JERRY GARCIA & DAVID GRISMAN – LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 1992

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Live at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA – May 1992

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This tape is a mix tape of the five night Garcia/Grisman run (5/7 – 5/11). The tape was given to David Gans by David Grisman for Gan’s Grateful Dead Hour program. The tape was subsequently stolen from Gans and put into circulation. Garcia’s voice had aged at this point and was so well suited to this type of material, perhaps even more to that of the electric Dead sets of the ’90s.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ed5b3ihy9sqh5g5/Garcia%20Grisman%20Warfield%201992.zip?dl=0

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CHRIS HILLMAN, BERNIE LEADON & AL PERKINS – LIVE IN HOUSTON – JANUARY 1984

Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon & Al Perkins – Rockefeller’s, Houston, TX – January 12, 1984

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Here we have a Byrd (Hillman), an Eagle (Leadon) and steel/slide extraordinaire, Al Perkins (Manassas, Souther-Hillman-Furay) running through a wonderful acoustic set filled with Dylan, Gram Parsons, Hillman and Leadon songs. If you like Bluegrass, alt-Country, or Gospel with fine harmonies and acoustic picking (think Garcia/Grisman or New Riders Of The Purple Sage), then grab this show.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8w2ikds9lz96sr2/hillman.leadon.perkins.1984.01.12.zip?dl=0

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BOB WEIR & ROB WASSERMAN – LIVE IN COLORADO – MAY 1990

Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman – Sheraton Ballroom, Steamboat Springs, CO – May 23, 1990

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Here’s another nice soundboard recording of two nice acoustic sets from Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. Rob Wasserman handled the bass duties in Ratdog, Weir’s project after The Grateful Dead stopped touring in the ’90s. However, you can really appreciate his loping bass runs on this recording as well as Weir’s fine vocals and song choices. Even if you’re not a Deadhead, you’ll probably like this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uuby7kii10mzla6/weir.wasserman.1990-05-23sbd.mp3.zip?dl=0

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ERIC CLAPTON, ROBERT CRAY & BUDDY GUY – LIVE IN LONDON – FEBRUARY 1990

Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy & Robert Cray – Royal Albert Hall – London, England – February 3rd 1990

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Not much to say about this except it was originally broadcast on BBC 1 FM and just smokes from start to finish. Clapton explains early on that the band had only had one rehearsal the day before so “things may be a little loose.” Sounds tight as hell to me!

Don’t miss out on Johnnie Johnson’s (Chuck Berry’s long time pianist) excellent contributions, either. This is a classic show in every way.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jranem9qkcs0xnw/Clapton%2C%20Cray%20%26%20Guy%20-%20London%20%2790.zip?dl=0

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STEVE MILLER, JIMMIE VAUGHAN & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE – LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY – DECEMBER 2017

Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan & Charlie Musselwhite – The Rose Theater @ Lincoln Center, New York, NY – December 2, 2017

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I’m typically not huge on Steve Miller. ‘Greatest Hits 1974-1978’ was one of my first CDs and I knew all the hits but I didn’t listen to him much after my early teens. What I later discovered was that he made a slew of blues albums early on (some with Boz Scaggs) and is a still a major blues enthusiast.

This very recent broadcast finds him with Mississippi harmonica virtuoso, Charlie Musselwhite and ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist (and Stevie Ray’s brother), Jimmie Vaughan. It’s one of the best live shows I’ve pulled recently and has been getting a lot of play around my house.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8wthuhlqz76zdd4/Miller%2C%20Vaughan%20%26%20Musellwhite.zip?dl=0

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Graham Parker & The Rumour – Live in New York City, 1979

Graham Parker & The Rumour – Live at The Palladium, New York City, NY – May 11, 1979

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I first heard Graham Parker & The Rumour around 1992 when my father brought home a copy of ‘Burning Questions.’ I thought then – and still do – that he sounds like a mix of Elvis Costello and early Joe Jackson with some Dylan thrown in.

In 1979, Parker set out on an extensive tour to promote his then current (and still my favorite) LP, ‘Squeezing Out Sparks.’ Several broadcasts were arranged by stations in the cities where they played and I was given this one by an older Deadhead friend of mine. He saw the same tour earlier in San Francisco and said it ranked among one the very best he’s ever seen by anyone. High praise indeed from someone who caught The Dead and many other bands in their prime!

Here we have Graham & The Rumour burning up The Palladium in New York City as broadcast by WNEW-FM. It’s an outstanding show and long a favorite of mine. I never go very long without having it in my rotation. If you like a little new wave, a little punk and some pub rock to round it out, check these guys out!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/esku4vkqslc59dm/gramparker.1979.05.11.mp3.zip?dl=0

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