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Episode Archive

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/21/15

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Sat, 11/21/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Tribute to Allen Toussaint

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Grateful Dead
Sun here.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/07/15

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Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/31/15

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Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

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Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

The Grateful Dead had several reasonably distinct eras during their performing career. Each started with a (somewhat sustained) burst of re-energized live shows. Today we'll explore one of those 'new' eras. But which one?

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/17/15

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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Lewi Longmire will be In-Studio

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Sat, 10/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
grateful dead and friends
I folks, tune in this Saturday and catch some great tunes fro mthe Grateful Dead and Greensky Bluegrass. We will also be playing some somber selection to honor Chris Chandler, local music fan that passed away due to a hit and run accident.

Around 1PM I'm excited to have local musical hero Lewi Longmire come in and play some songs. 

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/03/15

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Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Boston Music Hall 06-12-76 SET TWO SBD.
Hello again fellow space travelers! We continue our 50th Anniversary coverage of "Good Old You Know Who" playing at Boston Music Hall. We got all the way up to Lazy Lightning > Supplication during the pledge drive on the 12th of September, and now we'll finish the show by picking up where we left off. Be sure to tell your friends about this show, for its going to be a good one! Join Duane Goslar as we hurtle toward the end of the 1976 comeback tour! You won't regret it!

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan.

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Celebrating Pigpen's 70th birthday.

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, who had the crazy idea to transform Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champion's into an electric rock and roll band, ultimately known as The Grateful Dead. Pigpen's 70th birthday was September 8th, 2015.

This show will feature great versions of many standard Pig covers, but also some pretty obscure, rarely (and never) performed material, including originals. But you'll have to tune in to find out what.


Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 35:24 minutes (32.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 60:02 minutes (54.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
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  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 54:15 minutes (56.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 47:59 minutes (49.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:24 minutes (60.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon 2014

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Sat, 02/08/2014
KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!

All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for  a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.

Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!

*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on his new Smithsonian Collection of the world's music

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Sat, 10/15/2011

Most of you are familiar with Mickey Hart for his decades of work as one of The Grateful Dead's drummers. 

But did you know about his work with the Smithsonian Institution, specifically with their Smithsonian Folkways music label?

Well earlier this week, the Smithsonian released the Mickey Hart Collection featuring 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

And on this week's installment of Grateful Dead &  Friends, Mickey joined us live to talk about the Collection, his new band, tour and forthcoming album.

You can freely download 10 files and stream 25 others from the Collection and watch a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian Folkways with Mickey.

Grateful Dead Archivist - Nicholas Meriwether

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Sat, 06/18/2011

Recorded late May 2011 at KBOO Studios by Andrew Geller.  We touch on current events, near-future plans including the grand opening in 2012, some really cool recent contributions and much more.


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Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/05/2013

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD4/27/71FEChina Cat>Rider
SKB12/29/04GAMH, SFTongue and Groove
SKB12/29/04GAMH,SFMy Favorite Things>
SKB12/29/04GAMH, SFStella Blue
GD10/XX/69High Time
GD9/17/82Port. MEHigh Time
GD9/17/82Port. MEEstimated>
GD9/17/82Port. MEEyes of the World>
GD9/17/82Port. MESpace>
GD9/17/82Port. MEOther One>
GD9/17/82Port. MEGDTRFB>
GD9/17/82Port. MEMorning Dew

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/14/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Old and In the Way ~ 9.30.73 ~ Community Center ~ Stinson Beach, CA

