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The Best Electric Blues Songs 

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Updated December 20, 2019 858 votes 132 voters 5.7k views 42 items

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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Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan
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B.B. King
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Muddy Waters
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Muddy Waters
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Buddy Guy
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Elmore James
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Howlin' Wolf
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Howlin' Wolf
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Elmore James
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John Lee Hooker
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Koko Taylor
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Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band
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Magic Sam
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Johnny Winter
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Sonny Boy Williamson
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The Mar-Keys & Booker T. And The MG's
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Reconsider Baby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Blues Songs
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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band
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Little Milton
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Little Walter
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T-Bone Walker