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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.

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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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Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1978-07-08   3 comments

The band is tight, Donna is in good voice and Jerry is hot, hot, hot.  Some folks think this is the 7-7-78“best show” of 1978.  I don’t try to rank them but the  Set I closer (Deal) is great. and the second set is awesome.

Estimated Prophet (with Jerry absolutely in top form) flows into The Other One flows into a monumental Eyes of the World. This is 32 Minutes of peek late 70’s Grateful Dead and more Jerry solos than you can shake a stick at.   The drum break is clean and strong and the short Space sets up a profoundly moving Wharf Rat and then Jerry pulls Franklin’s Tower out of his hat.  Wow. For Turtle fans there is closing Terrapin Station and for what it is a clean version of Werewolves of London.  Well worth a listen.

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On the Internet Archive the concert can be found here: Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1978-0708

Google Map it at “: (39° 40′ 4.9872″ N, 105° 12′ 24.2244″ W)

Recording:  Soundboard Processed By Charlie Miller

Individual Songs are linked here (Right Click to SAVE Smile )

01 Bertha + 06:46
02 Good Lovin’ 07:08
03 Dire Wolf 04:24
04 El Paso 04:35
05 It Must Have Been The Roses 07:58
06 New Minglewood Blues 06:47
07 Ramble On Rose 09:19
08 Promised Land 04:58
09 Deal 06:18
10 Samson And Delilah 07:48
11 Ship Of Fools 08:27
12 Estimated Prophet + 12:39
13 The Other One + 09:02
14 Eyes Of The World + 11:24
15 Drums + 11:34
16 Space + 04:00
17 Wharf Rat + 08:42
18 Franklin’s Tower + 10:50
19 Sugar Magnolia 09:45
20 Terrapin Station + 10:54
21 One More Saturday Night 05:31
22 Werewolves Of London 06:40

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Scarlet Begonias, Fire On The Mountain and, Sometimes, Estimated Prophet   2 comments

Why yet another List of Grateful Dead Concerts And Songs hosted on the Internet Archive?

The Internet Archive has always been a great source for free concerts recordings of the Grateful Dead.  Probably no single individual has done more quality sound processing of concert tapes posted to the Internet Net then the great Charlie Miller.  No single contributor has better sound processing skills or better musical taste than Charlie.   You can find my blogs on the Grateful Dead recordings on the Internet Archive here and here.  I am currently very into Grateful Dead sets which include Scarlet Begonias –> Fire On the Mountain.  These sets often include Estimated Prophet as a third song in the series. This list of hyperlinks to concerts and song is part of the final three posts in this series.  An overview of my Grateful Dead series can be found here.

What’s in this List?

Column 1 = Date and Venue as a Hyperlink to Concert on Internet Archive.  Click To Play the Concert.

Column 2 = Track Number, Song Title, Song Time as a Hyperlink to Song on Internet Archive.  Click To Play the Song.  Right Click For Additional Options

Column 3 = Recording Method:

C=Sound Board Processed By Charlie Miller

S=Other Sound Board

X= Matrix Mix

AUD = audience recording

Selection Algorithm:

On any given data test of presence of Scarlet Begonias and Fire On the Mountain. When there are multiple recordings on the same date select in order a Charlie Miller Processed recording or a SSoundboard recording or a Matrix recording.  If none of these are found select the Audience recording with the most downloads.  Emit Hyperlinks for Concert and each of the tracks Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain and if present Estimated Prophet.  Enjoy.

1977-03-18 Winterland Arena [02] Scarlet Begonias– [07:13] S
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [10:42] S
1977-04-23 Springfield Civic Center Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [07:08] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [11:01] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet [08:30] SC
1977-04-27 Capitol Theatre [10] Estimated Prophet [11:44] S
  [11] Scarlet Begonias\- [07:55] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain\- [07:57] S
1977-05-04 The Palladium [12] Estimated Prophet [08:33] SC
  [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:17] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:12] SC
1977-05-05 New Haven Coliseum [15] Estimated Prophet [13:16] S
  [16] Scarlet Begonias -\- [07:55] S
  [17] Scarlet -\- Fire on the Mountain [17:32] S
1977-05-08 Barton Hall [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SX
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [16:03] SX
  [16] Estimated Prophet [10:07] SX
1977-05-11 St. Paul Civic Center Arena [17] Estimated Prophet [09:11] SC
  [18] Scarlet Begonias — [10:13] SC
  [19] Fire On The Mountain — [10:20] SC
1977-05-13 Auditorium Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [07:17] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:22] S
  [15] Estimated Prophet [10:01] S
1977-05-17 Memorial Coliseum [13] Scarlet Begonias [11:16] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] S
  [19] Estimated Prophet [08:49] S
1977-05-25 Mosque [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:18] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:53] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [08:46] SC
1977-10-02 Paramount Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias – [09:01] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:34] S
1977-10-09 McNichols Sports Arena [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:47] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [10:17] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [09:30] SC
1977-11-06 Broome County Arena [14] Scarlet Begonias – [10:44] AUD
  [15] Fire on the Mountain [09:43] AUD
1977-12-27 Winterland Arena [16] Scarlet Begonias — [08:17] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [09:13] S
  [18] Estimated Prophet — [10:11] S
1977-12-31 Winterland Arena [11] Scarlet Begonias – [08:56] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [08:26] S
1978-01-31 Uptown Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:53] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:14] SC
1978-04-08 Veterans Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:33] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:19] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:47] SC
1978-04-11 Fox Theater [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:37] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
1978-04-16 Huntington Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:54] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:20] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [12:04] SC
1978-04-24 Horton Field House [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:35] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [11:12] SC
1978-05-07 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [11] Scarlet Begonias — [10:24] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [10:00] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [11:36] S
1978-07-07 Red Rocks Amphitheatre [13] Scarlet Begonias [10:12] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [10:58] S
1978-09-02 Giants Stadium [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:18] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:59] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [14:50] SC
1978-10-17 Winterland Arena [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:34] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:45] SC
1978-11-18 Uptown Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:43] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [07:45] SC
1978-12-16 Nashville Municipal Auditorium [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:58] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:42] C
1978-12-30 Pauley Pavilion [16] Scarlet Begonias \- [10:03] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [10:51] S
1979-01-17 Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias -\- [09:55] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:17] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet -\- [12:10] SC
1979-02-10 Soldier’s & Sailors Memorial Hall [01] Scarlet Begonias — [12:48] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [11:47] SC
  [04] Estimated Prophet — [12:00] SC
1979-04-16 Unknown studio [12] Scarlet Begonias [02:31] S
  [13] Scarlet Begonias [10:39] S
  [14] Scarlet Begonias — [05:17] S
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [07:36] S
1979-04-22 Spartan Stadium [04] Scarlet Begonias -\- [13:47] S
  [05] Fire On The Mountain [10:09] S
  [06] Estimated Prophet -\- [11:30] S
1979-05-05 Baltimore Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias – [10:51] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:09] SC
1979-08-05 Oakland Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias \- [10:55] SX
  [14] Fire on the Mountain [14:05] SX
  [15] Estimated Prophet \- [11:28] SX
1979-09-05 Madison Square Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:33] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:49] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [12:39] SC
1979-10-24 Springfield Civic Center Arena [01] Scarlet Begonias — [09:39] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [13:02] SC
1979-11-01 The Nassau Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [17:56] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [20:40] SC
1979-11-08 Capitol Center [01] Scarlet Begonias — [09:53] S
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [12:53] S
1979-11-30 Stanley Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:41] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:29] SC
1979-12-03 Uptown Theater [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:23] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:57] S
    S
1979-12-10 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:11] C
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [13:29] C
1979-12-30 Oakland Auditorium Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias – [10:00] SC
  [10] Fire On the Mountain – [09:48] SC
1980-03-30 Capitol Theatre [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:01] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [09:40] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:57] SC
1980-05-11 Cumberland County Civic Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [06:49] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:52] SC
1980-05-30 Milwaukee Auditorium [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:12] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:09] SC
1980-08-17 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:37] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [09:20] SC
1980-08-30 The Spectrum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:28] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [11:45] SC
1980-10-10 Warfield Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:02] AUD
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:54] AUD
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:56] AUD
1980-10-22 Radio City Music Hall [21] Scarlet Begonias -\- [08:10] C
  [22] Fire On The Mountain -\- [07:42] C
  [24] Scarlet Begonias -\- [08:20] C
  [25] Fire On The Mountain -\- [09:15] C
1980-11-30 Fox Theatre [02] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] C
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [11:01] C
1980-12-26 Oakland Auditorium Arena [13] Scarlet Begonias – [08:31] C
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [09:57] C
1980-12-31 Oakland Auditorium Arena [25] Scarlet Begonias — [10:07] C
  [26] Fire On The Mountain [10:08] C
  [27] Estimated Prophet — [15:06] C
1981-02-27 Uptown Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias – [12:14] AUD
  [12] Fire On The Mountain – [12:17] AUD
  [13] Estimated Prophet – [11:12] AUD
1981-03-10 Madison Square Garden [01] Scarlet Begonias — [11:21] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [15:23] SC
