Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead November 22

Today's Song

Corrina
Hint: A later-era Weir tune

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Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Coliseum
3/23/1995
This song gave the band plenty of room to stretch out and play

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Saw Bobby acoustic solo last December and he played Corrina and I thought it was awesome. I was laughing and singing along and thought it was funny because I was enjoying it so much while more seasoned/veteran Heads were like, 'What the F....'

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WOW!!

Lots of haters on Corrina....not my fav by far, but c'mon!! They're still "...the only ones who do what they do" .
Maybe we should ask for a 30 days of GaGa?!? SMH....:-P

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more Dead?!?

just noticed while making my entry, the "year" pull-down list runs past 1995, up to 1998.

what does it mean? more Dead after Jerry's faked death??

also, having found this show, i discovered a song i'd never heard following this one !!

so this Corrina has me winning all over the place.

thanks!

(~);-}

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Corinna from my point of view

hey y'all, i didn't think before i posted (almost 24 hrs ago) that i might be offending someone else. no insult to the boys in the band intended, and not hating the song, just one of my least favorite songs in the canon.

unfortunately for me, this song, like 'Easy Answers' and a couple of others from that period, left a bad a taste in my mouth, both because of the growing dread at the time as we saw the band and scene we loved so much become endangered, as well as the seeming lowered level of musical creativity.

not being a musician, i may be missing something, but this song seems derivative (yeah, i hear 'Eminence Front' also) and lacking in inspiration. and repetitive.

and i have run out of time, so i won't even try to find the show today.

there's still lots of songs to come for me to enjoy!!

(~);-}

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on the other hand

for some reason, just scrolling thru the posts again got me a bit excited again after all, started poking around, and thanks to ladnarc, i found it on the second try !!

once again proving that i can never be sure that anything's completely done and over; there may always be another chance.

and this one might be my winner !

(~);-}

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It's late

No hints from me as I'm not sure if i got this one. No complaints as they won't provide help either. Best o luck.

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The horror...

and great disappointment upon waking up and seeing that Co'cheese'na was today's offering. Could there be a worse possible song selection? Considering the Grateful Dead's vast canon it seems an unfortunate waste of a day in these precious 30 days of Dead. Having said that I will no doubt download it for completion's sake , but I don't have it in me to wade through the mire of mediocrity to meet today's challenge. Enough 80s and 90s already, can we please have more primal and good ol' Grateful Dead?!
ps. Sorry about the negativity, I don't mean to look a gift horse in the mouth. Thanks for the music and the chance to win.

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Great Selection

I love Corrina & this show.
Thanks for another wonderful choice ya'all

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Like Old Bill used to say...

Always more more more...just chill out! Be happy we get a thirty days. The bad ones make the good ones all that much better!

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As for that year...

I caught the run of shows that followed this one. Was suddenly in that town on business and got a concierge to get me tickets. Him: "How many?" Me: "One." Him: "Which night?" Me: "All of them." "Really?" "Yes, really." The run was stupefyingly bad, but it didn't cross my mind to bail. One night - I Fought the Law. So bad I considered a lawsuit for intentional infliction of emotional distress...but instead I thought, "tomorrow night will rock!"

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I love it all!

Not sure about the sudden era and song hate today. For me, I love all the years. Yes there are some that are better than others, but 2,500 or so performances its going to happen. And even in all that there are still gems. Especially 1990, that shit was the heat! There are some songs I would love to see pop up on here, but ultimately I respect and appreciate what Dave picks for us. From the sounds of it, some would be happy if the music never evolved past 77. That wouldn't be very fun and certainly wouldn't allow for another 20 years of sell out crowds. From a band stand point, without exploration and change things get stagnate, members become bored and crowds definitely loose interest. Not hatting on anyone either, just throwing mine out there as well.

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Agree

Even amongst fans of Beethoven, strong opinions will be held regarding which of his periods is best/worst. It doesn't mean anyone fails to recognize and appreciate the genius present in the entire catalogue. The strong opinions come part and parcel with the deep familiarity with the subject. It can't be helped.

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ya gonna hate me but......

Corrina isn't all that bad, Weir and Lesh carried the darn thing. I asked my wife who was slaughtering the seal for background vocals and it turned out to be my beloved Jerry. Hey, he was just warming up, I always give him the benefit. SMR and DB will prove to redeem him.

I remember when Looks Like Rain would always be welcomed late in the first set in the 70's because we would all take our bathroom breaks and avoid the intermission crunch.

I'll roll with it as long as it isn't Samba In The Rain. Gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Not bad, folks -

easily preferable to the band's renditions of "Gimme Some Lovin'," to my ear.

& good post here, DeadAnt

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Changed my tune

Never heard a live version of Corrina that I liked. I may have been caught up in some crowd energy, or lack of, as a younger fan, when unpopular songs came on, influencing me. I came for American Beauty, like many of my young peers did, in the 80's. It took me awhile to find my own way with grateful dead music. Brent songs never appealed to me, the country type tunes not so much. I wanted clean crisp folk-pop, beautiful girls and good drugs. Even Terrapin and other more popular songs were hard for me to wrap my musical mind around at 16. As I got deeper into the music, and tapes, it was hard to argue with the sounds from the 60s-70s being tops, but I eventually changed my tune. I look back at some of the early 80s-90s shows in awe, a lot of it I missed because I was not there for the music, some of it I just didn't understand or wasn't ready for. There truly is music from the dead for everyone, like a life long friend, full of ups and downs. I get sick of the same flavor of everything after awhile, though I do go back after some time away. I think the dead is like that too. I go through times, like now, where I cant get enough sailor/saints, when a few years back I easily disregarded those tunes. Country dead, love it, Brent tunes like We Can Run(wish I had listened closer to this one back then), love them too. Maturity? More honest about my personal tastes? More open minded? Ears going bad? I cant say for sure. I do know without a doubt this version of Corrina has reiterated this fact to me, times change, taste change. This version of Corrina is fantastic to my ears, and it really does surprise me a bit, but I'm loving it! And I feel blessed to have an ever changing love affair with all generations of the Grateful Dead. I can defiantly understand that some people have favorites and certain songs just don't bring them joy, but I recommend no one write off a song forever or because of what others may say. This is quite the jam indeed. I can go make my own playlists anytime, keep the surprises coming. Of course, I havent found this song yet, so I may change my tune again after listening to a few dozen..."We can run but we can't hide from it, Of all possible worlds we only got one, we gotta ride on it!"

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Oh yeah, I could not locate

Oh yeah, I could not locate this show!! Grrr.

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I agree. I am very grateful

I agree. I am very grateful to have read this comment. So, it's embarrassing, but this song never existed in my reality until this afternoon when I finally found the time to listen to it. I intentionally never cared for the Dead while growing up, but thanks to a dear friend, I have had numerous opportunities over the last five years to catch up with all that I missed through the iterations of The Dead with Warren Haynes and, a close favorite of mine, Furthur. I don't think it will sound too silly in this venue to say that these five years have added depth and adventure to my life. Every show is a reaffirmation of my being alive, and as you say, a chance to experience a brand new same thing. I'm also happy that my friend is so found of later dead, and that Furthur favors this cannon as well.

Anyway, longwinded response to your profound and welcome thought. What can I say? You inspired me to at least make an attempt. Thank you for the insights and post. Ant kills it!!

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I agree

This is definitely one of the best versions they played. Kudos to the dead dudes for picking this one.

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Dead Ant

Dead ant - you should post more often. Really nice.

And - it kind of bums me out when I'm listening to the clip and I click "reply" and forget that it will stop playing the music. D'oh!

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Corrina

Well I must have gotten lucky because I had no trouble finding this one. I too have to disagree with all the negativity towards Corrina. While it wasn't one of their classics (it never had the time to become a classic), it had some moments and was not a bathroom break song for me. The song led to some interesting improvisation and jamming and was a 2nd set staple in the 90's. To each his own, I dig it.

