Blues
  1. Blues: James Cotton Goes Solo James Cotton Goes Solo Nov 25, 1966 Blues harp ace James Cotton left Muddy Waters' band in 1966 to form his own group. Hear them opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore.
  2. Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Jul 28, 1968 The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."
  3. Blues: John Lee Hooker's Star John Lee Hooker's Star Today in 1997, Hooker earned his Walk of Fame star for performances like this 1960 Newport Jazz Fest set.
  4. Blues: Skip James' Ominous Delta Blues Skip James' Ominous Delta Blues Jun 27, 1968 The enigmatic guitarist accompanies his eerie falsetto vocals on moody numbers like "Devil Got My Woman" and "Cherry Ball Blues" in 1968.
  5. Blues: Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Mar 6, 1997 The Grammy-winning neo-Delta bluesman (aka Kevin Moore) plays "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes form Just Like You in '97.
  6. Blues: Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues The slide guitar great and soulful singer performs "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Walking Blues," "Women Be Wise" and others in this playlist.
  7. Blues: Willie Dixon, Ash Grove, 1972 Willie Dixon, Ash Grove, 1972 Mar 10, 1972

  8. Blues: Albert King's Bluespower Albert King's Bluespower Jun 27, 1971 Hear the iconic blues guitarist's incredible string-bending prowess unleashed in a 1971 Fillmore concert.
  9. Blues: John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 10, 1992 The Boogie Man is joined by guitarist Ry Cooder on "Serves Me Right to Suffer," "Hobo Blues" and "Crawlin' King Snake" in this 1992 set.
  10. Blues: Top 25 Acoustic Blues Tracks Top 25 Acoustic Blues Tracks From Skip James to James Taylor, these 25 tracks are just a fraction of the amazing acoustic blues at CV.org.
  11. Blues: The Loading Zone Brings in the Horns The Loading Zone Brings in the Horns Feb 10, 1968 The Loading Zone meld genres in this 1967 set where their horn section gives a funky flavor to their blues rock sound.
  12. Blues: Early Roomful of Blues Early Roomful of Blues Jan 26, 1974 Three years before their self-titled debut album, the swaggering jump blues band from Rhode Island played the Palace Theater in Providence in 1974.
  13. Blues: Uncut: Etta James Uncut: Etta James Nov 3, 1993 Recorded at Tramps in 1993, this show features a twelve minute jam before Etta takes the stage and brings down the house.
  14. Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Explosive Chops Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Explosive Chops May 20, 1998 The SRV-inspired guitarist performs tunes from Trouble Is... and concludes his '98 set with a fiery version of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."
  15. Blues: Video: Bonnie Raitt's Rock 'n' Blues Soul Video: Bonnie Raitt's Rock 'n' Blues Soul Nov 6, 1993 The guitarist-singer flaunts some killer slide work on Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and John Hiatt's "Thing Called Love" in this '93 set.
  16. Blues: NEW: James Montgomery Wailin' in Lynn, '79 NEW: James Montgomery Wailin' in Lynn, '79 Apr 5, 1979 The singer and blues harp ace leads his Boston-based band on the jump blues number "Schoolin' Them Dice" and the boogie romp "Train."
  17. Blues: Remembering John Belushi Remembering John Belushi Dec 31, 1978 The late Saturday Night Live comedian was born on this date in 1949. Hear him as Joliet Jake Blues in this 1978 Winterland concert.
  18. Blues: Bonnie Raitt's Blues and Folk Blend Bonnie Raitt's Blues and Folk Blend Aug 25, 1973 Raitt is humbled by the amazing audience response to her playing in this 1973 set which includes her re-imagining of Randy Newman's "Guilty."
  19. Blues: Uncut: Otis Rush at Tramps, '93 Uncut: Otis Rush at Tramps, '93 Oct 16, 1993 The great left-handed guitarist and blues shouter performs classics like "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)," "Stormy Monday" and "Double Trouble."
  20. Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Aug 12, 2007 The soulful singer-guitarist exercises her gospel-tinged pipes on a rousing version of her blues shuffle "Feeling Music Brings."
  21. Blues: Freddie King at the Ash Grove, 1970 Freddie King at the Ash Grove, 1970 Aug 25, 1970 The Texas Cannonball unleashes his razor-sharp guitar licks on "San-Ho-Zay," "Hideaway" and "I'm Tore Down" in this energized set.
  22. Blues: Sam Chatmon at the Ash Grove Sam Chatmon at the Ash Grove Aug 24, 1967 The Delta bluesman, a charter member of the Mississippi Sheiks, plays "Sittin' On Top of the World" and "Bumble Bee Blues" in this 1967 set.
  23. Blues: The Best of Chess Records The Best of Chess Records In memory of Leonard Chess, co-founder of the famous Chicago label, this playlist features four of Chess Records' great blues men.
  24. Blues: The Electrifying Buddy Guy The Electrifying Buddy Guy Jan 9, 1978 Hear why the pioneering blues guitarist is among those being celebrated at this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
  25. Blues: Fred McDowell at Newport Folk Festival, '68 Fred McDowell at Newport Folk Festival, '68 Jul 27, 1968 The Mississippi blues singer and slide guitarist performs the country blues classics "Shake 'Em on Down" and "Cornfield Blues."
  26. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon With Robben Ford Jimmy Witherspoon With Robben Ford Jul 3, 1973 The soulful blues shouter wails on shuffles and slow blues alongside the guitar great in this 1973 Uncut show at the New York Mets' home field.
  27. Blues: Video: Hot Tuna at the Vault, 2011 Video: Hot Tuna at the Vault, 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and longtime partner Jack Casady perform an intimate set of acoustic blues tunes by Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake.
  28. Blues: Hot Tuna, Amen! Hot Tuna, Amen! Mar 4, 1988

