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On Public Access to the Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead Collection   1 comment

Although I have covered this topic in a technical blog some time ago, the programmatic approach is not for everyone.  As one correspondent wrote:

Cloud,

I just want to listen to Dark Star on my IPOD, not get a computer science degree.

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Well, if you just want to listen to Dark Star (or Fire On the Mountain for that matter) just go here or here.  Right Click on any track listed, select SAVE AS and Bear’s your Uncle.  But if your needs go deeper and you don’t want to write code; here dear reader is a simple explanation involving nothing more technical than a browser (Chrome will do fine but use Internet Explorer will work also) and a text editor (notepad for example).

Know Your Rights

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers…

                                              Shakespeare  ‘Henry VI,” Part II

Please read the statement from the Internet Archive on use of the Grateful Dead recordings stored on the Internet Archive here.  Understanding and interpretation of same is up to you, not me. I am not a lawyer, I don’t even play one on television, thank you.

PBS680505-01-FP

Doing a Single Track

Let’s say we like an early Dark Star, say:  Grateful Dead Live at Carousel Ballroom on 1968-01-17 for example.  Cursing to the Internet Archive we find the concert page for the Soundboard version we like the best:

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Opps, No downloads on this concert. Let’s take a closer look at the browser screen, at the URL text box at the top:

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the “Https://archive.org/details” is the same on all concerts but the other part is the unique key for this particular version of this concert:

gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf

I will call this the IAKEY.  We will use this key to delve into the Internet Archive a little more deeply.  Copy this text string from the URL text box and copy it into a Notepad text document.  Now we need a list of all the mp3 files associated with this recording of this concert. Internet Archive stores these in an xml file uniquely defined for each recording. Copy the following template string into a second Notepad text document:

http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{IAKEY}_files.xml

Now using text replace the string “{IAKEY} with the IAKey we got perviously.  When you are done the string will look like:

http://www.archive.org/download/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf_files.xml

Open a new browser window and copy this new string into the URL text box and press enter.  Here is what you get back:

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Search for “Dark Star” on the screen and locate the mp3 file name I will call this the TrackMP3 (ignore any mp3 entries with the digits 64 in the mp3 file name).  In this case the mp3 for Dark Star is:

gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

Open up your Notepad document as paste this string into it:

http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}

Now in this string replace {IAKEY} with gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf as we did before and replace {TrackMP3} with gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

The final text string will now look like:

http://www.archive.org/download/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf/gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

Open up a new browser tab and paste this string into it and press enter.  There you are Dark Star will start playing and just RIGHT CLICK and Select “Save As” and Bear’s your uncle.

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Doing a Group of Tracks

This gets tedious right away.  You can improve this process to skip the part where the file starts playing first by using a little HTML code.  I am not going to explain the whole process but it works like this:

follow the steps above and get a couple (or all) of the TrackMP3 strings.  “Turn on Your Love Light” has an TrackMP3 of gd68-01-17d1t01_vbr.mp3.  Cryptical Envelopment has a TrackMP3 of gd68-01-17d2t01_vbr.mp3 and  Dark Star we already know.

Open a text editor and enter the lines:

<html><body>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a> 

</body><html>

Now replace {IAKey} and {TrackMP3} and {title} in each line with the strings you got above and save the text file with the extension HTML (NOT as a txt file).  Load the HTML file into the browser (drag and drop will work) and you will see in the browser:

Turn on Your Love Light

Cryptical Envelopment

Dark Star

Right click on each of these in turn and click Save As… I hope you are getting the picture now.

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The Grateful Dead in 1970: The Fillmore East And West And The Other Ones   1 comment

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The Fillmore West (Left) and The Fillmore East (Right) back in the Days

The what and the why of this listing:

I have written several blogs about individual Grateful Dead shows in the 1970.  They can be found here.  A hyperlist list of all 1970 concerts can be found here. All of my Grateful Dead blogs can be found here.  I have never been attracted to the approach of locating the ‘best’ concert or the ‘best’ version of a particular Dead song.  We all have our favorites. I often find myself playing a particular set of 1970 Grateful Dead concerts when I am the mode for Grateful Dead 1.0 (the Pigpen era).  The Dead released two commercial albums during 1970 and Dead.Net has released at least six concert from this year alone. This is a very rich year for The Dead.  The drums are kicking, Pig Pen’s organ is grinding, Bobby has finally learned how to play the guitar… There are a boat load of excellent concerts to listen to  free on the Internet Archive even after those which are no longer available because they have been commercially released by Dead.Net. The concerts selected here are limited small San Francisco area venues (the exceptions are the Fillmore East & The Winterland).  The listings here are of all Sound Board records.  The best of these, IMHO, are the Fillmore shows (East and West) and the Winterland shows.  For completeness I have included shows at the Matrix, The Euphoria Ballroom and at the Family Dog.  There are several audience recording patches of individual songs and parts of song among several of the shows.

The Winterland In the 1970’s (Grateful Dead 2.0 on stage).

Why 1970 (and not 1969 or 1971)?

This is a great year for Dead version 1.0, they are capable of playing as a tight ensemble with a funk and bluesy feel.  The psychedelic excesses of 1968 are (mostly) in the past and the power stadium rock band (Dead version 2.0 with the Godchaux’s ) is still in the future.  The band presents a warm mix of (what was to become) folk-rock and funk based blues (The versions of Turn on Your Love Light played here could last over 25 minutes where often used as a second set closer).  The jams feature great interactions between Jerry, Bobby and PigPen with a driven rhythm section of base and drums. And frankly these shows are what I have been listening to over the last few weeks.

Why Small California Halls?

