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The > Symbol

~~What does > mean?
On March 8th, 2010 hisfamily said:

On the back of GD albums there are stuff like Uncle John's Band >. What does this mean?~~

Well what it means is that they transition or jam into the next song and it all blends into one. There are alot of songs that are played together regularly....for instance Chinacat Sunflower flows into I know you Rider....most deadheads just put China>Rider as a shorthand. So if you get old tapes (lol) or digital music that is documented by deadheads you will get those symbols.

If you do not have the symbol it means there was a definite break in the music.

Example would be this show which can be found on archives:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.aud.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf

If you look at the first few songs. It is listed like this:
Hell In A Bucket, Iko Iko, Little Red Rooster (separated songs)
then later on:
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Scarlet Begonias (Scarlet>Fire to heads with a little sandwich)

Hope this helps!

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in essence

Uncle John's Band > Dark Star means that UJB transitions into DS.

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What does > mean?

On the back of GD albums there are stuff like Uncle John's Band >. What does this mean?

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checkin in

Yo

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I think Im Home :)

Hello,

I grew up listening to a lot of classic rock, in fact that's all I listened to.... About a year ago in January of 2009, I was talking to the family friend who lives in Seattle, we were discussing music and he told me to listen to the song Shakedown Street. I checked it out and from that moment I was hooked. I caught my first show about a week ago and Shea's and haven't shaken the feeling of pure joy and the feeling of fitting in somewhere a week later. I want more, one wasn't enough.

I finally found my home :)

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Sound advice

I appreciate Lovecrafts advice, it will certainly keep peace in the family and the divorce lawyer away! Although it would help if my wife catches the Grateful Dead bug as well. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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advice for fool4thedead

before you continue to spend a fortune on GD records, do yourself a favor and check out some of the free stuff that's available.

I'm not saying you shouldn't ever buy the official releases. Often the sound quality is superior, and you get the great packaging loaded with pictures, information, etc.

But also check out sites like this one: http://www.archive.org

There you can simply type "Grateful Dead" in the search window, and thousands of shows will be available for free. You can download any of them, plus many of the shows also can be streamed live, meaning you can listen to them through a built-in layer on the screen immediately, without having to download the show.

This way you can slow down a little, and explore the different eras of the GD without forcing your wife to cut up your credit card : )

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Deadhead (F) for Deadhead(M)

...And those who were seen dancing,
were thought to be insane, by those who could not hear the music...

Wonderful lady age 50 deadhead NorthEastern, USA
Need show, festival, companion, buddy. for life.

Know anyone?

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Baked Bread

Hi, I love the GD live albums here on this site. Can anyone tell me which album I should buy next? I only have Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 1 + Bonus Disc, Dick's Picks 1 + 2, and Europe 72. I was planning to get Live Dead next, but does anybody know an amazing live album available here? Thanks!

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Oh Yeah Baby!!!

Dark Star and John Coltrane are swimming in the stars unabated... lounging merrrily and playing chess in space...locked in a fierce game of logic and love...god I LOVE LIFE!!!!!

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