Archive for the ‘1991’ Category

Grateful Dead: 1991-05-04: Eine kleine Nachtmusik   Leave a comment

It starts out as a not great recording of a not great night of the post Brent Grateful Dead.  Then, as it some times does, during the second set the magic hits Jerry during Crazy Fingers.  The vocals have a timeless blues feel and the solo is out of this world (with parts of ‘Spanish Jam’ showing up). You can hear the band pick up Jerry’s vibe.  Vince’s keyboards start to rock and we are off and running seamlessly into great versions of Playin’ in the Band and Uncle John’s Band.  After the Drums and Space thingy a rocking I Need a Miracle and and Jerry is outstanding on Standing On the Moon.  Not two hours of bliss but these five songs show how the post 1990 could cook even without Bruce.  When Jerry is there, he is there.

Cal Expo: 1991-05-04

  • 01 01:18 Tuning Listen
  • 02 06:15 Hell In A Bucket -> Listen
  • 03 15:51 Sugaree Listen
  • 04 07:47 New Minglewood Blues Listen
  • 05 08:11 Loser Listen
  • 06 03:42 The Race Is On Listen
  • 07 10:27 Row Jimmy Listen
  • 08 06:26 When I Paint My Masterpiece Listen
  • 09 08:59 New Speedway Boogie -> Listen
  • 10 08:22 The Music Never Stopped Listen
  • 11 12:22 Victim Or The Crime -> Listen
  • 12 08:49 Crazy Fingers -> Listen
  • 13 09:11 Playing In The Band -> Listen
  • 14 12:06 Uncle John’s Band -> Listen
  • 15 13:21 Drums -> Listen
  • 16 13:40 Space -> Listen
  • 17 05:43 I Need A Miracle -> Listen
  • 18 10:14 Standing On The Moon -> Listen
  • 19 06:51 One More Saturday Night Listen
  • 20 06:56 Touch Of Grey Listen

Concert Length: 02:15:31

Grateful Dead: 1991-04-04 Frankly Speaking   1 comment

After a Brent’s Death in 1990 and a some what confused fall tour (aka The Tour From Hell) the shows of March and April 1991 were often terrific. This April 04 concert is phenomenal.  Phil is in great form and Vince and Jerry are jellying well. In the first set Jerry pulls out an interesting midi  “trumpet” solo.  The second set is very smooth and innovative:

Help On The Way –> Slipnot! –> Franklin’s Tower –> Estimated Prophet –> He’s Gone

wOw! Then a closer of  Standing on the Moon –> Good Lovin’ and U.S. Blues as the ‘encore’. A great group effort where everything moves smoothly and in great synchrony.   Help On The Way & Slipnot sound almost Zappa’ish in form and the great disciple.

1991-04-04 – The Omni Listen

  • 01 05:15 Let The Good Times Roll Listen
  • 02 10:06 Feel Like A Stranger Listen
  • 03 08:33 They Love Each Other Listen
  • 04 08:03 Walkin’ Blues Listen
  • 05 08:23 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 06 10:09 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Listen
  • 07 06:34 High Time -> Listen
  • 08 04:34 Promised Land Listen
  • 09 01:06 Tuning Listen
  • 10 04:06 Help On The Way -> Listen
  • 11 08:13 Slipknot! -> Listen
  • 12 13:39 Franklin’s Tower -> Listen
  • 13 12:28 Estimated Prophet -> Listen
  • 14 15:24 He’s Gone -> Listen
  • 15 10:15 Drums -> Listen
  • 16 12:40 Space -> Listen
  • 17 05:19 I Need A Miracle -> Listen
  • 18 08:28 Standing On The Moon -> Listen
  • 19 08:00 Good Lovin’ Listen
  • 20 05:18 U.S. Blues ListenConcert Length: 01:58:24

The Grateful Dead – The 1991 Tapes On The Internet Archive   30 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Valentines of Flesh and Blood (1990 –1995)

After a very successful spring/summer 1990 tour Brent Mydland, the Dead’s long time keyboard player Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose.  His last show with The Grateful Dead was on 23 July 1990. Vince Welnick (formerly of  The Tubes) joined on key boards.  From time to time between September 1990 and March 1992, Bruce Randall Hornsby also played with the band on his grand piano.  There are some great shows after July 1990, especially when Bruce was present.  Jerry’s continued health problems (and drug addiction) crippled his singing and sometimes the Drums –> Space portion of the concerts could last for up to an hour.  Jerry did deliver some of his finest (blues oriented) solos during this period (listen to such songs as Days Between and Standing On the Moon).  Robert Greenfields excellent Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia  provides important contributions to understanding what was happening to Jerry (and the band) during these ‘final days’.  Jerry Garcia died August 9, 1995. RIP

