The powerhouse bluesman, born on this day in 1923, unleashes his string-bending chops on "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power" in '70.
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 new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 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 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 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.
The son of rock 'n' roll pioneer Johnny Burnette lets loose on "Tired of Toein' the Line" and "Honey Hush" in this 1980 set from Paradise.
Former drummer-singer for The Band died on this day in 2012. See him leading his own group in this video from the '08 Newport Folk Festival.
Singing greats George Jones, Gus Hardin, John Conlee, Con Hunley and Tammy Wynette showcase their pipes in this one-hour playlist.
Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died on this day in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set.
Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief.
The rockabilly cat sings "Mystery Train," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Thirty Flight Rock" in this smoking 1979 set from Paradise in Boston.
Rod Stewart sings his disco flavored hit along with classics like "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well" on his Blondes Have More Fun tour of '78.
Sonny Rollins, who just released the live Hold the Stage at age 85, plays "Prisoner of Love," "St. Thomas" and "Biji" in this '97 Tramps set.
Powerhouse frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the R&B-tinged band from Athens, Alabama on tunes from Boys & Girls in this 2012 set.
The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.
Drummer turned guitarist singer Skip Spence, born on this day in 1946, leads the Bay Area band on "Rounder" and "Changes" in this 1968 set.
Keyboardist-composer Jan Hammer, who turns 68 today, exchanges fiery licks with John McLaughlin on his "Sister Andrea" in this '73 set.
The L.A. Paisley Underground band plays Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul," Dylan's "Outlaw Blues" and their own "When You Smile" in '82.
The Brit guitarist-singer plays "Do You Feel Like We Do" and "Doobie Wah" in this stellar-sounding set from the Record Plant in 1975.