House Of Blues' Top 50 Live Albums

House of Blues Entertainment, Inc has launched a company-wide promotion celebrating the Top 50 Live Albums of all time. The "Top 50" pays tribute to artists who've contributed the best live music recordings, as determined by House of Blues, as well as those artists touring today.

"Live music and summer are a natural fit and a great time to celebrate the contributions of those artists no longer performing as well as the current favorites performing in our venues," says Sarah Dekin, executive vice president, House of Blues Broadcast and Interactive Media.

The "Top 50" promotion was created by HOB to entertain and engage live music fans visiting one of its 29 venues or the website. The selections tap into the live music expertise of the House of Blues organization, which includes award-winning, veteran talent buyers Mike Krebs, Jim Mallonee, Kevin Morrow, Sonny Schneidau and Michael Yerke. More than 2,000 employees were asked to submit their 10 favorite live albums to a select committee, which then compiled the final "Top 50."

The Top 50 Live Albums Of All Time (as determined by House of Blues):

1 Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys

2 Various Artists Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music

3 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

4 Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 Royal Albert Hall

5 Miles Davis The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965

6 B. B. King Live at the Regal

7 The Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East

8 Bob Marley & the Wailers Babylon By Bus

9 Nirvana Unplugged in New York

10 The Who Live at Leeds

11 The Band The Last Waltz

12 John Coltrane Live at Birdland

13 James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol.1

14 The Ramones It's Alive

15 Aretha Franklin Live at Fillmore East

16 Muddy Waters At Newport

17 Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

18 Otis Redding In Person at the Whisky A Go-Go

19 U2 Under a Blood Red Sky

20 Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive

21 Little Feat Waiting for Columbus

22 Ray Charles Live

23 The Rolling Stones Get Your Ya-Ya's Out

24 Stevie Ray Vaughan Live Alive

25 Grateful Dead Live Dead

26 The Doors Absolutely Live

27 John Lee Hooker Live at Newport

28 Etta James Rocks the House Live

29 Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road

30 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live Rust

31 Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen

32 Cream Live Cream, Vol. 1

33 Kiss Alive!

34 Cheap Trick Live at Budokan

35 Various Artists The Monterey International Pop Festival

36 Albert King Livewire / Blues Power

37 Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club

38 Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands

39 Eric Clapton Unplugged

40 Elvis Presley Aloha From Hawaii

41 Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin

42 Judy Garland Judy at Carnegie Hall

43 Billie Holiday Jazz at the Philharmonic

44 MC5 Kick Out the Jams

45 Curtis Mayfield Curtis Live!

46 Neil Diamond Hot August Night

47 John Coltrane Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings

48 Bill Whithers Live at Carnegie Hall

49 Elvis Costello Live at the El Mocambo

50 Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas