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A To Z Listing of Blues Artists

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DeFord Bailey 1899-1982Harp
LaVern Baker1929-1997Singer
Mickey Baker1925-2012Guitar
Long John Baldry 1941-2005British, Singer
Marcia Ball1949-New Orleans, Piano, Singer
Hank Ballard1927-2003R&B, Singer
Barbecue Bob 1902-1931Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Chris Barber1930-British, Trombone
Dave Bartholemew1920-New Orleans, Trumpet, Producer, Songwriter
Lou Ann Barton1954-Texas, Singer
Nathan Beauregard
Jeff Beck1944-British, Guitar
Carey Bell1936-2007Chicago, Harp, Vocals
Fred Below1926-1988Chicago, Drums
Tab Benoit
Gladys Bentley1907-1960New York, Singer,
Buster Benton1932-1996Singer, Guitar
Chuck Berry1926-R&B, Guitar, Vocals
Lady Bianca1953West Coast, Piano, Vocals
Eric Bibb 1951-Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Elvin Bishop1942-Chicago, Guitar
Scrapper Blackwell 1903-1962Guitar, Vocals
Blind Blake1896-1934Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Bobby 'Blue' Bland1930-2013Memphis, Singer
Mike Bloomfield1943-1981Blues-rock, Guitar
Lucille Bogan1897-1948Singer
Gary US Bonds1942-Rock ‘n’ Blues, Singer
Joe Bonamassa1977-Blues-rock, Guitar, Vocals
Graham Bond1937-1974British, Singer, Sax, Keyboards
Marcus Bonfanti
Juke Boy Bonner1932-1978Texas, Singer, Guitar
Charley Booker1925-1989Delta, Guitar, Vocals
James Booker1939-1983New Orleans, Piano, Singer
Eddie Boyd1914-1994Piano, Vocals
Ishman Bracey1901-1970Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Tiny Bradshaw1907-1958Bandleader, Vocals
Jackie Brenston1930-1979Rock ‘n’ Blues, Sax, Singer
Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges1963
John Brim1922-2003Chicago, Guitar, Singer,
Hadda Brooks1916-2002Singer, Piano
Big Bill Broonzy1893-1958Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Buster Brown1911-1976New York, Vocals, Harp
Charles Brown1922-1999West Coast, Piano, Vocals
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown1924-2005Texas, Fiddle, Vocals
Nappy Brown1929-2008Singer
Roy Brown1925-1981Singer
Ruth Brown1928-2006R&B, Singer
Willie Brown1900-1952Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Brozman1954-2013Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Jack Bruce1943-2014British, Bass
Roy Buchanan1939-1988Blues-rock, Guitar, Vocals
Bumble Bee Slim1905-1968Chicago, Singer, Guitar
Buckwheat Zydeco1947- 2016Zydeco, Accordion, Vocals
Eric Burdon1941-British, Singer
Ken Burns 1953-Film-maker
Cedric Burnside1978-Drums
RL Burnside 1926-2005Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Charlie 'Uke Kid' Burse1901-1965Memphis, Guitar, Ukelele
George 'Wild Child' Butler1936-2005Harp, Vocals
Butterbeans and SusieN/ASinger
Paul Butterfield1942-1987Blues-rock, Harp, Vocals

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Willie Mabon1925-1985Chicago, Piano, Vocals
Lonnie Mack1941-Guitar
Magic Sam1937-1969Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Magic Slim1937-2013Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal1942-Guitar, Singer
Harvey Mandel1945-Blues Rock, Guitar
Sallie Martin1895-1988Diva
Sara Martin1884-1955Diva
Rob Mason1951-British, Harp, Vocals
Brother Joe May1912-1972Singer
Imelda May1974-Singer
John Mayall1933-British, Keyboards, Harp, Vocals
Big Maybelle1924-1972Singer
Percy Mayfield1920-1984R&B, Piano, Songwriter, Vocals
Tommy McClennan1908-unknownDelta, Guitar, Singer
'Papa' Charlie McCoy1909-1950Chicago, Guitar, Mandolin
Kansas Joe McCoy1905-1950Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Robert McCoy1910-1978Piano, Singer
Jimmy McCracklin1921-2012West Coast, Piano, Vocals
Hattie McDaniel1895-1952Diva
Mississippi Fred McDowell1904-1972Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Brownie McGhee 1915-1996Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
'Stick' McGhee1917-1961Guitar, Singer
Chantel McGregorBritish, Guitar, Vocals
Tony TS McPhee1944-British, Guitar, Vocals
Jay McShann1916-2006Bandleader, Piano, Vocals
Blind Willie McTell1901-1959Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Minnie1897-1973Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Slim1915-1988Chicago, Piano, Vocals
Big Maceo Merriweather1905-1953Chicago, Piano, Singer
Amos Milburn1927-1980West Coast, Piano, Vocals
Rice 'Sonny Boy II' Miller????-1965Delta, Harp, Vocals
Steve Miller1943-West Coast, Singer, Guitar
Lucky Millinder1900-1966R&B
Roy Milton1907-1983R&B, Singer
Little Milton1934-2005Delta, Vocals
Zoot Money1942-British, Keyboards, Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery 1906-1985R&B, Piano, Vocals
John Mooney1955-New Orleans, Vocals, Guitar
Whistlin' Alex Moore1899-1989Texas, Piano, Singer
Dorothy Moore1946-R&B, Singer
Gary Moore1952-2011Blues Rock, Guitar
Monette Moore1902-1962Diva
Van Morrison1945-British, Singer
Jelly Roll Morton
Buddy Moss 1914-1984Piedmont, Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Matt 'Guitar' Murphy 1929-Chicago, Guitar
Charlie Musselwhite1944-Chicago, Harp
Dave Myers 1926-Chicago, Bass, Guitar
Sam Myers1936-2006Chicago, Harp, Singer

