Blues Of The 70's
61 artists, 1146 songs
Electric blues made a huge resurgence during the 1970s as fans of the biggest rock guitar heroes began seeking out the musicians that inspired their favorite players. Rock musicians repaid their debts to their influences by producing records for them, as exemplified by Eric Clapton's work with Freddie King and Howlin’ Wolf. In an attempt to broaden their audiences, John Lee Hooker adopted rock rhythms and Albert King dabbled with funk and soul, but these efforts backfired and Hooker's and King's eventual returns to their blues roots were welcomed by fans with open arms.