Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Gentle mistresses and most distinguished gentlemen, we have come upon the release of the DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37, from the Fifteenth of April in the year Nineteen Seventy-Eight, at ye olde College Of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cast your waistcoats and your bonnets aside, the Grateful Dead are on steady gallop from the opening high-kick of "Mississippi Half-Step" into a where are we going? where have we been? "Passenger," followed by full-on versions of "Friend Of The Devil," "El Paso," "Brown-Eyed Women," and a double-barreled "Let It Grow>Deal." Catch your breath and straighten out your tricorne because the 2nd set shows no bounds with delightful takes ("Bertha>Good Lovin'," "One More Saturday Night") and introspection ("Candyman," "Playing In The Band"). Then - great fifes and drums - it's 15 minutes of "Rhythm Devils," with band and crew gathered round to amplify the merriment before delivering a rare incantation of "Not Fade Away>Morning Dew" that sets the soul alight. Pure jollification!
The town crier's addendum:
Three bags full! Lest you feel 4/15/78 beginneth and endeth too quickly, we've selected highlights from Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/18/78 to satisfy your fancy.
Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA 4/15/78 was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman. It is guaranteed to sell out - often within hours.
*2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
Loves me some dad jokes
12 15 86
Gotta listen soon
9 27 80
High Energy Show
I wanna Warfield...
Listen to 9 27 80
Especially Drumz to end of show.
Why isn't THAT on Dead Set???
I was there, fun show.
Warfield Theatre 1980
I went to 3 shows 9/27, 10/9, & 10/10 , ( the two acoustic sets that were released). The Warfield holds about 2,800 people, the Orpheum Theatre, which is right up the street, only holds 1,800 people. I believe Cousins of the, went to all the shows but one, he can correct me if I'm wrong.
I am jelly, btk
and anyone else who attended
Acoustic is nice and all
If I said I wasn't jealous, I would be a liar....
....and my parents taught me better. Green elf on my shoulder it is.
Deep in Sheik Yerbouti by Zappa and watching the Vegas Golden Knights in the background.
Fire On The Mountain
Mt Aetna is erupting as I write this... It had a mini eruption earlier this year, but I am not sure how long it was dormant prior to that. Still a significant event.
So what are our favorite Fire's?
The 2nd Fire - 04/22/77 The Spectrum;
05/05/77 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum;
05/08/77 Barton Hall;
Just to name a few.
Enjoying DaP 37 to the fullest!
Anniversary show 2/17/79 / Favorite Fire on the Mtn
42 years ago today I saw the Dead put on a killer show up in Oakland. I had low expectations for the show going in ,I was never a big fan of the Oakland Coliseum, but the Dead came out firing on all cylinders, they played a great show from start to finish. This show is a definite future Dave's pick. I like the Fire on the Mtn. from 12/31/77 or 12/31/78, but I like a lot of them.
BTK / Warfield
Hey Billy, I made it to 13 out of the 15; I think it's Nitecat who went to all but one(or maybe all). I had to skip a coupla' shows; going to bed at 2 and working the next day did not agree with me...I passed out right as I got out of the theater on 10/9, missed the next two nights(matter of fact, I think Nitecat and I drove together to the show that night)
On Fiya Fires
Tying together recent themes: my first love was 10-31-80 with the Space intro. This remains a favorite to this day.
Also love 11-24-78 with the way it rolls out of Ollin Arageed and into Sugar Mag. Jerry's cocaine croup adds soulful umph too.
Another fav is 8-16-91 Scarlet>Victim>Fire perhaps also due in part to unorthodox transitions (sensing a theme as I write this) but also due to the Brucy factor; bang those keys man!
Speaking of banging those keys, 11-26-82 had some vicious attacks by Brent that have always impressed me even as a young man first getting to know the material.
It's been in the single digits here in Memphis TN with more snowfall than we have had since 1985. Perhaps I should warm my bones by a Fire right now!
The Beat Goes On
2/18/71 anniversary tomorrow. Yee-haa!!
Happiness is ....Fire
Ok Jimbo I'll bite...I truly love this take on the very first (?) foray into Fire on the Mountain, albeit without the lyrics but the way it pops up here is totally awesome out of Eyes of the World. I'd love for this show to be officially released, you know I have a sweet spot for '76:
Delivery news, not blues...
Since the DaP 37 Glass page doesn't have a comments section, I'll air out my thoughts here instead. After reading about people having no shipping tracking far past a week for their glass like I did, I thought we were back to where we were last year with the shipping blues. Fortunately, yesterday UPS updated to indicate that the package has been shipped and is now halfway between LA and SF. The ETA is this Friday so keeping my fingers crossed it comes ASAP. Much love everyone!
Los Angeles & San Francisco
Highway 101, Paso Robles, near where James Dean crashed his Porsche and died young.
....I know exactly who you are talking about Proudfoot w/o mentioning names.
Warfield 1980 Run
Cousins, you are right, I went to all the Warfield shows on that run. Funny I don't recall going together to a show, but my memory about how I got to shows is a little hazy. I had a crazy schedule, work in the morning, school in the afternoon, show at night. I do recall nearly falling asleep on the long bus ride from SF State where I was attending classes, and wondering why I was doing this, and then realizing why when the first notes of the acoustic set began. I also remember getting busted for taping by Dan Healy, but that is another story.
March 10, 1981
A total beast. If you dig the crackle and burn in the Mississippi > Franklin’s opener, then the rest of the show is for you. A great example at how GD can turn devastation into something spectacular. But unless Norman can perform some wizardry through a matrix, I don’t see it being an official release. The board is just too reined in- a show where I always listen to the Aud over the board.