    Jack and Jorma have always been blues acolytes, and they peppered this set at the Fillmore with songs by Rev. Gary Davis and Son House among others.

  29. Blues: Fabulous Thunderbirds & Friends Fabulous Thunderbirds & Friends May 25, 1987 The quintessential Austin bar band featuring Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray, plays a hometown gig in 1987 with a bevy of special guests in tow.
  30. Blues: Buddy Guy's Guitar Prowess Buddy Guy's Guitar Prowess Jan 9, 1978 Buddy Guy & Junior Wells show you just how blue they can get in this incredible show from The Bottom Line in '78.
  31. Blues: Fred McDowell's Worried Life Blues Fred McDowell's Worried Life Blues Jul 27, 1968 The Mississippi blues man showcases his slide guitar and rough-hewn vocals in this 1968 Newport Folk Festival set.
  32. Blues: The Blues Brothers Bring in 1979 The Blues Brothers Bring in 1979 Dec 31, 1978 Jake and Elwood Blues lead the punchy horn band on "Hey Bartender," "Messin' With the Kid" and others in this New Years Eve concert video.
  33. Blues: Fleetwood Mac at the Carousel, '68 Fleetwood Mac at the Carousel, '68 Jun 8, 1968 Guitarist Peter Green leads the band in its earliest, bluesiest incarnation on Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" and B.B. King's "Worried Dream."
  34. Blues: The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist The Chicago blues harpist leads his own groups and guests with the Allman Brothers Band, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Rick Danko and others.
  35. Blues: The Winter Brothers Meet B.B. King The Winter Brothers Meet B.B. King Jun 21, 1978 Edgar and Johnny Winter sit in with The King of the Blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from the Bottom Line in New York City.
  36. Blues: Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Nov 10, 1974 The Chicago guitarist unleashes stinging licks on a set of old school tunes like "Orphan Blues," "Don't Lie to Me" and "Sweet Little Angel."
  37. Blues: Jesse Fuller's One-Man Band Jesse Fuller's One-Man Band Jul 18, 1969 The Bay Area musician plays guitar, harmonica, kazoo, the fotdella and sings on "Hump In Your Back" and "San Francisco Bay Blues" in 1969.
  38. Blues: Sleepy John Wide Awake at Newport Folk Festival, 1969 Sleepy John Wide Awake at Newport Folk Festival, 1969 Jul 16, 1969

    Already well into his 70s by the time of his resurgence in the 1960s, Sleepy John Estes could still show the youngsters how to get it done, accompanied by the truly unique blues mandolin of partner Yank Rachell.

