September 17 - September 23, 2007
We’ve got some outstanding music for you this week, covering a rather limited span in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, but it’s a span that includes some of the best years.
First up in our mid-September journey is Paris in 1974, where the Grateful Dead closed out their short tour of the continent. From 9/20/74, we have this very good Weather Report Suite>Stella Blue, and from the next night, 9/21/74, we have the second set jam featuring Seastones>Playing In The Band. It was rather rare for the band to join Phil and Ned during Seastones, but this jam works very well, and hits some remarkably deep spaces. One quick digression: while going through the Grateful Dead Movie’s outtakes in preparation for the DVD production, we came across some footage of the band getting together in a dressing room before the show on 10/16/74, the first night at Winterland. Evidently, they hadn’t seen each other since the end of the Europe tour, and while talking about the excellent music on that tour, Billy begins raving about the high quality of the recordings from the Europe tour, to which the rest of the band responds that they found the recordings equally impressive. Certainly some of Kidd’s best 2-track work.
Going back a few years, we are pleased to play a couple of jams from 9/21/68. This material is drawn from a very interesting tape, in that it features Phil, Jerry and Mickey, plus a couple of guest musicians, in a studio jam right in the midst of the period in which the Mickey and the Hartbeats shows were being performed without Bobby and Pigpen. From this studio session, we have a nice Clementine Jam and another very interesting Jam.
We’re going to take a detour away from our featured week and head off to May, 1973, specifically 5/13/73 in Des Moines, Iowa. From that excellent, long show (the first of three consecutive long shows in May, with 5/20 in Santa Barbara and 5/26 in San Francisco being the others), we have Here Comes Sunshine and a nice, long and spacey Playing In The Band from the second set, and from the first set we have the rocking combination of Don’t Ease Me In>Around and Around.
Finally this week, and in memory of Corinne Crawford from Berkeley and Vermont, is the mournful Death Don’t Have No Mercy from 2/28/69.
As always, we welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to write about anything. And be sure to check back in next week when we’ll have some stellar music from 1972, 1976 and 1981.
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i hear ya... i've come to understand that 'blessed (oh oh here comes my catholicism) are those who do not expect for they shall not disappointed'..i was very happy of the choosing (?) to permit the downloads and looked forward to a new week of listenning enjoyment while in the car....what i've come to see is the negative attitude/behavior here and yes! your right, one could take a tao-ist approach and not give it any power..maybe this is just a statement to the flock..time will see...i truely appraciate your (as well marye, tigerlillys hal r and not to forhet out protagonist cozmicbadger) support, kindness and intro-spection. traditionally i've been a supporter of the opressed/suppressed and stand tall against the system but here i believe the surrender begots the victory
We don't know all the characters in this drama and probably never will. Remember that being "correct or righteous" doesn't always equate with happiness. I opt for happiness and try to remember that the band allowed us to tape and trade (they even have a vine here on this web site) all we wanted. For anyone to expect to come here, to the band's site, and have downloads for free is a bit much, imo, although I can see the marketing sense as well, if done correctly. But why keep focused on that bit of negativity and dismiss the good? I don't agree with everything folks say but I've made a "friend" or two. Not bad, in this day and age, and for free. Like I said, if you leave tjc, I understand and I wish you all the best.
Viva la Resistance!
you know..this could/would have been a great marketing tool....allow people to download and while on the site..promote additional items...good thing i'm not in charge...they (who ever they are) could have made alot of money....the 1st bag is free....
I'm with GRTUD on this one. Don't want you to check out of this space. If you need to leave for a while come on back. You have the kind of energy we can use here and help create a good space and not let the negative energy rule. peace, Hal
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
what i can share and have discovered...many ask why a deadhead would marry a non-deadhead (which is my case). 1st when their in town i know who's home w/ the children and 2nd..when we get divorced i know who gets the tapes
grtud.....married to an irish female..ha! i'm a recovering irish catholic so i know what you mean.....i married a equadorian indian and thought i'd get something different....i writer cosmicbadger that since we're not permitted to download, other than occassional moments of inspiration from you and others there's no real reason to be here....too hostile..too un-harmonious....too UN-DEADHEAD like thnaks maybe when i start a new meeting w/ my resentment and a pot of coffee i'll be back you can listen tho on fried-days 6pm - midnite (e.s.t.) usa www.esu.edu/wess
Don't do it, man. It will be alright, believe me. I've been married to an Irish woman for 25 years so, you know, arguing can become an art form, of sorts (even if it's the same argument for 25 years!). Don't leave man. Besides, I don't think you're allowed to leave. Being here is like the MAFIA, you're a member for life. Blackwater has all your info. and the tin foil hats are useless against them. If you do leave, I understand and "may the four winds blow you safely home..."
"Resistance is Futile!"
mail sent to those who can do this. We can't.
marye tigerlilly please remove my name from listing...no longer wish to participate thnakyou tom crowley 'sixstringsmoreorlesh'
Why are some folks having trouble streamng? I have tried on several different computers and had no problems??