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    "Cause it's always like that with the Dead, you know - it's always the whole thing." - News Journal

    As we close out the 2019 Dave Pick's series, we deliver on our promise to give you the "whole thing" with the complete performance from The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 3/24/73 and what a show it was! An upstanding "musical eulogy" to the recently departed Pigpen, the Grateful Dead conducted a potent study in contrasts on this bittersweet night. They found easy balance between tidy jams like "They Love Each Other," "Wave That Flag," "Playing In The Band," and introspective moments on "Stella Blue," "Sing Me Back Home," and a poignant "He's Gone." It was all laid down with a discipline and a polish unheard of in any of the truly exceptional shows that had come before it. Yes, you might say, they cleaned up nice to carry on the legacy as Pig would have wanted.

    Limited to 20,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 32: THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA 3/24/73 has been mastered to HDCD specs from the 7" and 10" reels by Jeffrey Norman.

    GET IT WHILE YOU CAN

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  • February 26, 2020 - 4:00pm
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    Signs Of Hope

    Hi All,

    As of yesterday a replacement copy of Dave's Picks Volume 32 arrived and was in mint condition. It took 3 months and a few contacts to customer support and Marye, but I've finally got it and that may mean there is some hope for others that may be waiting on an initial or replacement copy of this installment.

    One thing to mention. It is a numbered copy and a low one at that -- #544. Seems kind of odd that this Volume 32 sold out and I'm getting one that is numbered. This is not a complaint, but just saying...

    A BIG THANKS to Marye for her help on my issue because I am sure it was her inquires to The Doc that made this eventually happen.

    Good luck to all that are still waiting for a Volume 32. Hopefully, Help Is On The Way!

  • February 24, 2020 - 6:46am
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    Vol 32

    I got sent a 2nd copy of 32 in error
    I am happy to pass on provided you assure me you won't be selling it on ebay
    pm me if interested

  • February 24, 2020 - 6:16am
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    Vol. 32

    I live in Sweden, in Stockholm. I had problems with Dave´s Picks Vol. 31, as many others, but it worked out well in the end. It took a long time to get vol. 32 - and I had to write once to the Dead - but now I received it today. I received Vol. 33 a week ago so hopefully this will work out fine in the future. By the way - Vol. 32 is terrific! A fine show from my favorite year.

  • February 17, 2020 - 10:34am
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    I feel your pain. Me too. …

    I feel your pain. Me too. Still no Vol 32 and tracking showed the one they sent in the FAll went to multiple locations until it wound up somewhere in Indiana. I live in Ohio.

  • February 4, 2020 - 2:38pm
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    Well well...

    Silly me...here I was all excited about finding a used copy of Dickus Pickus # 11 after hiding it for a week in the soft rock section of a used bookstore, when lo and behold I found a copy I had no memory of getting in a box of stuff I was sorting through over the weekend...sent if off to a friend who is unwise in the way of dead.net so it will be enjoyed but still...guess I gotta come up with some sorta spread sheet in my phone to avoid situations like this...silly me

  • February 4, 2020 - 1:18pm
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    Will they ever ship it

    2/4 and still no copy of 32. Received Vol 33 which is great, but still nothing on this one. Original copy was sent to the wrong person (hope he is enjoying it), but where is my copy?? Paid in full but nothing to show for it. HELP ME!

  • February 2, 2020 - 9:43am
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    Non-delivery of Dave's Picks Vol 32

    How can this persist so long? Just meaningless email responses. Ship Vol 32! I have to believe if there was a warehouse problem then someone must be holding on to the CDs to get a bill paid. We're caught in the middle. Or what? At least give us an explanation. How can Dave not be getting to the bottom of this and fixing this mess by now? It's his namesake, so he should care.

  • January 30, 2020 - 1:28pm
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    Frustrating

    Got same message --- and my 33 came today. Not a happy camper.

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    Bob is the best fake Bob out there...haaaa!!!

