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  1. Duke Ellington Records a Classic Jazz Duke Ellington Records a C… The maestro first recorded "In a Mellow Tone" in 1940. Hear versions of that Duke classic by Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry and Teddy Wilson. Duke Ellington Records a Classic
  2. Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Jazz Happy Birthday, Jon Hendri… The vocalese master turns 93 today. Hear him scatting and harmonizing with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960
  3. Remembering Mary Travers Folk & Bluegrass watch video Remembering Mary Travers The former member of Peter, Paul & Mary died this week in 2009. See them perform "If I Had a Hammer" and "Blowin' in the Wind" in 1986. Remembering Mary Travers Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986
  4. John Mellencamp On Top Rock John Mellencamp On Top American Fool was released back in 1982. Check out Cougar on tour for the album, playing hits like "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good." John Mellencamp On Top Pershing Auditorium Aug 12, 1982
  5. A Bill Evans Memorial Playlist Jazz A Bill Evans Memorial Play… The influential pianist who introduced a new aesthetic to jazz in the late '50s died on this day in 1980. Hear his best moments from the Vault. A Bill Evans Memorial Playlist
  6. J Mascis Shreds Video watch video J Mascis Shreds You've never heard an acoustic guitar sound like this. Watch J Mascis tear it up at SXSW, 2011. J Mascis Shreds Stage On Sixth Mar 17, 2011
  7. A Salute to Johnny Ramone Rock watch video A Salute to Johnny Ramone The late guitarist died on this day in 2004. See him perform "Rockaway Beach," "Bliztkrieg Bop" and others with The Ramones in this '78 video. A Salute to Johnny Ramone Winterland Dec 28, 1978
  8. Roy Acuff at '68 Newport Folk Fest Country Roy Acuff at '68 Newport F… The country legend, who was born on this day in 1903, plays "Wabash Cannonball" and "Great Speckled Bird" with his Smoky Mountain Boys. Roy Acuff at '68 Newport Folk Fest Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968
  9. R.I.P. Joe Sample Jazz watch video R.I.P. Joe Sample The pianist and co-founder of The Crusaders passed away on Friday. See him perform his composition "Carmel" in this 1987 Newport video. R.I.P. Joe Sample Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987
  10. Remembering Fred "Sonic" Smith Rock Remembering Fred "Sonic" S… The late guitarist was born this week in 1945. Hear him "Kick Out The Jams" with Detroit's proto-punk band MC5 in this 1968 concert. Remembering Fred "Sonic" Smith Sturgis Armory Jun 27, 1968
  11. Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Folk & Bluegrass Carolina Chocolate Drops a… The foursome from Durham plays "Po' Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and other old-timey string band tunes in this 2011 set. Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio May 19, 2011
  12. Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Rock Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Iggy and his all-star backing band, featuring David Bowie on piano and vocals, tear through this set of punk rock classics in 1977. Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Agora Ballroom Mar 21, 1977
  13. Charles Brown in a Mellow Tone Blues Charles Brown in a Mellow … The pianist-singer-songwriter, who was born this week in 1922, performs his early hits "Driftin' Blues" and "Black Night" in this '96 set. Charles Brown in a Mellow Tone Tramps Feb 16, 1996
  14. Carlos Santana Retrospective Playlist Rock Carlos Santana Retrospecti… While Santana has explored many styles of music and played with countless musicians, the one constant remains his incomparable guitar. Carlos Santana Retrospective Playlist
  15. Friday Funk with Tower of Power Featured Friday Funk with Tower of … You ought to be having fun this weekend, and this 1977 Tower of Power show will get you grooving in the right direction. Friday Funk with Tower of Power Bottom Line Nov 15, 1977
  16. Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71 Rock Tower of Power Funkin' at … The Bay Area horn band, fueled by drummer Dave Garibaldi and bassist Rocco Prestia, premieres tunes from their debut album, East Bay Grease. Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71 Fillmore West Mar 6, 1971
  17. Happy Birthday, Neil Peart! Rock watch video Happy Birthday, Neil Peart! Drummer-lyricist for Canada's prog-rock band Rush turns 62 this week. Hear him perform tunes from 2112 and Caress of Steel in '76. Happy Birthday, Neil Peart! Capitol Theatre Dec 10, 1976
  18. Scott Hamilton's Swinging Sax Party Jazz Scott Hamilton's Swinging … The straight ahead tenor saxophonist, who turns 60 today, locks horns with his tenor sax elders Buddy Tate and Al Cohn in this 1981 set. Scott Hamilton's Swinging Sax Party Great American Music Hall Aug 17, 1981
  19. George Jones in Kentucky, '87 Country George Jones in Kentucky, '87 The soulful singer-songwriter salutes country greats Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings on "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes." George Jones in Kentucky, '87 Executive Inn Feb 25, 1987
  20. King Crimson's First U.S. Tour Rock King Crimson's First U.S. … The powerhouse prog-rock band, currently on its 2014 tour, performs "21st Century Schizoid Man" and other early tunes in this 1969 set. King Crimson's First U.S. Tour Fillmore West Dec 14, 1969
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