Who's up for a revolutionary evolutionary ride? DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1/2/70 captures the Grateful Dead as they make their first foray from the experimental 60s into their early 70s acoustic Americana period. Yes, this one is a little bit country and a little bit (psychedelic) rock and roll.
When the "Magnificent Seven" - Pigpen on percussion, T.C. on keys - first took the stage on 1/2/70, evidence was clear that the trip was about to take a turn. From their western wears to the twang in Jerry’s “broken-string blues,” it appeared they'd brought the Bakersfield sound to the Big Apple. They worked through much of what would become Workingman's Dead, stunning the crowd with laid-back numbers like "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," and "Black Peter." Just the same, they satisfied 60s stalwarts with magical versions of "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," and "That's It For The Other One." Sonic alchemy, indeed!
DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, New York 1/2/70 has been rounded out with a bit of 1/3/70 (the subscribers-only bonus disc features the bulk of 1/3/70). It was recorded by the great Owsley "Bear" Stanley and has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.
DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30 is limited to 20,000 individually-numbered copies*.
*Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
It seems I get more excited about a Dave’s release than just about anything else these days. Probably need to get out more.
Final Guess (and it’s a smoker!) 8-10-82 Univ of Iowa
The Ladies and Gentlemen release is the one that got me back. After Jerry died, I took a bit of a hiatus from the Good Old Grateful Dead. While they were still in the rotation and I still got the mailings with news and release information (remember when they did those), I was on a blues kick from 1996 to 2000-- lots of Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf.... In fact, the furthest I ever traveled to see a musician was from Michigan to the 1999 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival to see John Lee Hooker, who rarely ventured east of California in his later years.
I bought some of the Dick's Picks, but not all of them. And then they released Ladies and Gentlemen-- and the GD put their claws back into my skull. There are soooo many standout performances on that release and sound is perfect. Keithfan, you forgot to add Good Lovin' to your list of top 3 performances. That one is my absolute very favorite-- Pig's rap cracks me up and Jerry is just shreddin' behind him.
What I liked best about it was how accessible it was to non-Dead Heads. I was single for five years after it came out and had a group of friends I partied with-- none of them Dead Heads. Ladies and Gentlemen was the GD cd that I turned to and they all 'got it.' I couldn't play a deep Dark Star for them, but I could put that in and we would all be happy. Just great rock and roll music with jams that left my friends amazed that it was the Grateful Dead putting out such jams.
I rotate the music on my phone a couple times a year, Ladies and Gentlemen is always on it.
I've typed this before, but my wife was at Englishtown. Very close to where we lived, in fact kids that lived right around the racetrack went to my high school. Only thing she remembers is parking "somewhere", walking a "distance". She was really fucked up as she tells it. After the show, got back to where car was and it was towed away! Had to call her father to come get them!
I think my wife has been to about 5 official release shows.
So I sorting thru a load of JGB shows, I have multiple copies of the same shows, so this means listening to snippets of each show to determine which has the best sound and saving only that show. I hit upon a nice Sitting in Limbo and I'm listening to a quiet passage. And don't you just hate the assholes who have to whistle at the top of their lungs, like that's gonna drive Garcia to new unexplored higher heights of music ambrosia. Three different recordings from 3 different places and you can still hear this asshole whistling relentlessly thru the whole quiet part!!! Okay, not as bad as a talker,,,but……..
Guessing games continue.
April 1969 box: 4/6, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23
as for DaP 31? Hmmm....11.1.79 or 6/16/85 Greek.
Whoever he was..he was right. Rock n' roll WAS a serious threat. Changed the world. For which I am eternally grateful.
Daves...all apiine 89
Ok Dennis, I will quit whistling during shows.. :D
I had the same thing happen to me at a Phil show in NY in 2007.. I think this guy did serious damage to my ears that night and you can hear it prominently on the soundboard.
My favorite was going to a show with my main show buddy who had just torn his Achilles tendon, so he's on crutches.. and this young, quite drunk woman sitting next to him stands up on her chair during Friend of the Devil (apparently she knew that one) and proceeded to attempt to sing, in a blood curdling, off key banshee wail the twelve or thirteen words she knew in between falling several times on my buddy who had just been released from surgery using his crutches to help keep her in balance.
So I get what you are saying.
Not to self, no more whistling.
I'm hoping & I mean HOPING for 12/1/79 but my FINAL guess is.........................
"80sFan" calling for '79?? (Me too! Or maybe that phrase is too freighted with meaning to use casually?)
