Y’know what? I’ve given it two decades of honest effort, but I just don’t like the song High Time.
May 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm
It’s slow. I like it myself, but when they don’t absolutely nail it, it can drag.
May 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm
Whippersnapper! Two decades – hah! You need to give it at least two decades more.
May 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm
Compare & contrast with “It Must Have Been the Roses” and “Believe It Or Not.”
May 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm
Roses –when it went wrong–turned into an entertaining trainwreck. High Time was always such a dirge.
May 21, 2015 at 8:13 pm
How about BION?
May 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm
I was hoping you wouldn’t notice that I didn’t mention that one.
I cannot even think of the chorus to that tune right now. What’s a good version?
May 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm
This one’s pretty good I guess: https://archive.org/details/gd90-03-22.sbd.bertha-ashley.21433.sbeok.shnf
I ask because I think it’s the only other original song in waltz time.
I don’t like High Time either. One of my first GD tapes was a then-recent 2nd set from Hartford ’84 (BASF type II with greenish J-card) which had a remarkably awful version of this song. After a decent if narcotic fingerpicked guitar intro, Garcia completely forgets the first line and sings instead “Uh oh ee uh aye…” before singing the rest in that horizontal head, froggy voice that tells you John Kahn was not far away and John Q Law not far behind…
Fortunately, the next tape was “Make Believe Ballroom” aka 8/13/75 and Hartford ’84 was quickly forgotten.
May 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm
I was about to become all nerdy-righteous-indignant and bring up El Paso re: the waltz thing, when I reread the sentence.
May 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm
Kinda a sister song to Standing on the Moon, with slightly more clever chords.
Better than High Time, though.
May 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm
May 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm
Speaking of tapes, this is quite the TB for T.
May 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm
You’re dead to me.
May 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm
Fine, just don’t do weird stuff to my body.
May 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm
5/17/77….I’ll show you a High Time
May 22, 2015 at 10:42 am
High Time needs its pedal steel, making all live versions without it sounding thin and too spare.
May 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm
China Doll…the Classic Bathroom Break
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