Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Family Dog Video to be released Sept 13, 2005


From 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:
Santana
-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!

Update 9/12:

I just checked Amazon.com and the release date for this DVD now says:

"Release date to be announced:The release date for this video has not been finalized. "



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