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Episode Archive

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
Short Description: 
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
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Tribute to Allen Toussaint

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Grateful Dead
Sun here.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/07/15

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Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/31/15

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Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

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Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

The Grateful Dead had several reasonably distinct eras during their performing career. Each started with a (somewhat sustained) burst of re-energized live shows. Today we'll explore one of those 'new' eras. But which one?

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/17/15

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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Lewi Longmire will be In-Studio

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Sat, 10/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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grateful dead and friends
I folks, tune in this Saturday and catch some great tunes fro mthe Grateful Dead and Greensky Bluegrass. We will also be playing some somber selection to honor Chris Chandler, local music fan that passed away due to a hit and run accident.

Around 1PM I'm excited to have local musical hero Lewi Longmire come in and play some songs. 

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/03/15

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Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Boston Music Hall 06-12-76 SET TWO SBD.
Hello again fellow space travelers! We continue our 50th Anniversary coverage of "Good Old You Know Who" playing at Boston Music Hall. We got all the way up to Lazy Lightning > Supplication during the pledge drive on the 12th of September, and now we'll finish the show by picking up where we left off. Be sure to tell your friends about this show, for its going to be a good one! Join Duane Goslar as we hurtle toward the end of the 1976 comeback tour! You won't regret it!


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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  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
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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)
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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

program date: 
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 07/20/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Continuing the Jerry Covers Project - Jazz Version Part 2

A full project description and today's audio are here.  The playlist below shows the song title, linked to all solo Jerry performances of it, the original recording artist and the album with release date and track timing, followed by the date of the Jerry performance I aired.  Click them links, there's gold in there.

Ptah the El Daoud

Alice Coltrane, Ptah the El Daoud (1970), 13:59

6-6-74, Keystone, Berkeley, CA


Valdez in the Country

Composed by Donny Hathaway. First released by King Curtis as a single (Pop Corn Willy / Patty Cake) 1969, 2:46

2/14/75, The Generosity, San Francisco, CA (Aunt Monk)


Little Sunflower

Freddie Hubbard, Backlash [1966 (7?)], 7:51

6/4/75, Keystone, Berkeley, CA



Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Composer of Desafinado Plays Antonio Carlos Jobim (1963), 3:13

Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vincent DeMoraes wrote the original song and titled it 'O Morro Nao Tem Vez.' Ray Gilbert  wrote the English lyrics and titled it Favela.

8/24/74, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 07/13/2013

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Jerry Garcia Band ~ 11.9.91 ~ Hampton Coliseum ~ Hampton, VA

