Week of July 18, 2011
Grateful Dead 4/2/89 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh PA
IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE
Grateful Dead, So Many Roads (1965-1995)
Jim Lauderdale, Reason and Rhyme
TIGER & THE MONKEY
Furthur 6/3/11 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
THE OTHER ONE->
HELL IN A BUCKET
Reason and Rhyme is the latest full CD of the Robert Hunter-Jim Lauderdale collaboration, and I'll say again that Hunter, who just turned 70, is doing amazing work these days. As Jim would say, "I don't like this CD. I LOVE it!"
"Days Between" is one of the last Hunter-Garcia compositions, and to my mind one of the great ones. This one is a studio rehearsal from the 1999 boxed set So Many Roads (1965-1995).
The first time I heard this Furthur recording, when the band slowed down the ride coming out of "Deal" I thought it sounded like the groove the Grateful Dead jammed on in those monumental performances of "That's It for the Other One" in 1969 - and just as I thought that thought, the band rolled right into "The Other One"! This show is available on CD and via download.
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Thank you for listening!
- David Gans