I was a DJ at WMUA, my alma mater University of Massachusetts at Amherst's radio station in the early 90s. I really cut my teeth on listening to music there, with a huge library at my disposal. Among my primary tastes are psychedelia and jazz, but I like blues and alternative rock quite a bit too. Here's a sampling of some shorter Vault cuts from concerts I've really enjoyed here. I could have made a playlist that lasted for days but I wanted anyone who listened to have a manageable amount of music. An playlist of extended cuts is forming...
Before landing at MUA, I was a big fan of Aerosmith, Blondie, and early Who, so I included some from them. Grape, Muddy, JB, and Duke were college favorites. I'd LOVE to hear more Moby Grape in the Vault. Duke Ellington is my favorite jazz performer, and the show in the Vault is wonderful. There needs to be more from him too.
I first really listened to Graham Parker here at the Vault (I just remembered a few MTV hits back in the day), and was floored by his sound with the full horn section. Little Feat and Hot Tuna are also recent Vault finds.
I've really enjoyed a handful of new bands that played Daytrotter sessions - more than are represented here. Maps and Altlases really stick out for me. That's my most listened to Daytrotter session, and one of these days I will buy their CDs.
Of course there are lots of artists that are not in the Vault that I would love to hear. I'm sure many listeners would be all over Led Zeppelin's Fillmore shows, but they keep a really tight rein on their music. Some Beatles music would be nice too, but they'd probably never release it here. I've heard about legendary Fillmore shows by Spirit, Family, The Move, and The Kinks. Fifty Foot Hose is an ultra-obscure electronic rock band from San Francisco who played the Fillmore alongside the Frumious Bandersnatch, another hardly known SF legend.
Anyway, enjoy this playlist and feel free to comment. Rock on (Jazz on, Blues On...)