Concert Vault

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  1. John Coltrane's Masterwork Jazz John Coltrane's Masterwork On this day in 1964, the saxophonist-composer recorded A Love Supreme. Hear him in concert at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival. John Coltrane's Masterwork Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966
  2. R.I.P. Greg Lake Rock R.I.P. Greg Lake The bassist-vocalist of Emerson, Lake & Palmer died yesterday at age 69. Hear him with ELP, King Crimson and leading his own band. R.I.P. Greg Lake
  3. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Blues Buddy Guy & Junior Wells a… The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man." Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968
  4. Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport Jazz Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport The Hammond B-3 organ champ was born on this day in 1925. Hear him play "Sunnymoon for Two" and "The Sermon" in this 1964 set. Jimmy Smith Burns at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964
  5. Tom Waits' Gin-Soaked Cool Rock Tom Waits' Gin-Soaked Cool The idiosyncratic singer-songwriter-pianist, who turns 67 today, performs "Step Right Up" and other tunes from Small Change in 1977. Tom Waits' Gin-Soaked Cool Paradise Oct 5, 1977
  6. Harry Chapin Flies Solo Folk & Bluegrass watch video Harry Chapin Flies Solo The singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1942, performs unaccompanied versions of his hits "Taxi" and "W.O.L.D." in this '78 set. Harry Chapin Flies Solo Capitol Theatre Oct 21, 1978
  7. Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Jazz Weather Report Pushes the … Czech bassist and group co-founder Miroslav Vitous turns 69 today. Hear him explore with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in this '73 set. Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Lenox Music Inn Sep 2, 1973
  8. The Waitresses Know What Boys Like Rock The Waitresses Know What B… The new wave band led by singer Patty Donahue and guitarist Chris Butler get into the spirit of the season on "Christmas Wrapping" in '82. The Waitresses Know What Boys Like My Father's Place Feb 13, 1982
  9. Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Jazz Donald Byrd's Crossover Co… The hard bop trumpeter-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, introduces his funky young proteges The Blackbyrds at Newport, 1974. Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974
  10. Joan Armatrading at the Bottom Line, 1977 Rock Joan Armatrading at the Bo… The British singer-songwriter, who turns 66 today, plays tunes from Show Some Emotion in one of her earliest Stateside performances Joan Armatrading at the Bottom Line, 1977 Bottom Line Apr 5, 1977
  11. John Lennon In Memoriam John Lennon In Memoriam On this day in 1980, the beloved ex-Beatle was gunned down outside the Dakota in New York City. Hear him sing "Imagine" in a playlist. John Lennon In Memoriam
  12. A Meeting of the Spirits Jazz A Meeting of the Spirits Fusioneers Chick Corea and John McLaughlin play the music of Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the Blue Note through Sunday. A Meeting of the Spirits
  13. Remembering Walter 'Shakey' Horton Blues Remembering Walter 'Shakey… The harmonica ace, who died on this day in 1981, leads Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars on "Little Boy Blue" in this '72 set from the Ash Grove. Remembering Walter 'Shakey' Horton Ash Grove Mar 10, 1972
  14. Gregg Allman Goes to Jail Rock Gregg Allman Goes to Jail The soulful singer-organist, who turns 69 today, performs a solo set on guitar before the rowdy inmates at San Quentin State Prison in 1992. Gregg Allman Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992
  15. Remembering Jay McShann Jazz Remembering Jay McShann The Kansas City icon, who died on this day in 2006, shifts easily from swing ("Smooth Sailing") to blues ("Confessin' the Blues") in a 1973 set. Remembering Jay McShann Philharmonic Hall Jun 29, 1973
  16. Robin Trower's  Searing Six-String Chops Rock watch video Robin Trower's Searing Si… The British guitarist and Hendrix disciple wails on "Too Rolling Stoned" and other tunes from Bridge of Sighs in this 1975 set from Winterland. Robin Trower's Searing Six-String Chops Winterland Mar 15, 1975
  17. New Grass Revival in Nashville Folk & Bluegrass New Grass Revival in Nashv… Banjo ace Bela Fleck joins mandolinist Sam Bush and the members of this bluegrass superband in a 1985 set from Vanderbilt University. New Grass Revival in Nashville Vanderbilt University Jan 12, 1985
  18. R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, 1984 Rock watch video R.E.M. at the Capitol Thea… Guitarist Peter Buck, who turns 60 today, sparks the Athens alt-rockers on their first single "Radio Free Europe" and tunes from Reckoning. R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, 1984 Capitol Theatre Jun 9, 1984
  19. A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass A Leadbelly Tribute at New… The folk singer-songwriter (aka Huddie Ledbetter) died on this day in 1949. Hear Pete Seeger lead an all-star group on several of his tunes. A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969
  20. A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist Rock A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist On this day in 1968, the Rolling Stones returned to form with classic tunes like "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Street Fighting Man." A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist
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