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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
Peter talks to Brendan about the upcoming release THE REPLACEMENTS “SORRY MA, FORGOT TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH” WITH PETER JESPERSON, RHINO RECORDS, 10-22-2021, Special edition 4CDs - I LP, with a book by Bob Mehr.https://www.twintonedigital.com/peterhttps://twitter.com/TheReplacements*support the show https://www.patreon.com/thebrandocast* visit http://thebrandocast.com
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
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, fantasy illustrator and creative architect Bill Stout, discussing Conan the Barbarian and the Destroyer, Masters of the Universe, his work with Roger Corman, his Dinosaur art career with museums, murals and education books, and his journey to Antarctica. Edited & Produced by Alex Grand. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians)
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
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
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, fantasy illustrator and creative architect Bill Stout, discussing his early work in the comic fanzines, bootleg album covers, record label designer, his apprenticeship to Russ Manning on Tarzan and also to Harvey Kurtzman/Will Elder for Little Annie Fanny, Movie Posters, production design and storyboarding for films like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Edited & Produced by Alex Grand. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians)
This episode of New Starz Show highlights not just a producer, author and music historian, but "The British Ambassador Of Soul". From humble beginnings David grew up above a Fish and Chip shop in Kilburn, London. From there he became a font of all knowledge when it came to music especially Soul Music. His knowledge and passion took him along a journalist path. David will tell you the time he interviewed Luther Vandross, founder of Earth Wind & Fire Maurice White and Janet Jackson, but above all he is going to reveal the story that changed his life, the story of when he met Aretha Franklin and became good friends. In this interview you are going to hear 5 unheard and unreleased tracks which are available on the definitive 2021 box set collection called "Aretha" by Rhino Records. David Nathan along with Patrick Milligan compiled the box set. David also revealed his feelings about the death of Aretha Franklin and how her death coincided with the death of one of his own family members. David Nathan is a seasoned journalist and knows all about the Soul background. He is very knowledgable person and very grounded despite rubbing shoulders with the "Queen Of Soul". So very intersting and a priviledge to talk to. So get comfortable, because you're in for a treat. ** Explicit Permission has been given by David Nathan to play the interview and in conjunction with Rhino Records to play the music ** Additional Permission has been granted by Tizane, Burning Girl Productions and Jiggery Pockery Records to use the intrumental prelude of "Cherry" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/neil-clark10/message
In this special "Miles Monday" episode of JAZZIZ Conversations, we discuss the recording, remastering and release of Merci Miles! (Live at Vienne), a previously unpublished live concert album made available by Rhino Records on June 25. The album captures an electrifying set by The Miles Davis Group at the Vienne Jazz Festival in the summer of 1991, marking one of Miles' final live performances before his death on September 28. We're joined in the conversation by Vince Wilburn Jr. (drummer, record producer and nephew of Miles Davis), saxophonist Kenny Garrett, keyboardist Deron Johnson, Merci Miles! co-producer Florence Joelle Halfon and jazz critic Ashley Kahn. Purchase your copy of Merci Miles! at the Miles Davis shop: https://www.milesdavis.com/albums/merci-miles-live-at-vienne/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jazziz/support
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
While they formed in 1981, the whole world truly discovered Morris Day & The Time through the 1984 movie classic, Purple Rain. And while Prince and Day's friendship spanned most of their lives, it wasn't without it's highs and lows...but, thankfully, they found peace with each other months before Prince passed away. But it all really began with The Time's 1981 Prince-produced debut self-titled album, which has been remastered and re-released in an expanded edition through Rhino Records!! We talked to Morris this morning, who opened up about his sometimes rocky relationship with Prince. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's often been said that they became legends without ever becoming stars. The Replacements' last album was released in 1990, but their visionary work profoundly informed the artists who would roar into the mainstream that decade. August 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the Replacements' ferocious, strident, snarly debut album Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, and so, we delve into the band's wild history, take stock of the fearless, inspired way they created music together, and appreciate the improbable-seeming legacy that began with that breathless collection of short, super-charged bursts of deceptively poetic expression. Joining us for the ride: Grammy-winning Replacements biographer Bob Mehr; Rhino Records' Jason Jones; Rheostatics' Dave Bidini; Art Bergmann; Faith Healer's Jessica Jalbert; and Shaye Zadravec. Subscribe to the Hidden Track podcast! The Hidden Track podcast is presented by Bent Stick Brewing's Hidden Track Citra Lager.
