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“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, is a series devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will be off limits on “The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast” as hosts Rich Mahan and Jesse Jarnow explore the band’s outrageous history, innovations, and impact from 1965 to today.

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    BONUS: Bear Drops: LA ‘66

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 92:46


    We explore the Grateful Dead's formative early 1966 months in Los Angeles under the patronage of Owsley Stanley, LSD chemist & the band's new sound engineer, featuring Owsley's assistants Tim Scully & Don Douglas, Merry Pranksters, Rosie McGee, & an archival interview with Owsley.GUESTS: Tim Scully, Don Douglas, Rosie McGee, Denise Kaufman, Ken Babbs, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, David Gans

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    Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 93:39


    Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead's 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis's Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower, Bill Weber, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, Joe Schwab, Mark Slosberg, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, Graeme Boone, David Lemieux

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    Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, December 1971

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 96:08


    The Grateful Dead's relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty's Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber's bar mitzvah.GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, David Lemieux, Joe Schwab, Tom Wood, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, John Ellis

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    Enter Keith Godchaux

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 75:32


    Enter Keith GodchauxThe Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead's new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history.GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Greg Anton, Sandy Rothman


    Garcia

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 70:34


    The Deadcast takes a special season-closing look at Jerry Garcia's classic eponymous debut with co-producer Bob Matthews and friends, recorded during the summer of 1971 by Garcia and a small crew of close collaborators including Bill Kreutzmann and Robert Hunter.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Steve Silberman, Joe Jupille

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    Playing Dead, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 119:22


    Playing Dead, Part 2A truly all-star Deadcast examines the infinite approaches to playing Dead music, from traditional to radical, with a massive span of musicians who've played it, from jazz arrangers to indie rock heroes, from actual Dead members to Japanese cover bands.GUESTS: Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Peter Shapiro, Stephen Malkmus, Ira Kaplan, Steven Bernstein, Jeff Mattson, David Gans, Holly Bowling, Dave Harrington, Shu-Hey Iwasa, Jake Rabinbach, Rebecca Adams, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux

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    Playing Dead, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 75:13


    The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish's Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca Adams, Jeff Mattson, David Gans, Gary Lambert, Dennis McNally

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    Skull & Roses 50: Closing of the Fillmore West

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 84:05


    The Deadcast finishes its all-star “Skull & Roses” dive with cosmic diplomat Alan Trist, Courtenay Pollack's new tie-dye speakers, a surprise trip abroad, the closing of the Fillmore West, studio parties, explorations of the album's legendary art & infamous original name, & more.GUESTS: Alan Trist, Bob Matthews, Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay Pollack, Stephen Barncard, Allan Arkush, David Lemieux, Nicholas G. Meriwether, Michael Parrish

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    BONUS: Keys to the Rain: Celebrating Robert Hunter's 80th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 69:51


    We celebrate the 80th birthday of the late Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead's primary lyricist, exploring his extraordinary partnership with Jerry Garcia and work with other collaborators, as well his poetry, fiction, and solo career.GUESTS: Raymond Foye, Greg Anton, Jim Lauderdale, Alex Allan, Nicholas Meriwether


    BONUS: Over There: The Dead In England

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 61:02


    BONUS: Over There: The Dead in EnglandThe Grateful Dead only visited England a half-dozen times in 30 years, but the quintessential American band's relationship ran deeper than it might seem, filled with unexpected connections & fans as devoted as any Dead Heads back home, including lyric scholar Alex Allan.GUESTS: Alex Allan, Richard King, Rich Lee, John Mulvey


    Skull & Roses 50: Fillmore East Late Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 44:02


    Skull & Roses 50: Fillmore East Late ShowThe Deadcast sticks around the Fillmore East for even more backstage stories with stage crew member Allan Arkush, including movie nights with Jerry Garcia and the guitarist's brief stint doing Hollywood sound effects. Guests: Allan Arkush, Candace Brightman, Robert Cooperman, Blair Jackson

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    Skull & Roses 50: Side D

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 74:09


    The Deadcast trucks into Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, where the Grateful Dead recorded the bulk of Skull & Roses in April 1971, featuring stage crew member Allan Arkush, tour manager Sam Cutler, & a deep dive into “Wharf Rat” with Darkside’s Dave Harrington.GUESTS: Allan Arkush, Sam Cutler, Dave Harrington, Robert Cooperman, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert

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    Skull & Roses 50: Side C

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 84:16


    Skull & Roses 50: Side CAfter special guest Judy Collins joins us to untangle the surprising origins of the Dead’s most-performed song, “Me & My Uncle,” the Deadcast wades into the oversold 3-night April 1971 Dance Marathon that became part of “Skull & Roses,” guided by tour manager Sam Cutler and friends.GUESTS: Judy Collins, Sam Cutler, Candace Brightman, Sally Mann Romano, Rick Turner, Gary Lambert, Blair Jackson

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    Skull & Roses 50: Side B

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 74:41


    Skull & Roses 50: Side BOur celebration of the Skull & Roses 50th anniversary reissue continues as we explore the “spaceship in construction” of the Grateful Dead in 1971 with Rosie McGee, luthier Rick Turner (maker of Jerry Garcia’s Peanut guitar), tie-dye pioneer Courtenay Pollack, & rare audio.GUESTS: Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay Pollack, Bob Matthews, David Crosby, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert

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    Skull & Roses 50: Side A

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 95:26


    Skull & Roses 50: Side AWe begin our 50th anniversary celebration of 1971’s live album Skull & Roses with co-producer Bob Matthews, lighting director Candace Brightman, tour manager Sam Cutler, David Crosby, & David Freiberg, plus lost sessions, a 6-night false start, dream telepathy, song origins & more.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Candace Brightman, David Crosby, David Frieberg, David Nelson, Sam Cutler, Stanley Krippner, Stephen Barncard, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Blair Jackson

    music san francisco dead band cats beatles rolling stones doors guitar roses bob dylan psychedelics vinyl lsd woodstock pink floyd cornell skull jimi hendrix warner brothers grateful dead neil young john mayer avalon ripple music podcasts chuck berry janis joplin classic rock wilco phish prog dawg rock music american beauty vampire weekend dave matthews band merle haggard music history hells angels jefferson airplane jerry garcia david crosby fillmore ccr dark star red rocks los lobos deadheads truckin' seva allman brothers band watkins glen bruce hornsby arista my morning jacket altamont buffalo springfield dso bob weir ken kesey acid tests pigpen long strange trip dmb jim james haight ashbury warren haynes psychedelic rock trey anastasio bill graham robert hunter music commentary billy strings david nelson family dog don was fare thee well phil lesh rhino records jam bands time crisis mickey hart winterland disco biscuits wall of sound live dead david grisman nrbq string cheese incident david lemieux relix ramrod merry pranksters stanley krippner steve parish neal casal john perry barlow oteil burbridge quicksilver messenger service jesse jarnow jug band deadcast jerry garcia band david browne jgb circles around the sun david fricke jrad sugar magnolia mother hips touch of grey ratdog sam cutler acid rock brent mydland we are everywhere bob matthews jeff chimenti box of rain mars hotel ken babbs new riders of the purple sage vince welnick aoxomoxoa days between sunshine daydream capital theater owlsley stanley

    Hug the Heat, or the Story of the First Dead Tape

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 37:43


    Hug the Heat, or the Story of the First Dead TapeWe wish you a merry Pranks Day with a surprise Deadcast about the first known live Grateful Dead tape, from 1966, and reveal what happens when you try to shut down an Acid Test, featuring Merry Pranksters Ken Babbs and Denise Kaufman, with additional storytelling by Jerry Garcia.GUESTS: Ken Babbs, Denise Kaufman


    American Beauty 50, Episode 10: Truckin’

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 92:35


    The Deadcast season finale wraps up American Beauty and looks at the iconic Truckin’, the autobiographical album-closing road anthem, unpacking the band’s history from its verses, lost lyrics, and never-heard original ending.Bob Weir, Stephen Barncard, Mickey Hart, Howard Wales, Steve Silberman, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert


    BONUS: The Nedcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 94:55


    A surprising and wide-ranging conversation with Ned Lagin, the pioneering jazz-trained electronic composer whose friendship with the Grateful Dead began when the band crowded into his M.I.T. dorm room to jam and would encompass contributions to American Beauty and Wake of the Flood, nearly 20 onstage appearances with the band between 1970 and 1975, and Lagin’s own Seastones project, released by Jerry Garcia’s Round Records, featuring contributions by Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, David Crosby, Grace Slick, and more.

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    American Beauty 50, Episode 9: Attics Of My Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 95:05


    Two episodes in one: we meditate on the harmony tracks and metaphysical overtones of the hymn-like Attics Of My Life, before David Crosby and Steve Silberman return for extended look at how the American Beauty sessions flowed into Croz’s masterpiece, If I Could Only Remember My Name, where Jerry Garcia and the Dead served as supporting musicians and friends.Bob Weir, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Barncard, Ira Kaplan, Steve Silberman, Erik Davis, William Tyler, Brian Kehew, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert

    music san francisco dead band cats beatles rolling stones doors guitar bob dylan psychedelics vinyl lsd woodstock pink floyd cornell jimi hendrix warner brothers grateful dead neil young john mayer avalon ripple music podcasts chuck berry janis joplin classic rock wilco phish prog dawg rock music american beauty vampire weekend dave matthews band merle haggard music history hells angels jefferson airplane jerry garcia david crosby fillmore ccr dark star red rocks los lobos deadheads truckin' seva allman brothers band watkins glen bruce hornsby arista my morning jacket altamont graham nash buffalo springfield dso bob weir ken kesey acid tests pigpen long strange trip dmb jim james haight ashbury warren haynes psychedelic rock trey anastasio bill graham robert hunter erik davis music commentary billy strings family dog don was fare thee well phil lesh rhino records jam bands time crisis mickey hart winterland disco biscuits wall of sound live dead david grisman attics nrbq string cheese incident david lemieux william tyler relix steve silberman ramrod merry pranksters steve parish neal casal john perry barlow quicksilver messenger service oteil burbridge jesse jarnow jug band deadcast jerry garcia band croz david browne jgb circles around the sun david fricke sugar magnolia jrad mother hips touch of grey ratdog acid rock brent mydland we are everywhere jeff chimenti box of rain mars hotel ken babbs ira kaplan new riders of the purple sage vince welnick aoxomoxoa days between sunshine daydream capital theater owlsley stanley

    American Beauty 50, Episode 8: Till The Morning Comes / To Lay Me Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 51:59


    Jumping off from “Till the Morning Comes” and the outtake “To Lay Me Down” we hear from Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay on falling in love with (and to) the Dead, Bob Weir on the secret to recording Phil Lesh, Stephen Malkmus with a psychedelic book recommendation, and time travel to Winterland in October 1970.Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Stephen Barncard, Stephen Malkmus, Billy Strings, Nick Paumgarten, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert

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    American Beauty 50, Episode 7: Brokedown Palace

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 68:49


    We examine how the Grateful Dead classic “Brokedown Palace” forms a hidden but powerful song suite with “Ripple,” the preceding song on American Beauty, with guests Bob Weir, pianist Howard Wales, longtime Dead publisher Alan Trist, historian Nicholas Meriwether, and musicologist Mike Hamad, plus a search for Pigpen’s cat.Bob Weir, Howard Wales, Alan Trist, Nicholas Meriwether, Mike Hamad, Nick Paumgarten, David Lemeiux, Gary Lambert


    BONUS: A Visit to Planet Drum with Mickey Hart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2020 36:35


    On a very special bonus episode, we check in with Mickey Hart about his latest drones and hear high tales of Grateful Dead madness, from frying bacon onstage to using firearms as percussion, plus stories about his handcrafted instrument, the Beam, and a look into the Barn, his recording “crucible” in Novato and one of the great and oft-forgotten studios of the ‘70s and ‘80s.


    American Beauty 50, Episode 6: Ripple

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 62:01


    We examine Ripple, the timeless cosmic hymn leading off Side B of American Beauty, written during what Robert Hunter called a peak experience, and take a close look at the Dead’s very own softball team, with guests Bob Weir, David Grisman, Ned Lagin, and many more, including Ripple chorale performer Sam Cutler.Bob Weir, David Grisman, Sam Cutler, Alan Trist, Stephen Barncard, Ned Lagin, Stephen Malkmus, Steve Silberman, Nicholas Meriwether, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Jake Cohen

    music san francisco dead band cats beatles rolling stones doors guitar bob dylan psychedelics vinyl lsd woodstock pink floyd cornell jimi hendrix warner brothers grateful dead neil young john mayer avalon ripple music podcasts chuck berry janis joplin classic rock wilco phish prog dawg rock music side b american beauty vampire weekend dave matthews band merle haggard music history hells angels jefferson airplane jerry garcia fillmore ccr dark star red rocks los lobos deadheads truckin' seva allman brothers band watkins glen bruce hornsby arista my morning jacket altamont buffalo springfield dso bob weir ken kesey acid tests pigpen long strange trip dmb stephen malkmus jim james haight ashbury warren haynes psychedelic rock trey anastasio bill graham robert hunter music commentary billy strings family dog don was fare thee well phil lesh rhino records jam bands time crisis mickey hart winterland disco biscuits wall of sound live dead david grisman nrbq jake cohen string cheese incident david lemieux relix steve silberman ramrod merry pranksters steve parish neal casal john perry barlow oteil burbridge quicksilver messenger service jesse jarnow jug band deadcast jerry garcia band david browne jgb circles around the sun david fricke jrad sugar magnolia mother hips touch of grey ratdog sam cutler acid rock brent mydland we are everywhere jeff chimenti ken babbs box of rain mars hotel new riders of the purple sage vince welnick aoxomoxoa days between sunshine daydream capital theater owlsley stanley

    American Beauty 50, Episode 5: Candyman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 73:12


    With the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, we examine how “Candyman” updates an old folk meme, we welcome David Crosby to talk about the hottest session guitarist in 1970 San Francisco, Jerry Garcia; plus a cavalcade of stars.


    American Beauty 50, Episode 4: Operator

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 62:01


    To celebrate “Operator,” the fourth song on American Beauty and the first Grateful Dead song written solely by Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, we examine his life and offer an extremely rare look into the Pigpen archives, a collection of journals, letters, and more inherited by an old family friend.Bob Weir, Jim Sullivan, Brain Kehew, Michael Parrish, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert


    American Beauty 50, Episode 3: Sugar Magnolia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 41:50


    We are honored to welcome the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir (!!!) for a deep look at his signature song, “Sugar Magnolia,” and the making of the Dead’s landmark American Beauty in 1970, plus surprising memories of the song from Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan.Bob Weir, Rhoney Stanley, Stephen Malkmus, Ira Kaplan, David Lemeiux, Gary Lambert

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    BONUS: Dead Behind / Dead Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 76:08


    BONUS: Dead Behind / Dead AheadIn the fall of 1980, the Grateful Dead celebrated their 15th anniversary with a series of 25 special shows in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Manhattan, playing acoustic sets for the first time in a decade, along with two electric sets each night. The shows would yield the live double-albums Reckoning and Dead Set, as well as a Halloween simulcast that became the concert film Dead Ahead. We went behind this massive undertaking for a special bonus episode of the Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast.

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    American Beauty 50, Episode 2: Friend of the Devil

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 59:23


    American Beauty 50, Episode 2: Friend of the DevilThe Grateful Dead’s most-covered song, “Friend of the Devil,” also uncovers the secret history of American Beauty, including a never-heard demo reel for the album and totally scrapped session tapes newly released as The Angel’s Share, with guests David Grisman, David Nelson, Stephan Barncard, and more.David Grisman, David Nelson, Stephen Barncard, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Brian Kehew, Mike Johnson

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    American Beauty 50, Episode 1: Box of Rain

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 78:04


    To celebrate the 50th anniversary remaster of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty, we begin our track-by-track exploration of the band’s bittersweet 1970 masterpiece, powerfully embodied by opening track “Box of Rain,” featuring archival audio, and guests including co-producer Stephen Barncard and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig.Stephen Barncard, David Nelson, Paul Feig, Sam Cutler, Steve Silberman, Rebecca Adams, Nick Paumgarten, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Andrew Peerless

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    Workingman's Dead 50, Episode 8: Casey Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 74:57


    DESCRIPTION: In our packed season finale, we explore how “Casey Jones” combined folk traditions and became an underground hit too risque for pop radio, hear a break down of the multi-track, discuss the infamous sniff and other Workingman’s Dead’s finishing touches with co-producer Bob Matthews, figure out the location and date of the cover photo, and more.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Brian Kehew, Billy Strings, Bob Egan, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Michael Parrish

    music san francisco dead band cats beatles rolling stones doors guitar bob dylan psychedelics vinyl lsd woodstock pink floyd cornell jimi hendrix warner brothers grateful dead neil young john mayer avalon ripple music podcasts chuck berry janis joplin classic rock wilco phish prog dawg rock music american beauty vampire weekend dave matthews band merle haggard music history hells angels jefferson airplane jerry garcia fillmore ccr dark star red rocks los lobos deadheads truckin' seva casey jones allman brothers band watkins glen bruce hornsby arista my morning jacket altamont buffalo springfield dso working man bob weir ken kesey acid tests pigpen long strange trip dmb jim james haight ashbury warren haynes psychedelic rock trey anastasio bill graham robert hunter music commentary billy strings family dog don was fare thee well phil lesh rhino records jam bands time crisis mickey hart winterland disco biscuits wall of sound live dead david grisman nrbq string cheese incident david lemieux relix ramrod merry pranksters steve parish neal casal john perry barlow oteil burbridge quicksilver messenger service jug band jesse jarnow deadcast jerry garcia band david browne jgb circles around the sun david fricke jrad sugar magnolia mother hips touch of grey ratdog acid rock brent mydland we are everywhere bob matthews jeff chimenti ken babbs box of rain mars hotel new riders of the purple sage vince welnick aoxomoxoa sunshine daydream capital theater days between owlsley stanley workingman's dead

    Workingman's Dead 50, Episode 7: Easy Wind

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 41:44


    DESCRIPTION: We explore how “Easy Wind” was the only song on Workingman’s Dead sung by Pigpen and the first Dead tune solely written by lyricist Robert Hunter, featuring rarely heard radio promo spots recorded by Hunter.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Rhoney Stanley, Eric Schwartz, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Mike Johnson, Brian Kehew

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    Workingman’s Dead 50, Episode 6: Black Peter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 50:51


    DESCRIPTION: With special guests Graham Nash and Rhoney Stanley, our dive into the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead examines how a mishap with an estimated $50,000 worth of LSD led to both the writing of “Black Peter,” perhaps the Grateful Dead’s most somber song, and turned Jerry Garcia into a Crosby, Stills and Nash fan.GUESTS: Rhoney Stanley, Graham Nash, Bob Matthews, Gary Lambert, Shaugn O’Donnell, Buzz Poole

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    BONUS! Jerry Garcia: American Folkie

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2020 42:31


    DESCRIPTION: A very Jerry bonus episode explores Jerry Garcia’s early ‘60s years in the Palo Alto folk scene and his progression from guitar strummer to banjo picker during a prodigious half-decade before going electric with the Grateful Dead, including interviews with David Nelson and Bob Matthews, both one-time members of Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions.GUESTS: David Nelson, Bob Matthews, Nicholas Meriwether, Dennis McNally

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    Workingman's Dead 50, Episode 5: Cumberland Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 52:39


    DESCRIPTION: We flip sides on the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead and explore why “Cumberland Blues” is a much stranger song than it might seem, chart the transformation into the so-called Bakersfield Dead, and--in an extended interview--hear how new tour manager Sam Cutler helped the band turn themselves into a real-life workingman’s Dead during one of the most tumultuous and pivotal moments in their history.GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Shaugn O’Donnell, Bob Matthews, David Nelson, Gary Lambert, Mike Johnson

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    Workingman’s Dead 50, Episode 4: New Speedway Boogie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 43:13


    We explore “New Speedway Boogie,” the last song on Side 1 of the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead, examining how the song grew from the disastrous 1969 free festival at Altamont headlined by the Rolling Stones, and listen to never-heard session outtakes from “Mason’s Children.” GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Sam Cutler, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Buzz Poole, Mike Johnson, Brian Kehew

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    Workingman’s Dead 50, Episode 3: Dire Wolf

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 48:54


    Our close listen to the Grateful Dead’s remastered Workingman’s Dead 50th anniversary edition continues with “Dire Wolf.” Album co-producer Bob Matthews reveals recording tricks. With David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, we get a look inside Jerry Garcia’s living room as he learns how to play pedal steel guitar. We untangle the connections between “Dire Wolf,” the Zodiac Killer, and Sherlock Holmes to figure out the exact date the song was written, examine session outtakes from the Angel’s Share, hear from bluegrass phenom and Dead fan Billy Strings, discuss how “Dire Wolf” is only one of many connections between the Dead and Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin, and debut a "Dire Wolf" supercut.GUESTS: David Nelson, Bob Matthews, Billy Strings, Jeffrey Alexander, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Brian Kehew, Mike Johnson

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    Workingman's Dead 50, Episode 2: High Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 45:06


    The Grateful Dead’s masterpiece Workingman’s Dead song by song. For “High Time,” we look behind the purple door of Pacific High Recording with co-producer Bob Matthews and tour manager Sam Cutler, examine session outtakes and tape mysteries with Brian Kehew and Mike Johnson, and explore how “High Time” was a songwriting breakthrough for Jerry Garcia and his new housemate, lyricist Robert Hunter.

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    BONUS! Bear Drops, Episode 1: What’s With the Bear(s)?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 35:31


    The first of our ongoing surprise BEAR DROPS, exploring the life and legacy of Owsley Stanley, the pioneer underground LSD chemist as well as trailblazing sound engineer for the Grateful Dead. With Bear’s son Starfinder, partner Rhoney, and Hawk Semins of the Owsley Stanley Foundation, we explore Bear’s singular personality, the hi-fi origins of the Dead’s quest for sound, and how Owsley was the inspiration for two of the Dead’s most potent symbols, the skull-and-lightning bolt Steal Your Face logo and the omnipresent dancing bears, seen everywhere and beyond, most lately on Nike’s NikeSB Dunk Low Pro ‘Grateful Dead’ sneakers.

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    Workingman’s Dead 50, Episode 1: Uncle John’s Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 37:43


    Join us for deep dig into the rich history of WORKINGMAN’S DEAD with album co-producer Bob Matthews and others, beginning with a close listen to “Uncle John’s Band,” including its surprising roots in jazz history and Macedonian choral music, a further look into the session outtakes, and the story of the real-life Uncle John.

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