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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Best 31 Jam Segments





Everyone should read The Grateful Dead Clubhouse series aka gratefuldeadprojects ; here is my favorite one, the top-31 Jam Segments. I only saw two, the 29th in Hartford 1977 (To Terrapin) and the last one in 1979 at Cape Cod.

http://www.gratefuldeadprojects.com/top_31_jam_segments.html is down in 2018  try below
https://web.archive.org/web/20151019074829/http://gratefuldeadprojects.com:80/Jam_Segments.html



The Grateful Dead’s Top 31 Jam Segments:

10/12/68:
Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > New Potato Caboose > Jam > Drums > Jam > Feedback
SBD

3/2/69:
Alligator > Drums > Jam > And We Bid You Goodnight Jam > Jam > Caution Jam > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Feedback > And We Bid You Goodnight
Fillmore West '69 Box Set

11/8/69:
Dark Star > The Other One > Dark Star > Uncle John's Jam > Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Jam > Main Ten Jam > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Feedback > And We Bid You Goodnight
Dick’s Picks #16; Weinberg AUD

2/13/70:
Dark Star > Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Turn On Your Lovelight
Dick’s Picks #4; SBD

9/19/70:
Dark Star > St. Stephen > Drums > Not Fade Away > Darkness Jam > China Cat Jam > Jam > Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Lovelight
SBD

11/6/70:
Alligator > Drums > Jam > Not Fade Away > GDTRFB > Mountain Jam > Not Fade Away > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Turn On Your Lovelight
Weinberg AUD

2/18/71:
Dark Star > Wharf Rat > Dark Star (aka Beautiful Jam) > Me and My Uncle
So Many Roads Box Set (Beautiful Jam only); SBD

4/29/71:
Alligator > Drums > Jam > GDTRFB > Cold Rain and Snow
Ladies and Gentlemen…the Grateful Dead; Weinberg AUD

8/14/71:
Truckin’ > Drums > The Other One
SBD

12/10/71:
Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Sittin' On Top of the World > The Other One > Not Fade Away > GDTRFB > Not Fade Away
SBD

4/14/72:
Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia > Good Lovin' > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Who Do You Love? > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Good Lovin' > Not Fade Away > GDTRFB > NFA
SBD; AUD

5/11/72:
Dark Star > Drums > Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Who Do You Love? > Jam > Truckin' > Uncle John’s Band
SBD

5/26/72:
Truckin' > The Other One > Morning Dew > The Other One > Sing Me Back Home
SBD

10/18/72:
Playing in the Band > Drums > Dark Star > Morning Dew > Playing in the Band
SBD

3/24/73:
He's Gone > Truckin' > Spanish Jam > Dark Star > Sing Me Back Home > Sugar Magnolia
Bertha Remaster SBD

3/31/73:
He's Gone > Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Spanish Jam > I Know You Rider
SBD

6/22/73:
He's Gone > Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Bass Solo > Jam > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia
SBD; Amick AUD

10/25/73:
Dark Star > Mind Left Body Jam > Dark Star Jam > Eyes of the World > Stella Blue
SBD

11/11/73:
Dark Star > Mind Left Body Jam > Eyes of the World > China Doll
SBD

11/20/73:
Truckin' > The Other One > Mind Left Body Jam > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia
SBD; Wolfson AUD

11/21/73:
Mississippi Half-Step > Playing in the Band > El Paso > Playing in the Band > Wharf Rat Jam > Dark Star Jam > Wharf Rat > Playing in the Band > Morning Dew
SBD; Finley AUD

5/19/74:
Truckin' > Jam > Mind Left Body Jam > Not Fade Away > GDTRFB > One More Saturday Night
SBD

6/23/74:
Dark Star Jam > Spanish Jam > U.S. Blues
So Many Roads Box Set; SBD/AUD; Moore AUD

6/28/74:
Weather Report Suite: Prelude > Weather Report Suite: Part 1 > Let It Grow > Space > Mind Left Body Jam > Jam > U.S. Blues
Dick’s Picks #12; Moore AUD

10/17/74:
He's Gone > The Other One > Spanish Jam > Mind Left Body Jam > The Other One > Stella Blue
 The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack

7/17/76:
Comes a Time > Jam > The Other One Jam > Drums > The Other One > Space > Eyes of the World > Jam > The Other One > GDTRFB > One More Saturday Night
SBD; Menke AUD

10/3/76:
Playing in the Band > Drums > The Wheel > Jam > Good Lovin' > Jam > Comes a Time > Dancing in the Street > Not Fade Away > Dancing in the Street > Around and Around
SBD/AUD; Humboldt? AUD

