This Friday’s “Daily Dose of the Dead” is Good Lovin’ performed at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA on May 22, 1982. A really nice performance of this song with heavy Phil undertones.
Good Lovin’ was originally written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick and was first recorded by Lemme B. Good (Limmie Snell) and then made a #1 hit for the band the Rascals. The dead released the song on their 1978 album Shakedown Street but it was pretty much a non-event.
The dead had been playing Good Lovin’ for a long time and it had originally been a Pig Pen tune in which he often went off into one of his classic raps. It was picked up by Bobby on lead vocals at the 10/20/1974 show at Winterland and then after two shows where it was played in 1976, it was put back into heavy rotation starting in 1977. It was one of the most played live Grateful Dead songs clocking in at 428 times played.
The tie dye panel you see as the backdrop of this show at the Greek was designed and manufactured by Courtenay Pollock. He also designed the DVD box case for the recent Sunshine Daydream release. He produces really spectacular tie dye shirts and tapestries. Check out his website here and have a look at the incredible backdrop he did for the 9/27/2013 Furthur show at the greek… spectacular stuff! His tie dyes are stuff of legend and highly sought after… Not a bad gift for the holidays for a guy that writes a grateful dead blog… hint hint to my kids!
Enjoy this Friday’s dose of the dead.