1. White Dove

2. Wild Horses

3. High Lonesome Sound

4. Blue Mule

Grateful Dead ~ 1.20.68 ~ Eureka Municipal Auditorium ~ Eureka, CA

5. Clementine > New Potato Caboose > Born Cross-Eyed

Grateful Dead ~ 1.22.68 ~ Eagles Auditorium ~ Seattle, WA

6. Alligator

Grateful Dead ~ 9.3.67 ~ Dance Hall ~ Rio Nido, CA

7. Viola Lee Blues

Widespread Panic ~ 9.8.13 ~ Lockin Festival ~ Arrington, VA

8. Chilly Water* > Me & the Devil* > North*   *with Derek Trucks on guitar


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/07/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD11/29/79Cleveland,OH.Shakedown Street
GD6/10/73RFK StadiumEyes Of The World>
GD6/10/73RFK StadiumStella Blue
GD7/2/71Fillmore WestThat's It For The Other One
JGB2/9/74Morgana, CaAre You Lonely For Me
GD4/29/71FECold Rain and Snow

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/31/2013

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
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Los LobosWest LA Fadeaway9/16/13Oregon Zoo
Warren HaynesIf I Had The World to Give7/30/13W/ Colorado Symphony
Terrapin Station>
Terrapin Station
Sycamore Slough String BandShip of Fools8/15/13Ashkenaz,
New Speedway Boogie
Henry Kaiser, et. al.Viola Lee Blues>8/15/13Ashkenaz,
The Eleven Jam>
Viola Lee Blues
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceMaiden of the Cancer MoonHappy TrailsCapital
Cipollina-GravenitesBlues in My Bottle10/21/82Hamburg
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceYou Don't Love me2/6/67Fillmore
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceBearsAnthologyCapital
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceWho Do You Love?4/14/68Carousel Ballroom
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceWhat About MeWhat About MeCapital
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceBabe I'm Gonna Leave You4/14/68Carousel Ballroom
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceFresh AirAnthologyCapital
ManOn The Wings of MercuryTwang DynastyRoad goes on FOrever
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceJam4/14/68Carousel Ballroom

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/24/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Neil YoungHarvest MoonHarvest MoonReprise
Grateful DeadHorton Field HouseNormal Ill.04-24-78 set 2 sbd.
Scarlet Begonias >*
Fire On The Mountain >*
Good Lovin'*
Terrapin Station >*
Drums >*
Africa Space >*
Not Fade Away >*
Black Peter >*
Around / And Around*
Werewolves Of London*Encore
Jerry Garcia BandWarfield1991
When The Hunter....*
Aint No Bread In The Breadbox*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/17/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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8/19/80 - Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL

Mississippi Half-Step > Franklin's Tower > Mingle wood Blues, space > Playin' in the Band > Comes A Time > Playin' reprise, Althea, Little Red Rooster* > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World...

* first live performance since 1965

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/03/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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NRPSFE4/29/71Portland Woman
NRPSFE4/29/71Last Lonely Eagle
GDFE4/29/71Cumberland Blues>
GDFE4/29/71Me and My Uncle
GDFE4/28/71Morning Dew
GDFE4/28/71King Bee
GDWinterland10/19/74To Lay Me Down
GDWinterland10/19/74Sugar Magnolia>
GDWinterland10/19/74He's Gone>
GDWinterland10/19/74Black Peter>

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 07/27/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Garcia/GrismanFriend of the Devil2/2/91 Warfield SF
Grateful DeadScarlett Begonias5/11/77 St Paul
Grateful DeadFire on the Mountain5/11/77 St Paul
Grateful DeadEstimated Prophet5/10/78 New Haven
Grateful DeadEyes of the World5/10/78 New Haven
Grateful DeadDrums5/10/78 New Haven
Grateful DeadJack Straw5/10/78 New Haven
Grateful DeadNot Fade Away7/16/72 Hartford, Conn
Grateful DeadGoin Down the Road7/16/72 Hartford, C
Grateful DeadHey Bo Diddley7/16/72 Hartford, C
Grateful DeadChina Cat Sunflower4/24/72 Germany
Grateful DeadI Know You Rider4/24/72 Germany
Grateful DeadPlaying in the Band8/6/74 Jersey City, NJ
Grateful DeadUncle John's Band8/6/74 Jersey City, NJ


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 07/20/2013

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Continuing the Jerry Covers Project - Jazz Version Part 2

A full project description and today's audio are here.  The playlist below shows the song title, linked to all solo Jerry performances of it, the original recording artist and the album with release date and track timing, followed by the date of the Jerry performance I aired.  Click them links, there's gold in there.

