Week of July 19, 1993
This program, taken from a live broadcast on KPFA, features Phil and Jill Lesh announcing the results of the Rex Raffle, a fund-raising campaign that took place over several Grateful Dead shows in the spring of '93. Proceeds went to the Rex Foundation. We actually did the prize drawings live on the air!
As I said in the program, if you have not heard the original recording of "Laughing," on Crosby's 1971 solo album If I could Only Remember My Name..., "your life is incomplete!" I still feel that way. Stephen Barncard's recording of Phil's bass, David's guitar, Joni Mitchell's soaring vocal overdub, and the rest, are a must-hear.
The cover of "Unbroken Chain" is by thismoment, led by bassist Duane Day. "thismoment is kind of like Brigadoon," Duane told me in email in September 2013. "It flashes into existence every 100 years or so. It's Mike Sult (guitar/vocals) and me, with whomever we're playing with (occasionally as a duo). It started out as a songwriter partnership helping each other demo some originals. The recording of "Unbroken Chain" was my arrangement, done as my submission to Neticated, the rec.music.gdead covers compilation (shortly after the release of Deadicated). Besides Mike and me, it features Wally Schnalle (drums), Steve Steinberg (tenor sax), Sue Crosman (keys), and Carolee Robbins (backing vox). A one-shot line-up; everyone but Carolee was in Breezin', a top 40 band that Mike and I played weddings and office parties with."
David Crosby 5/27/93 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Grateful Dead 5/20/92 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
BOX OF RAIN
John Coltrane Quartet, Africa/Brass
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- David Gans