June 29, 2022 Playlist

"Ace" by Bob Weir (1972)
Bob Weir "Ace"  1972 (USA)
This week's groovy classic was the first solo album from the Grateful Dead's second-most famous singing/songwriting guitar player, who is out on tour this summer with "Dead & Company", the current version of the successor band (with Billy & Mickey on drums and John Mayer on lead guitar). Although this was technically one of three Dead solo albums released in 1972 (along with the classics Garcia and Rolling Thunder), Ace is really the Grateful Dead's unofficial studio album of 1972. Everybody in the mid-70's lineup of the group plays on every track of this album, including brand new members Keith and Donna Jean, though not including departing members Pigpen (who died that year) and Mickey Hart (who quit the band after releasing his own solo album). Though if you think of it that way, this is also the only "Grateful Dead album" where Jerry Garcia doesn't write or sing any of the songs. Almost every tune on this album became a standard in the Dead's concert repetoire (especially "Playing In The Band" which was one of their most-performed songs ever). It also marked a transitional moment for the group's songwriting, with this album including the last songs Weir wrote with Robert Hunter (who would continue writing lyrics exclusively for Jerry's songs) as well as the first songs Weir wrote with his new songwriting partner John Barlow.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Jade WarriorObedienceLast Autumn's Dream1972UK
TwinkSuicideThink Pink1970UK
CreamAs You SaidWheels Of Fire1968UK
Matmos Tonight There Is Something Special About the Moon / Jaki księżyc dziś wieczˇr...Regards​/​Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer (N)2022 (Thrill Jockey)USA
black midi Eat Men EatHellfire (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Rough Trade)UK
The Mars Volta Blacklight Shinesingle (N)2022 (Clouds Hill)USA
The Black Keys It Ain't OverDropout Boogie (N)
2022 (Nonesuch)USA
Kurt Vile Flyin (Like A Fast Train)(watch my moves) (N)
2022 (Verve)USA
Alex G RunnerGod Save The Animals (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Domino)USA
50 Foot Wave Staring Into The SunBlack Pearl (N)2022 (Fire)USA
Bob Weir
(with Grateful Dead)
The Greatest Story Ever ToldAce
Bob Weir
(with Grateful Dead)
Playing In The BandAce
Mickey Hart
(with Bob Weir, John Cippolina & Stephen Stills)
The Main Ten (Playing In The Band)Rolling Thunder1972USA
Jerry GarciaDealGarcia1972USA
Bob Weir
(with Grateful Dead)
Black-Throated WindAce
Grateful DeadTruckin' American Beauty1970USA
Grateful DeadJack Straw (live) Europe '721972USA
Grateful DeadWeather Report Suite:
   Part I
   Part II (Let It Grow)
Wake Of The Flood1973USA
Grateful DeadU.S. Blues From The Mars Hotel1974USA
The Black AngelsSnake In The Grass Directions To See A Ghost2008USA
John McLaughlin
(with Jack Bruce & Tony Williams)
Are You The One? Are You The One?Electric Guitarist1978UK
Flora Purim
(with Airto Moreira, George Duke & Stanley Clarke)
Dr. Jive (Part II)
   --> Light As A Feather (Return To Forever)
Butterfly Dreams1973Brazil
The Winter Consort
(with Paul Winter, Collin Walcott & Ralph Towner)
Africanus Brasileiras Americanus (live) Road1970USA
Herbie MannEkunda St. Thomas (orignially released as Herbie Mann's African Suite)1959USA
Jenny Hval Classic ObjectsClassic Objects (N)2022 (4AD)Norway
Jazz Sabbath Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Black Sabbath)Vol. 2 (N)2022 (Blacklake)UK

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