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Welcome to the 7th year of the Dave's Picks series, as we head into 2018 more excited than ever about where this series is, and where it's going. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the series since its inception in 2012; and to those who are new to it, we welcome you. There's plenty of room on the bus. The anticipation we feel every time we select, and later announce, each and every Pick is equal, or even greater, than this guy's excitement at seeing a train. As we head into and past our 25th release in the series, we feel a great sense of forward momentum, and we aim to keep that going in the coming years. How do we top a release like the upcoming Vol. 25, which as you've likely heard is the classic, much-requested, spectacular 11/6/77 Binghamton, NY show? With the show we're thinking about for Vol. 26, that's how! Really, we aim to equal, or top, every release by heading to great performances that you or may not have previously heard, but never in the quality Jeffrey Norman is able to produce. We've got our eyes and ears on several shows for possible upcoming Dave's Picks releases that are going to make 2018 the best year yet in the series, and that's how we honestly feel. Thanks again for subscribing. We keep doing what we do because you keep digging it. Your support and feedback is what keeps making us scream like we've just seen the train of our dreams...

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Tea Party (2nd night)

https://themidnightcafe.org/2016/03/20/lossless-bootleg-bonanza-grateful...

Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA
12/30/69

Download: FLAC/MP3
:
SBD
–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Intro
102-d1t02 – Good Lovin’
103-d1t03 – Mama Tried
104-d1t04 – New Speedway Boogie
105-d1t05 – Casey Jones
106-d1t06 – Black Peter
107-d1t07 – Me & My Uncle
108-d1t08 – In the Midnight Hour
109-d1t09 – Cumberland Blues
110-d2t01 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
111-d2t02 – Drums ->
112-d2t03 – The Other One ->
MISSING – Cryptical Envelopment ->
113-d2t04 – Cosmic Charlie

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Uncle John’s Band ->
202-d2t06 – Mason’s Children ->
203-d2t07 – China Cat Sunflower ->
204-d2t08 – I Know You Rider
205-d3t01 – Dark Star ->
206-d3t02 – Alligator ->
207-d3t03 – Drums ->
208-d3t04 – The Eleven ->
209-d3t05 – Bid You Goodnight Jam ->
210-d3t06 – Alligator Reprise ->
211-d3t07 – Caution Jam ->
212-d3t08 – Feedback ->
213-d3t09 – And We Bid You Good Night

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Tea Party

https://themidnightcafe.org/2016/03/13/lossless-bootleg-bonanza-grateful...

December 29th, 1969
Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

SOURCE: SBD

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – //Cold Rain & Snow
102-d1t02 – Mama Tried
103-d1t03 – Black Peter
104-d1t04 – Easy Wind
105-d1t05 – Me & My Uncle
106-d1t06 – China Cat Sunflower ->
107-d1t07 – I Know You Rider
108-d1t08 – High Time
109-d1t09 – Hard to Handle
110-d1t10 – Mason’s Children

–set 2–
201-d2t01 – //Cumberland Blues
202-d2t02 – Casey Jones
203-d2t03 – Good Lovin’
204-d2t04 – Dancing In The Streets
205-d2t05 – Dire Wolf
206-d2t06 – Saint Stephen ->
207-d2t07 – Not Fade Away

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Is the '79 praise group still around?....

....if so, may I present this.
http://relisten.net/grateful-dead/1979/9/1/scarlet-begonias
....p.s. it's got a thirty minute Scarlet>Fire. Fair warning.

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Knights, Hoods & Starrs....

....Vegas Golden Knights are kicking ass and taking names, Harry Hood is a decent Phish tune, and somewhere Pete Best gnashes his teeth a little harder....

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A Hard Day's Knight

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been given a knighthood.

The 77-year-old was handed the honour in the New Year’s Honours List under his real name of Richard Starkey.

Ringo has become a “Sir” for his services to music and said it is an honour and a pleasure to be awarded a knighthood, 52 years after receiving an MBE with the Fab Four.

The Beatles drummer, one of the last two surviving members of the band, is recognised in the New Year Honours list for his services to music.

In a short message, signed off with his trademark phrase, Starr said: “It’s great!

“It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo.”

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/beatle-ringo-starr-ge...

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79?

N.Y.C.. Madison Square Garden. September 1979. Mini-Box. The next sellout!

The GD September 79 @ MSG: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered.

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Jeff SMith FOD

Jeff Here is what I copied form the FOS 30days page

Hint: An acoustic song that would be a part of the repertoire for 25 years, although the arrangement would change after the first six years.

San Francisco, CA, Fillmore West
6/7/1970
Originally an acoustic number recorded for American Beauty, "Friend Of The Devil" would also be played sporadically through to 1974 electrically. When it returned in 1976, it was in a slower tempo.

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Jeff SMith FOD

Jeff Here is what I copied form the FOS 30days page

Hint: An acoustic song that would be a part of the repertoire for 25 years, although the arrangement would change after the first six years.

San Francisco, CA, Fillmore West
6/7/1970
Originally an acoustic number recorded for American Beauty, "Friend Of The Devil" would also be played sporadically through to 1974 electrically. When it returned in 1976, it was in a slower tempo.

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Jeff SMith FOD

Jeff Here is what I copied form the FOS 30days page

Hint: An acoustic song that would be a part of the repertoire for 25 years, although the arrangement would change after the first six years.

San Francisco, CA, Fillmore West
6/7/1970
Originally an acoustic number recorded for American Beauty, "Friend Of The Devil" would also be played sporadically through to 1974 electrically. When it returned in 1976, it was in a slower tempo.

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Jeff SMith FOD

Double hit

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Jeff SMith FOD

Jeff Here is what I copied form the FOS 30days page

Hint: An acoustic song that would be a part of the repertoire for 25 years, although the arrangement would change after the first six years.

San Francisco, CA, Fillmore West
6/7/1970
Originally an acoustic number recorded for American Beauty, "Friend Of The Devil" would also be played sporadically through to 1974 electrically. When it returned in 1976, it was in a slower tempo.

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30 Days Housekeeping

Sorry for the aside, but realized I do not have the date/venue for the Friend of the Devil from the 29th Day of this year's 30 Days of the Dead. I checked on dead,net at http://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-29-2017, but it only shows the date/venue for the previous day and the following day 30 only shows the answer for that last day. Of course the 29th is the day I did not pay attention to. . . Thanks!

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chiming in on '79

Let's not overlook Aug 12 '79 at Red Rocks, which smoked. Plus the next two rain-out nights at the old McNichols Arena, Aug 13 '79 (opened with Shakedown bomb) and Aug 14 '79.

I see only 12-29-79 as far as official releases go, so '79 seems ripe for releases.

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China>Rider
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China>Rider

12/29/77

DiP 10

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hey all

Does anyone have pre-fm copies of 12/31/85 or 12/31/86 to share? PM if you do. I check messages daily.

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The Other '89 Freedom Rock Album

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rockin' in the Free World - Hyde Park - Live in London - July 12 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afnD8Jgo0kM&ab_channel=steveatgigs

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12/27/87

Gave this a listen. Always loved this show. Truly a 5 star performance and recording. Haven't even scratched the surface yet, with all of the gold still in the late-80's hills, as far as official releases go, and this one also includes diamonds. The first and second sets are like a cornucopia of awesomeness, and where the official release gods need to delve more deeply into.

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Freedom rock

'89, '90, & '91 I worked at a potato chip factory with a couple of stoner buddies. They BOTH had freedom rock (on cd). We listened to that over and over. It was bananas.

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RIP Sally Rogers

Rose Marie, 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Star, Dies at 94

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79 Daves

Listening to 12-28 now on Sirius TIGDH. Dave says all 5 shows were the last true Bettys. Seeing how he loves filling in the blanks a 3 show box to complete the run would be fantastic....Played the hell out of Dicks 5 when it came out and the RT still sees daylight as well. Beautiful recordings of fine shows.... Might As Well Dave!!

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Gary 12-27-87

With ya Gary hoping this gets released. That UJB>Estimated has been a favorite since XL2 days. Also loved 11-7-87 as well. Great stories also!

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Favorite Bonus Disc 12/06/73 Cleveland Road Trips 2011

I just love the start of the Dark Star!!! Anyone else ever have to turn their bass down with Phil at the end of I Know You Rider?? I have all the Bonus Discs since the Fillmore West Box, and this is the one that i find myself playing the most frequent. Happy New Year everyone... Bob t

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The Midnight Cafe...

Jorma & Jaco
1-1-85
Lone Star Café,N.Y.

...get some if ya want some.
:)

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is that Freedom Rock, man?

Well, turn it up, man!

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12/28/69 Mason's Children

truly THE best. all the others are shriveled up, for some reason.

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Re: Jaco Pastorius documentary

on Netflix

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Freedom Rock...

How times change. 2 CDs for $24.95 or 4 LPs for $19.95 That sort of price ratio sure doesn't exist today!

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12/28/69
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TIGDH

Today in Grateful Dead history:

This band absolutely ripped what I believe to be the best Mason’s Children of all time— 11 minutes with an absolutely epic jam.

Check it out here: https://archive.org/details/gd69-12-28.sbd.cotsman.8999.sbeok.shnf/gd69-...

Not a fan of Mason’s Children? Don’t really dig primal Dead?

Well, surely you enjoy hilarious pre-song banter! And Pigpen delivers that here. Worth the price of admission alone. I love the way he pulls a 180 when he realizes that he is starting to sound like a lawyer.

To borrow from another poster, “Git some!”

“Who told you that?”

“Macintyre told me that!”

And if you didn't understand wilfred t's earlier post about "Freedom Rock", then you really need to check this out as well-- and TURN IT UP you're at it! Thanks wilfredt for reminding us about this blast from our past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CnvphQs04

"What's a cassette?"

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12/31/85 part 2

So, anyway early in January 1986 I get a letter from a friend who lived in Half Moon Bay, California at the time with an invitation to come out to California to see the Grateful Dead at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland in February. By coincidence, I get a long distance telephone call the next day from him urging me out to HMB in Feb. The next day after the call, I am able to book a round-trip flight out of Newark, NJ (EWR) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) for the dates that Mike & Sue requested.
Ta-da!
It was Magic and Good Karma in a few words.
I got to see most of the February run at the Henry J., 2/9, 2/11, 2/12, & 2/14/86. Unfortunately these shows were my only West Coast shows I saw with Jerry as 1st (lead) guitarist in the Grateful Dead. This run was quite different than my usual local Eastern "Seaboard" shows, in that the crowd was far more mellower and I love the shows. It was a highlight of the "good old days."
And for this I am grateful.

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Brent's first few....

I was at Charlotte (#2), Hampton (#3), Baltimore (#4), Billerica (#7), and Amherst (#8). Flash of energy at Hampton, Baltimore was great, and the rest was kind of beat... no disarray but very little kick. 1979: massive improvement between May and September!

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@ wilfredtjones

We saw the bandmembers outside the building, about 20 feet away. Actually, it was just Brent (or some guy with long thin hair & beard that looked EXACTLY like Brent from later pictures and stage and video) and Jerry. We yelled and waved and Jerry waved back.

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@Born Cross Eyed...

I bet that would have been a good show to see in '79. Mydland's 5th show, pretty cool setlist and a guest appearance to boot. Any memories of the show?

http://www.dead.net/show/may-7-1979

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12/31/1985

1979? For the exception of 5/7/79 @ the Kirby Field House on the Lafayette College Campus in Easton, PA., just 15 miles from my house, I didn't see the boys at all in '79.
Moving forward in time to 1985, I was listening to WMMR from Philadelphia most of the time and just after Christmas the radio station announced that 'MMR would carry the New Year's Eve national broadcast feed of the Grateful Dead's NYE show from the Oakland Coliseum Arena. I had bought a VHS-Hi-Fi recorder earlier that year and recorded the MTV b'cast of LiveAid (live AIDS) event and recently learned how to use the deck as an audio-only recorder, and this NYE show would be my 1st real test. Anyways, I think that 12/31/85 is a good show, but NOT spectacular.
I transferred that VHS audio only tape to cassette so I could play the cassettes in my car.

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Terrapin>Playin'

12/28/79

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1979 continued...

I have always been partial to 1/10/79 Nassau Coliseum:

The Promised Land [4:27] ; Dire Wolf [3:52] ; Mama Tried [2:38] > Mexicali Blues [4:10] ; Tennessee Jed [8:27] ; Looks Like Rain [7:58] ; Stagger Lee [7:15] ; El Paso [4:15] ; Row Jimmy [12:07] ; Passenger [5:12] ; Loser [7:57] ; The Music Never Stopped [7:36]
Shakedown Street [13:23] ; I Need A Miracle [5:38] > Bertha [6:51] > Good Lovin' [7:15] ; Dark Star [18:30] > Drums [8:#20] > Space [5:35] > Wharf Rat [10:32] > Saint Stephen [7:23] > Around And Around [7:46]
E: Johnny B. Goode [3:58]

https://archive.org/details/gd1979-01-10.sony-senn.wagner.miller.113114....

It’s an audience tape as that is all the exists. Of course it has the effects of an audience tape but sometimes that can be cool. I was initially attracted to it because of the Dark Star but the whole show is good. However this one has Mr. Miller’s handiwork so that is always a plus. I think I will listen to it today. Which I know he has been acknowledged before, but I will say that after Dick L, & Dave L. that Charlie Miller deserves many thanks from me. Everything he works on is gold. Thank you sir!

@ 80sfan:
I need to do more homework on 1979 but I am all about the 11/30 and 12/1 shows in the Burg’. Being that I am a Yinzer (that is our own term of endearment for ourselves related to our unique dialect) it is always neat to see shows from my hometown. Of course at the time I was barely 6 years old, so my memories of the time are the Pirates winning the World Series and the Steelers going on to eventually win their 4th Superbowl. That was all of the talk in late 79 early 80. I like think that every time I listen to those shows, which are good, that Jerry and the boys are reaching across time to me to say to me “Hey along with the City Champions hoopla, listen to what we were doing right in your back yard!”

