1. Rock: Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Rock Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Jun 29, 1982 The pioneering Brit heavy metal band plays "Children of the Damned," "Run to the Hills" and other tunes from The Number of the Beast.
  2. Rock: Narada Michael Walden: Hitmaker Rock Narada Michael Walden: Hitmaker Sep 20, 1992 Walden has written pop hits for Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross and more. Hear his band play 'How Will I Know,' written for Whitney Houston.
  3. Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Interviews Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.
  4. Blues: The Grateful Dead Play The Blues Blues The Grateful Dead Play The Blues The Dead were known for mining the archives of American music for buried treasures of traditional blues songs. Here are a few of their best blues covers.
  5. Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Comedy Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Jul 5, 1964 The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.
  6. Video: Neil Helps Celebrate the Last Waltz Video Neil Helps Celebrate the Last Waltz Nov 25, 1976 One of the highlights of The Band's swan song was the appearance of fellow Canadian Neil Young.
  7. Indie: Video: Wild Belle in the Hollywood Hills Indie Video: Wild Belle in the Hollywood Hills Apr 16, 2013 The Chicago trio plays reggae-ska flavored singles "Keep You" and "Backslider" from their 2013 debut album Isles in this poolside session.
  8. Rock: Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Rock Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 David Byrne leads the band on "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and other tunes from Remain in Light in this 1980 set from Canada.
  9. Rock: The Pretenders in Santa Monica, '81 Rock The Pretenders in Santa Monica, '81 Sep 4, 1981 Chrissie Hynde leads the Brit band on their hit song "Brass in Pocket"," "Tattooed Love Boys" and other tunes from their self-titled debut LP.
  10. Rock: Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers Jun 18, 1999 With guitarist John Frusciante returning to the band earlier in the year, the Peppers premiered material from Californication in this 1999 set.
  11. Blues: Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Blues Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Dec 18, 2011

    Ponderosa's rugged musicality nestles them snugly amidst their southern rock and blues brethren.

