Concert Vault
  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 4, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Oakland Coliseum Arena | Dec 4, 1988 watch video

    The two Grateful Dead frontmen are joined by Neil Young on harmonica on "Wang Dang Doodle" and also play "Ripple" in this '88 acoustic set.

  2. Jazz: Remembering Kai Winding Jazz Remembering Kai Winding Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 8, 1972 Jazz: Remembering Kai Winding Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 8, 1972

    The Danish-born trombonist, who died on this day in 1983, joins Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey at '72 Newport.

  3. Jazz: Great Guitars in San Francisco Jazz Great Guitars in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Jun 28, 1975 Jazz: Great Guitars in San Francisco Great American Music Hall | Jun 28, 1975

    Barney Kessel, who died on this day in 2004, joins six-string partner Herb Ellis on "Makin' Whoopee" and "Meet the Flintstones" in 1975.

  4. Country: Randy Travis at Music Village USA Country Randy Travis at Music Village USA Music Village USA Jul 16, 1986 Country: Randy Travis at Music Village USA Music Village USA | Jul 16, 1986

    The face of the '80s neo-traditional country movement turns 57 today. Hear his distinctive baritone on "Diggin' Up Bones" and "I Told You So."

  5. Rock: Happy Birthday, Dick Dale! Rock Happy Birthday, Dick Dale! Laguna Seca Raceway May 28, 1995 Rock: Happy Birthday, Dick Dale! Laguna Seca Raceway | May 28, 1995

    The King of Surf Guitar turns 79 today. Hear him play his signature "Miserlou" and Hendrix's "Third Stone From The Sun" in this '95 set.

  6. Jazz: Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, 2004 Jazz Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, 2004 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, 2004 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The popular British pianist-singer interprets Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" and plays the title track of his third album, Twentysomething.

  7. Rock: A James Brown Birthday Salute Rock A James Brown Birthday Salute Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: A James Brown Birthday Salute Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The Godfather of Soul was born on this day in 1933. Hear him premiere "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud" at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.

  8. Blues: Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Blues Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Black Oak Ranch Sep 1, 1996 Blues: Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Black Oak Ranch | Sep 1, 1996

    The guitarist applies his stellar slide chops to "Built for Comfort," "Lonely Avenue" and Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues" in this '96 set.

  9. Rock: NEW: The Equators at Paradise Rock NEW: The Equators at Paradise Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: The Equators at Paradise Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Farfisa organ-fueled British 2-Tone ska-wave band plays infectious fare like "Rescue Me" and "Feelin' High" on the 1980 Son of Stiff tour.

  10. Rock: Dr. John Spreads His Funky Gris-Gris Rock Dr. John Spreads His Funky Gris-Gris Bottom Line Nov 8, 1978 Rock: Dr. John Spreads His Funky Gris-Gris Bottom Line | Nov 8, 1978

    New Orleans' favorite son performs his "Mama Roux," "Right Place, Wrong Time" and the Crescent City staple "Iko Iko" in this '78 set.

  11. Jazz: Oscar Peterson Solo at Carnegie Hall, '72 Jazz Oscar Peterson Solo at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1972 Jazz: Oscar Peterson Solo at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1972

    The Canadian piano great showcases his fabled chops on "Mack the Knife," Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" and his own "Blues Etude."

  12. Rock: Janis Joplin Goes Solo Rock Janis Joplin Goes Solo Fillmore East Feb 12, 1969 Rock: Janis Joplin Goes Solo Fillmore East | Feb 12, 1969

    This 1969 set at the Fillmore East was recorded shortly after the soulful singer left Big Brother & the Holding Company to start her solo career.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Folk & Bluegrass Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Ryman Auditorium Oct 11, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Ryman Auditorium | Oct 11, 2009 watch video

    The comedian picks up his banjo for spirited renditions of "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo" in this 2009 video.

  14. Rock: NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club West Rock NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club West Club West Dec 12, 1980 Rock: NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club West Club West | Dec 12, 1980

    Edward Tudor-Pole leads the Brit punk band on "Who Killed Bambi?" and a cover of "Rock Around the Clock" in this 1980 set from Hartford.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Folk & Bluegrass Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Lenox Music Inn Jul 28, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Lenox Music Inn | Jul 28, 1973

    The singer, dubbed "Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN&Y, turns 77 today. Hear her perform "City of New Orleans" and "Both Sides Now" in this 1973 set.