The band often played their most intimate sets in small halls which were close to home.  Indeed the Fillmore West was a second home, The Matrix was a small club attached to the Fillmore West, The Euphoria was right around the corner from their practice space in San Rafael, The Winterland, although much larger, was also a San Francisco club and also a Phil Graham venue.  The Family Dog (on the Great Highway) was at one point owned by the Grateful Dead. The Fillmore East is obviously not a San Francisco club but the Dead have been playing there since 196X and it was also a Phil Graham venue.  “There’s not place like home, Auntie ‘Em”.  By listening to small venues over the year one can build up a better appreciation of how the Dead developed thematically during this crucial year.

Aren’t There Some Bad nights and poor sound board records in this Listing?

Yes, indeed.  But not among the Fillmore and Winterland shows.  But the great shows didn’t just happen.  Think of the Euphoria and the Matrix sets as live rehersals in battle conditions and The Family Dog is, well, the Family Dog.

Grateful Dead Studio Releases 1970:

Workingman’s Dead (June 14 Release)

American Beauty (November 1 Release)

Commercially Released 1970 Concerts (Not available on the Internet Archive):

1970-01-18 (Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2)

1970-02-02 Fox Theatre (Dave’s Picks Volume 6)

1970-02-04 Family Dog (Grateful Dead Download Series: Family Dog at the Great Highway)

1970-02-13 & 1970-02-14 Fillmore East (Dick’s Pick # 4)

1970-05-02 Harpur College (Dick’s Pick #8)

1970-06-14 Fillmore East Road Trips Volume 3 Number 3

See here for details.

1970 Selected Grateful Dead Concerts

Source: Internet Archive Grateful Dead Collection

Click On The Date Column To jump to the Internet Archive For The Concert.

Click On the Track Column To Jump directly to the Song (To unlock and save the track locally: RIGHT CLICK the track.)

(Note the studio recording listed as 1970-01-01 manifestly did not take place on that date but it is the date placeholder used in the Internet Archive for this recording).

Type Column: S = Soundboard, Studio=Studio Recording, SC = Soundboard recording remixed by Charlie Miller.

