THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Very Limited 25CD West Coast Bundle by Various Artists (Grateful Dead, Airplane, Spirit, Joni, Burrito’s…)

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The Flying Burrito Brothers- White Line Fever – The Record Plant, Hollywood, September 19th,1971 (CD)

Following Sneaky Pete's decision to leave the band in April '71 for a more lucrative day job as a session player in L.A., Al Perkins was drafted in from Texas band 'Shiloh'.

Their third album 'The Flying Burrito Brothers' was released on A & M in June after which, Bernie Leadon departed to join Linda Ronstadt’s backing band with Glen Fry, Randy Meisner & Don Henley....

By now a Burrito show was divided into an electric country rock section followed by an acoustic bluegrass segment led by Bob Gibson on vocals.

On September 19th the band recorded this Jim Dickson produced legendary performance for KMET radio station at the Record Plant in Hollywood.

Jerry Garcia/Old & In The Way-The Boarding House, San Francisco, April 16th 1973 (CD)

Short lived bluegrass super group recorded at The Boarding House, San Francisco, on Monday April 16th 1973 and broadcast by WBAI-FM. Features Jerry Garcia/banjo, David Grisman/Mandolin, Richard Greene/fiddle, Peter Rowan/guitar and John Kahn/ bass.

Bridging the divide between traditional & progressive bluegrass the bands interplay soars throughout the entire set.

Highlights include a defining interpretation of the Stones ‘Wild Horses’ and Peter Rowan’s Panama Red.

Bob Weir and Kingfish- Live at the Calderone ‘76 (CD)

Legendary broadcast by WLIR-FM from the Calderone Theater, Hempstead, Long Island, New York on the 27th March 1976.

Weir, a childhood friend of Matthew Kelly, joined the band in ’74 securing theM a record deal and bolstering their live performances with his distinctive vocals and unique guitar phrasing.

An exceptional live band, this concert is testament to their tight yet fluid interplay.However, soon it was time for Weir to return to his day job and the completion of the ‘Deads’ ‘Shakedown Street’ – but that’s another story.....

Spirit - Seattle’71 – KSIW-FM Broadcast (CD)

Acknowledged as Spirits tour de force performance this legendary broadcast by KSIW-FM from the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington in 1971 sees Randy California and the gang pull out all the stops.

Blistering, Hendrix inspired guitar explorations from Randy sympathetically held down by the rhythms of Ed Cassidy and Mark Andes, and John Locke’s jazz rooted keyboard mastery.

Joni Mitchell - Mississippi River Festival '69 (CD)

Joni, her powerful, bell-clear voice tracing faint images in melody, shows in her music and lyrics the philosophers' lament, a sophisticated sort of folk-blues. Joni's approach to the audience is through a high-and-mighty, and therefore mysteriously beautiful linkage of voice and song.Arlo, who might be characterized as a turned-on Will Rogers, confronts the audience with a more down-to-earth approach to the philosophers' lament; He satirizes situations to the point of making things absurd, requiring a laugh wherever Joni's message requires sobriety. Also, his singing is a nasal wheeze, sometimes downright irritating, but most entertaining when used as an instrument of mocking hyperbole. Whatever his device, he puts an audience instantly at ease, dispelling whatever stuffiness in attitude may exist during the performance. Guthrie's immediate appeal is also rooted in the speaking of, rather than the singing of, passages in selections.

Various Artists

Curiosities From The San Francisco Underground 1965 - 1971 Volumes 1 - 3 (Ltd Edition 9CD)

Volume One

Bursting at its 3CD seams with the Grateful Dead live at KQED studios in '70, Its a Beautiful Day from Pacific High Studios in '71, Sal Valentino from the Boarding House in '71 plus Aum, AB Sky, Congress of Wonders and a radio commercial made by Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Volume Two

Here we find the Youngbloods live from the Avalon '69, an acoustic session from Pacific High Studios in '70 featuring Garcia, Weir, Cipollina & Champlin, a New Riders of the Purple Sage with Jerry Garica set from Boston '71, Country Joe & The Fish live from the Avalon in '67, The Final Solution form the Matrix '66 and a very early performance from Jefferson Airplane at the Calliope Warehouse in '65 featuring Skip Spence.

Volume Three

Episode Three sees stellar performances from Youngs Town, Ohio's Glass Harp live from Pacific High Studios, Saulsalito, 26th September 1971, Initial Shock broadcast by KPFA FM from the Avalon Ballroom in 1968 and cutting edge satire from the The Credibility Gap from '71.Also included the Grateful Dead's 60 minute broadcast by KSAN from Winterland 4th October 1970 and a mind blowing 1966 set by Bo Diddley featuring violin and extended modal jams!

All material from FM broadcasts.

Jefferson Airplane - Fly Translove Airways (5CD Limited Box)

Limited edition 5CD Box Set featuring live FM broadcasts from 1966 to 1970

Doyens of the lysergically charged San Francisco Ballroom scene, Jefferson Airplane reigned supreme at their home turf clubs; The Matrix, Fillmore, Avalon, Winterland.

Witness these classic WOUR, KSAN, KMPX broadcasts bringing the sonic tapestry of the band, in their majestic prime, flowing and bouncing off the walls.

From the embryonic '65 performance at the Calliope with Signe Anderson & Skip Spence through startling explosive shows from the Fillmore '67, Family Dog in '69, New York '69 and Winterland '70.

Flight Time 5 1/2 hours. Got to Revolution!

Grateful Dead - Taft Auditorium - Cincinnati, OH, Oct 30, 1971 (3CD)

Another startling instalment from the legendary Fall '71 tour. Melodic focused with inventive short jams.WEBN-FM Broadcast - A classic show

Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri December 10 1971 (3CD)

Another classic show from this transitional time for the Dead. Pigpen back, Keith settling in nicely showing signs of the greatness to come in '72, Jerry's vocals sublime on 'Comes A Time' and Phil's thundering elastic baselines driving it along. A venue the band loved, even contemplating buying it, seems to bring out a creative energised high octane performance ranking as one of the best shows of '71.Broadcast in all its glory by KADI-FM.

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