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Grateful Dead & Friends on 01/30/16

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Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Haqppy New Year 2016

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Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Grateful Dead and Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents
Join Duane Goslar for two hours of live Grateful Dead! The centerpiece of the program will focus on 11-15-71 Austin Texas set one Soundboard. Be ready for a FIRST SET DARK STAR! Its quite a ride! Happy NewYear!

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders live in 1973 & 1974

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Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders live in 1973 & 1974
Best guess is a mix of live Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders from 1973 and 1974, details forthcoming.

Mexican Gunfight Live In-Studio on Grateful Dead & Friends

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Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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grateful dead mexican gunfight
Tune in this Saturday for a special performance by local band, Mexican Gunfight. We are super excited to have these great musicans play live in the studio. I will also be playing some nice tracks from 1/10/79.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 01/02/16

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Sat, 01/02/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 12/26/15

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Sat, 12/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead play the Fillmore Auditorium for the last time.

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Sat, 12/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Excerpts from the final Grateful Dead Fillmore Auditorium shows in December 1969

In the last couple of weeks it was finally the actual 50th anniversary of both the naming of, and first performance (12/4) as, The Grateful Dead. However that was a house party (okay Acid Test), but not out at a real public venue. The Grateful Dead's first show was on December 10th (and 11th) at the Fillmore Auditorium, originally called Majestic Hall and Majestic Academy of Dancing, dating to 1912..

The Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium more than either other Fillmore venue (East & West) and also had their last gigs there first. We'll hear portions from that run, December 19-21, 1969.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 12/12/15

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Sat, 12/12/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Phil Lesh And Friends 09-09-94 / Grateful Dead at Terminal Island - San Pedro, California

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Sat, 11/28/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Happy Holidays From Grateful Dead & Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents!
Greetings, Fellow Space Travelers! Welcome to the Holiday Season! On this edition of Grateful Dead & Friends, we will be exploring the first ever live performance of Phil Lesh & Friends performed at The Berkeley Community Theater September ninth, 1994. This ground breaking show was the first known Phil Lesh & Friends configuration that would blossum into the Phil and Friends shows that we hear to this very day, difference being that it was actually Grateful Dead et all performing acoustically! Lots to hear and enjoy! After Phil, we will go back to the year 1971 to attend a performance of Grateful Dead at Terminal Island Correctional Facility, San Pedro, California. This show was a benefit for the late Owsley Stanley, whom at the time was a Guest of the State at this facility.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/21/15

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Sat, 11/21/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead


Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 35:24 minutes (32.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 60:02 minutes (54.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
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  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 54:15 minutes (56.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 47:59 minutes (49.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:24 minutes (60.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon 2014

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Sat, 02/08/2014
KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!

All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for  a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.

Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!

*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on his new Smithsonian Collection of the world's music

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Sat, 10/15/2011

Most of you are familiar with Mickey Hart for his decades of work as one of The Grateful Dead's drummers. 

But did you know about his work with the Smithsonian Institution, specifically with their Smithsonian Folkways music label?

Well earlier this week, the Smithsonian released the Mickey Hart Collection featuring 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

And on this week's installment of Grateful Dead &  Friends, Mickey joined us live to talk about the Collection, his new band, tour and forthcoming album.

You can freely download 10 files and stream 25 others from the Collection and watch a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian Folkways with Mickey.

Grateful Dead Archivist - Nicholas Meriwether

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Sat, 06/18/2011

Recorded late May 2011 at KBOO Studios by Andrew Geller.  We touch on current events, near-future plans including the grand opening in 2012, some really cool recent contributions and much more.


Grateful Dead Archive

KBOO GD show homepage

UCSC Grateful Dead Research Guide


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/30/2016

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Love CanonTouch of GreyGreatest Hits Vol
Jefferson StarshipThe Baby TreeBlows Against The EmpireRCA
Grateful DeadBeat it On Down The LineDave's Picks 17Grateful Dead Records
Jack StrawDave's Picks 17Grateful Dead Records
Grateful DeadIko IkoCrimson, White, and IndigoRhino
Grateful DeadBlow AwayThe Definitive Live Story 1965-1995Rhino
Grateful DeadBuilt To LastNightfall of DiamondsRhino
Jefferson AirplaneThe Other Side of this LifeWoodstock: 40 Years OnRhino
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and David FreibergYour Mind Has Left Your BodyBaron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome NunRCA
Mickey HartBlind JohnRolling ThunderRelix
Jefferson AirplaneGood ShepherdSweeping Up The SpotlightRCA
Jefferson StarshipFast Buck FreddieRed OctopusRCA
Jefferson AirplaneThe Ballad of You, Me, And poohneilReturn to the Matrix 2/1/68Collector's Choice Music
Jefferson AirplaneWon't You Try/Saturday AfternoonLive at the Fillmore EastRCA
Jefferson StarshipHave You Seen The Stars TonightBlows Against The EmpireRCA
Interview with Dennis McNally regarding "Jerry on Jerry" and a tribute to the Captain of the Airship, Paul Kantner

Thanks to Andrew Geller for  engineering assistance with the interview!

