Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 1/2/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Early [59:51] ; Intro (1) [1:05] > Mason's Children [6:09] ; [1:34] ; Casey Jones [4:17] ; [0:12] ; Black Peter [10:41] ; [1:18] ; Mama Tried [2:32] > Hard To Handle [4:43] ; [0:15] ; Cumberland Blues [5:33] ; [0:16] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [3:53] > The Other One [10:34] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:04] > Cosmic Charlie [6:46#]
Late [1:57:55] ; Uncle John's Band [7:19] > High Time [7:06] ; [0:20] ; Dire Wolf [4:12] ; [0:06] % Easy Wind [7:07] ; [0:08] % [0:07] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:07] > Jam [0:31#] > I Know You Rider [#1:38] ; Good Lovin' [1:40] > Drums [0:17] > Good Lovin' [4:44] ; [0:50] ; Me And My Uncle [3:05] ; [1:44] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:37] ; [1:16] ; Dark Star [30:10#] > Saint Stephen [#4:00] > The Eleven [13:37] > Turn On Your Lovelight.[22:42] ; [0:32]
Comments Early and Late Shows.

Early Show
(1) The early show begins with the 2001 theme music playing over the PA (the prelude of Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra); at its conclusion the Dead launch into Mason's Children (this is audible on the AUD tape; the circulating SBD cassette cuts in on the last 3:11 of Mason's Children; the timing given here is from the CD). The circulating SBD cuts in on Mason's Children and breaks off just before the end of Cosmic Charlie; timings are based on the AUD where it is more complete. Possibly there is an encore missing.
Cold Blood and Lighthouse were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/02/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early 4.9, 063min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k, 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x

Late Show
Total time for Early & Late Show [2:57:46 +].

There is a cut in the Jam out of China Cat on the circulating copy of the SBD; the rest of the Jam and most of Rider are missing.

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen > 1st vocals 1:08 > transition Jam 2:01 > Eleven Jam 2:20 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 5:08 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:20 > Turn On Your Lovelight.

Cold Blood and Lighthouse were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists: 01/02/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - late
4.9, 121min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

01/02/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early 4.9, 063min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k, 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x

One person claims that the early and late shows for this date have been reversed, but others contradict him, and the tape evidence seems to as well.
Download Sources
Recordings Early 60 SB / Late 120 75 A? 6:09 CD Fallout From The Phil Zone (Mason's Children)
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless Rob Eaton Adrian M. Johnson Matt Caffrey
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 1/2/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Late Show. Total time for Early & Late Show [2:57:46 +].

There is a cut in the Jam out of China Cat on the circulating copy of the SBD; the rest of the Jam and most of Rider are missing.

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen > 1st vocals 1:08 > transition Jam 2:01 > Eleven Jam 2:20 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 5:08 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:20 > Turn On Your Lovelight.

Cold Blood and Lighthouse were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/02/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 063min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x

One person claims that the early and late shows for this date have been reversed, but others contradict him, and the tape evidence seems to as well.
Download Sources
Recordings 60 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell, Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 1/3/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [50:58] ; Morning Dew [8:48] ; [0:15] ; Me And My Uncle [3:00] ; [0:14] ; Hard To Handle [4:00] ; [0:17] ; Cumberland Blues [5:12] ; [0:20] ; Cold Rain And Snow [4:44] ; Alligator [3:48] > Drums [2:07] > Jam [8:41] > Bid You Goodnight Jam [1:04] > Jam [0:25] > Alligator Reprise [1:42] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Jam [0:18] > Feedback [5:25] ; [0:29]
Encore [5:55] ; Uncle John's Band [5:55]
Comments Early Show. Total time 51:51 +. The 8:41 Jam in medium fast 8s following Drums includes brief versions of Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Jam, The Other One Jam, Goin' Down The Road Jam, China Cat Jam and Mountain Jam in rapid succession. This is called the Early Show Short Shrift Full-on Razzmatazz Shaft. Cold Blood and Lighthouse were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/03/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 062min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 60 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 1/3/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [93:33] ; Casey Jones [#4:02] ; [0:12] ; Mama Tried [2:27] ; [0:20] ; Big Boss Man [4:08] ; [0:36] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:48] > Jam [2:41] > I Know You Rider [4:07] > High Time Tease [0:07] % [0:32] ; Mason's Children [4:55] ; [0:35] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:01] > Drums [3:29] > The Other One [9:54] > Cryptical Envelopment [4:58] > Cosmic Charlie [6:20] ; [0:55] ; Uncle John's Band [6:08] > Black Peter [8:27] ; [0:12] ; Dire Wolf [3:34] % [0:15] ; Good Lovin' [8:33] ; [0:35] ; Dancing In The Street [5:12] > Drums [1:28] > Dancing In The Street [3:48] ; [0:12]
Encore [15:38] ; Saint Stephen [6:10] > In The Midnight Hour [8:59] ; [0:17]
Comments Late Show. Total time 1:49:11 +. Total time for Early & Late Shows 2:41:02 +. Casey Jones is missing the first verse. Cold Blood and Lighthouse were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/03/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 112min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 110 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse
Location San Diego, CA
Date 1/10/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:25:55] ; Tuning (1) [0:59] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [3:10] > I Know You Rider [4:23] ; [2:10] ; Me And My Uncle [3:11] ; [0:18] ; Dire Wolf [4:16] ; [0:55] ; Hard To Handle [5:13] ; [0:12] % Casey Jones [4:20] ; [0:15] ; Mason's Children [4:25] > Black Peter [9:06] ; [0:06] % Good Lovin' [1:51] > Drums [3:26] > Good Lovin' [4:03] ; [0:13] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:08] ; [0:34] ; Turn On Your Lovelight (2) [25:37] ; [1:09]
Comments (1) "Clear the fuckin aisles".
At one point during Lovelight Pigpen tells the crowd: "Dance on your seats, just keep the aisles clear cuz the man is gonna getcha if ya don't cool it" and then, a minute later, "I believe you can stand up just a little more. There ain't too many of 'em." There was no encore. This is either the complete show, or the last 86 minutes of the show; it is not clear that China Cat was the opener. Savoy Brown and Aum were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). (2) Upcoming shows announcement at the conclusion of the show
Download Sources
Recordings 90 SB
Contributors Jim Powell David A. Finney
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Springer's Inn
Location Portland, OR
Date 1/16/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:18:36] ; Casey Jones [4:33] ; [0:44] ; Mama Tried [2:28] ; [0:33] ; Black Peter (1) [7:59] ; [2:38] ; Hard To Handle [7:07] ; [0:24] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:58] > Jam [2:28] > I Know You Rider [4:08] ; [0:30] ; High Time [7:37] ; [0:09] % Good Lovin' [#6:41] ; [0:10] ; Dancing In The Street [6:29] ; [0:29] ; Alligator [3:40] > Drums [5:13] > Jam in 12s [1:45] > The Eleven Jam [6:45] > Space [0:14] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [8:24] ; [0:14] % Cumberland Blues [#4:13#] % Me And My Uncle [#2:52] > Dire Wolf [4:10] ; [1:00] ; Uncle John's Band [6:51] ; [0:45] ; Easy Wind [8:00] ; [2:15] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:48] > Drums [0:49] > Space [0:59] > Drums [3:54] > The Other One [8:32] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:16] > Cosmic Charlie [6:#19] ; [0:12]
Comments (1) broken string after Black Peter. It is possible that this represents two sets, with the break occuring between Death Don't Have No Mercy and Cumberland, but it seems more likely that the entire show consisted of a single long set. Good Lovin' starts side B of the cassette in circulation and cuts in on "asked my family doctor." The beginning and end of Cumberland Blues are clipped, and the beginning of Me And My Uncle. There is a brief cut in Cosmic Charlie at 5:01. River was also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/16/70 'Springers Ballroom, Portland Or - set #1
4.8, 088min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 0, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Technics 1st Gen Reel->3800 x 0
01/16/70 Springers Ballroom, Portland Or - set #2
4.9, 054min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1
Download Sources
Recordings 149 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton David Hull
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Gill Coliseum - Oregon State University
Location Corvalis, OR
Date 1/17/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:57:08] ; Dire Wolf [#3:26] ; [0:37] % China Cat Sunflower [#2:13] > Jam [2:55] > I Know You Rider [4:24] ; [0:29] ; Hard To Handle [5:00] ; [0:25] ; Cumberland Blues [4:49] ; [1:04] ; Me And My Uncle [3:04] ; [0:18] ; Black Peter [9:32] ; [1:10] ; Good Lovin' [1:40] > Drums [0:15] > Good Lovin' [5:44] ; [1:41] ; Mason's Children [4:49] > High Time [6:#31] ; [1:19] ; Dark Star [20:51] > Saint Stephen [6:48] > The Eleven [11:16] > Turn On Your Love Light [16:56#]
Comments It's possible that we're missing a few songs from the beginning of this long single set; it's equally possible the show began with Dire Wolf. There is a cut in High Time at 4:55. Plainly Lovelight was the conclusion, give or take an encore. On the old circulating SBD the Lovelight breaks off at 16:56; on the new copy of the SBD circulating on CD it breaks off nearly 3 minutes short of this, at 13:59. Probably 10 minutes or more are missing here.

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen > 1st vocals 1:05 > transition Jam 1:42> Eleven Jam 3:49 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 3:05 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 0:55 > Turn On Your Lovelight.

Eaton lists:

01/17/70 Oregon State University, Corvalis Ca - complete
4.9, 121min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1
Download Sources
Recordings 118 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Springer's Inn
Location Portland, OR
Date 1/18/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This Sunday show is announced from the stage on Friday the 16th. DeadBase IX gives this list: Mama Tried; Cold Rain And Snow; Big Boss Man; Mason's Children; Black Peter; Dancin In The Streets; Me And My Uncle; Good Lovin'; China Cat Sunflower; I Know You Rider; Lovelight.
Download Sources
Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Honolulu Civic Auditorium
Location Honolulu, HI
Date 1/23/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:05:19] ; Tuning [0:23] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:55] > Jam [3:00] > I Know You Rider [4:30] > Black Peter [8:18] ; Yellow Dog Story [2:42] ; [0:27] ; Hard To Handle [5:27] ; [0:16] ; Mama Tried [2:38] > Dire Wolf [4:01] ; [0:31] ; Good Lovin' [1:51] > Drums [1:07] > Good Lovin' [6:41] ; [0:07] % [0:02] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:00] > Drums [3:11] > The Other One [10:53] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:13] > Dark Star [18:46] > Saint Stephen [4:48] > Turn On Your Lovelight [35:52#]
Comments There is a cut in Dark Star at 11:16. On the circulating tape Lovelight cuts close to its conclusion.

DeadBase IX and the Book Of The Dead Heads both list shows at the Honolulu Civic on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, with Jefferson Airplane also on the bill (according to DeadBase IX). However, articles and ads in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin for 1/22 and 1/24/70 make it clear that there were shows only on the 23rd and 24th, with the opening bands The Sun And The Moon, September Morn, and Pilfredge Sump, with lights by Noah's Ark. The Airplane was definitely not on the bill.

According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, also on the bill was Michael J Brody Jr, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gDwgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H2YEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7445,7731165&dq=grateful+dead&hl=en

Eaton lists:

01/23/70 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu Hi - complete
4.8, 128min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 128 SB (vault)
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Joey Newlander Jim Wise
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Honolulu Civic Auditorium
Location Honolulu, HI
Date 1/24/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [56:10] ; Tuning [1:30] ; Cumberland Blues [5:00] ; [0:07] % [0:03] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:15] ; [0:08] % [0:02] ; Me And My Uncle [3:10] ; [1:05] ; I'm A King Bee [6:09] ; [0:08] % [0:43] ; Mason's Children [6:31] ; [0:13] ; Black Peter [9:25] ; [1:02] ; Good Lovin' [6:27#] % Dancing In The Street [9:12]
Comments This list is probably incomplete before Cumberland or perhaps after Good Lovin'. On the circulating tape Good Lovin' breaks off incomplete. Dancin' concludes the show; it could be an encore. Dancin came into circulation separately from the rest of this material. See Comments under 01/23/70.

Eaton lists:

01/24/70 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu Hi - xcerpt
4.8, 047min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 56 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Warehouse
Location New Orleans, LA
Date 1/30/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:33:00] ; Casey Jones [#1:27] ; [0:47] ; Me And My Uncle [3:09] ; [0:29] ; Black Peter [9:51] ; [0:15] ; Hard To Handle [5:26] ; [0:05] % [0:07] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:13] > Jam [2:34] > I Know You Rider [4:19] > High Time [6:25] ; [0:15] ; Cumberland Blues [6:21] ; [0:04] % [0:03] ; Easy Wind [10:13] ; [0:12] % [0:10] ; Mama Tried [2:36] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [0:40] > Good Lovin' [5:26] ; [0:16] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:17] > Drums [5:22] > The Other One [9:41] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:10] > Cosmic Charlie [0:34#]
Comments The circulating tape breaks off during Cosmic Charlie. This is short for a complete show & Eaton lists another 35 minutes. The tape which contains this list is labeled "1/29/70" but 1/30/70 is the correct date. According to Tom Constanten this was his last performance as a regular member of the band (Between Rock & Hard Places p. 84). Back at their hotel afterward, the Dead were "busted down on Bourbon St." Fleetwood Mac and The Flock were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists (mistakenly as "1/29/70"):

01/29/70 The Warehouse, New Orleans La - complete
4.7, 128min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

If Eaton's timing is correct there is still a half hour of this show not circulating.
Download Sources
Recordings 94 SB 128 SB (vault)
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Warehouse
Location New Orleans, LA
Date 1/31/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [48:02] ; Intro [0:17] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:30] ; [0:22] ; Mama Tried [2:41] ; [1:57] ; Dire Wolf [3:56] ; [0:36] ; Big Boss Man [4:47] ; [0:21] ; Morning Dew [10:09] ; [0:25] ; Mason's Children [6:#08] ; [0:15] ; Me And My Uncle [3:13] ; [0:12] ; Hard To Handle [6:31] ; [0:32]
Two [22:23] ; Tuning [0:30] ; Long Black Limousine [4:55] ; [0:52] ; Seasons Of My Heart [4:48] ; [0:21] ; Sawmill [2:51] ; [1:00] ; Old, Old House [3:39] ; [0:17] ; The Race Is On [2:55] ; [0:26]
Three [35:25] ; Black Peter [7:13] > Little Sadie [3:24] > I've Been All Around This World [3:03] ; [1:14] ; Katie Mae [4:23] ; [2:19] ; Cumberland Blues [3:28] ; [0:21]
Comments Total time [1:35:54]. After Hard To Handle Bobby says "We've got a busted amplifier here." -- Jerry interjects "We've got a severe technical problem" while somebody shouts "hey Bear, hey Bear" in the background, and Bobby continues "So you guys can hang out and chatter amongst yourselves and feel free to wander around and make friends and do whatever you like to do in short while we try to work it out." Horrible noises seem to come from Phil's amp.

The tape pauses here; it's not clear whether there was a full break between Hard To Handle and Long Black Limousine. Long Black Limousine is Jerry and Bobby on acoustic guitars, Phil tries to play but drops out after his amp continues to sputter static. Jerry switches to electric with Sawmill. After The Race Is On Jerry announces that "we're going to take a break within the break -- we're still working on Phil's bass frantically in the background."

Apparently the problem remained unsolved because when the next set begins it is still just Jerry and Bobby acoustic. Pigpen does Katie Mae and Phil joins in on vocals for Cumberland. Before Cumberland Jerry can be heard proposing that they do Cumberland first, then Uncle John to end the set. The tape breaks off after Cumberland, however. It seems possible that this represents the entire Dead performance for this date, although normally you'd expect more electric Dead. Fleetwood Mac and The Flock were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

01/31/70 The Warehouse, New Orleans La - comple dte
4.7, 098min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 98 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Rob Eaton Matt Schofield Alex Allan[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Warehouse
Location New Orleans, LA
Date 2/1/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:16:15] ; Intro [1:37] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:47] ; [0:07] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:24] > Jam [4:10] > I Know You Rider [3:44] ; [2:05] ; Black Peter [10:30] ; [0:05] ; Cumberland Blues [6:16] ; [2:17] ; Good Lovin' [1:45] > Drums [1:52] > Good Lovin' [4:09#] % [0:0:03] ; Me And My Uncle [3:09] ; [0:22] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:09] > High Time [7:17] ; [3:34] ; Dire Wolf [4:57] ; [1:59] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:18] > Drums [11:45] > The Other One [10:35] > Turn On Your Lovelight [38:28] ; [0:43]
Comments Bust fund benefit with Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac. At the beginning of the tape an announcer gives a rundown of upcoming shows and then says: "and here's the group that made this afternoon all possible" -- Phil interjects "the New Orleans police department" as the announcer continues: "the Grateful Dead!"

Eaton lists:

02/01/70 The Warehouse, New Orleans La - complete
4.7, 124min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 137 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Michael Goetz
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fox Theatre
Location St. Louis, MO
Date 2/2/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:35:00] ; Casey Jones ; Mama Tried ; Hard To Handle ; Cold Rain And Snow ; Black Peter ; Cumberland Blues [1:34] ; Dark Star [21:54] > Saint Stephen [4:23] > Jam [0:49] > Mason's Children ; Good Lovin' ; Uncle John's Band ; Turn On Your Lovelight > Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Lovelight ; And We Bid You Goodnight
Comments There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 14:50 into Dark Star. Timings from circulating tape. Set list from Dave's Picks Volume 6
Download Sources
Recordings 35 SB; Dave's Picks Volume 6: 95 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Dwight Holmes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/4/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [00:16:18] ; Hard To Handle [6:26] ; [0:09] % [0:03] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:15] > Jam [2:13] > I Know You Rider [4:23] ; [0:10]
Two [00:20:20] ; Saint Stephen [2:20] > Not Fade Away [7:01] > Saint Stephen [2:23] ; In The Midnight Hour [8:03] ; [0:24]
Three [00:09:02] ; Jam [#9:02#]
Comments SET 1 is the portion of the Dead's set that was broadcast as part of a PBS television documentary, "San Francisco Rock: A Night At The Family Dog," filmed at the Family Dog on 2/4/70; DeadBase IX says it was broadcast on 12/13/70.

SET 2 transcribes a vault reel from this date. It includes a copy of China Cat > Rider, plus the tunes listed in Set 2, apparently material that was not broadcast.

In addition to the Dead's three tunes, the 60-minute cassette from the PBS broadcast includes the Airplane doing You, Me and Pooneil and Eskimo Blue Day, Santana doing Incident at Neshabur and Soul Sacrifice; and a Jam involving musicians from all the bands.

SET 3 is from this Jam; it is already underway when the tape segment begins and the segment cuts before its conclusion. Among musicians readily audible in this fragment of furious Jamming are Kaukonen, Garcia, Santana, Casady, Santana's rhythm section. Besides the 60-minute cassette, video tape of the broadcast is also in circulation, and audio tapes dubbed from it.
Download Sources
Recordings 20 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Bart Wise Rob Eaton Michael Parrish
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/5/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:05:20] ; Seasons Of My Heart [3:42] % [0:13] ; The Race Is On [2:42] ; [0:09] % Big Boss Man [4:52] ; [0:13] ; Black Peter [9:03] ; [0:15] % [1:05] ; Mason's Children [8:12] ; [0:21] % Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > The Eleven [#9:26] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Jam [1:15] > And We Bid You Good Night Jam [1:44] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [11:40] > Not Fade Away [5:41] > Cumberland Blues [4:48]
Encore [07:30] ; Uncle John's Band [7:30]
Comments During this run of four shows at Fillmore West (Thurs. - Sun. Feb. 5-8, 1970) the Dead played one long set each night, as is clear from the tapes of 2/6/70 and as Michael Parrish, who attended the shows, confirms.

Garcia plays pedal steel guitar on Seasons and The Race Is On.

There are two different tapes from 2/5/70, a 31:07 minute AUD tape and a 42 minute SBD. The first 5 songs listed are they AUD tape. They appear as filler on the 2/08/70 AUD tape. Probably Mason's Children follows Boss Man and Black Peter. David Hollister, who finally sorted out the identity of Seasons and The Race Is On, thinks that they may belong after Mason's; my guess is they came before, but this is unclear from the tapes. During the pause before Mason's Children various audience members call out for songs and Bobby responds "Just relax and take what you get." Mason's plainly was not a set opener. In the pause after Mason's the tuning sounds like Cryptical might be next, and I have supplemented the list from the tapes based on this assumption.

The 41:43 SBD tape begins with the first 7:00 of Mason's Children, breaks off, then resumes with The Eleven already well under way. Probably this is the conclusion of the show, and Uncle John was probably encore.

DeadBase IX lists a China Cat > Rider as well. Taj Mahal and Bigfoot were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

The Eleven analyzes Eleven Jam #3:15 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 2:46 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 2:23 > transition 0:22 > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Jam.

Eaton lists:

02/05/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 049min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen y->3800 x0
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Recordings 50 SB 25 AF
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Michael Parrish David Hollister
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/6/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:54:59] ; Cumberland Blues [#5:44] ; [0:11] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:37] ; [1:13] ; Dire Wolf [4:39] ; [1:08] ; Me And My Uncle [3:21] , [0:28] ; Hard To Handle [6:40] ; [0:22] ; Dancing In The Street [5:#36] ; [0:32] ; Casey Jones [4:20] ; [0:11] % [0:03] ; Mama Tried [2:36] ; [0:06] ; Good Lovin' [1:44] > Drums [3:03] > Good Lovin' [5:16] > High Time [7:23] ; [0:02] % Cryptical Envelopment [1:#25] > Drums [6:09] > The Other One [11:56] > Cryptical Envelopment [0:50] > Black Peter [9:33] ; [0:08] % [0:06] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [23:#33] ; [1:03]
Comments On the set structure of these shows see 2/5/70 Comments. This is probably the Dead's complete performance for the night, except possibly an encore.

There is a cut in Dancing In The Street at 1:22; probably several minutes of Jamming are lost here. There is a cut in Cryptical Envelopment at 1:04 with about 20 seconds missing. There is a cut of uncertain proportions at 3:23 of Lovelight.

Taj Mahal and Bigfoot were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

02/06/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 114min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 115 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Michael Parrish David Hollister
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/7/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:25:12] ; Green Green Grass of Home [#4:11] ; [0:56] ; Sawmill [3:40] ; [0:21] % Seasons Of My Heart [3:42] ; [2:00] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:12] > Jam [2:36] > I Know You Rider [4:15] > High Time [6:59] ; [3:36] ; Big Boss Man [5:00] ; [0:30] ; Me And My Uncle [3:13] ; [0:35] ; Hard To Handle [7:54] ; [0:26] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:28] > Uncle John's Band [10:07] > Black Peter [9:57] ; [0:06] % [0:17] ; Good Lovin' [1:39] > Drums [0:10] > Good Lovin' [4:06#]
Comments The timings given here are based on a composite of the AUD and SBD tapes.

Garcia plays pedal steel guitar on the first 3 tunes. On the AUD tape Green Grass cuts in on "as I step down from the train." In the pause after Green Grass Jerry says with droll mock sarcasm "And you thought you were gonna hear rock and roll." -- probably Green Grass opened the set. In the pause after Sawmill Jerry Teases Me And My Uncle repeatedly, but after a splice they play Seasons Of My Heart instead and when they do come around to Me And My Uncle, it's without the pedal steel. In the pause after Seasons Garcia shifts to electric guitar and they "test the monitors;" in the lengthy pause before Boss Man they again try to get the monitors working properly; Bobby remarks on the "jury-rigged house PA," observing that "I hate to point the incriminating finger but I wish he'd leave his shit home."

We are fortunate to have a fairly decent AUD tape of the first hour of this show, since the circulating SBD is rather cut up, with an additional 40 seconds missing from the beginning of Green Grass, nearly a minute missing from the end of Sawmill, 30 seconds lost from the beginning of Seasons, 15 seconds clipped from the beginning of Big Boss Man, Hard To Handle missing entirely, and 45 seconds clipped from the beginning of Cold Rain And Snow. On the other hand the circulating AUD breaks off after the first 4 seconds of Uncle John's Band, while the SBD carries on into Good Lovin'.

For reference and comparison here is a timing of the circulating SBD: Green Green Grass of Home [#3:39] ; [0:11] % [0:21] ; Sawmill [2:49#] % [0:06] % Seasons Of My Heart [#3:14] ; [2:01] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:11] > Jam [2:34] > I Know You Rider [4:15] > High Time [6:55] ; [0:31] % Big Boss Man [#4:45] ; [0:30] ; Me And My Uncle [3:11] ; [0:07] % Cold Rain And Snow [#4:46] > Uncle John's Band ... (timings from here on as above).

Compared with Friday's total of 115 minutes and Sunday's of 138, the 85 minutes of Saturday 2/7/70 preserved on tape seems obviously to fall short by at least a half hour. Obviously we are missing several tunes from the end of this set.

Taj Mahal and Bigfoot were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

02/07/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 070min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 60 AF 70 SB (vault)
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Michael Parrish David Hollister
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/8/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [02:18:25] ; Intro [0:24] ; Smokestack Lightnin' [15:10] ; [2:38] ; Morning Dew [9:07] ; [1:03] ; Dire Wolf [4:21] ; [3:10] ; Me And My Uncle [3:02] ; [0:52 "more Lesh"] ; Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:21] ; [0:57] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:09] > Jam [2:41] > I Know You Rider [4:20] ; [1:58] ; It Hurts Me Too [5:29] ; [0:09] % [0:04] ; Dark Star [26:43] > Saint Stephen [2:37] > Not Fade Away [9:18] > Saint Stephen [2:15] > Turn On Your Lovelight [35:07] ; [0:34]
Comments The timings for Dark Star through Lovelight are based on a composite of the AUD and SBD tapes. Bobby keeps singing Not Fade Away over the first 20 seconds of the Saint Stephen Jam; NFA is timed till the end of these vocals; the Stephen Reprise starts 20 seconds earlier and so actually runs 2:35, counting the overlap.

On the set structure of these shows see 2/5/70 Comments.

In his introduction Graham first presents "Mr. Garcia" with a "photo of Michael J. Brody of RCA-Victor," and then gives this introduction: "Stars of stage, screen and radio, direct from a command performance in New Orleans, these are the Grateful Dead." Bobby explains the pause after Smokestack: "We're waitin' for the Bear to turn on his lovelight" -- then, after a blast of Feedback, "He just did." In the long tuning pause after Dire Wolf Phil Teases Lovelight and Jerry enjoins "everybody just relax," several times.

It is possible that one or more tunes are missing between It Hurts Me Too and Dark Star; it is also possible that nothing is missing here.

The AUD tape has a cut at the end of Dark Star, in which the first 39 seconds of Saint Stephen are lost. This looks like the taper taking the opportunity to flip; the AUD runs unbroken to the end of Lovelight after this cut.

The SBD tape in circulation begins 3:42 before the end of Dark Star and runs for 33:04, cutting off 15:12 into Lovelight; the AUD supplies the remaining 19:55 of Lovelight. This odd scrap, too, suggests there was something unusual about the dimensions of the set. There is a passage of Tighten Up Jam during Lovelight.

The AUD tape of 2/8/70 usually circulates as 2 90-minute cassettes with filler from 2/05/70 (Seasons, The Race Is On, Mason's, Boss Man, Peter). Taj Mahal and Bigfoot were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

02/08/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 042min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 135 AF 42 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Michael Parrish David Hollister
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/11/70a - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [18:50] ; Black Peter ; Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One [#5:19] > Cryptical Envelopment [4:33] > Dire Wolf [4:21] ; Casey Jones [ 4:37]
Comments Early Show. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). Only the last 20 minutes of this show are in cirulation on tape. It is difficult to believe that they didn't play other tunes before That's It For The Other, so this list is probably incomplete.
Black Peter was released as part of the '30 Days of Dead" in 2012
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Recordings 25 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Steve Silberman
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/11/70b - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:20:46] ; Intro [0:30] ; Not Fade Away [11:58] ; [0:02] % Cumberland Blues [4:39] % [0:08] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:16] ;[0:04] % [0:14] ; High Time [6:48] % [0:09] ; Me And My Uncle [2:58] ; [0:06] % [0:07] ; Dark Star [16:20] > Spanish Jam [9:23] > Turn On Your Lovelight [32:49] ; [0:49]
Encore [5:51] ; Intro [0:13] ; Uncle John's Band [5:14] ; [0:24]
Comments Late Show. Total time 1:26:37 +. Intro by Keeva Krystal. Arthur Lee of Love adds percussion to the Dark Star. The third guitarist audible starting about 2:30 into Dark Star and for several minutes thereafter is Peter Green. Duane Allman on slide guitar enters around the middle of Dark Star. Gregg Allman adds organ & vocals during Lovelight, and Barry Oakley plays a second bass on Lovelight. Richard Pipes believes Fleetwood Mac-member Danny Kirwan's guitar is also to be discerned in the background. The encore is acoustic Dead, with only one acoustic guitar. The timings are from the AUD supplemented by the SBD. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill.

