bands/musicians The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists  

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

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

List artists include Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and more. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. Be sure to thums up artists like Howlin' Wolf or Bo Diddley if you like them.

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

This list answers the questions "who are the best chicago blues bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chicago 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 chicago 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 Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Muddy Waters Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Buddy Guy Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Howlin' Wolf Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Otis Rush Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Little Walter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Little Walter Chicago blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Junior Wells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Junior Wells Chicago blues, Blues

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Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Willie Dixon Jump blues, Chicago blues, Rock music

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T-Bone Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
T-Bone Walker Jump blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues

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Lonnie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Lonnie Brooks Chicago blues, Electric blues, Louisiana blues

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Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Koko Taylor Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Bo Diddley Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Sonny Boy Williamson I Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Big Bill Broonzy Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual

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Jimmy Reed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
bill-skarbek added Jimmy Reed Rhythm and blues, Blues

The Best Chicago Blues Songs

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Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Paul Butterfield Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

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James Cotton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
James Cotton Chicago blues, Rock music, Memphis blues

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Magic Sam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Magic Sam Soul blues, Chicago blues, Blues

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Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Hubert Sumlin Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Toronzo Cannon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
BChamplin added Toronzo Cannon

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Hound Dog Taylor & The Housero... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Pinetop Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Pinetop Perkins Chicago blues, Boogie-woogie, Piano blues

The Best Rock Vocalists

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Otis Spann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Otis Spann Chicago blues, Blues

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Jimmy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Jimmy Rogers Chicago blues

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Mississippi Heat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists

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John Primer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
John Primer Soul blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Lockwood Jr. Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

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Jimmy Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Jimmy Dawkins Chicago blues, Blues

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J.B. Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
J.B. Lenoir Chicago blues, Blues

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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

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Eddy Clearwater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Eddy Clearwater Chicago blues, Electric blues

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A.C. Reed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
A.C. Reed Soul blues, Chicago blues

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Billy Branch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Billy Branch Chicago blues

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Wayne Baker Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Wayne Baker Brooks Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Mighty Joe Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Mighty Joe Young Chicago blues, Blues

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Tab Benoit is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Tab Benoit Soul blues, Chicago blues, Swamp blues

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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Lil' Ed Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Lil' Ed Williams Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Carey Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Carey Bell Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Lurrie Bell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Lurrie Bell Chicago blues

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Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Earl Hooker Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues

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Tampa Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Tampa Red Chicago blues

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Dimples2 added Mike Wheeler Band

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Little Johnny Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Little Johnny Jones Chicago blues, Blues

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Chico Banks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Chico Banks Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Snooky Pryor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Snooky Pryor Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues

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Eddie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Eddie Shaw Chicago blues

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Sam Lay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Sam Lay Chicago blues, Rock music, Jazz

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Luther Tucker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Luther Tucker Chicago blues, Rock music, Jazz

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Willie Nix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Willie Nix Chicago blues, Memphis blues, Electric blues

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Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
Johnnie Johnson Chicago blues, Jazz

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John Brim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Blues Bands/Artists
John Brim Chicago blues, Blues