Bands/Musicians Memphis Blues Bands List

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List of Memphis blues bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as blues solo artists from Memphis are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Memphis music that you've never heard before. The blues bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Memphis. If you think the best Memphis blues band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List contains bands like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular blues bands from Memphis?" and "Which blues bands started in Memphis?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

3
Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Disco, Jazz-funk, Rhythm and blues

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Memphis Slim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Blues

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Junior Wells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Chicago blues, Blues

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W. C. Handy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Jazz, Blues

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Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Jazz, Blues

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Valerie June is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Memphis Blues Bands List
Folk, Soul music, Bluegrass