Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no.1465

By David Gans

Grateful Dead Hour by David Gans

Week of October 17, 2016

Featured: Part 1 of a great set from the summer of 1969, plus a taste of a new tribute CD.

Of particular note in this program is “Hard to Handle,” which features Jerry Garcia on pedal steel. He played slide guitar on this song a few times, and pedal steel at least this one time, but eventually he settled on playing plain ‘ol’ electric guitar - to great effect! Compare and contrast with the legend 8/6/71 performance at the Hollywood Palladium: an audience recording appears on Phil Lesh’s wonderful compilation Fallout from the Phil Zone.

Also noteworthy is an early, somewhat unformed reading of “Casey Jones.”

Enjoy!!

Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
DUPREE'S DIAMOND BLUES >
DIRE WOLF
HARD TO HANDLE
SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia
DEAL (Buddy Miller)
SUGAREE (Jorma Kaukonen)

Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
CASEY JONES
SITTIN' ON TOP OF THE WORLD
BIG BOSS MAN
MAMA TRIED
HIGH TIME

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- David Gans
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