Can you recommend good blues musicians to explore?

I have recently been listening to Albert King, are there any similar blues musicians you would recommend?

15 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    1. W.C. Handy

    2. Son House

    3. Bessie Smith

    4. Robert Johnson

    5. B.B. King

    6. T-Bone Walker

    7. Muddy Waters

    8. Little Walter

    9. Lonnie Johnson

    10. John Lee Hooker

    11. Blind Lemon Jefferson

    12. Elmore James

    13. Willie Dixon

    14. Freddie King

    15. Billie Holiday

    16. Stevie Ray Vaughan

    17. Charlie Patton

    18. Ma Rainey

    19. Leadbelly

    20. Howlin' Wolf

    21. Louis Jordan

    22. Big Bill Broonzy

    23. Skip James

    24. Sonny Boy Williamson I

    25. Professor Longhair

    26. Mamie Smith

    27. Blind Blake

    28. Robert Nighthawk

    29. Memphis Minnie

    30. Leroy Carr

    31. Arthur Big Boy Crudup

    32. Ida Cox

    33. Tampa Red

    34. Sonny Boy Williamson II

    35. Lightnin' Hopkins

    36. Charles Brown

    37. Albert King

    38. Brownie McGhee

    39. Junior Wells

    40. Missippi John Hurt

    41. Jimmy Reed

    42. Ray Charles

    43. Blind Willie Johnson

    44. Big Mama Thornton

    45. Big Joe Turner

    46. Albert Collins

    47. Sleepy John Estes

    48. Rosco Gordon

    49. Otis Spann

    50. Walter "Furry" Lewis

    51. Reverend Gary Davis

    52. Big Maceo

    53. Blind Boy Fuller

    54. Pinetop Smith

    55. Hound Dog Taylor

    56. Roosevelt Sykes

    57. Buddy Guy

    58. Johnny Winter

    59. Big Joe Williams

    60. Missippi Fred McDowell

    61. Slim Harpo

    62. Etta James

    63. Tommy Johnson

    64. Big Walter Horton

    65. Sippie Wallace

    66. Amos Milburn

    67. Bobby Blue Bland

    68. Victoria Spivey

    69. Otis Rush

    70. Gus Cannon

    71. Sunnyland Sims

    72. Magic Sam

    73. Memphis Slim

    74. Willie Brown

    75. John Mayall

    76. Big Maybelle

    77. Champion Jack Dupree

    78. Johnny Shines

    79. Julia Lee

    80. Josh White

    81. Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    82. J B Hutto

    83. Jesse Fuller

    84. Eric Clapton

    85. Blind Willie McTell

    86. Eddie Taylor

    87. Peatie Wheatstraw

    88. Wynonie Harris

    89. Meade Lux Lewis

    90. Jimmy Rushing

    91. Taj Mahal

    92. KoKo Taylor

    93. Charles Musselwhite

    94. Luther Allison

    95. Frank "Son" Seals

    96. Honeyboy Edwards

    97. Ruth Brown

    98. Barbecue Bob

    99. Johnny Ace

    100. James Cotton

    take care


  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    If you like Albert King, I would suggest:

    Albert Collins

    Otis Rush

    Roy Buchanan

    Hubert Sumlin

    Buddy Guy

    Johnny Winter

    Ry Cooder

    Lowell George

  • 9 years ago

    Taj Mahal, Bobby "Blue" Bland, the album "Super Session" by Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfied, and Steven Stills. Some other greats are Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Stuff Smith, B.B. King, Freddie King, Keb Mo', Mississipi John Hurt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, T-Bone Walker, Allman Brothers Band(southern rock/blues, but I would still definately check them out), Blood Sweat and Tears, Sonny Boy Williamson, Electric Flag, Bessie Smith, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker are a good place to start.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    If you are listening to Albert King, you are like listening to God. God's son would be Stevie Ray Vaughn. God's grandson would be Doyle Bramhall II. Actually Doyle Bramhall I was a collaborator with SRV in many of his compositions. So Doyle II grew up around SRV. SRV was a disciple of Albert King, and often affectionately called him "daddy".

    Also check out Buddy Guy, BB King, Freddie King, Hound Dog Taylor, Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Gary Moore, and of course Eric Clapton.

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  • 9 years ago

    Some answers you have already cover it pretty good but if you like Albert king with his heavy on the guitar style, try Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stevie Ray Vaughn. For softer more acoustic blues check Keb Mo and Ruthie Foster.

  • All of the above along with Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Wayne Shepherd (I love guitarists!) Odetta, Bonnie Raitt, North Mississippi All Stars

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  • 9 years ago

    What?! No one has listed Jimi Hendrix. Yes, rock, but also rippin electric blues. Check out the Red House take from the latest cd released called Valleys of Neptune. If that ain't blues I don't know what is.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    How about Walter Trout, Melvin Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Derek Trucks, or Warren Haymes?

    Source(s): Rude Mood Radio
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  • 9 years ago

    I would definitly give Freddie King a listen - the song Hideaway.

    You can also check out Eric Clapton's and Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of this song - they're all fantastic.

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