Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 311

By David Gans

Week of September 5, 1994

Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City

Grateful Dead 7/20/94 Deer Creek Music Thtr, Noblesville IN
Grateful Dead 6/19/94 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR
Grateful Dead 9/20/70 Fillmore East, New York City

This show is a sequel to GDH 241, posted last week - more of the 1970 reels brought to me by Alan Mande and Mark Morris in 1994.

This is a wonderful, rich "Dark Star" that passes through a jam on the theme of the Youngbloods' "Darkness, Darkness" and also a nice "China Cat" jam. The rest of the sequence is in GDH 312, which we'll post next week.

Also included are two songs that Phil Lesh introduced to the Grateful Dead repertoire in 1994: "Childhood's End" and "If the Shoe Fits."

Your requests are welcome! Browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the show's home page, 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]

Thanks for listening! David Gans
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Joined: Jul 22 2007
This was my very first GDH

One day, way back in September 1994, while scanning through the radio stations, I happened to hear an adverstisement for The Grateful Dead Hour radio show. I felt someone had just dropped a big gift in my lap. I had been a fan of the band for about a year and knew virtually nothing outside of their studio albums and the (relatively) few live releases out at that time. The Dick's Picks series had not really gained momentum yet, and it was still a year before I'd discover tape trading and the Internet.

The Grateful Dead Hour has led me to so many fantastic shows that I may not have otherwise heard. 9/19/70 was but the first. Thanks!

ps - 9/19/70 is always near the top of the list when people ask for recommendations of what shows to get. That Darkness>China Cat jam in the middle of NFA is one of my all-time favorite GD moments.

Joined: May 26 2007
My bad!

The tardiness of the post is entirely my fault. I'm traveling. I failed to get the text file over to Rhino before I left town, and I wasn't able to get online until late on Wednesday.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Oh man...

...this Dark Star is wonderful. I've had Dark Star through to the end in mp3 somewhere on my computer for ages but never really listened to it. I've been a fool for too long now...

Thanks David.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
thank you

I was worried that everyone at DeadNet forgot to post this--thanks for all this fine music and more.


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