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  1. Rock: Uriah Heep's Greatest Hits Rock Uriah Heep's Greatest Hits San Diego Feb 8, 1974 Rock: Uriah Heep's Greatest Hits San Diego | Feb 8, 1974

    The UK hard rockers, named after a Charles Dickens character, perform "Easy Livin'," "Stealin'" and "July Morning" in this '74 set.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Folk & Bluegrass Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The great flatpicker joins an impromptu jam with fiddler Howdy Forrester, banjoist Bill Keith and others at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.

  3. Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Blues Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium Nov 5, 1966 Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 5, 1966

    The blues legend performs "Forty Days And Forty Nights," "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working" at the famed rock palace.

  4. Jazz: Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Jazz Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch video

    The experimental trio shifts from James Brown flavored funk to Mingus' "Nostalgia in Times Square" and Sun Ra's "Angel Race" in this 2005 set.

  5. Rock: Funk Fridays: Brothers Johnson Throw Down Rock Funk Fridays: Brothers Johnson Throw Down Capitol Theatre Apr 25, 1980 Rock: Funk Fridays: Brothers Johnson Throw Down Capitol Theatre | Apr 25, 1980 watch video

    Bassist Louis and guitarist George perform their hits "Strawberry Letter #23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face" in this 1980 video.

  6. Rock: New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Rock New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Boston Club Dec 3, 1980 Rock: New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Boston Club | Dec 3, 1980

    Steve Tyler leads the Bad Boys from Boston on "Reefer Head Woman," "Walk This Way" and a cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" in 1980.

  7. Rock: Motown: Volume 1 Rock Motown: Volume 1 Rock: Motown: Volume 1 Motown Songs Volume 1

    This Motown playlist highlights some of the greatest pop songwriting ever, played by rock and soul artists influenced by this amazing period in music.

  8. Indie: Dirty Projectors, Way Back When Indie Dirty Projectors, Way Back When Daytrotter Studio Oct 26, 2007 Indie: Dirty Projectors, Way Back When Daytrotter Studio | Oct 26, 2007

    Like Dirty Projectors' new album? Check out their very first Daytrotter session from 2007.

  9. 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.

  10. Indie: David Dondero at Swedish American Hall Indie David Dondero at Swedish American Hall Swedish American Hall Feb 26, 2009 Indie: David Dondero at Swedish American Hall Swedish American Hall | Feb 26, 2009 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter and solo troubadour premieres "It's Peaceful Here" and other tunes from 2010's # Zero With a Bullet.

  11. Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Interviews Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989 Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989

    In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.

  12. Rock: Eric Clapton Picks on the Pops Rock Eric Clapton Picks on the Pops Rock: Eric Clapton Picks on the Pops A Clapton Covers playlist

    Hear Slowhand interpret popular tunes by Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, Otis Rush and Rodgers & Hammerstein in this playlist.

  13. Rock: Ultravox, Electro-Pop Pioneers Rock Ultravox, Electro-Pop Pioneers Westfahlenhalle Apr 15, 1983 Rock: Ultravox, Electro-Pop Pioneers Westfahlenhalle | Apr 15, 1983

    While most of Britain was still enthralled with the punk scene, Ultravox was developing electro-pop. Hear a few of their landmark songs in this 1983 set.

  14. Indie: Mississippi Sound: Rosco Bandana Indie Mississippi Sound: Rosco Bandana Daytrotter Studio Dec 12, 2012 Indie: Mississippi Sound: Rosco Bandana Daytrotter Studio | Dec 12, 2012

    This young band won Hard Rock's Battle of the Bands competition and was signed as the first act to their new label. Check out their great Daytrotter set.

  15. Country: Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Country Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Tramps Feb 9, 1999 Country: Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Tramps | Feb 9, 1999

    The country music superstar performs Django Reinhardt's "Nuages" and a lovely instrumental version of "Night And Day" in this 2-1/2 hour set.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Folk & Bluegrass Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who has been recuperating from an illness, made a rare public appearance this week in L.A. See her in a '86 video.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Hamza el Din Hypnotizes Folk & Bluegrass Hamza el Din Hypnotizes Ash Grove Jan 17, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Hamza el Din Hypnotizes Ash Grove | Jan 17, 1970

    You can hear the flow of the Nile when el Din plays his oud. Fall under the Sudanese folk musician's spell during this 1970 Ash Grove set.

