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Grateful Dead with Stephen Stills — L.A., CA (12/10/69)

China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Black Peter, Me & My Uncle, Cold Rain & Snow, Mama Tried > High Time, Easy Wind, Dire Wolf, Casey Jones*, Good Morning Little School Girl*, Morning Dew*, Black Queen* > Turn On Your Love Light*, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Cosmic Charlie


*Stephen Stills on guitar and vocals


Grateful Dead — London, ENG (9/11/74)

I: Scarlet Begonias ; Mexicali Blues ; Brown Eyed Women ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Sugaree ; Jack Straw ; Row Jimmy ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Tennessee Jed ; Big River ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Playing In The Band
II: Seastones > Eyes Of The World > Jam > Space > Jam > Wharf Rat > Space; Around And Around ; Ship Of Fools ; Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > Sugar Magnolia
E:) U.S. Blues


“Me and My Uncle”

Being that this was the Dead’s most performed song in concert (616 times!), you’d think the song was theirs. Not so. It was written by John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas in a tequila soaked evening with Judy Collins, Stephen Stills and Neil Young that he didn’t even remember, which leads us to this interesting anecdote:

“John often used to tell the story behind “Me and My Uncle”. Years ago he began receiving publishing royalties from a song on a Judy Collins record with which he was unfamiliar. It was titled “Me and My Uncle”. He called Judy to let her know of the mistake because he hadn’t written any such song. She laughed and told him that about a year before, in Arizona after one of her concerts, they had a ‘Tequila Night’ back at the hotel with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and a few others. They were running a blank cassette and John proceeded to write “Me and My Uncle” on the spot. The next day, John woke up to the tequila sunrise with no recollection of the songwriting incident. Judy kept the cassette from that evening and then, without informing John, recorded the song for her own record. Over the years the song was recorded by several people, and eventually became a standard of the Grateful Dead. John used to joke that, little by little, with each royalty check, the memory of writing the song would come back to him.”
Here are the Dead performing the song in ’81.

Jerry, Bob & Phil — “She Belongs To Me”

Here are three of San Francisco’s finest performing Dylan’s classic.

Did You Know??

A young, five year old Courtney Love was photographed with the extended Grateful Dead family for the back cover of 1969’s Aoxomoxoa. Courtney’s father, Hank Harrison was an early manager for the band and a roommate of Phil Lesh. If you look real close, she’s the little girl to Pigpen’s left.

Lost Art Of The Mixtape — Sunday Hangover

Here’s a mix that’ll help you through your haze, headache and nausea. Too bad it can’t erase what you did/said last night.

Kinky Reggae – Bob Marley
Cosmic Charlie – Grateful Dead
Guinnevere – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel
From The Beginning – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Little Martha – The Allman Brothers Band
4 + 20 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Sugar Mountain – Neil Young
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
He Was A Friend Of Mine – The Byrds
Embryonic Journey – Jefferson Airplane
Talk – Phish
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon & Garfunkel
Rosemary – Grateful Dead
The Sun King – The Beatles
Crazy Fingers – Grateful Dead
Music Is Love – David Crosby
Going To California – Led Zeppelin
Can’t Run But – Paul Simon
In The Waiting Line – Zero 7
Sleep – The Dandy Warhols
Across The Universe – The Beatles


Los Lobos/Jerry & Bob — “This Land Is Your Land”

Woody Guthrie’s classic folk song performed almost 21 years ago, on 7/2/89.