The guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 68 today, revisits his James Gang tune "The Bomber" and premieres "Rocky Mountain Way."
The innovative guitarist leads his potent quartet on "Phase Dance," "Bright Size Life," "Unity Village" and "Jaco" in this set from The Loft.
The country music pioneer, who passed on this day in 1992, performs his classic "Great Speckled Bird" with the Smoky Mountain Boys.
The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs "You + Me + Alcohol," "I Was an Island" and more from ...Was Right All Along.
Hear everyone from The Stones, The Who and Flo & Eddie to Dottie West, Betty Carter and Sheryl Crow spread joy in this playlist.
Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, who turns 65 today, performs "Sanctuary" and other tunes from Freedom, No Compromise.
The late, great drummer-composer died on this day in 2011. Hear him playing with Mose Allison and the Keith Jarrett Quartet at Newport.
The New Orleans funk ambassador, who turns 75 today, plays "Iko, Iko," "Right Place, Wrong Time" and other faves in this '97 set.
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl unveils his new band a year after the death of Kurt Cobain, premiering tunes from their self-titled debut.
The neo-psychedelic garage rockers perform "Dove" and other darkly compelling, distortion-laced tunes from Directions To See A Ghost.
The Argentine saxophonist-composer stretches out with his powerful ensemble on a 16-minute "Latino America" from Hasta Siempre.
The British troubadour performs "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," "Handyman Blues" and others from his Tooth & Nail in this solo set.
The blues-rocker died on this day in 2005. Hear a decided Hendrix influence on "Narcotic Prayer" and other tunes from his Din of Ecstasy.
The Piano Man, who plays Madison Square Garden this week, performs many of his classics and premieres tunes from River of Dreams.
The brilliant pianist with the driving left-handed basslines plays Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple" and "Sweet Lorraine" in this solo set.
The earthy singer and harmonica player performs her signature tunes "Ball and Chain," "Hound Dog" and "Rock Me Baby" at the Folk Fest.
Pops Staples leads his soul-folk family band, featuring daughter Mavis on lead vocals, on socially-conscious tunes like "For What It's Worth."
Former backup singer to Linda Ronstadt steps into the solo spotlight with "I Can't Hold On," "Home" and others from her self-titled debut.
The influential Brit pub-rocker turns 65 today. Hear him perform his classic "Howlin' Wind" and premiere tunes from Another Grey Area.
The organist and pioneering U.K. fusioneer leads his group on electrifying versions of "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared to What."
The guitarist-singer performs "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" from his breakthrough album, Strong Persuader, in this 1987 concert.
The late singer-songwriter performs haunting renditions of "Grace" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from his one and only studio album.
The heavy metal juggernaut goes acoustic on versions of "Fade To Black," "Nothing Else Matters" and others in this Bridge School Benefit.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter and Orleans co-founder plays his hits "Still The One" and "Dance With Me" and covers "Compared To What."
Satchmo leads his all-star crew on "Now You Has Jazz," "Mack The Knife," "Sleepy Time Down South" and others in this invigorating set.
Native New Yorkers (Dion from the Bronx, Simon from Queens) recently dueted on the single "New York Is My Home." Hear each in concert.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and tunes from Back Here On Earth.
The legendary R&B singer, who died on this day in 2006, performs her 1950 hit "Teardrops From My Eyes" in this '73 set from the Apollo.
The popular pianist-singer, who turns 51 today, performs "I Love Being Here With You," "All Or Nothing At All" and "Route 66" with her quartet.
The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie performs humorous monologues about the FBI and beach rules in California at the '68 Newport Folk Fest.
The Brooklyn-born street poet performs tunes from American Boy & Girl and premieres tunes from Rock 'n' Roll Adult in this 1979 set.
The blues guitarist and longtime Howlin' Wolf sideman was born on this day in 1931. See him jamming with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in '82.
Two legendary rock divas - Grace Slick and Janis Joplin - showcase their remarkable pipes in this 3-hour playlist from the '60s and '70s.
New Orleans' first family of funk plays tunes from Yellow Moon and Brother's Keeper in the Crescent City's most famous venue.
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama star in this 1985 production of the Telson-Breuer show based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus the King.
The Chicago pianist, who was born on this day in 1904, plays Jelly Roll Morton's "Grandpa's Spells" and Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose."
The zydeco star (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) turns 68 today. Hear him cover the Stones' "Beast of Burden" and Marcia Ball's "Hot Tamale Baby."
Hear trailblazing Brit bands Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and Gentle Giant in this marathon playlist.
The West Coast bopper, who was born on this day in 1928, is joined by Steely Dan guitarist Denny Dias and bassist Carole Kaye on this '76 set.
The Chicago-based high-energy neo soul band, led by the charismatic singer Brooks, performs tunes from Want More in this 2012 video.
The country blues troubadour, who turns 73 today, performs Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues" and "Love In Vain" in this 1973 solo set.
Songwriting partners David Buskin and Robin Batteau lead the band on "Take This Heart" and "Crazy 'Bout That Music" in this 1976 concert.
The singer-songwriter-guitarist turns 70 today. Hear him in his lean and hungry days with Crazy Horse in this 1970 Fillmore East set.
Wisconsin's The Daredevil Christopher Wright performs "A Conversation About Cancer" and "My Attempts to Grow a Beard" in this 2008 set.
A wide variety of artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Linda Ronstadt pay tribute to the composer of "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Ain't Misbehavin'."
The Delta blues icon, born on this day in 1909, plays National Steel Dobro and delivers intense vocals on his classic "Fixin' to Die Blues."
The Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer died on this day in 2008. Hear his brilliant approach to the kit on "Fire" and "Machine Gun" in 1970.
The bard from Tippo, Mississippi turns 88 today. Hear him play "That's the Stuff You Got to Watch" and "Your Mind Is on Vacation' in 1977.