Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Duke's Homage to the Count Jazz Duke's Homage to the Count Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Duke's Homage to the Count Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    The Ellington Orchestra plays its theme "Take the A Train" and covers Basie's signature "April in Paris" in this 1970 set from New Orleans.

  2. Rock: A White House Lawn Party Rock A White House Lawn Party White House South Lawn Jan 17, 1993 Rock: A White House Lawn Party White House South Lawn | Jan 17, 1993

    The Cate Brothers, The Band, Dr. John, Stephen Stills and Bob Dylan perform on the the White House South Lawn in this 1993 concert.

  3. Jazz: Remembering Idris Muhammad Jazz Remembering Idris Muhammad Jazz: Remembering Idris Muhammad Idris Muhammad Playlist

    The drumming great (aka Leo Morris) passed away on this day in 2014. Hear him with George Benson in 1969 and with Bob James in 1979.

  4. Rock: Steve Morse's Monster Chops On Display Rock Steve Morse's Monster Chops On Display Rock: Steve Morse's Monster Chops On Display Steve Morse Playlist

    The guitar hero, who turns 62 today, performs with the Dixie Dregs in 1979, with Kansas in 1989 and with his Steve Morse Band in 1997.

  5. Jazz: Gerald Veasley: Bass Is the Place Jazz Gerald Veasley: Bass Is the Place Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Gerald Veasley: Bass Is the Place Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The Philly bassist, who turns 61 today, fronts the Zawinul Syndicate on "In The Same Boat" and "Carnavalito" in this video from '90 Newport.

  6. Rock: Solomon Burke Rocks Tramps Rock Solomon Burke Rocks Tramps Tramps Jun 18, 1995 Rock: Solomon Burke Rocks Tramps Tramps | Jun 18, 1995

    The great R&B singer and soul music pioneer performs Roy Brown's "Good Rockin' Tonight" and a Little Richard medley in this '95 set.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Folk & Bluegrass Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove May 20, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove | May 20, 1967

    The Kentucky-born mandolinist, singer, and bluegrass pioneer performs "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" and "Y'all Come" in this '67 set.

  8. Indie: Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Indie Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jul 11, 2013 Indie: Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jul 11, 2013

    The singer-songwriter performs her ode to Bobbie Gentry and other originals like "Mexican Wrestler" and "Wendell Lee" in this 2013 set.

  9. Rock: The Spinners' Slick Soul Rock The Spinners' Slick Soul Latin Casino Mar 19, 1977 Rock: The Spinners' Slick Soul Latin Casino | Mar 19, 1977

    The vocal group performs '70s R&B hits "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" and "Rubber Band Man" in '77.

  10. Jazz: A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Jazz A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 Jazz: A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 6, 1974

    The great Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist died on this day in 1995. Hear him play tunes by Villa-Lobos and Baden Powell in this '74 set.

  11. Rock: Ol' Man Jagger Just Keeps Rolling Along Rock Ol' Man Jagger Just Keeps Rolling Along Osakajo Castle Hall Mar 15, 1988 Rock: Ol' Man Jagger Just Keeps Rolling Along Osakajo Castle Hall | Mar 15, 1988

    Mick turns 73 today. Hear him sing "Sympathy for the Devil," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and other Stones classics on his Primitive Cool tour of 1987.

  12. Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Jazz Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1989 Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1989 watch video

    The trumpeter-composer leads his potent sextet on "The Majesty of the Blues" and "Black Codes From the Underground" in this searing set.

  13. Indie: Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Indie Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Indie: Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Gringo Star playlist

    The Atlanta-based band plays "March of the Gringo" and other tunes from 2008's All Y'all and 2011's Count Yer Lucky Stars in this playlist.

  14. Rock: A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Rock A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Rock: A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Darlene Love Playlist

    The powerhouse singer and Phil Spector protege, who turns 75 today, performs her early '60s hits "He's a Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron."

  15. Rock: Earth, Wind & Fire Is 'Mighty Mighty' Rock Earth, Wind & Fire Is 'Mighty Mighty' St. Louis Arena Aug 10, 1974 Rock: Earth, Wind & Fire Is 'Mighty Mighty' St. Louis Arena | Aug 10, 1974

    Bassist Verdine White, who turns 65 today, lays down the funk for brother Maurice, Philip Bailey and the band in a '74 set from St. Louis.

  16. Jazz: Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Jazz Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 Jazz: Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1968

    The great guitarist, who died on this day in 1998, performs a stunning solo intro to "My Romance" and burns on "Fascinating Rhythm."

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Aug 23, 2010 Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Aug 23, 2010

    The 71-year-old singer with the high-pitched wail plays "Are You Teasin' Me," "Hello Lonely" and "Sweet Appalachia" with his killer band.

  18. Rock: Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Rock Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 2, 1991 Rock: Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 2, 1991

    Lanky frontman Thurston Moore, who turns 58 today, plays acoustic guitar and sings "Dirty Boots" and "Mote" in this intimate 1991 set.

  19. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Jazz Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The British-born singer, who turns 86 today, joins vocalese partners Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert on "Doodlin'" and "Ariegin" at Newport '60.

  20. Rock: Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest Rock Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest Rock: Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest A Dr. John Playlist

    The New Orleans music ambassador radiates the 88s on classics like "Iko Iko," "Big Chief," "Tipitina's," "My Indian Red" and "Mardi Gras Day."

  21. Jazz: Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 Jazz Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 7th Ave South Club Dec 21, 1981 Jazz: Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 7th Ave South Club | Dec 21, 1981

    The vibraphonist performs tunes from Wanderlust with his fusion band featuring Bob Mintzer, Warren Bernhardt, Edie Gomez and Omar Hakim.

