Blues
  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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."
  6. Blues: Video: Albert King's Blues Power Video: Albert King's Blues Power Jun 18, 1982 The legendary guitarist unleashes his ferocious string bends as special guest with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in this '82 concert.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Blues: George Thorogood Covers the Classics George Thorogood Covers the Classics Mar 16, 1988 George Thorogood plays his signature blues rock set featuring classics from John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry.
  10. Blues: Remembering Mike Bloomfield Remembering Mike Bloomfield Nov 10, 1974 The guitarist had stints in The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag before backing Dylan at '65 Newport. Hear him leading his own band in '74.
  11. Blues: Roy Buchanan: Master of the Telecaster Roy Buchanan: Master of the Telecaster These toe-curling performances, from "C.C. Rider" to "Hey Joe," show why the late six-stringer was considered one of the greatest ever.
  12. Blues: Memphis Slim at Newport '65 Memphis Slim at Newport '65 Jul 1, 1965 The Memphis-born pianist-singer (aka Peter Chatham) performs the mournful "Lonesome Traveler" and the upbeat "We're Gonna Rock."
  13. Blues: John Mayall, British Blues Godfather John Mayall, British Blues Godfather Jul 10, 1977 Listen to John Mayall, the godfather of the British blues-rock scene, deliver a solid set of original compositions and blues classics in this show from 1977.
  14. Blues: New Video: Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove New Video: Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove Containing an all-access account of Muddy's 1971 visit to the LA club, this historic film is not to be missed.
  15. Blues: Video: Jonny Lang at Disney World Video: Jonny Lang at Disney World Nov 30, 1997 The 16-year-old blues guitar phenom unleashes his potent chops in premiering material from his 1997 major label debut, Lie to Me.
  16. Blues: Acoustic Blues from the Ash Grove Acoustic Blues from the Ash Grove From the Mississippi Delta and points east, the blues performers that came to Ed Pearl's club entertained and educated music fans craving authenticity.
  17. 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.
  18. Blues: Video: Muddy Waters in 'Blues Power' Video: Muddy Waters in 'Blues Power' This fascinating documentary of the blues icon intersperses revealing interview segments with performances from the Ash Grove in 1971.
  19. 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.
  20. Blues: 'Hoochie Coochie Man' Playlist 'Hoochie Coochie Man' Playlist Instantly recognizable and bad as hell, this Willie Dixon tune was a classic the moment Muddy Waters recorded it. Now hear killer variations from Vault greats.
  21. Blues: Willie Dixon at Great American Music Hall, '73 Willie Dixon at Great American Music Hall, '73 Dec 13, 1973 The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his signature songs "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Crazy for My Baby."
  22. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Apr 18, 2012 The Austin-based guitar slinger showcases his distortion-laced chops on "When My Train Pulls In" and "Don't Owe You a Thing" in 2012.
  23. Blues: Son House's Pure Blues Son House's Pure Blues Jul 18, 1969 Son House delivers as raw and unselfconscious a performance as you are ever likely to hear.
  24. Blues: John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana Jul 18, 1986 The electric Delta boogie man joins the guitar hero and singer Etta James on a straight up blues jam in this '86 video from the Fillmore.
  25. 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."
  26. Blues: The Guy Behind the Guy The Guy Behind the Guy Mar 2, 1968

    The man who influenced the most influential, Son House is the blues personified.

