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The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s

By February 4, 2011

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The Allman Brothers Band's At Fillmore EastWhile the blues-rock trailblazers of the 1960s received their inspiration from the blues giants of the 1940s and '50s like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson, the blues-rock artists of the 1970s would in turn be influenced by bands like John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and others. As it smoothed out some of the rough edges of the previous decade, blues-rock would become much more commercial during the 1970s, with bands moving from small clubs to massive stadiums. These are the albums that carried the torch for the blues-rock sound throughout the 1970s.

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February 9, 2011 at 3:28 am
(1) Debbie "Luke" Baker says:

John Mayall inspird me to play the harp 15 years ago and yes, Cream and Muddy Waters gave me the roots of where the blues came from. Love this site.

Hey, Hey, these guys are all right. Debbie baker

February 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm
(2) Gr8ful Fred says:

Rev! Great list. These bands and albums and more. Speaking of Texas how about Johnny Winter? Or Johnny with Muddy?

December 21, 2012 at 3:28 am
(3) debbie "Luke" Baker says:

still believe.John Mayall–Muddy Waters singin it “It s that Same Thing”.

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