The legendary Music Vault has just released their 13,000 video archive onto YouTube today. With a collection spanning back to the 1960’s, this once-limited collection can now be streamed for free.
So just what videos are available? How about The Grateful Dead performing at an acid test with Ken Kesey in 1966? Or a full-length Dead concert from 77? Not impressed? They also have iconic concerts from The Who at Tanglewood in 1970, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers (with Duane Allman), James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, and even more modern bands, like Deer Tick, St. Vincent, Fleet Foxes, and more.
According to Music Vault content editor Bill Antonucci, “after two years restoring, transferring, mixing and mastering thousands of tapes from our enormous archive, we’re thrilled and extremely proud to share this massive treasure with the YouTube music community.” We’re thrilled too Bill!
The group will also curate their massive collection, and have provided several playlists for the L4LM audience. Check out Best of the Music Vault, Best of the Dead, and this full-length Dead concert from 1977.
Here’s a handful of videos from the collection to get you started:
Ken Kesey Talks LSDU Graduation w/ Grateful Dead – 10/31/66
Ray Charles at New Orleans JazzFest – 08/14/93
The Who at Tanglewood – 1970
-David Melamed (@DMelamz)