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."


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