Stunningly beautiful! But not hard to find. Got it on the first guess! Thanks, Dave!
In my mind, this is the greatest song (suite of songs) in the Dead repertoire. It's Bobby at his most introspective/reflective and serious. It's grounded in that acoustic folk song sound that the Dead grew out of. And they let it grow into the some of the hardest rocking Jerry jamming in existence. There may be no greater psychedelic/aesthetic experience than hearing Jerry laying down and putting another Let It Grow to bed with that final repeated melancholic 13-note riff.
They closed the first set of my first Dead show (4-14-84 at Hampton) with Let It Grow and I'm sure my mouth must have dropped open. As a newbie, I didn't even know the song, but after hearing the most searing hard core rock and roll jam I had ever heard in my entire life up to that day, I looked around at everyone in rapt attention in a room full of around 10,000 wasted hippies -- and you could hear a fucking pin drop when Garcia played the final riff. Blew my fucking mind. That's when I first understood, in the immortal words of Bill Graham, that the Dead weren't just the best at what they do, they were the ONLY ones who do what they do. From then on I could achieve a transcendental trancelike flow whenever I wanted just by dropping a needle on Wake of the Flood.
I can't go looking for this one just yet because it is 4 am and I can't wake the household. But I am looking forward to later this morning when I will be listening to some Weather Reports and presumably this one will be one of the sweeter (suiter?) ones.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
The tell-tale cough before the weirdness. I used Phil's bass sounds. :-)
That did help, thanks wilfred :)
Took me a little bit, but this was a fun search. Hard to remember the many versions of WRS that have already been commercially released!
This has been a really great year for 30 DoD. Remember when Dave kicked down an Unbroken Chain for us? That was an exciting day.
Have a great Monday, y'all!
had to get into each one before the perfect match was made. so many close ones, but when it matches you definitely know. fun one to crank up and try to stay in sync but being a little off, catching up, letting it pass by, a mystical choir swirling around the room
grate stuff. Dave's killin it
taking us to another spectacular show.
cant believe this is it. always goes by so fast.
gotta stop and smell the roses
Come on people. Don't let it be TWO YEARS WITHOUT PIGPEN! You have but one day to make good.
Jerry credited with Pig pen being the "Heart & Soul of the Band" , from my calculations regarding copyrights, the songs available are: Caution, Alligator, Easy Wind, Operator (which is too easy only played once -I think) Mr. Charlie, Chinatown Shuffle, The Stranger & Empty Pages (again too easy -only played a couple of times). Did I miss any? Bring it on !
I was a little confused at first but there are clues in the times of the components and at the very end. When all was sung and played, I rose where I'd fallen and won the day.
Not really that hard, first you know they only played it for around a year & then you know it ends a set, so go from there,
Amazing how towards the end of them playing WRS how it became a huge jam vehicle on a couple of occasions, most notably 6-28-74 (47 minutes) & Louisville (26 minutes which has always been my favorite version & a solid show) Fresno7-19-74 is 27 minutes if you count The Spanish Jam at the end.
figured i’d take bobby’s last word and work back. that cut down the choices significantly.
but i found it based on the prelude more than anything else.
yahoo i found it that’s all that matters.
need today and tomorrow to keep my % higher than previous years.
never had such a good time.
thanks again to dave, wild bill, small, 333, d-rae, hornsby, and the rest of you diehards for guiding me along and keeping it light and fun.
tommorrow is forever….lol
I was hoping to get a great song for my birthday today & Dave didn't disappoint! My girlfriend laughs her ass off when I say, "I know I've said this a million times, but this show was a REALLY great show!!" LMAO. I've been playing 30 Days for years now. I'm gonna win someday!! I would think. LOL. It's not about the calendar. It's about validation now.
have a happy and healthy
regards to family
hope your at a good handicap…lol
The wind and rain.
This one took me a while but I got it with a little help from my friends.
So far, this is the second year in a row w/o Pigpen. What gives, people? Tomorrow is the last day!
It's a weird word. Doesn't really sound like what it means. But I digress. I'll shut up, get naked, put on the blindfold, levitate and find this WRS.
Alice D. Millionaire
You See A Broken Heart
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
Hey there! I was trying to post a bit of info about the Unofficial December 31 DoD, but it keeps getting blocked here when I submit it, even though I'm not including any disallowed tags. Bottom line is if you're interested it's probably easiest to just do a search for unofficial 31 days of dead 2021. Look for posts on liner notes music blog, OR the Phish thread on phantasy tour. It’s a lotta fun!
p.s., I’m hoping Ed will bring back 31 Days again this December, but since he doesn’t give a heads up, we won’t know til he actually posts it on December 1st.
I have on good authority that 31 will happen although "it will be a bit different this year."
634-5789 by Ry Cooder
Found by Shazam.
I forgot to look. And I don't like loose ends. Thought it might be some JGB @ first listen. Now to listen to the whole thing.
