Grateful Dead Hour no. 1664

August 9th, 2020

Week of August 10, 2020

Part 1 26:09
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
JAM->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 28:52
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
TRUCKIN’->
BLACK PETER->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

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 you favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1663

August 2nd, 2020

Week of August 3, 2020

Part 1 36:09
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER->
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Part 2 19:42
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DON’T EASE ME IN
Talk
August 11, 1995 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco
REMEMBERING JERRY GARCIA
Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, GarciaLive vol 14 (Round Records)
BIRD SONG

Two days after Jerry Garcia died, our friends at Bill Graham Presents opened the Fillmore Auditorium and filled the place with recordings of Jerry’s music while we gathered to grieve. I brought a recording device and collected some stories, some of which are included in this week’s broadcast. I’ll play the August 13 memorial in program #1665.

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. 1662

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

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

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

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

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)

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1658

June 28th, 2020

Week of June 29, 2020

Part 1 25:36
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
LOOSE LUCY->
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Part 2 29:59
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
PLAYING IN THE BAND (4/16/72)
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
GOOD LOVIN’ (4/11/72)

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week 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.

Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, Colorado. Pasta Jay’s has been a gathering place for Deadheads in Colorado for more than 30 years, and it’s walking distance from Folsom Field! Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl Street in Boulder.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1657

June 21st, 2020

Week of June 22, 2020

Part 1 18:55
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 34 (Rhino)
WEATHER REPORT SUITE

Part 2 36:12
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
PICASSO MOON->
SUGAREE
ME AND MY UNCLE->
MEXICALI BLUES
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, Colorado. Pasta Jay’s has been a gathering place for Deadheads in Colorado for more than 30 years, and it’s walking distance from Folsom Field! Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl Street in Boulder.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1656

June 14th, 2020

Week of June 15, 2020

Part 1 27:47
Dead & Company 6/3/19 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
BIRD SONG->
DON’T EASE ME IN

Part 2 27:25
Grateful Dead 10/25/69 Winterland, San Francisco CA
LOVELIGHT w/Stephen Stills

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.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1655

June 7th, 2020

Week of June 8, 2020

Part 1 39:14
Grateful Dead 10/25/69 Winterland, San Francisco CA
DARK STAR->
ST. STEPHEN->
THE ELEVEN

Part 2 15:46
Laurie Lewis, and Laurie Lewis (Spruce and Maple Music)
O THE WIND AND THE RAIN
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
HIGH TIME

Laurie Lewis’s new album is a collection of duets. On “O The Wind and the Rain,” Laurie sings and plays violin, with Mike Marshall on guitar.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1654

May 31st, 2020

Week of June 1, 2020

Part 1 23:10
Interview: Eli Polonsky
Grateful Dead 5/6/70 Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge MA
GOOD LOVIN’
Interview: Eli Polonsky

Part 2 32:52
Grateful Dead 5/6/70 Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge MA
CASEY JONES
ST. STEPHEN->
NOT FADE AWAY

Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
AROUND AND AROUND

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part by:

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.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1653

May 24th, 2020

Week of May 25, 2020

Part 1 33:00
Grateful Dead 5/6/70 Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge MA
DANCING IN THE STREETS
Interview: Eli Polonsky
Grateful Dead 5/6/70 Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge MA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Part 2 22:25
Grateful Dead 5/6/70 Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge MA
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME
MORNING DEW

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, World Full of Blues (Compass)
BROWN-EYED WOMEN with Vince Gill

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1652

May 17th, 2020

Week of May 18, 2020

Part 1 34:05
Grateful Dead 12/15/71 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor MI
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
LOVELIGHT
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 21:41
Grateful Dead 12/15/71 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor MI
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 13 (Round Records)
TANGLED UP IN BLUE

A very interesting variation on “Lovelight”! Pigpen dropped bits of “King Bee” and “I’m a Man” into the middle of it.

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part by:

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.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1651

May 10th, 2020

Week of May 11, 2020

Part 1 27:37
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
PLAYING IN THE BAND (6/19/76)
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Thanksgiving in New York City (Omnivore)
I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR

Part 2 28:16
Grateful Dead 12/15/71 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor MI
DARK STAR->
DEAL

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes today from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishes you health, safety, and happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.