Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Playing In the Band > One Time Only







While Playing In the Band was typical played every 3 or 4 shows, the Grateful Dead would only experiment and segue into some unique pairing about one year, a total of almost-20 once-only medleys between 1973 and 1995.  Ten occur in the 1970's and 8 beyond. (thanks for the correction lobster12)

This is a companion piece to my October 2015 similar story of what followed Dark Star.
http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-20-something-one-time-only-dark.html
While I only got to see one from that list (Dark Star>Bertha), I never got to see any of these once-only fun nights.


This list does not include songs separated by drums (most in the later years) or songs coming out of Playing In The Band reprised. See http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2015/11/playing-in-band-reprised-surprising.html.  With the exception of St Louis 1972, Playing In The Band as a jamming vehicle started in late October 1973, where it remained a mainstay to the end of the band (8 versions in 1995).

1. 1973-11-21  Denver Gets A Cowboy Song: El Paso

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo >
Playing In The Band >
El Paso >
Playing In The Band >
Wharf Rat >
Playing In The Band >
Morning Dew
Truckin' >
Nobody's Fault But Mine >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
One More Saturday Night


  2. 1973-12-02  Mind Left Music Hall: Mind Left Body Jam

Wharf Rat >
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo >
Playing In The Band >
Mind Left Body Jam >
He's Gone >
Truckin' >
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia


3. 1974-03-23  Umm, let's try that one Again: Playing in the Band (restarted)

Playing In the Band (stopped very quickly; glad they continued)
Playing In The Band >
Uncle John's Band >
Morning Dew >
Uncle John's Band >
Playing In The Band


4. 1976-06-10  Dancin' in Boston: Dancin' In The Streets

Playing In The Band >
Dancin' In The Street >
U.S. Blues

5. 1976-06-26  Chicago Gets Answer to Answer Man: St Stephen

Playing In The Band >
Saint Stephen >
The Wheel >
Playing In The Band
Samson & Delilah
Crazy Fingers >
Stella Blue
Around & Around >
One More Saturday Night


6. 1976-07-16  Milking the Orpheum" Stronger Than Dirt

Playing In The Band ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Cosmic Charlie
Samson And Delilah
Spanish Jam ->
Drums ->
The Wheel ->
Space Jam ->
Playing In The Band Reprise ->
Around And Around

7. 1976-09-24  Dizzy Ain't the Word: Supplication Sandwich in the First Set

Playin' In The Band-> 
Supplication-> 
Playin' In The Band


8. 1977-03-19  Another 1977 Winterland Gem: Samson Sandwich in the First Set

Terrapin Station->
Playin' In The Band-> 
Samson & Delilah-> 
Playin' In The Band

9. 1978-01-06  Jerry Can't Talk Man: Estimated Prophet

Playin' In The Band-> 
Estimated Prophet-> 
Drums->
Space->
The Other One->
Truckin'

10. 1978-01-18   Fireflies in the Delta: Passenger

Terrapin Station->
Playin' In The Band-> 
Passenger->
 Estimated Prophet->
Stella Blue,

11. 1981-10-16: Amsterdam Folly: Hully Gully

Playing In The Band >
Hully Gully >
The Wheel >
Samson And Delilah
Gloria >
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Playing In The Band >
Black Peter >
Sugar Magnolia

12 1984-06-14  Crosstown Traffic at the Rocks: Dear Mr Fantasy

Shakedown Street->
Playin' In The Band-> 
Dear Mr. Fantasy-> 
Drums->
Playin' In The Band->
Black Peter->
Throwing Stones->
Not Fade Away

13. 1985-03-31  Inversions and Beatles in Maine: Day Tripper

Iko Iko-> Samson & Delilah-> He's Gone-> I Need A Miracle-> China Doll-> Drums->
The Wheel->
Playin' In The Band-> 
Day Tripper

14. 1985-11-21  Dylan Makes It To The List: She Belongs To Me

Shakedown Street->
Crazy Fingers->
Playin' In The Band-> 
She Belongs To Me-> 
Drums->
The Other One->
Wharf Rat->
Playin' In The Band->
Gimme Some Lovin'->
Midnight Hour

15. 1986-07-02  See Above: Desolation Row

Playin' In The Band-> 
Desolation Row> 
Drums-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia,

16. 1989-03-28  New Hunter Garcia: A Foolish Heart

Playing In The Band ->
Foolish Heart ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Gimme Some Lovin' ->
Wharf Rat ->
Throwing Stones ->
Not Fade Away

17. 1990-08-05  This Transition Is A Gem: I Know You Rider

Playin' In The Band-> 
I Know You Rider-> 
Terrapin Station->
Drums-> Jam-> Standing On the Moon-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away

18. 1993-03-24  Phil Needs Love Too : Box Of Rain

Playin' In The Band-> 
Box Of Rain> 
Crazy Fingers->
Playin' In The Band Jam->
 Drums-> Jam-> Spanish Jam->
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away