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30 Days of Dead November 19

Today's Song

Feel Like A Stranger
Hint: A song from a year we've never hit on 30 Days Of Dead in previous years

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Providence, RI, Providence Civic Center
3/31/1986
From a rare second set opening slot

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Wow check this out

Got this one a total WAG because I had to get to bed. You know what they say about it being better to be lucky than good. Still don't see my name in green above tho! Maybe soon, 11 days to go. Also when looking for Providence I happened to notice "Poynette", a small town in the middle of Wisconsin with absolutely no concert facilities. I had to look it up and came across this amazing article and photos in the official Wisconsin Historical Society archives (this is the article, there are links to the pictures at the bottom of the page) if the link doesn't work just Google Poynette Sound Storm Festival http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/feature/soundstorm/
Too bad I was only 8 years old at the time

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Sounds like a good place to have been!!

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A popular place for shows that week.

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30 Days 2012

Might be too much but we'll see:
30 Days of Dead – Nov. 2012

1 Sugaree
10.17.83 Olympic Arena, Lake Placid, NY: This was the Grateful Dead's only appearance in Lake Placid, NY, site of the Miracle On Ice. Of course, late in the show the band played "I Need A Miracle." This "Sugaree" has always been considered one of the best of the 1980s, in a rare show-opening slot.

2 High Time
5.17.77 University of Alabama Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL: This was the first of only three versions of "High Time" played in 1977, followed by none in 1978. Other later years without a "High Time" included 1983 and 1989.

3 UNCLE JOHN'S BAND
5.1.70 Alfred College, Alfred, NY: This show was played the night before the famous Harpur College show, and featured its share of great music, including a good mix of acoustic and electric Dead.

4 LOST SAILOR>SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE
7.11.81 Alpine Valley Music Theater, E. Troy, WI: This was the Grateful Dead's second appearance at Alpine Valley, a venue they played every year in the 1980s aside from 1983.

5 JACK STRAW
6.4.78 UCSB Stadium, Santa Barbara, CA: This was the Grateful Dead's third visit to Campus Stadium at UCSB, with the other being in 1973 and 1974, and this would turn out to be the Grateful Dead's final trip to Santa Barbara.

6 CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER>I KNOW YOU RIDER
4.14.71 Christy Mathewson Stadium, Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA: An odd little tour that found the band playing larger and smaller college campuses, along with major city venues like the Boston Music Hall and the Fillmore East.

7 SAMSON AND DELILAH
4.5.88 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT: This was the third night of a three night run in Hartford. The first night featured Jerry losing his voice, the second night featured some bizarre setlist moments, and the third night was a good, all-around solod show, and also featured Brent's debut of "Louie Louie".

8 HERE COMES SUNSHINE
11.17.73 UCLA: From the upcoming Dave's Picks Vol. 5, this is widely considered one of the top 3 versions of "Here Comes Sunshine" ever played (along with the version from 12/19/73 aka Dick's Picks Vol. 1.

9 SCARLET BEGONIAS> FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
7.31.82 Manor Downs, Austin, TX: This mighty fine show at Manor Downs featured loads of great songs, and great performances of great songs, including this "Scarlet>Fire". Other highlights include a great "Bird Song" and a terrific "Morning Dew".

10 ESTIMATED PROPHET
3.20.77 Winterland, San Francisco, CA: This is the fifth version of "Estimated Prophet," a song that would be played at most shows in 1977, and would appear on the Terrapin Station album.

11 JAM
3.25.91 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY: This is a somewhat rare jam that follows outside of the frame another song. It comes out of "Spoonful," and hints at a few musical themes. While not quite the jam level of the one played at the same venue a year-and-a-day prior, it's still very interesting.

12 RAMBLE ON ROSE
12.19.73 Curtis Hixon Covention Hall, Tampa, FL: This is an "outtake" from Dick's Picks Vol. 1, a terrific release that features the best music of a great show on two CDs. The remaining material, though, as demonstrated by this "Ramble On Rose," is also excellent.

