1. Blues: Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove Blues Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove Dec 6, 1969 The blues-rock pioneer, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, showcases his soulful vocals and stinging Flying V guitar licks in this 1969 concert.
  2. Rock: .38 Special Rockin' Into the Night Rock .38 Special Rockin' Into the Night Dec 31, 1982 The group was just about at its chart-topping peak when this show was recorded on New Year's Eve in 1982.
  3. Rock: Hooks From the Vault: UK Edition Rock Hooks From the Vault: UK Edition Hear hookmeisters Dave Edmunds, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Police, The Kinks, Squeeze, Madness and others in this 3-hour playlist.
  4. Indie: The Diplomats of Solid Sound at Daytrotter Indie The Diplomats of Solid Sound at Daytrotter Dec 12, 2010 The neo soul band from Iowa City, fronted by vocalists Sarah Cram and Kathy Ruestow, performs "No Man" and "Jealous" in this 2010 set.
  5. Video: Rhett Miller's Hard Rockin' Twang Video Rhett Miller's Hard Rockin' Twang Mar 16, 2012 See Miller - of Old 97's fame - backed here by The Serial Lady Killers featuring blazing Telecaster leads and Angela Webster raging on drums.
  6. 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.
  7. Rock: David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails Rock David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails Oct 21, 1995 In honor of a new NIN album being released in the fall titled Hesitation Marks, be sure to listen to this unique set from '95.
  8. Rock: The Flock Opens for Jail-Bound Grateful Dead Rock The Flock Opens for Jail-Bound Grateful Dead Jan 31, 1970 In this rare recording, The Flock plays an amazing opening set for the Grateful Dead, on the very night Dead members were arrested on drug charges.
  9. Indie: Young the Giant in Austin, 2010 Indie Young the Giant in Austin, 2010 Dec 20, 2010 Singer Sameer Gadhia fronts the California band on "I Got," "My Body" and other tunes from their self-titled debut at Big Orange Studios.
  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75 Folk & Bluegrass Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75 The essence of his poetry and masterful storytelling is truly revealed in the intimate setting of guitar, voice and harmonica.
  11. Country: GRAMMY WINNER: Glen Campbell Country GRAMMY WINNER: Glen Campbell Mar 2, 1985 The country star won "Best Country Song" for his bittersweet "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" about his struggle with Alzheimer's. Hear him in 1985.
  12. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Jazz Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Sep 26, 1976 The violin master and former Django Reinhardt partner performs "Misty," "C'est Si Bon" and concludes this '76 set with a solo piano piece.
  13. 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."
  14. Country: Billy "Crash" Craddock Sings Golden Oldies Country Billy "Crash" Craddock Sings Golden Oldies May 28, 1983 The country-rocker delivers raucous covers of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Happy Days" in this 1983 set.
  15. Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Interviews Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977 In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
  16. Rock: Chuck Berry, Father of Rock and Roll Rock Chuck Berry, Father of Rock and Roll Dec 26, 1967 Though DNA tests are inconclusive as to who is the true father of rock, we're putting our money on Chuck Berry. Hear him rock Winterland in '67.
  17. Rock: Lou Reed at the Bottom Line, '77 Rock Lou Reed at the Bottom Line, '77 May 11, 1977 The prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist performs material from Coney Island Baby and Rock and Roll Heart along with his classics.
  18. Rock: R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre in 1984 Rock R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre in 1984 Oct 12, 1984 Only four years and two albums into the band's storied career and they already had one of the most recognizable sounds in all of rock 'n roll.
  19. Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Apr 23, 1976 Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.
  20. Blues: Freddie King at the Ash Grove Blues Freddie King at the Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Savor the stinging guitar work and gospel-holler vocals of the late Texas Cannonball on "That's Alright" and "Tore Down" in this 1970 set.
  21. Rock: Downtown Dayton Revival Festival Rock Downtown Dayton Revival Festival The 2012 Dayton, OH party kicks off this weekend. Enjoy some of our favorite DDR Fest artists, including Guster, the Ohio Players and more.
  22. Rock: Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Rock Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll James Brown, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and B.B. King are featured in this incredible 1989 concert.
  23. Indie: Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career" Indie Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career" Recorded live at SXSW in 2011, Camera Obscura represented Glasgow with their bouncy and well-orchestrated pop music.
  24. Folk & Bluegrass: New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Mar 12, 2012 This Daytrotter session by Yim Yames, Will Johnson, Jay Farrar & Anders Parker features songs from their recent Woody Guthrie tribute album.
  25. Rock: New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973 Rock New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973 Nov 24, 1973 Hear the New Riders just as they were shifting from a Dead side project to a fully realized band with their own following and fan base.
  26. Rock: INFLUENCES: Ronnie Spector/Cults Rock INFLUENCES: Ronnie Spector/Cults Cults' terrific debut album put a dreamy spin on the classic girl group sound of the '60s. Hear them back-to-back with Ronnie Spector's short set from '87.
  27. Rock: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set Rock Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set Oct 2, 1973 Hear them go from reggae ("The Harder They Come") to blues ("Sweet Little Angel"), jazz ("My Funny Valentine") and soul ("How Sweet It Is").
