Concert Vault

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  1. R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco The Louisiana roots music ambassador (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) died over the weekend at 68. Hear him play "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Marie Marie." R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps Feb 24, 1996
  2. A Tribute to 'Abbey Road' Rock A Tribute to 'Abbey Road' On this day in 1969, The Beatles released their 11th studio recording. Hear several artists interpret tunes from that hugely influential album. A Tribute to 'Abbey Road'
  3. Swing, Betty, Swing! Jazz Swing, Betty, Swing! 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. Swing, Betty, Swing! Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974
  4. Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Country Carlene Carter's Country C… The singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, performs "Smoke Dreams," "Who Needs Words" and other tunes from her self-titled 1978 debut. Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Bottom Line Jul 18, 1978
  5. Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 Rock Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 Suave singer Bryan Ferry, who turns 71 today, leads the Brit art rock band on "Virginia Plain," "Prairie Rose" and tunes from Country Life. Roxy Music in Newcastle, '74 City Hall Oct 28, 1974
  6. A Salute to 'West Side Story' Jazz A Salute to 'West Side Story' Earl "Fatha" Hines plays a medley of tunes from the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical, which premiered on this day in 1957. A Salute to 'West Side Story' Nice Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1974
  7. Horacee Anrold's Tribe at the Apollo, '73 Jazz Horacee Anrold's Tribe at … The drummer-composer, who turns 79 today, leads a stellar sextet of Joe Farrell, Steve Khan, Don Alias, George Mraz and Don Friedman. Horacee Anrold's Tribe at the Apollo, '73 Apollo Theatre Jul 2, 1973
  8. Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band Indie Robert Randolph's Righteou… The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on "Bo Diddley" and switches to tasty acoustic slide guitar on the gospel-tinged "Traveling Shoes." Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band
  9. The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon Folk & Bluegrass The Prolific Pen of Paul S… Hear the Queens-born singer-songwriter perform tunes from One Trick Pony and Graceland along with classics with partner Art Garfunkel. The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon
  10. Roy Acuff, King of Country Country Roy Acuff, King of Country 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. Roy Acuff, King of Country Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968
  11. Bruce Springsteen Proves It All Night Rock Bruce Springsteen Proves I… 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. Bruce Springsteen Proves It All Night Winterland Dec 15, 1978
  12. Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Folk & Bluegrass Ani DiFranco at Black Oak … 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." Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1996
  13. Bob Marley's Last Stand Rock Bob Marley's Last Stand 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. Bob Marley's Last Stand Lyceum Ballroom Jul 18, 1975
  14. A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist Blues A Roy Buchanan Memorial Pl… 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." A Roy Buchanan Memorial Playlist
  15. The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Jazz The Exalted Sound of John … The legendary saxophonist and spiritually searching composer would've turned 90 today. Hear him in full flight at the '66 Newport Jazz Festival. The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966
  16. Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Rock Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! 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. Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Ritz Dec 31, 1981
  17. A Salute to Irving Berlin Jazz A Salute to Irving Berlin A prolific songwriter and key contributor to the Great American Songbook, Berlin died on this day in 1989 at age 101. Hear a playlist. A Salute to Irving Berlin
  18. King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's African D… The Nigerian juju music master turns 70 today. Hear him lead his African Beats on this infectious two-hour set from Tramps in 1996. King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996
  19. A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. Debut Rock A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. … 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. A Flock of Seagulls' U.S. Debut Metro Aug 4, 1983
  20. Video: New York Jazz Giants at Newport Jazz watch video Video: New York Jazz Giant… Saxman Bobby Watson joins Tom Harrell, Lew Tabackin, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Ray Drummond and Mulgrew Miller in this scorching set from '92. Video: New York Jazz Giants at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992
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