The guitarist-singer, who had just turned 23, performs The Stones' "Under My Thumb" and Stephen Stills' "Bluebird" in an unplugged set.
Savor the stinging guitar work and gospel-holler vocals of the late Texas Cannonball on "That's Alright" and "Tore Down" in this 1970 set.
The country blues guitarist-singer channels his role models Robert Johnson, Blind WIllie McTell and Son House in this solo set from 1973.
The raw-edged Chicago six-stringer invites the Texas guitar slinger on stage during his '78 set at the Bottom Line, and the sparks fly.
The Master of the Telecaster passed away on this day in 1988. Hear him play the Jimi Hendrix hit "Hey Joe" and Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams."
The Memphis-born pianist-singer (aka Peter Chatham) performs the mournful "Lonesome Traveler" and the upbeat "We're Gonna Rock."
The blues harpist-guitarist plays "Lonesome in My Bedroom," "Cristo Redemptor" and "Clarksdale Boogie" in this superb solo set.
The blues guitar elder unleashes blistering licks on "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" and "Damn Right I've Got the Blues."
The late Chicago blues guitarist was born this week in 1943. Hear his stinging six-string work on "Killing My Love" and "Young Girl."
See the Chicago blues icon perform his signature tunes "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Long Distance Call" and "Got My Mojo Working" in 1971.
The late Texas guitarist, who died last July at age 70, rocks out with his band and gets bluesy with Muddy Waters, Son Seals and B.B. King.
The guitar hero plays tunes from Texas Flood and premieres tunes from his followup, Couldn't Stand the Weather in this '84 set from Montreal.
The guitarist-singer performs tunes from his breakthrough album Strong Persuader and premieres Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in 1987.
The bottleneck slide guitarist performs chilling renditions of "Shake "Em On Down" and "Worried Life Blues" at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
The legendary guitarist and harmonica ace team up on "Stormy Monday," "Born Under a Bad Sign" and others at the Shaboo Inn in Connecticut.
The Delta bluesman, born on this day in 1893, applies his melodious fingerstyle guitar technique to "I'm Satisfied" and "Stagger Lee."
The blues harp ace and former Muddy Waters sideman turns 80 today. Hear him play "Rocket 88," "Cotton Boogie" and "The Creeper" in 1973.
The soulful singer, who died on this day in 2013, performs his 1957 hit "Further On Up The Road" before joining B.B. King in this 1974 concert.
Chicago blues icon John Lee Hooker died on this day in 2001. See his stinging guitar attack in this 1992 concert video with Ry Cooder.
The Mississippi bluesman performs ominous numbers like "Devil Got My Woman" and his famed "I'm So Glad" at the '68 Hampton jazz Fest.
The blues troubadour, who is currently on sabbatical until August, performs "Think," "She Caught the Katy" and "Mr. Pitiful" in 1997.
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.
The one-time prodigy turns 38 today. Hear him as a 20-year-old Strat strangler wailing on tunes from his platinum-selling Trouble Is....
Classic blues shouter Jimmy Rushing, a stalwart in the Count Basie band from 1935 to 1948, died on this day in 1972. Hear him in this playlist.
The country bluesman, who died on this day in 1977, teams with mandolinist Yank Rachell on "Rats In My Kitchen" and "Mail Man Blues."
The late Chicago blues queen, who died on this day in 2009, sings "Mother Nature" and her 1965 hit "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.
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.
The soulful singer and slide guitarist extraordinaire is joined by bassist Sarah Brown, harmonica ace Kim Wilson and singer Nick Lowe.
The poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, who died on this day in 1967, hosts a blues bash featuring Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker.
The Chicago bluesman trades vicious licks with the Texas guitar slinger on "Stormy Monday," "Mother-in-Law Blues" and more in this '78 set.
The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer (aka The Oil Man) plays electrified Delta tunes like "Sittin' On Top of the World" in this searing set.
The blues scholar, who turns turns 73 today, digs deep on "Easy Rider" and "I'm Gonna Move Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue."
Hear the King & his signature Gibson ES-355 light up Long Island with his incomparable storytelling and regal string-bending.
B.B. had the blues everyday, and back in 1967 he shared it with the audience at San Francisco's Winterland.
The guitar icon was especially relaxed & spontaneous during this show, making it an authoritative set of smoking blues from start to finish.
The regal bluesman performs staples like "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" and "Rock Me Baby" to a new audience at the fabled rock haven.
The King of the Blues passed away yesterday at his home in Las Vegas at age 89. Hear classic performances with Lucille from the Vault.
Musician, historian and ambassador for the blues, B.B. will always be one of the most influential guitarists in the history of the instrument.
Hear James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Magic Dick with J. Geils, Howard Levy with the Flecktones, John Popper with Blues Traveler and more.
The blues scholar and solo troubadour performs classics like "Steady Rollin' Man," "Boogie Chillen" and "Spoonful" in this 1970 set.
The recent Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee died on this day in 1987. Hear him perform tunes from his groundbreaking East West in a '66 set.
The father of modern Chicago blues passed away on this day in 1983. Hear him in the ultimate two-hour playlist spanning 1960-1978.
The formidable string-bending guitarist, who was born on this day in 1923, unleashes on "Crosscut Saw" and "Personal Manager" in 1971.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter passionately delivers tunes from Strong Persuader and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in this 1989 set.
The neo-bluesman performs John Lee Hooker's "Bumble Bee Blues" and Skip James' "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" in this '98 Tramps set.
The late guitarist, who was born on this day in 1924, bridges blues and jazz on "Take the A Train" and other tunes from his album Gate Swings.
These toe-curling performances, from "C.C. Rider" to "Hey Joe," show why the late six-stringer was considered one of the greatest ever.
The Delta blues tradition is interpreted by Son House, Bukka White, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, Duane Allman and others.