1. Rock: Video: Melissa Etheridge On Her Own Rock Video: Melissa Etheridge On Her Own Nov 6, 1993 The confessional folk-rocker performs her hit "Come to My Window" and a stirring Janis Joplin tribute, "Piece of My Heart," in this '93 set.
  2. Rock: Tears for Fears Shout It Out Rock Tears for Fears Shout It Out Jun 10, 1985 The new wave band, led by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, plays their hits "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout" in 1985.
  3. Video: Missing the Stones? Video Missing the Stones? Dec 18, 1981 Though the Stones have postponed any 50th anniversary celebrations for the time being, you can still dig this lengthy take on "Miss You" from half-their-career ago.
  4. Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Interviews Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987 The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.
  5. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Caps Off Winterland Run Rock Jimi Hendrix Caps Off Winterland Run Oct 12, 1968 Jimi Hendrix was one month away from releasing Electric Lady Land when he closed out a 3-night stand at the Winterland with this incendiary performance.
  6. Comedy: The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity Comedy The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity The bizarre radio comedy of this trio including Peter Sellers was cited as a primary influence of both Monty Python and Firesign Theatre, heard here.
  7. Rock: New From the Vault: Tom Waits at Paradise Rock New From the Vault: Tom Waits at Paradise Oct 5, 1977 The enigmatic singer-songwriter delivers "Step Right Up" and other tunes from Small Change in his distinctive, boozy growl in this '77 set.
  8. Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Country Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Mar 20, 1981 The country rock group covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River" and the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in this '81 set.
  9. Rock: New Release: Stray Cats in Nashville, '83 Rock New Release: Stray Cats in Nashville, '83 Dec 18, 1983 The rockabilly revivalists are joined by rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins on a rockin' rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes" at the Grand Ole Opry.
  10. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Rock Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Aug 16, 1968 This fascinating video filmed at KQED-TV in San Francisco intersperses interview and performance footage featuring Janis Joplin.
  11. Rock: New Release: Jimmy Cliff in Boston, '75 Rock New Release: Jimmy Cliff in Boston, '75 Oct 25, 1975 The Jamaican reggae star performs "Fundamental Reggae," "Many Rivers to Cross" and tunes from his Follow My Mind at the Orpheum Theatre.
  12. Rock: Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Rock Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Dec 10, 1984 Hear East L.A.'s Los Lobos bring their eclectic blend of rockabilly, Tex-Mex, folk, Cajun, and traditional Mexican songs to Cincinnati's Metro in 1984.
  13. Country: Knock Three Times for Billy Craddock Country Knock Three Times for Billy Craddock May 28, 1983 Listen to Billy Craddock play Tony Orlando's infections country pop hit, "Knock Three Times."
  14. Blues: Roy Buchanan: Master of the Telecaster Blues Roy Buchanan: Master of the Telecaster The late guitar great demonstrates his uncanny string-bending prowess along with a whole trick bag of stunning techniques in this playlist.
  15. Jazz: Video: Guillermo Klein's Enchanting Muse Jazz Video: Guillermo Klein's Enchanting Muse Aug 10, 2008 The acclaimed Argentine pianist-composer brings his outstanding 11-piece band Los Gauchos to the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival.
  16. Country: Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session Country Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session Jun 28, 2010 The country icon, a member of the pioneering harmony duo the Louvin Brothers, sings "Cash on the Barrell" and "Darlin' Cory" in this 2010 set.
  17. Rock: Just Added: Average White Band in Boston Rock Just Added: Average White Band in Boston Apr 28, 1978 The Scottish funk band performs their million-selling instrumental hit "Pick Up the Pieces" and the slow-grooving "School Boy Crush" in '78.
  18. 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.
  19. Jazz: I Get a Kick Out of Bobby Short Jazz I Get a Kick Out of Bobby Short Feb 15, 1982 The elegant cabaret crooner brings class to the Great American Songbook in this 1982 performance at New York's Cafe Carlyle.
  20. Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Comedy Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Oct 29, 1975 These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.
  21. Indie: Video: Cake at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '99 Indie Video: Cake at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '99 Jun 18, 1999 Frontman John McCrea leads the alt-rock band on "Sheep Go To Heaven" and a cover of the Gloria Gaynor disco hit "I Will Survive."
  22. Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Interviews Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975 The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.
  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Francis Coppola Introduces Garcia & Kahn Folk & Bluegrass Francis Coppola Introduces Garcia & Kahn Sep 29, 1984 Hear the mighty auteur pay tribute to his friend Bill Graham during this 1984 intro to a short & sweet Jerry Garcia & John Kahn set.
  24. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Apr 18, 2012 Clark is bringing the blues into a new generation with a rocking, soulful take on the form. Check it out in his Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year.
  25. 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.
  26. Rock: Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Rock Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Aug 23, 1980 This Talking Heads set from the Heatwave Festival in Ontario marked the debut of their recently expanded lineup as well as new songs from Remain In Light.
  27. Jazz: Ike Isaacs with Stephane Grappelli Jazz Ike Isaacs with Stephane Grappelli Mar 19, 1976 The guitarist from Rangoon, Burma was best known for his work with the great French violinist. Hear them together in a 1976 concert.
  28. Rock: John Hiatt in Hollywood, 1983 Rock John Hiatt in Hollywood, 1983 Nov 24, 1983 John Hiatt was still a relatively unknown singer/songwriter when he recorded this set of country-tinged new wave songs at The Palace in Hollywood, CA.