JimInMD outs himself as "The Whistler"? Why, he's at every freakin' show! (Obviously, an insidious new anti-superhero and newly emerged Batman nemesis named "The Whistler." )
And I'm sitting here with 21 hours to go to the DaP 31 announcement (of a '79 show, you go 80sFan) counting how many unreleased shows the band played in Sept-October 1972.
The answer is 21.
The fact that DLI/DL II put some of the 9-3-72 Boulder show on DiP 36 (9-21-72) probably means that some tapes and some performances from this period are unworthy of release for one reason or another. Call it 25%. That leaves a nice stash of ~15 releasable Sept-Oct shows. Putting out five of 'em leaves plenty in inventory, plus the seven unreleased shows in November and five shows in December.
So the upcoming box of fall '72 (oh DL, hear my plea!!) leaves DL with nearly two dozen late 1972 shows to release over the coming years.
Anyone know if 1-2-72 and 3-5-72 are in the vault?
Note: this is a nearly fact-free post, written to relieve pre-DaP 31 announcement anxiety... will the selection support or refute my weak theory that the 3rd release in the series is often not a significant show?
It's Stormy Monday, so back to work.
Feb 69 has hot hot hot stuff
I highly recommend miles davis bitches brew
If you havent heard it
As soon as I finished that list, I thought to myself, somebody is going to mention Good Lovin. It's the refrigerator repairman version! Are you a refrigerator repairman? Why you need one? No I was just aksking. It's the, "well what you want for a dolla and a quarter" version. I think he even refers to her as a Jersey cow. I'm glad you mentioned it.
I have to second the person (Muleskinner, I think) who recommended the netflix documentary on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue. It's so well done and the footage is fantastic! Will not disappoint...
Regarding the next releases, I'm with the vocal majority and would love a late 1972 box (maybe include Boston 9/15 and 9/16/72) and DaP 31 of an early Brent show with a Shakedown (11/25/79 Pauley Pavilion or 12/11/79 Kansas City).
Thanks David & Crew!!!
Little late on plugging this one. But its really , sneaky good.
There's a dude I follow on Twitter, mostly for politics, but he has a stealie avatar and wrote a whole blog post waxing poetic about this show. Second set starts with Scarlet - > Fire sandwich with a Touch of Grey filling, and never stops on through to a Stella - > Sugar Magnolia finish. And then, a rare 80s Dark Star, and as an encore no less! its not going to make anyone forget about their FW 69 box, but its a good one. Made for a nice way to spend a lazy Saturday July the 13th.
After that I put on 7/13/89 from the RFK box. Its an official release, and the sound is great, but its not half as exciting a show.
It would make a fine pick someday for the 80s fans.
In Hanoi...any announcement yet? What could it be??
must be a 69 release
I too appreciate the love for the 78 box. Going to those shows, I was not happy with the laid back musical vibe. I love this box, it is cracklin with Jerry guitar sound. I am also surprised it is not sold out. Jeez, this is nobrainer,...IMHO. Enjoy!
An old radio show I used to listen to,,, I never put 2 + 2 together!
I...am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!
A character known only as the Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. He often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the characters, guilty or innocent, from an omniscient perspective. The stories followed a formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by the criminal's own stupidity. An ironic ending, often grim, was a key feature of each episode. But on rare occasions, such as "Christmas Bonus" broadcast on Christmas Day 1944, the plot's twist of fate caused the story to end happily for the protagonist.
I think the plot twist had something to do with a garden tractor?!?
Similar thinking guy
....my pick? A '90's show. It's time.
I was at that show in addition to the encore Dark Star they showed pictures recently received from Mars? from a space shot I don't recall which one on the video screen. As you can imagine it was impressive for all especially those of us sparking. Friday night shows started at 7 nice and dark by encore time, perfect for the pics
announcement at 10 am today. I predict it will be a 69 show with a really space related theme, perhaps an unreleased Dark Star from 69? . After all, we are on our way to the moon 50 years ago, quite an exciting time. Launch, ground control to Capt. Trips, take your Owsley pill and put your helmet on....
Uh oh.. My cover is blown and witness protection will no longer return my calls..
Hanoi.. seems to point more to 1972 than 1969.. but we cannot ignore the lunar references that were flying high in 1969. Clearly the only way to resolve this conflict and avert the great vault riot of 2019 is to give us releases from both years, and quickly.
Sorting thru EVERY Garcia show EVER done. Got to 81 and found this note. Thought maybe it would interest some.