Date Venue Type Track Time Title
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 01 03:34 Ripple
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 02 04:29 Tastebud
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 03 04:27 Mason’s Children
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 04 05:00 Uncle John’s Band
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 05 03:34 Ripple
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 06 04:32 Tastebud
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 07 04:28 Mason’s Children
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 08 04:51 Uncle John’s Band
1970-01-01 Studio Outtakes Studio 09 00:38 Radio Promo
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 01 09:21 Morning Dew
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 02 03:19 Me And My Uncle
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 03 04:19 Hard to Handle
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 04 05:43 Cumberland Blues
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 05 05:14 Cold Rain & Snow
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 06 04:01 Alligator->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 07 02:04 Drums->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 08 08:43 Jam->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 09 01:09 Bid You Goodnight Jam->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 10 01:29 Alligator->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 11 00:29 Caution Jam->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 12 07:38 Feedback
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 13 06:55 Uncle John’s Band
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 14 04:20 Casey Jones
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 15 02:50 Mama Tried
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 16 04:54 Big Boss Man
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 17 04:30 China Cat Sunflower->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 18 05:39 I Know You Rider
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 19 05:36 Mason’s Children
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 20 02:05 Cryptical Envelopment->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 21 03:26 Drums->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 22 10:05 The Other One->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 23 04:55 Cryptical // Envelopment->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 24 06:57 Cosmic Charlie
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 25 06:33 Uncle John’s Band
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 26 08:41 Black Peter
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 27 04:51 Dire Wolf
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 28 09:15 Good Lovin’
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 29 10:46 Dancin’ in the Streets
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 30 06:20 St. Stephen->
1970-01-03 Fillmore East S 31 09:19 In The Midnight Hour
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 01 07:14 Mason’ Children/
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 02 12:24 The Eleven>
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 03 11:35 Caution>
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 04 05:16 Not Fade Away>
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 05 05:05 Cumberland
1970-02-05 Fillmore West S 06 07:07 Uncle John’s Band
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 01 04:14 Green Green Grass of Home
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 02 02:52 Saw Mill/
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 03 05:15 Seasons
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 04 05:20 China Cat Sunflower ->
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 05 04:39 I Know You Rider
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 06 07:22 High Time
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 07 05:16 Big Boss Man
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 08 03:16 Me & My Uncle
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 09 04:57 Cold Rain & Snow
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 10 10:06 Uncle John’s Band ->
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 11 10:18 Black Peter
1970-02-07 Fillmore West S 12 05:59 Good Lovin’
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 01 05:16 The Other One \>
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 02 04:27 Cryptical Envelopment
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 03 04:27 Dire Wolf
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 04 05:22 Casey Jones
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 05 12:58 Intro -> Not Fade Away
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 06 04:57 Cumberland Blues
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 07 05:43 Cold Rain and Snow
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 08 07:27 High Time
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 09 03:36 Me and My Uncle
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 10 16:18 Dark Star \>
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 11 09:40 Spanish Jam \>
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 12 33:37 Turn on Your Lovelight
1970-02-11 Fillmore East S 13 06:21 Uncle John\’s Band
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 01 03:15 Tuning
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 02 07:45 Cold Rain And Snow
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 03 05:55 Me And My Uncle
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 04 18:24 Dancing In The Street
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 05 08:26 Easy Wind
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 06 08:30 Black Peter
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 07 13:03 Good Lovin’
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 08 04:25 China Cat Sunflower ->
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 09 05:19 I Know You Rider ->
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 10 08:29 High Time
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 11 08:36 Hard To Handle
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 12 04:35 Casey Jones
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 13 06:19 Cumberland Blues
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 14 07:20 Not Fade Away ->
1970-02-27 Family Dog SC 15 27:57 Turn On Your Lovelight
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 01 00:00 Big Boy Pete
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 02 09:46 Morning Dew
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 03 06:09 Hard To Handle
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 04 03:30 Me and My Uncle
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 05 01:57 Cryptical Envelopment \>
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 06 03:36 Drums \>
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 07 10:23 The Other One \>
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 08 08:47 Cryptical Envelopment \>
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 09 09:11 Black Peter
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 10 03:02 Beat It On Down The Line
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 11 04:44 Dire Wolf
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 12 12:30 Good Lovin\’
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 13 06:26 Cumberland Blues
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 14 08:09 King Bee
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 15 04:54 China Cat Sunflower \>
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 16 04:31 I Know You Rider
1970-03-01 Family Dog S 17 07:53 Uncle John\’s Band
1970-04-15 Winterland S 01 08:10 It’s A Man’s World
1970-04-15 Winterland S 02 05:16 Candyman
1970-04-15 Winterland S 03 02:04 Cryptical Envelopment ->
1970-04-15 Winterland S 04 03:56 Drums ->
1970-04-15 Winterland S 05 05:55 Jam ->
1970-04-15 Winterland S 06 00:24 Drums ->
1970-04-15 Winterland S 07 08:42 The Other One ->
1970-04-15 Winterland S 08 03:20 Cryptical Envelopment
1970-04-15 Winterland S 09 04:11 Dire Wolf
1970-04-15 Winterland S 10 12:15 Dancin’ In The Streets
1970-04-15 Winterland S 11 12:47 Turn On Your Lovelight
1970-04-15 Winterland S 12 02:18 Not Fade Away
1970-04-15 Winterland S 13 07:12 Turn On Your Lovelight
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 01 08:41 I Know You Rider
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 02 04:02 Silver Threads & Golden Needles
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 03 05:11 Friend Of The Devil
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 04 03:42 Me & My Uncle
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 05 07:46 Black Peter
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 06 06:29 New Speedway Boogie%
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 07 05:13 Cold Rain & Snow
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 08 04:50 Easy Wind%
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 09 01:16 Stage Banter
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 10 02:44 Mama Tried
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 11 02:52 Cryptical Envelopment–>
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 12 00:39 Drums–>
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 13 09:37 The Other One–>
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 14 09:01 Cryptical Envelopment//–>
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 15 02:08 Attics Of My Life
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 16 07:04 Hard To Handle
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 17 12:52 It’s A Man’s, Man’s World
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 18 06:41 Uncle John’s Band
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 19 06:16 St. Stephen–>
1970-06-05 Fillmore West S 20 05:26 Casey Jones
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 01 08:44 Morning Dew
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 02 03:32 Me And My Uncle
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 03 04:04 Casey Jones
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 04 13:14 Dancing In The Street
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 05 03:57 Next Time You See Me
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 06 05:13 China Cat Sunflower ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 07 04:51 I Know You Rider
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 08 02:10 Good Lovin’ ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 09 03:56 Drums ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 10 03:16 New Orleans ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 11 03:14 Good Lovin’
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 12 06:40 Attics Of My Life
