Concert Vault
  1. Blues: Muddy Waters in Newport, '69 Blues Muddy Waters in Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 Blues: Muddy Waters in Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 18, 1969

    On this day in 1987, the bluesman was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Hear him sing "Got My Mojo Working" at the Folk Festival.

  2. Blues: Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith with Muddy Waters Blues Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith with Muddy Waters Bottom Line Feb 15, 1978 Blues: Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith with Muddy Waters Bottom Line | Feb 15, 1978

    The Chicago drummer, born on this day in 1936, brings his signature shuffle beat to "Kansas City" and "Dust My Broom" in this '78 set.

  3. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Blues Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium Jul 3, 1973 Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium | Jul 3, 1973

    The great blues singer is joined by guitar great Robben Ford on "Spoonful," "Mean Old Frisco" and others in the NY Mets old home.

  4. Blues: A Salute to Missississippi Fred McDowell Blues A Salute to Missississippi Fred McDowell Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Blues: A Salute to Missississippi Fred McDowell Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The hill country bluesman was born on this day in 1904. Hear his wicked slide guitar work on "Shake 'Em On Down" at Newport '68.

  5. Blues: Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69 Blues Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 Blues: Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West | Sep 18, 1969

    The blues scholar (born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) performs "Divin' Duck Blues," "Checkin' Up On My Baby," "Corinna" and "Bacon Fat."

  6. Blues: Video: Buddy Guy at Newport '94 Blues Video: Buddy Guy at Newport '94 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1994 Blues: Video: Buddy Guy at Newport '94 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    The Chicago blues guitar great unleashes stinging licks on classics like "All Your Love (I Miss Loving) and "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues."

  7. Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Lou Rawls Playlist

    The Chicago native with the deep baritone voice died on this day in 2006. Hear him sing "Stormy Monday" and "Tobacco Road" in a playlist.

  8. Blues: Remembering Freddie King Blues Remembering Freddie King Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Blues: Remembering Freddie King Ash Grove | Aug 25, 1970

    The great singer and guitarist, who died on this day in 1976, performs classics like "San-Ho-Zay" and "I'm Tore Down" in this 1970 concert.

  9. Blues: Canned Heat Boogies On Blues Canned Heat Boogies On Parr Meadows Sep 7, 1979 Blues: Canned Heat Boogies On Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    Frontman Bob "The Bear" Hite leads the shuffle kings on "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again" in a Woodstock 10th anniversary set.

  10. Blues: Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Blues Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974 Blues: Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 30, 1974

    The two titans of the blues team up on a medley of "How Blue Can You Get?," "Stormy Monday" and "It's My Own Fault" in this 1974 concert.

  11. Blues: Albert King Unleashes His Bluespower Blues Albert King Unleashes His Bluespower Fillmore East Sep 23, 1970 Blues: Albert King Unleashes His Bluespower Fillmore East | Sep 23, 1970 watch video

    The towering lefty guitarist-singer, who died on this day in 1992, plays his tunes "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Bluespower" in this 1970 video.

  12. Blues: Paul Butterfield at Winterland, 66 Blues Paul Butterfield at Winterland, 66 Winterland Sep 30, 1966 Blues: Paul Butterfield at Winterland, 66 Winterland | Sep 30, 1966

    The blues harp player and singer, who was born on this day in 1942, fronts a killer band featuring guitarist Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield.

  13. Blues: Robben Ford in Osaka, Japan Blues Robben Ford in Osaka, Japan Festival Hall Nov 14, 1991 Blues: Robben Ford in Osaka, Japan Festival Hall | Nov 14, 1991

    The blues-rock guitarist, who turns 64 today, performs "Talk To Your Daughter" and "Help The Poor" with his Blue Line band in this '91 set.

  14. Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Blues The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Bottom Line Jun 21, 1978 Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Bottom Line | Jun 21, 1978

    Guitarist Johnny and keyboardist Edgar sit in with the king of the blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from New York's The Bottiom Line.

  15. Blues: Willie Dixon at Great American Music Hall, '73 Blues Willie Dixon at Great American Music Hall, '73 Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Blues: Willie Dixon at Great American Music Hall, '73 Great American Music Hall | Dec 13, 1973

    The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his signature songs "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Crazy for My Baby."

  16. Blues: Lucky Peterson Pinch Hits for Gatemouth Blues Lucky Peterson Pinch Hits for Gatemouth Tramps Apr 19, 1997 Blues: Lucky Peterson Pinch Hits for Gatemouth Tramps | Apr 19, 1997

    The guitarist with the stinging attack fills in for an ailing Gatemouth Brown in this set with Gates Express in this '97 set from Tramps.

  17. Blues: Junior Wells at the Shaboo Inn, '73 Blues Junior Wells at the Shaboo Inn, '73 Shaboo Inn Feb 15, 1973 Blues: Junior Wells at the Shaboo Inn, '73 Shaboo Inn | Feb 15, 1973

    The Chicago blues harp player and singer, born on this day in 1934, performs "Look Over Yonder Wall" and more with partner Buddy Guy.

