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grateful dead – Playing In The Band – Three From The Vault



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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums. Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill’s incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph. But at this book’s beating heart is the music-theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead’s career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill’s life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums. Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill’s incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph. But at this book’s beating heart is the music-theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead’s career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill’s life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill’s incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph. A limited number of copies include a Bill Kreutzmann signed tip-in page.

Redshift *


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Brooklyn-based improvisational psych-rock trio Rhyton have gradually expanded their sound since their self-titled 2011 debut, incorporating exotic instrumentation and sharpening the focus of their work. Redshift, their third release for Thrill Jockey, is simultaneously their most down-to-earth recording as well as their most ambitious and wide-ranging. In the five years since its debut, the group has advanced significantly, moving beyond sounding like a jammy side project into something more concrete. The arrangements on this album are more complex, with tricky, non-repetitive rhythms and inventive tunings. Guitarist Dave Shuford (of No-Neck Blues Band) often twists his strings or utilizes unique combinations of speakers and pedals in order to produce unconventional sounds. His melodies are inspired by Middle Eastern and Greek folk music, and there are some hypnotic, raga-like moments as well (particularly the drumless Concentric Village). At the same time, the album also explores the group’s laid-back country-rock side, particularly on the Grateful Dead-esque title track. The album’s penultimate track is a cover of Joe Walsh’s Turn to Stone, with vocals fed through a Leslie speaker in order to produce a tremolo effect (think Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan). From the song’s lyrical beginnings, they branch off into a swirling group improvisation, ending up at a more bracing finale. Rhyton sound like they could easily play for hours on end and not get tired, and possibly not even come close to reaching their peak, but they rein in their impulses in order to keep things focused and explore more ideas in the album format, and it works pretty well. ~ Paul Simpson

Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The


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Liner Note Author: Colin Escott. Illustrator: Colin Escott. Photographer: Colin Escott. On the third volume of Bear Family’s seven-entry country-rock chronicle Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country-Rock, the label moves into 1970, a year that saw a nascent, long-haired Americana gain popularity but also get a bit weirder. Thanks to the Band’s success – Music from Big Pink turned heads in 1968, but 1969’s The Band found its way onto the Billboard Top 10, bringing the group to the cover of Time in the opening weeks of 1970 – there were now hordes of fellow travelers, including hippies like Jefferson Airplane, trying on overalls for size. The Airplane brought in Jerry Garcia to play steel on The Farm, one of the 38 tunes featured on this double-disc set, a collection of songs that also includes two cuts from the Grateful Dead’s twin ‘70 releases, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. If the San Franciscan hippies were embracing roots, so were the blissed-out Los Angelenos. Led by Gram Parsons, who spent much of 1970 closing out his run with the Flying Burrito Brothers, these creatures of the Canyon included Mike Nesmith, who was just breaking free from the Monkees, and Rick Nelson, continuing the path they started in 1969 – a journey that can be heard on the second volume of Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels – but the ’70s saw the rise of idiosyncratic singer/songwriters like Jesse Winchester, Eric Andersen, and Townes Van Zandt, along with Nashville rebels David Allan Coe and Kris Kristofferson, the latter also seeing success via a cover of Me and Bobby McGee from Janis Joplin. A new wrinkle came in the form of the wooly, hard-driving rockers from the south, a breed typified by the Allman Brothers Band but also encompassing Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. A lot of the lesser-known names here – Swampwater, Goose Creek Symphony, Country Funk, Wildweeds – fall outside of these parameters, skewing closer to the bright, wide-open sound of

Ultimate Easy Guitar Collection


Ultimate Easy Guitar Collection


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Warner Bros. Publications’ new Ultimate Guitar Collection series is an incredible value and a tremendous resource. Each book contains more than 40 easy guitar arrangements – approximately 200 pages in each book! Forty-nine classic songs all arranged in an easy-to-play guitar format, including the most important riffs and musical figures. Music from The Beatles, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Boston, David Bowie, Buffalo Springfield, Jimmy Buffett, The Cars, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, Iron Butterfly, Jethro Tull, Elton John, KISS, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Moody Blues, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, and many more.

Wanted Dead or Alive


Wanted Dead or Alive


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Personnel: David Bromberg (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar); Jerry Garcia (guitar); Neil Rossi, Jay Ungar (fiddle); Winniw Winston (banjo); Andy Statman (mandolin, tenor saxophone, vocals); Joe Ferguson (alto and baritone saxophones); Peter Ecklund (trumpet, mellophone); John Payne (alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone), Jeff Gutcheon, Keith Godchaux (piano); Phil Lesh, Tony Markellis (bass); Bill Kreutzmann (drums); Jack Lee, Andy McMahon, Tracy Nelson, The Sweet Inspirations (background vocals). Engineers: David Brown, Buddy Graham, Jerry Smith, Pete Weiss, Frank Laico. Recorded at Wally Heider Studio, San Francisco and Columbia Studios, New York City. Bromberg is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. He can be, however, an inconsistent recording artist, and searching out the gems in his catalogue may prove a confusing task. Not so with WANTED, one of his finest, most consistent albums. He’s backed by a band that includes most of the Grateful Dead, but Garcia and company’s psychedelic excesses are entirely absent, as they focus instead on their tradition-minded AMERICAN BEAUTY-era style. Blessed with a fine sense of humor, especially about himself, Bromberg plays up the irony of a nasal-voiced, skinny, white Jewish kid playing the blues. Instead of aping traditional blues styles, he simply creates his own. The process, which works so well on the acoustic fingerpicking delight that is the country blues standard Statesboro Blues is indirectly celebrated on Bromberg’s own ironic Someone Else’s Blues. Elsewhere, timbales add a Latin touch to the tongue-in-cheek outlaw bravado of Danger Man, and a Mariachi horn section adorns the highwayman’s tale The Holdup, co-written by George Harrison. All the irony and self-mocking aside, it’s Bromberg’s virtuosic guitar work is the heart of WANTED.

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