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A Dead Tune That Moved You In Some Way

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stanford Guitar, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Keyrose

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    Apart from ones that have already been mentioned:
    They Love Each Other (slow and fast versions)
    Crazy Fingers
    Jack-A-Roe
    Here Comes Sunshine
     
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  2. Rustbucket

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    Friend of the Devil is the one I have played the longest.

    Uncle John’s Band because of my Uncle John. We all sat around picking and singing at family gatherings, but John led the charge. He could play along to anything which always inspired me as a youngster. Without him those sessions would not have worked.
     
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    This one, which closes their recent live compilation Ready or Not; love this album! Jerry with a dramatic and passionate performance in every way, it gets me every time.

    To add, the compilation is from the last 3 or so years of the Grateful Dead's touring, and what with everything written about Jerry's decline in that time, this album restores faith that at least at times the magic was still there in a big way. Great performances all way around including Weir and Welnick.

     
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    Exactly. Man.....
     
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    Sugaree
     
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    No masks or social distancing!

     
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    If you are on the West Coast, listen to West LA Fade Away, on the In the Dark album. THen we can talk more.
     
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    Far too many to list so I’ll throw one out that I haven’t seen mentioned yet and because of it’s rarity, Beautiful Jam.
     
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    Not the way I wanted it to :(

     
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    Wasn’t a similar situation responsible at least in part for Hunter’s lyrics on Fire?
     
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    Wharf Rat is an all time favorite. But there are a whole bunch.
    The opening line to High Time is so heartbreaking - ‘You told me good-bye, how was I to know, you didn’t mean good-bye, you meant please don’t let me go’.
     
  13. 6stringcowboy

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    Weather Report Suite
    Box Of Rain
    Morning Dew
    St. Stephen
    Bird Song
    Eyes Of The World
    To Lay Me Down
    Brokedown Palace

    Too many to list but these in different circumstances and times have moved me profoundly. I want Weather Report Suite to be played when my husk is returned to dust.
     
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    Pretty much all of them! Been a tie-dyed in the wool Dead Head since 1971.
     
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    Consider me among the unwashed but the only a Dead song I know is “Touch of Grey”.

    I must be a mutant because I never got it.
     
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    Another vote for Brokedown Palace.

    Also

    Althea
    Peggy-O
    Brown-Eyed Women
    Mississippi Half-step Uptown Toodleoo

    ... so many!
     
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    It's the live shows that do it for you. Or not.

    I love their ability to move on the fly between musical styles. Blues, country, free jazz, rock, psychedelia, and funk and even a little reggae.

    Their greatest songs I think are mostly from the early 70s, but it's the show not the songs that makes the band.

    My late wife would have been happy with an hour long show that included all songs first recorded between 70 and 75 or so.

    For me it's the second set improvisation that does it.
     
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    I’m not a big Dead fan...I like several of their songs, but I rarely (if ever) put on an album or a show and listen all the way through...

    But I’ve always dig their version of this song:

     
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    The outro of Stella Blue really moves me. Depending on the night, Jerry's playing was otherworldly for those 1-2 minutes. Jerry had such a way of "speaking" with his guitar, rather than "playing" it. I can't fully articulate it, but his playing cut through all inferior methods of communication and could say so much more than words ever could.
     
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    Don't know if it's listed in all of these posts yet (I assume it is) but Scarlet Begonias was always my favorite Dead tune. There are very many I like, but that is my fave. There is a lot going on in that song... lol.

    I was never a huge dead fan, but it was impossible not to become one (or at least respectful of what they were actually doing) playing their stuff in cover bands. I don't think Weir and Garcia get nearly enough credit for how intricately they integrated their playing. I can't tell you how many times I heard guitar players complaining that playing Dead tunes was to basic and easy, when in reality they just weren't playing it correctly (or were missing a LOT of it... lol).
     
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