“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific instructions as to how to protect both ourselves and our fellow WSLR volunteers.
Before my show, while technically “The Days Between” ended Sunday 8/9, MY “Days Between” is from lastMonday, 8/3, through tonight 8/10.
And I was enjoying listening to all sorts of Jerry last week, I totally forgot that last Monday was not only the15th birthday of “Yesterday’s Dead Today”, but also the 15th anniversary of WSLR being on the air! That date,too, was ALSO a Jerry Birthday concert, 1994! The only concdert i have ever broadcast twice. And I will beforever proud that “Yesterday’s Dead Today” was the first live show!
So, many heartfelt thanks go out to all of you listeners who have made these past fifteen years possible for bothYDT and myself, and to have brought both WSLR and now Fogartyville and The Peacenter to where they aretoday…one of the premier venues for live music in the greater area. And to all the volunteers both on and off theair, as well as those behind the scenes in all forms in support.
And to all the musicians who have ever passed through the portals of WSLR+Fogartyville…all without whomwe would be nothing more than a bunch of people with a far-out stereo, CHEERS!
New Riders Of The Purple SageHollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
August 6, 1971MAR> R > DAT > CD > EAC > WAV > SHNSony Electret Condenser Mics-22 > Sony 770 portable7″ reel-to-reel from 50′ backRecorded by Harv Kaslow and Craig Todd
A fine audience recording, although Marmaduke is fairly background in many places. Instrumentation is justfine, and Jerry is having a grand time!
note: This version is the same as what has been circulatingbut with the addition of the set closing Honky Tonk Women*taken from an AUDMR>?>R source.
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocalsJohn Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocalsJerry Garcia – pedal steel guitarDavid Torbert – bass, vocalsSpencer Dryden – drums
REVIEW: NRPSFirst heard the New Riders from their 28April1971 opening slot for the Dead. Workingman’s Blues, Daddy addas nice additions to the Dead’s electric set played after this performance.
REVIEW: A Fond Place In My HeartThis show has a permanent fond place in my heart. It was my 17th birthday and I was way jazzed to be spendingit with two of my favorite bands. What can I say? I had a great time! The recording is kind of a milestone too.It’s one of the first truly “good” audience recordings and set the stage for many other tapers to raise the bar ontheir technical expertise and the gear they were using. Before this, the only really good recordings were from theboard. The fact that Garcia is playing pedal steel with NRPS is a real plus here as well. I got to work with thisconfiguration of the band a couple times as an LD. Thanks a million for making this available! As I sit herealmost 38 years later, the night is still (well, kinda’) fresh in my mind. I think we went to Santa Monica and sleptoff the sparklies on the beach for awhile before heading home.
REVIEW: Wonderful!This is marvellous! Jerry’s steel work is so good, he just never stops with the fills and some wonderful solo’swhich bring audience applause. McDuke’s vocals on ‘The Weight’ are sheer bliss.
REVIEW: —Delightful performance from the band, four stars here instead of five due to the scant vocals that are quite hardto hear on the first couple of tracks; it picks up but never really evens out. Still, an essential companion piece toyour 8/6/71 Dead aud.
And, as time allows, since there is always an indeterminate time after tunes spent on tuning, etc., tunes notplayed on 8/6:
New Riders of the Purple SageBerkeley Community Theater,, Berkeley, CA
8/14/71sbd 1st gen cassettereel>cassette>cdrs>eac>flac, encoded & seeded to LL by Rob Berger
This recording does not reside in the Archive.One Set:
Monday, November 20, 2023
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Sunday, November 5, 2023
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