Concert Vault
  1. Blues: Roy Buchanan in Central Park Blues Roy Buchanan in Central Park Central Park Jun 30, 1973 Blues: Roy Buchanan in Central Park Central Park | Jun 30, 1973

    The late, great guitar slinger showcases his unparalleled chops on his "Five String Blues" and "The Messiah Will Come Again" in this '73 set.

  2. Blues: Muddy Waters In Memoriam Blues Muddy Waters In Memoriam Palladium Mar 4, 1977 Blues: Muddy Waters In Memoriam Palladium | Mar 4, 1977

    The father of modern Chicago blues died on this day in 1983. Hear him with James Cotton and Johnny Winter in a '77 set from NYC's Palladium.

  3. Rock: A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist Rock A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist Rock: A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist A Wayne Kramer Playlist

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter and Detroit native, who turns 69 today, plays "Kick Out the Jams" with MC5 and "Dead Movie Stars" as a leader.

  4. Country: Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson! Country Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson! Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 2, 1991 Country: Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson! Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 2, 1991

    The Outlaw Country icon, who turns 84 today, just released his humorous new song "Still Not Dead." Hear him play intimate duets in '91.

  5. Jazz: Duke Ellington at Newport, 1968 Jazz Duke Ellington at Newport, 1968 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1968 Jazz: Duke Ellington at Newport, 1968 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1968

    The prolific composer-bandleader, born on this day in 1899, presides over his orchestra on "Up Jump," "Swamp Goo," "Satin Doll" and others.

  6. Jazz: Remembering Percy Heath Jazz Remembering Percy Heath Jazz: Remembering Percy Heath A Percy Heath Playlist

    The great bassist, who died on this day in 2005, plays "Watergate Blues" with the Heath Brothers and "Summertime" with MJQ.

  7. Country: Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999 Country Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999 Tramps Aug 14, 1999 Country: Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999 Tramps | Aug 14, 1999

    The Australian country star performs "I Want to Be Your Man (Forever)," "It's a Love Thing" and other tunes from this self-titled Stateside debut.

  8. Rock: Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' Rock Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' City Hall Oct 28, 1974 Rock: Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' City Hall | Oct 28, 1974

    Violinist-keyboardist Eddie Jobson, who turns 62 today, joins Bryan Ferry, John Wetton, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay in the UK, 1974.

  9. Jazz: Al Hirt Hits The High Note Jazz Al Hirt Hits The High Note Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Al Hirt Hits The High Note Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    The New Orleans trumpeter, who died on this day in 1999, flaunts peerless chops on "Royal Garden Blues" and "Danny Boy" in a 1970 set.

  10. Rock: Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet Rock Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet ST Theater May 11, 1989 Rock: Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet ST Theater | May 11, 1989

    Choreographer Peter Martins collaborated with the soul icon on classics like "Hit The Road Jack" and "I Got a Woman" in this concert from 1989.

  11. Rock: Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Rock Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Madison Square Garden Mar 19, 1984 Rock: Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Madison Square Garden | Mar 19, 1984

    Drummer Roger Taylor, who turns 57 today, fuels the new wave band on their hits "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film."

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' Folk & Bluegrass Steve Martin Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' Ryman Auditorium Oct 11, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' Ryman Auditorium | Oct 11, 2009 watch video

    The comedian, a bona fide banjo ace, joins the Steep Canyon Rangers on "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo."

  13. Rock: Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Rock Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Atlanta Civic Center Mar 2, 1977 Rock: Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Atlanta Civic Center | Mar 2, 1977

    The New Jersey native and synth pioneer, who turns 74 today, performs his hit "Dream Weaver" and premieres tunes from The Light of Smiles.

  14. Jazz: An Ella Fitzgerald Milestone Jazz An Ella Fitzgerald Milestone Jazz: An Ella Fitzgerald Milestone Ella Fitzgerald playlist

    Today marks the centennial of the First Lady of Song. Hear her sing "Satin Doll' and "One Note Samba" and scat on "How High the Moon."

  15. Blues: An Albert King Birthday Playlist Blues An Albert King Birthday Playlist Blues: An Albert King Birthday Playlist The Ultimate Albert King Playlist

    The formidable bluesman, born on this day in 1923, unleashes his bent-string licks on "Crosscut Saw," "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power."

  16. Rock: A Leiber & Stoller Playlist Rock A Leiber & Stoller Playlist Rock: A Leiber & Stoller Playlist A Leiber & Stoller Playlist

    Big Mama Thornton, ZZ Top, Bob Weir, Link Wray, Dion, Aretha Franklin, U2 and others perform hit tunes by the prolific songwriting team.

