Robert Hunter Special - Part 6

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Sat, 05/15/2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The finale.

Robert Hunter was the main lyricist for The Grateful Dead and its only off-stage member.  He died late in September 2019.

As a tribute to his work in the band, I've been playing all of his Grateful Dead songs, in the order the band debuted them.   I generally have not played debuts (though it's happened), but an early fairly representative version of the song.

Part 1 (October 2019) covered from mid-1967 (Alligator) to mid-1969 (Easy Wind).

Part 2 (November 2019 ) started in late 1969 (Cumberland Blues) and stopped in early 1971 (Loser).

Part 3 (March 2020) covered early 1971 (Wharf Rat) to early 1973 (They Love Each Other).

Part 4 (July 2020) ran from early 1973 (Here Come Sunshine) to mid-1975 (Help on the Way).

Part 5 (November 2020) went from mid-1975 (Franklin's Tower) through 1979 (Alabama Getaway)

 

This is the sixth and final show in this series and covers the 14 debuts of Hunter tunes between 1982 and 1993.

 

The Grateful Dead debuted no Robert Hunter songs in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1994 or 1995.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:02
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Keep Your Day Job
    Album
    9/15/82 - Capital Centre, Landover, MD
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-09-15.sbd.miller.124586.flac16
  • Time
    12:07
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    West L.A. Fadeaway
    Album
    9/21/82 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-09-21.sbd.miller.109209.flac16
  • Time
    12:20
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Touch of Grey
    Album
    9/21/82
    Label
  • Time
    12:26
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    When Push Comes to Shove
    Album
    3/26/87 - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-03-26.mixed.braverman.10923.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    12:31
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Black Muddy RIver
    Album
    6/13/87 - Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-06-13.sbd.clugston.11895.sbefail.shnf
  • Time
    12:42
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Foolish Heart
    Album
    7/2/88 - Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-02.sbd.miller.86817.sbeok.flac
  • Time
    12:51
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Believe It or Not
    Album
    7/29/88 - Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-29.sbd.miller.106034.flac16
  • Time
    12:58
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Built to Last
    Album
    7/9/89 - Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
    Label
  • Time
    1:08
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Standing on the Moon
    Album
    7/7/89 - JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-07-07.aud.wiley.tetzeli.fix-7855.35410.reflac.flac16
  • Time
    1:16
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Rubin & Cherise
    Album
    6/9/91 - Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-06-09.sbd.unknown.12756.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    1:24
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    So Many Roads
    Album
    6/23/92 - Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, PA
    Label
  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Lazy River Road
    Album
    3/25/93 - Dean Smith Center - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-03-25.sbd.nawrocki.16433.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    1:40
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Liberty
    Album
    8/22/93 - Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-08-22.sbd.nawrocki.562.sbefail.shnf
  • Time
    1:47
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    The Days Between
    Album
    3/17/93 - Capital Centre, Landover, MD
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-03-17.sbd.ladner.4979.sbeok.shnf

Comments

Did other bands have off-stage members? How ever rare or common it was, I'm willing to hear other songs made by or featuring off-stage members of bands (in any music genre). This would make a good subject for all of KBOO's programs.