Best Male Blues Singers of the 20th Century
Originated in the Deep South around the end of the 19th century, the blues started as a form of African American music and eventually penetrated the white music scene. It played a very important role in the development of other genres, including rock and roll, jazz, funk, soul and country music. There were so many great blues musicians who emerged during the 20th century. This list is limited to male vocalists who demonstrated artistry and excellence in performing and recording the blues.
12. ALBERT KING – The singer-guitarist was active in the music business starting in the late 1940s but it was only in 1962 that he released his debut album titled "The Big Blues." Unlike many other blues vocalists who preferred aggressive singing, King was known for his smooth voice and expressive singing style.
Best song: Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)