Grateful Dead Hour no. 820
by David Gans
Week of June 7, 2004
Grateful Dead 3/1/69 Fillmore West
DUPREE'S DIAMOND BLUES
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
Joel Harrison, from Guitar Harvest, Vol. 1
BLACK MUDDY RIVER
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!
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!
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
thanks for all the great music....so many great memories!!
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."
I was at the 10-23-89 Earthquake song in Charlotte. Sugaree cover was the highlite this week.
You still rock sir!
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