Week of March 25, 2019
In 2018 I received a package from Candace Brightman, who was the Grateful Dead's lighting designer for more than 20 years. The box contained a handful of cassettes she had found in a closet, and she thoughtfully sent them along to me in case there was anything worth putting on the radio. Here's one of those tapes - set 1 of December 2, 1981 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. (Set 2 not included, sorry to say)!
Also: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, recorded February 28 in Ithaca, New York. "Bombs Away" was the opening track on Bobby's 1978 solo album Heaven Help the Fool, and as he said in his intro, he hadn't played it live in many years. Wolf Bros. recordings are available at nugs.net.
The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band track is from bonus disc that came with certain purchases of the Electric on the Eel boxed set.
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Acoustic on the Eel
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/28/19 State Theater, Ithaca NY
Grateful Dead 12/2/81 U of I Assembly Hall, Champaign-Urbana IL
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for listening!
- David Gans
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