The 25 Greatest Blues Singers in History

The 25 Greatest Blues Singers in History

Blues music can be loosely defined as a type of African-American folk music that confronts harsh actualities and tender sentiments. Blues singers express these feelings in their songs with their rich, intense and emotional voice, sometimes appearing to be in a state of trance. The art of blues singing signifies a sense of separateness and an expression of pride.

Our today’s compilation present the 25 greatest blues singers from the entire history of the genre. Who’s your favorite blues singer? Make sure you leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

1- Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

2- Charley Patton

Charley Patton

3- Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

4- Howlin’ Wolf

Howlin Wolf

5- B.B. King

B.B. King

6- Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson

7- W. C. Handy

W. C. Handy

8- Skip James

Skip James

9- Elmore James

Elmore James

10- Son House

Son House

11- Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

12- John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

13- Albert King

Albert King

14- Sonny Boy Williamson II

Sonny Boy Williamson II

15- Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner

16- Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland

17- Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon

18- James Cotton

James Cotton

19- R.L. Burnside

R.L. Burnside

20- T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker

21- Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed

22- Freddie King

Freddie King

23- Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson

24- Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith

25- Otis Rush

Otis Rush