Dead AIr: Week 43

Beyond Description.  . .

A simple, yellow Grateful Dead t-shirt from 1967 is now the most expensive vintage rock ‘n’ roll t-shirt to ever be sold at auction. After a high estimate of $8,000, the shirt sold for $17,640! Another Grateful Dead shirt sold for $15,120! It became the second most expensive band tee ever, and the most expensive ringer T-shirt ever sold! 

Sotheby’s auction house in New York has made a record sale for a vintage band t-shirt after selling an Allan Turk-designed cotton top dating back to 1967 as part of a Grateful Dead vintage memorabilia auction. We talk with a rep at Sotheby’s. 

We get ready for Dave’s Picks volume 40 – which will feature two shows from July of 1990.

We chat with a photographer about his new book and meeting the band in early 1977.

The Set List. . . 

They Love Each Other 7:14 
1990-07/19 DEER CREEK MUSIC CENTER, Noblesville, Indiana 
30 Days of Dead 2015 

Sugar Magnolia 9:45 
1977-02/27 ROBERTSON GYM – UC SANTA BARBARA, Goleta, California 
Dave’s Picks Vol. 29 

Dancin’ In The Streets 16:18 
1977-05/08 BARTON HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York 
Terrapin Station 2004/2006 Reissue 

China Cat Sunflower > 6:05
I Know You Rider 5:07 
1972-10/18 FOX THEATRE, St. Louis, Missouri 
Listen To The River: St. Louis ’71 ’72 ’73 

Dead AIr: Week 42

Beyond Description. . . 

We talk with rock n’ roll photographer -Steve Schneider! His new book, First Three Songs, showcases live concert images with over 350 photos taken over five Decades. Many never seen before. Some musicians featured are The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tom Petty, and The Rolling Stones.

The Set List. . . 

Promised Land 4:32 
1976-10/10 OAKLAND COLISEUM STADIUM, Oakland, California 
Dick’s Picks Vol. 33 

Friend Of The Devil 10:45 
1978-12/31 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California 
The Closing Of Winterland 

Jack Straw 5:35 
1978-06/04 UCSB Stadium, Santa Barbara, California 
30 Days of Dead 2012 

Row Jimmy 9:25 
1974-05/21 HEC EDMUNDSON PAVILLION – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, Washington Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings 

Let It Grow 13:16 
1982-08/29 SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, Seattle, Washington   
30 Days of Dead 2019 

Dead Air: Week 41

Beyond Description . . . 

Sotheby’s announces “From The Vault: Property From The Grateful Dead And Friends”

The auction includes stage equipment from all eras of Dead tours including surviving components from the legendary Wall of Sound, and items from crew members “Big” Steve Parish, Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff, and t-shirts from the band’s longest serving sound engineer Dan Healy. From the Ken Kesey era “Acid Test” days through to the final years – a long, strange trip from counterculture icons to the definitive American band – this auction is a unique opportunity for Deadheads to celebrate the band’s enduring ethos right from the soundboard.

We talk with Richard Austin, Sotheby’s Global Head of Books & Manuscripts, who gives us a rundown on the stage gear, roadie gear, and band gear! 

The Set List. . . 

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 7:33 
1990-06/16 SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, Mountain View, California 
View From The Vault Vol. Three 

Greatest Story Ever Told 5:32 
1974-06/16 STATE FAIRGROUNDS, Des Moines, Iowa 
Road Trips Vol. 02 No. 3: Wall Of Sound (Bonus Disc)

Peggy-O 9:18 
1977-09/03 RACEWAY PARK, Englishtown, New Jersey 
Dick’s Picks Vol. 15 

Hard To Handle 4:05 
1970-04/15 WINTERLAND, San Francisco 
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set 

Loser 7:24 
1985-06/24 RIVER BEND MUSIC CENTER, Cincinnati, Ohio 
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set 

Bird Song 13:06 
1972-10/18 FOX THEATRE, St. Louis, Missouri 
Listen To The River: St. Louis ’71 ’72 ’73

Dead Air: Week 40

Beyond Description. . .

We pay tribute to George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, alt-country pioneer, who joins the great jam in the sky. Not only was he the frontman for The Lost Planet Airmen but he was Jerry Garcia’s neighbor. The Grateful Dead’s soundman recorded a Commander Cody show which was released last year. The soundman, Owsley Stanley, recorded a Johnny Cash show which will be released later this month!

Jerry Garcia will release GarciaLive Volume 17. The release will showcase recordings from Northern California in 1976. 

We hear Commander Cody cover a Johnny Cash song. Johnny Cash covers a Bob Dylan song. All tracks recorded by Grateful Dead soundman, Owsley Stanley, and Jerry Garcia covers a Bob Dylan song. Mr. Dylan recently announced new tour dates. 

