The lefty guitar slinger, who turns 81 today, showcases his tough West Side Chicago sound on "Double Trouble" and "Gambler's Blues" in '93.
Jazz's greatest composer was born on this day in 1899. Hear him with his orchestra in Sweden five months before he passed on May 24,1974.
Edward Tudor-Pole leads the Brit punk band on "Who Killed Bambi?" and a cover of "Rock Around the Clock" in this 1980 set from Hartford.
The singer, dubbed "Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN&Y, turns 77 today. Hear her perform "City of New Orleans" and "Both Sides Now" in this 1973 set.
Miles Davis' favorite singer, who was born on this day in 1934, performs "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Soothe Me" in '92.
The "Father of Chicago Blues" died on this day in 1983. Hear him jamming with the Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.
The late singer, who died on this day in 2015, talks about his gospel roots, his stint with the Drifters and his timeless hit "Stand By Me."
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?.
Belgian harmonica ace "Toots" Thielemans turns 94 today. Hear him lead a quartet and play with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band.
Keyboardist-violinist Eddie Jobson, who replaced Brian Eno in the Roxy lineup, turns 61 today. Hear him on their Country Life tour of 1974.
The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.
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.
The nylon string acoustic guitar virtuoso travels from bossa novas to jazz standards to classical numbers in this eclectic set from 1977
The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 set.
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.
The versatile drummer, born on this day in 1940, plays with organist Rhoda Scott, trumpeter Clark Terry, guitarist Kenny Burrell and solo.
Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
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
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.
Stephen Cummings fronts the Aussie band on "Who Listens to the Radio?," "Mailed It to Your Sister" and others from Don't Throw Stones.
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."
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.
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.
The new wave singer-songwriter performs "Escalator of LIfe," "Change Reaction" and other tunes from his self-titled RCA debut in this '83 set.
The former Genesis guitarist premieres "Overnight Sleeper," "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" and other tunes from Cured in 1981.
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.
The powerhouse bluesman, born on this day in 1923, unleashes his string-bending chops on "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power" in '70.
The late, great bluegrass fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays "Panama Red," "Tennessee Stud" and "Orange Blossom Special" in 1976.
The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The great pianist, who died on this day in 1983, performs "Sweet Lorraine," "Stardust," "Memories of You" and a West Side Story medley.
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.
The prolific bassist-composer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs his "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from New Orleans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The southern rockers play rowdy versions of "Bounty Hunter" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this '79 set from Cleveland.
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.
The reggae legend performs "I Shot the Sheriff," "Lively Up Yourself," "No Woman, No Cry" and other classics in this 1979 set.
The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.
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.
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.
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.