List of Blues Artists

Blues Artists for Your Research

Blind Blake
Lonnie Brooks
Big Bill Broony
Eric Clapton
Willie Dixon
Lowell Fulson
Buddy Guy
Slim Harpo
John Lee Hooker
Son House
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Robert Johnson
Tommy Johnson
Louis Jordan
B. B. King
Leadbelly
Lazy Lester
Furry Lewis
Memphis Jug Band
Memphis Minnie
Charlie Patton
Ma Rainey
Tampa Red
Jimmy Reed
Guitar Slim
Lightnin’ Slim
Bessie Smith
Big Joe Turner
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (original)
Howlin’ Wolf

Extra Credit Project**

Now do it again, for one of these artists…

The Animals
Jeff Beck
Chuck Berry
Bob Dylan
Fleetwood Mac
Aretha Franklin
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
Jimmie Rodgers
Led Zeppelin
Rolling Stones
Hank Williams, Sr.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Yardbirds

**You can only do this AFTER you’ve completed research on your blues artist. If you pick one of these, your emphasis needs to be on the blues influence–think about that when choosing major works and YouTube videos

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  1. Pingback: Assignment: Research on the Blues | Perspectives in Literature & Composition

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