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Explore the People Section to read about the musicians and bands that made the music, their relationships with each other, and their influences. Each musician or band profiled had a distinct influence on the development of blues music. Although not a definitive account of each musician's career, these bios offer an informative introduction to the players and their music. Look for these icons to find a music sample or a video clip:

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Cannon's Jug Stompers
Robert Johnson
Bessie Smith
Sleepy John Estes
Tommy Johnson
Frank Stokes
W.C. Handy
B.B. King
Muddy Waters
John Lee Hooker
Leadbelly
Bukka White
Son House
Furry Lewis
Joe Willie Wilkins
Mississippi John Hurt
Memphis Jug Band
Rev. Robert Timothy Wilkins
Jim Jackson
Memphis Minnie
Sonny Boy Williamson
Elmore James
Robert Nighthawk
Howlin' Wolf
Skip James
Charley Patton

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