Grateful Dead

History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. I (Bear's Choice)


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  • History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) -
    Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. BS 2721)
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  • The Dead:
    Jerry Garcia - acoustic guitar, lead guitar, vocals
    Bob Weir - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - acoustic guitar, organ, harmonica, percussion, vocals
    Phil Lesh - bass
    Bill Kreutzmann - drums
    Mickey Hart - drums

  • Full album download includes Bonus Material:
    Good Lovin' (2/13/70 Fillmore East, New York, NY)
    Big Boss Man (2/5/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA)
    Smokestack Lightnin' (2/8/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA)
    Sitting On Top Of The World (2/8/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA)

  • Released on July 13, 1973

  • Recorded live February 13 and St. Valentine's Day, 1970 at Bill Graham's Fillmore East by Owsley Stanley ("Bear"). Bear says: "There were 14 mics used in all. Except for the vocals, each is in only one of the channels. I don't use any tone controls or equalization. The deck I used in those days was a Sony 770-2 running at 7.5 ips NAB, the tape was Scotch 203 on seven-inch reels."

  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)
  • Reviews

    Coconut Phil. SC 3/19/09 3/19/2009 7:02:35 AM

    "Classic Dead, I love this stuff. If you have never heard this album, get it right now. P."


    Katie Mae 284


    Dark Hollow 232


    I've Been All Around This World 258


    Wake Up Little Susie 151


    Black Peter 447


    Smokestack Lightnin' 1079


    Hard To Handle 375


    Good Lovin' 536


    Big Boss Man 293


    Smokestack Lightnin' 911


    Sitting On Top of the World 200


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