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Folk & Bluegrass
Jeff Lynne & ELO in San Fr…
As Lynne's solo album
is reissued this week, hear him lead this first-class '76 Electric Light Orchestra performance at Winterland.
Folk & Bluegrass
Vassar Clements' Versatile…
The late, great fiddler, who would've turned 85 this week, blends bluegrass, rock and jazz in this potent playlist from 1976.
R.I.P. Richie Havens
The charismatic troubadour, one of the stars of Woodstock, passed away this morning from a sudden heart attack at age 72. Hear him in a 1978 concert.
Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt
Celebrate Earth Day with this '79 set advocating against the use of nuclear power, held in response to the Three Mile Island meltdown.
Remembering Earl Hines
The innovative and influential pianist passed away on this day in 1983. Hear a playlist of his finest moments from the Vault.
The Boss in 1978
Watch Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band play for a home-state crowd during their legendary Darkness Tour.
Mingus is Still Among Us
In celebration of what would've been his 91st birthday, hear a playlist of pieces by formidable bassist-composer Charles Mingus from 1973-1977.
Outside Lands 2013 Playlist
San Francisco's annual party in Golden Gate Park boasts another world-class lineup including Macca, Willie Nelson & Gary Clark Jr.
Iggy Pop's Raw Power
The Godfather of Punk, who turns 66 today, delivers with typically audacious energy at this 1977 concert in Cleveland.
Lionel Hampton's Ebullient…
The exuberant vibraphonist and Swing era giant leads various configurations at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1972, 1974 and 1975.
Carl Perkins Still Rockin'…
The Memphis rockabilly great was still going strong into the 80s. This show from the Cannery in Nashville has him playing and singing in full form.
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.