Tough Texas tenor saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson wails on "Kidney Stew," "Cherry Red" and "Person to Person" in this '73 set.
John Hurt is one of the legends of Delta Blues. Be sure to hear him play through some folk-inspired blues songs in this set.
Celebrate the blues harp ace with a playlist comprised of performances from 1968 and 1978 featuring Wells and longtime partner, guitarist Buddy Guy.
After 12 years in Muddy Waters' band, the blues harp ace and powerhouse singer was ready to go solo.
The soulful Louisiana bluesman was 80 years old at the time he sang "Tight Money," "Garbage Man" and "Too Much Weekend" in this set.
The singer and blues harp ace leads his Boston-based band on the jump blues number "Schoolin' Them Dice" and the boogie romp "Train."
Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield – and many more original Woodstock performers – gathered 10 years later for more peace and more music.
Comedian and Podcaster Marc Maron reminisced about this hot-rodded blues combo in a recent interview with American Songwriter.
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.
ATX's favorite blues band The Fabulous Thunderbirds play a guest-heavy set in their hometown with help from Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and Nick Lowe.
Dinah Washington may not have received wide mainstream attention, but here Queen status is well earned in this sultry set from 1955.
These 10 soulful blues tracks are were streamed more than any other over the course of 2012. Being down never felt so good!
Freddie, Albert and B.B. King flash their respective vocal styles and guitar chops with passion in this bluesy playlist from 1967-1971.
The slide guitar great and soulful singer performs "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Walking Blues," "Women Be Wise" and others in this playlist.
The guitarist-singer, whose Into the Sun drops this week, performs "Help the Poor" with his Blue Line band at Osaka's Festival Hall.
The boogie kings rock New York with "On the Road Again," "Amphetamine Annie," "Goin' Up the Country" and "Woodstock Boogie" in 1979.
The Chicago bluesman, accompanied by guitarist Ry Cooder, performs bone-chilling renditions of some of his most beloved songs in 1992.
The influential Texas bluesman gets an assist from guitarist Bernie Pearl on "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Baby Shake That Thing" in 1966.
Taj Mahal joins forces with guitarist Ry Cooder in The Rising Sons, a Los Angeles-based blues band that frequented the Ash Grove in 1965.
Edgar and Johnny Winter sit in with The King of the Blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from the Bottom Line in New York City.
For the perfect introduction to blues music, you can't beat the sound of one man and a guitar, especially when that one man is Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins.
The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.
Mike Bloomfield was one of the most underrated and influential blues musicians of his time. Hear him tear the house down in this superb 1974 recording.
Considered to be the Father of Delta Blues, Son House influenced many of the great blues artist that came after him.
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.
Clark is bringing the blues into a new generation with a rocking, soulful take on the form. Check it out in his Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year.
This one-time protege of Lightnin' Hopkins shows he can stand on his own two feet during this swinging Ash Grove set.
The country bluesman showcases his distinctive crying vocal style alongside mandolinist Yank Rachell in this 1969 concert.
The Dead were known for mining the archives of American music for buried treasures of traditional blues songs. Here are a few of their best blues covers.
The edgy L.A. band, featuring John Diaz's raw vocals and guitar work, puts a punk spin on blues classics like "Crossroads" and "I'm Ready."
Guitarist Pete Haycock unleashes his potent chops with the UK band on "Seventh Son," "So Many Roads" and "Stormy Monday" in this '74 set.
The left-handed guitar slinger and exponent of the West Side Chicago sound plays his 1958 hit "Double Trouble" in this fiery set.
Hear the prolific country blues singer-songwriter perform in the intimacy of the Ash Grove nightclub in the mid '60s.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter, a charter member of the Mothers of Invention, fronts her band Snake at this 1974 Winterland concert.
The legendary Blues harpist plays a killer one man show of guitar, harmonica, and vocals at Shoreline in 1998.
The folk-blues troubadour blends fingerstyle picking and passionate vocals on "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.
The blues-rock guitarist, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Duane Allman, wails on his signature axe in this Ash Grove set.
The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.
This show from Winterland in '73 has Miller playing the first seven songs solo on an acoustic 12-string before the band comes on to kick it into high gear.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter plays a smoldering "Just Won't Burn" and wails on her soulful shuffle number "Feeling Music Brings."
The Delta bluesman is joined by pianist Pinetop Perkins and drummer Louis Myers on "Everybody Needs a Shoulder to Cry On" in 1973.
The Texas Cannonball bears down on "San-Ho-Zay," "I'm Tore Down" and "Hideaway" in this intense 1970 set from Ash Grove.
Celebrate one of the great collections of voices popular music has ever heard with this Staple Singers' show from the 1968 Hampton Jazz Fest.
The Chicago guitarist-singer wails with fiery intensity on "Bad Axe," "The Sky Is Crying" and "Everyday I Have the Blues" in this two-hour concert from '93.
Venerable blues disciple Mayall and an all-star Bluesbreakers lineup host some of their greatest influences in this astounding 1982 video concert.
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."
The blues-rock pioneer plays his "Oreo Cookie Blues" and "Cincinnati Jail" and delivers his 1963 instrumental hit "Wham!" in this '95 Tramps set.
The Memphis Man stings with his signature Flying V guitar on roadhouse rockers like "Satisfy Suzie," "Further on Up the Road" and "Wham!"