Mick, Keef & the boys just announced the release of their new album Blue & Lonesome on December 2. Hear them knee-deep in the blues.
Jerry Garcia leads the ultimate jam band on covers of "Smokestack Lightning," "I'm a King Bee," "Little Red Rooster" and "Walkin' Blues."
The imposing bluesman unleashes his toe-curling bent-string licks on "Personal Manager" and "Crosscut Saw" at the Fillmore East in 1971.
The Delta bluesman, a peer of pioneers Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson, delivers with raw, emotional intensity in a '68 Ash Grove set.
Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73.
The late guitar great, who would've turned 77 today, squeezes the juice out of every note on "The Messiah," "Hey Joe" and "Five String Blues."
Riley "B."B." King was born on this day in 1925. Hear him play his hits "Sweet Sixteen" and "The Thrill Is Gone" in this '71 Fillmore East set.
The Grammy-winning neo-Delta bluesman (aka Kevin Moore) plays "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes form Just Like You in '97.
The pioneering pianist-singer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs his 1945 hit "Driftin' Blues" in this 1996 Tramps set.
The multi-faceted bluesman, who died on this day in 2005, plays his autobiographical "Born In Louisiana (Raised on the Texas Side)" in '96.
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.
The Texas Cannonball, born on this day in 1934, bears down on "Ain't Nobody's Business" and the instrumental shuffle "Hideaway" in 1970.
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.
The blues shouter known as "Mr. Five-by-Five" was born on this day in 1901. Hear him with Duke Ellington and Sammy Price at Newport.
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.
The man who electrified the Delta blues was born on this day in 1917. Hear him play "I'm In the Mood" with Bonnie Raitt in a birthday playlist.
The longtime partners and purveyors of Piedmont blues join in on "Hootin' the Blues" and "Rock Island Line" in this '67 Ash Grove set.
The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.
The late, great guitar player passed away on this day in 1988. Hear his cathartic, toe-curling licks on "Five String Blues" and "Hey Joe" in 1973.
The king of the blues serenades the hippies with his classics "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," Sweet Sixteen" and "Rock Me Baby" in this '68 set.
The fingerstyle player, slide stylist and Taj Mahal protege performs his Delta-flavored originals "Big Mama's Door" and "If Blues Was Money."
The jump blues singer, born on this day in 1923, performs "Spoonful" and "Mean Old Frisco" in this 1973 set with Robben Ford on guitar.
Tough Texas tenor saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson wails on "Kidney Stew," "Cherry Red" and "Person to Person" in this '73 set.
The stinging guitarist and soulful singer, who turns 63 today, plays his "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door (Becuse of Me)" in this '89 set.
The eternally youthful Chicago bluesman turns 80 today. See him perform his signature "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" at '94 Newport.
The Chicago guitar slinger, born on this day in 1943, plays stinging licks with Electric Flag, Paul Butterfield and as a leader of his own band.
The blues-rock pioneer, born on this day in 1941, performs classics like "Stormy Monday" and "Further On Up the Road" in this playlist.
The Mississippi-born boogie man performs "Backstabbers" and "Baby Lee" and is joined by boogie disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."
The edgy L.A. band, featuring John Diaz's raw vocals and guitar work, puts a punk spin on blues classics like "Crossroads" and "I'm Ready."
The slide guitar great and soulful singer performs "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Walking Blues," "Women Be Wise" and others in this playlist.
The blues piano player, born on this day in 1913, fuels "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working" in this '77 set from France.
The soulful singer and real-deal guitar slinger digs in on "Just Won't Burn" and the gospel-tinged "The Feeling Music Brings" in 2007.
The singer-harmonica ace plays her signatures "Hound Dog" and "Ball and Chain" and covers Junior Parker's "Mother-in-Law Blues" in 1969.
The Delta bluesman, who was born on this day in 1893, performs "Ballad of Casey Jones," "My Creole Belle" and "Salty Dog" in this '64 set.
The Chicago blues harpist and former Muddy Waters sideman turns 81 today. Hear him lead his own band in this concert from 50 years ago.
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.
The soulful singer, who passed away on this day in 2013, performs classics like "Ain't That Lovin' You" and "Further On Up The Road" in '74.
The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.
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.
The Godfather of British Blues premieres his Jazz Blues Fusion band featuring trumpeter Blue Mitchell and saxophonist Red Holloway.
The Blues Brothers film premiered in Chicago on this day in 1980. See Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in character in this '78 Winterland set.
The bad-to-the-bone boogie man performs acoustic versions of "Bo Diddley" and "Spoonful" in this intimate set from Wolfgang's Vault.
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.
The blues-rocker from Shreveport turns 39 today. Hear him ripping it up at the ripe old age of 20 on "Long Gone" and "King's Highway."
The dynamic duo plays "Hoodoo Man Blues," "Messin' with the Kid" and "One Room Country Shack" in this 1974 set from Avery Fisher Hall.
The Chicago blues queen, who died on this day in 2009, delivers her raw vocals on "I'm a Woman" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.
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.
Guitarist Steve (T. Blade) Berkowitz (now A&R/blues archivist at Sony/Legacy) leads the Boston band on a set of jump blues in 1981.