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Chicago blues
Stylistic origins Delta blues, instrumentation
Cultural origins Early twentieth century: US
Typical instruments Electric guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Piano, Bass guitar, Saxophone
Fusion genres
Rock and roll, Rock music

The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois by adding electrically amplified guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to Delta blues.

Important Chicago blues musicians

Below is a list of notable Chicago blues musicians (and groups) alphabetized by first name (or stage name):

  • Erwin Helfer
  • Fenton Robinson
  • Floyd Jones
  • Freddie King
  • Gerry Hundt
  • Homesick James
  • Hound Dog Taylor
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • J. B. Hutto
  • J. B. Lenoir
  • Jake La Botz
  • Jimmy Cotton
  • Jimmy Dawkins
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Jimmy Rogers
  • Joanna Connor
  • John Brim

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