Grateful Dead 1973-03-16 Playin’ In the Band   Leave a comment

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is such an ugly place.

Why is this such a classic ‘73 set?  Who can say?  Looking over the history of the Dead as revealed in the Internet Archives Grateful Dead collection of concert tapes, there are a lot of great March concerts by this band over a lot of years. This concert is just BEFORE the wall of sound system (that was 1973-03-23). There are some rough spots in the concert and some bad vocals but at its core is a great 20 minute performance of Playin In the Band and a (so so imho ) Dark Star Plus:   China Cat SunFlower –> I Know You Rider, Jack Straw and “Wave the Flag (soon to renamed US Blues), a hot Truckin (with some rough vocals)  and Bob’s your uncle.

Hear the whole concert here:

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum: 1973-03-16

Set List

01 01:10 Bill Graham Introduction

  • 02 07:35 China Cat Sunflower ->
  • 03 05:05 I Know You Rider
  • 04 04:48 Jack Straw
  • 05 06:49 Wave That Flag
  • 06 07:08 Looks Like Rain
  • 07 06:32 Ramble On Rose
  • 08 05:42 Box Of Rain
  • 09 03:19 Beat It On Down The Line
  • 10 05:39 They Love Each Other
  • 11 04:45 El Paso
  • 12 08:07 Row Jimmy
  • 13 03:26 Mexicali Blues
  • 14 11:22 Bird Song
  • 15 20:17 Playing In The Band

  • 16 02:51 The Promised Land ->
  • 17 05:39 Bertha ->
  • 18 05:53 Greatest Story Ever Told
  • 19 07:09 Loser
  • 20 04:24 Big River
  • 21 03:34 Don’t Ease Me In
  • 22 02:57 Me And My Uncle
  • 23 27:13 Dark Star ->
  • 24 08:22 Truckin’ ->
  • 25 15:02 Morning Dew
  • 26 09:37 Sugar Magnolia

Concert Length: 02:49:08

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