  27. 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.
  28. Blues: Albert King's Mighty Bluespower Albert King's Mighty Bluespower Jun 27, 1971 The imposing bluesman unleashes his toe-curling bent-string licks on "Personal Manager" and "Crosscut Saw" at the Fillmore East in 1971.
  29. Blues: Omar Dykes Howls in Austin Omar Dykes Howls in Austin May 25, 1987 Gruff-voiced, hard-edged, Mississippi-born blues rocker Omar Dykes wails with unparalleled intensity alongside his Howlers in this 1987 Austin concert.
  30. 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.
  31. Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Avery Fisher Hall, '74 Sleepy John Estes at Avery Fisher Hall, '74 Jun 30, 1974 The country blues guitarist with the high crying vocals joins harmonica ace Hammie Nixon on "Rats in My Kitchen" and "President Kennedy."
  32. Blues: The Record Company Unplugged The Record Company Unplugged Jan 27, 2016 The punk-edged blues trio from L.A. plays acoustic versions of "Off the Ground" and "Turn Me Loose" in this video from NYC's Paste Studios.
  33. Blues: Steve Miller's Blues Bag Steve Miller's Blues Bag Dec 29, 1968 Before becoming a prolific popmeister, the guitarist-singer was knee-deep into the blues. Hear him testify alongside Paul Butterfield and Boz Scaggs in 1968.
  34. Blues: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Jan 21, 1967 The longtime partners and purveyors of Piedmont blues join in on "Hootin' the Blues" and "Rock Island Line" in this '67 Ash Grove set.
  35. Blues: George Thorogood at The Warfield in '85 George Thorogood at The Warfield in '85 Feb 23, 1985 Yessir, Delaware George is on tour this fall including a few dates with Hank Jr. Here's some classic mid-'80s Destroyers.
  36. Blues: Ray Charles' First #1 Hit Ray Charles' First #1 Hit Jul 8, 1973 Ray Charles' first #1 song, 'Georgia on My Mind,' topped the US charts 52 years ago. Hear the superstar play his super hit to a roaring crowd in 1973.
  37. Blues: Canned Heat Boogies On Canned Heat Boogies On Sep 7, 1979 Frontman Bob "The Bear" Hite leads the shuffle kings on "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again" in a Woodstock 10th anniversary set.
  38. Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Righteous Riffs Stevie Ray Vaughan's Righteous Riffs Sep 21, 1985 The late Texas guitar hero unleashes his fabled chops on "Say What!" and other tunes from Soul to Soul in this 1985 concert video.
  39. 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.

  40. Blues: Mother Earth in '69 Mother Earth in '69 Sep 29, 1967 Escape into the bluesy psychedelic roots of Mother Earth, featuring young vocalist Tracy Nelson.
  41. Blues: Lou Rawls in a Blues Bag Lou Rawls in a Blues Bag With his deep baritone voice, the Chicago-born singer (who would've been 81 today) was comfortable in any style. Hear him get bluesy.
  42. Blues: Video: Taj Mahal Plays Montreux Video: Taj Mahal Plays Montreux Jul 5, 1997 The blues troubadour, who is currently on sabbatical until August, performs "Think," "She Caught the Katy" and "Mr. Pitiful" in 1997.
  43. Blues: Bonnie Raitt in '73 Bonnie Raitt in '73 Aug 25, 1973 Only 20-years-old, Bonnie Raitt sings the blues with a big voice and bottleneck style guitar accompaniment.
  44. Blues: Garcia Goes AWOL Garcia Goes AWOL Jun 6, 1969 Guitarist Jerry Garcia was nowhere to be found for the first set of this 1969 Grateful Dead show at the Fillmore, so Elvin Bishop filled in.
  45. Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Blistering Guitar Stevie Ray Vaughan's Blistering Guitar Oct 20, 1983 This SRV show from Ripley's Music Hall in '83 is spectacular. Stevie gives it his all-- whether he's playing "Texas Flood" or "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
  46. Blues: Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Nov 14, 1991 The guitarist-singer, whose Into the Sun drops this week, performs "Help the Poor" with his Blue Line band at Osaka's Festival Hall.
  47. Blues: Muddy Waters Slides Solo Muddy Waters Slides Solo Jul 16, 1969 Waters got back to his Delta roots in this solo acoustic set from the 1969 Newport Folk Festival. Enjoy his spectacularly swampy slide guitar work.
  48. 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."
  49. Blues: Long Gone Miles Gets Real Gone Long Gone Miles Gets Real Gone Jun 18, 1967 This one-time protege of Lightnin' Hopkins shows he can stand on his own two feet during this swinging Ash Grove set.
  50. 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.
  51. Blues: Video: Taj Mahal at Montreux, '97 Video: Taj Mahal at Montreux, '97 Jul 5, 1997 The bluesman leads a seven-piece horn band through "Think," "Mr. Pitiful" and "Further on Down the Road" in this set from Switzerland.
  52. Blues: 'Goodbye, Newport Blues' 'Goodbye, Newport Blues' Jul 3, 1960 This not-to-be-missed show is a symposium on the blues moderated by Langston Hughes and featuring Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker & more.

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