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  1. Just Added: James Brown Doin' It To Death Rock Just Added: James Brown Do… The dynamic Godfather of Soul ignites the stage with funk classics like "Sex Machine," "Cold Sweat" and "Soul Power" in a '77 set from Boston. Just Added: James Brown Doin' It To Death Stars Ballroom Dec 17, 1977
  2. Mississippi John Hurt at Ash Grove, '64 Blues Mississippi John Hurt at A… The Delta bluesman, born on this day in 1893, applies his melodious fingerstyle guitar technique to "I'm Satisfied" and "Stagger Lee." Mississippi John Hurt at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove Jul 6, 1964
  3. Just Added: A Frank Zappa Halloween, '81 Rock Just Added: A Frank Zappa … The irascible maestro leads his crack ensemble, featuring 'stunt guitarist' Steve Vai, on "Montana," "Easy Meat" and "Sinister Footwear." Just Added: A Frank Zappa Halloween, '81 Palladium Oct 31, 1981
  4. A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Jazz A Johnny Hartman Birthday … The baritone-voiced crooner was born on this day in 1923. Hear his mellow renditions of "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lush LIfe" in this '75 set. A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975
  5. Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Country watch video Video: Mike and the Moonpi… The Austin honky-tonk band fronted by singer Mike Harmeier and featuring Catlin Rutherford's killer Tele licks plays Codfish Hollow Barn. Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Codfish Hollow Barn Apr 30, 2011
  6. Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Rock Just Added: Dire Straits i… Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the British group on its first North American tour on the strength of their hit single "Sultans of Swing." Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Tower Theatre Mar 6, 1979
  7. Digging Ray Brown at Newport Jazz Digging Ray Brown at Newport The late bass great, known for his deep, walking lines, died on this day in 2002. Hear him with the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1959-1965. Digging Ray Brown at Newport
  8. Marion Williams In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Marion Williams In Memoriam The great gospel singer, who died on this day in 1994, is joined by "father of black gospel music" Thomas A. Dorsey in this 1975 concert. Marion Williams In Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1975
  9. Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock Just Added: Mountain at th… Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western." Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985
  10. A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Jazz A Birthday Salute to Ahmad… The innovative pianist turns 85 today. Hear him with his classic trio of drummer Vernel Fournier and bassist Israel Crosby at Newport '59. A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959
  11. King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Rock King Crimson at the Fillmo… Bassist-singer Greg Lake leads the cutting edge prog-rock band on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Court of the Crimson King." King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West Dec 14, 1969
  12. Remembering Rashied Ali Jazz Remembering Rashied Ali The late free jazz drumming icon was born on this day in 1933. Hear him with the John Coltrane Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival '66. Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966
  13. Happy Birthday, James Cotton! Blues Happy Birthday, James Cotton! The blues harp ace and former Muddy Waters sideman turns 80 today. Hear him play "Rocket 88," "Cotton Boogie" and "The Creeper" in 1973. Happy Birthday, James Cotton! SMU Feb 25, 1973
  14. Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Country Junior Brown's Stinging Gu… The American original plays downhome ditties like "Hillbilly Hula Gal" and "My Baby Don't Dance to Nothin' But Ernest Tubb" in this '92 set. Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Camp Mather Sep 5, 1992
  15. Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Rock watch video Video: Blondie in Asbury P… Debbie Harry, who turns 70 today, leads the punk/new wave band on revved up anthems "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another" and "X Offender." Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Convention Hall Jul 7, 1979
  16. Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 Rock Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 Bassist-singer Lemmy (aka Ian Fraser Kilmister) leads the Brit head banging crew on "Back to the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War." Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 L'amour Aug 10, 1983
  17. Wayne 'The Train' Hancock at Daytrotter Country Wayne 'The Train' Hancock … The Austin singer-songwriter performs his "Viper of Melody," "Fair Weather Blues" and "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" in this playlist. Wayne 'The Train' Hancock at Daytrotter
  18. Joe Henderson In Memoriam Jazz Joe Henderson In Memoriam The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2001, blows with ferocious abandon on his "Afro-Centric" and "Isotope" in this 1975 set. Joe Henderson In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975
  19. Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues Muse Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues… The "Mayor of McDougal Street," born on this day in 1936, plays Leonard Cohen's "Bird On a Wire" and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues Muse Windham College Dec 2, 1972
  20. Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Jazz watch video Video: Stanley Clarke at N… The electric bass pioneer, who turns 64 today, performs Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his own anthemic "School Days." Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2003
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