1. Indie: Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Indie Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Mar 1, 2007 The San Francisco band performs "Lay Down Your Weapons," "Ghetto Ways" and other tunes from Underhanded Romance in this 2007 set.
  2. Jazz: Duke, Max,  Mingus Record 'Money Jungle' Jazz 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.
  3. Country: Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Country 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."
  4. Rock: Jeff Beck Recruits Rod and Ronnie Rock Jeff Beck Recruits Rod and Ronnie Jul 24, 1968 This 1968 show finds Jeff Beck fresh off his stint with the Yardbirds, and with a new band featuring Rod Stewart and Ron Wood.
  5. Rock: Bruce Springsteen Steals the Show, 1973 Rock Bruce Springsteen Steals the Show, 1973 Jan 31, 1973 Before Bruce was the Boss, he spent years proving it all night in small clubs like Max's Kansas City across the county.
  6. Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Interviews Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988 In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.
  7. Comedy: Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Comedy 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.
  8. Jazz: Larry Coryell, Guitar Virtuoso Jazz Larry Coryell, Guitar Virtuoso Dec 28, 1977 Larry Coryell feels at home in a variety of different genres. Hear his classical style of jazz guitar at its best in this eclectic 1977 set.
  9. Country: Old 97's Ode to Texas Country Old 97's Ode to Texas Dec 21, 2010 Alt-country heroes the Old 97's kick off their Daytrotter session from 2010 with Rhett Miller's ode to the Lone Star State, "A State of Texas."
  10. Rock: Still Can't Get No Satisfaction Rock Still Can't Get No Satisfaction This week back in 1965 the Rolling Stones released their hit single. Hear it played by Devo, Bobby and the Midnites and Mick & the boys.
  11. Indie: String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Indie String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Jul 22, 1999 The Colorado-based jam band performs a countrified "Walk This Way," a salsafied "Come As You Are" and a funky, 25-minute "Missing Me."
  12. 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.
  13. Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jazz Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jul 4, 1976 The guitar great, who just released new album Unlimited 1 at age 85, plays Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" in 1976.
  14. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker's Deep Blue Moan Blues Video: John Lee Hooker's Deep Blue Moan Oct 10, 1992 The Chicago bluesman, accompanied by guitarist Ry Cooder, performs bone-chilling renditions of some of his most beloved songs in 1992.
  15. Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Interviews Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Dec 14, 1982 The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.
  16. Rock: Yes at the Boston Garden, '74 Rock Yes at the Boston Garden, '74 Dec 11, 1974 The preeminent Brit prog-rockers perform classics "Roundabout," "And You And I," "Close to the Edge" and premiere "The Gates of Delirium."
  17. Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Rock NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Dec 11, 1980 The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.
  18. Rock: Golden Earring's Controversial Switch Rock Golden Earring's Controversial Switch Apr 26, 1975 Golden Earring switched gears with their divisive 1975 release. Hear that material performed live in this superb sounding 1975 recording.
  19. Blues: John Lee Hooker at Newport, 1991 Blues John Lee Hooker at Newport, 1991 Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man delivers his distinctive brand of electrified Delta blues on "Backstabbers" and an 18-minute vamp on "Boogie Chillen."
  20. Rock: Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 'Karn Evil 9' Rock Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 'Karn Evil 9' Nov 12, 1977 The ambitious power trio brings the audience to life during this epic performance, including their classic anthem "Karn Evil 9."
  21. Rock: Video: The Indomitable Teddy Pendergrass Rock Video: The Indomitable Teddy Pendergrass Feb 14, 2002 The soulful R&B singer, who was paralyzed in a 1982 car crash, performs "Love TKO" and "Wake Up Everybody" in this 2002 concert.
  22. Rock: Alice Cooper Vs. School Rock 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 in.
  23. Blues: Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Blues Georgia Rockers Bring It All Back Home Dec 18, 2011

    Ponderosa's rugged musicality nestles them snugly amidst their southern rock and blues brethren.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Ralph Stanley's Virginia Soul Music Folk & Bluegrass Ralph Stanley's Virginia Soul Music Jul 27, 1968 The bluegrass pioneer leads his Clinch Mountain Boys through an invigorating set at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
  25. Video: Van Morrison at Winterland Video Van Morrison at Winterland Feb 2, 1974 Sit back, relax and dive into the mystic with this classic Van Morrison set recorded in 1974.
  26. Blues: Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Blues Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Apr 18, 1997 The blues guitar great plays a rare instrumental set in 1997, swinging Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump" and Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home."
  27. 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.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: Kristin Hersh on Her Own, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Kristin Hersh on Her Own, '98 Apr 11, 1998 The former leader of alt-rock group Throwing Muses premieres stirring material from her solo album Strange Angels at McCabe's Guitar Shop.
  29. Country: Thrasher Brothers at the Cannery Country Thrasher Brothers at the Cannery Aug 21, 1982 The family band creates an appealing four-part vocal blend on tunes like "Smooth Southern Highway" and "Long Tall Texan" in this 1982 set.
