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Swamp blues is a type of blues music. It is based on the Louisiana blues, but has a more laid back and relaxed feel.

Swamp blues is often linked to J. D. "Jay" Miller's, recording studio in Crowley, Louisiana. Miller released lots of swamp blues recordings on his own labels, as well as on more well known labels. Showing the impact of Swamp Blues on other music, the Rolling Stones played a version of Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," and Neil Young recorded Slim Harpo's "Rainin' In My Heart."

Swamp Blues Artists

  • Warren Storm
  • Guitar Junior
  • Slim Harpo
  • Silas Hogan
  • Joe Hudson
  • Arthur "Guitar" Kelly
  • Henry Gray
  • Lazy Lester
  • Clarence Edwards
  • Lightnin' Slim
  • Lonesome Sundown
  • Lil' Buck Sinegal
  • Kenny Neal
  • Tabby Thomas
  • Diablo Dimes
  • Katie Webster
  • Whispering Smith
  • Big Daddy Harry Hypolite
  • Selwyn Cooper
  • Carol Fran
  • Michael Juan Nunez
  • Roscoe Chenier
  • John Fogerty

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