Ptah the El Daoud

Alice Coltrane, Ptah the El Daoud (1970), 13:59

6-6-74, Keystone, Berkeley, CA


Valdez in the Country

Composed by Donny Hathaway. First released by King Curtis as a single (Pop Corn Willy / Patty Cake) 1969, 2:46

2/14/75, The Generosity, San Francisco, CA (Aunt Monk)


Little Sunflower

Freddie Hubbard, Backlash [1966 (7?)], 7:51

6/4/75, Keystone, Berkeley, CA



Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Composer of Desafinado Plays Antonio Carlos Jobim (1963), 3:13

Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vincent DeMoraes wrote the original song and titled it 'O Morro Nao Tem Vez.' Ray Gilbert  wrote the English lyrics and titled it Favela.

8/24/74, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA


I love dead

 I always listen to your dead program on sat!


Stefano...from Rome, Italy.


Solo Jerry At Passaic, NJ

Hey there Sun Lee/ GD&F DJ's...

First, thanks for volunteering. KBOO is the best, thanks to all you wonderful volunteers.

Second, I wanted to make a new comment, this somehow seems to be a reply. Whoops! My skills at these things are pretty slim, my apologies....

Third and main point: I LOVED the (solo acoustic) Jerry set last week, but when I clicked on the link in the PLAYLISTS tab, it played another (GD electric) set. Did I do something wrong? Or perhaps the link is wrong?

I'd love to have access to the Jerry set. Please advise!

Thanks & happy new year to all....





Play more GRATEFUL DEAD dammit!

 Hey Sun,

How many GD songs did you play today performed by the Grateful Dead? I counted four (five if you include Hey Jude.). Play more GD man, it's called the "Grateful Dead and Friends" not "Bands who wish they were the Grateful Dead."

I like the show and I like KBOO but I (and most of my friends who also listen) want to hear the GRATEFUL DEAD, not Furthur, not Widespread Panic, or some local jam band. GRATEFUL DEAD, more please. We don't want to hear other bands playing Grateful Dead songs (Widespread Panic) but the actual GD playing GD music.





GD marathon

I'd like to request some shows for the GD marathon this weekend. I'd love to hear 12-31-83 Civic Aud  and/or  8-28-82 Veneta OCF grounds. Do you have the SBD's from the Further shows from Oakland w/ John Kadlecik. -thanks, Jakester, Vancouver, WA

Saturday 8/22/09

Duane, sorry I missed your email/show. Perhaps we can schedule another time to do it. Life has been way hectic, but will slow down soon :o)


The Grateful Dead

Hey, Duane!

Caught your show today for the first time since moving back to the NW after a 33 year exile in Wyoming. In early 1969 (40 years ago!), I was a senior at Columbia River High in Vancouver-new the year before from Connecticut-and not allowed to driver over to Portland after dark. My girlfriend really wanted to go to a concert at this place I'd never heard of to see two bands I'd never heard of. Her Mom consented to drive she, I and her younger sister over and pick us up afterward. Great concert, great bands, great venue-though as a suburban teen, I was a bit shocked by the older hippies and some of their behavior. We, as minors, got kicked out about 10 or 10:30, but it was a memorable evening. The Grateful Dead and the Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Crystal Ballroom!

Enjoyed your show, and will catch it again. Thanks, Beau in Vancouver

Matt's Birthday today!!!!!!!!!

When I spoke with you I did not know it was your special LIFE Day!!!! Wish you peace, joy and good vibes for your DAY and beyond!! Namaste' Sheri Hoffman (your pesky cd addict). A very Happy BirthDAY and many more to come!!


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