Top 100 beste blues artiesten aller tijden

Robert Johnson: Top 100 beste blues artiesten aller tijden
Robert Johnson

Beste blues artiesten aller tijden

Van Wikipedia: Blues is een muziekstijl die ongeveer tussen 1860 en 1900 is ontstaan en zijn oorsprong vindt in de muziek die slaven uit Afrika in het Zuiden van de Verenigde Staten – onder andere in de Mississippidelta, tussen Memphis en New Orleans) – maakten. De voornaamste muzikale bronnen die tot het ontstaan van de blues hebben bijgedragen zijn de religieuze liederen (gospels, negrospirituals), de worksongs en de field hollers.

Toen vele zwarten rond de Eerste Wereldoorlog vanuit het Zuiden naar de steden in het Noorden (onder andere Chicago en Detroit) trokken, kreeg de blues een meer ‘stedelijk’ geluid, dat vanaf de jaren dertig voornamelijk gekenmerkt zou worden door het gebruik van elektrisch versterkte instrumenten. Deze meer up-tempo variant van de blues zou later de weg bereiden voor rhythm-and-blues en rock-‘n-roll. Deze laatste zouden de blues enigszins naar de achtergrond dringen, maar in de jaren 60 en 70 leefde het genre op doordat Britse (blanke) rockmuzikanten als Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones en Led Zeppelin opnieuw blues gingen spelen.

Alle stijlen van de jazz zijn sterk door de blues beïnvloed, van New Orleans Jazz tot en met cool jazz.


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Top 100 beste blues artiesten aller tijden

Bron: www.ranker.com (stand van zaken 3 augustus 2021)


100. Robert Lockwood Jr.

Albums: Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas, Delta Crossroads, Just the Blues, Steady Rollin’ Man, I Got to Find Me a Woman


99. Big Walter Horton

Albums: Live at the El Mocambo, They Call Me Big Walter, The Blues Collection 69: Shuffle and Swing, The Soul of Blues Harmonica, Memphis Recordings 1951


98. Janis Joplin

(Port Arthur (Texas), 19 januari 1943 – Los Angeles (Californië), 4 oktober 1970)

Albums: Pearl, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Greatest Hits, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, The Essential Janis Joplin


97. Blind Blake

Albums: Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker, The Master of Ragtime Guitar, All the Published Sides, He’s in the Jailhouse Now / Southern Rag, The Best of Blind Blake


96. The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Albums: Already Free, Joyful Noise, Out of the Madness, The Derek Trucks Band, Soul Serenade


95. Derek Trucks

Albums: Already Free, Joyful Noise, Out of the Madness, The Derek Trucks Band, Soul Serenade


94. Fleetwood Mac W/peter Green

Albums: Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night, The Dance, The Original Fleetwood Mac


93. Gary Clark, Jr.

Albums: Blak and Blu, iTunes Session, Gary Clark Jr., The Bright Lights EP, The bright lights – Australian tour edition


92. Lightnin’ Slim

Albums: I’m Evil: Rare and Unissued Excello Masters, Volume One, Rooster Blues / Lightnin’ Slim’s Bell Ringer, Blue Lightning, The Best of Lightnin’ Slim


91. Tommy Johnson

Albums: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: 1928-1929, Cannned Heat (Complete Rec Works in Chron), Canned Heat Blues / Big Fat Mama Blues


90. Professor Longhair

Albums: Roy Brown and New Orleans R&B, New Orleans Piano, Longhair Boogie, Crawfish Fiesta, Rock ‘n’ Roll Gumbo


89. Reverend Gary Davis

Albums: Sonny Terry & His Mouth Harp and Blind Gary Davis, The Singing Reverend (The Stinson Collectors Series), If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings, Twelve Gates to the City, Slippin’ ‘til May Gal Comes in Partner


88. Louis Armstrong

Albums: Hot Fives and Hot Sevens, American Freedom, C’est si bon, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, Porgy & Bess


87. Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Albums: Ledbetter Heights, Blue on Black, How I Go, Trouble Is…, The Place You’re In


86. J.B. Lenoir

Albums: Vietnam Blues, 1951 – 1954: His JOB Recordings, I Don’t Know, Passionate Blues, Mojo Boogie: An Essential Colection


85. Blind Boy Fuller

Albums: Heart Ease Blues / Jivin’ Woman Blues, Blind Boy Fuller, Volume 2, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 23 September 1935 to 29 April 1936


84. Johnny Copeland

Albums: At His Best, Showdown!, When the Rain Starts Fallin’, Working Man’s Blues, Live in Australia


83. Ma Rainey

Albums: Mother of the Blues, Madam Gertrude “Ma” Rainey 1923-1928, Ma Rainey, Countin’ the Blues, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / Georgia Cakewalk


