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Monday, November 22, 2010

Grateful Dead, with Etta James, The Tower Of Power, 12-31-82, A Better Mix!

The Grateful Dead With Etta James and The Tower of Power on New Years Eve. There are also guest appearances by Matthew Kelly and John Cipolina. The source for this is my master tape from the radio broadcast. I feel this is superior to the soundboard recording that is common. There is not the drop out of Etta James voice during Tell Mama, and the mix for me is better with Garcia's guitar more up front and louder in the mix. It also has some crowd noise that adds to the "New Years" feel. Of course in some cases the soundboard might be better. perhaps at the strat of sugar Magnoilia where the stupid DJs are talking. But overall I feel this is far superior to what is found on Archive.

Grateful Dead
Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA
Radio Broadcast

Set 1:
d1t01 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t02 - C C Rider
d1t03 - Cumberland Blues
d1t04 - Far From Me
d1t05 - Cassidy
d1t06 - Ramble On Rose
d1t07 - Looks Like Rain
d1t08 - Keep Your Day Job

Set 2:
d2t01 - Midnight Madness ->
d2t02 - Sugar Magnolia ->
d2t03 - Sugaree ->
d2t04 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
d2t05 - Ship Of Fools
d2t06 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d2t08 - Space ->
d2t09 - Not Fade Away ->
d2t10 - Deal ->
d2t11 - Sunshine Daydream

Set 3:
d3t01 - Introductions/Tuning
d3t02 - Turn On Your Lovelight ->
d3t03 - Tell Mama
d3t04 - Baby What You Want Me To Do
d3t05 - Stage Banter
d3t06 - Hard To Handle
d3t07 - In The Midnight Hour
d3t08 - Brokedown Palace

C C Rider and BWYWMTD with Matthew Kelly
Not Fade Away with John Cippolina
Goin' Down The Road tease after Not Fade Away
Set 3 with Etta James and Tower of Power Horns

Brokendown Palace from Soundboard source
Mp3/320 except last song vbr/mp3
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  1. Cool, Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Oh, yeah! Thanks, I am in the mood for Dead and Etta James :)
    AZ, I linked both your blogs to mine :)