  39. Blues: 'The Blues Brothers' Premieres in 1980 'The Blues Brothers' Premieres in 1980 Dec 31, 1978 It was 33 years ago this week that the Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi movie opened in theaters across America. Hear the band in a 1978 concert.
  40. Blues: Robin Trower Rolling Stoned in Chi-Town Robin Trower Rolling Stoned in Chi-Town Dec 5, 1976 Hear Robin Trower veer away from his blues roots and embrace a more progressive, "dream-like" guitar style in this scorching show from '76.
  41. Blues: John Lee Hooker at Newport, 1991 John Lee Hooker at Newport, 1991 Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man delivers his distinctive brand of electrified Delta blues on "Backstabbers" and an 18-minute vamp on "Boogie Chillen."
  42. Blues: Chris Smither's Delta Inspiration Chris Smither's Delta Inspiration Jul 28, 1973 The solo blues troubadour performs tunes from I'm a Stranger Too! and classics like "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this 1973 set.
  43. Blues: Koko "The Earthshaker" Taylor at Tramps Koko "The Earthshaker" Taylor at Tramps May 8, 1998 The late Queen of the Blues sings her 1966 hit "Wang Dang Doodle" along with blues classics like "Black Cat Bone" and "Big Boss Man."
  44. Blues: Memphis Slim's Deep Blue Testifying Memphis Slim's Deep Blue Testifying Jul 1, 1965 The pianist and blues shouter is joined by bassist Willie Dixon and special guest Pete Seeger in this 1965 Newport Jazz Festival concert.
  45. Blues: B.B. King at the Fillmore East B.B. King at the Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 The guitar icon was especially relaxed & spontaneous during this show, making it an authoritative set of smoking blues from start to finish.
  46. Blues: Yank Rachell at Newport Folk Festival '69 Yank Rachell at Newport Folk Festival '69 Jul 18, 1969 The country blues mandolinist, born 105 years ago today, joins guitarist Sleepy John Estes on "Mailman Blues" and "Rats in My Kitchen."
  47. Blues: Big Mama Thornton Digs Deep Big Mama Thornton Digs Deep Jul 18, 1969 Before Janis Joplin sang "Ball and Chain," before Elvis sang "Hound Dog," there was Big Mama Thornton. Hear her at the '69 Newport Folk Fest.
  48. Blues: Remembering Paul Butterfield Remembering Paul Butterfield Sep 30, 1966 The Chicago blues harpist, who was just nominated posthumously for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, leads his band in this 1966 Fillmore set.
  49. Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Jul 27, 1968 The bottleneck slide guitarist performs chilling renditions of "Shake "Em On Down" and "Worried Life Blues" at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
  50. Blues: Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Jul 1, 1965 The pianist-singer is joined by bassist Willie Dixon on the mournful "Lonesome Traveler" and the upbeat boogie "We're Gonna Rock."
  51. Blues: Savoy Brown's Boogie 'n Blues Savoy Brown's Boogie 'n Blues Nov 24, 1975 Guitarist Kim Simmonds, who founded the U.K. blues-rock band in 1965 and is still going strong at age 65, lends his fiery licks to this 1975 set.
  52. Blues: Otis Rush Has a Natural Ball Otis Rush Has a Natural Ball May 20, 1994 The legendary lefty guitarist and soulful singer from Chicago brings his gritty West Side sound to New York's Tramps in this 1994 set.

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