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Thursday, March 16, 2017

22 Years In The Future, 100 Likely Betty Boards and Other Releases

Last time, we looked 22 years into the past  Today, we look 22 years into the future inspired by my new best friend Mark Pinkus (only 10 miles from me!) who along with other superstars like Dave Lemieux are looking out for all of us.  See  This is worth reading; I especially like the concept of high-quality streaming products added to the mix.

Let's look at what we have been asking for, or thinking about, and add in a few Betty Board returns and mix for the next 22 years.

Here are a few suggestions (well I guess quite a few)

A 1971 Show with the New Riders: Hmm, perhaps December 10 in St Louis or December 15 in Ann Arbor.  I can't decide between the Fox's The Other One>Sitting On Top of the World>The Other One or Ann Arbor's Dark Star>Deal.  Hard Choice.  These NRPS sets were in that second Betty list, can't be so hard to clear the rights.  Just an idea. Got your covers right here

Here are a few no-brainers  from 1971-1980, You can pick any more from 1968-1970 (do you have any secret ones we don't know about) And my suggestions back in November 2015, guess I am consistent

2-18-71 Port Chester NY, night one Also I highlighted here
Yes it is historically, seems like 20 new songs played that night :) and beautiful.

10-18-72 St Louis All Dark Stars>Dew should get the nod. Actually Dead loved St Louis's Fox.

Review of  Dead's 10-17-72 show published in St Louis in 10-18 on Obituary Page

Stanford 2-9- 1973

Kezar 5-26-1973: We all want it, it went on for like ten hours and not one person drove :)

RFK and/or Watkins Glen Summer 1973 A box set I'm sure. Maybe with Allmans too.

October-December  1973  Every show not yet released. Here's a nice list watching the Playing In the Band Sandwich evolve that Fall.  Notice the bottom four are all released. The early ones look tasty too. Maybe a box of all the remaining Fall 1973 Shows.  I love how the band evolved into the Playing Uncle Johns Dew Uncle Johns Playing thing.

10/21/1973 Omaha Playing In The Band [10:19] > Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:47] > Big River [4:56] > Playing In The Band [9:57]

10/27/1973 Indianapolis Playing In The Band [10:20] > Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:35] > Big River [4:#17] > Playing In The Band [8:38]

11/1/1973 Evanston Morning Dew [13:35] > Playing In The Band [14:58] > Uncle John's Band [8:#09] > Playing In The Band [6:36]

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

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

11/21/1973 Denver Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:35] > Playing In The Band [11:54] > El Paso [3:42] > Playing In The Band [1:00] > Wharf Rat Jam [0:05] > Dark Star Jam [3:25] > Wharf Rat [7:52] > Playing In The Band [13:10] > Morning Dew [12:05]

12/1/1973 Boston Playing In The Band [13:42] > Uncle John's Band [9:16] > Playing In The Band [6:44]

All of 1974: Not that many shows, just a big box with the box a replica of The Wall

June/July 1976   You Pick, We Want More. You Have More of Them now  Maybe a Philly Set or a Chicago Set or All the Orpheum

02.26.77 The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, California

As Dick says

4-23-77 Springfield   and 11-06-77 Broome County My first show and 8th and last shows of 1977 and some of my favorites. The next six I saw were all released  4-30-77, 5-7-77, 5-28-77, 9-3-77, 11-4-77 and 11-5-77.  Give me my 8-pack guys.   Springfield is mentioned in four of my blog pieces  and 11-6 is

4-29-77 Palladium

5-4-77 Palladium

Excerpt from Palladium 77 review by Les and Jerry and company

10.02.77 The Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon

I'm analyzing this one soon, but it's lesser known. You can listen to the endless Casey Jones at the top.  There is also a great interview with Jerry at this show.  The Casey Jones tracking says 13:45. :) Set two is something like Samson & Delilah-> Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Finiculi Finicula, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Truckin'-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode)

10.29.77 Field House, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
Let's either stop fighting or burn now a hotel

Red Rocks July and August 1978: Dead try out Red Rocks in July for two nights and like it so much they return for their very next two show their in August
Honolulu Advertiser, 9/2/78,  hey another good Dead show and debut at Giants same day

Cleveland Nov 20 1978
All the If I Had The World To Give Shows Need To Be Released. If only Rick Sullivan and I hadn't left Providence and gone only to Rochester the next night and left a day earlier and gone to Cleveland

Look at this unaware review, I will highlight where Mark Faris just didn't understand

And Mr Faris, no disrespect, I know it's hard to understand, but you just saw a second set of am-> Drums-> Jam-> Jack A Roe, Playin' In The Band-> Shakedown Street-> Drums-> If I Had The World To Give-> Playin' In The Band-> Around & Around in 1978.

Another Case of a Local Reporter, unaware of the fact he is witnessing a historic show

Lewsiston 1980 (don't care if it's not in the vault)

Last Night at the Warfield October 14, 1980 This is my favorite show

The setlist alone screams release me, release me

Dire Wolf, Dark Hollow, It Must Have Been The Roses, Cassidy, I've Been All Around This World, Monkey & The Engineer, China Doll, Heaven Help The Fool, Bird Song-> Ripple 

Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Candyman, Little Red Rooster, Tennessee Jed-> Let It Grow-> The Wheel-> The Music Never Stopped 

Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> I Need A Miracle-> Uncle John's Band-> Morning Dew-> Playin' In The Band-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues, E: Brokedown Palace

Berkeley Greek, 1981-1983 Box Set or maybe 1981-1989 27 Show Box (Yes 9-11-81 I've yet to hear the SBD)

Almost my first post more than two years ago
My Brother Ralphie and later the Dead's Doctor Jordan at the Greek

I'll let you younger guys choice from 1981 on, but you might want a full box of September 1991 Boston and New York . I'd even pay twice for the Branford show.

Edit:  All of my friends have something to add but take a good look at all these suggested on St Patrick's Day at by jerlouvis

Here is a list of 21 shows that unequivocally rate a release.Up until this point the people responsible for what gets released have been pathetic.The list below shines a light on that point.

6-7-69 top 10 Dark Star
8-3-69 singular night in the bands history with guest saxophonist and violinist
7-18-72 top 10 Dark Star
9-28-72 top 10 Other One
12-10-72 top 10 Other One
6-26-73 top 10 Other One
11-23-73 top 10 Other One
6-20-74 top 10 Eyes of the World
6-8-74 top 10 PITB

With those out of the way there are 2 dozen others from '69-'74 that also should be released,but I will spare you any further listing.

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