Blues
  1. Blues: Ten Years After, 1975 Ten Years After, 1975 Aug 4, 1975 Alvin Lee brings Woodstock to Winterland as he reprises his star-making guitar jam.
  2. Blues: Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Jun 30, 1974 The two titans of the blues team up on a medley of "How Blue Can You Get?," "Stormy Monday" and "It's My Own Fault" in this 1974 concert.
  3. Blues: The Rising Sons, Ahead Of Their Time The Rising Sons, Ahead Of Their Time May 28, 1965 The Rising Sons went electric before Dylan, integrated races in times of injustice, and pioneered the blend of folk and blues. Dig this rare 1965 recording.
  4. Blues: Son Seals' Earthy Testifying Son Seals' Earthy Testifying Jan 10, 1978 The Chicago bluesman (by way of Little Rock, Arkansas) invites Texas guitar slinger Johnny Winter to sit in on this set from 1978 in NYC.
  5. Blues: Freddie King's Stinging Licks Freddie King's Stinging Licks Aug 25, 1970 The powerhouse blues guitarist and singer is captured in peak form on "San-Ho-Zay" and "Yonder's Wall" at the Ash Grove in this 1970 concert.
  6. Blues: John Hammond at the Fillmore West John Hammond at the Fillmore West Jul 1, 1970 The blues scholar and solo troubadour performs classics like "Steady Rollin' Man," "Boogie Chillen" and "Spoonful" in this 1970 set.
  7. Blues: Peter Green With Fleetwood Mac Peter Green With Fleetwood Mac Jun 8, 1968 The former guitarist for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers showcases his new group in this 1968 concert, back when they were a stone blues band.
  8. Blues: James Cotton Blows the Blues Away James Cotton Blows the Blues Away Nov 25, 1966 After 12 years in Muddy Waters' band, the blues harp ace and powerhouse singer was ready to go solo.
  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: Jimmy Reed Remembered Jimmy Reed Remembered Celebrate the life and work of the bluesman with covers of his music by Steve Miller, Link Wray and more.
  11. Blues: Blind Pig Records Playlist Blind Pig Records Playlist Groove to Muddy Waters, Elvin Bishop and other artists who elevated the Blind Pig label from a basement in Ann Arbor to international legend.
  12. Blues: New Release: Taj Mahal at the Ash Grove New Release: Taj Mahal at the Ash Grove Jul 2, 1967 Accompanied only by upright bassist Ed Michel, Taj Mahal delivers a remarkable stripped-down set of acoustic blues in 1967, near the dawn of his solo career.
  13. 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.
  14. Blues: Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 The Texas Cannonball stretches out on a medley of Jimmy Rogers' "That's Alright" and his own instrumental hit "Hide Away" in this '70 set.
  15. Blues: Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Slowhand digs deep on his trusty Fender Stratocaster in this set of tunes by Willie Dixon, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson and Otis Rush.
  16. 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."
  17. 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.

  18. Blues: Edgar Winter's White Trash at The Fillmore Edgar Winter's White Trash at The Fillmore Jun 27, 1971 Hear Edgar Winter's White Trash light up the Fillmore East with some of the best gospel-infused R&B the famed East Village venue had ever heard.
  19. Blues: Video: Buddy Guy's Blistering Licks Video: Buddy Guy's Blistering Licks The Chicago blues guitar hero plays his signature tunes "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" and "Feels Like Rain" at Newport '94.
  20. Blues: Big Jack Johnson at Tramps, 1998 Big Jack Johnson at Tramps, 1998 May 8, 1998 The Mississippi bluesman delivers gritty vocals and toe-curling guitar licks on "Darling I Need Your Love" and "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot."
  21. 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.
  22. Blues: Marva Wright's Soulful Shout Marva Wright's Soulful Shout Jul 14, 1992 The late New Orleans blues diva covers Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" and Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster" in this 1992 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: 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.
  25. 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."
  26. Blues: The Sting of Lonnie Mack's Flying V The Sting of Lonnie Mack's Flying V Dec 6, 1969 The blues-rock guitarist, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Duane Allman, wails on his signature axe in this Ash Grove set.
  27. Blues: Albert King Remembered Albert King Remembered Jun 27, 1971 20 years after his death, Albert King's memory is honored not only by his induction to the Rock Hall of Fame, but with amazingly soulful sets like this.
  28. 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.
  29. Blues: All Hail the Three Kings All Hail the Three Kings Freddie, Albert and B.B. King flash their respective vocal styles and guitar chops with passion in this bluesy playlist from 1967-1971.
  30. Blues: Video: Albert King at the Fillmore, '70 Video: Albert King at the Fillmore, '70 Sep 23, 1970 The mighty bluesman unleashes his incredible Flying V string-bending prowess on "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power."
  31. Blues: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland Sep 30, 1966 In 1966 the band was performing electric blues-based music that was perhaps the most complex and adventurous at the time.
  32. Blues: Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Dec 29, 1995 The soulful Texan is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of blues on shuffles like "Thank You Baby" and "Linda Lou."
  33. Blues: B.B. King Gives Winterland the Blues B.B. King Gives Winterland the Blues Dec 8, 1967 B.B. had the blues everyday, and back in 1967 he shared it with the audience at San Francisco's Winterland.
  34. Blues: B.B.'s Inspiring Cousin B.B.'s Inspiring Cousin Aug 18, 1967

    Bluesman Bukka White not only blazed his own trail, but he also started the musical path of the man who would be King.

  35. 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?

  36. Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Willie Dixon IS the Blues Dec 13, 1973 The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Blues: Corey Harris at Tramps, 1998 Corey Harris at Tramps, 1998 Aug 28, 1998 The neo-bluesman performs old-time Delta numbers like "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" and "Nola Rag" in this intimate acoustic set.
  40. Blues: The Blind Boys of Alabama Go to Church The Blind Boys of Alabama Go to Church Mar 29, 2010 Hear the righteous voices of gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama fill the Daytrotter studio in this soulful session from 2010.
  41. 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.
  42. Blues: J.B. Hutto's Raucous Slide Style J.B. Hutto's Raucous Slide Style Dec 28, 1966 The Chicago guitarist, who followed in the footsteps of Elmore James, performs his 1954 hit "Combination Boogie" in this '66 Ash Grove set.
  43. 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.
  44. 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."
  45. Blues: New Release: John Hammond's Delta Muse New Release: John Hammond's Delta Muse Dec 16, 1973 The country blues guitarist-singer channels his role models Robert Johnson, Blind WIllie McTell and Son House in this solo set from 1973.
  46. Blues: Mance Lipscomb at the Ash Grove Mance Lipscomb at the Ash Grove Dec 4, 1964 Hear the real old-time blues tradition, finger-picked and sung by a man old enough to have been Robert Johnson's father.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Blues: Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Feb 16, 1996 The influential pianist-singer-songwriter performs his classics "Driftin' Blues," "I Stepped in Quicksand" and "Black Night" in this 1996 set.
  50. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite's All Alone Blues Charlie Musselwhite's All Alone Blues May 15, 1998 The Sonny Boy Williamson prodigy filled the room with blues during this 1998 solo set.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.

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