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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1013

Grateful Dead Hour by David Gans

Week of February 18, 2008

Requested by Wally Scott.

This program features some fresh music from a Lesh-Weir-Hart (and friends) reunion in support of Barack Obama's candidacy for president, plus some great unreleased music from the fall of 1972 (of which you will hear more in next week's post).

The 2/4/08 lineup was Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, plus drummer John Molo, Jackie Greene on guitar and keyboards, and Steve Molitz on keyboards. Barry Sless (of the David Nelson Band and Moonalice) sat in on pedal steel for "The Wheel," and Mark Karan (Ratdog, Jemimah Puddleduck) was also there for much of the show. I was there, and as you'll hear me say during the program, this was the best Grateful Dead music I had heard in years - since before the end of the GD. I remember being really impressed by the interplay between Mark and Jackie in "The Other One."

And of course, you can hardly go wrong with a recording of the 1972 Grateful Dead!

By the way, Jackie Greene has just released a three-song Grateful EP of "New Speedway Boogie," "Brokedown Palace," and "Sugaree." It's a free download from his web site.

Enjoy!

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart & Friends 2/4/08 Warfield Theater, San Francisco ("Deadheads for Obama")
THE WHEEL->
THE OTHER ONE
Grateful Dead 10/21/72 Vanderbilt University, Nashville
HE'S GONE
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
BIRD SONG

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.

Thanks for listening!
David Gans

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hope i die before i get old

thanx again Dave ....> you know better , but........... I didnt know hope had a time limit................and change, aint that heaven sent ?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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well

the new boss is not the same as the old boss, thank God, but he's disappointingly subject to cooptation by the usual suspects.

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("Deadheads for Obama")

Ha , how do we all like the hope and change ?

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1013