Allen Ginsberg (with Bob Dylan) – New York, NY (10/30/71)

Allen Ginsberg
PBS-TV Studios
New York City, New York
30 October 1971

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1.  Unidentified Song
2. Nurse’s Song (William Blake/Allen Ginsberg)
3. September On Jessore Road (Allen Ginsberg)
4. A Dream (William Blake/Allen Ginsberg)
5. Mantra (?)

Allen Ginsberg (harmonium & vocal)
Bob Dylan (guitar)
Happy Traum (banjo & guitar)
David Amram (french horn, flute)
Gregory Corso (vocal)
Peter Orlovsky (vocal), and others.

Note. The available tape contains about half of the show.
Broadcast in mid-November in FREETIME on PBS-TV,
New York City, New York.
Incomplete mono TV broadcast
20 minutes

Session info updated 9 August 2001.

Grateful Dead – Los Angeles, CA (01/18/69) – “Playboy After Dark”

Grateful Dead
Playboy After Dark
CBS Studios in West Hollywood, CA

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Source: DVD audio from U.K. Mutt’s release
(VHS master tape of a 1992 rebroadcast> audio processed in Soundforge 6.0,
48kHz, 1536kbps wav, mono) extracted to 44.1kHz, 1411kbps wav with DVD
Audio Extractor> tracks cut with GoldWave> compressed to flac with EasyFlac
level 5. No SBE’s verified with shntool. No other manipulation of audio done.

101-d1t01 – Hefner interviews Garcia
102-d1t02 – Mountains of the Moon
103-d1t03 – St. Stephen (fades out)
104-d1t04 – Closing / Turn On Your Lovelight (segment)

Known flaws:
splice in St Stephen “Lady//arrow, sharp and narrow”

Somewhere I have a copy of this show on VHS.  I’m sure you can find it on Youtube or something.  Its all fairly ridiculous actually with Hugh Hefner asking Garcia stupid question (though Garcia answers in his typical thoughtful, classic way.)  The myth is that the band spiked the drinks with acid and that halfway through St. Stephen one of the bunnies took off her top and started dancing causing the show to cut to commercial.

We get a little of Turn On Your Lovelight for the closing credits but not enough to make it interesting.  The real reason to get this show is for the really quite lovely version of “Mountains on the Moon.”  Its probably my favorite version of the song ever.