This Rendition of Sugaree is Worth a SERIOUS LISTEN
I just stumbled across this band … they’re from Southern California, and were formed 25 years ago.
The lead guitarist, Rick I think, met Jerry on an airplane flight. They got to talking, and in passing Rick said that he and his band play a lot of Grateful Dead songs.
To which Garcia replied, with sudden amazement in his voice, “Wow! So do we!”
Jerry’s playing ‘Wolf’; Bob’s got his ‘vine of life’ Ibanez, and he’s on tempo; Phil’s got all of NASA’s knobs on board his bass; Keith is wonderful on pie-anny; and Donna’s pretty much on key.
Who could ask for anything more?
This is the Grateful Dead “Raw”: the music really does play this band!
Me and My Uncle
New Minglewood Blues
From the Heart of Me
I Need a Miracle
Friend of the Devil
Fire on the Mountain*
E: Johnny B. Goode
There are some audio anomalies in this recording … I’d apologize, but I neither recorded nor originally posted it. I just grabbed it from YouTube, partly because it’s a good show, and partly (mostly) because this was one of the four shows at RCMH that I was fortunate enough to attend.
And yes, I do have a story around this show. That will come later.
Apart from the minor sound nuances, there are some VERY RUDE interruptions in this video. I’ve noted them in the setlist below. Apparently, the show was broadcast live in several theaters around the country (we called it simulcast in those days). And the great folks from SNL acted as hosts for the theater audiences during breaks in the show.
Resultantly, in a couple spots the show changes from Great Live Dead to Stupid Loud Intrusions by the likes of Al Franken and others …
You have been warned, and you’ve been told where it happens
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Enjoy the Show!
Acoustic Set (0:00 – 0:50)
Banter (Bass Problems)
Heaven Help The Fool (0:03:10)
Banter (Bass Problems) (0:00:00)
Sage & Spirit (0:11:45)
Little Sadie (0:14:30)
Monkey & The Engineer (0:17:10)
Must Have Been The Roses (0:21:07)
(Phil rejoins the band)
Caution: Lower Your Volume at 0:49:49!
From 0:49:50 to about 1:10:00,
Silly RUDE Stuff w/ Al Franken
and other fools from SNL
Electric Set II (2:08:46 – )
Don’t Ease Me In (2:08:46)
Lost Sailor » Saint of Circumstance (2:12:30)
Franklin’s Tower (2:25:14)
Drums (2:33:58) Remarkably RUDE Interruption
at 2:45:30 — turn your volume down!
Space ah, finally, begins at 2:47:32
Fire On The Mountain (2:52:40)
Not Fade Away (3:03:00)
Stella Blue (3:09:20)
Goin Down The Road Feeling Bad (3:19:11)
Good Lovin’ (3:25:25)
Uncle John’s Band (3:32:30)
Caution: more rudeness at 3:41:00
Electric Set I (1:09:55 – 2:08:46)
Jack Straw (1:09:55)
Cold Rain & Snow (1:16:10)
Me & My Uncle » Mexicali Blues (1:24:10)
Ramble on Rose (1:31:38)
Little Red Rooster (1:39:26)
Brown Eyed Woman (1:49:45)
(sound improves around 1:50:30)
One of my alltime favorite shows; this is vintage recording at its finest.
Till this video, I’d only heard tapes of the show, recorded from somewhere in the audience.
The audio quality of this vid is ‘different’ from the tape I had, neither better nor worse, just different. I must say that it is very very clean.
And the video is is such a treat to see the guys in the earlier days.