• November 9, 2007
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    November 12 - November 18, 2007

    This week we have some terrific jams from 1971 and 1972, some great examples of what made these two years so highly regarded amongst Dead Heads.

    Our first segment today is one of my favourite pieces of music from 1971, and is a good piece to get people hooked on what makes the Grateful Dead so darn interesting. From 11/15/71 in Austin, Texas, we have the show-closing sequence of Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away. Straightforward enough, right? Well, check out this jam between Not Fade and GDTRFB. It is relentlessly powerful, and demonstrates how the Dead could take the simplest song structure, Not Fade Away, and create a completely unique jam that explores some amazing spaces, before dropping perfectly into GDTRFB. Stunning stuff. Really one of the best jams of its kind.

    Also from that same show on 11/15/71, we have the big jam of the night, Dark Star>El Paso>Dark Star>Casey Jones. This was a rare show in which the major jam was in the first set. Aside from the NFA>GDTRFB>NFA played above (which was, of course, a major jam in its own right), the second set this night did not feature a typical big jam. But, the first's more than made up for that.

    While we're in mid-November, let's stop into a day before the above-heard tracks, to 11/14/71 in Fort Worth, Texas. As 11/15 got the Dark Star, you could be pretty sure what they played on 11/14, and if you guessed an Other One jam, you'd be correct. From 11/14/71, we are very pleased to play this outstanding Truckin'>The Other One>Me and My Uncle>Other One. If you enjoyed this one, be sure to check in next week for one of the finest Truckin'>Other Ones from 1972, a year with plenty of great Other Ones.

    For our penultimate selection this week, we have a simply stunning Playing In The Band from 11/15/72 in Oklahoma City. Virtually every single Playing In The Band from the second half of 1972 was extraordinary, and this one was no exception. There was a great rendition played a few nights later on 11/18/72, which we played here a couple of months ago, but you really can't go wrong with a late 1972 Playing In The Band.

    Lastly this week, we have the set-closing sequence from 11/17/73 at UCLA, featuring Eyes of the World>Sugar Magnolia. Of course, earlier in this set was one of the finest musical sandwiches ever played, and it's amazing to think they still had enough energy and inspiration to end the proceedings with this jam.

    Not a bad week, if I do say so myself: a Dark Star, Eyes, Playing, Other One and a killer jam from 1971.

    Be sure to check in next week for more great music. As always, we welcome and encourage your input, suggestions, questions and comments. Please send them to the email address below.

    David Lemieux
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This week we have some terrific jams from 1971 and 1972, some great examples of what made these two years so highly regarded amongst Dead Heads.

Our first segment today is one of my favourite pieces of music from 1971, and is a good piece to get people hooked on what makes the Grateful Dead so darn interesting. From 11/15/71 in Austin, Texas, we have the show-closing sequence of Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away. Straightforward enough, right? Well, check out this jam between Not Fade and GDTRFB. It is relentlessly powerful, and demonstrates how the Dead could take the simplest song structure, Not Fade Away, and create a completely unique jam that explores some amazing spaces, before dropping perfectly into GDTRFB. Stunning stuff. Really one of the best jams of its kind.

Also from that same show on 11/15/71, we have the big jam of the night, Dark Star>El Paso>Dark Star>Casey Jones. This was a rare show in which the major jam was in the first set. Aside from the NFA>GDTRFB>NFA played above (which was, of course, a major jam in its own right), the second set this night did not feature a typical big jam. But, the first's more than made up for that.

While we're in mid-November, let's stop into a day before the above-heard tracks, to 11/14/71 in Fort Worth, Texas. As 11/15 got the Dark Star, you could be pretty sure what they played on 11/14, and if you guessed an Other One jam, you'd be correct. From 11/14/71, we are very pleased to play this outstanding Truckin'>The Other One>Me and My Uncle>Other One. If you enjoyed this one, be sure to check in next week for one of the finest Truckin'>Other Ones from 1972, a year with plenty of great Other Ones.

For our penultimate selection this week, we have a simply stunning Playing In The Band from 11/15/72 in Oklahoma City. Virtually every single Playing In The Band from the second half of 1972 was extraordinary, and this one was no exception. There was a great rendition played a few nights later on 11/18/72, which we played here a couple of months ago, but you really can't go wrong with a late 1972 Playing In The Band.

