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.
The country bluesman, who died on this day in 1977, teams with mandolinist Yank Rachell on "Rats In My Kitchen" and "Mail Man Blues."
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.
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.
The soulful singer and slide guitarist extraordinaire is joined by bassist Sarah Brown, harmonica ace Kim Wilson and singer Nick Lowe.
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.
The Chicago bluesman trades vicious licks with the Texas guitar slinger on "Stormy Monday," "Mother-in-Law Blues" and more in this '78 set.
The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer (aka The Oil Man) plays electrified Delta tunes like "Sittin' On Top of the World" in this searing set.
The blues scholar, who turns turns 73 today, digs deep on "Easy Rider" and "I'm Gonna Move Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue."
Hear the King & his signature Gibson ES-355 light up Long Island with his incomparable storytelling and regal string-bending.
B.B. had the blues everyday, and back in 1967 he shared it with the audience at San Francisco's Winterland.
The guitar icon was especially relaxed & spontaneous during this show, making it an authoritative set of smoking blues from start to finish.