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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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159 35
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

2
44 13
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

3
38 9
Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

4
53 20
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

5
61 26
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

6
58 24
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

7
44 14
Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

8
34 11
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

9
21 5
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Country blues

10
34 16
Johnny Winter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

11
31 14
Robert Cray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

12
18 8
Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

13
14 5
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

14
20 11
John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Blues-rock, Electric blues

15
13 5
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
ElijahKaganer added Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

16
14 6
Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

17
17 9
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

18
18 10
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

19
22 14
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

20
10 3
Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and 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
14 7
Johnny
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

23
18 11
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

24
9 4
Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

25
18 13
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
8 4
Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

27
11 8
Steve Cropper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

28
9 6
Tinsley Ellis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

29
7 4
Little Milton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

30
10 8
Booker T. Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Instrumental rock, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

31
8 6
Lonnie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Louisiana blues

32
7 5
Popa Chubby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

33
10 9
Delbert McClinton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

34
7 6
Bobby Rush is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Soul music

35
7 6
James Blood Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Free funk, Jazz

36
4 3
Phillip Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

37
3 2
Eddie King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues

38
2 1
Pudley Hornwinkle is listed (or ranked) 38 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" 

39
1 0
Jimmy Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blueox added Chicago blues, Blues -

Electric Blues, Unique Style, Owned Leric Records

40
1 0
Luther Allison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blueox added Blues -

Singer/Guitarist

41
1 0
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
8 8
Bernard Allison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues

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

44
7 7
Son Seals is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Blues

45
6 6
Shemekia Copeland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Blues

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

47
5 5
Willie
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Delta blues

48
5 5
Joe Louis Walker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Soul music, Gospel music

49
4 4
Long John Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Texas blues

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