KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon PLAYLIST Feb 20, 2010

Box of Rain->
Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain
– Grateful Dead, Crimson, White, and Indigo (7/7/89 – to be released in the spring)

Monkey and the Engineer – Grateful Dead 2/28/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco
Casey JonesRailroad Earth 12/31/09 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR

“Casey Jones” is part of the Railroad Earth Retrospective. Check it out!

Mississippi Halfstep
Friend of the Devil
Beat It on Down the Line
Promised Land
Tennessee Jed
– Grateful Dead 9/11/85 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland

Sitting in LimboJerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock

Let It Grow->
– Grateful Dead 9/11/85 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland

Good Lovin’Furthur 2/14/10 Barton Hall, Cornell U, Ithaca NY

Dark Star->
El Paso
– Grateful Dead, Road Trips vol 3 no 2 (11/15/71 Austin TX)

Mr. Charlie->
Box of Rain
Mountains of the Moon
Brown-Eyed Women
Wild Bill
Stagger Lee
Fennario/Dire Wolf
Robert Hunter 7/20/78 (late show) The Other End, New York NY

Kind Veggie BurritosSteve McMurry w/ Larry & Jenny Keel 5/29/05

Blow Away – Grateful Dead, Crimson, White, and Indigo (7/7/89 – to be released in the spring)

Terrapin Suite
Harp Tree Lament
Robert Hunter 7/20/78 (late show) The Other End, New York NY

Row JimmyWake the Dead

Friend of the Devil
US Bues->
Brokedown Palace
Scarlet Begonias
Robert Hunter 7/20/78 (late show) The Other End, New York NY

Desert of Love – David Gans, Twisted Love Songs

Interview with Jim Tuedio, co-editor of The Grateful Dead in Concert: Essays on Live Improvisation

Audio of this interview is posted here.

Spanish Jam->
Dark Star->
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia
Johnny B Goode
– Grateful Dead 3/24/73 Spectrum, Philadelphia

Audio of Peter Rowan’s visit is posted here.

Panama Red
Mississippi Moon
Peter Rowan live in the KPFA studio

Wicked Path of SinOld and In the Way, That High Lonesome Sound

Thirsty in the RainPeter Rowan live in the KPFA studio

Help on the Way->
Franklin’s Tower
Little Red Rooster
Dire Wolf
It’s All Over Now
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Picasso Moon->
Don’t Ease Me In
– Grateful Dead 3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

SugareeJerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock

The Other One->
Wharf Rat
– Grateful Dead, Crimson, White, and Indigo (7/7/89 – to be released in the spring)

The Other One->
Mason’s Children
– Grateful Dead 2/28/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco

Forty Days and Forty NightsDonna the Buffalo, from Live from Berkeley: Performances from KPFA’s Dead to the World

Click the link and look at the track list. This CD is available as a thank-you gift for a pledge of $50.

Touch of Grey
Hell in a Bucket
– Grateful Dead 9/11/85 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA

Edward, the Mad Shirt GrinderJerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock

Man Smart, Woman Smarter->
– Grateful Dead 9/11/85 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA

David Nelson interview in the KPFA studio

Listen to the Nelson interview here (in four parts):
Part 1 (13:43)
Part 2 (35:04)
Part 3 (31:13)
Part 4 (15:12)

Sweet Adeline
Rosalie McFall
– Black Mountain Boys 1/64 Tangent, Palo Alto CA

David Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Eric Thompson, Robert Hunter, and possibly Sara Ruppenthal

Give Me LoveDavid Nelson Band 1/23/10 Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina HI
To Cut and RunDavid Nelson Band 12/19/09 Pt Arena Theater, Pt Arena CA
Diamond Joe – Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Lunt-Fontanne October 31, 1987
Goin’ Down This Road Feelin’ Bad – Big Bill Broonzy

Tell Me That You Love Me, Katie Cline
Little Georgia Rose
Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On?
– Black Mountain Boys 1/64 Tangent, Palo Alto CA

Big SixDavid Nelson Band 1/23/10 Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina HI

Gimme Some Lovin’->
Stella Blue->
Good Lovin’
US Blues
– Grateful Dead 9/11/85 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA

Morning Dew – Grateful Dead 5/10/69 Rose Palace, Pasadena CA
Eyes of the World->
China Doll
– Grateful Dead 10/19/74 Winterland, San Francisco

Cowboy Movie – David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Phil Lesh, Michael Shrieve, undated studio outtake

Iko Iko
Playin’ in the Band->
China Doll->
Uncle John’s Band->
I Need a Miracle->
Gimme Some Lovin’->
Standing on the Moon->
Not Fade Away
Attics of My Life
– Grateful Dead 3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

Uncle John’s Band – Stanford Marching Band, from Stolen Roses: Songs of the Grateful Dead
I Bid You Good Night – Pindar Family w/ Joseph Spence, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead

73 Responses to “KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon PLAYLIST Feb 20, 2010”

  1. David Salinger says:

    Where can I view the Dead to the World tshirt you mentioned as a pledge gift?

  2. shiney mike says:


  3. All the way from Willimantic, CT. I’m saying thanks for this great way to spend a sat!

  4. Gordon Taylor says:

    >All the way from Willimantic, CT.

    Full circle!! I went to ECSU. Out here in Cali now.

    Hi David!! Thanks as always!

