Looking for Phil Lesh bass solos
I've read he didn't do that many, but the few I heard really stuck with me. Here are some examples:
The ending of Eyes of The World leads into an awesome solo that then perfectly goes into Dancing in the Streets (awesome bass line in that one too)
Just not enough time in the day to listen to the Dead to find these solos, wish I could though!
Many of the Eyes of the World from '73 have solo (or lead) work by Phil after the body of the song has been completed. I remember a tape I have from 2/15/73 has a Dark Star --> Eyes with a Phil solo. I think it's during Eyes, but while you're there, might as well check out the Dark Star, right?
Phil also did solos as part of The Other One and Dark Star in '72. Check out Aarhus, Denmark, 4/16/72, after Truckin' there's an odd jam (prior to the Other One proper) that's Other One-ish with a Phil Solo section.
The Veneta show from 8/27/72 has a Phil solo during the latter half of Dark Star, I believe.
There are more, but there are a few to get you started. I'll poke around and see if I can identify more dates. BTW, here's an easier way to listen to the Internet Archive: https://listentothedead.com/
I'm assuming this just compiles links from the archive in a more convenient format, but if this site ain't kosher, someone please let me know.
Also check out 2/23/73, U of Iowa at https://listentothedead.com/
Truckin' Jam--> Nobody's Fault but Mine Jam (that's how it's listed on the website; actually it's Feelin' Groovy Jam). Nice stereo work from string to string and PU to PU if you wear headphones.
Tryin' to work with you here, Mr. Ferniff!
That 2/15/73 at the end of Dark star was awesome. I have already had a copy og the 72 europe one but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. Thanks man
Check out his solo on Eyes from 6/26/74: https://archive.org/details/gd1974-0...usborne.flac16
I think it may be the best Eyes solo I've heard, and he rips it harder than Jerry's two solos, then at the end of the tune, just calmly says. "Thanks a lot folks, see ya Friday" or something similar.
Just saw him 2 nights ago at Best Buy theater. Awesome show but his playing style is a lot different than his approach in the 70's.
Bump, a lot of really great suggestions so far but that has to be some more phil solos out there!
well there certainly are. I can think of a few not yet mentioned...
1972-12-31 has a classic drums and bass jam.
Dicks Picks 12 has a killer one with more stereo jamming (The Other One, disc 1). Its the same show as Alvar posted, heard at the end of Truckin on that source.
Two from the Vault, New Potato Caboose has a stellar phil driven jam near the middle, when the actual jam begins.
Dicks Picks 20 disc 2, track "jam" has some pretty cool phil working his way into a st. stephen.
1972-10-18, Dark Star
starting about 21 min in on my copy and going to ~24 min. The groove that starts has been called the philo stomp jam. Phil played it a few times in 72.
and 1972-10-21 is the ultimate philgasm with him being way loud in the mix. The mix is rather horrible with keith and billy nearly inaudible. I lvoe this one though, its a house shaker and the playing is solid if you can deal with it. Check out the other one.
ultimately the best places to look are in 72 and 73 imo (74 and 76 also have a few). Many of the dark stars or other ones from these years have phil and billy jams. I know there are some in 71 but im blanking right now...
Awesome wisconsindead! I'm so excited to give these a listen. I've heard the New Potato Caboose one, that one's pretty amazing.
I disagree.... Phil is constantly soloing... Thats all he does is solo.
You want Phil.? 10/27/79. BOOM. Phil
one could make the case for phil's part on live dead's "dark star"
as being majestically soloistic in nature.
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