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Musicians who influenced blues music

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A majority of the musicians today were influenced by others, either musicians before them or someone in their lives. An event or someone may have given the urge to become musicians.

The same thing goes for blues music, there were pioneer blues musicians who influenced others to go into blues music, and some of them are listed below.

They include:

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson was a very famous blues musician. Because of how well he played the guitar, there was a legend linked to him that stated that he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads to gain his remarkable guitar prowess. He was a musician, performer, singer and a songwriter and remains one of the greatest blues music influencers till date.

Bessie Smith
She was known as The Empress of the Blues, and she aided in paving the way for numerous female blues musicians even though there were a lot more before her. She was one of the most recognized blues musicians in the 20s and 30s.

BB King
For a lot of individuals, BB King represented blues music. He was placed at the number three on the 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stones. He has been recording and performing for more than 60 years, and his method had an influence on a lot of musicians who came after him. He was well known on the very high-level XM radio station known as BB King’s Bluesville and in blues clubs.

Buddy Guy
This is one of the most renowned musicians of Chicago blues till date. At chess records, he was once the house guitarists and played alongside Muddy Waters. He also played alongside Harmonica great Junior Wells.

Muddy Waters
This was one of the initial musicians who added heavy percussion to the blues and also makes use of amplified electric guitars. He took a trip in 1958 to England which resulted in having a tremendous effect on a lot of musicians who later made up the ‘British Invasion’ as well as the rolling stones who got their name from a song produced by Muddy Waters.