1. Blues Robert Cray's Smoking Gun Blues: Robert Cray's Smoking Gun Paramount Theatre Springfield | Feb 12, 1989

    The stinging guitarist and powerful singer celebrates his new release, In My Soul this week. Hear him testifying in this '89 concert.

  2. Blues A Muddy Waters Memorial Playlist Blues: A Muddy Waters Memorial Playlist Muddy Waters Birthday Playlist

    Hear the father of modern Chicago blues with Johnny Winter in 1977 and in various concerts during the '60s

  3. Blues Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Blues: Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    The Texas guitar slinger tears it up with his power trio in this 1979 concert celebrating Woodstock's 10th anniversary.

  4. Blues Bonnie Raitt Channels Skip James Blues: Bonnie Raitt Channels Skip James Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 6, 1993 watch video

    Watch the guitarist-singer flaunt her slide chops on a Delta medley of "Write Me a Few of Your Lines/Kokomo Blues/Walkin' Blues" in this '93 set.

  5. Blues J.B. Hutto's Raucous Slide Style Blues: J.B. Hutto's Raucous Slide Style Ash Grove | Dec 28, 1966

    The Chicago guitarist, who followed in the footsteps of Elmore James, performs his 1954 hit "Combination Boogie" in this '66 Ash Grove set.

  6. Blues Omar & The Howlers' Rock & Boogie Blues Blues: Omar & The Howlers' Rock & Boogie Blues Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    Omar Dykes summons up his nastiest guitar licks and raspiest Howlin' Wolf vocals for this outdoor show in his hometown Austin in 1987.

  7. Blues Remembering Pinetop Perkins Blues: Remembering Pinetop Perkins Pinetop Perkins Memorial Playlist

    The venerable Chicago blues pianist died on this day in 2011 at age 97. Hear him with Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.