There are also two SBDs in circulation. The one that has circulated for many years starts 10:23 minutes into the Dark Star, with the best copies breaking off 3:41 before the end of the Lovelight (or cutting to an AUD patch); however, most copies of the SBD in circulation break off about a minute earlier. Usually the beginning of this tape is patched in from the AUD. Recently a new copy of a SBD has come into circulation. It includes the entire Late Show but at 6:58 into the Dark Star it has a cut in which 3:52 is missing; there are also copies of this SBD in circulation with this cut patched from the AUD. It also has a cut at 30:16 of Lovelight, with 0:27 missing; this also can be patched from the AUD. Probably the older circulating SBD comes from the surreptitious master (see below) while the recent copy comes from the vault master (this is speculation, however).

TAPES FROM FILLMORE EAST FEBRUARY 1970

Reportedly it was during this Late Show that clever and industrious Fillmore East stagecrew members including John Chester and Alan Mande managed to patch a Revox reel-to-reel deck with 15-inch reels into the PA feed underneath the stage, and the moment when our circulating SBD tape picks up the Dark Star, 10:23 after its opening, is the moment when they managed to get their jury-rigged system up and running. Circulating copies of this SBD master break off 3:41 before the end of the Lovelight; perhaps this cut is on the master. In addition to this 45 minute from 2/11/70 our enterprising heroes taped the Late Shows on the 13th and 14th (but apparently not the Early Shows), and copies of these tapes have been in circulation since the early 70s.

Bear also ran SBD masters of the 13th and 14th, and much of this material has now been released on Bear's Choice and Dick's Pick 4. However, it is unclear whether there is any SBD from the 11th in the vault. For the Dick's Picks 4 release, Jeffrey Norman patched gaps in the vault SBDs of the 13th and 14th using the surreptitious second SBD masters -- good karma all around. The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) releases tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Recently, SBD tapes of the Early Shows from 2/13 and 2/14 have come into circulation, in FM and pre-FM copies.

Besides the several SBDs from this run there are also two AUD tapes in circulation, one of the 2/11/70 Late Show and one of the 2/13/70 Early Show (see Comments under this date). There is a complete copy of the 2/11/70 AUD master in circulation, and it also appears as patches for the first 10:23 of the Dark Star and last 3:41 of the Lovelight, otherwise missing on the older circulating SBD tape, and in patches of the missing 3:52 starting at 6:58 of the more recently circulated SBD. The AUD of the 2/13/70 Early Show could easily be by the same taper as the 2/11/70 AUD. Both tapes have strong saturation and strong bass, and both have decent but not perfect mic placement, and as a result boomy in the bass with considerable hall resonance and audience noise. There is no evidence of AUD tape from the 14th in circulation.

Eaton lists:

02/11/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.9, 115min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Download Sources
Recordings 90 A? 45 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande Steve Silberman Kenny Schachat Richard S. Pipes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Ungano's Night Club
Location New York, NY
Date 2/12/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments An ad for this gig appears in the Village Voice. The 16 minute tape fragment sometimes circulated with this label is actually Fleetwood Mac w/ Peter Green, Clapton & Jr. Wells, Tea Party, Boston 2/12/70, the encore of Fleetwood Mac's set. Also, the 45 AUD tape excerpt from the 2/13/70 Early Show sometimes circulates mislabeled "2/12/70 Ungano's;" for more on this tape see 2/13/70a. Also, there is a soundboard recording of the 2/13/70 early show on archive.org mislabeled as 2/12/70 Ungano's.
The Village Voice, February 12, 1970
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Contributors Jim Powell, Joey Newlander, Kevin Weil
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/13/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [50:48] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:27] ; [1:03] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:01] ; [0:27] ; Good Lovin' [1:41] > Drums [2:04] > Good Lovin' [4:41] % [0:33] ; Mama Tried [2:31] > Black Peter [9:12] ; [1:50] ; Hard To Handle [6:12] % Saint Stephen [6:35] > Not Fade Away [9:02]
Encore [4:41] ; Casey Jones [4:27] ; [0:14]
Comments Early Show total time 55:29 +. BIODTL has 5 beats. The entire Early Show circulates on SBD. The entire set except Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away circulates on the 45 AUD, with the #2:48 fragment of the Casey Jones encore moved to the beginning of the tape. Timings here are based on the AUD where available. See Comments under 2/11/70 for more on the tapes. The AUD tape is often mislabeled "Fillmore East 2/10/70," sometimes also "Fillmore East 2/12/70" or "Ungano's 2/12/70."
There is also a SBD of the early show posted on archive.org mislabeled as 2/12/70 Ungano's
The Allman Bros. and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) releases tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date. 25 minutes from a set from the other opening band from the run, Love, has been released on their MCA LP and CD "Love - Live/Studio", and a 35 minute AUD tape from one night also circulates.

Eaton lists:

02/13/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 061min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Mas Yter Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
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Recordings 37:37 A? 55 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Steve Silberman Bart Wise
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/13/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:48:09] ; Intro [1:15] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:53] > Jam [2:07] > I Know You Rider [4:13] ; [0:53] ; Me And My Uncle [3:10] ; [1:07] ; Dire Wolf [3:58] ; [0:59] ; Smokestack Lightnin' [18:00] ; [5:22] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:37] ; [0:53] ; Little Sadie [2:45] ; [0:15] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:36] > Black Peter [7:20] ; Uncle John's Band [6:50#] ; [3:12] ; Katie Mae [3:57] ; [2:54] ; Dark Star [29:21] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [7:36] > The Other One [13:48] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:38] > Turn On Your Lovelight [30:12]
Encore [3:15] ; Tuning [0:56] ; And We Bid You Good Night [2:19#]
Comments Late Show total time 2:51:24 +. Total time Early & Late Shows 3:49:38 +. Late Show timings are from the circulating tape except Dark Star through Lovelight, which is from the CD. Set 1 is the complete Late Show Dead set. This is all one set; the band never leaves the stage en masse and there is no set-break.

Intro by Robert Hunter. The first five tunes are electric Dead. At the conclusion of I Know You Rider they start to go into High Time but immediately pull up short. Total time for this first electric segment through Smokestack Lightnin' is 38:35. During the pause after this tune the stage is re-rigged for the acoustic segment of the set but there is no set break and the band does not leave the stage en masse. From here through Katie Mae is acoustic Dead (31:47 + total time). The conclusion of Uncle John is clipped on the circulating tape. There is another extended pause while Pigpen's guitar mic is set up, and then he concludes the acoustic segment with Katie Mae. The remainder of the set is electric Dead again. This second electric segment of the set times 1:29:31 total. The end of the encore is clipped on the tape in circulation.

There is said to be 100 minutes of AUD tape from this show also in circulation, breaking off during Lovelight. Smokestack Lightnin', Wake Up Little Susie > Black Peter and Katie Mae appear on Bear's Choice. Dark Star through Lovelight appears on Dick's Picks 4. See Comments under 02/11/70 for more on the tapes. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill. The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) releases tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Eaton lists:

02/13/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - late
4.9, 153min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
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Recordings 169 SB Bear's Choice Dick's Picks 4
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/14/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:05:17] ; Cold Rain And Snow; Dark Star [23:31] > Saint Stephen [6:42#] > The Eleven [#8:59] > Turn On Your Lovelight [23:33] ; [0:33]
Comments Early Show total time 1:05:17 +. The circulating FM-SBD does not include Cold Rain And Snow. Only the last 5 seconds of Saint Stephen are cut on the circulating tape, which cuts back into The Eleven during the first Jam in 11s, omittng the first vocals and the transition Jam (a total of 4 minutes or more).

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen# ... #Eleven Jam #1:54 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 5:08 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:01 > transition 0:09 > Turn On Your Lovelight.

The Allman Bros. and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) releases tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Eaton lists:

02/14/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 072min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Download Sources
Recordings 66 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell digaman@well.com (Well, Tapes 400 #29)
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/14/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:26:05] ; Intro [1:51] ; Casey Jones [4:29] ; [0:05] ; Mama Tried [2:31] ; [1:24] ; Hard To Handle [6:06] ; [3:18] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:32] ; [0:43] ; Dark Hollow [2:37] ; [0:43] ; I've Been All Around This World [4:02] ; [0:18] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:22] > Black Peter [7:19] ; [0:04] % Uncle John's Band [5:#54] ; [2:30] ; Katie Mae [3:19] ; [0:20] % [2:31] ; Dancing In The Street [9:15] ; [0:25] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:09] > Jam [2:37] > I Know You Rider [4:18] > High Time [6:41] > [0:10] > Dire Wolf [4:06] ; [0:44] ; Alligator [3:44] > Drums [12:48] > Me And My Uncle [3:07] > Not Fade Away [13:59] > Mason's Children [3:53] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [14:25] > Feedback [8:42] > And We Bid You Good Night [1:39] ; [0:14]
Comments Late Show total time 2:26:05 +. Early and Late Show total time 3:31:22 +. Timings are from the SBD tape in circulation except for the tunes included in Dick's Picks 4, which are timed from the CD.

SET 1 is the complete Late Show Dead set. This is all one set; the band never leaves the stage en masse and there is no set-break. Intro by Zacherle. The first three tunes are electric Dead and time 14:34. During the pause after Hard To Handle the stage is re-rigged for the next seven tunes, which are acoustic Dead and time 31:43 total. There is a brief clip in the circulating SBD of Uncle John at 1:08. The rest of the set from Dancin through Bid You Goodnight is electric Dead and times 1:24:19 total.

There is said to be an AUD tape of this show in existance. Hard To Handle, Dark Hollow and I've Been All Around This World are included on Bear's Choice. The Introduction by Zacherle, Casey Jones, and the entire concluding electric segment from Dancin through Bid You Goodnight appear on Dick's Picks 4. See Comments under 02/11/70 for more on the tapes. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill. The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) comprises tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Eaton lists:

02/14/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - complete
4.9, 161min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Download Sources
Recordings 147 SB Bear's Choice Dick's Picks 4
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Panther Hall
Location Fort Worth, TX
Date 2/20/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX. Quicksilver Messenger Service was also on the bill (DeadBase IX).
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Civic Center Arena
Location San Antonio, TX
Date 2/21/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Sam Houston Coliseum
Location Houston, TX
Date 2/22/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX, which lists a Lovelight.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Austin Municipal Auditorium
Location Austin, TX
Date 2/23/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:06:08] ; I Know You Rider [#2:40] > High Time [6:32] ; [0:46] ; Dire Wolf False Start [0:22] ; [0:58] ; Dire Wolf [3:45] ; [0:57] ; Yellow Dog Story [3:00] ; [2:08] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:39] ; [0:22] ; Little Sadie [2:44] ; [0:26] ; Me And My Uncle [2:39] ; [1:15] ; Black Peter [8:03] ; [1:06] ; Seasons Of My Heart [2:44] > Uncle John's Band ; [0:13] % [0:25] ; Not Fade Away [12:58] > Good Lovin' Tease [0:08] > Mason's Children [3:#32] ; [0:06]
Comments Monkey And The Engineer through Uncle John's Band is acoustic Dead. Pigpen (on organ) and Phil join in at Jerry's request starting with Black Peter. The first attempt at Dire Wolf is aborted while they adjust PA levels. Most of the vocals of Mason's Children are cut out at 0:36.
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Recordings 70 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Jim Wise
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/27/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [02:08:28] ; Tuning [1:25] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:17] ; [1:02] ; Me And My Uncle [3:13] ; [2:39] ; Dancing In The Street [14:54] ; [2:09] ; Easy Wind [8:04] ; [0:18] ; Black Peter [8:08] ; [0:27] ; Good Lovin' [1:46] > Drums [4:17] > Good Lovin' [6:41] ; [1:19] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:06] > Jam [1:52] > I Know You Rider [4:19] > High Time [7:35] ; [0:51] ; Hard To Handle [6:32] ; [2:02] ; Casey Jones [4:14] ; [0:14] ; Cumberland Blues [5:53] ; [0:10] ; Drums [0:39] > Not Fade Away [7:00] > Turn On Your Lovelight [19:00] > Two Trains Running [1:00] > Space [0:40] > Turn On Your Lovelight [6:43#]
Comments There is a cut in Black Peter at about 4:40 and another in Casey Jones around 1:00. Lovelight cuts on the master, very close to its conclusion. The 60 FM contains Easy Wind, Not Fade Away > Lovelight and Dancin In The Streets. Commander Cody was also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

02/27/70 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 129min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 115 SB 60 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/28/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:56:21] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [#12:47] > Me And My Uncle [3:02] ; [0:11] ; Cumberland Blues [4:53] ; [2:06] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:40] ; [0:27] ; Little Sadie [2:47] > Black Peter [8:35] ; Tuning [0:43] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:13] > Jam [3:09] > I Know You Rider [4:20] > High Time [6:35] > Dire Wolf [4:35] ; [0:10] ; Good Lovin' [1:43] > Drums [3:13] > Good Lovin' [8:00] ; [0:22] % [0:02] ; Big Boss Man [5:05] ; [0:07] % Casey Jones % [0:20] ; Alligator [3:48] > Drums [6:25] > The Other One [9:27] > Mason's Children [5:13] > Jam [0:50] > Turn On Your Lovelight [12:24] ; [0:09]
Encore Uncle John's Band
Comments Lovelight through Cumberland are electric Dead, Monkey through Black Peter are acoustic, and the rest electric again. This is all plainly one set. There is a minor glitch with little or nothing lost between Rider and High Time. According to Rob Eaton there is a Casey Jones between Boss Man and Alligator; it does not appear on the circulating tape, however. Eaton also says that the show closes with Uncle John, which also does not appear on the circulating tape. Commander Cody was also on the bill.

Eaton lists:

02/28/70 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 130min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 130 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Ryan Shriver Rob Eaton Michael Goetz[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 3/1/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:52:11] ; New Speedway Boogie Jam [4:15] % [1:50] % Casey Jones [4:56] % [0:16] ; Big Boy Pete [4:01] ; [0:16] ; Morning Dew [9:18] ; [0:16] % [0:04] ; Hard To Handle [5:40] ; [0:17] ; Me And My Uncle [3:16] ; [0:10] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [3:50] > The Other One [10:25] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:30] > Black Peter [7:01] ; [0:23] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:48] ; [0:37] ; Dire Wolf [3:42] ; [0:20] ; Good Lovin' [1:46] > Drums [3:29] > Good Lovin' [6:49] ; [0:11] ; Cumberland Blues [6:12] ; [0:18] ; I'm A King Bee [7:55] ; [0:13] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [1:55] > I Know You Rider [4:15] ; [0:35]
Two [21:29] ; Tuning [0:34] ; Uncle John's Band [7:23] ; [0:04] % Dancing In The Street [8:37] % It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [4:45#]
Comments Total time 2:13:40 +. Timings are based on the AUD tape supplemented by the SBD. The AUD tape was mastered by Harry Ely. This tape cuts in during the "New Speedway Boogie Jam," which sounds like Bobby playing the comp to this song over & over while the audience claps along and the equipment crew tries to get the rest of the band up & running. After 4:15 this cuts to another couple minutes of tuning, soundcheck activity and bitching about the sound system. The show proper finally kicks in with Casey Jones, though the circulating SBD only starts with Big Boy Pete. The circulating AUD is missing Me And My Uncle and I'm A King Bee, but they appear on the SBD. On the AUD tape China Cat cuts in at "kimono like a crazy-quilt star gown," and the 2nd stanza of Rider is clipped. These defects aside, AUD tape is quite a decent job of audience recording. The circulating SBD breaks off after Uncle John's Band. It's possible that It's All Over Now, Baby Blue was the conclusion of the show. Commander Cody was also on the bill.

Eaton lists:

03/01/70 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 133min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

If Eaton's timing is correct several tunes are still not circulating from this show.
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Recordings 113 A? 105 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Location Santa Monica, CA
Date 3/7/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [27:57] ; Black Peter [8:54] % China Cat Sunflower [3:18] > Jam [2:01] > I Know You Rider [4:28] > High Time [5:48] ; Tuning (1) [3:16] ; Dire Wolf [0:12#]
Two [47:23] ; Not Fade Away [#5:13] > Drums [4:59] > Good Lovin' [2:53] > Drums [0:13] > The Other One [6:#48] > Not Fade Away [2:26] > Turn On Your Lovelight [24:51#]
Comments This tape has circulated for years mislabeled "3/8/70" but Joey Newlander's archival research demonstrates that this show actually took place on 3/7/70. There are probably songs missing before and after Black Peter; on the circulating copy the Dire Wolf breaks off and the tape cuts in on the beginning of NFA. There must be tunes lost after Dire Wolf as well. (1) Includes New Speedway Boogie Tease.
It is impossible to tell whether the two fragments come from one set or two. There is a tape flip 3:27 into The Other One; probably not much is lost here.
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Recordings 75 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Travelodge Theatre in the Round
Location Phoenix, AZ
Date 3/8/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:32:39] ; Cold Rain And Snow [#3:35] ; [0:40] ; Yellow Dog Story [2:16] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:56] > Jam [2:13] > I Know You Rider [4:12] > High Time [7:00] ; [0:46] ; Dire Wolf [3:47] ; [1:10] ; Hard To Handle [4:49] ; [3:33] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:38] ; [0:10] ; I've Been All Around This World [3:48] ; [0:44] ; Me And My Uncle [3:22] ; [0:41] ; Black Peter [8:30] ; [1:42] ; Katie Mae [2:10] > Wake Me Shake Me [9:29] ; [0:10] ; Not Fade Away [9:41] > Turn On Your Lovelight [13:19] > Drums [0:33#]
Comments During the pause after Hard To Handle they switch to acoustic, shifting back to electric during the impromptu blues with an unknown vocalist following Katie Mae. The unknown vocalist continues his bizarre contributions, including some harmonica, during Not Fade Away > Lovelight. Latvala reports that there are two reels in the vault labeled with this date; the second is blank; the contents of the first are listed here. Perhaps we are missing the rest of the concluding electric set, although this seems complete as listed. Jim Blackwood notes that this was Vince Welnick's 1st Dead show (as an audience member).
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Contributors Jim Powell, Jim Blackwood, Dick Latvala, David Gans
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Kleinhans Music Hall
Location Buffalo, NY
Date 3/17/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Saint Stephen % Dark Star > Drums % Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments DeadBase IX lists Dark Star > Drums; Lovelight, and notes that Lynn Harbold joined during Drums and that "the Dead Jammed on stage with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra."

Jay Trader's excellent webpage about this show at http://www.theblackdog.org/gd-bpo/ features a newspaper review that confirms Dark Star > Drums and Lovelight.

Another audience member describes a three set show, with material from Live Dead and Aoxomoxoa in the first two sets (Saint Stephen and Dark Star in the first) and an improvisation with the orchestra in the third, which he describes as including a passage of "call and response". He says that during this portion of the show the Dead played on top of a lift platform, which rose when they played and dropped when the symphony played. The symphony played a program featuring the work of John Cage "complete with laser-light show."
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Recordings none in circulation 12/96
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 3/20/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments We have concluded that the tape in circulation labeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 3/20/70 Early Show electric set is actually the Early Show electric set for June 24th -- see 06/24/70a. If this is correct then as far as we know there is no tape currently in circulation of the 3/20/70 Early Show.

The Village Voice ad for the March 20 & 21 Capitol Theater shows lists the Dead, with Catfish opening, shows at 8:00 and 11:00. The Early Shows appear to have consisted of a 70-minute electric set; presumably Catfish played an opening set. It isn't clear whether they also opened the Late Show. The Dead's Late Show set was considerably longer than the Early Show's, with a short acoustic mini-set inserted in the middle.

The acoustic set listed as "6/24/70 Late Show Set 1" (also at this venue) sometimes circulates labeled "3/20/70 Early Show" but this seems quite improbable.

The soundcheck listed as "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 11/6/70 SET 1" sometimes circulates labeled "3/20/70 soundcheck;" this seems very unlikely, however.
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Contributors Jim Powell Gary Lambert Dwight Holmes Joey Newlander
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 3/20/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[1:53:31 +]] ; Casey Jones; [0:10] ; Me And My Uncle [3:22] ; [0:42] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:51] > Jam [1:58] > I Know You Rider [4:17] ; [1:38] ; Hard To Handle [6:08] ; [1:44] % Deep Elem Blues [5:30] ; [0:15] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:14] ; [0:28] ; Don't Ease Me In [1:20] > Black Peter [6:00#] % Uncle John's Band [#2:46] ; [0:08] % Intro [0:20] ; Katie Mae [3:38] ; [0:15] % Drums [0:06] > Good Lovin' [1:54] > Drums [2:13] > Not Fade Away [5:14] > Drums [3:05] > Good Lovin' [2:39] ; [0:29] ; Viola Lee Blues [12:20] ; [0:45] ; High Time [6:38] % [0:16] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [23:51]
Encore Applause [2:21] ; And We Bid You Good Night [2:54] [0:18]
Comments Late Show total time 1:59:04 +. Casey Jones through Hard To Handle is electric Dead, Deep Elem Blues through Katie Mae is acoustic, Good Lovin' through Lovelight is electric. This is all one set; the band never leaves the stage. The circulating tape is missing Casey Jones, which is listed according to DeadBase IX. The circulating SBD contains all but Me And My Uncle and China Cat Sunflower, which are supplied by the AUD, which is excellent AUD; it would be useful to turn up a complete copy of this AUD master, if only to supply the Casey Jones. The Friend Of The Devil has different lyrics. Pigpen concludes Lovelight with "see y'all tomorrow." Catfish was advertised on this bill and probably played an opening set.
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Recordings 115 SB 15 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 3/21/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[64:15 +]] ; Tuning [0:34] ; Walking The Dog [8:23] ; [0:58] ; Me And My Uncle [3:07] ; Tuning [0:38] ; Death Don't Have No Mercy [8:48] ; [2:16] ; Drums [0:10] > Good Lovin' [1:45] > Drums [2:32] > Good Lovin' [4:03] ; [0:58] ; Dire Wolf [3:30] ; [0:18] ; Big Boss Man [4:44] ; [2:29] ; He Was A Friend Of Mine [10:06] > Viola Lee Blues [12:28] > The Seven [2:02] > Cumberland Blues [4:26]
Comments Early Show. This is excellent AUD master; it was recorded by Ken Leigh with a Sony TC-110 with a built-in mic (proving once again that placement is crucial). Catfish was advertised on this bill and must have played an opening set.
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Recordings 65 AF
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 3/21/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[1:48:51]] ; Intro [0:43] ; Casey Jones [4:17] ; [0:44] % Dancing In The Street [14:46] % Easy Wind [7:53] ; [0:21] % Tuning [2:49] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:27] ; [0:21] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:24] ; [0:10] ; Don't Ease Me In [2:36] > Black Peter [7:16] ; [0:33] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:48] > Uncle John's Band [6:04] ; Intro [2:02] ; Katie Mae [3:53] ; [2:07] ; Cosmic Charlie [6:02] ; [0:55+] ; Saint Stephen [5:45] > Not Fade Away [7:13] > Saint Stephen Jam [0:40] > China Cat Sunflower Jam [0:46] > Jam [1:10] > Not Fade Away [2:24] ; Has Anybody Seen My Gal Tuning [1:06] ; In The Midnight Hour [11:29] > Turn On Your Lovelight [4:54]
Encore [[0:57+]] ; Tuning [0:57+] ; And We Bid You Good Night [3:05]
Comments Late Show total time 1:52:53 +. Total time Early & Late Shows 2:57:08 +. Casey Jones through Easy Wind is electric Dead, Friend Of The Devil through Katie Mae is acoustic, and Cosmic Charlie through Lovelight is electric. The Friend Of The Devil has different lyrics. Wake Up Lil Susie is in response to an audience request. This is excellent AUD tape; the acoustic set is marred by a nearby audience-member's intermittent drumming on a seatback. Catfish was advertised on this bill and may have played an opening set for the late show.
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Recordings 115 AF
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pirate's World
Location Dania, FL
Date 3/24/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:27:50] ; Morning Dew [#4:20] ; [0:52] ; Mama Tried [2:37] ; [0:13] ; Drums [0:14] > Good Lovin' [10:52] ; [0:17] ; Don't Ease Me In [4:12] ; [0:18] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:08] ; [0:28] ; High Time [7:04] ; [0:13] ; Dark Star [13:#45] > The Other One [5:01] > Saint Stephen [4:08] > Drums [1:09] > Not Fade Away [6:02] > Turn On Your Lovelight [14:31] > Me And My Uncle [2:53] ; [0:37]
Comments According to a ticket, there were two shows on 3/22 and 3/23. Unless a third was added, the date for this list is incorrect. http://www.deadlists.com/posters/1970s/19700322tik-5x2.jpg

The first half of Morning Dew is missing on the circulating tape, and there is a tape flip in the Dark Star at 4:51, before the first vocals; the remaining 8:54 fragment cuts in during the Space following the vocals; probably around 2-4 minutes are lost here. These defects aside (and they are likely on the master) this is the complete show. In the pause after Me And My Uncle somebody says "Our time's up. See ya' later." Probably there wasn't an encore.

Eaton lists:

03/24/70 Pirates World, Dania, Fl - complete
4.7, 088min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 90 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell, Ryan Shriver
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Field House - University of Cincinnati
Location Cincinnati, OH
Date 4/3/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:07:30] ; Casey Jones [#3:45] ; [0:34] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:04] > Jam [1:40] > I Know You Rider [4:04] ; [0:36] ; Hard To Handle [4:58] ; [0:40] ; Dancing In The Street [10:04] ; [0:28] ; Me And My Uncle [2:57] ; [0:38] % Friend Of The Devil [3:42] ; [0:38] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:16] [0:33] % [0:10] ; Candyman [5:01] ; [0:19] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:17] > Black Peter [7:20] > Uncle John's Band [6:15] ; Intro (1) [2:52] ; Katie Mae [3:51] ; [0:13] % Good Lovin' [#0:22] > Drums [2:16] > Good Lovin' [4:37] ; [0:02] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:01] > Drums [3:05] > The Other One [7:44] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:26] > Cosmic Charlie [6:29] % Not Fade Away [5:30] > Turn On Your Lovelight [17:#16]
Encore And We Bid You Good Night
Comments This was all one long set with an acoustic passage in the middle running from Friend Of The Devil through Katie Mae and brief pauses before and after to re-arrange equipment. (1) Includes tuning and monitor levels.
There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 5:50 into Dancin.

The opening of Casey Jones is clipped. The tape cuts in on the beginning of Good Lovin', losing around 90 seconds; the Lovelight is virtually intact; some copies do not have the unnecessary tapeflip, which represents a pathetic bit of malicious mischief. The tape in circulation is missing the encore, which is listed as in DeadBase IX.

This tape used to circulate labeled "Cincinnati 4/30/70" but Latvala reports that the vault tapes are indeed labeled 4/3/70 and argues for accepting this date. Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters and the Lemon Pipers were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

04/03/70 University FIeldhouse, Cinncinnati Oh - acoustic P
4.7, 022min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 130 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless Dick Latvala Michael Parrish Dwight Holmes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/9/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:40:48] ; Me And My Uncle [3:06] ; [0:12] % [0:18] ; Casey Jones [4:19] % It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:14] ; [1:15] % [0:11] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:02] ; [0:04] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:47] ; [0:06] ; Candyman [4:48] ; [0:30] ; Black Peter [6:03] ; [0:02] ; Uncle John's Band [7:08] % Katie Mae [3:03] % Drums [0:18] > Good Lovin' [1:42] > Drums [3:32] > Good Lovin' [6:32] % Cowboy Song [4:42] % Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [0:04#] % The Other One [8:56] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:13] % Not Fade Away [9:15] > Turn On Your Lovelight [10:30#]
Comments This list is based on a composite of the circulating AUD and SBD tapes. The SBD contains Me & My Uncle through Uncle John, with cuts at the beginning of FOTD and the end of Uncle John. The AUD contains the entire contents listed, with several cuts and several tunes out of sequence on most circulating copies.

