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A BUCK DANCERâ€™S CHOICE
December 1, 2012 Rex Foundation Benefit Show at The Fillmore
Featuring Bob Weir, the Mickey Hart Band, & Members of ALO
Selected Compilation Available
Beginning Tuesday, April 30, 2013
On April 30th the Rex Foundation releases A Buck Dancerâ€™s Choice.Â The 19-song live compilation, culled from a very special December 1, 2012 performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco, features choice selections from that eveningâ€™s three sets of incredible musicâ€”opened by members of ALO, followed by an acoustic solo Bob Weir set, and then The Mickey Hart Band with Widespread Panicâ€™s Dave Schools on bass. A Buck Dancerâ€™s Choice is available now via download at nugs.netÂ and iTunes, and on CD only available at nugs.net.
On December 1, 2012 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, as well as members of ALO performed at the Rex Foundationâ€™s benefit concert A Buck Dancerâ€™s Choice, held in honor of Jon McIntire, former manager of the Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage, and longstanding member of the Rex Board of Directors. Â This compilationâ€™s first 3 tracks showcase the eveningâ€™s opening set with ALO members Lebo, Steve Adams and Dave Brogan with Lesley Grant doing three original pieces, then joined by Bob Weir on tracks 4 and 5 for outstanding renditions of â€œMe And My Uncleâ€ and an acoustic â€œDark Star.â€Â Bob Weirâ€™s solo acoustic 2nd set features songs â€œLoose Lucyâ€ and â€œPlayinâ€™ In The Bandâ€ among others.Â The Mickey Hart Band with Mickey Hart, Dave Schools, Crystal Monee Hall, Joe Bagale, Ben Yonas, Sikiru Adepoju, Inx Herman, and Gawain Matthews topped out the evening with their third set, including such favorites as â€œSamson and Delilahâ€ and â€œFranklinâ€™s Tower,â€ and Bob Weir joined the band for â€œChina Cat Sunflowerâ€ and â€œI Know You Rider.â€Â With this compilation of tracks from each set, the eveningâ€™s unique musical experience is now available to those who could not attend the concert, while also extending the reach of the benefit so as to provide additional charitable support to the Rex Foundation.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, this one-of-a-kind musical occasion will be available for all to enjoy with downloads at nugs.net and iTunes, and CDs only available from nugs.net.Â As a special bonus, nugs.net is offering a free album listening party during the week of the release exclusively at nugs.net.
A Buck Dancerâ€™s Choice Track List (organized as arranged on the 2-CD set) is as follows:Â
Disc One:Â Opening Set features ALO members Lebo, Steve Adams and Dave Brogan with Lesley Grant, joined by Bob Weir for Tracks 4 and 5, followed by Set 2 of Bob Weir Solo Acoustic for Tracks 6-9, and on Tracks 10-11, the first two songs of the 3rd Set featuring the Mickey Hart Band, with Mickey Hart, Dave Schools, Crystal Monee Hall, Joe Bagale, Ben Yonas, Sikiru Adepoju, Inx Herman, and Gawain Matthews.
1. Listen To The RiverÂ 6:38 (Dan Lebowitz)Â 2. EasyÂ 4:37 (David Brogan)Â 3. Falling DominoesÂ 5:24 (Steve Adams, David Brogan, Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz)Â 4.Â Me And My UncleÂ 5:24 (John Phillips)Â 5. Dark Star 9:25 (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Ron McKernan, Mickey Hart)Â 6. Loose LucyÂ 8:25 (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)Â 7. Playinâ€™ In The BandÂ 8:20 (Robert Hunter, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart)Â 8. Peggy-O (Traditional, Arranged by the Grateful Dead)Â 9. Black Throated WindÂ 8:02 (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow)Â 10. Samson and DelilahÂ 7:16 (Traditional, Arranged by Bob Weir) Â 11. Cut The DeckÂ 9:25 (Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Cliff Goldmacher, Ben Yonas)
Disc Two:Â Mickey Hart Band, with Bob Weir joining in on Tracks 1 and 2.
1. China Cat SunflowerÂ 8:03 (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)Â 2. I Know You RiderÂ 12:21 (Traditional, Arranged by the Grateful Dead)Â 3. Heartbeat Of The SunÂ 18:21 (Mickey Hart, Ben Yonas, Crystal Monee Hall, Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain)Â 4. Jersey ShoreÂ 6:03 (Mickey Hart, Andre Pesis, Dave Schools, Ben Yonas)Â 5.Franklinâ€™s TowerÂ 9:10 (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann)Â 6. Time Never Ends 8:31 (Mickey Hart, Ben Yonas, Crystal Monee Hal, Tim Hockenberry)Â 7. Not Fade Away 7:53 (Charles Hardin & Norman Petty)Â 8. band intros 1:15Â 9. Brokedown Palace 7:41 (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)
This benefit album is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of music, talent and resources of the participating artists, as well as the music publishers and people involved in producing the benefit concert and album as listed below.
Bill Graham Presents:Â Michael Bailey, Amie Bailey, Matt Lawsky
Jerry Garcia Family, LLC
Local 16 I.A.T.S.E.
Ice Nine Publishing for use of all songs by Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Artists and John Perry Barlow
Spirit Services Holdings, S.Ã .r.l. administered by Spirit Two Music, Inc. (ASCAP) for use of â€œMe And My Uncleâ€
MPL Music Publishing, Inc. & Wren Music Co. for use of â€œNot Fade Awayâ€
Belle Vie Music for use of â€œListen To The Riverâ€
Montana de Oro Publishing for use of â€œEasyâ€
Montana de Oro Publishing, Ruebarb Songs, Stereo Cricket Publishing, DLA Songs, Belle Vie Music Ruebarb Songs for use of â€œFalling Dominoesâ€
360 Degrees Publishing (ASCAP), Atzwhatimtalkinabout Music (ASCAP), Famous in France Music (BMI) for use of â€œCut The Deckâ€
360 Degrees Publishing (ASCAP), Atzwhatimtalkinabout Music (ASCAP), Crystal Monee Hall Music (ASCAP), Precious Time Publishing (ASCAP), Hidalgo Speak Music (ASCAP) for use of â€œHeartbeat of the Sunâ€
360 Degrees Publishing (ASCAP), Atzwhatimtalkinabout Music (ASCAP), Endless Frogs Music (ASCAP) Administered by Espy Music, OW MY EYE MUSIC (BMI) for use of â€œJersey Shoreâ€
360 Degrees Publishing (ASCAP), Atzwhatimtalkinabout Music (ASCAP), Crystal Monee Hall Music (ASCAP), Choozy Mutherz Music (BMI) for use of â€œTime Never Endsâ€
Compilation Produced by Brad Gregory Serling
Edited by Micah Gordon
Graphic Design & Art Direction: Darrin Brenner, D. Brenner Art & Design