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Poster: mifraidin Date: Mar 21, 2022 6:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lee Hazlewood, Morning Dew

Dang. You all must have known about this, but I’d missed it somehow. Great stuff.

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Poster: Quincy Date: Mar 22, 2022 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood, Morning Dew

Thanks for the link. The message of the song being powerful and deep, it inspires each rendition I've listened to -- Bonnie Dobson, Jeff Beck Group, this one, and of course GD. Maybe I'll get to Cher, Nazareth, and others, but in each of the above there's a point (or more) where the song takes flight, seeming to address the fragility of life on earth in the face of human stupidity to do away with it. Interesting also that this version, like Beck's released in the same year, has that line "What they were saying all this years was true". As for the Cornell version, an added twist is that Barton Hall was built so the ROTC and students could do military drills inside... in the pre-mushroom-cloud days. Trying to fathom and deal with all the insanity that goes on, it might wind up not mattering anyway, but it does right now -- and the seriousness embedded in the delivery of this song in the moment helps us get shown the light. Peace.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 21, 2022 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood, Morning Dew

Sort of frustrating . The singing and the arrangement are great, original . But he doesn't sound too committed , and what with the massively truncated, lyrics ? Etc.
Hazelewood has the enjoyable combo of cheese, and actually quality .
I'm a;ways suprised how people also covered the song, as diverse as Jeff Beck , and Cher (!) Early on it wasn't really a "Grateful Dead song" , but suspect nowdays, they are the ones assoiated with it , but it took awhile .