The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: David G. Dodd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501123327

Category: Music

Page: 512

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A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439103348

Category: Music

Page: 512

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

The Collected Lyrics of Robert Hunter and John Barlow, Lyrics to All Original Songs, with Selected Traditional and Cover Songs

Author: Robert Hunter,David G. Dodd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277473

Category: Music

Page: 480

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A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock bank, published to coincide with their fortieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song, in a volume complemented by performance statistics, thematic essays, and numerous illustrations. 200,000 first printing.

A Long Strange Trip

The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Dennis McNally

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307418774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 2600

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The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist–a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s’ counterculture. From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture. The creative synchronicity among Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan exploded out of the artistic ferment of the early sixties’ roots and folk scene, providing the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. To those in the know, the Dead was an ongoing tour de force: a band whose constant commitment to exploring new realms lay at the center of a thirty-year journey through an ever-shifting array of musical, cultural, and mental landscapes. Dennis McNally, the band’s historian and publicist for more than twenty years, takes readers back through the Dead’s history in A Long Strange Trip. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, McNally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, but veers off into side trips on the band’s intricate stage setup, the magic of the Grateful Dead concert experience, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a conversation among band members. He brings to vivid life the Dead’s early days in late-sixties San Francisco–an era of astounding creativity and change that reverberates to this day. Here we see the group at its most raw and powerful, playing as the house band at Ken Kesey’s acid tests, mingling with such legendary psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley “Bear” Stanley, and performing the alchemical experiments, both live and in the studio, that produced some of their most searing and evocative music. But McNally carries the Dead’s saga through the seventies and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration, which have cemented a unique bond between performers and audience, and created the business enterprise that is much more a family than a corporation. Written with the same zeal and spirit that the Grateful Dead brought to its music for more than thirty years, the book takes readers on a personal tour through the band’s inner circle, highlighting its frenetic and very human faces. A Long Strange Trip is not only a wide-ranging cultural history, it is a definitive musical biography.

A box of rain

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 372

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A collection of over 250 classic songs by the main lyricist for the Grateful Dead--with a new introduction and over 20 additional songs, including from the Dead's next album. Hunter also explains the sources of certain songs and describes the evolution of others over years of performance. Complete discography.

Playing in the Band

An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead

Author: David Gans,Peter Simon

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312143916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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Looks at the twenty-year history of the Grateful Dead, discusses the evolution of their music, and includes a profile of each band member

Grateful Dead Family Album

Author: Jerilyn Lee Brandelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780867198737

Category: Rock groups

Page: 249

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Explores the personal side of the group's experiences over the last three decades as well as their live performances.

The Grateful Dead Reader

Author: David G. Dodd,Diana Spaulding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195147065

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 985

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This collection of writings about the greatest tour band in the history of rock offers both classic and hard-to-find essays, reviews, and reports that piece together a chronological history of the group. 12 photos. 3 line drawings.

Garcia/Hunter Songbook

Songs of the Grateful Dead

Author: Robert Hunter,Jerry Garcia

Publisher: Warner Bros Publications

ISBN: 9780757938108

Category: Music

Page: 216

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A huge collection of 76 titles, in lead-line format with guitar chords. Including: Bertha * Black Peter * Casey Jones * Cats Under the Stars * China Cat Sunflower * Cumberland Blues * Dire Wolf * Eyes of the World * Friend of the Devil * Mississippi Half-Step... * New Speedway Boogie * Run for the Roses * Saint Stephen * Sugaree * Tennessee Jed * Touch of Grey * Uncle John's Band and many, many more.

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed

An Oral History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Blair Jackson,David Gans

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250058589

Category: Music

Page: 384

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In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band’s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group’s core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead’s evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead—from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you’re part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible conversations and anecdotes shared in these pages. You’ll hear stories you haven’t heard before, possibly from voices that may be unfamiliar to you, and the tales that unfold will shed a whole new light on a long and inspiring musical odyssey.

