August 20 - August 26, 2007
As we move toward the symbolic end of summer (Labour Day, of course), we have some great music to play spanning about 21 years of Grateful Dead music, from 1968 to 1989, two fine years with which to bookend this week’s offerings.
Our first entry this week is the encore from 8/21/68 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, a nice, juicy Midnight Hour. Although not quite as prevalent at shows in 1968 as it had been in 1966, the Grateful Dead continued to play monster versions of this Pigpen vehicle.
Next we’ll stop into 1972, to the opening night of the rightfully famous Europe 72 tour, to 4/7/72 in London. From the middle of that night’s first set is a typically hot 1972 rendition of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider.
In 1976, at the end of their very successful summer of comeback shows, the Grateful Dead entered the studio and recorded a couple of the songs they’d been playing that summer. From one of those sessions on 8/29/76 is this bare-bones Dancing In The Street with only Donna on vocals. While we’re in mid-1970s mode, we also have this terrific Samson and Delilah from 5/12/77 in Chicago. Despite the frequency that song was played in 1976-1977, they never seem to get tired of it, always offering up an inspired rendition.
Finally from the 1970s, on 4/22/78 in Nashville to be precise, we are pleased to bring you a couple of tracks from the second set, starting with the second set opening Lazy Lightning>Supplication and the pre-Drums Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World, both very nicely performed songs on this night.
Our last stop this week is in New Jersey on 7/10/89, a show that took place in and out of a massive thunderstorm. By request, we have the first set closer, The Music Never Stopped, and from the start of the second set, a great 1989 combination of Foolish Heart, Just a Little Light, Playing In The Band>Uncle John’s Band. What a great tour.
Be sure to check in next week, as we’ll be exploring some intriguing material from 1969 and 1980, and other material between those years, and likely after. We try to surprise even ourselves. Feel free to write with questions or comments.
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RHINO SUCKS !!!!! IF YOU SELFISH GREADY BASTERDS WONT DO ANY THING WITH THIS.GRATE MUSIC YOU MAY AS WELL BURN THE SHIT IT DOES NOBOADY ANY GOOD IF YOU DONT SHARE OR MAKE IT AVAILLABLE TO LISTEN TO IN ALL FORMATS
IM GLAD I GOT A GOOD SHARE FROM ARCIVES BEFORE IT WAS GONE.JERRY WOULD SPIT IN YOUR FACE IF HE KNEW THIS WAS LIKE THIS.'' HE STATED ONCE WE PLAY IT I DONT CARE WHAT YOU DO WITH IT'' KNOW YOU JERKS HAVE WHAT IS MOST PRECIUS TO ALL DEAD HEADS .SHOVIT UP YOUR BACK SIDE YOU GRADY BASTRERDS
Lily Allen has a really cool song called "Smile". Kinda poppy with a reggae lilt. I've heard a few things on the radio; all pretty good...
Googled a bit, got bored but found the album cover 'Alright Still' - the design reminds me a bit of Shakedown Street, my new avatar refers....
Yeh, get a life but with only 2 deadhead points out of the above suggested 10, where to turn.
Listening to Robert Hunter :-)
i've never heard of 'lilly allen' either....must have been that jersey air.....
you don't get it...it has nothing to w/ the clothes...the oil chosen to wear to distract the smell of sweat...has nothing to do w/ hair length and or shows attended...as for my spelling/grammer..i posted earlier to soemone challenging my (and others) spelling/grammer...i sought of type in a keroauc genre w/o re-reading script and hastily post..if that makes me a bad guy thne so be it..as for christianity...your particular dis-taste for comes thru but hey..to each their own walk...my posting comes after reading countless attack of david gans...rhino as passive-agressivelt the dead organization. these attacks are not spiritual..they are the stones throwing of self-centered children seeking immediate gratification w/o any concern for others...review (should you choose) previous comments..see nay concerndd w/ dave L and if possible the lack of timely posting of selection's that monday was due to an illness....none...just gimmie..gimmie..gimmie....you know..the type that vomits over your back after yelling at their buddies ..'wow' grat morning dew...they played that last week (all this while dew is being played)..anyway my response was out of embarresment of posters attacking the dave's as well a corporation that does what it does (read the allegory of 'plato's cave' theory for explanation) make profits for their stockholders...your attck was salted w/ vineger..but hey! your allowed..if the descpition did not belong to you don't wear it or own it....
Would spend my monday mornings downloading the week's tunes to listen to. Can't stream at work, really miss this. By the way, I have purchased all the Dicks picks, and each of hte live releases, and have continued to do so. Would pay to download, either a subscription or each week, if that is what Rhino wants. Just bring them back, please
GREAT JUST FUCKING GREAT!
I regret to inform you that this will be my last substantive contribution to this particular forum, as further detailed comments are specifically forbidden in my new contract as Senior Vice President (marketing) with Rhino Records.
Through tough negotiation on behalf of you all I have obtained special permission to tell you a little about some forthcoming releases. You will understand that it may take a little while to cut down those Winterland shows into a sort of ‘model’ show of special highlights, so I beg your patience for a while. In order to reward you for that patience we have decided to issue a limited edition compilation entitled ‘Grateful Dead: the Love Songs” as selected by guest compilers Britney Spears and Lily Allen. I am not really supposed to tell you (but I will) that I will also personally be opening exciting discussions next week with the representatives of some leading rap artists.
I trust these advances will go some way to compensating you, the loyal deadheads, for all that you have suffered this last week.
So, Monday is just 2 days away. Perhaps (please, dear God) we'll hear, or see, something about the streaming change then. I have a feeling that updates to this site happen very, very early Monday morning. By the way, did anyone notice how this week's Tapers Section didn't appear until relatively late in the morning. What was it, 10 or 11 a.m., EST?
This will be my last post until Monday.
Unless, of course, I get bored, since I can't listen to this week's MP3's and have too much free time on my hands.