Folk & Bluegrass
Dr. Dog's Autumn on the Road
Daytrotter Studio | Apr 19, 2010
Hear the Philly natives' Daytrotter session, see them live. Odds are pretty good they're coming to a town near you this fall.
Weird Dreams at 2KHz, 2012
2KHz | Jun 12, 2012
The London power pop quartet performs "Suburban Coated Creatures," "Velvet Morning" and other dreamy tunes from
Vault Favorites 2012: Jazz Tracks
Here's a comprehensive listing of all the best jazz tracks posted on the CV.org pages for 2012.
Video: Ministry Unplugged, '94
Oct 2, 1994
The industrial metal band performs acoustic versions of the Dead's "Friend of the Devil" and Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" in this acoustic set.
Jane's Addiction Sizzles in Philly, '89
Feb 20, 1989
Singer Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro lead the band through edgy material from their studio debut
The Hooters in Philly, 1985
Oct 20, 1985
Hometown heroes perform their hits "And We Danced," "Day By Day," "All You Zombies" and other tunes from their album
AA Bondy at Slim's in San Francisco
Feb 26, 2009
The Louisiana troubadour and Fat Possum artist performs an edgy "John the Revelator" and the title track from 2009's
When the Devil's Loose
Bowie on His Chamelonic Image
Jan 23, 1978
In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.
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.
Monty Python Live at City Center
Apr 23, 1976
The zany and innovative British comedy troupe performs classic bits like "Nudge, Nudge" and "Pet Shop" in this 1976 NYC show.
The Talented Tommy Bolin
Oct 16, 1976
Tommy Bolin was on track to be the next big guitar hero in the world of rock had it not been for his death less than 2 months after this set was recorded.
103rd Anniv.: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Take this race-inspired playlist for a spin to commemorate the first speed contest at The Brickyard held August 19, 1909.
Steve Miller's Late Success
Jan 5, 1974
Steve Miller's song "The Joker" didn't reach #1 in the UK until 16 years after it was first released. Hear him play it the year after it came out in 1974.
Motorhead Invades Brooklyn
Aug 10, 1983
The British metal stalwarts were in a transitional phase during this 1983 concert, but no less punishing in their volume and intensity.
The Elected's Daytrotter Session
Jan 29, 2007
Singer-songwriter Blake Sennett leads the Los Angeles-based band on tunes from their second Sub Pop album
Sun, Sun, Sun
in this 2007 set.
Folk & Bluegrass
Mahalia Jackson in New Orleans
Apr 25, 1970
The Queen of Gospel sings spirituals "Down By the Riverside," "How I Got Over" and "I Have a Friend Above All Others" in this 1970 set.
Count Basie Records 'Jumpin'' Anthem
May 25, 1974
This week marked the 73rd anniversary of the Count Basie Orchestra's first recording of 'Jumpin' at the Woodside.'
Railroad Earth Chugging Along
Jan 29, 2011
As the guys from Stillwater, NJ move relentlessly across the USA (look for them in Philly this week), watch this friendly session from inside Wolfgang's Vault.
Brand X at the Bottom Line, '78
Oct 31, 1978
Former Headhunters drummer Mike Clark adds some spark to this Brit fusion band on material from their
Uncut: Kid Creole & the Coconuts at Tramps
Jul 15, 1995
August Darnell, Coati Mundi and the Coconuts perform infectious calypso flavored ditties like "(No More) Casual Sex" in this 1995 set.
Elton John's Greatest Hits Live
Sep 16, 1988
This phenomenal 1988 show provides a career-spanning overview of some of Sir Elton's most popular songs.
Video: Spyro Gyra's 'Point of View'
The versatile crew, led by saxman Jay Beckenstein, shifts from swing to funk to smooth jazz in premiering their new album at Newport '89.
Wilson Pickett's Soul-Stirring R&B
Oct 28, 1994
The Wicked Pickett sings "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," "Funky Broadway" and "Land of 1,000 Dances" in this '94 Tramps set.
Randy Travis Starting Out
Jul 16, 1986
Although he had been performing in Nashville for years, it wasn't until the release of
Storms of Life
that the singer began receiving attention.
Barnstormin' with Justin Townes Earle
Jul 4, 2010
The retro-folk troubadour seemed right at home during the 2008 Barn on the 4th of July show.
The Vapors Ride the New Wave
Sep 11, 1980
The Brit one-hit wonders play their chart-topping "Turning Japanese" and other tunes from their debut album
New Clear Days
Steve Miller's Got the Blues
Mar 17, 1973
This show from Winterland in '73 has Miller playing the first seven songs solo on an acoustic 12-string before the band comes on to kick it into high gear.
Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak
to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.
B.B. King's Got His Mojo Working
Jun 21, 1978
The blues legend takes the stage in New York for this killer show. Be sure to listen to "Big" Joe Turner's awesome bass solo during the instrumental track.
Traffic at Winterland, '73
Jan 26, 1973
Steve Winwood leads the Brit group on the classic "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and tunes from their new album
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
The Doobie Brothers Spark Up San Fran
Jun 14, 1971
The Doobies were still an up-and-coming band with one album under their belt when they played this show in 1971 at San Francisco's Fillmore West.
Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983
Jul 22, 1983
The regal pop diva performs her Supremes classic "You Can't Hurry Love" and solo hits "Upside Down," "It's My House" and "Endless Love."
Folk & Bluegrass
Joan Baez's Ageless Folk
Sep 3, 1972
Joan Baez encourages nonviolence and soulful singing with a concert that receives a standing ovation for an unprepared number.
Kenny Rogers in Concert, 1980
Aug 4, 1980
The crossover singer ("The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Coward of the County") is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame tonight.
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman in '78
Feb 9, 1978
The three Byrds teamed up again late in '77. They're captured here in San Francisco in early '78, accompanied for half of the set by David Crosby.
Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991
Jun 11, 1991
The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.
Clifton Chenier's Bayou Boogie Woogie
Apr 23, 1970
Here's a lively set from the king of zydeco at the inaugural New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970.
Uncut: Bob Seger
Oct 5, 1980
Enjoy this uncut concert of the wonderfully raspy Bob Seger playing Boston Garden in 1980.
The Neville Brothers' True Stories
Apr 22, 1994
Aaron Neville released
My True Story
this week, featuring production by Keith Richards. Now, hear all the Nevilles tell their stories in these '94 interviews.
John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct 10, 1992
The Boogie Man is joined by guitarist Ry Cooder on "Serves Me Right to Suffer," "Hobo Blues" and "Crawlin' King Snake" in this 1992 set.
Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor
Apr 8, 1977
The hippy-dippy duo smokes up and recreates their Sister Mary Elephant routine before a rowdy Daytona Beach crowd in 1977.
Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
The duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White blend enchanting vocals on "Tip of My Tongue," "Forget Me Not" and tunes from
Video: Stanley Jordan
Watch guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan's unique take on "The Sounds of Silence" and "Eleanor Rigby" at Giants Stadium.
Mel Tillis In His Prime
Aug 28, 1980
This crystal clear mix captures stuttering Mel at a sustained high point in a career full of 'em, having topped the charts with "Coca Cola Cowboy" a year prior.
Folk & Bluegrass
Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center
Nov 19, 2001
The folk singer-songwriter performs symphonic versions of "This Land Is Your Land," "Goodnight Irene" and others in this 2001 concert.
Robin Trower Rolling Stoned in Chi-Town
Dec 5, 1976
Hear Robin Trower veer away from his blues roots and embrace a more progressive, "dream-like" guitar style in this scorching show from '76.
Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97
Oct 17, 1997
The two-fisted boogie woogie piano queen and singer blends Texas blues and swamp rock on "Red Beans," "Big Shot" and "Crawfishin'."
Billy Paul's Gospel-Tinged Soul
Dec 19, 1977
The legendary singer performs his hit "Me and Mrs. Jones" and funkifies The Doobie Brothers' "Taking It To The Streets" in this '77 set.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Gets Nasty
Feb 17, 1995
The Gangster of Love performs his funk classics "Ain't That a Bitch," "Bow Wow" and "A Real Mother For Ya" in the 1995 Tramps set.
Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove
Jan 16, 1966
Miles collaborates here with lifelong blues devotee Bernie Pearl, brother of Ash Grove owner Ed Pearl, with both men taking cues from Lightinin' Hopkins.
Charles Lloyd's Song of Protest
Nov 24, 1974
Blue Note Records just released a single of the saxophonist's version of Dylan's "Masters of War" with vocalist Lucinda Williams. Hear him in '74.
Jethro Tull at Tanglewood
Jul 7, 1970
Still breaking down barriers between musical genres almost 45 years into their career, the band was just starting out during this supporting set in 1970.
The Wallflowers Unplugged, 1998
Oct 17, 1998
Jakob Dylan leads the L.A. band on acoustic versions of their hit single "One Headlight" and other tunes from
Bringing Down the Horse
Video: R.E.M. in 1984
Witness perhaps the most important indie band of the '80s, captured at an early but exciting stage in their career.
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