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Monday, November 30, 2015

30 Days of The Dead, 2010-2015: Of 180 Selections, I Only Saw 4 (More on June 12, 1976!)


I saw 80 Grateful Dead Shows or about 4% of their entire history.  However of 180 selections released in the six years of 30 Days of the Dead, I only saw four:    (NOTE: the link is updated through 2016)

2010: None
2011: Lazy Lightning->Supplication 1976-06-12 Boston Music Hall
2012: None
2013: The Music Never Stopped 1976-06-12 Boston Music Hall
2013: Passenger 1979-05-07 Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2014: Looks Like Rain 1976-06-12 Boston Music Hall  Playing Here
2015: None


I notice a trend here.  The powers that be do like the June 12, 1976 which I blogged about recently.

Of the entire show, a fair amount of songs have been released officially or digitally:

Samson and Delilah
Row Jimmy
Music Never Stopped  (30 Days of the Dead, Nov 19, 2013)
Brown Eyed Women
Big River
Mission in the Rain  (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5)
Looks Like Rain (30 Days of the Dead, Nov 19, 2014)
Friend of the Devil
Lazy Lightnin'  (30 Days of the Dead, Nov 22, 2011)
Supplication (30 Days of the Dead, Nov 22, 2011)
High Time
Promised Land

The Wheel (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5, note was aired on original WBCN radio broadcast)
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Let it Grow
drums
Wharf Rat
Comes a Time (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5)
Dancin' in the Streets
Around and Around

Sugar Magnolia (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5)
U.S. Blues (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5)
Sunshine Daydream (Road Trips, Volume 4, Number 5)

Well, ok, you can have them all 180 here. Happy Holidays
Here is a complete listing http://www.whitegum.com/livedate/30days.htm

30 Days Of The Dead

A series of tracks released for download on dead.net in November 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