  18. Blues: Brownie McGhee at Newport Folk Festival '68 Blues Brownie McGhee at Newport Folk Festival '68 Rogers High School Jul 27, 1968 Blues: Brownie McGhee at Newport Folk Festival '68 Rogers High School | Jul 27, 1968

    The Piedmont style guitarist and singer, who was born on this day in 1915, performs "Kansas City" and "Key to the Highway" in this solo set.

  19. Blues: Big Mama Thornton at Newport, '69 Blues Big Mama Thornton at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 Blues: Big Mama Thornton at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 18, 1969

    The earthy singer and harmonica player performs her signature tunes "Ball and Chain," "Hound Dog" and "Rock Me Baby" at the Folk Fest.

  20. Blues: Robert Cray's Stinging Licks Blues Robert Cray's Stinging Licks Tower Theater Apr 26, 1987 Blues: Robert Cray's Stinging Licks Tower Theater | Apr 26, 1987

    The guitarist-singer performs "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" from his breakthrough album, Strong Persuader, in this 1987 concert.

  21. Blues: Remembering Ruth Brown Blues Remembering Ruth Brown Apollo Theatre Jul 5, 1973 Blues: Remembering Ruth Brown Apollo Theatre | Jul 5, 1973

    The legendary R&B singer, who died on this day in 2006, performs her 1950 hit "Teardrops From My Eyes" in this '73 set from the Apollo.

  22. Blues: Video: Hubert Sumlin Sittin' In Blues Video: Hubert Sumlin Sittin' In Capitol Theatre Jun 18, 1982 Blues: Video: Hubert Sumlin Sittin' In Capitol Theatre | Jun 18, 1982 watch video

    The blues guitarist and longtime Howlin' Wolf sideman was born on this day in 1931. See him jamming with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in '82.

  23. Blues: John Hammond at Waterville Opera House Blues John Hammond at Waterville Opera House Waterville Opera House Dec 16, 1973 Blues: John Hammond at Waterville Opera House Waterville Opera House | Dec 16, 1973

    The country blues troubadour, who turns 73 today, performs Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues" and "Love In Vain" in this 1973 solo set.

  24. Blues: Bukka White at Ash Grove, '67 Blues Bukka White at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove Aug 17, 1967 Blues: Bukka White at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove | Aug 17, 1967

    The Delta blues icon, born on this day in 1909, plays National Steel Dobro and delivers intense vocals on his classic "Fixin' to Die Blues."

  25. Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, '07 Blues Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, '07 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2007 Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport, '07 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2007 watch video

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter plays a smoldering "Just Won't Burn" and wails on her soulful shuffle number "Feeling Music Brings."

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  1. Blues: Video: Hot Tuna at the Vault, 2011 Blues Video: Hot Tuna at the Vault, 2011 Wolfgang's Vault Jun 24, 2011 Blues: Video: Hot Tuna at the Vault, 2011 Wolfgang's Vault | Jun 24, 2011 watch video

    Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and longtime partner Jack Casady perform an intimate set of acoustic blues tunes by Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake.

  2. Blues: Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Blues Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Blues: Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Eric Clapton -- Strictly the Blues

    Slowhand digs deep on his trusty Fender Stratocaster in this set of tunes by Willie Dixon, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson and Otis Rush.

  3. Blues: Remembering Mississippi John Hurt Blues Remembering Mississippi John Hurt Ash Grove Jul 7, 1964 Blues: Remembering Mississippi John Hurt Ash Grove | Jul 7, 1964

    The country blues guitarist and singer died on this day in 1966. Hear him play "Monday Morning Blues" and "See See Rider" in this '64 set.

  4. Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Bluesy Roots Blues Fleetwood Mac's Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom | Jun 8, 1968

    Guitarist Peter Green, who turns 69 today, leads an early edition of the Brit band on tunes by Elmore James, B.B. King and Freddie King in '68.

  5. Blues: Ben Harper at Tramps Blues Ben Harper at Tramps Tramps Sep 27, 1996 Blues: Ben Harper at Tramps Tramps | Sep 27, 1996

    The blues-rocker and slide guitar ace, who turns 46 today, performs his pro-pot anthem "Burn One Down" and others from Fight for Your Mind.

  6. Blues: Jimi Hendrix, Strictly the Blues Blues Jimi Hendrix, Strictly the Blues Blues: Jimi Hendrix, Strictly the Blues Jimi Hendrix -- Strictly the Blues

    Rock's greatest guitarist dips into a set of stone blues numbers by the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf along with his own "Red House."

  7. Blues: A Salute to Sonny Terry Blues A Salute to Sonny Terry Great American Music Hall Sep 3, 1975 Blues: A Salute to Sonny Terry Great American Music Hall | Sep 3, 1975

    The Piedmont style blues harpist, who was born on this day in 1911, whoops it up with longtime partner Brownie McGhee in this '75 set.