The American Book of the Dead

Author: Oliver Trager

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684814021

Category: Music

Page: 434

View: 1905

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A reference guide to the Grateful Dead includes biographies of band members, descriptions of officially released albums, and insights into the more than four hundred songs they preformed live

Art of the Dead

Author: Phil Cushway

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 9781593765026

Category: Art

Page: 178

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"The Art of the Dead showcases the poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Époque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley "Mouse" Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. The book uses Grateful Dead as the vehicle to tell the story of poster art. The book follows a chronological evolution of the art from the band's origination in 1965 through Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The book is in four-color throughout, featuring iconic and rare images as well as extensive "process" material, including sketches, original art, blue lines, film, and printing plates. It also includes essays by Greil Marcus, Peter Coyote, and Victoria Binder, as well as essays on the elements of the printing process from the original art to the final poster. "--

What a Long, Strange Trip

Author: Stephen Peters

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781560252337

Category: Music

Page: 256

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A song-by-song analysis identifies the background of such Dead songs as "New Speedway Boogie," "Truckin'," and "Casey Jones"

Searching for the Sound

My Life with the Grateful Dead

Author: Phil Lesh

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316027812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this ruthlessly honest bestseller, the bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.

Home Before Daylight

My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

Author: Steve Parish,Joe Layden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979214

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians. But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.

No Simple Highway

A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Peter Richardson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250021332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.

DeadBase 50

Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead

Author: John W. Scott,Stu Nixon,Mike Dolgushkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692470930

Category:

Page: 992

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Commemorative edition of the Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists

Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead

The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange Trip

Author: Barry Barnes

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 145550517X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Grateful Dead is one of the most popular bands of all time and they have enjoyed incredible relevance to this day. But let's admit it, they were not exactly poster boys for corporate America. In EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy. Without intending to, the band pioneered ideas and practices that were subsequently embraced by American corporations. And in this book Barnes shares the ten most innovative business lessons from the Dead's illustrious career, including: -Creating and delivering superior customer value -Incorporating and establishing a board of directors early on -Founding a merchandising division -Giving away your product for free to increase demand Above all, Barnes explains how the Dead were masters of what he calls "strategic improvisation" -- the ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances -- and that their success lay precisely in their commitment to constant change and relentless variation. For an extraordinary thirty years, the Dead improvised a business plan and realized their vision -- all while making huge profits. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD will show you how they did it -- and what your business can learn from their long, strange trip.

Grateful Dead - The Definitive Collection

Author: Grateful Dead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495006951

Category:

Page: 320

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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Dead heads will love this newly-engraved collection of 54 songs from the iconic jam band. Songs include: Althea * Bertha * Box of Rain * Brokedown Palace * Brown-Eyed Women * Casey Jones * Cumberland Blues * Dark Star * Easy Wind * Fire on the Mountain * Friend of the Devil * Hell in a Bucket * Looks like Rain * The Music Never Stopped * One More Saturday Night * Playing in the Band * Ramble on Rose * Ripple * Scarlet Begonias * Shakedown Street * Sugar Magnolia * Touch of Grey * Truckin' * Uncle John's Band * and many more.

Grateful Dead Gear

The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions from 1965 to 1995

Author: Blair Jackson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308933

Category: Music

Page: 287

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The origins and secrets of the Grateful Dead's magical sound are told! This book is the first in-depth examination of the Dead's technical side, including their recording methods. From the "Acid Tests" of the mid-'60s to the famous "Wall of Sound" PA setup in the '70s and on to their exceptional later touring systems, the Grateful Dead were always on the cutting edge of technological innovation and experimentation. This exhaustive study includes clear and concise explanations of the band's equipment technology, instrument design, and studio recording techniques, plus a history of the group. Features: more than 100 photos and diagrams, many never before seen; new interviews with band members and tech personnel; suggested listening for every era of the group's history; and more!