1. Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 Comedy 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.
  2. Indie: Christopher Denny at Codfish Hollow Barn Indie Christopher Denny at Codfish Hollow Barn Oct 10, 2009 The singer-songwriter draws on country, Texas Swing and rock on "Wings," "Bungee Chord" and "Born in the Desert" in this 2009 video.
  3. Country: Eddie Rabbitt Writes for Elvis Country Eddie Rabbitt Writes for Elvis Jan 31, 1981 Eddie Rabbitt's solo career took off after writing crossover hits for Elvis, Tom Jones, and others. Hear him play selections from his repertoire in '81.
  4. Rock: Hey Joe, Where Ya Goin'? Rock Hey Joe, Where Ya Goin'? Jun 8, 1968 Booker T. & The MG's play the hell out of the rock standard - popularized by Hendrix in '66 - before Albert King ignites the second half of the set.
  5. Rock: Video: Pete Townshend Gets Theatrical Rock Video: Pete Townshend Gets Theatrical The Who's prolific guitarist-composer performs the dialogue-intensive production of his semi-autobiographical musical Psychoderelict in '95.
  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Aug 2, 1967 Musical partners Vern Williams and Ray Park, fathers of California bluegrass, blend on old-timey tunes in this '67 Ash Grove set.
  7. Jazz: Earl 'Fatha' Hines in France, '74 Jazz Earl 'Fatha' Hines in France, '74 Jul 1, 1974 The innovative and influential pianist performs solo renditions of "Tea for Two," "Fine And Dandy" and "Stardust" at the Nice Jazz Festival.
  8. Country: Remembering Eddie Rabbitt Country Remembering Eddie Rabbitt Jan 31, 1981 The late, Brooklyn-born country star performs his hits "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Kentucky Rain" in New York in 1981.
  9. Indie: AA Bondy at Slim's in San Francisco Indie 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.
  10. Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Interviews David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Jan 23, 1978 In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.
  11. 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.
  12. Video: Three Hours of Counting Crows Video Three Hours of Counting Crows Jul 4, 2012 Watch a lengthy and impressive set from the veteran performers recorded for our friends at Daytrotter as part of their Barnstormer tour.
  13. Rock: Winter at Winterland: Grateful Dead, 1969 Rock Winter at Winterland: Grateful Dead, 1969 Oct 25, 1969 We're featuring a different classic concert from the Winterland Ballroom every day through New Year's, kicking off suitably with the 'house band' in finest form.
  14. 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.
  15. Rock: NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rock NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Nov 17, 1979 The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 set.
  16. Jazz: Langston Hughes Hosts Blues Bash Jazz Langston Hughes Hosts Blues Bash Jul 3, 1960 Poet-playwright-social activist Langston Hughes presides over this all-star blues showcase at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.
  17. Blues: Marva Wright's Soulful Shout Blues Marva Wright's Soulful Shout Jul 14, 1992 The late New Orleans blues diva covers Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" and Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster" in this 1992 set.
  18. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite's All Alone Blues Blues Charlie Musselwhite's All Alone Blues May 15, 1998 The Sonny Boy Williamson prodigy filled the room with blues during this 1998 solo set.
  19. Rock: New Release: The Doobie Brothers in '79 Rock New Release: The Doobie Brothers in '79 Sep 19, 1979 This excellent Michael McDonald-led Doobies set features guests including Nicollette Larson, Rosemary Butler, Ted Templeman, and Graham Nash.
  20. Rock: NEW: Pearl Harbor & The Explosions Rock NEW: Pearl Harbor & The Explosions Aug 24, 1979 The Bay Area new wave band performs "Let's Eat," "Shut Up And Dance" and their single "Drivin'" in this 1979 set from the Oakland Auditorium.
  21. Rock: Uncut: The English Beat, '80 Rock Uncut: The English Beat, '80 Oct 8, 1980 One of the leaders of the 2-Tone movement in the U.K. fuses ska, punk rock, reggae and new wave in their Stateside debut.
  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Folk & Bluegrass Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Feb 26, 2009 The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle performs tunes from I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too in 2009.
  23. Rock: Abbey Road on the River Rock Abbey Road on the River Over 40 Beatles cover bands converge on DC Labor Day weekend to share their interpretations. Should sound something like this.
  24. Indie: Tim Easton Is an American Indie Tim Easton Is an American Jun 11, 2010 Share Easton's well-informed perspective on rock music and embrace the urge to buy a ramshackle conversion van and tour the USA.
  25. Blues: 50 Years Ago: Blues Concerts From '64 Blues 50 Years Ago: Blues Concerts From '64 Hear riveting performances by Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Pamela Polland & Ry Cooder, Oscar Brown Jr. and Joe Williams.
  26. Indie: The Black Lips' Daytrotter Session Indie The Black Lips' Daytrotter Session The Atlanta-based garage punk band performs "Dumpster Diving" and other tunes from their sixth album Arabia Mountain in this playlist.
  27. Rock: Madness at Fountain Casino, '83 Rock Madness at Fountain Casino, '83 Aug 23, 1983 The quirky British ska band delivers energetic performances of "House of Fun," "Baggy Trousers" and their big hit "Our House."
  28. Rock: Mandrill Funks Up Philharmonic Hall Rock Mandrill Funks Up Philharmonic Hall Jul 1, 1973 The adventurous Brooklyn-based funkateers tear it up on "Fencewalk," "Kofijahm" and "Symphonic Revolution" in this 1973 concert.
  29. Interviews: Al Di Meola Sounds Off Interviews Al Di Meola Sounds Off Jul 14, 1978 Fusion guitar hero Al Di Meola talks about the state of the industry and the barriers between rock and jazz in this frank 1978 interview.
  30. Jazz: Uncut: Eubie Blake in New Orleans Jazz Uncut: Eubie Blake in New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 The remarkable ragtime piano master performs ebullient ditties like "Troublesome Ivories," "Chevy Chase" and "Charleston Rag" at age 94.
  31. Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Jazz Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Jun 25, 1981 The tenor sax great performs his ode to Thelonious, "A Monk's Dream," in this swinging set from the hallowed Greenwich Village nightclub.
  32. Blues: Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Blues Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Mar 7, 1971 Recent Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Ms. Aretha shows she's deserved the honor for a long time in this 1971 set.
  33. Rock: Billy Joel Back in the U.S.S.R. Rock Billy Joel Back in the U.S.S.R. Aug 2, 1987 Billy Joel rocks the U.S.S.R. in '87 as it hadn't been for the longest time.
  34. Rock: All the Way from Shropshire Rock All the Way from Shropshire