This show is all one long set with an acoustic passage in the middle running from Friend Of The Devil through Katie Mae. After Man's World Bobby says "We're gonna take you from all this sweat and steam and uproar and tumult and we're gonna break out our acoustic guitars and regale you with some wooden music."

There is a tape comprised of the 4/12/70 AUD of Good Morning Little Schoolgirl; Mama Tried; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Viola Lee Blues that sometimes circulates mislabeled "Fillmore West 4/9/70" and sometimes "Fillmore East 7/10/70."

Miles Davis contributed an hour-long set each evening, and according to DeadBase Stone The Crows and Clouds were also on the bill.

The AUD tape was mastered by Harry Ely. Some copies in circulation have the last couple minutes of Deep Elem Blues cut, others don't.

"Cowboy Song" is an Instrumental improvisation involving audience participation on a hoe-down type riff with an unknown vocalist conducting in a sort of scat & yodel fashion (it isn't Marmaduke or Ramblin Jack or David Bromberg -- maybe it's Nelson on acid?); this one-time-only affair never had a name -- the title comes from tape labels.

The Other One Drums sound like they were cut out on the spot with the pause button.

Quite a bit of Lovelight is missing, probably; Pigpen is only just starting to get wound up when the circulating AUD cuts.

SBDs of at least 3 of Miles' sets circulate (the 10th, the 11th, and one more).
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Recordings 101 AF 45 SB
Contributors Jim Powell David Scott Allan Michael Parrish Michael Goetz
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/10/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments DeadBase IX gives this list: [electric] Cold Rain And Snow; New Speedway Boogie; Mama Tried; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Hard To Handle; Casey Jones; [acoustic] Friend Of The Devil; Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Wake Up Little Susie > Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; [electric] It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World; Dancin In The Street; High Time; Alligator > Caution > And We Bid You Good Night. Also on the bill were Miles Davis Quintet with Airto Moreira, Stone The Crows, and Clouds.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Michael Parrish
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/11/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [31:28] ; Not Fade Away [#2:04] > Turn On Your Lovelight [28:49] ; [0:35]
Comments The circulating tape contains only the last 32 minutes of this show. DeadBase IX gives this list: [electric] Cold Rain And Snow; I'm A King Bee; Beat It On Down The Line; Dire Wolf; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World; [acoustic] Don't Ease Me In; New Speedway Boogie; Friend Of The Devil; Me And My Uncle; Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; [electric] Dark Star > Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight.

Miles Davis Quintet with Airto Moreira, Stone The Crows, and Clouds were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

There is a tape in circulation mislabeled "4/11/70" containing #Dark Star > Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Saint Stephen > Turn On Your Lovelight#; this is actually a fragment of the 2/8/70 SBD.
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Recordings 32 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Jim Wise Michael Parrish
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/12/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:53:56] ; Tuning [0:16] ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [17:25] ; [0:02] % Casey Jones [4:26] [0:07] % [0:08] % [0:10] ; Mama Tried [2:35] ; [0:03] % [0:15] ; China Cat Sunflower [1:49] > Jam [2:19] > I Know You Rider [4:09] > High Time [0:01#] % [0:04] ; Drums [0:12] > Good Lovin' [1:42] > Drums [4:14] > Good Lovin' [4:39] [0:15] % Candyman [#4:17] ; [0:02] % Deep Elem Blues [4:53] % Cumberland Blues [4:30] ; [0:10] % [0:04] ; Dire Wolf [4:00] ; [0:08] ; Dancing In The Street [11:25] ; [0:09] % Black Peter [8:20] ; [0:12] % [0:10] ; Uncle John's Band [7:01] ; [0:16] % [0:03] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:19] ; [0:04] % [0:02] ; Viola Lee Blues [13:52] > Feedback [1:15] ; [0:30]
Encore And We Bid You Good Night
Comments The timings represent a composite of the SBD and AUD tapes. The SBD contains Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Cumberland through Feedback. The AUD master is excellent and often mislabeled "SBD;" the circulating copy contains Good Morning Little Schoolgirl through Deep Elem Blues and Uncle John through Feedback.

There are partial selections and multiple sequences of the AUD tape in circulation, often mislabeled "SBD," and there are also parts of the 4/9/70 SBD in circulation mislabeled "4/12/70." The list given above follows the 2-CD composite tape of the AUD with the SBD reels that was assembled and put into circulation by Nathan Wolfson and David Gans.

The Bill Graham Intro of Good Morning Little Schoolgirl goes "If the Dead End Kids were alive today, they would be called "The Grateful Dead." Jerry sings only the first two stanzas of China Cat before jumping off into the Jam.

At the end of I Know You Rider they start to go into High Time but the AUD tape cuts after 1 second. After the splice Good Lovin' starts. It's conceivable that they didn't actually go on to play High Time. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting around 4 minutes into Dancin.

This is all one long set. Candyman, Deep Elem Blues, Cumberland Blues, Dire Wolf, Black Peter, and Uncle John's Band are all played with electric instruments, not acoustic.

The AUD tape of Candyman cuts in at the second verse, "with your hair a-hangin down."

Cary Wolfson attended this show and remembers the Dead coming back out to do the And We Bid You Good Night encore.

Eaton lists:

04/12/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 080min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 110 AF 80 SB reel
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Cary Wolfson Michael Parrish Rob Eaton Charlie Miller David Gans Nathan Wolfson Dwight Holmes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/15/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:38:54] ; Cold Rain And Snow [#5:45] ; [0:20] ; Mama Tried False Start [0:10] ; [0:51] ; Mama Tried [2:31] ; [0:56] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:46] ; [0:39] ; Candyman [4:51] ; [0:52] ; Hard To Handle [4:45#] % [0:05] ; Cumberland Blues [4:47] ; [0:28] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [4:23] > Jam [5:00] > Drums [0:49] > The Other One [8:31] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:20] > Dire Wolf [4:03] ; [0:51] ; Dancing In The Street [12:00#] % Turn On Your Lovelight [#12:34] > Not Fade Away [2:15] > Turn On Your Lovelight [6:55] ; [1:37]
Comments There are brief difficulties with the PA during Cold Rain which occur again at the beginning of the first attempt at Mama Tried and bring it to a halt. After a pause for repairs they start this tune over. Hard To Handle cuts off near its conclusion on the master, as does Dancin. Lovelight cuts in near its beginning. The Jam in fast 8s interpolated into That's It is extraordinary. A third guitarist sits in, and also someone on keyboards, and someone on congas (starting from during the first drums). Plainly the four-show run at Fillmore West with Miles Davis inspired an extra measure of adventure. The old partial DeadBase list and also a more complete list supplied by Rob Eaton have a China Cat > Rider before Mama Tried but these don't show up on the circulating tape and may be erroneous.

Eaton lists:

04/15/70 Winterland Arena, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.9, 102min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1
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Recordings 100 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Ryan Shriver Dick Latvala Rob Eaton David Gans
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/17/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Don't Ease Me In ; Long Black Limousine ; Monkey And The Engineer ; Deep Elem Blues ; Candyman > Cumberland Blues ; Me And My Uncle ; Mama Tried ; Cathy's Clown ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie ; Friend Of The Devil ; Black Peter ; Uncle John's Band
Comments Dawson, an early Bay Area deadhead who saw these shows with her sister and kept lists. There do not seem to be any tapes in existance. To judge by the list this was probably more acoustic than electric Dead and Jerry may have played some pedal steel with the Dead as well as with NRPS.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Judy Dawson Mike Dolgushkin Dave Sorochty
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/18/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Don't Ease Me In ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle ; Friend Of The Devil ; Deep Elem Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; Candyman > Cumberland Blues ; New Speedway Boogie ; Me And My Uncle ; Mama Tried ; Katie Mae ; The Rub ; Roberta ; Walk Down The Street ; Flood
Comments The poster for these shows (4/17, 18 & 19/70) list the billing as "Mickey Hart & His Heartbeats" and underneath in smaller type "Bobby Ace & His Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck." According to DB NRPS and Charlie Musselwhite were also on the bill. This information, and the lists for the next two nights, were provided to DeadBase by Judy Dawson, an early Bay Area deadhead who saw these shows with her sister and kept lists. There do not seem to be any tapes in existance. To judge by the list this was probably more acoustic than electric Dead and Jerry may have played some pedal steel with the Dead as well as with NRPS..
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Judy Dawson Mike Dolgushkin Dave Sorochty
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/19/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One I Know You Rider ; Friend Of The Devil ; Candyman ; Sawmill ; Deep Elem Blues ; The Rub ; Katie Mae ; Roberta ; Big Breasa ; She's Mine ; Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; Mama Tried ; Me And My Uncle ; The Race Is On ; Uncle John's Band
Comments The poster for these shows (4/17, 18 & 19/70) list the billing as "Mickey Hart & His Heartbeats" and underneath in smaller type "Bobby Ace & His Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck." According to DB NRPS and Charlie Musselwhite were also on the bill. This information, and the lists for the next two nights, were provided to DeadBase by Judy Dawson, an early Bay Area deadhead who saw these shows with her sister and kept lists. There do not seem to be any tapes in existance. To judge by the list this was probably more acoustic than electric Dead and Jerry may have played some pedal steel with the Dead as well as with NRPS.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Judy Dawson Mike Dolgushkin Dave Sorochty
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Mammoth Gardens
Location Denver, CO
Date 4/24/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [33:11] ; Tuning [0:10] ; I Know You Rider [7:57] ; Intro [1:22] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:44] ; [0:56] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:42] ; [0:13] ; Me And My Uncle [3:26] ; [0:25] ; Candyman [5:40] ; [0:29] ; Uncle John's Band [6:34] ; [0:25]
Two [1:07:09] ; Tuning [0:41] ; Easy Wind [8:55] ; [0:44] ; Cumberland Blues [4:44] ; [0:08] % Dire Wolf [3:56] ; [0:11] % Dark Star [24:39] > Saint Stephen [5:54] > The Eleven [13:55] > Drums [1:23] > Jam [2:02] % It's A Man's Man's Man's World [#5:22]
Comments Total time 1:40:20 +. SET 1 may be the complete acoustic Dead set, though it's possible songs are missing before Rider. Broken string comment/delay before Dark Star. Over the applause following Uncle John Jerry says "we're gonna bring on the electric Dead." According to Bill Ray, who attended the show, there was definitely a set break, and Stu Green, who produced the show, confirms this. He adds: "My main impression of the audiences those nights was that they came expecting Live Dead and (at least for the opening sets) got Workingman's Dead. I remember that during the intermission people were kind of real smiley and saying 'Wow, the Dead are playing folk music!' Pigpen was frail and jaundiced, and had to rest in the dressing room during parts of the shows." Spencer Wren, another audience member, recalls that Hammond opened, followed by NRPS with Jerry on pedal steel and Phil playing bass.

SET 2 is electric Dead. It may be that a tune or two featuring Bobby's vocals or Pigpen's is missing in the splices before and after Dire Wolf. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 13 minutes into Dark Star. The Jam during which the reel audibly runs out sounds like it's heading for Good Lovin'. According to Wren, Pigpen and Hammond came out and Jammed by way of an encore after the Dead finished their electric set, around 1:30 AM.

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen > 1st vocals 1:05 > transition Jam 2:19 > Eleven Jam 3:08 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 4:57 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:46 > Drums.

This tape's fidelity leaves something to be desired for the first few minutes but by the beginning of Friend Of The Devil the taper gets his levels up (the PA levels come up during Rider) and thereafter this is fairly decent AUD tape, not dead on in the sweet spot but quite listenable. It's possible the mics were repositioned before the electric set and/or before Dark Star. Bill Ray reports that John Hammond opened.

All of the listed tunes except the concluding fragment of Man's World have been in circulation for many years dated "4/24/70." Recently the Man's World fragment came into circulation, labeled as part of this same tape. This list, however, strikingly resembles the list in the review of the next night (see Comments under 4/25/70), particularly with the addition of Man's World. On the other hand the eyewitnesses appear to vouch for this list as the 24th. Perhaps the show reviewed is misdated, or perhaps there is a mix-up in the dating of this tape, or of the fragment of Man's World.
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Recordings 101 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Bill Ray Michael Goetz Stu Green Spencer Wren Dwight Holmes Jeff Cotsman Glenn Gillis Uli Teute Hanno Bunjes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Mammoth Gardens
Location Denver, CO
Date 4/25/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments There is a rave review for the Saturday 4/25/70 show by Mike DeLong, "Grateful Dead Stuns Crowd," in the Colorado Springs Sun for April 30, 1970. See Comments for 4/24/70.

John Hammond opened. There is a bogus tape in circulation labeled "4/25/70" which actually comes from 9/17/70.
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Recordings none in circulation 12/96
Contributors Jim Powell Bill Ray Jeff Tiedrich Hanno Bunjes Uli Teute
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue York Farm
Location Poynette, WI
Date 4/26/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Turn On Your Lovelight
Three Dark Star
Comments Ron Ramsey writes: "They played from 2:30 to 7:30. With a couple breaks. Opened the 1st set with Lovelight. Phil Lesh announced the 3rd set: 'We're gonna do a sunset raga.' Launched into Dark Star."
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Recordings none in circulation (10/00)
Contributors Jim Powell Dwight Holmes Ron Ramsey
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Alfred College
Location Alfred, NY
Date 5/1/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [21:46] ; Deep Elem Blues ; I Know You Rider ; Monkey and the Engineer > Candyman ; Me And My Uncle ; Mama Tried ; Cumberland Blues ; The Race Is On [2:38] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:41] % New Speedway Boogie [8:00] ; [2:19] ; Cold Jordan [2:35] ; [0:23] ; Uncle John's Band [6:02] ; [0:08]
Two [33:30] ; Dirty Business [9:23] ; [0:11] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:25] ; [0:15] ; Cecilia [4:20] ; [0:23] ; Rainbow [2:52] ; [0:05] ; Louisiana Lady [3:54] ; [0:24] ; Honky Tonk Women (1) [5:08] ; [0:06]
Three [1:00:05] ; Drums [0:14] > Not Fade Away [8:16] ; [1:15] ; Hard To Handle [6:37] ; [1:21] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:05] > Drums [2:06] > The Other One [0:16# + #9:28] > Cryptical Envelopment [7:47] ; [0:20] ; High Time [6:53] ; [0:17] % Turn On Your Lovelight [16:53]
Comments Set 1 is acoustic Dead. Deep Elem through Cumberland Blues based on information provided by David Lemieux, including Me And My Uncle and Mama Tried with NRPS.

Set 2 is NRPS w/ Garcia, pedal steel. Set 3 is electric Dead. There may have been a second electric Dead set as well. Obviously none of this is complete. (1) Marmaduke says goodnight.
The NRPS set conclusion occurs at the beginning of a cassette which continues with the 5/2/70 NRPS set. Apparently this derives from a band work tape.

After Uncle John Jerry says "we'll come back with our electric stuff in just a moment," Bobby interjects "you wanna hear Pigpen?" and Jerry responds "Pigpen doesn't wanna do anything."

The newly circulating transcription of this SBD contains the Dead sets listed above. The old SBD fragment of this show circulated for years mislabeled "St. Louis 5/19/70;" it's total time is 37:02; it cuts in on the concluding 9:38 of The Other One, probably soon after Drums, and runs through to the end of Cryptical, then cuts to High Time; the Lovelight fragment follows after another splice; circulating copies tend to be very fast. Between this tape and the initial 19 seconds of The Other One on the newer tape, probably little of The Other One is missing.

A to Latvala there is no tape in the vault for this show. Eaton lists:

05/01/70 Alfred College, Alfred Ny - acoustic/start electric
4.9, 051min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1
05/01/70 Alfred College, Alfred Ny - electric part
4.5, 047min, Sbd, A1D2, Reel M->Reel 1->PCM 1->Dat 0, 44k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->PCM x 1->7030 x 0
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Recordings 90 SB 10 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Ryan Shriver Rob Eaton Dick Latvala Jeff Tiedrich Ed Lammer Charlie Miller
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Harpur College - State University Of New York
Location Binghamton, NY
Date 5/2/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Acoustic [57:42] ; Tuning [1:45] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:41] ; [0:15] ; I Know You Rider [6:52] ; [0:58] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:31] ; [2:27] ; Dire Wolf [3:25] ; [1:31] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:44] > Black Peter [7:31] > Candyman [1:46] > Cumberland Blues [5:00] ; [0:48] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:19] ; [2:09] ; Cold Jordan [2:22] ; [0:12] ; Uncle John's Band [6:11] ; [0:15]
One [58:40] ; Workin' Man Blues [3:34] ; [0:27] ; Watcha Gonna Do [3:44] ; [0:33] ; Glendale Train [1:55#] % Brown Eyed Handsome Man [4:09] ; [0:18] ; Truck Drivin' Man [2:53] ; [0:28] ; Can't Pay The Price [4:45] % All I Ever Wanted [6:40] ; [0:36] ; Henry [3:18] % Lodi [4:15] ; [0:36 Intro] ; Sawmill [3:20] ; [0:12] ; The Race Is On [1:59] ; [0:18] ; Mama Tried [3:00] ; [0:30] ; Me And My Uncle [3:27] ; [0:10] % The Weight [6:19] ; [0:08]
Two [1:22:36] ; Saint Stephen [#3:33] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:55] > Drums [3:28] > The Other One [13:55] > Cryptical Envelopment [8:59] > Cosmic Charlie [7:23] ; [0:49] ; Casey Jones [4:45] ; [0:09] ; Drums [0:29] > Good Lovin' [1:55] > Drums [3:03] > Good Lovin' [9:29] ; [0:15] % Cold Rain And Snow [7:30] % [0:04] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [8:45] ; [1:17] ; Dancing In The Street [14:57] ; [0:45]
Three [32:25] ; Morning Dew [11:41] ; [1:00] ; Viola Lee Blues [15:19] > Feedback [1:19] > And We Bid You Good Night [3:06] ; [1:50]
Comments AN EVENING WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD MID-1970

Harpur College, Binghamton 5/2/70 is the first show from 1970 where we have tape of the complete three-part concert that comprised a Dead show in mid-1970. Speaking to Dick Lawson in England around 5/24/70, Garcia said:

"We're going through some transitions. Our music is not what it was: it's continually changing. What we've been doing in the States lately is having like 'an evening with the Grateful Dead.' We start off with acoustic music with Bobby and I playing guitars, light Drums and very quiet electric bass. Pigpen plays the organ. Then we have a band we've been travelling with, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, where I play pedal steel, not guitar, Mickey plays Drums, and three of our friends from the coast, musicians that we've known for a long time, are fronting the band. So we start off with acoustic muisc and then The New Riders of the Purple Sage -- it's like very snappy electric country-rock; it's kinda hard to describe -- and then we come on with the electric Dead, so it keeps us all really interesting, and it's six hours of this whole development thing. By the end of the night it's very high."

(Dick Lawson, "What Will Be The Answer To The Answer Then?," Friends, 12 June 1970, p. 11)

Eaton lists:
05/02/70 Harpur College, Binghampton Ny - complete
4.8, 182min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1

Total time 4:01:11 + (including 05/02/70b SET 1). The SBD of the Dead's portion of this show, minus Cold Rain And Snow, has been released as Dick's Picks 8. Timings are based on these CDs except for the NRPS set and Cold Rain, which are from the circulating SBD cassettes.
David Nelson plays acoustic guitar on Cumberland Blues while Jerry switches to electric. Nelson plays mandolin on Cold Jordan and Marmaduke adds bass harmony vocals.

Set One is the complete NRPS set, with Garcia on pedal steel guitar. Sawmill through Me And My Uncle feature vocals by "special guest Bobby Ace, formerly of Cards Off The Bottom (haw)." There are two tapes from this set in circulation. 9 of the last 11 tunes of the set appear following Uncle John on side B of a cassette containing the rest of the 5/2/70 acoustic set on side A. The complete set except The Weight appears on another circulating 90 SBD cassette, following the last six tunes of the 5/1/70 NRPS set; this cassette probably stems from a band work tape (see Comments under 05/01/70). Set Two is the first electric Dead set. The first 1:45 of Saint Stephen are missing on the master. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 5:30 into Dancin.

Set Three is the the second electric Dead set
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Recordings 245 SB Dick's Picks 8
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell barry@sbe.acast.nova.edu Dwight Holmes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Field House - Wesleyan University
Location Middletown, CT
Date 5/3/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [29:55] ; Workin' Man Blues [#2:01] % I Don't Know You [3:50] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:32] % Truck Drivin' Man [2:54] % Fair Chance To Know [4:12] % Announcements [5:12]
Two [1:19:39] ; Me And My Uncle [3:16] % New Speedway Boogie [10:12] % Drums [0:34] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [2:21] > Jam [7:36] > Good Lovin' [2:17] % Dire Wolf [4:20] % Don't Ease Me In [4:46] % Turn On Your Lovelight [21:45] > The Main Ten Jam [1:02] > Uncle John's Band [6:02] > Turn On Your Lovelight [6:30] ; Announcements [3:49]
Comments This tape was mastered on a Uher reel-to-reel machine by sociology professor Charles Lemert. SET 1 is NRPS w/ Garcia, pedal steel, SET 2 is electric Dead. The tape is obviosly incomplete. This is a uniquely bad -- a hilariously bad job of audience taping. At one point there is an announcement that the first aid station has eyedrops for people still smarting from teargas at a demonstration that afternoon in New Haven; the tape ends with a speaker urging participation in the next day's nationwide protests against the Viet Nam War. The end of the Good Lovin' Jam features Phil soloing with the drummers. Bobby plays acoustic on New Speedway. There is a striking little jam in Lovelight from 16:00 - 17:24 that somewhat resembles the Martian Blues in Playin In The Band 14:15 - 15:20,, Cow Palace 12/31/76.
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Recordings 110 A?
Contributors Jim Powell pfreedma@osf1.gmu.edu Paul Gibian
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Kresge Plaza - MIT
Location Cambridge, MA
Date 5/6/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:09:36] ; Dancing In The Street (1) [#16:10] ; [0:38] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:40] > Jam [2:#19] > I Know You Rider [4:10] % [0:51] ; Next Time You See Me [3:59] % [1:13] ; Morning Dew [11:04] ; [0:06] % Drums [0:46] > Good Lovin' [2:24] > Drums [1:48] > Good Lovin' [9:36] ; [1:47] ; Casey Jones [5:12] ; [0:10] ; Saint Stephen [5:59] > Not Fade Away [11:49] ; [0:09]
Comments This is a free outdoor concert, part of a rally protesting the killings of student demonstrators at Kent State in Ohio on 5/4/70. (1) " lost kid named Frank".
There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 13:30 into Dancin'.

On the circulating SBD the beginning of Dancin is clipped; about 35 seconds of the first lyrics are lost. There is a cut of uncertain proportions 30 seconds in to the China Cat Jam (30 seconds after "Queen Chinee"). Morning Dew's intro gets the full gong & cymbal treatment.
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Recordings 70 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Dwight Holmes Dan Nooter Joan Bailey
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue DuPont Gym - MIT
Location Cambridge, MA
Date 5/7/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:06:44] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:04] ; [0:23] ; I Know You Rider (1) [7:41] ; [1:57] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:30] ; [1:15] ; Me And My Uncle [3:16] ; [0:31] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:10] ; [0:28] ; Candyman [5:39] ; [4:44] % Cumberland Blues [4:58] ; [0:17] ; New Speedway Boogie [7:23] ; [1:02] ; Black Peter [6:26] ; [0:10] ; Uncle John's Band [7:08] ; [0:22]
Two [1:14:07] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [3:51] ; [2:42] ; Six Days On The Road [3:26] ; [2:12] ; I Don't Know You [3:44] ; [2:04] ; Portland Woman [4:09#] % Henry [3:35] ; [0:56] % Workin' Man Blues [4:18] ; [1:01] ; All I Ever Wanted [7:38] ; [0:40] ; Fair Chance To Know [3:30#] % Last Lonely Eagle [5:50] ; [0:37] ; Lodi [4:13] ; [1:08] ; The Race Is On [2:38] ; [0:18#] % Seasons Of My Heart [#2:48] ; [1:06] ; Mama Tried [2:53] > Sawmill [3:44] ; [0:44] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:40]
Three [02:00:41] ; Drums [0:10] > Good Lovin' [1:40] > Drums [1:17] > Good Lovin' [5:15] % Cold Rain And Snow [5:31] ; [0:12] % [0:18] ; Dire Wolf [4:16] ; [0:55] ; Easy Wind [9:50] ; [1:22] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:49] > High Time [6:58] ; [0:16] % Cryptical Envelopment [1:54] > Drums [2:42] > The Other One [8:57] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:57] > Cosmic Charlie [6:43] ; [0:06] % Casey Jones [4:46] ; [0:07] % I'm A King Bee [7:49] ; [0:06] % [0:17] ; The Frozen Logger [0:30] > Drums [0:40] > Not Fade Away [8:16] > Turn On Your Lovelight [17:19] > Saint Stephen Jam [1:23] > Jam [0:38] > Darkness Jam [1:07] > Jam [2:47] > China Cat Jam [1:48] > Turn On Your Lovelight [5:57] ; [0:55]
Comments Total time 4:21:32 +. These timings represent a composite of the two circulating AUD masters. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. (1) Monitor check after I Know You Rider
Jerry plays electric guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway Boogie, while Bobby continues on acoustic guitar. Apparently David Nelson adds a second acoustic guitar to New Speedway and perhaps Cumberland, since Bobby & Jerry both introduce him after New Speedway; it is very difficult to pick out his guitar on the circulating tapes, however.

SET 2 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. The cut in Fair Chance To Know is the tape flip; it's harder to figure what happened with the cut before Seasons -- it may not be on the master. Somebody adds soaring harmony vocals to Last Lonely Eagle. The Race Is On, Seasons, Mama Tried and Sawmill feature vocals by "special guest star Bobby Ace, formerly of Bobby Ace And The Cards Off The Bottom."

SET 3 is electric Dead. By way of introduction to Dire Wolf Jerry says "This is a little paranoid-in-the-streets mantra -- if you want to think of it that way." Beat It On Down The Line gets 30 beats in response to an audience-member's reply to the question "What's a good number?" -- at first this query elicits cries for "Alligator" & Jerry replies "He didn't mean that kind of number. He meant the other kind of number -- you know, 'one, two...' ." The Jam after the Darkness Jam includes hints of NFA, Lovelight, Caution and the Saint Stephen Jam. There was no encore.

Together the two circulating AUD masters from this show present us with that rare thing, a recording of the (nearly) complete sequence of events at your typical mid-1970 3-set show (acoustic Dead - NRPS - electric Dead) -- and a generous high-energy show at that. Circulating copies of the more nearly complete AUD master contain the entire show except a few cuts and glitches; notably, this master has several cuts in the NRPS set (listed above), is missing the first couple bars of Easy Wind, loses levels late in this tune, and is missing The Frozen Logger and the first 2:05 of the Drums > Not Fade Away. There are at least two different copies of this master in circulation, one that's been around for more than a decade, marked by its omission of the NRPS set, and the other, apparently from a much more recent retranscription of the master, which includes the NRPS set. The more complete version tends to be cleaner as well; the other glitches are on both copies & presumably on the master.

