The solo blues troubadour performs tunes from I'm a Stranger Too! and classics like "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this 1973 set.
The Knoxville-born guitarist-singer died on this day in 1996. Hear his Piedmont style solo and with partners Sonny Terry and Buddy Moss.
The great Chicago guitarist passed on this day in 1981. Hear him with the Electric Flag, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and leading his own band.
The pioneering LA group performs raw, rockin', punk-edged versions of "Crossroads," "I'm Ready" and "Two Trains Running" in this 1967 set.
Langston Hughes hosts an afternoon program in 1960 showcasing Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, Sammy Price and others.
The late Texas bluesman won a posthumous "Best Blues Album" Grammy for his Step Back. Hear him with Muddy Waters in 1978.
The bluesman scored his first #1 hit on this day in 1952 with "Three O'Clock Blues." Hear him perform "Rock Me Baby" and "Sweet Sixteen."
Both Texas country bluesmen died on this day (Hopkins in '82, Lipscomb in '76). Hear them playing together in this '66 Ash Grove set.
The prolific composer, whose songs have been covered by countless musicians, died on this day in 1992. Hear him in this 2-hour playlist.
The soulful singer, who was born on this day in 1930, joins longtime friend and fellow bluesman B.B. King on two spectacular medleys in '74.
The Oklahoma guitarist plays "Smokin' Reefers and Sniffn' Cocaine," "The Sky Is Crying" and "Fannie Mae" in this '71 set from San Francisco.
The late blues and R&B singer, who was born on this day in 1938, performs her hits "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "At Last" in this 1993 set.