2010
1. New Speedway Boogie 20 Sep 1970
2. Dark Star 5 Jun 1969
3. Althea 14 Mar 1981
4. Playing In The Band 13 May 1973
5. Easy Wind 16 Jan 1970
6. Sugaree 13 Oct 1980
7. He's Gone 26 Mar 1987
8. Estimated Prophet 7 Oct 1980
9. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 1 Feb 1970
10. Cream Puff War 18 Mar 1967
11. Saint Stephen 15 Oct 1983
12. The Music Never Stopped 24 Apr 1978
13. Truckin' 30 May 1971
14. New Minglewood Blues 26 Dec 1970
15. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumtance 25 Oct 1980
16. New Potato Caboose 4 Aug 1967
17. Cold Rain And Snow 28 Dec 1970
18. So Many Roads 28 Mar 1993
19. Sugar Magnolia 24 Feb 1971
20. Alligator 5 Aug 1967
21. Cassidy>Don't Ease Me In 31 Aug 1983
22. Tennessee Jed>Let It Grow 23 Oct 1989
23. Dupree's Diamond Blues 25 Jan 1969
24. Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower 5 May 1991
25. My Brother Esau 14 Apr 1984
26. Shakedown Street 6 Apr 1982
27. Mason's Children 10 Jan 1970
28. Let It Grow 16 Jul 1990
29. Uncle John's Band 11 Feb 1970
30. Sugar Magnolia 4 Jun 1978
2011
1. New Potato Caboose 22 Oct 1967
2. Slipknot>Franklin's Tower 24 Sep 1976
3. Shakedown Street 20 Mar 1992
4. Sugar Magnolia 13 Aug 1979
5. The Music Never Stopped>Don't Ease Me In 3 Sep 1985
6. Estimated Prophet>He's Gone 19 Apr 1978
7. Dark Star 14 Feb 1970
8. Scarlet Begonias 3 Oct 1976
9. He Was A Friend Of Mine 3 Jul 1969
10. Bird Song 10 Jun 1973
11. Candyman>Cassidy 9 Dec 1981
12. Looks Like Rain>Might As Well 26 Jun 1984
13. Friend Of The Devil 7 Jun 1970
14. Mississippi Half-Step 26 Mar 1973
15. Uncle John's Band 28 Dec 1988
16. Ramble On Rose 21 Oct 1971
17. Just A Little Light 18 Mar 1990
18. Peggy-O 24 Nov 1979
19. Passenger 26 Feb 1981
20. Wharf Rat 29 Jul 1974
21. New Speedway Boogie 20 Dec 1969
22. Lazy Lightning>Supplication 12 Jun 1976
23. Let It Grow 23 Sep 1982
24. Weather Report Suite 8 Dec 1973
25. Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain 30 Aug 1980
26. Feel Like A Stranger 2 Apr 1990
27. Playing In The Band 15 Nov 1972
28. Samson And Delilah 6 May 1990
29. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 17 May 1974
30. Lazy Lightning>Supplication 25 May 1977
2012
1. Sugaree 17 Oct 1983
2. High Time 17 May 1977
3. Uncle John's Band 1 May 1970
4. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance 11 Jul 1981
5. Jack Straw 4 Jun 1978
6. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 14 Apr 1971
7. Samson And Delilah 5 Apr 1988
8. Here Comes Sunshine 17 Nov 1973
9. Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain 31 Jul 1982
10. Estimated Prophet 20 Mar 1977
11. Jam 25 Mar 1991
12. Ramble On Rose 19 Dec 1973
13. Shakedown Street 31 Dec 1989
14. Black Peter 11 Feb 1970
15. The Music Never Stopped 21 Apr 1978
16. Dark Star 20 Oct 1968
17. Let It Grow>Deal 28 Feb 1981
18. The Wheel 29 Apr 1977
19. Bird Song 2 Oct 1972
20. Playing In The Band 30 Oct 1980
21. New Minglewood Blues 24 Feb 1971
22. Candyman 4 Feb 1978
23. Brokedown Palace 7 Dec 1971
24. The Other One 27 Sep 1976
25. Jam>Bass>Sugar Magnolia 24 Feb 1973
26. Franklin's Tower 9 May 1978
27. Cryptical Envelopment>The Other One>Cosmic Charlie 8 Jun 1969
28. Passenger 26 May 1977
29. Row Jimmy 14 May 1974
30. Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower 17 Jun 1976
2013
1. Shakedown Street 24 Mar 1981
2. New Minglewood Blues 24 Feb 1971
3. So Many Roads 1 Oct 1994
4. Sugaree 26 Aug 1980
5. Cream Puff War 3 Jul 1966
6. Playing In The Band 25 Nov 1973
7. West L.A. Fadeaway 27 Mar 1987
8. Uncle John's Band 11 Feb 1970
9. Passenger 7 May 1979
10. Tennessee Jed 10 Jul 1989
11. Black Peter 12 Nov 1971
12. The Music Never Stopped 12 Jun 1976
13. Loose Lucy 27 Mar 1993
14. Big Railroad Blues 22 Mar 1972
15. High Time 26 May 1977
16. Cryptical Envelopment>The Other One 23 Aug 1968
17. Let It Grow>Don't Ease Me In 16 Sep 1987
18. Candyman 29 Nov 1980
19. Feel Like A Stranger 31 Mar 1986
20. Stagger Lee 18 Nov 1978
21. I Need A Miracle>Bertha 10 Aug 1982
22. Corrina 23 Mar 1995
23. My Brother Esau 24 Jun 1985
24. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 21 Feb 1973
25. Space>Only A Fool 23 Apr 1984
26. Friend Of The Devil 18 May 1977
27. Alligator>Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) 10 Nov 1967
28. Hell In A Bucket>Don't Ease Me In 27 Jun 1985
29. Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain 7 May 1978
30. Bird Song 10 Sep 1972
2014
1. Scarlet Begonias>Touch Of Gray>Fire On The Mountain 3 Jul 1984
2. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 20 Oct 1974
3. Doin' That Rag 22 Apr 1969
4. Estimated Prophet>Lady With A Fan>Terrapin Station 28 Jun 1985
5. Bird Song 24 Feb 1971
6. Dupree's Diamond Blues 19 Apr 1983
7. Candyman 1 May 1970
8. Row Jimmy 4 Feb 1978
9. Cream Puff War 3 Jul 1966
10. Lazy Lightning>Supplication 30 Sep 1976
11. Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower 1 Apr 1984
12. Cumberland Blues 31 Oct 1971
13. The Music Never Stopped 26 May 1977
14. Jack Straw 26 Mar 1983
15. Box Of Rain 16 Mar 1973
16. EAC Jam 29 Apr 1975
17. Comes A Time 10 Dec 1971
18. Victim Or The Crime>Foolish Heart 16 Oct 1988
19. Looks Like Rain 12 Jun 1976
20. To Lay Me Down 11 May 1981
21. Cryptical Envelopment>The Other One 7 Nov 1969
22. Ship Of Fools 12 May 1974
23. It Must Have Been The Roses 18 May 1977
24. Uncle John's Band 1 Mar 1970
25. My Brother Esau 31 Mar 1986
26. Passenger 24 Nov 1979
27. Mississippi Half Step 28 Mar 1973
28. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance 23 Sep 1982
29. Playing In the Band 16 Sep 1972
30. Eyes Of The World 16 Oct 1974
2015
1. Sunrise 2 Nov 1977
2. Crazy Fingers 13 Jul 1976
3. Comes A Time 30 Oct 1971
4. Estimated Prophet 4 May 1977
5. Dupree's Diamond Blues 13 Oct 1994
6. Feel Like A Stranger 19 Apr 1986
7. Dark Star 20 Apr 1969
8. China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider 16 Mar 1973
9. The Music Never Stopped 7 May 1978
10. He's Gone>Jam 26 Feb 1981
11. Uncle John's Band>U.S.Blues 25 Jul 1974
12. Foolish Heart 10 Jul 1989
13. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance 31 Oct 1979
14. My Brother Esau 14 Apr 1984
15. New Potato Caboose 8 Jun 1969
16. The Other One>Jam>I Know You Rider 31 Mar 1973
17. Saint Stephen 12 Oct 1968
18. Blow Away 27 May 1989
19. Ship Of Fools 8 Jul 1978
20. Hell In A Bucket 26 Jun 1994
21. Far From Me 13 Apr 1983
22. You Don't Have To Ask 25 Mar 1966
23. China Doll 6-23-74
24. Black Throated Wind 10-23-73
25. Operator 9-18-70
26. Althea 9-9-82
27. They Love Each Other 7-19-90
28. Box Of Rain 12-31-72
29. Lazy River Road 7-31-94
30. Uncle John's Band



