Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead

Who needs a miracle everyday? We sure do and we bet you could use one too!

Consider this our gift to you for being so darn loyal... Each day in November we will be giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download. 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 a 2015 Grateful Dead calendar.

Most of you know the drill by now, but for those, that don't, here's the deal:

You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C's, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70's show? Each day we'll post a free download from one of the Dead's coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in '93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen's harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand all November long and win a prize while you're at it.

Today's Song

Mississippi Half Step
Hint: A Wake Of The Flood song, which debuted more than a year before Wake was released…
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Yesterday's answer...

San Diego, CA, Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse
Although the music was written by Phil Lesh, it was written at a time when Phil was not singing with the Grateful Dead, in 1977. It was sung by Bob Weir.

Yesterday's winner...

Bob J.
Garden City, NY
Joined: Apr 15 2013
There it is

Took me awhile. The family was all like "visit with us, blah blah blah" But I told em about the priorities. Looks like the archive family has been waiting for this release for awhile

smallz's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

Thankee very mucho for this abundance of free Dead! November is quickly becoming one of my favorite months because of 30 Days of Dead. Every day is a new surprise. Yes, some days I say to myself, "Really? Another (enter repeat song)?". But undoubtedly it's a unique version and enjoyable music to my ears. Today's version of MHS is no exception. Just fantastic! So thanked again, ye good folks at Love to all and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Joined: Jan 13 2009
Thank You Grateful Dead,

Marye, Dave and to all the good folks for this now traditional gift of 30 days Dead. I am Grateful for all the hard work you do to keep the Dead spirit alive. Happy Thanksgiving!

WackaloonQ's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007

after sorting thru the clues and making my list i am proud to say Gotcha.
my second show to try...fastest yet...though i am probably 5-27
Never had such a good time thanks to all

Joined: Nov 5 2013
Holy Moly

This is a great Half Step, but when you find the show look at the next four songs! That may be worth missing Thanksgiving dinner over :)

ToddWCorey's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

Yeah, that's one heck of a jam, and from darn near my home town. Too bad I was not even three years old at the time...

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Joined: Sep 3 2010
Hey Now! Happy Thanksgiving from Madison, WI

Another grate download! Thanks to the powers that be. Happy Thanksgiving to all! BTW, I live in Madison, WI and am relatively new to the area. Would love to meet any other deadheads in town. Not enough of us hardcore heads around, gotta find 'em where you can! If you live in Madison and want to trade some music, have a drink, etc. please PM me here or email me at Thanks

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Joined: Nov 20 2010
Hello baby, I'm gone, goodbye

This one put a spring in my 1/2 Step to get the morning going! I am very Thankful for all the great free music this month, and especially GR8FL for the band allowing recording of their live shows. This music will live on forever. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Him not thinking twice

The site of my first show! Back to back, chicken shack....

Joined: Mar 8 2009
Bonus tunes

As you wait for the food coma to set in today, add Baba O'Riley and Tomorrow Never Knows to your playlist.

arm's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2013
"Hey, Donna!"

I have this show sitting on my iPod....along with every other show from this year. What follows MHS is unique and pretty special. This made me consider what a good month this was across the years for the Dead. Hadn't thought about that before.

Joined: Dec 17 2011


Joined: Jun 6 2007
On the day that I was born, Papa sat down and died.

Wow, never heard that lyrical interpretation before!

My Thanksgiving Hint:
you can eliminate 7-18-72 from your search.

You're welcome :)

On with the hunt...

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Joined: Nov 2 2010


Joined: Nov 17 2011
Which Year?

Was this show in '77 or '79?

Joined: Jun 6 2007

was written by Phil in 1977, but Phil was sparing us his vocal gymnastics at that time - so Bobby took the lead vocals on it, ably assisted by Donna and Jerry at first, and Brent and Jerry after that.

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Joined: Nov 2 2010
i do believe

neither is the answer. keep trying. check the clue it should point you in a closer direction.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
the clues do abound

but went right past this one at first since alot of the soundboard versions of this tune jump right into the song without that forward clue, so once again found all kinds of tasty nuggets getting sidetracked looking for that one intro, only to stumble across it again buried in a not so great recording. synced it with a better recording and love the harmonizing with two tracks playing at once. wish i could play three at once, think i'll try that tomorrow, but for now i'm fried. not quite like a turkey, but stick a fork in me i'm done. have a peaceful thanksgiving one and all.

Joined: Jan 1 2009
Happy holidays

Do I get the early bird reward? First song played at my first show from my favorite year. And the clues abound. Woke up in middle of night thinking the clue was gonna be "this one's for Adam."

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Joined: Nov 7 2011
Good Work Early Bird!

I lived in the region during these years, and caught shows West of here and earlier on this run. Found it early on.... so to celebrate my luck I think I will go outside, shoot some baskets during a friendly game, then maybe have 2 scoops with my pumpkin pie for dessert. :)

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
you get the worm

i'll take the night owl prize.
or a calander would be nice- ahem -to those in the control tower.
going to close my eyes and drift away to the rest of this set....

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