1981-03-20 Rainbow Theater [16] Scarlet Begonias – [10:04] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain – [11:35] S
1981-05-11 Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [10:54] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [10:38] SX
1981-05-15 Athletic Center – Rutgers University [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:02] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [08:33] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [11:39] SC
1981-08-16 MacArthur Court [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:47] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [08:44] C
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [09:17] C
1981-08-31 Aladdin Theater [13] Scarlet Begonias — [13:28] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:33] SC
1981-09-12 Greek Theatre, U. Of California [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:05] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:03] C
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:58] C
1981-09-25 Stabler Arena [14] Scarlet Begonias – [11:20] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [10:11] SC
1981-10-04 Rainbow Theater [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:56] S
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:40] S
1981-10-19 Sports Palace [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:12] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [09:52] SC
1981-12-03 Dane County Coliseum [13] Scarlet Begonias — [12:13] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [09:46] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:06] SC
1981-12-09 Events Center, U of Colorado [14] Scarlet Begonias – [10:19] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [08:49] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet – [10:23] SC
1981-12-26 Oakland Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias – [12:15] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet – [11:58] SC
1982-02-17 Warfield Theater [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [09:19] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [12:15] SC
1982-03-14 Recreation Hall – University of [14] Scarlet Begonias\- [08:42] S
  [15] Fire on the Mountain\- [07:51] S
1982-04-03 Scope [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:16] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [11:05] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:23] SC
1982-04-15 Providence Civic Center [01] Scarlet Begonias — [11:19] C
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [11:34] C
  [03] Estimated Prophet — [10:48] C
1982-05-23 Greek Theatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:28] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:37] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:46] SC
1982-07-25 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre [11] Scarlet Begonias -\- [09:37] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain -\- [09:03] C
  [15] Estimated Prophet -\- [17:32] C
1982-07-31 Manor Downs [14] 13:28] Scarlet Begonias — [13:28] S
  [15] Fire on the Mountain — [10:26] S
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [11:20] S
1982-08-06 St. Paul Civic Center [13] Scarlet Begonias -\- [12:34] SX
  [14] Fire on the Mountain [11:58] SX
1982-08-08 Alpine Valley Music Theatre [13] Scarlet Begonias- [11:19] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountian- [11:54] S
  [15] Estimated Prophet- [13:59] S
1982-09-20 Madison Square Garden [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:38] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:45] SC
1982-11-25 Bob Marley Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [07:52] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [09:03] SC
1982-11-26 Bob Marley Performing Arts Center [08] Scarlet Begonias -\- [06:56] S
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [09:22] S
1982-12-27 Oakland Auditorium [01] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [10:11] SC
1983-03-26 Aladdin Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:30] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [10:12] C
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [12:12] C
1983-04-13 The Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:27] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [12:01] SX
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:35] SX
1983-06-18 Saratoga Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] C
1983-06-27 Poplar Creek Music Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [12:05] C
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [12:13] C
1983-07-31 Ventura County Fairgrounds [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:30] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [09:41] SC
1983-09-04 Park West Ski Resort [11] Scarlet Begonias – [12:12] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:50] S
1983-09-13 Manor Downs [10] Scarlet Begonias — [15:34] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [16:26] C
1983-10-14 Hartford Civic Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:18] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:55] C
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [13:10] C
1983-10-21 The Centrum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:11] SX
  [11] Fire on the Mountain [19:32] SX
1983-12-27 San Francisco Civic Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [16:12] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [13:44] SC
1984-03-31 Marin County Veterans Auditorium [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:57] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:09] SC
1984-04-13 Hampton Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias -\- [12:51] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:29] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet -\- [15:34] SC
1984-04-20 Philadelphia Civic Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:18] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [15:31] SC
1984-04-26 Providence Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:11] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:21] SC
  [11] Estimated Prophet — [12:13] SC
1984-06-21 Kingswood Music Theatre [08] Scarlet Begonias  Fire on the Mountain [24:27] S
1984-07-13 Greek Theatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:10] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [12:22] SC
1984-10-15 Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias — [06:58] C
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [11:47] C
1984-10-30 Berkeley Community Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias — [10:32] C
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [12:43] C
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [13:02] C
1984-12-31 San Francisco Civic Auditorium [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:55] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain — [11:15] SC
1985-02-20 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:23] C
1985-06-16 Greek Theater, U. of California [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:22] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [10:17] SC
1985-07-01 Merriweather Post Pavilion [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:53] SC
1985-09-15 Devore Field [11] Scarlet Begonias — [10:29] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:26] S
1985-11-11 Brendan Byrne Arena [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:09] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:33] SX
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [09:55] SX
1986-02-12 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [08] Scarlet Begonias — [07:37] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [10] Estimated Prophet — [15:41] SC
1986-05-03 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:40] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:39] SC
1986-12-28 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [10] Scarlet Begonias -\- [07:12] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain -\- [08:19] SC
1987-01-29 San Francisco Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:48] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:38] SC
1987-03-01 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [13] Scarlet Begonias — [08:46] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [13:11] SC
