Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead November 20

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It's with deep appreciation and gratitude for you, the fans, that we'll be giving away an MP3 download every day this month. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead.

Guess the venue and date correctly and you'll be automatically entered to win our Grand Prize - a prize pack featuring our 2014 releases, merch, and more.

Today's Song

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Ceramic Tile Floor Ceramic
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Uptown show

I remember this show fondly. Seventh row seats were the best I ever got at a Dead concert! (Date is correct -- I still have my ticket stub!)

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Hey, I was there a week later!

Are we sure on the dates?

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Funny

Just finished listening to this show the other day

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Peel

So the peel reference was to the banter after From The Heart of Me where Billy (I think) says "there's chiquitas on the river". Chiquitas > banana > peel slowly (Velvet Underground album with banana on the cover). Wouldn't want to make it too easy! :)

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another GREAT show

two days later

Gen
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1/2 Step

Deadheadned - based on the clue you dropped yourself, I'm surprised you don't get the 1/2 step.

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doh!

thanks, Gen, i just got it !!

(~);-}

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1/2 Step

Chasing the 1/2 step lee combo drove me bananas, then I finally took it outta there and found it.

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no step

yeah, i don't get the 1/2 step either. and i'm sure i've got the correct show (see my comment earlier)

Gen
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Don't understand the "peel"

Don't understand the "peel" clue either, but thanks UESNYC for the 1/2 Step. Got it with that one!

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Stagger Lee

Apparently, we have George Lowell (RIP) to thank for Bobby's slide-forays ...this 30 Days 2013 Stagger Lee doesn't slide off the proverbial cliff.

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Thanks for the deadicated players

Thought I had it right without clues, then checked clues before submitting, had to re-check, and found the right one, as I was off by less than a week. Thanks for the deadicated players (double entendre intended).

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staggering

Buy me a gin fizz blove? You bet!

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OOOF!

Is Bob releasing air from a balloon??

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That's not a clue

It's how I feel.

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Not only is that mother big,

...he packs a forty five! five.

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Madman

If it's the show I just listened to....a great one to add to the game

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a bit puzzled

i'm 99.9% certain i've got this right (listening to archive syncing nicely with this), but my guess doesn't connect with the earlier hints of "Peel".

am i still missing something?

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100%

100% on My pick today no idea what the peel reference is...my clue would be 1/2 step....

arm
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no half

This will be an interesting reveal….I'm pretty sure Half-Step wasn't played at the show in question.

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pssst

that's not the point .....

arm
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Well...

I got the correct show. What's the reference to half step all about?

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Me Too

Yeah, I'm 100% sure of my choice but didn't get it from the "Peel" reference. Not sure what that means. Maybe tomorrow ya'll can fill us in on the reference.

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On Broadway

there are several shows to choose from, which requires careful listening between very similar renditions. both Jer and Bob give you clues.

at least, i think i'm right.

(~);-}

arm
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Nice, subtle clue

I live a mile away from this venue.

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"peel" hints

I think I know what show the "peel" reference was for, but that show did not match up as well an earlier one I found. That said, I ran into sync issues; the timing kept drifting and that complicated the listening. Seemed like the same performance though. We will know for sure in the morning.

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That drifting one's the one

Or, you know, I'm wrong!

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nope

this show is not New Haven

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It does play a part

No, but it does play a role in when this show happened and is good base to start with. Bobby will tell you all about it ; )

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Song selection so far in 30 Days

Song selection so far has been ok.....still waiting for a: Miss 1/2 Step, Terrapin, Scar>Fire, Eyes, Loser, Bird Song, BE Women, Cassidy, Bertha, and Wheel! Come on now , make it happen pleas...as always pleas give us these these tunes from years 1981-1985

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Why Early 80's?

I see people requesting this era and just don't get it. Though it is the period that I started going to shows and enjoyed myself thoroughly, any objective listening will reveal that it was the bands weakest era. Jerry was deep in the depths of his addiction and often fumbled the lyrics and the leads. He became withdrawn from the audience and simply appeared to be going through the motions too often. The Drums/Space was often the highlight because there were no expectations for him to fall short of. Jerry's brilliance was what drove the band to the heights that few bands could ever obtain. Without his sparkle, they lost that edge. While Brent was definitely having a strong period it can't come close to Keith Godchaux's work in the 70's. For my money, the single drummer lineup from the early 70's can't be beat. The band was nimble and powerful. But hey, that's just me.

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Different eras, different bands

I generally agree with you ChinaRider. I love the early 70s one drummer line-up. I think '72 was their best year. I love Keith. I love old Pigpen Dead. But I'd disagree that early 80s Dead can't stand up. It's a different band every era. Seems to me they were far less consistent about quality in the early 80s, but there are some absolutely stunning shows in the same era.

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Didn't realize.....

How many times I heard this live.

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Movin on up

Jerry comes back strong vocally for this one

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Don't ask me to go downtown - I wouldn't come back alive

"Not only is that mother big, he packs a .45uh". Always one of my favorite first set tunes they did.

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Where's the Pigpen?

Twenty days and NO Pigpen?!!! For shame!!!!

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Must be some issue

I have been wondering about this omission for years. I have to assume there must be some rights problem. I know most of his stuff was covers, and that would be a problem, but what about Operator, Easy Wind, Two Souls, Chinatown Shuffle? I love what dead.net does with this 30 days project and don't want to complain, but I am mystified by NO PIGPEN, the heart and soul of the original Grateful Dead. I would love some explanation.

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Possibly

I could be wrong, but I think another "issue" would be that Two Souls and Chinatown have been mostly released (Europe 72) - any of those not released yet will be from only one possible run of shows. A live Operator wouldn't take too long to guess (not that I'd mind). That leaves Alligator and Easy Wind. 2010 included three of these...maybe we'll get another one, or both of them, in the last 10 days this year?

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Alligator

Mama's sweet biscuits, I cannot tell you how I would freak for a fresh version of Alligator!

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New Haven

We had tix, listened to the Capitol Theater show and knew there was no way... still we went, dosed, waited, lights went up, Bobby came out, and we had a long eventful night in New Haven....

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Staggering Home

Yepper! And.....after narrowing down the field as Timwsiy and Arm state below, the candidate shows have several very,very, similar and aPeeling versions.

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Slide guitar and an electric piano

First time I'd heard Bobby on the slide guitar was late in this same year, way down south. The electric piano may have been a Yamaha grand.

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WOW!

I just listened to this show yesterday :)

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good one

that's timely

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per the Associated Press:

Police said the 11,000 rock fans were orderly when the announcement was made from the stage an hour after the concert was to have started. "The kids were beautiful," said police Lt. Robert Ferguson. "There was no problem at all."

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Thirty Days of Dead - Day 20

Anyone else having trouble downloading Stagger Lee?

I get the 'Download is starting' screen and then nothing happens.

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no problem downloading here

no problem downloading here

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Peel Slowly

Another official hint that narrows the possibilities to just a handful of shows.

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Not so easy...

I thought this one was a gimme, but I had to do some searching. Learned more about the Dead, though. That's the fun of it!

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