Band Grateful Dead
Venue Knights Hall - Bellarmine College
Location Louisville, KY
Date 12/7/68 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Dark Star [#13:25] > Saint Stephen [4:01] > The Eleven (1) [3:49] ; [4:00] % Death Don't Have No Mercy [#2:49] ; [2:11] % Cryptical Envelopment [#0:03] > Drums [0:14] > The Other One [6:10] > Cryptical Envelopment [7:00] > Jam (2) [0:49] > New Potato Caboose (3) [14:10] ; [0:26]
Two Rosemary [#3:00] ; [1:48] ; He Was A Friend Of Mine [6:03#] ; [0:03] ; It Hurts Me Too (4) [#4:51] ; [2:08] ; Morning Dew [8:35] > And We Bid You Good Night (5) [2:50] ; [0:21]
Comments It sounds as though there is only one drummer on this tape - Mickey. See comment (4) below and the listing for 11/22/68. Bear can occasionally be heard making strange comments. Perhaps this is a tape of the signal that went to the monitors. After "one man gathers what another man spills" in Saint Stephen, Bobby says "Why did you pay for it?". (1) the Eleven timing includes the "William tell" verse. The Eleven comes to a stop after the usual opening jam. Someone is heard saying "Fade out". Bobby explains they need to rearrange some things to correct an echoing problem. Bear suggests everyone on one side of the auditorium go over to the other side and vice versa. (2) the Phil bass solo in New Potato Caboose contains a jam based on Frederick Chopin's piece "Opus #64", also known as "The Minute Waltz". (3) After New Potato Caboose, Bobby says "We're gonna take a little break". (4) Jerry asks for requests from the audience. When someone requests Alligator, Jerry says, "We're not going to do Alligator because one of our drummers, uh - broke down." (5) After AWBYGN, Jerry says "You've just been victimized by the Grateful Dead!".
Recordings 60 (set 1) SB, 30 (set 2) SB (mono) According to Jim Wise, the source is 7 inch 1/2 track reel master at 7.5 ips > 1st gen. Tascam MKII cassette > Sony D-10 Pro DAT (Sony PCM R-700 playback) > hard disk (via ZA2 sound card & Sonic Foundry Sound Forge) > cd
Master recording source(s): Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby
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Contributors David Sorochty , Jim Wise , Ihor W Slabicky , Alex Lindenberger , Glenn Gillis , Andrew Newbold, Brian Pollard
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