1987-04-02 The Centrum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [00:49] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [06:45] SC
1987-04-09 UIC Pavilion – University of Illinois [12] Scarlet Begonias – [08:35] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:53] SC
1987-05-10 Laguna Seca Raceway [12] Scarlet Begonias — [01:38] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [06:01] SC
1987-06-14 Ventura County Fairgrounds [11] Scarlet Begonias — [08:30] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:59] SC
1987-06-30 Kingswood Music Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias – [08:25] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:03] S
  [14] Estimated Prophet – [10:55] S
1987-07-08 Roanoke Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:26] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [10:46] SC
1987-08-15 Town Park [11] Scarlet Begonias — [00:40] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [07:18] SC
1987-08-23 Calaveras Co. Fairgrounds [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:37] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:49] SC
1987-11-15 Long Beach Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [09:25] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [10:27] SC
1988-03-16 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [01:37] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:29] SX
1988-03-27 Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — * [09:23] S
  [12] Fire on the Mountain [12:28] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [10:29] S
1988-04-15 Rosemont Horizon [01] Scarlet Begonias — [06:59] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [09:18] SC
1988-06-28 Saratoga Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias  Fire On The Mountain [21:26] S
  [11] Estimated Prophet — [10:18] S
1988-07-15 Greek Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias – [08:07] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [12:35] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet – [12:35] S
1988-09-02 Capital Centre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:23] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:30] SC
1989-03-27 The Omni [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:30] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:25] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [11:05] SC
1989-04-06 Crisler Arena – University of Michigan [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:30] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:45] SC
1989-04-16 Mecca [09] Scarlet Begonias — [08:59] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [10:49] SC
1989-08-06 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias — [09:37] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [14:37] SC
1989-10-20 The Spectrum [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:16] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [13:42] SC
1990-02-26 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [09] Scarlet Begonias [13:05] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:59] S
1990-03-22 Copps Coliseum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:17] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:58] SC
1990-06-15 Shoreline Amphitheatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:04] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [15:55] SC
1990-07-04 Sandstone Amphitheatre [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:11] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [16:53] SC
1990-07-21 World Music Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:38] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] SC
1990-09-10 The Spectrum [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [14:24] SC
1990-09-14 Madison Square Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias -\- [10:07] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [14:48] SC
1990-10-19 Internationales Congress Centrum [10] Scarlet Begonias – [10:33] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain ; [11:25] S
1990-12-09 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:00] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:57] S
1990-12-27 Coliseum Arena [02] Scarlet Begonias [10:19] S
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [14:31] S
  [04] Estimated Prophet [14:29] S
1991-03-21 Capital Centre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:43] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [14:58] SC
1991-03-27 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [10] Scarlet Begonias [11:01] S
  [11] Fire on the Mountain [15:43] S
  [12] Estimated Prophet [12:49] S
1991-04-27 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. [16] Scarlet Begonias – [27:24] SX
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [09:30] SX
1991-06-19 Pine Knob Music Theater [10] Scarlet- [11:32] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain- [13:29] S
1991-06-25 Sandstone Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias [12:26] S
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [13:00] S
1991-08-16 Shoreline Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias– [06:52] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain– [12:30] S
1991-09-04 Richfield Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:17] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [15:55] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [11:30] SC
1991-09-13 Madison Square Garden [12] Scarlet Begonias– [10:57] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain– [13:23] SX
1991-12-27 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [07:55] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [08:57] SC
1992-05-21 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias — [11:28] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain — [11:11] SC
  [10] Estimated Prophet — [12:51] SC
1992-05-31 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl [09] Scarlet Begonias — [08:54] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:36] SC
1992-06-12 Knickerbocker Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [11:10] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [13:56] SC
1992-06-22 Star Lake Amphitheater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:55] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [10:33] SC
1992-12-17 Oakland Coliseum Arena [07] Scarlet Begonias — [09:53] SX
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [12:43] SX
1993-03-28 Knickerbocker Arena [08] Scarlet Begonias– [09:36] SC
  [09] Fire On the Mountain [11:57] SC
1993-06-21 Deer Creek Music Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [10:52] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:05] SC
1993-08-25 Shoreline Amphitheatre [11] Scarlet Begonias– [11:29] SX
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:33] SX
  [13] Estimated Prophet– [12:22] SX
1993-09-13 The Spectrum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:16] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [11:18] SC
1993-09-24 Boston Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:46] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [13:39] SC
1993-12-10 Los Angeles Sports Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [10:19] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:10] SC
1993-12-19 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:16] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:49] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [13:15] SC
1994-03-16 Rosemont Horizon [10] Scarlet Begonias\- [10:56] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [12:27] S
1994-03-30 The Omni [11] Scarlet Begonias – [10:32] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [19:27] S
1994-06-19 Autzen Stadium [07] Scarlet Begonias [07:16] S
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [22:59] S
1994-10-01 Boston Garden [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:44] SX
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [16:44] SX
1994-10-14 Madison Square Garden [08] Scarlet Begonias — [09:23] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [23:27] SC
1995-05-26 Memorial Stadium [07] Scarlet Begonias- [10:50] S
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [17:05] S

Grateful Dead: 1971 Capital Theater 1971-02-18   1 comment

Why This Concert?

I listen to the Grateful Dead every night for over an hour while I am on the treadmill.  During January I was listening to Fillmore and Winterland concerts from 1970 (the era of Workingman’s Dead).  The Dead were experimenting with a warm intimate sound during 1970.  Many shows featured a mix of acoustical sets (the NRPS were often in attendance).  This was the year I first saw the Dead live.  Clearly, however, there were issues.  The sound worked best in small halls, like the two Fillmores and just as clearly Bear’s abilities as a sound man had just about reached his (and the band’s) limit.  Although the funk of Dancing In The Streets and Turn on Your Love light still worked, you can hear both Bob and Jerry breaking out on some songs (China Cat) to a stronger more pure ROCK approach.  Johnny B. Goode and Not Fade Away both make tentative appearances during the year.

In 1971 the Band moved into a new and improved model, a new sound crew and new sound system were developed and the ability of the band to effectively play larger halls was perfected.  This is the year which moved towards the Skulls and Roses release (recorded in March and April).  The guitar sound is crisper (and louder).  In addition to Johnny B. Goode (which would find it truest form in 1972), often moves into the closing spot, replacing TOYLL).  Jerry is adding new songs (Wharf Rat, Loser, Bertha).  Both Bob and Pig are adding stronger, more focused, vocals.  This year’s version of the band snaps with energy.

This is a year which has been heavily documented with the live recording series from Dead.Net and include:

The Internet Archive has always been a great source for free concerts recordings of the Grateful Dead. The year 1971 is no exception.  Probably no single individual has done more quality sound processing of concert tapes posted to the Internet Net then a the great Charlie Miller and 1971 is not exception.  In this year alone, Charlie contributed 26 soundboard recording which he processed.  No single contributor has better sound processing skills or better musical taste than Charlie.  And we thank him for his contribution.  You can find my blogs on the Grateful Dead recordings on the Internet Archive here, here, here and here.

The February run at the Capital Theater is outstanding. The performance is great and the sound system (and sound processing are terrific). Among these dates the February 18th date is freely available and features some breakout performances, including Bertha, Loser, It Hurts Me Too and Truckin’.  Pride of place is the great sequence:

  • Mama Tried
  • Hard to Handle
  • Dark Star
  • Wharf Rat
  • Dark Star
  • Me And My Uncle

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This is a nice long two set concert.  The first set begins with Bertha and Truckin and ends with Casey Jones.  The second set, not as strong as the first set, opens with a early short version of Playin’ In the Band and an eraly version of Sugar Magnolia (with Wah Wah).  The second set concludes with a nice sequence of:

  • Not Fade Away
  • Goin’ Down The Road, Feeling Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • Uncle John’s Band

Wow. Nice. Here is a link list into the set.  Click on the date to jump to the Internet Archive’s player to hear the whole concert. Individual songs can be heard in modern browsers by clicking on the track title (free a track with a right click).

Enjoy!

