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 #10780  by d-v-s
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:54 am
I'm basically living in a cave, musically speaking, so I'm really psyched at my latest CD purchase. I picked up the Phil & Friends show from Asheville, NC June 27, 2006 - the last show on the tour with Scofield. OK, this was the first time I'd heard that Phil was jamming with Scofield. 2 words - AWE SOME! :cool:

The Dark Star jam on this album is insane, but what really blew me away was Joan Osborne singing "He's Gone." Again, this was the first time I'd heard Joan singing with Phil. She really did the song justice!

 #10786  by DanK
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:42 am
WHAT? scofield and phil? im seeing scofield with mmw tomorrow in milwaukee, but i hadn't heard about the phil with scofield... can anybody direct me to where i might listen to some?

 #10787  by Rev_Roach
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:48 am
joan can be annoying sometimes but when she is on she is on. I dont think i have heard her do He's Gone (or heard Scofield with Phil, that I really need to check out), but over the summer Phil and Friends closed the first set with Sugaree, sung by Joan, and she fucking nailed it! great set closer
 #10788  by violanojblues
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:45 am
Sometimes I wish Joan had the ability to bend time like Hiro Nakamura and replace Donna on stage. Maybe then I'd have less bleeding from my ears during the "Playin' reprises" and "Sunshine Daydreams." I guess everything happens for a reason. :|

 #10789  by strumminsix
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:18 pm
Joan is a strange bird. As the years go by my opinion has changed.

I caught a few shows with her and the Dead and she ruined them for me. Yes ruined them. She sucked. The shows were canned and she still fucked them up. Sang songs with poorly matched emotions, came in at the wrong parts, tried to be sexy instead of a singer, and worst of all the shows were too similar.

But that was a few years ago.

Since that time I've heard her with Phil and my opinion has softened. It now appears to me that she came on board with the Dead just premature.

 #10791  by violanojblues
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:26 pm
I've got a '93 show that has Eddie Brickell. I thought she did a pretty good job. Kinda off the subject but a good female vocalist with the Dead.

(You'll have to exuse my while I get some cotton for my ears.)

 #10794  by caspersvapors
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:17 pm
my dad was at that show, Im pissed cause I couldnt go cause I had a midterm the next day

 #10798  by tigerstrat
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:39 pm
Best female vocalists to sing with the Dead:

1. Janis Joplin (6/7/69 and 7/14/70)
2. Etta James (12/??/82)
3. Flora Plurim (a few in the late 70's>late 80's))
4. Bonnie Raitt (I caught her 12/31/89 guest app)
5. Donna Jean

... 674. Joan Baez... she's a great singer, but godawful on this night(12/31/81)

 #10803  by phreaker
 Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:29 pm
Who sang the chorus on Music Never Stopped?