5/11/37 & 5/11/38 "Complete Billie Holiday"
5/11/45 Dizzy Gillespie "Shaw 'Nuff"
5/11/49 J.J.Johnson "Savoy Sessions"
5/11/54 Thelonious Monk Quintet "Monk"
5/11/72 Grote Zaal de Doelen Rotterdam, Holland
5/11/56 Miles Davis "Workin'" & "Steamin'"
5/11/72 Heart of gold band.
5/11/57 Curtis Fuller "New Trombone"
5/11/60 Charlie Rouse "Takin' Care of Business"
5/10/72 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Holland How did they do this? Please, somebody tell me! I'll say it again - I don't believe I own this!!! And then tomorrow? Holy moly!
Just released third album from these guys originally from my tiny middle-of-nowhere Maine hometown. Keep it up, guys!
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
5/07/72 Bickershaw Festival Wigan, England The one with the Dark Star and Other One. Yep, it's smokin' from the git-go!
I'll see if I can suck it up and listen to the Boston, '77, show later - got the place to myself. '77 might just have to wait 'til tomorrow though. The eighth's a pretty good show, too, isn't it?
After several times listening at different sound levels my opinion has gone up slightly. I don't remember which Dark Star it is, St. Louis I think, that has a jaw dropping catapult into space courtesy of Jerry. I mean, they even pause in the song for a very slivery split second after this sonic boom. The other highlight for me is The Eleven. It is blistering. Conversely, the New Speedway Boogie seems like a tacked-on after-thought.
I guess the purpose of this release is to fill in some not well-lit moment in Grateful Dead history. I accept that every output is not going to be scorching through and through.
Grooving to the DP6 bonus disc and really enjoying the early rendition of "Dire Wolf." Also, this rendition of "Mason's Children" is far superior to the previous night's that's featured on the main release. I can't recall exactly when 'Workingman's Dead' was released, but I like how the song still felt new at the time, how it had to build up steam before the band could really rip into it.
Speaking of DP6 proper, I was a tad disappointed in the 12/20/69 performance of "Dark Star." It was sonically intriguing but felt less ambitious than other performances. Not to say it was "bad," per se, but the band seemed hesitant to really explore the perennial jam session. "St. Stephen" and "The Eleven" that followed, however, were lightning-hot, and that 35-plus min. "Turn on Your Lovelight" burned the house down. All-in-all, another great show to love and cherish!
Also, as a side note, when I ripped the CDs to iTunes, I put the Fillmore show in the proper order. No need to interrupt the jams when you don't have to change CDs!
Well, sort of. Right now, the 2013 bonus disc. I truly do love this mix of Pigpen with the first glimmers of that explosion of incredible songwriting that starts around this time.
May 77 box ordered.
Ain't life grand?
Just finished the Fox Theater concert, and WOW, what a show!! "Turn on Your Lovelight" > "Not Fade Away" > "Turn on Your Lovelight" might be one of the best 'Dead jams I've heard in...well...EVER! The "Dark Star" > "St. Stephen" > "Mason's Children" jam set is also a booty-shaker; it was all I could do to keep from dancing out of my cubicle! And "And We Bid You Goodnight" was the utmost perfect way to end that show--bring it in slow and steady, rock 'em 'til their socks fall off, then lay them down gently to sleep. Quite possibly the best of Dave's Picks so far!