40 Must-Have Blues Artists

A Listmania! list by K. Cooper (Phila. area)
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Muddy Waters: The Anthology, 1947-1972
1.  Muddy Waters: The Anthology, 1947-1972 by Muddy Waters
The list author says:
  "2 CD set . If you don't like Muddy, you don't like the blues."
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Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
2.  Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson
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  "ALL 29 songs plus alternates. Imagine if he had done more."
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Soul Be It
3.  Soul Be It by Deborah Coleman
The list author says:
  "Live set including "Goodbye Misery""
$16.32   Used & New from: $4.97
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The Very Best Of John Lee Hooker
4.  The Very Best Of John Lee Hooker by John Lee Hooker
The list author says:
  "Every song here is great"
$12.53   Used & New from: $0.01
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His Best: The Electric B.B. King
5.  His Best: The Electric B.B. King by B.B. King
The list author says:
  "The King of the Blues"
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Her Best - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
6.  Her Best - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection by Etta James
The list author says:
  "A great blues artist"
$14.98   Used & New from: $0.83
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James
7.  The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James by Elmore James
The list author says:
  "A guitarist who knew how to crank it up"
$17.64   Used & New from: $0.99
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Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy
8.  Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy by Buddy Guy
The list author says:
  "He can play guitar and he can sing"
$7.00   Used & New from: $1.38
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Deluxe Edition
9.  Deluxe Edition by Koko Taylor
The list author says:
  "Queen of Chicago Blues"
$16.28   Used & New from: $4.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Best Blues and Originals
10.  Best Blues and Originals by Rory Block
The list author says:
  "Great acoustic blues"
$14.23   Used & New from: $0.76
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Where Have You Been: Live in Montreux 1976-1994
11.  Where Have You Been: Live in Montreux 1976-1994 by Luther Allison
The list author says:
  "Luther Allison a great live artist"
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Ultimate Collection
12.  Ultimate Collection by Freddie King
The list author says:
  "Doesn't show its age"
$13.49   Used & New from: $9.16
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Best of
13.  Best of by Slim Harpo
The list author says:
  "Still Fresh Louisiana blues"
$6.92   Used & New from: $0.91
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In Progress & In Motion: 1965-1998
14.  In Progress & In Motion: 1965-1998 by Taj Mahal
The list author says:
  "3 CDs of Taj"
$37.36   Used & New from: $12.45
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So Many Roads: Live in Concert
15.  So Many Roads: Live in Concert by Otis Rush
The list author says:
  "Otis is best in concert"
$16.18   Used & New from: $10.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Deluxe Edition
16.  Deluxe Edition by Hound Dog Taylor
The list author says:
  "Raw and loud"
$14.99   Used & New from: $7.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Just Won't Burn
17.  Just Won't Burn by Susan Tedeschi
The list author says:
  "What a voice and a guitarist"
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Storms of Life
18.  Storms of Life by Bernard Allison
The list author says:
  "Bernard learned something from his dad"
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Born Under a Bad Sign
19.  Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
The list author says:
  "Another king"
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Million Dollar Secret
20.  Million Dollar Secret by Valerie Wellington
The list author says:
  "Overlooked Chicago singer"
$13.90   Used & New from: $10.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Goin' Home
21.  Goin' Home by Annie Raines
The list author says:
  "Great old time country blues"
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His Best
22.  His Best by Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller)
The list author says:
  "Great harmoica player and singer"
$10.01   Used & New from: $3.39
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Black Rat Swing
23.  Black Rat Swing by Jo-Ann Kelly
The list author says:
  "Underappreciated British singer"
Used & New from: $30.00
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The Very Best of Jimmy Reed, The Essential Blues Collection
24.  The Very Best of Jimmy Reed, The Essential Blues Collection by Jimmy Reed
The list author says:
  "Some great songs"
$28.59   Used & New from: $9.21
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974
25.  So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 by John Mayall
$34.80   Used & New from: $26.25
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Real Deal: Greatest Hits 1
26.  Real Deal: Greatest Hits 1 by Stevie Ray Vaughan
$12.48   Used & New from: $3.06
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Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
27.  Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) by Howlin' Wolf
The list author says:
  "Great Chess star"
$11.62   Used & New from: $1.95
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Definitive Collection
28.  Definitive Collection by Robert Cray
The list author says:
  "Modern bluesman"
$11.18   Used & New from: $4.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Ace of Harps
29.  Ace of Harps by Charlie Musselwhite
The list author says:
  "Great marmonica player"
$10.00   Used & New from: $3.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Blues in the Dark
30.  Blues in the Dark by Rod Piazza
The list author says:
  "Another harp player"
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The Anthology
31.  The Anthology by Bobby "Blue" Bland
$18.83   Used & New from: $13.59
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Backwater Blues
32.  Backwater Blues by Sonny Terry
The list author says:
  "Terry & Mc Ghee played together and apart"
$11.98   Used & New from: $5.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Absolutely the Best
33.  Absolutely the Best by Brownie McGhee
$17.49   Used & New from: $3.61
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker
34.  Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker by T-Bone Walker
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  ""Stormy Monday""
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Rattleshake
35.  Rattleshake by Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
The list author says:
  "Modern"
$15.45   Used & New from: $5.00
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Hoodoo Man Blues
36.  Hoodoo Man Blues by Junior Wells
$12.30   Used & New from: $3.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Louisiana Legend
37.  Louisiana Legend by Raful Neal
$11.65   Used & New from: $2.50
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Essential Janis Joplin
38.  The Essential Janis Joplin by Janis Joplin
The list author says:
  "Not strictly a blues artist but a great singer"
$16.42   Used & New from: $5.36
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Complete Recordings 1929-34
39.  Complete Recordings 1929-34 by Charley Patton
The list author says:
  "Early star"
$27.47   Used & New from: $18.91
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Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
40.  Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson by Blind Lemon Jefferson
$16.39   Used & New from: $8.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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