Concert Vault


  1. Phil Lesh & Friends in San Francisco Rock Phil Lesh & Friends in San… The Grateful Dead bassist leads a group on versions of "Box of Rain," "Sugar Magnolia" and "China Cat Sunflower" in this 2008 concert. Phil Lesh & Friends in San Francisco Fort Mason Aug 31, 2008
  2. John Handy's Forward-Looking Muse Jazz John Handy's Forward-Looki… The saxophonist-composer-bandleader performs with Pat Martino and Bobby Hutcherson at Newport '67 and with his vocal group Class in '89. John Handy's Forward-Looking Muse
  3. A Stewart Copeland Birthday Playlist Rock A Stewart Copeland Birthda… The Virginia-born drummer turns 62 today. Hear him with The Police, in the studio recording a soundtrack album and in a 1986 interview. A Stewart Copeland Birthday Playlist
  4. Video: TIto Puente & Celia Cruz at Newport Jazz watch video Video: TIto Puente & Celia… The late Queen of Salsa passed away on this day in 2003. See her with "El Rey de Los Timbales" in this percolating concert from 1990. Video: TIto Puente & Celia Cruz at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1990
  5. Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Rock Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops The guitar virtuoso, who turns 58 today, performs "Ice 9," "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" at this 1988 concert in California. Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops California Theatre Jun 11, 1988
  6. Philly Joe Jones, Hipness Personified Jazz Philly Joe Jones, Hipness … The longtime drummer for Miles Davis puts an incendiary swinging pulse underneath pianist Bill Evans at the '67 Newport Jazz Festival. Philly Joe Jones, Hipness Personified Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967
  7. Smuttiest Songs in the Vault Featured Smuttiest Songs in the Vault Maria Muldaur, Muddy Waters, Jorma Kaukonen, the Stones, Prince and others deal with double entendre and naughty innuendo in this playlist. Smuttiest Songs in the Vault
  8. A Linda Ronstadt Birthday Playlist Rock A Linda Ronstadt Birthday … The singer, who turns 68 today, performs tunes by Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Don Henley and jazz standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. A Linda Ronstadt Birthday Playlist
  9. 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Named Jazz 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Named Saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd and pianist-composer Carla Bley will be honored next year. Hear them in this 2-hour playlist. 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Named
  10. Video: Van Morrison at Winterland, '74 Rock watch video Video: Van Morrison at Win… The soulful Irish singer-songwriter performs stirring renditions of "Ballerina," "Moondance" and "Into the Mystic" in this dynamic set. Video: Van Morrison at Winterland, '74 Winterland Feb 2, 1974
  11. Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Folk & Bluegrass Angelique Kidjo's African … The dynamic singer from Benin, who turns 60 today, covers Miriam Makeba's "Malaika" and Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" in this 1998 set. Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Tramps Sep 26, 1998
  12. Lucinda Williams at Tramps, '98 Country Lucinda Williams at Tramps… The singer-songwriter performs tunes from her breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road with special guest Jimmy Vaughan. Lucinda Williams at Tramps, '98 Tramps Jun 30, 1998
  13. Clarence White's Early Years Folk & Bluegrass Clarence White's Early Years Before joining the Byrds in 1968, the flatpicker extraordinaire (who died on this day in 1973) was a member of the Kentucky Colonels. Clarence White's Early Years Ash Grove Apr 6, 1965
  14. Devo Whips It Good Rock Devo Whips It Good The quirky new wave band from Akron, Ohio performs mutant versions of "Satisfaction" and "Working in a Coal Mine" in sets from '79 and '81. Devo Whips It Good
  15. Remembering Tommy Ramone Rock Remembering Tommy Ramone We were sad to learn of the passing of the last founding member of the original punk band. Celebrate his life with this 1978 concert. Remembering Tommy Ramone Palladium Jan 7, 1978
  16. Video: The Jazzy Bill Cosby Jazz watch video Video: The Jazzy Bill Cosby The comedian and lifelong jazz aficionado turns 77 today. See him conduct an all-star group at the 2001 Newport Jazz Festival. Video: The Jazzy Bill Cosby Newport Jazz Festival Aug 11, 2001
  17. Roger McGuinn Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Roger McGuinn Unplugged The guitarist-singer and Byrds co-founder turns 72 today. Hear him play Dylan's "My Back Pages" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" in this solo set. Roger McGuinn Unplugged Mahopac Mar 17, 1984
  18. Happy Birthday, Christine McVie! Rock Happy Birthday, Christine … The Fleetwood Mac keyboardist-singer, who turns 71 today, performs her "Spare Me a Little," "Why" and "Believe Me" in this 1974 concert. Happy Birthday, Christine McVie! Record Plant Dec 15, 1974
  19. Remembering Benny Carter Jazz Remembering Benny Carter The alto sax great, who died on this day in 2003, leads his 19-piece Swing Masters on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Doozy" in this 1972 set. Remembering Benny Carter Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1972
  20. R.I.P. Charlie Haden Jazz R.I.P. Charlie Haden The bassist-composer-bandleader passed away today at age 76 after a prolonged illness. Hear him with the Keith Jarrett Quartet in '75 R.I.P. Charlie Haden Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975
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