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Remembering The Mambo King
Salsa pioneer Tito Puente performs with his orchestra on a jam-packed bill featuring Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin in 1973.
George Shearing's Burnishe…
The popular pianist-composer augments his regular quintet with an 11-piece brass section at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.
Remembering Levon Helm
The beloved Arkansas-born drummer-mandolinist-singer passed away on this day last year. Hear him with Bob Dylan & the Band and leading his own bands.
Steely Dan Rocks
Their polished studio albums are amazing, but Steely Dan's live shows are awesomely raw. This 1974 London set is must in any Dan fan's collection.
Congratulations Bobby Bare!
The outlaw country man was just announced as a 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, now hear his rousing '84 set from NYC's Lone Star Cafe.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer D…
Captured in Memphis, this extremely rare recording comes from the trio-only leg of ELP's legendary
The Civil Wars Take On Aus…
The Grammy Award winning Nashville folk duo played this rousing set at SXSW in 2011, including their wholly re-imagined version of "Billie Jean."
New Release: Carmen McRae …
The regal jazz singer makes an appearance with her quartet at the Wollman Ampitheater as part of the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
Gatemouth Brown Jumpin' th…
The multi-instrumentalist bluesman, who was born on this day in 1924, flaunts his chops on guitar, fiddle and harmonica in this 1977 concert in France.
2013 Rock and Roll Hall of…
Before this evening's induction ceremony, get familiar with some greats from this year's class: Albert King, Heart, Randy Newman, and Rush.
Dave Edmunds Rockin' Throu…
The Welsh singer-guitarist-songwriter and lifelong rock 'n' roller turns 69 today. Hear a playlist of his vibrant, catchy tunes with Rockpile and as a leader.
New Release: Alanis Moriss…
Two short months after the release of
Jagged Little Pill
the Canadian-born singer was already a household name.
Cannonball Adderley's Hard…
The alto sax great delivers scorching licks and witty repartee with his quintet in separate concerts from 1960 and 1975.
Elvin Bishop & His New Band
This set is an enlightening glimpse at Bishop and his then-new band's different sound just as the Capricorn sessions had begun.
Mark Knopfler's Work & Inf…
The Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.
Rebirth Brass Band's N'awl…
Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans Staple, playing and touring for 30 years and last year winning a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album.
Jan Hammer's Classic M.O.
In honor of the keyboard player's 65th birthday, here's a playlist of some of his best moments with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
New Release: Rush's '2112'…
The band that defines the term "power trio" is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Here's why...
Mabel Mercer's Touch of Class
The 74-year-old British cabaret singer is backed by tenor saxophonist Stan Getz in this all-Rodgers & Hart program from 1973.
Grateful Dead and the Acid…
Listen to the Dead play house band for one of Ken Kesey's infamous acid tests in San Francisco, 1966.