Folk & Bluegrass
George Thorogood Covers the Classics
Springfield Civic Center | Mar 16, 1988
George Thorogood plays his signature blues rock set featuring classics from John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry.
BS&T at the Bottom Line
Bottom Line | Nov 9, 1977
Drummer and producer Bobby Colomby fuels a jazzy edition of Blood, Sweat & Tears at this stellar 1977 concert.
Folk & Bluegrass
Earl Scruggs at Amazingrace, 1972
May 26, 1972
The godfather of progressive bluegrass picks his banjo on renditions of his "Flint Hill Special," "T for Texas" and the Beatles' "Lady Madonna."
It's All In the Akron/Family
Sep 2, 2008
Let these improvised jams and tribal hoots & hollers bathe your earholes in excellence, and look out for the new album
, available now.
Brotherly Love in the Sun
Aug 2, 2008
We're looking forward to outdoor summer concerts with this great medley of Delaney and Bonnie tunes from the Black Crowes.
Getting Personal with Ringo Starr
Sep 4, 1977
In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
Alice Cooper Vs. School
Every year, Mr. Cooper is proven wrong by the millions of students heading back to school in the fall. According to this playlist, school's
Joe Jackson Is The Man
Feb 16, 1980
The new wave singer-songwriter performs his hit single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and tunes from his album
I'm The Man
Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star
Jul 25, 1983
Recorded a month before the premiere of his leading role in
, this '83 set finds Rodney at his peak, still getting no respect.
Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup
Jul 1, 1975
The late, pioneering female comedian burns through a rapid-fire string of putdowns about her mother-in-law while opening for Chet Baker in '75.
Trey Anastasio on the Waterfront
Aug 2, 2008
Watch the Phish phrontman perform solo at the Newport Folk Festival to throngs of adoring fans, boats.
The Lumineers vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Fun.
Three of the biggest bands of 2012 square off at the Grammys in the Best New Artist category. Hear them live, then let us know who you think should win.
'Sophisticated Ladies' on Broadway
Mar 8, 1982
A revue of Duke Ellington's most popular tunes made it to the Great White Way in 1982, starring Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman and Judith Jamison.
Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82
Jul 24, 1982
The country star and frequent "Hee Haw" guest performs his '70s hits "Don't Go City Girl on Me" and "If Love Was a Bottle of Wine."
Michael Bolton's Tougher Side
May 14, 1983
This 1983 performance from Michael Bolton leaves the ballads behind in favor of a more powerful rock sound.
A Violent Femmes Reunion
Jul 29, 1999
Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie and Guy Hoffman play "Blister in the Sun," "Add It Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone" from their '83 self-titled debut.
The Rowan Brothers at Winterland
May 28, 1976
Watch Rowans Chris and Lorin - then-recently joined by their elder brother Peter - rock the historic San Francisco arena in '76.
The Neville Brothers' True Stories
Apr 22, 1994
Aaron Neville released
My True Story
this week, featuring production by Keith Richards. Now, hear all the Nevilles tell their stories in these '94 interviews.
Rolling Stones at Pontiac Silverdome, '81
Dec 5, 1981
Mick, Keef and the boys play classics like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and premiere "Start Me Up" in this two-hour set from their
U2 at Paradise, '81
Mar 6, 1981
Bono leads the Dublin-based group on "Twilight," "I Will Follow" and other tunes from their debut album
on their second US tour.
Vault History: Roxy Music Plays in France
Aug 27, 1982
Hear the concert Roxy Music played 30 years ago today in Frejus, France for the King Biscuit Flower Hour.
Video: Allison Weiss from the Vault
Nov 18, 2010
The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs "You + Me + Alcohol," "I Was an Island" and more from
...Was Right All Along
Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business
Aug 20, 1977
GSH could weave a tale & his musical partner Brian Jackson could certainly tie it together. Their special blend of spoken word & jazz is surely missed.
The Doobie Brothers in '71
Jun 14, 1971
This show captures an older sound of the group, nearly 10 years before Michael McDonald would join and give them a more jazz pop/soul groove.
Glen Campbell's Heroic 'Goodbye Tour'
Jun 1, 2012
The country superstar, who was battling Alzheimer's at the time of this 2012 concert, performs "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle On My Mind."
Bob Greene Salutes Jelly Roll Morton
Apr 1, 1977
The ragtime pianist and jazz historian pays tribute to the self-described 'inventor of jazz' in this 1977 uncut concert from New Orleans.
