October 15, 1976
Might As Well
It's All Over Now
New Minglewood Blues
Eyes of the World
Music Never Stopped
It Must Have Been the Roses
Samson and Delilah
The Other One
Comes a Time
Attendees of this show
This auditorium is not much to look at on the outside, but the interior is ornate, with an Arabian theme; what a great atmosphere for the Blues for Allah material, especially. I thought this was a particularly good concert.
Listening to on Sirius on 6-20-09...is it right to look ahead at the set list?? Sounded like a great show!!
My friend Straus was sure that "He's Gone" was about Pigpen. I didnt have the heart to tell him the song preceeded Ron's demise
if I recall correctly, it's about Lenny Hart, Mickey's regrettable dad, who ripped off the band and departed in haste. Rat in a drain ditch, etc. Celebrating his departure and the band's survival of his shenanigans.
It's one of those interesting GD cultural things that it morphed into a dirge, which it definitely did.
...is this is also the first He's Gone (and a good one) since the retirement shows (the day before Mickey Hart returned ironically enough) and the last one until the song was restored to the rotation for good on 5-21-77, a version immortalized on Dick's Picks 29. Interesting note on the song's provenance marye, I did not know that! I understand the final reel is missing from the vault, otherwise it might make a superb vault release.