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Corrina is still pretty fresh

I have to disagree with all of the haters on here. This is the most "Corrina"'s I have ever listened to as well and while I never thought much of it back in the day, I have to admit to a new found respect. It moves, it grooves, it bounces and it shakes. It's a fun number!

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In Total Agreement....

.....with Adam. A big +1 !!! (~};}

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Will there be a list of dates

Will there be a list of dates and venues? Thanks

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Deadlists.com

Do a search for the song. If you know who is playing on the song, you can narrow down the possible shows by googling to find out which ones had those players. Good luck!

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You seem confused

listen to the music play.

We're lucky to have it.

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No More 90's

I hope Lemieux pulls out a sweet Eternity tomorrow......Not.

Lets try and close out the month strong please. Couple of Double Shots Scarlet Fire, Estimated Eyes Actually anything but some of the weak material from the 90's

Thanks

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I play the game...

because I can't help myself. That was the most Corinnas I have ever listened to, not sure I want to repeat the process ever again. Please turn back the time machine tomorrow!!

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Yikes

Took me three plus hours to find that one. I started from the top. I recommend starting from the bottom. That's what sh... never mind.

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Were you that guy

walking around the lot at Deer Creek that summer it seemed they played it at every other show with the sign that said "Bad Bobby, no Corrina"?

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Give them a dime...

They will ask for a dollar.

Lover of Corrina, words by Robert Hunter, Music by Mickey Hart and Bob Weir.
So yeah, that kinda makes it a Grateful Dead song.
So go get your beer as I move in closer and take your spot.

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SERIOUSLY!?!?

I mean Corrina!?!? No need to repeat the, bathroom break/beer break song comments as below...but c'mon give us some heat & meat for these last 8 days pleas!!!! looking for : Scar>Fire, BE Women, EYES, Terrapin, Cassidy, Estimated, Loser, and Miss. 1/2 Step

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terrapin

if im not mistaken (but i usually am) we haven't had a terrapin in the 4 years of this. i'm just sayin'...!

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Ahhh 1982 (this may not be the correct forum for this but ...)

I'm feeling rather introspective today. A bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began, it was all downhill from there. We thought those days would last forever, now there's nothing left to do but count the years. Here's what it meant to me to be a deadhead back in those days: July 4 1984, my brother and I decide on whim to drive down to Cedar Rapids IA to catch the show there as a warm-up to the upcoming Alpine shows that weekend. We came in from SE Wisconsin, the tour was coming from the west, show at Starlight in KC the night before. On the way we stop at a completely deserted campground (this was a Wednesday) east of the city and set up so we'll have a place to crash after. In those days the internet, cell phones, and GPS only existed in the minds of science fiction writers, all we had was the dead head hotline, a Rand McNally road atlas, and word of mouth. We would get close to whatever city, more often than not when we stopped to ask directions our answer to the question "where are you headed" was greeted by a blank look and "you mean those old guys from the 60's? They still playing?" (don't forget we had just survived the disco ere somehow). We get to the venue, score tickets at the box office, and head inside. On the way to our seats stop for a pee, a guy is pushing his friend in a wheelchair. Just as I'm thinking "sucks to be him" the guy literally leaps out of the chair and starts to break it down to unpack all the recording equipment it concealed. Sly! Bob dedicates the show to a couple of long time tour heads who had fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed their bus between KC and Cedar Rapids. Venue was so small there was no room on stage for speakers, they had to hang them all from cables on the ceiling. This was when we noticed that we were seeing the same faces at the few shows we'd been to at that point (there would be many more to come after). After the show we're standing by our car on small town square USA watching fireworks being shot from a parking ramp nearby. A couple of heads across the street toss a firecracker in the air just as a squad car is rounding the corner. We could tell by the looks on their faces the cops saw it, the firecracker rolls under their car but by some miracle doesn't go off and they keep driving! We head back to the still deserted campground and crash. The next morning there are hundreds of heads around us crashed out everywhere you can possibly imagine - in their cars, on picnic tables, on the ground, in tents of course - but none of it ever woke us up! As we're driving away my brother turns to me and says "they're like a silent band of gypsies that come and go in the night". I'll never forget it.

