Live Music Streaming Concerts

  1. NEW: Wendy Waldman at Paradise, 1980 Paradise Aug 13, 1978 The prolific L.A. songwriter lends her distinctive vocals to "Hard Times," "The Wind in New York City" and other tunes from Strange Company.
  2. The Intimacy of Bill Evans Great American Music Hall Mar 12, 1975 The great pianist performs "Time Remembered," "My Romance" and "My Foolish Heart" in this 1975 set from the Great American Music Hall.
  3. A Tribute to John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Michael Brecker and Ravi Coltrane join McCoy Tyner, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes to pay tribute to the late great Trane, who died in 1967.
  4. Remembering Vassar Clements SUNY New Paltz May 9, 1976 The late, great bluegrass fiddler, born in 1928, plays "Panama Red," "Tennessee Stud" and "Orange Blossom Special" in 1976.
  5. A White House Lawn Party White House South Lawn Jan 17, 1993 The Cate Brothers, The Band, Dr. John, Stephen Stills and Bob Dylan perform on the the White House South Lawn in this 1993 concert.
  6. A Salute to Laurindo Almeida Avery Fisher Hall Jul 6, 1974 The great Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist died in 1995. Hear him play tunes by Villa-Lobos and Baden Powell in this '74 set.
  7. Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Nov 6, 1981 The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.
  8. Jimmy Webb at the Record Plant, '75 Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 The prolific pop songwriter premieres new songs like "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" and "Rose" in this intimate set.
  9. Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Hear the drummer and founding member of The Crusaders groove on "Stomp and Buck Dance" the the group in 1974.
  10. Mel Tillis Keeps it Real Paducah, KY Jan 16, 1987 Listen to the popular '70s singer-songwriter sing his hit "Coca Cola Cowboy" and "Texas On A Saturday Night" in this '87 set.
  11. Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Dec 15, 1974 Christine McVie performs her tunes "Spare Me a Little," "Why" and "Believe Me" with the Bob Welch edition of the band.
  12. Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 28, 1979 Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died in 1959.
  13. Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 The folkloric troubadour and famous actor died in 2015. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport '68.
  14. Hail, Hail, Chuck Berry Winterland Mar 18, 1967 50 years ago today, the rock progenitor took the stage at the Winterland, backed by Steve Miller and his band, on a bill with the Dead.
  15. Langston Hughes Loves the Blues Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1960 The Harlem Renaissance poet hosts a blues bash featuring Muddy Waters, Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker in 1960.
  16. Duke and His Orchestra at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 In 1943, the Duke Ellington Orchestra - heard here in '59 - performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
  17. NEW: Lene Lovich at Paradise, '79 Paradise Mar 15, 1980 The London-based new wave diva shows her idiosyncratic style on "Too Tender to Touch" and her hit single "Lucky Number" from Stateless.
  18. Jerry Jeff Walker, 1982 Lone Star Cafe Aug 19, 1982 Listen to the singer-songwriter perform his classic "Mr. Bojangles" along with "Still Around" and others from Cowjazz in 1982.
  19. Johnny Guarnieri Salutes Fats & Tatum Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1974 The stride and swing pianist, born in 1917, plays Fats Waller's "Alligator Crawl" and pays a tribute to Art Tatum on "Tiger Rag."
  20. Clarence White With the Byrds Rainbow Theatre Jan 16, 1972 The guitar great, born in 1944, reveals his bluegrass influences on "Mr. Spaceman" with the Byrds in this 1972 set.
  21. Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981 Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set.
  22. Billy 'Crash' Craddock Rubs It In Thunder Valley Raceway May 28, 1983 The country singer sings his hits "Ruby Baby," "Broken Down in Tiny Pieces" and "Rub It In" in this '83 set from Bristol.
  23. The Spinners' Slick Soul Latin Casino Mar 19, 1977 The vocal group performs '70s R&B hits "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" and "Rubber Band Man" in '77.
  24. Tal Farlow at Newport, '68 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1968 The great guitarist, who died in 1998, performs a stunning solo intro to "My Romance" and burns on "Fascinating Rhythm."
  25. Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 The Louisiana Creole accordionist works the crowd at the '88 Newport Folk Fest with her infectious "Chere Du Lu" and "Ailons En Louisiane."
  26. NEW: Utopia Salutes the Beatles Capitol Theatre Oct 31, 1980 Todd Rundgren leads the progressive group on new material from Deface the Music, their homage to the Fab Four, in this 1980 set.
  27. Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Tramps May 8, 1998 The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer, nicknamed the Oil Man, performs raw Delta numbers like "I'm Goin' Away, Baby" in a '98 set.
  28. Charlie Byrd's Masterful Touch Great American Music Hall Mar 19, 1977 The nylon string acoustic guitar virtuoso travels from bossa novas to jazz standards to classical numbers in this eclectic set from 1977
  29. Violent Femmes Hit the Road Tramps Jul 29, 1999 The Milwaukee-based trio is now touring in support of their new album We Can Do Anything. Hear them play "Blister in the Sun" in a 1999 set.
  30. A Salute to Bud Freeman Carnegie Hall Jun 15, 1974 The tenor sax legend, who died in 1991, leads an all-star group on "I Got Rhythm," "Dinah" and "That's A Plenty" in a '74 set.
  31. Remembering Tommy Flanagan Carnegie Hall Jun 24, 1978 The elegant, swinging pianist was born in 1930. Hear his trio play "Body and Soul" and "Blue Bossa" in this '78 Carnegie Hall set.
  32. The Rolling Stones in Detroit, 1978 Masonic Hall Jul 6, 1978 Charlie Watts provided his classic backbeat on swaggering classics like "Star Star," "Happy," "Shattered," "Brown Sugar" and others in this set.
  33. Dakota Staton at the Apollo Apollo Theatre Jul 4, 1973 The jazz and blues singer shows her versatility by swinging "A Foggy Day" and getting down on Big Maybelle's "I Want a Country Man" in '73.
  34. Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 In 1968, "Paperback Writer" reached #1 on the U.S. singles charts. Hear the Charles River Valley Boys cover that Fab Four favorite.
  35. Remembering David Bowie Nassau Coliseum Mar 23, 1976 In 2016 the world lost a true rock legend, David Bowie. Celebrate his life by listening to this crucial concert from 1983 featuring songs "Space Oddity," "Young Americans" and "Fame."
  36. Charlie Hunter's Pound for Pound Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 23, 1998 The 8-string guitarist jazzes up Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" in a '98 set.
  37. Abigail Washburn's Americana Daytrotter Studio Jan 26, 2011 The singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player performs "Shotgun Blues" with her husband, banjo ace Bela Fleck, in 2011.
  38. The Vapors Ride the New Wave 15 Landowne Sep 11, 1980 The Brit one-hit wonders play their chart-topping "Turning Japanese" and other tunes from their debut album New Clear Days in 1980.
  39. Remembering Trumpeter Al Hirt Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 The New Orleans icon died in 1999. Hear him romp through "Royal Garden Blues" with his band featuring pianist Ellis Marsalis in '70.
  40. J.B. Hutto's Raw Slide Style Ash Grove Dec 28, 1966 The bluesman, who was born in 1926, performs raucous renditions of "That's Alright" and "Kansas City" in this '66 Ash Grove set.
  41. The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Capitol Theatre Apr 25, 1980 Bassist Louis Johnson, who died in 2015, grooves on "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face" in 1980.
  42. Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line Nov 2, 1978 The L.A. saxophonist plays Carole King's "Jazz Man" and tunes from his New York Connection in this 1978 set.
  43. Mother Maybelle Carter, 1963 Ash Grove Apr 17, 1963 The American music icon accompanies herself on guitar, banjo and autoharp in this '63 Ash Grove set.
  44. NEW: The Waitresses Strut in Boston Paradise Apr 2, 1982 Singer Patty Donahue fronts the post-punk band from Akron on "I Know What Boys Like" and "Hump Day" in this 1982 set from club Paradise.
  45. Mary Lou Williams at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1978 The pianist-composer, who was born in 1910, performs Cole Porter's "I Love You" and her own dazzling "Medi II" in this '78 set.
  46. Eddie Rabbit at the Roxy in Hollywood Roxy Jan 31, 1981 The singer-songwriter, who died in 1998, performs his hits "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Two Dollars in the Jukebox" in this '81 set.
  47. John Mayall at Philharmonic Hall, 1973 Philharmonic Hall Jul 5, 1973 The Godfather of British Blues premieres his Jazz Blues Fusion band featuring trumpeter Blue Mitchell and saxophonist Red Holloway.
  48. Remembering Stan Getz Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1978 The tenor sax great, who died in 1991, leads his quartet on Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town" and "Infant Eyes" in this 1978 set.
  49. Billy Swan Can Help Country Club Jul 3, 1982 The singer-songwriter performs his 1974 hit single "I Can Help" and "Your Picture Still Loves Me" in this '82 set.
  50. NEW: Horslips in Boston, '77 Jazz Workshop 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."
  51. R.I.P. Gato Barbieri Avery Fisher Hall Jul 2, 1975 Hear the great Argentine tenor saxophonist blowing with passionate intensity in this '75 set.
