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Daze of the Dead set two



DJ Fundi's Part 2 mix of highlights from the recent "Day of the Dead" compilation

episode 109 // Real Estate "Here Comes Sunshine" / Tal National "Eyes of the World" / Luluc with Xylouris White "Till the Morning Comes" / Jim James "Candyman" / Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends "Playin in the Band" / Local Natives "Stella Blue" / Orchestra Baobab "Clementine Jam" / / Flaming Lips "Dark Star" / s t a r g a z e "What's Become of the Baby" / Bill Callahan "Easy Wind" / Mina Tindle & Friends "Rosemary" / The National "Morning Dew" / The National + Bob Weir "GDTRFB" / Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw & Little Scream (feat. Garth Hudson) "Brokedown Palace

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Daze of the Dead set one



DJ Fundi's mix of highlights from the recent "Day of the Dead" compilation

episode #106: Sugaree *
Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends / Franklin's Tower * Baobab Orchestra / New Speedway Boogie * Courtney Barnett / St. Stephen * Wilco with Bob Weir / Ship of Fools * The Tallest Man on Earth / Cumberland Blues * Charles Bradley / Help on the Way > Slipknot! * Bela Fleck / Estimated Prophet * The Rileys / Shakedown Street * Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Jack-A-Roe * This Is The Kit / China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider * Stephen Malkmus / Loser * Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends / Bird Song * Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends / drumz/space * Man Forever & Sō Percussion and Oneida / Dark Star * Cass McCombs and Joe Russo > Nightfall of Diamonds / GDTRFB * Lucinda Williams / And We Bid You Goodnight * Sam Amidon \\



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Grateful Dead May '77 set one



An amalgamation of first set songs from the Grateful Dead circa May 1977. These are the best first set nuggets culled from the new box set from Rhino Records, "Five Days in May." Remastered, rebalanced and rejujued, this is the Dead at one of their 4 or 5 musical peaks.

We open with two songs that find the band energetic yet ragged, like a runner bursting out of the gates before the starting bell….
Bertha and Music Never Stopped give them ample opportunity to warm up and start to locate the communal groove.

We then take a tromp through a slew of classic songs that showcase the restraint and complexity of their playing—
Ramble On Rose, Cassidy, Brown-Eyed Women, Jack A Roe —all right in that warm pocket of the groovy, earthy 70s. Listen to Jerry's guitar somehow weave together elements of country, jazz, funk, bluegrass, rock and disco, as if to demonstrate that all American popular music shares a common ancestral rootstock.

Lazy Lightning > Supplication finds the Dead opening up the valves for the first time in to an unrestrained instrumental jam. Flight warning!

By the time we get to
High Time, Jack Straw and Half-Step Mississippi, we are in the presence of a warmed-up band playing honest, heartfelt music that takes in all strands of  American roots music while simultaneously leans in to the future, creating something brand new from shards of the past. The band has found their groove in this twilight of the first set and saunter through the countryfied psychedelic landscapes with an ease bordering on swagger.

Dancin' in the Street brings the parade of set one songs to a rousing, all-on conclusion -- hear the Grateful Dead tease disco, and find both funk and flat-pickin' somewhere deep in that groove.

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Grateful Dead Spring 1990 Highlights 2

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The Grateful Dead released an excellent box set last fall that highlights their Spring 1990 tour, featuring six complete shows remastered and remojo'd on 18 CDs. Many Deadhead aficionados consider this period to be one of the last great musical peaks for the band, post-In The Dark with Jerry in good health and the band firing on all cylinders night after night. It is also a noteworthy period as these are Brent's last days with the Dead…

DJ Fundi took it upon himself to comb through the more than 20 hours of live Dead recordings found on the new Spring Tour 1990 box set, finding favorite moments, sweet ballads and stellar jams, then blending them together in to this "highlight mix." Its like Fantasy Grateful Dead: pick and choose your own set list, create your dream show! & boogie down! It is sequenced and mixed so as to emulate what you might hear at a show. Lots of Jerry here, as you might imagine, alongside Bobby, Phil and Brent singing their best too. Everyone sounds just great here.



Loser
Playin' >
China Doll >
Uncle John's >
Terrapin Station >
Drums >
Standing on the Moon >
NFA >
Attics of My Life
Foolish Heart >
Looks Like Rain >
He's Gone >
Last Time
Death Don't Have No Mercy


From 3.24.90 Albany, 3.30.90 Uniondale & 4.2.90 Atlanta. Part one can be found here.

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Grateful Dead Spring 1990 Highlights 1

GD-90-1

The Grateful Dead released an excellent box set last fall that highlights their Spring 1990 tour, featuring six complete shows remastered and remojo'd on 18 CDs. Many Deadhead aficionados consider this period to be one of the last great musical peaks for the band, post-In The Dark with Jerry in good health and the band firing on all cylinders night after night. It is also a noteworthy period as Brett Mydland will not live to see the next year :( .

The sound of these shows is as good as it gets: clean and crisp with great instrument separation and a depth to the frequencies; crank it up on your home stereo and you can imagine the Dead are right there playing for you! BTW, their double-disc live release Without A Net features music from this era as well, and has long been one of my favorite official live releases since it came out in the early 1990s, when I was but a young, earnest, newly-enamored Deadhead.

Shows from the box set are 3/16/90 Capital Centre (Landover , MD), 3/19/90 Hartford Civic Center, 3/22/90 Copps Coliseum (Hamilton, Ontario), 3/26/90 Knickerbocker Arena (Albany, NY), 3/30/90 Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY) and 4/2/90 The Omni (Atlanta, GA).

DJ Fundi took it upon himself to comb through the more than 20 hours of live Dead, finding favorite moments, sweet ballads and stellar jams, then blending them together in to two different "highlight mixes" that present favorite Dead songs played extremely well. It is sequenced and mixed so as to emulate what you might hear at a show, though it is a fantasy show jam-packed with all of the goodies and none of the….less likable or tired songs. Lots of Jerry here, as you might imagine, alongside Bobby, Phil and Brett singing their best songs too. Everyone sounds just
great here.