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Grateful Dead ‘All The Years Live’ Video Series: “Ollin Arageed” > “Fire On The Mountain” From Egpyt [Watch]

The latest installment in the Grateful Dead‘s All The Years Live video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights the Dead’s performance of “Ollin Arageed” into “Fire On The Mountain” at the Giza Sound And Light Theatre underneath the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt on September 16th, 1978.

Taken from the Grateful Dead’s legendary trip to Egypt in September 1978, this video features percussion from Hamza El Din and his choir. The Egyptian Nubian composer served as a link between the Grateful Dead and the Middle East, with drummer Mickey Hart helping bridge the gap between the East and West. Hamza El Din wrote “Ollin Arageed” and went on to perform the song with the Dead at the closing of Winterland Ballroom on December 31st, 1978 in San Francisco. Over the next seven years, Hamza performed “Ollin Arageed” with the Dead four more times onstage.

Grateful Dead archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,

One of the most magical events in the Grateful Dead’s entire 30 year trip was their Egypt voyage, and this video captures one of the many special moments that happened when the Dead visited Egypt. Hamza El Din and his choir performed Ollin Arageed with the Dead accompanying, and the seamless transition into Fire On The Mountain is one of the coolest musical juxtapositions in the Grateful Dead’s history. Perfection personified.

Watch the Grateful Dead debut “Ollin Arageed” with Hamza El Din and segue into “Fire On The Mountain” in Egypt.

Grateful Dead, Hamza El Din – “Ollin Arageed” > “Fire On The Mountain” – 9/16/78


Previous installments of the Grateful Dead’s All The Years Live video series have included:

“Uncle John’s Band” from So Far (1985)

“Iko Iko” from 6/28/91 at Mile High Stadium

“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, “When I Paint My Masterpiece” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“The Other One” from 7/7/89 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

“Brown Eyed Women” from 6/22/91 at Soldier Field

“From The Heart of Me” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Space” > “Fire On The Mountain” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Wang Dang Doodle” from 7/2/89 at Sullivan Stadium

“We Can Run” from 7/10/90 at Carter-Finley Stadium

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” from 7/6/90 at Cardinal Stadium

“Bird Song” from 10/30/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Iko Iko” from 5/11/91 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Man Smart, Woman Smarter” from 7/4/89 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Wharf Rat” from 7/16/90 from Rich Stadium

“It’s All Over Now” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Bertha” from 12/31/87 at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum

“The Other One” from 10/17/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Morning Dew” from 10/1/88 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Row Jimmy” from 9/30/89 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“All Along The Watchtower” from 5/21/93 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“Iko Iko” from 9/30/89 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Loser” from 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium

“Row Jimmy” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“It’s All Over Now” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Stagger Lee” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Sugaree” from 10/1/88 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Row Jimmy” from 9/16/78 at Giza Sound And Light Theatre

“Not Fade Away” from 7/10/90 at Carter-Finley Stadium

“Terrapin Station” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“Bird Song” from 7/10/90 at Carter-Finley Stadium 

“Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo” from 7/12/89 at RFK Stadium 

“Wang Dang Doodle” from 5/11/91 at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

“Dark Star” from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Ripple” from 10/31/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Dear Mr. Fantasy” > “Hey Jude” from 7/2/89 at Sullivan Stadium

“Scarlet Begonias” from 10/19/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Bertha” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 10/2/87 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Playing In The Band” from 6/9/1991 at Buckeye Lake

“Sugar Magnolia” > “Scarlet Begonias” from 7/16/1990 at Rich Stadium

“Standing On The Moon” from 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium

“Truckin’” from 6/13/93 at Rich Stadium

“Fire On The Mountain” from 10/31/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Mississippi Half-Step” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“The Wheel” > “All Along The Watchtower” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Wharf Rat” from 7/6/90 at Cardinal Stadium

“Uncle John’s Band” from 10/19/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Ship of Fools” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“West L.A. Fadeaway” from 7/26/87 at Rich Stadium

“Brown Eyed Women” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“When Push Comes To Shove” from 7/24/87 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Touch of Grey” from 6/16/90 at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

“Casey Jones” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Uncle John’s Band” from 6/25/93 at JFK Stadium

“Cumberland Blues” from 7/17/89 at Alpine Valley

“Cassidy” from 6/13/93 from Rich Stadium

“Cold Rain & Snow” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

“Eyes of the World” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Black Peter” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“Sugaree” from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Foolish Heart” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Uncle John’s Band” from 7/17/89 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre

“Let It Grow” from 6/9/91 at Buckeye Lake

Opening Sequence and “U.S. Blues” from The Grateful Dead Movie

Truckin’” from 10/30/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Bird Song” from 6/26/93 at RFK Stadium

“Samson And Delilah” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“They Love Each Other” from 12/27/83 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium

“High Time” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Truckin’” from 10/19/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Feel Like A Stranger” from June 26th, 1993 at RFK Stadium

“Cold Rain And Snow” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“Let It Grow” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“St. Stephen” from New Year’s Eve 1978 at Winterland Ballroom

“Throwing Stones” from New Year’s Eve 1987 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Stagger Lee” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower” from 6/14/91 at JFK Stadium

“Weather Report Suite from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Bird Song” From at New Year’s Eve 1987 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Way To Go Home” From 6/13/93 at Rich Stadium

“Black-Throated Wind” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

“Heaven Help The Fool” from 10/30/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“China Cat Sunflower” / “I Know You Rider” from 10/17/74 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Let It Grow” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Loose Lucy” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Big Boss Man” from 6/16/90 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“New Speedway Boogie” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Terrapin Station” from 7/26/87 at Anaheim Stadium

“Not Fade Away” from New Year’s Eve 1978 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Cassidy” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Stagger Lee” from 7/4/91 at Rich Stadium

“Lazy River Road” from 6/26/93 at RFK Stadium

“Bird Song” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“Shakedown Street” from 6/22/91 at Soldier Field

“My Brother Esau” from 7/24/87 at Oakland, CA’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Blow Away” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Touch of Grey” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 7/6/90 at Cardinal Stadium

“Estimated Prophet” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“Reuben & Cherise” from 6/6/90 at Buckeye Lake

“Morning Dew” from 10/18/74 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Sugar Magnolia”/”Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire On The Mountain” from 12/31/78 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Wang Dang Doodle” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

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