Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 820

By David Gans

Grateful Dead Hour by David Gans

Week of June 7, 2004

Grateful Dead 3/1/69 Fillmore West

Joel Harrison, from Guitar Harvest, Vol. 1

Graham Parker, Your Country

Grateful Dead 10/20/89 Spectrum, Philadelphia

The Very Best of Jackson Browne


Requested by Carrick Linthicum."What a smoking show."

"Dupree's Diamond Blues" and "Mountains of the Moon" are on the three-disc Fillmore West 1969 compilation, and of course all of 3/1/69 appears on Filmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, both of which were released in 2005 and appear to be out of print at the moment.

The Grateful Dead were on the road on October 17, 1989, the day the Loma Prieta earthquake knocked down a bunch of structures back home in northern California. Acknowledging the tragedy, The Dead played Rodney Crowell's song "California Earthquake (Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On)" twice, on October 20 and 23, 1989, and released the earlier performance on tape to local radio stations. The original appears on Crowell's 1978 debut album, Ain't Livin' Long Like This

Jackson Browne's "For Everyman" isn't Dead-related at all, but it's one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite California singer-songwriters, so when it came out on this beautifully-remastered compilation, I tossed it into the show in hopes of turning some new listeners on to one of the greats.

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Thanks for listening!
David Gans

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Joined: Jan 7 2009
David, I wonder if there is

I wonder if there is anything on earth that can bring my spirit home like Good ol GD! I am living in Switzerland with my son, and listening to the shows reminds me of all the good things in life. Thanks for keeping the memories alive for so many of us!


Joined: Sep 4 2007
Sugaree by graham parker

Friends , the Sugaree did it for me . And California earthqauke is such and overshadowed piece ; well it was played twice only .

The sugaree was one of the best covers i ve heard

Joined: Jul 18 2008
dead sets

thanks for all the great many great memories!!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Grate Show David

Love to hear "Mountains of the Moon" any chance I can get, as well those wonderful covers of Dead tunes. I hadn't heard those before today... thanks! Also, Jackson Browne is one of the all time grates, imHo!

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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Joined: Aug 28 2007
Not my fav. Dead hour, Dave

I was at the 10-23-89 Earthquake song in Charlotte. Sugaree cover was the highlite this week.
You still rock sir!

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
California Earthquake

Nice to hear this song again... I was present when it was played at the Spectrum on the 10/20/89 Brings back some good memories of times gone bye and friends that left this world too early

Peace on the Increase


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