Concert Vault

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  1. Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix, '68 Rock Jefferson Airplane at the … Grace Slick, who turns 75 today, sings her signature "White Rabbit" and other tunes from Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter's. Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix, '68 Matrix Feb 1, 1968
  2. Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Jazz watch video Video Medeski Martin & Woo… The experimental trio shifts from James Brown flavored funk to Mingus' "Nostalgia in Times Square" and Sun Ra's "Angel Race" in this 2005 set. Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005
  3. A Salute to Clifford Brown Jazz A Salute to Clifford Brown The trumpet sensation, who died on this day in 1956 at age 25 in a car accident, performs his tune "Daahoud" with Max Roach at '55 Newport. A Salute to Clifford Brown Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955
  4. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Blues Robert Cray's Confessional… The soulful singer and stinging guitar player performs tunes from his Grammy Award-winning Strong Persuader in this 1989 concert. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989
  5. Remembering Woody Herman Jazz Remembering Woody Herman The revered clarinetist-bandleader, who died on this day in 1987, pays tribute to the Swing era big bands at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival. Remembering Woody Herman Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1968
  6. Goodbye, Allman Brothers Band Rock Goodbye, Allman Brothers Band Their final concert was last week on the eve of the anniversary of Duane Allman's death. Hear Duane and the ABB at the Fillmore East in '71. Goodbye, Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971
  7. A Neal Hefti Birthday Playlist Jazz A Neal Hefti Birthday Play… The composer of tv themes "Batman" and "The Odd Couple" also wrote classics for the Count Basie Orchestra like "Lil' Darlin'" and Splanky." A Neal Hefti Birthday Playlist
  8. A Peter Green Birthday Playlist Blues A Peter Green Birthday Pla… The guitar great and founder of Fleetwood Mac turns 68 today. Hear his stinging licks and slashing slide work with an early edition of the Mac. A Peter Green Birthday Playlist
  9. Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97 Rock Long Tall Marcia Ball at T… The two-fisted boogie woogie piano queen and singer blends Texas blues and swamp rock on "Red Beans," "Big Shot" and "Crawfishin'." Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97 Tramps Oct 17, 1997
  10. Wayne Kramer at the Baked Potato Indie Wayne Kramer at the Baked … Guitarist-songwriter from the '60s proto-punk band MC5 performs tunes from his solo albums Dangerous Madness and Citizen Wayne. Wayne Kramer at the Baked Potato Baked Potato Mar 11, 2004
  11. A Salute to Dame Cleo Laine Jazz A Salute to Dame Cleo Laine Britain's greatest jazz singer turns 87 today. Hear her husky voice, soulful delivery and peerless scatting chops in this 1975 concert. A Salute to Dame Cleo Laine Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975
  12. Ben Harper at Tramps, 1996 Rock Ben Harper at Tramps, 1996 The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs tunes from Fight for Your Mind including his Marley-flavored pro-pot anthem "Burn One Down." Ben Harper at Tramps, 1996 Tramps Sep 27, 1996
  13. Keith Jarrett's American Quartet Jazz Keith Jarrett's American Q… The great pianist leads a stellar group of tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian in 1975. Keith Jarrett's American Quartet Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975
  14. A Rockabilly Spectacular Rock A Rockabilly Spectacular From pioneer Carl Perkins to disciples Robert Gordon, the Stray Cats, the Blasters, Imelda May and Rockpile, these cats rock old school style. A Rockabilly Spectacular
  15. Remembering Lou Reed Rock watch video Remembering Lou Reed The prolific songwriter and iconic rock star died on this day last year. See him perform "Sweet Jane" and other tunes in this video from 1984. Remembering Lou Reed Capitol Theatre Sep 25, 1984
  16. Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Jazz watch video Video: Herbie Hancock at N… The keyboardist-composer, whose memoir Possibilities comes out today, leads an all-star band on "Actual Proof" and "Chameleon." Video: Herbie Hancock at Newport, '08 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2008
  17. Lee Greenwood's Patriotic Hit Country Lee Greenwood's Patriotic Hit The popular singer, who turns 72 today, performs "God Bless the U.S.A.," as well as "Lean Mean Lovin' Machine" in this 1984 concert. Lee Greenwood's Patriotic Hit New Orleans World Fair Jun 14, 1984
  18. Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Interviews Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me." Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988
  19. Bruce Springsteen's Breakthrough Year Rock Bruce Springsteen's Breakt… On this day in 1975, New Jersey's favorite son appeared on the covers of Newsweek and Time. Hear him in a two-hour set from 1978. Bruce Springsteen's Breakthrough Year Winterland Dec 15, 1978
  20. Mahalia Jackson's Sanctified Songs Folk & Bluegrass Mahalia Jackson's Sanctifi… The Queen of Gospel, who was born on this day in 1911, sings spirituals like "How I Got Over" and "Down By the Riverside" in 1970. Mahalia Jackson's Sanctified Songs Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970
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