Concert Vault


  1. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville Jazz Dave Brubeck Quartet at St… Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond soars on "Stardust" while the group swings "Me And My Shadow" and "Singin' in the Rain" in this '52 set. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville Storyville Boston Feb 6, 1953
  2. The Elected's Daytrotter Session Indie The Elected's Daytrotter S… Singer-songwriter Blake Sennett leads the Los Angeles-based band on tunes from their second Sub Pop album Sun, Sun, Sun in this 2007 set. The Elected's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jan 29, 2007
  3. Remembering Fred 'Sonic' Smith Rock Remembering Fred 'Sonic' S… The late MC5 guitarist died on this day 20 years ago. Hear him play "Kick Out the Jams" and "Black to Comm" in this 1968 concert. Remembering Fred 'Sonic' Smith Sturgis Armory Jun 27, 1968
  4. Don't Forget to Vote! Featured Don't Forget to Vote! As voters go to the polls today, listen to a handful of songs about the election by the likes of Alice Cooper, Steve Goodman and Stan Freberg. Don't Forget to Vote!
  5. Delbert McClinton's Roadhouse Roar Blues Delbert McClinton's Roadho… The Texas singer-songwriter and blues harpist performs his "Two More Bottles of Wine" and "Givin' It Up for You Love" in this '95 Tramps set. Delbert McClinton's Roadhouse Roar Tramps Dec 29, 1995
  6. Prince's 'Controversy' Tour, '82 Rock watch video Prince's 'Controversy' Tou… The Purple One had social media buzzing after his dynamic performance on SNL this weekend. Hear him from back in the day. Prince's 'Controversy' Tour, '82 Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982
  7. Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! Jazz Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! The pioneering free jazz bassist turns 79 today. Hear him with Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures quintet at the '65 Newport Jazz Festival. Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965
  8. Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Folk & Bluegrass Angelique Kidjo's African … The charismatic singer from Benin plays Carnegie Hall this week. Hear her perform her hit "Batonga" and cover Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child." Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Tramps Sep 26, 1998
  9. Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Jazz Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw… The tenor saxophonist and inveterate jammer died on this day in 1986. Hear his robust tones and aggressive attack in this memorial playlist. Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis
  10. Simple Minds Back on Tour Rock Simple Minds Back on Tour This week the Scottish rock band releases its first album in five years, Big Music. Hear them on their Once Upon a Time tour from 1984. Simple Minds Back on Tour Up All Night May 27, 1984
  11. Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up Rock Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up The bassist-singer and female rock pioneer, who made a bigger splash in the UK than her native USA, plays the Record Plant in 1975. Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up Record Plant Mar 25, 1975
  12. Kurt Elling Croons the Classics Jazz watch video Kurt Elling Croons the Cla… The Grammy-winning singer, who turns 47 today, performs "Easy Living," "Say It (Over and Over Again)" and "Nature Boy" at Newport '01. Kurt Elling Croons the Classics Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001
  13. Jim Steinman's Epic Rock Opera Rock Jim Steinman's Epic Rock O… The composer-lyricist-producer turns 67 today. Hear Meat Loaf premiere tunes from their collaborative Bat Out Of Hell in this '77 set. Jim Steinman's Epic Rock Opera Bottom Line Nov 28, 1977
  14. Bill Anderson's Countrified Hits Country Bill Anderson's Countrifie… Whisperin' Bill turns 77 today. Hear him sing his '60s hits "Po' Folks" and "Wild Weekend" in this 1982 set from Danny's in Rhode Island. Bill Anderson's Countrified Hits Danny's Aug 1, 1982
  15. Spooky Songs for Halloween Rock Spooky Songs for Halloween Warren Zevon, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Don Henley and the Rolling Stones sing of werewolves, ghosts, witches and devils. Spooky Songs for Halloween
  16. Booker Ervin Digging Deep Jazz Booker Ervin Digging Deep The big-toned tenor saxophonist leads a quartet featuring 26-year-old pianist Chick Corea on "Boo's Blues" and "Deep Night" at Newport '67. Booker Ervin Digging Deep Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967
  17.  Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Gets Nasty Rock Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Ge… The Gangster of Love performs his funk classics "Ain't That a Bitch," "Bow Wow" and "A Real Mother For Ya" in the 1995 Tramps set. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Gets Nasty Tramps Feb 17, 1995
  18. Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '78 Jazz Eberhard Weber at Amazingr… The German bassist-composer premieres tunes from his ECM album Silent Feet with his Colours band featuring saxman Charlie Mariano. Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '78 Amazingrace Feb 25, 1978
  19. Death Cab for Cutie in Seattle, '08 Indie Death Cab for Cutie in Sea… Principal songwriter Ben Gibbard leads the alt-rock band on tunes from 2001's The Photo Album and new material from 2008's Narrow Stairs. Death Cab for Cutie in Seattle, '08 Studio X Seattle Apr 28, 2008
  20. Mountain at the Fillmore East, '71 Rock Mountain at the Fillmore E… Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi lead the group on Jack Bruce's "Theme From an Imaginary Western" and their classic, "Mississippi Queen." Mountain at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971
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