Six String wrote:der Freiherr wrote:GRATEFUL DEAD Dick's Picks 19
Oklahoma City, October 19, 1973.
Not into the deep stuff, but so far the good stuff is good and the bad stuff is Bob Weir singing songs he shouldn't sing with brief interludes of appalling noise from Donna G.
Donna might be the biggest mistake the Dead ever made besides trying that high grade heroin, allegedly.
After listening to a few Dick's Picks from 73 and 74 and half-heartedly reading some debate about the World Famous Cornell Show from 1977, I'm listening to that again and I have to say that so far her singing really works here. It's very together. I feel obliged to note it because I'm such a frequent critic of her contributions, credit where it's due. I had never realized she was from the Muscle Shoals scene, such as it was, until I watched the Muscle Shoals movie.
But back to Oklahoma City . . . to be fair, it's not like Weir is covering himself in glory either.