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 13 03:54 Dire Wolf ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 14 03:55 Alligator ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 15 05:44 Drums ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 16 14:47 Jam ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 17 24:13 Turn On Your Lovelight ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 18 04:17 Not Fade Away ->
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 19 10:21 Turn On Your Lovelight
1970-06-06 Fillmore West SC 20 06:34 Uncle John’s Band
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 01 03:22 Don\’t Ease Me In
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 02 03:39 Silver Threads And Golden Needles
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 03 00:08 My Dog Has No Nose
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 04 03:36 Friend Of The Devil
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 05 06:27 Candyman
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 06 02:24 Cold Jordan
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 07 03:42 Swing Low Sweet Chariot
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 08 04:23 Cumberland Blues
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 09 03:37 Me And My Uncle
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 10 09:08 New Speedway Boogie
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 11 02:21 Cryptical Envelopment
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 12 01:48 drums
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 13 09:33 The Other One
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 14 11:12 Cryptical Envelopment \> Jam
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 15 01:14 drums
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 16 04:52 Main Ten jam
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 17 05:12 transition \> Sugar Magnolia
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 18 00:50 Louie Louie tease
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 19 08:10 It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 20 03:20 Mama Tried
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 21 03:15 Sittin On Top Of The World
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 22 05:32 Teddy Bears Picnic tease
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 23 07:59 Cosmic Charlie
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 24 05:20 Casey Jones
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 25 02:42 drums \> Good Lovin\’
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 26 03:43 drums
1970-06-07 Fillmore West S 27 11:15 Good Lovin
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 01 03:00 Don’t Ease Me In*
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 02 03:40 Friend Of The Devil
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 03 02:03 Tuning
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 04 07:30 Dire Wolf
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 05 03:15 Dark Hollow
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 06 06:49 Candyman
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 07 08:51 Black Peter
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 08 05:03 How Long Blues
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 09 05:26 Deep Elem Blues
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 10 05:11 Cumberland Blues
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 11 09:13 New Speedway Boogie
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 12 04:42 Casey Jones
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 13 05:50 El Paso
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 14 10:55 China Cat Sunflower->
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 15 02:53 Easy Wind
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 16 03:30 Me and My Uncle
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 17 02:08 Cryptical Envelopment->
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 18 07:09 Drums->
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 19 10:12 The Other One->
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 20 05:18 Cryptical Envelopment->
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 21 08:24 Cosmic Charlie
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 22 06:17 Good Lovin’
1970-07-14 Euphoria Ballroom S 23 07:24 Uncle John’s Band
1970-07-16 Euphoria Ballroom SC 01 01:56 //China Cat Sunflower ->
1970-07-16 Euphoria Ballroom SC 02 04:51 I Know You Rider ->
1970-07-16 Euphoria Ballroom SC 03 08:26 Candyman
1970-07-16 Euphoria Ballroom SC 04 17:49 Turn On Your Lovelight
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 01 07:12 To Lay Me Down
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 02 04:06 Dire Wolf
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 03 06:41 Candyman
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 04 02:27 Tuning/Talk
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 05 03:40 Rosalie McFall*
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 06 02:16 Tuning/Talk**
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 07 03:55 A Voice From On High**
1970-07-30 The The Matrix S 08 03:09 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot**
1970-08-30 KQED Studios S 01 07:36 Easy Wind
1970-08-30 KQED Studios S 02 07:39 Candyman
1970-08-30 KQED Studios S 03 05:00 Casey Jones
1970-08-30 KQED Studios S 04 03:53 Brokedown Palace ->
1970-08-30 KQED Studios S 05 05:50 Uncle John’s Band
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 01 10:02 Truckin’
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 02 08:41 Black Peter
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 03 05:00 Me and My Uncle
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 04 04:14 Operator
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 05 16:02 Dancin’ In The Street
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 06 06:34 St. Stephen ->
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 07 09:48 Not Fade Away ->
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 08 16:50 Good Lovin’
1970-09-18 Fillmore East S 09 02:17 And We Bid You Goodnight
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 01 02:16 Sugar Magnolia
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 02 25:23 Dark Star ->
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 03 06:17 St. Stephen ->
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 04 09:24 Not Fade Away ->
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 05 22:08 Turn On Your Lovelight/Crowd
1970-09-19 Fillmore East S 06 04:53 House Music/Final Remarks
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 01 07:17 Uncle John’s Band
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 02 06:11 Deep Elem Blues
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 03 03:46 Friend of the Devil
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 04 03:25 Big Railroad Blues
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 05 03:07 Dark Hollow
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 06 04:36 Ripple
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 07 06:30 To Lay Me Down
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 08 05:57 Truckin’
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 09 03:44 Rosalie McFall
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 10 05:23 Cumberland Blues
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 11 10:03 New Speedway Boogie
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 12 05:35 Brokedown Palace
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 13 02:30 Together Again (NRPS) //
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 14 01:16 Intro
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 15 05:06 Casey Jones
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 16 05:31 China Cat Sunflower->
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 17 05:00 I Know You Rider
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 18 05:03 Candy Man
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 19 03:51 Sittin’ on Top of the World
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 20 02:25 Good Lovin’ //
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 21 03:11 Big Boy Pete
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 22 01:20 tuning
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 23 03:29 Me and My Uncle
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 24 11:10 Easy Wind
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 25 06:16 Sugar Magnolia
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 26 06:48 Attics of My Life
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 27 03:16 Mama Tried
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 28 14:58 Not Fade Away->
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 29 19:28 Caution->
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 30 06:35 Feedback->
1970-09-20 Fillmore East S 31 04:16 And We Bid You Goodnight
1970-10-04 Winterland S 01 03:03 Till The Morning Comes
1970-10-04 Winterland S 02 06:23 Brokedown Palace
1970-10-04 Winterland S 03 03:32 Next Time You See Me
1970-10-04 Winterland S 04 06:00 Cold Rain & Snow
1970-10-04 Winterland S 05 05:29 China Cat Sunflower>
1970-10-04 Winterland S 06 05:09 I Know You Rider
1970-10-04 Winterland S 07 03:11 Good Lovin’>
1970-10-04 Winterland S 08 06:08 Drums>
1970-10-04 Winterland S 09 06:23 Good Lovin’
1970-10-04 Winterland S 10 04:55 Sugar Magnolia
1970-10-04 Winterland S 11 04:43 Casey Jones
1970-10-04 Winterland S 12 06:52 Uncle John’s Band
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 01 02:09 Friend Of The Devil
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 02 06:14 Cold Rain And Snow *
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 03 07:17 King Bee +
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 04 05:25 I Know You Rider
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 05 07:56 Hard To Handle
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 06 05:22 Big Railroad Blues
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 07 02:39 Mama Tries
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 08 09:28 Not Fade Away->
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 09 08:41 Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad->
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 10 09:11 Truckin’-> +
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 11 08:01 The Other One +
1970-11-16 Fillmore East S 12 07:22 Uncle John’s Band
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 01 07:14 Hard to Handle
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 02 07:27 Candyman
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 03 04:08 Me and My Uncle
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 04 05:37 Cold Rain and Snow
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 05 12:12 Dancing in the Street
1970-12-17 The Matrix S 06 07:23 Uncle John’s Band
1970-12-31 Winterland S 01 03:58 Dire Wolf,
1970-12-31 Winterland S 02 01:58 Cryptical ->
1970-12-31 Winterland S 03 07:51 Drums ->
1970-12-31 Winterland S 04 10:34 Other One -> Cryptical ->
1970-12-31 Winterland S 05 09:00 Black Peter,
1970-12-31 Winterland S 06 05:20 Sugar Magnolia

My (Virtual) Year On Tour With the Grateful Dead   1 comment

 

From Tape to The Internet

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

My Back Pages by Bob Dylan

I first heard the Grateful Dead live in Albuquerque in 1971.  Like many, this was a seminal experience for me, changing my understanding of the meaning of performance and of Rock and Roll.  That over weight, black clad, Prankster with a halo of unmanageable black hair playing guitar was clearly the center of the band and the performance.  I was young and was unaware that this was Captain Trips.   Captain America was more like it.  Nor was I aware of the mythical aura that was even then growing around the band and Jerry and their fans.  Like many, my first experience of the Dead was prepared only by my youth and The Bear’s  purple haze of the night.  In the intervening years I was more attracted to Frank Zappa who produced a consistent recording experience that the Dead never would achieve. After the (limited) success of the Grateful Dead Movie in capturing what the Dead were, the world moved on. But the band played on.  Perhaps it is better that way.  The early taping of Dead shows from  the sound boards (thank you Owsley) and later by dedicated deadhead tapers left us with a rich vein of music and magic in the over 3000 individual live performances available in one form or another.  Beginning in the last decade of the last century, the Dead organization began to issue live sound board recordings from this corpus. 

Dick’s Picks and Me

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
“Rip down all hate,” I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

While a great resource for those of us not conversant in bit torrent, these releases where frequently expensive and (to my ears) over produced which subtracted from the raw energy of the original sound board tapes.  I am lucky to have access to a great music store with plentiful numbers of used Grateful Dead CD.  If you are in Maine visit a local Bull Moose Music store.   I was luck to be able to pick up many Live Dead concert CDs at a reasonable price.  Thank you Bull Moose.  Although the official Dead releases enhanced my life, there are some problems:

I) The list prices are quite high (try to get used copies)

II) Selections for the Dick’s Pick Series seem to be primarily based on best complete shows (The Dead were often hit and miss in the same night and limiting yourself to the best complete show skips a lot of great music. This problem has been reduced by the newer Road Trips Series and specialty releases like Ladies and Gentlemen… the Grateful Dead which cooks down the best of a four night stand at the Fillmore, 1971).

III) The processing of the raw tapes, IMHO, sometimes cook the life out of some the releases.

IV) Some of the specialty releases seem to be picked more for the historical importance than the quality of the performance (Closing the Winterland, for example).

Having said all that, if you can get the official releases used, some of them are great.

A Short Divergence in Our Story

Girls’ faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

I started to cooked down my copies of the official live releases into playlist CDs (favorites of 1974, Dark Star releases, etc.).  Then I had open heart surgery, caught a post operative wound infection and almost died.  Stephen Gould wrote someplace that the greatest species in evolution are Bactria.  They are everywhere.  There are more Bactria in your body than body cells.  And I was in the three month war between the bugs and myself ( to be honest I had massive antibiotic infusions on my side).  My day was composed of pain medicine, James Joyce’s Ulysses, The Bible, and my CDs of live Dark Star performances.  Let’s just say that Dark Star and the Gospel of Mark were more significant than Tramadol in my recovery.   Rehab consisted of countless hours of treadmill work.  That, and an MP3 player packed with Scarlet Begonia and Fire on the Mountain.

BTW: Tom Constanten said somewhere that they didn’t play Dark Star, it was always going on,  they just joined in.  Although T.C. recommends ‘any East Coast Dark Star’ my favorites are early West Coast versions.

The Internet Archive Connection

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

The Internet Archive, in early 2000 began collecting, digitalizing and making available for re-distribution the large body of Grateful Dead concerts made by independent tapers and sound board recordings (SB) which were in circulation.  By policy SB recordings are available for playing on the web site and non-SB recordings are available for downloading.  There are multiple recordings available for most shows and these vary in quality from commercially releasable to barely audible.  There are over 8,000 individual recording of about 1,900 shows.  About 1,000 of these are SB. While vast the Internet Archive is not the most accessible site. Like most people I started with the feature of the Grateful Dead collection called:

Click Me:

 Grateful Dead Shows on This Day In History 

(If you have never been there – try the link right now).

For 08-30 (today while I am writing this) the Internet Archive will display 30 recordings (for shows of this date in 1985, 1983, 1981, 1980, 1970 and 1969).  There are limited sort options of these results.  Selecting a given recording brings one to a new web page containing an online player and (if the show is not an SB) download options.  I was hooked on the musical possibilities but trapped  by the limited user interface of the Internet Archive.   I wanted more.  Much more…

Hacking The Internet Archive

A self-ordained professor’s tongue Too serious to fool 
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
“Equality,” I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

My goal was to have the ability to listen to ALL of the Dead’s concerts but using only the best recordings and to be able to move through the collection using a better user interface which would allow me to decide where and when to go to any individual date. My goal was to spend a year and at least sample all 1,900 concerts and listen completely to all SB concert recordings.  I decided to complete this project in 12 months.  To do this I would first need to wrestle the Internet Archive (IA) to its knees.  Little did I know that this would take me on a programming journey involving three programing languages (Ruby, Javascript and C#), two data specifications (XML and JSON), two database engines (couchdb and SQL Server) as well as understanding the (somewhat loosely documented) search engine of IA, and more….  Readers interested in the technical details should see my series of postings on Ruby on Rails and CouchDB.  Please see Part 5 has the details of how to hack the Internet Archive to get at the data for the Grateful Dead recordings on IA.  Thus armed with the complete dataset from the Internet Archive of Grateful Dead recordings and a new front end I was ready to begin my listening  project.  There are over 8,000 recordings of over 2,000 concerts on the Internet Archive.  My first cut on the recordings in to use an algorithm to select ONE recording for each recording date for review.  This is a very simple selection based on the first of:

  • Was processed by Charlie Miller (IMHO the BEST processor of Grateful Dead Tapes)
  • Is a Sound Board Recording
  • Is  a Matrix Recording
  • Is the most recently posted tape for a given date.

Does this process miss some gems? Undoubtedly but it did give me 2,000 tapes to review rather than 8,000. With this criteria in place,  my local copy of the IA database and my own UI for IA I started listening in July, 2011.  I did not attempt to listen to all 2,000 recordings completely.  If a recording was of poor quality or the band was out of tune or Jerry was ‘uninspired’ I abandoned the tape have brief samples of my favorite tunes.  In the end I reviewed about 1,000 concerts by in thirteen months (I finished during the ‘days between’ period;[August 1 and  August 9]).  I ended up with about 475  concerts on my personal playlist of ‘greatest concerts’.  Along the way I wrote several reviews on this blog of concerts which I thought were particularly of note. and compiled hyperlinked list of shows by year (the series starts here) and hyperlinks to Dark Star concerts and Scarlet Begonia –> Fire on the Mountain concerts.  All of these blogs contain links to jump right into the concert within the Internet Archive (but you still need to use the IA music player however).  Do I have a favorite sequence of songs, a favorite concert, a favorite era.  Yes.  Am I going to tell you? No.  Dig in visit the Internet Archive and start listening.  It could save your life.

 

Days Between Grateful Dead

and there were days
and there were days I know
when all we ever wanted
was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
we told them where to go
walked halfway around the world
on promise of the glow
stood upon a mountain top

walked barefoot in the snow
gave the best we had to give
how much we’ll never know we’ll never know

Days Between by Garcia and Hunter

 

 

 

 

Was It Worth The Trip?

 

Yes!

 

                                                               To Bear and Captain Trips, we say Thank You and Rest In Peace.

All photos by cloud2013 except Bear and Captain Trips Credit: Rosi McGee 

 

PS: Stupid Grateful Dead Statistics From the Internet Archive Database

Top 12 Most Played By Era (excluding Space and Drums):

Title 1967-1971 1972-1978 1979-1990 1991-1995
Althea     *  
Big River   *    
Brown Eyed Women   *    
Casey Jones *      
Cassidy     *  
China Cat Sunflower *      
Corrina       *
Crazy Fingers       *
Cryptical Envelopment *      
Cumberland Blues *      
Dark Star *      
Deal   *    
El Paso   *    
Estimated Prophet     *  
Eyes Of ThWorld       *
Good Lovin *      
Hard to Handle *      
I Know You Rider *   *  
Jack Straw   *    
Lazy River Road       *
Little Red Rooster     *  
Looks Like Rain     *  
Me and My Uncle *      
Mexicali Blues   *    
         
Not Fade Away * * * *
Playing In ThBand   * *  
Sugar Magnolia   * * *
Sugaree   *    
Tennesse Jed   *    
Terrapin Station       *
The Other One     *  
Throwing Stones       *
Truckin   * *  
Turn On Your Lovelight *      
Uncle Johns Band *     *
Wang Dang Doodle       *
Way To Go Home       *
Wharf Rat     *  
When I Paint My Masterpiece       *

Internet Archive:  All Recordings and Sound Board Recordings

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Concert Length

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Song Counts By Year(Dark Star, Playin’ in the Band and Scarlet Begonia –> Fire On The Mountain)

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The Grateful Dead On The Internet Archive: Some Sessions You May Never Hear   Leave a comment

Here are some cuts from the Internet Archive Grateful Dead Collection which you might miss because the dates are non-sense and there for  hard to search for.  I have included selected reviewer comments from the original postings.

 

1966-00-00 – Various – See info file Listen

Reviewer’s Comment:  Possibly 2/12/66 Longshoreman’s Hall 1st Nigh Longshoreman’s Hall 3rd Night Pauley Ballroom #2 (no date). I can’t believe I am hearing this for the first time today. It is incredible. The quality for the time period is just unreal. Talk about hearing these guys in the raw, primal form. This is it.

1967-00-00 – Studio Sessions for Anthem of the Sun Listen

Reviewer’s Comment:  The Taping Compendium Volume One lists the tape as “11/19/67, Unknown Studio
Location Rehearsal”. Deadlists calls it “11/1?/67, Rehearsal Studio Session”.
The Deaddisc discography page lists the following Anthem studio sessions:
– Sept 1967, RCA Studio A, Hollywood;
– Oct 1967, American Studios, North Hollywood;
– Dec 1967, Century Sound, New York; Olmstead Studios, New York.
To add to the confusion, db.etree lists the following studio tape dates:
“10-20-67, American Studios”, “11-19-67 Unknown location”, and “12-02-67,
Studio
“. Obviously, this material fits somewhere within this time period.

1968-00-00 – unknown venue Listen

Reviewer’s Comment: This is definitely sweet music to my ears, Pig slowing the show done at will, working the crowd, and leading the band through the song.  Pig’s groove didn’t always work, sometimes it failed miserably, but when it did work, Pig was that little bit extra that put this band on another level they were never able to reach again after his retirement/death.

1968-05-00 – Unknown Listen

Reviewer’s Comments:   Where or whenever this was, it’s a perfect little slice of mid-’68 Dead. Pigpen’s organ really stands out here given the sound an added dimension not always heard. Stunning New Potato and an adrenaline-rush of a Caution.
Lemieux explained that this music came off a vault reel marked “early-1968 Carousel” and it certainly is not a studio session. Seeing as the first St. Stephen was performed sometime in May ’68, it makes sense that this could be from the May 30 – June 1 stand.
Still, it sounds fantastic and you have to dig Pig’s ska organ. (97 pts)

1970-00-00 – Studio Listen

Reviewer’s Comments: this is great. have only heard the first few so far but seems to be jerry playing around on an acoustic working on the arrangements for the tunes to be on workingmans. the sound is great for what it is, feels like he’s sitting on a stool right there next to my desk.

1970-07-00 – Festival Express Train Listen

Reviewer’s Comments: As far as who is actually present playing, it’s hard to tell. Delaney and Bonnie are audible singing in the background of GDTRFB. Delaney is singing the lead vocal on track 2, a blues that I’m sure someone out there must know the name of. Jerry comes in playing a standard electric guitar at the end of Jam 4 and plays a brief little solo at 14:16. Delaney is probably playing the guitar throughout as well. Leslie West is audible playing on Sugar Mag/Cotton Jam.

1970-12-00 – Radio Apology Ad Listen

Reviewer’s Comment: Mickey and Jerry make a public apology for having to cancel the December 18, 1970 show that was to take place in Port Chester.  This however is no ordinary “I’m sorry” statement 🙂

1973-00-00 – Wake Of The Flood Sessions Listen

Reviewer’s Comments: Wake of the Flood Sessions – Garcia’s Rough Mixes

1975-03-00 – Studio Listen

Reviewer’s Comments:  This is from a “liberated” Italian bootleg CD.  From the Taping Compendium,  I would guess these are culled from various studio sessions for the Blues For Allah LP and that they are from the March, 1975 time period. All tracks are of outstanding sonic quality (except for Music which suffers from a horrible cut at the end).