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Doug Sahm1941-1999Texas, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Sanchez1964-British, Piano, Vocals
Dan Sane1896-1956Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Carlos Santana 1947-Blues-rock, Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Sayles1948-Harp, Singer
Matt Schofield1977-British, Guitar, Vocals
Sari Schorr
Son Seals1942-2004Guitar, Singer
Pete Seeger1919-2014Singer, Guitar, Banjo
Will Shade1898-1966Memphis, Harp, Jug Bands
Robert Shaw1908-1985Texas, Piano, Vocals
Joanne Shaw-Taylor1986-British, Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Sheehan1968-1999Blues-rock, Bass
Kenny Wayne Shepherd1977-Blues-rock, Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Shines1915-1992Delta, Guitar, Vocals
J D Short
Ian Siegal1971-
Kim Simmonds1947-British, Guitar
Jarekus Singleton1984-
Henry 'Son' Simms1890-1958Delta, Fiddle
Frankie Lee Sims1917-1970Texas, Guitar, Vocals
Barkin' Bill Smith1928-Chicago, Vocals
Bessie Smith1894-1937Diva, Singer
Clara Smith1894-1935Diva, Singer
George 'Harmonica' Smith1924-1983Harp
Huey 'Piano' Smith1934-New Orleans, Vocals, Piano
Mamie Smith1883-1946Diva, Singer
Moses ‘Whispering’ Smith1932-1984Swamp Blues, Harp, Vocals
Pinetop Smith1904-1929Piano
Willie-Mae Ford Smith 1904-1994Singer
Blue Smitty
Smokey Smothers1929-1993Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Otis Spann1930-1970Chicago, Piano, Vocals
Speckled Red1892-1973Memphis, Piano, Vocals
Chris Spedding1944-British, Guitar
Joseph Spence1910-1984Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Spencer1948-British, Guitar
Victoria Spivey1906-1976Diva, Singer
Houston Stackhouse1910- 1980Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples1915-2000Guitar, Vocals
Seasick Steve1941?-Guitar, Vocals
Ian 'Stu' Stewart1938-1985Piano
Frank Stokes1988-1935Delta, Guitar, Singer
Chris Strachwitz1931-Label Owner
Angela Strehli1945-Texas, Singer
Studebaker John1952-Chicago, Guitar
Sugar Blue1949-Harp, Vocals
Hubert Sumlin1931-2011Chicago, Guitar
Sunnyland Slim1907-1995Chicago, Piano
Super Chikan1951-Delta, Guitar, Singer
Freddie Spruell1893-1956Guitar, Singer
Roosevelt Sykes1906-1983St. Louis, Piano, Vocals

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Joe Louis Walker1949-Guitar, Vocals
Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker1929-Chicago, Piano, Guitar, Bass
T-Bone Walker1910-1975West Coast, Guitar, Vocals
Willie Walker
Sippie Wallace1898-1986Diva, Singer
Mickey Waller1941-2008British, Drums
Little Walter 1930-1968Chicago, Harp
Mercy Dee Walton1915-1962West Coast, Piano, vocals
Clara Ward1924-1973Singer
Washboard Sam1910-1966Chicago, Vocals, Washboard
Washboard Willie1909-1991Singer, Washboard
Dinah Washington1924-1963New York, Singer
Ethel Waters 1896-1977Diva, Singer
Muddy Waters1915-1983Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson1935-1996West Coast, Guitar, Vocals
Curley Weaver1906-1962Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Sylvester Weaver1897-1960Guitar, Vocals
'Boogie Bill' Webb1924-1990Swamp, Guitar, Singer
Stan Webb1946-British, Guitar Vocals
Pete Welding
Junior Wells 1934-1998Chicago, Harp, Vocals
Leslie West1945-Blues-rock, GuitarVocals
Peetie Wheatstraw1902-1941St. Louis, Piano, Vocals
James Wheeler1937-Chicago, Guitar, Vocals
Bukka White1909?-1977Memphis, Guitar, Vocals
Jack White1975-Guitar, Vocals
Josh White1914-1969Piedmont, Guitar, Vocals
Tony Joe White1943-Swamp, Guitar, Singer
Joe Willie Wilkins
Big Joe Williams1903-1982Delta, Guitar, Vocals
Clarence Williams1893-1965Piano, Singer
Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams1915-2002Bandleader, Sax
Robert Pete Williams1914-1980Swamp, Guitar, Vocals
John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson 1914-1948Chicago, Harp, Vocals
Weepin' Willie1926- ??Singer
Al Wilson1943-1970Guitar, Vocals
Edith Wilson1896-1981Diva, Singer
Hop Wilson1927-1975Texas, Guitar, Vocals
Kim Wilson1951-Texas, Harp, Vocals
Smokey Wilson1936-West Coast, Guitar
Tal Winkenfeld1984-Bass
Rev. Robert Wilkins
Joe Willie Wilkins1923-1979Memphis, Guitar
Johnny Winter1944-2014Texas, Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Witherspoon1923-1997R&B, Singer
Howlin' Wolf1910-1976Chicago, Harp, Vocals
Carolyn Wonderland1972-Texas, Guitar, Singer
Ronnie Wood1947-British, Guitar
Link Wray1929-2005Blues-rock, Guitar
Big John Wrencher1923-1977Chicago, Harp, Vocals
Billy Wright1932-1991Rock n Blues, Singer