The circulating copy of the second AUD master contains 70 minutes of excerpts from the electric Dead set, (#Cold Rain; Dire Wolf; Easy Wind; Beat It; High Time; That's It > Cosmic Charlie; I'm A King Bee; The Frozen Logger; and Not Fade Away, which breaks off near the end); this is sufficient to cover all the electric set flaws on the first master but offers no help with the NRPS set. Both masters make very listenable AUD tape. The mics for the more nearly complete master were placed further back; it has more audience noise on it, including the group among whom it was recorded, who have quite an amusing party but manage to be quiet during songs. The 70 minute excerpts tape has much less audience noise, and a crisp bass; the mics were much closer in, and this tape sometimes circulates mislabeled "SBD."
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Recordings 262 A? 70 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Joan Bailey Tony Toscano
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Farrell Hall, SUCNY
Location Delhi, NY
Date 5/8/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Dark Star > Dancing In The Street ; Good Lovin' ; Uncle John's Band
Comments NRPS was also on the bill
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Recordings (Stage) Unknown Mic -> Cassettte Master
Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Sony TC-WE475) -> Sony R500 (Pass Through) ->
SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)
Contributors Jim Powell, Doug Lantelme
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location Worcester, MA
Date 5/9/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [22:36] ; Intro [0:40] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:31] ; [0:17] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:30] ; [0:17] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:52] > Black Peter [6:52] ; [0:39 announcement]
Comments SET 1 is acoustic Dead, the beginning of the set. Pigpen plays harmonica on Deep Elem Blues and Friend Of The Devil. NRPS was also on the bill (DeadBase IX). The SBD in circulation is somewhat degraded.
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Recordings 25 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Atlanta Sports Arena
Location Atlanta, GA
Date 5/10/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Hard To Handle % The Other One
Comments According to Barry Welch, who attended the concert, it was announced before the show that TWA had failed to deliver the band's equipment and they were going to borrow the Allman Bros' gear, and first the Allmans would play a set, and then the Dead would play a set, and then they'd Jam together. According to Chris Cole who attended this show it was an afternoon show and among the tunes played were Hard To Handle and The Other One. The Dead Jammed with the Allmans during the Allmans' set as well. DeadBase IX lists a Mama Tried and a Will The Circle Be Unbroken, the latter with the Allman Bros.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Barry Welch Gary Cameron Chris Cole
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Village Gate
Location New York, NY
Date 5/11/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Reportedly the Dead took part in a concert to benefit the Fund for the Defense of Timothy Leary at this venue. Other participants are said to have included Allan Ginsberg, Alan Watts, Peter Yarrow, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and John Sebastian. A poster for the show recently surfaced on ebay and film footage is said to exist. No tape circulates and in the absence of further confirmation this date may be regarded as uncertain.
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Recordings none in circulation 1/00
Contributors Jim Powell NYLifer@aol.com
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Meramec Community College
Location Kirkwood, MO
Date 5/14/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [28:21] ; Intro [1:51] ; Don't Ease Me In [2:54] ; [1:35] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:27] ; [0:42] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:07] ; [0:13] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:36] ; [1:55] ; Candyman [5:26] ; Tuning [0:34] % [0:06]
Two [56:55] ; Six Days On The Road [3:23] ; [0:42] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:38] ; [1:16] ; Brown Eyed Handsome Man [3:59] ; [2:31] ; I Don't Know You [4:00] ; [0:41] ; Cecilia [4:04] ; [0:22] ; Can't Pay The Price [4:27] ; [0:33] ; Henry (1) [0:33#] % [2:25] ; Henry [1:11#] % Garden Of Eden [6:21] ; [0:35] ; Fair Chance To Know [4:09] ; [0:11] ; Last Lonely Eagle [5:50] ; [0:20] ; Lodi [4:05] ; [0:11] ; Honky Tonk Women False Start [0:20] ; [0:10] ; The Weight [0:16#]
Three [1:44:29] ; Intro [0:06] ; Casey Jones [4:43] % China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [2:00] > I Know You Rider [4:03] ; [0:04] % Mama Tried [2:28] > High Time [6:41] % Drums [0:22] > Good Lovin' [1:36] > Drums [3:20] > Good Lovin' [6:16] ; [0:08] % Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [10:47] ; [0:10] % Me And My Uncle [3:19] ; [0:02] % Dire Wolf % Cold Rain And Snow [5:59] ; [0:18] ; Attics Of My Life [5:09] ; [0:09] ; Cumberland Blues [4:14] % New Speedway Boogie [6:25] > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [1:13] > New Speedway Boogie [1:29] > Saint Stephen [6:26] > Not Fade Away [6:44] > Turn On Your Lovelight [17:11] ; [0:05]
Encore Cold Jordan
Comments Total time 3:09:45 +. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. Throughout the first five tunes they are plagued by monitor sound problems and the pauses between songs are full of efforts to fix them. After Candyman Bobby says "Jerry broke a string, and so, we're gonna do some more relaxin'." On the circulating tape this is followed by a splice, after which Sam Cutler comes up on the PA and says "Can Bob Matthews come up on stage and sort out the sound system which isn't working." After another splice the NRPS set opener follows (SET 2). It's hard to guess whether there are acoustic tunes missing after Candyman. The NRPS set is substantially complete except for most of Henry and most of The Weight. (Some copies have the 5/1/70 SBD Little Susie and Uncle John's as fill on II B -- not to be mistaken for part of the missing acoustic set of 5/14/70.)

SET 2 is the NPRS set with Garcia, pedal steel. After Whatcha Gonna Do someone asks Jerry if it's OK, then announces "Alright we're gonna open the back doors and let everybody else in free." Monitor level problems continue during this set. (1) Marmaduke introduces Henry as "our dope-smuggler song -- it's a fantasy." The tape cuts 33 seconds into this tune; when the signal resumes they are yet again trying to get the monitors and PA working right. Marmaduke wonders if the theatrical lighting is drawing power off the PA & suggests turning it down. 2 minutes later they restart Henry but this version too fades down incomplete. After another splice Garden Of Eden begins. After Lodi the drummer starts Honky Tonk Women but the band doesn't follow, he drops it, they pause, then start The Weight instead (which cuts off after only 13 seconds on the circulating tapes). Both tunes were set-closers for NRPS; they might have closed this set with The Weight or gone on to close with Honkytonk. These various cuts aside (some arising from technical difficulties at the show), the tape in circulation appears to represent a complete set. It seems possible the master includes the rest of The Weight.

SET 3 is electric Dead. There are two circulating sources for this show's electric set, an 80 minute SBD and a 45 minute FM-SBD. The 45 FM-SBD contains Casey Jones % China Cat > Rider % Mama Tried > High Time % Good Lovin' % Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. The 80 minute circulating SBD tape has the entire electric set except China Cat > Rider, Good Lovin', and Dire Wolf, with the sequence of tunes misarranged before Cold Rain. David Gans reports this sequence as the contents of vault reels 3, 4 & 5.

The encore is with David Nelson, mandolin, and Marmaduke, bass vocals; it does not appear on the circulating tapes.

Eaton lists:

05/14/70 Merramec College, Kirkwood Mo - complete
4.7, 150min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 190 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Gordon Sharpless citing Ed Lammer David Gans Dick Latvala Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 5/15/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [58:21] ; Intro [0:58] ; Don't Ease Me In [2:52] ; [0:58] ; I Know You Rider [7:56] ; [1:06] ; The Rub [3:06] ; [3:08] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:16] ; [0:32] ; Long Black Limousine [4:30] ; [0:53] ; Candyman [5:23] ; [1:41] ; Cumberland Blues [4:27] ; [0:22] ; New Speedway Boogie [6:00] ; [0:46] ; Cold Jordan [2:30] ; [0:51]
Two [45:04] ; Intro [1:23] ; Six Days On The Road [3:33] ; [0:44] ; Watcha Gonna Do [4:09] ; [0:33] ; I Don't Know You [3:50] ; [0:33] ; Henry [3:25] ; [0:31] ; Portland Woman [4:30] ; [0:20] ; Fair Chance To Know [4:11] ; [0:45] ; Last Lonely Eagle [2:01#] % Mama Tried [3:00] ; [0:09] ; Sawmill [3:22] ; [0:39] ; Me And My Uncle [3:35] ; [1:25] ; Connection [5:06] ; [0:10] %
Three [59:04] ; Intro [0:06] ; Casey Jones [4:20] ; [1:30] ; Easy Wind [7:52] ; Attics Of My Life [5:13] ; [1:22] ; Saint Stephen [5:49] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [6:54] > The Other One [11:09] > Cryptical Envelopment [4:22] > Cosmic Charlie [7:31]
Encore Tuning [2:28] ; New Minglewood Blues [3:20] ; [0:54]
Comments This is the Early Show. Early Show total time 2:49:01 +. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is the Early Show acoustic Dead set. Bill Graham Intro. On Cumberland and New Speedway David Nelson joins in on acoustic guitar while Jerry shifts to electric. On Cold Jordan Nelson switches to mandolin. Marmaduke adds harmony vocals to the last three tunes. Pigpen plays organ on New Speedway. SET 2 is the Early Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel. Everything after the Last Lonely Eagle fragment is missing on the surreptitious master of this show. Evidently it has been supplemented from another master on the newly circulating Cds, which now add different versions of the tunes following Eagle. One wonders if this other master could also complete the Eagle, which usually features a big pedal steel solo. SET 3 is electric Dead. Before Saint Stephen Pigpen says "Alright you people, you know who you are."

Enterprising Fillmore East stagecrew patched a reel-to-reel machine underneath the stage into the PA feed and saved most of this show for us and eternity. They were busy setting up for the Early Show electric Dead set and blew their flip during the Early Show NRPS set, losing the second half of that set as a result, but the rest of this enormous evening's proceedings are recorded in their entirety. The master has only the left channel through the middle of Candyman (there are also splitter-generated 2-channel mono copies circulating). Around 4 hours of this show were broadcast by KPFA-FM Berkeley in 1971, further speeding the propagation of this tape (some early FM copies are dated "6/21/71;" this may be the date of the broadcast). For many years 5/15/70 was THE representative 1970 Dead tape -- Harpur College 5/2/70 and Winterland Arena 10/4/70 its only rivals for wide circulation. Recently a version of the NRPS set for this Early Show has come into circulation, as noted above, apparently supplemented by a second SBD master, presumably from the vault.
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Recordings 360 SB (total for 05/15/70a&b)
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 5/15/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:24] ; The Ballad Of Casey Jones [2:25] ; [0:40] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:29] ; [0:20] ; Black Peter [7:01] ; [0:24] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:47] ; [2:00] ; Uncle John's Band [6:18] ; [0:32] ; Candyman [5:05] ; [2:16 Intro] ; She's Mine [2:40] ; [0:17] Katie Mae [4:00] ; [1:26] ; A Voice From On High [2:41] ; [0:09]
Two [1:15:26] ; Intro [3:22] ; Brown Eyed Handsome Man [3:51] ; [0:32] ; Louisiana Lady [5:50] ; [0:26] ; Can't Pay The Price [4:38] ; [0:04] % Truck Drivin' Man [3:33] ; [0:30] ; All I Ever Wanted [7:34] ; [0:51] ; Workin' Man Blues [4:10] ; [0:42] ; Henry [3:27] ; [3:34 broken string] ; I Don't Know You [3:52] ; [0:25] ; Lodi [3:45] ; [0:38] ; Last Lonely Eagle [6:05] ; [0:45] ; Mama Tried [2:58] ; [0:09] ; Sawmill [3:#09] % [0:09] ; Me And My Uncle [3:32] ; [1:26] ; Connection [5:10] ; [0:21]
Three [[1:55:50 +]] ; Intro (1) [0:06] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:24] > Jam [2:06] > I Know You Rider [4:13] ; [0:09] ; Cumberland Blues [4:45] ; [1:02] ; Hard To Handle [5:05] ; [1:41] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:47] ; [0:47] ; Morning Dew [10:25] ; [0:30] ; Drums [0:58] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [3:13] > Good Lovin' [7:01] ; [1:12] ; Dire Wolf [3:42] ; [0:39] ; Next Time You See Me [3:21] ; [1:21] % Dark Star [19:29] > Saint Stephen [4:#02] > Drums [0:25] > Not Fade Away [6:28] > Turn On Your Lovelight [26:#16]
Encore [8:44] ; Tuning [3:52] ; Cold Jordan [2:15] ; [2:37]
Comments This is the Late Show. Late show total time 3:58:55 +. Early & Late Shows total time 6:33:29 +. SET 1 is the Late Show acoustic Dead set complete. David Nelson plays mandolin on A Voice From On High and Marmaduke adds bass vocals. SET 2 is the complete Late Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel. Bob Weir guests on vocals for Mama Tried, Sawmill and Me And My Uncle. There is a brief cut in Sawmill, with less than 10 seconds lost. After this set the master contains 15:13 of continuing signal, comprising parts of Side B of Abbey Road (playing on the PA during the break) interspersed with the sounds of the stage being rigged -- Drums nailed down, etc -- followed by the sounds of tuning up. SET 3 is electric Dead. (1) Bill Graham Intro.
Beat It On Down The Line gets 14 beats. In the pause after Next Time You See Me Pigpen says, in response to an audience request for Alligator, "Don't be hollerin no emergency warnings in a place like this. An alligator in here could chomp off a buncha feet." Phil meanwhile is teasing Dark Star. Just before the cassette side cuts off, Jerry Teases the introductory riff of Attics. When the tape resumes on the next cassette Dark Star begins. From the tape it's impossible to tell whether or not in the interval they repeated Attics from the Early Show but it seems likelier that they didn't. There is a cut 2:17 into Saint Stephen; probably around 60 - 90 seconds are missing here. There is a cut 13:33 into Lovelight, but probably only a few seconds are lost. Over the last year it has been rumored that there is another SBD master of this show in the vault, which includes the rest of the Early Show NRPS set (and which would probably allow us to patch the few other glitches on the circulating master); however, nothing has emerged besides rumors thus far. Meanwhile, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those resourceful Fillmore East crewmembers who took the bull by the horns and MADE TAPE. Muchas Garcias, guys.

Eaton lists:

05/15/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early acoustic
4.8, 060min, Sbd, A0D3, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
05/15/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early electric
4.8, 069min, Sbd, A0D3, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
05/15/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - late acoustic
4.8, 071min, Sbd, A0D3, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
05/15/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - late electric
4.8, 119min, Sbd, A0D3, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
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Recordings 340 SB (total for 05/15/70a&b)
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande Tim Anderson
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Temple University
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date 5/16/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Casey Jones [#1:02] % Mama Tried [2:25] % Hard To Handle [5:18] % China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [2:15] > I Know You Rider [3:38] % New Speedway Boogie 4:37#] %
Comments Recently a partial tape has turned up for this date, as listed above. At the end of this 26+ minutes of tape, after offering to buy the tape, Sam Cutler forces the taper to turn off the deck, which explains why no more of this show circulates, at least from this taper. Jimi Hendrix was the headliner, followed by the Dead, Steve Miller and Cactus.
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Recordings 26:29 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander Marc Blaker
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fairfield University
Location Fairfield, CT
Date 5/17/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Unknown Venue
Location Unknown, Unknown
Date 5/19/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments The Dead did not play this date. For the tape in circulation mislabeled "Washington University, St. Louis MO 05/19/70" see 05/01/70.
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Recordings
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pepperland
Location San Rafael, CA
Date 5/21/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments The Dead played on this bill with Big Brother and Janis Joplin. Reportedly Janis performed Lovelight with the Dead.
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Recordings none in vault, none in circulation (10/00)
Contributors Jim Powell Andy Lemieux
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Ted Askeys Lower Pig Farm, Leycett
Location Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England
Date 5/24/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:14:44] ; Intro [0:21] ; Casey Jones [4:39] ; [0:42] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:17] > Jam [2:05] > I Know You Rider [4:14] ; [0:58] ; Hard To Handle [7:52] ; [0:33] ; Me And My Uncle [3:15] ; [1:46] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Drums [2:48] > The Other One [8:39] > Cryptical Envelopment [7:24] > Attics Of My Life [5:36] % [0:53] ; Drums [0:26] > Good Lovin' [1:57] > Drums [1:27] > Good Lovin' [6:17] ; [0:55] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:55] ; [0:15] % Dark Star [21:21] > Saint Stephen [6:06] > Not Fade Away [6:08] > Turn On Your Lovelight [12:40] > Darkness Jam [0:34] > Turn On Your Lovelight [20:00] ; [1:45]
Comments The "Holly Wood Festival" This is the complete Dead set. Timings are from a combination of the AUD and the SBD. Several bandmembers said this was the coldest audience they ever played for, and you can feel them straining mightily to finally achieve liftoff over the 33:14 span of the showclosing Lovelight. A bit more than a minute into the Attics someone (Phil?) can be heard in the left channel calling out "E -- E chord" to Pigpen -- Attics was still new. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 3:30 into Dark Star. There is a Dancin Tease at 18:03 into Dark Star. There is a cut 23:16 into the Lovelight on the AUD, probably a tape flip, with 20-40 seconds lost. The AUD tape contains the complete show. The newly circulating SBD of the entire show has the first 30 seconds of Casey Jones clipped. It also has a cut at 3:24 of Saint Stephen, with 26 seconds missing.

This was the Dead's first overseas show (they played Canada in '67). There is said to be film of at least part of this set in existance.

Eaton lists:

05/24/70 Newcastle Under-Lyme, Newcastle England - complete
4.6, 133min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel RM->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 135 SB 135 AF
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Joan Bailey Bart Wise Dwight Holmes Simon Phillips[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 6/4/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Acoustic Monkey & The Engineer % Deep Elem Blues % Candyman % Silver Threads And Golden Needle % Friend Of The Devil % Black Peter % Cumberland Blues % Wake Up Little Susie % Swing Low Sweet Chariot % Uncle John's Band
Electric Casey Jones % Me And My Uncle % Hard To Handle % It's A Sin % China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider % Attics of My Life % It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World % New Minglewood Blues % Good Lovin % Saint Stephen [#0:01] > Drums [0:14] > Not Fade Away [4:05] > Saint Stephen Jam [1:16] > Jam [0:26] > Drums [0:04] > In The Midnight Hour [8:18] > China Cat Sunflower Jam [0:24] > In The Midnight Hour [1:19] ; [0:13]
Encore Tuning [0:15] ; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:37] ; [0:04] %
Comments 6/7/13 - new recording adds Monkey and the Engineer to the Acoustic Set and It's A Sin through Saint Stephen in the electric.

On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. Set 1 is acoustic Dead, probably the complete set. Set 2 is electric Dead, probably well short of the complete set. The 24 minute SBD tape in circulation begins with the last second of the first Saint Stephen.

Eaton lists:

06/04/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 030min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 24 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton David Gans Joe T. Fountain
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 6/5/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [39:18] ; Intro [0:10] ; Dire Wolf [3:20] ; [0:50] ; I Know You Rider [7:30] ; [0:44] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:32] ; [0:24] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:57] ; [1:23] ; Me And My Uncle [3:00] ; [0:20] ; Black Peter [6:45] ; [0:51] ; New Speedway Boogie [6:44] ; [0:10]
Two [1:13:22] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:45] ; [PA Test 1:30] ; Easy Wind [8:15] ; [0:10] ; Mama Tried [2:43] ; [0:03] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:00] > Drums [0:40] > The Other One [9:34] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:50] > Attics Of My Life [6:40] % [0:03] ; Hard To Handle [6:32] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [12:08] ; [1:23] ; Uncle John's Band [6:06]
Encore [12:09] ; [1:10] ; Saint Stephen [6:04] > Casey Jones [4:55]
Comments Total time 2:04:49 +. These timings are based on the excellent and complete AUD tape. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. SET 2 is electric Dead.

According to Michael Parrish, who attended the show, the evening opened with the Dead's acoustic set, followed by sets from Southern Comfort and NRPS with Jerry on pedal steel, and then the Dead closed out the evening with their electric set.

Bobby plays acoustic guitar on Uncle John. The FM contains I Know You Rider through Black Peter. The circulating copy of the SBD is missing Dire Wolf, the first 1:15 of Cold Rain, almost 4 minutes of Jamming from Easy Wind, the last couple minutes of the Cryptical Reprise and all but the last minute or so of Attics.

Eaton lists:

06/05/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 113min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 135 AF 35 FM 135 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Michael Parrish
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 6/6/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Don't Ease Me In ; The Frozen Logger ; Friend Of The Devil ; Candyman ; Deep Elem Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie
Two [2:07:53] ; Morning Dew [8:21] ; [0:10] % [0:07] ; Me And My Uncle [3:13] ; [0:17] ; Casey Jones [3:#56] ; [0:07] % [0:02] ; Dancing In The Street [12:47] ; [0:07] % [0:02] ; Next Time You See Me [3:43] ; [0:19] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:13] > Jam [2:25] > I Know You Rider [4:13] ; [0:15] ; Drums [0:09] > Good Lovin' [2:11] > Drums [3:49] > New Orleans [3:10] > Good Lovin' [2:47] ; [0:25] ; Attics Of My Life [6:04] ; [0:13] % [0:18] ; Dire Wolf [3:43] > Drums [0:07] > Alligator [3:42] > Drums [6:00] > Jam [8:30] > Bid You Goodnite Jam [1:20] > Darkness Jam [2:05] > Jam [2:20] > Turn On Your Lovelight [23:#53] > Not Fade Away [4:14] > Turn On Your Lovelight [8:55] ; [0:12] % [8:33]
Encore Uncle John's Band [6:08] ; [0:11] %
Comments The first set list is acoustic according to Rob Eaton. It does not presently circulate. The second set list is one long electric set. There is a cut 8 seconds before the end of Casey Jones. There is a cut at 16:04 into the first Lovelight. There was also a NRPS set; on the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. . According to DeadBase IX also on the bill was Southern Comfort. The electric sets and encore appear on the 142 minute SBD.

Eaton lists:

06/06/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 142min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 142 SB (vault)
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Ryan Shriver Rob Eaton Jim Wise
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 6/7/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:09] ; Intro [0:11] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:03] ; [0:20] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:32] ; [0:06] % [0:51] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:38] ; [0:33] ; Candyman [5:44] ; [0:44] ; Cold Jordan [2:11] ; [0:59] ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:00] ; [2:24] ; Cumberland Blues [4:#12] ; [1:02] ; Me And My Uncle [3:07] ; [0:30] ; New Speedway Boogie [8:57] ; [0:16]
Two [1:29:56] ; Tuning [0:17] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:04] > Drums [1:49] > The Other One [9:33] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:45] > Space [0:20] > Jam [1:15] > Drums [1:12] > The Main Ten Jam [4:50] > transition [0:13] > Sugar Magnolia [4:46] ; [0:20] % [0:42] ; Louie Louie Tease [0:31] ; [0:18] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:42] ; [0:33] ; Mama Tried [2:43] ; [0:10] % [0:29] ; Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:14] ; [1:20] ; Teddy Bears Picnic Tuning [0:13] ; [4:05] ; Cosmic Charlie [7:12] ; [0:53] ; Casey Jones [4:42] ; [0:36] ; Drums [0:19] > Good Lovin' [1:51] > Drums [3:53] > Good Lovin' [10:42] ; [0:37]
Encore The Frozen Logger
Comments Total time [2:15:05 +]. If the structure of this show was the same as on 6/5/70, then the acoustic set opened the evening, followed by sets from Southern Comfort and NRPS with Garcia on pedal steel, and then the Dead closed out the evening with their electric set (SET 2).

Don't Ease Me In through Swing Low Sweet Chariot are acoustic; for the rest of the first set Garcia plays electric guitar & Weir acoustic. David Nelson plays mandolin on Cold Jordan and Swing Low, and he and Marmaduke contribute backup vocals. Before Cumberland Blues Garcia says "we're gonna do a few semi-electric numbers. We've got a million new labels." There is a short cut at 2:48 of Cumberland. Marmaduke adds backup vocals to Me And My Uncle.During the Cryptical Reprise Jam Hunter is heard off mic raving away. During the pause after the Teddy Bear's Picnic Tease Garcia says "We're waiting aound till a good idea comes up" and Weir remonstrates with someone in the audience requesting "Golden Road." Someone adds quasi-intelligible additional vocals to the opening of Cosmic Charlie. The encore is according to Rob Eaton; it does not appear on the circulating copies of the tapes.

Eaton lists:

06/07/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 134min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 136 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Ryan Shriver Rob Eaton Jim Wise Michael Parrish
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Red Vest
Location Oahu, HI
Date 6/12/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to DeadBase IX. The Book Of The Dead Heads lists the venue as "Civic Auditorium" for both 6/12/70 and 6/13/70 but apparently these shows were cancelled and they played the Red Vest instead. Quicksilver Messenger Service and NRPS were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Red Vest
Location Oahu, HI
Date 6/13/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:36:08] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:50] ; [1:34] ; Easy Wind [7:22] ; [1:23] ; Uncle John's Band [6:57] ; [0:49] ; Candyman [5:21] ; [1:06] ; Me And My Uncle [3:23] ; [0:48] ; Drums [0:31] > Good Lovin' [1:48] > Drums [3:47] > Drummers' Chant [0:30] > Good Lovin' [7:14] ; [0:46] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:01] > Jam [1:57] > I Know You Rider [4:13] ; [0:47] ; New Speedway Boogie [6:50] > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [0:45] > New Speedway Boogie [0:50] % Casey Jones [4:20] % Turn On Your Lovelight [24:20#]
Comments The AUD contains the entire list except that the Lovelight breaks off. It's impossible to tell whether this represents the complete Dead set or sets, but likely it does. See Comments under 06/12/70. Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Steve Miller Band, and NRPS were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). Dino Valenti and Gary Duncan appear on Good Lovin' and Lovelight. The circulating SBD contains Easy Wind through the beginning of New Speedway, which breaks off after 2:24. The mix of Easy Wind is screwed up at the beginning and such problems crop up intermittantly as the set continues.