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Find Yourself A City To Live In: Most Grateful Dead Concerts Played

According to Deadbase, the Grateful Dead Played More than 2,000 Shows.  These cities were the most frequently played. I saw shows in 7 of the top 11 (all except Philly, Chicago, Uniondale and Mountain view), but only 2 (Hampton and East Rutherford ) of the next 12.

1        322 San Francisco, CA
2        152  New York, NY
3        126  Oakland, CA
4          64  Philadelphia, PA
5          57  Berkeley, CA
6          51  Boston, MA
7          49  Chicago, IL
8          42  Uniondale, NY
9          40  Los Angeles, CA
10        37  Mountain View, CA
11        33  Sacramento, CA
12        32   Atlanta, GA
13        29   Landover, MD
14        28   East Rutherford, NJ
15        24   Seattle, WA
16-19   21   Hampton, VA, St Louis, MO, Denver, CO and Eugene OR
20        20   Four way tie with East Troy, WI, Portland, OR, Morrison, CO and London England.

My List of Cities that I attend is:

1          16 Oakland, CA
2          15 Berkeley, CA
3           6  San Francisco, CA
4           5  Boston, MA
5           4  Springfield, MA
             4  Providence, RI
7           2  Hartford, CT
             2  Rochester, NY
             2  Binghamton, NY
             2  Portland, ME
             2  Cape Cod, MA

Beautiful Voices on June 12, 1976

There are 14,414 days between today and my second Grateful Dead concert. I had seen my first show three nights earlier on June 9, 1976 in the same Boston Music Hall and I was happy to see more.





