Grateful Dead Hour no 1157

Week of November 22, 2010

Part 1 32:51
Grateful Dead, Road Trips vol 4 no 1
MORNING DEW
Old and In the Way, That High Lonesome Sound
HARD HEARTED
Interview: Eric Thompson talks about Jesse McReynolds
Interview: Jesse and Joy McReynolds
Jesse McReynolds and Friends, Songs of the Grateful Dead
THE WHEEL

Part 2 23:34
Interview: Jesse and Joy McReynolds
Jesse McReynolds and Friends, Songs of the Grateful Dead
DEAL
Interview: Jesse and Joy McReynolds
Jesse McReynolds and Friends, Songs of the Grateful Dead
BLACK MUDDY RIVER
Interview: Jesse and Joy McReynolds
Jim and Jesse, Berry Pickin’ in the Country
JOHNNY B GOODE

Jim and Jesse were one of the bluegrass bands Jerry Garcia and Sandy Rothman were going to hear when they drove across the country in Jerry’s Corvair in 1964. They had a Wollensak tape recorder in the car along with their instruments – that’s right, Jerry was a taper back in the day! The story is told in Sandy’s liner notes for Jesse’s new CD, Songs of the Grateful Dead, sampled in this week’s GD Hour. You’ll also hear from another of Jerry’s folk and bluegrass buddies, Eric Thompson, who explains what was special about Jesse’s mandolin playing.

And you have got to hear this performance of “Johnny B. Goode,” from a full album of Chuck Berry covers that Jim and Jesse released in the mid-’60s! The rest of the album (now available on CD form the Jim and Jesse web site) is also wonderful.

Jesse will be the guest of honor at a Rex Foundation benefit show called The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia at the Fillmore in San Francisco Saturday, December 4. Also appearing will be David Nelson and Friends and the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by Grateful Dead Productions, announcing Road Trips volume 4 number 1, two complete shows recorded in May of 1969 at the Big Rock Pow Wow in Florida, Beautifully recorded by the legendary Owsley Stanley. Rare recordings from a peak year in the band’s history. Information, listening party, message board and more at dead.net – where you’ll also find “30 days of Dead,” a new music download every day throughout the month of November.

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