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Blues

  1. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73.
  2. Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Blues: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 The Delta bluesman, who was born in 1893, performs "Ballad of Casey Jones," "My Creole Belle" and "Salty Dog" in this '64 set.
  3. Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Blues: Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 The stinging guitarist and soulful singer plays his "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door (Becuse of Me)" in this '89 set.
  4. Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Blues: Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Tramps Mar 6, 1997 The Grammy-winning neo-Delta bluesman (aka Kevin Moore) plays "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes form Just Like You in 1997.
  5. Big Mama Thornton's Downhome Blues Blues: Big Mama Thornton's Downhome Blues Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 The singer-harmonica ace plays her signatures "Hound Dog" and "Ball and Chain" and covers Junior Parker's "Mother-in-Law Blues" in 1969.
  6. Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Blues: Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 The Harlem-born bluesman (aka Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) plays "Diving Duck Blues" and "Easy Rider" in 1969.
  7. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."
  8. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Good Danny's 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.
  9. Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 Guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer lead the Brit band on B.B. King's "Worried Dream" and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" in a '68 set.
  10. Willie Dixon IS the Blues Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall 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.
  11. Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Blues: Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Festival Hall 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.
  12. A Salute to Buddy Guy Blues: A Salute to Buddy Guy Tramps May 8, 1996 Hear the blues guitar great testify on "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" and "Feels Like Rain" and wail on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" in 1996.
  13. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Tramps May 20, 1998 Hear the former teen sensation unleash his potent guitar chops on "King's Highway" and other tunes from Trouble Is... in 1998.
  14. Remembering Koko Taylor, the Earthshaker Blues: Remembering Koko Taylor, the Earthshaker Tramps May 8, 1998 The Chicago blues queen, who died in 2009, delivers her raw vocals on "I'm a Woman" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.
  15. Best of Blues
    1. Big Mama Thornton's Downhome Blues
    2. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues
    3. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971
    4. Stevie Ray Live in Texas
    5. Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1965
    6. Pinetop Perkins With Muddy Waters in Nice
    7. John Hammond's Barrelhouse Boogie
    8. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues
    9. Rory Gallagher at the Bottom Line, 1978
    10. Mississippi John Hurt at Ash Grove
  16. The King Doing His Thing Blues: The King Doing His Thing Winterland Dec 8, 1967 B.B. King plays his classics "Sweet Little Angel" and "Rock Me Baby" and gets into some downhome storytelling on "Don't Answer the Door" in a 1967 set.
  17. Gate Swings at Tramps Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps 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. A Salute to Johnny Shines Blues: A Salute to Johnny Shines Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974 The Delta bluesman, a protege of Robert Johnson, died in 1992. Hear him sing "Crossroads" and "Dynaflow Blues" in this '74 set.
  19. Climax Blues Band Invades Jersey Blues: Climax Blues Band Invades Jersey Capitol Theatre Jan 19, 1974 The British group, featuring guitar great Peter Haycock, plays Mose Allison's "Seventh Son" and Otis Rush's "So Many Roads" in this '74 set.
  20. Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Blues: Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Fillmore Auditorium Oct 14, 1966 The harmonica ace leads his pioneering group featuring guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on "Shake Your Money Maker" and others.
  21. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Blues: Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 A huge influence on many of rock's greatest guitarists. Hear Albert King unleash his string-bending prowess on "Crosscut Saw" and "Personal Manager" in 1971.
  22. Stevie Ray Live in Texas Blues: Stevie Ray Live in Texas Austin Opera House Apr 15, 1984 A Strat-tastic tour de force in this homecoming show for the Lone Star State's string-bender numero uno.
  23. The Incomparable Etta James Blues: The Incomparable Etta James Tramps Nov 3, 1993 The powerful singer blends R&B, rock and blues on her classics "At Last," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Your Good Thing Is About to End."
  24. Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1965 Blues: Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Muddy and his band brought the Blues to the Newport Jazz Festival in 1965.
  25. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, 1968 Blues: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium Feb 9, 1968 Before Mick Taylor shredded for the Stones he shredded for the Bluesbreakers. Check out this blazing Fillmore set.
  26. Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Blues: Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove 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.
  27. Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, 1969 Blues: Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, 1969 Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 The blues troubadour performs "Diving Duck Blues," "Corinna" and "She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride."
  28. Steppenwolf In Blues Mode Blues: Steppenwolf In Blues Mode Fillmore West Aug 28, 1968 Singer John Kay leads the Toronto band on earthy covers of "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Tighten Up Your Wig" and "Baby Please Don't Go" in 1968.