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

    The versatile fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays Louis Jordan's "Barnyard Boogie," "Orange Blossom Special" and Dickey Betts' "Jessica."

  18. Rock: Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Rock Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Central Park Jul 22, 1983 Rock: Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Central Park | Jul 22, 1983

    The regal pop diva performs her Supremes classic "You Can't Hurry Love" and solo hits "Upside Down," "It's My House" and "Endless Love."

  19. Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist A Beatles Covers Playlist

    Hear Cheap Trick, U2, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and others.

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

    The great saxophonist, who was born on this day in 1937, stretches heroically on his "Recorda Me" and "Power to the People" in a 1975 set.

  21. Rock: Remembering Billy Paul Rock Remembering Billy Paul Bottom Line Dec 19, 1977 Rock: Remembering Billy Paul Bottom Line | Dec 19, 1977

    The soul singer, who died on this day last year, performs his hit "Me and Mrs. Jones" and The Doobies' "Taking It To The Streets" in 1977.

  22. Jazz: Al Hibbler In Memoriam Jazz Al Hibbler In Memoriam Philharmonic Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Al Hibbler In Memoriam Philharmonic Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The great singer, who died on this day in 2001, performs Ellington's "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1973.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: A White Brothers Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A White Brothers Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A White Brothers Playlist The Ultimate White Brothers Playlist

    Hear guitar great Clarence and mandolinist Roland blend on bluegrass favorites like "Sally Goodin'," "Old Joe Clark" and "Shuckin' the Corn."

  24. Jazz: Video: Dave Holland Big Band at Newport Jazz Video: Dave Holland Big Band at Newport JVC Jazz Festival Aug 15, 2005 Jazz: Video: Dave Holland Big Band at Newport JVC Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 2005 watch video

    The bassist-composer leads his potent large ensemble on "Monterey Suite," "Last Minute Man" and other tunes from Overtime in 2005.

  25. Rock: Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin Rock Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 Rock: Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin San Quentin Prison | Sep 20, 1992

    The drummer-producer, who turns 65 today, plays his "Delightful," Jeff Beck's "Led Boots" and Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" in a '92 set.

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  1. Rock: Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Rock Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Record Plant Mar 24, 1975 Rock: Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Record Plant | Mar 24, 1975

    Guitarist-singer Peter Frampton, who turns 67 today, explores his talk box on an extended version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" in a '75 set.

  2. Jazz: Charles Mingus at the Apollo Theatre Jazz Charles Mingus at the Apollo Theatre Apollo Theatre Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Charles Mingus at the Apollo Theatre Apollo Theatre | Jul 3, 1973

    The great bassist and prolific composer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs "Fables of Faubus" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" in 1973.

  3. Rock: Prince In Memoriam Rock Prince In Memoriam Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982 Rock: Prince In Memoriam Capitol Theatre | Jan 30, 1982 watch video

    The profoundly influential musical innovator died on this day in 2016. See him perform tunes from Dirty Mind and Controversy in a '82 video.

  4. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Slide Hampton! Jazz Happy Birthday, Slide Hampton! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Slide Hampton! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The revered trombonist-arranger celebrates his 85th birthday today. Hear him with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at the Newport '59.

  5. Rock: Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Rock Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Channel Jul 19, 1988 Rock: Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Channel | Jul 19, 1988

    The Godfather of Punk turns 70 today. Hear him perform "Kill City" and Stooges faves "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" in 1988.

  6. Indie: Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn Indie Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn Old Lantern Barn Aug 28, 2011 Indie: Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn Old Lantern Barn | Aug 28, 2011 watch video

    The Rhode Island alt-rockers play "The Bump," "Let's All Go to the Bar" and other tunes from Divine Providence in a video from Vermont.

  7. Rock: The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Rock The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Ontario Theatre Nov 16, 1984 Rock: The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Ontario Theatre | Nov 16, 1984

    Robert Smith, who turns 58 today, leads the Brit band on older songs like "Boys Don't Cry" and then-new tunes from The Top.

  8. Featured: Happy 4/20 Day! Featured Happy 4/20 Day! Featured: Happy 4/20 Day! A 4/20 Playlist

    Hear "Wake and Bake," "Who's Got the Weed," "Legalize It," "Burn One Down," "Hits From the Bong" and other pro-pot anthems in this playlist.

  9. Rock: Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Rock Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Winterland May 6, 1973 Rock: Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Winterland | May 6, 1973

    Steve Marriott, who died on this day in 1991, leads the British band on "30 Days in the Hole," "Hot 'N' Nasty" and "I Don't Need No Doctor."

