The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists

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Chicago blues artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good chicago blues bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top chicago blues bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Chicago blues groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all chicago blues bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest chicago blues bands of all time, since the most famous chicago blues artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best chicago blues music.

You can click on the chicago blues band names to see more information about that particular notable chicago blues group. If they're near the top of the best chicago blues artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top chicago blues bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the chicago blues band names themselves.

List artists include Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and more. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. Be sure to thums up artists like Howlin' Wolf or Bo Diddley if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in chicago blues music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new chicago blues bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of chicago blues, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into chicago blues music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good chicago blues bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent chicago blues bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best chicago blues bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chicago blues musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular chicago blues bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Anthology, Super Blues, Fathers and Sons

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    The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions, The Genuine Article, Howlin' Wolf

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    Damn Right, I've Got the Blues, A Man & the Blues

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    Right Place, Wrong Time, Blues Masters

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    Boss Blues Harmonica, Confessin' the Blues, Super Blues

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    I Am the Blues, Jazz in Paris: Aux Trois Mailletz, I Am the Blues: The ...

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    A Night of the Blues, The Real Blues, Messin' With the Kid: Junior Wells ...

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    Force of Nature, Koko Taylor, From the Heart of a Woman

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    Good Feelin', Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 14: T. Bone Shuffle

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    Turn on the Night, Roadhouse Rules, Wound Up Tight

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    Best of the Verve Years, Cotton Mouth Man, Best of the Vanguard Years

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    His Best, That's All Right, Ludella

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    Sugar Mama, Nothing but the Blues, The Blues: Chicago 1937-1945

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    West Side Guitar 1957-1966, ... With a Feeling! The Complete Cobra, Chief ...

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    Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers, Genuine Houserocking Music, Natural ...

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    About Them Shoes, I Know You, Kings of Chicago Blues

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    Bo Diddley, Super Blues, His Best

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    Sweet Black Angel, Boogie Woogie King, Born in the Delta

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    Complete Candid Recordings: Otis Spann/Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions (disc ...

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    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, In My Own Dream, East-West

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    I'm In The Wrong Business, Junk Food, I Got Money

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    The Real Deal, Blues on Solid Ground, Cold Blooded Blues Man

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    West Side Guitar Hero, Kant Sheck Dees Bluze, Blues from Iceland

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    Vietnam Blues, 1951 - 1954: His JOB Recordings, I Don't Know

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    Bag Full of Blues, Joined at the Hip

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    Let's Talk About Love, Mercurial Son, Kiss of Sweet Blues

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    Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas, Delta ...

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    Don't Mess With the Bluesmen, Double Take, Where's My Money?

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    Who's Been Talking

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    Rocking in Chicago 1949-53, Volume 2 The Post War Years, Nothing But the ...

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    Good Luck Man, Last Night, Carey Bell's Blues Harp

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    Cool Blues Walk, Blues Hang Out, Mean Case of the Blues

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    In This Mess Up to My Chest, Too Cool to Move, Snooky Pryor

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    I Couldn't Believe My Eyes Plus..., The Moon Is Rising, How Long Can This ...

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    The Story of the Guitar Wizard (1928-1940), The Essential Tampa Red, The ...

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    Mighty Joe Young, The Legacy of the Blues, Volume 4

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    Whose Muddy Shoes, The Ice Cream Man, Chicago Blues Session

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    Four Decades of Eddie Shaw, Movin' and Groovin' Man, Too Many Highways: ...

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    What I Live For, Wetlands, Brother to the Blues

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    New Vicksburg Blues / Louise Louise Blues

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    Blue Hand Johnnie, Johnnie B. Bad, That'll Work

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    Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 1928–1929, ...

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    Spider in My Stew, That's The Reason

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