Grateful Dead Hour no. 1520

Week of November 6, 2017

Part 1 26:48
Mickey Hart, RAMU (Verve Forecast)
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 24 (8/25/72) (Rhino)

Part 2 28:51
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City

New release from Mickey Hart (read more about it here), and two samples of the already-sold-out Dave’s Picks vol 24. I’ve already subscribed to next year’s quarterly series; you can do the same at

Some years ago, a friend who once worked on the Fillmore East stage crew brought me some reels to digitize. One of them was the last reel of 9/19/70, and its contents turned out to be one of my all-time favorite pieces of Grateful Dead music. I recently sent this tape to Dave Glasser, the audio mastering wizard at Airshow in Boulder, Colorado, and he applied his considerable skills to the task of making it sound even better. This week we hear a transcendent “Dark Star,” with a sweet digression into The Youngbloods’ “Darkness, Darkness” and a bit of “China Cat Sunflower”; next week wel” hear the rest of the jam, which includes the justly legendary “Pigpen, did you say ‘fuck’?” exchange with Bob Weir.


Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at or

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle takes sky-high jamming to the next level November 24 and 25. These two shows have been dubbed Friendsgiving, so you’re encouraged to bring the whole crew. Events, information, and ticketing at

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information is at or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

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