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  • Dan Geringer
    • 25 posts
    October 16, 2011 8:15 PM PDT

    Give me your list of the greatest and most influential blues guitarists in the United States. Don't concern  yourself with era, regionality or popularity; at this time I am just looking for names.

  • Dan Geringer
    • 25 posts
    October 16, 2011 8:16 PM PDT
    Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn...
  • Robert Johnston
    • 2 posts
    October 17, 2011 3:11 AM PDT
    100 Greatest Blues Guitarists
    1. T-Bone Walker
    2. B.B. King
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    4. Robert Johnson
    5. Albert King
    6. Eric Clapton
    7. Buddy Guy
    8. Mike Bloomfield
    9. Peter Green
    10. Johnny Winter
    11. Otis Rush
    12. Muddy Waters
    13. Ronnie Earl
    14. Freddie King
    15. Earl Hooker
    16. Elmore James
    17. Albert Collins
    18. Hubert Sumlin
    19. Duane Allman
    20. John Lee Hooker
    21. Son House
    22. Robert Cray
    23. Jimmie Vaughan
    24. Billy Gibbons
    25. Lonnie Johnson
    26. Roy Buchanan
    27. Duke Robillard
    28. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    29. Blind Lemon Jefferson
    30. Charley Patton
    31. Ry Cooder
    32. Mississippi John Hurt
    33. Robben Ford
    34. Son Seals
    35. Robert Nighthawk
    36. Magic Sam
    37. Luther Allison
    38. Mississippi Fred McDowell
    39. Jimmy Thackery
    40. Derek Trucks
    41. Warren Haynes
    42. Lonnie Brooks
    43. Kelly Joe Phelps
    44. Mick Taylor
    45. Lightnin' Hopkins
    46. Jeff Healey
    47. Earl King
    48. Lonnie Mack
    49. Blind Willie Johnson
    50. Johnny Copeland
    51. Alvin Lee
    52. Gary Moore
    53. Big Bill Broonzy
    54. Kim Simmonds
    55. Elvin Bishop
    56. Walter Trout
    57. Roy Rogers
    58. Guitar Slim
    59. Sonny Landreth
    60. Robert Jr. Lockwood
    61. Scrapper Blackwell
    62. Shuggie Otis
    63. Fenton Robinson
    64. Taj Mahal
    65. Steve Cropper
    66. Coco Montoya
    67. Joe Bonamassa
    68. John Hammond
    69. Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart
    70. Lowell Fulson
    71. Keb Mo
    72. Smokin' Joe Kubek
    73. Rod Price
    74. Rory Gallagher
    75. Little Charley Baty
    76. Wayne Bennett
    77. Robin Trower
    78. Blind Blake
    79. Tinsley Ellis
    80. Hollywood Fats
    81. Amos Garrett
    82. Guitar Shorty
    83. Hound Dog Taylor
    84. Kid Ramos
    85. Dave Hole
    86. Bonnie Raitt
    87. Matt 'Guitar' Murphey
    88. Pee Wee Crayton
    89. Harvey Mandel
    90. Joe Louis Walker
    91. Eddie Taylor
    92. Snowy White
    93. J.B. Lenoir
    94. Skip James
    95. Anson Funderburgh
    96. Chris Vachon
    97. Little Milton
    98. Blind Willie McTell
    99. Luther Tucker
    100. Stan Webb

    More Blues Guitar Greats:
    Tab Benoit
    Michael Burks
    J.J. Cale
    J. Geils
    Slim Harpo
    David Hidaglo
    Joe Guitar Hughes
    Big Jack Johnson
    Junior Kimbrough
    Jonny Lang
    John Mayall
    Kenny Neal
    Omar
    Lightning Red
    Jimmy Reed
    Cesar Rosas
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Magic Slim
    George Thorogood
    James "Blood" Ulmer
    Henry Vestine
    Johnny Guitar Watson
    Bukka White
    Snowy White
    Robert "Pete" Williams
    Keith Wyatt
  • January 7, 2012 4:58 PM PST