82. Brownie McGhee

Albums: I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes Plus…, Coffee House Blues, The Folkways Years, 1945-1959, Back Home Blues


81. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Albums: Sonny & Brownie, Midnight Special, Back to New Orleans, California Blues, Cripple Creek 2


80. Big Joe Williams

Albums: Walking Blues, Absolutely the Best, Baby Please Don’t Go, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 2 (1945-1949)


79. Magic Slim

Albums: The Essential Magic Slim, The Blues Collection 67: Grand Slam, Highway Is My Home, Alone & Unplugged, Magic Slim & Nick Holt: You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had: Chicago Blues Session


78. Earl Hooker

Albums: I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes Plus…, The Moon Is Rising, How Long Can This Go On / These Cotton-Picking Blues, Blue Guitar, Two Bugs and a Roach


77. Bukka White

Albums: Mississippi Blues, Good Gin Blues, Parchman Farm, Big Daddy, Sky Songs


76. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Albums: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, In My Own Dream, The Original Lost Elektra Sessions, East-West, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw


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75. Jeff Healey

Albums: Get Me Some, See the Light, Feel This, Hell to Pay, Mess of Blues


74. Aretha Franklin

Albums: Lady Soul, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Young, Gifted and Black, Respect


73. domo added

Genre: Rhythm and blues, Soul music & Blues; Nationality: United States of America


72. Koko Taylor

Albums: Force of Nature, Koko Taylor, From the Heart of a Woman, Love You Like a Woman, The Blues Collection 29: Wang Dang Doodle


71. Sonny Terry

Albums: Sonny & Brownie, I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes Plus…, Sonny Terry & His Mouth Harp and Blind Gary Davis, The Singing Reverend (The Stinson Collectors Series), Whoopin’ the Blues: The Capitol Recordings


70. Charlie Musselwhite

Albums: Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite’s Southside Band, Louisiana Fog, Remembering Little Walter, Get Up!, Sanctuary


69. Pinetop Perkins

Albums: Sweet Black Angel, Boogie Woogie King, Born in the Delta, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas, Back on Top


68. Joe Bonamassa

Albums: Driving Towards the Daylight, A New Day Yesterday, Seesaw, Blues Deluxe, Dust Bowl


67. Memphis Minnie

Albums: Complete Recorded Works 1935-1941 in Chronological Order, Volume 5: 27 June 1940 to 12 December 1941, The Complete Post-War Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 23 April 1949 to 5 October 1953, The Complete Post-War Recordings in Chronological Order


66. Gregg Allman

Albums: Laid Back, Just Before the Bullets Fly, I’m No Angel, Duane & Greg Allman, Two the Hard Way


65. Bonnie Raitt

Albums: Nick of Time, Nine Lives, Fundamental, Silver Lining, Longing in Their Hearts


64. The Allman Brothers Band

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63. Jimmy Rogers

Albums: His Best, That’s All Right, Ludella, Blue Bird, The Dirty Dozens!


62. Big Joe Turner

Albums: Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology, All the Classic Hits 1938-1952, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits 1938-52 (disc 5)


61. John Mayall

John Mayall (Amsterdam, 1967)
John Mayall (Amsterdam, 1967)

John Mayall (Macclesfield, 29 november 1933) is een Britse gitarist, toetsenist en componist en een van de mensen die de bluesmuziek in de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw immens populair maakten. In de invloedrijke, door hem opgerichte band John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, hebben muzikanten gespeeld als Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor en Walter Trout.

Albums: Empty Rooms, Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, Road Dogs, A Hard Road, Crusade
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60. Lonnie Johnson

Albums: He’s a Jelly Roll Baker, The Complete Folkways Recordings, Hot Fingers, Complete Recorded Works, Volume 7 (1925-32)


59. Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers

Albums: Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers, Genuine Houserocking Music, Natural Boogie, Freddie’s Blues, Have Some Fun


58. Otis Spann

Albums: Complete Candid Recordings: Otis Spann/Lightnin’ Hopkins Sessions (disc 1), Blues Masters, Volume 10, Best of the Vanguard Years, The Biggest Thing Since Colossus…


57. Gary Moore

Albums: Still Got the Blues, Run for Cover, And Then the Man Said to His Guitar…, After the War, Back to the Blues


56. Slim Harpo

The Excello Singles Anthology, Slim Harpo Knew the Blues, I’m a King Bee, The Best of Slim Harpo, Rainin’ in My Heart


55. Duane Allman

Albums: Duane Allman: An Anthology, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Ton-Ton Macoute!, Duane & Greg Allman, Duane Allman: An Anthology


54. Sonny Boy Williamson I

Albums: Sugar Mama, Nothing but the Blues, The Blues: Chicago 1937-1945, The Bluebird Recordings 1938, The Original Sonny Boy


