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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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109 35
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Stevie Ray Vaughan Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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59 17
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
B.B. King Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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51 13
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Muddy Waters Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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37 6
Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Howlin' Wolf Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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41 8
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Albert King Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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53 16
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Buddy Guy Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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40 14
Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Rory Gallagher Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

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34 10
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
John Lee Hooker Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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20 4
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Lightnin' Hopkins Electric blues, Country blues

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32 16
Johnny Winter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Johnny Winter Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

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27 14
Robert Cray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Robert Cray Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

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14 4
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Sonny Boy Williamson I Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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22 13
Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Joe Walsh Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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13 5
Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Hubert Sumlin Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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17 10
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Taj Mahal Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

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18 11
John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
John Mayall Harmonica blues, Blues-rock, Electric blues

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9 3
Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Koko Taylor Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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13 7
Johnny
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

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13 7
Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Paul Butterfield Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

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14 8
Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Roy Buchanan Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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15 9
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Jimmie Vaughan Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

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17 11
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

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8 3
Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Otis Rush Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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9 4
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
ElijahKaganer added Peter Green Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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16 12
Joe Bonamassa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Dan Dailey added Joe Bonamassa Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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7 4
Robert Lockwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Robert Lockwood Jr. Chicago blues, Electric blues, Country blues

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10 8
Delbert McClinton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Delbert McClinton Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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10 8
Steve Cropper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Steve Cropper Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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8 6
Tinsley Ellis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Tinsley Ellis Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

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6 4
Little Milton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Little Milton Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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9 8
Booker T. Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Booker T. Jones Instrumental rock, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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8 7
The Legendary Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
The Legendary Blues Band Chicago blues, Electric blues

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8 7
Bernard Allison is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Bernard Allison Blues-rock, Electric blues

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7 6
Lonnie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Lonnie Brooks Chicago blues, Electric blues, Louisiana blues

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6 5
Popa Chubby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Popa Chubby Electric blues, Blues

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6 5
T-Model Ford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
T-Model Ford Blues-rock, Punk blues, Juke joint blues

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4 3
Pete Mayes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Pete Mayes Electric blues, Texas blues

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4 3
Lester Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Lester Williams Electric blues, Texas blues

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3 2
Santa Barbara & Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists

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2 1
Mighty Sam McClain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
AntonisVasilakos added Mighty Sam McClain

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11 11
War is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
War Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music

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6 6
Bobby Rush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Bobby Rush Soul blues, Electric blues, Soul music

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6 6
James Blood Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
James Blood Ulmer Electric blues, Free funk, Jazz

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3 3
Long John Hunter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Long John Hunter Electric blues, Texas blues

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3 3
John 'Juke' Logan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists

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2 2
Denny Freeman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Denny Freeman Electric blues, Texas blues

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2 2
Eddie King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Eddie King Chicago blues, Electric blues

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2 2
Little Freddie King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Little Freddie King Electric blues, Texas blues

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6 7
Son Seals is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Son Seals Electric blues, Blues

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5 6
Shemekia Copeland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Shemekia Copeland Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Blues