13 SHAKEDOWN STREET
12.31.89 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA: This is a rare set-closing "Shakedown Street" from the New Year's Eve 1989-1990 show. Earlier in the set, Bonnie Raitt sat in, and later in the show, the Grateful Dead performed their first California "Dark Star" in more than five years.

14 BLACK PETER
2.11.70 Fillmore East, NYC: "Black Peter" had entered the reportoire just two months before, and would be recorded shortly after this performance for Workingman's Dead. This version is from the first set from 2/11/70.

15 THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
4.21.78 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY: This show is mostly known for the Stella Blue that appeared on the So Many Roads box set in 1999, but there is some other great music at this show, including this Music Never Stopped, a song that peaked in 1978 to many people.

16 Dark Star
10.20.68 Greek Theatre, Berkeley: By late 1968, "Dark Star" had developed into the form it would maintain throughout 1969, featuring long, pyschedelic passages. Later in 1969 into 1970, "Dark Star" often headed into more melodic territory.

17 LET IT GROW – DEAL
2.28.81: A great run of shows in Chicago to open the Grateful Dead's 1981 performing year was filled with exceptional music. There is a heck of a lot of excellent music in 1981 start-to-finish.

18 THE WHEEL
4.29.77 Palladium, NYC: This is the first of a five night run at the Palladium in New York, previously known as the Academy Of Music. Some of this show was released as part of Download Series Volume 1 back in 2005, along with the entire 4/30/77 show.

19 BIRD SONG
10.2.72 Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA: "Bird Song" in late 1972 was a spectacular first set jam vehicle, to add to the other first set exploratory song, "Playing In The Band." Generally, on the Fall Tour of 1972, the first sets featured these two major songs, with the second sets then featuring either "Dark Star" or "The Other One."

20 PLAYING IN THE BAND
11.30.80 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA: One of the longest-tenured, most-played songs in the Grateful Dead's reportoire, "Playing in the Band" was a launching pad for some of the finest jams in the band's career.

21 NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES
2.24.71 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY: From the final night of a legendary six night run in Port Chester, NY, this always-rocking tune, which dates back to 1966 for the Grateful Dead.

22 CANDYMAN
2.4.78 Milwaukee Auditoium, Milwaukee, WI: A few tracks from this Milwaukee show were included on .

23 BROKEDOWN PALACE
12.7.71 Felt Forum, NYC: From the final night of a four night stand at the Felt Forum in New York (the ground-level theater below Madison Square Garden). This tour marked the return of Pigpen to the band, where he would remain for the next six months, until his departure in June, 1972.

24 THE OTHER ONE
9.27.76 War Memorial Arena, Rochester, NY: This is from the second of 10 shows the Grateful Dead performed at the War Memorial in Rochester.

25 JAM-BASS-SUGAR MAGNOLIA
2.24.73 Iowa Fieldhouse, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA: A cool jam precedes this fine Sugar Magnolia, a jam that came out of "Eyes Of The World" in the show-closing sequence.

26 FRANKLIN’S TOWER
5.9.78 Syracuse NY: This "Franklin's Tower" opened the Syracuse show on the Spring Tour in 1978. After the band put "Help>Slip" on hiatus in the Fall of 1977 (until 1983), Franklin's found itself without a set place in the show. Sometimes before "Drums", sometimes after, and in this extra-rare position as an opener.

27 THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE-COSMIC CHARLIE
6.8.69 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA: A great double dose of primal-era Dead, these two songs were not often paired like this. This is from the final night of a four-night run at the Fillmore West.

28 PASSENGER
5.26.77 Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD: This is from the penultimate show of the majestic Spring Tour of 1977, a really fine show wedged between 5/25/77 (Dave's Picks 1) and 5/28/77 (To Terrapin).

