Sunday morning music

While many of the people I knew were totally taken in by the Beatles, Stones and other such groups, myself and and a handful of friends got hooked on West Coast sound. I was a 'dead head' long before the term came out to label those who followed the Grateful Dead. My first Dead concert was in 1967 with a cousin from the bay area. It lasted over six hours. I have been to at least 25 Dead concerts and the last one was in the early 80's as the band had too many personnel changes and the group was not what they once were which just happens over time.

Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Marshall Tucker, Doors, Airplane, Hot Tuna, Canned Heat were the groups I cut my musical teeth on. I NEVER liked the Beatles at all save for a song or two. Before some of you want to tar and feather me for that last statement, the Beatles did a lot for music and the lyrics to many of their songs were cutting edge and quite profound. I just never cared for their sound.

So with the above in mind, here is Sunday morning music.

The first few cuts are Dead and some of the finest versions of these songs that they did. Perhaps of all time. Not fade away/ Going down the road feeling bad, China cat sunflower/I know your rider are the stuff of legends in the musical world. There are a couple of other cuts tossed in.

FYI, I like all sorts of music EXCEPT rap and hip hop.


Sunday morning music.

Grateful Dead - Not Fade Away--Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad (4-5-71)

Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower /I Know You Rider (5-3-72)

Playing in the band-Bob Weir/Grateful Dead

The Wheel- Jerry Garcia

The Outlaws-Green Grass and High Tides

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower - ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child(Slight Return)

The Decemberists - Down By The Water

Marshall Tucker-Can't you see


One Way Out-The Allman Bros. Band

Allman Bros-Blue Sky

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wirecutter said...

I saw the Dead for the first time in the early 80s and made about a hundred shows. They got their old sound back after Brent Midland died and Vince Welnik took the keyboards - bluesy and mystic.