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Episode Archive

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/03/15

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Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Boston Music Hall 06-12-76 SET TWO SBD.
Hello again fellow space travelers! We continue our 50th Anniversary coverage of "Good Old You Know Who" playing at Boston Music Hall. We got all the way up to Lazy Lightning > Supplication during the pledge drive on the 12th of September, and now we'll finish the show by picking up where we left off. Be sure to tell your friends about this show, for its going to be a good one! Join Duane Goslar as we hurtle toward the end of the 1976 comeback tour! You won't regret it!

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan.

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Celebrating Pigpen's 70th birthday.

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, who had the crazy idea to transform Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champion's into an electric rock and roll band, ultimately known as The Grateful Dead. Pigpen's 70th birthday was September 8th, 2015.

This show will feature great versions of many standard Pig covers, but also some pretty obscure, rarely (and never) performed material, including originals. But you'll have to tune in to find out what.

Continuing The 50th Year Celebration with June 12th, 1976 Boston Music Hall Set 1, Soundboard!!!

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Sat, 09/12/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good Old 1976 Grateful Dead!
Join Sam and Duane as we raise funds for KBOO this Saturday! Duane Goslar will sit in for Sun Lee this weekend for Grateful Dead & Friends. The show will feature a first set soundboard recording of June 12, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall. Be sure to tell your out of range friends to tune in to KBOO.FM worldwide stream. See you on the radio!

Grateful Dead & Friends on 09/05/15

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Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/29/15

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Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/22/15

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Sat, 08/22/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

'Who Needs Songs?' - Part 3

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Sat, 08/15/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Exploring the in-between parts of Grateful Dead songs and set lists.
Welcome to Part 3 of the 'Who Needs Songs?' special, an exploration of what this show sounds like without any songs.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/08/15

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Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead


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Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
7 hours of Live Grateful Dead Uninterupted!
Join us at Grateful Dead & Friends for a pitch free 7 hour marathon to thank all of you for your past and future support to KBOO 90.7 FM here in Portland, Oregon, 91.9 FM Hood River, and 104.3 Corvalis, and Philomath. We will go from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 with digital quality live Grateful Dead! Tell your friends that are out of listening range, or out of state to stream The 7 Hour Grateful Dead Marathon on KBOO.FM
All programming time will be live Dead except for station id and underwriting.


Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 35:24 minutes (32.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 60:02 minutes (54.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Title: øõ:
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 54:15 minutes (56.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 47:59 minutes (49.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:24 minutes (60.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon 2014

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Sat, 02/08/2014
KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!

All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for  a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.

Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!

*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on his new Smithsonian Collection of the world's music

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Sat, 10/15/2011

Most of you are familiar with Mickey Hart for his decades of work as one of The Grateful Dead's drummers. 

But did you know about his work with the Smithsonian Institution, specifically with their Smithsonian Folkways music label?

Well earlier this week, the Smithsonian released the Mickey Hart Collection featuring 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

And on this week's installment of Grateful Dead &  Friends, Mickey joined us live to talk about the Collection, his new band, tour and forthcoming album.

You can freely download 10 files and stream 25 others from the Collection and watch a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian Folkways with Mickey.

Grateful Dead Archivist - Nicholas Meriwether

program date: 
Sat, 06/18/2011

Recorded late May 2011 at KBOO Studios by Andrew Geller.  We touch on current events, near-future plans including the grand opening in 2012, some really cool recent contributions and much more.


Grateful Dead Archive

KBOO GD show homepage

UCSC Grateful Dead Research Guide


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 03/10/2012

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
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1. Grateful Dead ~ 3.10.81 ~ Madison Square Garden ~ New York City, NY


2. Grateful Dead ~ 5.26.73 ~ Kezar Stadium ~ San Francisco, CA

Eyes of the World

3. String Cheese Incident ~ 8.6.06 ~ Cuthbert Amphitheater ~ Eugene, OR

100 Year Flood>How Mountain Girls Can Love

Scott Pemberton Interview about his 1st studio album 'Sugar Mama'

