The Greatest Blues Guitarists of All-Time

A Listmania! list by Blues Hellhound (NEW YORK)
 
Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
1.  Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson
The list author says:
  "The greatest Blues guitarist that ever lived, thanks to a little help from the Devil himself."
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The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
2.  The Complete Blind Willie Johnson by Blind Willie Johnson
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  "The greatest six-string Gospel-Blues player ever."
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McTell: Complete Recorded Works: Vol. 1: 1927-1931
3.  McTell: Complete Recorded Works: Vol. 1: 1927-1931 by Willie Mitchell
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  "The perfect balance of beauty and rawness."
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Texas Flood
4.  Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
The list author says:
  "Greatest electric Bluesman of all time."
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Preachin the Blues
5.  Preachin the Blues by Son House
The list author says:
  "Raw, ugly Blues power."
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Are You Experienced
6.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
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  "The most inventive musician that ever lived. Would have been ranked higher if he'd done more blues."
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The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James 1930
7.  The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James 1930 by Skip James
The list author says:
  "Subtle, creepy and intricate sounds. The darkest and most depressing music ever created."
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Founder of Delta Blues
8.  Founder of Delta Blues by Charlie Patton
The list author says:
  "The earliest known Bluesman; a true inventor."
$35.00   Used & New from: $7.98
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Shake 'Em On Down
9.  Shake 'Em On Down by Furry Lewis
The list author says:
  "Relaxed, warm, and loving guitar sounds that sound particularly ancient."
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The Unsung Blues Legend: The Living Room Sessions
10.  The Unsung Blues Legend: The Living Room Sessions by Lonnie Johnson
The list author says:
  "Pretty Blues licks mixed with Jazz riffs; a truly progressive artist who had a particularly long career."
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Georgia Bound
11.  Georgia Bound by Blind Blake
The list author says:
  "Greatest Blues/Ragtime guitar player that ever lived. Incredibly fast, complicated and gentle playing."
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Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
12.  Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson by Blind Lemon Jefferson
The list author says:
  "Loud bass sounds and gentle, pretty notes mixed together for a beautiful sound."
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His Best 1947-55
13.  His Best 1947-55 by Muddy Waters
The list author says:
  "The man who really took the Blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago."
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Stone Crazy
14.  Stone Crazy by Buddy Guy
The list author says:
  "The second greatest electric Blues guitarist that ever lived. Intense, loud, angry, sexual sounds."
$14.73   Used & New from: $4.31
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Rediscovered
15.  Rediscovered by Mississippi John Hurt
The list author says:
  "Intricate, soft guitar playing that sounds like it's coming from an angel. Incredibly happy music."
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The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James
16.  The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James by Elmore James
The list author says:
  "Piercing, violent, sexual aggression with as few notes as possible."
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Born Under a Bad Sign (Original Master Recording)
17.  Born Under a Bad Sign (Original Master Recording) by Albert King
The list author says:
  "Smooth and sexy guitar playing with as few notes as possible."
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Live at the Gaslight
18.  Live at the Gaslight by Fred McDowell
The list author says:
  "Nothing fancy about this raw, electric Bluesman who played with a steakbone."
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20 Golden Classics
19.  20 Golden Classics by B.B. King
The list author says:
  "Very gentle electric Blues that goes straight to the heart."
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At Newport
20.  At Newport by Rev. Gary Davis
The list author says:
  "The greatest twelve-string Gospel-Blues player ever, and one of the best Piedmont Bluesmen ever."
$13.09   Used & New from: $2.22
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Eric Clapton Unplugged
21.  Eric Clapton Unplugged by Eric Clapton
The list author says:
  "Does the phrase, "Clapton is God?", ring a bell?"
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Fish Ain't Bitin'
22.  Fish Ain't Bitin' by Corey Harris
The list author says:
  "The best young Bluesman out there."
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Live
23.  Live by John Hammond
The list author says:
  "Best acoustic white Bluesman that ever lived."
$15.99   Used & New from: $3.96
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The Complete Bukka White
24.  The Complete Bukka White by Bukka White
The list author says:
  "Blues guitar operas."
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Deluxe Edition
25.  Deluxe Edition by Albert Collins
The list author says:
  "High-notes and intensity galore."
$14.21   Used & New from: $4.16
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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