bands/musicians The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists  

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Delta blues artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good delta 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 delta blues bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Delta 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 delta blues bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest delta blues bands of all time, since the most famous delta blues artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best delta blues music.

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

Artists here include everything from Muddy Waters to John Lee Hooker. What's your favorite item on this list? Upvote it and a few more you like to see your opinions impact the order. Not a fan of Robert Johnson or Taj Mahal? Then give them a thumbs down so that the list counts your vote.

All important, significant and iconic names in delta 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 delta 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 delta blues, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into delta 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 delta blues bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent delta blues bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best delta blues bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest delta 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 delta blues bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Muddy Waters Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Johnson Rock music, Blues, Country blues

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John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
John Lee Hooker Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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Son House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Son House Blues, Country blues, Delta blues

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Junior Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Junior Kimbrough Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Country blues

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Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Howlin' Wolf Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Charlie Patton Country blues, Delta blues

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Mississippi John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Mississippi John Hurt Folk music, Country, Blues

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Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Bukka White Country blues, Delta blues

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Huddie William Ledbetter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Huddie William Ledbetter Folk music, Folk, Country

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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Blind Willie McTell Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

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Skip James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Skip James Delta blues

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R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
R. L. Burnside Punk blues, Juke joint blues, Garage rock

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Mississippi Fred McDowell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists

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Tommy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Tommy Johnson Blues, Delta blues

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Big Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Big Joe Williams Delta blues

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Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Furry Lewis Country blues, Delta blues

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Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Blind Blake Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues

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Pinetop Perkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Pinetop Perkins Chicago blues, Boogie-woogie, Piano blues

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Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Lockwood Jr. Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

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Keb' Mo' is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Keb' Mo' Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues

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T-Model Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
T-Model Ford Blues-rock, Punk blues, Juke joint blues

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Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Earl Hooker Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues

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Paul
Paul "Wine" Jones Electric blues, Blues, Delta blues

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Robert Petway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Petway Blues, Delta blues

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Robert Belfour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Belfour Country blues, Delta blues

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Big Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Big Jack Johnson Electric blues, Blues, Country blues

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Cedell Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Cedell Davis Delta blues

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Lucille Bogan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Lucille Bogan Country blues, Delta blues

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David
David "Honeyboy" Edwards Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Jack Owens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Jack Owens Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music

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Moreland & Arbuckle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists

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Bob Log III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Bob Log III Noise rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Bo Carter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Bo Carter Country blues, Delta blues

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Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Taj Mahal Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Traditional music, Folk music, Country blues

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Arthur
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Rock and roll, Blues, Delta blues

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Doo Rag is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Doo Rag Punk blues, Rock music, Delta blues

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Papa Charlie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Papa Charlie McCoy Delta blues

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John Mooney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
John Mooney Rhythm and blues, Blues, Delta blues

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Willie Brown Country blues, Delta blues

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Houston Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Houston Stackhouse Country blues, Delta blues

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Willie Love is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Willie Love Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues, Delta blues

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Robert Lowery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Lowery Country blues, Delta blues

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Papa Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Papa Lightfoot Blues, Delta blues

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Willie
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Chicago blues, Electric blues, Delta blues

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Mattie Delaney is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists

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Sonny Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Sonny Rhodes Blues, Delta blues

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Kansas Joe McCoy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Kansas Joe McCoy Blues, Delta blues

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Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
Walter Davis Blues, Delta blues