Days Of Dead

Scarlet Begonias
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A song that spent a couple of years on its own before meeting its mate-for-life
day20_sr34nyeu3vh5cq4__scarlet_begonias.mp3
Indianapolis, IN, Market Square Arena
"Scarlet Begonias" debuted in March 1974, and by later that year and in 1976 it featured an exciting, imrpovsed jam before resuming with its familiar melodic riff. In March 1977, it was forever joined with "Fire On The Mountain"
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A song that spent a couple of years on its own before meeting its mate-for-life
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Scarlet Begonias

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I worked out which ones I believed it could possibly be, and started working my through. It's now 12:31am, and I've found it.

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Hey rockers!!!

2/3 of the way through, still no Pigpen. Disgraceful.

Rock on,

Doc
The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself......

The problem is that Pigpen didn't write that many songs. He mostly did covers, and posting those would involve getting permission/paying for rights from whoever owns them. I just don't think they want to open that can of worms for 30 DoD.

He's Gone, Box Of Rain, and now Scarlet Begonias. That is kinda hard to believe, considering their vast original song catalog. On the other hand, the repeats every year tend to be the jam vehicles, so we have that going for us. I can tell you one thing - we'll never see a repeated Pigpen song hahaha

This Scarlet has me soaring this morning - what a gift! And a breakaway slam dunk.

I don't think I've said this yet this year: thank you Lemieux!

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CART MASTER: Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here’s one.
CART MASTER: Nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing. Here’s your nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: ‘Ere. He says he’s not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not!
CART MASTER: He isn’t?
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon. He’s very ill.
DEAD PERSON: I’m getting better!

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Not sure disgraceful is the comment I would make for free high quality downloads. Disappointing, maybe, but hardly disgraceful. Let's keep things in perspective.

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Got the year right away due to the overall sound of the band and arrangement of Scarlet.

It was the Bob W licks right before Jerry's 1st guitar solo that clinched it. Right around "...let her pass by..."
Always loved Bob's guitar parts for Scarlet. Great weaving parts on Scarlet between Jerry & Bob. Trading off the traditional roles of "rhythm or lead" guitar sometimes. Lot of selections this year show a little bit of Bob on almost lead guitar.

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The hint and Phil's bass gave me the timeframe and Jerry was key to helping me nail the exact show.

By the way this is a great version of Scarlet Begonias. And Phil's playing and the recording of Phil's playing are particularly awesome. If the rest of it is as good as this song, this would be a great release.

Love the way Phil does that "woo" on the bass notes at the beginning of the Scarlet's during this period. This recording is all around a feast for us bass lovers (and, yes, Bobby's tasteful turns in the lead - and even Donna with some nice, restrained additions). Definitely check out the rest of this show, for that glorious bass tone and some interesting early variations of some other tunes.

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and the only prescription is more cowbell!!!!

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Always amazed at how well they played this song during this era, which made it hard to find the answer today. Thought I had it a couple times until getting to the jam, then things deviate. But who cares, I got to listen to several versions with copious use of the crescendo we all know and love. Oh yeah, Donna, heard that somewhere before, or is it later? Still think I smell smoke...

I've been very pleased to hear the evolution away from the call-and-response btwn Garcia and Donna Jean, as at Winterland. That was painful.

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My original inclination was to take a break and not even try today.

I changed my mind and took a brute force, analytical approach.

It took a couple of hours, but I managed to nail it with a high degree of certainty.

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This has been one of the best years in recent memory. I've really enjoyed it. Can't wait to hear the rest.

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That somes for this song!
1st cut- Great lineup era

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the way she moves, did it for me. Plus there were a lot of 'Official Releases' in this specific period that can be eliminated. I think I got this one.

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Hi Dave, if you happen to have a good sounding copy of 11/1/69 a track or two from that show would be really cool.

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From one of my favorite years! Sounds familiar.....

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Bobby(I think)drops a nice little harmonic in the intro to nail this one down, now off to listen to some Betty Boards I stumbled upon.

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Not that difficult, but still required a little digging. I'm waiting for Dave to throw us some curveballs. (Who could forget these challenges from years past: Creme Puff War 7/3/66; Railroad Blues 3/22/72; Eyes of the World 8/8/73; EAC Jam 4/29/75, etc.).

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and I've often been wrong, but not this month. And I am extra happy to have been right today and to have found and downloaded this one! It really sounds like you're in the room where it all happened. Thanks Charlie!

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Another year without pigpen? How bout a Lied Cheated, BB Man? Come on!

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    jon mitchell
    10 months ago
    Pigster

    Another year without pigpen? How bout a Lied Cheated, BB Man? Come on!

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    bl002e
    10 months ago
    Once in a while, you get shown the light

    12 years of playing this game and finally got my second win. Thanks for all of the tunes, Dave & Co!

  • But I'll still…
    10 months 1 week ago
    From the other direction, she was calling my eye...

    Love the mid jam...beautiful. Great version....