Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dead Funky: Etta James and The Grateful Dead

Phish gave us 20 minutes of the Meatstick for our third set this past New Year's Eve. During their New Years's Eve concert in 1982, at the Oakland Coliseum, the Greatful Dead welcomed the Tower of Power horns and Etta James for their entire third set.  Etta fronted the band for a four song mini set, including her own "Tell Mama," Jimmy Reed's "Baby What You Want Me To Do," Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour," and Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle." 

Take a look at this video of the Dead from that night backing Etta James on their last ever performance of "Hard To Handle."


Anonymous said...

That is amazing. New to me. Glad to see the weight operating on all cylinders.

WeightStaff said...

I'm assuming this clip was prompted in part because of the very sad news that Ms. James is suffering from leukemia. Great clip though, enjoyed watching.


WeightStaff said...

Coincidence. But I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

whomp whomp...such a davey-downer. man..

why not also remind us of all the suffering in haiti a year + since the devastating 2010 earthquake.

also...santa is not real.