  5. […] a link of what’s been […]

  6. Kristen Stevens says:

    Great stuff! Thanks so much! :)

  7. […] find out the details on what tracks have been played so far, head over to Gans’ blog for a complete playlist. You can pledge your support to KPFA online or by calling 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732. […]

  8. Mike says:

    This is about to make my entire Saturday! Thank you guys

  9. Papa Lindsey says:

    Hi David! Sounds great! Listening in New Mexico!

    To see the Dead To The World shirt, email me and I will send you pics…

    papalindsey at

  10. carol shinker says:

    Hi David!! Wonderful to hear you and the music again on this fabulous annual event! Moved from Melbourne to Vancouver B.C. I’m cloing in on ya! Keep the tunes rolling. The boyz never sounded better. Love to our community!

  11. zappafrank says:

    Portland, OR here.

    Great Marathon. Thanks for the tracks from the upcoming release! That Fire was HOT.

  12. Paul Salinger says:

    working on a Saturday and major house projects are all highly enhanced with all this great music as the backdrop. Thanks KPFA and David Gans!!

  13. Janice H. says:

    Listening from Tucson….Thanks David!

  14. Thanks for doing this every year David.

  15. Ingo says:

    Listening from France, thank you David and see you at the eurotraders

  16. gregoire says:

    You go David!

  17. David Salinger says:

    Wow, great version of Blow Away!!

  18. Bob says:

    Thanks David!

  19. onewhoreads says:

    That “Limbo,” from JGB….the first recorded music in a very long time (if not ever) to make me weep.
    Hooray and much thanks to Mr Gans from a Bay Area transplant in SE Portland, OR (around the corner from the Aladdin Theater)!

  20. Sandy Hall says:

    David, I just checked your gig calendar. I was planning on traveling to two festivals this summer and was thrilled to see you will be playing at both!! Woo-Hoo!

    Desert Rocks Fest in Moab, UT May 28 – 30
    Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport , CT July 29 – August 1


  21. Paul Scotton says:

    Happy 25th David. Who would have imagined? Come south. We haven’t seen you in a while.

  22. Neil Tungate says:

    David, the Wake the Dead link is wrong – it should be

    Greetings from a chilly UK. Hope the day goes well for you.

  23. Hervé says:

    Listening from France. It’s gonna be a short night… Thanks for the music and for the rest!
    A +

  24. Nick Newlin says:

    Hi David.

    Congrats on 25 years; I’ve been listening for all of them!

    Your not-so-imaginary friend from the Well
    in beautiful slushy Brandywine, MD,
    lovin’ it all.

    Your “Down To Eugene” song
    came up on my iPod again
    yesterday, big smiles.

    “I ain’t been the same since my sanity fled…”

    Thanks for an amazing quarter century of magic,

    Nicolo Whimsey

  25. zappafrank says:

    Thanks for the “WakeTheDead” link. Looks pretty cool.

  26. Marc Blaker says:

    Sounds great David! Heading to studio around 4:00 for phone duty.

  27. shiney mike says:

    The Spectrum 73 rocks!

  28. jim sullivan says:

    Thanx for all the folks making this happen today!!
    My humble request, how about some 1967 era tunes.
    Best Regards,
    Yes, I donated earlier

  29. Fred says:

    Can you play that paper mill valley ramblers song or something that you played in ’06 marathon or ’07 marathon I cant remember if it was the name of the song or the name of the band or what but its stuck with me since then.


    Bring on the Midi!

  30. Dan says:

    Hey Folks.
    Great Music.
    Every Week.
    It may be Free.
    But it is not Free.
    You gotta Pledge.

  31. David Salinger says:

    Huge thanks to David Gans for the huge effort in putting the Marathon together, you are a treasure to the GD community

  32. Nick Janopoulos says:

    It’s the 30th anniversary of Bon Scott’s death. Did the GD ever play an AC/DC song?

  33. shiney mike says:


  34. David Salinger says:

    Cool to hear stuff from Family Dog at Great Highway. Anyone remember Monday Night Class with Steven Gasgin at that venue?

  35. Doug Stevenson says:

    I especially enjoyed the Robert Hunter segment. It was nice to hear the how he interpreted the songs we’ve come to know and love.

  36. carol says:

    What happened to the feed???? All of a sudden, when Bonnie was talking, it went dead (so to speak)… is everyone else still getting the broadcast?

  37. jhroses says:

    No feed here either. Via “Dead air”

  38. Sunflower says:

    KPFA not streaming a feed since 9:05 C. They are aware of the problem.

  39. Senkbeil says:

    Bummer, been a fantastic day too….hope the stream comes back soon.

  40. Senkbeil says:

    yay! spoke too soon! Back with a Chinacat!

  41. Sunflower says:

    Glitch over, yeah!!! Now please make your pledge :-)

  42. carol says:

    Thank you Goddess of Music!
    Oh, we will make our pledges!

  43. fred says:

    play henry please or last lonely eagle please

  44. Julie says:

    feed has been back for about 5 minutes here – whew!

  45. Tim Lynch says:

    Streaming beautifully in sunny Singapore! Thanks another great marathon!

  46. Tim Lynch says:

    And it’s streaming well in Berkeley, too!

    (The other Tim Lynch)

  47. shiney mike says:

    give me love… wow….

  48. David Salinger says:

    Barry Sless is on fire with DNB

  49. Sunflower says:

    NRPS – March 2010

    MAR 11 – The German House
    Rochester, NY
    MAR 12 – Westcott Theater
    Syracuse, NY
    MAR 13 – Ridgefield Playhouse
    Ridgefield, CT
    MAR 14 – Ukranian American Cultural Centerr
    Whippany, NJ

  50. John says:

    Are we not blessed? Thank you David! Thank you KPFA!

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