Slow Burning Blues Playlist
The grooves are extra gooey on this playlist: check out slow blues jams by Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, the Grateful Dead, and more.
Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons
Oct 29, 1988
Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" opens in theaters today. Hear the lead singer of the popular vocal group reminisce about those halcyon days.
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."
Duke, Max, Mingus Record 'Money Jungle'
It's the 50th anniversary of the 1963 collaboration between Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus. Hear a playlist from this potent triumvirate.
Occupy Sandy Benefit Playlist
Members of The Walkmen and Dirty Projectors, along with Vampire Weekend and more will raise cash for Sandy victims on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Aug 29, 1975
It's 1975, lock up your drugs - Aerosmith is coming to town! These notorious opiate-hounds swaggered like the bastard sons of Mick and Keef.
Top 5 Downloads of 2012: Little Feat
Feb 14, 1976
We’re counting down the five most downloaded concerts of the past year this week, starting today with #5: Little Feat.
Vintage Little Feat at Winterland
Feb 14, 1976
Singer-songwriter-slide guitarist Lowell George leads the eclectic group on "Willin'," "Dixie Chicken" and "Apolitical Blues" in this 1976 set.
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.
Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93
Apr 12, 1993
Love Symbol throws down a mighty groove on a medley of his "Sexy Dancer" and P-Funk's "Let's Get Satisfied" in this set from San Francisco.
New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82
Oct 3, 1982
The Eagles' guitarist-singer performs tunes from his solo debut
No Fun Aloud
and covers Marvin Gaye's soulful anthem "What's Going On."
J.J. Johnson Gets Serious
Jul 4, 1964
The father of bebop trombone wails alongside Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper and Louis Hayes in this burning 1964 Newport set.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Interview
The Detroit-based group stuck around after their Vault Session to talk about how their playful approach lets their music be taken seriously.
Folk & Bluegrass
Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79
Mar 10, 1979
The heavenly singer is accompanied by harp in this set of soothing tunes from
Hard Times for Lovers
, "Send in the Clowns" and others.
Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues
Jul 1, 1965
With Slim behind the piano, this show from the '65 Newport Jazz Fest is haunting. Listen to the powerful version of "I Cry and Sing the Blues."
Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite
Mar 19, 1978
The founding members of the Byrds join forces on "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Eight Miles High" and others in 1978.
Joan Jett at the Ritz
Dec 31, 1981
Joan & the Blackhearts rock the Ritz on New Years Eve in 1981, featuring their own hits as well as great covers of "Rebel, Rebel" and "Summertime Blues."
The Lumineers Tour the US and UK
Mar 16, 2012
The Denver folk rockers shine across the US and across the pond until mid-November, and you can watch them light up SXSW 2012 here.
Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974
Jul 6, 1974
The late, enigmatic blues guitar hero unleashes his unparalleled chops in this uncut 1974 concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
Quiet Riot Starts With a Bang
Oct 19, 1984
Twenty-eight years ago tonight, Quiet Riot rocked the San Antonio Civic Center. You know it's going to be good when fireworks go off at the start of the show.
The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas, '82
Jun 18, 1982
The gospel-country quartet blends rich vocal harmonies on "Dig a Little Deeper in the Well," "Y'all Come Back Saloon," "Bobbie Sue" and "Elvira."
Delbert McClinton at Tramps, '95
Dec 29, 1995
The soulful Texan is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of blues on shuffles like "Thank You Baby" and "Linda Lou."
Bob Dylan at Laguna Seca
May 27, 1995
Listen to Dylan and his Never Ending Tour band electrify the Monterey, CA crowd in '95.
Folk & Bluegrass
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
May 20, 1967
The Kentucky-born mandolinist, singer, and bluegrass pioneer performs "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" and "Y'all Come" in this '67 set.
Elvis Has Got Nothing on Big Mama Thornton
Jul 18, 1969
Big Mama Mae gave a masterclass in the blues at 1969's Newport Folk Fest, including her pulsing rendition of Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog."
The Monkees' First Single
Aug 31, 2001
The Monkees first single, "Last Train To Clarksville" was released 46 years ago today. Hear them play it at their historic 2001 reunion show.
Elvis Costello Rocks the Capitol Theatre
May 5, 1978
A brilliant mixture of rockabilly sound and ingenious lyrics brought Mr. Costello out of the office and onto the stage. Watch or listen to this great show from ‘78.
REO Speedwagon in Milwaukee
May 3, 1983
The arena rock juggernaut gives the people what they want in this 1983 concert, including several tracks from their hit album,
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