A listener asked me if I could find 6/29/88 and get it on the air. Took me a while to get hold of it, and when I did there were a lot of problems. The first set had a nasty hum throughout, which I was able to tame (to some extent) with a tool called Izotope RX. The second set has a problem that can’t be fixed: the guitars are entirely missing for the first half of the set.
"Johnny B Goode" is included this week in honor of Chuck Berry, who died on March 18 at the age of 90 and left us with a couple dozen of the rockin’est, wittiest, funnest songs anyone ever heard. "Johnny B Goode," "Promised Land," "Around and Around," "Let It Rock," "C’est La Vie," "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" – Dead and Dead-related set lists have featured Chuck Berry’s brilliance going back to the Warlocks days. Chuck Berry changed the world, yes he did. Jon Pareles’ obit in the New York Times is excellent.
Grateful Dead 6/29/86 Alpine Valley, East Troy WI
DANCING IN THE STREETS
NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB'S BLUES
SAMSON AND DELILAH
Chuck Berry, The Definitive Collection (Chess)
JOHNNY B GOODE
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- David Gans