- Jonathan Hart
In this episode, we kick off our two-part celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Workingman’s Dead. To mark the moment, author Buzz Poole joins the show to break down the record just as he did in his recent book. Part of the Bloomsbury 33&⅓ series, Poole’s book examines the whole history of The Grateful Dead through the lens of this one album. This being part one of our talk, we break down the songs on side one and wrap the episode with a mix of live versions of those tunes.
Check your local bookseller for Buzz’s book, Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead or head over to 333Sound.com for a list of retailers and to learn more about the series. (You can also cop it at Amazon, if you must.)
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