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  1. Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Blues: Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall | Dec 13, 1973

    Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73.

  2. Jazz: Miles Davis In Memoriam Jazz Miles Davis In Memoriam Jazz: Miles Davis In Memoriam A Miles Davis Playlist

    The legendary trumpeter-composer-bandleader died on this day in 1991. Hear a three-hour playlist spanning four decades of his genius.

  3. Jazz: An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Jazz An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1996 Jazz: An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1996 watch video

    Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Wallace Roney, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes pay tribute to the great bebop pianist born on this day in 1924.

  4. Rock: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rocks Chicago Rock Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rocks Chicago Chicago, IL Mar 8, 1974 Rock: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rocks Chicago Chicago, IL | Mar 8, 1974

    Guitarist-singer Randy Bachman, who turns 73 today, leads the Canadian group on "Let It Ride" and "Takin' Care of Business" in '74.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps | Feb 24, 1996

    The Louisiana roots music ambassador (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) died over the weekend at 68. Hear him play "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Marie Marie."

  6. Rock: A Tribute to 'Abbey Road' Rock A Tribute to 'Abbey Road' Rock: A Tribute to 'Abbey Road' An Abbey Road Playlist

    On this day in 1969, The Beatles released their 11th studio recording. Hear several artists interpret tunes from that hugely influential album.

  7. Jazz: Swing, Betty, Swing! Jazz Swing, Betty, Swing! Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Swing, Betty, Swing! Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    Scat singer supreme Betty Carter, who died on this day in 1998, is in full flight on "Swing Brother Swing" from this 1974 Jazz Workshop set.

  8. Country: Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Country Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Bottom Line Jul 18, 1978 Country: Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Bottom Line | Jul 18, 1978

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, performs "Smoke Dreams," "Who Needs Words" and other tunes from her self-titled 1978 debut.

  9. Rock: Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 Rock Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 City Hall Oct 28, 1974 Rock: Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 City Hall | Oct 28, 1974

    Suave singer Bryan Ferry, who turns 71 today, leads the Brit art rock band on "Virginia Plain," "Prairie Rose" and tunes from Country Life.

  10. Jazz: A Salute to 'West Side Story' Jazz A Salute to 'West Side Story' Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: A Salute to 'West Side Story' Nice Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1974

    Earl "Fatha" Hines plays a medley of tunes from the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical, which premiered on this day in 1957.

  11. Jazz: Horacee Anrold's Tribe at the Apollo, '73 Jazz Horacee Anrold's Tribe at the Apollo, '73 Apollo Theatre Jul 2, 1973 Jazz: Horacee Anrold's Tribe at the Apollo, '73 Apollo Theatre | Jul 2, 1973

    The drummer-composer, who turns 79 today, leads a stellar sextet of Joe Farrell, Steve Khan, Don Alias, George Mraz and Don Friedman.

  12. Indie: Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band Indie Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band Indie: Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band A Robert Randolph Playlist

    The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on "Bo Diddley" and switches to tasty acoustic slide guitar on the gospel-tinged "Traveling Shoes."

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon Folk & Bluegrass The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon Folk & Bluegrass: The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon A Paul Simon Playlist

    Hear the Queens-born singer-songwriter perform tunes from One Trick Pony and Graceland along with classics with partner Art Garfunkel.

  14. Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Country Roy Acuff, King of Country Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    Hank Williams once said of him: "For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God." Hear him with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.

  15. Rock: Bruce Springsteen Proves It All Night Rock Bruce Springsteen Proves It All Night Winterland Dec 15, 1978 Rock: Bruce Springsteen Proves It All Night Winterland | Dec 15, 1978

    The Boss released his new album Chapter and Verse on his 67th birthday today. Hear him with the E Street Band at Winterland in 1978.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Folk & Bluegrass Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Black Oak Ranch | Aug 31, 1996

    Singer-songwriter and Righteous Babe exec turns 46 today. Hear her play tunes from Not a Pretty Girl and cover Prince's "When Doves Cry."

  17. Rock: Bob Marley's Last Stand Rock Bob Marley's Last Stand Lyceum Ballroom Jul 18, 1975 Rock: Bob Marley's Last Stand Lyceum Ballroom | Jul 18, 1975

    On this day in 1980, the reggae superstar played his last concert at Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. Hear him in this 1975 set from London.

