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The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois by adding electricity, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to the basic string/harmonica Delta blues. The music developed mainly as a result of the "Great Migration" of poor black workers from the South into the industrial cities of the North, and Chicago in particular, in the first half of the twentieth century.

Chicago blues musicians include:

Big Maceo Merriweather
Big Walter Horton
Billy Boy Arnold
Billy Branch
Blues Brothers
Paul Butterfield
Buddy Guy
Champion Jack Dupree
Earl Hooker
Elmore James
Hound Dog Taylor
Howlin' Wolf
J.B. Hutto
J.B. Lenoir
Jimmy Cotton
Jimmy Dawkins
Jimmy Rogers
John Brim
John Primer
Johnny Shines
Junior Wells
Kansas Joe McCoy
Koko Taylor
Kokomo Arnold
Charlie Musselwhite
Little Walter
Lonnie Brooks
Luther Allison
Magic Sam
Magic Slim
Mighty Joe Young
Muddy Waters
Otis Rush
Otis Spann
Papa Charlie McCoy
Paul Butterfield
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Robert Nighthawk
The Ryan Coe Trio
Snooky Pryor
Son Seals
Sonny Boy Williamson
Willie Dixon


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