The Grateful Dead: Dancin’ In The Street Part II (1978-04-10)   Leave a comment

Among Deadheads 1978 and (April, 1978) is a much loved period for the Grateful Dead.  The band is tight and there are a plethora of quality sound  board recordings. This Monday night concert was the first of a two night stand at the Fox.  Donna and Bob are in good voice (Jerry less so). The first set opens with a strange sound check of Salt Lake City and ends with a sweet version of The Music Never Stopped.  Along the way Jerry delivers the goods with unbelievable guitar work on It’s All Over Now, Peggy-O, El Paso and Row Jimmy.  The core of the second set if a twelve minute version of controversial ‘disco’ version of Dancin’ In the Street. This is, in general, not my favorite Grateful Dead song from this period because, (0) the original Motown Pigpen version is much loved, and (1) the band rarely stays in full vocal tune throughout the new version (Donna & Jerry I am talking about you). On this night everything jells, the vocals and instrumentation are spot on and the jam at the end is quite good.  Franklin’s Tower misses the mark (and has an audience patch to boot) but the closer is awesome:

Black Peter –> Around & Around –> U.S. Blues

Fox Theater: 1978-04-10

  • 01 03:02 Salt Lake City Listen
  • 02 01:13 Tuning Listen
  • 03 05:08 Promised Land Listen
  • 04 07:08 Brown Eyed Women Listen
  • 05 08:34 It’s All Over Now Listen
  • 06 10:24 Peggy-O Listen
  • 07 06:53 Cassidy Listen
  • 08 04:48 Dire Wolf Listen
  • 09 06:59 El Paso Listen
  • 10 10:34 Row Jimmy Listen
  • 11 07:40 Passenger Listen
  • 12 08:18 Candyman Listen
  • 13 09:32 The Music Never Stopped Listen
  • 14 02:27 Tuning Listen
  • 15 06:54 Jack Straw Listen
  • 16 07:39 Ship Of Fools Listen
  • 17 12:03 Dancing In The Street -> Listen
  • 18 15:31 Drums -> Listen
  • 19 16:26 Franklin’s Tower -> Listen
  • 20 11:50 Black Peter -> Listen
  • 21 09:30 Around And Around Listen
  • 22 05:47 U.S. Blues Listen
  • Concert Length: 02:24:04

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