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Genre: swamp blues

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Swamp blues is a subgenre of blues music that originated in the southern United States. It is characterized by a slow, swampy groove, often featuring a prominent harmonica or slide guitar. The lyrics often focus on the struggles of life in the rural south, including poverty, heartbreak, and the supernatural. Swamp blues has a distinct sound that sets it apart from other blues styles, with a raw, gritty feel that reflects the harsh realities of life in the swamps.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Swamp Blues genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1960s 41
1960 10
1961 1
1963 5
1964 1
1965 1
1966 2
1969 21
1970s 76
1970 8
1971 6
1972 15
1973 11
1974 22
1977 5
1978 9
1980s 50
1983 4
1984 2
1986 11
1987 2
1988 20
1989 11
1990s 192
1990 7
1991 45
1992 6
1993 21
1994 20
1995 32
1997 9
1998 46
1999 6
2000s 122
2000 3
2001 12
2002 10
2003 35
2004 3
2005 15
2006 31
2008 13
2010s 136
2010 18
2011 26
2012 3
2013 30
2014 11
2015 2
2016 22
2017 3
2018 17
2019 4
2020s 69
2020 10
2021 18
2022 29
2023 10
2024 2
686 releases

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swamp blues music by decade

Explore swamp blues history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of swamp blues artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 50 130802
2 44 57501
3 47 26060
4 41 90817
5 31 11897
6 33 24469
7 32 21671
8 26 14573
9 20 2882
10 28 1045
11 14 1721
12 14 6283
13 18 1241
14 16 5039
15 16 2080
16 6 4030
17 7 1505
18 8 436
19 5 362
20 25 1859
21 14 832
22 18 1640
23 19 5258
24 1 325
25 1 283
26 11 2784
27 10 1076
28 3 35
29 3 403
30 2 162
31 1 117
32 1 10
33 1 18
34 1 18
35 1 37

swamp blues playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular swamp blues music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.