Archive for December 1st, 2019

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.