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
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
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
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 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 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
Bill Mulligan, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss two excellent Rhino Records compilation series issued in the '90s: "DIY" and "Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s." (Fellow listener Tim Hoffman joins us on the deck.)Episode editor: Mary EdelbergBecome a Rockin' the Suburbs patron - support the show and get bonus content - at Patreon.com/suburbspodSubscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends. Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com Email Jim & Patrick at email@example.com Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984. Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com(c) Artie S. Industries LLC
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
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
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
MAKEBA MOONCYCLE I’m not a female MC! I'm a MC for life! Traveling around the universe looking for a way to release, inside there's a fire when set free comes peace! Makeba has been writing and performing since she was a child. Did she always know that she wanted to be an MC? Did she know that her writings and poetry would open a door to being a lyricist or a MC? No, Makeba looked at writing as a way to escape and the universe led her to connect with people in each stage of her life. From dancing lessons, piano lessons and being exposed to hard work and entrepreneurs helped her on my journey. Makeba believes that life experiences will shape your decisions and directions some right some wrong. All of these turns introduced her to a life, a world and to people that have prepared me for important moments. Her love for dance took her to clubs where she met LinQue. Makeba's love for helping others led her to the BlackWatch movement and X Clan and Sonny Carson. Makeba's loyalty to friends led her to helping in business which led her to MC Lyte. Which led her to finding talented artists and producers who eventually became family. Putting others and supporting their dreams before her own became part of an instinctive nature that taught her many things. Makeba said she was thankful to the people that inspired me even though she was afraid to show her skills, this fear brought on by her fear of loss. Makeba's first experiences in a professional recording studio was with X Clan, ISIS and Queen Mother Rage. She was able to road manage for ISIS, Queen Mother Rage, YZ and X Clan. When out with X Clan she only assisted Professor X and the road manager Walter. Hands on training was better than any book or instruction manual. Makeba found that she had an ear for talent, especially great producers. Makeba said that she learned a lot from those experiences which showed her how to work and maneuver within the music business. The first professional song Makeba recorded besides backgrounds and hooks was on MC Lyte's album Ain't No Other on the song Hard Copy produced by Backspin. Her MC name at this time was Kink Ez because she had locks and her hair locked up fast giving her antennas to the universe. Recording with Lyte and LinQue was amazing and lit a fire in her that could not be extinguished. Before the song a strong friendship/sisterhood was formed along with a management company called Duke Da Moon. Our dream was to manage LinQue and the other artists. At this time Makeba was focused on running the company, not music. While managing several artists she formed a group called Afrodeeziacs with Asia Minor, the group's demo was produced by Down Low productions own Self and Goldie. While looking for tracks for LinQue's album with Ruffhouse she met a production team called Friendly Fee Amelia and Kevin Moore. After leaving Duke Da Moon she began to record solo tracks with Friendly Fee the first being H20 with many more after that. Makeba recorded many songs and Friendly Fee put out her first single as Makeba Mooncycle called Desert Storm that was picked for a New MC's compilation on Rhino Records called Phat Beats and Bra Straps. Then another single called Ahhh featuring the COINS by this time Friendly Fee changed their name to Masters of the Art. With Masters of the Art, Makeba had written and recorded an extensive catalogue of songs. While performing in Washington DC she met promoters from Africa who said they wanted her to come and perform. Makeba performed on the FESTAM Tour of West Africa in Dakar, Senegal opening up for African artists in big venues and she performed day and night at smaller venues and schools. Armed only with a distribution deal from Orpheus/EMI, which did not pan out because they wanted her to pay for features she quickly parted ways. Still working hardmanaging herself and others Makeba quickly built a loyal fanbase and saw a string of releases. She is currently writing a book based on her experiences within the music business. Makeba’s catalogue of music includes the singles Lunchroom Classics and WE, duets with Talib Kweli produced by J. Rawls, An EP released on Buka Entertainment/Lone Catalysts called The Gibbous. We Can't be Touched produced by DJ Tony Touch and Ray Rolls, Doin our Thang produced by Joe Loops both with Sunz of Man, Crazy Love, a European release with Nona Hendryx, and Fire produced by Arabian Knight, a song with Royal Fam's Timbo King off of Wu Tang Records. After Duke Da Moon Makeba started her own management company called Must Maintain Entertainment, and was known as the hook up lady who served as a consultant for various artists such as Mood, Hi Tech, Talib Kweli, AZ, Skanks The Rap Martyr (Problem Child), P Funk, and The Rose Family. Makeba has also lent her voice to television, doing voice-overs for an Italian Adidas commercial that featured the late "Just Got Paid" Johnny Kemp and the late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC who produced the music for the commercial. She also used her voice over talents for two Sugar Golden Crisps commercials. Makeba also recorded and performed the theme song for BET Comic View’s 10th anniversary show, and appeared on the PBS television series Between the Lions. Makeba worked with many artists and producers trying to mark her spot in Hip Hop history. She has many releases on the way, the first being The Gibbous 2020 a twenty year anniversary celebration of the original release with new songs. Can You Feel Me a single off the Sunz of Anarchy Sicktape Volume one brought to us by Skanks The Rap Martyr and Anarchy Records. She will also be releasing a Mixtape called Featuring with Anarchy Records and an album name at the moment called Just A Part Of Me! She is still moving and as she says "Don't Stop, Don't Quit!