    Buddy Guy

    Albert King

    SRV

    Robert Cray

    Gary Moore

    Pepper Keenan- I know he plays in heavy bands, but the cat is bluesy

    Ronnie Earl

    Keb Mo

    Clapton

    Hendrix

    Jeff Beck

     

  • Mark Stevens
    • 13 posts
    April 14, 2012 12:55 PM PDT
    Just had to post, I play the Blues, Stevie Ray is my hero, one of these days I'll have a Fender #1,lol. Plus Jan. 7th was my B-Day, so had to chime in!
    Couple others Johnny Lang and Corey Stevens. Oh yeah, Henry Garza from Los Lonely Boys, very underrated!!!
  • October 11, 2014 3:27 AM PDT

    [blockquote]Robert Johnston said: 100 Greatest Blues Guitarists 1. T-Bone Walker 2. B.B. King 3. Stevie Ray Vaughan 4. Robert Johnson 5. Albert King 6. Eric Clapton 7. Buddy Guy 8. Mike Bloomfield 9. Peter Green 10. Johnny Winter 11. Otis Rush 12. Muddy Waters 13. Ronnie Earl 14. Freddie King 15. Earl Hooker 16. Elmore James 17. Albert Collins 18. Hubert Sumlin 19. Duane Allman 20. John Lee Hooker 21. Son House 22. Robert Cray 23. Jimmie Vaughan 24. Billy Gibbons 25. Lonnie Johnson 26. Roy Buchanan 27. Duke Robillard 28. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 29. Blind Lemon Jefferson 30. Charley Patton 31. Ry Cooder 32. Mississippi John Hurt 33. Robben Ford 34. Son Seals 35. Robert Nighthawk 36. Magic Sam 37. Luther Allison 38. Mississippi Fred McDowell 39. Jimmy Thackery 40. Derek Trucks 41. Warren Haynes 42. Lonnie Brooks 43. Kelly Joe Phelps 44. Mick Taylor 45. Lightnin' Hopkins 46. Jeff Healey 47. Earl King 48. Lonnie Mack 49. Blind Willie Johnson 50. Johnny Copeland 51. Alvin Lee 52. Gary Moore 53. Big Bill Broonzy 54. Kim Simmonds 55. Elvin Bishop 56. Walter Trout 57. Roy Rogers 58. Guitar Slim 59. Sonny Landreth 60. Robert Jr. Lockwood 61. Scrapper Blackwell 62. Shuggie Otis 63. Fenton Robinson 64. Taj Mahal 65. Steve Cropper 66. Coco Montoya 67. Joe Bonamassa 68. John Hammond 69. Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart 70. Lowell Fulson 71. Keb Mo 72. Smokin' Joe Kubek 73. Rod Price 74. Rory Gallagher 75. Little Charley Baty 76. Wayne Bennett 77. Robin Trower 78. Blind Blake 79. Tinsley Ellis 80. Hollywood Fats 81. Amos Garrett 82. Guitar Shorty 83. Hound Dog Taylor 84. Kid Ramos 85. Dave Hole 86. Bonnie Raitt 87. Matt 'Guitar' Murphey 88. Pee Wee Crayton 89. Harvey Mandel 90. Joe Louis Walker 91. Eddie Taylor 92. Snowy White 93. J.B. Lenoir 94. Skip James 95. Anson Funderburgh 96. Chris Vachon 97. Little Milton 98. Blind Willie McTell 99. Luther Tucker 100. Stan Webb More Blues Guitar Greats: Tab Benoit Michael Burks J.J. Cale J. Geils Slim Harpo David Hidaglo Joe Guitar Hughes Big Jack Johnson Junior Kimbrough Jonny Lang John Mayall Kenny Neal Omar Lightning Red Jimmy Reed Cesar Rosas Kenny Wayne Shepherd Magic Slim George Thorogood James "Blood" Ulmer Henry Vestine Johnny Guitar Watson Bukka White Snowy White Robert "Pete" Williams Keith Wyatt[/blockquote]

     

    Yeah, what he said...........