Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Jazz Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Tito Puente & Machito Orchestra, '78 Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The combined bands of the Puerto Rican salsa king and the Afro-Cuban pioneer perform a searing set at Newport Jazz Latino 1978.

  2. Rock: Desmond Dekker's Rocksteady Groove Rock Desmond Dekker's Rocksteady Groove Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Rock: Desmond Dekker's Rocksteady Groove Tramps | Feb 24, 1996

    The late, pioneering Jamaican ska and reggae singer-songwriter encores with his 1968 hit "Israelites" in this 1996 Tramps concert.

  3. Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Jazz It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The legendary drummer leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and bassist Jymie Merritt at '67 Newport.

  4. Indie: Video: Jonathan Richman at Shoreline, '98 Indie Video: Jonathan Richman at Shoreline, '98 Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Indie: Video: Jonathan Richman at Shoreline, '98 Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Former frontman of The Modern Lovers performs "I Was Dancing at the Lesbian Bar" and other tunes from I, Jonathan and I'm So Confused.

  5. Rock: Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka Rock Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka Osakajo Castle Hall Mar 15, 1987 Rock: Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka Osakajo Castle Hall | Mar 15, 1987 watch video

    The Stones frontman, who turns 72 today, sings Stones classics with guitarist Joe Satriani in this concert video from his Primitive Cool tour.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3 Folk & Bluegrass 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3 Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3

    The granddaddy of all festivals closes today with performances by First Aid Kit, Lord Huron, Laura Marling, Blake Miles, Field Report and more.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 Folk & Bluegrass 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2

    The 47th edition of George Wein's clambake continues today with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Nikki Lane, Spirit Family Reunion and more.

  8. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Jazz Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The Scottish singer and actress turns 85 today. Hear her with vocalese masters Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1 Folk & Bluegrass 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1 Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1

    The 57th edition of the grandaddy of all music festivals kicks off with Iron & Wine, Watkins Family Hour, Calexico and others.

  10. Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Jazz: Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, '81 Mike Mainieri at 7th Avenue South, 1981

    The vibraphonist-composer and bandleader premieres "Flying Colors," "Bamboot," "Sara's Touch" and other tunes from his album Wanderlust.

  11. Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall Jul 7, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor Carnegie Hall | Jul 7, 1973

    The late pianist-educator and Art Tatum protege was born this week in 1921. Hear him stretch on "Stella by Starlight" in this '73 solo set.

  12. Rock: Just Added: Average White Band in Boston Rock Just Added: Average White Band in Boston Boston College Apr 28, 1978 Rock: Just Added: Average White Band in Boston Boston College | Apr 28, 1978

    The Scottish funk band performs their million-selling instrumental hit "Pick Up the Pieces" and the slow-grooving "School Boy Crush" in '78.

  13. Rock: Just Added: Devo in Central Park, 1980 Rock Just Added: Devo in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Jul 21, 1980 Rock: Just Added: Devo in Central Park, 1980 Central Park | Jul 21, 1980

    The post-punk art rockers perform quirky anthems like "Whip It," "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo" and cover the Stones' "Satisfaction."

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Folk & Bluegrass The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Central Park Jul 8, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Central Park | Jul 8, 1994

    Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter lead the gospel group on "Brother Moses" and other tunes from Deep River in this 1994 concert.

  15. Country: Hello...My Name Is Johnny Cash Country Hello...My Name Is Johnny Cash Country: Hello...My Name Is Johnny Cash Johnny Cash, 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    The Man in Black performs his signature tunes "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring Of Fire" at the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame show.

  16. Rock: Slash Hits the Half Century Mark Rock Slash Hits the Half Century Mark Rock: Slash Hits the Half Century Mark A Wee Bit of Slash

    The guitarist formerly known as Saul Hudson turns 50 today. Hear him with Carole King in '93 and play "Red House" with Boz Scaggs in '95.

  17. Rock: Just Added: Diana Ross at Central Park, '83 Rock Just Added: Diana Ross at Central Park, '83 Central Park Jul 22, 1983 Rock: Just Added: Diana Ross at Central Park, '83 Central Park | Jul 22, 1983

    The pop diva sings a Motown medley, "Lady Sings the Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" and Michael Jackson's "Beat It."

