Jam – 2010-11-17 – Carroll’s

This was a strange night for Deadstein. For the first time that I remember, we actually had two drummers playing on and off with neither one them being Scott, who happened to be at the Radiators concert and wasn’t playing with us this week.
We had both Bill Sloan and Russell M who both Rich and Alan new from previous bands. In addition, we had Jeff Blues blues rocking out on his variety of cool old guitars.  He brought a giant bag of chocolate covered almonds for us to munch on.

It all sounded really well  throughout the night. When it came to quitting, we didn’t seem to want to, as we played well past our 12 o’clock stop time.   As far as guests, besides these three guest musicians, we didn’t have any. Ironically, with all the drummers we had for the night,the evening started with me playing drums using my hands during the Big Boss Man. I then borrowed a pair of sticks from Alan of Caroll’s and started playing the Deep Elem Blues and that is when Bill walked into the studio. I tried to pull off the seamless switch from drumming to the new drummer in the middle of the song but to no avail. Nevertheless, we finished off the Deep Elem Blues in its entirety with Bill drumming.

Bill played the first set for five or six songs, maybe even seven, songs. I guess I’ll see when the MP3s get posted. We then switched and had Russell play the second set and that was also fun and good. We granted him the setlist he requested prior to the jam including Scarlet, Fire, Playing, Other One Death Don’t Have No Mercy and Sugar Magnolia. Fun and exciting stuff. The Death was one of the highlights of the night where we displayed some nice dynamics.

We continued with the third set with Bill on drums and we did some big stuff there also including an Estimated, Eyes with the entire ending jam that ended with a big D minor jam that we didn’t seem to want to end and fortunately Alan figured out how to lead us into the closing of Playing in the Band.  We finished the around 12:30.  Hopefully we can piece together a jam for the always difficult Thanksgiving week.

For the MP3s of the night go to:



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alan W.
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 20:19:28

    My complements to all on outstanding playing. I’m still amazed with the Scarlet lead that Jeff pulled out of his ass as if he had been playing Dead all his life. Complements to my old pal Russell too for setting a fitting fast-paced tempo that never let up during a long seemless set of favorites . I got tired just watching and listening! I don’t think Death was on his wish list but was a welcome change of pace for all, and, as Larry said, with excellent dynamic control. Thanks to both Bill and Russell for not only pulling this phoenix of a night from the ashes of what seemed like a jamless week, but also for graciously taking turns. For the rest of us, it was either like having an orgy or, more accurately, a tag-team wrestling match.

  2. KEVIN
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 21:10:59

    Yeah, what he said.

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