bands/musicians The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists  

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Harmonica blues artists and bands list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. This list of the top harmonica blues bands and musicians in the world focuses on blues groups that feature the harmonica (aka the mouth harp) strongly in their sound. You can click on the harmonica blues band names to see more information about that particular notable harmonica blues group.

Make sure to vote for artists like Sonny Boy Williamson I or Sonny Terry if you like them.
All important, significant and iconic names in harmonica blues music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes the major harmonica blues bands of all time, 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 harmonica blues, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself exactly how to get into harmonica 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 harmonica blues bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent harmonica blues bands.

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Little Walter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
bfrank53 added Little Walter Chicago blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Clark Benson added Paul Butterfield Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

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Sonny Boy Williamson II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Sonny Boy Williamson II Harmonica blues, Gospel music, Blues

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The J. Geils Band is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added The J. Geils Band Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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

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Sonny Terry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Sonny Terry Harmonica blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

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Junior Wells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Junior Wells Chicago blues, Blues

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added The Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-rock, Rock music, Texas blues

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Carey Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Carey Bell Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

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Slim Harpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Slim Harpo Harmonica blues, Juke joint blues, Swamp blues

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

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Memphis Jug Band is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Memphis Jug Band

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Lazy Lester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Lazy Lester Harmonica blues, Swamp blues, Rhythm and blues

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Toots Thielemans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Chrystall Kurts added Toots Thielemans Jazz blues, Jazz

The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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Pierre Lacocque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
MichelLacocque added Pierre Lacocque

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Jerry Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Jerry Portnoy Blues

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James Cotton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added James Cotton Chicago blues, Rock music, Memphis blues

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Charlie Musselwhite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Charlie Musselwhite Blues-rock, Electric blues, Boogie-woogie

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Harmonica Shah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
Dan Dailey added Harmonica Shah

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Jimmy Reed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Jimmy Reed Rhythm and blues, Blues

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Carlos del Junco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Carlos del Junco Jazz, Blues

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Big Walter Horton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Big Walter Horton Blues

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Siegel-Schwall Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harmonica Blues Bands/Artists
gnicholls added Siegel-Schwall Band Blues-rock, Electric blues, Blues