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
Louis Jordan Jump blues, Ska, Rock music

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

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

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

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

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Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Willie Dixon Jump blues, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Roy Milton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Roy Milton Jump blues, Rhythm and blues

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Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Ruth Brown Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhyt... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Amos Milburn Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues

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Johnny Otis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Johnny Otis Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Roy Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Roy Brown Jump blues, Rockabilly, Rhythm and blues

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

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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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

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

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

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

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

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Illinois Jacquet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Illinois Jacquet Jump blues, Swing music, Bebop

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Teddy Buckner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Teddy Buckner Jump blues, Swing music, Jazz

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Roomful of Blues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Roomful of Blues Blues-rock, Jump blues, Jazz blues

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Tiny Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Tiny Bradshaw Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Joe Lutcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Joe Lutcher Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music

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

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

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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Nat King Cole Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Johnny Shines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Johnny Shines Jump blues, Blues

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Titus Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Titus Turner Soul blues, Jump blues, Blue Beat

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Julia Lee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Julia Lee Dirty blues, Blues

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Robert Pete Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Robert Pete Williams Jump blues, Louisiana blues, Blues

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Sam Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Sam Taylor Jump blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Bull Moose Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Bull Moose Jackson Rhythm and blues, Blues

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Little Willie Littlefield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Little Willie Littlefield Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues

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Mitch Woods is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Mitch Woods Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

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Alberta Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Alberta Adams Jump blues, Chicago blues

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Cootie Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Cootie Williams Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Earl Bostic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Earl Bostic Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Esther Phillips is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Esther Phillips Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive

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Jimmy Liggings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Jimmy Liggings

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Sister Wynona Carr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Sister Wynona Carr

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The Ray Gelato Giants is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added The Ray Gelato Giants

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Jimmy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Jimmy Nelson Jump blues, Swing music, Rhythm and blues

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Al Killian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Al Killian Jump blues, Big band, East Coast blues

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Jimmie Lunceford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added Jimmie Lunceford

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The Treniers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jump Blues Bands/Artists
Bart Herman added The Treniers Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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

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

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