Lastly this week, we have the set-closing sequence from 11/17/73 at UCLA, featuring Eyes of the World>Sugar Magnolia. Of course, earlier in this set was one of the finest musical sandwiches ever played, and it's amazing to think they still had enough energy and inspiration to end the proceedings with this jam.

Not a bad week, if I do say so myself: a Dark Star, Eyes, Playing, Other One and a killer jam from 1971.

Be sure to check in next week for more great music. As always, we welcome and encourage your input, suggestions, questions and comments. Please send them to the email address below.

David Lemieux
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Great stuff. My morning has just become much better. Thanks!
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LOVE all the 71 material this week. Thanks Dave!www.gdradio.net Streaming Grateful Dead and more
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Hi, David, Concerning your reference, "Of course, earlier in this set [on 11/17/73] was one of the finest musical sandwiches ever played, and it's amazing to think they still had enough energy and inspiration to end the proceedings with this jam." For those of us who haven't committed the Dead's live output to memory, could you please be more specific about the ingredients of that amazing "sandwich"? Thanks. Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
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One Of My favorite Year's.The jam's Were Flowing Like wine.Monday Morning Listing To Dark Star,No Better Way To Start The Week.Many Thank's Dave!
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I believe the sandwich consists of: Playing in the Band> Uncle John's Band> Morning Dew> Uncle John's Band> Playing in the Band
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to face the world now. . . Thanks.
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Little bit of China Cat tease from Bob somewhere in that segue too, I might add. "Not a bad week, if I do say so myself: a Dark Star, Eyes, Playing, Other One and a killer jam from 1971." You said it, man. Good stuff. Thanks :^)
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i would like to be able to buy these snipets as mp3 files. maybe $2.50-$3.00 per mp3. please?thanks, jill
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You are correct. These selections are a great introduction to people who have never understood what we see and hear. They just don't get much better. Oustanding selections one of the strongest TS ever. Thanks. "There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."
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Killer NFA sequence. The Eyes snippet does initiate the Not Fade piece, in both quicktime and Windows Media.Gr8ful for the tunes
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Hey just wondering, what is the kbps of the tapers section tracks since the switch to streaming audio
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Did it get better than this?Only perhaps where the next week was concerned. Next stops: Houston, Austin and Dallas and San Antonio, where they top the tour off with a wonderful Dark Star. Can't wait. And just in time for Thanksgiving, which fell on the 23'rd, and right in the middle of this tour, in '72.
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we think that link is fixed now, but if you're hearing something different, please speak up. Thanks!
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Yowza!
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Thanks for the amazing jams today...I like Jill's idea!
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november is the month for thanksgiving- and i give thanks to you, david! great picks again-i'm grateful- thank you! caroline
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Its a stormy monday in the northwest but its warm inside and the jams are awesome. Really like the transition between Dark Star>ElPaso amazing how early in the jam you can hear little hints of ElPaso. Very cool picks this week love 72 and the years surrounding it I also liked the idea jillybean had about buying them that would be cool. Thank you David.
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Great choices this week !! The 11/17/73 UCLA show has always been one of my favorites. If you like the big Playin' In the Band sandwiches check these out: 10/18/72 St.Louis: Playin' In the Band>Drums>Dark Star>Morning Dew>Playin' In the Band 11/21/73 Denver (perfect timing for next week...): Playin>El Paso>Playin>Wharf Rat>Playin If you have not heard these, it is well worth the time spent tracking them down. Drop me a PM if you need and we'll get you hooked up.
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luvin the second choice that leads up to Casey Jones. most excelente!!!
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if I can call you that. The NFA/ GDTRFB/ NFA jam from this weeks selection 11/15/71 in Austin, is just some of the best Dead I have heard, all segments of the band are right on.I have been on board the Bus since 1984, and rarely is there a day I ont listen to a whole show or two. I have never really looked at much of the pre 1976 Dead, because alot of it was just mindless jamming, good stuff in its way, but I always liked to hear the Boys trying to work it to those ultimate heights. I got most of the more celebrated stuff, like 150 shows. About half of which I think is awesome Dead. I know sacrireligious, how dare I say anything bad about them, but hey, they were exploring new realms of music and altered states of being, thinking , and avenues of music. Like alot of Miles Davis's stuff in the late 1960's and on. To some good stuff, but to others nothing compared to his Coltrane collaboration work But hearing this Austin Jam, might change my tune completely, just friggin' fantastic stuff, mind blowing So I will go down to my nearest Pub in Lincolnshire UK, and drink a fine pint to you, and go to the archive and jam away. CHEERS!!!!!!!
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pretty damn good! now where is Aiko Aiko? round and round
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*edit* I meant to post," now where is Aiko Aiko if you PLEASE?" round and round
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Here are your Aiko's (on this here taper's section): May 14 - May 20, 2007 April 2- April 8, 2007 On the St. Louis show it's part of an awesome St. Stephen>NFA sequence, one of the best. Enjoy!
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... with every previous poster that this is a highpoint TS, especially the stuff just after Keith joined the band. It is just so plainly obvious when this band was non-stop into the X-factor - to say a follow-up to DP2 would be fabulous would be understatement! 'Tis the season! "From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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I listen to my iPod on my way to work. Listening to the taper's section stuff used to make my day as I drove to work. Now I can't do that. Why? Why do you care if we are downloading this stuff instead of letting it stream? It doesn't make any sense at all. I seriously never have a chance to just sit at my computer and listen to streaming music, so I never get to hear this stuff anymore. It's a shame. By the way Yamadog, stop putting apostrophes where they don't belong. Thanks so much.