  16. Jazz: Shirley Horn Seduces Newport Jazz Shirley Horn Seduces Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1992 Jazz: Shirley Horn Seduces Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1992 watch video

    Miles Davis' favorite singer, who was born on this day in 1934, performs "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Soothe Me" in '92.

  17. Blues: Muddy Waters In Memoriam Blues Muddy Waters In Memoriam Checkerboard Lounge Nov 22, 1981 Blues: Muddy Waters In Memoriam Checkerboard Lounge | Nov 22, 1981

    The "Father of Chicago Blues" died on this day in 1983. Hear him jamming with the Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.

  18. Interviews: Remembering Ben E. King Interviews Remembering Ben E. King Rock Influence Jan 22, 1986 Interviews: Remembering Ben E. King Rock Influence | Jan 22, 1986 watch video

    The late singer, who died on this day in 2015, talks about his gospel roots, his stint with the Drifters and his timeless hit "Stand By Me."

  19. Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Rock NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut Where Are All the Nice Girls?.

  20. Country: Still 'Crazy' After All These Years Country Still 'Crazy' After All These Years Tramps Mar 11, 1998 Country: Still 'Crazy' After All These Years Tramps | Mar 11, 1998

    Outlaw country icon Willie Nelson turns 83 today. Hear hm sing his "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "Whiskey River" and "Crazy" in 1998.

  21. Jazz: In Praise of Duke Ellington Jazz In Praise of Duke Ellington Malmo Stadium Dec 11, 1973 Jazz: In Praise of Duke Ellington Malmo Stadium | Dec 11, 1973

    Jazz's greatest composer was born on this day in 1899. Hear him with his orchestra in Sweden five months before he passed on May 24,1974.

  22. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Toots! Jazz Happy Birthday, Toots! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Toots! Toots Thielemans Playlist

    Belgian harmonica ace "Toots" Thielemans turns 94 today. Hear him lead a quartet and play with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band.

  23. Blues: Otis Rush's Stinging Licks Blues Otis Rush's Stinging Licks Tramps Oct 15, 1993 Blues: Otis Rush's Stinging Licks Tramps | Oct 15, 1993

    The lefty guitar slinger, who turns 81 today, showcases his tough West Side Chicago sound on "Double Trouble" and "Gambler's Blues" in '93.

  24. Rock: Roxy Music's Second Edition Rock Roxy Music's Second Edition City Hall Oct 28, 1974 Rock: Roxy Music's Second Edition City Hall | Oct 28, 1974

    Keyboardist-violinist Eddie Jobson, who replaced Brian Eno in the Roxy lineup, turns 61 today. Hear him on their Country Life tour of 1974.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus Folk & Bluegrass Pete Seeger on Campus New England College Nov 22, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus New England College | Nov 22, 1972

    The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.

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  1. Rock: Marshall Tucker Band at Winterland Rock Marshall Tucker Band at Winterland Winterland Sep 26, 1973 Rock: Marshall Tucker Band at Winterland Winterland | Sep 26, 1973

    Bassist Tommy Caldwell died on this day in 1980 in a Jeep crash. Hear him on "Can't You See," "Ramblin'" and "Take the Highway" in 1973.

  2. Jazz: Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Jazz Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Great American Music Hall Mar 19, 1977 Jazz: Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Great American Music Hall | Mar 19, 1977

    The nylon string acoustic guitar virtuoso travels from bossa novas to jazz standards to classical numbers in this eclectic set from 1977

  3. Rock: NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rock NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rat Nov 17, 1979 Rock: NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rat | Nov 17, 1979

    The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 set.

  4. Rock: Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Rock Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Bottom Line Oct 4, 1978 Rock: Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Bottom Line | Oct 4, 1978

    Guest guitarist Robert Fripp delivers one of the sickest solos ever on the Kinks' "All Day And All Of The Night" in this Peter Gabriel set.

  5. Jazz: A Freddie Waits Birthday Playlist Jazz A Freddie Waits Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Freddie Waits Birthday Playlist Freddie Waits Playlist

    The versatile drummer, born on this day in 1940, plays with organist Rhoda Scott, trumpeter Clark Terry, guitarist Kenny Burrell and solo.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2012 watch video

    Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.

