Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Unknown Location (xx/xx/66) “Viola Lee Rehearsals:

]gd66-xx-xx-VIOLA-LEE-BLUES

Grateful Dead
January-February 1966 ??
“The Viola Lee rehearsals”

Download: FLAC/MP3

unknown generation soundboard cassette
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 18846

single disc (47:01)
01 02:31 talk & tunings – “It’s just Weir and his ass-holed guitar”
02 00:52 Viola Lee Blues #1 verse 1 – aborted
03 01:33 Viola Lee Blues #2 verses 1 & 2 – aborted – “watch it pig! b, man, b”
04 01:09 talk & tunings
05 00:14 Viola Lee Blues #3 with harmonica – aborted
06 01:26 discussions
07 01:28 Viola Lee Blues #4 with organ verse 1 & harmonica – aborted
08 01:44 tape playback? more talk
09 01:48 Viola Lee Blues #5 verse 1 – “same verse again” – verse 1 – aborted
10 00:34 Phil comments
11 01:29 Viola Lee Blues #6 verses 1 & 2 – aborted
12 00:25 more discussions
13 02:44 Viola Lee Blues #7 verses 1 & 2 & 3 – then stopped
14 02:06 talk & tunings – “that’s tasty” – “let’s just play”
15 00:16 Viola Lee Blues #8 verse 1 – aborted
16 02:53 talk & wild comments & confusion
17 00:27 Viola Lee Blues #9 verses 2 & 3 – aborted
18 03:57 more talk – “I think you’re against us” – “Pigpen’s a conspiracy”
19 03:39 “You may know by …” passage repeated
20 15:37 Viola Lee Blues #10 verses 1 & 2 & 3 ; jam ; tape cuts

This is a wonderful piece of Dead rehearsal tape that I have not seen circulating in the digital realm.

The cassette was played back on Nak CR7E with azimuth adjustment.
Sound Forge was used for noise reduction.
Research and A>D transfer by Uli Teute
Sound tweaking and SHN seeding by Hanno Bunjes
August 2003

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