Top 5 Blues Guitar Players Of All Time

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5) Chuck Berry

If you don’t know these iconic staple tracks such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Maybellene”, you don’t know blues. The man behind these blues classics is one of the genre’s pioneers Chuck Berry. Berry created and developed rhythm and blues in the 1940s and 50s that influenced many great musicians in rock n’ roll such as The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His distinctive guitar style incorporated electronic effects to recreate the sound of bottleneck blues by his rapid fire pentatonic scales he uses in his signature guitar solos. Countless blues and rock guitarists have adopted his quirky techniques, most notably his showmanship on stage particularly his routine that involves hopping on one leg and walking like a duck while rippin’ it out on the guitar. Still strong and creative at 90 years old, Berry has announced he will releasing an album after 38 years.

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