  18. Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues A Lou Rawls Blues Playlist

    The soulful singer known for his silky smooth baritone voice gets down on "Tobacco Road," "Stormy Monday" and "Hoochie Coochie Man."

  19. Interviews: The Funky George Duke Interviews The Funky George Duke May 5, 1978 Interviews: The Funky George Duke May 5, 1978

    Listen in on this 1978 recording to hear Duke's thoughts on the Dukey Stick, Sheila E., Shuggie Otis and more.

  20. Rock: John Hiatt in Hollywood, 1983 Rock John Hiatt in Hollywood, 1983 Palace Nov 24, 1983 Rock: John Hiatt in Hollywood, 1983 Palace | Nov 24, 1983

    John Hiatt was still a relatively unknown singer/songwriter when he recorded this set of country-tinged new wave songs at The Palace in Hollywood, CA.

  21. Indie: Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival Indie Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival Indie: Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival Midpoint Music Festival 2012

    Commencing this week, MPMF has been embracing emerging artists for 11 years now. Hear dozens of this year's participants here.

  22. Rock: Queensrÿche Slays San Jose Rock Queensrÿche Slays San Jose Civic Center San Jose Oct 30, 1983 Rock: Queensrÿche Slays San Jose Civic Center San Jose | Oct 30, 1983

    Whatever happens in the legal throwdown between Geoff Tate and his old bandmates in November, we can always enjoy this '83 burner.

  23. Indie: String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Indie String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 22, 1999 Indie: String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 West Stage | Jul 22, 1999 watch video

    The Colorado-based jam band performs a countrified "Walk This Way," a salsafied "Come As You Are" and a funky, 25-minute "Missing Me."

  24. Interviews: Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Interviews Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Jun 6, 1988 Interviews: Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Jun 6, 1988

    The Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.

  25. Rock: Kim Carnes Breaks the Rules Rock Kim Carnes Breaks the Rules Savoy Aug 25, 1981 Rock: Kim Carnes Breaks the Rules Savoy | Aug 25, 1981

    She's worked with everybody from Clarence Clemons to Kings of Leon – this woman rules. Hear this crisp '81 NYC performance by the veteran cool chick.

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  1. Indie: Aesop Rock Must Not Sleep Indie Aesop Rock Must Not Sleep Daytrotter Studio May 26, 2011 Indie: Aesop Rock Must Not Sleep Daytrotter Studio | May 26, 2011

    New album. New video. Aesop Rock stays busy. Hear his '11 Daytrotter session here.

  2. Blues: Pamela Pollard Meets Ry Cooder Blues Pamela Pollard Meets Ry Cooder Ash Grove Jul 1, 1964 Blues: Pamela Pollard Meets Ry Cooder Ash Grove | Jul 1, 1964

    The 19-year-old singer is accompanied by the 17-year-old guitarist on country blues classics in this Ash Grove show from 50 years ago.

  3. Jazz: Eddie Palmieri: NEA Jazz Master Jazz Eddie Palmieri: NEA Jazz Master Jazz: Eddie Palmieri: NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri Playlist

    The salsa pioneer will receive his NEA Jazz Masters Award tonight in a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hear a playlist of his music in the Vault.

  4. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 18, 1998 Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 18, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe leads the alt-rockers on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedbck" in a '98 set.

  5. Rock: The Police Rock JFK Rock The Police Rock JFK Rock: The Police Rock JFK The Police, Synchronicity Tour

    In 1983, The Police headlined JFK stadium in Philadelphia, supported by R.E.M., Joan Jett, and Madness. Here's a playlist in honor of that amazing lineup.

  6. Rock: The Blizzard of Ozz Rock The Blizzard of Ozz St. Denis Theatre Jul 28, 1981 Rock: The Blizzard of Ozz St. Denis Theatre | Jul 28, 1981

    As ski resorts open this weekend from Lake Tahoe to Maine, who better to trumpet the arrival of fresh snow than Ozzy?

  7. Rock: Uncut: Boston in '87 Rock Uncut: Boston in '87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre Aug 7, 1987 Rock: Uncut: Boston in '87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre | Aug 7, 1987

    Still going strong after a decade of rocking, the band was recorded in this concert in 1987 is during their tour in support of the #1 album Third Stage.

