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Washington, DC, RFK Stadium
This is from the second of two nights at RFK Stadium with the Allman Bros. and Wet Willie, two excellent shows, performed to huge crowds. This show opened with "Morning Dew," and featured a terrific "Dark Star."
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My bro sent me on a quest a while back to find a good copy of this show. This was his first Dead show, and he told me it was awesome!
I found some cassette tapes, but the quality was horrible.
This soundboard is amazing, but unfortunately my finding was timed poorly, I suppose.
This was my bro's first show. He died in 2008 prior to my knowledge of this wonderfully preserved soundboard.
I miss my brother Mike. He was a wonderful person, and I hope that he can hear these wonderful songs, wherever he may be today.
I am sad but happy.
Dear people, brothers and sisters,
I love love love these songs. Seeing the album cover says Volume 1 does this mean there will be other volumes in the future?
Thank you so much for sharing the love of the music.
Peace and love in abundance
This would be 30 Days of the Dead Vol 2, since last year would have been Vol 1. However, since these will eventually break down into 5 cds give-or-take, I think that the "vol 1" on the cover is just referring to "CD 1"...at least that's what I assumed when I saw it.
Think of how nice it would be to be getting 30 days of the Dead (or 31, or 29 -- leap year coming) each and every month. Oh my, how greedy can I be?
I'm quite sure that this is the finest Eyes of the World I've ever heard (2nd set opener).
What an awesome show!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And speaking of Eyes, I think we're all hoping and waiting on a nice monster Eyes to guess about it. Am I right people?
i second that
At the 1/3 of 30 mark, I'm just gonna say you guys have really outdone yourselves! If all this gloriousness was to stop right now, you've already far eclipsed last year's 30 Days in my mind. Quality stuff guys; keep it coming. Its so much appreciated! Cheers and thanks again to the Dead, not only the greatest, but the most generous rock'n'roll band ever!
Oddly enough, I was downloading/taping this show yesterday, and finished up the 3rd set this morning.
This was my brother's first show. I was only 5 years old at the time and didn't see GD until 6/30/88 at Silver Stadium in Rochester.
Thank you people
Kinda, gotta believe that CM knows his stuff :-)
Nice to see you on this forum CM!
I was just pouring thru my Bird Song inventory on iTunes and realized that after this show (which I have thx to CM) the next one I have is 9/24/80 at the warfield. That is a 7 year gap! Anyone have the list of any Bird Song's in the days between if they exist? Just curious...
Dead.net should make this a round the year thing... must drive some good eyeballs to the site. It is lots of fun to research in personal and online archives to get the answers.
Obviously this one is pre 1980, so that narrows it down to these few dozen or so:
12/10/70- Unknown Venue - Unknown City, Unknown State
02/19/71- Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
02/20/71- Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
02/21/71- Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
02/23/71- Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
02/24/71- Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY
04/17/71- Dillon Gym, Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
04/21/71- Rhode Island Auditorium - Providence, RI
04/27/71- Fillmore East - New York City, NY
04/28/71- Fillmore East - New York City, NY
04/29/71- Fillmore East - New York City, NY
07/31/71- Yale Bowl, Yale University - New Haven, CT
08/05/71- Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA
08/24/71- Auditorium Theater - Chicago, IL
07/18/72- Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
07/22/72- Paramount Northwest - Seattle, WA
07/25/72- Paramount Theatre - Portland, OR
08/12/72- Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, CA
08/20/72- Civic Auditorium - San Jose, CA
08/22/72- Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA
08/24/72- Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA
08/27/72- Old Renaissance Faire Grounds - Veneta, OR
09/03/72- Folsom Field (University Of Colorado) - Boulder, CO
09/09/72- Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA
09/10/72- Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA
09/15/72- Boston Music Hall - Boston, MA
09/16/72- Boston Music Hall - Boston, MA
09/17/72- Baltimore Civic Center - Baltimore, MD
09/19/72- Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
09/21/72- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
09/23/72- The Palace Theater - Waterbury, CT
09/24/72- The Palace Theater - Waterbury, CT
09/26/72- Stanley Theater - Jersey City, NJ
09/27/72- Stanley Theater - Jersey City, NJ
09/30/72- American University - Washington DC, DC
10/02/72- Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, MA
10/17/72- Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO
10/18/72- Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO
10/19/72- Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO
10/21/72- Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
10/26/72- Music Hall - Cincinnati, OH
10/27/72- Veterans' Memorial Auditorium - Columbus, OH
10/30/72- Ford Auditorium - Detroit, MI
11/19/72- Hofheinz Pavilion - Houston, TX
11/22/72- Municipal Auditorium - Austin, TX
11/26/72- Civic Auditorium - San Antonio, TX
12/10/72- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
12/12/72- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
02/17/73- St. Paul Auditorium - St. Paul, MN
02/22/73- Assembly Hall (University Of Illinois) - Champaign-Urbana, IL
03/16/73- Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
03/22/73- Utica Memorial Auditorium - Utica, NY
03/30/73- War Memorial Auditorium - Rochester, NY
06/10/73- Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - Washington DC, DC
06/22/73- P.N.E. Coliseum - Vancouver, XCanada
06/30/73- Universal AmphiTheater - Universal City, CA
07/27/73- Grand Prix Racecourse - Watkins Glen, NY
08/01/73- Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
09/07/73- Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
09/12/73- William and Mary College - Williamsburg, VA
09/15/73- Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI
Or you can just go with the correct answer which has been already stated in this discussion.
