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pefjr
11-28-2011, 11:52 PM
Yep, they did it good too, Learn something everyday
Swinglow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_30L-yp3gA)
avoicefromonhigh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f76vG-gGlqw&feature=related)
coldJordan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5zFHW8d0vQ)

Breakaway
11-28-2011, 11:59 PM
The Dead did just about everything, right?

Kevin

David G
11-29-2011, 12:06 AM
The Dead did just about everything, right?

Kevin

Everything they could lay their hands on.

Chip-skiff
11-29-2011, 12:10 AM
Drugs lead to religion.

bobbys
11-29-2011, 12:14 AM
Im still reeling from Keith saying he did not like the Beach Boys frosty the Snowman....

Paul Pless
11-29-2011, 07:23 AM
Grateful Dead did Gospel?

Why the surprise? At heart they were a phenomenal bluegrass and folk band.

Keith Wilson
11-29-2011, 08:08 AM
At heart they were a phenomenal bluegrass and folk band.Quite true, and the closer to bluegrass and folk they got, the better they were.

pefjr
11-29-2011, 09:34 AM
I have just discovered that. I always thought of them as a rock band. Jerry Garcia can't sing either. How did Dylan and Garcia sell so many records, neither can sing. I bought all of Dylan, everything, and never realized he could not sing until my wife made me turn him off one day. Said she could not stand that nasal voice any more. Ruined it for me, for now I hear it.

OconeePirate
11-29-2011, 10:32 AM
I have just discovered that. I always thought of them as a rock band. Jerry Garcia can't sing either. How did Dylan and Garcia sell so many records, neither can sing. I bought all of Dylan, everything, and never realized he could not sing until my wife made me turn him off one day. Said she could not stand that nasal voice any more. Ruined it for me, for now I hear it.

Dylan can write, and although his vocals aren't the best, you at least feel his songs. I'm way too young to have caught any of these guys in their heyday but I have seen Dylan play twice. The first time was great. A loud, fully electrified set. Second time was kind of "meh", more acoustic and mellow, might have been nice in a club but didn't really work for the festival setting.
I managed to see the Dead play twice as a teenager. I like 'em on tighter songs. Once they get into the extended jams and such I get bored. That's pretty much my take on most "stoner" sort of music though, if I have to be high to enjoy it, it must not be that good.

pefjr
11-29-2011, 11:41 AM
Dylan can write, and although his vocals aren't the best, you at least feel his songs. I'm way too young to have caught any of these guys in their heyday but I have seen Dylan play twice. The first time was great. A loud, fully electrified set. Second time was kind of "meh", more acoustic and mellow, might have been nice in a club but didn't really work for the festival setting.
I managed to see the Dead play twice as a teenager. I like 'em on tighter songs. Once they get into the extended jams and such I get bored. That's pretty much my take on most "stoner" sort of music though, if I have to be high to enjoy it, it must not be that good.You are probably too young to know about the "all day" (all night in some cases)Gospel Sings that were held at hundreds of Georgia/Alabama churches when I was a kid. My father and extended family were heavily involved and I had to attend growing up in S Georgia in the 50's/60's, almost every Sunday. I didn't like the music then, but the seed sprouted some time since then, and I can now appreciate Gospel and this GD gospel is damn good, even though those three songs I posted are as old as the hills, and I must have heard them a thousand times growing up. I think because they have several instruments and harmonize exceptionally well.

Paul Pless
11-29-2011, 12:27 PM
I think because they have several instruments and harmonize exceptionally well.LOL, that's one way to characterize the Dead.

pefjr
11-29-2011, 01:19 PM
LOL, that's one way to characterize the Dead.You are too young also to have been to an all day sing with nothing but a piano to cover up bad voices. The meals were excellent though, an outside horizontal fence table, 150 foot long, covered with tablecloths and 57 varieties of fried chicken, and potato salads. Best feast you could imagine. You like peach pie? Choose from a cobbler to a cream pie. Banana pudding? Fresh sliced ripe tomatoes, butter beans, peas, collards, greens, and varieties of fried lace white corn bread. Iced tea, or coffee? They still have these sings, in yo neck of the woods (Alabama), if you have a hankering.

Eddiebou
11-29-2011, 02:53 PM
I used to listen to a lot of Dead music. All of the members made their own contributions. But really, their best stuff was covering other peoples songs. Of course to the hard core Deadhead, their jams are like a religious experience. Jerry was simply in a league all by himself as an extremely versatile and open minded musician. As a musician, I appreciate his talent. But, honestly, Dead lyrics don't make much sense.

I like Old and in the Way, New Riders, and Jerry's later work with David Grisman better than the Dead.

Gospel? How 'bout "White Dove" & "Angel Band".

pefjr
11-29-2011, 09:05 PM
I like Old and in the Way, New Riders, and Jerry's later work with David Grisman better than the Dead.

Did you see Donn's bluegrass thread?
Best Bluegrass Tunes (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?136342-Best-Bluegrass-Tunes)

pefjr
11-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Russian Lullaby Garcia and Grisman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6936EJNGu0&feature=related

OconeePirate
11-29-2011, 10:41 PM
You are probably too young to know about the "all day" (all night in some cases)Gospel Sings that were held at hundreds of Georgia/Alabama churches when I was a kid. ...........

That still happens at some churches.... we're Episcopalians though so I got to avoid them.

pefjr
12-02-2011, 05:03 PM
The Dead did just about everything, right?

KevinLook what I just found, Jerry doing Big Boss Man, who does he think he is, the nerve. BigBossMan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNcYRnJM7fA&feature=related)

Breakaway
12-02-2011, 07:33 PM
Wow. Nice.

Breakaway
12-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Dig this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmcB140prE

pefjr
12-02-2011, 09:05 PM
Dig this one:

OMG, which led to this:
MOBLUES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPV9DFkQFs&feature=endscreen&NR=1)

Breakaway
12-02-2011, 09:57 PM
OMG, which led to this:
MOBLUES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPV9DFkQFs&feature=endscreen&NR=1)

OMG indeed!

Kevin