The Set List. . .
El Paso 4:51
Dave’s Picks Vol. 38

Big River 3:07
1970-02/27 FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY, San Francisco, California
Bear’s Sonic Journals: Found In The Ozone

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Johnny Cash
Bear’s Sonic Journals: April 24th, 1968 Carousel Ballroom

Simple Twist Of Fate 13:42
1991-11/15 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
GarciaLive Vol. 16

Playing in the Band > 15:54
Cosmic Charlie > | 8:03
1976-07/16 ORPHEUM THEATRE, San Francisco, California  
Dave’s Picks Vol. 18 2016 Bonus Disc

Dead Air: Week 39

Fare thee well, Bob Matthews, who was at the “band meeting” where the group decided to name themselves, The Grateful Dead. Over the weekend, Bob Matthews passed onto the Great Jam In The Sky. 
Among fans of the Grateful Dead, Bob Matthews is a legend. He took banjo lessons from Jerry Garcia, played bass in an early formation of the Grateful Dead: Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, and the group practiced at his parent’s house.

Bob Matthews produced and engineered for iconic albums such as Live/Dead, Europe ‘72, Skull & Roses, and Workingman’s Dead.

We hear archival audio from Bob Matthews discussing music he helped make. 

The Set List:

The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 2:13 
1967-03/17 studio release, THE GRATEFUL DEAD 
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

St. Stephen 6:39 
1969-02/27 FILLMORE WEST, San Francisco, California 
The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live (2018 Remaster)

Garden Of Eden 7:50 
1969-10/15 MANDRAKE’S, Berkeley, California 
Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage 

Introducing The “Murdering Punks” 0:46 
1969-08/01 BEAR’S LAIR, Berkeley, California 
Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Accidently Like A Martyr 5:04 
All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions [Disc 6: Outtakes, Jams, and Alternates] 

Brokedown Palace 7:03 
1972-04/11 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL, Newcastle, England 
Steppin’ Out With The Grateful Dead: Europe ’72 

Big Railroad Blues 3:35 
1971-04/05 MANHATTAN CENTER, New York, New York 
Skull & Roses 50th Anniversary Edition 

Tennessee Jed 9:11 
1978-04/18 PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   
Dave’s Picks Vol. 37 

Dead Air: Week 38

Beyond Description. . . 
Waynard Scheller and Rainbow Full of Sound play Grateful Dead songs, and they’ve been doing so for a while – 300 shows’ worth.  But their upcoming tour will come with a very special twist:  they are going to recreate the Dead’s legendary 1972 tour of Europe, tracing the path of twenty-one shows from England to Denmark to Germany to France to the Netherlands and back to England.

The Web. . .

The Set List. . . 

One More Saturday Night 4:51 
1972-05/26 LYCEUM THEATRE, London
Skeletons From The Closet: The Best Of Grateful Dead

Looks Like Rain 7:43 
1972-04/08 WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, London, England 
Europe ’72 2003 Reissue Bonus Material

Bob’s Yellow Dog Story 3:08 
1972-04/08 WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, London, England 
Europe ’72 2003 Reissue Bonus Material – Hidden Track

Casey Jones 6:16 
1972-04/24 RHEINEHALLE, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Rockin’ The Rhein With The Grateful Dead 

Good Lovin’ > 18:30 
Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) > 4:39 
Who Do You Love? > 0:23 
Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) > 1:44 
Good Lovin’ 5:59 
1972-04/14 TIVOLIS KONCERTSAL, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Europe ’72 2003 Reissue Bonus Material

Dead Air: Week 37

Dell Furano, concert merch pioneer, joins the great jam in the sky at the age of 71. Furano got his start with rock promoter Bill Graham and later co-founded Winterland Productions. His companies made hundreds of deals, from T-shirts and hoodies to Madonna’s skincare products, Celine Dion’s handbags and Kiss’ wafflemakers. Furano got his first gig under the recommendation of the Grateful Dead. When it came to T-shirt concerns, the saying was: “Go talk to Dell.”
We hear something from a show that had the early days of “Shakedown Street” – the show outside of the show. . . 

After being shut down for 18 months because of the pandemic, live music will soon be heard once again at the legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
The venue’s owners, staff and fans came together today to celebrate the upcoming reopening with the sign on the marquee saying it all: “The Cap is Back!”

The Capitol Theatre reopened after a year and a half with a free show featuring a Grateful Dead tribute band. We hear the originals play the Cap this week!

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart was a featured guest on PBS NewsHour. The Rhythm Devil appeared to discuss his drone trio and how they are working to heal people with music. We hear Hart discuss cognitive musical therapy and get what the doctor ordered. . . Good Lovin’

The Set List. . . 
Friend Of The Devil 9:38 
1979-12/26 OAKLAND AUDITORIUM, Oakland, California 
Dick’s Picks Vol. 05 

One More Saturday Night 4:59 
1974-10/19 WINTERLAND ARENA, San Francisco, California 
The Grateful Dead Movie (DVD) 

Next Time You See Me 4:40 
1971-02/21 CAPITOL THEATER, Port Chester, New York 
Workingman’s Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

My Brother Esau 5:36 
1983-04/26 THE SPECTRUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Dave’s Picks Vol. 39 

Playin’ in the Band 6:56
Live at the Fox Theatre St Louis MO 12-10-71
Listen to the River – Single

Good Lovin’ 17:48 
1971-07/02 FILLMORE WEST, San Francisco, California 
Skull & Roses 50th Anniversary Edition