Concert Vault
  1. 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."

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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."

  10. 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."

  11. 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.

  12. 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."

  13. 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.

  14. 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."

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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."

  18. Rock: R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth Rock R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth Paradise Jul 11, 1978 Rock: R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth Paradise | Jul 11, 1978

    The extraordinary guitarist who reinvented the instrument died on Easter Sunday at age 70. Hear his fabled legato lines with UK in 1978.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Henry "Red" Allen Jazz Remembering Henry "Red" Allen Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Henry "Red" Allen Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966 watch video

    The New Orleans trumpeter, who died on this day in 1967, is featured on "Summertime" in this Trumpet and Guitar Workshop from 1966.

  20. Country: Bobby Bare's 'Ain't Got Nothing To Lose' Tour Country Bobby Bare's 'Ain't Got Nothing To Lose' Tour Paradise Mar 16, 1982 Country: Bobby Bare's 'Ain't Got Nothing To Lose' Tour Paradise | Mar 16, 1982

    The singer-songwriter plays his signature "Dropkick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)" and "Redneck Hippie Romance" in 1982.

  21. Jazz: Buster Williams Meets Mary Lou Williams Jazz Buster Williams Meets Mary Lou Williams Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1978 Jazz: Buster Williams Meets Mary Lou Williams Carnegie Hall | Jun 28, 1978

    The great bassist, who turns 75 today, joins the pianist-composer on Cole Porter's "I Love You" and John Stubblefield's "Baby Man" in 1978.

  22. Rock: Mahavishnu Orchestra in D.C. Rock Mahavishnu Orchestra in D.C. DAR Constitution Hall Dec 2, 1973 Rock: Mahavishnu Orchestra in D.C. DAR Constitution Hall | Dec 2, 1973

    Keyboardist-composer Jan Hammer, who turns 69 today, is featured on "Birds of Fire," "Dance of Maya" and his own "Sister Andrea" in 1973.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Paste Studios Apr 5, 2017 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Apr 5, 2017 watch video

    The virtuoso plays a haunting minor key version of "The Star Spangled Banner" and tackles one of the Bach Violin Partitas in a solo set.

  24. Rock: The Ramones at Winterland, 1978 Rock The Ramones at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Dec 28, 1978 Rock: The Ramones at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Dec 28, 1978 watch video

    The late Joey Ramone leads the quintessential NYC punk band on "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and "I Wanna Be Sedated."

  25. Jazz: Herbie Mann's Funky Flute Jazz Herbie Mann's Funky Flute Bottom Line Jan 21, 1978 Jazz: Herbie Mann's Funky Flute Bottom Line | Jan 21, 1978

    The flutist, who was born on this day in 1930, plays his "Memphis Underground" and Dickey Betts' "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" in 1978.

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  1. Jazz: Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Jazz Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Paste Studios Apr 13, 2017 Jazz: Video: Stephane Wrembel at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Apr 13, 2017 watch video

    The guitarist conjures up jazz icon Django Reinhardt on the musette style waltz "Valse de Bamboula" and on Django's "Minor Blues."

  2. Country: Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn! Country Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn! Reunion Arena Jun 18, 1982 Country: Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn! Reunion Arena | Jun 18, 1982

    The country queen turns 85 today. Hear her sing "You're Looking at Country" and her signature song "Coal Miner's Daughter" in a 1982 set.

  3. Rock: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rising Rock Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rising Orpheum Theatre May 7, 1981 Rock: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rising Orpheum Theatre | May 7, 1981

    The heavy metal guitar god and Deep Purple co-founder turns 72 today. Hear him play "Rising," "Ode to Joy" and "Smoke on the Water."

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

    The alt-bluegrass jam band releases its new album Believe today. Hear their take on Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" and "Lonesome Fiddle Blues."

  5. Rock: R.I.P. Frosty Rock R.I.P. Frosty Fillmore West Jul 23, 1970 Rock: R.I.P. Frosty Fillmore West | Jul 23, 1970

    Drummer Barry "Frosty" Smith died Wednesday in Austin at age 71. Hear his intense duo with organist Lee Michaels at the Fillmore West in 1970.

  6. Jazz: Tal Farlow Poppin' and Burnin' Jazz Tal Farlow Poppin' and Burnin' Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 Jazz: Tal Farlow Poppin' and Burnin' Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1968

    The great guitarist burns his way through "Fascinating Rhythm," swings "Summertime" and romps through Horace Silver's "Preacher" in 1968.

  7. Rock: A Birthday Salute to Jack Casady Rock A Birthday Salute to Jack Casady Rock: A Birthday Salute to Jack Casady The Ultimate Jack Casady Playlist

    The pioneering rock bassist turns 73 today. Hear him with Jefferson Airplane from 1965-1970 and with Hot Tuna from 1973-2011.

  8. Jazz: A Celebration of Bud Freeman Jazz A Celebration of Bud Freeman Carnegie Hall Jun 15, 1974 Jazz: A Celebration of Bud Freeman Carnegie Hall | Jun 15, 1974

    The Swing era tenor saxophonist was born on this day in 1906. Hear him with Buddy Rich, Vic Dickenson, Dick Hyman and others in a '74 set.