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/16/2016

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Jerry & Merl featured at a few shows in 1973 and 1974.

1/17/74, Keystone, Berkeley, CA - La La, Finders Keepers, My Funny Valentine
1/25/73late - Boarding House, San Francisco, CA - When I Paint My Masterpiece, It's A Sin, The System > *Georgia on My Mind
1/24/73early - Boarding House - *I Was Made to Love Her

* Sarah Fulcher vocals

Want your own copy of these (and other solo Jerry) shows? Torrent them.

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/09/2016

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Grateful Dead ~ 1.10.79 ~ Nassau Coliseum ~ Uniondale, NY
1. Shakedown Street

Mexican Gunfight Live in KBOO Studios

2. Mama's Little Baby
3. Road Less Traveled
4. Cat Burgler
5. Witchita Lineman
6. Crazy in June

Sound Tribe Sector 9 ~ 11.05.15 ~ Playstation Theater ~ New York City, NY

7. Dance > We Want the Funk > Dance > We Want the Funk > Dance

Grateful Dead ~ 1.10.79 ~ Nassau Coliseum ~ Uniondale, NY

8. Dark Star > Drums > Space > Wharf Rat > St Stephen > Around & Around

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/02/2016

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
GD12/28/78San DiegoSugaree
GD11/16/70Fillmore EastTruckin>
GD11/16/70Fillmore EastThe Other One
GD4/29/71Fillmore EastCumberland Blues>
GD4/29/71Fillmore EastMe and my Uncle
GD1/2/70Fillmore EastDark Star>
GD1/2/70Fillmore EastSt Stephen>
GD1/2/70Fillmore EastThe Eleven>
GD1/2/70Fillmore EastLovelight

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/26/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
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Twisted RadioO COme All Ye Grateful DeadheadsTwisted ChristmasAtco
Matt Rae BandSt Stephen-> The 11Twangin' the
Hot TunaWatch the North Wind RiseLive 12/5/
Jerry Garcia/David Grisman/Tony RiceAmazing GraceThe Pizza Tapes Extra Large EditionAcoustic
Hot TunaIn The KingdomLive 12/5/
Hot TunaGood ShepherdLive 12/5/
Matt Rae BandAltheaTwangin' the Deadself
Grateful DeadDancin'in the StreetsLive 5/5/79Baltimore, MD
Jerry Garcia BandEvangelineBroadway: Act oneRound Records
Grateful DeadScarlet Begonias>Live 8/6/82St Paul,
Fire On The Mountain
Grateful DeadHe's Gone>Live 4/15/83Rochester, NY
Bob Star
Grateful DeadKeep Your Day Job8/28/82Veneta, OR
Larry Campbell and Theresa WilliamsAttics of My LifeLarry Campbell and Teresa WilliamsRed House
Halcyon Daze! Hey now, some great Hot Tuna, Some new music from Matt Rae Band, Some Grateful Dead, and, well...

Get hot tuna shows here: this show is Westhampton Beach New York 12/5/15
Matt Rae Band:
Pizza Tapes:

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/19/2015

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From the final run at the Fillmore Auditorium, Dec 19-21, 1969 (and a little from 12/26/69 at SMU in Dallas, TX)

*Monkey & the Engineer (19), *Little Sadie (19), *Long Black Limousine (19), *All Around This World (19), ^The Master's Bouquet (26), **Not Fade Away (21), Smokestack Lightning > **New Speedway Boogie (21), Casey Jones (26), Mason's Children (21), Good Lovin' > drums > The Other One (19) > Cryptical Envelopement > Uncle John's Band (21), Turn on Your Love Light (26)

* first live performance
^ only live performance
** 2nd live performance

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/12/2015

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Grateful Dead ~ 7.18.76 ~ Orpheum Theater ~ San Francisco, CA

1. Lazy Lightening > Supplication > Let it Grow > Drums > Let it Grow > Wharf Rat > The Other One > St Stephen > Not Fade Away > St Stephen > The Wheel > The Other One > Stella Blue

Joe Russo's Almost Dead ~ 10.3.15 ~ Brooklyn Bowl ~ New York City, NY

2. Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/28/2015

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Phil Lesh And Friends09-09-94Berkeley Community Thtr.SBD.
Walkin' Blues*
Lazy River Road*
K.C. Moan*
Dupree's Diamond Blues*
Childhood's End*
Attics Of My Life*
Bird Song*
Throwin' Stones*
Grateful Dead08-04-94Terminal Island Correctional FacilitySan Pedro, California
A Benefit For Owsley*
Yellow Dog Story*
Me N' Bobby Mcgee*
Hard To Handle*
Garcia And GrismanWarfield, S.F.12-08-91
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/21/2015

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Samplings from a string of shows in November 1985.