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
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
Billy Gibbons, le guitariste de ZZ Top sortira son nouvel album solo ‘’Hardware’’ le 4 juin dont voici le clip du premier single, "West Coast Junkie". Royal Blood, le duo de Brighton partage le troisième single du prochain album ‘’Typhoons’’ prévu pour le 30 avril. A l’occasion de ses 74 ans ce 25 mars, Elton John a mis à disposition six raretés qu’on trouve dans le coffret ‘’Jewel Box’’ pour célébrer ses 50 ans de carrière, en streaming pour la première fois. The Offspring sort le clip officiel de ‘’Let The Bad Times Roll’’ plage titulaire de l’album ‘’ Let The Bad Times Roll’’. L’album de 1996 de Stone Temple Pilots, ‘’Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop’’, arrivera en juillet dans une belle édition super-deluxe via Rhino Records. Dave Grohl, le frontman des Foo Fighters a récemment participé à un festival organisé par John Oates (Hall and Oates) et son épouse Aimee Oates. --- Classic 21 vous informe des dernières actualités du rock, en Belgique et partout ailleurs. Le Journal du Rock, chaque jour à 7h30 et 18h30.
Harold Bronson is as much of a rock ’n’ roll music fan as he is a music industry trailblazer. As a UCLA college music journalist, Harold flew to London to meet and interview his idols, and later wrote the book, "My British Invasion- The Inside Story on the Yardbirds, the Dave Clark Five, Manford Mann, Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Troggs, The Kinks, The Zombies, and More.” Harold shares little known, behind the scenes stories about his encounters with these music legends when they were still in their prime. He explains why he thinks the The Kinks stopped touring and why members of the Ramones didn’t speak to each other for years during their heyday. Harold co-founded Rhino Records with Richard Foos, which became the standard for novelty and reissue records and the first label to produce CD Box sets in America, beginning with Richie Valens. He signed The Knack and executive produced their ‘Zoom’ album. Rhino also produce several Firesign Theatre records. Harold grew up in Westchester, CA, (next to LAX airport) with some neighborhood kids who became the hit band, the Turtles. As film producer, Harold worked with Hunter Thompson to make “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, starring Johnny Depp. And he’s got Hunter Thompson stories to prove it! Join Phil and Ted for fascinating, rock ’n' roll stories from the 1960s and 70s.
We've got Movie Sign! This week, Jonah sits down with actors/writers Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie!Trace and Kevin talk about their fraught relationship with the studio, the early crowdfunding plan they considered, making MST3K more cinematic for the big screen, scenes and songs they wish they'd filmed, the joys of riffing, and finding your people on the fringes of comedy!LinksFind out where you can watch Mystery Science Theater 3000: The MovieCheck out The Mads Are Back with Frank Conniff and Trace BeaulieuFollow Trace on TwitterListen to Rifftrax with Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin MurphyFollow Kevin on Twitter and InstagramThank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.
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
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.
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
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
Yvonne Drazan es la Vice Presidenta de Peer Music, la editora independiente más grande del mundo, en la costa oeste de los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica para el mercado latino. Su carrera empezó desde muy joven cuando fundó Club Rock en Español (CREE) en la ciudad de Los Angeles. EL CREE comenzó como una especie de fan club de bandas de rock latinas que luego se convirtió en una agencia de "street marketing" que ayudo al desarollo de el movimiento del rock latino en US. Yvonne luego entra al circuito de las disqueras coenzando por EMI Latin a trabajar con artistas tales como Selena Quintanilla, Alvaro Torres, John Secada, entre otros. De ahí le surge la oortunidad de irse a trabajar como road manager de algunas bandas de rock y luego regresa a trabajar en el mercado americano en RHINO Records donde colaboró con artistas como Ramones, Los Lobos, The Sugar Hill Gang, Curtis Blow, Devo, entre otros. Años después regresa al mercado latino a trabajar como Label Manager de la disquera de Gustavo Santaolalla, SURCO, donde el repertorio de artistas incluía a Juanes, Molotov, Bajo Fondo, entre otros. Luego de años corriendo la disquera, entra al mundo de las editoras donde lleva más de 18 años. Te invitamos a que escuches una mujer que ha luchado por lo que ha logrado, no se ha dejado encajonar por los standares de la ndustria y ve los prejuicios como retos para ser mejor cada día. Drazan ha sido reconocida como Latin Power Player dos años consecutivos por la revista Billboard y no es para menos. Es una rebelde por naturaleza y eso la hace exitosa. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jafet-santiago/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jafet-santiago/support
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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