Lightnin' Hopkins
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Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins
John Lee Hooker

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Electric Blues is an eclectic genre that embraces just about every kind of blues that can be played on an amplified instrument. Its principal component is that of the electric guitar, but its amplified aspect can extend to the bass (usually a solid body Fender type model, but sometimes merely an old "slappin''' acoustic with a pickup attached), harmonica, and keyboard instruments. Stylistically, the form is a wide open field, accessible to just about every permutation possible -- embracing both the old, the new, and sometimes futuristic, and something that falls between the two. Some forms of it copy the older styles of urban blues (primarily the Chicago, Texas, and Louisiana variants) usually in a small combo format, while others head into funk and soul territory. Yet electric blues is elastic enough to include artists who pay homage to those vintage styles of playing while simultaneously recasting them in contemporary fashion. It is lastly a genre that provides a convenient umbrella for original artists of late '40s and early '50s derivation who seemingly resist neat classifications.

Electric Blues Artists Highlights

Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker
T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Otis Rush
Otis Rush
B.B. King
B.B. King

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Electric Blues Album Highlights

The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James
Elmore James
The Sky Is Crying: The ...
Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
Blues Masters: The Very ...
Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker
Blues Masters: The Very ...
His Best, 1947 to 1955
Muddy Waters
His Best, 1947 to 1955
His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Howlin' Wolf
His Best: The Chess 50th ...
Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956-1958
Otis Rush
Essential Collection: The ...

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Electric Blues Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Dust My Broom Elmore James
Baby Please Don't Go Lightnin' Hopkins
West Side Baby T-Bone Walker
She Moves Me Muddy Waters
I Ain't Superstitious Howlin' Wolf
I Can't Quit You Baby Otis Rush
We're Gonna Make It Little Milton
Baby, Scratch My Back Slim Harpo
Evil Howlin' Wolf
Forty-Four Howlin' Wolf

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