Friday, June 24, 2011

Dead Show/podcast for 6/24/11

This week the music world lost a true star - Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons.. Aside from his pivotal role in the E. Street Band Clarence was a friend of the Grateful Dead and played with Jerry Garcia as well. In honor of his passing, a listener of the Deadpod requested this show, and it is absolutely perfect to play this week. This was the longest segment Clarence played with the Grateful Dead and occurred on Dec. 6th, 1989 at the Earthquake Benefit that took place at the Oakland Coliseum. (This also happened to be the date of the 20th anniversary of the Altamont). I thought I would bring you the second set because that's where Clarence sat in with the band on the majority of the set .. I could be persuaded to play the first set next week.. I think you'll find this a great set.. I'm personally very fond of the Standing on the Moon, but I think Clarence adds some great licks on the Ship of Fools as well...

12/6/89 - Grateful Dead
Oakland Coliseum - Oakland, CA
Earthquake Relief Benefit

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias ->
Sugar Magnolia ->
Ship Of Fools* ->
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space* ->
The Wheel* ->
All Along The Watchtower* ->
Standing On The Moon* ->
Sunshine Daydream*
(Encore) Black Muddy River*

* With Clarence Clemons

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RIP Clarence... I hope you've joined up with that big band up in the sky..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A great big man, with great big amounts of talent. Thanks for honoring him with music Professor.