Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 241

By David Gans

Week of May 3, 1993

Grateful Dead 11/23/70 Anderson Theatre, New York
MAMA TRIED
TRUCKIN'->
THE OTHER ONE
UNCLE JOHN'S BAND

Grateful Dead, Europe '72
TENNESSEE JED

Grateful Dead 9/18/70 Fillmore East
OPERATOR
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS

In the winter of 1993 I got a call from my friend Alan Mande, who worked on the stage of the Fillmore East in 1970. He had some reels to share! They were recorded by members of the crew in the "E" shop under the stage. I'm not sure who did what, but John Chester shipped these tapes to Mark Morris, and Alan and Mark brought them to me for transfer and broadcast.

These were copies of the master reels, not the originals. I'm not sure who has the masters. But the performances and the recordings sounded great to me!

According to the entries at deadlists.com, the material listed as 11/23/70 Anderson Theater might actually be 11/16/70 Fillmore East. From the 11/16/70 entry on that site:

 

According to Corry Arnold, on 11/14/70 at the Fillmore East after Frank Zappa's performance Grace Slick came on stage and announced on behalf of Bill Graham that the Dead and the Airplane would be playing a surprise concert at the Fillmore East on Monday, November 16th. On the 16th the very pregnant Slick was unable to make the gig but Hot Tuna substituted for the Airplane. This is why this show does not appear in ads and playbills etc.

 

Richard Volet writes: "Fillmore East, fall 1970 (maybe earlier that year?) Before Mickey Hart left, after T.C. left. The concert was originally billed as Airplane/Dead, but the Airplane broke up right then (I believe that week) and Hot Tuna took their place. I remember Hot Tuna playing with Will Scarlett on Harmonica, but I think without Papa John Creach. The New Riders played next, with Garcia on pedal steel. The Dead set included Dear Mr. Fantasy with Stevie Winwood on vocal and organ, and guest appearance also of Tom Constanten on Dark Star/Saint Stephen. This was with two drummers. (I also remember Garcia playing a Gibson SG and Weir playing a hollow body Guild.) "

 

The music in this program is all I got from these two shows. Alan and Mark also delivered an amazing reel of 9/19/70 - Dark Star-> St. Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Lovelight. This is the famous "Pigpen, did you say 'fuck'?" Lovelight, heard (censored, I'm afraid) in GD Hours 311 and 312. Guess I'd better get those onto this site ASAP!

Your requests are welcome! Browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the show's home page, www.gdhour.com. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour [at] dead.net

Thanks for listening! David Gans
gdhour [at] dead.net

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NICE

......... SWEET OPERATOR....VERY NICE DANCIN ,, GOT ME DANCING...........ALWAYS LOVE MAMMA TRIED........

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Lethedoom

yes, it's up now. Sorry for the delay.

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re November 14 The Latest

Grateful Dead Hour no. 241 was posted November 7. Is there a new posting for today?

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Corporate ShenaniGans?

Where? We can't be fooled again, can we?

BTW, great show guys. Thanks.

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." - Norman Mailer

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Hi Alan!

Thanks again for these wonderful tapes!!

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thanks for the kind words, keith and marye...

mandalan, in stark contrast to his previous incarnation, has become a deadicated lurker...

mandalan is also leary (sp?) of getting caught up in possible corporate shenanigans and is waiting to see how things shake out....

mandalan been hangin' in the philzone, trolling for setlists from phil's incredible renaissance tour...

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Alan has actually been seen around these parts...

Though not lately, I don't think. Hope he comes back soon.

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Alan Mande rocks!

As a younger deadhead--( im 35 and saw 89 thru 95) Alan is one of my favorite guys to listen to to shows with and talk about Jerry with. While we always seem to feel the same, we defintely saw it from a different point of view. So glad to see his name here.

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life is good

thanks again to all

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Fantastic

I absolutely love the music and the history behind the tapes. Please give us the 9/19/70 action soon!

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