September 10 - September 16, 2007
This week, as we roll toward the official start of Fall, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead history to cover, starting in 1972.
Our first track this week is the second set opening jam from 9/10/72 in Hollywood, featuring a well-jammed He’s Gone>Truckin’ combination. These two songs often segued into an Other One, but on this night, they left them together as a stand-alone jam, saving the night’s big jam for later in the set.
Next up are a couple of tracks from 9/16/72 at the Boston Music Hall, the second of a two night stand in Boston. Worth noting is that these two shows were scheduled to be performed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, but the local authorities didn’t sound too keen on having the Grateful Dead take over their venue, so the shows were re-scheduled for Boston. From this second show in Boston, we have a very pretty, early Stella Blue, as well as the first set closing Playing In The Band.
Moving up a year, we have a very nice pair of tracks from the excellent shows at William and Mary College, with the first being a typically good 1973 version of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 9/11/73 and from 9/12/73, this nascent Weather Report Suite, complete with horn accompaniment.
Next up is some music from the Grateful Dead’s return to Madison Square Garden in 1987 after a four year hiatus from the venue Jerry famously called “juiced.” From the first night of the five night run, on 9/15/87, is this post-Drums sequence of The Wheel>Gimme Some Lovin’>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia and from the next night, 9/16/87, is the second set opening jam of Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told>Devil with the Blue Dress>Good Golly Miss Molly>Devil with the Blue Dress>He’s Gone. Check out Jerry’s stunning vocal flourishes at the end of He’s Gone; truly some unique stuff. These recordings are drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.
Check in next week, when we’ll have some more great music for you. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments.
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your pretty old !
i didn't know (i didn;t read your bio) you knew Bill and/or Jimmy k small world
The weather here cooled off overnight as if on cue. You are incredible, folks!
"I love this town!"
Sorry should have said, "perfection". Kind of ironic though and funny.
The Dude Abides!
I read the description several times and wasn't sure if it was me or the info wasn't present. It read as if maybe it was edited out to save space.
I agree with the "principles before personalities" statement and have found it the hardest of those 12 to practice, outside those rooms. "Progress before profection" is what I ultimately settle for, in life. Not a Tradition but a great adage, nonetheless. Your wit is excellent!
The Dude Abides!
sometimes you can view the info of/for the show in the 'shows/lyrics' section and sometimes (usually not then so) it'll post additional info like guest artist.....if you do look back at this gig..it dosen't even have this tune (weather report) listed so sometimes the posted info is not always accurate...i would have enjoyed the additional posting re: special info ie: mickey's return to the band and such but hey...don't laways get what I want...
grtud believe they were/are joe ellis martin fierro
and oh! practice' principles before personalities
and, god, i am one of them. i am ... so ... cool. i'm soooooooooo cool. i know i am cool. i'm cool, i'm great, and, gosh-darn-it, people like me. aren't i cool? whooooooo! i'm cool.
i shall now go bask in my inherent cool-ness.
l shall now stay cool.
you stay cool, too. but only if you know you're cool.
This week's version of Weather Report Suite was awesome but the horns were both good and a bit over done, at times, imo. Does anyone know who provided the horns on this track?
The Dude Abides!
... are folks that not only stand on their higher moral and educational ground and principles but fight to help others share the view, not to look down on them.
Pacifism's nothing to hide behind.