I went to this Palo Alto show with my usual plan. Hang in the parking lot and get my spot in
line established in the front of the line. You could do that back then. You could be one of the
first few people in line, establish your presence and go about your pre-show plans and
everyone would respect your place in line. Then I could run around and socialize with the
usual suspects, smoke pot, drink beer and wait. Once I got in I always got a front row table as
the other "head of the line" people were always hot to be rail-rats on the dance floor. My habit
was to score the front row table and then drop the appropriate amount of good ol' LSD.
I got the table and then this guy shows up and asks if he and his friend can sit there. I had no
problems with that. I didn't care how many people can fit in--- I got my seat! This was actually
a good thing because now I can run around, hit the bar, have fun and not worry about my
seat. I come back to the table and his guy is setting up recording equipment. Of course I
asked if I get a copy? He said, "sure--write down your address". Well, that assignment was
actually a tough one. The acid was coming on very fast and I had a very hard time getting
a pen a paper and then writing something on it. I scribbled something and he wrote down his
address and it said "Dead Echoes, Pahoa, Hawaii, I told him, "I know someone in Pahoa". He
looked rather startled and said "Who". I said, "Dick Latvala". Now keep in mind that this was
before Dick became the GD Archivist. He said, "what does Dick look like?". I described him
and he taps his friend on the shoulder who was sitting, facing the stage with his back to us.
This guy turns around and without missing a beat, looks at me and says, "Hi Jeff, gee, I
haven't seen you in ages". I was stunned. It was Dick and I had not seen him since I left his
house in Pahoa in late 1976.
(Here is the picture that Dick took of us leaving his place in Hawaii. He handed back the camera to me and off
we went to Hilo. The 'substance' in the rolling paper was ---- if you will -- "Dick's Gift" -- the β version!)
Dick then he proceeded to turn me on to what they were doing and how they were doing it.
The problem was that the acid I took was getting into full swing and I was having a hard time.
Dick finally said, "Why don't you just send me a couple boxes of blanks and I will fill them up
for you." I did, and he sent me this tape, and many others and my tape collection got a major
infusion of top trading ducats, and I was now hot to tape shows myself. It just took me awhile
to get going.
I saw Dick many times after that until I moved from California to Florida in 1989. I came to the
December 1992 shows and ran into him in the parking lot of the Oakland Coliseum Arena. I
told him that I had been sober since Jan. of 1991. He shared with me that he was trying to get
sober and get off of drugs, but he was having a hard time because shows always interfered
with that plan. At that show, he was sober in terms of alcohol but he was going to dose for the
show and he discussed that at length with me. He was trying to grasp how I could go to
shows without at least getting high. He never "got that". I never got to see him again after
On the information page of the 1-23-81 show, it says, “no info on Dick's recording rig”. I was
sitting at the table watching the recording happen and I don't remember what sort of
equipment was being used. Actually, at the time, I didn't know very much about portable
recording equipment. Amazingly enough, someone did! Taperpat wrote in to the comments
section on LL "My notes show a Technics 686 with Nak CM 300's.." I contacted him for more info
and he said
" I am an old friend of Dick and a long time taper/archivist. Which means I still have my old analog library
consisting of reels and master cassettes. On reel I have the same complete 1/23 and the partial 1/22 which I
picked up soon after it was recorded in the early '80s. Like Dick, I keep a written record on set lists, taping
equipment, location and any important data bits. Much better than relying on memory. In this case, my notes
show that this was the equipment used that night. The irony is that I didn't write down that Dick had actually
taped the show which makes it a rarity unto itself as he recorded so little on location. This might have be his only
recording that I know of. Does that help? "
Well, Pat you can count on it helping. Now we all know and "we" all just love to know all this
OCD tidbits!! If Taperpat knew this and just never had a reason to drag this stuff up from his
memory, just think how much more music and information is out there just waiting to surface.
I ran into Bob Nelson (bnmusic) at the May 2008 Phil shows in SF. (I had flown from Florida to see
the Sunday show.) I had not seen Bob in years, and he said something close to "Jeff, you got a
bunch of stuff that is uncirculated, you ought to get it out". I heard him and didn't really think
much more about it until I spotted one of my shows on LL that came from Katfishjohn. It
turned out that he and I went to shows back in 1982 and we had lost contact. Because of all
this crazy Jerry-based influence many of the 1982 shows will soon surface. I recorded almost
all of the SF Bay area 1982 Jerry Band Shows. I just wish I had done Stockton. I was there
and didn't record!
My sincere thanks to saturnus for his careful Manley SLAM!® transfers of these 1981 shows
and the transfers by Matt Smith of 6-12-82 and 4-25-82. Hang on to your hats folks, because
Matt has a whole bunch more of my 1982 Jerry Band recordings to put up on LL.
