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  1. A James Brown Birthday Salute Rock A James Brown Birthday Salute The Godfather of Soul was born on this day in 1933. Hear him premiere "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud" at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival. A James Brown Birthday Salute Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969
  2. Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob … The two Grateful Dead frontmen are joined by Neil Young on harmonica on "Wang Dang Doodle" and also play "Ripple" in this '88 acoustic set. Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 4, 1988
  3. Janis Joplin Goes Solo Rock Janis Joplin Goes Solo This 1969 set at the Fillmore East was recorded shortly after the soulful singer left Big Brother & the Holding Company to start her solo career. Janis Joplin Goes Solo Fillmore East Feb 12, 1969
  4. Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Blues Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm K… The guitarist applies his stellar slide chops to "Built for Comfort," "Lonely Avenue" and Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues" in this '96 set. Roy Rogers' Delta Rhythm Kings at Tramps Black Oak Ranch Sep 1, 1996
  5. Oscar Peterson Solo at Carnegie Hall, '72 Jazz Oscar Peterson Solo at Car… The Canadian piano great showcases his fabled chops on "Mack the Knife," Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" and his own "Blues Etude." Oscar Peterson Solo at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1972
  6. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Folk & Bluegrass watch video Steve Martin & the Steep C… The comedian picks up his banjo for spirited renditions of "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo" in this 2009 video. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Ryman Auditorium Oct 11, 2009
  7. Still 'Crazy' After All These Years Country Still 'Crazy' After All Th… Outlaw country icon Willie Nelson turns 83 today. Hear hm sing his "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "Whiskey River" and "Crazy" in 1998. Still 'Crazy' After All These Years Tramps Mar 11, 1998
  8. Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, 2004 Jazz watch video Video: Jamie Cullum at New… The popular British pianist-singer interprets Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" and plays the title track of his third album, Twentysomething. Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, 2004 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004
  9. NEW: The Equators at Paradise Rock NEW: The Equators at Paradise The Farfisa organ-fueled British 2-Tone ska-wave band plays infectious fare like "Rescue Me" and "Feelin' High" on the 1980 Son of Stiff tour. NEW: The Equators at Paradise Paradise Dec 11, 1980
  10. Dr. John Spreads His Funky Gris-Gris Rock Dr. John Spreads His Funky… New Orleans' favorite son performs his "Mama Roux," "Right Place, Wrong Time" and the Crescent City staple "Iko Iko" in this '78 set. Dr. John Spreads His Funky Gris-Gris Bottom Line Nov 8, 1978
  11. NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club West Rock NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club… 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. NEW: Tenpole Tudor at Club West Club West Dec 12, 1980
  12. Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Folk & Bluegrass Judy Collins at the Lenox … 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. Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Lenox Music Inn Jul 28, 1973
  13. Shirley Horn Seduces Newport Jazz watch video Shirley Horn Seduces Newport 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. Shirley Horn Seduces Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1992
  14. Muddy Waters In Memoriam Blues Muddy Waters In Memoriam The "Father of Chicago Blues" died on this day in 1983. Hear him jamming with the Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981. Muddy Waters In Memoriam Checkerboard Lounge Nov 22, 1981
  15. Remembering Ben E. King Interviews watch video Remembering Ben E. King 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." Remembering Ben E. King Rock Influence Jan 22, 1986
  16. NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Rock NEW: Any Trouble in Boston… 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?. NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise Dec 11, 1980
  17. In Praise of Duke Ellington Jazz In Praise of Duke Ellington 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. In Praise of Duke Ellington Malmo Stadium Dec 11, 1973
  18. Happy Birthday, Toots! Jazz Happy Birthday, Toots! Belgian harmonica ace "Toots" Thielemans turns 94 today. Hear him lead a quartet and play with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band. Happy Birthday, Toots!
  19. Otis Rush's Stinging Licks Blues Otis Rush's Stinging Licks The lefty guitar slinger, who turns 81 today, showcases his tough West Side Chicago sound on "Double Trouble" and "Gambler's Blues" in '93. Otis Rush's Stinging Licks Tramps Oct 15, 1993
  20. Roxy Music's Second Edition Rock Roxy Music's Second Edition Keyboardist-violinist Eddie Jobson, who replaced Brian Eno in the Roxy lineup, turns 61 today. Hear him on their Country Life tour of 1974. Roxy Music's Second Edition City Hall Oct 28, 1974
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