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Wonderful, wonderful stuff, the music of my young soul, when the band was young too.
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beenwaytoolongatsea surprised no one's commented on that yet unless i misst it but jerry duz a pithy chinacat jam in the middle of the nfa jam when was chinacat born before or after this show some sage?
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beenwaytoolongatsea hmm i'll have to listen to it all again now i can't remember if chinacat was in nf or star, anybody? smokin' too much ......
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China Cat originated in early '68 and was paired with Rider in the fall of '69. They jammed on China Cat in Not Fade Away on several occasions: 11/15/71 Austin 11/20/71 UCLA 12/10/71 St Louis 4/14/72 Copenhagen 10/03/76 Detroit Also during Alligator on 2/7/69 and Lovelight on 5/7/70. Always love to hear that jam thrown in.
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Also teased China Cat heavily during Not Fade on 10/27/71.
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beenwaytoolongatsea thanks for that chinacat info, i know i've heard some of that before throughout the years but when i was listening, last night, loud, during that jam and all of a sudden i heard those chinacat notes it sure caught me by surpise and perked my ears up ...... ::)) such liberties those fellas took with their music ....... and i did not realize that chinacat went back to '68 i did believe it to be a creature of the very early seventies ...... listen and learn ever more ...
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beenwaytoolongatsea just felt like sharing - i just got a new beautiful sweet loving kitty cat, a soft, fluffy seal-point himalayan with bright blue eyes and nothing but purrs - i took one look at her and her name came to me on the spot - you got it - CHINACAT!! i think she likes it .... :: ))
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well, go post about her in the Faithful Friends topic!
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Thank you again David, for another great week of jams!
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that nfa-goin down-nfa is tremendous! wow! these guys were inspired this night. jerry is amazing.sure is a keeper, dont you think? set it free... great week of good old grateful dead and thank you for it.now to check out that dark star...peace
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Bob Kelly-- Tom Kelly always not fadeaway.... thanks Dave for some prime Dead,,not fadeaway indeed!!!.. than we move along to a melting dark star>el paso(for the good folks of austin)>more .dark star.>casey jones fantastic music...keep up the great releases.. also the road trips concept cds sounds cool.. .
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beenwaytoolongatsea calling all dogs i just received ROADTRIPS V.1 NO.1 today AAAAWWWWEEESSOOOOMMMEEEEE!!!!! fall of '79 ....... brent, new to the band, new band almost, wow, HDCD, i'm not giving the song list away go get it wicked cool cover/case won't say no more [[ :: >> ))
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How wonderful it is.......Happy 49th birthday to my hubby Ken :) I love you sooo much !
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Having seen the Dead with and without Donna as well as a bunch of Keith and Donna band shows plus Gracia band shows, I really need to fault you on your rabid hatred of Donna. Of all of the memories I have of attending these shows, not one of them was "Cackling Witch" If you don't like the tunes, that's fine but if you don't know the woman and have never seen the bands she is in, be kind. "There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."
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Hey now 'beenwaytoolongatsea': I respect your opinion, (actually look at 7-8-78 for some buzzkilling Donna squelches) but please for the sake of everyone else here: watch your language a bit. Kind of unpleasant. Also, rememember 'one man's trash, is another man's treasure'...
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In the interest of other peoples movies, please watch your free-associations/ranting/ravings; 'One man gathers what another man spills'. Peace sisters and brothers.
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Just saw what you wrote...."I have never really looked at much of the pre 1976 Dead, because a lot of it was just mindless jamming". Wow! It's exactly that "mindless jamming" that's kept me going for nearly 40 years. In fact I rarely listen to too much after 74 for the reason that it became less exciting for me thereafter. Just shows what a broad church this Grateful Dead thing is. But I respect your opinion and would highly recommend that, on the back of your appreciation of this week's selections, you check out some other wonderful pre-76 stuff (too numerous to list here). I'm sure you must have Steppin' Out but, if not, go straight to discs 3 and 4 (do not pass "Go", do not collect £200, and certainly do not step on tracks) and check out the blissful music from 1972. Also the Hollywood Palladium stuff on DP35, or the BCT shows from Aug 71. And I haven't even started on 69 or 73 yet! Lincolnshire, eh? I'm in Warwickshire. Maybe I should drop by with a selection to whet your appetite?
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Just goes to show that people use the first Dead they heard as the yardstick. For me it was the early 70's band and spin offs. Probably because that is the period of life when music can take a huge chunk of your time and energy we all know it best. I still know where the scratches in my records and the squeaks in my 8-tracks are. Kinda wandered through the '80s and 90's when it seemed like they were less consistant then previously and the song writing took a major turn. But reading other posters, Maybe I should have been paying closer attention. There sure seems to be a lot of Brent Fans. I do prefer a 35 minute "Mindless jam" over just about anything else in the world though. "There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."
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but, for the most part, i agree with your summary of donna. i don't think i would have couched my opinions in such terms, but i do think she added little to the gd aura of sound. i was watching a gd dvd a while back and thought she sounded somewhat flat, musically speaking. however, sometimes she complimented bob's voice quite well. perhaps she oversang somewhat. but she definitely doesn't spoil my listening experience. at least until she goes postal during some versions of "playing in the band." just my 2 cents. feel free to disagree. i don't mind. of course, there are plenty of times when jerry's guitar/vocals make me wince. 'specially the '80's and '90's stuff. but what can you do? and brent's very of-the-time keyboards are sometimes kinda "off". but i still listen. peace, y'all.