I am so grateful that all this is taking place. I was thinking, that if back in 1982 I had said, "ya
know, someday......all of these recordings will be available to anyone -- world-wide" ----
'they' would have taken me away in a nice white coat with very fashionable straps,
accompanied by a woman with beady eyes and tight pursed lips who would have a pencil in
her bun hair-do, while carrying a clipboard, not to mention the two big guys who would seem
to tag along!
I hope everyone is enjoying all of this stuff as much as I am. You see, I don't know how to
transfer all this stuff to digital. I don't have the equipment. I don't even know how to upload a
new torrent! However, I am downloading the torrent files just like everyone else---- so I can
listen to them on CD and enjoy them too! Aren't you glad you live in this age of computers?
Sorry for the spacing on that last one. I copied it from a pdf file and I guess that's the way it was. Not worth fixing.
"accompanied by a woman with beady eyes and tight pursed lips who would have a pencil in her bun hair-do, while carrying a clipboard"
Now that's quite the visual.
I've still got the wayback set to 4/21/69. It's time.
3/24/93 Dean Dome with filler from 3/25. Really good later show, and being widely circulated hasn't stopped other shows from being Picked, also, it would be the first foray into the 90s in the Series, might as well make it good one. Guess we'll find out in about 45 minutes time... Good luck to those who didn't subscribe.
....love it! 9/17/72
4/05-4/06 will fit on three disc's.
Oh man, I really like that Kansas City guess of 12/11/79 from RichardTorres, but my final guess is Brent’s first show 04/22/79, Spartan Stadium, San Jose State University. Box set will be 69 Ark....
Dennis - thanks for posting...that’s a fun read!
Ladies and Gentleman - this is the one that pulled me down the rabbit hole a few years ago, and then I met Doc. After telling him my affection for this release, other shows started showing up in my inbox especially 71s. Thanks Doc!
Speaking of 71 and also spacey Dark Stars....07/31/71 Yale Bowl is a good one from the Road Trips Series. Was able to listen to most of the Road Trips series this weekend.
My dogs name is Whistler, but I doubt it was him. When he tries it through his teeth he spits.
Not being a seasoned tour veteran, I did not realize how serious this issue of “talking at shows” was until my tour experience this summer. Luckily I like to dance and do very little to no talking during a concert, however I did notice a guy handing out business cards that said “Is the Band interfering with YOUR conversation”?, and I traded him a button for one. I totally get it, Sucks to have some loud mouth distract from your experience, but to go around looking for folks to hand those out too seems a little distracting as well...just sayin. I also saw some T-shirt’s that said the same thing, which should work well if the talker is sitting behind you...providing, of course-that, that person is at least paying attention enough to read it.
Singing off key to lyrics....Erghh, no comment, accept I’ve never stood in a chair, at least not that I remember!
I'm going with July 25th 1974, Chicago, the last Dark Star to be released from that year*
* Caveat- technically 6/23/74 was not released in its entirety. An edited version that included I think Spanish Jam and us blues was released on so many roads.
Yeah it's a risky guess considering the box set last year had three shows from 1974, but at the end of the day this is Dave's Picks and there hasn't been a 1974 release since let me see here... Was it Coattail Skeletons from Selland? #17. Long time ago., over 3 years. Relatively speaking, that is an eternity in Daves picks releases for any given single year of the 70s.
Just that is Worth the price of admission. Would be a cool show for release and also follow up previous releases with another Slipknot.
I'm pulling for 3.16.73
12.11.79 would be sweet also ship of fools terrapin station are excellent
....what about Gainesville?
Got back from a week vacation with Ingrid in Colorado; hit the two Boulder D&C shows, then spent a lot of time in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area. Absolutely stunning, beautiful sights and views.
Then came home to an astonishing ying/yang: allow me to explain. The day we left for our vacation we put an offer in our absolute *dream home* ten miles west of our current location; at the very last second, buyers came in with all cash and took it out from under us. We were totally bummed. Went on vacation, allowed that letdown to disappear into the mountains with us.
Upon our return last Friday, enter the ying and yang. It turns out our old english sheepdog Cisco had a spontaneous pneumothorax, which is essentially a spontaneous lung collapse. The very same night we hear back from our realtor that the other buyers backed out and do we still want that house. FUCK YEAH! But then that overwhelming joy was definitely tempered by our big pup landing in the throes of this major health issue.
We brought him to the vet and they hooked him up with breathing tubes. Took xrays, couldn't find the leakage point. Waited another day, then they took a CT scan and finally were able to find the perforation and last night he went into surgery to repair the damage. He's out as of late last night and seems to be super groggy as of this AM but hopefully he'll be able to come off those meds a bit and fingers crossed he'll bounce back.
