1. Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Comedy Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Dec 31, 1981 The multi-faceted new vaudevillians from Santa Cruz perform their death-defying (and hilarious) juggling routines in this 1981 set.
  2. 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.
  3. Interviews: Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s Interviews Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s Dec 4, 1984 The very erudite drummer from Yes and King Crimson talks about the heyday of the London scene and his current activities in this '84 chat.
  4. Rock: Just Added: Garland Jeffreys at Paradise Rock Just Added: Garland Jeffreys at Paradise Oct 28, 1979 The Brooklyn-born street poet performs tunes from American Boy & Girl and premieres tunes from Rock 'n' Roll Adult in this 1979 set.
  5. 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.
  6. Rock: Smashing Pumpkins Reopen the Fillmore  Rock Smashing Pumpkins Reopen the Fillmore Apr 27, 1994 The alt-rock heroes were part of a suitably eclectic bill during the storied venue's first show following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
  7. Indie: Video: My Morning Jacket Indie Video: My Morning Jacket Aug 23, 2011 The psychedelic group from Louisville, Kentucky performs "Slow Slow Tune" and "You Wanna Freak Out" from Circuital in this 2011 concert.
  8. Rock: INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne/Dawes Rock INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne/Dawes Dawes put a modern spin on the Laurel Canyon sound that Jackson Browne helped shape in the '70s. Listen to them back-to-back in this playlist.
  9. Indie: Party Soft With Andrew WK Indie Party Soft With Andrew WK Mar 1, 2010 We all know Andrew WK can party hard, so here he is partying a little softer on his Daytrotter session with a set of improvised piano jams.
  10. 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.
  11. Country: Caitlin Rose, Alt-Country Songstress Country Caitlin Rose, Alt-Country Songstress Dec 1, 2011 Nashville's Caitlin Rose recalls some of country's great singers like Loretta Lynn and Linda Ronstadt. Listen to her most recent Daytrotter session.
  12. Jazz: Uncut: Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard Jazz Uncut: Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 The hard bop cornetist-trumpeter and brother of Cannonball Adderley leads his own quintet through a 1981 set at New York's fabled jazz club.
  13. Rock: Scott Thurston With Iggy Pop Rock Scott Thurston With Iggy Pop Mar 21, 1977 Before multi-instrumentalist Thurston joined Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in '91, he rocked hard with Iggy Pop through the '70s.
  14. Rock: NEW: Aldo Nova in Worcester, '82 Rock NEW: Aldo Nova in Worcester, '82 Sep 24, 1982 The Canadian guitarist-singer-songwriter plays "Hot Love," "Foolin' Yourself" and others from his double platinum self-titled solo debut.
  15. Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Rock Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Jun 11, 1988 Hear the guitar virtuoso perform "Ice 9," "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" at this 1988 concert in California.
  16. Rock: Ween at Tramps, '95 Rock Ween at Tramps, '95 Jan 25, 1995 Dean and Gene Ween lead the alt-rock group on "Voodoo Lady," "I Can't Put My Finger On It" and other tunes from Chocolate and Cheese.
  17. Rock: The Bangles' 'Walk Like an Egyptian' Rock The Bangles' 'Walk Like an Egyptian' Oct 29, 1986 The classic Paisley Underground band is captured here at the peak of their success in Pittsburgh, 1986.
  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove May 5, 1967 The father-son guitar team performs Americana classics like "Gambler's Yodel," "Milk Cow Blues" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this 1967 set.
  19. Indie: Video: Justin Townes Earle in Iowa, 2010 Indie Video: Justin Townes Earle in Iowa, 2010 Jul 4, 2010 The alternative-country singer-songwriter (and son of Steve Earle) performs tunes from Midnight at the Movies and Harlem River Blues.
  20. Video: Punch Brothers Amaze Austin Video Punch Brothers Amaze Austin Mar 16, 2012 Watch Thile & co. melt faces at SXSW '12 with their virtuosity & charismatic stage presence, and check out their new EP, Ahoy!, available today.
  21. Blues: Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Blues 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.
  22. Blues: Ten Years After, 1975 Blues Ten Years After, 1975 Aug 4, 1975 Alvin Lee brings Woodstock to Winterland as he reprises his star-making guitar jam.
  23. Rock: Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas Rock Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas May 14, 1983 The pop singer showcases his powerful pipes on "Fool's Game" and other tunes from his self-titled Columbia Records debut in this '83 set.
  24. Video: Country Joe Rocks for Vietnam Vets Video Country Joe Rocks for Vietnam Vets May 28, 1982 Watch Joe McDonald skillfully set the tone on this 1982 evening dedicated to veterans of the conflict in Vietnam.
  25. Rock: New Release: The Police Soundcheck in '84 Rock New Release: The Police Soundcheck in '84 Feb 22, 1984 Get a sneak peek at The Police behind the scenes in this never-before-heard soundcheck recording from their 1984 Synchronicity tour.