  • January 22, 2020 - 5:48pm
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    Mayer and ticket prices

    Someone here called Mayer "the best of the fake Jerrys." Well, he most certainly is. Slow tempos or not, that's a great band with the best live sound I've ever heard in a larger outdoor venue. So ticket prices are high, yes - they've got to pay themselves but they've also got to pay Mayer.

    On official D&C recordings, it says "John Mayer appears courtesy of Columbia Records." Columbia is undoubtedly getting a little something off the top for their "courtesy."

    I won't dig it up now, but you could find it - John Mayer earns substantially more per show as a solo artist than he does with Dead & Co. I'm not sure how much crossover there is between audiences - I really can't stand most of his solo work, but love him in D&C.

    I would really like John to be in the band for the duration, at least for as long as all the current members remain playing together. That has to be less than ten more years and it could, in fact, end any time.

    So I'll pay whatever to see what is without a doubt the last best live version of the Grateful Dead, along with the best of the fake Jerrys for as long as I possibly can.

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"Cause it's always like that with the Dead, you know - it's always the whole thing." - News Journal

As we close out the 2019 Dave Pick's series, we deliver on our promise to give you the "whole thing" with the complete performance from The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 3/24/73 and what a show it was! An upstanding "musical eulogy" to the recently departed Pigpen, the Grateful Dead conducted a potent study in contrasts on this bittersweet night. They found easy balance between tidy jams like "They Love Each Other," "Wave That Flag," "Playing In The Band," and introspective moments on "Stella Blue," "Sing Me Back Home," and a poignant "He's Gone." It was all laid down with a discipline and a polish unheard of in any of the truly exceptional shows that had come before it. Yes, you might say, they cleaned up nice to carry on the legacy as Pig would have wanted.

Limited to 20,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 32: THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA 3/24/73 has been mastered to HDCD specs from the 7" and 10" reels by Jeffrey Norman.

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Compliments of Zuckfun and the Wayback Machine:

Dave's Picks

The following is a re-posting of the list of dates that appeared before the Dave's Picks logo.

This list is not complete, and again Thanks to cbs73, who had the foresight to write many of these down:

9/28/75 Lindley Meadows- Golden Gate Park- San Francisco, CA
6/10/73 RFK Stadium- Washington, DC
6/30/73 Universal Ampitheatre- Universal City, CA
9/11/73 College Of William and Mary- Williamsburg, VA
6/14/76 Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
6/22/91 Soldier Field- Chicago, IL
6/23/74 Jai-Alai Fronton- Miami, FL
1/2/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
3/29/93 Knickerbocker Arena- Albany, NY
11/2/84 Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
4/15/78 College Of William and Mary- Williamsburg, VA
10/27/90 Zenith- Paris, France
5/26/73 Kezar Stadium- San Francisco, CA
5/17/74 PNE Coliseum- Vancouver, British Columbia
1/22/78 McArthur Court- Univ. of Oregon- Eugene, OR
3/9/81 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY
4/23/69 The Ark- Boston, MA
5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum- Portland, OR
5/26/77 Baltimore Civic Center- Baltimore, MD
10/3/76 Cobo Arena- Detroit, MI
11/4/77 Cotterell Gym- Colgate Univ. Hamilton, NY
9/18/87 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY
7/31/74 Dillon Stadium- Hartford, CT

P.S. Kudos on your memory Itsburnsy...

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I knew I'd made an attempt at writing down those dates in one of my Little Black Dead Books at the time (I cannot find a screen shot or video record of that introductory message anywhere in the ether). While I had most of the shows posted by WTJ, my recollection also included:
01/30/70: released as #30 + bonus disc
01/02/72: unreleased - Winterland
11/17/73: released as #5
08/30/80: unreleased - Spectrum
08/30/83: unreleased - Silva Hall Hult Center/Eugene
12/27/89: unreleased - Oakland Coliseum

edit: hi and thanx Jim

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DaveRock, those May 1972 shows are truly fantastic, I would have loved to have been at those shows. My brother saw the Dead a couple of times in 1972. Hopefully we will get a 1972 box set this year like some folks here have been calling for.

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OK, now you've gone and done it!! My first thought on backwards time-travel (to a Dead show!!) takes me to 3/17/70 in Buffalo. This would be the famed 3-set (?) show, with a 3rd set involving improvisation with a symphony orchestra?
Who wouldn't want to hear that? Of course, I will bring a state-of-the-art recording device with me, so I can share this show upon my return. Why re-visit a show I've already heard (many times)?
There used to be a guy offering money ($1,000 or $2,000?) to anyone who had tapes of this show.
Damn, I now have a new bucket list show I hope to hear before I shuffle off of this mortal coil.
Life's no fun without something BIG to wish for!!

Well that's quite the interesting story.

From Setlists.net
"Hi Folks, I'm the conductor of this show's son (My father, Lukas Foss, died in 2009). The Buffalo News has recently reported on a reward being offered - $500 - which is kind of low (i'd say) by a radio personality, Micahael Caputo. When I read about it (the reward), I immediately offered another $500... which is still too low. I'm making a documentary film about my father and his musical world and would love to include some of this Dead/ Buffalo Phil audio and/or images... So... If anyone has anything or knows someone who does, please do get in touch with me. fosscb@gmail.com. Many thanks! - Christopher Foss
-Christopher Foss (02/27/2017)"

03/17/70
Kleinhans Music Hall - Buffalo, NY
Set 1:
Dark Star
Drums
Turn On Your Love Light

http://www.setlists.net/?show_id=0562

There's a good bit of banter back and forth between peoples posts. The final offer was $2k.

One of the returned Betty's? Ha.

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Here's another, more comprehensive list of those potential DaP picks, kudos to whomever posted this originally.

I ordered them chronologically and cross-referenced them against the list of "known" Betty Boards once, to see what the most likely future DaP candidates would be. That led me to believe that Kezar and June 76 Beacon Theater shows might be high on the prospect list.

I will continue to cast my vote for 9/19/1970 Fillmore East as the bonus disc accompanying a full release of 9/20/1970!

There's still a lot of gold in them thar hills to be mined...

Dave's Picks List
1/20/68 Eureka Municipal Auditorium- Eureka, CA
4/21/69 The Ark- Boston, MA
4/23/69 The Ark- Boston, MA
1/2/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
1/3/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
9/19/70 Fillmore East- New York, NY
11/7/71 Harding Theatre- San Francisco, CA
1/2/72 Winterland Arena- San Francisco, CA
8/24/72 Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
2/15/73 Dane County Coliseum- Madison, WI
6/10/73 RFK Stadium- Washington, DC
6/30/73 Universal Ampitheatre- Universal City, CA
5/26/73 Kezar Stadium- San Francisco, CA
9/11/73 College Of William and Mary- Williamsburg, VA
5/17/74 PNE Coliseum- Vancouver, British Columbia
5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum- Portland, OR
6/23/74 Jai-Alai Fronton- Miami, FL
7/31/74 Dillon Stadium- Hartford, CT
9/28/75 Lindley Meadows- Golden Gate Park- San Francisco, CA
6/14/76 Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
6/15/76 Beacon Theatre- New York, NY
10/3/76 Cobo Arena- Detroit, MI
5/18/77 Fox Theatre- Atlanta, GA
5/26/77 Baltimore Civic Center- Baltimore, MD
11/4/77 Cotterell Gym- Colgate Univ. Hamilton, NY
1/18/78 Stockton Civic Auditorium, Stockton, CA
1/22/78 McArthur Court- Univ. of Oregon- Eugene, OR
1/15/79 Springfield Civic Center Arena- Springfield, MA
8/30/80 The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
10/14/80 Warfield Theatre- San Francisco, CA (Reckoning)
3/9/81 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY
5/16/81 Barton Hall, Cornell University- Ithaca, NY
8/30/83 Hult Center- Eugene, OR
10/21/83 The Centrum- Worcester, MA
10/9/84 The Centrum- Worcester, MA
11/2/84 Berkeley Community Theatre- Berkeley, CA
9/18/87 Madison Square Garden- New York, NY
7/29/88 Laguna Seca Recreation Area- Monterey, CA
10/26/89 Miami Arena- Miami, FL
12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum- Oakland, CA
10/27/90 Zenith- Paris, France
6/22/91 Soldier Field- Chicago, IL
9/26/91 Boston Garden- Boston, MA
9/13/93 The Spectrum- Philadelphia, PA
3/29/93 Knickerbocker Arena- Albany, NY

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Mr.1s: "Damn, I now have a new bucket list show I hope to hear before I shuffle off of this mortal coil. Life's no fun without something BIG to wish for!!"

The Age of Plenty still offers a few tie-dyed unicorns. A glance at the playbill that evening in March '70 incites a riot of curiosity and imagination:

*The program will open with conductor Foss as guest pianist with the Grateful Dead in a non-improvisation –pianist Foss playing the Bach Concerto in F Minor and the rock artists surrounding him with a rhythmic and electronic counterpoint.
*At 7:30 PM “The Dead” will orbit on their own-two drummers, organ, guitars, trumpet, congas-for an hour of their album settings in whatever version inspires them at the time.
*AT 8:30 PM Mr. Foss and a battery of sub-conductors will lead the orchestra in the American premiere of the Foss “Geod,” complete with laser show.
*At 9 PM “The Dead” will take over again. At 9:40 PM Mr. Foss will conduct Variations II and III by avantgardist John Cage.

Was this the first 30-minute version of Bach's Cto#5? Did Drums>Space incite psychic phase changes among the black tie crowd at Kleinhaus Music Hall? And even a lost possibility: consider what Constanten, with his Stockehausen scholarship, could have lent to the Cage Variations had he not recently left the band following the big bust in the Big Easy (recall that TC used piano techniques acquired from Cage for contributions on "Anthem of the Sun").

But this potentially splendid anomaly was not recorded: Bear, also suffering fall-out from New Orleans, was on State arrest in California; Betty wasn't traveling yet; apparently the Buffalo aristocracy didn't pirate Naks and mic stands under their gowns and long tails; and though Bob Matthews was recording during this period, he seemingly didn't that night (wonder if there were any proprietary issues raised by the BSO?).

Here's just about everything known: http://www.thedeadblog.com/grateful-dead-buffalo-philharmonic-1970/

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I am with you on releasing 9/20/70, that show is one of my absolute favorites . The acoustic set is just fantastic. Maybe they will release it for the 50th anniversary of Working Mans Dead. I would love a 1970 box set this year, but anything from 1967 to 1974 would be cool.

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It would probably be like DSO playing on the same bill as the dead. That would be crazy. Oh, by the way I'm sure someone we all know will claim to have a full dynamic stereo hi-fi 10" Dolby double-fluggle mint condition audio/video of this night. With liners notes. Sorry I just could not help myself.

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Hey dude. A guy by the name ecco homo said he received his july 78 box on Dec.23rd. You can go to the july 78 comment page by taking a short cut to community then press the link and you are on the comment page. But still no product. Its looking better for the boxes we so patiently wait for. Peace.

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Does anyone have 3/13/76 Garcia Band playing at Oberlin College??? I grew up outside of there, never have seen it. Thanks bob t

PS Jack Baller thanks for the Hans Moleman quote from like 1990 or so!!!!

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Completely agree. I have been advocating this one for years. Arguably the best Darkness jam the band ever played.

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I've been a huge fan of this Dark Star for about the last year or so. How about that great moment where about 10 minutes into it, it sounds like they actually switched amps or had some kind of power / feedback meltfown. Perfect Dark Star cacophony and then they kick it up from merely awesome to absolutely perfect. Good call.

Jimbo - eeeesh on the New Years resolution and driving. I gave it up for a while after my car ghosted through the wall that one time, but then when else would I talk to you good people?

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What is wrong with the distribution of Dave's Picks Vol. 32? Mine was supposed to be delivered over two months ago. Tracking shows it got to my city, then it went to several other locations and eventually ended up in Franklin, Indiana, where it was "delivered." I live in Ohio. I have been told the Franklin, Indiana location is one of the distribution warehouses. Other than that, emails and phone calls have produced lots of apologies but no correction or delivery. The impression I'm given is this is a problem affecting many, but I see no word of it here. Any helpful information or suggestions?

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Worth a listen

January 78 would make a nice boxset

1 22 78 has already been released, but "California January 78"....dreeeeeam, dream dream dream....

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I've posted a few times under user concerns. I don't see how to send Marye a PM. "Yo Marye" help please! Tom G

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If I could go back to the past and see 5 performers or groups ( not including the Grateful Dead) they would be: 1) Muddy Waters Blues Band in the early 1950s that included Little Walter, Otis Spann, and Jimmy Rogers, 2) Paul Butterfield Blues Band that included Mike Bloomfield, 3)Elvis Presley 1956, 4)Hank Williams 1950 or so, 5) The Beatles. There are many many more performers I would love to see , but this will be my first list of 5.

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Listen 12-31-81 Oakland , Primo! Pick...💀🌹

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5 artists I wish, wish, wish I could have seen:
The Beatles
Cream
John Coltrane
The Doors
Gabor Szabo......I could add dozens more, but I won't
I hope I win a "home version of the game"!!

It would have been quite something to see Robert Johnson in Greenwood Mississippi circa 1937, playing on a street corner. Or in a jook joint-although I imagine that could have been quite hairy for a wimp like me.

These would have been quite cool too:
13th Floor Elevators 1966-1967
Bob Dylan on his 1966 rampage round Britain
MC5 1968-1970
Jimi Hendrix- London late 1966-mid 1967-surely the daddy of them all. It must have been so unexpected, walking into a club and witnessing all that. I prefer the music he played live in the last two years of his life, going off cds , but for the sheer shock of the new, walking into one of those first few gigs with the Experience must have been outrageous.

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3/17/70; thanks Kate and Company for shinning a little light on that mystery....I’ve wondered and longed for that one since I was a tenderfoot, especially growing up in those parts. Weird, but locally could never find even one Head who knew anything about that night, let alone attended.
Kind of Ironic that one of the most unique and cool things they ever did and wasn’t recorded by the band who recorded everything!

5 Bands with the Time Machine? Yeeshk, that’s just too hard! Definitely Orignal lineups of bands I saw later like The Band, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, and The Airplane, perhaps the Last Waltz? Jimi for sure, Early Zeppelin, who I had a ticket for near their end, but they cancelled so never saw them....Chuck B?, I’d say the Beatles but from everything I’ve read seeing them live was not really a great musical experience due to the shitty equipment and rabid fans etc...Original Blood Swet and Tears?, 50-60s Miles, saw him later before he died, but I’m sure no where like those golden years. Old and In the way in their prime? Winterland 74. Egypt, The Glen....I could go on and on cause no way I could pick just five 😀

DAVES 33&34; 33 I have a tape of so I know it’s a hot show, but I’m not a huge 77 fan so I know I’ll like it, but probably won’t get a lot of plays.....74 Dark Star on the other hand, boo-yah, I’m down with Any 72, 73, or 74 Dark Stars!
In fact, that pre Dave’s list y’all posted is interesting in several ways, but mostly for all the Dark Stars in the earlier listings. Also interesting how many of those shows ended up in 30 Trips....

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Traffic
Wilson Pickett
Van Morrison - early years
Little Feat - with Lowell George
The Wiggles - nobody can rival their lyrics. Other than maybe Phish.

Toot toot, chugga chugga, big red car.

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1. Jefferson Airplane
2. Howlin Wolf
3. Gram Parsons
4. Townes Van Zandt
5. Buddy Holly
6. Chuck Berry
….oops......reminds me of the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition sketch....

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Jimi Hendrix
Cream
The Doors
Country Joe and the fish
It's a Beautiful Day
Woodstock all performers

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1) Parliament - Funkadelic / Mothership Connection era
2) Coltrane / Love Supreme era
3) Miles / Bitches Brew era
4) ABB original lineup
5) Dead FW 69 Live Dead shows . . . No wait FE 70 Dicks 4 shows . . . No wait E72 . . . No wait . . . Winterland 74 the GD Movie shows . . . No wait May 77 . . . No wait

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California 1978 tour...... zero scarlet>fires in 10 shows to start the year. 2 and half shows with no Garcia vocals.. Sound quality is awesome and so is the playing.... For some reason I have always sort of glossed over these... I like the 5 day mini Midwest tour withe the 2 Uptowns, Milwaukee and Madison shows and my favorite Scarlet>Fire ever 2/5/78 Cedar Falls.
Also listening last night to Sirius and Dave played 3 songs from end of first set from Madison 10/25/73... Can you imagine that in 8 months in 1973 that if you went to U of Wisconsin or lived in Madison that you could hear two awesome Dark Stars from 1973!!!!!! bob t

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master musicians of jajouka 1968

clifford brown and max roach quintet 1954

lightnin hopkins 1968

sun ra arkestra 1979

gogd 03 23 75

Five performers I would love to see...
1) Joplin
2) The Doors
3) Miles Davis and John Coltrane together
4)Weather Report
5)Led Zep

I was going to pass on the Songs for Groovy Children, Hendrix release , but bought it because of all the positive comments here. Sure glad I did - love it! Been spending the last week working my way thru all the shows song by song. Thanks for the suggestion - the great things about this group are the informed musical insights and overall positive vibe.

Take care...

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I'll take this on in a slightly different direction

1. Bach
2. Fats Waller
3. Art Tatum
4. Bix Biederbecke
5. Hendrix

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1. The Allman Brothers Band with Duane.

2. The Who circa 1969-70 Tommy tour. They were better in 1975-76 according to John Entwistle, but I have a lot of bootlegs from the Tommy era, and they are on a tear every single night. Like the ABB, the setlist is virtually the same, but the way it was played differed.

3. Grateful Dead 1969-74. Or to be at Barton Hall on Mother's Day 1977. I've seen most post-Jerry iterations, as well as Old and in the Gray before Vassar passed. But never got to see Jerry in action. Hard to really nail down a year, 1969, I could get Dark Star and Other One both, but no Wharf Rat. I love the jazzy jams of '73, but would love to have seen, felt, heard, and experienced the Wall of Sound.

4. The Talking Heads Stop Making Sense tour 1983. Again, a band doing the same setlist, this one completely planned and choreographed by David Byrne, just genius and high performance art. It is just a powerhouse performance all the way through. They are the one band I'd pay anything to see on tour if they got back together.

5. Pink Floyd in the Syd Barrett era, at Pompeii in 1971, and at Radio City Music Hall in 1973 with the Grateful Dead in the row in front of me watching them play Dark Side of the Moon and encore with Echoes.

5a. The Ramones at CBGB.

Guilty as charged by the Spanish Inquisition. Bet you didn't expect that.

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....i too, would pay a pretty penny to see the original lineup play. Wild Wild Life encore. Calling it now.

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Funny, just recently listened to the live album The Name of This Band Is the Talking Heads, second disc with stuff recorded on the Remain In Light Tour '80-'81. Same order as the set list for that tour, cool stuff, in particular Born Under Punches smokes. Disc 1 is stuff from '77-'79, also good stuff. Been a while since I listened to any Talking Heads before that.

Random side note, for a cool treat check out Jason Spooner's cover of Slippery People. YMMV but I dig it.

Interesting to see peoples' choices for shows to see with a time machine.

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Shipped. Some new material to listen too. Now just waiting for july 78 box to ship. Some good news.

Hendrix
Pink Floyd - DSOTM tour
Who - around 69/70
Zeppelin - MSG shows for Song Remains
Ziggy Stardust - the tour that was used for the movie

Honorable mentions:
ABB with Duane
Cream
Janis
Eric Burdon and War
Airplane
Rush - late 70’s

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I like his cover of Wishing Well. That's a very nice cover of Slippery People, very slow like Dead and Company were doing it. :-) I'll be looking for that album.

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Funny that there is a lot of Talking Heads talk going on around these parts. Over the holidays, the wife and I took a trip to NYC to see Phish at MSG on the 28th and 29th. On Sunday the 29th, we also scored tickets to see a 3:00 matinee of David Byrne's American Utopia show on Broadway at the awesome Hudson Theater. It was Byrne and about 11-12 musicians and dancers, all with portable instruments on a completely bare stage. The whole thing was choreographed to a T, and watching them all move as an ensemble, along with some minimal but creative lighting, provided for some incredible visuals. The music was a perfect mix of Heads tunes and Byrne's solo stuff.... Great show! I think it runs through February, and is totally worth checking out if you are in or near the city.

Peace

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I would like to add a few more performers to my original list: Rolling Stones 69/70, Jimi Hendrix Woodstock & Monteray Pop Festivals, Howlin Wolf, Elmore James, Freddie King , & Janis Joplin.

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Love that band as well. Stop Making Sense was a staple during the college years.

Our softball team had a tradition. Any time someone made an error, the entire team would turn towards that person and do the "hand chop" down our forearm, mimicking the MTV video from Once in a Lifetime. Same as it ever was.

I'll throw in Roxy Music as another band from that era that I listen to every now and then.

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Coulda Shoulda Woulda.. yes, we all have regrets.. the shows we didn't make because we (thought) we couldn't afford them or didn't have the time. Some of these decisions turn out to be responsible, some the result of an unwillingness to toss caution into the wind and take a little risk.

I don't focus too much on the acts that were before my time. There's not much I could have done to influence these decisions beyond getting the Way Back Machine up and running.. :D

There are a few I could have seen, but didn't for some reason or another.. mostly the dreaded responsibilities of life.

like...

- Doc Watson (but I did see Earl Scruggs for the first time just about on his 80th birthday) so there's a bit of balance there, both high on my list of acoustic intramentalists.
- Stones (no brainer)
- Who (no brainer)
- Buddy Guy/Muddy Waters/BB King/Blues greats of my time
- James Brown
- Collins/Clinton/Parliament/etc.

That's sort of 5.

More importantly perhaps are the bands and performers I feel fortunate to have seen..

GD and JGB (high on that list and from a surprisingly early age, saw a couple of ho hums, but a surprisingly large number of what turned out to be quite good shows)

Followed by Floyd / Gilmour, ABB, S. Dan, Lots of Bluegrass/folk/etc, Zappa, Crimson, Yes, Rush, NRPS. But just as important are those smaller, intimate acts in small clubs/bars/restaurants/theatres, etc. Performers like Jackie Greene, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Galactic, even DSO, Melvin Seals & Co, JRad, etc.

In fact.. the older I get the more off the beaten path I seem to venture.. smaller places, lessor known performance and intimate not quite discovered bands.. had a great time at the 50th aniv. of Alice's Restaurant a year and a half ago in a tiny place.. stuff like that. Small, no fuss and more or less unplanned fun. My festival days are likely behind me.

A few regrets.. but not really. Feeling both very fortunate for what I have seen and grateful for the recordings that exist and the efforts put into making them sound as good as possible here at dead.net.

Stoltzfus; that would be an amazing choice! Perhaps the ultimate Woodstock set?
Carlo/10/16/89; one of my top GD releases ever, the playing, the sound, the set list, this show for what ever reason seems to be so under appreciated? Hope you dig it! HEY DAVE, how bout some more fall 89......Spectrum shows anyone?
Talking Heads; critics and the public have always hailed Stop Making Sense movie as one of the top Concert films of all time, a must see if your not familiar.....another awesome band I should have but didn’t get to see. My cousin has seen them and DB solo several times and says he’s never seen a show that wasn’t amazing! Bet that solo broadway show was ridiculous....just talking about this makes me want to get up and dance!

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