Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead November 14

Today's Song

Big Railroad Blues
Hint: A song recorded just before the band went to Europe in 1972

Answer

New York, NY, Academy of Music
3/22/1972
From the second of a seven night run in New York. A couple days after the run ended, the Dead left for Europe

Winner

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Day 15 page hacked

Beware - Day 15 page is hacked to redirect to third-party sites.

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Site Hijacked

Glad its not just me I was starting to get worried!

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The site has been hijacked!!!

Tried to download the song for the 15th and it keeps sending me to random advertising pages. No I don't want to buy a Jaguar!!

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So..No winner?

Is this a full on stump?????

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Might have got this wrong

I go to grate lengths to find these but when they aren't available at certain spots I'm stuck with a bit of educated guessing. The fact that people can go back and remember the scene in '71-'72 is so far out of my realm. I'm very jealous of those memories as I don't have them myself. I'm 36...haha. I was 18 when Jerry died. He's still my guiding light on the guitar, but, yeah, I wasn't there in '72 to get that deep. I know that as far as tone goes, this era is WAY in my wheelhouse though!!

For my guess, I went with the one that was listed in DeadBase IX and wasn't on archive.org from '71-early'72

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grrrr

time to make a choice, thought i had it many times, down to two, one of which i can't listen to, and one that sounds maybe like it could be with some editing. eeenie meenie miney moe guess we'll see in a few.

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on another note

for some historical fun check out 12.31.70 the transfer by Jim Oade/Brian Cole
pretty cool stuff

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hacked

sent me to Amazon.com

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Hacked?!

I think this site has been hacked. I have tried to download Big RR Blues several times & keep getting sent to advertising pages. There have been 3-4 different pages that have come up. I haven't yet been able to download the tune.

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11/14 mp3 download link evidently hijacked...

Okay guys, hope i'm not the only one experiencing an issue with this tonight. Simply put, it appears that there's been a redirect forced upon today's "download mp3" button. Sends me to one of a number of random marketing/sales websites, never produces the mp3 download.

Am I an isolated incident, or has someone else experienced this bug tonight?? Makes me shudder from a security standpoint, were I the admin of this site/these servers. Gadzooks...

Adam

(once I logged in and was able to view other comments, it's clear that my experience is not unique. Affecting multiple users. Not a good sign. At all. I would highly suggest that you guys start digging deep from an information security standpoint. All evidence points toward something dastardly & untoward, not to mention criminal, going on. Will gladly do consulting work. : )

(2nd note: upon further review, it's clear that this problem is not limited to today's download button. They've all been manipulated. Not good guys. It very much appears to me that you have one serious InfoSec issue on your hands here. Figure out what the hell's going on, or it could get really ugly....)

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I was right!

But did I guess the correct night of this ripe run? Maybe I'll stay up to see...

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"DOWNLOAD MP3" Button is not working today !!

Hey Now !! ... DEAD.NET !!! ... I do not think your "DOWNLOAD MP3" Button is working today !! ... I have tried to download "BIG RAILROAD BLUES" over NINE times on THREE different computers, and each time, it diverts you to a different web site like: SIDE REEL.com, or whatever! ... What's going on? ... Thanks! : ) ... Oh, I see that at least one other person before me also had the same problem of being re-directed to some other web site. I even tried re-booting the computer, as well as trying to download the song while being logged-on and while NOT being logged-on. It did not matter. ... IT DOES NOT WORK !!! ... Maybe it will work tomorrow? : )

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I downloaded Big Railroad Blues

just a few minutes ago, and I didn't have any problems. Sorry it's not working for you.

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Same problem...

It seems like the only viable option right now is the stream unfortunately.

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Can't download todays song...

Every time click the button I just keep getting redirected to some random page every time...kinda sketch...anyone else having this problem? Bummer...Well, so much for my perfect score so far... At least by reading the comments below it looks like not a lot of people were able to figure this one out anyway...

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Thanks for sharing

Meant to post this as a reply to LeeBob802 below, apparently there is no way to take back a post once it's up.
I was actually in this same week of shows this morning as well, but there was no way to confirm without an archive version. As for those saying you should have kept it to yourself - they were given fair warning, they didn't have to look. I wonder what ever happened to that guy from last year who kept blurting out his answer as soon as he figured it out? I bet he never raised his hand in school either.

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I tell ya'

I thought I was hardcore but I gotta hand it to you guys. Maybe it's being married with 4 kids and not being able to dig as deep as others but I am impressed with the effort that I see on this board. I feel much better about my addiction to the grateful dead. i am not alone! it is great to see so many people who are REALLY INTO IT! rock on! you guys are awesome. love reading the posts and seeing the detail each of you goes thru. peace to all and good luck!

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Big RR Blues

Well my mama told me, my papa told me too
Well I shouldn't be here trying to figure out these railroad blues…
You got me on this one!

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One Time

I Love Grateful Dead

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My best guess, not a hint, but my guess

I'd like to share my best guess. If you don't want to read my best guess, then I recommend scrolling down to other posts IMMEDIATELY. I'm willing to share my thoughts as more than a few seem to have come to the conclusion that this one is just a little out of reach. Please accept this as fair warning. ********************************************************************************* Listening to all available versions from December 4 1971-June 17, 1972 (What I believe to be the Keith and Pig combined period), I only found one version with Blue Ron on harp, which was 3/21/72, Academy of Music, NY, NY. They played there three nights. The versions on 3/21 and 3/26/72 do not match (see hints from UncleJake and Ryan1278). Therefore it has to be 3/22/72, of which Big Railroad Blues is not available through archive.org, but some of 3/22/72 was released as the bonus disc to Rocking The Rhein. Reminds me of how I guessed CPW correctly. Midnight on a carousel ride, reaching for the gold ring, down inside, never could reach it, just slips away but I try.

