Features

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A Salute to "The Sugar Man" Jazz A Salute to "The Sugar Man"The late sax great Stanley Turrentine would've turned 80 today. Hear his bold tenor tones on "Sugar" and "Don't Mess With Mr. T" in 1975.
  8. Willie Nelson at Tramps, '98 Country Willie Nelson at Tramps, '98The prolific songwriter covers a string of his hit singles while also premiering tunes from Teatro in this intimate, drumless set from NYC.
  9. A Muddy Waters Memorial Playlist Blues A Muddy Waters Memorial Pl…Hear the father of modern Chicago blues with Johnny Winter in 1977 and in various concerts during the '60s
  10. Dirty Dozen Brass Band in TN Rock Dirty Dozen Brass Band in TNThe New Orleans funkateers throw down on "Charlie Dozen," "Handa Wanda" and "Africa" at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival.
  11. The Wood Brothers' Engaging Americana Folk & Bluegrass The Wood Brothers' Engagin…MM&W bassist Chris Wood and guitar-playing brother Oliver blend sweet vocal harmonies in this 2012 live recording at Daytrotter Studio.
  12. Remembering Gary Moore Rock Remembering Gary MooreThe late Irish guitar slinger, who would've turned 62 today, performs King Crimson and EL&P tunes with Greg Lake in this 1981 concert.
  13. Radiohead in 1995 Rock Radiohead in 1995Still two years before the era-defining OK Computer, the Oxford band was already proving they were more than your average Britpoppers.
  14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rock Fillmore East Rock Neil Young & Crazy Horse R…This show from 1970 beautifully captures the sprawling, idiosyncratic guitar jams that characterize some of Neil's best work with the Horse.
  15. A Tribute to the John Kirby Sextet Jazz A Tribute to the John Kirb…Trumpeter-arranger Sy Oliver leads a group featuring vocalist Maxine Sullivan in this "52nd Street Revisited" program from 1974.
  16. Ginger Baker's New Band, 1975 Rock Ginger Baker's New Band, 1975After Cream and Blind Faith, the super-drummer formed his Baker Gurvitz Army with brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz and vocalist Snips.
  17. Of Montreal's Trippy Tales Indie Of Montreal's Trippy TalesThe psychedelic group from Athens, Georgia, led by audacious singer-songwriter and theatrical frontman Kevin Barnes, is heard in three sets.
  18. Richard Thompson's Celtic Tinge Folk & Bluegrass Richard Thompson's Celtic …The outstanding British singer, songwriter and guitarist, who turns 65 today, performs a solo set at the 1988 Newport Folk Festival.
  19. Remembering the Divine Sarah Vaughan Jazz Remembering the Divine Sar…One of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century was silenced on this day in 1990. Hear the jazz diva at her finest in this 2-hour '75 set.
  20. Chris Whitley's American Gothic Rock Chris Whitley's American G…The late Texas singer-songwriter wields a wicked, distortion-laced axe on material from his eerie, grunge-laden Din of Ecstasy in this '95 set.
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