1. Rock: Eric Clapton in Santa Monica Rock Eric Clapton in Santa Monica Feb 12, 1978 Recorded at the end of his '78 tour, this blistering Clapton show is an excellent example of how amazing a live artist the man had become by the late 1970s.
  2. Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center Comedy 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.
  3. Jazz: Jean-Luc Ponty Flies Solo Jazz Jean-Luc Ponty Flies Solo Jul 4, 1974 The Flying Frenchman, a fusion pioneer and violin virtuoso, performs solo in this stunning 1974 concert at Avery Fisher Hall.
  4. Rock: Brian Setzer With Stray Cats Rock Brian Setzer With Stray Cats Dec 16, 1982 Hear the Long Island-based rockabilly-punk trio led by guitar slinger and Eddie Cochran devotee Setzer in this raw and rockin' 1982 concert.
  5. 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.
  6. Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Jazz Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Jul 2, 1965 The great singer delivers a sultry, super-bluesy rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and a haunting rendition of Monk's "'Round Midnight."
  7. 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.
  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Haven's at the Bottom Line Folk & Bluegrass Richie Haven's at the Bottom Line Feb 16, 1978 The hero of Woodstock entertains an enthusiastic audience with his soulful brand of folk-rock at the famous NYC club.
  9. Comedy: Monty Python at City Center, 1976 Comedy Monty Python at City Center, 1976 Apr 23, 1976 "I know a dead parrot when I see one and I'm looking one right now! He's stone dead! He's deceased... He's an ex-parrot!"
  10. Rock: Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' Rock Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' Dec 14, 1985 Hear Mr. Mister's now classic #1 hit 'Broken Wings,' played less than 3 months after it came out in 1985.
  11. Rock: Boz Scaggs at Radio CIty Rock Boz Scaggs at Radio CIty Apr 5, 1981 The unmistakable voice of Boz Scaggs brought you Silk Degrees, his first pop commercial hit album, certified 5x platinum!
  12. Rock: Video: Rage Against the Machine Rock Video: Rage Against the Machine Jul 24, 1999 The intense rap metal band from L.A. performs "No Shelter" (from the Godzilla soundtrack) and tunes from Evil Empire at Woodstock '99.
  13. Rock: The Talented Tommy Bolin Rock 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.
  14. Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Interviews Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978 Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.
  15. Rock: Rod Stewart and the Faces in '75 Rock Rod Stewart and the Faces in '75 Mar 7, 1975 Shortly before the lads decided to part ways, they steamrolled San Bernadino, CA in their signature rollicking-good-time style.
  16. Indie: Dawes in a Corn Maze Indie Dawes in a Corn Maze Oct 9, 2009 Hear the rootsy band that once appropriately accompanied Robbie Robertson premiere tunes from their 2009 debut, North Hills.
  17. Video: The Police: 'Roxanne' En Masse Video The Police: 'Roxanne' En Masse Jun 15, 1986 Join in on this massive sing-along, as a briefly reunited Police performed "Roxanne" for a sold-out Giants Stadium crowd in 1986.
  18. Rock: Los Lobos at Big Orange Studios in Austin Rock Los Lobos at Big Orange Studios in Austin Mar 7, 2011 The East L.A. band performs tunes from their latest Tin Can Trust along with their '92 classic "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" in a 2011 session.
  19. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Blues Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Jul 3, 1973 The great blues singer is joined by guitar great Robben Ford on "Spoonful," "Mean Old Frisco" and others in the NY Mets old home.
  20. Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Interviews Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988 The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."
  21. Rock: So long, Bachman-Turner Overdrive Rock So long, Bachman-Turner Overdrive Mar 8, 1974 Canadian quartet BTO called it quits August 13, 1977. Hear them take care of business in this '74 Chicago set.
  22. Indie: The Winter Sounds at Daytrotter Indie The Winter Sounds at Daytrotter Dec 22, 2011 Hear Patrick Keenan and his hard-touring band at this inspired Daytrotter session, and catch their new release, Runner, out this week.
  23. Indie: Andrew Belle Daytrotter Session Indie Andrew Belle Daytrotter Session Jul 9, 2011 This Nashville singer-songwriter just began his summer tour and announced he's working on his sophomore album. An artist to keep eyes and ears open for.
  24. Jazz: Branford Marsalis Quartet at Newport '99 Jazz Branford Marsalis Quartet at Newport '99 Aug 15, 1999 The tenor saxophonist leads pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and powerhouse drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts in this concert video.
  25. Blues: The Rising Sons, Ahead Of Their Time Blues The Rising Sons, Ahead Of Their Time May 28, 1965 The Rising Sons went electric before Dylan, integrated races in times of injustice, and pioneered the blend of folk and blues. Dig this rare 1965 recording.
  26. Blues: Taj Mahal at Ash Grove Blues Taj Mahal at Ash Grove Jan 16, 1966 The wonderful guitarist slides out on stage to play this great short set in Los Angeles.
  27. Indie: The Dodos Indie The Dodos Feb 28, 2008 With marching-band-metal drumming and psychedelic-folk-acoustic strumming, The Dodos make propulsive, unique, and fantastic music.
  28. Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Comedy Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Jul 1, 1978 The stony duo breaks up the sets in the '78 Texxas World Music Festival with some serious comic relief hosted in the Cotton Bowl.
  29. Rock: New Release: Bob Marley at Paul's Mall, '75 Rock New Release: Bob Marley at Paul's Mall, '75 The Rastafarian reggae superstar performs "Stir It Up," "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up, Stand Up" in a set from the Boston nightclub.
  30. Jazz: Gene Krupa Stompin' at Newport Jazz Gene Krupa Stompin' at Newport Jul 2, 1959 One of the greatest champions of the drums, the former Benny Goodman sideman fronts a swinging quartet at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.
  31. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Folk & Bluegrass Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Jun 5, 1996 The innovative banjoist mixes funk, bluegrass, jazz and world music in this uncut 1996 Flecktones set featuring special guest Andy Statman.
  32. Country: Mother Daughter Duo, The Judds Country Mother Daughter Duo, The Judds Oct 27, 1985 The Judds perform this smooth, harmony filled set on the cusp of their country stardom.
  33. Rock: Blues Traveler's NY Weekend Preview Rock Blues Traveler's NY Weekend Preview Harmonica virtuoso John Popper & Co. rock Brooklyn then Port Chester this weekend with fellow Vault artists Spin Doctors & Leroy Justice. Hear 'em all here.
  34. Indie: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers in Chicago Indie Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers in Chicago Sep 17, 2013 The singer-songwriter fronts the Bay Area band on "Ravenous," "Go Go Go" and other tunes from their self-titled album in this 2013 video.
  35. 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.
  36. Rock: Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers, '99 Rock Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers, '99 Jul 25, 1999 See a completely naked Flea join his bandmates for a volatile set of funky music from Californication at Woodstock.
  37. Rock: NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Rock NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Nov 12, 1981 The former Genesis guitarist premieres "Overnight Sleeper," "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" and other tunes from Cured in 1981.
  38. Rock: First Recording of Haynes and Betts Rock First Recording of Haynes and Betts Jul 15, 1983

