Originally from the U.S. African-Americancommunities, developed through thespiritual, prayer songs, worksongs, rhymes, English, Scottish and Irish balladsnarrated and shouts of field. The blues influenced later American and Western popular music in general, becoming part of musical genres as ragtime, jazz, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, funk, heavy metal, hip-hop, country and pop songs .
B.B. KINDRiley B. King better known as B. B. King (by its former nickname"The Street Blues Boy King"), born September 16, 1925 in IttaBena, Mississippi, is a famous blues guitarist, blues and jazzcomposer. According to Rolling Stone, King is the greatest guitarist alive, and ranks third among the "100 greatest guitarists of all time
MUDDY WATERSMcKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 - April30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was anAmerican blues musician generally considered theFather of Chicago Blues. Born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. It was recorded for the first time on a plantation in the Mississippi Delta by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1940. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he changed his acoustic guitar to electric guitar, becoming increasingly popular with black musicians of the time
Robert Johnson born Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 - August 16, 1938)was a singer, songwriter and guitarist of blues known as "The King of theDelta blues." His recordings from 1936 to 1937 show a remarkablecombination of singing, guitar skills and talent in composition thatinfluenced generations of musicians, despite only having left a record of 29songs. is considered the "Grandfather of Rock and Roll". "The most important blues musician who ever lived". He held the 5 th position in the list of "100 greatest guitarists of all time" by Rolling Stone. He was inducted into the Hall of Rock and Roll fame in 1986 in the category of "Early Influence" (early Influences).
Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an Americanblues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflectingthe popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, andpiano. A song he first cut in 1947, "Every Day I Have the Blues", has becomea blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500recordings.
Hubert Sumlin (born November 16, 1931) is an AmericanChicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer, best knownfor his celebrated work, from 1955, as guitarist in Howlin Wolfsband.
Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928 - June 3, 2009) was ablues singer from the United States known as "Queen of theBlues. For rough and powerful voice and style based ontraditional blues.
BESSIE SMITHBessie Smith (Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 15, 1894 -Clarksdale, Mississippi, September 26, 1937), known as the "Empressof the Blues" was the most popular blues singer of the 20s and 30sand most influential the singers that followed. Bessie Smith combined an unusual sense of rhythm with extreme sensitivity to the tone and diction right, a feature that allowed him to reach a wide audience. His way of articulating notes and words, using a variety of rhythmic and tonal approaches, provides an elegant interpretations and some semblance of improvisation