Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 70

By David Gans

Grateful Dead Hour by David Gans

Week of January 22, 1990

Got a question about this show from a listener and got inspired to post it here. The Smithsonian/Folkways archive is a world of wonders! The interview was done at the Oakland Coliseum during the 1989 New Year's run by my KPFA colleague Bari Scott. The Dead's NYE show is excerpted, including a guest appearance by Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar.

Enjoy!

Grateful Dead 12/31/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
SUGAR MAGNOLIA->
TOUCH OF GREY->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER
BIG BOSS MAN with Bonnie Raitt, slide guitar

Mickey Hart, Tom Vennum, and Joe Gastwirt talk about the Smithsonian/Folkways Archive project, featuring Latvian Choir, Voices in the Forest, and "Midnight Special" by Leadbelly

Grateful Dead 12/31/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
SHAKEDOWN STREET

Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

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- David Gans
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Great show

I was in the loge level, straight to the right of the stage (Jerry's side.) Had a great view of the stage AND backstage. Bonnie Raitt wanted to play along on Man Smart/Woman Smarter (could see her backstage going "gimme my guitar!" The roadies wouldn't let her, but then they set up for Big Boss Man. Great show.

(BTW, The New Grass Revival opened the show, their last show under that name. Backstage, Bonnie Raitt gave Bela Fleck a glass slide - thus was born electric slide banjo, and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. A minor bit of musical history.)

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Bonnie Raitt

Fit in so well on BBM. Nicely done. Would have liked to hear more from her with the GD.

Also...who else thinks had he lived the great Stevie Ray Vaughan would have opened some stadium shows?

In another universe...summer 1991 at Giants Stadium SRV opens and sits in with the GD and the newly clean and sober Brent Mydland returns the favor the next night and sits in with Double Trouble on the B3....and the crowd goes berserk.....

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*excerpted

*excerpted

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