A Weekly Dive Into John Hell's Live Bootleg Library
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-10PM Pacific - Grateful Dead - November 10, 1973 And More!
August 9, 2021 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-10PM Pacific - Grateful Dead - November 10, 1973 And More!
If you tune in regularly then you know I don't play much Grateful Dead, even though I'm the biggest Dead Head many of you know. Really, I'm a walking encyclopedia. I also hang around some Heads who are much more knowledgable than I. We love to geek out about the band, even going so far as sending one another on scavenger hunts (thanks Room 204 and congrats to Madam Racecar Kayak...if you know, you know). Honestly, I can talk for days about this band.

I think I have strayed from playing them more often on my show because I listen to them so much at home, and there's just so much good music out there that I just have to share with you, week to week. This may change. Maybe I need to convert more of you to the Dead-side.

In the meantime, I do have this lovely two hour window Monday's 6-8PM Pacific to turn you on to my live bootleg library. And when it comes to the Grateful Dead no other band even comes close! I have practically every show they performed, multiple sources for many, and most are soundboards or matrix's (that's a soundboard and audience recording that has been mixed together so you get the sharp sound from the board, mixed with the feel of the crowd. Jubal Seamons has created some of the best matrix sources out there under the name Hunter Seamons.

As for tonight's performance, I have a real treat for you. I'm going to share a 70 minute snippet from November 10, 1973 at Winterland Arena in San Francisco. What sets this show apart is this musical sandwich with band does in the second set: Playin' In The Band > Uncle John's Band > Morning Dew > Uncle John's Band Reprise > Playin' In The Band Reprise. They only performed this sandwich three times, all in 73 and 74, which happens to be my go-to era for them. Following this set I add in a few other treats I hope you will enjoy.
Please share this link with Dead Heads in your circle, as well as fans of quality musicianship. You'll be hard pressed to find any other radio station that takes the risks like Radio Valencia does. We're happy to be here for you.

And if you're in the San Francisco area on Sunday night, August 15th, come on by Make Out Room for our fundraiser. There are bands and DJs, and I'm MCing!!!



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