Turkey Tunes: Pt. I

Turkey Day is Coming...

Phish and Thanksgiving have long held a connection in the minds of many fans. Landing on Fall Tour so many times, everyone has at least one funny story about a Phishy Thanksgiving spent on the road. But without a fall tour this year, let’s take the opportunity to look back at the intersection of fall tours past and Turkey Day. This playlist is plucked entirely of shows played on the Wednesday, immediately preceding the festival of family, food and football.

11.25.1992 Keswick Theatrek Glenside, PA

11.23.1994 Fox Theatre, St, Louis, MO

11.26.1997 Civic Center, Hartford, CT

11.25.1998 “The Knick,” Albany, NY


Fee -> Maze” 11.25.92 I, Glenside, PA

A classic song combo from the Keswick Theatre’s first set in ’92



Zero -> 2001 -> Cities -> Ya Mar” 11.26.97 II, Hartford, CT

One of my favorite jam sequenced of Fall ’97. The “Zero” jam,  itself, is a Hendrix-infused dreamscape.



Tweezer > Lifeboy” 11.23.94 II, St. Louis, MO

A jam of legend from The Fox in ’94.



Run Like An Antelope11.25.92 II

The first renaissance of “Antelopes” came in 1992.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.25.98 II, Albany, NY

This funked-out “YEM” was the following version played in The Knick after 12.9.95’s monstrous rendition.



Harry Hood” 11.25.92 II

A thrilling, old-school ride on the night before Thanksgiving.

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433 Responses to “Turkey Tunes: Pt. I”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    do you think someone would pay me tolisten to dub all day

    So far today, I have listened all the way through this strenuous schedule:

    A Song – Pablo Moses
    Who Say Jah No Dread – Jacob Miller
    Forces of Victory – Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Blackboard Jungle – Scratch Perry/Upsetters
    Lost Treasures of the Ark – more scratch (in the middle of disc 1, right now)

    tough work, but someone’s gotta do it, ya know?

    if consistency is key, i can listen like a champ all freakin’ day.

    now for the sponsors…

  2. Selector J Says:

    @silly Definitely appropriate for holiday convo. I’m with you on Miller, too. Total force. Seek out the video footage of Jacob Miller at One Love Peace Concert in ’78. From wikipedia:
    ,blockquote>Jacob Miller energetically launched the second half of the concert, during which time Edward Seaga and Michael Manley got to their seats. The highlight of Miller’s performance came when he “leaped onto the field with lighted spliff herb and offered it to a police man, donned the lawman’s helmet, jumped back onto the stage and continued the number as he paraded the herb.”

    Thanks for the ‘Lost Treasures’ download. One of those that I never got around to getting because there’s so much overlap with other albums I own. Really good looking comp, though. Excited to finally hear some of these tracks.

  3. Selector J Says:


  4. kayatosh Says:

    here ya go garretc:


    spun as a bailout, but really just a strengthening of the safety net. mrkt. rallied initially, until it figured it out. algobots at work. they sniff a headline and start buying like mad.

  5. Selector J Says:

    “do you think someone would pay me tolisten to dub all day”

    Let me know if you have any luck with that. 😉
    I’ll work 90 hour weeks!

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    whoa, nice, Selector J

    the pictures of him with that big grin.

    of course, this is the famous one for Bob Marley, but look at the sincerity in both faces:


    photography lives.

  7. garretc Says:

    Thanks Kaya, interesting stuff

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Ready to fast forward to 2012. Hell, I would even gladly skip MSG if I could skip the rest too.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    i think scratch perry could be god.

    i mean, why not?

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    no, no, AJ

    you got this.

    gonna be a tough few weeks for you, but you’re gonna get several big rewards soon.

    1. chilling with your wife and your daughter for the holidays. (no matter how shitty the in-laws get, your daughter is still gonna smile, man)

    2. phish is will be on fire in MSG. think about the last 2 runs: UIC, Denver.

  11. Selector J Says:

    Looks like I’m gonna have to backtrack the BB for that LKJ album, too.
    BB is really coming through on reggae hook-ups lately!

    btw, ‘Arkology’ in Tela’s mediafire is an incredible compilation. The best one out there, imho. Absolutely essential. Bought that one when it came out (97-98?) and haven’t been the same since.

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    “is will”

    see. phish is so good right now, they’re phenomenologically occupying the present and the future simultaneously.

    that’s intense.

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    aw dropped it on saturday morning, sel j

    i’ll go look for the page, man.

    it’s really good. especially for poetry nerds like me.

  14. Selector J Says:

    @aj You know I got fam in VA. My brother lives there at the moment. Great kid. I’ll hook you up with his number.

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hope you all are doing well and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving this year. I have not been on here as much lately.

    I think it will just be my father and I this Thanksgiving. Not sure what we’re doing.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    sel j


  17. Jtran Says:


    Just started up this Jacob Miller christmas album on spotify. Great stuff

  18. Selector J Says:

    Nice, silly. LKJ, along with Mutabaruka, created a whole sub genre with their dub poetry. LKJ is a professor now at some school in London, iirc.

    Haven’t really taken the dive into dub poetry myself. My high school soccer coach hooked me up with some Mutabaruka that I’ve always dug, though.

    My coach was born in Ivory Coast but was adopted by some folks in Indiana. Played college ball at William & Mary. Big reggae head. Made me a badass mixtape that blew my 17 yr old mind.
    Best. Coach. Ever.

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    nice, jtran!

    really love jacob miller

  20. Selector J Says:

    Yea, jtran. As far as Christmas albums go it’s… Killer.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    greetings, BK. happy thanksgiving week.

    silly and other Miller fans: Jacob Miller was like the honey badger of reggae crooners — he did not give a shit. party rasta.

    garretc: my days are spent sitting and watching the mrkt. making moves in and out. today at 12:05, after I had repositioned short, there was a big up move in price and volume. the euphoria lasted for less than 90 mins. headline says “bailout”, buy programs kicked in. enough bots start buying, mrkt moves up, and shorts get squeezed w/ the sudden vol. and price jump. Then someone actually reads the article and it is far from a bailout; it’s a measure to prevent mass hysteria.

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    no sweat Select. glad i can contribute. someday if you ever swing through Colorado, you gotta stop by and dig through my vinyl.

    my 2012 mission will be to get at least two people hooked on On-U Sound and Adrian Sherwood.

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah, Sel J

    the late 70s/80s were so volatile along race lines in London

    so many generation defining artists emerged from that scene like LKJ

    Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses is, in my opinion, one of the greatest works of art in the last 50 years, and is a great representation of that era

    sort of like a post-modern To Kill a Mockingbird

  24. SillyWilly Says:

    i’m pretty impressionable, Tela’s

    and my mind is open….

  25. SillyWilly Says:

    that LKJ stuff reminded me of Satanic Verses

    that’s why I posted that.

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