It was really touch and go there for a bit though, as they noted that if they were unable to find the actual location of the air leakage, there wasn't a whole heck of a lot they could do. At the moment, all signs are pointing to the positive. But wow, what a major whirlwind of a week or two. Now, we are in full steam to get our house ready for sale and it should go very quickly...here's to hoping.
Now let's see what Dave's 31 has in store. It's Gainesville, right?
Hope you cats are all doing well.
Haven't ID'd the show yet, but the 3 songs were played on 10/28/79, 12/3/79, 10/23/80, 2/26/81, 3/13/81, 7/5/81, and 9/25/81
We are going through the house transfer situation, too.
Hello to 31 Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1979-12-03
Ok mom and dad time to get up so we can open our presents 🎁!
A) a bad ass Dark Star,
B) Some kick ass 80s or perhaps 90s?
So many great guesses; 7/25/74 boo-yah, 7/13/84, 93, 79s, 69, all sound good.....hopefully it’s something a little different? No offense but something outside the usual bubble would be nice!
Was at that 3/13/81 show on the rail, another good under the radar show....
Hopefully the box is 69 or Fall with Philly 89, though some nice 91 be ok, say those Fall Cleveland shows?
Would love that zfall 72 box, but maybe not this year...of course summer 85, but that ain’t gonna happen soon : (
MOVING: been in that process for over a year now.....new place is awesome but dam I wish I was twenty years younger! Funny because I was getting bored with life and bitching to the misses about “this routine is killing me” lol, Now I’m so worn out I can’t wait for the routine again. ; ) Good Luck, Hope it all works out!! and
Get well Cisco, Wuff!
Ok, tee minus 10 minutes and counting
Fall 79, Awesome!
Nice to mix it up a little, thanks guys!
Also, like hearing how their going to keep trying more variety.
But ultimately, like Dave said, not about the set list or what they played etc, it’s about how they played it!
Personally, I’m not familiar with this one but ifs it’s anything like 11/9, 11/5&6, 12/1, or the New Years run I think we’re going to be happy!
Gave this one last spin before the Dave's 31 announcement. This will be remembered as an excellent release with a great bonus disc if you subscribed.
2019 will be remembered as a good year.
i'll make my official box set prediction here: Summer '90
I hope I'm not breaking any rules and can delete this if I am. I have some Dead cds and Dave's Picks for sale and wanted to put them up here. I'm not trying to get rich, just movin' out some clutter. Send me a message and payPal preferred. shipping is included for all of them listed. Thanks
San Francisco, The Warfield 10/9 and 10/10/80- Record Store Day CD- $16 shipping included
Dave's Picks 27- Boise State U, 9/2/83- $30 shipping included
Dave's Picks 28- Capital Theater, Passaic, NJ, 6/17/76 - $30 shipping included
Dave's Picks 29- Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, Ca, 2/26/77 - $30 shipping included
Dave's Picks 30- Fillmore East, NY, 1/2/70 - $30 shipping included
Dave's Picks 30- Bonus CD- Fillmore East, NY, 1/3/70 - $30 shipping included
Looks reasonable enough to me. The only holes in my collection are the Fillmore West 1969 box set, and the first 1990 box set. I bought the second one, Spring 1990, after quite along wait, as I am not a big fan of 1990. But I was, and continue to be, surprised at how much I like the show within. Every time I play 3/14/90, which I believe is the first in the box, I feel moved to go on and listen to the whole. I keep looking around for the first one, but I haven't seen it for sale anywhere yet. I wouldn't spend a fortune on it, but if its anything like this second one....then I have missed out big time.
A cautionary tale for me, actually, thinking now that I wouldn't get this years box if it is from beyond 1974.
Still have not received my DAve's 30 with Bonus Disc. Multiple emails to customer service and no joy. Anybody who can help????
Send a PM to MaryE on this site. ..and do it quickly!! that was a long time ago.
You are not the only one. Sad, but true.
This is copied from
August 30, 2019 - 4:29pm#2
November 27, 2013
Still Waiting For DaP 30 To Be Delivered
Anyone else having this issue?
Per Dead.net Customer Service, 'Our new warehouse has advised that they have been unable to locate any numbered copies of Dave’s Picks Volume 30. With that confirmation, we have decided to produce a small, separately-numbered run of this title. We will use these copies to replace your missing or damaged Dave’s Picks Volume 30 shipment. Our production team has advised that the new, limited-edition run will be available in 2 months. "
Well, it's been two months and no word, no communication. Very frustrating.