Asked to describe the Grateful Dead's music, Garcia is reported to have quipped, “We were great for seconds on end.” (stolen from Cubensis site)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

50th Anniversary of Fillmore West, February 27-28, March 1-2, 1969



Chronicle 2-27-1969






peanut butter?

Day one of four at the Fillmore West. A beautiful time, 50 years ago in San Francisco. One of the best. No time to talk, all time to listen. 
 Dave can you please rerelease this puppy at $99.50 and get rid of all the Ebay $1000 artists?













Grateful Dead aficionados as well as dilettantes have equal odds for epiphany working their way through all the sets from this entire four-night run at the fabled rock venue. The band's grasp of dynamics isn't applied just to the jams, as demonstrated by the flow of 2/27's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl": their performance here suggests the band learned much about dynamics playing the blues following Pigpen's lead, as Jerry Garcia's howling lead guitar drops out in the blink of any eye to allow the whispering reentry of the vocal and the equally soft sound of the harp.
from All about Jazz website

from David Malvinni\s awesome book




















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