1979-00-00 – Go to Heaven Sessions – Betty Cantor’s Rough Mixes Listen

Reviewer’s Comment:   This track is really good. Better than the released version, in my opinion.  Who said the Dead could not be a studio band? Lost Sailor is quite good. Part of the KPFA Marathon broadcast on 2/22/2003

1981-00-00 – Unknown Listen

Reviewer’s Comments:  Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Interview with Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia
Part 1 Discussion of the Grateful Dead’s Acoustic Music.  Part 2 Discussion of the Grateful Dead’s Electric Music.  Cool to hear that 15 year prospective on how Bob and Jerr feel about their music and all that comes with.

1985-02-00 – Twilight Zone Sessions Listen

Reviewer’s Comments:  I watched the Twilight Zone looking for the music credits and never found them, so even tho I knew the GD recorded music for the newer 80’s version of the teevee show I don’t know if I ever actually heard the music.

The Grateful Dead: 1977-04-23   Leave a comment

This is one concert that the Dick’s Pick series could have released but didn’t.  Listen to it now before they charge you for it, it is available free on the Internet Archive.   This is part of the great spring tour which produced so many memorable Scarlet Begonia –> Fire On the Mountain.  He it appears in the unusual position as the first set closer.  Keith Godchaux was playing the Hammond B-3 organ for much of the concert that night which contributes to the unique sound of this concert.  Row Jimmy in the first set was a stellar performance.  Jerry and Donna’s voices are tightly intertwined, Keith is adding just the right minimalists organ and Phil sounds great playing notes so low they don’t sound possible on an electric bass.  Jerry and Bob are both on slide guitar and Jerry’s heartbreakingly beautiful sole is a gift. Twelve minutes and 24 seconds of intimacy.  The whole concert is well miked and the bass performance of the recordings are excellent.  The second set starts with Estimated Prophet and the sequence:

The Music Never Stopped –> Help On The Way –> Slipknot –> Franklin’s Tower

is on fire (so to speak).  The Dark Star was shinning bright on this night. wOw.

Springfield Civic Center Arena: 1977-04-23

  • 01 13:58 Sugaree Listen
  • 02 06:36 Cassidy Listen
  • 03 10:03 Loser Listen
  • 04 06:31 New Minglewood Blues Listen
  • 05 07:59 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 06 06:34 Me And My Uncle Listen
  • 07 12:24 Row Jimmy Listen
  • 08 08:03 It’s All Over Now Listen
  • 09 07:08 Scarlet Begonias -> Listen
  • 10 11:01 Fire On The Mountain Listen
  • 11 01:38 Tuning/Take A Step Back Listen
  • 12 08:30 Estimated Prophet Listen
  • 13 10:02 Bertha Listen
  • 14 08:11 The Music Never Stopped Listen
  • 15 05:38 Help On The Way -> Listen
  • 16 08:24 Slipknot! -> Listen
  • 17 10:33 Franklin’s Tower -> Listen
  • 18 07:06 Around And Around -> Listen
  • 19 08:50 Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Listen
  • 20 12:59 Not Fade Away Listen
  • 21 04:51 One More Saturday Night Listen
  • Concert Length: 02:16:51

You Got Mail:

January, 2016 incoming comment:

We will only ask you once.

There will be no second chances.

Remove the photo of Keith Godchaux.

You do not have our permission to use it.

If there are any doubts, refer to this original posting:

http://www.hunterarchive.com/files/1Imago/Bob%20Shelli’s%20Fox%20Soundcheck%20pix/FoxPix.html

Using our work without our permission is the least of your problems.

Removing “copyright management information” violates Federal law.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also forbids removing the name of the author.

Under 17 US Code – 1202/1203, you will be liable for $2,500 – $25,000

Is your attorney willing to defend a Federal lawsuit that’s a sure loser?

We’ve been a member of our local Bar Association for over 20 years.

Ignoring this polite request will result in significant action.

Thanks for your time and attention.

I removed the photo (Please visit the Link Above to view the photo). I wrote back to “Bob”:

Lighten up Bob.  Photo has been removed.

“Bob” replied:

Dear Dennis,

Thanks for taking down the photo.

If our request appeared heavy-handed, it’s for good reason.

Our photos could easily become “public domain”.

That’s not acceptable.

We’ve been jacked-around quite a bit lately.

Two national companies have infringed our work, big-time.

If they’re lucky, the US attorney won’t being felony charges.

Have a good year.

 

The Grateful Dead – The 1995 Tapes On The Internet Archive   30 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Valentines of Flesh and Blood (1990 –1995)

After a very successful spring/summer 1990 tour Brent Mydland, the Dead’s long time keyboard player Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose.  His last show with The Grateful Dead was on 23 July 1990. Vince Welnick (formerly of  The Tubes) joined on key boards.  From time to time between September 1990 and March 1992, Bruce Hornsby also played with the band on his grand piano.  There are some great shows after July 1990, especially when Bruce was present.  Jerry’s continued health problems (and drug addiction) crippled his singing and sometimes the Drums –> Space portion of the concerts could last for up to an hour.  Jerry did deliver some of his finest (blues oriented) solos during this period (listen to such songs as Days Betweenand Standing On the Moon).  Robert Greenfields excellent Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia  provides important contributions to understanding what was happening to Jerry (and the band) during these ‘final days’.  Jerry Garcia died August 9, 1995. RIP

In This Series:

1960 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

The 1995 Grateful Dead Tapes On The Internet Archive

1995-01-01 – Various Listen

1995-02-19 – Delta Center Listen

1995-02-20 – Delta Center Listen

1995-02-21 – The Delta Center Listen

1995-02-24 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1995-02-25 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1995-02-26 – Oakland-Alameda Listen

