Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Billy Preston, age 10

This isn't really related to the radio show or to the Dead's universe, but it's worth a couple minutes of your time. Billy Preston and Nat "King" Cole, from 1957.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bill's playlist from Saturday, June 17

Schoolgirl 11/11/67
Dupree's > I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail (Keller/Keels) 6/10/06
From the Heart of Me, 12/28/78
Minglewood, 6/15/90
Just a Little Light, 6/15/90
Stagger Lee, 6/15/90
Desolation Row, 6/15/90
Mr. Man (Govt Mule), 6/10/06
2nd That Emotion, 4/13/71
Weird Carousel Ballroom promo (man chanting promo w/woman singing Shabbat prayer in background)
Big RR Blues, 12/26/70
Maybelline (Great American String Band), 4/27/74 Marin Cty Bluegrass Fest.
Johnny B. Goode, Ibid
NFA>Black Peter>Sugar Mag, 8/30/80
China Doll Deadicated album (Suzanne Vega)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Vince Welnick, 1951- 2006

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Vince Welnick, a keyboardist who possessed a fluid and precise style and played with the Tubes, Todd Rundgren and the Grateful Dead, died Friday in Sonoma County at the age of 55.
From the Grateful Dead:
The wheel is turning almightily fast. Life is loss, but our times have turned sorrowful indeed...His service to and love for the Grateful Dead were heart-felt and essential. He had a loving soul and a joy in music that we were lucky to share. We grieve especially for his widow Lori, his sister Nancy, and the rest of his family.
Our Grateful Dead prayer for the repose of his spirit:
May the four winds blow him safely home.

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