1. Jazz: George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Jazz George Russell Sextet at Newport '64 Jul 3, 1964 The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.
  2. Rock: Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B Rock Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B Apr 20, 2011 The gifted New Orleans pianist-vocalist performs with uncommon passion in this solo set from 2011 at Wolfgang's Vault in San Francisco.
  3. Video: The Grateful Dead Close Out 1977 Video The Grateful Dead Close Out 1977 Dec 30, 1977 Watch the Dead on the third night of their NYE run at Winterland in 1977, regarded by many as one of the greatest years in the band's history.
  4. Rock: Vintage Byrds at the Fillmore West Rock Vintage Byrds at the Fillmore West Jan 4, 1970 Guitarist-frontman Roger McGuinn has said that his solo on "Eight Miles High" was inspired by John Coltrane. Hear him stretch out in 1970.
  5. Rock: Alanis Morissette Unplugged, 1997 Rock Alanis Morissette Unplugged, 1997 Oct 19, 1997 In this video of her Bridge School benefit concert, the singer-songwriter performs previously unreleased tunes "Gorgeous" and "London."
  6. Rock: Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Rock Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Jul 4, 1990 The most recorded song in the history of popular music began a four-week stay at #1 this day in 1965. Now hear Macca reprise his original version live in 1990.
  7. Blues: Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974 Blues 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.
  8. Indie: JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk Indie JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk Sep 20, 2012 Listen to Los Angeles singer/songwriter JENNY O perform cuts off her stellar record Automechanic at last year's SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
  9. Country: George Jones at Paradise, '82 Country George Jones at Paradise, '82 Mar 16, 1982 The greatest country singer ever puts his soulful stamp on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.
  10. 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.
  11. Country: Kris Kristofferson at the Country Club Country Kris Kristofferson at the Country Club Jun 25, 1982 The prolific songwriter performs his classics "Me And Bobby McGee," "Why Me" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" in this '82 set.
  12. Rock: New Skynyrd Studio Album Rock New Skynyrd Studio Album Apr 27, 1975 Skynyrd is back on the road promoting Last Of A Dyin' Breed. Here, see them ignite SF's Winterland Ballroom in '75.
  13. Rock: New Release: Moody Blues at the LA Forum Rock New Release: Moody Blues at the LA Forum Dec 3, 1983 The prog-rock pioneers perform classics like "Nights in White Satin," "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" and "Ride My See-Saw."
  14. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard in Flight Jazz Freddie Hubbard in Flight Jul 5, 1974 The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this 1974 concert with Junior Cook, George Cables, Reggie Workman and Jack DeJohnette
  15. Country: Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999 Country Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999 Aug 14, 1999 The Australian country star performs "I Want to Be Your Man (Forever)," "It's a Love Thing" and other tunes from this self-titled Stateside debut.
  16. 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.
  17. Rock: The Thin White Duke at 66 Rock The Thin White Duke at 66 Aug 30, 1987 David Bowie asks "Where Are We Now?" with the first single from his forthcoming album. Look back to where he was in '87: on the Glass Spider tour.
  18. Blues: John Hammond at the Fillmore West Blues John Hammond at the Fillmore West Jul 1, 1970 The blues scholar and solo troubadour performs classics like "Steady Rollin' Man," "Boogie Chillen" and "Spoonful" in this 1970 set.
  19. Blues: Early Roomful of Blues Blues Early Roomful of Blues Jan 26, 1974 Three years before their self-titled debut album, the swaggering jump blues band from Rhode Island played the Palace Theater in Providence in 1974.
  20. Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Rock Tina Turner in Sweden May 13, 1983 The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.
  21. Rock: Blues Traveler Featuring Carlos Santana Rock Blues Traveler Featuring Carlos Santana Sep 29, 1991 John Popper and co. stoked Golden Gate Park at the '91 One World One Heart Fest, bringing Santana onstage for a 20-minute "Mountain Cry" jam.
  22. Rock: Chris Whitley's American Gothic Rock Chris Whitley's American Gothic Jun 15, 1995 The late Texas singer-songwriter wields a wicked, distortion-laced axe on material from his eerie, grunge-laden Din of Ecstasy in this '95 set.
  23. 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.
  24. Indie: The Otherwordly Vocals of Reggie Watts Indie The Otherwordly Vocals of Reggie Watts May 23, 2011 The comedian-singer-loopmeister now leads the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden. Hear him layer his voice in 2011.
  25. Rock: Patti Smith with Special Guest John Cale Rock Patti Smith with Special Guest John Cale Jan 16, 1976 Smith recently wrote a thoughtful remembrance of Lou Reed. Hear her performing in DC, with John Cale playing bass for the encore.
  26. Rock: Video: Santana at Golden Gate Park Rock Video: Santana at Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Guitar hero Carlos Santana leads the legendary San Francisco group on "Spirits Dancing in the Flesh," "Jingo" and "Oye Como Va" in 1991.
