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These two Weir Barlow tunes, which debuted on the Kingfish album, were played by the Grateful Dead starting in 1976, with the final performance on 10/31/84 at BCT in Berkeley (aside from an attempt at Supplication in 1993). This is from the first installment of Dave’s Picks.
I second Shrenew's comment. I don't have enough knowledge of the concerts to play the game but I have been listnen for decades and have a lot of live tracks.
The tracks from here for the second straight year are exceptional. Some of them hard to get like Like the new speedway boogie. Also I finally got a version of Easy Wind that I think rivals the give and take between the percussion and the guitars on the studio track.
Please keep em coming.
Can I get an Amen people!
I can't remeber hearing a so-so rendition of that combo!
Thank you for the great series--I'm not knowledgeable enough to play the date/venue guessing game, but it was such great fun to open the "present" each morning, especially the awesome epic versions of "Dark Star" and "Playing."
Just cause I love ya sffct.
Hope you got there, xo.
I got to listen a few more times.
Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore!
And hey. maybe it would be fun for you, Dave, if next year you built YOUR ideal show. From opener to encore, in 'proper' slots and pairings. That might make some songs easier to guess for some, but... just a thought. you could also add a little side game called 'what will they play next?' :)
now, about today's tune. this was never one of my faves, probably just because i got on after they stopped playing it. but, having listened to a lot this month, i gotta say... this combo is super hot. i also don't quite get repeating tunes. seems easy enough to not repeat any, but what do i know. still a blast, and if i don't like i can piss off, right :)
thanks everyone at dead.net. and if you think about complaining, ask yourself who else does this sort of thing. long live the dead!
A curious choice for a duplicate, especially considering that this one is so much better than Nov. 22nd's. No shortage of songs, common and obscure, to present. I really thought they'd go out with a bang.
But it has been great and I'll miss getting up and rushing to the computer for the day's surprise.
In a few months we will have the HDCD version of this, not to mention the rest of the show.
Thanks Dave for the great selections and a fun month.
"Thankfulness to the band and all the fellas."
Seriously, for those of us who might not be as able to go shows as often as we used to, this little game of ours is a great example of our community truckin' on into the future.
Maybe Canyon Critter or someone will continue the game, like last year. But anyway it goes, these songs are a real treat, a fun way to discover new shows we hadn't heard yet or forgotten, and we all hope this happens every year!
PS I prefer the chronological order for this set, though i haven't taken the time to do the disc breakdown yet.
"If I knew the way, I would take you home ... "
Please let me know if anyone continues the game at any point cause I'm in!
Thanks Dave and everyone at and on Dead.net, I had so much fun with this series. I learned lots of new things I never new about the Dead and enjoyed passing info with one another. This is what its all about, sharing music and helping us pick out those gems in the archive. I may have never known some of these recordings and with the remastered sound quality! Yes, I am a huge fan and hope to play again next year.
heh, although I would have loved to have the song before LL as the song of the day, I'm grateful for any and I thank you so much. I've had that winning feeling just by participating in the game, going back to listen to the music, coming on here and exchanging pleasantries/hints with other heads. It's been a great 24 days (I had to miss the first 6), and I ended up 24-0.
Thanks again to all and enjoy the upcoming holidays :)
But if the Dead live long, we'll be singing their songs,
And we'll all be so glad
Mama hated diesels so bad!
With a little poking around I think I now understand the choice for this show...
Now I need to get out my credit card.
just threw mine down.
In Dave we trust!
Probably the most highly coveted Grateful Dead show ever. I have seen a few with the right answer. Most of you have narrowed it down to the year; '77 of course. Why has it not been officially released??
Since only the back cover of Vol 1 has been posted, has anyone worked out how the rest of the tunes breakdown, disc-wise? Thanks!
Dave & crew, thank you for 30 great days of free music! Special thanks to David for the Uptown Theater cut!
I posted a different breakdown on the November 29 posts that would fit on 5 discs. But seeing as they've posted 6 pieces of artwork and the total amount of music comes out to just over 6 hours, here it broken out into 6 nearly equal chunks:
Disc 1: Days 1-5 (55:30)
Disc 2: Days 6-8 (61:26)
Disc 3: Days 9-13 (60:51)
Disc 4: Days 14-21 (61:56)
Disc 5: Days 22-26 (63:38)
Disc 6: Days 27-30 (59:31)
Expectation can creep close to the level of a sin. Ill admit I let my expectations kinda kill the joy of opening this last song. Spoiled brats, are by nature, hard to please. Sad, but happens from time to time. Im working on it! =)
I am trully thankful! Grate versions of music, too much fun this year! Thank you for the wonderful Nov distraction. Thanks to everyone for hints and all the fun comments and memories! Grats to all the prize winners! Happy holidays =)
peace, love, happiness, health
Thanks for the 30 Days of Happiness, best month of the year thanks to Dead.Net!