Not so much a celebration
as an observation of a time that has finally come
Still really enjoying this release - spring 78 shows have such a cool & wild vibe to them. Really into this show and can see several repeat listens before it goes on the shelf for a while.
Someone mentioned the Warfield/Radio City run. Over the years many of us wished for a complete box set but that seems pretty unlikely. I loved the release from a couple years ago (10/9 and 10/10 acoustic sets). I would love to see another release from that run (maybe another 4-disc Dave's that features a full acoustic and electric set. My wish would be for 10/4 or 10/14).
Hope everyone is well -
I know when loved ones and people who are respected die, we have a celebration of life. Not sure about RL. I'm not willing to say I'm happy anyone is dead(Karma!), but if you have not heard, or not recently heard "Tramp The Dirt Down" by Elvis Costello from his Spike album, it is in my opinion, the most vitriolic song I have ever heard(written for Margaret Thatcher). It's a stunning piece of work, and one of my all-time favorite Elvis songs. It's a must hear, the hatred drips from the speaker. And, he's not dead yet. If RL WAS a bigot, good riddance.
DAVEROCK-that 2005 show with Arthur Lee must have been when the Liverpool band Shack was his backing band. I have a live recording from that tour, great stuff. I wish I could have been there.
Music is the best!!
When the still sea conspires an armor
and her sullen and aborted currents
breed tiny monsters
true sailing is dead
and the first animal is jettisoned
legs furiously pumping
their stiff green gallop
and heads bob up
In mute nostril agony
and sealed over
Mr Ones, Elvis and death
Thank you Onesies,,,, I usually listen to cheery Elvis like "When I was Cruel #2" :-)
But I liked that one.
Some people should be dead and the sooner the better. Karma be fine, but some are just human pieces of shit and I do rejoice when they go. I'm not talking about killing anyone, but if they die, then the lord must have wanted them. (if you believe in such things) There are people in the world that ONLY care about themselves and will throw ANYONE to wolfs, hell they're bring the wolf. It's a cold thing, but there are those that deserve no sympathy AND they almost always bring it on themselves. You can say karma, but karma works both ways,,,, maybe this was karma catching up with them. Shame it doesn't catch up faster!
\/\/ ( ) \/\/ !!!!!
Mark Twain nailed it....
...."I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
Admitted to being hooked on opioids in 2003 while slamming Garcia as a dead doper as was posted here by alvarhanso.
Dude once said Michael J. Fox was faking his Parkinson's Disease. The list is long. Great man that RL.
edited for sarcasm.
william hughes mearns - Antigonish
Jim thanks, yes, Hamza El-din. I remember Mickey introducing him, but couldn't recapture his name. I saw two maybe three concerts with him joining Mickey and Bill, and perhaps with the rest of the band for a while. Monster sets, maybe someday released. The drums were thunder and lightning those shows. Thanks.
Yes, some of these performances with the Dead were released on Rockin the Cradle and RT1. 4. That RT release has really started to grow on me the last couple of years.
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts....
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
50 years ago today……………….
February 18, 1971
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
Set 1: Bertha-Truckin'-It Hurts Me Too-Loser-Greatest Story Ever Told-Johnny B. Goode-Mama Tried-Hard To Handle-Dark Star>Wharf Rat>Dark Star>Me And My Uncle
Set 2: Casey Jones-Playing In The Band-Me And Bobby McGee-Candyman-Big Boss Man-Sugar Magnolia-St. Stephen>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away-Uncle John's Band
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again---I think this is a bit overrated, and not close to the best of the Port Chester run. We can’t deny its historic significance, although the Dead themselves may not have viewed it as such at the time. One era ending, another about to begin, five fine new songs. The first great seismic shift of 1971…….
We should luxuriate in the subtle magnificence of the luminous Dark Star, and get down and greasy with the crackling crisp energy of Hard To Handle. Those two alone would make this certainly worth the price of admission……………..
Hail Port Chester!
Live out of your imagination, not your history
But just before that..
Mr Ones - you may know more about that Love show in 2005 than I do. The main buzz about the concert I saw, as I remember it, was the re-appearance of Johnny Echols alongside Arthur Lee.
Its always surprised me that although Love are listed as having played on the same bill as The Dead and The Allmans at the Fillmore East 2/11 - 2/14, you never read any reports as to how they played or went down. Not very well, presumably!
Right...as you were.
Vguy nailed Mark Twain...
who nailed it with the 'pleasure to read an obit' quote.
Thanks for that. Hypocrisy dies one by one.
Oh yeah, this is a music thread. Listened to 2-18-71 the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
this is what happens when you preach hate your entire life. Lung cancer, what a way to go. I can see him now, gasping for breath, wishing he had done something else with his life instead of hating so many good people. Remember what he said about Jerry, so I will add to his obit, just another dead hateful republican.
Lots of great anniversaries of some great shows coming up soon. So much great Grateful Dead, so little time. Captcha, watch your parking meters.....
Skulltrip, calling Skulltrip???
Haven’t heard from ya in a long time?
Hope your ok out there in radio land!
Dave: A big thanks from snowy St. Charles, IL. This show is a great mood lifter when dealing with the snow/bitter cold in the Chicago burbs.
Vguy72, your Mark Twain obit quote was spot on. Have a Grateful day out there and stay safe.
You share my concerns.
I sent a PM to Skulltrip wishing him a Merry Christmas and have yet to here back. His response times are sometimes delayed, but never this long.
If anyone has been in contact with Skulltrip, please post.
I hope all is well with you my good man.