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  1. Blues: The Winter Brothers Meet B.B. King Blues The Winter Brothers Meet B.B. King Bottom Line Jun 21, 1978 Blues: The Winter Brothers Meet B.B. King Bottom Line | 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.

  2. Blues: John Hammond's Delta Muse Blues John Hammond's Delta Muse Waterville Opera House Dec 16, 1973 Blues: John Hammond's Delta Muse Waterville Opera House | Dec 16, 1973

    The guitarist-singer and blues harp ace, who turns 74 today, performs "Look On Yonder Wall," "Broke Down Engine" and others in this solo set.

  3. Blues: Bukka White Likes It Rough Blues Bukka White Likes It Rough Ash Grove Aug 17, 1967 Blues: Bukka White Likes It Rough Ash Grove | Aug 17, 1967

    The Delta blues master was born on this day 110 years ago. Hear him play "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues" and "Fixin' to Die Blues" in a '67 set.

  4. Blues: Bobby Rush's Downhome Blues Blues Bobby Rush's Downhome Blues Daytrotter Studio Apr 29, 2014 Blues: Bobby Rush's Downhome Blues Daytrotter Studio | Apr 29, 2014

    The Louisiana singer and blues harpist, who turns 83 today, performs "Tight Money" and "Too Much Weekend" in this 2014 Daytrotter set.

  5. Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, 2007 Blues Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, 2007 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2007 Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, 2007 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2007 watch video

    The rising star guitarist-singer, who turns 46 today, delivers a stinging "Just Won't Burn" and a deeply soulful "Feeling That Music Brings."

  6. Blues: Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Blues Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Tramps Dec 29, 1995 Blues: Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Tramps | Dec 29, 1995

    The tough Texan, who turns 76 today, sings the shuffle "Linda Lu," the slow blues "Rebecca, Rebecca" and his "Two More Bottles of Wine."

  7. Blues: Omar & The Howlers in Austin Blues Omar & The Howlers in Austin Austin Opera House Aug 30, 1987 Blues: Omar & The Howlers in Austin Austin Opera House | Aug 30, 1987

    Guitarist-singer Omar Dykes brings his rough vocals and stinging licks to blues-rockers like "Mississippi Hoodoo Man" and "Big Legs" in '97.

  8. Blues: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Blues Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 6, 1964 Blues: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 6, 1964

    The country-blues singer-guitarist, who died on this day in 1966, plays "Richland Woman Blues," "Shake That Thing" and "Stagger Lee" in 1964.

  9. Blues: Chris Smither's Delta Muse Blues Chris Smither's Delta Muse Lenox Music Inn Jul 28, 1973 Blues: Chris Smither's Delta Muse Lenox Music Inn | Jul 28, 1973

    The folk-blues troubadour blends fingerstyle picking and passionate vocals on "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.

  10. Blues: Remembering Peter Haycock Blues Remembering Peter Haycock Guildford Civic Hall Nov 19, 1976 Blues: Remembering Peter Haycock Guildford Civic Hall | Nov 19, 1976

    The late Climax Blues Band guitarist died on this day in 2013. Hear him play "Couldn't Get It Right" and "Goin' To New York" in this 1978 set.

  11. Blues: The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist Blues The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist 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.

  12. Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore, 1966 Blues Muddy Waters at the Fillmore, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium Nov 4, 1966 Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium | 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."

  13. Blues: Sonny Terry Hootin' the Blues Blues Sonny Terry Hootin' the Blues Ash Grove Jan 21, 1967 Blues: Sonny Terry Hootin' the Blues Ash Grove | Jan 21, 1967

    The Piedmont blues and folk harmonica ace was born on this day in 1911. Hear him with longtime partner Brownie McGhee in a '67 set.

  14. Blues: Ellvin Bishop at the Keystone Korner Blues Ellvin Bishop at the Keystone Korner Keystone Korner Mar 17, 1971 Blues: Ellvin Bishop at the Keystone Korner Keystone Korner | Mar 17, 1971

    The blues-rock pioneer, who turns 74 today, plays "Fannie Mae," "Party 'Til the Cows Come Home" and "The Things I Used to Do" in this '71 set.

  15. Blues: Hot Tuna's Electro-Acoustic Blues Blues Hot Tuna's Electro-Acoustic Blues Tramps Nov 28, 1998 Blues: Hot Tuna's Electro-Acoustic Blues Tramps | Nov 28, 1998

    Jefferson Airplane bandmates Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady play tunes by Robert Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis and Jimmy Reed in 1998.

  16. Blues: David Bromberg Will Not Be Your Fool Blues David Bromberg Will Not Be Your Fool Record Plant Jun 18, 1975 Blues: David Bromberg Will Not Be Your Fool Record Plant | 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.

  17. Blues: John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana Blues John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana Fillmore Auditorium Jul 18, 1986 Blues: John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana Fillmore Auditorium | Jul 18, 1986 watch video

    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.

  18. Blues: Rolling Stones, Strictly the Blues Blues Rolling Stones, Strictly the Blues Blues: Rolling Stones, Strictly the Blues The Rolling Stones, Strictly The Blues

    Mick, Keef & the boys just announced the release of their new album Blue & Lonesome on December 2. Hear them knee-deep in the blues.

  19. Blues: The Bluesy Side of the Grateful Dead Blues The Bluesy Side of the Grateful Dead Blues: The Bluesy Side of the Grateful Dead The Bluesy Side of The Dead

    Jerry Garcia leads the ultimate jam band on covers of "Smokestack Lightning," "I'm a King Bee," "Little Red Rooster" and "Walkin' Blues."