1995-03-17 – The Spectrum Listen

1995-03-18 – The Spectrum Listen

1995-03-19 – The Spectrum Listen

1995-03-22 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1995-03-23 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1995-03-24 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1995-03-26 – The Omni Listen

1995-03-27 – The Omni Listen

1995-03-28 – The Omni Listen

1995-03-29 – The Omni Listen

1995-03-30 – The Omni Listen

1995-04-01 – The Pyramid Listen

1995-04-02 – The Pyramid Listen

1995-04-04 – Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum Listen

1995-04-05 – Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum Listen

1995-04-07 – Tampa Stadium Listen

1995-05-19 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1995-05-20 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1995-05-21 – The Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. Listen

1995-05-24 – Memorial Stadium Listen

1995-05-25 – Memorial Stadium Listen

1995-05-26 – Memorial Stadium Listen

1995-05-28 – Portland Meadows Listen

1995-05-29 – Portland Meadows Listen

1995-06-02 – The Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1995-06-03 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1995-06-04 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1995-06-15 – Franklin County Airport Listen

1995-06-18 – Giants Stadium Listen

1995-06-19 – Giants Stadium Listen

1995-06-21 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1995-06-22 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1995-06-24 – RFK Stadium Listen

1995-06-25 – Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Listen

1995-06-27 – The Palace Listen

1995-06-28 – The Palace Listen

1995-06-30 – Three Rivers Stadium Listen

1995-07-02 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1995-07-05 – Riverport Amphitheater Listen

1995-07-06 – Riverport Amphitheater Listen

1995-07-08 – The Soldier Field Listen

1995-07-09 – The Soldier Field Listen

From the 1995-07-09 Show: Black Muddy River.  Jerry’s Last Solo

The Grateful Dead – The 1994 Tapes On The Internet Archive   30 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Valentines of Flesh and Blood (1990 –1995)

After a very successful spring/summer 1990 tour Brent Mydland, the Dead’s long time keyboard player Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose.  His last show with The Grateful Dead was on 23 July 1990. Vince Welnick (formerly of  The Tubes) joined on key boards.  From time to time between September 1990 and March 1992, Bruce Hornsby also played with the band on his grand piano.  There are some great shows after July 1990, especially when Bruce was present.  Jerry’s continued health problems (and drug addiction) crippled his singing and sometimes the Drums –> Space portion of the concerts could last for up to an hour.  Jerry did deliver some of his finest (blues oriented) solos during this period (listen to such songs as Days Between and Standing On the Moon).  Robert Greenfields excellent Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia  provides important contributions to understanding what was happening to Jerry (and the band) during these ‘final days’.  Jerry Garcia died August 9, 1995. RIP

In This Series:

1960 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

The Grateful Dead 1994 Concert Tapes On the Internet Archive

1994-02-24 – Oakland County Coliseum* Listen

1994-02-25 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1994-02-26 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1994-02-27 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1994-03-04 – Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavillion Listen

1994-03-05 – Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavillion Listen

1994-03-06 – Desert Sky Pavilion Listen

1994-03-16 – Rosemont Horizon Listen

1994-03-17 – Rosemont Horizon Listen

1994-03-18 – Rosemont Horizon Arena Listen

1994-03-20 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1994-03-21 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1994-03-23 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1994-03-24 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1994-03-25 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1994-03-27 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1994-03-28 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1994-03-30 – The Omni Listen

1994-03-31 – The Omni Listen

1994-04-01 – The Omni Listen

1994-04-04 – Sports Arena Listen

1994-04-06 – Miami Arena Listen

1994-04-07 – Miami Arena Listen

1994-04-08 – Miami Arena Listen

1994-06-08 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1994-06-09 – Cal Expo Listen

1994-06-10 – Cal Expo Listen

1994-06-13 – Memorial Stadium Listen

1994-06-14 – Memorial Stadium Listen

1994-06-17 – Autzen Stadium – University of Oregon Listen

1994-06-18 – Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon Listen

1994-06-19 – Autzen Stadium – University of Oregon Listen

1994-06-24 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1994-06-25 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. Listen

1994-06-26 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1994-07-01 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-07-02 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-07-03 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-07-13 – Franklin County Airport Listen

1994-07-16 – RFK Stadium Listen

1994-07-17 – RFK Stadium Listen

1994-07-19 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1994-07-20 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1994-07-21 – Deer Creek Amphitheater Listen

1994-07-23 – Soldier Field Listen

1994-07-24 – Soldier Field Listen

1994-07-26 – Riverport Amphitheater Listen

1994-07-27 – Riverport Amphitheatre Listen

1994-07-29 – Buckeye Lake Music Center Listen

1994-07-31 – The Palace Listen

1994-08-01 – The Palace Listen

1994-08-03 – Giants Stadium Listen

1994-08-04 – Giants Stadium Listen

1994-09-16 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-09-17 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-09-18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1994-09-27 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-09-28 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-09-29 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-10-01 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-10-02 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-10-03 – Boston Garden Listen

1994-10-05 – The Spectrum Listen

1994-10-06 – The Spectrum Listen

1994-10-07 – The Spectrum Listen

1994-10-09 – USAir Arena Listen

1994-10-10 – USAir Arena Listen

1994-10-11 – USAir Arena Listen

1994-10-13 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-10-14 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-10-15 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-10-17 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-10-18 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-10-19 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1994-11-29 – McNichols Sports Arena Listen

1994-11-30 – McNichols Sports Arena Listen

1994-12-01 – McNichols Sports Arena Listen

1994-12-08 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1994-12-09 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1994-12-11 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Listen

1994-12-12 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1994-12-15 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1994-12-16 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1994-12-18 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1994-12-19 – Sports Arena Listen

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