  7. Rock: NEW: Dirty Looks in Boston Rock NEW: Dirty Looks in Boston Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Dirty Looks in Boston Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Staten Island new wave band plays "They Got Me Covered" and a revved-up version of The Monkees' "Steppin' Stone" in this 1980 set

  8. Jazz: Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Jazz Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    The New Orleans icon died on this day in 1999. Hear him romp through "Royal Garden Blues" with his band featuring pianist Ellis Marsalis in '70.

  9. Rock: NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Rock NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Paradise Dec 2, 1979 Rock: NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Paradise | Dec 2, 1979

    Stephen Cummings fronts the Aussie band on "Who Listens to the Radio?," "Mailed It to Your Sister" and others from Don't Throw Stones.

  10. Jazz: Count Basie Classics at Carnegie Hall, '73 Jazz Count Basie Classics at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Count Basie Classics at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The Kid from Red Bank, who died on this day in 1984, leads the Cadillac of big bands on "Lil' Darlin'," "April in Paris" and "One O'Clock Jump."

  11. Blues: J.B. Hutto's Raw Slide Style Blues J.B. Hutto's Raw Slide Style Ash Grove Dec 28, 1966 Blues: J.B. Hutto's Raw Slide Style Ash Grove | Dec 28, 1966

    The bluesman, who was born on this day in 1926, performs raucous renditions of "That's Alright" and "Kansas City" in this '66 Ash Grove set.

  12. Country: George Jones In Memoriam Country George Jones In Memoriam Colmesneil Sep 5, 1983 Country: George Jones In Memoriam Colmesneil | Sep 5, 1983

    The great country singer, who died on this day in 2013, performs "I'm Not Ready Yet," "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and other hits in 1983.

  13. Rock: NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Rock NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Paradise Feb 17, 1983 Rock: NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Paradise | Feb 17, 1983

    The new wave singer-songwriter performs "Escalator of LIfe," "Change Reaction" and other tunes from his self-titled RCA debut in this '83 set.

  14. Rock: NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Rock NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Paradise Nov 12, 1981 Rock: NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Paradise | Nov 12, 1981

    The former Genesis guitarist premieres "Overnight Sleeper," "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" and other tunes from Cured in 1981.

  15. Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald at George Wein's Storyville Jazz Ella Fitzgerald at George Wein's Storyville Storyville Boston Feb 7, 1953 Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald at George Wein's Storyville Storyville Boston | Feb 7, 1953

    The First Lady of Song, born on this day in 1917, sings "Why Don't You Do Right?" and scats "Mean To Me" with Hank Jones and Jo Jones in '53.

  16. Blues: VIDEO: Albert King at the Fillmore East Blues VIDEO: Albert King at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Sep 23, 1970 Blues: VIDEO: Albert King at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Sep 23, 1970 watch video

    The powerhouse bluesman, born on this day in 1923, unleashes his string-bending chops on "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power" in '70.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Vassar Clements Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Vassar Clements SUNY New Paltz May 9, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Vassar Clements SUNY New Paltz | May 9, 1976

    The late, great bluegrass fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays "Panama Red," "Tennessee Stud" and "Orange Blossom Special" in 1976.

  18. Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Rock NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.

  19. Jazz: Joe Henderson's Tenor Intensity Jazz Joe Henderson's Tenor Intensity Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975 Jazz: Joe Henderson's Tenor Intensity Great American Music Hall | Dec 19, 1975

    The late saxophonist-composer, who was born on this day in 1937, stretches on his "Recorda Me" and "Power to the People" in this '75 set.

  20. Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Jazz Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The great tenor sax burner, aka "Little Giant," showcases his stellar chops on his tunes "A Monk's Dream" and "Blues for Leslie" in a '81 set.

  21. Rock: Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Rock Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Latin Quarter Feb 19, 1987 Rock: Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Latin Quarter | Feb 19, 1987

    The original 'bad girl of rock 'n' roll' and leader of the Ronettes sings "Da Doo Ron Ron" and joins Martha Reeves on "Dancing in the Streets."

  22. Rock: Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail Rock Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 Rock: Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison | Sep 20, 1992

    The drummer-producer leads his band on the pop hit "Freeway of Love" and the fusion jam "Led Boots" in this '92 set from San Quentin Prison.

  23. Rock: NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Rock NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Paradise Jul 7, 1978 Rock: NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Paradise | Jul 7, 1978

    The guitarist/singer/songwriter leads his band on "Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Koo" and a Chuck Berry medley in this '78 set from club Paradise.

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