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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1628

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Week of December 2, 2019

Part 1 30:38
Grateful Dead 7/3/84 Starlight Theater, Kansas City MO
ALABAMA GETAWAY->
PROMISED LAND
CANDYMAN
CASSIDY
WEST LA FADEAWAY

Part 2 25:57
Interview: Robert Hunter and David Gans 11/15/77
The “meaning” of “GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD”
Bob Weir, Ace (Rhino)
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
WHARF RAT (5/19/74)
Benmont Tench, Nervous from the Fall (Think Indie)
CHINA DOLL
Ontario Blues Band, Trentem (ATEG)
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Continuing our ongoing salute to the late great lyricist Robert Hunter, here’s a bit of an interview I did with him in November 1977. I have to tell you, listening back to this tape was a deeply humbling experience. I was 24 years old and had been a music journalist for less than two years. I was passionate and knowledgeable about the music of the Grateful Dead, and Hunter was quite forthcoming in these interviews, excerpts of which you have heard in the weeks since Hunter’s passing. As I listened back to this recording, I just about died of cringe. I hounded the man about various topics – and you can hear his exasperation as he finally relents and tells me what I want to know.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Round Records & the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 12: January 23rd 1973 featuring a previously uncirculated performance from Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders mixed & mastered from the original 16track recordings.  GarciaLive Volume 12: January 23rd 1973 is a 3-CD set & digital download, coming December 20th and available for pre-order now at GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On December 13th & 14th, Jerry’s songbook will once again fill the hallowed halls of the Capitol Theatre for Home For The Holidays: Celebrating Jerry Garcia featuring Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge, Tom Hamilton, Duane Trucks, Jacklyn LaBranch and Lady Chi joining once again to spread a little holiday cheer and celebrate Jerry in what would have been his 77th year. And of course, DeadCenter at Garcia’s every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

KBCS drops the GD Hour

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Just got a note that KBCS Bellevue (Seattle) WA is dropping the GD Hour.

The program director said, “This is a strategic decision. The station’s long-term focus is on developing locally created music content. The Grateful Dead Hour was the sole remaining syndicated show on our schedule. Although it is a very high quality program, it is time for KBCS to move on.”

Being both a working musician and a longtime advocate for community radio, I entirely support KBCS’s desire to focus on locally-produced music shows.

Not sure if the station would be receptive to listener requests to reconsider…

Here is our current station list, revised to reflect KBCS’s departure.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1627

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Week of November 25, 2019

Part 1 33:17
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City
SPACE->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
CHINA DOLL->
AROUND AND AROUND->
GOOD LOVIN

Part 2 22:17
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City
KEEP YOUR DAY JOB
Fragile Thunder 10/1/19 Club Fox, Redwood City CA
DAYS BETWEEN
Jerry Garcia Band, Cats Under the Stars (Rhino)
GOMORRAH

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On New Year’s Eve it’ll be Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with North Mississippi Allstars and gospel-blues and southern soul artist Devon Gilfillian. That’s New Year’s Eve with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1626

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Week of November 18, 2019

Part 1 26:38
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
DRUMS

Part 2 29:22
Grateful Dead, Saint of Circumstance (Rhino)
EYES OF THE WORLD
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Where I Come From (Woodstock Records)
WHERE I COME FROM
Jerry Garcia Band, After Midnight: Keen College, 2/28/80 (Rhino)
TIGER ROSE (with Robert Hunter)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. You can ring in 2020 at Westchester’s rock palace when Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue hit the stage like a freight train of funk! North Mississippi Allstars open, along with gospel-blues and southern soul artist Devon Gilfillian. The balloons will drop at midnight at with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for New Year’s Eve. And every Wednesday is DeadCenter at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Technical note re 9/2/85

