Concert Vault


  1. A Salute to Buddy Rich Jazz A Salute to Buddy Rich The legendary drummer, born on this day in 1917, delivers a tour de force performance on an 18-minute "Channel One Suite" in this '78 set. A Salute to Buddy Rich Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1978
  2. John Prine's Thought-Provoking Odes Folk & Bluegrass John Prine's Thought-Provo… Counterculture bard mocks phony patriots ("Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore") and salutes pot smokers ("Illegal Smile"). John Prine's Thought-Provoking Odes Lenox Music Inn Aug 25, 1973
  3. Video: Trey Anastasio Unplugged at Newport Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Trey Anastasio Unpl… The Phish frontman, who turns 52 today, goes solo acoustic on Phish classics like "Farmhouse," "Let Me Lie" and "Bathtub Gin" in 2008. Video: Trey Anastasio Unplugged at Newport Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008
  4. Van Morrison Keeps On Singing Rock Van Morrison Keeps On Singing The venerable singer-songwriter just released his 36th studio album, a duets project titled Keep Me Singing. Hear him at the Fillmore in 1970. Van Morrison Keeps On Singing Fillmore West Apr 26, 1970
  5. A Jean-Luc Ponty Birthday Playlist Jazz A Jean-Luc Ponty Birthday … The French violin virtuoso, who turns 74 today, performs with his fusion juggernaut in 1978 and with Rite of Strings at Newport '95. A Jean-Luc Ponty Birthday Playlist
  6. Video: Primus at Woodstock, '94 Rock watch video Video: Primus at Woodstock… Bassist-singer Les Claypool, who turns 53 today, leads the funk-metal band on "Nature Boy," "My Name Is Mud" and tunes from Pork Soda. Video: Primus at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994
  7. Son House's Slashing Slide Style Blues Son House's Slashing Slide… The Delta bluesman, a peer of pioneers Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson, delivers with raw, emotional intensity in a '68 Ash Grove set. Son House's Slashing Slide Style Ash Grove Mar 2, 1968
  8. Still 'Killin'' After All These Years Rock Still 'Killin'' After All … The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, turns 81 today. Hear him play his anthemic "Rockin' My Life Away" and his classic "Great Balls of Fire" in a 1984 set. Still 'Killin'' After All These Years E.M. Lowes Theater Oct 5, 1984
  9. Remembering Phil Woods Jazz Remembering Phil Woods The alto sax great and NEA Jazz Master died on this day in 2015. Hear him team with tenor great Al Cohn on "Shaw Nuff" and "Wee Dot" in '76. Remembering Phil Woods Great American Music Hall Jun 4, 1976
  10. A 'Hey Jude' Playlist Rock A 'Hey Jude' Playlist On this day in 1968, The Beatles' single went #1 on the U.S. pop charts. Hear it performed by the Grateful Dead, Wilson Pickett and more. A 'Hey Jude' Playlist
  11. Miles Davis In Memoriam Jazz Miles Davis In Memoriam The legendary trumpeter-composer-bandleader died on this day in 1991. Hear a three-hour playlist spanning four decades of his genius. Miles Davis In Memoriam
  12. Neil Young Flies Solo Folk & Bluegrass Neil Young Flies Solo The singer-songwriter performs intimate renditions of "Heart Of Gold," "After the Gold Rush" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" in a two-hour playlist. Neil Young Flies Solo
  13. John Gilmore's Golden Tones Jazz John Gilmore's Golden Tones The potent tenor saxophonist was born on this day in 1932. Hear him performing with the Sun Ra Arkesta and the George Russell Sextet. John Gilmore's Golden Tones
  14. Peter Tosh's Rocksteady Grooves Rock Peter Tosh's Rocksteady Gr… The Jamaican reggae star performs his hit song "(You Gotta Walk And) Don't Look Back" and his pro-pot anthem "Legalize It" in 1979. Peter Tosh's Rocksteady Grooves Bayou Mar 14, 1979
  15. Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Rock Dickey Betts Hits the 'Hig… The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his country flavored Highway Call with fiddler Vassar Clements in this 1974 set. Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Winterland Dec 14, 1974
  16. An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Jazz watch video An All-Star Salute to Bud … Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Wallace Roney, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes pay tribute to the great bebop pianist born on this day in 1924. An All-Star Salute to Bud Powell Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1996
  17. Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rocks Chicago Rock Bachman-Turner Overdrive R… Guitarist-singer Randy Bachman, who turns 73 today, leads the Canadian group on "Let It Ride" and "Takin' Care of Business" in '74. Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rocks Chicago Chicago, IL Mar 8, 1974
  18. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Blues Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Bassist-singer and prolific songwriter leads a younger generation of bluesmen on "I'm Crazy for My Baby" and "Wang Dang Doodle" in '73. Willie Dixon's Chicago Style Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973
  19. Meat Loaf's New York Debut Rock Meat Loaf's New York Debut The Dallas-born singer, who turns 69 today, performs the epic "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" with Karla DeVito in this '77 set. Meat Loaf's New York Debut Music Hall Cleveland Dec 10, 1977
  20. R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco The Louisiana roots music ambassador (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) died over the weekend at 68. Hear him play "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Marie Marie." R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps Feb 24, 1996
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