1. Midnight Moonlight w/ Bruce Hornsby

Warren Haynes with Boston Pops ~ 6.21.13 ~ Symphony Hall ~ Boston, MA

2. Scarlet Begonias

3. Terrapin > Slipknot > Terrapin

Grateful Dead ~ 5.6.70 ~ Kresge Plaze @ MIT ~ Boston, MA

4. Dancing in the Streets

Yonder Mountain String Band ~ 4.20.13 ~ MacDonald Theater ~ Eugene, OR

5. Althea

6. Part 1 > Mother's Only Son

Greensky Bluegrass ~ 6.22.13 ~ 4 Peaks Music Festival ~ Bend, OR

7. 3-3-4-4-3 > Kerosene w/The Other One teases

Scott Law Trio ~ 6.1.13 ~ Quiote's True Blue ~ Denver, CO

8. Unknown

Leftover Salmon ~ 3.29.13 ~ Bluebird Theater ~ Denver, CO

9. Just When You Think it Can't Get No Better Than This w/ Steve Berlin and Dave Bruzza

Shook Twins ~ 8.9.12 ~ Horning's Hideout Peacock Stage ~ North Plains, OR

10. Growing Things


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/29/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Aaron NevilleMoney HoneyMy True StoryBlue Note
Fred neilI know You RIderTear Down the WallsElektra
Grateful DeadI Know You RiderBirth of the DeadRhino
Judy HenskeI Know You RiderBig JudyRhino
The ByrdsI Know My RiderWe Have IgnitionLegacy/Columbia
Grateful DeadI Know You Rider5/2/70Binghampton, NY
Hot TunaI Know You Rider4/3/73Stonybrook, NY
Grateful DeadChina Cat Sunflower>10/23/73Bloomington, MN
I Know You Rider
Jorma KaukonenI KNow You Rider7/8/00Santa Monica, CA
Fred NeilMorning DewTear Down The WallsElektra
Robert HunterYellow MoonTiger RoseRyko
Jerry GarciaMidnight MoonlightGarcia Live Vol 2Round Records
Jerry GarciaThe Harder they ComeGarcia Live Vol 2Round Records
Grateful DeadUncle John's Band>May 1977 Box SetGrateful Dead Records
Wharf Rat
Grateful DeadBerthaMay 1977 Box SetGrateful Dead Records

A history of "I Know You Rider," New Garcia Band release, a great sequence from May 77 to light up your Saturday!

The UJB>Space>Wharf Rat is from 5/11/77, the Bertha is from 5/12/77

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/22/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Grateful DeadDean Smith CenterChapel Hill, N.C.03-25-93
Touch Of Gray >*
Greatest Story Ever Told*
The HolliesHe Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherSingleParlophone
2008 Donna Jean Godchaux McKay InterviewGreatest Story Rarely ToldCuts from Keith and DonnaRound Records
Sweet Baby*
Woman Makes You*
Grateful DeadHorton Field HouseNormal Ill.04-24-78 SBD. set 1
Promised Land*
Ramble On Rose*
Stayin' Alive Jam*
Me And My Uncle >*
Big River*
Brown Eyed Woman*
Must Have Been The Roses*
Music Never Stopped*
Grateful DeadDean Smith CenterChapel Hill, N.C.03-25-93

Hello Space Travelers! Todays show will feature an abbreviated interview with Donna Jean Godchaux McKay that aired with Alicia Olson and Duane Goslar in 2008. Before we began the episode named "Keith And Donna, The Greatest Story Rarely Told", we heard Touch Of Gray > G.S.E.T from 03-25-93 at Dean Smith Center, North Carolina. After some words with Scotty Gillan from The Garcia Birthday Band, we scamper off to the year 1978 for a fine concert outing with the Good Old You Know Who. Horton Field House in Normal Ill. April 24, 1978. The band is in High Form for this 1st set soundboard recording! (Don't miss the "Stayin' Alive Ditty" before Me And My Uncle for an idea of the hijinx going on that day!). I will skip my July show, being that Alicia Olson and I will be on air for the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4th from 3:00 till 6:30. Following us is no other than Phil G. from 6:30 till 9:00! Matt Smith will be in the chair for me on July 27th. Don't miss this Blues Festival! It's World Class! See ya on the 4th!

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/08/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Grateful Dead ~ 6.20.74 ~ Omni ~ Atlanta, GA

1. Truckin > Eyes > Slip > China Doll

Jambay ~ 6.1.96 ~ W.O.W. Hall ~ Eugene, OR

2. It Doesn't Matter w/Living Daylights

Giraffe Dodgers ~ 4.28.12 ~ Mt Tabor Theater ~ Portland, OR

3. Puzzle PIeces

4. Gil of Gumption

The Rivera

5. Midnight Choir

Polyrhythmics ~ 5.11.12 ~ Necters Lounge ~ Seattle, WA

6. Bobo

Keller Williams Incident ~ 6.21.02 ~ Bonnaroo ~ Manchester, TN

7. Little Hands > Impressions


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 06/01/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GarciaComplimentsIt's A Sin
Eric ClaptonSlowhandThe Core
GD11-29-66The MatrixViola Lee Blues
GD8-22-68Fillmore WestSt. Stephen>
GD8-22-68FWThe Eleven>
GD8-22-68FWDeath Don't Have No Mercy
Led ZeppelinPhysical GraffitiTen Years Gone
GD6-18-74Freedom Hall, KY.,WRS>
GD6-18-74Freedom HallThe Other One>
GD6-18-74Freedom HallIt's A sin Jam>
GD6-18-74Freedom HallStella Blue