  27. Jazz: Terence Blanchard at Newport '03 Jazz Terence Blanchard at Newport '03 Aug 9, 2003 The trumpeter-composer performs his "Fred Brown" and other tunes from Bounce, and covers Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" with his sextet.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: Solo Acoustic James Taylor Folk & Bluegrass Solo Acoustic James Taylor Aug 30, 1975 This mellow set from1975 features plenty of memorable songs and funny moments. This is vintage Taylor.
  29. Video: Peter Frampton Sells Out MSG Video Peter Frampton Sells Out MSG Jul 2, 1977 Today in 1977, Peter Frampton began a sold-out three night stint at Madison Square Garden. Watch him rock Oakland just one month earlier.
  30. Folk & Bluegrass: Neil Young Flies Solo Folk & Bluegrass Neil Young Flies Solo The singer-songwriter performs intimate renditions of "Heart Of Gold," "After the Gold Rush" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" in a two-hour playlist.
  31. Rock: Video: James Brown Funkifies Woodstock '99 Rock Video: James Brown Funkifies Woodstock '99 Jul 23, 1999 The Godfather of Soul gets on the goodfoot with "Cold Sweat," "Mother Popcorn" and "Sex Machine" at the 30th anniversary of Woodstock.
  32. Rock: JD McPherson's Updated Old School Rock JD McPherson's Updated Old School Aug 15, 2012 Sink into the eclectic, throwback sounds stitched together by McPherson, from hardcore R&B to Jamaican rocksteady.
  33. Rock: The Who Take On the Fillmore East Rock The Who Take On the Fillmore East Apr 6, 1968 Recorded the second night of their premiere run at the illustrious venue, this concert captures the band's legendary energy and intensity.
  34. Indie: David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist Indie David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist Hear live tunes from former Talking Heads frontman Byrne and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, who collaborated on the new album Love This Giant.
  35. Blues: Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Blues Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West Mar 7, 1971 The Queen of Soul is at the top of her game in this 1971 show, the last of a three night run. Feel it through your speakers.
  36. Video: Must of Got Lost With J. Geils Band Video Must of Got Lost With J. Geils Band Nov 5, 1977 "This song is about L-O-V-E, and if you abuse it, you gonna lose it." Watch Peter Wolf and the J. Geils Band blast through one of their premiere live tunes.
  37. Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Comedy 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.
  38. Rock: The Isley Brothers' Charitable Soul Rock The Isley Brothers' Charitable Soul Nov 7, 1973 The Isleys were joined by Paul McCartney at an exclusive fundraiser for the Apollo Theater last Saturday. Hear them in 1973, sans Beatle.
  39. Indie: Video: Red Baraat at SXSW, 2013 Indie Video: Red Baraat at SXSW, 2013 Mar 16, 2013 The Brooklyn-based exotic party band performs infectious North Indian funk tunes like "Chaal Baby" and "Shruggy Ji" at the annual Austin bash.
  40. Jazz: Laurens Hammond's Organ Jazz Laurens Hammond's Organ Jul 5, 1964 The Inventor of the Hammond organ was born 118 years ago today. Hear his creation put to good use by the Jimmy Smith Trio in 1964.
  41. Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Blues The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Jun 21, 1978 Guitarist Johnny and keyboardist Edgar sit in with the king of the blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from New York's The Bottiom Line.
  42. Rock: NEW: Horslips in Boston, '77 Rock NEW: Horslips in Boston, '77 Oct 25, 1977 The Celtic rockers blend the influences of Jethro Tull and Genesis with Irish folkloric music on tunes like "Daybreak" and "Dearg Doom."
  43. 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.
  44. Rock: Funk Fridays: Maceo Parker Rock Funk Fridays: Maceo Parker Aug 16, 1992 The alto saxman joins his JB Horns partners Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley for "2% jazz and 98% funky stuff" in this concert video.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Jan 1, 1963 Banjo ace Sandy Moseley joins mandolinist Johnny Lyon and guitarist Al Merian on "Splendor in the Bluegrass" and "Two Dollar Bill" in a '63 set.
  46. Jazz: Larry Coryell's Fiery Foreplay Jazz Larry Coryell's Fiery Foreplay Jun 30, 1973 The godfather of fusion guitar rips it up with his volatile quintet in this electrifying 1973 concert from New York's Central Park.
  47. Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Jazz Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Mar 6, 1970 The trumpeter with his potent sextet opened for Steve Miller and headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the fabled New York rock emporium.
  48. Indie: Dengue Fever's Khmer Flair Indie Dengue Fever's Khmer Flair May 31, 2012 In the mood for a fresh take on 60's Cambodian pop music? Of course you are. Good. We are too.
  49. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 Rock Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 Oct 11, 1968 Hear the guitar god stretch on an 18-minute version of "Are You Experienced?" and a 13-minute version of his slow blues "Red House."
  50. Rock: Joe Cocker & Friends at the Fillmore Rock Joe Cocker & Friends at the Fillmore Apr 26, 1970 Following his show-stopping performance at Woodstock, Joe Cocker gets a little help from Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, and others at this 1970 concert.
  51. Interviews: Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Interviews Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Jul 23, 1970 In this fascinating chat with George Wein, Satchmo talks about brass bands in New Orleans, "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Mack the Knife."
  52. 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.

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