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july 4th, 1984

i too was at those starlight/cedar rapids shows. after the starlight, we're on the road, and it starts pouring! we duck into a truck stop/diner in the middle of nowhere. me and every other head on the road! it's after midnight, so there were very few customers and prob just 1 cook. the 2 waitresses were going out of there mind... "i'd like a veggie omelet, no green peppers, do you have wheat toast?, green tea, a chocolate shake...no wait, coffee, not tea, do you have any tofu?"....you get the idea. and the few regular customers were totally freaked out by this 60's hippy infestation in the middle of iowa at 1am! if i'm not mistaken, that rain storm caused thee tour bus to crash. bobby dedicated the 2nd set to the person who died, and phil again before he's gone...

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july 4th 1984 cedar rapids

i remember too well, my friend Paul was one of the people killed in the bus crash on the way to starlight that tour, weir dedicated the 2nd set in cedar rapids to "the memory of Paul" and phil dedicated he's gone to "Paul and the rainbow bus", i went to the funeral a few days later in NJ, very sad all around.

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Nice, I can totally picture it!

Thanks for sharing. I was a little nervous about posting such a long personal story, glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't real clear on the bus crash details, but I do remember people being pretty shook up by it.

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Good Times Indeed

Thanks for sharing. It helped to free some of my own memories from the fog of time so I could mull them over once more. There never was and never will be anything quite like the Good Ol' Grateful Dead and their legions of followers. I still miss Jerry.

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here here!

cheers to that!!

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Corrina!!

I am absolutely in the BEST mood listening to this song while I dance in the kitchen as I make coffee. Love it!

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Dang! I'm out of my element

Dang! I'm out of my element here. I don't venture much past '78. This song and era feels like a different world. Perhaps that is why they posted this song. Maybe they want us 60's and 70's snobs to explore some later songs. Of course, I don't think this compares to their heyday (it sounds like an "Eminence Front" rip off to me), but this version of the song seems better than some of the other versions I ran across.

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Second the "He was a Friend of Mine" idea today...

...but that particular rendition that the Dead played was written by the Byrds, so maybe it's out. Kudos after yesterday's tasty combo (I'd already been listening to several versions of Miracle>Bertha from 79-80 so perfect!) and today's Corrina sounds nice, but I can't listen to "Corrinaaaaaaa" over and over and over to find the exact show. What are some Thanksgiving predictions? I say Althea- "There are things you can replace, and others you cannot.
The time has come to weigh those things."

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missed opportunity

Today's should have been "He Was A Friend Of Mine".

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sorry

not a dead written song, thus, not gonna happen...

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Actually...

In the 2011 30 Days of Dead on day 9 they released He Was a Friend of Mine 7/3/69 at Reeds Ranch. It did happen, just might not happen again.

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Remember to always...

TEACH PEACE!!!

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Hornsby Brings the Heat!

Say Vince, lets change keyboards for a song....!

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Bathroom

Bathroom break song

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Pleasantly surprised

by this version. The whole show actually. Those keys complemented just about every song.

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Me too...

I like this song. It's not perfect, but what energy...a pleasant surprise of a song for today

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glad to help out

ok wow. that was kind of like digging around your grandma's attic opening boxes looking for something, i know it's around here somewhere...until you open the right one, then bam.. despite what some will say about this particular tune i love how it starts out, and all the different ways it builds up. upon reading a lot of reviews of this show and those around it people really don't have much nice to say, but i always enjoyed this tune and the one that followed, its no doubt a different band than 77 dead but it was amazing they were still at it and it still got the body a-shakin' and a-groovin'. and then the second to last song second set, i mean how could anyone rag on that? say what you will it was still a dead show and ain't no place i'd rather be.
anyway, what was i doing again?

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