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Passenger
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A Phil-penned song, but not sung by Phil
day10_jbs8j9ekzq_passenger.mp3
Albuquerque, NM, University Arena (aka The Pit') - University Of New Mexico
Passenger was written by Phil and Peter Monk, and was sung by Bob Weir. It was in the repertoire from 5/15/77 until 12/27/81
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for all the comments about repeats?? Unless one has access to studio logs with dates unlisted in DeadBase or the Archives, today's answer would be impossible to know...as the results show. Also, there is no "San Rafael CA, studio outtake" option in the show listings...there's a San Rafael, CA Club Front

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Maybe the heat was getting to them, but Bob and Donna sing the 2nd verse twice in this version.

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Another year without Pigpen, come on guys!

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Obtaining yesterdays answer, which obviously no one did, was harder than a peach pit. Glad he took it easy on us today.

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by yesterday's folly down in the rabbit warrens. But I disagree that there were no winners found as that track really shows the brilliance of Bobby, the band and Robert Hunter. Thanks for the goods.

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Hunter was great but I don't think he anything to do with their/Weir's arrangement of the traditional song/story S&D. More of a Rev Gary Davis influence on the set of lyrics Bob used as a template.

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Yesterday's excessive searching on my part has clearly muddled my brain a bit so thanks for the correction about the origins of Samson & Delilah. Thanks anyways Robert Hunter for all the joy you've brought to my life.

Yeah I get auditory overload searching through so many shows. It's fun though. Some gems. Some funny moments in the barely audible band member between songs stage patter.

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After yesterday's No Man's Land, I think I got this one after just a short search. Didn't know that Phil wrote this song. Love the version. Thanks again David!!

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Sunday mornin.' And easy to like alot! Lots of similar takes on this one throughout it's short span so make your choices wisely because there's only one, and it's "the only game in town," so to speak. Thanks for another fine musical morning 30 DOD!

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Yeah!
Dang, if only Jerry didn't have to deal with his guitar dropping out, one wonders where this might have gone. (listen - very faintly at the end of the track he says "Oh well."). They do get it together toward the end of the show, one wave building after another - well worth listening to the end.
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I took a shot in the dark to no avail. Very curious though as this version of Samson seems like the arrangement is not quite dialed in with all the choruses at the end and no drum breaks at the end or as the intro. Also, it seems odd that Bob would have to call out all the choruses and instrumental break. If it was truly from September of '76 I think they would have the song down as they played it live 26 times between June and August of 1976. I don't really hear Jerry on this take either and it seems like Keith is possibly playing a clavinet which would be pretty rare for him. I went with 4/17/75 at Ace's studio based on Deadbase 50, thinking that perhaps that was John Cipollina on the slide and Ned Lagin on keys? Anyway, looks like Dave tricked everyone this time. Maybe we'll get an extra day of dead this year on 12/1 to make up for it? Thanks for all the tunes and opportunity to test our knowledge, Dave!

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Can't really tell what this track is for. It's Bob and Phil and a drummer (maybe two?). But no Keith, no Donna, and no Jerry. I would say it could be a scratch track to work from for the Terrapin album, but the 4 choruses at the end are not part of the arrangement they had been using since June of '76 as you said. And Bob does not repeat the "I would tear this old building down" line, and there's no drum break after that, and no coda. I would say the 9-2-76 date is dubious. I agree with you Dead Pondo that this must be from before June '76, perhaps from the Ace sessions in '75, or the May '76 tour rehearsal sessions. Dave? What say you? Dave???

S&D was a reference track of the rhythm instruments so Garcia and Keith could start to plot out their parts. Sorry - not going in my 30 Days chronological list.

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I think it's important to remember this is a studio outtake for the album and not from a tour rehearsal.

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In past year's lamenting over the lack of Pig Pen on 30 DoD (an Alligator or Easy Wind, please?), and generally accepted explanations that Dave et al are limited in choice by copyright, could we possibly hear tunes that are covers but copyright "traditional"? This could include: And We Bid You Goodnight, GDTRFB, Cold Rain and Snow, and I've Been All Around This World.

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How many of us were up late trying to figure out S&D, searching every nook and cranny of the web?!?! I learned a lot and enjoyed the adventure....thanks Dave for all the good times!

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must've taken a wrong turn...
also, Culture not feelin too irie about this specific year...
wat-a liiv-an-bambaaaaaaiereeeeeee...

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  • TheeAmazingAce333
    1 month ago
    speaking of bug bunny hints...

    must've taken a wrong turn...
    also, Culture not feelin too irie about this specific year...
    wat-a liiv-an-bambaaaaaaiereeeeeee...

  • But I'll still…
    1 month ago
    Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile...

    How many of us were up late trying to figure out S&D, searching every nook and cranny of the web?!?! I learned a lot and enjoyed the adventure....thanks Dave for all the good times!

  • LeeBob802
    1 month ago
    Traditional

    In past year's lamenting over the lack of Pig Pen on 30 DoD (an Alligator or Easy Wind, please?), and generally accepted explanations that Dave et al are limited in choice by copyright, could we possibly hear tunes that are covers but copyright "traditional"? This could include: And We Bid You Goodnight, GDTRFB, Cold Rain and Snow, and I've Been All Around This World.