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Featured Show: May 11, 1977

Featured Show: May 11, 1977

Take a closer look at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (5/11/77), the first show in our May 1977 boxed set.

Listening Party

MAY 11, 1977

"Ramble On Rose"

David Lemieux on May 11, 1977


Show #1
St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (5/11/77)

Disc 1
1. Promised Land [4:54]
2. They Love Each Other [7:38]
3. Big River [6:25]
4. Loser [7:39]
5. Looks Like Rain [9:18]
6. Ramble On Rose [7:48]
7. Jack Straw [5:54]
8. Peggy-O [8:43]
9. El Paso [4:44]
10. Deal [5:49]

Disc 2
1. Lazy Lightning> [3:32]
2. Supplication [5:20]
3. Sugaree [13:49]
4. Samson and Delilah [7:08]
5. Brown-Eyed Women [5:28]
6. Estimated Prophet [8:38]

Disc 3
1. Scarlet Begonias> [9:47]
2. Fire On The Mountain> [11:02]
3. Good Lovin' [6:29]
4. Uncle John's Band> [9:11]
5. Space> [5:48]
6. Wharf Rat> [9:51]
7. Around and Around [8:48]
8. Brokedown Palace [5:34]


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guit30's picture
Joined: May 1 2009
May 11

Just got this box set, # 4568(about)
The sound quality is GREAT, just listening to first disc. For a 2 track soundboard,just too audiophile to be legal. The Jack Straw on here is different than any that I have ever heard, Jerry sounds incredible and creative, I loved this year the best, so glad I got this. Keith is great too.

tree1270's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Big River

Love that blistering Big River! Thanks Dave et al. :)

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
what version of IE?

Working fine for me in IE 10...

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
what version of Firefox

is having this trouble? The clips are playing fine for me in 21.0 on Mac.

Joined: Apr 25 2008
link woes

hey now I hadn't been able to listen lately to the links for jotw or these gems. tried IE and Firefox but no luck until I used google chrome...

katky111's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2011
Kudos - another great reveal

listen to JG's marvelously articulated realizaton of RR's potential b/w 3:22-4:40...regardless of prolific representation, I am looking fwd to augmenting my Spring 77 collection!

DL, i love your engagement with the music and the environment - so glad we've your optimism and indefatigable enthusiasm; when i think of your responsiblility in the hands of one of the ponderous, hypercritical 'old-guard'...look forward to decades of great new music (how 'bout you contact CSN(Y) and see if you can't work similar miracles with their vault?)...Peace/Katie

Yitoshi's picture
Joined: Nov 25 2011
St. Paul

Yeah, a friend of mine was letting me listen to some soundboard recordings he had of this year and the St. Paul show is really hot. This 5/11 show has one of my all-time favorite versions of Peggy-O. It is very melodic and I totally get what you mean by the cavernous effect wilfredtjones. I'm also usually a bigger fan of brown-eyed women from later like, 87-90 (before Brent died), but this one from St. Paul is really hot.

Joined: May 4 2012
I can't argue...

that 5 minutes of "Jerry does some crazy stuff..." is very enticing. The Ramble On Rose seems to be drenched in reverb about crazy stuff!

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
cool river otter...

...we all get a little excited when we see wildlife don't we? Your suggestion at the end of the video to start with the first show of the box and go through in order to the last show to experience what a great week was like is a fine one, but I probably won't heed your advice. I'll likely head to the Chicago 5/13 first set first, then Tuscaloosa (a show I've never heard before). After all, the set will be mine and I will have ample opportunity to begin at the beginning as many times as I wish. Why not start at the end, or the middle, or second night for that matter? It definitely won't upset the time/space continuum; will it?

Listening to 'Ramble on Rose', I note that recordings from this tour are so immediately recognizable on tape for the reverbed vocals, the sound in effect is cavernous! Just check out the beginning of Half Step from 5/12, over the top until things get settled a bit!


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