Archive for August, 2018

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Sunday, August 26th, 2018

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1562

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Week of August 27, 2018

Part 1 24:03
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 31:26
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
PLAYING IN THE BAND
MIGHT AS WELL

Talk
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
SCARLET BEGONIAS
David Gans, Drop the Bone (Perfectible Recordings)
RIVER AND DROWN

I just can’t get enough of this Joe Craven & The Sometimers record! Every track is a brilliant new take on a song we love from Jerry’s repertoire.

“River and Drown” is a song about the people you meet at music festivals.

And again, apologies for the incomplete songs on this wonderful 6/4/76 recording. I shared every bit of music that was on the tape.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. If you have a ticket to see Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band at The Cap on Thursday, September 6, Garcia’s has a Pre-Show featuring Jesse Bardwell and the Free Union, with Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck, & Paul Figueroa. Doors and show are at 6PM! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand. The band returns to Riviera Maya, Mexico January 17-20, 2019 for an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation featuring three Dead & Company shows on the beach. Packages are available now at playinginthesand.com

Donley Auctions, announcing an auction of priceless Grateful Dead memorabilia on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am Central Time. The auction features memorabilia from former Grateful Dead employees Annette Flowers and Sue Stephens and filmmaker/producer Len Dell’Amico, and includes original art from Jerry Garcia, signed posters and handbills and documents, plus art from Stanley Mouse. Information and catalog at DonleyAuctions.com or by phone at 815.923.7000

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1561

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Week of August 20, 2018

Part 1 15:55
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
SHADY GROVE
Shinyribs (Kevin Russell) (Next Waltz)
BROKEDOWN PALACE

Part 2 39:43
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
PROMISED LAND
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
MAMA TRIED
SUGAREE
CASSIDY
CANDYMAN

I’ve got an incomplete recording of June 4, 1976 to share with you this week and next. A big chunk of the first set is missing, and we only have a few minutes of set two – but it’s wonderful music and I’m gonna give you everything I’ve got.

The Grateful Dead took a 20-month hiatus from touring that started after the October 1974 shows at Winterland that were filmed for the Grateful Dead Movie. Everybody did other projects, but the Dead also got together at Bob Weir’s home studio to develop the material that became Blues for Allah. When they returned to touring in June of 1976 they had a bunch of great new material, and drummer Mickey Hart had returned to the fold. So it’s a seven-piece band we hear here – Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir on guitar, Phil Lesh on bass, Keith Godchaux on keyboards, Donna Jean Godchaux on vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on drums. They did a six-week tour of small venues in June and July, of which this was the second – June 4, 1976 at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon. We hear the benefits of all that studio work and the rehearsing they did before the tour, too – this performance displays both power and restraint, and Betty Cantor-Jackson’s recording mix is sweet and clear. Enjoy!

We began with another track from that amazing CD Garcia Songbook by Joe Craven and the Sometimers.

“Brokedown Palace” is a new single by Shinyribs (aka Kevin Russell, late of the legendary Austin band The Gourds) and Band of Heathens, on a Texas label called The Next Waltz. Shinyribs is Kevin Russell, .

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Greensky Bluegrass brings their unique blend of bluegrass and jam to The Cap with The Lil Smokies on Saturday, October 6 for a night of fierce, high-spirited energy, and foot-stomping tunes. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Cap is also proud to announce Oteil Burbridge and Friends on Saturday, December 29. The legendary bassist for the Allman Brothers and Dead & Company will be joined by Melvin Seals, Eric Krasno, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Jennifer Hartswick, and Weedie Braimah. Oteil and Friends at the Cap December 29th – ticket are available at the box office and at thecapitoltheatre.com

Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand. The band returns to Riviera Maya, Mexico January 17-20, 2019 for an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation featuring three Dead & Company shows on the beach. Packages will be available August 22nd at 1PM ET. For more information, and to sign up for pre-sale access, visit playinginthesand.com

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1560

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Week of August 13, 2018

Part 1 30:45
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
HELP ON THE WAY->
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 25:07
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
VIOLA LEE BLUES
Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
EASY TO SLIP
Grateful Dead 5/19/74 Portland Coliseum
SCARLET BEGONIAS

Grateful Dead Records is taking orders for Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings – six complete shows, two each from from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. I was at the 5/19/74 show in Portland, and it’s one for the ages (you’ve heard the second-set jam on the GD Hour many times over the years). The other five shows are damn good, too! (This “Scarlet Begonias” is from my stash – the mastered recordings are going to sound even better!)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. After being honored with a “Lifetime Achievement” Grammy, the legendary Original Meters rhythm section of Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. will team up with Cyril Neville  and members of Dumpstaphunk at The Cap on Thursday, August 23. Foundation of Funk at The Cap will dive deep into the extensive catalog to create a truly unique Meters experience. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1559

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Week of August 6, 2018

Part 1 36:41
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
STELLA BLUE->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 18:58
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
US BLUES
Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
THAT’S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE (original mix)
COLD RAIN AND SNOW (10/22/67)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, August 23, the legendary rhythm section of the Original Meters – Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. – team up with Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and members of Dumpstaphunk to honor The Meters’ 50 year history. NOLA takes over New York. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Summer sale – free shipping

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering