Sep 18, 2015
This week we return to the Berkley Community Theater for the second set of the band's performance back on August 14th, 1971. The tape cuts into Truckin' in progress, luckily however the excellent jam that ends the song is preserved.. from there we go into an early set Drums, and then, suddenly if not unexpectedly, the bombs drop signalling a truly great Other One to follow. Phil really shines on this one, and it leads to a truly psychedelic jam following the first verses. There are some great themes here... see what you can identify! The band flows back into the Other One which really was a signature jam in these days. Following a lengthy tune up Bobby goes into a nice version of 'Me & Bobby McGee'.. The Sugar Magnolia that follows really pops.. they really get cooking here, eventually the move into a smoldering 'Not Fade Away'-> 'Goin' Down The Road'->'Not Fade Away'.. The boys eventually return for an excellent double encore of 'Johnny B Goode' and 'Uncle John's Band'.... I think this one surely stands out as one of the best shows of a most excellent year.
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA 8/14/71 - Saturday
Truckin' [3:#56] >
Drums [3:35] >
The Other One (1) [16:40] ;
Me And Bobby McGee [5:39] ;
Sugar Magnolia (2) [5:45] ;
Not Fade Away [5:27] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [10:47] >
Not Fade Away [3:14]
Johnny B. Goode [3:30] ;
Uncle John's Band [6:06]
CommentsHappy Birthday for David Crosby before Johnny B. Goode.
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
I've received two copies of the CD 'The Best of the Grateful Dead'.. here's some info from the Dead.net website about this CD:
THE BEST OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD’s 32 tracks feature music from every Grateful Dead studio album and cover the key waypoints on the band’s mystical musical journey. Arranged chronologically, the tracks reflect the evolution of the group’s sound – and its membership – across more than two decades – from 1967’s “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” to 1989’s “Standing on the Moon.” In between, listeners will find the essential tracks that made the band such a cultural phenomenon, including such fan favorites as “St. Stephen,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and “Hell In a Bucket.”
In addition .. I have ONE copy of the newly released 4 CD set culled from the *80* disk 30 Trips arond the Sun:
this set features one cut from each of the 30 years of the band's touring history..
I usually offer these kinds of promotional disks as an incentive to make a donation to the Deadpod.. but since I only have 3 of these to offer, I'll be glad to send them out to three lucky folks who submit an entry today, Friday September 18th (the release date for the 30 trips around the Sun 3 cd set)
to my email address: j.henrikson @gmail com,.. with '30 Trips' as the subject ..
Be sure and include your US mailing address so I can send it to you if you win!!
Of course I'd be glad to get a few donations too!!!
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