Tag Archives: 1993
Throwback Thursday | Grateful Dead & Santana – Stella Blue on JamBase

On January 26, 1993 the Grateful Dead celebrated Chinese New Year’s at Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Guitarist Carlos Santana, a Bay Area fixture who came up from the ranks at the same time as The Dead, sat in for the post Space/Drums section of the evening’s second set as well as the encore.

Santana, who had sat in with the band a number of times over the years, wound up guesting on “The Other One” > “Stella Blue” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” to end the closing stanza plus the “Gloria” encore. For “Stella Blue,” GD guitarist Bob Weir taught Carlos the chords on the fly. Carlos unleashes a beautiful solo towards the end of the version and an audience member captured fan-shot video of the guest spot. Watch how it went down with soundboard audio thanks to LoloYodel:

via Throwback Thursday | Grateful Dead & Santana – Stella Blue on JamBase.

The Band On Letterman 1993 – Jambase

Cool blast from the past featuring Levon and The Band. Check out the article for links to a couple other Band videos as well, including a Grateful Dead cover, Tennessee Jed.

From the JamBase article:

Levon Helm‘s ruff-and-gruff voice and impressive mandolin work are at the heart of The Band‘s version of “Atlantic City.” Check out the “Atlantic City” The Band laid down during a visit to The Late Show:

The Band On Letterman 1993

via Letterman Music Files | Levon Helm & The Band On The Late Show on JamBase.

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