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Might As Well, Samson and Delilah
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Two songs added to the repertoire when the Dead came back in June 1976
day24_c965ohv6ge_mightaswell_samson.mp3
Rochester, NY, Community War Memorial Auditorium
These two songs both debuted on June 3, 1976, in Portland, OR, with Might As Well opening the show, and Samson and Delilah opening the second set. They would be a big part of the 1976 repertoire. Samson would remain a steady presence until 1995, but Might As Well had a few periods when it took a hiatus (only played four times in 1977, none in 1978, none in 1980, etc)
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Two songs added to the repertoire when the Dead came back in June 1976
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Might As Well, Samson and Delilah

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Jerry shreds the ending of Might as Well and man when Keith was on...he's was on. The funky intro to Samson is really cool too. Some great shows in this city over the years.

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Right before Funiculi, Bobby says Happy Birthday Micky and Billy. Wondering if they shared their big day, I looked it up, and the Google says Mickey 9/11 and Billy 5/7. Ain't nobody messin' with me but Bobby...

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my first choice seemed to match perfectly, front, middle and ending. but something told me to try another, if not to just see how many times this duo was played together. (not too many). the next one matched even better, i'd say exactly perfectly right, with the tipper coming from Jerry. the Dead may have never played the same song the same twice but there's two that come awfully darn close. Keep your ears sharp, (and your belts loose) almost fooled me.

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Will have plenty of time for help on the way in the kitchen this morning; no problem finding this hidden booty among the strewn ruins of shows past.

22 for 24 so far this month (Mindbender and the 2nd China-Rider offering tripped me up too hard).

Thank you David Lemieux for your generous bouquet of jams this year and every year!

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A couple of these are pretty damn close. The proof is in the details.
Saw that this was Day 24; bummed that we are getting close to the end.

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If I had my way, there would be 365 Days of Dead.
Rock and roll wailing In this combo.
Thanks David & Co., this has been one good ride from start to end.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Surprised at how many times this combo showed up, including my first show.

Distinctive guitar sound throughout and Keith figure at the start of Samson.

Great show, great find....

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Heard people say ,that they don't ply pigpen songs cause of copyright issues ? Well isn't Samson. & Delilah a Rev Gary Davis song ?,or is it a traditional song? Which makes it OK to put up for download? Or is it because GD recorded S&D on album. & they already pay royalties? But wouldn't that be the case for countless Pigpen songs on record? Just food for thought on this Thanksgiving Day, thankful for all the great music shared & for everything we have! Hoping everyone has a great day!

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Samson & Delilah is written by that "Trad" person... wow they wrote a lot of songs (wink).

Traditional/Public Domain. But credit must be given to Rev Gary Davis for his version and inspiration. Bob W and band admired RGD no doubt.

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So, Samson and Delilah is a traditional song. It was not written by Rev. Gary Davis, Bobby just learned it from him. Several other have covered it. Wikipedia it. It's an interesting read.....

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Up before the sunrise unable to sleep and wondering what I'll do???? Spark up a big 30DOD fatty, light that puppy and get in the groove! ASWE always has me up and dancing around anytime I hear it, but especially so today. Many Thanks for Giving us this one today Dave!

The piano playing stood out quite well to my ears on this recording which was nice for a change. Phil too but that's to be expected...and appreciated, as well.

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I'm grateful for the decades of music that continues to amaze and inspire me, and for our kind community. Happy holidays, everyone!
Be well!

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Much better when Donna is mellow and Bobby is screaming

Thanks Dave

Edit: so actually found a show with might as well ending first set and s&d starting second set during the relevant era. that would have been a mindbender for our confusion’s prince to spin on us.
Best part of 30 /30 is all the new, interesting, geeky, bizarre, mindbending, inter dimensional, stuff that i learn here and no where else.

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Nice selection for Thanksgiving! I had not realized how frequent this combo was at that time until I was wandering through shows from this period a few days ago.

Wackaloonq - have to agree Donna mellow and Bobby screaming works better than the other way around. In fact her mellow singing is a great compliment to the group. On to the entire show - everything prepared for this afternoon's festivities!

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That intro to Samson was the clincher for me. Finding just the right one w/those funky piano riffs. Enjoy the day everyone! Thank you Dead dot Net!

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Thanks to all for the community and good times here. Hoping all can find enjoyment for the day.

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At our house anyway. It's better than one might think!

Finally got this one. Took longer than I expected.
Interruptions from my 2 new boy cats we adopted yesterday.
Easy to narrow down though and a great Samson.
The Philistines (Samson) had a monopoly on smithing iron and were fierce warriors. The hair (you can shave my head) and their dirty unkempt appearance was said to be frightening.

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Well as my first year of doing 30 days of dead I figure 23/24 isn’t too bad! (Mindbender got me). I wish this game went on forever, it’s made me dive into era’s I haven’t listened to yet.

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and super thankful to dave for the free tunes all month and a sweet young jerry on this day of thanks. two raucous rockers back to back whats not to love

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I am grateful that we are all here in this time and space together. There's no other community like this one!
And thanks to you, Dave, and to the band and the Grateful Dead family for the ongoing gift of this music. How fortunate we are!

Be well, each of you.

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i am thankful for so much in this life, but at this time of year, especially glad of 30 Days and this whole community. always great to see the regulars here. love my Dead family !
thanks to Dave for an easy T-day search. work has been almost overwhelming lately (understaffed like everywhere in the world), so been having little time for searching. but such joy in the music !
here's wishing us all peace and happiness this day and all year. see you at the next show !

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Thankful to the Grateful Dead (Jerry and the Boys).
My sister Sandy turned me on in 1972, On the Bus March 19, 1973 Nassau Coliseum.
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.
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I've been playing the 30 Days since its inception. I have begun to recognize many of your names and "voices." I wonder whether we've ever met at a show in 86 or a Furthur show, or whether I came up to you in person and said something weird in the lobby of Radio City this April for the Wolfpack ACE 50th show.

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I am thankful for this whole thing we all call fun, 30 days…man idk I think it is just special it is left for 30 days of this particular month. It’s a helluva ride! I am also thankful for a chill ass Donna on this show. Less is more. Maybe Jer and Phil didn’t tell her enough. Idk. No offense to anyone, just saying. Hey trying to hit all my old cliches in one fail swoop. Well anyway this is straight fn fire, as the utes of today may say.

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    I am thankful for this whole thing we all call fun, 30 days…man idk I think it is just special it is left for 30 days of this particular month. It’s a helluva ride! I am also thankful for a chill ass Donna on this show. Less is more. Maybe Jer and Phil didn’t tell her enough. Idk. No offense to anyone, just saying. Hey trying to hit all my old cliches in one fail swoop. Well anyway this is straight fn fire, as the utes of today may say.

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    This community

    I've been playing the 30 Days since its inception. I have begun to recognize many of your names and "voices." I wonder whether we've ever met at a show in 86 or a Furthur show, or whether I came up to you in person and said something weird in the lobby of Radio City this April for the Wolfpack ACE 50th show.

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    Grateful for all we are DEADHEADS!

    Thankful to the Grateful Dead (Jerry and the Boys).
    My sister Sandy turned me on in 1972, On the Bus March 19, 1973 Nassau Coliseum.
    Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.
    yetay