  28. Indie: Video: Kopecky Family Band at Paste Offices Indie Video: Kopecky Family Band at Paste Offices Jun 23, 2011 The six-piece Nashville-based band performs "Angry Eyes" and other tunes from their debut album Kids Raising Kids in this 2011 session.
  29. Blues: Bonnie Raitt in '73 Blues Bonnie Raitt in '73 Aug 25, 1973 Only 20-years-old, Bonnie Raitt sings the blues with a big voice and bottleneck style guitar accompaniment.
  30. Rock: New Release: The Kinks at the Palladium, '80 Rock New Release: The Kinks at the Palladium, '80 Dec 31, 1980 The British Invasion band plays "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" and songs from Low Budget as well as classics like "Lola" and "You Really Got Me."
  31. Rock: Randy Newman at the Record Plant Rock Randy Newman at the Record Plant Nov 10, 1974 This show in '74 followed the release of an ambitious concept album about racism and struggle in the Deep South entitled Good Ole Boys.
  32. Country: Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley in Houston, '80 Country Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley in Houston, '80 Aug 27, 1980 Former rodeo-rider-turned-singer/songwriter Moe teams up partner Joe on "Whiskey Talkin'," "Holding the Bag" and "Good Ol' Boys."
  33. Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 Folk & Bluegrass Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 Aug 29, 1987 The iconic guitarist-singer leads his Acoustic Band on unplugged versions of Grateful Dead classics like "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple."
  34. Jazz: New Release: Sarah Vaughan in '74 Jazz New Release: Sarah Vaughan in '74 Oct 19, 1974 The incomparable singer serenades her adoring fans at the Great American Music Hall with exquisite interpretations of jazz standards and popular tunes.
  35. Indie: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra Indie The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra May 24, 2010 Listen to what happens when The Dodos, one of the most dynamic live bands in indie rock, add a full string section and a female choir to the mix.
  36. Rock: Jay Bennett Without Wilco Rock Jay Bennett Without Wilco Apr 9, 2007 Though best known for his work in Wilco, Bennett was a gifted songwriter in his own right. Here he is at Daytrotter two years before his untimely death in '09.
  37. Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Interviews Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987 The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.
  38. Interviews: Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Interviews Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Nov 4, 1984 The late impresario and former manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow discusses the power of clothes and music in this 1984 video.
  39. Jazz: Roy Haynes Kicks Off a Week at Dizzy's Jazz Roy Haynes Kicks Off a Week at Dizzy's Jul 4, 1963 Legendary drummer Roy Haynes headlines at Dizzy's in New York through this weekend. Hear him at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
  40. Rock: Neville Brothers at Tipitina's, '91 Rock Neville Brothers at Tipitina's, '91 Jun 19, 1991 New Orleans' first family of funk throws down in old school style on "Hey Pocky Way," "Voodoo" and "Shake Your Tambourine."
  41. Blues: Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Blues Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07 Aug 12, 2007 The soulful singer-guitarist exercises her gospel-tinged pipes on a rousing version of her blues shuffle "Feeling Music Brings."
  42. Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy The Best of Live From the Improv Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
  43. Video: Sondre Lerche in Austin Video Sondre Lerche in Austin Mar 16, 2011 Singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche accomplishes so much with just his guitar & voice, gaining a lot of praise for his 2011 self-titled album.
  44. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Apr 18, 2012 Clark is bringing the blues into a new generation with a rocking, soulful take on the form. Check it out in his Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year.
  45. Jazz: Video: Lea DeLaria Plays It Cool Jazz Video: Lea DeLaria Plays It Cool Aug 11, 2002 The charmismatic, outrageous comedian-actress-singer swings this set of Broadway show tunes at the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival.
  46. Rock: Remembering the Godfather of Soul Rock Remembering the Godfather of Soul Jul 6, 1969 James Brown passed on Christmas Day, 2006. Hear him get on the goodfoot with "Licking Stick" and "Mother Popcorn" at '69 Newport.
  47. Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Comedy Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Jul 5, 1964 The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''
  48. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Oct 18, 1998 Michael Stipe leads the alt-rockers on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedbck" in a '98 set.
  49. Video: Spirit Family Reunion Finds The Way Video Spirit Family Reunion Finds The Way Jul 29, 2012 Watch as Spirit Family Reunion stomps, plucks, bows & harmonizes their timeless American music at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
  50. Rock: Video: P-Funk Under a Groove Rock Video: P-Funk Under a Groove Nov 6, 1978 Guitarist Michael Hampton, on his first tour with George Clinton's crew, performs Eddie Hazel's anthemic "Maggot Brain" in this 1978 concert.
  51. Rock: Phish's Summer Tour Rock Phish's Summer Tour Oct 18, 1998 The jam band, which has a three-night run in Saratoga Springs this weekend, continues rolling across the country. Hear a rare acoustic set.
  52. Blues: In Praise of Gatemouth Brown Blues In Praise of Gatemouth Brown Jul 13, 1977 Hear the great multi-instrumental bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown doing what he does best at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.

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