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100 Greatest 'Live' Blues Albums

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Criteria: - The Blues were meant to be played live. These albums capture these artists in performance with the perfect mix of audience interaction, pace, timing & musicianship. This list Does include selected Blues/Rock performers who often provided a mixed set of those two genre's during performance.

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Edited By: Rick Varner
Last Updated: 2-16-05

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100 Greatest Live Blues Albums
  1. Live at The Regal - B.B. King
  2. Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live - Muddy Waters
  3. Live at Cafe Au Go Go (& Soledad Prison) - John Lee Hooker
  4. 1964 Live On Maxwell Street - Robert Nighthawk
  5. Thursday Night in San Francisco - Albert King
  6. At Newport 1960 - Muddy Waters
  7. Live and Cookin' (at Alice's Revisited) - Howlin' Wolf
  8. Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin Dynamite - Buddy Guy/Junior Wells
  9. Live Wire/Blues Power - Albert King
10. Live in Cook County Jail - B.B. King
11. Live at The Fillmore - Derek & The Dominos
12. At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers
13. Where Have You Been/Live at Montreaux - Luther Allison
14. Live at Montreaux/82/85 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
15. Concert at Newport - John Lee Hooker
16. Frozen Alive - Albert Collins
17. Irish Tour 74 - Rory Gallagher
18. Live at Carnegie Hall - Stevie Ray Vaughan
19. Live From Austin - Delbert McClinton
20. Live at Westville Prison - Little Milton
21. Live at The Old Waldorf - Mike Bloomfield
22. Real Life/Live - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
23. Blues Guitar Virtuoso/Live in Europe - Ronnie Earl
24. Live - George Thorogood
25. Live at The Electric Ballroom - Freddie King
26. Live at The Knickerbocker - Big Willie Horton
27. Beware of The Dog - Hound Dog Taylor
28. Live in Europe - Otis Rush
29. Sontaneous Combustion - Son Seals
30. Live in NYC 97 - Johnny Winter
31. Blues is King - B.B. King
32. Live From Chicago - Lonnie Brooks
33. Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
34. Live at Winterland '73 - Paul Butterfield
35. Blues at Sunrise/Live at Montreaux - Albert King
36. Live in 63 - J.B. Lenoir
37. Live at Newport - Reverand Gary Davis
38. Grits Aint Groceries - Little Milton
39. Soho/Live at Ronnie Scott's - Peter Green
40. Live and Kickin' - Savoy Brown
41. Live in Chicago - Luther Allison
42. Last Time Around/Live at Legends - Buddy Guy/Junior Wells
43. Hooker 'N' Heat Live - John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat
44. So Many Roads Live - Otis Rush
45. Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughan
46. Live - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
47. Live at The Hot Club - Memphis Slim
48. Live at The Marquee 1969 - John Mayall
49. Alone, The First Concert - John Lee Hooker
50. The Turning Point- John Mayall
51. Live at The Boston Tea Party - Fleetwood Mac
52. I'm Tore Down/Live in Texas - Freddie King
53. Live 92/93 - Albert Collins
54. In Session - Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan
55. It's My Life Baby - Junior Wells
56. Burnin' Down The House - Etta James
57. American Axe Live in 74 - Roy Buchanan
58. Live - Delbert McClinton
59. Live at The New Orleans House Berkeley - Hot Tuna
60. Together For The First Time - B.B. King/Bobby 'Blue' Bland
61. Last Call/Live at The Boston Tea Party - Otis Spann
62. Cryin' The Blues/ Live in Concert - Willie Dixon/Johnny Winter
63. Jazz/Blues Fusion Live - John Mayall
64. Peakin' at The Beacon - The Allman Brothers
65. Fillmore East The Lost Concert - Mike Bloomfield
66. Hellbound Train Live - Savoy Brown
67. Live and Burning - Son Seals
68. Backtrack Live - The Nighthawks
69. Stretchin' Out Live - Duke Robilliard
70. Whiskey Store Live - Tab Benoit/Jimmy Thackery
71. Coastin' Home - Mick Taylor
72. Hoochie Coochie Man Live - Muddy Waters
73. Live/The Real Deal - Buddy Guy
74. Raisin' Hell Live - Elvin Bishop
75. Live at The Big Easy - Alan Haynes
76. In The Beginning/Live - Stevie Ray Vaughan
77. Live at The Checkerboard Lounge - Buddy Guy
78. An Evening of Acoustic Music - Taj Mahal
79. Travelin' On - John Mooney
80. Live in Japan - B.B. King
81. Live at Ronnie Scott's - Memphis Slim
82. Long Way From Home - Eddie Taylor
83. Live in Chicago - Fleetwood Mac
84. Live at 85 - Pinetop Perkins
85. Discovering The Blues - Robben Ford
86. Live in Ann Arbor & Chicago - Magic Sam
87. Live 1980 - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
88. Live in Japan - Snooks Eaglin
89. Live at The Dead Goat Saloon - L.A. Jones & The Blues Messengers
90. In Paris, Baby Please Don't Go - Memphis Slim/Willie Dixon
91. Live at Paradiso - Omar and The Howlers
92. Live One - Dave Hole
93. Live at Ludlow Garage - The Allman Brothers
94. Live at Pachyderm Studio - Indigenous
95. Live at Blue Cat Blues - Jim Suhler/Alan Haynes
96. Live at The Park Tower Blues Fest. - Snooks Eaglin
97. Live From San Francisco - Etta James
98. Live at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Roomful of Blues
99. Live at The Fillmore - Tommy Castro
100. Mojo Ramble - Snooky Pryor

Live at The Regal album cover

Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live album cover

Live at Cafe Au Go Go album cover

1964 Live On Maxwell Street album cover

Thursday Night in San Francisco album cover

At Newport 1960 album cover

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