Eaton lists:

06/13/70 The Red Vest, Honolulu Hi - xcerpt
4.8, 024min, Sbd, A1D3, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 3, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->Dat x 0->SS->Dat x 2
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Recordings 90 A? 60 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Mid-South Coliseum
Location Memphis, TN
Date 6/19/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to an article by Paul Gerald in the Memphis Flyer of March 30, 1995 later posted on the internet (http://www.spiritone.com/~paulg/1970.html). John Leland Braddock, an audience member interviewed, remembers the following tunes: "Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower, Hard To Handle, Me and My Uncle, Attics of My Life, Candyman, Uncle John's Band, and Good Lovin'." Country Joe McDonald and The Illusion were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pauley Ballroom - University of California
Location Berkeley, CA
Date 6/21/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [30:23] ; Tuning [1:18] ; The Frozen Logger [0:53] > Casey Jones [4:41] % Cumberland Blues [5:24] % Easy Wind [9:37] % Mama Tried [2:36] % Candyman [5:51]
Two [25:04] ; Not Fade Away [#10:30] > Saint Stephen [6:07] > Drums [1:00] > Good Lovin' [1:51] > Drums [3:14] > Good Lovin' [2:22]
Comments This was an American Indian Benefit. Obviously these two pieces of tape don't make up the complete show, but likely there was only one set. The beginning of Not Fade Away and the end of Good Lovin' are harshly cut on circulating copies of the AUD. The AUD tape was mastered by Harry Ely.
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Recordings 60 AF
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 6/24/70a - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Acoustic Dire Wolf [5:50] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:17] ; Attics of My Life [6:12] ; Friend Of The Devil [4:59] ; Let Me In 83968 [4:44] ; Candyman [7:30] ; Uncle John's Band [6:10]
Electric [65:01] ; Intro [0:43] ; Casey Jones [4:43] > Black Peter [8:16] ; [0:48] ; Drums [0:22] > Good Lovin' [1:42] > Drums [2:18] > Good Lovin' [6:#50] ; [0:49] ; Mama Tried [2:34] ; [1:21] ; High Time [7:23] ; [1:42] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:02] > Drums [4:24] > The Other One [9:18] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:32] > Cosmic Charlie [6:51]
Encore [4:57] ; Intro [1:13] % New Minglewood Blues [3:44]
Comments Total time 69:09 +. Early Show. As far as we know this tape only circulates labeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 3/20/70 Early Show." However, Gary Lambert notices that the Intro on the tape (by the show's producer, Howard Stein) goes "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Capitol is proud to have back ... The Grateful Dead" -- and points out that the shows on March 20 and 21st were the Dead's first run at this venue, the June shows their return. Dwight Holmes has studied solos from this tape in comparison with other performances from Spring and from Summer, and says this supports dating the tape to June. The Good Lovin', too, is more suggestive of June than March. Altogether the case seems strong for re-dating this tape, and we now list it here as the June 24 Early Show electric set. It would still be nice to turn up corroborating evidence.The Capitol Theater's ads for the Dead shows on 6/24/70 read: "Wednesday, June 24 | 8 PM & Midnight / 3 hours with | GRATEFUL DEAD | Alone with no other act." Apparently in June the New Riders weren't yet considered an "other act," since we have one of their sets from the evening -- and indeed at this point, with Jerry on pedal steel full time and Phil & one of the drummers often taking part as well, and Bobby a more than occasional guest vocalist, the two bands were not yet completely differentiated. It is clear from the tapes that the Late Show on June 24th consisted of the classic 3-set Dead show of mid-70 (acoustic Dead -- NRPS -- electric Dead). It is not clear whether the Early Show also had this structure or whether it consisted solely of a single electric set -- the tape listed here. (It is just possible that the fragment of a NRPS set listed below as from the Late Show is actually from the Early.)This is quite a good job of AUD taping. There is a tape-flip 9:51 into the Good Lovin' sequence; side B begins with the concluding vocals and runs 1:21; probably less than a minute is lost here and probably this flip is not on the master. It also seems likely that the master contains a complete copy of the encore.
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Recordings 70 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander Gary Lambert Dwight Holmes
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 6/24/70b - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [27:00] ; Intro (1) [0:59] ; Big Railroad Blues [3:15] ; [0:50] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:20] ; [1:44 intro] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:40] ; [0:46] ; The Rub [3:22] ; [0:59] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [2:12#] % Friend Of The Devil [3:28] % Candyman [5:31] % [0:19] ; Cumberland Blues [3:03#] % Cold Jordan [0:51#]
Two [29:44] ; Six Days On The Road [3:20] ; [0:56] ; Superman [3:20] ; [0:21] ; I Don't Know You [3:10] ; [0:24] ; Fair Chance To Know [3:58] ; [0:25] ; Portland Woman [4:35] ; [0:34] ; Garden Of Eden [2:02#] % Henry [3:26] % All I Ever Wanted [1:18#]
Three [1:14:41] ; Intro (2) [2:36] ; Drums [0:13] > Not Fade Away [11:38] > Easy Wind [7:54] ; [2:18 broken string] ; Me And My Uncle [3:18] ; [2:#16 intro] ; Dark Star [10:20] > Attics Of My Life [5:34] > Dark Star [7:48] > Sugar Magnolia [1:43] > Dark Star [3:01] > Saint Stephen [6:13] > China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [2:05] > I Know You Rider [4:17] ; [0:25]
Encore [14:10] ; Tuning [0:58] ; Uncle John's Band [6:46] ; [0:07] % Tuning (3) [2:24] % Tuning [0:35] ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:08] ; [0:10]
Comments Total time 2:15:35 +. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. (1) Whooping contest. "Pigpen's off making friends with some honey." Introduction.
Pigpen's harmonica is prominent on several tunes. Jerry plays electric guitar on Cumberland Blues. David Nelson plays mandolin on Cold Jordan and Marmaduke adds bass vocals. It's probable there are songs missing in the splices between songs during the 2nd half of the set and after Cold Jordan. The first 5 songs also circulate labeled "3/20/70 Early Show;" this seems very unlikely, however -- see Comments under 3/20/70a. SET 2 is the first 8 songs of a NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel; we are missing 2-8 more songs to conclude the set. The taper has trouble with his mics at several points (notice the cuts, too) and this may be all of the set this taper managed to record. Probably this is the same taper as the acoustic set, but he has moved his mics. The acoustic set is a fairly decent job of taping, but this approaches prime. SET 3 is an electric set. (2) Mountain Jam tuning.
This could be the complete set or possibly one or more songs could be missing after Me And My Uncle. It sounds as if the mics were moved before Dark Star; after Me And My Uncle the recording is truly excellent. There is a Tighten Up Jam in Dark Star before Sugar Mag. Phil starts to go into High Time at the end of Rider but pulls up short immediately. It seems clear they ended the set here, however. (3) 2nd Encore. After the first encore lengthy cheering over Judy Collins' recording of Richard Farina's Pack Up Your Sorrows playing on the PA finally yields a second encore. Swing Low Sweet Chariot is acoustic Dead with Marmaduke bass vocals & David Nelson, mandolin. An anonymous lady provides harmony vocal accompaniment from rather close to the mics during much of the second encore, alternately disconcerting and endearing.There is a tape in circulation sometimes mislabeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/24/70 Late Show," sometimes "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/24/70 Early Show," and sometimes "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/25/70" this is actually Fillmore East 7/10/70. See Comments under this date for more.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Canadian National Exhibition Hall
Location Toronto, ON, Canada
Date 6/27/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [11:25] ; Candyman % Don't Ease Me In [3:04] ; [0:24] % Easy Wind % New Speedway Boogie > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [0:40] > New Speedway Boogie [1:04] ; [0:17] % Turn On Your Lovelight % Casey Jones
Comments This and the next 3 dates listed (through 7/3/70) were part of the Trans Continental Pop Festival tour by train across Canada with Janis and the Band among many others. See Might As Well for a response (the title quotes Janis). Reportedly there are 100 hours of raw film footage from the tour in process of being edited into a feature documentary. The 2 songs in circulation come from video tape from this footage. Don't Ease is acoustic; New Speedway is electric and features Pigpen's harmonica. David Galbraith, an audience member, recalls that NRPS opened and that the Dead's set included Lovelight and Casey Jones. SBD of Janis's awesome set from Toronto 6/27/70 is in circulation. There is said to be a video tape of film from this show in circulation containing an All Star Jam including Jerry & Billy performing CC Rider, and the Dead performing a version of Easy Wind, and a version of Candyman.
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Recordings 12 SBD
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Coronation Park
Location Toronto, Ontario, ON, Canada
Date 6/27/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments According to Malcolm O'Brien the Dead played a free acoustic set from a flatbed truck, mostly tunes from Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Coronation Park
Location Toronto, Ontario, ON, Canada
Date 6/28/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Good Lovin'
Comments According to Malcolm O'Brien this was an all-electric show. Good Lovin' is the only tune he remembers with fair certainly.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Diamond Head Crater
Location Oahu, HI
Date 6/??/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Mike Dolgushkin says that John Cipollina told him that he played a gig with QMS, with the Dead also on the bill, at Diamond Head Crater in June 70.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winnipeg Fairgrounds
Location Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Date 7/1/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Easy Wind % Candyman
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX. See Comments under 6/27/70. According to Ihor Slabicky a circulating videotape copy of Festival Express footage contains the two tunes listed.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue McMahon Stadium
Location Calgary, AB, Canada
Date 7/3/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Don't Ease Me In % Dire Wolf % New Speedway Boogie % Hard To Handle % Uncle John's Band
Two Henry
Three Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments The 1st set is acoustic Dead, the 2nd is NRPS, and the 3rd electric Dead. Howard Mott, who atended this show, notes that it was part of a 2-day festival, with Janis and the Band playing on the 4th. On the 3rd, he remembers the Dead-NRPS show running about 4 hours in all. Eric Anderson was one of the opening acts. He remarks that Bobby and Phil as well as Jerry took part in the NRPS set. The tunes listed are the titles he recalls. Lovelight was of course the set closer.

According to Ihor Slabicky circulating video tape copies of Festival Express film footage show the Don't Ease from this show (daytime) , the New Speedway Boogie (electric), and the Hard To Handle. The video also contains a C.C. Rider from this show (nightime) from an all-star Jam. Slabicky lists personnel as follows: Garcia is playing his red Gibson, Kreutzmann on tambourine, Sylvia Tyson of The Great Speckled Bird on vocals with other members of this band Jim Colegrove on bass, Buddy Cage on pedal steel, N.D. Smart on Drums, and Amos Garrett on lead guitar, Delaney Bramlett on guitar, the organ player from Delaney and Bonnie's group, and Ian Tyson on acoustic guitar. C.C. Rider is followed by Will The Circle Be Unbroken, with Bonnie Bramlett on vocals.

It has been claimed that there was a free concert following this show during which Janis joined the Dead for Lovelight. Perhaps the all-star Jam Slabicky refers to comes from this free concert, since he identifies it as night-time footage.The circulating SBD of Janis's set from Toronto 6/27/70 has as filler two songs listed as from a Calgary 7/4/70 show.Dwight Holmes reports that he waited in line for a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 7/5/70, where it was announced around 5:00 PM that the Dead had cancelled.
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Band New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 7/7/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments On page 162 of the Art Of Rock the poster for this show is reproduced. This does not, however, prove that the show actually took place, and in fact it seems a little unlikely.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Mississippi River Festival
Location Edwardsville, IL
Date 7/8/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments There is a Mississippi River Festival collection that is a part of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville archive that confirms this date.

http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/archives/mrf/index.shtml

Original entry from Deadbase.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 7/9/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Friend Of The Devil [3:44] [0:16]
Two Workin' Man Blues [2:41] % [0:21]
Three Easy Wind [8:04]
Comments The three tunes listed here circulate with the 7/11/70 second AUD master but do not seem to belong to the 11th. Easy Wind is probably from the 9th; it differs from the versions circulating for the other nights of the run. The intro prefixed proves it an opener. Workin' Man Blues, which precedes it on the circulating tape, may therefore also belong to the 9th, but could come from the 10th or 12th. FOTD could be either the 9th or the 10th. SET 1 is from an acoustic Dead set, SET 2 from the NRPS set, possibly the opener, and SET 3 the opener of the electric Dead set.

David Ross recalls attending a show from this run, apparently the 9th. He remembers that among other songs they played "a Dire Wolf with Jerry on pedal steel guitar during one of the acoustic sets, and an Uncle John's Band... a Casey Jones, a Dark Star and a Morning Dew." His phrase, "one of the acoustic sets," probably reflects how difficult it was to tell the acoustic Dead sets from NRPS in 1970.

The four July 70 Fillmore East shows were "Midnight Shows." The concert started at midnight each night and consisted of an acoustic Dead set, a NRPS set, and an electric set. DeadBase IX gives this (obviously incomplete) list for the 9th: [acoustic] Silver Threads And Golden Needle; Cumberland Blues; Dire Wolf; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; [electric] Easy Wind; Casey Jones; Not Fade Away > Good Lovin'; Viola Lee Blues; Morning Dew; Sittin' On Top Of The World; Uncle John's Band.
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Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander Dave Ross Jim Hecht
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 7/10/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:15:26] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:01] ; Me And My Uncle [3:15] > Easy Wind [8:45] % New Minglewood Blues [3:58] % Alligator [3:48] > Drums [6:25] > The Other One [6:39] > Attics Of My Life [6:26] > The Other One [4:22] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:23] > Cosmic Charlie [6:53] % Drums [0:41] > Good Lovin' [2:14] > Drums [2:26] > China Cat Sunflower [3:09] > Jam [3:28] > I Know You Rider [4:26] > Good Lovin' [2:11]
Encore [10:53] ; Not Fade Away [10:13]
Comments See Comments under 07/09/70 on the structure of this concert. The circulating tape seems to represent the complete electric set for this date; we are still missing the acoustic Dead and NRPS sets.

This tape is Marty Weinberg's master. It has long been in circulation mislabeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/24/70 Late Show" or sometimes "Early Show" and also sometimes "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/25/70 Late Show." Often copies have Around And Around from 11/8/70 and Oh Boy from 4/6/71 following Cosmic Charlie for filler on one side, and an unknown venue electric Big Railroad Blues from late 1970 for filler on the other side following Good Lovin'.

There are also at least 2 bogus tapes in circulation mislabeled "Fillmore East 7/10/70;" the more common bogus tape is actually from 4/12/70 (it starts with the Bill Graham Intro of Good Morning Little Schoolgirl: "If the Dead End Kids were alive today, they would be called "The Grateful Dead").
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Recordings 90 A?
Contributors Jim Powell daver@corbis.com Kenny Schachat Harold May Jeff Cotsman
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 7/11/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [50:55] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:42] % Don't Ease Me In [2:57] % I've Been All Around This World [4:21] % Dark Hollow [3:15] % Black Peter [6:30] % El Paso [5:30] % New Speedway Boogie [10:10] % So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) [3:54] % [1:01] ; Rosalie McFall [3:00] % A Voice From On High [2:40] % Cold Jordan [2:22] % Swing Low Sweet Chariot [2:46]
Two [42:37] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:18] % Truck Drivin' Man [3:42] % Dirty Business [7:03] % Lodi [4:57] % Last Lonely Eagle [5:32] % The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line [3:26] % Fair Chance To Know [3:57] % Henry [1:26#] % Honky Tonk Women [4:55]
Three [1:50:05] ; Night Of The Living Dead Intro [0:48] % Morning Dew [10:36] % Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:07] % Me And My Uncle [3:21] % Drums [0:16] > Not Fade Away [14:53] % Casey Jones [5:06] % Mama Tried [2:44] % Drums [0:37] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [7:36] > Good Lovin' [9:03] % High Time [6:45] % Cumberland Blues [4:43] % China Cat Sunflower [3:17] > Jam [3:38] > I Know You Rider [4:23] % Viola Lee Blues [19:04] ; [0:44] ; Uncle John's Band [6:57]
Comments Total time 3:23:37 +. See Comments under 07/09/70 on the structure of this show. This list and the timings are based on Kenny Schachat's AUD tape of the show; his mics were about 15 rows back in the center orchestra and the tapes are in the A minus range for the period. As often on masters from this period, tape pauses between nearly every tune ("to save batteries"). There are also copies of another master in circulation, containing the second half of the acoustic set, and nearly all the electric set with the sequence completely scrambled. Circulating copies are higher generation and it's difficult to tell how kind the master itself might sound. The New Minglewood Blues appearing at the end of Side A of the 1st cassette of the 2nd AUD master is actually filler from 7/10/70. Bart Wise says that R.T.Carlyle mastered one of the AUDs for this date, so perhaps this 2nd AUD master is his.

SET 1 is acoustic Dead. David Nelson plays mandolin on Rosalie McFall, A Voice From On High, Cold Jordan and Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Jerry plays electric guitar on New Speedway, but Bobby still acoustic. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) is an Everly Brothers tune. Marmaduke contributes bass vocals to the gospel tunes.

SET 2 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. This seems a little short to be the complete set, but at 2:00 AM apparently it was.

SET 3 is the electric Dead set, apparently complete. The Not Fade Away is expansively Jammed out. There are Mountain Jam allusions around 6:00 and for several minutes starting around 8:00 they weave The Other One in and out of Not Fade.

In the last couple years some people have argued that our tapes and lists for 7/11/70 and 7/12/70 are switched. As I see it the strongest evidence against this argument is that there are two different AUD masters in circulation, both generally labeled "7/11/70." It is for this reason that I believe our tapes and lists for these dates are correct as given here.

There is at least one bogus tape in circulation mislabeled with this venue & date.
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Recordings 225 AF 135 A?
Contributors Jim Powell David Scott Allan Mike Dolgushkin Joey Newlander Kenny Schachat Bart Wise
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 7/12/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:34] ; Dire Wolf [3:27] ; [0:48] ; The Rub [2:29] ; [0:29] % How Long Blues [3:09] ; [0:13] % Dark Hollow [1:43] % Friend Of The Devil [3:52] % Candyman [6:10] % [0:23 Intro] ; Katie Mae [3:47] % [0:12] ; Bring Me My Shotgun [1:07] > She's Mine [2:44] % [0:16] ; Rosalie McFall [3:15] % Tell It To Me [2:44] % Wake Up Little Susie [2:34] % Cumberland Blues [4:01]
Two [45:54] ; Lodi [#3:17] % Can't Pay The Price [4:42] % Henry [3:36] % Portland Woman [5:05] % Truck Drivin' Man [2:51] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:16] % Workin' Man Blues [4:56] % Cecelia [#4:13] % Louisiana Lady [3:32] % The Weight [#6:53]
Three [1:55:44] ; Easy Wind [7:57] ; [0:10] % Mama Tried [2:41] % [0:11] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:38] % Attics Of My Life [6:43] ; [0:27] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:17] > Jam [2:16] > I Know You Rider [4:22] % High Time [7:39] % It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World (1) [11:30] % [0:50] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:04] > Drums [8:32] > The Other One [7:40] > Me And My Uncle [2:57] > The Other One [1:14] > Dancing In The Street [12:31] % [0:22] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [15:10] > Saint Stephen Jam [0:42] > Turn On Your Lovelight [10:00] ; [0:30]
Encore [6:31] ; Uncle John's Band [6:31]
Comments Total time 2:47:49. See Comments under 07/09/70 on the structure of this show. SET 1 is acoustic Dead, with David Nelson, mandolin, on Rosalie McFall & Tell It To Me. Jerry plays electric on Cumberland, Bobby is still acoustic. Probably this is not the complete acoustic set; likely it ended with some gospel tunes. SET 2 is most of the NRPS set. SET 3 is electric Dead. (1) Bobby Sells The Brooklyn Bridge. This tape leaves considerable to be desired, as far as audio fidelity goes, but you can hear the show pretty much, and it's the Grateful Dead for sure.

In the last couple years some people have argued that our tapes and lists for 7/11/70 and 7/12/70 are switched. As I see it the strongest evidence against this argument is that there are two different AUD masters in circulation, both generally labeled "7/11/70." It is for this reason that I believe our tapes and lists for these dates are correct as given here.
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Recordings 200 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Euphoria Ballroom
Location San Rafael, CA
Date 7/14/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [53:10] ; Don't Ease Me In [2:59] ; [0:05] % Friend Of The Devil [3:28] ; [2:00] ; Dire Wolf [3:56] ; [0:10] % Intro [3:32] ; Dark Hollow [3:02] ; [0:04] % Candyman [#4:42] % [0:08] ; Black Peter [6:38] % [0:04] ; How Long Blues [3:07] ; [0:12] % [0:07] ; Deep Elem Blues [3:17] % [0:04] % Cumberland Blues [5:30] % New Speedway Boogie [9:04]
Two [1:15:10] ; Intro [0:15] ; Casey Jones [4:28] ; [0:08] % [0:14] ; El Paso [5:38] ; [0:28] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:30] > Jam [2:29] > I Know You Rider [4:22] ; [0:09] % Easy Wind [#2:40] ; [0:09] % [0:04] ; Me And My Uncle [3:26] ; [0:04] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:01] > Drums [7:04] > The Other One [10:12] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:18] > Cosmic Charlie [7:58] ; [0:13] % [0:04] ; Drums [0:52] > Good Lovin' [1:54] > Drums [0:08] > Good Lovin'[3:#23] > Uncle John's Band [7:20] ; [0:04]
Comments Total time [2:28:20 +] SET 1 is acoustic Dead, and could well be the complete set. David Crosby plays 12-string guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway, and Jerry plays electric on these tunes. The best tapes of this set supplement the vault SBD of the acoustic set by patching in a truly excellent AUD which supplies Don't Ease, Cumberland and New Speedway. The AUD Don't Ease is patched in before Friend Of The Devil. After the SBD Deep Elem Blues there is a splice, followed by 0:04 from the beginning of a SBD version of New Speedway, followed by another splice, followed by the AUD Cumberland, another splice and then the AUD New Speedway. Besides these patches there is no other sign of this AUD tape in circulation. The AUD master is certainly good enough to be Bear's.

SET 2 is electric Dead. Before El Paso Jerry says "OK now here's where Weir gets his wish, at the expense of everybody." Most of Easy Wind is cut. There is a cut at 1:57 of the Good Lovin' Reprise, with considerable Jamming lost. David Crosby, NRPS, and Rubber Duck Company with Tom Constanten were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

07/14/70 The Euphoria Club, San Rafel Ca - acoustic xcerpt note I have more?
4.8, 047min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M ]->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
07/14/70 The Euphoria Club, San Rafel Ca - electric
4.8, 076min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 35:27 SB (in circulation) 47 SB 76 SB 17:47 AUD
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Euphoria Ballroom
Location San Rafael, CA
Date 7/16/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [33:55] ; China Cat Sunflower [#0:28] > Jam [2:10] > I Know You Rider [4:17] > Candyman [6:43] ; [1:51] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [18:08] ; [0:08]
Comments This was the Bear's going away party. The SBD tape in circulation cuts in during China Cat Sunflower. Janis Joplin enters to cheers before Lovelight with "whadda you know that I know?" eliciting ribaldries from several band members (not the last). The only word for Janis & Pigpen's vocals on this tune is orgiastic. DeadBase IX lists Lovelight; Me And My Uncle; Cold Rain And Snow before China Cat Sunflower, and a second electric set: Casey Jones; Attics Of My Life; Cumberland Blues; Not Fade Away > Saint Stephen; Uncle John's Band. It seems probable that there's more of this in the vault. NRPS and Rubber Duck Company were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

Eaton lists:

07/16/70 The Euphoria Club, San Rafel Ca - lovelight w/Janis
4.8, 017 ?min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 35 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 7/30/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[51:29 +]] ; [51:29 +] [0:03] ; Workin' Man Blues [4:38] ; [1:09] ; Together Again [2:18#] % [0:18] ; I Don't Know You [3:46] ; [0:11] % The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line [3:15] ; [0:14] % [0:07] ; Superman [3:11] ; [0:11] % Henry [3:24] ; [0:09] % [0:07] ; Rainbow [4:07] ; [0:08] ; Me And My Uncle [3:31] ; [0:09] ; Mama Tried [2:53] ; [0:05] ; All I Ever Wanted [8:33] ; [0:12] % Louisiana Lady [3:48] ; [0:05] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:41] ; [0:07]
Two [21:22] ; Watcha Gonna Do [3:55] ; [0:05] ; Glendale Train [5:04] ; [0:20] ; Lodi [3:48] ; [0:09] Can't Pay The Price [4:21] ; [0:12] ; Sweet Lovin One [3:28]
Three [25:26] ; To Lay Me Down [6:20] ; [0:39] ; Dire Wolf [4:05] ; [0:07] ; Candyman [6:37] ; [0:09] % [1:05] % Rosalie McFall [3:35] % A Voice From On High [2:59] % [0:34 Intro] ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot [2:50]
Comments SET 1 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. Marmaduke handles vocals on Me And My Uncle and Mama Tried. Together Again begins "The keys to my heart / You hold in your hand / And nothing else matters / We're together again." SET 2 is also NRPS; it seems likely that SET 3 continued from it without a break. SET 3 is acoustic Dead with David Nelson, mandolin, and Marmaduke, bass vocals, on A Voice From On High and Swing Low.
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Recordings 100 SB
Contributors Jim Powell[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
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Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue KSAN Studios
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/??/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [15:16] ; The Race Is On [2:49] ; [1:12] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:04] ; [0:25] ; Let Me In [4:06] [0:28] ; Dark Hollow [3:00]
Comments Weir, vocals & acoustic guitar; Garcia, pedal steel guitar; Cipollina, slide guitar & guitar; Pete Sears, piano. This tape often circulates labeled "Garage Tape 1970" and sounds like it could easily have been made in somebody's garage studio, probably in the north Bay Area. Sometimes it circulates labeled "Bobby Ace & the Cards Off the Bottom of the Deck, Studio, 1970."

Weir seems to be in charge. Before Let Me In Bobby says "Let's do that slow number. If you feel like cryin', why, just go ahead." The tape cuts off with Bobby saying "Leave that door open, or I'll kill ya."

On the 2400 Fulton Street list the following comments from Pete Sears appear: "in 1971, John Cippolina and I were forming Copperhead and John introduced me to Jerry and we played together on the first KSAN radio broadcast in their record library on the Richard Gossett show with Jerry on pedal steel, John on guitar, Mario on bass, Bob Weir on vocals and rythmn guitar, and I played piano."

1971 seems a tad late, though possible, for this tape, and also for the "first" KSAN broadcast, but Sears' description does sound like this tape. On the other hand Michael Parrish contends that this comes from August '69. Plainly we need some fresh, solid evidence.
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Recordings 16 SB
Contributors Jim Powell Bill Gallagher
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse
Location San Diego, CA
Date 8/5/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [31:06] ; Candyman [6:46] % [0:17] ; El Paso [5:44] % [0:10] ; Rosalie McFall [3:34] % [0:06] ; Tell It To Me [2:25] ; [0:15] ; Drink Up And Go Home [2:44] % [0:26] ; A Voice From On High [2:57] % [0:08] ; Cold Jordan [2:26] > Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:02] [0:08]
Two [31:34] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:35] % [0:04] ; Dark Hollow [3:18] % [0:05] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:55] % [0:05] ; Mama Tried [2:52] % [0:04] ; To Lay Me Down [6:18] ; [0:15] ; Dire Wolf [3:15] ; [0:14 intro] ; The Ballad Of Casey Jones [5:03] ; [0:06]
Comments Total time 1:02:40 +. Both sets are acoustic Dead with David Nelson, mandolin & vocals, and Marmaduke, bass vocals.
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Recordings 70 SB
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/17/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [10:12] ; Truckin' [#0:17] ; Let Me In [4:00] % Attics Of My Life [5:37] ; [0:14] ; Friend Of The Devil [0:04#] % Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Two Six Days On The Road % Honky Tonk Woman
Three Dancing In The Street % Mama Tried % It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World % Not Fade Away
Comments On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. The tape containing the timed tunes usually circulates as unidentified filler, but a few copies bear this date, which seems plausible. Someone shouts for Kesey before Let Me In, which produces a mocking comment from Phil; the vibe strongly suggests the Fillmore West.

DeadBase IX lists a Casey Jones for this date. Set 2 was a NRPS set and SET 3 was electric dead. There is a review of this show by Michael Lydon posted on the Rolling Stone website. The untimed tunes are from the review.

Teddy GoodBear and Dave Tamarkin strongly dissent from this dating of the tape. They point out that the best copies they've located appear as filler on Ken Leigh's NYC area AUD masters. They believe that this tape is probably Ken's master from a show in fall '70 in the NYC area. They may be correct.

"Grateful Dead I Have Known," by Ed McClanahan (Playboy, March 72), is based on this run of shows. He doesn't get all the details right (or necessarily mean to -- he doesn't aim to publish a setlist) and it's definitely self-indulgent writing in the manner of Hunter Thompson & Tom Wolfe, but he does catch a hint of the flavor of the venue and the event, if from a tourist's point of view. A copy of the text of the article is available at ftp://gdead.berkeley.edu/pub/gdead/miscellaneous/gd-pboy- 3-72
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Recordings 11 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Beth Dyer Jeff Tiedrich Bill Gardner Teddy GoodBear Dave Tamarkin
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/18/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [49:18] ; Intro [0:12] ; Truckin' [5:44] ; [1:20] ; Dire Wolf [3:53] ; [0:32] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:31] ; [0:23] ; Dark Hollow [3:05] ; [0:12] ; Ripple [4:15] > Brokedown Palace [4:16] ; [0:25] % Operator [2:27] ; [0:25] ; Rosalie McFall [2:57] ; [0:19] ; New Speedway Boogie [9:22] ; [0:53] ; Cold Jordan [2:22] > Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:40] ; [0:42]
Two [20:39] ; Intro [0:04] ; Six Days On The Road [3:56] % [0:10] ; Watcha Gonna Do [4:16] ; [0:13] % Glendale Train [4:11] ; [0:10] % [0:07] ; Brown Eyed Handsome Man [3:23] ; [0:08] % Fair Chance To Know [4:09] ; [0:02]
Three [1:24:06] ; Intro [0:04] ; Dancing In The Street [14:08] ; [0:25] ; Next Time You See Me [3:03] ; [0:17] ; Mama Tried [2:38] ; [0:11] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:02] > Drums [4:00] > The Other One [8:50] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Sugar Magnolia [3:54] ; [0:09] % Attics Of My Life [6:45] ; [0:33] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [12:02] ; [0:25] ; Drums [0:11] > Not Fade Away [10:20] ; [0:21] % Casey Jones [4:58] > Uncle John's Band [6:33] ; [0:14]
Comments Total time 2:34:03. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead; this is the complete set. Monitor issues after Truckin'. Pigpen plays piano on Truckin', Ripple & New Speedway. Jerry switches to electric guitar on New Speedway. David Nelson plays mandolin on Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan & Swing Low. Marmaduke adds bass vocals to Cold Jordan and Swing Low. The introduction goes: "Good evening and welcome to the Fillmore West. Tonight you're going to spend an evening with the Grateful Dead."

