Grateful Dead Hour no. 1169

Week of February 14, 2011

Part 1 16:00
Furthur 12/31/10 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
VIOLA LEE BLUES->
THE GOLDEN ROAD

Part 2 40:26
Furthur 12/31/10 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
WE LOVE YOU->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA->
THE WHEEL->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

David Gans, The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best
THE BOUNTY OF THE COUNTY

The Furthur New Year’s Eve show is available via download from livedownloads.com and on CD from Furthur Live.

We Love You,” the opening song of the midnight set, is a 1967 Rolling Stones single. John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang background vocals. When I was working on the Jerry Garcia boxed set All Good Things in 2003, I heard a snippet of conversation during a 1975 recording session in which Jerry raved about this record, calling it “my favorite single of all time. “Wonderful, amazingly crazy fucking single. I love it! …. Too weird for its time… powerful as can be.” I couldn’t hear the other side of the conversation, but I believe he was talking with Nicky Hopkins, who was the piano player on “We Love You” and was in the first edition of the Jerry Garcia Band. (There’s a biography of Hopkins coming out very soon: …and on piano: Nicky Hopkins, by Julian Dawson. I’m expecting to interview the author.)

Rounding out this week’s show is a song from my 2008 CD The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best, co-written with my wife, Rita Hurault. It’s all about shopping at the farmers’ market. To your health!

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