Bands/Musicians The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists  

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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
Jump blues, Ska, Rock music

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37 4
Big Joe Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

3
36 6
T-Bone Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues

4
34 7
Wynonie Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Rhythm and blues

5
23 5
Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

6
16 2
Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhyt... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

7
22 7
Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Chicago blues, Rock music

8
17 4
Roy Milton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues

9
11 1
Roy Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Jump blues, Rockabilly, Rhythm and blues

10
15 3
Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

11
17 5
Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues

12
10 1
Johnny Otis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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12 3
Jimmy McCracklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, West Coast blues

14
12 3
Eddie
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

15
17 8
Brian Setzer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

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11 3
Big Jay McNeely is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Jazz blues, Rhythm and blues

17
10 3
Jay McShann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Jazz

18
7 1
Ella Mae Morse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Popular music, Jump blues

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8 2
Colin James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Jump blues, Rock music

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8 2
Joe Lutcher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music

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8 2
Tiny Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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8 2
Illinois Jacquet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Bebop

23
10 4
Teddy Buckner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Jazz

24
11 5
Roomful of Blues is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Jump blues, Jazz blues

25
9 5
Sammy Price is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Jazz

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9 5
Jimmy Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Blues

27
8 4
Johnny Shines is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Blues

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8 4
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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6 2
Bull Moose Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Rhythm and blues, Blues

30
6 2
Titus Turner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Soul blues, Jump blues, Blue Beat

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5 1
Earl Bostic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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5 1
Julia Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Dirty blues, Blues

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7 4
Robert Pete Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Louisiana blues, Blues

34
6 3
Sam Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

35
5 2
Jimmy Liggings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added

36
5 2
Little Willie Littlefield is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues

37
4 1
Sister Wynona Carr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added

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4 1
Cootie Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

39
4 1
Alberta Adams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Chicago blues

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4 1
Esther Phillips is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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4 1
The Treniers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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4 1
Jimmie Lunceford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added

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4 1
Mitch Woods is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

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4 2
Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added

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3 1
The Ray Gelato Giants is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added

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3 1
Jimmy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Rhythm and blues

47
3 1
Al Killian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Big band, East Coast blues

48
6 5
Mikael Santana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Chicago blues, Swing music

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5 4
Lou Ann Barton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Blues

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5 4
Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Soul blues, Jump blues, Rhythm and blues