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The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.2k votes 309 voters 22.2k views 64 items

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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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Son House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Mississippi John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Skip James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Mississippi Fred McDowel... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Huddie William Ledbetter... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Junior Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Tommy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Pinetop Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Big Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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T-Model Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Robert Belfour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists
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Robert Petway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Delta Blues Bands/Artists