  18. Blues: A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Blues A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Blues: A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Roy Buchanan Playlist

    The late guitar great, who would've turned 77 today, squeezes the juice out of every note on "The Messiah," "Hey Joe" and "Five String Blues."

  19. Jazz: The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Jazz The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The legendary saxophonist and spiritually searching composer would've turned 90 today. Hear him in full flight at the '66 Newport Jazz Festival.

  20. Rock: Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Rock Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Ritz Dec 31, 1981 Rock: Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Ritz | Dec 31, 1981

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer turns 58 today. Hear her play "Bad Reputation" and her anthemic "I Love Rock 'n Roll" in this 1981 set.

  21. Jazz: A Salute to Irving Berlin Jazz A Salute to Irving Berlin Jazz: A Salute to Irving Berlin An Irving Berlin Memorial Playlist

    A prolific songwriter and key contributor to the Great American Songbook, Berlin died on this day in 1989 at age 101. Hear a playlist.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian juju music master turns 70 today. Hear him lead his African Beats on this infectious two-hour set from Tramps in 1996.

  23. Rock: A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. Debut Rock A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. Debut Metro Aug 4, 1983 Rock: A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. Debut Metro | Aug 4, 1983

    The Brit synth pop band formed by hairdressers Mike Score and Frank Maudsley play their hit "I Ran (So Far Away)" at Boston's Metro in '83.

  24. Jazz: Video: New York Jazz Giants at Newport Jazz Video: New York Jazz Giants at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Jazz: Video: New York Jazz Giants at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    Saxman Bobby Watson joins Tom Harrell, Lew Tabackin, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Ray Drummond and Mulgrew Miller in this scorching set from '92.

  25. Jazz: A Tribute to Slam Stewart Jazz A Tribute to Slam Stewart Jazz: A Tribute to Slam Stewart Slam Stewart Playlist

    The ebullient bassist-scat singer, born on this day in 1914, performs with Mose Allison, Rosetta Tharpe, Oscar Brown Jr., and Ben Webster.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen! Folk & Bluegrass Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen! Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen! A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

    The bard of Canada turns 82 today. Hear his songs performed by Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk and Cohen himself in this playlist.

  2. Rock: Oasis in Glasgow, '94 Rock Oasis in Glasgow, '94 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Rock: Oasis in Glasgow, '94 Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    Liam Gallagher, who turns 44 today, leads the Brit band on "Cigarettes & Alcohol," "Digsy's Dinner" and other tunes from Definitely Maybe.

  3. Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Interviews Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975 Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975

    The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.

  4. Jazz: Remembering Jaco Pastorius Jazz Remembering Jaco Pastorius Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1982 Jazz: Remembering Jaco Pastorius Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 27, 1982

    The man who revolutionized the electric bass died on this day in 1987. Hear him lead his incredible Word of Mouth big band in this 1982 set.

  5. Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport Jazz Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1997 Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1997 watch video

    The synth wiz-composer and Weather Report co-founder plays "Patriots" and "Carnavalito" with his powerhouse fusion band in '97.

  6. Rock: David Bowie's Chart-Topper Rock David Bowie's Chart-Topper Montreal Forum Jul 13, 1983 Rock: David Bowie's Chart-Topper Montreal Forum | Jul 13, 1983

    On this day in 1975, "Fame" became Bowie's first #1 single in the U.S. Hear him sing that soulful anthem from Young Americans in 1983.

  7. Jazz: A Salute to Sir John Dankworth Jazz A Salute to Sir John Dankworth Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: A Salute to Sir John Dankworth Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The British saxophonist-composer and big band leader was born on this day in 1927. Hear him in his first U.S. appearance at Newport '59.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Folk & Bluegrass Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Bottom Line Mar 30, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Bottom Line | Mar 30, 1977

    The singer-songwriter with a biting sense of humor died on this day in 1984. Hear his "Banana Republic" and "Chicken Cordon Blues" in 1977.

  9. Rock: An Eric Gale Playlist Rock An Eric Gale Playlist Rock: An Eric Gale Playlist An Eric Gale Birthday Playlist

    The '70s session guitarist was born on this day in 1938. Hear him with Paul SImon, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin and the great NYC band Stuff.