    Years before Dickey Betts asked Warren Haynes to join his band, Haynes sat in on "Ramblin' Man" with Betts, Hall, Leavell and Trucks.

  39. Rock: Black Sabbath at Asbury Park, 1975 Rock Black Sabbath at Asbury Park, 1975 Aug 5, 1975 The mighty mavens of metal, led by Ozzy Osbourne and Tommy Iommi, perform classics like "Iron Man," "Paranoid" and "Black Sabbath."
  40. Indie: '90s Nostalgia: Gin Blossoms Indie '90s Nostalgia: Gin Blossoms May 6, 1996 One of the great jangle pop bands from the '90s, the Gin Blossoms were at the height of their popularity at the time of this set.
  41. Video: Trampled By Turtles Cover The Band Video Trampled By Turtles Cover The Band Jul 29, 2012 TBT stopped by the Paste Ruins during this year's Newport Folk Fest to play a short set that included a great cover of "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down."
  42. Rock: Style Council at the Savoy, 1984 Rock Style Council at the Savoy, 1984 May 11, 1984 Paul Weller and Mick Talbot lead the Brit new wave/soul band on their hit single "My Ever Changing Moods" and other tunes from Cafe Bleu.
  43. Interviews: Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham Interviews Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham Jan 14, 1989 The original rock impresario reminisces about the Human Be-In, the beginning of the Summer of Love and the San Francisco scene.
  44. Country: George Strait's Rootsy Appeal Country George Strait's Rootsy Appeal Jul 12, 1983 The neo-trad country star performs "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart," "Blame It On Mexico" and other tunes from Strait Country in 1983.
  45. Blues: The Sting of Lonnie Mack's Flying V Blues The Sting of Lonnie Mack's Flying V Dec 6, 1969 The blues-rock guitarist, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Duane Allman, wails on his signature axe in this Ash Grove set.
  46. Blues: Remembering Mike Bloomfield Blues Remembering Mike Bloomfield Nov 10, 1974 The guitarist had stints in The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag before backing Dylan at '65 Newport. Hear him leading his own band in '74.
  47. Jazz: Clifford Brown's Hard Bop Brilliance Jazz Clifford Brown's Hard Bop Brilliance Jul 16, 1955 Hear the great trumpeter play his classic "Joy Spring" and blaze through Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You" with Max Roach at '55 Newport.
  48. Blues: Freddie King inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame Blues Freddie King inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame Aug 25, 1970

    The Texas Cannonball was inducted in April. His playing influenced dozens of legendary artists; here why in this smoking 1970 performance.

  49. Rock: Steve Miller Band at Winterland Rock Steve Miller Band at Winterland This video from 1974 shows off the evolved sound of the band after the release of their album, The Joker, in the previous year.
  50. Rock: ELO at Winterland Rock ELO at Winterland Feb 14, 1976 At the time of this recording, ELO was at the top of their game and in the middle of a run of hits that started in '73 and went through the decade.
  51. Rock: Rod Stewart & The Faces in '73 Rock Rod Stewart & The Faces in '73 Oct 17, 1973 Ronnie Lane had just left and Rod was clearly planning his escape, but the Faces were so damn good they can't help but rock and roll over this Anaheim crowd.
  52. Jazz: Video: The Bad Plus at Newport Jazz Video: The Bad Plus at Newport Aug 13, 2006 The plucky piano trio performs their distinctive originals "Mint" and "Dirty Blonde" and covers Vangelis' "(Theme From) Chariots of Fire."

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