Night at the Family Dog / Sept. 13th

Discussion in 'Music' started by Henry Gale, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

    Jul 10, 1999
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    I decided this would best be appreciated in the MUSIC FORUM.
    Here's the description at Amazon....
    Filmed on location at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco in September, 1970, the show captures the heyday and diversity of the San Francisco sound with three of the most well known bands to emerge from the scene: Santana, who would release their second album at the end of 1970; The Grateful Dead, including original band member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who were making a name for themselves with their jam-filled performances; and Jefferson Airplane, who were at the time the biggest of the bands from the area.

    San Francisco was an area of artistic creation during the mid-to-late 60's. Whether it was art, poetry or music, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco was the place for like-minded individuals to explore and create. Noted jazz columnist Ralph J. Gleason took note of the exploding rock music scene and produced several television specials and documentaries spotlighting the music emerging from San Francisco. A Night At The Family Dog is one part of a two-part series (the other is Go Ride The Music) that aired on The National Educational Television Network in 1970.

    The audio for this program has been extrapolated up to Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes from their original mono source! This show has never sounded or looked so good!

    Track Listing:
    -Incident At Neshabur
    -Soul Sacrifice
    The Grateful Dead
    -Hard To Handle
    -China Cat Sunflower
    -I Know You Rider
    Jefferson Airplane
    -The Ballad of You And Me And Pooneil
    -Eskimo Blue Day
    A Super Jam
    -All Star jam with members of all 3 bands!

    This DVD is priced at about $11.00 and except for the "All Star Jam" (come on....those always suck) sounds great to me!
  2. TomCW

    TomCW Second Unit

    Jun 4, 2002
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    Extrapolated to 5.1 From MONO????
    Ya gotta be hosin' me. I'll be sure to wait for someone else to check this out.

  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

    Mar 29, 2000
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    I never realized he was the first writer to write seriously about rock music and loaned money to Jann Warner to start Rolling Stone Magazine. Pretty incredible guy.

    Gotta Go check my Haight Ashbury 'Star Map' where that ballroom use to be

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