1. Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs at Amazingrace, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass Earl Scruggs at Amazingrace, 1972 May 26, 1972 The godfather of progressive bluegrass picks his banjo on renditions of his "Flint Hill Special," "T for Texas" and the Beatles' "Lady Madonna."
  2. Indie: It's All In the Akron/Family Indie It's All In the Akron/Family Sep 2, 2008 Let these improvised jams and tribal hoots & hollers bathe your earholes in excellence, and look out for the new album Sub Verses, available now.
  3. Video: Brotherly Love in the Sun Video Brotherly Love in the Sun Aug 2, 2008 We're looking forward to outdoor summer concerts with this great medley of Delaney and Bonnie tunes from the Black Crowes.
  4. 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.
  5. Rock: Alice Cooper Vs. School Rock Alice Cooper Vs. School Every year, Mr. Cooper is proven wrong by the millions of students heading back to school in the fall. According to this playlist, school's in.
  6. Rock: Joe Jackson Is The Man Rock Joe Jackson Is The Man Feb 16, 1980 The new wave singer-songwriter performs his hit single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and tunes from his album I'm The Man in 1980.
  7. Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Jul 25, 1983 Recorded a month before the premiere of his leading role in Easy Money, this '83 set finds Rodney at his peak, still getting no respect.
  8. Comedy: Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Comedy Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Jul 1, 1975 The late, pioneering female comedian burns through a rapid-fire string of putdowns about her mother-in-law while opening for Chet Baker in '75.
  9. Video: Trey Anastasio on the Waterfront Video Trey Anastasio on the Waterfront Aug 2, 2008 Watch the Phish phrontman perform solo at the Newport Folk Festival to throngs of adoring fans, boats.
  10. Indie: The Lumineers vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Fun. Indie The Lumineers vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Fun. Three of the biggest bands of 2012 square off at the Grammys in the Best New Artist category. Hear them live, then let us know who you think should win.
  11. Jazz: 'Sophisticated Ladies' on Broadway Jazz 'Sophisticated Ladies' on Broadway Mar 8, 1982 A revue of Duke Ellington's most popular tunes made it to the Great White Way in 1982, starring Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman and Judith Jamison.
  12. Country: Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Country Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Jul 24, 1982 The country star and frequent "Hee Haw" guest performs his '70s hits "Don't Go City Girl on Me" and "If Love Was a Bottle of Wine."
  13. Rock: Michael Bolton's Tougher Side Rock Michael Bolton's Tougher Side May 14, 1983 This 1983 performance from Michael Bolton leaves the ballads behind in favor of a more powerful rock sound.
  14. Rock: A Violent Femmes Reunion Rock A Violent Femmes Reunion Jul 29, 1999 Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie and Guy Hoffman play "Blister in the Sun," "Add It Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone" from their '83 self-titled debut.
  15. Video: The Rowan Brothers at Winterland Video The Rowan Brothers at Winterland May 28, 1976 Watch Rowans Chris and Lorin - then-recently joined by their elder brother Peter - rock the historic San Francisco arena in '76.
  16. Interviews: The Neville Brothers' True Stories Interviews 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.
  17. Rock: Rolling Stones at Pontiac Silverdome, '81 Rock Rolling Stones at Pontiac Silverdome, '81 Dec 5, 1981 Mick, Keef and the boys play classics like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and premiere "Start Me Up" in this two-hour set from their Tattoo You tour.
  18. Rock: U2 at Paradise, '81 Rock U2 at Paradise, '81 Mar 6, 1981 Bono leads the Dublin-based group on "Twilight," "I Will Follow" and other tunes from their debut album Boy on their second US tour.
  19. Rock: Vault History: Roxy Music Plays in France Rock Vault History: Roxy Music Plays in France Aug 27, 1982 Hear the concert Roxy Music played 30 years ago today in Frejus, France for the King Biscuit Flower Hour.
  20. Indie: Video: Allison Weiss from the Vault Indie Video: Allison Weiss from the Vault Nov 18, 2010 The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs "You + Me + Alcohol," "I Was an Island" and more from ...Was Right All Along.
  21. Jazz: Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business Jazz Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business Aug 20, 1977 GSH could weave a tale & his musical partner Brian Jackson could certainly tie it together. Their special blend of spoken word & jazz is surely missed.
  22. Rock: The Doobie Brothers in '71 Rock The Doobie Brothers in '71 Jun 14, 1971 This show captures an older sound of the group, nearly 10 years before Michael McDonald would join and give them a more jazz pop/soul groove.
  23. Country: Glen Campbell's Heroic 'Goodbye Tour' Country Glen Campbell's Heroic 'Goodbye Tour' Jun 1, 2012 The country superstar, who was battling Alzheimer's at the time of this 2012 concert, performs "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle On My Mind."
  24. Jazz: Bob Greene Salutes Jelly Roll Morton Jazz Bob Greene Salutes Jelly Roll Morton Apr 1, 1977 The ragtime pianist and jazz historian pays tribute to the self-described 'inventor of jazz' in this 1977 uncut concert from New Orleans.
  25. Blues: Slow Burning Blues Playlist Blues Slow Burning Blues Playlist The grooves are extra gooey on this playlist: check out slow blues jams by Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, the Grateful Dead, and more.
  26. Interviews: Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Interviews Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Oct 29, 1988 Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" opens in theaters today. Hear the lead singer of the popular vocal group reminisce about those halcyon days.