In This Series:

1960 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

The 1991 Grateful Dead Tapes

1991-02-19 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-02-20 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-02-21 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1991-03-17 – Capital Centre Listen

1991-03-18 – Capital Centre Listen

1991-03-20 – Capital Centre Listen

1991-03-21 – Capital Centre Listen

1991-03-23 – The Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1991-03-24 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1991-03-25 – The Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1991-03-27 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1991-03-28 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1991-03-29 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1991-03-31 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1991-04-01 – Greensboro Coliseum Listen

1991-04-03 – The Omni Listen

1991-04-04 – The Omni Listen

1991-04-05 – The Omni Listen

1991-04-07 – Orlando Arena Listen

1991-04-08 – Orlando Arena Listen

1991-04-09 – Orlando Arena Listen

1991-04-27 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. Listen

1991-04-28 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1991-05-03 – Cal Expo Listen

1991-05-04 – Cal Expo Listen

1991-05-05 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1991-05-10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-05-11 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-05-12 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-06-01 – Los Angeles Coliseum Listen

1991-06-06 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1991-06-07 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1991-06-09 – Buckeye Lake Music Center Listen

1991-06-11 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1991-06-12 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1991-06-14 – RFK Stadium Listen

1991-06-16 – Giants Stadium Listen

1991-06-17 – Giants Stadium Listen

1991-06-19 – Pine Knob Music Theater Listen

1991-06-20 – Pine Knob Music Theater Listen

1991-06-22 – Soldier Field Listen

1991-06-24 – Sandstone Amphitheatre Listen

1991-06-25 – Sandstone Amphitheatre Listen

1991-06-28 – Mile High Stadium Listen

1991-08-12 – Cal Expo Listen

1991-08-13 – Cal Expo Listen

1991-08-14 – Cal Expo Listen

1991-08-16 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-08-17 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-08-18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1991-09-04 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1991-09-05 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1991-09-06 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1991-09-08 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-09 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-10 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-12 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-13 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-14 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-16 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-17 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-18 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1991-09-20 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-09-21 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-09-22 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-09-24 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-09-25 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-09-26 – Boston Garden Listen

1991-10-27 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-10-28 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-10-30 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-10-31 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-11-03 – Polo Field, Golden Gate Park Listen

1991-12-27 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1991-12-28 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1991-12-30 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1991-12-31 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

Grateful Dead 1991-03-20 Capitol Centre, Landover MD   Leave a comment

Some people stopped listening to the dead after Brent’s death.  And it is true there were some less than focused shows but when the keyboards were in place and Jerry was fully present this band could still inspire.  The March 20, 1991 show was one of those.  Hear the whole concert on the Internet Archive here. Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby seemed to be fully in tune with an exceptional night for Jerry.  Eyes of the World –> Foolish Heart is not to be missed.  This same line up re-appears exactly one year later.  Standing on the Moon was a stand out song of that show.

Band Line up on 1991-03-20 & 1992-03-20

Jerry Garcia = lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir = rhythm guitar, vocals
Vince Welnick = keyboards, vocals
Bruce Hornsby = keyboards, vocals
Phil Lesh = bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann = drums
Mickey Hart = drums

  • 01 03:05 Tuning Listen
  • 02 08:52 Feel Like A Stranger Listen
  • 03 07:54 Cold Rain And Snow Listen
  • 04 10:58 Little Red Rooster Listen
  • 05 10:05 Althea Listen
  • 06 05:43 Black Throated Wind Listen
  • 07 08:35 Tennessee Jed Listen
  • 08 07:44 The Music Never Stopped -> Listen
  • 09 04:35 Might As Well Listen
  • 10 20:16 Eyes Of The World -> Listen
  • 11 10:36 Foolish Heart -> Listen
  • 12 12:20 Estimated Prophet -> Listen
  • 13 12:19 He’s Gone -> Listen
  • 14 09:45 Drums -> Listen
  • 15 04:28 Space -> Listen
  • 16 12:12 The Other One -> Listen
  • 17 09:40 Wharf Rat -> Listen
  • 18 09:18 Sugar Magnolia Listen
  • 19 05:44 The Weight Listen

Concert Length: 02:11:09

1992-03-20

09:54 Standing On The Mood Listen

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