  12. Indie: The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend Indie The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend Jul 27, 2009 The two North Carolina siblings mix elements of folk and bluegrass on "Laundry Room" and "Paranoia in B Major" in this intimate 2009 session.
  13. Jazz: New Release: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band Jazz New Release: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band Jul 2, 1966 The big band juggernaut, a modern jazz institution, performs in its earliest incarnation at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
  14. Jazz: Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall Jazz Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 This powerful set of stunning music by the Gil Evans Orchestra was performed as part of the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
  15. Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Hear Cheap Trick, U2, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and others.
  16. Rock: Stevie Wonder in Motown, '84 Rock Stevie Wonder in Motown, '84 Apr 14, 1984 The genius performs the unreleased "It's Growing" along with classics like "Superstition," "Higher Ground," "Living for the City" and "Sir Duke."
  17. Indie: Party Soft With Andrew WK Indie Party Soft With Andrew WK Mar 1, 2010 We all know Andrew WK can party hard, so here he is partying a little softer on his Daytrotter session with a set of improvised piano jams.
  18. Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Rock Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party May 24, 1998 Drummer Stanton Moore fuels the groove and vocalist Theryl DeClouet provides the soul on this 1998 set of tunes from Crazyhorse Mongoose.
  19. Rock: ZZ Top's 'La Futura' Arrives Rock ZZ Top's 'La Futura' Arrives That little ol' band from Texas releases their 15th album today, now hear this scorching 1980 set.
  20. Indie: The Hold Steady & Lucero to Ring In New Year Indie The Hold Steady & Lucero to Ring In New Year The Hold Steady announced they'll be spending NYE with Lucero at the Wellmont Theatre in Jersey. We know it's a ways off, but this playlist should hold you over.
  21. Rock: Just Added: Ian Matthews at Paradise, '79 Rock Just Added: Ian Matthews at Paradise, '79 Feb 5, 1979 '70s popster and former Fairport Convention member plays "Don't Hang Up Your Dancing Shoes," "Shake It" and other tunes from Stealin' Home.
  22. Rock: Dr. John Radiates the 88s Rock Dr. John Radiates the 88s Apr 18, 1997 The New Orleans music ambassador flaunts his pianistic chops on Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" and "Shoo Fly Marches On" in this '97 set.
  23. Rock: Vaccinate Your Soul With Tower of Power Rock Vaccinate Your Soul With Tower of Power Nov 15, 1977 One of California's most enduring bands delivers a set of top-notch funk on the last night of their four-show run at NYC's Bottom Line in '77.
  24. Interviews: Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Interviews Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Aug 6, 1988 Hear Withers discuss his late start in music in his down-to-earth manner and look for his 9-album box set spanning '71-'85, available now.
  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Folk & Bluegrass Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Feb 24, 1996 The accordian ace leads his West Louisiana band on zydeco renditions of the Stones "Beast of Burden" and Marcia Ball's "Hot Tamale Baby."
  26. Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk, Mayor of MacDougal Street Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk, Mayor of MacDougal Street Dec 2, 1972 The late folk singer, who inspired the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, covers Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Weill in this eclectic set.
  27. Indie: Alabama Shakes' Rootsy Sound Indie Alabama Shakes' Rootsy Sound Apr 5, 2012 Singer-guitarist Brittany Howard leads the Athens, Alabama-based group on soul-tinged material from their debut album Boys and Girls.
  28. Rock: The Boss Rules the World Rock The Boss Rules the World Jul 3, 1988 Stockholm got a case of Springsteen Syndrome when Bruce captivated Sweden with this rocking set back in '88.
  29. Blues: J. Geils Band at the Fillmore East Blues J. Geils Band at the Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Back in the day, guitarist J. Geils, singer Peter Wolf and harp ace Magic Dick were stone blueshounds. Hear them wail on "Whammer Jammer."
  30. Rock: Rent Is Due. Again. Rock Rent Is Due. Again. Another month begins and it's time to pay the man. Hear what Vault artists Tik Tok, George Thorogood & more have to say on the matter.
  31. Rock: Bolton's Ballads Rock Bolton's Ballads May 14, 1983 Let the prince of soft rock ballads, Michael Bolton, sail you through the rest of the work week with songs like "Can't hold On, Can't Let Go" and "Fools Game."
  32. Jazz: The Evolution of Miles Davis Jazz The Evolution of Miles Davis The iconic trumpeter-composer and bandleader travels from bebop and standards to fusion in this playlist spanning concerts from 1955-1970.
  33. Folk & Bluegrass: The Bray Brothers at Amazingrace, '74 Folk & Bluegrass The Bray Brothers at Amazingrace, '74 Jun 19, 1974 Mandolinist-singer Pat Burton leads a tight bluegrass ensemble with guest fiddler John Hartford on "Come Back Little Darling" and "Katy Hill."
  34. Rock: Santana Becomes A Star Rock Santana Becomes A Star Feb 9, 1978 August 17th 1998, Carlos Santana gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame. Check out the man at work 20 years earlier in 1978.
  35. Blues: The Blues of Willie Dixon Blues The Blues of Willie Dixon Dec 13, 1973 Willie Dixon brought a group of Chicago blues greats with him to San Francisco for this energetic romp.
  36. Jazz: Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Jazz Sonny Rollins Quintet in NYC, '73 Jun 30, 1973 The tenor sax titan fills prestigious Philharmonic Hall with his robust tones on "Alfie's Theme," "Love Letters" and "There Is No Greater Love."
  37. Blues: Willie Dixon Remembered Blues Willie Dixon Remembered Dec 13, 1973 Blues legend Willie Dixon wrote songs for icons like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Junior Wells and more. Hear him perform an amazing set in 1973.
  38. Country: An Okie at Opryland Country An Okie at Opryland Feb 13, 1981 That velvety voice belies a turbulent life, but Merle Haggard managed to turn it all into some pretty sweet songs.
  39. Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Interviews Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Nov 30, 2015 The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.
  40. Rock: David Bowie in Montreal, '83 Rock David Bowie in Montreal, '83 Jul 13, 1983 The versatile singer updated a variety of tunes on his 'Serious Moonlight' tour, including "Space Oddity" and "Young Americans."
  41. Rock: James Brown Rocks Newport Rock James Brown Rocks Newport Jul 6, 1969 The Godfather of Soul performs his hit single "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" along with classics like "Lickin' Stick" and "Try Me" in 1969.
  42. Country: George Strait in New York City Country George Strait in New York City Apr 28, 1984 Country golden boy George Strait helps NYC's Lone Star Cafe live up to its name with some real Texas honky tonkin'.
  43. Blues: Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's Downhome Style Blues Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's Downhome Style The influential Delta bluesman performs his biggest hit, "That's Alright Mama," in this 1973 concert.
  44. Indie: Arrested Development at Paste Offices Indie Arrested Development at Paste Offices Aug 29, 2008 Rapper Speech leads the Atlanta-based alt-hip hop group on "Mr. Wendal," "Tennessee" and "I Know I'm Bad" in this 2008 video.
  45. Rock: Dave Matthews at Shoreline Amphitheatre Rock Dave Matthews at Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 18, 1997 The singer-songwriter leads his band on "Tripping Billies" (with guest harmonica ace John Popper), "Crash Into Me" and others in a '97 set.
  46. Rock: Tunes to Ring in the New Year Rock Tunes to Ring in the New Year Fuel your party with 5 hours of New Year's Eve concerts from the Vault featuring The Boss, The Band, Southside Johnny, The Dead and more.
  47. Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Comedy Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Apr 8, 1977 The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.
  48. Jazz: Video: Terence Blanchard at Newport Jazz Video: Terence Blanchard at Newport The trumpeter-composer leads his quintet, featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke, through bracing material from his Blue Note debut, Bounce.
  49. Jazz: Ruth Brown at the Apollo, '73 Jazz Ruth Brown at the Apollo, '73 Jul 5, 1973 The Queen of R&B gets jazzy on a set that includes moving renditions of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" and "What a Wonderful World."
  50. Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Comedy An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Dec 22, 2009 Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.
  51. Rock: UFO Lands in London Rock UFO Lands in London Jan 10, 1981 Hear the English hard rockers shred in '81, including their take on Junior Parker's "Mystery Train," previously covered by Elvis in '55.
  52. Video: Nelson Mandela's 1990 U.S. Tour Video Nelson Mandela's 1990 U.S. Tour Jun 30, 1990 Just 4 months after his release from prison, the South African leader spread his anti-apartheid message, culminating in this Oakland rally.

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