  8. Country: The Byrds Rock the Whisky Country The Byrds Rock the Whisky Whisky A Go-Go Sep 19, 1970 Country: The Byrds Rock the Whisky Whisky A Go-Go | Sep 19, 1970

    Roger McGuinn and bandmates excel at the iconic LA nightclub in 1970 with their constantly evolving brand of country rock & bluegrass.

  9. Rock: MC5's Punk-Jazz Manifesto Rock MC5's Punk-Jazz Manifesto Grande Ballroom Oct 30, 1968 Rock: MC5's Punk-Jazz Manifesto Grande Ballroom | Oct 30, 1968

    The harsh, politically tinged, avant-rock band from Detroit mixes John Lee Hooker styled blues with turbulent Trane-inspired free jazz in this '68 concert.

  10. Rock: Bon Scott-era AC/DC Live! Rock Bon Scott-era AC/DC Live! Towson State College Oct 16, 1979 Rock: Bon Scott-era AC/DC Live! Towson State College | Oct 16, 1979

    Maybe there's nothing fancy about it, but the Australian rockers' primal, high-voltage sound never gets old.

  11. Blues: Keb' Mo' at Tramps Blues Keb' Mo' at Tramps Tramps Mar 6, 1997 Blues: Keb' Mo' at Tramps Tramps | Mar 6, 1997

    The neo-Delta bluesman performs "I'm on Your Side" and "Perpetual Blues Machine" from his Grammy-winning album Just Like You.

  12. Blues: 'Blind Lemon' Jerry Garcia Blues 'Blind Lemon' Jerry Garcia Blues: 'Blind Lemon' Jerry Garcia The Bluesy Side of The Dead

    Hear the guitarist-singer and his Grateful Dead mates interpret real-deal blues tunes by Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed and others.

  13. 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.

  14. Rock: Alice Cooper Vs. School Rock Alice Cooper Vs. School Rock: Alice Cooper Vs. School Back To School

    Every year, Mr. Cooper is proven wrong by the millions of students heading back to school in the fall. According to this playlist, school's in.

  15. Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Jazz Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic

    Janis Siegel blends with Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul on "Four Brothers," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland" and "Java Jive" in 1983.

  16. Rock: Mandrill Funks Up Philharmonic Hall Rock Mandrill Funks Up Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall Jul 1, 1973 Rock: Mandrill Funks Up Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall | Jul 1, 1973

    The adventurous Brooklyn-based funkateers tear it up on "Fencewalk," "Kofijahm" and "Symphonic Revolution" in this 1973 concert.

  17. Rock: Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Rock Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Hofstra University Nov 2, 1972 Rock: Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Hofstra University | Nov 2, 1972 watch video

    The pioneering rock 'n' roller flaunts his signature licks on "Roll Over Beethoven," "Carol" and "Johnny B. Goode" in this 1972 video.

  18. Rock: Train Roars Through the Fillmore in '00 Rock Train Roars Through the Fillmore in '00 Fillmore Auditorium Nov 3, 2000 Rock: Train Roars Through the Fillmore in '00 Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 3, 2000 watch video

    Pat Monahan and crew performed last night on The Voice, but once they were just CA boys with a crush on Virginia. Watch this show from their breakout period.

  19. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard's First Light Jazz Freddie Hubbard's First Light Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1972 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard's First Light Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1972

    The late, great trumpeter is at the peak of his powers in this 1972 Carnegie Hall concert featuring a 22-year-old Lenny White on drums.

  20. Blues: Jimmy Reed Remembered Blues Jimmy Reed Remembered Blues: Jimmy Reed Remembered Jimmy Reed Covers

    Celebrate the life and work of the bluesman with covers of his music by Steve Miller, Link Wray and more.

  21. Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Comedy Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    The parodist-accordianist takes on Michael Jackson ("Eat It"), Jim Croce ("If I Could Make Love to a Bottle") and others in this '84 concert.

  22. Rock: The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Rock The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Whisky A Go-Go Sep 19, 1970 Rock: The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Whisky A Go-Go | Sep 19, 1970

    This legendary recording contains a set by the FBBs joined by The Byrds on the last night of a six night run at the intimate Whisky A Go-Go in LA.

  23. Rock: Video: Blind Melon at '94 Woodstock Rock Video: Blind Melon at '94 Woodstock Woodstock 94 Aug 13, 1994 Rock: Video: Blind Melon at '94 Woodstock Woodstock 94 | Aug 13, 1994 watch video

    Charismatic frontman Shannon Hoon leads the neo-psychedelic band on tunes from Soup just a year before his death.

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