first_imgWith as deep and plentiful of a catalog as any band in history, the Grateful Dead wrote and performed more than 150 original songs during their thirty year reign as the greatest touring band on earth. From their well-known classics like “Friend Of The Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Truckin’” to the rarely ever played tunes like “Rosemary” “Born Cross-Eyed” and “Maybe You Know,” the Dead canon is a treasure trove of sonic bliss for any listener willing to take it on.Phil Lesh & Friends Cover Beatles, Dylan & More In Vegas Opener [Gallery/Setlist]Thanks to one user on Archive.org, Osty Gale, you can listen to every debut version of each of the Dead’s 150+ original tunes. Beginning with “Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)” recorded from the Dead’s January 1, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium all the way up until the premier of the Phil Lesh written “Unbroken Chain” performed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on March 19, 1995, this compilation has it all. Take a listen below:Tracklisting1/8/66 – Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)2/23/66 – Standing On The Corner3/12/66 – You See A Broken Heart5/19/66 – Cream puff War, Taste Bud, You Don’t Have to Ask7/3/66 – Cardboard Cowboy, Keep Rolling By10/6/66 – Alice D Millionaire3/18/67 – Golden Road6/18/67 – Alligator8/4/67 – New Potato Caboose10/22/67 – The Other One1/17/68 – Dark Star, China Cat, Eleven, Born X-Eyed,Spanish Jam1/20/68 – ClementineMay/June XX/68 – St. Stephen (shorter version – May) (Longer – June)01/17/69 – Cosmic Charlie12/7/68 – Rosemary12/20/68 – Mountains of the Moon1/24/69 – Duprees Diamond Blues, Doing That Rag6/7/69 – Dire Wolf6/21/69 – High Time6/22/69 – Casey Jones8/21/69 – Easy Wind11/1/69 – Uncle John’s Band (instrumental)11/8/69 – Cumberland Blues12/4/69 – Black Peter, Uncle John’s Band (with Lyrics)12/19/69 – Mason’s Children12/20/69 – New Speedway Boogie3/20/70 – Friend Of The Devil4/3/70 – Candyman5/14/70 – Attics Of My Life6/7/70 – Sugar Magnolia7/30/70 – To Lay Me Down8/18/70 – Truckin, Ripple, Brokedown, Operator9/17/70 – Box Of Rain9/18/70 – Til The Morning Comes2/18/71 – Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story, Wharf Rat, Playing2/19/71 – Bird Song, Deal7/31/71 – Sugaree, Mr. Charlie8/24/71 – Brown eyed Woman, Empty Pages10/19/71 – Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Mexicali Blues, Comes a Time, OMSN, Ramble On Rose12/31/71 – Chinatown Shuffle3/5/72 – Black Throated Wind3/21/72 – Looks Like Rain, Two Souls4/17/72 – He’s Gone6/17/72 – Stella Blue7/16/72 – Mississippi Half Step2/9/73 – Row Jimmy, Loose Lucy, Here Comes Sunshine, TLEO, Eyes,China Doll, Wave That Flag9/7/73 – Let It Grow9/8/73 – Weather Report Suite, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away2/22/74 – Ship Of Fools; Must Have Been The Roses; US Blues3/23/74 – Scarlet Begonias; Cassidy5/17/74 – Money Money6/23/74 – Seastones3/23/75 – Blues For Allah> Stronger Than Dirt6/17/75 – Help>Slip>Frank ; Crazy Fingers8/13/75 – Sage & Spirit; Music Never Stopped6/3/76 – The Wheel;Might As Well; Lazy Lightning/Supplication6/4/76 – Mission In the Rain6/28/76 – Happiness Is Drumming2/26/77 – Terrapin Station, Estimated3/18/77 – Fire On The Mountain5/1/77 – Sunrise5/15/77 – Passenger8/30/78 – If I Had The World To Give; Stagger Lee; I Need A Miracle8/31/78 – Shakedown Street; From The Heart Of Me8/4/79 – Althea, Lost Sailor8/14/79 Easy To Love You8/31/79 – Saint Of Circumstance11/4/79 – Alabama Getaway3/30/80 – Far From Me3/31/80 – Feel Like A Stranger8-28-81: Never Trust A Woman8-28-82: Day Job & West L.A. Fadeaway9-15-82: Touch of Grey9-17-82: Throwing Stones4-13-83: Maybe You Know3-25-83: My Brother Esau5-13-83: Hell in a Bucket3/28/84 – Don’t Need Love4/23/84 – Only a Fool3/27/86 – Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues12/15/86 – When Push Comes To Shove; Black Muddy River6/17/88 – Victim Or The Crime6/19/88 – Foolish Heart6/20/88 – Blow Away6/22/88 – I Will Take You Home6/23/88 – Believe it Or Not6/26.88 – Gentleman Start Your Engines10/20/88 – Built To Last2/5/89 – Standing On The Moon; We Can Run2/7/89 – Just A Little Light4/28/89 – Picasso Moon3/17/91 – Rubin & Cherise2/22/92 – So Many Roads; Wave To The Wind2/24/92 – Corrina; Long Way To Go Home2/21/93 – Lazy River Road; Eternity; Liberty2/22/93 – Days Between6/5/93 – Easy Answers6/8/94 – Samba In The Rain6/9/94 – If The Shoe Fits7/20/94 – Childhood’s End3/19/95 – Unbroken Chainlast_img read more


