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)

Blue Lu Barker (1913–98)

Ronnie Barron (1943–97)

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)

R.L. Boyce (1955– )

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)

Bumble Bee Slim (1905–68)

R.L. Burnside (1926– )

Butterbeans and Susie

Paul Butterfield (1942–87)

Eddie C. Campbell (1939–2018)

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– )

Jon Cleary (1962– )

Albert Collins (1932–93)

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– )

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– )

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)

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)

Al Gold

Rosco Gordon (1932–2002)

Lil Green (1919–54)

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

Willie Headen

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)

Johnny Iguana

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

Jimmy Johnson (1928– )

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 (1925–2015)

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– )

New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers [2020– ]

Johnny Nicholas (1948– )

Danielle Nicole

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

Reverend Jayme Peyton (1981– )

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– )

Cristina Vane

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 (1932–2017)

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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