (1936– )

EG Kight (1966– )

Junior Kimbrough (1930–98)

Albert King (1923–92)

B.B. King (1925– )

Earl King (1934– )

Freddie King (1934–76)

Little Jimmy King (1968– )

Big Daddy Kinsey (1927– )

Kinsey Report [1984– ]

Koerner, Ray and Glover [1963– ]

Alexis Korner (1928–84)

Smokin' Joe Kubek

Jonny Lang (1981– )

Lazy Lester (1933– )

Leadbelly (1888–1949)

Bonnie Lee (1931– )

The Legendary Blues Band [1981– ]

Keri Leigh (1969– )

J.B. Lenoir (1929–67)

Ron Levy (1951– )

Furry Lewis (1893–1981)

Papa George Lightfoot (1924–71)

Lightnin' Slim (1913–74)

Mance Lipscomb (1895–1976)

Little Charlie and the Night Cats [1976– ]

Little Milton (1934–2005)

Little Sonny (1932– )

Little Walter (1930–68)

Johnny Littlejohn (1931–94)

Little Willie Littlefield (1931– )

Robert Lockwood Jr. (1915– )

Lonesome Sundown (1928–95)

Joe Hill Louis (1921–57)

Louisiana Red (1932–2012)

Willie Love (1906–53)

Willie Mabon (1925–85)

Doug MacLeod (1946– )

Lonnie Mack (1941– )

Magic Sam (1937–69)

Magic Slim (1937– )

Janiva Magness

Taj Mahal (1942– )

The Malchicks [2007– ]

Peter Malick

Harry Manx

Carl Martin (1906–79)

Jimbo Mathus

David Maxwell (1950– )

Jerry McCain (1930– )

Mighty Sam McClain (1941– )

Tommy McClennan (1908– )

Delbert McClinton (1940– )

Charlie McCoy (1909–50)

Jimmy McCracklin (1921– )

Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904–72)

Brownie McGhee (1915–96)

Stick McGhee (1917–61)

Doug McLeod (1946– )

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)

Buddy Moss (1914–84)

Little Brother Montgomery (1906–85)

Coco Montoya (1951– )

John Mooney (1955– )

Whistlin' Alex Moore (1899–1989)

Big Bill Morganfield

Charlie Musselwhite (1944– )

Kenny Neal (1957– )

Raful Neal (1936– )

Tracy Nelson (1947– )

John Németh (1976– )

Hambone Willie Newbern (1899–1947)

Robert Nighthawk (1909–67)

The Nighthawks [1972– ]

Willie Nix (1922–91)

Sugar Ray Norcia

Guitar Nubbit and Alabama Watson

St. Louis Jimmy Oden (1903–77)

Andrew Odom (1936–91)

Omar and the Howlers [1980– ]

Johnny Otis (1921–2012)

Shuggie Otis (1953– )

Jack Owens (1904–97)

Bobby Parker (1937– )

Junior Parker (1932–71)

Charley Patton (1887–1934)

Dan Penn (1941– )

Pinetop Perkins (1913–2011)

Lucky Peterson (1964– )

Danny Petroni

Kelly Joe Phelps (1954– )

Brewer Phillips (1924– )

Gene Phillips (1915– )

Piano Red (1911–85)

Dan Pickett

Lonnie Pitchford (1955–98)

Ana Popovic (1976– )

Jerry Portnoy

Jimmy Preston (1913– )

Sammy Price (1908–92)

Toni Price (1961– )

Professor Longhair (1918–80)

Snooky Pryor (1921– )

Yank Rachell (1910–97)

Annie Raines (1969– )

Ma Rainey (1886–1939)

Dave Ray and Tony Glover [1990– ]

A.C. Reed (1926– )

Dalton Reed (1952–94)

Jimmy Reed (1925–76)

Sonny Rhodes (1940– )

Tommy Ridgley (1925–99)

Paul Rishell (1950– )

Duke Robillard (1948– )

Fenton Robinson (1935–97)

Tad Robinson (1956– )

Jimmy Rogers (1924–97)

Roy Rogers (1950– )

Roomful of Blues [1977– ]

Doctor Ross (1925– )

Bobby Rush (1933– )

Otis Rush (1934– )

Saffire [1990– ]

Curtis Salgado (1954– )

Jumpin' Johnny Sansone (1956– )

Satan and Adam

Son Seals (1942– )

Marvin Sease (1946– )

Mem Shannon (1959– )

Omar Shariff (1938– )

Eddie Shaw (1937– )

Robert Shaw (1908–85)

Bill Sheffield

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1977– )

Johnny Shines (1915–92)

J.D. Short (1902–62)

Frankie Lee Sims (1917–70)

The Slide Brothers [2013– ]

Drink Small (1933– )

Bessie Smith (1894–1937)

Byther Smith (1933– )

Carrie Smith (1941– )

Clara Smith (1894–1935)

Funny Papa Smith (1890–1940)

George Smith (1924–83)

J.B. Smith

Mamie Smith (1883–1946)

Charlie Spand

Otis Spann (1930–70)

Speckled Red (1892–1973)

Dave Specter (1963– )

Victoria Spivey (1906–76)

Wild Jimmy Spruill (1934–96)

Houston Stackhouse (1910–80)

Corey Stevens

Frank Stokes (1887–1955)

Angela Strehli (1945– )

Studebaker John (1952– )

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones [1980–1990]

Hubert Sumlin (1931–2011)

Sunnyland Slim (1907–95)

Super Chikan (1951– )

Swamp Cabbage

Roosevelt Sykes (1906–83)

Blind Joe Taggart

Tampa Red (1904–81)

Tarbox Ramblers [2000– ]

Tarheel Slim (1924–77)

Jimmie Tarlton (1892–1979)

Eddie Taylor (1923–85)

Eva Taylor (1895–1977)

Hound Dog Taylor (1915–75)

Koko Taylor (1935–2009)

Little Johnny Taylor (1943– )

Melvin Taylor (1959– )

Montana Taylor

Otis Taylor (1948– )

Ted Taylor (1934–87)

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– )

Bessie Tucker

Maurice John Vaughn (1952– )

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (1917–88)

Charles Walker

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– )

Baby Boy Warren (1919–77)

Washboard Sam (1910–66)

Tuts Washington (1907–84)

Walter "Wolfman" Washington (1943– )

Watermelon Slim

Muddy Waters (1915–83)

Carl Weathersby (1953– )

Curley Weaver (1906–62)

Katie Webster (1939– )

Leo Welch (1932– )

Valerie Wellington (1959–91)

Junior Wells (1934– )

Arthur Weston

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)

Lee Shot Williams (1938– )

Robert Pete Williams (1914–80)

Sonny Boy Williamson (1914–48)

Sonny Boy Williamson (1899–1965)

Kim Wilson (1951– )

Smokey Wilson (1936– )

Johnny Winter (1944–2014)

Jimmy Witherspoon (1923–97)

Billy Wright (1932–91)

Mighty Joe Young (1927– )

Johnny Young (1918–74)

Zora Young (1948– )

Various Artists


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