save hide report. But we still have “Dark Star,” in all its beautiful, terrifying weirdness. There is another breathtaking jam that takes place at the end of that one. The interesting thing about "the Beautiful Jam" and the "Tighten Up jam" is that we have the same two chords serving different functions. It was written by lyricist Robert Hunter and composed by lead guitarist Jerry Garcia; however, compositional credit is sometimes extended to include Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, and Bob Weir. 3 years ago. In a “Jam Transcription,” Bowling takes the full live version of a song and transcribes it note for note. There were many distinct Feelin' Groovy Jams in Dark Stars from the first one on 9/26/69 to the last on 11/26/72. Dark Star by Grateful Dead song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position ... My 2 cents is the February 19, 1971 version from Port Chester NY's Capitol Theater, which breaks into the 'Beautiful Jam' out of the first ever playing of Wharf Rat. This is a condensed 10-minute Dark Star, but beautiful nonetheless. The "Beautiful Jam" is included in the "So Many Roads (1965-1995)" box set on disc two, track 2. This is the first time that the Grateful Dead performed "Bertha", "Wharf Rat", "Johnny B. Goode", and "Playing in the Band". This jam from Boston’s Music Hall is great, and the segue into Morning Dew is absolutely mind blowing. 02 Dark Star (Winterland 11-11-73) 03 Here Comes Sunshine (two parts, Pauley Pavilion 11-17-73) 04 jam after Let It Grow (Berlin 10-20-90) 05 It's a Sin (Louisville 6-18-74) 06 Dark Star reprise (Capitol Theater 2-18-71) 07 jam after Saint (MSG 9-8-91) 08 jam into China Cat (Providence 6-26-74) 09 Spanish jam (Fresno 7-19-74) youtu.be/z-D9rd... 7 comments. leader board. grendel Books and Music +17696 . "Chinatown Shuffle" (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 11, 1972) 4. I absolutely love the track entitled "beautiful jam" (at least that's what it's named on the set I have downloaded) from the Capitol Theater on 1971-02-18. 12/2/73 – Check out this Dark Star for an example of how quickly the Dead can move jams from jazzy to spacey to rockin’ thanks to the incredible drumming of Billy Kreutzmann. I should have clarified that I meant the tracks on American Beauty, not the Port Chester concerts. the transition jam is known as the “beautiful jam” to most deadheads for obvious reasons. Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain. Strong jam before the theme statement into the verse, Bobby and Phil starting it off before Jerry jumps in. This one is very sweet and jazzy; Garcia hints at the Mind Left Body first, and they enter a rather short 'alternate' version of the theme, with the four chords played in a different rhythm. This is the first Wharf Rat. 1979-11-09 Dancing in the Streets -> Franklin's Tower Buffalo Auditorium, Buffalo, New York Not really a darkness jam but more of a dark star jam than what it's listed as (PITB) leads into Wharf Rat & is beyond beautiful. Dark Star. The so-called Beautiful Jam is the transition back to Dark Star after Wharf Rat. glynparson Love will N.F.A +91489 . Leo Jerry was really a … Of course this kind of jam happened in other years as well – I might just mention the 2/18/71 “Beautiful Jam” or the end-of-Dark-Star jam on 2/24/74 as examples – but for some reason there was a whole cluster of them in 1972. 2/18/71 they play the first wharf rat, and jam it back into dark star. Pigpen with a decent level (whew) I see from pics of the show that he’s on a Hammond. One example is the "Beautiful Jam," played by the Grateful Dead within a “Dark Star” > “Wharf Rat” > “Dark Star” sequence at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on 2/18/71. "Sing Me Back Home" (Veneta, Oregon, August 27, 1972) 5. The Beautiful Dark Star is named as such for the fantastic jam that comes after Wharf Rat, inbetween Dark Star. share. 4. ""Beautiful Jam", done only during the 2/18/71 Dark Star, which is quite unique, almost a song in itself. 11/11/73 – I know, I know I just can’t get enough of ’73 Dead. At first, the Feelin' Groovy Jam was only found in Dark Stars. 5. Are there any other examples of this jam played similarly, sort of along the lines of how the Mind Left Body jam was commonly played? Dark Star Orchestra selected the Grateful Dead's February 18, 1971 show to recreate on Halloween at the venue where the show originally took place, The Capitol Theatre in … 12/18/73 features a Dark Star jam coming out of the Weather Report, which I think they'd done just once before on 11/30. Beautiful Jam (Live in Port Chester, February 19, 1971) 4:39 14 Chinatown Shuffle (Live in Rotterdam, May 11, 1972) 2:54 15 Sing Me Back Home (Live at Veneta County Fairgrounds, August 27, 1972) 10:26 16 Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam (Live Rehearsal, July 27, 1973) 18:31 17 Dark Star Jam / Spanish Jam / U.S. Blues (Live in Miami, June 23, 1974) Dark Star Orchestra® is excited to announce our return to the beautiful Jewel Paradise Cove Resort and Spa for Jam in the Sand 2020 taking place January 14-18 in gorgeous Runaway Bay, Jamaica. 2/18/71 - Dark Star jams into the song Warf Rat then when they jam back into Dark star (Beautiful Jam) 8/6/71 - Hard to Handle (not really an instrumental but you can hear how they build the best rock guitar solo of all time!) 2. 2 comments | Make a comment | Add vote | Listen on archive. level 2. Uncle John's Band Wonderful jam there going back into Dark Star. "Beautiful Jam" (this is the wonderful jam between "Wharf Rat" and "Dark Star") (Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y., February 18, 1971) 3. The jam swings using a I-IV G major 7 - C major 7 modality that peaks impressively. ANNOUNCING JAM IN THE SAND 2020 5/8/2019. After jamming Wharf Rat for a bit, … "Dark Star" is a song released as a single by the Grateful Dead on Warner Bros. records in 1968. we'd love to hear your favorite versions. r/gratefuldead: A great place to space your face. 2/18/71 show is a 16 track live recording - only the 5 minute “Beautiful Jam” from the Dark Star has been previously released. After a good opening Dark Star, the boys find a very interesting way into Wharf Rat. I treasure this beautiful solo, may be my favorite guitar solo ever. 2/18/1971 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester. Tom 1960 Respectively titled "Beautiful Jam", this one couldn't be sweeter. (I don't think it's closely related to the Tighten Up jam, though others hear it that way.)" The Feelin' Groovy Jam usually occurred after a space portion and "would emerge, like bright joy after the darkness" (Light Into Ashes, "The Dead's Early Thematic Jams"). The jam out of Mind/Dark Star theme is what made the Dead avatars of live, improvisational music. There's a reason I listen to this very rarely on purpose. The high point of this beautiful second set jam segment is the Eyes-infused Dark Star Jam that veers effortlessly towards a jazzy Eyes of the World, dense with Phil Lesh bass notes and those lazy but precise Jerry Garcia solos unique to 1973. Fun fact: First Wharf Rat ever! Eyes Of The World. Dark Star>Wharf Rat(1st ever)>Dark Star(with "Beautiful Jam") 2/18/71. Playin' In The Band. The transitional jam between Wharf Rat & Dark Star was featured on the "So Many Roads" box set (the one with the five, different colored, steal your face cd's). Fred from Laurel I wish Phil had heard the whole Dark Star through Wharf Rat into the beautiful jam, it's incredible. Watch pianist Holly Bowling show off her version of the Grateful Dead's famed "Beautiful Jam" from 1971 during her Terrapin Crossroads concert. Bob Dylan once described folk music this way: “It’s the only music where it isn’t simple. These four nights of DSO will also include three performances each from Melvin Seals & JGB, and Donna the Buffalo. 4/8/72 - Dark Star (honestly this song all the way to the end of the show is some of the best dead there is give it a try!) You can find another divinely inspired Dark Star in 1972-03-23. Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad>Not Fade Away> 9:54. check it out on youtube! The afternoon of the concert, back stage during set up, Jerry told Ned he had new songs they had not played before. It's sandwiched between wharf rat and a subsequent dark star. Get menu, photos and location information for Dark Star Saloon & Cafe in Fredericksburg, VA. 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