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'79

Thanks @gratefulhan and others on the pointers - I was not thinking and did see the Road Trips 3, vol 1 and will look for it down the road, hopefully at a better price - will also be checking the archive.org recommendations...
I'm 10 years down the road collecting live Dead and still finding gems and just diggin it...that Dave's Pick from '78 Eugene is a blast.
Speaking of wasted youth, I caught J Geils at the Oakland Auditorium in 1979 and not the Dead...since then Jerry has told me a million times...I let the deal go down....damn.
Thanks to the GD and their attitude that let these tapes get laid down !!
I'm grateful every day! PeAcE and LOvE ! Happy New Year! Keep the faith

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Re: GFar

hey GFar.. I was at those shows. Not the best I ever saw, but loads of fun.. and after the prior year, we were all happy to see the festivities commence. Thanks for stirring up some great memories. Long Live the Grateful Dead.

Happy New Year all. A toast to 2018 and beyond..

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@gary

The answer to your question is Gail. That's one possessive (what Brent said). Read Frank's brother's books and you'll understand. Unfortunately Dweezel and the fans pay the price.

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Stoltzy

Jaco was the sh!t. Have not seen the documentary. Need to track that down. Was it DVD or Amazon Prime or something?

G

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30 Years Ago

I was at the Oakland Coliseum for the New Years run. It was a fun time. My freaky friend and I had worked into the tapping section and were getting the pure mother's milk. Any one who has been to the Coliseum knows the craziness of Hotel Row around the arena. At the time I think there was a Denny's 24 hour and it was packed 24 hours. It and the close convenience store could not keep up with food, beer, etc. All four days were cool to cold as Mark Twain described. It was a very very laid back seen. I do not think I saw one police officer for the week I was there.I mean around the scene not when venturing away from the safe confines of the arena circus. If memory serves, it was the absolute smallest circus/Shakedown that I can remember. Both this year and the prior year seemed to be mostly locals, and locals that were laid back. Many that seemed to be long timers, and well trained in the arts.

I hope 1987-12-27 gets the full Norman someday. The Playin>UJB>Estimated>Eyes is some tasty jams. All the digital copies I have found they make a song break between UJB and Estimated. Really too bad. They were raging on the UJB outro and just on a dime started into Estimated. The attendees were drop jawed. Looking back, of course they had discussed and probably worked it though during soundcheck. I always thought they used soundchecks to work some specific jams out for each show. What was big on the radio (feeling groovy), let's use it. What can we do original in drums or space, let's play around with it.

Any way, we ended up dropping on the 27th and 31st, but had some mush nosch for the 28th and 30th.

On the 29th, the group walked out to the halfway point of the Golden Gate Bridge. Left at 10 pm and got back around 12:30. It is furthur than it looks. And man, with that cross Bay wind and the cold, even the winter coat could not keep my testicles from pulling back tight even maybe going into hiding inside.

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just finished watching documentary on Jaco Pastorius.

listening to "Crisis" right now.

I had no idea.

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Been diggin

79 as well. RT fall, DiP5, and of Course the RT from 1979-12-28 which is recorded two days after DiP5.

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Hey David

I appreciate the Roxy info. I had been closely paying attention to that but then things got squirrely and i lost track. The ZFT is one screwed up family and business. Have not read recently if they are getting closer or furthur apart. I am a fan of Dweezil's reincarnation of pops. Not sure why other's would have a problem. I know you know that (w)hole story.

Now back to the zircon encrusted tweezers. Man, I spaced that. Was not thinking about Annalee hmmmm and Dynamo Hummm. T-totally spaced that reference. Makes we want to play some Zap for sure. Might watch the Torture Never Stops tonight.

Punky and His Whips no doubt. As in no doubt need to deep dive some Zappa!

G

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10-31-79

My current '79 favorite.
:)

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79 is chock full o' goodies

:)))

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1979

1/15
8/4
11/5
10/28
12/1

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David & the Zap

Thanks for the info on zappa, 7 cd set ordered (only 50 bucks!).
Also ordered some 6 disc set of the Allmans at the fillmore in 71 (the complete show for the first time?) also a good price, about 50. And just to have some ordered a load of Leon Redbone albums (he struck my fancy and I had none,,, I have high hopes for my liking him!)

But once again the forum comes thru with music I like to have, but don't have time to watch for when it come out. You need to throw a wide net to capture it all. Whose net is that large?

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'79 sleeper

9/2/79 from Augusta, ME is a surprisingly strong offering. I'd probably call that my sleeper of the year as not many people mention it when '79 is discussed...

http://www.dead.net/show/september-2-1979

-edit- Interestingly, this show has another Truckin'>Stella>Around (much like 2 shows previously mentioned: 7-1, and 5-4) Just noticed that...

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