4. East Bar Line ~ Scott Pemberton Trio ~ Album - Sugar Mama

5. Let's Play House ~ Scott Pemberton Trio ~ Album - Sugar Mama

6. Juice Box ~  Scott Pemberton Trio ~ Album - Sugar Mama

7. Sugar Mama ~ ~ Scott Pemberton Trio ~ Album - Sugar Mama

8. Phish ~ 12.29.97 ~ Madison Square Garden ~ New York City, NY


9. Phish ~ 6.11.94 ~ Red Rocks Amphitheater ~ Morrison, CO

You Enjoy Myself




Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 02/18/2012

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Martha and the VandellasDancing in the StreetDance Party
The Grateful DeadDancing in the Street4-12-1970 - Fillmore West
The OlympicsBig Boy PeteDoin' the Hully Gully
The Grateful DeadBig Boy Pete12-31-1969 - Boston Tea Party
Jesse FullerBeat It On Down the LineThe Lone Cat Sings and Plays Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals and Blues
The Grateful DeadBeat It On Down the Line11-23-1972 - Denver Coliseum
The Neville BrothersHey Pocky WayFiyo on the Bayou
The Grateful DeadHey Pocky Way9-12-87 - Capital Centre
Chris KennerSick and Tired
The Grateful DeadSick and Tired5-19-66 - Avalon Ballroom
Blind Willie JohnsonIf I Had My Way (I'd Tear the Building Down)Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Rev. Gary DavisIf I Had My Way
The Grateful DeadSamson and Delilah10-9-76 - Oakland Stadium
Elmore JamesIt Hurts Me TooTo Know a Man
The Grateful DeadIt Hurts Me Too4-6-1971 - Manhattan Center
Lemme B. GoodeGood Lovin'
The OlympicsGood Lovin'
The Grateful DeadGood Lovin'5-19-1966 - Avalon Balroom
Cannon's Jug StompersBig Railroad BluesLegendary 1928-30 Recordings
The Grateful DeadBig Railroad Blues1966 Rare Cuts and Oddities
The Grateful DeadBig Railroad Blues5-19-74 - Memorial Coliseum
Chuck BerryLet It RockThe Great Twenty-Eight
The Grateful DeadLet It Rock6-23-74 - Miami Jai Alai Fronton
Howlin' WolfWang Dang DoodleThe Rockin' Chair Album
The Grateful DeadWang Dang Doodle6-22-1991 - Soldier Field
Jimmy ReedIt's A Sin
The Grateful DeadIt's A Sin6-18-1974 - Freedom Hall
Irma ThomasRuler of My HeartTime Is on My Side: The Best of Irma Thomas, Vol. 1
Otis ReddingPain in My HeartPain in My Heart
The Grateful DeadPain in My Heart11-19-1966 - Fillmore Auditorium
Huey 'Piano' SmithRockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie FluHaving a Good Time with Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns
The Grateful DeadRockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu5-23-1972 - Strand Lyceum
James 'Sugar Boy' CrawfordJock-A-Mo
The Dixie CupsIko Iko
The Grateful DeadIko Iko4-11-78 - Fox Theater

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 02/11/2012

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Warren HaynesComes aTime1/15/12
China Doll1/15/12
Grateful DeadLoserDave's Picks Vol 1Grateful Dead Records
Scott Law Reunion BandMake Up Your Mind1/14/12
Scott LawOver the MountainLive In Studio at KBOO
Instead of MeLive In Studio at KBOO
Scott Law Reunion BandAlways Come Around1/14/12
Evening Prayer Blues
Scott LawFriend of the DevilLive In Studio at KBOO
Grateful DeadChina Cat Sunflower>8/21/72
I KNow Your Rider

Special Pledge Drive show with music from Warren Haynes, a new Grateful Dead Release and other surprises including Scott Law live in Studio!

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/28/2012

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadPhiladelphia, Pa. Spectrum04-08-85Sbd.
100,000 Tons Of Steel*
Grateful DeadPhiladelphia, Pa. Spectrum04-07-85Sbd.
Why Don't We Do It In The Road*
Dancin' In The Street*
Interview clip 12-11-89Set Break Hijinks
Grateful DeadPhiladelphia, Pa. Spectrum04-08-85Sbd.
Walkin' The Dog*
Interview clip 12-11-89Verbal Fisticuffs On Stage
Me And My Uncle >*
Cumberland Blues >*
On The Bottom >*
Ain't Superstitious*
Grateful Dead Great Am. Music HallSan Francisco08-13-75F.M.
Bill Graham Intro*
Help On The Way >*
Slipknot >*
Franklin's Tower*
Music Never Stopped (Debut)*
Must Have Been The Roses*
Eyes Of The World >*
Drums >*
King Solomon's Marbles*
Steve Kimock Band12-31-03Crystal Ballroom PortlandAud.
Mr. Potato Head*

Well, here we are doing our first show (for Begonia Studios Presents) of 2012. This was a 50 / 50 show comprised of an overview of the 1985 Philladelphia Pa. Spectrum Shows, and a first set from The Great American Music Hall In San Francisco 08-13-75.

