Joby's Desert Island Dead
Joby comes in with his top five Desert Island classics. Here's hoping for some more Retro Reviews!
9-20-70, Fillmore East, New York NY Best acoustic set ever, best Caution ever, Davids Nelson and Grisman guest star. Check my blog within the next day or two for a full review of this fantastic, historic show.
8-27-72, Veneta, Oregon Obviously a long time favorite and classic, and arguably the finest show of 1972. What can be said that hasn't already?
6-29-76, Auditorium Theater Chicago Illinois Hard to pick just one great show from this fabulous month in 1976, I chose this one for the highlights: Peggy O, Mission In the Rain, Might As Well, St. Stephen->NFA->St. Stephen. Wish they broke out the Cosmic Charlie this show, but that would have just been TOO perfect.
10-16-89 (Nightfall of Diamonds) Meadowlands Arean, East Rutherford NJ This was by far the hardest choice for me, to pick between this show or 10-9-89, the Warlocks show I had the good fortune to actually attend. I chose 10-16 for the fact that they played Attics and sang We Bid You Goodnight, but it's really a coin flip.
My last pick is a best-of-tour compilation CD I have from the 1992 Warfield Theater run with Jerry Garcia and the David Grisman Quintet. Here's the track list: The Thrill Is Gone, Rosalie McFall, The Fields Have Turned Brown, 16x16, Sitting In Limbo, Oh The Wind And Rain, Louis Collins, Bag's Groove, When I First Unto This Country, Long Black Veil, Shady Grove, Down Where The River Bends, She Belongs To Me. I know it's not Dead per se, but I had to have some Garcia/Grisman or I'd go mad on that island.