12/31/76:
Sugar Magnolia > Eyes of the World > Wharf Rat > Drums > Good Lovin' > Samson and Delilah
Live at the Cow Palace

5/28/77:
Playing in the Band > Terrapin Station > Drums > Not Fade Away > Wharf Rat > Playing in the Band
SBD; Moore AUD

11/20/78:
Jam > Drums > Jam > Jack-A-Roe > Playing in the Band > Shakedown Street > If I Had the World to Give > Playing in the Band > Around and Around
SBD/AUD; Bertrando AUD

10/27/79:
Dancing in the Street > Franklin's Tower > He's Gone > The Other One > Drums > Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Around and Around
Charlie Miller SBD;; Rolfe AUD



These were the versions on the debate table until the end. With a project such as this we felt it remiss to not mention these as they are all serious business Dead jam segments. We also avoid lighting the fire under hot-heads such as myself by including versions that some may have felt strongly about.

1/23/1968
Cryptical Envelopment> The Other One> Cryptical Envelopment> Clementine> New Potato Caboose> Born Cross-Eyed> Spanish Jam - SBD

02/11/70:
Dark Star> Spanish Jam> Lovelight - SBD

04/15/70:
Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> Jam -> Drums -> The Other One -> Cryptical Envelopment -> Dire Wolf - SBD

04/08/72:
Dark Star> Sugar Magnolia> Caution - Steppin' Out With The Grateful Dead

11/17/72:
He’s Gone> Truckin> Jam> Other One> Brokedown - SBD

02/15/73:
Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll - SBD

05/26/73:
He's Gone> Truckin> Other One> Eyes> China Doll - SBD

10/23/73:
Truckin> Other One> WRS Prelude> WRS Part 1> Let It Grow> Sugar Magnolia - SBD

06/20/74:
Truckin> Eyes> Slipknot> China Doll> Saturday Night - SBD

06/26/74:
Truckin> Other One Jam> Spanish Jam> Wharf Rat> Sugar Magnolia - Moore Aud

10/19/74:
Sugar Magnolia> He's Gone> Truckin> Caution Jam> Drums> Space> Truckin> Black Peter - The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack

12/29/77:
Playin> China Cat> I Know You Rider> China Doll> Playin> Drums> NFA> Playin – Dick’s Picks #10













































Friday, July 13, 2018

My First California Show: Sacramento, CA June 28, 1979



When I was a teenager, California was a Prophet on the Burning Shore.  I was up in New England.  But that would all soon change.
Step one, get a Marin County girlfriend
Step two, remember that my Mom's brother lived in Novato
Step three, go to California for the first time in June 1979 for ten weeks
Step four, see a bunch of club shows with Jerry and Merl
Step five, see three Grateful Dead shows in California

So, I was working in the Lonely Financial Zone, by the sea at Deans and Homer and was able to take a late afternoon bus up to Sacramento on Thursday June 28 after reading about the show in the Pink Section a week or two before.   Had to go.





I remember easily getting a ticket at the box office, and that the building really wasn't too full. It was so low key compared to places like Hartford, Binghamton, and Boston.

This was a fun show, albeit a little rusty compared to my earlier East Coast experiences. Nice little Don't Ease opens, Peggy-O and Its All Over Now shine and The Music Never Stopped closed set one.
The highlight of the show is the Scarlet>Fire and Playin in the Band>Shakedown predrums.
I did have to hitch home to Marin after the show and go to work the next day in the City.
Enjoy!

Don't Ease Me In, Minglewood Blues, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Peggy-O, It's All Over Now, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Loser, The Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues











Friday, July 6, 2018

The Epitome of The Grateful Dead Experience, Hartford, May 10, 1980


Jeff Fishman, in his review, in The Taping Compendium, called this shows the The Epitome of The Grateful Dead Experience. Jeff felt that the first set sucked and the second set was incredible.  I think Jeff was half-right. Because the first set of this show is great as well making this one of the most underrated shows of 1980. Listen here


Where it really gets special is the Seven Songs before drums and Space. Note there is only a SBD of set two  China Rider still rather new in the Brent era opens before 1980 versatile workhorse Feel Like A Stranger seques into a rare predrum Comes a Time leading to Estimated>He's Gone>Uncle John's Band.  All of these can be heard on this page. 

I missed this show after seeing 7 during the May 1979 tour as I was (gasp) becoming a responsible student and I only got to see Portland, Maine the next night, 25 miles from my college.