1. Rock: Janis Joplin Flies Solo Rock Janis Joplin Flies Solo Feb 12, 1969 After leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company, the soulful singer formed her Kozmic Blues Band. Hear an early performance from 1969.
  2. Indie: Young the Giant in Austin, 2010 Indie Young the Giant in Austin, 2010 Dec 20, 2010 Singer Sameer Gadhia fronts the California band on "I Got," "My Body" and other tunes from their self-titled debut at Big Orange Studios.
  3. Video: Punch Brothers at SXSW Video Punch Brothers at SXSW Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile brought his illustrious new-grass group to Paste's Outdoor Stage on Sixth to perform for an enthusiastic crowd.
  4. Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Jazz Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Jul 4, 1963 The enigmatic pianist-composer is joined by the enigmatic clarinetist in this one-off collaboration at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
  5. Rock: Grateful Dead Welcomes in 1978 Rock Grateful Dead Welcomes in 1978 Dec 31, 1977 Bob Weir leads the group on "Sugar Magnolia" as the clock strikes midnight in this festive New Years Eve concert video from Winterland.
  6. Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Comedy Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Jul 5, 1964 The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''
  7. Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Interviews 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.
  8. Rock: Joe Cocker's Feelin' Alright Rock Joe Cocker's Feelin' Alright May 1, 1976 This set from ‘76 blends Joe’s bluesy voice and a reggae-influenced rhythm section. With Gordon Edwards & Steve Gadd behind you, anything’s possible.
  9. Video: New Release: Loggins & Messina Video New Release: Loggins & Messina Jul 9, 1976 Watch the quintessential '70s duo tear down the house at Passaic, New Jersey's Capitol Theatre in their final performance at the venue.
  10. 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.
  11. Rock: Uncut: Foreigner in '78 Rock Uncut: Foreigner in '78 Nov 26, 1978 Listening to this show from one of the world's best selling rock bands feels like the first time, all over again.
  12. Rock: America Gives It Another Try Rock America Gives It Another Try Jul 4, 1978 This '78 concert, their first tour following Dan Peek's departure, showcases chart-toppers like "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair."
  13. Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Jazz Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Janis Siegel blends with Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul on "Four Brothers," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland" and "Java Jive" in 1983.
  14. Blues: Climax Blues Band, '74 Blues Climax Blues Band, '74 Jan 19, 1974 The Brit boogie band featuring guitarist Peter Haycock kills on Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son" and Jimmy Reed's "Going to New York."
  15. Rock: Barenaked Ladies Unplugged Rock Barenaked Ladies Unplugged Oct 17, 1998 The Canadian band performs acoustic versions of "Brian Wilson," "One Week" and "If I Had $1,000,000" from their 1998 breakout album Stunt.
  16. Rock: Uncut: Soul Coughing at Tramps, '95 Rock Uncut: Soul Coughing at Tramps, '95 Jun 3, 1995 Doughty's surreal raps fuel the eclectic jazz/hip-hop/experimental mix on tunes from Ruby Vroom and Irresistible Bliss.
  17. Video: Farewell Summer... Video Farewell Summer... Nov 5, 1977 The first day of school is approaching, so Peter Wolf and J. Geils Band will get you ready for some homework.
  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Simon Felice's Tender Tales Folk & Bluegrass Simon Felice's Tender Tales May 29, 2012 The Catskills troubadour performs his intimate, heart-wrenching ballads "New York Times" and "Courtney Love" at 2KHz Studios.
  19. Rock: New Release: Tonio K. at the Paradise Rock New Release: Tonio K. at the Paradise Apr 2, 1979 The singer-songwriter (aka Steven Krikorian) performs "H-A-T-R-E-D" and "Willie and the Pigman" from his solo debut, Life in the Foodchain.
  20. Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 Comedy Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 Mar 10, 1973 The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."
  21. Blues: Solomon Burke's Soul-Stirring Set Blues Solomon Burke's Soul-Stirring Set Jun 18, 1995 The big man with the Rolls Royce of a voice sings his hits "Cry To Me" and "If You Need Me" in this Tramps concert from 1995.
  22. Rock: RatDog at the Hog Farm Picnic Rock RatDog at the Hog Farm Picnic Sep 6, 1998 Bob Weir formed this side project after Jerry Garcia's death in 1995, Hear them play Dead staples "Jack Straw" and "Touch of Grey" in '98.
  23. Rock: Proto-Punk Anthems Rock Proto-Punk Anthems Raw, edgy tunes by The Who, The Kinks, MC5, The Stooges, The Dictators and others set the tone for the punk movement to come.
  24. Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Blues Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Aug 1, 2011 The high-energy blues 'n' boogie man plays "Bo Diddley," "Spoonful" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" in this intimate acoustic set.
  25. Country: The Freewheelin' Charley Pride Country The Freewheelin' Charley Pride May 11, 1985

    This former baseball hopeful shows he chose the right career path during this concert in Wheeling, WV.

