rock The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

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Closely associated with the music of Louisiana (and with good reason), swamp rock combines New Orleans-driven R&B with the traditional Creole and French Louisiana sounds. Though it never quite caught on with the mainstream - at least as a whole - swamp rock maintains a large following in Louisiana. The genre as known was created in the 1950s and early 1960s and many of the best swamp rock bands and artists aren't from Louisiana. Swamp rock, though, with its cult following across the globe, still remains an exciting subgenre of rock.

So, what are the best swamp rock bands? For starters, you'd have to include outsiders like Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty, Doobie Brothers, Bobby Charles and Tony Joe White as some of the best swamp rock artists. Their hits still resonate and thus, swamp rock lives on. Though it's popularity has waned over the years, swamp rock bands still can rock as hard as any of their contemporaries and thus, the spirit of the jungle lives on.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best swamp rock bands. If you notice a swamp rock band isn't on this list, and should be, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best swamp rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest swamp rock 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 swamp rock bands that you might've heard of. (20 items)

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Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Creedence Clearwater Revival Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul Swamp pop

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock Swamp pop

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Tony Joe White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Tony Joe White Swamp pop, Swamp rock Roots rock

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Canned Heat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Canned Heat Blues-rock, Boogie rock Rock music

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J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
J.J. Cale Americana, Swamp pop Tulsa Sound

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The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock Rock music

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Creedence Clearwater Revisited Swamp pop, Rock music Swamp rock

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The Radiators is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Radiators Swamp pop, Rock music Swamp rock

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Beasts of Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Beasts of Bourbon Blues-rock, Punk blues Swamp rock

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Deadboy & The Elephantmen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Deadboy & The Elephantmen Punk blues, Swamp pop Rock music

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The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Scientists Swamp pop, Punk blues Grunge

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Bobby Charles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Bobby Charles Swamp pop, Rhythm and blues Roots rock

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Troy Shondell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Troy Shondell Swamp pop, Swamp rock Rock and roll

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Dax Riggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Dax Riggs Doom metal, Blues-rock Gothic rock

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The Old Haunts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Old Haunts Swamp pop, Garage rock Swamp rock

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Ten Benson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ten Benson Swamp pop, Swamp rock Heavy metal

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The Foolhouse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
The Foolhouse Swamp rock, Heavy metal Hard rock

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Ed Volker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Ed Volker Swamp pop, Swamp rock Rhythm and blues

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Kim Salmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Kim Salmon Swamp pop, Punk blues Grunge

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Atom Rhumba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time
Atom Rhumba Swamp pop, Punk blues Rock music