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    Grateful Dead Hour no.588

    Week of December 27, 1999

    By request, a rare performance from December 1968.Enjoy!

    Grateful Dead 12/7/68 Bellarmine College, Louisville KY
    DARK STAR->
    ST. STEPHEN->
    ELEVEN JAM
    THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE->
    NEW POTATO CABOOSE

    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 gdhour@dead.net.

    Thanks for listening!
    David Gans

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    Little Ben Clock
    14 years 11 months ago
    Thanks David
    Thanks for playing this. These mid-to-end-of 1968 Dark Stars are unique. They seem very gentle to me, the 12 October one in particular. This one is also quite "floaty". The New Potato is definitely not floaty though - it's intricate and powerful. Phil's "quoting" is a great addition. It's a pity that the recordings from this period are so sporadic but it's amazing that so much was recorded in such good quality. The hiss is all part of the fun. David, do you have the Rosemary as well? I know it's a fairly, well, low-key performance that is historically interesting more than anything else but I wonder if it's not more impressive on a better source.
  • GRTUD
    14 years 11 months ago
    Love the Hisssss...
    Incredible show and experience, especially on this occasion. Thanks again dgans! "... in fact we LIKE it..."
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    dgans
    14 years 11 months ago
    tape source
    I don't know much about the source of this recording. If I recall correctly, I got it from Rob Bertrando; not sure where he got it. Gans/GD Hour blog
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Week of December 27, 1999

By request, a rare performance from December 1968.Enjoy!

Grateful Dead 12/7/68 Bellarmine College, Louisville KY
DARK STAR->
ST. STEPHEN->
ELEVEN JAM
THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE->
NEW POTATO CABOOSE

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 gdhour@dead.net.

Thanks for listening!
David Gans

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When I listen to stuff like this, it reminds me of why I love this band so much. Thanks David, "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." Albert Einstein
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Hey man, A fine example of the classic centerpiece of the era.And so beautifully played! Thank you so much for bringing this passage of great Americana to us. Warmest regards, shwack in nh P.S. Sourced from cassette master? I,for one, am digging the hiss!
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Incredible show and experience, especially on this occasion. Thanks again dgans! "... in fact we LIKE it..."
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Thanks for playing this. These mid-to-end-of 1968 Dark Stars are unique. They seem very gentle to me, the 12 October one in particular. This one is also quite "floaty". The New Potato is definitely not floaty though - it's intricate and powerful. Phil's "quoting" is a great addition. It's a pity that the recordings from this period are so sporadic but it's amazing that so much was recorded in such good quality. The hiss is all part of the fun. David, do you have the Rosemary as well? I know it's a fairly, well, low-key performance that is historically interesting more than anything else but I wonder if it's not more impressive on a better source.