Songs The Best Electric Blues Songs  

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The best electric blues songs add an extra dimension to this classic genre. Simply put, electric blues is any blues performed on an electric or amplified instrument, including electric guitar. All types of blues, including Chicago blues, Delta blues, and Piedmont blues can be electric. It all depends on the instrument used to play the music.

Some of the top electric blues songs date back decades. T-Bone Burnett is considered by many to be the first electric blues star. Muddy Waters, a name synonymous with the blues, plugged in his guitar after leaving for Chicago. The result? Songs like "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Mannish Boy," and countless other iconic electric blues songs were born. Other notable artists included on this good electric blues songs list include B.B. King, Magic Sam, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elmore James, and Otis Rush.

Electric blues has remained popular, with many modern-era blues artists plugging in and offering up their versions of famous electric blues songs, as well as originals. From the 1960s sounds of Paul Butterfield to the unforgettable sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, these are songs built to withstand the passage of time.

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Mannish Boy Muddy Waters

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Smokestack Lightnin’ Howlin' Wolf

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Born Under a Bad Sign Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters

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The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King

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Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker

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Dust My Broom Elmore James

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Back Door Man Howlin' Wolf

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Wang Dang Doodle Koko Taylor

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It Hurts Me Too Elmore James

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Pride And Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Sweet Home Chicago Buddy Guy

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All My Love in Vain Sonny Boy Williamson

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All Your Love Magic Sam

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Bring Me My Shotgun Lightnin' Hopkins

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Nine Below Zero Sonny Boy Williamson

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My Babe Little Walter

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4:59 AM Little Milton

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Smoking Gun Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band

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Motherless Child Eric Clapton

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Born in Chicago Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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All Your Love John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Strollin' With Bones T-Bone Walker

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Space Guitar Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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Green Onions The Mar-Keys & Booker T. And The MG's

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Right Next Door Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band

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Love Me Like a Man Bonnie Raitt

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Wound Up Tight Lonnie Brooks

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Lie to Me Jonny Lang

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I'm Tore Down Eric Clapton

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Time Is Tight Booker T. & The MG's

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baldman added Hide Away Hilary Duff - Please delete Hilary Duff. The artist is Freddie King

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Leaving Trunk Taj Mahal

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Johnny B Goode Johnny Winter

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The Things (That I Used to Do) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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A Hard Road John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Statesboro Blues Taj Mahal

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Blue on Black Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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