  8. Blues: Elvin Bishop at the Record Plant, '75 Blues Elvin Bishop at the Record Plant, '75 Record Plant Los Angeles Dec 11, 1975 Blues: Elvin Bishop at the Record Plant, '75 Record Plant Los Angeles | Dec 11, 1975

    The Tulsa blues-rocker turns 73 today. Hear his stinging guitar licks and urgent vocals on "Stealin' Watermelons" and "Deep Elem Blues."

  9. Blues: Son House at Newport Folk '69 Blues Son House at Newport Folk '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 19, 1969 Blues: Son House at Newport Folk '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 19, 1969

    The Delta bluesman, who died on this day in 1988, plays slashing slide guitar and sings with harrowing intensity on "Empire State Express."

  10. Blues: Video: Bonnie Raitt's Rock 'n' Blues Soul Blues Video: Bonnie Raitt's Rock 'n' Blues Soul Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 6, 1993 Blues: Video: Bonnie Raitt's Rock 'n' Blues Soul Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 6, 1993 watch video

    The guitarist-singer flaunts some killer slide work on Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and John Hiatt's "Thing Called Love" in this '93 set.

  11. Blues: Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Blues Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Record Plant Nov 10, 1974 Blues: Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Record Plant | Nov 10, 1974

    The Chicago guitarist unleashes stinging licks on a set of old school tunes like "Orphan Blues," "Don't Lie to Me" and "Sweet Little Angel."

  12. 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 soulful Texan is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of blues on shuffles like "Thank You Baby" and "Linda Lou."

  13. Blues: Sammy Price's Boogie Woogie Blues Blues Sammy Price's Boogie Woogie Blues Blues: Sammy Price's Boogie Woogie Blues Sammy Price Playlist

    The Texas pianist, who was born on this day in 1908, performs "The Cafe Society Boogie" and "The Price Is Right" at the Newport Jazzfest.

  14. Blues: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Sings the Blues Blues Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Sings the Blues Blues: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Sings the Blues Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson playlist

    The Texas alto saxman turns blues shouter on his signature "Kidney Stew" along with "Person to Person" and "Cherry Red" in this playlist.

  15. Blues: Ellen McIlwaine at Amazingrace, 1973 Blues Ellen McIlwaine at Amazingrace, 1973 Amazingrace Apr 7, 1973 Blues: Ellen McIlwaine at Amazingrace, 1973 Amazingrace | Apr 7, 1973

    The singer-songwriter-slide guitarist, who turns 70 today, plays tunes from We The People and covers Jimi Hendrix's "Up From the Skies."

  16. Blues: The Rising Sons at Ash Grove, 1965 Blues The Rising Sons at Ash Grove, 1965 Ash Grove May 30, 1965 Blues: The Rising Sons at Ash Grove, 1965 Ash Grove | May 30, 1965

    The L.A. band, featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, plays "I'm a King Bee," "Fannie Mae" and "Corinne, Corrina" in this set from 50 years ago.

  17. Blues: Keb' Mo's Delta Muse Blues Keb' Mo's Delta Muse Tramps Mar 6, 1997 Blues: Keb' Mo's Delta Muse Tramps | Mar 6, 1997

    The Grammy-winning bluesman plays "Dangerous Mood," "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes from Just Like You in this '97 set.

  18. Blues: Remembering Koko Taylor Blues Remembering Koko Taylor Tramps May 8, 1998 Blues: Remembering Koko Taylor Tramps | May 8, 1998

    The Queen of the Blues would've turned 80 today. Hear her sing "Beer Bottle Boogie" and her 1965 hit "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.

  19. Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Blues Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Wolfgang's Vault Aug 1, 2011 Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Wolfgang's Vault | Aug 1, 2011 watch video

    The high-energy blues 'n' boogie man plays "Bo Diddley," "Spoonful" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" in this intimate acoustic set.

  20. Blues: A Trip Down Tobacco Road Blues A Trip Down Tobacco Road Blues: A Trip Down Tobacco Road Tobacco Road Playlist

    Hear very different renditions of John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" by Lou Rawls, Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon and the Jefferson Airplane.

  21. Blues: Roy Buchanan's Blue Streak Blues Roy Buchanan's Blue Streak Blues: Roy Buchanan's Blue Streak Roy Buchanan Playlist

    The late guitar hero, who was born on this day in 1939, unleashes searing licks on "Bitter Memories" and "The Messiah Will Come Again."

  22. Blues: Savoy Brown's Silver Anniversary Blues Savoy Brown's Silver Anniversary Record Plant Nov 24, 1975 Blues: Savoy Brown's Silver Anniversary Record Plant | Nov 24, 1975

    The Kim Simmonds-led Brit blues 'n' boogie band celebrates its 50th year with the release of The Devil To Pay. Hear them from 40 years ago.

  23. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Blues Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium Jul 3, 1973 Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium | Jul 3, 1973

    The jump blues singer, who died on this day in 1997, performs "Spoonful" and "Mean Old Frisco" at the New York Mets former ballpark.

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