Blues
  1. Blues: Linda Tillery Soars at the Fillmore Linda Tillery Soars at the Fillmore Jun 30, 1971 The soulful singer is backed by an all-star band including Elvin Bishop, Boz Scaggs, Taj Mahal and the Pointer Sisters in this 1971 set.
  2. 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."
  3. Blues: Video: Buddy Guy at Newport '94 Video: Buddy Guy at Newport '94 The Chicago blues guitar hero plays scintillating versions of "Mustang Sally" and his signature song, "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues."
  4. Blues: Uncut: Johnny Shines Unplugged Uncut: Johnny Shines Unplugged B.B. King introduces the Robert Johnson protege in this stirring solo acoustic set of country blues from the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
  5. Blues: Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's Nasty Funk Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's Nasty Funk Feb 17, 1995 Hear the original Gangster of Love play "Superman Lover" and "Ain't That a Bitch" in this '95 Tramps set.
  6. Blues: The Rising Sons at Ash Grove, 1965 The Rising Sons at Ash Grove, 1965 May 30, 1965 The L.A. band, featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, plays "I'm a King Bee," "Fannie Mae" and "Corinne, Corrina" in this set from 50 years ago.
  7. Blues: New Release: Roy Buchanan, 1974 New Release: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Jul 6, 1974 The late, great "Master of the Telecaster" unleashes his fabled fretboard pyrotechnics in this 1974 Avery Fisher Hall concert.
  8. Blues: Video: Bonnie Raitt Channels the Delta Video: Bonnie Raitt Channels the Delta Nov 6, 1993 The slide guitarist-singer performs tunes by Delta blues masters J.B. Lenoir, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson and Skip James.
  9. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Future Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s Future Blues Apr 18, 2012 The fuzzy-toned Texas guitar slinger performs hard-hitting renditions of "Bright Lights" and "When My Train Pulls In" in this 2012 concert.
  10. Blues: Chris Smither's Deep-Rooted Blues Chris Smither's Deep-Rooted Blues Jul 28, 1973 The masterful guitarist and earthy singer performs Delta-fied renditions of "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.
  11. Blues: The Best of Eric Clapton The Best of Eric Clapton We've put Slowhand's best vault solos in one playlist. Prepare to be shredded.
  12. Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble in '83 Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble in '83 Oct 20, 1983 After listening to this incredible show from 1983, it's no wonder Clapton considered himself "in the presence of greatness" upon hearing SRV play.
  13. Blues: Taj Mahal & Friends Jam Out the Fillmore Taj Mahal & Friends Jam Out the Fillmore Jun 30, 1971 On the first night of the Fillmore West's closing week festivities, Taj Mahal was joined by Elvin Bishop and Boz Scaggs to jam into the the wee hours of the AM.
  14. Blues: Giving Albert King His Due Giving Albert King His Due Jun 27, 1971 Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan were all hugely influenced by this 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee. Hear him in a 1971 concert.
  15. Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove May 8, 1966 The influential Texas bluesman gets an assist from guitarist Bernie Pearl on "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Baby Shake That Thing" in 1966.
  16. Blues: Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69 Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69 Sep 18, 1969 The blues scholar (born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) performs "Divin' Duck Blues," "Checkin' Up On My Baby," "Corinna" and "Bacon Fat."
  17. Blues: Alice Stuart's Electrified Delta Sound Alice Stuart's Electrified Delta Sound Feb 2, 1974 The guitarist-singer-songwriter, a charter member of the Mothers of Invention, fronts her band Snake at this 1974 Winterland concert.
  18. Blues: David Bromberg Gets Sloppy Drunk David Bromberg Gets Sloppy Drunk Jun 18, 1975 In this fantastic recording, David Bromberg blends blues, folk and whiskey in his then unreleased, now classic, "Sloppy Drunk."
  19. Blues: Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt Jul 5, 1964

    Mississippi John Hurt is truly in a category of his own and one of the most lyrical and endearing country blues artists who ever lived.

