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"Uncle John's Band"
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A song that was consistently in the repertoire since its debut in 1969 aside from a short absence in the comeback year of 1976, and a two year hiatus from late 1977 to late 1979
day17_yacmYJTjDtZrUKc_uncle_john_01.mp3
San Francisco, CA, Winterland Arena
Debuting in December 1969 and opening the terrific Workingman's Dead album, "Uncle John's Band" is one of the most popular Grateful Dead songs, played consistently through its 25+ year lifespan, aside from a couple of short hiatuses
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  • woodro69
    7 months 3 weeks ago
    5-6-78

    Most of my crew made the trek -- but at the time, my guineas were too few -- made the Philly show, though. May 78 was awesome.

  • LeeBob802
    7 months 3 weeks ago
    Go Cats Go! (5-6-78)

    In case you were wondering, Vermont started out as New Connecticut before a Tea Party founder suggested Ver (French word green=Vert) and Mont (French word Montagne) to reflect the spine of the Green Mountains between western New Hampshire and eastern upstate New York. Vermont became the 14th state and joined the original 13 colonies on 6/7/1777. University of Vermont is called UVM and not UVT, as they chose the Latin Universitas Viridis Montis, or University of the Green Mountains and State Agricultural College, founded in 1791, the first secular state institution in the U.S. Their mascot is a now extinct Northeastern mountain lion called a catamount. I’m a proud alumnus. Go Cats Go!

  • brassinthegrass
    7 months 3 weeks ago
    Not where I expected it to be.

    I love it when that happens! Humbling but enlightening. I just wish my schooling as a youngster would have been this fun.

    This show is a monster and I will definitely be listening to the rest of the set(and singing along of course where necessary). Oh- Oh, what I want to know is............. how do those lyrics go???

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A song that was consistently in the repertoire since its debut in 1969 aside from a short absence in the comeback year of 1976, and a two year hiatus from late 1977 to late 1979
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"Uncle John's Band"

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Got this one quickly. Lots of hints woven into it.
What a beauty! Thanks, Dave! Seriously...Uncle John's always does something to my soul. And this particular place & time were so special.
The first days are the hardest days....but those were the days, weren't they!
OK...floating off to dreamland now on Jerry's beautiful guitar notes as my magic carpet...
Blessings & peace!

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again we are taken to another real goodie. once you find it do yourself a favor and go back and listen to the whole thing . maybe play some solitare. makes for an enjoyable evening

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sounds like they are working on getting those tricky UJB lyrics down.
maybe a little rusty? didn't need more than one attempt to guess today's beauty, though. from my favorite year!
17/17

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got this one quick...must be getting the hang of this
some surprising history on this night...LOVELY

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Whoa-ho what I want to know
How does this song go?
Got lucky on this one, very first guess & listen.
You know all the rules by now, and the Donna’s from the Brent’s.
This one should sound like easy street.
Barely time to wait, almost the 18th Day.
I just hope you are kind, and don’t give any away..

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Right there with ya FredHead - had the period down, but somehow took far too many false starts to finally land on this one. But, like most UJBs, it's sweet, especially the jam. BTW, some interesting variations of this classic as I stumbled around other eras just exploring - anyone else catch the one that starts with just harmonica and bass? What a ride!

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Hornsby is dead on…once I started listening I played it all the way……

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It happens once or twice every year. Mostly luck.

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Got this on my first try as well! Not half-bad considering I was born a mere fifteen days prior to this show.

17-for-17 in 2023 thus far, even managed to get all the days with double venue name trouble.

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Got it on my second try but mostly thanks to some hints that helped me dial it in. I could eliminate half the possibilities right off the bat but that still left quite a few candidates. It was easy to confirm once you checked the right show but the trick is listening to the right show.

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Even without the Jerry flub this was an easy one. Knew the era, knew the personnel, got it on the second try. Thanks, Dave!

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By listening to the last 33 seconds and followed the rules one can narrow it down to 5 shows and then it’s an easy find.

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Get the VOICE, get the year and get the place. A FOOL could be GOOD at this. Another first along with the only. Love that high-speed jamming at the end...

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Weird. I never get these 1st try.
Logical process, era and personnel, the flubs, ending.
List was only nine possible by that reckoning.
And I guessed at yesterday's and got it too.
Doing poorly this year with maybe 5-6 but it's fun 1st thing in the morning to get the brain in gear.
Cheers all

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I was able to get this one relatively quickly, especially thanks to Dave's hint and the hint of a commenter... this run seems to keep popping up, it is about time these historic shows get the official treatment.

2022 we got 3 songs from there
2 from day after hc sunshine choice and 1 from 81
Also remember being their in 1989
Yes it would all make a good box

Edit: 4 hours and 42 minutes for my new playlist + the shows behind them. Thanks Dave.
Cmon confusions prince keep em coming
( maybe a cool alligator from the pig)

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I got this immediately. Like in under a minute, first show I checked. I know the Dead!

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I was really off on the era. I finally got it, but this is one I should have had right away. Plenty of clues and cues in the music and on the page.

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Same. I've had a clean SBD of this show for 16 years and I still passed right over this one. Only when I exhausted every other possibility and had to admit that I'd missed something did I finally catch the telltale match(es).

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Everyday of the month while I search and find, or not in some cases, these shows bring me back to those feelings of anticipation in line, finding our spot, maybe setting up to tape, and just hearing those first notes of every tune waiting to hear what's next. Never had such a good time!!! Miracles passed out in the crowd for New Years shows at the Kaiser Convention Center. Still feeling that joy!

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Took only 3 tries, but went on to listen to many more. One of my favorite eras.

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I love it when that happens! Humbling but enlightening. I just wish my schooling as a youngster would have been this fun.

This show is a monster and I will definitely be listening to the rest of the set(and singing along of course where necessary). Oh- Oh, what I want to know is............. how do those lyrics go???

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In case you were wondering, Vermont started out as New Connecticut before a Tea Party founder suggested Ver (French word green=Vert) and Mont (French word Montagne) to reflect the spine of the Green Mountains between western New Hampshire and eastern upstate New York. Vermont became the 14th state and joined the original 13 colonies on 6/7/1777. University of Vermont is called UVM and not UVT, as they chose the Latin Universitas Viridis Montis, or University of the Green Mountains and State Agricultural College, founded in 1791, the first secular state institution in the U.S. Their mascot is a now extinct Northeastern mountain lion called a catamount. I’m a proud alumnus. Go Cats Go!

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Most of my crew made the trek -- but at the time, my guineas were too few -- made the Philly show, though. May 78 was awesome.

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