Blues Of The 80's
69 artists, 1090 songs
Grammy-winning artists like blues-rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan and R&B-influenced Robert Cray defined a new era of modern electric blues by introducing blues to new audiences with their Gold- and Platinum-selling albums. Vaughan's fiery guitar playing, which drew equally from the work of blues musicians like Freddie King and Otis Rush and rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, inspired countless imitators who adopted Vaughan's look as well as his licks. Traditional blues artists like B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy took their careers to new heights during the 1980s, while relative newcomers like the Fabulous Thunderbirds broadened the genre's appeal when they found success across the airwaves of FM rock radio.