Blues

Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan

One of the mainstream American artists who helped shape the blues genre is Stephen Ray Vaughan more commonly known to his many fans as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie was born

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Led Zeppelin

Although Led Zeppelin is associated with a sound that generally combined psychedelic rock and blues rock, the heavy style of their music and focus on major guitar riffs has led

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder was something of a child prodigy. He was signed by Motown Records in the 1960s when he was only eleven years of age. Blind since a young age,

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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters was more or less the progenitor of Chicago blues, starting his career in 1941. He is not only known for his contributions to the blues, but also for

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Bo Diddley

Many refer to Bo Diddley as “the Originator” due to his role in perpetuating a style of Chicago blues that would eventually spur the growth of the rock and roll

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles was one of the music industry’s great imitators, able to mimic the style of just about any other black recording artist of his choosing. However, he also had

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Jackie Wilson

            Jackie Wilson is known to some as Mr. Excitement for his excellent showmanship and his ability to blend rhythm and blues with rock and

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Howlin’ Wolf

            Howlin’ Wolf was the stage name of Chicago blues man Chester Arthur Burnett, a musician who was known largely for his deep and scratchy

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Curtis Mayfield

            Curtis Mayfield began his career when he was just a young teenager, singing back-up vocals for Jerry Butler in the Impressions. One of his

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Cream

            The best way to describe Cream would be as a perfect balance between psychedelic rock and blues rock. The band consisted of Ginger Baker