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Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/30/13

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Sat, 11/30/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/23/13

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Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Tribute to JJ Cale and Lou Reed

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Sat, 11/09/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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grateful dead
Tune in for a 2 hour tribute to JJ Cale and Lou Reed. Bands playing homage to these two legends on this show will include, Jerry Garcia, Phish, Widespread Panic, Black Crowes and Eric Clapton. This is a gonna be a fun one.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/02/13

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Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good Old Grateful Dead
While we go about raising funds for Community Radio KBOO 90.7 FM on Grateful Dead and Friends, we will continue on our journey into 1972 Portland Oregon history. As you know, on my last show we began playing a 4 disc Grateful Dead Soundboard show from the Paramount Theater here in town on July 26th 1972. It was later to be named "The Schnitz".  So tell your friends who listen on line what we are up to here, and we will all have a good old time with the Good Old Grateful Dead. And please support Community Radio KBOO!!!

October 19th in Grateful Dead history

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Sat, 10/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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October 19th in Grateful Dead history featured in much of its glory.
Today's membership drive special broadcast features shows from October 19th from several years. Which ones? Well tune in. Plus we'll have the new Jerry Garcia Volume 3 release available for your donation of support to KBOO.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/12/13

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Sat, 10/12/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/05/13

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Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents.

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Grateful Dead Paramount Theater Portland Oregon 07-26-72

This week on Grateful Dead And Friends, Unless I get can get my hands on any of the Furthur Cuthbert shows, we will go back to the year 1972. Grateful Dead swung through the Pacific Northwest on a monumental tour that began in Hartford, Ct., then to Jersey City, N.J., Then a mere 3 days later, the band pulled into Seattle Washington for the beginning of this incredible Northwest stand that sported 3 shows at the Paramount Theater, then on to Portland Oregon for 2 more shows. All 5 shows happened between 7-21-72, and 7-26-72. This week on Begonia Studios Presents, we will bigin to play the entire show from the Paramount Theater (Schnitzer) in good old Portland, Oregon 7-26-72 soundboard recording.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 09/21/13

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Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead


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.


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Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/28/2014

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Grateful DeadDean Smith N.C.3-25-93from set 1
Touch Of Gray >*
Grateful DeadPolo Field G.G. Park05-07-69
Dark Star*
Neil YoungArlene Schnitzer Portland, Or03-09-99
VariousGolden Age Of Underground RadioDcc Compact Classics
Family Dog Comercial*
YoungbloodsDarkness Darkness
The BirdsSop You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star
Nick LoweCrackin' UpBasherSony
Grateful DeadSeminole ReservationHollywood, Florida5-24-69
Doin' That Rag*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/21/2014

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6/23/74 - Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
Let It Rock (only GD performance)

6/16/74 - Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA
Greatest Story Ever Told
Scarlet Begonias
The Race Is On

6/18/74 - Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
Loose Lucy
Eyes of the World > China Doll

China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

jam > The Other One >space > It's A Sin > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/14/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Steep Canyone Rangers ~ 1.10.14 ~ Orange Peel ~ Asheville, NC
1. Same Old River

Grateful Dead ~ 3.31.73 ~ War Memorial Stadium ~ Buffalo, NY
2. He's Gone > Truckin >Drums > The Other One > Rider

The Student Loan Live In-Studio
3. I Don't Mind
4. Dictator Blues
5. Buddhists
6. Culture Shock

The Student Loan ~ Moonlit Toasters
7. Penicillin

Gereensky Bluegrass ~ 6.6.14 ~ Bell's Brewery ~ Kalamazoo, MI
8. Mr. Charlie

Steep Canyone Rangers ~ 1.10.14 ~ Orange Peel ~ Asheville, NC
9. Girl From North Country
10. Knob Creek

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/07/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD5/6/70MITSt. Stephen>
The Who2/14/70Leeds U.Young Man Blues
Rolling Stones?/?/73BrusslesAngie
GD5/28/82Moscone CenterWalkin Blues
GD5/28/82Moscone CenterA Mind to Give Up Livin
GD5/28/82Moscone CenterLovelight>
GD5/28/82Moscone CenterJB Goode
JGB9/1/72Keystone KornerThat's Alright Mma
GD9/24/73PittsburghNobody's Fault>
GD9/24/73PittsburghLet It Grow

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/24/2014

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Gov't MuleSugareeNew Orleans5/2/
Warren HaynesDoin That RagMilwaukee5/21/14
Warren HaynesMorning DewMilwaukee5/21/14
Donna Jean Godchaux BandCrazy FingersBack AroundHeart of Gold Records
Jerry Garcia BandSimple Twist of FateBay Area 78Jerry Garcia LLC
Donna Jean Godchaux Band19th Nervous BreakdownBack AroundHeart of Gold Records
VERY JERRYEdward the Mad Shirt GrinderBerkeley8/15/13
PhishFeas Don't Fail Me KnowAtlantic City10/31/10
Allman Brothers Band44 BluesAtlanta9/26/04/
Grateful DeadSpace>Pittsburgh3/5/81
Not Fade Away
Jerry Garcia BandLet Me Roll ItBay Area 78Jerry Garcia LLC
Grateful DeadDire WolfDave's Picks 10Grateful Dead Records
Gov't Mule shows available

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/17/2014

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What would this radio show sound like without any songs? Today I'll answer that long-standing curiosity of mine.

