Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Seattle, WA (08/21/69)

Grateful Dead
Green Lake Aqua Theater,
Seattle, Washington

Download: FLAC/MP3

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
edits/encoding by JCotsman

101-d1t01 – //Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Easy Wind
103-d1t03 – Morning Dew–>
104-d1t04 – High Time
105-d1t05 – Mama Tried–>
106-d1t06 – Me & My Uncle
107-d1t07 – New Minglewood Blues–>*
108-d1t08 – China Cat Sunflower–>*
109-d1t09 – Doin’ That Rag//*
110-d2t01 – //Big Boss Man
111-d2t02 – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
112-d2t03 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
113-d2t04 – Drums–>
114-d2t05 – The Other One–>
115-d2t06 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
116-d2t07 – Dark Star–>
117-d2t08 – Cosmic Charlie

*with Charles Lloyd (?) on flute

–disc 1 total time–55:54–
–disc 2 total time–37:09–

Notes from the original uploader:
–this show was a single set
–it sounds like the tape is running out just as Cosmic Charlie ends
–Sound Forge was used for normalization and other minor edits

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 13850

11 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Seattle, WA (08/21/69)

  1. Thank you for continuing the GD69 project.
    Grabbed the 8/69 tapes a while ago. Exciting month as you can really hear the Workingman’s period kicking in under the Aoxamoaxa period sound. Fun to imagine what Workingman’s would have been if TC had stuck around!
    The last two shows I look forward to now are 11/2 and 12/19. Those are the only two I still need to upgrade to lossless sources…
    That Dylan/Band box seriously upgraded my my collection of that tour, too!
    Thanks for all you do for us!

  2. I had this second set only as a filler on cassette. At that time this was a GEM of a recording, still is. Probably the shortest Dark Star (Don’t quote me) Very Thankful you posted this. To my knowledge it is Charles Lloyd on flute seems to be having a large time :-). Word was this was a floating stage….now that would be something! Amazon working fine .

  3. The Dead with the truly great Charles Lloyd, just as his own music was becoming really ‘trippy’. Can’t wait to check this out, I guess he is playing his bamboo flute. Not late enough for this one yet – definitely one for after hours.

  4. Mat, if you are looking for a route into jazz then Charles Lloyd is your man. The early mid 60s albums are very fine but straight ahead post bop jazz. After that things get more diverse, more ethnic and more trippy too.

    Great musician – ‘The best of Charles Lloyd’ is an absolute classic album and belongs in any music collection. I strongly recommend that you do check him out. In recent years he’s been back making great music again and performing at the big jazz festivals too.

  5. thanks as always for the gd shows.here is some info about the flute player playing with the band.

    August 20, 1969 El Roach, Ballard, WA (updated)
    Earlier I had written two posts about the Grateful Dead’s performance at the Aqua Theatre in Seattle, WA on August 21 , 1969. The Aqua Theatre was scheduled for August 20 and rained out, and the three acts on the bill, The Grateful Dead, The New Riders of The Purple Sage and San Paku, all performed the next night. During the August 21 show, the Dead were joined by a flute player, which most sources have generally listed as Charles Lloyd. Much as I love Charles Lloyd, I have always found his presence in Seattle in 1969 unlikely. I posited that the guest flute player might have been a member of the opening group San Paku.

    Fortunately, the former road manager of San Paku saw the post and helped resolve the mystery. Apparently, San Paku reed man Gary Larkey was indeed the guest flautist with the Grateful Dead.

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