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Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists

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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    King of the Delta Blues Singers, The Complete Recordings, King of the ...

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    Anthology, Super Blues, Fathers and Sons

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    Delta Blues, The Legendary 1941/42 Recordings in Chronological Sequence, ...

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    I'll Play the Blues for You, Live at the Fox Venice Theatre, Collection ...

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    Today!, I'm Satisfied, Last Sessions

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    The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Charley Patton, Founder of the Delta ...

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    Nothing but the Blues: You Do Me Any Old Way, Where Did You Sleep Last ...

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    The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James, She Lyin', Today!

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

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    Sad Days, Lonely Nights, All Night Long

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    Heritage of the Blues: No Monkeys on This Train, A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, ...

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    You Gotta Move, The Best of Mississippi Fred McDowell, I Do Not Play No ...

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    Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: 1928-1929, Cannned Heat ...

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

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    Mr. McTell Got the Blues, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, ...

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    Keb' Mo', Just Like You, Slow Down

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    Walking Blues, Absolutely the Best, Baby Please Don't Go

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    Feel Like Doin' Something Wrong, When Lightnin' Struck the Pine, The ...

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

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    What's Wrong With You, Pushin My Luck

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    Mississippi Blues, Good Gin Blues, Parchman Farm

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    She Ain't None of Your'n, Taledragger, Pee-Wee Get My Gun

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    Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker, The Master of Ragtime Guitar, All ...

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    In His Prime 1927-1928, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: ...

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    Mule, Pucker Up Buttercup, Stop Arguing Over Me

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

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

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    Reckless Woman: 1927-1935, Complete Recorded Works, Volume 3

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    The Oil Man, Roots Stew (feat. The Oilers), Daddy

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    Giant Step / De Ole Folks at Home, Kulanjan, The Real Thing

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    Between The Ditches, Peyton on Patton, The Pork n' Beans Collection

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    Trike, Log Bomb, School Bus

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    7 Cities, Just a Dream, Caney Valley Blues

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    Chuncked and Muddled, Sinful Tunes & Spirituals

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    Banana in Your Fruit Basket, Twist It Babe (1931-1940), Complete Recorded ...

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    The Blues District: Crudup Street, The Blues, Look on Yonder Wall

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    Son House and the Great Delta Blues Singers (1928-1930)

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    Gone to Hell, All I Want, Testimony

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    Creator of the Memphis Blues, Downtown Blues, Bedtime Blues / Downtown ...

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    1929-1934 Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 18 June 1929 to 29 ...

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    Bag Full of Blues, Joined at the Hip

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    Rainin' Down Blues, Earthquake Blues

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