  20. Blues: The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove Jun 30, 1967 The pioneering LA group performs raw, rockin', punk-edged versions of "Crossroads," "I'm Ready" and "Two Trains Running" in this 1967 set.
  21. Blues: Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session Apr 29, 2014 The 83-year-old Louisiana bluesman won his first Grammy Award last night for Porcupine Meat. Hear him sing "Garbage Man" in 2014.
  22. Blues: Behold the Revelation Behold the Revelation Feb 26, 2009 AA Bondy brings down the thunder in this slow-burning version of the hymn popularized by Son House.
  23. Blues: Video: Buddy Guy at '94 Newport Video: Buddy Guy at '94 Newport Aug 14, 1994 The blues guitar elder unleashes blistering licks on "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" and "Damn Right I've Got the Blues."
  24. Blues: Bonnie Raitt in Minneapolis, '79 Bonnie Raitt in Minneapolis, '79 Jul 5, 1979 Hear Raitt's tight '79 set. Catch her live show if you can, she's booked solid through the end of October.
  25. Blues: Chris Smither's Delta Muse Chris Smither's Delta Muse Jul 28, 1973 The folk-blues troubadour blends fingerstyle picking and passionate vocals on "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.
  26. Blues: Video: John Mayall & Friends, '82 Video: John Mayall & Friends, '82 Jun 18, 1982 The godfather of the British blues scene welcomes guitar greats Mick Taylor and Albert King, singer Etta James and blues harpist Junior Wells.
  27. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport '91 Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport '91 Aug 17, 1991 The Mississippi-born Boogie Man plays "Backstabbers," "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and is joined by disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."
  28. Blues: Maria Muldaur at the Bottom Line Maria Muldaur at the Bottom Line Mar 23, 1976 A veteran of both the Greenwich Village folk scene and the Grateful Dead, hear Muldaur purr the blues from her '76 release Sweet Harmony.
  29. 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.
  30. Blues: Jimi Hendrix, Strictly the Blues Jimi Hendrix, Strictly the Blues Rock's greatest guitarist dips into a set of stone blues numbers by the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf along with his own "Red House."
  31. 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.
  32. Blues: Alvin Lee and Company in London Alvin Lee and Company in London Jan 1, 1975 Hear a set full of soul and power from great blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee in London 1975.
  33. Blues: John Hammond in Central Park, '73 John Hammond in Central Park, '73 Aug 17, 1973 The rootsy guitarist-singer-harmonica player performs a riveting solo set in Central Park as the opening act for the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
  34. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker's Deep Blue Moan Video: John Lee Hooker's Deep Blue Moan Oct 10, 1992 The Chicago bluesman, accompanied by guitarist Ry Cooder, performs bone-chilling renditions of some of his most beloved songs in 1992.
  35. Blues: Albert King Closes Fillmore East Albert King Closes Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 King was the first great blue artist to play Fillmore East. It's only fitting that he performed on the historic venue's last night.
  36. Blues: David Bromberg Will Not Be Your Fool David Bromberg Will Not Be Your Fool Jun 18, 1975 The guitarist-singer just released The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues. Hear him as a young blues scholar in '75.
  37. Blues: Son House at Ash Grove, '68 Son House at Ash Grove, '68 Mar 2, 1968 The Delta bluesman plays gritty versions of Charley Patton's "Pony Blues" and the gospel tune "Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You?"
  38. Blues: Just Added: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, '73 Just Added: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, '73 Feb 15, 1973 The legendary guitarist and harmonica ace team up on "Stormy Monday," "Born Under a Bad Sign" and others at the Shaboo Inn in Connecticut.
  39. Blues: Freddie King's Scorching Six-String Assault Freddie King's Scorching Six-String Assault Aug 25, 1970 Few guitarists could rival "The Texas Cannonball" for sheer intensity. Hear his ferocious attack on this smoking Ash Grove set from 1970.
  40. Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Steely Licks Stevie Ray Vaughan's Steely Licks Aug 17, 1984 The guitar hero plays tunes from Texas Flood and premieres tunes from his followup, Couldn't Stand the Weather in this '84 set from Montreal.
  41. Blues: Johnny 'Guitar' Watson at Tramps, '95 Johnny 'Guitar' Watson at Tramps, '95 Feb 17, 1995 The funky bluesmeister wails on "Doing Wrong Woman" and "Ain't That a Bitch," then closes out this late night set with "Gangster of Love."
  42. Blues: Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Nov 14, 1991 The great guitarist digs in with his Blue Line band on "You Cut Me to the Bone" and "Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues" in this set from Japan.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Blues: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at Newport Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at Newport Jul 28, 1968 That ocean air clearly did the band some good, because this 1968 performance is loose and dripping with soul.
  46. Blues: Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Jul 6, 1974 The late, enigmatic blues guitar hero unleashes his unparalleled chops in this uncut 1974 concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
  47. 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.
  48. Blues: The Blind Boys of Alabama Found a Way The Blind Boys of Alabama Found a Way Oct 3, 2013 Founding member Jimmy Carter has lead the Blind Boys since 1939. Hear them perform songs off their new album I'll Find a Way.
  49. Blues: Taj Mahal at Ash Grove Taj Mahal at Ash Grove Jan 16, 1966 The wonderful guitarist slides out on stage to play this great short set in Los Angeles.
  50. Blues: Robert Cray's Soulful Story Songs Robert Cray's Soulful Story Songs Feb 12, 1989 The stinging guitarist and soulful singer performs tunes from his Grammy-winning Strong Persuader in this '89 concert.
  51. Blues: Johnny Shines' Deep Blues Johnny Shines' Deep Blues Jun 30, 1974 B.B. King introduces the Delta blues guitar master, who brings an emotional intensity to his powerful vocals in this 1974 concert.
  52. Blues: Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Mar 7, 1971 Recent Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Ms. Aretha shows she's deserved the honor for a long time in this 1971 set.

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