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  1. Toots Theilemans Packs It In Jazz Toots Theilemans Packs It InThe Belgian harmonica virtuoso and guitarist recently announced his retirement from performing at age 91. Hear him in a 1981 concert.
  2. Uncut: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Magic Folk & Bluegrass Uncut: Leo Kottke's 6- and…The acoustic guitarist with the prodigious technique and deadpan sense of humor performs tunes from My Feet Are Smiling in 1973.
  3. Video: Rolling Stones 'Tattoo You' Tour Rock watch video Video: Rolling Stones 'Tat…Mick, Keith and the boys premiere "Start Me Up," "Hang Fire," "Little T&A" and "Waiting on a Friend" in this 1981 concert in Hampton, VA.
  4. A Blue Mitchell Birthday Playlist Jazz A Blue Mitchell Birthday P…The trumpeter and Blue Note recording artist was born on this day in 1930. Hear him with Horace Silver, John Mayall and Ray Charles.
  5. Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Judy Collins in Con…The heavenly singer is accompanied by harp in this set of soothing tunes from Hard Times for Lovers, "Send in the Clowns" and others.
  6. Video: Pearl Jam Unplugged Rock watch video Video: Pearl Jam UnpluggedEddie Vedder leads the Seattle band through acoustic versions of tunes from Vs. in this 1994 benefit concert for The Bridge School.
  7. Video: Michael Brecker's Stunning Debut Jazz watch video Video: Michael Brecker's S…The late tenor sax great premieres material from his self-titled debut as a leader with his high energy quintet at '87 Newport.
  8. James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at Carnegie H…The iconic singer-songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs classics and tunes from 1974's Walking Man in this concert from 40 years ago.
  9. Remembering Charlie Parker Jazz Remembering Charlie ParkerThe legendary Bird died on this day in 1955 at age 34. Hear tunes associated with the alto sax great performed by a who's-who in jazz.
  10. Video: Prince Comes of Age Rock watch video Video: Prince Comes of AgeThe multi-talented entertainer performs tunes from his breakthrough albums Dirty Mind and Controversy in this '82 set.
  11. Video: Sonny Rollins' Sax Excursions Jazz watch video Video: Sonny Rollins' Sax …The tenor titan performs "Sonny, Please," "Global Warming" and "Strode Rode" with his quintet at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival.
  12. Elvis Costello & the Attractions at Heatwave Rock Elvis Costello & the Attra…This incredible recording of Elvis Costello & The Attractions in 1980 comes from the "New Wave Woodstock," Toronto's Heatwave Festival.
  13. Video: Pete Townshend Gets Theatrical Rock watch video Video: Pete Townshend Gets…The Who's prolific guitarist-composer performs the dialogue-intensive production of his semi-autobiographical musical Psychoderelict in '95.
  14. Happy Birthday, Bobby McFerrin! Jazz Happy Birthday, Bobby McFe…The daredevil vocal improviser turns 64 today. Hear him extrapolate on Horace Silver's "Peace" and Bud Powell's "Hallucinations" in this '83 set.
  15. Clapton Soars With Derek and the Dominos Rock Clapton Soars With Derek a…Derek and the Dominos seamlessly blend blues jams, rock, pop, and soul into this 1970 performance at the Fillmore East.
  16. Albert King at the Fillmore East Blues Albert King at the Fillmor…The formidable blues man with the Flying V guitar showcases his signature string-bending prowess during this sensational concert.
  17. Bob Dylan Covers Featured Bob Dylan CoversSome of the best names in rock, from Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder and many more, do their renditions of Dylan tunes in this stunning playlist.
  18. Charles Mingus Premieres a Classic Jazz Charles Mingus Premieres a…On this day in 1977, the bassist-composer recorded his album Cumbia & Jazz Fusion. Hear him perform that material in concert later that year.
  19. Frank Zappa Wants You! Rock Frank Zappa Wants You!The Mothers of Invention made another recruiting trip to the Bay Area in 1970, converting more of the scene's freaks to devoted followers.
  20. Whoopin' the Blues With Sonny Terry Blues Whoopin' the Blues With So…The late blues harmonica ace died on this day in 1986. Hear him with longtime partner Brownie McGhee on this '67 set from Ash Grove.
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