Concert Vault
  1. Blues Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Blues: Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Tramps | Feb 16, 1996

    The influential pianist-singer-songwriter performs his classics "Driftin' Blues," "I Stepped in Quicksand" and "Black Night" in this 1996 set.

  2. Blues Jimi Plays the Blues Blues: Jimi Plays the Blues Jimi Plays the Blues

    When it came to wailing on a 12-bar blues, Hendrix had far more in his trickbag than just "Red House." Check it out in this earthy playlist.

  3. Blues Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The country bluesman, who was born on this day in 1904, showcases his slide guitar work on a hypnotic "Fred's Worried Life Blues."

  4. Blues 'Natural Man' Lou Rawls at Newport '91 Blues: 'Natural Man' Lou Rawls at Newport '91 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1991 watch video

    The singer, who passed away on this day on 2006, wraps his soulful baritone voice around "Tobacco Road" and "Hoochie Coochie Man."

  5. Blues Corey Harris at Tramps, 1998 Blues: Corey Harris at Tramps, 1998 Tramps | Aug 28, 1998

    The neo-bluesman performs old-time Delta numbers like "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" and "Nola Rag" in this intimate acoustic set.

  6. Blues The Blues Brothers Bring in 1979 Blues: The Blues Brothers Bring in 1979 Winterland | Dec 31, 1978 watch video

    Jake and Elwood Blues lead the punchy horn band on "Hey Bartender," "Messin' With the Kid" and others in this New Years Eve concert video.

  7. Blues James Cotton Goes to College Blues: James Cotton Goes to College SMU | Feb 25, 1973

    The blues harmonica ace, a former member of Muddy Waters' band, leads his own group at Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1973.