Features

  1. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. Pink Floyd Goes Interstellar Stateside Rock Pink Floyd Goes Interstell…On this day in 1970, Floyd began their third US tour, a journey that would eventually lead to the Fillmore West a few weeks later.
  8. Kenny Rogers is 'The Gambler' Country Kenny Rogers is 'The Gambl…The singer first portrayed the titular character of his Grammy-winning hit on television this day in 1980, the same year as this rollicking concert.
  9. Happy Birthday, Steve Howe! Rock Happy Birthday, Steve Howe! The masterful guitarist turns 67 today. Hear him with Yes, GTR and Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe in this 3-hour playlist.
  10. Remembering Laura Nyro Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Laura NyroThe late singer-songwriter turns in passionate performances of her tunes "Save the Country" and "And When I Die" in this '70 solo set.
  11. Carmen McRae's Sultry Swing Jazz Carmen McRae's Sultry SwingThe late jazz diva, who was born on this day in 1920, puts her stamp on "Miss Otis Regrets," "Hey John" and "Star Eyes" in this '75 set.
  12. Video: The Ramones at Winterland, '78 Rock watch video Video: The Ramones at Wint…See the pioneering band from Queens perform punk classics like "Rockaway Beach," "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Sedated."
  13. A Billie Holiday Memorial Concert Jazz A Billie Holiday Memorial …The greatest female jazz singer of them all was born this week 99 years ago. Hear an all-star tribute to Lady Day in 1979.
  14. Happy Birthday, Bobby Bare! Country Happy Birthday, Bobby Bare!The country singer-songwriter turns 79 today. Hear him perform such blue collar classics as "Redneck Mother" and "Tequila Sheila" in 1981.
  15. Video: Blondie's Big Breakthrough Year Rock watch video Video: Blondie's Big Break…See the revved up New Wave group featuring lead singer Deborah Harry premiere "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Heart of Glass" in 1979
  16. R.I.P. Wayne Henderson Jazz R.I.P. Wayne HendersonThe Crusaders' trombonist and founding member died yesterday at age 74. Hear him stretch with the group on "Night Theme" from '74.
  17. The Sounds of Marin County Rock The Sounds of Marin CountyThis haven across the Golden Gate has been home to an incredible list of performers. Check out our groovy playlist featuring residents past and present.
  18. A Gerry Mulligan Birthday Playlist Jazz A Gerry Mulligan Birthday …The baritone sax great, who would've turned 87 today, performs with his Concert Big Band, Age of Steam group and with singer Mel Torme.
  19. Merle Haggard Is What He Is Country Merle Haggard Is What He IsThe country music icon celebrates his 77th birthday today. Hear him play "Mama Tried" and "Okie from Muskogee" in this 1981 Opryland set.
  20. Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Folk & Bluegrass Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt …The hippie bluegrass and country-rock band performs tunes from their influential album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy in this '71 concert.
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