Blues
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Blues: Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Jan 16, 1966 Miles collaborates here with lifelong blues devotee Bernie Pearl, brother of Ash Grove owner Ed Pearl, with both men taking cues from Lightinin' Hopkins.
  4. 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."
  5. Blues: John Hammond: Central Park, 1973 John Hammond: Central Park, 1973 Aug 17, 1973 Hammond brought traditional acoustic blues to new generations, slashing and howling as if Robert Johnson was hot on his trail.
  6. Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Testifyin' Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Testifyin' Jun 30, 1974 The dynamic duo plays "Hoodoo Man Blues," "Messin' with the Kid" and "One Room Country Shack" in this 1974 set from Avery Fisher Hall.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. Blues: Otis Rush at Tramps, 1993 Otis Rush at Tramps, 1993 Oct 15, 1993 The lefty guitarist from the raw West Side Chicago school plays his signature tunes "All Your Love (I Miss Lovin')" and "Double Trouble."
  11. 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.
  12. Blues: Jorma Kaukonen' Bone-Crunching Blues Jorma Kaukonen' Bone-Crunching Blues Sep 7, 1979 The Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist premieres new material at the Woodstock 10th anniversary reunion concert in Parr Meadows, 1979.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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."
  16. 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.
  17. Blues: Neil Young & the Bluenotes at the Trocadero Neil Young & the Bluenotes at the Trocadero Apr 22, 1988 The guitarist channels his inner Jimmy Reed in this '88 set of tunes from his album This Note's for You with his dynamic horn band.
  18. Blues: The Great Ray Charles The Great Ray Charles May 12, 1989 The definitive voice of blues is as gruff and golden as ever! This set will have Georgia on your mind in no time at all.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Blues: Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton Mar 4, 1977 What happens when three blues legends get together on stage? It's not a riddle – hear for yourself in this 1977 concert.
  24. 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.
  25. 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."
  26. Blues: Robert Cray's Stinging Licks Robert Cray's Stinging Licks Apr 26, 1987 The guitarist-singer performs "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" from his breakthrough album, Strong Persuader, in this 1987 concert.
  27. 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.
  28. Blues: Uncut: Alvin Lee in '94 Uncut: Alvin Lee in '94 Oct 21, 1994 Enjoy this long set of the great blues guitarist rockin' Tramps, twenty years after the end of Ten Years After.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Blues: Muddy at the 'Mo Muddy at the 'Mo Nov 4, 1966 Kicking off a three date run at the Fillmore, the Muddy Waters Blues Band clearly relishes the opportunity to bring that South Side sound to the hippies.
  32. Blues: Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues May 8, 1998 The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer, nicknamed the Oil Man, performs raw Delta numbers like "I'm Goin' Away, Baby" in a '98 set.
  33. Blues: Shuggie Otis Lights Up Newport '70 Shuggie Otis Lights Up Newport '70 Jul 12, 1970 This concert at George Wein's annual bash features the 16-year-old guitar sensation and son of R&B pioneer Johnny Otis.
  34. Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Aug 1, 2011 The bad-to-the-bone boogie man performs acoustic versions of "Bo Diddley" and "Spoonful" in this intimate set from Wolfgang's Vault.
  35. Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore, 1966 Muddy Waters at the Fillmore, 1966 Nov 4, 1966 The father of modern Chicago blues plays some nasty slide guitar on "Honey Bee" and "Long Distance Call" and sings "Hoochie Coochie Man."
  36. Blues: Polishing Up the Blues Polishing Up the Blues Apr 26, 1987 Sleek and modern though his sound may be, singer/guitarist Robert Cray nonetheless exudes the easy soulfulness of his predecessors.
  37. 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.
  38. 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."
  39. Blues: B.B. King Gets a Star B.B. King Gets a Star Jun 19, 1971 The king of the blues got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 22 years ago today. Listen to him thrill the Fillmore in 1971.
  40. Blues: Remembering John Lee Hooker Remembering John Lee Hooker Nov 2, 1991 The blues favorite gave a brief electric performance at the otherwise unplugged Bridge School Benefit, because if John Lee wants to plug in, you let him.
  41. 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."
  42. 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."
  43. 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.
  44. Blues: Rory Gallagher's Irish Blues Rory Gallagher's Irish Blues Apr 4, 1974 Although he was never a household name like some of his contemporaries, Rory Gallagher's playing stacked up with the best. This show from '74 is proof.
  45. Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Aug 12, 2007 The new blues star sings with uncanny feeling and plays guitar with soulful conviction on "Just Won't Burn" and "The Feeling Music Brings."
  46. Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Lou Rawls Sings the Blues The soulful singer known for his silky smooth baritone voice gets down on "Tobacco Road," "Stormy Monday" and "Hoochie Coochie Man."
  47. Blues: The Fabulous Thunderbirds & Friends The Fabulous Thunderbirds & Friends May 25, 1987 ATX's favorite blues band The Fabulous Thunderbirds play a guest-heavy set in their hometown with help from Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and Nick Lowe.
  48. Blues: Crazy 'Bout Elvin Bishop Group Crazy 'Bout Elvin Bishop Group Mar 17, 1971 Sit back, relax and soak in the blues. It's always a good time when Elvin Bishop is playing.
  49. Blues: Johnny Winter Channels Hendrix Johnny Winter Channels Hendrix Jan 1, 1978 Blues great Johnny Winter kicks off this recording from London in 1978 with a blistering 16-minute take on the classic "Hey Joe," popularized by Jimi Hendrix.
  50. Blues: Freddie King inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame Freddie King inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame Aug 25, 1970

    The Texas Cannonball was inducted in April. His playing influenced dozens of legendary artists; here why in this smoking 1970 performance.

  51. 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.
  52. Blues: Lou Rawls at Newport, 1972 Lou Rawls at Newport, 1972 Jul 8, 1972 The Chicago-born singer wraps his silky, soulful baritone voice around "Stormy Monday," "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "World of Trouble"

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