first_imgJimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys reinvented the traditional, Jimi Hendrix Experience vibe with its unique mosaic of sound and integrative acoustics. The original live recordings showcased a harmonious groove, led by Billy Cox‘s powerful guitar, Buddy Miles‘s percussion, and overall vocal mastery. This past weekend, Roosevelt Collier, along with Dopapod members Rob Compa and Chuck Jones and TAUK’s Isaac Teel, led a vibrant Band of Gypsys tribute at New York City’s American Beauty.Collier, a pedal-steel maestro and Hendrix aficionado, immersed the venue in rich, late 60’s era jams. As the industry heavyweight dazzled the intimate venue, each crowd goer was awed in his outstanding craft. Collier provides a sound that is truly soulful, rhythmic, and indicative of his remarkable talent. Compa (Guitar) and Jones (Bass) evinced their inventive sound while encapsulating Cox’s trademark Band of Gypsys feel. The duo approached Cox’s string-filled prominence in their prolific instrumentals that boast contemporary sound. Teel presented pure percussion mastery that assumed a unique approach to the craft with surprise vocals and respectful nods to Miles’s old-school talent. Collectively, each artist pursued his mastery in a compilation of groovy jams that paid serious homage to the infamous live album.The Band of Gypsys led the night with a setlist boasting tracks, “Who Knows,” “Changes,” “We Gotta Live Together,” and “Foxy Lady,” to name a few. While Collier soaked the evening in an upbeat atmosphere led by poetic steel driven notes, “Who Knows,” fluttered throughout the room in a vintage and psychedelic feel. Teel led the tune in his vocals, an instrument on its own, belting, “She didn’t know/ And she didn’t care/ She didn’t know/ She didn’t care/ And she go walking/ Down the street singing.” The robust tones of Teel’s vocals led the crowd into the infamous lyrics to later come together in harmony. Collective hymns are integral to the tune and indicative of the crowds’ undeniable enthusiasm. The band led the jam into, “Changes,” another track from the live album. Collier rendered the formerly dark and jammy track into a slow and harmonious rendition with impressive vocals. As opposed to emphasizing heavy instrumentals, the band illuminated its soulful side with intoxicating lyrics. Teel chanted, “It’s alright baby/ Yeah it’s alright,” while Collier laced the track with fluttering notes and contributive vocals. The delightful chorus hardened throughout the room in its dark and soulful haze. In true Jimi Fashion, Collier pronounced, “We’d like you to clap your hands,” as the crowd clapped and cheered the band drew out a thick jam that was brought into, “We Gotta Live Together.” The crowd cheered as Teel belted, “Home sweet home! Home sweet home!” giving American Beauty a sense that New York can be home to any who are in tune to admire.Intense bass took center stage as Jones dug out a ravine for guitarist prominence, complimented by Compa’s penetrating notes. Bass ensued, immersing American Beauty in an instrumental haze. Collier prompted the crowd, pressing, “Is everyone having a good time out there?!” as the crowd was clearly responsive in their cheers, he threw a head nod to the late Hendrix, proclaiming, “Enjoy this Jimi!” Compa and Jones continued in their guitarist prowess, caressed by Teel’s sound. A slow rendition of, “Fire” encompassed the room while Teel belted, “Let me stand/ Let me stand/ Let me stand next to your fire.” This slow and sexy rendition of the traditionally excited track had the entire crowd slow dancing and singing along to the enticing lyrics.Collier prompted the crowd with the night’s last song, an essential Jimi tune, “Foxy Lady.” Amongst the bands’ head nods, strums, and jamming that constructing this high energy cover, Compa poured his both his instrumental and vocal talent into its composition. Compa belted, “I’ve made up my mind/ I’m tired of wasting all my precious time/ You got to be all mine/ Foxy.” As Compa roared the sultry lyrics, the room was filled with a delightful, nostalgic haze that is beautifully trademark to the Jimi Hendrix sound. The night came to a close as the track struck a harmonious chord. American Beauty was immersed in the jam-driven, sensual vibe led by “Foxy.” The tune laid down a warm glow that bounced off the venue’s walls and christened the night with infectious smiles.Check out full audio from the night below, courtesy of taper Eric McRoberts.last_img read more