Archive for July, 2020

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1662

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Week of July 27, 2020

Part 1 29:00
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DEEP ELEM BLUES
CASSIDY
ALTHEA
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Part 2 27:00
Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, GarciaLive vol 14 (Round Records)
LITTLE SADIE
Reverend Freakchild, The Bodhisattva Blues (Treated and Released)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
CUMBERLAND BLUES
Molly Tuttle, …but I’d Rather Be With You (Compass)
STANDING ON THE MOON
Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia)
IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 14 – January 27th, 1986 at The Ritz, an acoustic performance by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn. GarciaLive Volume 14 is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download from GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

The new Reverend Freakchild Album The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at your favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1661

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Week of July 20, 2020

Part 1 29:02
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
BERTHA->
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL->
CC RIDER

Part 2 26:41
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DIRE WOLF
ME AND MY UNCLE->
BIG RIVER

Anton/Guberman Project (Telefunken Elektro Records)
JUST BECAUSE
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
EASY WIND

Greg Anton collaborated with the late Robert Hunter on music for Zero, and for the stage play Cumberland Blues. Greg and keyboardfist Scott Guberman haave launched a collaboration, starting with a single featuring two songs by Hunter, Anton, and Guberman. Here’s an article about it.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 14 – January 27th, 1986 at The Ritz, an acoustic performance by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn. GarciaLive Volume 14 is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download from GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1660

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Week of July 13, 2020

Part 1 33:32
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 22:38
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Bear’s Sonic Journals: Found in the Ozone (owsleystanleyfoundation.org)
MAMA TRIED
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
THE LAST TIME->
MORNING DEW

That’s it for 9/9/91. We heard the encore in last week’s program (in order to make things fit into the hour-long format).

The new release in the Bear’s Sonic Journals series is right up my alley! Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were right up there with the Grateful Dead and Asleep at the Wheel as role models for me and my musical mates in the early ’70s. Bear recorded them at The Family Dog in March of 1970, and these tapes and performances are brilliant!

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part by The New Reverend Freakchild Album, The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at your favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Festival Express promo kit

Monday, July 6th, 2020



In 2003, I received two copies of the promo kit for Festival Express, a wonderful musical documentary of the June 1970 Canadian tour that inspired the Hunter-Garcia song “Might As Well.”

If I recall correctly, the press kit included a screener DVD, bio and other info about the film, probably a few photos. Each package also included several bags of guitar picks and a case of Hempire rolling papers that had nothing that indicated a link to the film.

The guitar picks had the film’s logo stamped on them – a 100-count bag each of three different thicknesses of Jim Dunlop Tortex picks, the kind I like. The purple ones were the gauge I prefer, so I gave away the other four bags and used nothing but those purple Festival Express picks for the next ten years or more. When my supply ran low, I ordered a thousand white Tortex picks with my own logo and web site stamped on ’em in purple.

The Hempire papers were also very much to my liking, the popular 1.25 size. The two cases of papers lasted seventeen years. The last two packs are nearly depleted. I bought new papers for the first time since 2003.

It’s the end of an era, and that’s what this post is about.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1659

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Week of July 6, 2020

Part 1 35:14
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
IKO IKO->
LOOKS LIKE RAIN->
NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE->
PLAYING IN THE BAND REPRISE

Part 2 20:40
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO)
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 (Rhino)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
(6/22/73)