The history of blues music in America and around the world is a twisting tale of tradition, interpretation, and inspiration that forms the foundation of modern popular music. From its beginnings in West African traditional music, to the golden era of the electric Chicago sound and beyond, blues music has been a fixture in the music world for more than a century, and talented young artists continue the tradition today.
At Amazon.com, you’ll find a wide variety of blues music from hundreds of artists spanning the history of the genre. From early recordings made by delta blues legends like Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton, to influential albums and live records of classic blues men like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, our selection of blues music offers a comprehensive look at the artists who made the genre what it is today.
Most blues records are available in multiple formats, including CD, digital download, and vinyl, so no matter how you prefer to listen to music, there are practically endless options to choose from. If you love the convenience of digital music, but also want to own a physical copy, you can take advantage of our Auto Rip service. For every eligible CD you’ve purchased from Amazon.com, we’ll give you access to a digital copy that you can listen to on many devices, wherever you go.
The wide influence of blues music can be felt in other genres like rock and roll, R & B, and jazz. The soulful electric sounds of guitar players like B.B. King and Howlin Wolf helped inspire other artists to push the limits of the medium, and break new ground in music. These legendary players and their recordings have become a part of the canon of American music, and their sounds still echo today in modern bands like The White Stripes, and the Black Keys.
Enjoy listening to your favorite classic and contemporary blues music, from the banks of the Delta to the roadhouses of Texas, and every variation in between.