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/25/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Grateful DeadSmokestack Lightning12/21/69
Grateful DeadNew Speedway Boogie12/21/69
Stephen StillsBlack QueenCarry Onrhino (atlantic)
Stephen StillsDear Mr FantasyCarry Onrhino (atlantic)
Stephen StillsNo Name Jam (w/ Jimi Hendrix)Carry Onrhino (atlantic)
David CrosbyTamalpais High (At About 3)Voyagerhino (atlantic)
David CrosbyLaughingVoyagerhino (atlantic)
Graham NashSouthbound TrainReflectionsrhino (atlantic)
David CrosbyHave You Seen the Stars TOnight? (with Paul Kantner)Voyagerhino (atlantic)
Crosby + NashThe Lee ShoreVoyagerhino (atlantic)
Stephen StillsOld Times Good TimesCarry Onrhino (atlantic)
Bruce HornsbyStanding on the moon-Halcyon DaysBride of the Noisemakers429 Records
Jerry GarciaTiger RoseGarcia Live Volume 1Round
Garcia Birthday BandWhen I Paint My Masterpiece5/11/13Mill Valley
Ghosts of ElectricityMaggie's Farm5/23/13Mill Valley
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodCrash on the Levee12/2/11Eugene
Ghosts of ElectricityShelter From The Storm5/23/13Mill Valley
Ghosts of ElectricityMy Back Pages5/23/11Mill Valley
Grateful DeadIt's All Over Now, Baby Blue12/3/81Madison, Wi

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/11/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Frutiion ~ 5.4.13 ~ Castle Theater ~ Bloomington, IL

1. Mountain Annie

2. Simple Man w/ Anders Beck

3. Portland Bound

Greensky Bluegrass ~ 5.4.13 ~ Castle Theater ~ Bloomington, IL

4. Steam Powered Aeroplane

5. Through the Trees > Jam

6. Working on a Building w/ Fruition

Grateful Dead ~ 6.8.77 ~ Winterland ~ San Francisco, CA

7. Brokedown Palace

Grateful Dead ~ 5.1.81 ~ Hampton Coliseum ~ Hampton, VA

8. Althea

9. Let It Grow

10. Deal

11. Feel Like Stranger

12. Franklin's Tower

Legion of Mary ~ 4.11.75 ~ Tower Theater ~ Upper Darby, PA

13. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 05/04/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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BB & THC4/68WinterlandCombination of the Two
GD6/10/73RFK StadiumThat's Alright Mama
SKM3/28/13GAMH, SFNew Speedway Boogie
SKM3/28/13GAMH,SFI Know You Rider
GD5/25/74Santa Barbara, CATruckin>
GD5/25/74Santa Barbara, CALet it Grow>
GD5/25/74Santa Barbara, CAWharf Rat
GD12/26/69Dallas, TXDark Star>
GD12/26/69Dallas, TXNew Speedway Boogie

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 04/27/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Mickey HartThe Main TenRolling ThunderWarner Bothers
Grateful Deadjune 8 1992Richfield, OhioSet Two SBD.
Black Throated Wind*
Don"t Ease Me In*end of set 1
China Cat Sunflower >*
I Know You Rider*
Crazy Fingers >*
Corrina >*
Mind Left Body Jam >*
Drums >*
Space >*
Dark Star >*
The Last Time >*
Stella Blue >*
Sugar Magnolia*

Just as promised on my last show on March 23rd, we will continue on with June 8th, 1992. I really want to encourage you space travelers to "prepare" for this episode of Begonia Studios Presents. We will go way deep into "Headphone Country" for this rich, polyrythemic second set. Tell any friends you have that like really spacy, psychedelic drums and space action to tune in for this one! Once again, for this Grateful Dead and Friends segment - PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE! This one is stuffed full of surprises!


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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