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Obviously our friend "bwtl@c" is not a pro musicman, performer, listener, or otherwise. Best of luck to him and his convictions but we know how difficult it is to rock every show. Shit! I'm not great every day at my job either but "when we shine it's awesome!" So I wish I could download and bask in his flawless intonation on a site like archive.org but he has yet provide me with his bands' name. And if he is a stockbroker... give us your flawless picks! Jerry blew a few too, but he gave us all he had. So rather than Donna-bash why shouldn't we all work on givin just alil bit more. We've got it in us. FYI you don't have to listen.
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I, for one, prefer a shrieking donna over an off key brent any day. I love their pre-brent material over the '80's and '90's material. I've been a dead fan for 37 years, and might be a bit old fashioned. But it seems to me that on some of the brent era material, he was covering for jerry because jerry's vocals were pretty weak. Might have been during the heavy h----- days. That's just my opinion. Long live the music.
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beenwaytoolongatsea everyone i am very very sorry for my out of line comments mayre is working with me now to take the comment down it will be down shortly i overzealously self-expressed in a unmindful manner and i mean no harm and i love the dead
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    14 years 11 months ago
    Past Regrets
    Okies im finaley comfortable with the steaming format! yup my greed has passed! If anyone really needs Dead mp3,s or shn theres plenty of places ,and for that i am greatful The fat is there so many sources to share the music.. I figured out ill never hafta worrie about gettin my phil hehehe,Let the Music Stream !!! Thnx !!! I so love a dark star yummy bends n ripples hummm whats that my tummy feels weird n now im gettin a bit dizzy yum yum
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    15 years ago
    Roadtrips
    A Roadtrips set from that Texas '71 run with sound this awesome is one I would gladly buy.
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    Chief Deadhead Thanks for the great music.