Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Grateful Airplane (or the Jefferson Dead?)

Grateful Dead Skull & Roses
10-28-69 Jefferson Airplane House setlist & soundboard mp3 download a.k.a. 10/28/69 aka 69-10-28
39 Years Ago Today... a few sat around and just played.
Reportedly those sitting in were:

Jerry Garcia
Jorma Kaukonen - guitar
Jack Casady - bass
Mickey Hart & Spencer Dryden - percussion

Jefferson Airplane House ~ October 28, 1969
2400 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California

I've Been All Around This World, Big Boss Man,
Jam (Stormy Monday Theme), Slow Blues,
Jam, Jam

This is a classic, it's one that I always wanted a copy of on tape but just never got around to picking it up. I've Been All Around This World had not yet been played by the Grateful Dead; it would make its debut almost two months after this. Big Boss Man had taken a two-year absence from Grateful Dead setlists... during the summer, just a couple months earlier, it was brought back a couple times. Really it's from this point that the song re-emerges in the Dead's repertoire. Other those two songs with lyrics, it's all instrumental puttering around and jamming. Since it's just under 1 hour long, this is one of those to play on a loop while you're futzing around the house doing chores and stuff. Occasionally Mickey & Spencer join in but for the most part it's Jerry, Jorma, and Jack doing nothing but delighting the senses.

Very cool stuff... but usually, in some way, everything is!

Source: Soundboard Master Reel> Cassette> DAT> CDR

Audio Quality:
(it might even deserve a full 5-stars!)

TINY STEAL YOUR FACE - Jerry Garcia but no Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Tom Constanten.  No Vince Welnick or Bruce Hornsby.  No Ron Pigpen McKernan. Download It Right Here TINY STEAL YOUR FACE - no Brent Mydland.  No Donna or Keith Godchaux.  No songs by Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow or Bob Dylan.

Are you going to comment?

There's nothing worse than people
who don't take a moment to say Thanks.

These downloads don't have to be here for you.
When 200 people download something
and 12 people comment, that's pretty lame.
It doesn't give much incentive
to keep posting cool tunes like this.

So comment once in a while.
Express your thankfulness. It won't hurt...
it'll also help keep this blog alive.


Anonymous said...

This is a good post for those interested in what the early JGB would/did sound like and as an extension of the Heartbeats shows the prior year. While certainly not the great psychedelic masterpieces that many '69 shows are, it is a nice offering and I too think most everyone will like this little nugget. Thanks for the post Zoooma. And, for those interested in other great music from this week in the GD cannon, check into 10/25/69 and 11/2/69. Adam

Zapple100 said...

I already had this one and want to say it's worth downloading. I would give it 5 stars for sound.

Anonymous said...

Been looking for this..thanks Rex

Anonymous said...

Zooma (and Sugarmag). Thanks for all the great material that you put out here. A great resource for the like-minded and it is much appreciated. I totally dig arcane little nuggets of gold like this. Peace. Torc

Timmy said...

Par excellence. A nice homey feeling. thank ya

Robert said...

Good stuff here. Nice and clean. This was exactly what I needed today; it helped me get out of a funk (or at least deal with it).

Jerry's voice on "I've Been All Around This World" is so sweet.

Thank you for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this rare post. Stood before 2400 as I did at 710 many times just to take it in but after a moment it's time to move on. Saw the Dead only a few times but Jorma and Jack for fifty plus concerts. Imagine posting all the basement tapes from 2400.


CatGut said...

Thanks for keeping up the tradition of free live music.
Keep up the good work !

Anonymous said...

Thanks man!
For all of these wonderful rare tapes.
Keep it good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You are a blessing to the free music community.

Anonymous said...

This is a sweet jam sesh. Download quick, totally worth it. Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much been looking for a good link on this for a minute now

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all you do. This is appreciated so much. You can take great pride in knowing that when I get home tonight this will be blasting through the sliding glass door as I meditate (or is that medicate) in the pool and sip on a mango daquiri. I havent heard this in ages. It is in a dusty box of analogs somewhere, and I dont remember it sounding quite as good as this anyway. Thank you. Dave in florida

Abe said...

Hi! I've never been here before, I found this site while researching the Santa Rosa Highschool '77 JGB show. Thank you SO much for the hours of (sometimes seemingly thankless) Charity work that you have put into this music and this website. You've done it for US DEADHEADS, and we APPRECIATE IT!! :D One question: What do you do with the RAR file once you have it? If anyone could answer that for me, that would be sweet! Thanks!

Abe said...

OMG!!! !!! This is the BEST!

A friend taught me how to extract files (with a program called WinRAR), so ignore my previous post above.

Seriously, I am no stranger to early Jerry side projects, Hartbeats, etc., and it's all good, but that Big Boss Man may be the single best Jerry solo tune that I have, and is tied with anything that could ever exist. Truly priceless, IMHO.

So, to make a long story short: THANK YOU SO MUCH, whoever posted this music! :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Just getting into this and glad to find these postings

v-chile said...

What a shame!
These Dead blogs are DEAD!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated