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Genre: chicago blues

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Parent Genre: blues

Chicago blues is a style of blues music that originated in the city of Chicago during the 1940s and 1950s. It is characterized by its use of electric guitars, amplified harmonicas, and a strong rhythm section. The lyrics often focus on the struggles and hardships of everyday life, and the music is known for its raw and emotional sound. Chicago blues is closely associated with the African American community and has been influential in the development of rock and roll, as well as other genres of music.


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Piano, Harmonica, Guitar, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Horn Section, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer, Trumpet, Trombone, Double Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar, Saxophone, Fiddle, Banjo, Clarinet

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Most popular chicago blues albums

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The Essential Magic Sam: The Cobra and Chief Recordings 1957-1961
2001
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Big Walter Horton w/ Carey Bell
1972
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A Man And The Blues
1968
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One More Mile: Chess Collectibles, Vol. 1
1994
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Moanin' In The Moonlight
1958
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Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire Sessions
1960
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The Son Seals Blues Band
1973
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Bo Diddley
1958
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I Am The Blues
1970
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T-Bone Blues
2005
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The Real Folk Blues
1965
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Blues Guitar Boss
1990
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Blues Burnin' In My Soul
1999
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Big Bill Broonzy Vol. 6 1937
1992
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Sweetheart Of The Blues
1995
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The Alligator Records Years
2013

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List of chicago blues artists

Here is a list of chicago blues artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the chicago blues genre. You can find out what chicago blues genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 49 511346
2 44 179343
3 49 812106
4 36 121424
5 33 107853
6 52 1277923
7 43 315425
8 40 191975
9 44 209260
10 42 203361
11 38 31536
12 41 125699
13 38 139417
14 39 175681
15 36 151802
16 33 90202
17 32 29525
18 30 70962
19 28 59840
20 35 33408
21 32 72071
22 29 55843
23 17 20869
24 34 63985
25 32 51985
26 31 53882
27 35 52724
28 36 77191
29 17 10694
30 19 15775
31 5 1338
32 19 9995
33 36 31074
34 12 4267
35 12 6597
36 17 9991
37 19 3910
38 28 11823
39 27 17772
40 25 20093
41 7 3443
42 36 11628
43 24 6725
44 24 14766
45 22 12305
46 27 9587
47 28 63199
48 30 8345
49 20 9864
50 36 6814
51 33 23546
52 14 2400
53 29 18562
54 10 518
55 11 1291
56 20 13816
57 26 1578
58 26 10031
59 7 163
60 25 5636
61 24 4942
62 4 2875
63 21 2008
64 4 703
65 13 3250
66 3 1318
67 20 1311
68 11 1909
69 18 1574
70 17 990
71 10 362
72 10 1017
73 17 6160
74 16 8699
75 16 7044
76 15 1369
77 15 701
78 14 1465
79 10 2442
80 11 365
81 11 3997
82 11 1737
83 11 1275
84 11 167
85 10 1279
86 9 1923
87 9 1364
88 9 492
89 8 2272
90 8 488
91 6 1344
92 6 631
93 6 416
94 6 1570
95 6 261
96 5 222
97 4 194
98 4 843
99 3 2931
100 3 2000

chicago blues playlist created by Chosic

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