Blues
  1. Blues: In Praise of Gatemouth Brown In Praise of Gatemouth Brown Jul 13, 1977 Hear the great multi-instrumental bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown doing what he does best at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.
  2. Blues: New to the Vault: B.B. King at Paul's Mall, '78 New to the Vault: B.B. King at Paul's Mall, '78 Apr 9, 1978 The late King of the Blues squeezes every last drop of feeling out of each note on "Need My Baby" in this set from Boston, just added to CV.
  3. Blues: Bukka White at the Ash Grove, '67 Bukka White at the Ash Grove, '67 Sep 10, 1967 The Delta bluesman showcases his rough-hewn vocals and National steel guitar on "Single Man Blues," "Po' Boy" and "Shake "Em on Down."
  4. Blues: Jimi Plays the Blues Jimi Plays the Blues When it came to wailing on a 12-bar blues, Hendrix had far more in his trickbag than just "Red House." Check it out in this earthy playlist.
  5. Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins Plays Howlin' Wolf Lightnin' Hopkins Plays Howlin' Wolf May 8, 1966 Lightnin' Hopkins plays Howlin' Wolf's famous "Little Red Rooster" in this beautifully sparse 1966 set.
  6. Blues: 50 Years Ago: Blues Concerts From '64 50 Years Ago: Blues Concerts From '64 Hear riveting performances by Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Pamela Polland & Ry Cooder, Oscar Brown Jr. and Joe Williams.
  7. Blues: Lonnie Mack's Six-String Wham! Lonnie Mack's Six-String Wham! Apr 21, 1995 The blues-rock pioneer plays his "Oreo Cookie Blues" and "Cincinnati Jail" and delivers his 1963 instrumental hit "Wham!" in this '95 Tramps set.
  8. Blues: Skip James' Dark Delta Muse Skip James' Dark Delta Muse Jun 27, 1968 The Mississippi bluesman performs ominous numbers like "Devil Got My Woman" and his famed "I'm So Glad" at the '68 Hampton jazz Fest.
  9. Blues: Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the Prowl Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the Prowl Jul 14, 1995 The funky New Orleans soulman and guitarist performs "Girl I Want to Dance With You" and "Body And Fender Man" in this 1995 Tramps set.
  10. Blues: Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Oct 14, 1966 The harmonica ace leads his pioneering group featuring guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on "Shake Your Money Maker" and others.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. Blues: J. Geils Band at the Fillmore East J. Geils Band at the Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Back in the day, guitarist J. Geils, singer Peter Wolf and harp ace Magic Dick were stone blueshounds. Hear them wail on "Whammer Jammer."
  14. 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.
  15. Blues: Charles Brown at Tramps, '96 Charles Brown at Tramps, '96 Feb 16, 1996 The prolific blues piano master performs his 1946 hit "Driftin' Blues" along with "Black Night" and "Bad, Bad Whiskey" at age 73.
  16. 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."
  17. Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps Gate Swings at Tramps Apr 6, 1996 The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.
  18. 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.
  19. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker Moans and Stings Video: John Lee Hooker Moans and Stings Aug 17, 1991 The 'Boogie Man' is joined by guitarist John Hammond on riveting duet renditions of "Highway 13" and "Bottle Up and Go" at Newport, 1991.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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."
  23. Blues: Uncut: Son Seals at Tramps Uncut: Son Seals at Tramps Sep 16, 1993 The Chicago guitarist-singer wails with fiery intensity on "Bad Axe," "The Sky Is Crying" and "Everyday I Have the Blues" in this two-hour concert from '93.
  24. Blues: Paul Butterfield's Better Days Paul Butterfield's Better Days Feb 23, 1973 The blues harp ace and soulful singer premieres his new band, featuring guitarists Amos Garrett and Geoff Muldaur, at this 1973 Winterland concert.
  25. Blues: Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Dec 18, 2011

    Ponderosa's rugged musicality nestles them snugly amidst their southern rock and blues brethren.

