Blues Concerts

  1. John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Blues: John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 10, 1992 The Boogie Man is joined by guitarist Ry Cooder on "Serves Me Right to Suffer," "Hobo Blues" and "Crawlin' King Snake" in this 1992 set.
  2. B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Blues: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium Jun 6, 1968 The king of the blues serenades the hippies with his classics "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," Sweet Sixteen" and "Rock Me Baby" in this '68 set.
  3. Remembering Peter Green Blues: Remembering Peter Green Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 We lost a legend this week. Hear Peter Green on Fleetwood Mac's first U.S. tour in 1968 and remember his awesome talent. A true original.
  4. Big Mama Thornton's Blues Blues: Big Mama Thornton's Blues Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 The singer-harmonica ace plays her signatures "Hound Dog" and "Ball and Chain" and covers Junior Parker's "Mother-in-Law Blues" in 1969.
  5. The Stones Jam With Muddy Blues: The Stones Jam With Muddy Checkerboard Lounge Nov 22, 1981 Mick, Keith and the boys join the Chicago blues icon on "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Long Distance Call," "Mannish Boy" and more at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.
  6. John Mayall's All-Star Band 1982 Blues: John Mayall's All-Star Band 1982 Capitol Theatre Jun 18, 1982 The godfather of British blues leads his Bluesbreakers featuring Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, John McVie, Etta James, Albert King and many more.
  7. Son Seals Meets Johnny Winter Blues: Son Seals Meets Johnny Winter Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978 The Chicago bluesman welcomes the Texas guitar slinger as a special guest on "Stormy Monday" and "Sweet Little Angel" in this 1978 set.
  8. James Montgomery Wailin' in Lynn, '79 Blues: James Montgomery Wailin' in Lynn, '79 Harbour House Apr 5, 1979 The singer and blues harp ace leads his Boston-based band on the jump blues number "Schoolin' Them Dice" and the boogie romp "Train."
  9. Bonnie Raitt Sizzles in 1979 Blues: Bonnie Raitt Sizzles in 1979 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis Jul 5, 1979 Her commerical breakthrough may have been a dozen years away but this show smokes - one of our favorites at Wolfgang's.
  10. Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978 Blues: Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978 Bottom Line Nov 11, 1978 The Irish blues-rock pioneer, who died in 1995, performs his signature "Shin Kicker" and covers J.B. Hutto's "Too Much Alcohol."
  11. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Blues: Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 The soulful singer and stinging guitar player performs tunes from his Grammy Award-winning Strong Persuader in this 1989 concert.
  12. Mississippi John Hurt,1964 Blues: Mississippi John Hurt,1964 Ash Grove Jul 7, 1964 The Delta bluesman helped spearhead the folk and blues revival of the '60s. He demonstrates his unique finger-picking style in this 1964 set.
  13. John Lee Hooker at Newport 1991 Blues: John Lee Hooker at Newport 1991 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man performs "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and "Highway 13" with John Hammond at the 1991 Newport Jazz Festival.
  14. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73.
  15. Best of Blues
    1. Big Mama Thornton's Blues
    2. Rory Gallagher at Bottom Line, 1978
    3. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues
    4. Mississippi John Hurt,1964
    5. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968
    6. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues
    7. Albert King at the Fillmore, 1971
    8. Stevie Ray Live in Texas
    9. Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1965
    10. Son House's Chilling Delta Blues
  16. Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Blues: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 The Delta bluesman, who was born in 1893, performs "Ballad of Casey Jones," "My Creole Belle" and "Salty Dog" in this '64 set.
  17. Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Blues: Robert Cray's Crossover Bluespower Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989 The stinging guitarist and soulful singer plays his "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door (Becuse of Me)" in this '89 set.
  18. Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Blues: Keb' Mo' In A "Dangerous Mood" Tramps Mar 6, 1997 The Grammy-winning neo-Delta bluesman (aka Kevin Moore) plays "Perpetual Blues Machine" and other tunes form Just Like You in 1997.
  19. Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Blues: Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 The Harlem-born bluesman (aka Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) plays "Diving Duck Blues" and "Easy Rider" in 1969.
  20. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."
  21. Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s Nu Blues Good Danny's Apr 18, 2012 The Austin-based guitar slinger showcases his distortion-laced chops on "When My Train Pulls In" and "Don't Owe You a Thing" in 2012.
  22. Willie Dixon IS the Blues Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.
  23. Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Blues: Robben Ford Cuts Loose in Osaka Festival Hall Nov 14, 1991 The great guitarist digs in with his Blue Line band on "You Cut Me to the Bone" and "Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues" in this set from Japan.
  24. A Salute to Buddy Guy Blues: A Salute to Buddy Guy Tramps May 8, 1996 Hear the blues guitar great testify on "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" and "Feels Like Rain" and wail on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" in 1996.
  25. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Slinger Tramps May 20, 1998 Hear the former teen sensation unleash his potent guitar chops on "King's Highway" and other tunes from Trouble Is... in 1998.
  26. Remembering Koko Taylor Blues: Remembering Koko Taylor Tramps May 8, 1998 The Chicago blues queen, who died in 2009, delivers her raw vocals on "I'm a Woman" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in this '98 set.
  27. The King Doing His Thing Blues: The King Doing His Thing Winterland Dec 8, 1967 B.B. King plays his classics "Sweet Little Angel" and "Rock Me Baby" and gets into some downhome storytelling on "Don't Answer the Door" in a 1967 set.
  28. Gate Swings at Tramps Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps Tramps Apr 6, 1996 The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.