1971-02-18 Capitol Theater

01 06:54 Bertha
02 11:05 Truckin’
03 05:15 It Hurts Me Too
04 06:08 Loser
05 03:48 Greatest Story Ever Told ->
06 03:03 Johnny B. Goode
07 02:56 Mama Tried
08 08:01 Hard To Handle
09 07:02 Dark Star ->
10 07:20 Wharf Rat ->
11 07:19 Dark Star ->
12 03:40 Me And My Uncle
13 01:40 Tuning
14 06:53 Casey Jones
15 05:23 Playing In The Band
16 06:03 Me And Bobby McGee
17 07:15 Candyman
18 04:59 Big Boss Man
19 07:36 Sugar Magnolia
20 06:27 Saint Stephen ->
21 04:33 Not Fade Away ->
22 05:05 Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
23 03:58 Not Fade Away ->
24 08:02 Uncle John’s Band

Download Tracks 08 through 12 here.

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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Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) Two Concerts from 1995   Leave a comment

David Crosby: Cause I’m Missing Jerry Tonight (2012)

Cause I’m missing him tonight

If I had to pick one of us to speak for us all
He would have done the job well
Coming from some crazy angle
He’d have known which story to tell
he’d tell the truth about real music
he knew the truth long before he fell

His fingers would touch his guitar neck
My axe would be pressed to my chest
A chord and a melody would walk in the door
Closely followed by all of the rest
Magic and tragic and triumph and storm
and all the things we had sought on our quest

You get your ego out of the way of your hearts
The whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts

A sort of field pops into existence
Everything lifts off the ground
You know that you’re doing what you were born to do
That you’re using the gift that you’ve found
To create some lift and break all the chains
with which all our people are bound

he did it for all the right reasons
and made all of our mistakes
a more human man you could not find
an accelerator without the brakes
but he had the brains and the heart and the spirit
Garcia really had what it takes

The Internet Archive has a gigantic collection of Grateful Dead.  You can find out more about these tapes here and here.

Here are two representative concerts from the last tour.  While Jerry can clearly see the end of his struggles there are some songs (if not full concerts) during the last few months. The I Want to Tell You / Estimated Prophet run on 1995-05-24 is sweet, Jerry even asks for requests at the end of (a very nice)Terrapin Station, “…and we we play the one which freaks us out the most.” This is probably the best Estimated Prophet in the 1995 season. Please note the 1995-05-24 track list (from several sources differs from the tracks on the concert recording presented here (see this link for an alternative track listing).  The 1995-05-21 concert is longer and the band is very together and the sound board recording is processed by the master of the tapes: Charlie Miller. There are several high points in this show of which one reviewer  wrote:

I knew if I look long enough in the ’95 section if the archive I’d finally find a show that wasn’t either a moribund death march, a Jerry free zone, a sloppy mess or a combination of all three. (In this concert)…everybody is present. I can listen to it without the caveat “it’s really good for ’95”

Among the high lights are West L.A. Fadaway, Eyes Of the World and a beautiful run from Spanish Jam –> The Other One –> Days Between –> Sugar Manolia and then the closer: Liberty.  All in all a nice way to go.

It was a great, Jerry and thank you. I will miss you.

1995-05-24 – Memorial Stadium Listen

Memorial Stadium: 1995-05-24

  • 01 09:12 Iko Iko Listen
  • 02 07:43 St. Of Circumstance Listen
  • 03 06:27 Way To Go Home Listen
  • 04 05:01 I Want To Tell You Listen
  • 05 15:45 Estimated ProphetListen
  • 06 10:39 Truckin’Listen
  • 07 19:38 Terrapin Station Listen
  • Concert Length: 01:05:25

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

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

  • 01 07:52 Jack Straw Listen
  • 02 09:46 West L.A. Fadeaway Listen
  • 03 08:26 Little Red Rooster Listen
  • 04 09:01 Ramble On Rose Listen
  • 05 06:57 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Listen
  • 06 10:06 So Many Roads -> Listen
  • 07 04:41 Promised Land Listen
  • 08 10:57 Samson And Delilah Listen
  • 09 06:30 Unbroken Chain Listen
  • 10 12:42 Eyes Of The World -> Listen
  • 11 13:46 Corrina -> Listen
  • 12 14:26 Drums -> Listen
  • 13 10:04 Space -> Listen
  • 14 03:38 Spanish Jam -> Listen
  • 15 07:31 The Other One -> Listen
  • 16 11:19 Days Between -> Listen
  • 17 09:47 Sugar Magnolia Listen
  • 18 05:48 Liberty Listen
  • Concert Length: 02:08:17
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