  9. Indie: Nellie McKay's Satirical Edge Indie Nellie McKay's Satirical Edge Daytrotter Studio Feb 23, 2009 Indie: Nellie McKay's Satirical Edge Daytrotter Studio | Feb 23, 2009

    The perky singer, who turns 35 today, sings "Mother of Pearl" and the politically-pointed "Inner Peace."

  10. Blues: Spider John Koerner at the Ash Grove Blues Spider John Koerner at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Feb 1, 1967 Blues: Spider John Koerner at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Feb 1, 1967

    The Rochester native plays 12-string guitar and delivers urgent vocals on "Tired of Ramblin'" and "I Don't Want To Be Terrified" in 1967.

  11. Rock: Little Feat at Winterland, 1976 Rock Little Feat at Winterland, 1976 Winterland Feb 14, 1976 Rock: Little Feat at Winterland, 1976 Winterland | Feb 14, 1976

    Slide guitar ace Lowell George, who was born on this day in 1945, wails on "Teenage Nervous Breakdown," "Dixie Chicken" and "Apolitical Blues."

  12. Jazz: The 'Freedom Now Suite' at Newport Jazz The 'Freedom Now Suite' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 Jazz: The 'Freedom Now Suite' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1964

    Abbey Lincoln imbues Max Roach's civil rights manifesto with an incredible sense of drama on "Triptych: Prayer, Protest, Peace" in 1964.

  13. Rock: R.I.P. J. Geils Rock R.I.P. J. Geils Great Gildersleeves Apr 27, 1980 Rock: R.I.P. J. Geils Great Gildersleeves | Apr 27, 1980

    The guitarist-bandleader died Tuesday at age 71. Hear him with lead singer Peter Wolf on "Lookin' for a Love" and "Love Stinks" in 1980.

  14. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock Trio at Newport Jazz Video: Herbie Hancock Trio at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1988 Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock Trio at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1988 watch video

    The great pianist-composer, who turns 77 today, plays "Footprints" and "Oleo" with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster in 1988.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Tiny Tim's Quirky Ditties Folk & Bluegrass Tiny Tim's Quirky Ditties Fillmore Auditorium May 9, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Tiny Tim's Quirky Ditties Fillmore Auditorium | May 9, 1968

    The eccentric singer and ukulele player was born on this day in 1932. Hear him play "Animal Crackers" and "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" in '68.

  16. Rock: Pat Travers at the Ritz, 1982 Rock Pat Travers at the Ritz, 1982 Ritz Nov 10, 1982 Rock: Pat Travers at the Ritz, 1982 Ritz | Nov 10, 1982

    The Canadian rocker, who turns 63 today, plays the rowdy "Snortin' Whiskey" and premieres his "Amgwanna Kick Booty" from Black Pearl.

  17. Rock: Allman Brothers in Fillmore East Finale Rock Allman Brothers in Fillmore East Finale Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Rock: Allman Brothers in Fillmore East Finale Fillmore East | Jun 27, 1971

    Duane and Gregg Allman lead the band on classics like "One Way Out" and "Whipping Post" on the last night of the NYC rock palace in 1971.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: A Bob Dylan Milestone Folk & Bluegrass A Bob Dylan Milestone Folk & Bluegrass: A Bob Dylan Milestone A Bob Dylan Solo Playlist

    On this day in 1961, the aspiring folkie from Hibbing played his first gig at Gerde's Folk City in New York's Greenwich Village. Hear him solo.

  19. Jazz: Video: Jelly's Last Jam Jazz Video: Jelly's Last Jam New York City Jul 6, 1992 Jazz: Video: Jelly's Last Jam New York City | Jul 6, 1992 watch video

    Tap dancers Gregory Hines and a young Savion Glover go toe-to-toe in a scene from the hit musical based on the life of Jelly Roll Morton.

  20. Rock: Joss Stone Flirts With Reggae Rock Joss Stone Flirts With Reggae Crypt Studio Jul 22, 2015 Rock: Joss Stone Flirts With Reggae Crypt Studio | Jul 22, 2015

    The soulful Brit singer, who turns 30 today, experiments with new riddims on "Love Me" and others from Water for Your Soul in2015.

  21. Jazz: Sharkey Bonano Hits The High Note Jazz Sharkey Bonano Hits The High Note Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 Jazz: Sharkey Bonano Hits The High Note Beauregard Square | Apr 23, 1970

    The New Orleans trumpeter leads the Kings of Dixieland on "That's a Plenty," "Tiger Rag," "Basin Street Blues" and others in this 1970 set.

  22. Rock: Paul McCartney Leaves the Beatles Rock Paul McCartney Leaves the Beatles RFK Stadium Jul 4, 1990 Rock: Paul McCartney Leaves the Beatles RFK Stadium | Jul 4, 1990

    On this day in 1970, Paul announced his split from the Fab Four. Hear him play their classics "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hey Jude" and "Get Back."

  23. Jazz: Mose Allison at Newport, 1959 Jazz Mose Allison at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: Mose Allison at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The late idiosyncratic pianist-singer plays "You Won't Let Me Go" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" with Slam Stewart and Papa Jo Jones.

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