  26. Rock: Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Bonnaroo Rock Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Bonnaroo Jun 15, 2008 As the NOLA institution brings the party to San Francisco this weekend, hear them rock the '08 mega-fest in Manchester, TN.
  27. Blues: George Thorogood Covers the Classics Blues George Thorogood Covers the Classics Mar 16, 1988 George Thorogood plays his signature blues rock set featuring classics from John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry.
  28. Country: Just Added: Charlie Daniels in Hartford, '80 Country Just Added: Charlie Daniels in Hartford, '80 Sep 1, 1980 The fiddler-guitarist-singer leads his band on "The Legend of Wooley Swamp," "Damn Good Cowboy" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
  29. Folk & Bluegrass: New Grass Revival at Vanderbilt, '85 Folk & Bluegrass New Grass Revival at Vanderbilt, '85 Jan 12, 1985 Before Sam Bush and Bela Fleck started bands of their own, they played in New Grass Revival, one of the first bands to blend bluegrass and pop music.
  30. Jazz: Mingus at the Apollo Jazz Mingus at the Apollo Jul 3, 1973 The great bassist-composer is featured with his quintet in 1973 Newport Jazz Festival performance at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Rock: Eric Clapton's 'I Shot The Sheriff' Rock Eric Clapton's 'I Shot The Sheriff' Apr 22, 1985 40 years ago, Eric Clapton hit #1 with his version a Bob Marley classic. Hear Slowhand wail on it in 1985.
  34. Rock: It's the Wild Magnolias, Y'all! Rock It's the Wild Magnolias, Y'all! Jul 2, 1974 Bo Dollis leads the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe on "Handa Wanda" and "Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)" at Fordham.
  35. Jazz: New Playlist: The Solo Performer Jazz New Playlist: The Solo Performer These selected artists -- on guitar, bass, vibes, piano, trumpet, drums, vocals -- are featured in rare and revealing unaccompanied settings in concert.
  36. Jazz: Earl 'Fatha' Hines Salutes Fats Jazz Earl 'Fatha' Hines Salutes Fats Jul 3, 1973 The great jazz piano virtuoso pays tribute to stride piano pioneer Fats Waller in this 1973 concert at Philharmonic Hall.
  37. 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."
  38. Rock: Neil Young & The Bluenotes, Late Show Rock Neil Young & The Bluenotes, Late Show Apr 18, 1988 Neil's new brass band was in top form, taking a jab at corporate sponsorship and commercialism in music for the second time that night.
  39. Rock: Steely Dan Reelin' in London Rock Steely Dan Reelin' in London May 20, 1974 Founders Fagen & Becker continue their 10-night run at NYC's Beacon Theatre this weekend. Hear an early edition of the band from 1974.
  40. Rock: New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Rock New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Sep 7, 1983 Declan Patrick MacManus premieres "Shipbuilding," "Let Them All Talk," "Everyday I Write the Book" and other tunes from Punch the Clock.
  41. Rock: Freddie Mercury and Queen Rock Freddie Mercury and Queen A shockingly frank interview with Freddy Mercury, and an amazing 1977 performance including a rare fast version of "We Will Rock You."
  42. Indie: Video: Fitz & the Tantrums at Paste Indie Video: Fitz & the Tantrums at Paste Apr 13, 2011 The neo-soul band, which entertained rabid crowds at the NFL's Super Bowl Pre-Game Tailgate Party, plays "Moneygrabber" and others.
  43. Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Comedy An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Dec 22, 2009 Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.
  44. Country: White Lightning Strikes Country White Lightning Strikes Jun 6, 1981

    George Jones tears it up in the Big Apple.

  45. Indie: Wilson Gil and the Willful Sinners Indie Wilson Gil and the Willful Sinners Feb 12, 1999 The San Francisco cowpunk band performs edgy tunes like "Lying, Whoring, Cheating, Stealing" and "Hell Yes, I Lied (So What If I Did)."
  46. Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Indie Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Feb 29, 2008 Front-woman Luisa Black fronts the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired trio on raw, distortion-laced tunes from Tiger Songs and Nom de Guerre.
  47. Jazz: Stan Getz at '64 Newport Jazz Stan Getz at '64 Newport Jul 3, 1964 The great tenor saxophonist performs "The Girl From Ipanema" with Astrud Gilberto in this Newport set from 50 years ago.
  48. Folk & Bluegrass: Jean-Bosco Mwenda at Newport Folk, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass Jean-Bosco Mwenda at Newport Folk, 1969 Jul 16, 1969 Pete Seeger personally invited him to perform at the Festival - this sublime set of African folk songs and Congolese fingerpicking shows why.
  49. Blues: Albert King Joins Booker T. in '68 Blues Albert King Joins Booker T. in '68 Jun 8, 1968 In this truly remarkable performance, blues legend Albert King joins Booker T. & the MG's mid-set at the Winterland in 1968. Musical fireworks ensue.
  50. 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.
  51. Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Interviews Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989 In this rare interview for the World of Rock radio show, Joe Cocker relates his Beatlemania experiences and fond memories of Woodstock.
  52. Rock: The Bangles in a 'Different Light' Rock The Bangles in a 'Different Light' Oct 29, 1986 The girl group performs their biggest hits, the Prince-penned "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian," at this 1986 concert.

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