  18. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! Jazz Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus Jul 31, 1983 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Janis Siegel! South Shore Music Circus | Jul 31, 1983

    Hear the Manhattan Transfer vocalist blend with her fellow singers on jazz gems like "Jeanine," "Birdland" and "Four Brothers" in 1983.

  19. Rock: One Nation Under George Clinton Rock One Nation Under George Clinton Laguna Seca Raceway May 27, 1995 Rock: One Nation Under George Clinton Laguna Seca Raceway | May 27, 1995

    The Godfather of Funk, who turned 74 this week, leads the P-Funk All-Stars on "Cosmic Slop," "Flashlight" and "Atomic Dog" in this '95 set.

  20. Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Jazz Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall Jul 4, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Percy Humphrey Philharmonic Hall | Jul 4, 1973

    The New Orleans trumpeter, who died this week in 1995, leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on "Ice Cream" and other tunes in a '73 set.

  21. Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Jazz Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium May 5, 1978 Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Palladium | May 5, 1978

    The fusion guitar hero unleashes his signature speed licks on tunes from Elegant Gypsy and Casino in this '78 set

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Theodore Bikel Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The actor, troubadour and civil rights activist died Monday at age 91. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish and Ukranian at '68 Newport.

  23. Rock: The B-52's Biggest Show of 1980 Rock The B-52's Biggest Show of 1980 Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: The B-52's Biggest Show of 1980 Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    The B-52's played for their largest crowd yet at the 1980 heatwave festival, debuting some never-before-heard material.

  24. Rock: Pearl Jam's Ferocious Riffing Rock Pearl Jam's Ferocious Riffing Fox Theatre Atlanta Apr 3, 1994 Rock: Pearl Jam's Ferocious Riffing Fox Theatre Atlanta | Apr 3, 1994

    Eddie Vedder fronts the Seattle grunge band in premiering tunes from Vitology like "Whipping" and "Satan's Bed" in this 1994 concert.

  25. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Oct 12, 1979 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Oct 12, 1979 watch video

    The bassist-composer leads his potent fusion group on Return To Forever's "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and his signature "School Days."

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  1. Rock: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Jumpin' Jive Rock Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Jumpin' Jive Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 24, 1998 Rock: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Jumpin' Jive Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 24, 1998

    The Southern California retro-swing band plays Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher" and their jump blues single "Go Daddy-O" in this '98 set.

  2. Blues: Video: Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove Blues Video: Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 29, 1971 Blues: Video: Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 29, 1971 watch video

    See the Chicago blues icon perform his signature tunes "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Long Distance Call" and "Got My Mojo Working" in 1971.

  3. Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Country Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Salt Palace Mar 20, 1981 Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Salt Palace | Mar 20, 1981

    The country rock group covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River" and the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in this '81 set.

  4. Rock: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in London Rock Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in London Hammersmith Odeon Mar 6, 1980 Rock: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in London Hammersmith Odeon | Mar 6, 1980

    The heartland rockers bring their quintessentially American sound to the Hammersmith-Odeon on their 1980 Damn the Torpedoes tour.

  5. Jazz: Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Jazz Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Jazz: Remembering Mingus' Masterpiece Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    In July of 1957, the prolific bassist-composer Charles Mingus recorded Tijuana Moods. Hear him at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.

  6. Indie: Video: Steelism in Birmingham, 2014 Indie Video: Steelism in Birmingham, 2014 Aloft Birmingham Soho Square Dec 9, 2014 Indie: Video: Steelism in Birmingham, 2014 Aloft Birmingham Soho Square | Dec 9, 2014 watch video

    The Nashville-based instrumental band led by guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel ace Spencer Cullum Jr. blends funk, surf and country.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Berkeley Community Theatre May 15, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Berkeley Community Theatre | May 15, 1998

    The Brooklyn-born cowboy performs Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" and is joined by Bob Weir on the Dead's "Friend of the Devil."

  8. Rock: Video: Carlos Santana at Tanglewood, 1970 Rock Video: Carlos Santana at Tanglewood, 1970 Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Rock: Video: Carlos Santana at Tanglewood, 1970 Tanglewood | Aug 18, 1970 watch video

    The guitar great turns 68 today. See him as a 23-year-old wailing on super-charged versions of "Black Magic Woman" and "Soul Sacrifice."