  52. Carmen McRae Serenades Central Park Central Park Jul 6, 1973 The jazz diva, who was born in 1922, sings "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" and "Inside a Silent Tear" in this '73 set.
  53. Spandau Ballet's New Romantic Reunion Good Danny's Mar 14, 2014 The London-based new wave group performs their early '80s hits "True," "Chant No. 1" and "Only When You Leave" in this 2014 set.
  54. Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre Aug 6, 1987 The singer-songwriter performs "Tom's Diner," "Luka" and other tunes from Solitude Standing in this 1987 set.
  55. Dizzy Dealin' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 The beloved trumpeter dazzles with his quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, the same year he won the Down Beat Critics’ Poll for excellence on his instrument.
  56. Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium May 9, 1968 The eccentric troubadour, born in 1932, wows the hippie crowd with "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Animal Crackers" in '68.
  57. Hugh Masekela's Afro-Beat Connection Record Plant Feb 24, 1974 The South African trumpeter-composer joins the percussion-heavy Ghanian ensemble Hedzoleh Soundz in this '74 set.
  58. Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Dome, CW Post University Sep 30, 1972 The bluegrass banjo icon, who died in 2012, leads sons Randy and Gary on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at C.W. Post in 1972.
  59. Jane's Addiction Shocks Philly Theater of Living Arts Feb 20, 1989 Singer and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell leads the band on "Pigs in Zen" and others from Nothing's Shocking in 1989.
  60. Charley Pride's Crossover Appeal Wheeling Civic Center May 11, 1985 The country star sings his hit "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" and covers Kris Kristofferson's "For the Good Times" in 1985.
  61. Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Ash Grove Jun 21, 1963 The folk and gospel singer joins the Georgia Sea Island Singers on the spiritual "I Know I Got Religion" and the joyful "So Glad I'm Here."
  62. Sid Vicious In Memoriam Winterland Jan 14, 1978 The late Sex Pistols bassist, born in 1957, plays "God Save the Queen" and "Anarchy in the UK" in this '78 set from Winterland.
  63. George Jones In Memoriam Colmesneil Sep 5, 1983 The great country singer, who died in 2013, performs "I'm Not Ready Yet," "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and other hits in 1983.
  64. Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings Saratoga Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 Trumpeter-composer Thad Jones, born in 1923, co-leads the dynamic big band on "Little Pixie" and "Don't Git Sassy" in a '78 set.
  65. Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Estadio River Plate Oct 15, 1988 The legendary Senegalese singer-percussionist performs "Mandela," "The Truth" and "The Lion" at the Buenos Aires soccer stadium.
  66. Little Buster & the Soul Brothers Tramps Jun 13, 1997 The Long Island legend (born Edward Forehand) leads his blues 'n' soul band on "Stand By Me," "Stormy Monday" and "Mustang Sally" in 1997.
  67. George Coleman at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jun 27, 1976 Hear the tenor sax great play "Body And Soul" and "Sunny" in this '76 Carnegie Hall set.
  68. Ringo Acts Naturally Pine Knob May 30, 1997 The ex-Beatle performs his solo hits including "Photograph," "It Don't Come Easy" and "No No Song" with his All-Starr Band in 1997.
  69. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 47 songs 8:54:08 Celebrate this special 2021 weekend with a playlist tailor-made for cookouts, parties and celebrations of all kinds!
  70. Bonnie Raitt in Austin 1987 Auditorium Shores May 25, 1987 Bonnie lights up the stage with a flawless acoustic set featuring special guests Kim Wilson and Nick Lowe.
  71. Early Blondie at the Paradise, 1978 Paradise May 27, 1978 This pre "Heart of Glass" show rocks! Early Blondie was a revelation of energy, sass and smarts, all evident in this performance.
  72. The Beach Boys Do It Again Nassau Coliseum May 14, 1979 Their 1979 tour was the last to feature all five of the original Beach Boys. Listen to them romp through "California Girls," "Fun Fun Fun", "Little Deuce Coupe" and more.
  73. A P-Funk Marathon at Tramps Tramps Apr 6, 1994 George Clinton leads the P-Funk All-Stars on "Cosmic Slop," "Atomic Dog," "Mothership Connection" and more funk anthems in a 4-hour set.
  74. Omar & the Howlers in Austin Austin Opera House Aug 30, 1987 Gruff-voiced Omar Dykes fronts the tough Texas blues-rockers on "Mississippi Hoodoo Man" and "You Ain't Foolin' Nobody" in '87.
  75. Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG 1975 Madison Square Garden Dec 8, 1975 Bob, Joan and the gang blend voices on "Never Let Me Go” and more at Madison Square Garden during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975.