  10. Jazz: Lionel Hampton at Carnegie Hall, 1975 Jazz Lionel Hampton at Carnegie Hall, 1975 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Lionel Hampton at Carnegie Hall, 1975 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    Swing era vibes star Lionel Hampton, who was born on this day in 1908, plays Horace Silver's "Psychedelic Sally" and his signature "Flying Home."

  11. Blues: Johnny Shines' Delta Muse Blues Johnny Shines' Delta Muse Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974 Blues: Johnny Shines' Delta Muse Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 30, 1974

    The Robert Johnson protege, who died on this day in 1992, flaunts his deft slide guitar technique on "Dynaflow Blues" and "Crossroads."

  12. Rock: Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam Rock Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam KPFK Studio Z Sep 5, 1982 Rock: Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam KPFK Studio Z | Sep 5, 1982

    Steve Wynn fronts the group on Donovan's "Season of the Witch," Dylan's "Outlaw Blues" and Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" in 1982.

  13. Jazz: Ran Blake's Keyboard Abstractions Jazz Ran Blake's Keyboard Abstractions Great American Music Hall Jun 30, 1986 Jazz: Ran Blake's Keyboard Abstractions Great American Music Hall | Jun 30, 1986

    The pianist, composer and educator, who turns 82 today, extrapolates on the blues and Great American Songbook in this 1986 solo set.

  14. Rock: Remembering Levon Helm Rock Remembering Levon Helm Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008 Rock: Remembering Levon Helm Newport Folk Festival | Aug 3, 2008 watch video

    A founding member of The Band, Helm died on this day in 2012. See him lead his own group on classics like "Ophelia" and "The Weight."

  15. Jazz: Maynard Ferguson at Newport, 1960 Jazz Maynard Ferguson at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Maynard Ferguson at Newport, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    The trumpeter showcases mondo chops on his "Three Little Foxes," a swinging "Ol' Man River" and Slide Hampton's "The Mark of Jazz."

  16. Country: Lacy J. Dalton at the Roadhouse, 1983 Country Lacy J. Dalton at the Roadhouse, 1983 Lonestar Roadhouse Jun 8, 1983 Country: Lacy J. Dalton at the Roadhouse, 1983 Lonestar Roadhouse | Jun 8, 1983

    The singer-songwriter with the gritty, powerhouse vocals performs her "Hillbilly Girl With the Blues" and "Wide Eyed and Willing."

  17. Jazz: Oscar Peterson Meets 'The Viking' Jazz Oscar Peterson Meets 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Jazz: Oscar Peterson Meets 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall | Mar 14, 1981

    The great Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson, who died on this day in 2005, anchors the formidable, swinging trio in this '81 set.

  18. Rock: Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Rock Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 22, 1999 Rock: Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 West Stage | Jul 22, 1999 watch video

    The late P-Funk keyboardist, who would've turned 73 today, leads his Woo Warriors on "Red Hot Mama" and 'Comin' Around the Mountain."

  19. Rock: James Brown's Funky Drummer Rock James Brown's Funky Drummer Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: James Brown's Funky Drummer Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The late Clyde Stubblefield was born on this day in 1943. Hear his syncopated beats propel "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" in 1969.

  20. Blues: Gatemouth Brown Rides Again Blues Gatemouth Brown Rides Again Blues: Gatemouth Brown Rides Again Gatemouth Brown Playlist

    The Louisiana multi-instrumentalist bluesman was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play "Please Mr. Nixon," "Dragnet Blues" and "Black Jack."

  21. Rock: Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Rock Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Winterland Mar 22, 1968 Rock: Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Winterland | Mar 22, 1968

    Alexander "Skip" Spence, who was born on this day in 1946, left his gig with the Jefferson Airplane to form the psychedelic San Francisco band.

  22. Jazz: Gretsch Greats in Central Park Jazz Gretsch Greats in Central Park Central Park Jul 7, 1973 Jazz: Gretsch Greats in Central Park Central Park | Jul 7, 1973

    Drummers Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Freddie Waits and Papa Jo Jones showcase their chops and individual styles in this jam from 1973.

  23. Indie: Video: Cereus Bright in Asheville, 2014 Indie Video: Cereus Bright in Asheville, 2014 Aloft Asheville Oct 1, 2014 Indie: Video: Cereus Bright in Asheville, 2014 Aloft Asheville | Oct 1, 2014 watch video

    Guitarist Tyler Anthony and mandolinist Evan Ford blend harmony vocals on "Chattanooga," "Goldmine," "Stella" and the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive."

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