  29. 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.
  30. Video: Doin' That Rag Video Doin' That Rag May 28, 1982 Though specifically addressed to the Vietnam War era, Country Joe's sing-a-long favorite has continued to find relevance in the 40-odd years since it was originally recorded.
  31. Folk & Bluegrass: Jackie DeShannon and Ry Cooder Folk & Bluegrass Jackie DeShannon and Ry Cooder Sep 3, 1963 Hear the soon-to-be-hitmaker sing a setlist of folk and blues standards at this 1963 Ash Grove show, accompanied by a 16-year-old Ry Cooder on guitar.
  32. Rock: Gary Numan's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Rock Gary Numan's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Nov 19, 2013 Hear the synth-pop pioneer (his single "Cars" hit #1 in the UK in 1979) play tunes from his album Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind).
  33. Rock: Meat Puppets Riding High Rock Meat Puppets Riding High Oct 29, 1994 Touring in support of Too High To Die, the Kirkwood brothers connected with a wider audience after appearing on Nirvana's '94 Unplugged album.
  34. Indie: Nellie McKay's Daytrotter Session, '09 Indie Nellie McKay's Daytrotter Session, '09 Feb 23, 2009 The wondrously kooky British singer-songwriter blends pop and jazz influences on tunes from Pretty Little Head and Obligatory Villagers.
  35. Jazz: The Dynamic Anita O'Day Jazz The Dynamic Anita O'Day Jul 3, 1969 Anita O'day loved to challenge her band with crushing amounts of energy and solid performances well into the year of her death in 2006.
  36. Blues: John Mayall, British Blues Godfather Blues John Mayall, British Blues Godfather Jul 10, 1977 Listen to John Mayall, the godfather of the British blues-rock scene, deliver a solid set of original compositions and blues classics in this show from 1977.
  37. Rock: Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder Rock Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder The two wildmen of rock 'n' roll - Cochran with his C.C. Riders and Ryder with his Detroit Wheels - square off in this battle of the bands playlist.
  38. Blues: Chris Smither's Delta Muse Blues Chris Smither's Delta Muse Jul 28, 1973 The folk-blues troubadour blends fingerstyle picking and passionate vocals on "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.
  39. Jazz: Video: The Best of Newport, '85 Jazz Video: The Best of Newport, '85 Aug 18, 1985 The 62nd edition of the Newport Jazz Festival kicks off today. See Lee Ritenour, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Spryo Gyra at the '85 bash.
  40. Folk & Bluegrass: Jackie DeShannon With 16-y.o. Ry Cooder Folk & Bluegrass Jackie DeShannon With 16-y.o. Ry Cooder Sep 3, 1963 19-year-old Jackie DeShannon graces the Ash Grove early in her career, accompanied by now-legendary Ry Cooder at age 16!
  41. Indie: The Everybodyfields' Alternative Country Indie The Everybodyfields' Alternative Country The Tennessee-based group fronted by singers Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews and featuring pedal steel player Tom Pryor performs in 2008.
  42. Rock: Macy Gray's Daytrotter Session Rock Macy Gray's Daytrotter Session Sep 29, 2014 The soulful songstress wraps her distinctive, raspy voice around "Stoned" and a remake of Melanie's "Brand New Key" in this 2014 set.
  43. Jazz: Marian McPartland in Central Park, '73 Jazz Marian McPartland in Central Park, '73 Jul 3, 1973 The late pianist and longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz performs an eclectic trio set ranging from "Royal Garden Blues" to "Giant Steps."
  44. 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.

  45. Indie: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis's Rootsy Sound Indie Kitty, Daisy & Lewis's Rootsy Sound The three Durham siblings from London alternate between jump blues, ska and reggae flavored these lively sets from 2009 and 2014.
  46. Indie: Video: St. Vincent Flies Solo Indie Video: St. Vincent Flies Solo Feb 27, 2009 The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs her "Human Racing" and "Jesus Saves, I Spend" and covers the Beatles "Dig a Pony" in 2009.
  47. Indie: Aimee Mann's Rogues Gallery Indie Aimee Mann's Rogues Gallery Oct 6, 2008 The former frontwoman of Til Tuesday sings about an eccentric cast of characters from her album @#%&*! Smilers in this 2008 Daytrotter set.
  48. Rock: Dire Straits in Texas, '85 Rock Dire Straits in Texas, '85 Aug 17, 1985 Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the group on "Money for Nothing," "Sultans of Swing," and others on the Brothers in Arms tour.
  49. Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Comedy Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Nov 3, 1991 Have a laugh with Robin Williams performing during Bill Graham's memorial concert in Golden Gate Park from 1991.
  50. Blues: Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session, 2014 Blues Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session, 2014 The old school, Arkansas-bred bluesman performs funky fare like "Tight Money," "Garbage Man" and "Too Much Weekend" at age 80.
  51. Rock: Kansas Introduces New Guitarist Rock Kansas Introduces New Guitarist Feb 14, 1989 The Dixie Dregs' Steve Morse joins the prog-rock group on "Dust in the Wind," "Point of No Return" and "Carry on Wayward Son" in this '89 set.
  52. Rock: Dire Straits at Hammersmith Odeon, 1983 Rock Dire Straits at Hammersmith Odeon, 1983 Jul 23, 1983 Mark Knopfler leads his new Dire Straits lineup, now a muscular 8-piece, through this thrilling set which would be released as the live album Alchemy.

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