11/16/85 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
11/20,21,22/85 - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA

Big Boy Pete^ > Dire Wolf (21), Hell in a Bucket > Sugaree > El Paso (16), Althea (22)

Interview with Stu Nixon, one of the compilers of Deadbase. A new and likely (last) version is currently available.

space > Morning Dew > Throwing Stones (22), Playing in the Band > She Belongs to Me* (21), Touch of Grey (22)

^ final performance, first since 9/20/70
* final performance

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/14/2015

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Jerry Garcia Band ~ 2.18.78 ~ Civic Auditorium ~ Santa Cruz, CA
1. I'll Take A Melody

Jerry Garcia Band ~ 9.11.89 ~ The Centrum ~ Worcester, MA
2. Get Out My Life Now Woman

The Band ~ Rock of Ages Album 
3. Don't You Do It

Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Mos Def, Trombone Shorty & Allen Toussaint
4. It Ain't My Fault

Gov't Mule ~ 5.03.03 ~ Saeger Theater ~ New Orleans, LA
5. On Your Way Down w/Mike Gordon and Sonny Landreth

Funky Meters ~ 10.17.15 ~ Crescent City Blues and Brews ~ New Orleans, LA
6. Ride Your Pony

Grateful Dead ~ 5.3.72 ~ Olympia Theater ~ Paris, France
7. China > Rider
8. Sing Me Back Home

Phish ~ 2.18.97 ~ Le Bataclan ~ Paris, France
9. Peaches en Regalia > 2001 > My Soul > Maze

Widespread Panic ~ 6.17.98 ~ Le Bataclan ~ Paris, France
10. And It Stoned Me > Fishwater


I love dead

 I always listen to your dead program on sat!


Stefano...from Rome, Italy.


Solo Jerry At Passaic, NJ

Hey there Sun Lee/ GD&F DJ's...

First, thanks for volunteering. KBOO is the best, thanks to all you wonderful volunteers.

Second, I wanted to make a new comment, this somehow seems to be a reply. Whoops! My skills at these things are pretty slim, my apologies....

Third and main point: I LOVED the (solo acoustic) Jerry set last week, but when I clicked on the link in the PLAYLISTS tab, it played another (GD electric) set. Did I do something wrong? Or perhaps the link is wrong?

I'd love to have access to the Jerry set. Please advise!

Thanks & happy new year to all....





Play more GRATEFUL DEAD dammit!

 Hey Sun,

How many GD songs did you play today performed by the Grateful Dead? I counted four (five if you include Hey Jude.). Play more GD man, it's called the "Grateful Dead and Friends" not "Bands who wish they were the Grateful Dead."

I like the show and I like KBOO but I (and most of my friends who also listen) want to hear the GRATEFUL DEAD, not Furthur, not Widespread Panic, or some local jam band. GRATEFUL DEAD, more please. We don't want to hear other bands playing Grateful Dead songs (Widespread Panic) but the actual GD playing GD music.





GD marathon

I'd like to request some shows for the GD marathon this weekend. I'd love to hear 12-31-83 Civic Aud  and/or  8-28-82 Veneta OCF grounds. Do you have the SBD's from the Further shows from Oakland w/ John Kadlecik. -thanks, Jakester, Vancouver, WA

Saturday 8/22/09

Duane, sorry I missed your email/show. Perhaps we can schedule another time to do it. Life has been way hectic, but will slow down soon :o)


The Grateful Dead

Hey, Duane!

Caught your show today for the first time since moving back to the NW after a 33 year exile in Wyoming. In early 1969 (40 years ago!), I was a senior at Columbia River High in Vancouver-new the year before from Connecticut-and not allowed to driver over to Portland after dark. My girlfriend really wanted to go to a concert at this place I'd never heard of to see two bands I'd never heard of. Her Mom consented to drive she, I and her younger sister over and pick us up afterward. Great concert, great bands, great venue-though as a suburban teen, I was a bit shocked by the older hippies and some of their behavior. We, as minors, got kicked out about 10 or 10:30, but it was a memorable evening. The Grateful Dead and the Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Crystal Ballroom!

Enjoyed your show, and will catch it again. Thanks, Beau in Vancouver

Matt's Birthday today!!!!!!!!!

When I spoke with you I did not know it was your special LIFE Day!!!! Wish you peace, joy and good vibes for your DAY and beyond!! Namaste' Sheri Hoffman (your pesky cd addict). A very Happy BirthDAY and many more to come!!


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