See, the Grateful Dead are synonymous with extended improvisational jamming. So I'm going to offer you nothing but prime examples of this. And as an added twist, I've chosen excerpts in such a way that it will very difficult for the listener to determine what song the jam is in, came out of or is going into. Or so I think.

Click the dates for access to soundboard recordings of that show.

12/31/72 - Winterland

drums > jam

4/2/73 - Boston Garden

6/19/68 - Carousel Ballroom
jam > The Main Ten > jam

4/29/71 - Fillmore East

2/22/74 - Winterland (soundcheck)
Estimated Prophet

9/28/76 - Onondaga County War Memorial
jam (in tango)

4/24/72 - Rheinhall

3/31/73 - War Memorial

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/10/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Jerry Garcia Solo ~ 4.10.82 ~ Capital Theater ~  Passaic, NJ

1. Run for the Roses
2. Freight Train
3. China Doll > Ripple

Grateful Dead ~ 8.4.71 ~ Terminal Island Correctional Facility ~ San Pedro, CA

4. Chinacat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Grateful Dead ~ 5.8.77 ~  Barton Hall at Cornell ~ Ithaca, NY

5. Mama Tried

String Cheese Incident ~ 4.26.14 ~ Fox Theater ~ Oakland, CA

6. Shakedown Street w/ Scott Law

Phish ~ 6.11.94 ~ Red Rocks ~ Morrison, CO

7. 2001 > Run Like An Antelope
8. Fluffhead

Widespread Panic ~ 7.28.01 ~ Oak Mountain Amphitheater ~ Pelham, AL

9. Surprise Valley > Down on the Farm

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/03/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD11/25/79Pauley PavillionTenn. Jed
GD4/27/71FEChina Cat>Rider
Robert Hunter10/14/78Roslyn, NYCrooked Judge>
Robert Hunter10/14/78Yellow Moon>
Robert Hunter10/14/78New Speedway>
Robert hunterMasons>
Robert HunterNew Speedway
NRPS4/29/71FEDirty Business
Robert Hunter10/14/78Roslyn, NYChina Cat>
Robert HunterEyes>
Robert HunterBrokedown Palace
GD10/19/74WinterlandEyes of the World
Robert Hunter10/14/78Roslyn, NYWhat's Become of the Baby>
Robert HunterWharf Rat

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 04/19/2014

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A compilation of songs from shows in the middle of April 1971. Each song has the April date of the performance next to it.

Click the date links to go to the Deadlists page for that show. From there, you can get to all of the available recordings for that show.

Click on linked song titles to see the full lyrics at the Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics website.

Cumberland Blues (10th)
El Paso (15th)
Big Boss Man (13th)
Bertha (13th)
Hard to Handle (13th)
Sugar Magnolia (13th)
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider (14th)
Second That Emotion (13th)
drums > Good Lovin' > Darkness Darkness jam > Good Lovin' (13th)
Casey Jones (15th)
Sing Me Back Home (10th)
Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad > Turn on Your Lovelight (12th)

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 04/12/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Yonder Mountain String Band ~ 4.8.14 ~ Crystal Ballroom ~ Portland, OR
1. Raleigh & Spencer > Funtime > Game of Thrones > Raleigh & Spencer w/ Allie Kral on fiddle

Jerry Garcia Solo ~ 4.10.82 early show ~ Capitol Theater ~ Passaic, NJ
2. Ruben and Cherise

Jerry Garcia & Merle Saunders ~ 1.19.72 ~ Lion's Share ~ San Anselmo, CA
3. I Was Made to Love Her w/ Paul Butterfield on harmonica

Phish ~ 12.7.97 ~ Nutter Center ~ Dayton, OH
4. Slave to the Traffic Light

Jerry Garcia Band ~ 1.26.76 ~ Keystone ~ Berkeley, CA
5. Mission in the Rain

Grateful Dead ~ 9.2.83 ~ Boise Pavillion @ Boise State University ~ Boise, ID
6. Help > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower

Grateful Dead ~ 4.22.86 ~ Berkeley Community Theater ~ Berkeley, CA
7. Visions of Johanna

KVHW ~ 9.9.99 ~ Crystal Ballroom ~ Portland, OR
8. My Favorite Things > New Africa


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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