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This Is All a Dream We Dreamed - An Oral History of the Grateful Dead

Blair Jackson

In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead-from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible

In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead-from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible
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Music

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In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead-from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Gans, Arthur Bishop, Cynthia Hopkins, Eliza Foss, Fred Berman, Helen Litchfield, Holter Graham, Oliver Wyman

Length:

17h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

25:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

27:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:43