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Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City Music Hall
This 30+ minute version of Playing In The Band is one of the best versions of this song from 1972, a year that featured remarkably strong versions virtually every night. In a rare move, this Playing In The Band was the second set’s big jam. No Dark Star or Other One; rather, this Playing acted as the jam vehicle for the night, and certainly holds up as a major player of the second set jam canon. There is a cut in the master reel on this version, but that’s to be expected when a song runs longer than 30 minutes.
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anyone notice a hiccup at 11:35- 11:;40 mark...
but it's far too late!
It songs like these that are better than just OK. I can promise you, nothing beats a long version of a song to help those blues fade away.
I enjoyed Phil's opening tuning before the first set (and then you can hear him apologize @1:43 when they were trying to tune the guitar from the piano). It's so surreal listening to with high-quality, noise canceling headphones.
this was a reply to drumma75
Man I bet the person doing these selections has been to more dead shows then anyone. How would they know how these songs are so special otherwise?. This really brings back memories of a certain member who would always jump in and start singing unexpectedly. Wonder if Jerry liked that action? My gut instinct is negatory,but looking back, some of the "off a little on the singing here and there" were also some of the most wonderful instumental songs. It is just the human conditon, we are all mistake making machines.
So anyway thank you for these selections. It is a walk down memory lane. I think I may have been at this particular show and I will be excited to learn which concert.
If I'm right and the somewhat off-color but effective clues are correct, this is NOT from the middle of a second set. (well, according to Deadbase IX)
Again, if the above is correct, I'll follow suit; This song was just after it Brokedown. You'll get it Sooner than later.
Most of the archive sources have it as a monster jam in the middle of the second set. One partial source ends with a 20 minute PITB, but it's cut off. Deadlist shows PITB as the set one closer, but contains only partial info. Either way, I think we all found the right show and I know I'm happy to have this download. It's a gift.
totally off subject but my husband wants me to try to find a stellar version of morning dew he heard once and the only clue he can give me is a nice long semi up beat jam at the end of the song. any suggestions on your favorite morning dew? Go.... :D
and Thanks for the prompt reply 'Mason Perry" but for some reason face
book wont open it so maybe reply here?
Eh, I suppose that one might do... in a pinch ;)
New Years Eve Cow Palace 1976-1977 also commercially relased
You might try listening to the Morning Dew from Winterland Arena on 1977-06-07. It is available commercially as, "Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings"
Gets my vote as one of the finest...
i wuz way off with my other guess, but i think i might be closer with this one. i'm waay too fat fer the xl, but i wanna give it to my bro in law fer Christmas!
Totally sick PITB. Thanks for the clue 44moose, it helped me narrow it down a bit and now I got it! Here's my clue ... it is in the 2nd set and does not open it ... hope that helps!
It's official - I can't figure it out. I gave it my best try. I narrowed it down, but I can't seem to find it.
Oh well. A great version for sure.
I filtered iTunes by longest GD songs and this one came up in my top 15. The SBD has a very smooth 19 second patch done by the CMaster. If it is the 2nd longest as stated below, the longest must only be a few seconds longer because the official PITB from the GD Movie Soundtrack is 31:21. Lots of Chuck Berry at this show but they didn't let it rock for at least a year and a half later as far as I'm concerned.
can you say UDub 1974?
FORTY-SIX MINUTES OF PURE JOY !!!!!!
and of course this half-hour today is more than just OK (nyuk, nyuk).
You'll be OK if you keep trying. There are a number of ways to deal with the problem if you want to give it one more shot. I started by looking for long set one closers in late '73-'74 (most seemed to be in '74, before "Seastones"). Not there. They were not long enough! Went back in time and found this killer jam, as someone mentioned, in the middle of a second set.
There was only one Playin' from that era that was more than 30 minutes, and only one that was longer than that one and it was 46 minutes.
I'm aware of the longest version at around 46 minutes - I just can't seem to find this slightly shorter version.
I'm all confused.
Great version of this PITB ... It never occurred to me that I would have to go back that far.
