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Electric blues artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good electric blues musicians includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top electric blues bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Electric 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 electric blues bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest electric blues bands of all time, since the most famous electric blues artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of electric blues music.

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

List features Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band and more. Make sure to upvote the best teams/people, because they deserve it. Which is better for this list, B.B. King or ZZ Top?

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

This list answers the questions "who are the best electric blues bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electric 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 electric blues bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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168 37
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

2
46 14
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

3
55 22
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

4
60 26
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

5
45 16
Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

6
61 28
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

7
38 11
Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

8
35 12
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

9
22 5
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Country blues

10
35 16
Johnny Winter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

11
32 15
Robert Cray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

12
19 9
Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

13
14 6
Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

14
14 6
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

15
15 7
Johnny
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

16
18 10
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

17
19 11
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

18
20 12
John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Blues-rock, Electric blues

19
10 3
Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

20
13 6
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
ElijahKaganer added Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

21
14 7
Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

22
18 11
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

23
22 15
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

24
10 5
Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

25
19 15
Joe Bonamassa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Dan Dailey added Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

26
12 9
Steve Cropper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

27
8 5
Little Milton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

28
5 2
Pudley Hornwinkle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
0fftopicguy added

Texas hill country legend. Guitar, fiddle, bass, drums and any kinda horn.

Bootleg legend. "Live Playin' with the Pud" 

29
9 8
Tinsley Ellis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

30
8 7
Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

31
2 1
Luther Allison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blueox added Blues -

Singer/Guitarist

32
10 10
Booker T. Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Instrumental rock, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

33
10 10
Delbert McClinton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

34
8 8
Lonnie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Louisiana blues

35
7 7
Bobby Rush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Soul music

36
7 7
Popa Chubby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

37
7 7
James Blood Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Free funk, Jazz

38
4 4
Phillip Walker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

39
3 3
Eddie King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues

40
12 13
War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music

41
1 1
W.C. Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blueox added Rhythm and blues, Blues -

Texas Blues Singer/Guitarist

42
1 1
Jimmy Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blueox added Chicago blues, Blues -

Electric Blues, Unique Style, Owned Leric Records

43
8 9
The Legendary Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues

44
8 9
Bernard Allison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues

45
7 8
Son Seals is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

46
6 7
T-Model Ford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Juke joint blues

47
6 7
Shemekia Copeland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Blues

48
5 6
Willie
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Delta blues

49
5 6
Joe Louis Walker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Soul music, Gospel music

50
4 5
Lester Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Texas blues