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The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar , and/or the harmonica. Electric blues is performed in several regional subgenres, such as Chicago blues, Texas blues and Memphis blues.

The electric blues first emerged as a fully-fledged genre in the mid-1940s. The initial wave of U.S. electric blues musicians inspired the British blues scene of the 1960s, which included artists such as John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers,Cream, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds and the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, as well as more famous rock groups such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.

Electric blues artists include:




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