Rock The Best Electric Blues Artists  

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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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330 38
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

2
132 15
Pudley Hornwinkle is listed (or ranked) 2 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" 

3
74 28
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

4
65 24
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

5
47 13
Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

6
72 31
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

7
56 21
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

8
53 20
Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

9
43 15
John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

10
39 19
Robert Cray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

11
42 22
Johnny Winter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

12
26 11
Lightnin' Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Electric blues, Country blues

13
26 12
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

14
18 7
Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

15
17 7
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

16
23 13
Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

17
14 5
Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

18
18 9
Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

19
21 12
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

20
22 13
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

21
16 9
Johnny
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

22
23 16
John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Harmonica blues, Blues-rock, Electric blues

23
14 8
Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

24
15 9
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electric Blues Artists
ElijahKaganer added Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

25
25 20
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