53. James Cotton

Albums: Best of the Verve Years, Cotton Mouth Man, Best of the Vanguard Years, Living the Blues, Late Night Blues


52. Luther Allison

Albums: Blue Streak, Soul Fixin’ Man, Standing at the Crossroad, Live in Paris, Reckless


51. R. L. Burnside

Albums: Heritage of the Blues: No Monkeys on This Train, A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, Burnside on Burnside, Well … Well … Well, Mississippi Hill Country Blues


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50. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

Albums: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, Road Dogs, A Hard Road, Crusade


49. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Albums: Flippin’ out: Essential Recordings, American Music, Texas Style, His First Recordings 1947-1951, Texas Swing


48. Memphis Slim

Albums: Steady Rolling Blues, Jazz in Paris: Aux Trois Mailletz, Every Day I Have The Blues, Memphis Heat, The Greatest Hits of Memphis Slim


47. Magic Sam

Albums: West Side Guitar 1957-1966, … With a Feeling! The Complete Cobra, Chief and Crash Recordings 1957-1966, The Essential Magic Sam, West Side Soul


46. Rory Gallagher

Albums: Deuce, Jinx, Tattoo, Rory Gallagher, Top Priority


45. Peter Green

Albums: The End of the Game, In the Skies, White Sky, Whatcha Gonna Do?, Kolors


44. Bobby Bland

Albums: Two Steps From the Blues, Two Steps From the Blues & Here’s the Man, Ask Me ‘Bout Nothing, Get on Down / Reflections in Blue, Long Beach 1983


43. Taj Mahal

Albums: Giant Step / De Ole Folks at Home, Kulanjan, The Real Thing, An Evening of Acoustic Music, The Best of Taj Mahal


42. Hubert Sumlin

Albums: About Them Shoes, I Know You, Kings of Chicago Blues, Volume 2, Made in Argentina 1993


41. Skip James

Albums: The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James, She Lyin’, Today!, Blues From the Delta, Devil Got My Woman


40. Nina Simone

Albums: The Very Best of Nina Simone, Nina Simone Sings the Blues, At Carnegie Hall, Nina Simone and Piano, Nina Simone at Newport


39. Robert Cray

Albums: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Sweet Potato Pie, The Blues Collection 25: Who’s Been Talkin’, False Accusations, Some Rainy Morning


38. Johnny Winter

Albums: The Best of Johnny Winter, Anthology, Livin’ in the Blues, Hey, Where’s Your Brother?


37. Blind Willie McTell

Albums: Mr. McTell Got the Blues, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 23 October 1931 to 19 September 1933, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 21 September 1933 to 25 April 1935


36. Otis Redding

Albums: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, The Dock of the Bay, The Immortal Otis Redding, Love Man, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads


35. Junior Wells

Albums: A Night of the Blues, The Real Blues, Messin’ With the Kid: Junior Wells 1957-1963, Alone & Acoustic, Calling All Blues


34. Mississippi Fred McDowell

Albums: You Gotta Move, The Best of Mississippi Fred McDowell, I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll, Good Morning Little School Girl, Mississippi Delta Blues


33. Charlie Patton

Albums: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Charley Patton, Founder of the Delta Blues, This Is the Blues, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: December 1929 to 1 February 1934


32. dasman66 added

Genre: Blues-rock, Chicago blues & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America


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Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Reggae; Nationality: England


30. Big Mama Thornton

Albums: Sassy Mama, Big Mama Swing, The Original Hound Dog, With Muddy Water’s Blues Band, In Europe


29. Bessie Smith

Albums: Squeeze Me, The World’s Greatest Blues Singer, 1923-1933 Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith: The Greatest Blues Singer in the World, The Empress


28. Jimmy Reed

Albums: Big Boss Man, The Vee-Jay Box: The Complete Singles and Other Rarities, Ain’t That Loving You Baby: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961, I’m Jimmy Reed, Greatest Hits


27. Big Bill Broonzy

Albums: Rocking in Chicago 1949-53, Volume 2 The Post War Years, Nothing But the Blues: Mississippi River Blues, Nothing but the Blues: You Do Me Any Old Way, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order


26. Huddie William Ledbetter

Albums: Nothing but the Blues: You Do Me Any Old Way, Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Volume 1, Complete Blues: The Definitive Leadbelly, The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Leadbelly


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25. Otis Rush

Albums: Right Place, Wrong Time, Blues Masters, Windy City Blues, Screamin’ and Cryin’


24. Albert Collins

Albums: Collins Mix: The Best Of, Showdown!, Ice Pickin’, Frostbite, Don’t Lose Your Cool


