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  1. Dizzy & Sassy Play Monk Jazz Dizzy & Sassy Play Monk Jazz diva Sarah Vaughan introduces surprise guest Dizzy Gillespie in the middle of her sublime rendition of "'Round Midnight" in this 1975 set. Dizzy & Sassy Play Monk Great American Music Hall Apr 5, 1975
  2. Badass Wanda Jackson Rock watch video Badass Wanda Jackson The proto-rocker and "First Lady of Rockabilly," who hit big in 1960 with "Let's Have a Party," is still rocking at age 76 in this 2011 video. Badass Wanda Jackson Loft Apr 15, 2011
  3. Remembering Ray Brown Jazz Remembering Ray Brown The hugely influential bassist died on this day in 2002. Hear him with the Oscar Peterson Trio in Newport concerts from 1959 to 1965. Remembering Ray Brown
  4. A Marion Williams Memorial Folk & Bluegrass A Marion Williams Memorial The great gospel music singer passed over on this day in 1994. Hear with Prof. Thomas A. Dorsey in this 1975 Carnegie Hall concert. A Marion Williams Memorial Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1975
  5. Herbie Mann's Flute Excursions Jazz Herbie Mann's Flute Excurs… The bandleader and world music pioneer died on this day in 2003. Hear a three-hour playlist of his various ensembles from 1959-1989. Herbie Mann's Flute Excursions
  6. Willie Dixon's Got '29 Ways' Blues Willie Dixon's Got '29 Ways' The late bassist and prolific songwriter was born on this day in 1915. Hear him with Walter "Shakey" Horton in this 1972 Ash Grove set. Willie Dixon's Got '29 Ways' Ash Grove Mar 10, 1972
  7. Video: Blondie on the Jersey Shore Rock watch video Video: Blondie on the Jers… Debbie Harry, who turns 69 today, leads the New Wave band on "One Way or Another" and "Heart of Glass" in this '79 set from Asbury Park. Video: Blondie on the Jersey Shore Convention Hall Jul 7, 1979
  8. James Cotton's Got His Mojo Workin' Blues James Cotton's Got His Moj… The blues harp ace and former Muddy Waters sideman, who turns 79 today, leads his own band in this '66 set from the Fillmore West. James Cotton's Got His Mojo Workin' Fillmore Auditorium Nov 25, 1966
  9. Jimi Hendrix Plays the Pops Rock Jimi Hendrix Plays the Pops Hear the incendiary guitarist-singer cover tunes by Traffic, Bob Dylan, Cream, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins and the Troggs in this playlist. Jimi Hendrix Plays the Pops
  10. Video: Patti Smith Group, 1979 Rock watch video Video: Patti Smith Group, … The punk singer-poet covers The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star," The Who's "My Generation" and John Lennon's "Cold Turkey." Video: Patti Smith Group, 1979 Capitol Theatre May 11, 1979
  11. Dolly Parton's New York City Debut Country Dolly Parton's New York Ci… The country star performs "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and her signature tune "I Will Always Love You" in this 1977 Bottom Line show. Dolly Parton's New York City Debut Bottom Line May 14, 1977
  12. Remembering Joe Henderson Jazz Remembering Joe Henderson The great tenor saxophonist-composer died on this day in 2001. Hear him burn on "Invitation" and his classic "Isotope" in this 1975 concert. Remembering Joe Henderson Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975
  13. Matisyahu at Daytrotter Rock Matisyahu at Daytrotter The American Hassidic Jewish reggae-rap superstar, who turns 35 today, performs material from his album Light in this 2010 session. Matisyahu at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Jan 18, 2010
  14. Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Jazz watch video Video: Stanley Clarke Band… The bassist-composer, who turns 63 today, leads his horn group through "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy," "School Days" and "Lopsy Lu." Video: Stanley Clarke Band, '79 Oct 12, 1979
  15. A Salute to Little Feat's Lowell George Rock A Salute to Little Feat's … The slide guitarist-singer died on this day in 1979. Hear them perform "Skin It Back," "Dixie Chicken" and "Fat Man in a Bathtub" in this '76 set. A Salute to Little Feat's Lowell George Winterland Feb 14, 1976
  16. Dokken Lives to Rock (And Rocks to Live) Rock Dokken Lives to Rock (And … Don Dokken, founder of the '80s heavy metal band, turns 61 today. Hear him with guitar star George Lynch in this '84 Milwaukee concert. Dokken Lives to Rock (And Rocks to Live) Milwaukee Arena Feb 26, 1984
  17. Big Star's Groovy Night at Tramps Rock Big Star's Groovy Night at… The band led by late guitarist-singer Alex Chilton was recently inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Hear them in this 1996 set. Big Star's Groovy Night at Tramps Tramps Nov 16, 1996
  18. Holmes Brothers' Deliver the Message Blues watch video Holmes Brothers' Deliver t… The soul/gospel/blues legends, recent recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, perform a sanctified set at 2002 Newport. Holmes Brothers' Deliver the Message Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2002
  19. A Doc Pomus Memorial Rock A Doc Pomus Memorial The Hall of Fame songwriter was born on this day in 1925. Hear some of his contributions to the early rock 'n roll songbook in this playlist. A Doc Pomus Memorial
  20. Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport, '05 Jazz watch video Medeski Martin & Wood at N… The intrepid trio performs a savvy mash-up of Mingus' "Nostalgia in Times Square" and Sun Ra's "Angel Race" in this concert video. Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport, '05 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005
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