  26. Rock: Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered Rock Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered Oct 20, 1983 Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's legendary sound and style with this incredible 1983 set from Ripley's Music Hall in Philly.
  27. Jazz: Dave Brubeck's Polyrhythmic Jams Jazz Dave Brubeck's Polyrhythmic Jams Jul 4, 1964 Hear the legendary composer perform with his swinging quartet at Newport Jazz Festival in 1964.
  28. Rock: Playlist: Breakup Songs Rock Playlist: Breakup Songs If you've recently been through the wringer, let Paul Simon, John McCauley, Emmylou Harris & a bottle of bourbon keep you company.
  29. Rock: New Release: The Bangles in '86 Rock New Release: The Bangles in '86 Oct 29, 1986 Eavesdrop on The Bangles in their prime, soundchecking for one of the most important concerts of their career.
  30. Blues: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin Blues The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin May 25, 1987 Comedian and Podcaster Marc Maron reminisced about this hot-rodded blues combo in a recent interview with American Songwriter.
  31. Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Country Roy Acuff, King of Country Jul 27, 1968 Hank Williams once said of him: "For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God." Hear him with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.
  32. Blues: Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Blues Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King Jun 30, 1974 The two titans of the blues team up on a medley of "How Blue Can You Get?," "Stormy Monday" and "It's My Own Fault" in this 1974 concert.
  33. Rock: Surf's Up With the Beach Boys Rock Surf's Up With the Beach Boys May 14, 1979 The popular lineup, including Brian Wilson, is reunited for versions of "California Girls," "In My Room" and "Fun Fun Fun" in this 1979 set.
  34. Video: New Release: Counting Crows in Iowa Video New Release: Counting Crows in Iowa Jul 4, 2012 Watch the Counting Crows leave it all on the stage in this epic three-hour concert, filmed on the Fourth of July at Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, IA.
  35. Indie: Josh Ritter at SXSW, 2013 Indie Josh Ritter at SXSW, 2013 Mar 14, 2013 The singer-songwriter from Idaho, Moscow puts a distinctive Americana touch on pieces from The Beast in Its Tracks with his Royal City Band.
  36. Rock: Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt Rock Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt Sep 23, 1979 Celebrate Earth Day with this '79 set advocating against the use of nuclear power, held in response to the Three Mile Island meltdown.
  37. 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."
  38. Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Rock NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Dec 11, 1980 The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut Where Are All the Nice Girls?.
  39. Country: Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82 Country Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82 May 8, 1982 The clever songsmith plays "King Of The Road" and "England Swings" then scats a blue streak on "Dang Me" in this set from Fort Worth.
  40. Indie: No Age Meets Bob Mould Indie No Age Meets Bob Mould Mar 1, 2009 The former Husker Du frontman joins drummer-singer Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall of L.A. noise-pop duo on "New Day Rising."
  41. 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.
  42. Folk & Bluegrass: Vault History: Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson Folk & Bluegrass Vault History: Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson May 9, 1963 Fifty years ago this week, two giants of traditional folk music came together at the Ash Grove for this master class in Americana.
  43. Interviews: Lou Reed With Scott Muni Interviews Lou Reed With Scott Muni Jan 14, 1989 In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album New York and his songwriting process.
  44. Indie: The Naked And Famous Indie The Naked And Famous Mar 2, 2012 They may not be naked, but this group is getting pretty famous. Their single "Young Blood" is catchy enough to swoon you through the week.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus Folk & Bluegrass Pete Seeger on Campus Nov 22, 1972 The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.
  46. Blues: Son Seals' Earthy Testifying Blues Son Seals' Earthy Testifying Jan 10, 1978 The Chicago bluesman (by way of Little Rock, Arkansas) invites Texas guitar slinger Johnny Winter to sit in on this set from 1978 in NYC.
  47. Jazz: Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics Jazz Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics May 13, 1976 The enigmatic troubadour plays "Shine On Harvest Moon" and other jazz and blues tunes from his album Champagne Charlie in this '76 set.
  48. Jazz: Lady Ella at Carnegie Hall Jazz Lady Ella at Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 This great recording of the Queen of Jazz from '78 is not to be missed. Her voice breathes new life into the old tune "St. Louis Blues."
  49. Rock: Before the Last Waltz Rock Before the Last Waltz Jul 17, 1976 Road-testing a set similar to that of their famous final performance, the Band here sounds lean and mean, unencumbered by historical significance.
  50. Rock: Do You Know Suzi? Rock Do You Know Suzi? Mar 25, 1975 Suzi Quatro's bare-bones rock 'n roll and bass-wielding, leather-clad image inspired a generation of women, including Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett.
  51. 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."
  52. Comedy: Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 Comedy Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 Mar 29, 1986 The acerbic standup kills at this benefit concert featuring Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin and Joe Piscopo.

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