  22. Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Jazz Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic South Shore Music Circus Jul 31, 1983 Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic South Shore Music Circus | Jul 31, 1983

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

  23. Rock: Remembering Keith Godchaux Rock Remembering Keith Godchaux Winterland Oct 4, 1975 Rock: Remembering Keith Godchaux Winterland | Oct 4, 1975 watch video

    The Grateful Dead keyboardist died in a car accident on this day in 1980. Hear him perform a soulful set with his wife Donna Jean in 1975.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jan 18, 2016 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jan 18, 2016 watch video

    One of the co-founders of Peter, Paul & Mary performs classics like "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Blowin' In the Wind" in this solo set.

  25. Jazz: Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Jazz Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001 Jazz: Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2001 watch video

    One of the most acclaimed jazz singers on the scene today interprets John Coltrane's "Resolution" and Wayne Shorter's "Night Deamer" in '01.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The folkloric troubadour and famous actor died on this day in 2015. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport '68.

  2. Rock: The Meters Lay Down the Funk Rock The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop Sep 7, 1976 Rock: The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop | Sep 7, 1976

    The New Orleans funkateers play "Hey Pocky-Way," "Fire on the Bayou," "Big Chief" and "Cabbage Alley" at Boston's Jazz Workshop in 1976.

  3. Rock: The Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG, '76 Rock The Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG, '76 Madison Square Garden Dec 8, 1975 Rock: The Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG, '76 Madison Square Garden | Dec 8, 1975

    Bob Dylan is joined by Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mick Ronson, Roger McGuinn and special guests Joni Mitchell and Muhammad Ali.

  4. Rock: Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Rock Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Bottom Line Oct 16, 1978 Rock: Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Bottom Line | Oct 16, 1978

    The guitar hero, who turned 69 this week, erupts on covers of The Zombie's "She's Not There" and Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman."

  5. Jazz: Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Jazz Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Wollman Memorial Skating Rink Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Wollman Memorial Skating Rink | Jul 3, 1973

    The swinging pianist plays inventive interpretations of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and the Dixieland staple "Royal Garden Blues" in 1973.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The Louisiana Creole accordionist works the crowd at the '88 Newport Folk Fest with her infectious "Chere Du Lu" and "Ailons En Louisiane."

  7. Rock: Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Rock Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Savoy Aug 25, 1981 Rock: Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Savoy | Aug 25, 1981

    The raspy-voiced Grammy-winner covers The Stones' "Under My Thumb" and sings her big hit "Bette Davis Eyes" on her 1981 tour.

  8. Jazz: Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Jazz Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The saxophonist-arranger, born July 20, 1922, plays "Corner Pocket" and "April in Paris" with the the Cadillac of big bands in '73.

  9. Rock: Queen's BBC Studio Session Rock Queen's BBC Studio Session Maida Vale Studio Oct 28, 1977 Rock: Queen's BBC Studio Session Maida Vale Studio | Oct 28, 1977

    Brian May, who turns 69 today, showcases his six-string wizardry on "Spread Your Wings" and a rare fast version of "We Will Rock You" in '77.

  10. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Jazz Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2008 Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2008 watch video

    The keyboardist-composer assembled an all-star band of Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Vinnie Colaiuta and Lionel Loueke for this 2008 tour.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Folk & Bluegrass Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove Apr 1, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove | Apr 1, 1967

    The eventual Byrds guitarist shows his flatpicking abilities on acoustic guitar on "Salty Dog Blues" and "Sally Goodin'" with the Whites in 1967.

  12. Rock: Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie Rock Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie New York City Mar 14, 1976 Rock: Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie New York City | Mar 14, 1976

    The founder of the Lost Planet Airmen leads the group, featuring guitar great Bill Kirchen, on "Hot Rod Lincoln" and "Ubangi Stomp" in 1976.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Folk & Bluegrass Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's Feb 26, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's | Feb 26, 2009 watch video

    The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle performs tunes from I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too in 2009.

  14. Rock: Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Rock Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Rock: Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    Hear Pete Townshend, Leon Russell and Terry Reid perform Screaming Jay's classic cult song from 1956, "I Put a Spell on You."

  15. Jazz: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Jazz Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Winterland Nov 29, 1975 Jazz: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Winterland | Nov 29, 1975 watch video

    The British fusion pioneer, who turns 77 today, plays his "Brain Damage" and covers Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" in a '75 set.

  16. Rock: Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Rock Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Tramps Jul 29, 1997 Rock: Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Tramps | Jul 29, 1997

    The singer-songwriter and former Bronx doo-wopper, who turns 77 today, sings his 1961 hit singles "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue."

  17. Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues

    The blues-rock pioneer, born on this day in 1941, performs classics like "Stormy Monday" and "Further On Up the Road" in this playlist.

  18. Country: Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach Country Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Nov 6, 1981 Country: Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach | Nov 6, 1981

    The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist, who turns 62 today, performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Jazz Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York | Aug 18, 1985

    Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died on this day in 1959.

  20. Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Jazz John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The jazz legend, who passed on this day in 1967, is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali in a searing set.

  21. Rock: Johnny Winter In Memoriam Rock Johnny Winter In Memoriam Rock: Johnny Winter In Memoriam Johnny Winter Playlist

    The iconic Texas guitar slinger died on this day in 2014. Hear his searing solos on blues and rock tunes in this two-hour playlist.

  22. Rock: A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Rock A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Rock: A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Stewart Copeland Playlist

    The inventive drummer turns 64 today. Hear him with The Police from 1979 to 1986 and in the studio working on soundtrack material in '95.

  23. Rock: The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum Rock The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum LA Forum Dec 3, 1983 Rock: The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum LA Forum | Dec 3, 1983

    The British prog-rock band revisits classics like "Nights in White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon" and "The Story In Your Eyes" in this 1983 set.

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