Thanks fellows. I appreciate your kind guidance.
It occurred to me once I found it that this version sounds a lot like the one from the Veneta show, which I've listened to and watched many times. Similar sound and feel, but 12 minutes shorter.
I was off a little bit there but I must admit two clues did end of hitting me when I saw this venues location. OK then .. can't wait for tomorrows.
then the lightning will. Not a setlist hint, but wow, what a spectacular version of PITB. And three more songs to look forward to. Thanks!
Sweet thirty-minute jam. Impressed with some of the instant guesses. I agree that a mind-melting Other One would be a welcome addition to the 30 days.
This PITB and the "He Was a Friend of Mine" are probably my favorites so far this month, the first for the long jam and the second for the beautiful version of an old tune I don't hear too often. Thoughts?
That "He Was a Friend of Mine" was pretty good.
What??? No Other One? Cmon!!! If not the Other One, lets hear a sweet Standing on the Moon or a smokin HOT Cumberland. Allz been good so far but whats with the repeats? I'm Grateful either way. Please surprise US!!!
is the bomb.
Your hint immediately narrowed down my search to about 2 shows so thanks! lol
that was bad : )
I admit it was a hint of poor taste, shouldn't have said anything at all. :-/
not a remark against you bro- the hint was clever in a demented sort of way, but nothing offensive i would think.
this is a totally awesome event in these times of unhappy times for a lot of people.
enjoy the music for your ears and mind....
and God bless the grateful dead
Had this one narrowed down to a 2 1/2 year span after listening, got it on my second guess..lucky! Beautiful weather, beautiful jam, happy day...
1972-1997, was the official name, generally called "The Omni" for short.
The venue list on dead.net only lists "The Omni." So the Omni Coliseum would appear to be redundant.
The drop menu said you could choose from just "The Omni" or "Omni Coliseum." I chose the former as GD Setlists and Archive.org both had yesterday's venue as just "The Omni." No mention of the word "Coliseum" on either site. Dead.net has yesterday's winner choosing "04/02/1990 - Omni Coliseum." They are incorrect then and should give credit to all those who answered "The Omni."
the other day between fillmore auditorium and fillmore west on 12/20/69
guess you cant always trust the archives
must do more research throwin us a few curves
Look at Frost Amphitheatre, for example. The storyteller makes no choice....
good groove...70's vibe, donna wail,
time to hunt..this is a large file 70mb
that's a nice shirt...feeling a midwest show.
In doing my research I think I found that this was the very first 30 minute Playin' Jam!
I know I found a copy of the same song. But the available evidence is contradictory. What fun and what a great Playin'.
Thanks for all this great music.
nice choice. I have this one on my harddrive. Listened to it last week sometime. The mix I have is a little different, and there isn't a cut in the music around 11:35 like in this track.
no Donna wail at the end of the Main Ten jam part of the song.
nice choice David, thanks
i really want this freakin' shirt!
you'll see that the consensus is that this is more than just an ok version of playin. I think it's the second longest ever, and the keys are indeed the key.
Daybreak came this morning and
I was lying in my bed...
I woke up sleepy eyed and
the sweetest thing happened, xo
I felt like it was Christmas morning!
I was wondering what song was left
under the 30 Days of Dead Family Tree
for me! I threw off the warm covers and
scooted to the computer to get my gift!
And OMG a 31 minuter, YES!
I'm on my third listen now!
It's the jamming of the Dead I love so much!
It's a symphony of rock n roll really X~~~
It's a tremendous jam, can't get that on the radio!
What a gem! Thanks for finding this one!
Merry Holiday Early!
Where this one happened I am still wondering
but perhaps I'll get it before dusk.
Thanks for making the day, excellent!
I probably have 90% of the Playings from 72-74, so I know I have heard this, but I can't really narrow it down. Jerry's playing is particularly aggressive during the spacy stuff, so I am thinking late-73 or 74. Not even going to try on this one.
Gosh, I miss her stage presence and vocal contributions! I'm zeroing in on a date....
This one certainly occurred before the break.
" Daybreak on the land"