The Grateful Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Jack Cerro

    Jack Cerro Forum Resident


    I had a musician friend of mine who commented that Garcia wasn't the best technical guitar player, but he was relentlessly melodic.

    I've always loved that description.

    Relentlessly melodic....

    That's also how I'd describe the playing of David Rawlings as well.
     
  2. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    Going off-topic a bit here but, since we're on the theme of lyrical playing, I was listening to Dire Straits' live album Alchemy from their 1983 tour the other day & was struck by how similar Mark Knopfler's approach to soloing was to Jerry's at times.

    To qualify, there's not a little of extemporisation in his playing (most of his major pieces are highly constructed, having evolved to a "perfect" point over many shows), but the strands of folk, jazz, country, blues etc. thrown into his solos, the focus on telling a story in each solo & the way that his guitar-playing is designed to reflect and pull out strands of the mood and melody of each song, is VERY Jerry-like.

    He's not a player that, to my knowledge, was ever highlighted as a potential Jerry substitute after 1995, but he could definitely have done a job in the role. All IMHO, of course.
     
  3. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    This was my last show. What a great show. I had sent emails to Dave "lobbying" for it to be released. I was pleasantly surprised when it was included in 30 Trips.
     
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  4. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Dupree's Diamond Blues is another one Garcia raised a step in the late 70's.
     
  5. trat

    trat Forum Resident

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    The 4.1.91 Peggy-O is my go to
     
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  6. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    we lost pigpen 45 years ago today. you are missed. rip.

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  7. scribbs

    scribbs Resident Mockery

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    If you listen to 6/17/75, make sure you get a version that is pitch corrected.
     
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  8. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

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  9. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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  10. scribbs

    scribbs Resident Mockery

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    I declare this day to be No Pockets Day. Let there be no hands in pockets on this day, and may all your ponies be ridden.
     
  11. Spadeygrove

    Spadeygrove Forum Resident

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  12. trd

    trd Forum Resident

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    New release just announced,

    Jerry Garcia, Before the Dead
    Before The Dead | Shop the Jerry Garcia Official Store

    4cds or 5 records(LE) available for pre order now
     
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  13. KDubATX

    KDubATX Forum Resident

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    $20 for a 4 CD set seems very fair, but I don't know how much milage I would get out of a pre-Dead Jerry set personally.
     
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  14. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    It's actually $25. The $20 price that pops up automatically is for the downloads. Once you select 'CD' from the dropdown, it changes to $25. Not a big deal to me, still a killer deal for four discs.
     
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  15. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    It's 24.99 for the 4 CD, still very reasonable. I'm definitely interested in this, I don't know that I've called for it in print, but it's certainly been on my wish list.
     
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  16. John69

    John69 Forum Resident

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    That looks cool, though it seems they could have held off on the Hart Valley Drifters disc that came out a while back. It makes more sense to include it with this. At least they are putting some stuff out.
    Everyday their fan base is getting older. Keep them coming please!
     
  17. SBegonias17

    SBegonias17 Forum Resident

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    $32 with shipping/tax ordered. Still at $8 per disc, well worth it.
     
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  18. John69

    John69 Forum Resident

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    Hopefully their next release is a Warfield box set release. 5 shows, 10 discs. Something from 1990, 1991. Then a Garcia-Grisman live box set could follow.
     
  19. rcb30

    rcb30 Fender Rhodesian

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    After selling some Picks and bonus discs, I got a little Dead-budget change in my pocket, going jing-a-ling-a-ling, as Dan Baird didn't exactly write. Sure would be helpful to have a box set announcement before other 30T shows beckon any louder.

    I know ... if I wait on the box, it'll be The Best Of '86, and if I pursue 30T shows instead, the next day it'll be Kezar and RFK '73.
     
  20. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    The wait is a little stressful, to be honest! I'm so worried that it's going to be something amazing and I'll miss the 12-minute window to place my order.
     
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  21. Bossyman

    Bossyman Forum Resident

    Is an announcement forthcoming? I haven’t heard anything anywhere other than here. Lol.
     
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  22. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    In recent years it's been around this time of year when the late Spring box is announced, so mostly just speculation at this point based on past experience.
     
  23. jazz_case

    jazz_case Forum Resident

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    this is reminiscent of when the New Years Run was due to be announced and everyone and their uncle was calling the Grateful Dead hotline(s) every 15 and a half minutes because...well, you know why.:pineapple:
     
  24. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    "Four CDs containing over 3.5 hours of studio & live performances culled from previously uncirculated masters and newly discovered recordings. Audio restoration and mastering by Fred Kevorkian."

    Yes! Been waiting for something like this...
     
  25. Champagne Boot

    Champagne Boot Jeff Foxworthy in a serious role

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    Can we discuss the 10/9/76 version of Slipknot!? There's a little turn from the jam and the transition that is simply sublime, and I can't stop listening to it over and over again.
     

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