Wish we coulda done ‘Month of the Dead’

Wish we coulda done ‘Month of the Dead’

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orchestra-baobab-50350d9a17137Ken Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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All good things must come to an end, including 'Week of the Dead'

If you had told me, “4AD Records is releasing a 5 CD BOXED SET of Grateful Dead covers”, I would’ve smirked and checked to make sure it wasn’t April Fools Day. But it’s true and the artists who contribute (The National, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent, Lucius, (Saint) Stephen Malkmus and many more) are among the leading figures in Indie Rock and beyond, many are staples of 88Nine’s playlist. This week, we’ll celebrate that massive undertaking with 5 O’Clock Shadows every day featuring songs from that boxed set. Today, it’s Senegalese combo Orchestra Baobob covering “Franklin’s Tower”.

The original “Franklin’s Tower” by the Grateful Dead.

 

And, once again, no online version of Orchestra Baobob’s cover.

 

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