SET 2 is NRPS w/ Garcia, pedal steel, and possibly Lesh on bass. They are introduced with "A hearty hi ho silver for the New Riders Of The Purple Sage." The circulating copy of this tape contains less than the first half of the complete NRPS set. Marmaduke introduces Brown Eyed Handsome Man as "a little Chuck Berry action for ya."

SET 3 is electric Dead. The introduction is "For those of you who follow baseball, direct from the Woodacre training camp, the Grateful Dead."

The best copies of this show currently circulating have the following lineage:

MAC > R @ 7.5 ips > R @ 3.75 ips > PCM/Beta > DAT

Unfortunately this transcription contains only the Dead sets. The 20 minutes of NRPS from this date circulates on the B side of a cassette transcript of the master of uncertain lineage. We need a fresh transcription of these masters.

The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the next night's. The NRPS material circulates on side B of the acoustic set cassette, following Cold Jordan > Swing Low. Probably the rest of the NRPS set is on the master & needs to be put into circulation.
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Recordings 155 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Harvey Lubar
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/19/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [39:02] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:46] ; [0:04] % How Long Blues [4:10] % Friend Of The Devil [3:24] % Dark Hollow [2:51] % Candyman [6:30] % Ripple [4:21] > Brokedown Palace [4:19] % Truckin' [5:22#] % Tell It To Me [1:57] % Rosalie McFall [3:14] % Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie ; Cold Jordan ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Two Six Days On The Road % Whatcha Gonna Do % Glendale Train % Henry % Dirty Business % Lodi % The Weight ; Honky Tonk Women
Three [1:44:54] ; Intro [0:10] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:46] ; [1:02] ; Me And My Uncle [3:17] ; [0:32] ; Easy Wind [7:50] ; [0:17] % China Cat Sunflower [2:33] > Jam [2:08] > I Know You Rider [4:21] ; [0:37] ; Saint Stephen [5:50] > Sugar Magnolia [3:55] ; [1:22] ; Drums [0:35] > Good Lovin' [1:52] > Drums [1:22] > Good Lovin' [7:38] ; [1:13] ; New Minglewood Blues [3:39] ; [0:37] ; Casey Jones [4:35] ; [0:11] ; Drums [0:20] > Not Fade Away [8:19] > Turn On Your Lovelight [29:56]
Comments Total time 2:33:56 +. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. David Nelson plays mandolin on Friend Of The Devil, Dark Hollow, Tell It To Me, Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan and Swing Low. Pigpen plays piano on How Long Blues, Candyman, Ripple, Truckin', and New Speedway. There's a hint of harmonica at the beginning of Ripple; it seems too discreet to be Pigpen's. Jerry plays electric guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway while Bobby continues acoustic. Marmaduke provides bass vocal accompaniment on Cold Jordan and Swing Low. It seems probable that this set as listed is missing a tune from Pigpen (compare Operator the previous night). This set was preceded starting at 8:00 by an unbilled opening set from a bluegrass vocals quartet, possibly the Rowan Bros.

SET 2 is from the NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel, and possibly Lesh on bass. Six Days On The Road opened the set and The Weight followed by Honky Tonk Women closed the set, which included a half dozen more tunes from the first NRPS album. The 3 tunes circulating on tape mis-labeled from this set (a fragmentary Six Days, Whatcha Gonna Do, and Glendale Train) are actually from 8/18/70.

SET 3 is electric Dead. The introduction goes: "Out of the backwoods of Marin County, sometimes known as the Kodiak Woodchuck Motherfuckers, The Grateful Dead!" After Easy Wind Jerry announces "the first broken string in this set." Sugar Magnolia concludes without Sunshine Daydream. The third guitar in Not Fade > Lovelight is probably David Crosby. "Excuse me, young lady, would you like to fuck?" is the approach Pigpen recommends around 12 minutes into this epic Lovelight -- then, at the end, "See y'all later." There was no encore.

The best copies of this show currently circulating have the following lineage:

MAC > R @ 7.5 ips > R @ 3.75 ips > PCM/Beta > DAT

Unfortunately this transcription contains only the Dead sets. The 12 minutes of NRPS from this date circulates separately on a cassette of unknown lineage. We need a fresh transcription of these masters.

The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the previous night's.
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Recordings 157 AF (Uher Reel)
Contributors Jim Powell brian@hotrats.mit.edu Harvey Lubar
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Thee Club
Location Los Angeles, CA
Date 8/28/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX, which notes a NRPS set as well.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Thee Club
Location Los Angeles, CA
Date 8/29/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX, which notes a NRPS set as well.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue KQED Studios
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/30/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [28:13] ; Easy Wind [6:54] % [0:10] ; Candyman [6:52] ; [0:21] ; Casey Jones [3:57] ; [0:08] % [0:04] ; Brokedown Palace [3:36] > Uncle John's Band [5:32] ; [0:04]
Comments "Calebration" broadcast on KQED-TV San Francisco with FM simulcast, the Dead live in the studio with a quite obstreperous band of deadheads for an audience.

There is a tape of part of 2/4/70 mislabeled "8/30/70."

Eaton lists:

08/30/70 KQED Studios, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.9, 030min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 0, 48k
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Technics1st Gen Reel->3800 x 0
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Recordings FM 30
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Bart Wise[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 9/17/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [41:55] ; Truckin' False Start [0:18] ; [3:40] ; Truckin' [6:02] % Monkey And The Engineer [1:34] % [0:37] ; Dark Hollow [3:12] % [0:16] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:33] % [0:15] ; Ripple [4:17] % [1:51] ; Brokedown Palace [4:33] % Box Of Rain [5:31] % [0:16] ; Rosalie McFall [2:35] % [0:17] ; Cold Jordan [2:12] > Swing Low Sweet Chariot [0:30#]
Two [21:02] ; Six Days On The Road [2:53] ; [0:09] % I Don't Know You [3:57] % Superman [3:34] % [0:19] ; Henry [3:37] % [0:10] ; Portland Woman [5:22] % Cecilia [4:17]
Three [53:55] ; Tuning [0:09] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:02] % [0:15] ; Dark Star [27:10] > Saint Stephen [6:19] > Drums [0:53] > Good Lovin' [1:52] > Drums [3:54] > Good Lovin' [8:13]
Comments Total time 1:56:52 +. Set 1 is acoustic Dead, perhaps the complete set (though the AUD in circulation is missing most of Swing Low). The tape begins with Truckin', which has a piano loud in the PA mix; this is halted after 18 seconds by Garcia's shouts of "Hold it! Monitors! We won't play without the monitors." During the following banter Phil proposes "If you got a yellow dog bring him up here and we'll screw him." When they restart Truckin' Garcia calls out over its opening "Bring the piano down!" and it comes down in the PA mix over the next 20 seconds or so. Pigpen also plays piano on Brokedown Palace and Box Of Rain. David Nelson plays mandolin on Dark Hollow, Friend Of The Devil, Ripple, Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan and Swing Low. Jerry plays pedal steel guitar and someone plays fiddle on Box Of Rain.

Set 2 is the beginning of the NRPS set. We must be missing at least another half dozen songs or so to make up the complete set. Probably the rest of the set exists on the AUD masters.

Set 3 is electric Dead, the conclusion of the show; probably this was preceded by at least a few more electric tunes. This is one of the major Dark Stars of the year. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting around 18:00 minutes in to Dark Star. About 3 minutes after the 2nd Drums in Good Lovin' Phil trios with the drummers for a minute or so.

This is a listenable AUD tape, mastered by Jack Toner on a Sony T-110 cassette deck; the mics are a ways back in the hall but the band is still decently audible and the audience noise is miraculously minimal for the venue. Most circulating copies are missing the opening 0:28 of the Dark Star; some are missing the last 0:37 of Good Lovin', but complete copies also circulate.

It seems probable that much more of this show exists on the AUD masters than is presently circulating or cataloged here (10/00). It would be nice to bring them into circulation complete. See Comments under 9/18/70 on the SBDs of this run.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE SEPTEMBER 1970 FILLMORE EAST SHOWS

The Fillmore East ad in the Village Voice for 9/10/70 (p. 44) lists "one show per night at 10, Sunday at 8" "by the Grateful Dead featuring NRPS, with Joe's Lights," nightly from Thursday 9/17 through Sunday 9/20. Each show during this run consisted of an acoustic Dead set, a NRPS set, and an electric Dead set; on the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 9/18/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [17:22] ; Tuning [1:09] ; Truckin' [6:06] ; [2:41] ; Black Peter [5:20] ; [3:14]
Two [1:04:11] ; Honky Tonk Women [5:01] ; [0:06] % [0:03] ; Workin' Man Blues [4:04] % Superman [3:04] % Rainbow [4:16] % Dirty Business [9:50] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:27] % Fair Chance To Know [4:06] % Glendale Train [5:28] % [0:15] ; Louisiana Lady [3:37] % [0:28] ; The Race Is On [2:46] ; [0:18] ; Mama Tried [3:02] % Sawmill [3:56] ; [0:13] % [0:06] ; The Weight [6:34] ; [0:10]
Three [1:50:37] ; Tuning [0:06] ; Casey Jones [#4:38] % Sugar Magnolia [5:14] % Candyman [7:24] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:00] > Drums [4:53] > The Other One [10:08] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:03] > Brokedown Palace [5:05] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [8:54] % Tuning [0:49] % Till The Morning Comes [3:39] % Me And My Uncle [3:22] ; [1:40] ; Operator [2:29] ; [1:45] ; Dancing In The Street [12:35] ; [3:27] ; Saint Stephen [6:52] > Drums [0:08] > Not Fade Away [9:42] > Good Lovin' [2:12] > Drums [2:36] > Good Lovin' [8:20]
Encore [5:39] ; Tuning [3:49] ; And We Bid You Good Night [1:37] ; [0:13]
Comments Total time 3:17:59 +. Timings are from the AUD tape supplemented by the SBD. See Comments under 9/17/70 on the structure of this show.

Set 1 is acoustic Dead. Pigpen plays piano on Truckin'. David Nelson plays mandolin on Black Peter. During Black Peter, after "Go beneath the ground," Jerry stops the song cold, saying (in his most serious voice) "Hold it. This is insane, man. I'm sorry but it's just horrible up here. Really awful." Compare the previous night's false start of Truckin'. This time, though, they decide to abort the acoustic set and move directly to NRPS set, which is why this NRPS set is so long.

Set 2 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel guitar. This is probably the complete set. Bobby is featured vocalist on The Race Is On, Mama Tried and Sawmill.

Set 3 is an electric Dead set, probably complete. The first 15 seconds of Casey Jones are clipped on the circulating AUD tape. There are speed glitches on the master during the first Cryptical produced by the deck being jostled as someone passes; this problem recurs at several points during the set. In the pause before Dancin one of the drummers starts the Not Fade drum pattern and then pulls up short after one round when the band doesn't follow -- "Aw, no dice" is the taper's comment. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 9 minutes in to Dancin'. There is a cut in the AUD tape's Saint Stephen starting at 3:29; approximately 40 seconds are missing here -- probably a tape flip. The Jam out of Not Fade Away starts teasing Goin' Down The Road early on but never resolves into it either before or after a fairly developed Bid You Goodnight Jam. For the first 1:02 after the Good Lovin' Drums Phil solos with the drummers. The demonstration demanding an encore goes on over the Youngblood's version of Get Together playing on the PA.

Jack Toner mastered the circulating audience cassette source. This AUD master makes decent listening, especially the electric Dead set. The mics aren't right up front but they're not as far back in the hall as on 9/17/70 so the tape has better saturation and presence, and the audience noise isn't much worse.

The 80 minute SBD in circulation contains Truckin', Peter, and Me & My Uncle through the encore. The FM-SBD contains Me & My Uncle through the encore..


SBD TAPES OF THE SEPTEMBER 1970 FILLMORE EAST SHOWS

As they did in February and May '70, enterprising Fillmore East stagecrew patched a reel-to-reel deck under the stage into the PA feed and made SBD masters of the September '70 Fillmore East run. It is not clear how much of the run they managed to master. At present (10/00) no SBD tape from 9/17/70 has emerged into circulation but this does not mean that no masters exist. Several years ago about 50 minutes of SBD excerpts from the 9/18/70 electric Dead set (Operator through the encore) came into circulation, initially as FM-SBD broadcast by David Gans. During the same period approximately 70 minutes of SBD excerpts from the 9/19/70 electric Dead set came into circulation in the same fashion. Two SBD cassettes from 9/20/70 have been in circulation for more than 20 years; they contain both the acoustic and electric Dead sets nearly complete but nothing of the NRPS set. Recently a lower gen copy of these tapes have come into circulation (see Comments under 9/20/70).

Much of this run of shows has not yet emerged into circulation on SBD tape. To judge from the nearly complete SBD of 5/15/70 made by the same tapers, it seems plausible to think that all four September shows were taped in their entirety, including the NRPS sets. Whatever these masters contain, they are not in the vault; they are said to reside on the East Coast.

Eaton lists:

09/18/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.8, 061min, Sbd, A1D3, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 3, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->Dat x 0->SS->Dat x 2
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Recordings 180 A? 45 A? 80 SB 50 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande Dick Latvala David Gans Dwight Holmes Jim Wise Bill Gadsden
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 9/19/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [47:14] ; Don't Ease Me In [2:44] % Candyman [6:06] % [0:58] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:32] % Friend Of The Devil [3:39] % [0:30] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:50] % The Rub [3:00] % [0:29] ; Rosalie McFall [3:00] % [0:10] % Cumberland Blues [4:51] % New Speedway Boogie [6:01] % [0:06] % To Lay Me Down [5:45] % [0:04] ; Cold Jordan [2:20] > Swing Low Sweet Chariot [2:50]
Two [54:55] ; Workin' Man Blues [3:56] % I Don't Know You [3:46] % [0:08] ; Superman [3:32] % [0:14] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:10] ; [0:10] ; Portland Woman [5:14] ; [0:04] % [0:06] ; Glendale Train [5:08] % Fair Chance To Know [4:10] % All I Ever Wanted [7:37] % [0:16] ; Henry [3:38] % Lodi [3:37] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:42] ; [0:03] % Honky Tonk Women
Three [1:47:16] ; Morning Dew [11:04] % Me And My Uncle [3:27] % Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [10:04] % Cold Rain And Snow [5:51] % Easy Wind [8:47] % Sugar Magnolia [4:25] % Dark Star [25:24] > Saint Stephen [6:18] > Drums [0:36] > Not Fade Away [4:46] > Darkness Jam [0:53] > China Cat Jam [0:40] > Jam [0:42] > Not Fade Away [1:48] > Turn On Your Lovelight [20:22] ; [1:32]
Comments Total time 3:29:33+. Timings are from the AUD tape supplemented by the SBD. See Comments under 9/17/70 on the structure of this show.

Set 1 is acoustic Dead, probably the complete set. David Nelson plays mandolin on Deep Elem Blues, Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan and Swing Low; Marmaduke sings bass harmony on Cold Jordan and Swing Low. Apparently Jerry plays piano on To Lay Me Down. He plays electric guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway. Tapes of this set circulate in two parts. Don't Ease through New Speedway circulates separately, sometimes mis-labeled "9/18/70". The last three acoustic tunes circulate with the 9/19/70 electric set AUD.

Set 2 is NRPS, probably the complete set.

Set 3 is electric Dead, the complete set. A ripe Dark Star, definitely, but the 17th is the first magnitude Star of the run. This is the Lovelight in which Bobby (at 10:45 or so) asks the immortal quesion "Pigpen, did you say 'fuck'?" Afterward, Pigpen dismisses the audience's cheering demand for an encore with the rhetorical question "Why don't you guys go home and fuck somebody!"

The SBD and FM-SBD contain Dark Star through Lovelight; the AUDs contain the entire list. See Comments under 9/18/70 on the SBDs of this run. Jack Toner and Marty Weinberg each mastered tapes of parts of this show. Composites also circulate.

Eaton lists:

09/19/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.8, 071min, Sbd, A1D3, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 3, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->Dat x 0->SS->Dat x 2
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Recordings 210 A? 62:14 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Jack Warner
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 9/20/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:02:46] ; Intro [0:03] ; Uncle John's Band [6:47] % Deep Elem Blues [5:51] % Friend Of The Devil [3:32] % Big Railroad Blues [3:14] % Dark Hollow [2:56] % Ripple [4:20] % To Lay Me Down [5:12] % Truckin' [5:35] % [0:12] ; Rosalie McFall [2:24] % Cumberland Blues [5:04] % New Speedway Boogie [9:31] % Brokedown Palace [5:13]
Two [2:23] ; Together Again [2:23]
Three [[1:41:29 +]] ; [1:41:29 +] [0:06 Intro] ; Casey Jones [4:42] % China Cat Sunflower [3:10] > Jam [2:53] > I Know You Rider [4:11] % Candyman [#4:49] % Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:34] % [0:05] ; Big Boy Pete [2:58] ; [1:23] ; Me And My Uncle [3:21] % Easy Wind [10:48] % Sugar Magnolia [6:02] % Attics Of My Life [6:35] % Mama Tried [2:36] ; [0:03] % Drums [0:28] > Not Fade Away [9:28] > Bid You Goodnight Jam [1:11] > Jam [1:25] > Not Fade Away [1:45] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [19:03] > Feedback [6:02] > And We Bid You Good Night [3:53] ; [0:15]
Comments Total time 2:44:15 +. See Comments under 9/17/70 on the structure of this show.

SET 1 is acoustic Dead, the complete set. David Grisman plays mandolin on Friend Of The Devil, David Nelson joins with another mandolin on Big Railroad Blues; both continue through Ripple. There is a hint of harmonica on Dark Hollow, presumably Pigpen's. The instrumentation on To Lay Me Down is hard to figure but the electric guitar is probably Bobby and Jim Wise may be right that the piano is Jerry on this tune. The piano on Truckin' is Pigpen, however. Nelson & Grisman return on mandolin for Rosalie McFall. Jerry switches to electric guitar for Cumberland and New Speedway, then back to acoustic for Brokedown Palace. Pigpen plays piano again on this tune.

SET 2 is the only NRPS tune from this show to make it into circulation so far.

SET 3 is an electric Dead set. There was also a NRPS set between the acoustic and electric Dead sets but tape hasn't surfaced. Candyman cuts in at "Good morning Mr. Benson."

The #3:31 of tape from the conclusion of Good Lovin' that has always criculated as part of this tape (between Sittin' On Top Of The World and Big Boy Pete) turns out to be the last 3:31 of the 9/18/70 Good Lovin'.

During the Jam out of Not Fade Away Jerry feints at Goin' Down The Road and Mountain Jam but settles into neither before transiting into the Bid You Goodnight Jam. This Caution has few rivals from any year, and the Feedback that follows is "buzz-saw music" at its best.

SBD cassette tapes of the acoustic and electric Dead sets of this show have been circulating since the mid-70s at the latest. Reportedly there is an AUD of the acoustic set. Recently Bill Gadsden, Jim Wise and others put a clean copy of 1st gen reels into circulation on CDs. They sound great (and add the one NRPS tune). See Comments under 9/18/70 on the SBDs of this run.

Eaton lists:

09/20/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.8, 020min, Sbd, A1D3, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 3, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->Dat x 0->SS->Dat x 2
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Recordings 165 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Robert Bertrando Jim Wise Bill Gadsden
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Location Pasadena, CA
Date 9/25/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Two Drums % Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments Bob Swanson attended this show. He remembers two sets, the first from NRPS with Jerry on pedal steel, the second from the electric Dead. From the Dead's set he remembers a drumming interlude and the Lovelight.

The acoustic set of the 9/20/70 SBD tape sometimes circulates mislabeled "Pasadena 9/25/70." There is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Bob Swanson
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Terrace Ballroom
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Date 9/26/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to DeadBase IX, which lists [acoustic] I Know You Rider; Ripple; Candyman; Friend Of The Devil; [electric] Big Boss Man; Uncle John > Casey Jones; Morning Dew. There is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 10/4/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:03:00] ; Truckin' [#0:42#] % [0:06] % Till The Morning Comes [3:10] % [1:16] % Brokedown Palace [5:44] % [0:10] % Next Time You See Me [3:10] ; [0:51] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:27] ; [1:17] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:07] > Jam [2:30] > I Know You Rider [4:16] % Drums [0:51] > Good Lovin' [1:55] > Drums [6:02] > Good Lovin' [5:55] ; [0:16] % Sugar Magnolia [4:50] ; [0:24] ; Casey Jones [4:26] ; [0:19] ; Uncle John's Band [6:18]
Comments This show was broadcast by KQED-TV San Francisco with a quadraphonic simulcast by KQED-FM San Francisco and KSAN-FM San Francisco. Besides the Dead, NRPS, the Airplane, Hot Tuna and Quicksilver were also on the bill.

Janis died in LA on this night.

The FM tape of Truckin' breaks off as a DJ's talk cuts in and generally does not circulate with the rest of the tape. There is also about 2:30 of 'interview' between a KSAN DJ and Pigpen, who injured his fingers playing tambourine because the crew didn't manage to bring his organ along to the gig.

One of the earliest vinyl bootlegs of Grateful Dead was an LP from Mother Records, available on the West Coast by mid-71, containing China Cat > Rider, Casey Jones, Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia & Good Lovin', all from the FM-broadcast.

Til The Morning Comes from this show is included as one of the bonus tracks in the Warner Bros. box set of the Dead's albums for that label.
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Recordings 63 FM
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 10/5/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Casey Jones
Two Good Lovin' ; Dancing In The Street ; Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments David Perloff, who attended this show, remembers that the concert opened with Casey Jones. Lou Sideris, who attended the show, remembers the 3 closing tunes. David Lemieux confirms that there is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Joe Jupille David Perloff Lou Sideris David Lemieux
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Colden Auditorium - Queens College
Location New York, NY
Date 10/10/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:20:33] ; Tuning [1:21] ; Truckin' [6:37] ; [1:37] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:58] ; [1:16] ; Hard To Handle [8:37] ; [2:49] ; Sugar Magnolia [4:30] ; [1:50] ; Candyman [7:07] ; [1:37] % [1:28] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:52] > Drums [4:16] > The Other One [10:24] > Drums [0:17] > Not Fade Away [5:33] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad Jam [2:14] > Not Fade Away [1:34]
Two [14:29] ; Casey Jones False Start [0:19] ; Casey Jones [6:14] ; [2:20] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:20] ; [0:17]
Comments Total time 1:35:02 +. SET 1 is the first electric set. There was no acoustic set (besides Winterland Arena 10/4&5 this is the first full Dead show in several months without one). Before Truckin' Bobby says "Marmaduke stayed home. There's no New Riders tonight. This is the economy package." The Other One sequence is unusual in that they don't go back into Cryptical but take it right up to that point and then transit into NFA Drums instead. Fragments of the Goin' Down The Road theme show up as early as 3:30 into the first NFA but even after it is fully stated they never sing the lyrics.

SET 2 is the beginning of the second electric set. According to DeadBase IX SET 2 continues with Me And My Uncle; Good Lovin'; New Minglewood Blues; Cumberland Blues; Uncle John's Band. There is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings 96 A?
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Marion Shea Auditorium - Paterson State College
Location Wayne, NJ
Date 10/11/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:25:06] ; Tuning [0:04] Casey Jones [4:17] ; [0:41] ; It Hurts Me Too [4:30] ; [1:31] ; Mama Tried [2:38] ; [0:34] % Till The Morning Comes [3:58] % [0:19] ; Dancing In The Street [10:32] ; [0:25] ; Candyman [7:14] ; [0:11] % Sittin' On Top Of The World [#0:36] % Morning Dew [6:23#] % Beat It On Down The Line [2:53] ; [0:08] % China Cat Sunflower [3:12] > Jam [3:#15] > I Know You Rider [1:17#] % Dark Star [#20:27] > Saint Stephen [5:59] > Not Fade Away [3:02] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:31] > Not Fade Away [1:47]
Comments There is a series of brief cuts or dropouts toward the end of the China Cat Jam and the Rider cuts off short by several minutes. The beginning of Dark Star is cut on this tape; probably 2-4 minutes are missing. All circulating copies of the tape appear to have these cuts, which are likely on the master. This is B-grade audience tape -- listenable but leaving something to be desired. There is no SBD of this show in the vault. According to DeadBase IX there was also a NRPS set, but they are wrong about this on 10/10 and are probably wrong here, too. The first show on this tour for which tape of NRPS currently circulates is Georgetown 10/23/70.
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Recordings 86 A?
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Marion Shea Auditorium - Paterson State College
Location Wayne, NJ
Date 10/12/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments According to Marc Schaeffer the Dead played another, unscheduled concert at this venue on 10/12/70. There is a review in the student newspaper (not informative, according to Schaeffer) but apparently no tapes of the show. There is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Marc Shaeffer Jeff Tedrich
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date 10/16/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments DeadBase IX lists Morning Dew; Casey Jones; Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight; Good Lovin'; [encore] Uncle John's Band. There is no SBD of this show in the vault. According to DeadBase IX there was also a NRPS set, but they are wrong about this on 10/10 and may be wrong here, too. The first show on this tour for which tape of NRPS currently circulates is Georgetown 10/23/70.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Cleveland Music Hall
Location Cleveland, OH
Date 10/17/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Casey Jones ; China Cat Sunflower ; I Know You Rider ; Me And My Uncle ; It Hurts Me Too ; Truckin' ; Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment ; Sugar Magnolia; Candyman ; Hard To Handle
Two Good Lovin' > Drums > Good Lovin' ; Cold Rain And Snow ; Dark Star ;Not Fade Away ; Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ; Not Fade Away ; Turn On Your Lovelight
Encore Uncle John's Band
Comments This information from Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX. There is no SBD of this show in the vault. According to DeadBase IX there was also a NRPS set, but they are wrong about this on 10/10 and may be wrong here, too. The first show on this tour for which tape of NRPS currently circulates is Georgetown 10/23/70.

Set list information from Jeff Linton who attended the show.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell, Jeff Linton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Tyrone Guthrie Theater
Location Minneapolis, MN
Date 10/18/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information from DeadBase IX, which notes Early & Late shows, and offers this list for the Early Show: Casey Jones; Me And My Uncle; Morning Dew; Mama Tried; Cumberland Blues; Good Lovin'. There is no SBD of this show in the vault. According to Mike Pirsch, who attended the show, there was no NRPS set.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Mike Pirsch
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue McDonough Arena - Georgetown University
Location Washington, DC
Date 10/23/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [48:58] ; Six Days On The Road [3:22] ; [0:36] ; I Don't Know You [3:43] ; [1:16] ; Henry [3:46] ; [1:05] ; Portland Woman [5:33] ; [1:14] ; Glendale Train [4:47] ; [0:22] ; Dirty Business [8:56] ; [0:44] ; Lodi [3:22] % [0:33] ; Last Lonely Eagle [3:22#] % Honky Tonk Women [4:41] ; [0:26]
Two [1:21:23] ; Intro [0:08] ; Casey Jones [4:40] ; [0:45] ; Mama Tried [4:30] ; [0:50] ; Hard To Handle [7:18] ; [0:29] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:03] > Jam [2:32] > I Know You Rider [4:07] ; [0:17] % Sugar Magnolia [5:00] ; [0:27] ; Candyman [7:09] % Me And My Uncle [3:03] % [0:14] ; Drums [0:42] > Good Lovin' [1:50] > Drums [5:32] > Good Lovin' [6:42] % [0:39] % Truckin' [6:28] > The Other One [6:16] > Not Fade Away [3:43] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:26] > Not Fade Away [1:43] ; [0:08]
Encore [6:43] ; Uncle John's Band [6:38] ; [0:05]
Comments Total time 2:17:04 +. SET 1 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. SET 2 is electric Dead. There are copies of two different AUD masters of this show in circulation, one made by Cary Wolfson. The tape that includes the fragment of Last Lonely Eagle and Honky Tonk Women is Wolfson's; the other master apparently lacks these tunes. Copies of the second master often have Me And My Uncle moved to before Good Lovin' but the order given here is correct. There was an FM broadcast but no tapes seem to have survived or made it into circulation. There is no SBD of this show in the vault.
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Recordings 138 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Cary Wolfson
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Kiel Opera House
Location St. Louis, MO
Date 10/24/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [44:54] ; Tuning [0:08] ; Can't Pay The Price [4:29] ; [0:33] ; Henry [3:57] ; [0:11] ; Portland Woman [5:12] ; [0:25] ; Fair Chance To Know [4:05] ; [0:30] ; Dirty Business [8:24] % Cecilia [4:22] ; [0:14] ; The Weight [7:01] ; [0:09] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:50] ; [0"10]
Two [1:39:59] ; Dancing In The Street [#13:36] ; [1:48] ; It Hurts Me Too [5:39] ; [1:12] ; Me And My Uncle [3:42] ; [1:36] % Friend Of The Devil [#2:37] ; [0:33] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:24] ; [1:07] ; Attics Of My Life [6:28] ; [0:08] % Drums [0:55] > Good Lovin' [1:54] > Drums [7:41] > Good Lovin' [4:26] > Saint Stephen Jam [1:00] > Good Lovin' [2:50] ; [0:52] ; Casey Jones [4:44] ; [0:10] ; Saint Stephen [6:02] > Drums [0:08] > Not Fade Away [2:50] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:38] > Not Fade Away [1:12] > Turn On Your Lovelight [15:#31#]
Comments Total time 2:24:53 +. SET 1 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. This is missing a song or three at the beginning to make up the complete set. SET 2 is electric Dead. Dancing In The Street cuts in a few seconds after its start. The tape of Lovelight is composed of two pieces, the first 4:25 of the tune appears at the end of one side of a cassette; on the other side it continues for 11:06 before the tape breaks off incomplete. The SBD in circulation is rather degraded; it might be FM.