  10. Rock: Nile Rodgers Meets Duran Duran Rock Nile Rodgers Meets Duran Duran Madison Square Garden Mar 21, 1984 Rock: Nile Rodgers Meets Duran Duran Madison Square Garden | Mar 21, 1984

    The funky rhythm guitarist joins Chic bandmate Tony Thompson on stage with the Brit group for a finale of "Girls on Film" in this '84 set.

  11. Jazz: Chris Connor on the Cool Side Jazz Chris Connor on the Cool Side Great American Music Hall Oct 22, 1976 Jazz: Chris Connor on the Cool Side Great American Music Hall | Oct 22, 1976

    The classy singer interprets Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" in 1976.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Folk & Bluegrass Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre Mar 22, 1980 Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre | Mar 22, 1980 watch video

    The Queen of Salsa sings "A Papa," "Zambullete," "Quimbara" and other favorites with the Nuyorican bandleader in this fiery set from 1980.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Folk & Bluegrass David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace Jan 25, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace | Jan 25, 1973

    The bluegrass guitar picker-singer and blues scholar plays "Sitting On Top of the World," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and other acoustic gems.

  14. Rock: Let's Do the Twist! Rock Let's Do the Twist! Rock: Let's Do the Twist! The Twist Playlist

    On this day in 1960, Chubby ignited a dance craze when his single "The Twist" went #1 on the pop charts. Hear various takes on that classic.

  15. Rock: Jimi Hendrix In Memoriam Rock Jimi Hendrix In Memoriam Fillmore East May 10, 1968 Rock: Jimi Hendrix In Memoriam Fillmore East | May 10, 1968

    The rock guitar god died on this day in 1970. Hear him play "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze" and cover Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" in 1968.

  16. Rock: The Tubes at The Record Plant, '74 Rock The Tubes at The Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Nov 21, 1974 Rock: The Tubes at The Record Plant, '74 Record Plant | Nov 21, 1974

    Theatrical frontman Fee Waybill, who turns 66 today, leads the Bay Area band on "White Punks on Dope," "Boy Crazy" and "Rock & Roll Hospital."

  17. Jazz: Brother Jack McDuff's Organ-ic Jam Jazz Brother Jack McDuff's Organ-ic Jam Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1975 Jazz: Brother Jack McDuff's Organ-ic Jam Carnegie Hall | Jun 30, 1975

    The soulful Hammond B-3 player was born on this day in 1928. Hear him lead his septet on "Killer Joe" and Heatin' System" in a '75 set.

  18. Country: George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk Fest Country George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk Fest Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Country: George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk Fest Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2014, performs "Steel Rail Blues," "Abeline" and Break My Mind" in 1968.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' Folk & Bluegrass A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' A 'Blood on the Tracks' Playlist

    On this day in 1974, Bob Dylan began recording his classic album. Hear key tracks played by Jerry Garcia, Shawn Colvin and others in a playlist.

  20. Jazz: Hooray for Bobby Short! Jazz Hooray for Bobby Short! Carlyle Feb 15, 1982 Jazz: Hooray for Bobby Short! Carlyle | Feb 15, 1982

    The classy cabaret singer, born on this day in 1924, celebrates the Great American Songbook at his old stomping grounds, Cafe Carlyle.

  21. Blues: All Hail the King! Blues All Hail the King! Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 Blues: All Hail the King! Fillmore East | Jun 19, 1971

    Riley "B."B." King was born on this day in 1925. Hear him play his hits "Sweet Sixteen" and "The Thrill Is Gone" in this '71 Fillmore East set.

  22. Rock: Remembering Johnny Ramone Rock Remembering Johnny Ramone Palladium Jan 7, 1978 Rock: Remembering Johnny Ramone Palladium | Jan 7, 1978

    The Ramones guitarist (aka John William Cummings) died on this day in 2004. Hear his ferocious attack on "Cretin Hop" and "Pinhead" in 1978.

  23. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Jazz Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    Vocalese pioneer, lyricist and NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks turns 95 today. Hear him with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at Newport in 1960.

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