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  1. 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.

  2. 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?.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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."

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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."

  24. 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.

  25. 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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  1. Jazz: An Earl Hines Memorial Playlist Jazz An Earl Hines Memorial Playlist Jazz: An Earl Hines Memorial Playlist An Earl Hines Memorial Playlist

    The great pianist, who died on this day in 1983, performs "Sweet Lorraine," "Stardust," "Memories of You" and a West Side Story medley.

  2. Country: A Birthday Salute to Glen Campbell Country A Birthday Salute to Glen Campbell War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro Mar 2, 1985 Country: A Birthday Salute to Glen Campbell War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro | Mar 2, 1985

    The singer-guitarist, who turns 80 today, performs his hits "Galveston," "Gentle On My Mind" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" in this '85 set.

  3. Jazz: Charles Mingus Premieres a Masterwork Jazz Charles Mingus Premieres a Masterwork New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: Charles Mingus Premieres a Masterwork New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The prolific bassist-composer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs his "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from New Orleans.

  4. Rock: NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Rock NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise May 12, 1978 Rock: NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise | May 12, 1978

    The late, legendary D.C. wildman-satirist leads his Sex Change Band on "Boogie 'Til You Puke," the mock disco tune "My Wig Fell Off" and more.

  5. Jazz: Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport Jazz Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997 Jazz: Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1997 watch video

    The New Orleans trumpeter leads his quintet on Cedar Walton's classic "Bolivia" and his new arrangement of "Little Liza Jane" in this '97 set.

  6. Rock: The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Rock The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Ontario Theatre Nov 16, 1984 Rock: The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Ontario Theatre | Nov 16, 1984

    Robert Smith, who turns 57 today, leads the Brit proto-goth group on "Boys Don't Cry," "Let's Go to Bed" and new tunes from The Top in '84.

  7. Blues: Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Blues Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Blues: Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Aug 25, 1970

    The Texas Cannonball stretches out on a medley of Jimmy Rogers' "That's Alright" and his own instrumental hit "Hide Away" in this '70 set.

  8. Rock: NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Rock NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Agora Ballroom Atlanta Apr 20, 1979 Rock: NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Agora Ballroom Atlanta | Apr 20, 1979

    The southern rockers play rowdy versions of "Bounty Hunter" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this '79 set from Cleveland.

  9. Rock: Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Rock Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Agora Ballroom Mar 21, 1977 Rock: Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Agora Ballroom | Mar 21, 1977

    The godfather of punk, who turns 69 today, sings "Gimme Danger" and "Raw Power" with David Bowie on piano and backup vocals in a '77 set.

  10. Rock: Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Rock Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Oakland Auditorium Nov 30, 1979 Rock: Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Oakland Auditorium | Nov 30, 1979 watch video

    The reggae legend performs "I Shot the Sheriff," "Lively Up Yourself," "No Woman, No Cry" and other classics in this 1979 set.

  11. Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Comedy Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Daytona Beach, FL Apr 8, 1977 Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Daytona Beach, FL | Apr 8, 1977

    The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.

  12. Rock: 4/20 Anthems Rock 4/20 Anthems Rock: 4/20 Anthems A 4/20 Playlist

    Cannabis culture has embraced April 20 as National Weed Day. Hear a playlist of pro-pot songs by CSN&Y, Peter Tosh, Ben Harper and others.

  13. Jazz: Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Jazz Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Philharmonic Hall Jul 5, 1972 Jazz: Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Philharmonic Hall | Jul 5, 1972

    The energetic vibraphonist, born on this day in 1908, leads his band on "I Got Rhythm," "How High The Moon" and "Sing Sing Sing" in 1972.

  14. Blues: A Salute to Johnny Shines Blues A Salute to Johnny Shines Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974 Blues: A Salute to Johnny Shines Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 30, 1974

    The Delta bluesman, a protege of Robert Johnson, died on this day in 1992. Hear him sing "Crossroads" and "Dynaflow Blues" in this '74 set.

  15. Rock: NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Rock NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise Jul 28, 1980 Rock: NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise | Jul 28, 1980

    The son of rock 'n' roll pioneer Johnny Burnette lets loose on "Tired of Toein' the Line" and "Honey Hush" in this 1980 set from Paradise.

  16. Rock: Levon Helm In Memoriam Rock Levon Helm In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008 Rock: Levon Helm In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival | Aug 3, 2008 watch video

    Former drummer-singer for The Band died on this day in 2012. See him leading his own group in this video from the '08 Newport Folk Festival.

  17. Country: Golden Voices of Country Country Golden Voices of Country Country: Golden Voices of Country Golden Voices of Country

    Singing greats George Jones, Gus Hardin, John Conlee, Con Hunley and Tammy Wynette showcase their pipes in this one-hour playlist.

  18. Jazz: Remembering 'The Viking' Jazz Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Jazz: Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall | Mar 14, 1981

    Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died on this day in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set.

  19. Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party The Shmenge Brothers' Polka Party

    Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief.

  20. Rock: NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Rock NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise Mar 22, 1979 Rock: NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise | Mar 22, 1979

    The rockabilly cat sings "Mystery Train," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Thirty Flight Rock" in this smoking 1979 set from Paradise in Boston.

  21. Rock: Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Rock Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Olympia Dec 23, 1978 Rock: Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Olympia | Dec 23, 1978

    Rod Stewart sings his disco flavored hit along with classics like "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well" on his Blondes Have More Fun tour of '78.

  22. Jazz: All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Jazz All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Jazz: All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Tramps | Apr 12, 1997

    Sonny Rollins, who just released the live Hold the Stage at age 85, plays "Prisoner of Love," "St. Thomas" and "Biji" in this '97 Tramps set.

  23. Indie: Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Indie Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Echo Mountain Recording Apr 5, 2012 Indie: Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Echo Mountain Recording | Apr 5, 2012

    Powerhouse frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the R&B-tinged band from Athens, Alabama on tunes from Boys & Girls in this 2012 set.

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