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  1. Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn! Country Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn!The country music legend turns 82 today. Hear her sing her theme song, "Coal Miner's Daughter," and "Honky Tonk Girl" in this 1981 concert.
  2. 'Time Has Come' for The Chambers Brothers Rock 'Time Has Come' for The Ch…Hear the four brothers from Mississippi evolve from gospel-Delta blues vocal quartet in 1964 to hippie funk-rock band in 1969.
  3. A Jack Casady Birthday Playlist Rock A Jack Casady Birthday Pla…The iconic rock bassist turns 70 today. Hear him in concert with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna in this three-hour playlist.
  4. Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport '04 Jazz watch video Video: Herbie Hancock at N…The legendary pianist-composer, who turns 74 today, explores with an all-star collective of Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Brian Blade.
  5. God Bless Tiny TIm Folk & Bluegrass God Bless Tiny TImThe singer-ukulele player with the distinctive falsetto voice performs both Sonny's and Cher's parts on "I Got You Babe" at the Fillmore in '68
  6. New Video: Bob Dylan in 1988 Rock watch video New Video: Bob Dylan in 1988Witness a brief but captivating acoustic performance from one of the most important American songwriters of the 20th century.
  7. R.I.P. Jesse Winchester Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Jesse WinchesterThe '70s soft rock singer-songwriter passed away today at age 69. Hear him perform material from his Nothing But a Breeze in this '77 set.
  8. Randy Weston's African Rhythms Jazz Randy Weston's African Rhy…The pianist-composer leads an 18-piece band with conductor-arranger Melba Liston, saxman Billy Harper and bassist Ron Carter in this '73 set.
  9. Video: moe. at Woodstock '99 Indie watch video Video: moe. at Woodstock '99The upstate New York band blends clever songwriting with guitar-heavy jamming on tunes from their album Tin Cans & Car Tires.
  10. Koko Taylor's Roughhouse Holler Blues Koko Taylor's Roughhouse H…The late Queen of the Blues performs her 1965 hit "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Don't Mess With Mother Nature" at this '98 Tramps set.
  11. Funk Fridays: Brothers Johnson Throw Down Rock watch video Funk Fridays: Brothers Joh…Bassist Louis and guitarist George perform their hits "Strawberry Letter #23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face" in this 1980 video.
  12. Robert Cray's Smoking Gun Blues Robert Cray's Smoking GunThe stinging guitarist and powerful singer celebrates his new release, In My Soul this week. Hear him testifying in this '89 concert.
  13. Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Jazz Stephane Grappelli's Elega…The violin master and former Django Reinhardt partner performs "Misty," "C'est Si Bon" and concludes this '76 set with a solo piano piece.
  14. A Bunny Wailer Birthday Salute Rock A Bunny Wailer Birthday Sa…The Jamaican roots reggae singer turns 66 today. Hear him perform "Rootsman Skanking" and "Cool Runnings" in this two-hour set from '86
  15. Dakota Staton at Newport '60 Jazz Dakota Staton at Newport '60The dynamic, swinging singer, who died on this day in 2007, performs "Misty," "My Funny Valentine" and her 1957 hit, "The Late Late Show."
  16. Video: Brian Setzer at Woodstock '99 Rock watch video Video: Brian Setzer at Woo…The Stray Cat himself turns 55 today. Hear him wail with his orchestra on "Hawaii Five-O," "The Dirty Boogie," "Rock This Town" and others.
  17. New Video: The English Beat Featured watch video New Video: The English BeatSkank the night away watching Birmingham's two-tone heroes practicing their lively arts at the Capitol Theatre in 1980.
  18. Horacee Arnold Sextet at the Apollo, '73 Jazz Horacee Arnold Sextet at t…The drummer leads his dynamic ensemble featuring flutist-saxophonist Joe Farrell on Chick Corea's "Spain" and "Captain Marvel."
  19. Video: Carlos Santana Does Jimi Rock watch video Video: Carlos Santana Does…The guitar hero delivers a salsafied rendition of Hendrix's "Third Stone From the Sun" in this scintillating set from Golden Gate Park in 1991.
  20. A Phil Ochs Memorial Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Phil Ochs Memorial PlaylistThe sharp-witted protest singer-songwriter died on this day in 1976. Hear him sing "Draft Dodger Rags" and "How High's the Watergate."
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