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

A note about the 9/2/85 show that is currently airing on the GD Hour: Many of the recordings from that era are plagued with “bass farts” – little pops that happened when Phil hit a volume peak. I used NoNoise™’s manual declicking scheme to remove a few hundred of them from the recording – and passed the restored audio files back to Charlie Miller for distribution.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1625

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Week of November 11, 2019

Part 1 24:59
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City
MINGLEWOOD
RAMBLE ON ROSE
HELL IN A BUCKET

Robert Hunter, Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Ryko)
DRY DUSTY ROAD

Part 2 30:03
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER->
SHIP OF FOOLS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Garcia’s hosts a night of band and audience improvisation on SUN, NOV 17 with Everyone Orchestra featuring Special Guest Robert Randolph With Members of Living Colour, Ween, The Revivalists, Turkuaz + More! New Year’s Eve at The Cap will be a night of NOLA funk featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with Devon Gilfillian of North Mississippi Allstars opening. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1624

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Week of November 4, 2019

Part 1 37:14
Grateful Dead 9/2/85 Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City
BERTHA->
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
WEST LA FADEAWAY
MAMA TRIED->
ME AND MY UNCLE
STAGGER LEE->
IKO IKO

Part 2 18:06
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
LAZY RIVER ROAD
Grateful Dead, Saint of Circumstance (Rhino)
SHIP OF FOOLS

This is the first of several programs featuring the complete soundboard recording of 9/2/85. Recordings from this period tend to include lots of little “bass farts,” caused by very brief overloading of the signal path from Phil Lesh’s rig to the PA system. I applied the world-class restoration tools of Sonic Studio’s NoNoise™ system to remove them without harming the rest of the music.

Saint of Circumstance is a new CD/digital release of 6/17/91, mixed from 48-track masters. The show is also included in the boxed set Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 – five complete shows. It’s available as a boxed set or as a digital download.

Ready or Not is a single-disc compilation of live recordings of songs introduced in the last few years of the Grateful Dead, which never made it onto a studio album: “Liberty,” “Eternity,” “Lazy River Road,” “Samba In The Rain,” “So Many Roads,” “Way To Go Home,” “Corrina,” “Easy Answers,” and “Days Between.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. OAR plays 2 nights of high-energy rock at The Cap on FRI and saturday, NOV 22 and 23. Twiddle plays their annual Thanksgiving on FRI and saturday, NOV 29 and 30. Garcia’s hosts a night of both band and audience improvisation on SUN, NOV 17 with Everyone Orchestra featuring Special Guest Robert Randolph With Members of Living Colour, Ween, The Revivalists, Turkuaz + More! Every Wednesday is DeadCenter at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

New time for GDH in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Pittsburgh PA: WYEP moves the GD Hour up an hour on Sunday nights: effective immediately, we’re on at 11pm. Enjoy!

Complete GD Hour station list.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1623

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Week of October 28, 2019

Part 1 43:30
Grateful Dead 11/2/79 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
DRUMS->
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
STELLA BLUE->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 11:34
Grateful Dead 11/2/79 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
CASEY JONES
Robert Hunter, Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Round Records)
RUM RUNNERS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Get The Led Out plays The Cap on Saturday, November 9. Garcia’s welcomes Midnight North ft. Grahame Lesh with Cris Jacobs Band on Sunday, November 10. OAR November 22 and 23. Twiddle with special guests Aqueous on November 29 and 30. And The Cult celebrate their iconic album A Sonic Template on Saturday, December 7. Wednesday is Dead Center at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

GD Hour in Galena, Alaska

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

New to the Grateful Dead Hour network:

KIYU-FM 88.1 FM Galena, Alaska
First Saturday of each month, 5-6pm, starting November 2!