Thanks dead.net for making November my favorite month!
I almost doubled over after reading your comment. "Why not a Day Job?" HAHAHA! There was nothing like a good Day Job encore to top off a mid-80s night with the Dead. I actually preferred Day Job over Johnny B. Goode though.
This sounds so good, I think that they should make it an official release someday.
...if you arerunning out of songs, why not Day Job?
Nice Pick Dave!!!
Now to transfer to ipod and catch a flight to SFO.
Someone best get on the stick - funny it all went smoothly until the last couple days - including the date on 11/29 (the 5/17/74 China - Rider) and now using a 128kb/ps file for a repeat tune sequence on 11/30 . . . I guess things were getting a little too close to just exactly perfect! Cool, though, and looking forward to November, 2012!
Considering that we ARE talking about The Just Exactly Perfect Brothers Band, maybe someone should have been paying closer attention.
Really, thank you everyone who made this possible. The music never stops.
especially when the archive has charlie miller's version at ~190 kbs....
Lazy Lightnin' > Supplication is one of my favorites.... This really sounds like Barton Hall... but.... Definitely '77 I think!!
Pembroke Pines, 05/22/1977, Dick's Picks Vol. 3 in my opinion. The raging Jerry solo and Keith Moog synth are a bit better than this effort, but both are great.
Ah! you were VERY close!! Gonna miss this whole November affair.... See you all next year!
better than 2010. thanks to all who made it possible. please do it again in 2012. i for one will be ready to go around again! awesome awesome stuff!!
...to put all thirty on my iPod for working out. Man, these will last at least a week! Most thankful here.
like having to tear down camp and load back into the ol' VW, a happy fulfilled sadness at the end of the run, same goes by here. hopefully i will find myself digging around the archives sometimes as this game has forced me to do, and find some really killer stuff to listen to. such as tonight when i stumbled across 5/18 from this tracks year (sorry no hints but look below) a clean crisp charlie miller soundboard version, great sets, especially set 2 with perhaps the greatest stella blue i've ever heard, and i've heard a lot as that is the name i gave my daughter. if you got time give it a listen it will melt you away ,
thank you (all) for a real good time.
tomorrow morning just won't have the same feeling I've been enjoying these past 30 daze. -sigh-
till next year...
I do know that I, too will be poking around the archives and reading notes in the Base to find more of those tasty nuggets I came across in my searches for the song of the day.
if I find something of particular interest I'll shoot you a pm.
What a great game!
My hat is off to Mr. Lemieux. Thank you for the gifts and have a happy holiday season!
Any idea where I can get a download of that show? Great set list and, yes, unbelievable Stella on there.
but i have been just recording it
bummer is the archives player doesn't always play through the whole show, get one or two songs, then have to restart, or be on top of it and push the button. sometimes i don't mind "suffering" for three hours to get a great show. plus then after all that effort, it just guarantees i'll get it as part of dave's picks this time around-maybe, thats usually how my life goes :)
Thanks to all at dead.net and the band for a great month. Like many others I think we are so lucky to have such a generous bunch of people willing to give so much back to the fans who support them with the various purchases they make with subscriptions etc.
Many thanks Dave for the 30 Daze of Dead:)
Thank you Dave and dead.net for the better than 6 hours of free music! We all really appreciate what you do. Happy Holidays, everyone!
this is definitely a gimme :) slick man that David is
In set one, but not a closer. I Promise.
Can I have that shirt please?!?! PRETTY PLEASE????
if i don't pick
does that mean it wont end?
Definitely a spring '77 version.
And I've heard it before. Quite tight and very silky.
Maybe this has been covered, but is there a link to the 2010 art?
Heres some I found playing around. /Users/i5/Desktop/30 days of dead 2010 copy.zip
/Users/i5/Desktop/30 Days of Dead Pirate Ship copy.zip
Opps, sorry I gave you something worthless. Heres a link to it. Just copy and paste then right click on image and download image as….
Ain't complainin so much as just sayin (the rest as far as I know are indeed all 320 kbps).
Just want to offer banks of thanks for my-lightning-too strikin not once but thrice times ten. You are kind.
Didn't see that coming! I thought there might have been a clue in there when I downloaded it. The file said, "Lastlazy" (or something like that). Figured it might be the last, but Donna is in there. So I tried her last show (2/17/79) and although the one from archive sounded close, I'm pretty sure that's not it. (please let me know if I'm wrong on that!)
Anyhow, off to hunt!
Thanks again Dave!! You made my month! This has really been SUCH a wonderful treat! Can't wait for the next go-round!
(no clues in this, seriously, I don't know it yet)