  76. Like Father, Like Son Birmingham, Alabama Jan 1, 1981 Hank Williams Jr. sings his daddy's classics "Hey Good Looking," "Your Cheating Heart" and "You Win Again" in this 1981 set from Birmingham.
  77. Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Philharmonic Hall Jul 5, 1972 The energetic vibraphonist, born in 1908, leads his band on "I Got Rhythm," "How High The Moon" and "Sing Sing Sing" in 1972.
  78. Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Yankee Stadium Jun 22, 1990 The Piano Man plays "Allentown," "Angry Young Man," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Only the Good Die Young" in the first rock concert at the original Yankee Stadium.
  79. Michael Murphey at the Record Plant Record Plant Jul 10, 1974 The pioneering alt-country singer-songwriter performs "Boy From the Country," "Cosmic Cowboy" and "Geronimo's Cadillac" in this '74 set.
  80. Quicksilver Messenger Service lights up Winterland Winterland Dec 28, 1975 The iconic San Francisco band reunited in 1975 for this blazing set at Winterland.
  81. Bowie With Nine Inch Nails Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 21, 1995 David Bowie's 1995 tour contained many of the most frighteningly intense shows of his career, and to up the ante he invited Nine Inch Nails to co-headline.
  82. Huey Lewis & the News in Hartford Hartford, CT Aug 25, 1984 The singer and harmonica player leads The News on "Heart of Rock & Roll," "I Want a New Drug" and other tunes from Sports in 1984.
  83. Jerry Jeff Walker at the Lone Star Lone Star Cafe Aug 19, 1982 This is one of the most enjoyable live sets you are likely to hear from one of the last true country cowboy music stars.
  84. Dr. John In Memoriam Bottom Line Nov 8, 1978 New Orleans' favorite son performs his "Mama Roux," "Right Place, Wrong Time" and the Crescent City staple "Iko Iko" in this '78 set.
  85. The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop Sep 7, 1976 The New Orleans funkateers play "Hey Pocky-Way," "Fire on the Bayou," "Big Chief" and "Cabbage Alley" at Boston's Jazz Workshop in 1976.
  86. The Neville Brothers' True Stories New Orleans Apr 22, 1994 The Nevilles have been a part of New Orleans through all its changes. Hear them tell their stories in these '94 interviews.
  87. Jethro Tull Revisits Their Past Tower Theater Nov 25, 1987 Ian Anderson leads the prog-rockers on '60s hits "Living in the Past," "Aqualung," and "Thick As a Brick" in this superb '87 set.
  88. John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Palace Nov 24, 1983 The prolific singer-songwriter plays "I Don't Even Try," "Say It With Flowers" and other tunes from his Riding With the King album.
  89. Bill Evans at Carnegie Hall, 1976 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 25, 1976 Hear the brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz and his great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.
  90. Remembering Paul Butterfield Winterland Feb 23, 1973 The Chicago blues harp ace-singer died in 1987. Hear him lead his Better Days band on "Buried Alive in the Blues" in this '73 set.
  91. Harry Chapin in London Rainbow Theatre Sep 3, 1977 The folk-rock troubadour performs vivid story songs like "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cat's in the Cradle" at the height of his popularity
  92. Mountain at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi lead the group on Jack Bruce's "Theme From an Imaginary Western" and their classic, "Mississippi Queen."
  93. Traffic at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East Nov 18, 1970 One of the best live sets you'll hear from the seminal British band, from the famous Fillmore East in its heyday.
  94. When Rosanne Wed Rodney Bogarts Jun 2, 1981 Singer-songwriters Cash and Crowell were married in 1979. Hear them perform tunes from her Seven Year Ache in this 1981 set.
  95. Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Bottom Line Aug 20, 1977 The singular singer-songwriter and spoken word artist performs "Winter in America" and "Johannesburg" in this '77 set.
  96. Stevie Ray & Jimmie Heat Up Austin Austin Opera House Apr 15, 1984 The brothers Vaughan rock their hometown Austin Opera House on "Cold Shot" and "Couldn't Stand the Weather" in this 1984 set.
  97. All Hail the Saxophone Colossus Tramps Apr 12, 1997 Sonny Rollins has released over 60 albums in his seven decade career. Hear him play "Prisoner of Love," "St. Thomas" and "Biji" in this '97 Tramps set.
  98. Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.
  99. Allmans Live at the Fillmore 50th Anniversary Fillmore East Mar 13, 1971 50 years ago this weekend The Allman Brothers recorded their legendary live album. This late set from March 13, 1971 was amazing.
  100. Celebrating the Ash Grove 46 songs 4:14:02 Ash Grove found Ed Pearl died this week. Enjoy this playlist of great performances from the LA club at the forefront of social justice issues in the 60s.