Grateful Dead Hour no. 793
GD Hour #793 is the first of a four-part series featuring an interview with Steve Parish, the legendary GD roadie who was also the manager of the Jerry Garcia Band for the last decade or so of its existence. The occasion was the publication of Steve's memoir, Home Before Daylight.
Grateful Dead Hour no. 793
Week of December 1, 2003
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Princeton NJ
Interview: Steve Parish
Jerry Garcia, Cats Under the Stars
CATS UNDER THE STARS
my request would be for the following program...if I can remember my cassette correctly, there was a hilarious Mutilaudio segment on there about televangelists asking for money - I always loved those segments!
Grateful Dead Hour no. 14
Week of December 5, 1988
Part 1 26:33
Don't Ease Me In
Saint of Circumstance - 9/1/79 Holleder Memorial Stadium, Rochester
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Brian Melvin's
Nightfood, (Global Pacific ZK 40733, 1988)
Run for the Roses - Jerry Garcia, Run for the
Part 2 23:26
I Need a Miracle->
Good Lovin' 9/1/79 Holleder Memorial Stadium, Rochester NY
There wasn't time to play the whole "Wharf Rat" and still get the
end of the set in, but Garcia's last solo was so stunning I had to
According to DeadBase, the complete book of Grateful Dead Song
Lists, 9/1/79 was Brent Mydland's 20th concert since breaking in with
the band on April 22 of that year. Brand new to the repertoire were
the Bob Weir-John Barlow composition "Lost Sailor," introduced in
Oakland on August 4, and its companion piece, "Saint of
Circumstance," which Weir sang in public for the first time in Glens
Falls, New York, the night before this Rochester performance.
"Mercy Mercy Mercy" is from a new Global Pacific album by Brian
Melvin's Nightfood, with the late Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Weir
on guitar and lead vocal. The song made the pop charts twice in 1967
- as an instrumental by Cannonball Adderley and in a vocal version by
the Buckinghams. It was written by Josef Zawinul, who played
keyboards with the Adderley Quintet and later founded Weather Report,
where Pastorius became famous for his innovations on the electric
bass. Weir also appears on "Fever," sharing lead vocals with Jan
Fanucci. - DG
The Brent and Jerry tributes, as well as the Vince Welnick tribute, are high on my list for this series.
Re Phil and Ives, there was a show I produced in my year of "commercial" syndication that my distributor balked at, with Phil playing a Coltrane song and a Miles Davis song. After a long conversation with a consultant, I re-edited the show to put the Coltrane cut in the last quarter hour. The reasoning is too tedious to recount.
What a great surprise!! Like JohnnyG said about the show after Jerry died, your show after Brent died did me a world of good. I could hear that again.
Should be lots of fun!
I don't suppose you've got the one (it was actually a Deadhead Hour, I think) where Phil was playing Charles Ives and the station manager went nuts? Or something like that?
I forget the drama, but it was a fine episode.
As for GD hour requests Mr. Gans, do you have any inclination to replaying the show after Jerry died? Its somber, but as I stated prior, its chock full of awesome music, and you were a soulful soothing voice when I needed it most.
Just a thought.
Either way, I will take whatever you are willing to share.
And thanks again Dave, Rhino, GD Organization, et al.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
Thanks David and GD organization for adding all these great features.
I don't know...
I remember the Garcia VS Garcia VS MountainGirl trial after Jerry jammed, Steve was at his utmost on the stand. Being very upfront yet, somehow respectful to the court. He is better when pressured or surprised. What do I know...