Features

  1. Happy Birthday, Larry Coryell! Jazz Happy Birthday, Larry Cory…The trailblazing guitarist turns 71 today. Hear him with the Gary Burton Quartet, Foreplay, the Eleventh House and in a solo acoustic setting.
  2. Uncut: Art Ensemble of Chicago, '76 Jazz Uncut: Art Ensemble of Chi…Audacious improvisers Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors and Don Moye explore at the Great American Music Hall.
  3. Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Blues Johnny Winter's Blazing Gu…The Texas guitar slinger tears it up with his power trio in this 1979 concert celebrating Woodstock's 10th anniversary.
  4. Vintage Little Feat at Winterland Rock Vintage Little Feat at Win…Singer-songwriter-slide guitarist Lowell George leads the eclectic group on "Willin'," "Dixie Chicken" and "Apolitical Blues" in this 1976 set.
  5. Natalie Cole Emerges as a Star Rock Natalie Cole Emerges as a …The daughter of Nat "King" Cole sings her hits "Unpredictable You," "Party Lights" and "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" in this '77 set.
  6. Video: George Benson With the Basie Band Jazz watch video Video: George Benson With …The celebrated guitarist-singer joins the Count Basie Orchestra in premiering material from their album Big Boss Band at '90 Newport.
  7. Video: Angus Young in Action Rock watch video Video: Angus Young in ActionThe Scottish-born Aussie wild man guitarist and AC/DC founder turns 59 today. See him in action with Bon Scott in this 1979 concert.
  8. Remembering Vibes Man Red Norvo Jazz Remembering Vibes Man Red …The pioneering vibraphones player was born on this day in 1908. Hear him with trumpeter Ruby Braff and pianist Billy Taylor at Newport '67.
  9. Video: Joan Baez & the Dead Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Joan Baez & the DeadThe famed folk singer is joined by the Grateful Dead on "Bye Bye Love" and "Me and Bobby McGee" in this '81 New Year's Eve concert.
  10. Bonnie Raitt Channels Skip James Blues watch video Bonnie Raitt Channels Skip…Watch the guitarist-singer flaunt her slide chops on a Delta medley of "Write Me a Few of Your Lines/Kokomo Blues/Walkin' Blues" in this '93 set.
  11. Video: Marshall Tucker Rocks Houston Rock watch video Video: Marshall Tucker Roc…The southern rock band, led by guitarist-songwriter Toy Caldwell, premieres their hit song "Can't You See" in this 1975 concert.
  12. Tracy Chapman Hits a Milestone Folk & Bluegrass Tracy Chapman Hits a Miles…The singer-songwriter turns 50 today. Hear her perform "Fast Car" and "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" from her first album in this 1989 solo set.
  13. Happy Birthday, Eric Clapton! Rock Happy Birthday, Eric Clapton!'Slowhand' turns 69 today. Hear his stellar Strat work with Cream, Derek and the Dominos and his own group in this birthday playlist.
  14. Jane's Addiction Sizzles in Philly Rock Jane's Addiction Sizzles i…Charismatic frontman Perry Farrell turns 55 today. Hear him lead the alt-rockers through a set of material from Nothing's Shocking in 1989.
  15. John Popper's Blazing Blues Harp Rock John Popper's Blazing Blue…The amazing harmonica ace, who turns 47 today, wails with Blues Traveler and special guest Carlos Santana in this 1991 concert.
  16. Video: Angelique Kidjo Thrills Newport Jazz watch video Video: Angelique Kidjo Thr…The charismatic singer from Benin blends touches of Cuban, Brazilian and West African music with jazz in her invigorating set from 2008.
  17. David Frizell & Shelly West in N'awlins Country David Frizell & Shelly Wes…The contemporary country duo premiere their single "Somebody Buy This Cowgirl a Beer" at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition.
  18. Rush at Maple Leaf Gardens Rock Rush at Maple Leaf GardensGeddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart rock the hometown fans in Toronto on their Grace Under Pressure tour of 1984.
  19. Earl Scruggs Family Revue at Amazingrace Folk & Bluegrass Earl Scruggs Family Revue …The iconic banjo player is joined by sons Randy and Gary on Jimmie Rodgers' "T for Texas" and the Beatles' "Lady Madonna."
  20. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Newport, 1960 Jazz Dave Brubeck Quartet at Ne…The pianist-composer joins Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello on "The Southern Scene," "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and others.
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