29 ROW JIMMY ROW
5.14.74 Adams Field House, University of Montana, Missoula, MT: This is the Grateful Dead's only appearance in Montana, and was only the second show of their first Wall Of Sound Tour. The show also features a monster, deep-space "Dark Star".

30 HELP ON THE WAY>SLIPKNOT!>FRANKLIN'S TOWER
6.17.76 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ:

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Thank you for taking the time to post .

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cool to

go back and read the descriptions

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disguised as Robin Hood, with his memories in a trunk...

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Ryan - AUDs

Ryan, a great source of information, reviews, and links to great AUD recordings can be found at the Grateful Dead Listening Guide, in the front page of the GD Internet Archive. He has tons of great recommendations for AUDs.

Lindley Meadows 75 has come up a lot lately, I love that in both SBD and AUD.. Also 6/4/77 is real nice. And just for the pure sound of it, 9/3/85 is just seet - the clapping in the audience actually sounds like a lovely instrument (Oade recorded it).

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Winterland audience recordings

I agree... the June 17, 1975 show sounds superb. Captures the ambience of that hallowed hall SO well. Certainly this was recorded from the fabled center balcony position, where there was an AC outlet, and the legendary taper who brought his reel-to-reel deck in to record Dead shows.
I was there that night, and it was magic. Bill Graham's wonderful introduction, the debut of "Crazy Fingers" (probably my favorite version), the instrumental "Help On The Way", and that transcendent "Peggy-O". A classic show, and an exquisite capturing!

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great aud. list...

http://www.gdluckynumbers.org/downloadables.htm

have fun, some great recordings!!!

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I'm feelin' this Stranger!

This is one hawt Stranger. I'm loving Phil here. This is a really good recording. I actually love that cheesy synth work from Brent. They are really hitting on all cylinders on this particular version!

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Pig tunes

30 Days of 2010
day-05- Easy Wind 12/31/70
day-20- Alligator 08/05/67

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And also one bonus tune

We got TWO Easy Winds that day.

The other was 1/16/70 (EDIT: A released version, yes, albeit with some extra moments of unreleased stage ambiance...)

Still could do with more of Pig Pen!

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I have a question for my Heady friends. I have been looking for the best possible AUD recordings I could find the past couple of weeks. 8/6/71 is a good example. I think today so many of us are spoiled with the soundboard recordings that were not available to us many years ago that the real, real good AUD recordings are lost in the shuffle. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to give some a listen. Thanks

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6-17-75

There are two excellent auds of this great show at the Winterland. One of my favorite audience shows--I've found many auds from Winterland sound great.

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I just realized I listened to

I just realized I listened to this yesterday without recognizing the date when I read your comment. The Crazy Fingers is superb and the Peggy-O obviously is a stand-out from this show. It does sound very, very good being a 70's AUD recording. Think I'll go listen to that Peggy-O right now as a matter of fact.....

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will definitely be checking those out. Much appreciated

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AUD sources

any Oade Brothers or Rob Eaton sources are usually very good. not sure how far back they go but certainly for more recent dead and not early 70s and prior.

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Big Railroad Blues was day 14

Big Railroad Blues was day 14 this year

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Woops, yes it was

I knew I should double-check everything before hitting Save! I guess Noah Lewis's publisher gave their blessing. Anyway, pretty sure my point is valid. I would like to hear someone on the inside give their perspective! At least, is there another good Easy Wind available for release?

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the past

Keep these gems coming from all the years. This has been something I have looked forward to doing for the fourth year now.

Favorite so far- 7/3/66

By the way, I already had the year but missed 11/28-29-30/2012 dates if anyone can help me out. Don't know how I didn't rename the file with the date those last three days.

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this is what i show for 2012

28 - 5/26/77 passenger
29 - 5/14/74 row jimmy
30 - 6/17/76 help > slip > frankins

does that help???
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last years 30 days

do you know where would i find a list w/dates for last years 30 days of dead? the roots of the grateful dead site i once went to doesn't have all of 2012's dates and songs.
any help would be cool, :)

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last years 30 days

do you know where would i find a list w/dates for last years 30 days of dead? the roots of the grateful dead site i once went to doesn't have all of 2012's dates and songs.
any help would be cool, :)

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Re: missing dates

Yes it does-thank you very much!