Had to go by the entry of the slide guitar. There are some similar melodies through the months in those first couple phrases after the very first sliding chord. But only one just like today's offering. The sync is just about "exactly perfect bothers grade" perfect on the one I found out there. And when it drifts out of sync I have fun listening to the bass drum doubly hit or get that whooosh chorus/ flanger effect! So many great shows in this era.
Not only is that bit of clapping near the beginning of this one a nice key, let's all applaud Dave for this exquisite selection of the entire suite - sweet!
The Fool in his early morning essay below aptly sums up the beauty and the importance of WRS for the Dead. Many of us have had the mind-blowing experience of a live Let It Grow and ensuing jams, but I have to envy those who were able to experience the entire suite, particularly with Bobby's passion and clear voice on top of the incredible instrumental interplay. Applause!
well i know i found the correct show, but i can't find the final bit of weirdness after Bobby's set break announcement. anybody have a hint about that ?
The “weirdness” concerned me as well, but I’m damn sure I got the right show (I synced up the Archive version with the version David gave us and it was perfect for the whole 14:46) and it didn’t follow. It was cut, or it was already on the tape used to record the show- surely the band, just like all of us who recorded on tape, sometimes had to use a previously used tape. So, twist one up, eat some leftover turkey, and chill
Sounds like a prankster jam!
One possible theory I have is that's just a scrap from whatever they taped over to record the show. Another is that we're hearing stuff from the venue's PA system and most tapes on the Archive didn't bother recording.
just beautiful. I woke up with WRS in my head, and by golly, here it is! To quote one of the greatest minds of the 20th century:
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." - Albert Einstein
I believe it, and I'm definitely paying attention! Lots of fun today, especially the little tidbits. Good things come to those who listen thoroughly.
WRS gets me every time, this one had me twirling in circles in my living room. Added a handful of nuggets to the listening list!
Am I the only one who wants to do this everyday? No prizes necessary? Yes please?
a flex-a-tone at the end. I've been listening to the whole show and haven't come across it yet on the soundboard. Thinking Dave is just playing tricks
It was a little early for sleigh bells, but I heard them. This was one week before my first GD concert, in an entirely different part of the country!
The Wind and Rain came for me today, but unfortunately the exact show did not...
I am taking a bit of an educated guess at the date given all resources
So it goes, what remains? 1 more Day
30 Days of Dead have flown by, gonna happen every time
Nice to see the same old friends playing every year.
Can't wait to see summer come again.
I'd like to thank Steve Marcus, the man once in charge of Grateful Dead Ticket Office, as I once sent in my mail in order in early to mid-'80's (remember when that was a thing?), and I screwed up and sent the wrong post office money order, shorting the price for the tickets, and Steve, bless his heart, sent me my tickets and just asked me to send the rest of the order, which was less than $10, when I had a chance. So cool that they didn't hose me and blow me off, but actually made a gesture that so totally blew me away that I felt that much closer to and a deeper appreciation for the dead family. I'm just some outsider, and they made me feel like family. I sent the money owed and a note, deeply thanking GDTO for their kind hearts. Which brings me to an interview Steve did with Jerry post diabetic coma, in 1986, at the GDTO with a wonderful wall background of amazing envelope art for ticket requests, which is my favorite interview of Jerry ever. This was after his first post diabetic coma show at the 'Stone, but before the HJK show in Oakland for Halloween, which I attended. I'll never forget the opening, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", "And It Stoned Me", and "Dear Prudence". Ahhwooohhh, "Werevolves of London".
WRS invokes such recognizable genius and artistry on so many levels. What a lovely penultimate offering. Blissed and Blessed.
Thanks for the stories LeeBob! Keep 'em coming (for one more day at least). Going to have to look that interview up and give it a watch. I've had some great experiences with the folks here @ Dead net merch as well. Glad to hear the spirit of kindness lives on here and there.
What kind soul out there dutifully jotted down each day's track listing? Please share with the class so we can make our annual playlist! What grate stuff this is. Thanks for sharing!
Hi there! You just go to the main 30 Days of Dead and click each red number at the bottom to see the past days' song titles, dates, venues, cities, states etc.
That main p a g e is 3 double u's, dead period net s l a s h 30daysofdead
Sorry they do not let us post l i n k s in the comments and even if you try to spell it out normally they STILL think one is posting a l i n k. Security!!
How come that out of the USA I am not able to make my challenge ?
For another great November!
Just a refresher to those old and new, I've kept track of every 30 days offering back to the beginning on an excel spreadsheet. It has macros built in to make sorting by year, song, 30 days listing, and/or venue possible. Just message me if you'd like a copy.
I really appreciate what you do for us!
have one from years ago
if u can please send to 710qman at the google place
maybe the last seconds is an old Prankster Acid Test snippett
sure does sound Pranksterish !
FWIW spotify has (randomly?) 4 of the collections: 2012 - 2015.
...Billy's snap-snare-drum is crispy!
holy shite, weir almost gone til November next...
feeeeeeels like it went... ex-tra fast.
Yep. Pretty much.
I love this song.......times a movin'......thanks all...