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The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists 

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Updated April 14, 2020 866 votes 194 voters 12.8k views 66 items

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

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

List features artists like Little Richard, T-Bone Walker and more! Make sure to upvote your favorite artists to see them get to the top of the list. Don't like Louis Jordan or Big Joe Turner? Give them a thumbs down.

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

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

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Louis Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Big Joe Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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T-Bone Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Wynonie Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Ike Turner & The Kin... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Roy Milton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Brian Setzer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Illinois Jacquet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Johnny Otis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added
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Roy Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added
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Jimmy McCracklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Roomful of Blues is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Eddie "Cleanhead&qu... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Big Jay McNeely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Jay McShann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Colin James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Ella Mae Morse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Tiny Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added
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Joe Lutcher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
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Teddy Buckner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists