History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear’s Choice) is a live album by the Grateful Dead.
It pulls its songs from concerts recorded at the Fillmore East in New York on February 13 and 14, 1970. These are also featured in Dick’s Picks Volume 4.
Compiler Owsley Stanley (Bear) wanted to pay tribute to Pigpen when it was being produced.
In 2001 four more tracks from February 1970 were added to the album including a second version of Smokestack Lightnin‘.
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Songs On History of the Grateful Dead Volume One
1. Katie Mae
2. Dark Hollow
3. I’ve Been All Around This World
4. Wake Up Little Susie
5. Black Peter
6. Smokestack Lightnin’
7. Hard To Handle
8. Good Lovin’
9. Big Boss Man
10. Smokestack Lightnin’ (Version Two)
11. Sitting On Top Of The World
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While the Grateful Dead are hard to fit into a one music genre or another, they have live albums in the psychedelic / San Francisco poll, in the jam band poll and the country rock poll. While the dedicated poll is the best guide for fans, a high ranking in a genre poll will help attract more fans to the Dead’s music so please vote.
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