23. Blind Willie Johnson

Albums: Sweeter as the Years Go By, The Soul of a Man, Praise God I’m Satisfied, The Complete Blind Willie Johnson, Dark Was the Night – Cold Was the Ground / It’s Nobody’s Fault but Mine


22. Blind Lemon Jefferson

Albums: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 1925–1926, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 4: 1929, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order


21. Billie Holiday

Albums: Lady in Satin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport, The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday Sings, Lady Sings the Blues


20. Etta James

Albums: At Last!, Tell Mama, I’d Rather Go Blind, The Right Time, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Etta James


19. Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (Albany, Georgia, 23 september 1930 – Beverly Hills, 10 juni 2004) was een Amerikaanse zanger, songwriter, pianist en componist. Door vrienden en medemuzikanten werd hij vaak “Brother Ray” genoemd. Ook werd hij bekend onder de bijnaam “The Genius”. Charles was tijdens zijn kinderjaren verblind door glaucoom.

Albums: The Birth of Soul, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Spirit of Christmas, Ray Charles at Newport, Genius Loves Company


18. Son House

Albums: Delta Blues, The Legendary 1941/42 Recordings in Chronological Sequence, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Son House, The Original Delta Blues, “Live” at Gaslight Cafe


17. Buddy Guy

Albums: Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, A Man & the Blues, Sweet Tea, Bring ‘Em In


16. Little Walter

Albums: Boss Blues Harmonica, Confessin’ the Blues, Super Blues, The Chess Years 1952-1963, Rock Bottom


15. The goose dude

Albums: I Love the Woman / Hide Away, Getting Ready…, Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974, King of the Blues


14. Mississippi John Hurt

Albums: Today!, I’m Satisfied, Last Sessions, Ain’t Nobody’s Business, The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt


13. Howlin’ Wolf

Albums: The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions, The Genuine Article, Howlin’ Wolf, Collection, The Very Best of Howlin’ Wolf


12. John Lee Hooker

Albums: I’ll Play the Blues for You, Live at the Fox Venice Theatre, Collection, John Lee Hooker – 20 Reflective Recordings, The Vee-Jay Years


11. T-Bone Walker

Albums: Good Feelin’, Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 14: T. Bone Shuffle, The Blues Collection 16: Stormy Monday Blues, The Hustle Is On


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10. Willie Dixon

Albums: I Am the Blues, Jazz in Paris: Aux Trois Mailletz, I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story, Walking the Blues / Crazy for My Baby, Willie’s Blues


9. Sonny Boy Williamson II

Albums: One Way Out, Don’t Send Me No Flowers, His Best, The Best Of, Down and Out Blues


8. Jimi Hendrix

Albums: First Rays of the New Rising Sun, Band of Gypsys, Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Live at the Fillmore East, Live at Woodstock


7. Elmore James

Albums: King of the Slide Guitar: The Complete Trumpet, Chief & Fire Sessions, The Classic Early Recordings, King of the Slide Guitar, One Way Out


6. Lightnin’ Hopkins

Albums: The Very Best of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mojo Hand, Texas Blues Giant, The Gold Star Sessions, Volume 2


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5. Albert King

Albums: I’ll Play the Blues for You, In Session, Thursday Night in San Francisco, I Wanna Get Funky, Blues at Sunrise: Live at Montreux


4. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Albums: Couldn’t Stand the Weather, In Step, Texas Flood, The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying


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3. Muddy Waters

Albums: Anthology, Super Blues, Fathers and Sons, The Father of Chicago Blues, Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters Live


2. B.B. King

Albums: Let the Good Times Roll, Live at the Regal, Ladies and Gentleman… Mr. B.B. King, How Blue Can You Get?, Electric Blues


1. Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson: Top 100 beste blues artiesten aller tijden
Robert Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson (Hazlehurst (Mississippi), 8 mei 1911 – Three Forks (Mississippi), 16 augustus 1938) was een Amerikaanse bluesartiest. Hoewel hij vroegtijdig op 27-jarige leeftijd overleed en een twintigtal nummers heeft nagelaten, is hij een voorbeeld voor veel blueszangers en -gitaristen.

Johnson had tijdens zijn leven slechts een bescheiden hit met de naam “Terraplane Blues”. Nadat Columbia Records in 1961 de lp “King of the Delta Blues” uitbracht werd hij bekend onder een breder publiek.

Johnsons belang voor de muziekgeschiedenis ligt in de mix die hij maakte van bestaande Delta blues en andere invloeden. Kenmerkend is de ritmische, doorrollende gitaarmuziek. Tijdens zijn leven speelde hij met latere bluesgiganten als Muddy Waters en Howlin’ Wolf.

Albums: King of the Delta Blues Singers, The Complete Recordings, King of the Delta Blues, Old School Blues, Robert Johnson: Delta Blues Legend