The 85 Spectrum overview is the Good Ol' Rootin' Tootin' Grateful Dead. I know that things wern't fabulous for certain Band Members at that time, but everybody seemed like they were haveing a really good time during these shows, as well as the next weekend at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater (I was there for those Irvine shows). Not "sterling performances", but Fun!

The Great American Music Hall 08-13-75 show is one of the classic concerts of the Dead's long career. A  party thrown for a very small audience, Grateful Dead play a sparkling concert that has very much stood the test of time. 16 years later, Grateful Dead saw fit to release this show as it's first in the "From The Vault" series. One From The Vault is worthy of being in any Dead Head's music collection. Find a copy, buy it, and you will love it forever! Check www.Dead.Net

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/21/2012

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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In 1976 on January 7th, 9th and 10th, James Booker played with the Jerry Garcia Band for the only time ever.  Today we feature excerpts from those dates. An asterisk (*) perceding a song name indicates that this was the only JGB performance of that song.

1/7/76 - Club Front, San Rafael, CA (Rehearsal)

*Tico Tico, *Don't Try to Be Your Brother's Keeper, *Something You've Got >*Just A Closer Walk With Thee > Goodnight Irene > Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Classified > Right Place, Wrong Time, Right Back Together, United Our Thing Will Stand

1/9/76 - Sophie's, Palo Alto, CA

*Fur Elise, *Please Send Me Someone to Love,*Fandango, Let It Rock, (I'm A) Road Runner


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/14/2012

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 

Old and In The Way - 11.4.73 - Gymnasium @ Cal State College Sonoma - Cotati, CA

1. Pig in a Pen

2. High Lonesome Sound

3. Orange Blossom Special

Legion of Mary - 5.15.75 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

4. Little Sunshine

Jerry Garcia Band - 3.8.80 - The Stone - San Francisco, CA

5. After Midnight > Elenor Rigby Jam > After Midnight

Phish - 7.15.92 - TRAX - Charlottesville, VA

6. Divided Sky

Phish - 10.31.98 - Thomas Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV

7. Sweet jane

8. Oh Sweet Nuthin

Garcia/Saunders - 5.20.71 - Keystone - Berkeley, CA

9. Save Mother Earth Jam > Funk Space Jam > Save Mother Earth Jam

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/31/2011

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful Dead*American BeautyWarner Brothers
Ripple >*
Brokedown Palace*
Grateful Dead12-31-76The Cow PalaceDaly City, California
They Love Each Other*
Grateful Dead12-31-71WinterlandSan Francisco
Bill Graham Intro*
Truckin' >*
The Other One >*
Drums >*
The Other One >*
Me And My Uncle >*
The Other One >*
Black Peter*
Big RiverLive Debut
The Same Thing*
Ramble On Rose*
Sugar Magnolia*
Steve Kimock Band12-31-04Crystal BallroomPortland, Oregon
Hillbillys On P.C.P.


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/17/2011

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Bob Rivers Comedy GroupOh Come All Ye Grateful DeadheadsTwisted ChristmasCritique
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodCatfish John11/10/11
David BrombergDiamond Lil9/16/11
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodDrivin Wheel11/10/11
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodBertha11/10/11
7 WalkersI Know You Rider7/10/11
Grateful DeadWang Dang Doodle9/2/83
Grateful DeadLittle Red Rooster8/21/83
Grateful DeadAin't Superstitious>6/21/85
Down in the Bottom>6/21/85
Ain't Superstitious6/21/85
Grateful DeadHe's Gone>6/24/85
Smokestack Lightning>
Cryptical Envelopement
Grateful DeadSpace>6/30/84
Playin' Reprise>
Yuck Whistle>
Hubert SUmlinDown in the BottomBlues PartyShout Factory

A GD and Friends tribute to the great Hubert Sumlin, among other things...

Happy Winter Holidays, y'all

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/10/2011

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
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Bluegrass Sessions - 9.5.99 - Strawberry Mountain Festival - Yosemite, CA

1. Ginseng Sullivan

2. Salty Dog

Leftover Salmon - 8.28.11 - Nedfest - Nederland, CO

3. Shenaandoh Breakdown

4. Mama Boulet

Billy Martin/Wil Blades - 4.30.11

5. Jam

Grateful Dead - 6.17.75 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA

6. Peggy-O

7. Help>Slip>Franklins

Jerry Garcia & Friends - 3.23.75 (SNACK Benefit) - Kezar Stadium - San Francisco, CA

8.Blues for Allah>Stranger Than Dirt>Drums>Stranger Than Dirt>Blues for Allah

Leftover Salmon - 11.26.11 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO

9. She Caught the Katy

10. Troubled Times




Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 12/03/2011

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Hot tuna10-2-73WinterlandGenesis
Rolling Stones9/73BrusslesDancin with Mr. D
Jefferson Airplane10-4-70WinterlandMexico
GD12-12-73Atlanta, GaGreatest Story
GD12-12-73AtlantaChina Cat>Rider
GD12-12-73AtlantaEyes of the World>
GD12-12-73AtlantaMorning Dew
YesHeart of the Sunrise
GD12-11-72WinterlandDark Star>
GD12-11-72WinterlandStella Blue


I love dead

 I always listen to your dead program on sat!


Stefano...from Rome, Italy.


Solo Jerry At Passaic, NJ

Hey there Sun Lee/ GD&F DJ's...

First, thanks for volunteering. KBOO is the best, thanks to all you wonderful volunteers.

Second, I wanted to make a new comment, this somehow seems to be a reply. Whoops! My skills at these things are pretty slim, my apologies....

Third and main point: I LOVED the (solo acoustic) Jerry set last week, but when I clicked on the link in the PLAYLISTS tab, it played another (GD electric) set. Did I do something wrong? Or perhaps the link is wrong?

I'd love to have access to the Jerry set. Please advise!

Thanks & happy new year to all....





Play more GRATEFUL DEAD dammit!

 Hey Sun,

How many GD songs did you play today performed by the Grateful Dead? I counted four (five if you include Hey Jude.). Play more GD man, it's called the "Grateful Dead and Friends" not "Bands who wish they were the Grateful Dead."

I like the show and I like KBOO but I (and most of my friends who also listen) want to hear the GRATEFUL DEAD, not Furthur, not Widespread Panic, or some local jam band. GRATEFUL DEAD, more please. We don't want to hear other bands playing Grateful Dead songs (Widespread Panic) but the actual GD playing GD music.





GD marathon

I'd like to request some shows for the GD marathon this weekend. I'd love to hear 12-31-83 Civic Aud  and/or  8-28-82 Veneta OCF grounds. Do you have the SBD's from the Further shows from Oakland w/ John Kadlecik. -thanks, Jakester, Vancouver, WA

Saturday 8/22/09

Duane, sorry I missed your email/show. Perhaps we can schedule another time to do it. Life has been way hectic, but will slow down soon :o)


The Grateful Dead

Hey, Duane!

Caught your show today for the first time since moving back to the NW after a 33 year exile in Wyoming. In early 1969 (40 years ago!), I was a senior at Columbia River High in Vancouver-new the year before from Connecticut-and not allowed to driver over to Portland after dark. My girlfriend really wanted to go to a concert at this place I'd never heard of to see two bands I'd never heard of. Her Mom consented to drive she, I and her younger sister over and pick us up afterward. Great concert, great bands, great venue-though as a suburban teen, I was a bit shocked by the older hippies and some of their behavior. We, as minors, got kicked out about 10 or 10:30, but it was a memorable evening. The Grateful Dead and the Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Crystal Ballroom!

Enjoyed your show, and will catch it again. Thanks, Beau in Vancouver

Matt's Birthday today!!!!!!!!!

When I spoke with you I did not know it was your special LIFE Day!!!! Wish you peace, joy and good vibes for your DAY and beyond!! Namaste' Sheri Hoffman (your pesky cd addict). A very Happy BirthDAY and many more to come!!


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