  26. 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."
  27. Blues: Little Buster & the Soul Brothers at Tramps Little Buster & the Soul Brothers at Tramps Jun 13, 1997 The Long Island legend (born Edward Forehand) leads his blues 'n' soul band on "Stand By Me," "Stormy Monday" and "Mustang Sally" in 1997.
  28. Blues: Elvin Bishop at the Keystone Korner Elvin Bishop at the Keystone Korner Mar 20, 1971 The Oklahoma guitarist plays "Smokin' Reefers and Sniffn' Cocaine," "The Sky Is Crying" and "Fannie Mae" in this '71 set from San Francisco.
  29. Blues: Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Sep 1, 1996 The guitarist applies his stellar slide chops to "Built for Comfort," "Lonely Avenue" and Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues" in this '96 set.
  30. Blues: Savoy Brown's Silver Anniversary Savoy Brown's Silver Anniversary Nov 24, 1975 The Kim Simmonds-led Brit blues 'n' boogie band celebrates its 50th year with the release of The Devil To Pay. Hear them from 40 years ago.
  31. Blues: Roberta Flack in Good Company Roberta Flack in Good Company Oct 1, 1972 Roberta Flack shows her range in this versatile 1972 set, interpreting songs by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan and Rachmaninoff.
  32. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite's Blues Harp Charlie Musselwhite's Blues Harp May 15, 1998 The Mississippi-born harmonica player has been collaborating with Ben Harper recently, now hear him blow solo in this '98 Berkeley, CA set.
  33. Blues: Jack & Jorma Sing the Fool's Blues Jack & Jorma Sing the Fool's Blues Oct 2, 1973 Hot Tuna played this '73 benefit for the Hell's Angels legal defense fund, unexpectedly taking the opportunity to do a stripped-down acoustic set.
  34. Blues: The Blues of Willie Dixon The Blues of Willie Dixon Dec 13, 1973 Willie Dixon brought a group of Chicago blues greats with him to San Francisco for this energetic romp.
  35. Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Jun 21, 1978 Guitarist Johnny and keyboardist Edgar sit in with the king of the blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from New York's The Bottiom Line.
  36. Blues: Mance Lipscomb's Original Folk-Blues Mance Lipscomb's Original Folk-Blues Jul 17, 1963 The Texas guitarist-singer performs "Baby Please Don't Go," "Ain't It Hard" and "Meet Me in the Bottom" in this 1963 Ash Grove concert.
  37. Blues: Is This the Blues? Is This the Blues? Dec 18, 1981

    Mick Jagger has long been a proponent of blues music, so why did he choose to play this disco-influenced number during the White House Salute to the Blues?

  38. Blues: Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Jul 1, 1965 With Slim behind the piano, this show from the '65 Newport Jazz Fest is haunting. Listen to the powerful version of "I Cry and Sing the Blues."
  39. Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Aug 22, 1967 The Texas country blues troubadour and storyteller plays "I Hate I Got Married," "Trouble In Mind" and "High Heeled Sneakers" in this '67 set
  40. 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.
  41. Blues: Corky Siegel's Buoyant Blues 'n Boogie Corky Siegel's Buoyant Blues 'n Boogie Dec 1, 1975 The Chicago-born pianist-harmonica ace plays Jimmy Reed's "Take Out Some Insurance" and his own "Hey, Billie Jean" in this 1975 solo set.
  42. 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.
  43. Blues: Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Apr 18, 1997 The blues guitar great plays a rare instrumental set in 1997, swinging Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump" and Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home."
  44. Blues: Muddy Waters Centennial Muddy Waters Centennial The father of modern blues was born 100 years ago this week in Jug's Corner, MS. Pay your respects with a playlist of his best moments culled from the Vault.
  45. Blues: Skip James' Haunting Laments Skip James' Haunting Laments Jun 27, 1968 The Delta bluesman performs his "I'm So Glad" (later covered by Cream) and is joined by the Staple Singers at the 1968 Hampton Jazz Festival.
  46. Blues: Albert King at the Fillmore East Albert King at the Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 The formidable blues man with the Flying V guitar showcases his signature string-bending prowess during this sensational concert.
  47. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Apr 18, 2012 The Austin-based neo-blueman stuns on distortion-laced romps like "Don't Owe You a Thing" and "When My Train Pulls In" in this 2012 set.
  48. Blues: Uncut: Buddy Guy at Tramps, '96 Uncut: Buddy Guy at Tramps, '96 May 8, 1996 The blues guitar hero has his distortion pedal set on stun for scorching renditions of "I'm Going Down," "Five Long Years" and "Mustang Sally."
  49. 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.
  50. Blues: Steve Miller's Got the Blues Steve Miller's Got the Blues Mar 17, 1973 This show from Winterland in '73 has Miller playing the first seven songs solo on an acoustic 12-string before the band comes on to kick it into high gear.
  51. Blues: Son Seals at the Bottom Line Son Seals at the Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978 The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.
  52. Blues: Uncut: Taj Mahal's Phantom Blues Band Uncut: Taj Mahal's Phantom Blues Band Aug 14, 1997 The versatile group covers The 5 Royales' "Think," Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful," The Coasters' "Down Home Girl," and more.

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