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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Reviewer: Ole Uncle John - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2005
Subject: Why Jerry? Why?
"Why did you have to go and ruin Bobby's 30th B-day show like that? Why did you have to follow his peppy little Promised Land opener with a 17 min plus colossus of a Sugaree?? Did you have to remind him and us who's the Master and who's the young apprentice? We knew,he knew, we still know."  Ironically another young apprentice was born on this date and his name was John Mayer.

SO Jerry gave Bobby the Boss birthday gift, a monster Sugaree on Bobby's 30th birthday down in the bayou of Baton Rouge.  It was a Louisana Woman and a Mississipi Man who walked the river to give Louisiana (remember NOLA 1970?) a rare Grateful Dead show

This show had some real nice Late 1977 moments,  killer Sugaree and Cassidy, first set Direwolf and nice Music Never Stops (thanks Bobby on your birthday).

Set two includes a very strong Scarlet>Fire,  big 1977 outro for Estimated and a unique paring of The One One>Good Lovin that heads in Terrapin and Black Peter.  Guess that was another Bobby birthday present.  I remember the first time I was listening to set two and Boom!,  Good Lovin out of The Other One.  Sorry you can't hear that above, due to copyright issues, but go to Road Trips 1.2 anywhere and take a listen.  Anyways you should be hearing Sugaree right about now too. Funny that Shreveport reviews the Dallas 10-15 show (below) instead of this one. Peace.

Assembly Center - Louisiana State University
LocationBaton RougeLA
Date10/16/77 - Sundayposterstickets, passes & laminates
OneThe Promised Land [4:01] ; Sugaree [16:49] ; Cassidy [4:27] ; Loser [7:43] ; New Minglewood Blues [5:06] ; Friend Of The Devil [8:26] ; Sunrise [3:45] ; Dire Wolf [3:35] ; The Music Never Stopped [8:17]
TwoScarlet Begonias [9:51] > Fire On The Mountain [9:19] ; Estimated Prophet [12:19] > Drums [5:50] > The Other One [8:08] > Good Lovin' [5:50] > Terrapin Station [11:11] > Black Peter [13:03] > Around And Around [8:43]
EncoreU.S. Blues [5:57]
CommentsI believe this is the last show Jerry Garcia used the travis Bean guitar.

Oct 16, 1977 8 live tracks Road Trips: Vol 1, No 2: October 1977, Grateful Dead, 2008

Oct 16, 1977 3 live tracks Road Trips: Vol 1, No 2: October 1977 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead
, 2008

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