  9. Rock: Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Rock Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    The Haitian-American hip hop star interprets the Bee Gees' "Staying Alive," Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" and Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart."

  10. Country: Ricky Skaggs in Knoxville, '82 Country Ricky Skaggs in Knoxville, '82 Tennessee State Amphitheater Oct 16, 1982 Country: Ricky Skaggs in Knoxville, '82 Tennessee State Amphitheater | Oct 16, 1982

    The country and bluegrass singer-mandolin picker turns 60 today. Hear him perform "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'" and "Low And Lonely."

  11. Jazz: Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Jazz Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Winterland Nov 29, 1975 Jazz: Video: Brian Auger at Winterland, '75 Winterland | Nov 29, 1975 watch video

    The U.K. organist/fusion pioneer, who turns 76 today, plays "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared to What" with his Oblivion Express.

  12. Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Country Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Bottom Line May 14, 1977 Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Bottom Line | May 14, 1977

    The singer-songwriter and country star performs her hit songs "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in this 1977 set from the Bottom Line.

  13. Rock: Derek and the Dominos Rock Fillmore East Rock Derek and the Dominos Rock Fillmore East Fillmore East Oct 24, 1970 Rock: Derek and the Dominos Rock Fillmore East Fillmore East | Oct 24, 1970

    Eric Clapton leads the group on classics like "Let It Rain," "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" and a cover of "Little Wing" in this '70 set.

  14. Jazz: George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Jazz George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: George Barnes Dazzles at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The pioneering electric guitarist, who was born this week in 1921, swings hard with his trumpet playing partner Ruby Braff in this '73 set.

  15. Rock: Remembering Chas Chandler Rock Remembering Chas Chandler Royal Oak Music Theatre Nov 29, 1983 Rock: Remembering Chas Chandler Royal Oak Music Theatre | Nov 29, 1983

    The Animals bassist, who would later manage the Jimi Hendrix Experience, passed this week in 1996. Hear him on a 1983 reunion tour.

  16. Country: Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82 Country Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82 Billy Bob's May 8, 1982 Country: Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82 Billy Bob's | May 8, 1982

    The clever songsmith plays "King Of The Road" and "England Swings" then scats a blue streak on "Dang Me" in this set from Fort Worth.

  17. Jazz: John Coltrane In Memoriam Jazz John Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    Hear the legendary saxophonist perform searing renditions of "My Favorite Things" and "Leo" at '66 Newport.

  18. Rock: Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 Rock Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 The Hedges Dec 16, 1973 Rock: Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 The Hedges | Dec 16, 1973

    The classic lineup (Al Anderson, Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Tom Staley) plays "RC Cola and a Moon Pie" and Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9."

  19. Jazz: Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 Jazz Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 The Loft Aug 3, 1977 Jazz: Just Added: Pat Metheny at The Loft, '77 The Loft | Aug 3, 1977

    The guitarist-composer premieres his new band featuring Lyle Mays, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb at this concert in Portland, Maine.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Harry Chapin In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Harry Chapin In Memoriam Rainbow Theatre Sep 3, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Harry Chapin In Memoriam Rainbow Theatre | Sep 3, 1977

    Hear the iconic singer-songwriter perform "Cat's in the Cradle," "Taxi" and "W.O.L.D." in this '77 set.

  21. Blues: A Johnny Winter Playlist Blues A Johnny Winter Playlist Blues: A Johnny Winter Playlist Johnny Winter Playlist

    The Texas guitar slinger rocks out with his band and gets bluesy with Muddy Waters, Son Seals and B.B. King.

  22. Rock: Phil Lesh & Friends in San Francisco Rock Phil Lesh & Friends in San Francisco Fort Mason Aug 31, 2008 Rock: Phil Lesh & Friends in San Francisco Fort Mason | Aug 31, 2008

    The Grateful Dead bassist leads a group on versions of "Box of Rain," "Sugar Magnolia" and "China Cat Sunflower" in this 2008 concert.

  23. Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Rock Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops California Theatre Jun 11, 1988 Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops California Theatre | Jun 11, 1988

    Hear the guitar virtuoso perform "Ice 9," "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" at this 1988 concert in California.

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