Concert Vault
  1. Blues Omar & the Howlers' Austin Barbecue Blues: Omar & the Howlers' Austin Barbecue Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    Mississippi-born Omar Kent Dykes showcases his growling vocals and stinging guitar work on "Hoy Hoy" and "Mississippi Hoodoo Man" in '87.

  2. Blues Skip James' Moody Blues Blues: Skip James' Moody Blues Hampton Jazz Festival | Jun 27, 1968

    The enigmatic Delta bluesman plays "Devil Got My Woman," "I'm So Glad" before joining the Staples Singers on "God Is Real" in 1968.

  3. Blues Muddy Waters on the French Riviera, '68 Blues: Muddy Waters on the French Riviera, '68 Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    The Chicago blues icon, born on this day in 1913, performs "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working" at the Grand Parade du Jazz.

  4. Blues Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Blues: Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Festival Hall | Nov 14, 1991

    The guitarist-singer, whose Into the Sun drops this week, performs "Help the Poor" with his Blue Line band at Osaka's Festival Hall.

  5. Blues B.B. King at the Fillmore, 1968 Blues: B.B. King at the Fillmore, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium | Jun 6, 1968

    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.

  6. Blues Roomful of Blues in Providence, '74 Blues: Roomful of Blues in Providence, '74 Palace Theater Providence | Jan 26, 1974

    The Rhode Island-based jump blues band, featuring guitarist-founder Duke Robillard, plays the Palace three years before their debut album.

  7. Blues Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session, 2014 Blues: Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session, 2014 Daytrotter Studio | Jun 13, 2014

    The soulful Louisiana bluesman was 80 years old at the time he sang "Tight Money," "Garbage Man" and "Too Much Weekend" in this set.