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The Best Blues Artists of All Time

Updated August 27, 2021 100.6k votes 21.6k voters 1.4m views222 items

List RulesBest artists of the blues music genre

Whether you like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, or Etta James, there's no denying that they're some of the most famous blues musicians of all time. This list of blues singers ranks the best blues music artists, singers, and musicians, and has been voted on and ranked by blues fans worldwide. These best blues singers are known for their great voices and music that will stand the test of time, and for spearheading legendary tracks with their good blues bands.

Note that this ranking is for blues artists only - no best blues rock bands here. Many of the greatest blues-men, old blues singers, and female blues artists are sadly no longer with us, but their legacies live on, often in rock artists who sold millions more records with versions of classic blues songs written by these great blues legends.

Who are the greatest blues artists? The featured musicians below are the best blues musicians that the world has to offer: from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Chicago, Detroit, and even London. Make sure to vote for the blues greats whom you consider to be the top blues artists of all time.

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