Hey now, check this website out. The apparent choice wasn't mentioned !
Most importantly, this song was written in memory of Janis Joplin. RIP
while i do not claim to be even remotely as knowledgeable as anyone on here, but i did a side by side and i feel confident that my guess is correct....and it's not the one mentioned..i selected one about 7-8 months earlier....it just sounded spot on....but again...i am about as rookie as there are on these matters....
I listened to the Music Hall version from 10/26/72, twice: it's a good version too.
I am amazed that I was wrong...keep in mind I am a newbie at guessing shows...but i did a side by side and this one seemed dead on....wow
The lead-in before the singing begins on 10/30/72 is at about 40 seconds vs. about 22 seconds on this version. All the '72 versions I checked were like that.
Plus there is a little piano part that happens right about 8:00 on the 6/10/73 version that matches perfectly with the LMA sources.
I'm loving the fact that there are a lot more Jerry tunes this year. Last year there was more Bobby, and I'm not complaining, but it's nice to see it's Papa Bear heavy this year! :)
There are a few tracks from this show in the Taper's Section, including this Bird Song. I was lucky enough to download them when it was first started and enjoyed the hell out of them on my mp3 player during a camping trip - it was my own way of tipping the hat to TDIH. I've had a great time playing this guess the date game, thanks for the helping hints sometimes. I would have gotten THIS one on my own because I'm so familiar, but thanks. I have gotten a few on my own with my Deadbase X and the Archive.
than the one that we downloaded from the Taper's Section (even though we later learned that we were not supposed to download those!). The slight improvement in sound quality is probably due to the fact that this one has a bitrate of 320kbps whereas the one on the Taper's Section was 192kbps. In any case it is a fine rendition of a fine song.
I'm sure most people have already experimented with playing songs on two seperate players, but this Bird Song is great for that. Set one a split second later and you get an echo sort of effect. Swirling solos and machine gun drums. Of course Dark Star creates the best effect.
That's cool. It's even better when the two versions are precisely in time and all you have to do is turn the volume up and down on each to confirm you have the right match.
Ah! You got it exactly. That's what I was doing when I decided to leave my earlier post. Thank you Archive!
I think i have this one.. its just a great show..great playing..one of the finest Bird Songs and HCS..Awesome..
Love this version of one of my favorite songs, I was at this show, my 3rd, newly on the bus. But my all time fav Bird Song is still the version they played 12 days later.
It is indeed a monster show, with three times the fun and great friends pitching in. Certainly opened my eyes!
I remember this being one of my first tapes. It was pretty widely circulated, and was great quality. This one threw me off as first, because it is so unique. Jerry just starts the melody line intro straight off. Scanning the shows I have from this era, this is the only Bird Song that starts this way. Interesting deviation from the norm, but I just I would expect that from these guys.
Thanks David, nice choice.
Now, where is that monster Eyes of the World you guys are holding back?
from one of my top five favorite shows
I was listening to the audience version (where you have a credit) and it sounds as though Garcia was responding to the echoes of his own notes.
Very nice way to start the day.
The whole show circulates in very fine form :)
there's a subtle hint
Went stir crazy figuring out which show this was from. Just realized today that Bird Song went dormant from Sept 73 thru Sept 80 went it returned during the Warfield Saenger and Radio City acoustic sessions.
Hope this show gets released in the debut year of Dave's picks.
Not sure where everyone is getting the '71 from. No version from '71 is even remotely long enough and there are NOT two drummers on this. My guess is late '72 but I haven't had enough time to investigate this.
A few folks are zeroing in on '71 because they're getting hung up on being too literal with one of the hints earlier. Listening very closely to the backing vocals on this track should cure that.
Sounds so nice looking out over the valley as the sounds bounce around inside my head. Awesome version of this. Jerry sounds so young (of course he was at the time!!)
I think I have it down to a stretch of four shows... but they played Bird Song at all four. The first show of the stretch was the song's debut, and this one sounds like they had maybe played it once or twice before... hmm. Happy hunting! This is a lot of fun :)
None of those four versions is close to the 11:55 running time of the download.
Yeah and anyway, listen to the DRUMS - you have to go ahead a few months to hear that style from Billy (I think - I'm struggling with this one). I was sure that I had the tour nailed down from the first few seconds of the song, and I still think I do, but damn if I can find the exact version. :-)
Jerry plays the Twilight Zone riff - 10+ years before they were commissioned for the TV series :)
This is a fantastic early version of Birdsong. It's wonderful!
Great show - certainly one of the longest and a killer set list.
Thank you kindly.
Wow this Bird Song jam is one of the tightest I have ever heard. Billy is playing like a "young God" and Bob/Phil/Jer/Keith are completely dialed in on the same wave. Incredible.
I think I have this one on cassette in the attic... or I'm getting senile...
The twin assasins;,as they have been called, were in fine form on this tune. Very nice pick.
just the hint i needed thank you very much!
Memories of laughter and tears at this show. Capitol offense to not download this version of Bird Song.
Good one, Bobby!