8 Blues Legends You Have To Hear

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All of these musicians are giants of the blues. They have collectively inspired a global phenomenon that has made blues music a formidable force and in their own unique ways, they have set the tone for others to follow. There are many others who deserve mention too, but these eight are definitive because they have been the trendsetters and trailblazers in a world that was created from a very basic need to cry out in pain and seek solace in the form of soul-searching music. These are the bluesmen that any blues lover must listen to.

1. Robert Johnson

A Faustian myth claims that this man sold his soul to the devil in exchange for success, but it was only after his death that he truly gained legend status.

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