Complete station list is here.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1622

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Week of October 21, 2019

Part 1 40:15
Grateful Dead 11/2/79 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
I NEED A MIRACLE->
BERTHA->
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Part 2 15:20
Interview: Robert Hunter and David Gans 11/15/77
Writing as a band
Grateful Dead, American Beauty (Rhino)
TRUCKIN’
Jerry Garcia, Garcia (Round)
DEAL
Robert Hunter, Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Round)
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES

I love the fall 1979 shows! Brent Mydland was working his way into the conversation nicely. And there are several performances of “Saint of Circumstance” – including this one! – that really opened up into some fine jams.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & Friends has been postponed until further notice while Phil recovers from surgery, so Dark Star Orchestra will perform a special Halloween Run on October 31 and November 1st and 2nd, re-creating classic shows from the Dead’s historic performances at the Cap. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1621

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Week of October 14, 2019

Part 1 35:39
Grateful Dead 8/4/71 Terminal Island Correctional Facility, San Pedro CA
MR. CHARLIE
NOT FADE AWAY->
GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
LOVELIGHT

Part 2 19:49
Interview: Robert Hunter and David Gans 11/15/77
Writing “Ramble on Rose”
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (Rhino)
RAMBLE ON ROSE
Jim Lauderdale, Patchwork River (Thirty Tigers)
PATCHWORK RIVER
Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box (Rykodisc)
DOWN THE ROAD

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Garcia’s welcomes Moonalice featuring Pete Sears, John Molo, Barry Sless, Roger McNamee, Jason Crosby and Big Steve Parish on Thursday, October 17. Max Creek plays their almost 50-year history of jams at Garcia’s on Friday, October 25. And Elvis Costello & The Imposters play the Cap October 29 and 30. Midnight North and Cris Jacobs Band play Garcia’s on Sunday, November 10. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1620

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Week of October 7, 2019

Part 1 26:43
Grateful Dead 8/4/71 Terminal Island Correctional Facility, San Pedro CA
/LOSER
PLAYING IN THE BAND
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME
ME AND MY UNCLE
CASEY JONES

Part 2 28:23
Interview: Robert Hunter and David Gans 11/15/77
Coming to San Francisco in 1967
Grateful Dead 8/4/71 Terminal Island Correctional Facility, San Pedro CA
/CUMBERLAND BLUES
BIG BOSS MAN
SUGAREE
EL PASO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Toto brings hit after hit to The Cap on October 15, and Little Feat celebrates 50 years on Friday, October 18 with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Moonalice plays Garcia’s on October 17. And Band of Changes plays Garcia’s on October 20. Elvis Costello & The Imposters play the Cap October 29 and 30, and then Phil-o-Ween with Phil Lesh & Friends on October 31, and November 1 and 2. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1619

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Week of September 30, 2019

Part 1 11:14
Robert Hunter, interview with David Gans 11/15/77
On the writing of TENNESSEE JED
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (Rhino)
TENNESSEE JED

Part 2 43:34
Grateful Dead 8/4/71 Terminal Island Correctional Facility, San Pedro CA
TRUCKIN’
BERTHA
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
HARD TO HANDLE
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Robert Hunter, the non-performing member of the Grateful Dead who wrote the words to many of our favorite songs, died on September 23 at the age of 78. I’ll be sharing more interview bits and featuring Hunter’s songs in the weeks to come.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Toto play The Cap on Tuesday, October 15, and iconic rockers Little Feat celebrate 50 years at The Cap on Friday, October 18. Elvis Costello & The Imposters play October 29 and 30, and Phil Lesh and Friends return for Phil-o-Ween on October 31 and November 1 and 2. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1618

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Week of September 23, 2019

Part 1 15:33
Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
ROSEMARY (1971 remix)
CLEMENTINE

Part 2 39:39
Grateful Dead 6/11/76 Boston Music Hall
SUGAR MAGNOLIA->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
STELLA BLUE
SUNSHINE DAYDREAM
~
JOHNNY B. GOODE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Cap welcomes iconic journalist Larry King on Wednesday, October 2 for Behind-the-scenes observations on some of the biggest names in media, politics, and pop culture, interviewed by Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.