  30. Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy The Best of Live From the Improv Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
  31. Rock: 2015 Rock & Roll HOF Inductees Rock 2015 Rock & Roll HOF Inductees Green Day, Lou Reed, Bill Withers, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr, Paul Butterfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan made it into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
  32. Rock: Sting in Buenos Aires, 1988 Rock Sting in Buenos Aires, 1988 Oct 15, 1988 The ex-Policeman fronts his jazziest band featuring Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland and Delmar Brown on tunes from Bring on the Night.
  33. Rock: New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Rock New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Aug 24, 1979 The Athens, Georgia party band performs infectious dance tunes from their self-titled debut at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.
  34. Rock: Pat Benatar Rocks Austin Rock Pat Benatar Rocks Austin Oct 6, 1981 The Brooklyn-born singer performs her hit single "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and covers the Beatles "Helter Skelter" in this 1981 set.
  35. Rock: The Faces Boogie Down In Cali, 1973 Rock The Faces Boogie Down In Cali, 1973 Oct 17, 1973 Before Rod Stewart asked, "Do ya think I'm sexy?," he was the lead singer in one of the most badass rock bands of the '70s, The Faces.
  36. Rock: Steve Miller Band at the Winterland in '73 Rock Steve Miller Band at the Winterland in '73 Mar 17, 1973 This historic Bay Area concert captures the Steve Miller Band eight months before the release of their commercial breakthrough album, The Joker.
  37. Interviews: The Funky George Duke Interviews The Funky George Duke May 5, 1978 Listen in on this 1978 recording to hear Duke's thoughts on the Dukey Stick, Sheila E., Shuggie Otis and more.
  38. Indie: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Daytrotter Indie Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Daytrotter Mar 26, 2013 The dynamic singer-guitarist leads the Vermont band on Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" and tunes from The Lion the Beast the Beat in 2013.
  39. Indie: New Release: Dawes & Ben Sollee Indie New Release: Dawes & Ben Sollee Jul 29, 2012 Watch them cover George Harrison’s “I Dig Love” at the Paste Ruins during Newport Folk.
  40. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite Goes Solo Blues Charlie Musselwhite Goes Solo May 15, 1998 The Chicago bluesman plays guitar, harmonica and sings on "Lonesome in My Bedroom" and "Clarksdale Boogie" in this unaccompanied set.
  41. Jazz: MJQ Goes Skating in Central Park Jazz MJQ Goes Skating in Central Park Jul 3, 1973 Modern Jazz Quartet performs John Lewis' "Skating in Central Park" in this 1973 concert at the Wollman Rink, where folks are currently skating in Central Park.
  42. Rock: 'Late In The Evening' With Paul Simon Rock 'Late In The Evening' With Paul Simon Oct 7, 1980 This terrific Paul Simon recording comes from his One Trick Pony tour in 1980 and features career defining hits like "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard."
  43. Blues: The Best of Chess Records Blues The Best of Chess Records In memory of Leonard Chess, co-founder of the famous Chicago label, this playlist features four of Chess Records' great blues men.
  44. Rock: Video: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes Rock Video: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes Sep 20, 1985 Jersey's 'other' favorite group is joined by guest Miami Steve Van Zandt on Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me" and others in this '85 concert.
  45. Rock: Elton John in the Windy City Rock Elton John in the Windy City Sep 16, 1988 In this shining set, Elton pulls out the best from his songbook to dazzle Chicago with a collection of his greatest hits and a power packed four-song encore.
  46. Jazz: Early Spyro Gyra Jazz Early Spyro Gyra Sep 9, 1978 This short set recorded at the Bottom Line in '78 captures Spyro Gyra right before their commercial breakthrough, Morning Dance.
  47. Jazz: Count Basie Orchestra in the Groove Jazz Count Basie Orchestra in the Groove Jul 3, 1973 Singers Helen Humes and Joe Williams join the Cadillac of big bands in this swinging performance at Carnegie Hall from 1973.
  48. Comedy: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Comedy Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Aug 27, 1986 Bringing new meaning to the term "Uncut," this 1986 performance from the height of the former SNL star's stand-up career is not for the faint.
  49. Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey at the Great American Music Hall Folk & Bluegrass John Fahey at the Great American Music Hall Aug 8, 1975 This 1975 performance is full of Fahey's acoustic magic, with a big warm sound that will make you think you're inside his guitar.
  50. Indie: The Black Angels in Austin Indie The Black Angels in Austin Mar 15, 2008 The Texas neo-psychedelic rock band plays "Black Grease" and other reverb-soaked, fuzz-laden tunes from Passover in this 2008 set.
  51. Video: Take a Trip to Kingston With Toots Video Take a Trip to Kingston With Toots Nov 15, 1975 The Maytals brought their rocksteady beat to the Winterland and transported all in attendance away to Jamaica's funky capital city.
  52. Rock: The Police's Early Years Rock The Police's Early Years Mar 4, 1979 Recorded at UC Berkeley in the spring of '79, this show captures the Police between their first and second albums and at their most direct.

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