  27. Rock: Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East Rock Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East Jan 1, 1970 Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles kick off 1970 with a scorching set that includes "Who Knows," "Power of Soul" and "Machine Gun."
  28. Jazz: Duke, Max,  Mingus Record 'Money Jungle' Jazz Duke, Max, Mingus Record 'Money Jungle' It's the 50th anniversary of the 1963 collaboration between Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus. Hear a playlist from this potent triumvirate.
  29. Indie: Occupy Sandy Benefit Playlist Indie Occupy Sandy Benefit Playlist Members of The Walkmen and Dirty Projectors, along with Vampire Weekend and more will raise cash for Sandy victims on Saturday in Brooklyn.
  30. Rock: Aerosmith 1975 Rock Aerosmith 1975 Aug 29, 1975 It's 1975, lock up your drugs - Aerosmith is coming to town! These notorious opiate-hounds swaggered like the bastard sons of Mick and Keef.
  31. Rock: Top 5 Downloads of 2012: Little Feat Rock Top 5 Downloads of 2012: Little Feat Feb 14, 1976 We’re counting down the five most downloaded concerts of the past year this week, starting today with #5: Little Feat.
  32. Rock: Vintage Little Feat at Winterland Rock Vintage Little Feat at Winterland Feb 14, 1976 Singer-songwriter-slide guitarist Lowell George leads the eclectic group on "Willin'," "Dixie Chicken" and "Apolitical Blues" in this 1976 set.
  33. 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.
  34. Rock: Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93 Rock Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93 Apr 12, 1993 Love Symbol throws down a mighty groove on a medley of his "Sexy Dancer" and P-Funk's "Let's Get Satisfied" in this set from San Francisco.
  35. Rock: New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82 Rock New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82 Oct 3, 1982 The Eagles' guitarist-singer performs tunes from his solo debut No Fun Aloud and covers Marvin Gaye's soulful anthem "What's Going On."
  36. Jazz: J.J. Johnson Gets Serious Jazz J.J. Johnson Gets Serious Jul 4, 1964 The father of bebop trombone wails alongside Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper and Louis Hayes in this burning 1964 Newport set.
  37. Indie: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Interview Indie Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Interview The Detroit-based group stuck around after their Vault Session to talk about how their playful approach lets their music be taken seriously.
  38. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Mar 10, 1979 The heavenly singer is accompanied by harp in this set of soothing tunes from Hard Times for Lovers, "Send in the Clowns" and others.
  39. Blues: Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Blues Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Jul 1, 1965 With Slim behind the piano, this show from the '65 Newport Jazz Fest is haunting. Listen to the powerful version of "I Cry and Sing the Blues."
  40. Rock: Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite Rock Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite Mar 19, 1978 The founding members of the Byrds join forces on "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Eight Miles High" and others in 1978.
  41. Rock: Joan Jett at the Ritz Rock Joan Jett at the Ritz Dec 31, 1981 Joan & the Blackhearts rock the Ritz on New Years Eve in 1981, featuring their own hits as well as great covers of "Rebel, Rebel" and "Summertime Blues."
  42. Indie: The Lumineers Tour the US and UK Indie The Lumineers Tour the US and UK Mar 16, 2012 The Denver folk rockers shine across the US and across the pond until mid-November, and you can watch them light up SXSW 2012 here.
  43. Blues: Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Blues Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Jul 6, 1974 The late, enigmatic blues guitar hero unleashes his unparalleled chops in this uncut 1974 concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
  44. Rock: Quiet Riot Starts With a Bang Rock Quiet Riot Starts With a Bang Oct 19, 1984 Twenty-eight years ago tonight, Quiet Riot rocked the San Antonio Civic Center. You know it's going to be good when fireworks go off at the start of the show.
  45. Country: The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas, '82 Country The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas, '82 Jun 18, 1982 The gospel-country quartet blends rich vocal harmonies on "Dig a Little Deeper in the Well," "Y'all Come Back Saloon," "Bobbie Sue" and "Elvira."
  46. Blues: Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Blues Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95 Dec 29, 1995 The soulful Texan is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of blues on shuffles like "Thank You Baby" and "Linda Lou."
  47. Rock: Bob Dylan at Laguna Seca Rock Bob Dylan at Laguna Seca May 27, 1995 Listen to Dylan and his Never Ending Tour band electrify the Monterey, CA crowd in '95.
  48. Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Folk & Bluegrass Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys May 20, 1967 The Kentucky-born mandolinist, singer, and bluegrass pioneer performs "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" and "Y'all Come" in this '67 set.
  49. Blues: Elvis Has Got Nothing on Big Mama Thornton Blues Elvis Has Got Nothing on Big Mama Thornton Jul 18, 1969 Big Mama Mae gave a masterclass in the blues at 1969's Newport Folk Fest, including her pulsing rendition of Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog."
  50. Rock: The Monkees' First Single Rock The Monkees' First Single Aug 31, 2001 The Monkees first single, "Last Train To Clarksville" was released 46 years ago today. Hear them play it at their historic 2001 reunion show.
  51. Rock: Elvis Costello Rocks the Capitol Theatre Rock Elvis Costello Rocks the Capitol Theatre May 5, 1978 A brilliant mixture of rockabilly sound and ingenious lyrics brought Mr. Costello out of the office and onto the stage. Watch or listen to this great show from ‘78.
  52. Rock: REO Speedwagon in Milwaukee Rock REO Speedwagon in Milwaukee May 3, 1983 The arena rock juggernaut gives the people what they want in this 1983 concert, including several tracks from their hit album, Hi Infidelity.

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