Concert Vault


  1. J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Jazz J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 The bebop trombonist leads a quartet on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and an inventive arrangement of "When the Saints Go Marchin' In." J.J. Johnson at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964
  2. Happy Birthday, Steve Perry! Rock Happy Birthday, Steve Perry! The lead singer of platinum-selling Journey turns 66 today. Hear him in one of his first appearances with the Bay Area group in 1978. Happy Birthday, Steve Perry! Palladium May 28, 1978
  3. Celebrating Juan Tizol Jazz Celebrating Juan Tizol The Puerto Rican trombonist in Duke Ellington's band was born on this day in 1900. Hear versions of his most famous composition "Caravan." Celebrating Juan Tizol
  4. Freddie King's Six-String Intensity Blues Freddie King's Six-String … The great blues guitarist and singer tears it up on "San-Ho-Zay," "Hideaway" and "I'm Tore Down" in this smokin' 1970 Ash Grove set. Freddie King's Six-String Intensity Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970
  5. The Persuasions' Street Corner Symphony Rock The Persuasions' Street Co… Lead singer Jerry Lawson leads the premier doo-wop group from New York in a cappella performances from 1965 to 1994 in this playlist. The Persuasions' Street Corner Symphony
  6. Video: My Morning Jacket Indie watch video Video: My Morning Jacket The psychedelic group from Louisville, Kentucky performs "Slow Slow Tune" and "You Wanna Freak Out" from Circuital in this 2011 concert. Video: My Morning Jacket Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Aug 23, 2011
  7. RIP Bo Dollis Rock RIP Bo Dollis The lead singer for New Orleans' Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian tribe passed away this week at age 71. Hear them perform in this 1974 set. RIP Bo Dollis Pope Auditorium, Fordham University Jul 2, 1974
  8. The Quintessential Peggy Lee Jazz The Quintessential Peggy Lee The classy singer swings "I Love Being Here With You" and gets intimate on Ellington's "I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" in this '84 concert. The Quintessential Peggy Lee Resorts Aug 9, 1984
  9. Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Blues Charles Brown's Mellow Blues The influential pianist-singer-songwriter performs his classics "Driftin' Blues," "I Stepped in Quicksand" and "Black Night" in this 1996 set. Charles Brown's Mellow Blues Tramps Feb 16, 1996
  10. Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass watch video Richie Havens at Newport F… The iconic troubadour performs Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower," Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" in this video. Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008
  11. Remembering David 'Fathead' Newman Jazz Remembering David 'Fathead… The late saxophonist, who died on this day in 2009, showcases his robust tone with Herbie Mann and Ray Charles in this memorial playlist. Remembering David 'Fathead' Newman
  12. The Slip's Daytrotter Session Indie The Slip's Daytrotter Session The Boston-based trio, fronted by singer-guitarist Brad Barr, performs tunes from Eisenhower and covers The Who's "Baba O'Riley" in 2007. The Slip's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Apr 5, 2007
  13. Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cobb! Jazz Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cobb! The great drummer, who is the last surviving member from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, turns 86 today. Hear him with Sarah Vaughan in 1975. Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cobb! Avery Fisher Hall Jul 5, 1975
  14. Video: The Roots at Woodstock '99 Rock watch video Video: The Roots at Woodst… Drummer Questlove, who turns 44 today, fuels the Philly rap group on their Grammy-winning "You Got Me" and tunes from Things Fall Apart. Video: The Roots at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 23, 1999
  15. A Lead Belly Tribute at Newport '69 Folk & Bluegrass A Lead Belly Tribute at Ne… Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Josh White and others pay tribute to the folk-blues icon, who was born on this day in 1888. A Lead Belly Tribute at Newport '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969
  16. Remembering Carl Perkins Rock Remembering Carl Perkins The rockabilly pioneer, who died on this day in 1998, performs "Rave, Mama, Rave" and his signature "Blue Suede Shoes" in this 1983 set. Remembering Carl Perkins Lone Star Cafe May 17, 1983
  17. A Martin Luther King Tribute Featured A Martin Luther King Tribute A bevy of stars including Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Charley Pride and Stevie Wonder celebrate the life of MLK in this 1984 ceremony. A Martin Luther King Tribute Kennedy Center Jan 8, 1984
  18. Janis Joplin Flies Solo Rock Janis Joplin Flies Solo The soulful singer, who would've turned 72 today, performs "Raise Your Hand" and "Ball and Chain" with her Kozmic Blues Band in this 1969 set. Janis Joplin Flies Solo Fillmore East Feb 12, 1969
  19. Ballin' the Jack at Newport '02 Jazz watch video Ballin' the Jack at Newpor… The neo-Swing band led by saxophonist-clarinetist Matt Darriau performs tunes from its debut, The Big Head, in this concert video. Ballin' the Jack at Newport '02 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2002
  20. Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton! Country Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton! The country superstar turns 69 today. Hear her perform "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You" and other originals in her 1977 New York debut. Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton! Bottom Line May 14, 1977
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