Days Of Dead

Stagger Lee
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A song played consistently since its debut aside from a five year span 1980-1984, during which it was only played twice
day16_30l21nb7zc9wekh_stagger_lee.mp3
Oakland, CA, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
"Stagger Lee" debuted in 1978, one of the new songs from "Shakedown Street," and was a steady, if sporadic, addition to the setlist aside from the 1980-1984 period, during which it was played twice in 1982 and that's it
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A song played consistently since its debut aside from a five year span 1980-1984, during which it was only played twice
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Stagger Lee

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Hints are for losers and showoffs and takes all the fun out of the game.

If you can find the song, good for you - no one really cares.

If you can't, maybe you simply shouldn't play.

I see you've got your list out. You've said your piece and......well, you know the rest.

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Sounds like you could use some therapy. Or maybe listen to some Big Steve shows. "Nobody cares" should be changed to "I don't care" otherwise it's just projection, no?

"I got you,
You got me,
We have each other...' ~Big Steve~

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This was a tough one. Keyboards were key.

I was at the show the following night but this one still took me a long time.

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After listening, the best place to start researching is here: gratefulstats.com/TunesDetail.html?songid=f6d4a52e-76ac-48e8-bc94-36c3901d9807

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But I always love to hear this well traveled tune. A day where I really appreciate the many alternate sources available for free streaming out there. In addition, I'm happy to say my initial guess as to which two year period to start searching in was correctomundo! as the Fonz would say. Stay cool all you deadicated 30DaysOfDeadHeads!

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Got it pretty quick. Just listen to what era you think it is and thumb through them. I can't believe how quick I got it today.

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I should have turned left, but I turned right instead. I thought it was the one guy on keyboards, but it was the other. I should have listened closer to the end. That heavy drone from the end of the previous song is the giveaway.

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Is this Bob's monitor mix? That's a joke, not a hint. No hints.

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Started out with a whole band intro until Jerry had enough of that and handled it himself!

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I used a combination of awareness of tempo and awareness of keyboards to narrow down the era, plus the condition of Jerry's voice and the sound of Bobby's guitar, but I still pawed through a score or so of shows before I found it. I don't think I'm being very hinty here, just sharing my process....

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Read WildBill29's comment about which keyboard player it was and convinced myself it was the other. Listened to every SL from wrong era. Geez what a goof.
Once again was there and taped it with an ailing deck.

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I got through about half of SL's during one player's tenure, decided to try the other, got about 18% through those, then decided it must be the one with whom I'd started. Then found it.

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I'm going to reach out to my only source, DeadBase IX, to track this down. Staggering in the desert trying to find this. On another note, just got the Johnny Cash from the Carousel via Owsley. Incredible show and sound.

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Barely heard Jerry sing, so much Bobby guitar. I found a completely different mix of this one.

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How many of you are young enough or old enough to see whether they played a show on your birthday? Unfortunately, I looked it up and they did not play on the particular day in the mid or late 60s when I was born.

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archive . org has GD shows on my 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th birthdays, and one on the same date, from before I was born. I didn't attend any of these. My first show was 6 weeks before my 19th birthday. The following year, I saw the entire run, thru the eve of my 20th. That's as close as I ever got.

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Love the feature showing the top 3 songs before/after, it can guide you to some cool and rare combos, if you poke around...

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Must've listened to nearly a hundred on this trek, going in circles. Agree with all the comments regarding keyboards, mix, etc., but it was the ending that got me. So interesting to hear how it changed over the years, some ending with a resounding unison chord, some with really high notes on the slide guitar, some with a bit of a drum roll or a piano flourish. Then this one, with its enigmatic stop, as if they were going to go immediately into another song, but didn't. And, yeah, different recordings of this show also odd, with instruments dropping out and such. What a long strange trip...

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It took the 4th tape mix (Matrix) on relisten to hear the little keyboard run 15 seconds after the song ends.

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Ya those low humms 'fore and aft'.... those clinched it. Friends of mine from college took a long bus trip out for this run of shows. All 3 are worth a listen. Strange mix they decided to offer on the site though.... there are much better out there.

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Late entry ... everything one relisten and archive seems to sound better but I think I finally got there. Sorry to see PIX comments on the hints, I rather enjoy it all.

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just plum ran out of time. im sure i heard it , maybe twice but can't nail it down. oh well next!

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  • hornsby
    1 month 4 weeks ago
    yep

    just plum ran out of time. im sure i heard it , maybe twice but can't nail it down. oh well next!

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    Bundubush
    1 month 4 weeks ago
    To close to call

    Late entry ... everything one relisten and archive seems to sound better but I think I finally got there. Sorry to see PIX comments on the hints, I rather enjoy it all.

  • dougbr1ne
    1 month 4 weeks ago
    hummmmm

    Ya those low humms 'fore and aft'.... those clinched it. Friends of mine from college took a long bus trip out for this run of shows. All 3 are worth a listen. Strange mix they decided to offer on the site though.... there are much better out there.