Friday, October 16, 2015

The Uber Rare Eleven: Uncle John's Band Split







It's not surprising that the 1984 choice for the 30 Trips box is Augusta, Maine on October 12. Prior to this show, Augusta's main claim to fame is its local deadhead, Kelly Irwin and a killer second set Terrapin->Let It Grow from 9-2-79.

11 is the magic number in Grateful Dead lore, and the exact number of Uncle John's Band sandwiches in the band's history.  The first three of course are the double deckers of PITB>UJB>Dew>UJB>PITB all with official Dead releases.  These moments may be the high in the entire career of the band.  

There is only one other double-decker that even occurred, and it was at the Lewiston, Maine show in 1980. I'm not saying it was due to me, but I did ride with Phil to that show, and share with him some magic potion of the disco era.

Version #4 below was the only version where the reprise occurred in the encore, and this show is also an official release.

Version #5 is the only first set and show opener at the 15th anniversary show in Boulder.

Version #8 in 1981 is the only UJB>PITB and later UJB>PITB show.

I will post some links later

1. 11/10/1973 Winterland Playing In The Band [12:08] > Uncle John's Band [9:26] > Morning Dew [12:34] > Uncle John's Band [2:18] > Playing In The Band [6:48]

2. 11/17/1973 UCLA Playing In The Band [15:12] > Uncle John's Band [6:#14] > Morning Dew [13:48] > Uncle John's Band [1:58] > Playing In The Band [11:09]

3. 3/23/1974 Cow Palace Playing In The Band [0:52] ; Playing In The Band [12:02] > Uncle John's Band [9:01] > Morning Dew [12:16] > Uncle John's Band [2:50] > Playing In The Band [6:37]

4. 12/26/1979 Oakland Uncle John's Band [9:51] > Estimated Prophet [19:31] > He's Gone [9:51#] > The Other One [8:14] > Drums [9:#57] > Space [5:39] > Not Fade Away [11:28] > Brokedown Palace [4:#23] > Around And Around [3:52] > Johnny B. Goode [4:10] Encore Shakedown Street [13:38] > Uncle John's Band [2:29]

5. 6/8/1980 Boulder Uncle John's Band [9:17] > Playing In The Band [9:12] > Uncle John's Band [1:55]

6. 8/21/1980 Chicago Drums [5:28] > Uncle John's Band [13:52] > Truckin' [7:30] > The Other One [7:19] > Drums [7:33] > The Wheel [5:31] > Uncle John's Band [2:44] >Sugar Magnolia [8:29]

7. 9/6/1980 Lewiston Playing In The Band [9:40] > Uncle John's Band[6:44] > Space [1:04] > Drums [13:29] > Space [3:26] > Not Fade Away [6:35] > The Wheel [5:18] > Uncle John's Band [3:14] > Playing In The Band [3:03] >Sugar Magnolia [9:12]

8. 7/10/1981 St Paul Estimated Prophet [10:56] > Eyes Of The World [11:52] > Space [3:16] > Drums [11:45] > Space [5:53] > Uncle John's Band [7:42] > Playing In The Band [6:54] > China Doll [5:42] > Uncle John's Band [1:09] > Playing In The Band [2:37] > Around And Around [3:55] > Good Lovin' [4:25#]

9. 9/9/1982 New Orleans Uncle John's Band [6:35] > Samson And Delilah [6:24] > Uncle John's Band [1:53] > Estimated Prophet [11:45] > Eyes Of The World [9:03] > Drums [6:39] > Space [5:58] > The Wheel [6:07] > The Other One [7:06] > Wharf Rat [10:10] > Good Lovin' [8:11]

10. 10/12/1984 Augusta Lost Sailor [6:37] > Saint Of Circumstance [7:20] > Don't Need Love [6:18] > Uncle John's Band [10:30] > Space [5:43] > Drums [10:#33] > Space [6:31] > Playing In The Band Reprise [7:58] > Uncle John's Band [2:02] > Morning Dew [11:46]

11. 3/30/1988 East Rutherford Uncle John's Band [7:05] > Playing In The Band 5:38] > Uncle John's Band [2:13] > Drums [3:30] > Space [8:34] > The Wheel [5:09] > Gimme Some Lovin [4:47] > Morning Dew 10:40] > Turn On Your Lovelight [6:43]