    That singular talent Ian Hunter had already put in his notice to management, but he was still determined to give his all during this NYC performance.

  35. Rock: Leon Russell at the Fillmore East Rock Leon Russell at the Fillmore East Nov 20, 1970 The singer-songwriter and American music icon performs Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" and his own "A Song for You" in this 1970 set.
  36. Rock: Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Rock Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Nov 2, 1972 The pioneering rock 'n' roller flaunts his signature licks on "Roll Over Beethoven," "Carol" and "Johnny B. Goode" in this 1972 video.
  37. Jazz: Uncut: Mose Allison Trio, 1975 Jazz Uncut: Mose Allison Trio, 1975 Jul 26, 1975 Hear the acerbic tunesmith's mournful, minor key rendition of "You Are My Sunshine" and his swinging take on Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'."
  38. Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger Interviews Behind the Music With Bob Seger Jul 22, 1979 In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.
  39. 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.
  40. Rock: Allman Brothers' Countdown to Midnight Rock Allman Brothers' Countdown to Midnight Dec 31, 1973 Jerry Garcia and members of the Grateful Dead join the Allman Brothers Band on "Whipping Post" in this New Year's Eve show from 1973.
  41. Rock: Motown: Volume 1 Rock Motown: Volume 1 This Motown playlist highlights some of the greatest pop songwriting ever, played by rock and soul artists influenced by this amazing period in music.
  42. 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.
  43. Rock: Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Woodstock Rock Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Woodstock Jul 25, 1999 Fearlessly funky and surprisingly earnest, this reformed lineup brought the already massively popular quartet to new heights.
  44. Rock: The World's Most Notorious Rock Band Rock The World's Most Notorious Rock Band Dec 1, 1983 Motley Crue tears through a blistering set for an excited crowd at Boston's Oprheum Theatre in '84.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn Gets Political Folk & Bluegrass Bruce Cockburn Gets Political Nov 2, 1984 The Canadian singer-songwriter performs "The Trouble with Normal" and his chilling reflection on war-torn "Nicaragua" in this '84 set.
  46. Jazz: 50 Years Ago: Jazz Concerts from '64 Jazz 50 Years Ago: Jazz Concerts from '64 Hear swinging performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Mose Allison, Thelonious Monk and Dave Brubeck in this four-hour playlist.
  47. Video: Vault Session: Railroad Earth Video Vault Session: Railroad Earth Jan 29, 2011 With their mix of bluegrass, rock, and jam-band stylings, Railroad Earth are a live favorite. We were thrilled to have them stop by our offices last year.
  48. Rock: Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation Rock Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation Oct 20, 1977 Recorded two months after the release of Bad Reputation, this set features many hits including "Jailbreak," "The Boys Are Back In Town."
  49. Video: New Release: NYE with Grateful Dead Video New Release: NYE with Grateful Dead Dec 31, 1990 The world didn't end. But if it had, it might've looked a lot like this NYE '90/'91 spectacle with a rain of fire and a tribal chieftain in full battle gear.
  50. Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Comedy Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius May 23, 2011 The conceptual artist-vocalist-beatbox master morphs from evangelist preacher to radio DJ to Cockney soundman in this 2011 session.
  51. Rock: The Rascals at the Fillmore Rock The Rascals at the Fillmore May 20, 1971 As their Little Steven-penned extravaganza "Once Upon A Dream" debuts on Broadway this week, hear what The Rascals were up to in 1971.
  52. Indie: Cage the Elephant Rages On Indie Cage the Elephant Rages On May 18, 2009 Singer Matt Shultz fronts the raucous band from Bowling Green on the edgy "Tiny Little Robots" and "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" in 2011.

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