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I had come to a similar conclusion

however, would Jerry really change verses from one night to the next?

That is what does not fit for me.

One drummer, Key boards and Harmonica, all narrow it down.

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Jerry making a vocal mistake?

Impossible! (just kidding)

I think Jerry coming in with "Mr. Jailer go away now" instead of "Went down to the depot" was just a mistake, and he ran with it...

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guess not an hint

For purely selfish reasons, I would have preferred you not shared this with everybody. But truth be know, I had come to the same conclusion six hours ago (see earlier messages). You can hear a harmonic on 3/26, but not as well as on the 21st. There is also a harp on several versions in 1970 and I discovered that the first RRB was actually in September 1969, not June 24, 1970 as most set lists suggest. Ain't life grand.

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Right.

And by right, I mean I agree D-Rae.
Keep your guesses to yourself until the answer is revealed. Please.
It kills the whole spirit of this game.

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Hint

I'm taking the hint seriously today & applying it to narrowing my choices. Anybody else?
Peace & good luck my Sisters & Brothers...

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Laying Down of the Gauntlet

Alright, Lemieux has now laid down the gauntlet on us. Maybe they saw all of the comments we have been posting saying how easy of a time most of us Heads were having nailing these songs each and everyday before we could even pour our morning coffee. I like it. Giving us "Black Peter" and leaving in the opening riff to "One More Saturday Night" is not a challenge to most of us. I've submitted my answer and I do feel good about it.

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Yesterday and today

...these are getting a little bit harder.

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72 box set

Does anyone here, sorry, how many people here have the 72 box set. Maybe its in there.

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According to the words up top...

...these songs are all unreleased-- "That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux!"

Also--Pretty sure it's not Pigpen on harmonica.

Love the detective work needed here, but I don't think I'll find it unless I break into the vault tonight.

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Pass...

Yep, I think me is skipping this one... Or maybe just entering a wild guess! :-p

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Wild guess is in...

Actually, with a little comparison listening, you can get kind of close. (yeah, so much for not getting sucked in today...)

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I think it's a trick

I can't be sure because of the low quality of some of the tapes that I'm focusing on based on the hint, but this may be a sneak attack. Sounds like this time period, but it's really this one with a retro sound.

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For a Doublecheck

before you submit a guess - note that Jer's 2nd verse often changes up, and his solo following the 2nd verse also changes length. Those can help pinpoint, or eliminate even if you're afraid that the harmonica is lost in the mixes.

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Exactly. The biggest hint in

Exactly. The biggest hint in this song is 31 seconds in.

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If this is in the time period

If this is in the time period that I'm thinking then it's not on archive. There's one missing...

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harmonica

Not many recordings feature Pig's harmonica on this song, at least I haven't come across any on the Archive. I think this can be narrowed down to a seven month period, with two of the months not available to me at the moment.

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Uh oh. My perfect record may

Uh oh. My perfect record may come to an end. But, I do have a guess that I feel 90% comfortable with. I'm going to wait a few hours before I submit my answer. I suppose I should go spend time with my children : )

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Need a break to clear my head

This is insane! I've spent the entire day (at work) looking for this. Six hours is enough. I need to get some actual work done and then maybe get back at it with a fresh set of ears tonight. This is the hardest by far.

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i was thinking the same thing

but boy I can't find that harp

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I think ....

...today's official hint is more of an actual hint than in prior challenges, perhaps in recognition of the degree of curve in this pitch.

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hints

I think I agree with you. I now have narrowed down to two, and feel real good about one of them.

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Bah-BaM!!!!

A tough one! Well, we did say that it was getting too easy and songs were repeated over the years....sooooo....they stuck it to us! BAH-BAM!!! heh-heh....good job guys!! I am disconbooberated! I ain't even guessin'.....yet! :-) (~);}

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RR Blues

I've narrowed it down to about six shows which appear only on paper, only one of which actually has a complete set list. I think we're all looking in the right time, but this will probably be a complete stab in the dark, just like Cream Puff War. Has anyone had better luck?

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History Lesson

This one is definitely a hard one. In the process I've found some really cool bits of history, but not the right recording. I have a hunch that this is going to take a little bit of reading besides just listening. Loving the mystery on this one.

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I Give Up........

First time totally stumped. Listened to all I think- some close, but--- Going with total guess?????

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Not all are available

The Cream Puff War from 7-3-66 is not released to the public. That was a tricky one, I guessed right because I really like the official "Rare Cuts and Oddities" album. I new it was a June or July of 66 version, so I checked the dates from the new released songs from 66 and 7-3-66 was a couple of them. So these really can be anywhere, or not (like 7-3-66), haha! This one is still stumping me. Good luck guys!

BTW, GD people, please release the entire 7-3-66 show, very cool show...

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me too

but these should all be available tracks:

...30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault...

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think i found it

gonna give it a closer listen tomorrow, if i am right then i was half right. really gotta bend your ear on this one.
you'll find it too.

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no i didn't

not yet. so so close but doesn't add up, think i'm throwing a dart at this one. so much for 30 for 30 this year...

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Congrats Arm!

Nicely done!
So this one is giving me trouble, I believe I know what month and year this song is from, maybe within a month or two. But I can't find it. I'm thinking it may be an official release, Im gonna keep digging, good luck guys.

Love me some Pigpen!
(~);-}

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