This was the only show I was ever late to and we came into the show during the third song The Music Never Stopped missing a Samson & Delilah opener and an outstanding Row Jimmy.

There is a show of rare song selection and pairing including a rare second set opener of The Wheel, a combination of Wharf Rat>Comes A Time and an encore of Sugar Magnolia>US Blues>Sunshine Daydream. 

This is also a FM radio broadcast, thus was an early tape in my collection. 

When I listened to the first set this morning, I recalled hearing my only Mission In The Rain that I ever heard with the Dead and it is beautiful.  What I didn't remember was the Looks Like Rain that follows.

.The 1976 Grateful Dead had beautiful voices, Jerry, Bobby and Ms Donna Jean Godchaux,  Listen to  Jerry's Mission, but stay for the Looks Like Rain with Bobby and Donna.  There is some fun banter in the middle.  This Looks Like Rain is the November 19 pick for 30 Days of the Dead 2014.

The whole show is here,



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fare Thee Well Day Three: July 5, 2015

So when you open with China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider and then plump into Estimated you feel like you are in the beginning of a nice second set. But in Chicago for the "last show" this was the start of the first set of the last show.  The highlight for me was Truckin>Cassidy (which is playing in the background), i am just a fan of the weird and unusual.

July 3 Blog Post
July 4 Blog Post

This was the "greatest hits' show, the one released independently of the three show box set which just arrived at the Davis house yesterday(still waiting for the blu ray of the whole run). So instead of an era show like the first four, we got a show of better known Dead songs like the first three, Samson, Throwing Stonesm, Terrapin, Unbroken Chain and a powerful ending of Not Fade Away, Touch of Grey and then a beautiful Attics of My Life to end it all (well "end it" until the John Mayer tour started three months later :)

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Not much else to say , as Friday was the best for this late 70s loving writer, but here are my photos.






































Wednesday, November 25, 2015

1978-11-25 in New Haven: My Shortest Grateful Dead Show

37 Years Ago Tonight, I went to my shortest Grateful Dead show. It lasted 73 seconds, which you are hearing now. We listen to the FM broadcast of the prior night from Passiac as we drove down from Maine towards New Haven, and Jerry's voice did not sound good, especially in the second set. They made up this show on January 17, 1979, my last night as a teenager. Enjoy

Despite no show, police only arrested 16 people after arresting 19 before the cancellation. The show was rescheduled for http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2017/11/this-deadhead-ends-his-teenage-years.html




 

Fare Thee Well Day Two: July 4, 2015


The middle show of the three was the 1980s show with the dissident Golden Road as an added highlight.  

This was fun, we finally figured out how to get out of the stadium in under an hour and we waved that flag. The first three songs of Shakedown, Liberty and Standing on the Moon moved us into 1979 and the 1980s for the Fare Thee Well series.  While I consider the rest of the first set the weakest portion of the weekend. However, Bird Song and Golden Road was a fabulous second set opening, and the great 1980-era Sailor/Saint and West LA were truly fun. Trey's take on Foolish Heart gave us a 1988-1991 warm and comfy feeling and Bobby took a great stab at Stella Blue, which paired with Days Between the next night, paid strong tribute to Mr Garcia up there in the sky looking down.  The rock n roll band came on and finished up with the expected OMSN and US Blues, with the Empire State Building playing a big role in the patriotic feeling at the end.  Great show again guys.


1. “Shakedown Street”
2. “Liberty”
3. “Standing On The Moon”
1. “Bird Song”
2. “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion”
3. “Lost Sailor>”
4. “Saint Of Circumstance>”
5. “West L.A. Fade Away

Disc Seven
1. “Foolish Heart>”
2. “Drums>”
3. “Space>”
4. “Stella Blue>”
5. “One More Saturday Night”
6. “U.S. Blues”