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American blues musicians

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  • Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan
    Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan (born March 20, 1951, Dallas County, Texas, United States) is an American blues rock guitarist and singer based in Austin, Texas. He is the older brother of the late Texas blues...
  • John Dawson Winter, III (1944 - 2014)
    John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy b...
  • Bonnie Lynn Raitt
    Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter and a renowned slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums whi...
  • Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920...
  • Nina Simone (1933 - 2003)
    Dr. Nina Simone was born 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina and died 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France . Her birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon and she was also...

Come build their trees from the roots up, because like the man says ....

"The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon

Blues Hall of Fame inductees:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_Hall_of_Fame

https://www.blues.org/halloffame/inductees.php4.php#ref=halloffame_inductees

Musician Biographies from the PBS Series, The Blues

  • Luther Allison
  • Duane Allman
  • Jeff Beck
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Mike Bloomfield
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • David Bromberg
  • Big Bill Broonzy
  • Charles Brown
  • Ruth Brown ‧ 30‧jan‧1928-2006‧nov‧17 ‧
  • Willie Brown
  • Roy Buchanan
  • Paul Butterfield
  • Ray Charles
  • Sam Chatmon
  • Marshall Chess
  • Eric Clapton
  • Willie Cobbs
  • Albert Collins
  • Johnny Copeland
  • Shemekia Copeland ‧ 10-apr-1979 ‧
  • James Cotton
  • Ida Cox ‧ 25‧feb‧1896-1967‧nov‧10 ‧
  • Robert Cray
  • Reverend Gary Davis
  • Bo Diddley
  • Willie Dixon
  • Dr. John
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Blind Boy Fuller
  • Rosco Gordon
  • Buddy Guy
  • John Hammond
  • W.C. Handy
  • Corey Harris
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Jimi Hendrix ‧ 1942-1970 ‧
  • Billie Holiday
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Son House
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Alberta Hunter ‧ 01‧apr‧1895-1984‧oct‐17 ‐
  • Mississippi John Hurt
  • Elmore James
  • Etta James
  • Skip James
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • Blind Willie Johnson
  • Robert Johnson
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Tom Jones
  • Janis Joplin
  • Junior Wells
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Albert King
  • B.B. King
  • Chris Thomas King
  • Freddie King
  • Jonny Lang
  • Sam Lay
  • Lead Belly
  • J.B. Lenoir
  • Little Richard
  • Little Walter
  • Alan Lomax
  • Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • Brownie McGhee
  • Blind Willie McTell
  • Magic Sam
  • Magic Slim
  • Taj Mahal
  • John Mayall
  • Big Maceo Merriweather
  • Memphis Minnie
  • Muddy Waters
  • Willie Nix
  • Odetta ‧ 1930-2008 ‧
  • Junior Parker
  • Charley Patton
  • Pinetop Perkins
  • Sam Phillips
  • Professor Longhair
  • Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Louisiana Red
  • Tampa Red
  • Jimmy Reed
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bobby Rush
  • Otis Rush
  • Jimmy Rushing
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Nina Simone ‧1933-2003 ‧
  • Slim Harpo
  • Bessie Smith
  • Mamie Smith
  • Otis Spann
  • Victoria Spivey
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • Roosevelt Sykes
  • Koko Taylor
  • Sonny Terry
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Big Mama Thornton
  • Ali Farka Toure
  • Derek Trucks
  • Big Joe Turner
  • Ike Turner
  • Otha Turner
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  • T-Bone Walker
  • Bukka White
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Peetie Wheatstraw