Eaton lists:

10/24/70 Keil Opera House, St Louis Mo - complete
4.5, 105min, Sbd, A1D2, Reel M->Reel 1->PCM 1->Dat 0, 44k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->PCM x 1->7030 x 0
Download Sources
Recordings 150 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue University Gymnasium - State University of New York
Location Stony Brook, NY
Date 10/30/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[53:58 +]] ; [53:39 +] Workin' Man Blues [3:59] ; [1:21] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:06] ; [0:06] % Truck Drivin' Man [3:16] ; [0:37] ; Hello Trouble [3:12] ; [0:34] ; Portland Woman [5:08] ; [0:14] ; Sweet Lovin One [4:47] ; [0:09] % Dirty Business [9:37] % The Weight [7:18] ; [0:10] % Louisiana Lady [3:42] ; [0:29] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:47] ; [0:07]
Two [[45:54 +]] ; [1:41:13 +] Smokestack Lightnin' [7:54] ; [0:24] ; Beat It On Down The Line [1:46] ; [0:18] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:04] > Jam [1:45] > I Know You Rider [4:10] ; [0:13] % [0:04] ; Friend Of The Devil [4:12] ; [0:03] % Truckin' [7:13] ; [0:13] % [0:05] ; Candyman [6:18] ; [0:26] ; It Hurts Me Too [4:22] ; [0:02] % Dancing In The Street [11:48] ; [0:47] ; Big Railroad Blues [4:52] ; [0:07] % Saint Stephen [7:55] > Drums [0:15] > Not Fade Away [3:13] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:54] > Not Fade Away [1:10] > Turn On Your Lovelight [21:54] ; [0:09]
Comments Early Show total time 1:45:23 +. SET 1 is from the Early Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel; this is probably not quite the complete set, with a few songs missing at the end. SET 2 is the Early Show electric Dead set complete. There is a brief cut in Me And My Uncle at around 2:00. During the pause before the encore Phil explains that the Early Show people must now leave but they can come back in on their ticket stubs once the Late Show crowd has been accommodated.

There are no independent SBD masters of this show in the vault. The SBDs in circulation are copies from a master run from the venue's mixing board by their sound crew. There are circulating Stonybrook SBDs of quite a number of bands -- the Allmans (at least 3 dates), Airplane, Quicksilver, Moby Grape, Garcia Band ... Plainly someone at this venue had a clue.

Eaton lists:

10/30/70 School Gym, SUNY University, Stonybrook Ny - early
4.8, 059min, Sbd, A0D2, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
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Recordings 106 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Matt Schofield Brad Temkin
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue University Gymnasium - State University of New York
Location Stony Brook, NY
Date 10/30/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[53:39 +]] ; [53:39 +] Workin' Man Blues [3:59] ; [1:21] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:06] ; [0:06] % Truck Drivin' Man [3:16] ; [0:37] ; Hello Trouble [3:12] ; [0:34] ; Portland Woman [5:08] ; [0:14] ; Sweet Lovin One [4:47] ; [0:09] % Dirty Business [9:37] % The Weight [7:18] ; [0:10] % Louisiana Lady [3:42] ; [0:29] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:47] ; [0:07]
Two [[1:41:13 +]] ; [1:41:13 +] Smokestack Lightnin' [7:54] ; [0:24] ; Beat It On Down The Line [1:46] ; [0:18] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:04] > Jam [1:45] > I Know You Rider [4:10] ; [0:13] % [0:04] ; Friend Of The Devil [4:12] ; [0:03] % Truckin' [7:13] ; [0:13] % [0:05] ; Candyman [6:18] ; [0:26] ; It Hurts Me Too [4:22] ; [0:02] % Dancing In The Street [11:48] ; [0:47] ; Big Railroad Blues [4:52] ; [0:07] % Saint Stephen [7:55] > Drums [0:15] > Not Fade Away [3:13] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:54] > Not Fade Away [1:10] > Turn On Your Lovelight [21:54] ; [0:09]
Comments Late Show total time 2:34:52 +. Early & Late Show total time 4:20:15 +. SET 1 is the complete Late Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel. SET 2 is the complete Late Show electric Dead set. This is a 2-beat Beat It On Down The Line. There is a Tighten Up Jam starting 5 minutes in to Dancin'.

Eaton lists:

10/30/70 School Gym, SUNY University, Stonybrook Ny - late
4.8, 107min, Sbd, A0D2, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
Download Sources
Recordings 155 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Matt Schofield Dwight Holmes
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue University Gymnasium - State University of New York
Location Stony Brook, NY
Date 10/31/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:37] ; [45:37 +] Six Days On The Road [2:35] ; [0:31] ; Long Black Veil [4:13] ; [0:57] ; I Don't Know You [3:33] ; [0:37] ; Lodi [3:52] ; [0:36] ; Superman [3:28] ; [0:41] ;Glendale Train [4:54] ; [0:19] ; Cecilia [4:22] ; [0:10] ; Henry [3:46] ; [0:28] ; Rainbow [2:56] ; [0:06] ; Louisiana Lady [3:57] ; [0:22] ; Honky Tonk Women [3:12#]
Two [1:07:06] ; Till The Morning Comes [3:24] ; [0:31] ; Hard To Handle [7:53] ; [0:45] ; Mama Tried [2:28] ; [0:35] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:55] > Jam [1:56] > I Know You Rider [3:11#] % Dire Wolf [3:47] ; [0:39] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:06] ; [0:33] ; Me And My Uncle [3:19] ; [0:35] ; Dark Hollow [2:53] ; [0:41] ; Brokedown Palace [5:11] ; [0:29] ; Viola Lee Blues [9:00] > Cumberland Blues [4:16] > Uncle John's Band [5:48] ; [0:03]
Comments Two "shows" were advertised, at 8:00 and at 12:00, "featuring NRPS." Early Show total time 1:52:43 +. SET 1 is the Early Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel, the complete set except the clipped conclusion of Honkytonk (likely the master includes this unlopped). SET 2 is the Early Show electric Dead set. The last minute or so of Rider is clipped; this sounds like it's on the master. There is also a brief cut starting 2:13 into Brokedown. This is the final Viola Lee Blues and Jerry slips out the backdoor without a goodbye. Hmm. See Comments under 10/30/70a on the Stonybrook SBDs.

Eaton lists:

10/31/70 School Gym, SUNY University, Stonybrook Ny - early
4.8, 070min, Sbd, A0D2, Reel M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
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Recordings 113 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue University Gymnasium - State University of New York
Location Stony Brook, NY
Date 10/31/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[49:10]] ; [49:10] Workin' Man Blues [3:40] ; [0:45] ; Watcha Gonna Do [3:25] ; [0:50] ; Glendale Train [5:10] ; [0:44] ; Portland Woman [5:16] ; [0:11] ; Dirty Business [9:32] ; [0:16] ; Fair Chance To Know [3:56] ; [0:13] ; Last Lonely Eagle [6:18] ; [0:09] ; Louisiana Lady [3:39] ; [0:16] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:57] ; [0:07]
Two [[1:32:33 +]] ; [1:32:33 +] Casey Jones [4:40] ; [0:25] ; Sugar Magnolia [4:55] ; [0:28] ; Next Time You See Me [3:30] ; [0:09] % [0:07] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [7:04] > The Other One [9:53] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:42] > Cosmic Charlie [6:07] ; [0:07] % Big Boss Man [4:12] ; [0:13] ; Mama Tried [2:38] ; [0:13] ; Hard To Handle [7:17] % Drums [0:54] > Good Lovin' [1:50] > Drums [5:14] > Good Lovin' [6:33] ; [0:38] ; Saint Stephen [5:53] > Drums [0:14] > Not Fade Away [4:54] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:28] > Not Fade Away [1:53] ; [0:06]
Comments Late Show total time 2:21:43 +. Early & Late Shows total time 4:14:26 +. SET 1 is the Late Show NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel, probably complete, although it's possible there was a tune or two before Workin' Man Blues. SET 2 is Late Show electric Dead set.

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10/31/70 School Gym, SUNY University, Stonybrook Ny - late
4.8, 094min, Sbd, A0D2, Re 7el M->PCM 0->Dat 2, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->PCM x 0->Dat x 2
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Recordings 142 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Bart Wise Brad Temkin[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/5/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [8:55] ; Tuning [0:06] ; Louisiana Lady [3:45] ; [0:10] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:57] ; [0:08]
Two [1:44:17] ; Tuning [0:05] ; Drums [0:09] > Hard To Handle [8:06] ; [3:00] ; Sittin' On Top Of The World [2:56] ; [1:28] ; Mama Tried [2:24] ; [4:15] ; Truckin' [6:19] > The Other One [0:22] > Drums [3:50] > The Other One [9:07] > Dark Star [21:00] > Saint Stephen [6:00] > Drums [0:44] > Not Fade Away [4:01] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:#35] > Not Fade Away [1:45] > Turn On Your Lovelight [27:45#] % [0:08]
Comments Total time 1:53:12 +. SET 1 is the conclusion of a NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel. SET 2 is the electric Dead set. Broken string after Hard To Handle. This is the deep Space Dark Star of the year. Pigpen plays harmonica on Goin' Down The Road.

The circulating AUD is Ken Leigh's excellent master, made with a Sony T-110 with internal mic from the center loge. There is no SBD master of this show in the vault.


THE CAPITOL THEATER SHOWS -- NOV 5-8 1970

For this run of shows at the Capitol Theater (Nov. 5-8) the Dead played a single concert each night (not "Early" and "Late" shows as has sometimes been thought). The Capitol Theater's Village Voice ad for October 1 lists shows ("featurning NRPS") at 8:00 PM on November 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th; there's no further mention of these shows at all in the the Capitol's Voice ads for 10/29 and 11/5, while ads for the shows at the 46th St. Rock Palace in Brooklyn are prominent in these same issues.

On Thursday and Sunday the show consisted of an acoustic Dead set, a NRPS set, and an electric Dead set. On Friday and Saturday, they added a second electric Dead set.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/6/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [24:19] ; Tuning [2:42] ; Candyman [4:00] ; [0:28] ; Uncle John's Band [3:24] ; [1:51] ; Attics Of My Life [5:21] ; Drums & Bass Soundcheck [6:29]
Two [50:28] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:09] ; [0:09] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:51] ; [1:27] ; Dark Hollow [3:02] ; [0:43] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:36] ; [1:31] ; The Rub [2:57] ; [0:42] ; Black Peter [7:06] ; [1:31] ; El Paso [4:45] ; [1:05] ; [1:11] ; Brokedown Palace [5:51] > Uncle John's Band [5:40]
Three [1:11:34] ; Tuning [0:36] ; Workin' Man Blues [3:58 ] ; [0:13] ; I Don't Know You [4:00] ; [1:42] ; Watcha Gonna Do [4:21] ; [1:04] ; Glendale Train [5:12] ; [0:56] ; Portland Woman [5:31] ; [1:00] ; Fair Chance To Know [4:17] ;0:12] ; All I Ever Wanted [7:07] ; [0:22] ; Truck Drivin' Man [3:17] ; [1:40] ; Lodi [4:04] ; [0:32] ; Me And Bobby McGee [4:17] ; [0:12] ; Louisiana Lady [3:52] ; [0:12] ; The Weight [6:55] ; [0:08] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:56] ; [0:34]
Comments SET 1 is the acoustic soundcheck. SET 2 the acoustic Dead set. SET 3 is the NRPS set. See further in 11/06/70b.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/6/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[02:07:07 +]] ; [2:07:07 +] [0:04] ; Casey Jones [4:36] ; [0:18] ; Me And My Uncle [3:32] % I'm A King Bee [6:45] % China Cat Sunflower [2:57] > Jam [3:05] > I Know You Rider [4:08] % Truckin' [7:31] % Candyman [7:20] ; [0:12] % Sugar Magnolia [4:40] % Drums [0:31] > Good Lovin' [1:42] > Drums [4:17] > The Main Ten (Playing In The Band) Drums [0:35] > The Main Ten (Playing In The Band) [3:43] > Drums [4:10] > Good Lovin' [8:40] % Alligator [3:29] > Drums [0:10] > Jam [10:39] > Not Fade Away [2:57] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:13] > Mountain Jam [0:30] > Not Fade Away [2:40] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [14:13] > Turn On Your Lovelight [17:#30] ; [0:30]
Comments Total time of show [4:09:09 +]. SET 1 is the electric Dead set. According to Dave Tamarkin, who attended and taped this show, the entire electric segment was all one set, with a long pause to correct technical difficulties between Good Lovin' and Alligator.

The first 3:10 of the Jam after Alligator is just Jerry & the drummers; this Jam involves allusions to Not Fade Away, Goin' Down The Road, The Other One and Caution, but never settles into any steady riff despite the drummers energetic efforts to herd it into Not Fade from 7:30 on -- when they finally do slip into it by the back door at 10:39 the effect is explosive. The dovetail into Goin' Down The Road 3 minutes later is as deft; this version features the additional verse "Mama told me son don't go down there." There are Caution hints in the transition from Mountain Jam back to Not Fade. Pigpen's harmonica is prominent early in Caution -- the Jamming here is over the top, the segue into Lovelight takes it from a roar to a whisper to a roar in 3 seconds. It's hard to believe they didn't play an encore, or two.


We now have Jack Warner's 4-CD composite of this show. His notes follow; after them there is a catalog of the tape masters for this show.

Disc #1: Soundcheck & Acoustic set:

Candyman #1
Candyman #2
Uncle John's Band #1
Uncle John's Band #2
Attics Of My Life
Drums and bass soundcheck

Don't Ease Me In [3:09] ; [0:09] ;
Deep Elem Blues [5:51] ; [1:27] ;
Dark Hollow [3:02] ; [0:43] ;
Friend Of The Devil [3:36] ; [1:31] ;
The Rub [2:57] ; [0:42] ;
Black Peter [7:06] ; [1:31] ;
El Paso [4:45] ; [1:05] ; [1:11] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:51] >
Uncle John's Band [5:40]


Disc #2 NRPS Set:

Workin' Man Blues [3:58 ] ; [0:13] ;
I Don't Know You [4:00] ; [1:42] ;
Watcha Gonna Do [4:21] ; [1:04] ;
Glendale Train [5:12] ; [0:56] ;
Portland Woman [5:31] ; [1:00] ;
Fair Chance To Know [4:17] ;0:12] ;
All I Ever Wanted [7:07] ; [0:22] ;
Truck Drivin' Man [3:17] ; [1:40] ;
Lodi [4:04] ; [0:32] ;
Me And Bobby McGee [4:17] ; [0:12] ;
Louisiana Lady [3:52] ; [0:12] ;
The Weight [6:55] ; [0:08] ;
Honky Tonk Women [4:56] ; [0:34] %

Disc #3: Electric Dead Set opening:

Casey Jones [4:36] ; [0:18] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:32] %
I'm A King Bee [6:45] %
China Cat Sunflower [2:57] >
Jam [3:05] >
I Know You Rider [4:08] %
Truckin' [7:31] %
Candyman [7:20] ; [0:12] %
Sugar Magnolia [4:40] %
Drums [0:31] >
Good Lovin' [1:42] >
Drums [4:17] >
The Main Ten Drums [0:35] >
The Main Ten [3:43] >
Drums [4:10] >
Good Lovin' [8:40]

Disc #4: Dead Electric Set conclusion:

Alligator [3:29] >
Drums [0:10] >
Jam [10:39] >
Not Fade Away [2:57] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:13] >
Mountain Jam [0:30] >
Not Fade Away [2:40] >
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [14:13] >
Turn On Your Lovelight [17:#30] ; [0:30] %

This is basically Ken Leigh's master, with a patch from Tamarkin's. This is superior to the version Teddy Goodbear and his buddy put into circulation a couple years ago. I believe Jim Wise had a hand in re-transcribing the tapes."


TAPES OF 11/6/70

There is no SBD master of this show in the vault. There are parts of three AUD masters from this show in circulation.

1AUD: The so-called "usher" tape, made by an usher at the venue, Ken Leigh, on a Sony T-110 cassette deck, from the center loge. Circulating copies of this master include the soundcheck; the acoustic Dead set through El Paso, which breaks off after 2:08, (sometimes also a tag end of Uncle John's Band); the complete NRPS set; and the complete electric set complete. This master tends to include tunings between songs. It is a good job of AUD taping for the period. There is a cut in Lovelight at 7:30, at the tape flip.

2AUD: The circulating segment of this master contains I'm A King Bee through Sugar Magnolia. This master is easily distinguished by the guy yelping just off mic immediately before the beginning of the first Truckin' vocals. This master is almost as good as 1AUD; it may be Marty Weinberg's. It tends to clip out pauses between tunes. Whoever made this tape, it would be useful to turn up the rest of it. At the end of the cassette Side A of this tape there is a copy of the Easy Wind from the AUD of 7/10/70 after I Know You Rider; this tune has sometimes been mistakenly thought to belong to 11/6/70. (Marty Weinberg probably mastered 7/10/70 AUD.)

3AUD: This tape supplies the conclusion of the acoustic set -- #El Paso (the last #2:37), Brokedown, Uncle John -- used to patch some copies of 1AUD. It was mastered by Dave Tamarkin with a Sony dictaphone -- his first show and his first effort as a taper. Copies of the complete acoustic set in this master also circulate. It is a mediocre AUD tape with lots of audience noise & tinny sound.

Recently Teddy GoodBear & David Tamarkin assembled a 4-CD set of this show using a 2nd gen copy of 1AUD, with the acoustic set patched with 3AUD. This 4-CD set includes the NRPS set, now circulating for the first time. Another set is in preparation, from tape transcripts assembled by Jim Wise and with production work by Jack Warner, which will comprise first generation copies of this material (1/01).
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Recordings 250 AF 50 AF 72 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Dave Tamarkin Jack Warner Frank Venezia Jim Wise Joseph Jupille Teddy GoodBear David Minches
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/7/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [37:09] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:27] % Monkey And The Engineer [1:36] % Big Railroad Blues [3:39] % Operator [3:11] % [0:16] ; El Paso [5:11] % How Long Blues [3:19] % Ripple [4:21] % Brokedown Palace [4:19] > Uncle John's Band [5:35]
Two [42:14] ; Truck Drivin' Man [2:22] % Together Again Instrumental [2:14] % Sweet Lovin One False Start [1:40] ; [0:22] ; Sweet Lovin One [3:38] % Dirty Business [10:20] % [0:05] % Henry [3:37] % Last Lonely Eagle [6:22] % Connection [3:53] % Louisiana Lady [2:30] % Honky Tonk Women [5:04]
Three [[58:11 +]] ; [58:11 +] [0:59 Intro] ; Cumberland Blues [4:02] % [0:18] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:02] ; It Hurts Me Too [4:22] % [0:15] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:35] % Truckin' [6:47] > Drums [16:27] > The Other One [9:56] > Casey Jones [4:38] ; [1:00]
Comments See Comments under 11/05/70 on the structure of these shows.

SET 1 is the acoustic Dead set. SET 2 is from the NRPS set, perhaps not quite complete. The Sweet Lovin One false start occurs because Jerry's pedal steel guitar loses sound. There's a fiddler on Henry -- pretty cool. SET 3 is the first electric set. After Casey Jones to end the set Bobby says "We're gonna take a short break, and we'll be back. How's that?" See 11/07/70b for the second electric set and further Comments.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/7/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[52:37 +]] ; [52:37 +] Attics Of My Life [5:59] % [0:13] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:34] % [0:08] ; Big Boss Man [3:58] % [0:10] ; Mama Tried [2:40] % China Cat Sunflower [3:22] > Jam [3:25] > I Know You Rider [4:30] ; [0:04] % [1:19] ; I'm A King Bee [8:59] % Drums [0:28] > Good Lovin' [10:10] ; [0:06]
Comments SET 1 is the second electric set. Total time 3:11:01 +. This list appears to be complete, with the possible exception of the NRPS set, and perhaps a final encore. The timings given here represent a composite of 1AUD and 2AUD.

1AUD: This is Jack Toner's master. Circulating copies contain the complete acoustic set, the NRPS set except Henry & Last Lonely Eagle, the complete 1st electric set, and Attics through I Know You Rider from the 2nd electric set. There is a cut in It Hurts Me Too and another, 47 seconds long, in The Other One, starting at 5:56, but the Drums are complete & intact on this tape. It is missing I'm A King Bee & Good Lovin' and is clipped at the beginnings and ends of many songs. This master is inferior to 2AUD but its Ripple lacks the other master's annoying chatter and it supplies parts of the show still missing on all circulating copies of 2AUD. It is weakest during the acoustic set. The electric sets are B+/A- tape for the period.

2AUD: This is Marty Weinberg's master, onto 7" Uher reels, from the center loge. Except for the chatter that mars Ripple and Dirty Business, this is truly an excellent AUD tape. Circulating copies contain Deep Elem Blues through El Paso from the acoustic set, Dirty Business, Henry, Last Lonely Eagle, Louisiana Lady and Honky Tonk Women from the NRPS set, plus the complete first and second electric sets. The Drums between Truckin' & The Other One have about 3:30 minutes cut out. This master includes I'm A King Bee and a complete Good Lovin'.

3AUD: Ken Leigh mastered tape of this show. A complete copy of his acoustic set tape is in circulation. His versions of Cumbrland Blues, It Hurts Me Too, BIODL, Truckin' > Drums/ , Attics, Big Boss Man are combined with other tracks from 2AUD to make up the 3-CD set assembled by Jim Wise.

The 3-CD set recently assembled by Jim Wise contains everything listed above as circulating from 2AUD except El Paso, I'm A King Bee, and only the last 3:05 of Good Lovin'.

There is no SBD master of Grateful Dead from this show in the vault.
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 11/8/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [43:09] ; Dire Wolf [4:15] ; [0:35] ; I Know You Rider [8:10] ; [0:17#] ; Dark Hollow (1) [3:00] ; [0:38] ; Rosalie McFall [2:57] ; El Paso [4:39] ; Operator [2:13] ; Ripple [4:13] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:30] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:11] ; Uncle John's Band [6:10] ; [0:05]
Two [55:07] ; Six Days On The Road [2:53] ; Superman [3:22] ; Whatcha Gonna Do [4:20] ; Glendale Train [5:10] ; All I Ever Wanted [7:38] ; Fair Chance To Know [3:50] ; Portland Woman [5:15] ; Cecilia [4:13] ; Truck Drivin' Man [3:07] ; Last Lonely Eagle [6:22] ; Louisiana Lady [3:30] ; Honky Tonk Women [4:48]
Three [2:01:33] ; Morning Dew [10:53] ; Me And My Uncle [3:12] ; Mystery Train [3:39] > My Babe [2:58] ; Around And Around [3:03] ; New Orleans [4:24] > Searchin' [5:54] ; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [10:10] ; Casey Jones [4:32] ; Truckin' [8:11] > Dark Star [24:22] > Dancing In The Street [10:33] ; Drums [0:28] > Not Fade Away [6:18] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:06] > Not Fade Away [2:26] > Drums [0:27] > Good Lovin' [1:54] > Drums [4:07] > Good Lovin' [7:56]
Comments Total time 3:38:49 +. SET 1 is acoustic Dead; timings from the 2nd AUD master (2AUD). (1) Bobby on King Kong vs. Godzilla
Jerry says "Be back in a few minutes with the New Riders" after the first set. SET 2 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel; timings from 1AUD. SET 3 is electric Dead; timings are from the 3rd AUD master (3AUD) through Casey Jones, thereafter 1AUD supplemented with 2AUD. Following Friend Of The Devil Jerry plays the guitar intro of Mississippi John Hurt's version of Stack O Lee (cf. Taj Mahal's recording); after he breaks off Bobby says "Sorry, that one hasn't passed the hotelroom stage yet. We don't know all the words" (thanks to Robert Gilpen for this identification). There is a Tighten Up Jam starting about 4 minutes in to Dancin.' There is a The Main Ten Jam in Dark Star from 16:03 to 20:30. GDTRFB has additional lyrics ("Mama told me son don't go down there ..."); there is a brief Mountain Jam starting around 5:10 of GDTRFB.

For listening to this show, probably the best of the year, we now have Jack Warner's magnificent composite 4-CD set. His notes & timings for this set follows; after then there is a catalog of the AUD masters for this show.

Disc One 57:35
Acoustic Set
1. Dire Wolf 5:23
2. I Know You Rider 10:16
3. Dark Hollow 4:37
4. Rosalie McFall 4:07
5. El Paso 6:17
6. Operator 4:34
7. Ripple 5:38
8. Friend of the Devil 5:24
9. Wake Up Little Susie 4:34
10. Uncle John's Band 6:42

Disc Two 55:24
NRPS set
1. /Six Days on the Road 2:57
2. /Superman 3:26
3. /Whatcha Gonna Do 4:27
4. /Glendale Train 5:14
5. /All I Ever Wanted 7:49
6. /Fair Chance to Know 3:57
7. /Portland Woman 5:32
8. /Cecilia 4:21
9. /Truck Drivin' Man 3:10
10. /Last Lonely Eagle 6:37
11. /Louisiana Lady 3:39
12. /Honky Tonk Women 4:55

Disc Three 51:24
Electric Set
1. Morning Dew 11:32
2. Me and My Uncle 3:23
3. Mystery Train > 3:39
4. My Babe 3:15
5. Around and Around 3:21
6. New Orleans > 4:32
7. Searchin' 6:10
8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 10:32
9. Casey Jones 4:55

Disc Four 75:26
1. Truckin' > 8:36
2. Dark Star > 16:37
3. The Main Ten > 5:36
4. Dancin' in the Stars Jam > 3:05
5. Dancing In The Street 10:49
6. Drums > 0:28
7. Not Fade Away > 4:44
8. Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > 8:00
9. Not Fade Away > 2:38
10. Drums > 0:28
11. Good Lovin' > 1:58
12. Drums > 4:12
13. Good Lovin' 8:13

*Bulk of show is AUD MR>C>D>CD, from Marty Weinberg's master, recorded
from the front of the balcony with a Uher 7" reel-to-reel machine
*Dire Wolf, I Know You Rider, 0:00-0:29 of Dark Hollow, 0:00-0:05 of El
Paso, 0:00-0:09 of Operator, 0:00-0:07 of Ripple, 0:00-0:12 of FOTD,
and 0:00-0:15 of UJB are AUD MC>C>D>CD, from Ken Leigh's master,
recorded from the front of the balcony with a Sony TC-110 cassette
deck. This master also provides all the between-song tuning and
banter from the acoustic set.
*0:00-1:48 of Morning Dew, 0:00-0:07 of Around and Around, 7:55-8:48 of
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, 0:00-0:06 of Truckin', and 2:10-6:42 of Dancing In The Street
are AUD MC>C>R>D>CD, from Ken Leigh's master.
*2:06-2:10 of Dancing In The Street is AUD MC>C2>D>CD, from Ken Leigh's
master.
*3:06-4:52 of Rider is patched from an unknown third master.

