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Chester
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A little friday weirdness...

#54485 3 years ago
Blues For Allah. One, of only five times it was performed by the Grateful Dead, in it's entirety.

I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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Re: A little friday weirdness...

#54503 3 years ago
I guess you know BFA was released 36 years ago this week (Sept. 1)

Notes from Annotated

Performed live only five times, all in 1975. First performed live at The SNACK benefit, March 23, in Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. "Blues For Allah" opened and closed the Dead's set, which also included "Stronger Than Dirt."

Hunter's note in Box of Rain says "This lyric is a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive and democratically inclined ruler [and, incidentally, a fan of the Grateful Dead] whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally."
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Re: A little friday weirdness...

#54505 3 years ago
Yes, I was aware of the anniversary. And I was just reading Hunters notes from the Complete annotated lyrics. Cool stuff. : )
I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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Re: A little friday weirdness...

#54506 3 years ago
Bit off topic, but the furthurmore Friday question is up (I totally spaced on this today- probably up for a while). Hint....If I had my way, I would tear this whole building down. EZ question. with the proper tools deadbase.com/ (click search in upper left, fill in year 1976 and fill in a song....my hint may help, according to deadbase it was played more than drums in 1976.

Good luck, sorry for taking over thread....

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