Concert Vault
  1. Blues Remembering Mr. Five By Five Blues: Remembering Mr. Five By Five Jimmy Rushing playlist

    Classic blues shouter Jimmy Rushing, a stalwart in the Count Basie band from 1935 to 1948, died on this day in 1972. Hear him in this playlist.

  2. Blues Sleepy John Estes at Newport '69 Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Newport '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 18, 1969

    The country bluesman, who died on this day in 1977, teams with mandolinist Yank Rachell on "Rats In My Kitchen" and "Mail Man Blues."

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

    The late Chicago blues queen, who died on this day in 2009, sings "Mother Nature" and her 1965 hit "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.

  4. Blues New to the Vault: B.B. King at Paul's Mall, '78 Blues: New to the Vault: B.B. King at Paul's Mall, '78 Paul's Mall | Apr 9, 1978

    The late King of the Blues squeezes every last drop of feeling out of each note on "Need My Baby" in this set from Boston, just added to CV.

  5. Blues Bonnie Raitt & Friends in Austin, '87 Blues: Bonnie Raitt & Friends in Austin, '87 Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    The soulful singer and slide guitarist extraordinaire is joined by bassist Sarah Brown, harmonica ace Kim Wilson and singer Nick Lowe.

  6. Blues Langston Hughes at Newport '60 Blues: Langston Hughes at Newport '60 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1960

    The poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, who died on this day in 1967, hosts a blues bash featuring Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker.

  7. Blues Son Seals Meets Johnny Winter Blues: Son Seals Meets Johnny Winter Bottom Line | Jan 10, 1978

    The Chicago bluesman trades vicious licks with the Texas guitar slinger on "Stormy Monday," "Mother-in-Law Blues" and more in this '78 set.