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Official Releases

Every year Days of Dead has had a sneak peak of at least one upcoming official release- Any guesses so far on what from this year might be released in 2014?

I'm thinking either 3/22/72 or maybe the 3/27/87 Hartford

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3/27/87

I believe is Dave Lemeux's first show...I could be mistaken though.

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wth?!?

I don't understand...nearly 90 tracks over three years and NOT ONE PIGPEN TUNE?!? Who's responsible? Whatcha got against McKernan, maaan?

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Pig tunes

First, it's 111 tracks so far on this, the 19th day of the fourth year of 30 Days (there were two bonus tracks in 2010).
Now wait a minute, wait a minute...I take it you mean Pigpen-sung tunes, the ones where he was up front and center... Smokestack, Lovelight, etc. The trouble I believe (and this has been covered before), is in copyright. Notice that only Dead-penned songs for which copyright is not an issue are offered up, and any exception is songs in the public domain. Notice that we've received no Me and My Uncle, Me and Bobbie McGee, or Big Railroad Blues, either.

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says dontcha seeeee?

I see...thanks for the rationale, UJH...still seems a pretty lopsided view of the band and their history...

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Pigpen - not since 2010

Easy Wind was day 5 and Alligator was day 20.

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man, phil sounds friggin' awesome!!!!!

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Probably one of my 2 or 3

Probably one of my 2 or 3 least favorite years in the history of the Dead.

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Ewww that synth sound. Some

Ewww that synth sound. Some people can't stand Donna. Personally, I can't stand cheesy synthesizer. But, that's the beauty of the Dead: different eras, different sounds.

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the year I was born

pretty sure there has never been an official release from this year.

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...blessedly correct.

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Helpful hints :)

Subtle, yet effective - I tracked down the elusive Stranger, so now it's time to race to work - everyone outta my way, beep beep!

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Good one

I had fun hunting this one down!

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Somewhat Strange

Surprised they didn't almost always play Rooster there over the years.

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You know it;'s gonna get stranger...

Got it on the first try. No other hints needed.

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Agreed!

It's fun to leave a hint -- it shows you got it! But we're maybe over the top at this point.

The hint from the powers that be, plus simply Listening To The Track to hear who's singing in the band, together narrows it down to one year. And there just weren't that many Feel Like Strangers in that year.

I don't know the band that well -- that I got it in one click was due entirely to the hinting in the thread.

Anyway, I said maybe, so feel free to disagree. It's just that to me when an additional hint cuts things down to only one possible show that seems a little much.

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past years lists

i guess i should have used the past years lists, would have saved me a lot of time, but then i wouldn't have heard so much great stuff. got there eventually anyway. how can being so wrong sound so right? oh thats right, i'm in the vault. so much fun-- Look out Billy!

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don't give it up...

sick set list this night...
lemme be a travelin' man...
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Well that was practically a

Well that was practically a giveaway. The official hint narrows it down quite a bit. Nailed it on the 2nd show I listened to.

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now thats a hint

had my sheet from three years ago in front of me, don't know how it lasted on my desk so long, especially since i've moved clear across country since then, (except it has notes of the band lineup according to dates for quick reference), so knock those years off the list. and here i sit two years later lost in the archives again listening to all kinds of shows except the one with todays song on it (being hypnotized by a haunting days between right now). funny thing about my list of guesses from this particular year, 2010 i think, i ran a seperate list of shows i wanted to come back to the vault and get copies of and out of that long list there is one with two arrows pointing at it 11-30-80. weird huh? true story.
now where's my list from the other years 30 days to shorten tonight's choices even more.

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Don't have a list of all

Don't have a list of all three years sitting in front of you? Might as well just give up then... ;)

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