Since the birth of the blues in the mid-19th century, the genre has spawned a great many offspring – classical, modern, urban and swamp among them. The blues were a major influence on rock, soul and funk and to this day remain one of the cornerstones of American popular music. Its most notable practitioners include such legends as B.B. King and Buddy Guy, each of whom has inspired legions of followers.
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