  20. Blues: Albert King's Mighty Bluespower Blues Albert King's Mighty Bluespower Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Blues: Albert King's Mighty Bluespower Fillmore East | 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.

  21. Blues: Son House's Slashing Slide Style Blues Son House's Slashing Slide Style Ash Grove Mar 2, 1968 Blues: Son House's Slashing Slide Style Ash Grove | Mar 2, 1968

    The Delta bluesman, a peer of pioneers Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson, delivers with raw, emotional intensity in a '68 Ash Grove set.

  22. Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 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.

  23. Blues: A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Blues A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Blues: A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Roy Buchanan Playlist

    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."

  24. Blues: All Hail the King! Blues All Hail the King! Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 Blues: All Hail the King! Fillmore East | Jun 19, 1971

    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.

  25. Blues: Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Blues Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Tramps Mar 6, 1997 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 '97.

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  1. Blues: Charles Brown Knee-Deep in the Blues Blues Charles Brown Knee-Deep in the Blues Tramps Feb 16, 1996 Blues: Charles Brown Knee-Deep in the Blues Tramps | Feb 16, 1996

    The pioneering pianist-singer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs his 1945 hit "Driftin' Blues" in this 1996 Tramps set.

  2. Blues: Gatemouth Brown's Swingin' Blues Blues Gatemouth Brown's Swingin' Blues Tramps Apr 6, 1996 Blues: Gatemouth Brown's Swingin' Blues Tramps | Apr 6, 1996

    The multi-faceted bluesman, who died on this day in 2005, plays his autobiographical "Born In Louisiana (Raised on the Texas Side)" in '96.

  3. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Good Danny's Apr 18, 2012 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.

  4. Blues: Freddie King's Stinging Licks Blues Freddie King's Stinging Licks Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Blues: Freddie King's Stinging Licks Ash Grove | Aug 25, 1970

    The Texas Cannonball, born on this day in 1934, bears down on "Ain't Nobody's Business" and the instrumental shuffle "Hideaway" in 1970.

  5. Blues: The Record Company Unplugged Blues The Record Company Unplugged Paste Studios Jan 27, 2016 Blues: The Record Company Unplugged Paste Studios | Jan 27, 2016 watch video

    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.

  6. Blues: Jimmy Rushing Sings the Blues Blues Jimmy Rushing Sings the Blues Blues: Jimmy Rushing Sings the Blues A Jimmy Rushing Playlist

    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.

  7. Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Blues Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 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.

  8. Blues: Boogie On With John Lee Hooker Blues Boogie On With John Lee Hooker Blues: Boogie On With John Lee Hooker A John Lee Hooker Playlist

    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.

  9. Blues: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Blues Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Ash Grove Jan 21, 1967 Blues: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Ash Grove | 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.

  10. Blues: Son Seals at the Bottom Line Blues Son Seals at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978 Blues: Son Seals at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Jan 10, 1978

    The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.

  11. Blues: Remembering Roy Buchanan Blues Remembering Roy Buchanan Central Park Jun 30, 1973 Blues: Remembering Roy Buchanan Central Park | Jun 30, 1973

    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.

  12. Blues: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Blues B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium Jun 6, 1968 Blues: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium | Jun 6, 1968

    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.

  13. Blues: Alvin Youngblood Hart at Tramps, '98 Blues Alvin Youngblood Hart at Tramps, '98 Tramps Aug 28, 1998 Blues: Alvin Youngblood Hart at Tramps, '98 Tramps | Aug 28, 1998

    The fingerstyle player, slide stylist and Taj Mahal protege performs his Delta-flavored originals "Big Mama's Door" and "If Blues Was Money."

  14. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium Blues Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium Shea Stadium Jul 3, 1973 Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium Shea Stadium | Jul 3, 1973

    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.

  15. Blues: Cleanhead Sings the Blues Blues Cleanhead Sings the Blues Blues: Cleanhead Sings the Blues Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson playlist

    Tough Texas tenor saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson wails on "Kidney Stew," "Cherry Red" and "Person to Person" in this '73 set.

  16. Blues: Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Blues Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 Blues: Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Paramount Theatre Springfield | Feb 12, 1989

    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.

  17. Blues: Happy Birthday, Buddy Guy! Blues Happy Birthday, Buddy Guy! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1994 Blues: Happy Birthday, Buddy Guy! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    The eternally youthful Chicago bluesman turns 80 today. See him perform his signature "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" at '94 Newport.

  18. Blues: A Mike Bloomfield Birthday Playlist Blues A Mike Bloomfield Birthday Playlist Blues: A Mike Bloomfield Birthday Playlist A Mike Bloomfield Birthday Playlist

    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.

  19. Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues

    The blues-rock pioneer, born on this day in 1941, performs classics like "Stormy Monday" and "Further On Up the Road" in this playlist.

  20. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport, '91 Blues Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport, '91 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport, '91 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 17, 1991 watch video

    The Mississippi-born boogie man performs "Backstabbers" and "Baby Lee" and is joined by boogie disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."

  21. Blues: The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Blues The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove Jun 30, 1967 Blues: The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove | Jun 30, 1967

    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."

  22. Blues: Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues Blues Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues Blues: Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues Bonnie Raitt, Strictly The Blues

    The slide guitar great and soulful singer performs "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Walking Blues," "Women Be Wise" and others in this playlist.

  23. Blues: Pinetop Perkins With Muddy Waters in Nice Blues Pinetop Perkins With Muddy Waters in Nice Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Blues: Pinetop Perkins With Muddy Waters in Nice Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    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.

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