Notes: *No noise reduction has been performed. I have used SoundForge
only to normalize levels and smooth cuts and fades.
*The beginnings of all of the tunes from the NRPS set are missing
from the reel master. Unfortunately, there is no known master
which can provide these pieces.
*A small master tape pause obscures the transition to Dark Star.
No more than a few seconds of music are missing.
*There is a small master reel glitch at 0:40 of Dancin' in the
Streets.
***Caveat emptor: I have tried to be fairly thorough, but there
may be a few other small anomalies on this recording. We are
after all talking about an audience recording from 1970.***


TAPES OF 11/8/70

Since no SBD survives in the vault of this alltime classic show we are especially lucky that there are parts of four AUD masters in circulation.

The best master as far as sound, 1AUD was recorded from the balcony by Marty Weinberg with a Uher reel-to-reel deck. It is recognizable by the following defects: The 1AUD acoustic set master is missing Dire Wolf and I Know You Rider entirely (many copies of this master patch these tunes in from 2AUD or from 4AUD, others don't). All copies of 1AUD are missing nearly all the pauses between songs in the acoustic, including part of the Godzilla discussion and a number of other comments from the band; these cuts are on the master, the results of Weinberg's characteristically heavy hand on the pause button. The 1AUD master of the electric set is missing the opening 1:46 of Morning Dew, the 1st 9 seconds of Around And Around, 1:02 of Jamming in It's All Over Now, Baby Blue starting at 7:37, the first 3 seconds of Truckin', the first couple seconds of Dark Star, and 4:19 of Jamming from Dancin, starting at 2:06. (Some copies in circulation patch the beginning of Morning Dew with 2AUD; some patch the middle of Dancin with 2AUD, and of these some return to 1AUD for the last 3:56 of Dancin and others continue with 2AUD through to the end of the song. Also, many circulating tapes that start with 1AUD and patch through to the end with 2AUD continue through to the end of the show with 2AUD's version of the concluding sequence, NFA through Good Lovin', despite the fact that 2AUD's GDTRFB is missing fully 3 minutes of Jamming starting at 4:12..)

The 2AUD master was recorded by Ken Leigh with a Sony TC-110 with a built in mic, also apparently from the balcony. Besides this cut in GDTRFB, which includes the brief Mountain Jam, the 2AUD master of this sequence is distinguished by a woman saying "hey, more" during the opening NFA Drums. 2AUD has more audience noise than 1AUD. It is not widely circulated except fragmentarily as patches in Dew and Dancin on copies of 1AUD, but the complete acoustic set and all of the electric set except New Orleans > Searchin and Truckin' through Dancin can be found; there is no sign of the NRPS set in 2AUD. The 2AUD acoustic set tape contains the entire set continuously, including the Space between songs and makes a better way to listen to this brilliant set. The I Know You Rider has 1:40 cut starting around 3:00. All circulating copies of 2AUD are missing the last minute plus of Uncle John's Band; some copies patch this in from 1AUD but many don't. Clearly on several occasions people have taken partial or complete versions of 1AUD and 2AUD and assembled various combinations of the two tapes to make more nearly complete versions of the show -- other combinations besides those noted above.

3AUD has only recently come into circulation. It was made on a Sony dictaphone but apparently not by Dave Tamarkin, though perhaps by his brother Jeff; its sound quality improves as it progresses; probably the mic was moved closer to the PA in the course of the performance. 3AUD contains only the electric set; it is the only master that includes the opening 3 seconds of Truckin' and the first bar of NFA; it is missing 0:47 of Good Lovin' starting 5:40 after Drums [4:07]. Most circulating copies of 1AUD require speed correction, whereas copies of 3AUD are more likely to be good speed.

4AUD is represented in circulation only by Dire Wolf and I Know You Rider, used to patch some old copies of the 1AUD acoustic set. The 4AUD I Know You Rider is complete, whereas the 2AUD Rider has 1:40 cut starting around 3:00. 4AUD's I Know You Rider lacks this cut, and so includes additional vocals and an extended guitar solo. It is possible that some patches on old copies of 1AUD which are assumed to be from 2AUD are in fact from 4AUD. It would be great to turn up the complete master of this tape.

On the best AUD master right before Casey Jones a guy near the mic (the taper?) says "It's going to be a night full of surprises" and a woman says back "really!" like she knows it & she's stoked to the max. I'd love to meet her.
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Contributors Jim Powell Tim Anderson Robert Blakeslee Gilpin Dwight Holmes Jack Warner
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Action House
Location Island Park, NY
Date 11/9/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [32:10] ; Attics Of My Life [6:04] % [0:08] ; Mama Tried [2:27] % Walking The Dog [4:52] % New Minglewood Blues [3:40] ; Morning Dew [8:56] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:56]
Comments Most copies of this tape in circulation have a curious glitch: the Attics plays through almost the whole of its length and then restarts. There are splices between every song on this tape and the rather random sequence of songs also suggests that it is a selection from this show rather than a sequence of songs as played. There was also a NRPS set.
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Recordings 33 A?
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Action House
Location Island Park, NY
Date 11/10/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [21:17] ; Drums [0:20] > Not Fade Away [9:00] > Bid You Goodnight Jam [0:30] > Not Fade Away [4:14] % Drums [0:23] > The Other One [6:46#]
Comments The Jam out of Not Fade Away never makes it to Goin' Down The Road but does manage a Bid You Goodnight Jam before dropping back into NFA. The Other One moves off into deep Space quickly. This AUD tape is really pretty bad. There was also a NRPS set.
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Recordings 22 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue 46th Street Rock Palace
Location Brooklyn, NY
Date 11/11/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:59:14] ; Intro [1:36] ; Casey Jones [5:05] % Me And My Uncle [3:05] % [0:22] % Cold Rain And Snow [3:52] ; [1:18] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:14] > Jam [3:52] > I Know You Rider [4:18] ; [0:12] % Big Railroad Blues [4:47] ; [0:45] ; Mama Tried [2:35] % It Hurts Me Too [5:21] ; [0:03] % Cryptical Envelopment [1:54] > Drums [6:34] > The Other One [6:47] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:47] > Sugar Magnolia [5:20] ; [0:16] % Hard To Handle [9:09] ; Truckin' [6:34] % Drums [0:40] > Good Lovin' [1:50] > Drums [5:09] > Jam [4:14] > La Bamba [1:06] > Jam [0:54] > Good Lovin' [3:52] ; [0:06] % Cumberland Blues [5:57] ; [0:07] % Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:27] ; Intro [1:30] ; John's Other [5:52] % Uncle Sam Blues [6:47] % Around And Around [4:03] % Blues Jam [7:55] ; Drums [0:06] > Not Fade Away [4:00] > Jam #1 [7:30] > Drums [0:42] > Jam #2 [8:34] ; Come Back Baby #3 [8:52]
Comments This may be more than one set. If there was a setbreak it probably came after Good Lovin', or possibly after Cumberland. Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen enter to hoots & hollers about 2 minutes into Goin' Down The Road, Papa John Creach immediately afterward, and they continue on stage throughout the rest of the show; Jorma takes lead vocals on Uncle Sam Blues and Come Back Baby. There was also a NRPS set.

There is a brief Saint Stephen Jam starting 7:30 into Hard To Handle. Early in Jam1 there are references to Hey Bo Diddley and Who Do You Love; around 3:20 Jerry riffs on Nobody's Fault in quadruple time. Around 6:30 into this Jam a riff resembling Tequila shows up, anticipating Jam2, which returns to this figure several times. There is a break in the tape 41 seconds after the last Drums but fair continuity in the Jam; 20-40 seconds at most are lost in this lacuna

The first 110 minutes of the recording are not too bad; thereafter the sound quality deteriorates severely (the 2nd 90-minute tape starts with Drums > Good Lovin'). Reportedly, the master was made by one Mike Tannenbaum on reels concealed in a wheelchair at the center of the 5th row (the back of the orchestra pit?) ; the first 90 minutes of the tape sound consistent with this; during the 2nd tape it sounds as if the taper perhaps got swarmed when the crowd got up & thereafter his mics were muffled by surrounding bodies, but there are also other problems with the second 90 minutes of this tape, among them pitch problems perhaps caused by the deck bouncing with the dancing floorboards. Whatever the cause, the quality of reproduction on the 2nd tape of this set is piss poor.
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Recordings 180 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Brian McAllister Joey Newlander David Litfin
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue 46th Street Rock Palace
Location Brooklyn, NY
Date 11/12/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This run of shows is advertised on page 47 of the Village Voice for 10/29/70; NRPS are also on the bill. DeadBase IX gives the following list for 11/11/70 but notes that it is "possibly one of the other nights" -- Hard To Handle; Truckin'; New Minglewood Blues; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Sugar Magnolia; New Orleans; Cumberland Blues; Brokedown Palace; Not Fade Away. If this list is real, the newly circulating tape of 11/11/70 shows that it must belong to one of the other nights of this run.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue 46th Street Rock Palace
Location Brooklyn, NY
Date 11/13/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Honky Tonk Women
Two Casey Jones % Uncle John's Band % Sugar Magnolia % Truckin'
Three Dark Star > Saint Stephen % Not Fade Away
Comments The first set was NRPS with Jerry on pedal steel and concluded, as often, with Honky Tonk Women. In addition to the tunes Howard Levine remembers by name from the SET 2, he recalls that there was "a lot of Pigpen, kinda scary." He describes the Dark Star > Saint Stephen as "amazing." This run of shows is advertised on page 47 of the Village Voice for 10/29/70.. The songs listed are based on the comments of Howard Levine & Mitch Weingand, who saw this show.
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Contributors Jim Powell Howard Levine Mitch Weingand
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue 46th Street Rock Palace
Location Brooklyn, NY
Date 11/14/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This run of shows is advertised on page 47 of the Village Voice for 10/29/70; NRPS are also on the bill.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 11/16/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Good Lovin' [#9:20]
Two [1:22:12] ; Intro [0:02] ; Casey Jones [4:32] % Friend Of The Devil [#2:10] ; [0:17] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:56] % I'm A King Bee [7:18] > China Cat Sunflower [0:07#] % Jam [#0:57] > I Know You Rider [4:18] % [2:32] ; Mama Tried [2:34] ; [1:00] ; Truckin' [6:00] > The Other One [10:42] ; [0:16] % Hard To Handle [#7:36] ; [0:09] % Big Railroad Blues [5:07] % Drums [0:11] > Not Fade Away [9:11] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:40] > Not Fade Away [2:50] ; [0:04] % Uncle John's Band [7:04]
Comments SET 1 is a fragment of fair AUD tape preserves the last 9:20 of a Good Lovin' with Hot Tuna sitting in; Papa John is the standout guest performer, but Jorma & Jack are also audible in this Jam.

SET 2 is the tape which has long circulated apparently mislabeled "Anderson Theater, NYC 11/23/70." A variety of lines of argument suggest that this tape in fact comes from Fillmore East 11/16/70 and was mastered by the same crew that did 5/15/70, 9/20/70 and other surreptitious soundboard masters from this venue. It is not clear where the good Lovin fits nor how much more might have been played than appears on these tapes.

In the pause before Mama Tried Bobby sings The Frozen Logger off mic. The alternating harmonica and organ on Truckin' > Other One is Pigpen. Winwood sits in on organ on Hard To Handle, Big RR and Not Fade > Goin' Down > Not Fade. The harmonica on Big Railroad Blues may not be Pigpen. It's probably Chris Wood who takes the first vocals on Not Fade Away and is audible intermittantly throughout the following sequence. Uncle John's Band has a brief prelude jam with Will Scarlet on harmonica. Uncle John's sounds like an encore; Bobby says "See y'all later" afterward.

Nearly all of China Cat Sunflower is missing on the SBD tape.

Recently Bill Gadsden, Jim Wise and Frank Venezia put an 85-minute 2-CD set into circulation containing a fresh transcript of a 1st gen reel of this SBD, including a more nearly complete version of Hard To Handle. Previously, this tape circulated for years in a completely scrambled sequence (created when it was transferred from reels to cassette). There is also a 24 minute very lo gen SBD tape containing Mama Tried, Truckin' > Other One, and Uncle John.

According to Corry Arnold on 11/14/70 at the Fillmore East after Frank Zappa's performance Grace Slick came on stage and announced on behalf of Bill Graham that the Dead and the Airplane would be playing a surprise concert at the Fillmore East on Monday, November 16th. On the 16th the very pregnant Slick was unable to make the gig but Hot Tuna substituted for the Airplane. This is why this show does not appear in ads and playbills etc.

Richard Volet writes: "Fillmore East, fall 1970 (maybe earlier that year?) Before Mickey Hart left, after T.C. left. The concert was originally billed as Airplane/Dead, but the Airplane broke up right then (I believe that week) and Hot Tuna took their place. I remember Hot Tuna playing with Will Scarlet on Harmonica, but I think without Papa John Creach. The New Riders played next, with Garcia on pedal steel. The Dead set included Dear Mr. Fantasy with Stevie Winwood on vocal and organ, and guest appearance also of Tom Constanten on Dark Star/Saint Stephen. This was with two drummmers. (I also remember Garcia playing a Gibson SG and weir playing a hollow body Guild.) "

See Comments on 11/23/70.

A SBD Traffic set from Fillmore East 11/23/70 is also in circulation.
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Recordings 9:20 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Adrian M. Johnson Jeff Tamarkin Michael Parrish Richard Volet
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Palestra - University of Rochester
Location Rochester, NY
Date 11/20/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:50:50] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:22] % Me And My Uncle [3:14] % Next Time You See Me [3:41] % China Cat Sunflower [3:06] > Jam [3:23] > I Know You Rider [4:15] % Sugar Magnolia [5:31] % Friend Of The Devil [3:40] % Mama Tried [2:30] % Drums [0:36] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [7:24] > Good Lovin' [11:53] % Cumberland Blues [4:38] % Candyman [7:34] ; [0:05] % Truckin' [7:08] > Drums [2:04#] > The Other One [#4:08] > Saint Stephen [6:18] > Drums [0:24] > Not Fade Away [4:38] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:12] > Not Fade Away [2:29] > I'm A King Bee [7:10] ; Casey Jones [4:30] ; [0:03]
Two [[45:48]] ; Tuning [1:21] > It's All Over Now [6:41] ; [0:09] ; Instrumental [1:22] > Spring Song Tuning [0:11] > Around And Around False Start [0:21] > Around And Around [3:55] % Jam [11:19] % Jam [11:39] > Darling Corey [4:37] > Jam [2:47] > Space Jam [0:35#]
Encore [6:05] ; Uncle John's Band [6:05]
Comments Total time 2:46:56 +. The circulating AUD tape was mastered by Marty Weinberg on 7" Uher reels. As customarily with Weinberg's masters, there are usually pauses on the tape between songs. This makes it impossible to prove the sequence of tunes from this master, and there is some confusion about the correct order of songs. On most circulating cassettes the Good Lovin' sequence is placed last, after Uncle John's Band on the second half of side B of the second 90-minute cassette, presumably to keep from breaking it over a cassette side when transcribing from reels. After Mama Tried seems the likeliest spot where it belongs, but there is no proof. After Casey Jones Jerry says "We're gonna take a little break." Probably the preceding was all one set, but it is possible there was another break earlier.

Jorma Kaukonen plays throughout SET 2. The Instrumental following All Over Now is his. Jack Casady joins on bass starting with the Jam into Darling Carey. It's Marmaduke on vocals in Darling Carey. Many cassettes have the order of these two Jams reversed -- again, presumably to avoid splitting the longer one over a flip (and again, no proof that the sequnce listed is correct).
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Recordings 167 AF
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Sargent Gym - Boston University
Location Boston, MA
Date 11/21/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [20:59] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:50] > Drums [0:07#] > The Other One [7:19] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:29] > Cosmic Charlie [6:14]
Comments Before That's It For The Other One DeadBase IX lists Casey Jones, Candyman, Mama Tried, Easy Wind, Saint Stephen; and following Cosmic Charlie it lists Uncle John's Band. There was also a NPRS set. A 90 minute AUD tape from this show has been rumored for years but never turns up; probably it is a list mirage based on the SBD and does not exist. Ned Lagin says this show was the first time he performed with the Dead, but that he wasn't plugged into the PA.
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Recordings 21 SB
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Middlesex County Community College
Location Edison, NJ
Date 11/22/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments This information according to Book Of The Dead Heads and DeadBase IX. There was also a NRPS set.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Anderson Theatre
Location New York, NY
Date 11/23/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One
Comments This show was a Hells Angels Benefit. There was also a NRPS set.

According to Chip Crossland in The East Village Other (vol. 1 no 1 p. 10-11) Bobby sang Cathy's Clown at one point, perhaps with NRPS. The review also mentions a version of Me And Bobby McGee, which must have been the NRPS version.

For many years a soundboard tape has circulated labeled "Anderson Theater, NYC 11/23/70." A variety of lines of argument suggest that this tape in fact comes from Fillmore East 11/16/70, where it is listed as SET 2. See the entry for that date.

Eaton lists this tape as:

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Recordings 83 SB 25 SB
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Adrian M. Johnson Joey Newlander Bill Gadsden Hugh Barroll
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Syndrome
Location Chicago, NY
Date 11/27/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Two Jam > Casey Jones
Three Truckin' > The Other One
Encore Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments The New Riders opened this show. The first Dead set opened with the Jam into Casey Jones. There was an acoustic set or acoustic segment of the show, possibly involving Mountains Of The Moon or perhaps Rosemary.
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Recordings no tape in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Ron Ramsey Dwight Holmes Scott Bennett Alan Kastil[vbcrlf]
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Club Agora
Location Columbus, OH
Date 11/29/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [48:33] ; Intro [0:06] ; Hello Trouble [3:02] ; [0:36] ; I Don't Know You [3:44] % Whatcha Gonna Do [4:06] ; [1:02] ; Portland Woman [6:07] % Glendale Train [4:52] % Cecilia [3:59] % Delilah [3:20] ; [0:40] ; All I Ever Wanted [6:37] ; [0:12] % Sweet Lovin One [3:39] % Louisiana Lady [#1:04] > Honky Tonk Women [4:59] ; [0:13]
Two [1:55:27] ; Tuning [0:07] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:29] > Cumberland Blues [4:46] ; [0:14] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:48] ; [0:34] % Next Time You See Me [3:40] ; [0:21] ; Morning Dew [9:#49] % Truckin' [7:26] > Drums [6:53] > The Other One [13:#06] > Me And My Uncle [3:10] ; [0:29] ; Casey Jones [4:34] ; [0:12] % Dire Wolf [3:56] % Me And Bobby McGee [4:56] ; [0:02] % [0:16] ; Brokedown Palace [5:28] ; [0:24] % Good Lovin' [19:50] ; [1:17] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:05] ; [0:45] ; Loony Tunes Tuning > Tuning Jam > Spring Song Tuning > Tuning Jam [2:00] > Not Fade Away [5:00] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [#2:04] > Not Fade Away [0:29] > Jam [0:51] > Not Fade Away [1:20#]
Comments Total time 2:44:00 +. Andrew Smith, who attended the show, confirms that this concert consisted of a single NRPS set followed by a single long electric Dead set. Most circulating tapes have the contents re-arranged somewhat, presumably to fit onto cassettes from reel masters.

SET 1 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. Besides the stub-end of Louisiana Lady and the clips between songs this appears to be the complete set.

SET 2 is this single long electric Dead set, complete except for clips between songs, a cut in Dew at 7:17, a cut in the Jam out of Truckin' at 6:52, a very brief cut (probably a drop-out) at 12:29 into The Other One, and two cuts in the Not Fade Away sequence. It's possible the opening Drums of Good Lovin' have been clipped on the circulating tape but this Good Lovin' doesn't have a drum duo in the usual place either -- the drummers start one their duo at the regular spot (2:04) but Jerry just keeps on Jamming and after a few seconds the rest of the band kicks in behind him too. This monster Good Lovin' is also interesting for the way it anticipates the Pigpen rap versions of '71.

The tape cuts just as they are going into the Goin' Down The Road theme at 5:00, and resumes seven seconds later during the final vocals of this tune, passing into the Bid You Jam that usually concludes the tune within about a minute -- that is, we are missing most of the song, several minutes at the least. After just 29 seconds of Not Fade Reprise Jamming, Jerry takes this into a unique little Jam that lasts for 51 seconds and then shifts back to Not Fade. The tape cuts for good 1:20 later, during the beginning of the Not Fade vocals Reprise. Altogether we must be missing at least 5-6 minutes from this sequence.

This is a high energy show in many respects. Jerry seems unusually keyed up. It's not too bad a job of AUD taping, either, though not optimal by any means. The mics probably moved closer to the PA between the NRPS and electric sets. Thereafter the mics sound like they're not too far back in the hall -- they are fairly well-saturated but there's still some hall resonance and bass boom; audience noise isn't too bad.
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Recordings 164 A?
Contributors Jim Powell Andrew Smith[vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Location Santa Rosa, CA
Date 12/12/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [40:56] ; Me And My Uncle [#2:39] ; Loony Tunes Tuning [1:25] ; Truckin' [7:31] ; [0:34] ; Brokedown Palace (1) [6:09] ; [2:20] ; Hard To Handle [6:54] ; [0:23] ; Mama Tried [2:28] ; [0:15] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:57] > Jam [3:03] > I Know You Rider [4:07] ; [0:09]
Two [1:18:44] ; Big Railroad Blues [#4:28] ; [0:37] ; I'm A King Bee [8:15] ; [0:09] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:43] ; [0:24] % Casey Jones [4:26] % [0:08] ; Dire Wolf [3:41] ; [0:31] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Drums [1:33] > The Other One [8:43#] % Not Fade Away [#4:18] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [4:51] > Not Fade Away [0:23] > Darkness Jam [1:46] > Saint Stephen Jam [1:02] > Space Jam [0:23] > Not Fade Away [1:44] ; [1:17] ; Good Lovin' [1:53] > Drums [1:11] > Good Lovin' [11:46] > Uncle John's Band [7:31] ; [0:08]
Comments Total time 1:59:40 +. There are two tapes in the vault from Santa Rosa, December 1970 -- a 41 minute reel marked "12/11/70" (listed here as SET 1) and an 80 minute tape marked "12/12/70" (listed here as SET 2). However, it is thought that there was only one Santa Rosa December 70 show, on the 12th, and that the vault tape marked the 11th is mislabeled.

(1) group whistle after Brokedown Palace.
Jerry announces a break after I Know You Rider. Me And My Uncle could be the first tune or we could be missing several tunes before it. There was also a NRPS set.

Eaton lists:

12/12/70 County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa Ca - complete
4.8, 121min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 120 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Dick Latvala
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/15/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:44] ; Tuning [0:45] ; Alabama Bound [4:13] ; Eight Miles High Instrumental [4:27] ; Eight Miles High [3:53] ; Cowboy Movie [8:32] ; [1:32] ; Wall Song [7:39] ; [1:52] ; Bertha [9:19] ; Bird Song [3:32]
Two [1:07:50] ; Drop Down Mama [4:06] ; [0:21] ; Cowboy Movie [9:42] ; [1:10] % Triad [9:39] ; [0:05] % Wall Song [7:49] ; [0:42] ; Bertha [4:06] ; [1:09] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:48] ; [2:23] ; Motherless Children [8:38] ; [0:33] ; Laughing [10:18] ; [0:21]
Comments This is Crosby, Garcia, Lesh & Hart, sometimes known as David And The Dorks. SET 1 is an afternoon rehearsal and soundcheck. SET 2 is the live set.

Jerry Garcia & Friends were advertised at the Matrix on December 15, 16 & 17. In the pause after the snatch of Eight Miles High vocals rehearsal Crosby is heard asking someone to "put limiters on it. I overblew their mics last night." The comment implies he's talking on the second night of the run, which would make this the 16th rather than the 15th; however, these tapes have always circulated dated "12/15/70."

The first four tunes are all Crosby's. The Jam out of Triad is choice. Bertha is a very early version with a few bungled lyrics. Deep Elem Blues is a unique arrangement heavily influenced by Crosby's rhythm guitar.
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Recordings 115 SB
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Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/17/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [46:00] ; Tuning [0:31] ; Hard To Handle [6:30] ; [0:17] ; Candyman [7:10] ; Me And My Uncle [3:18] ; [0:54] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:32] ; [0:42] ; Dancing In The Street [12:04] ; [0:42] ; [7:28]
Comments This list is based on Rob Eaton's transcript of the vault reel. This appears to be the entire set. Eaton lists:

12/17/70 The Matrix Theatre, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 046min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Technics 1st Gen Reel->3800 x 0
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Recordings 46 SB reel
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 12/18/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments There were three shows booked & advertised for the Capitol Theater on December 18, 19 & 20 but they were cancelled and rescheduled for February 71. There is tape in circulation of a radio ad announcing and apologizing for the cancellation ("The Port Chester Apology").
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Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pepperland
Location San Rafael, CA
Date 12/21/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Drop Down Mama % Alabama Bound % Triad % Deep Elem Blues
Comments According to the club's ad in Good Times for Dec. 18, the Dead played with Brotherhood and Howard Wales and Friends, for $3.00, at 737 Francisco Blvd. Michael Parrish writes:

I attended part of this show. It was indeed the Jerry Hahn Brotherhood
opening, with a spectacular set. Next up was a blues band (not Howard Wales)
that I can't recall the name, but John Kahn was their bass player. The New
Riders played next. Around 2 AM, Garcia, Lesh, Hart, and David Crosby came
out. They opened with "Drop Down Mama," and also played "Alabama Bound,"
"Triad" and "Deep Elem Blues" before I was dragged kicking and screaming
from the hall by my ride, who needed to work the next morning. The ads
billed the show as "Acoustic Dead" but this segment, at least, was electric.
At one point, Garcia introduced the group as "David and the Ding-A-Lings"
(not Dorks!) and Crosby countered with the name "Jerry and the Jets." Weir
and Pigpen were visible wandering around backstage, so it is entirely
possible, even likely, that the entire Dead played even later, as curfew
clearly was not an issue.
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Contributors Jim Powell Joey Newlander Michael Parrish
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Location Sacramento, CA
Date 12/22/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Henry % Glendale Train % Last Lonely Eagle % Portland Woman
Two Till The Morning Comes % Dire Wolf % Sugar Magnolia % Casey Jones
Three Truckin' % Dancing In The Street % Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments SET 1 is NRPS with Garcia, pedal steel. According to Chris Koeber, who attended this show, NRPS opened with Henry; he remembers the other songs in no particular order, but recalls that Jerry's pedal steel was dazzling on Last Lonely Eagle. SET 2 is electric Dead; it closed with Casey Jones; other than that, the sequence is uncertain. SET 3 opened with Truckin' and closed with Lovelight.
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Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Contributors Jim Powell Chris Koeber
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/23/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Deep Elem Blues ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Iím A King Bee ; Me And My Uncle ; Cumberland Blues#
Encore Brokedown Palace
Comments Benefit for the Montessori School and Bear. Deep Elem Blues through Cumberland (partial) played on 2011 KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon and attributed to first set. Hard To Handle through Cold Rain appear on the circulating SBD excerpt. The rest of the tunes are according to Rob Eaton's transcript of a 45-minute vault SBD reel. There was also a NRPS set, and according to DeadBase IX Hot Tuna and Lizard were also on the bill. Eaton lists:

12/23/70 WInterland Arena, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.8, 045min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Technics 1st Gen Reel->3800 x 0
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Recordings 119 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Rob Eaton
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Legion Stadium
Location El Monte, CA
Date 12/26/70 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:16:59] ; Tuning [0:16] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:37] ; [1:09] ; Mama Tried [2:37] ; [1:13] ; The Frozen Logger [0:52] ; [0:46] ; Easy Wind [7:34] ; [1:42] ; Till The Morning Comes [3:05] ; [1:22] ; Truckin' [9:24] ; [0:07] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:46] > Me And My Uncle [3:10] ; [0:05] % Candyman [6:36] ; [0:14] % Big Railroad Blues [#4:14] ; [0:21] ; New Minglewood Blues [4:18] ; [0:41] ; Black Peter [6:23] ; [0:09] ; Beat It On Down The Line [3:26] ; [0:15]
Two [1:01:32] ; Morning Dew [11:00] ; [0:07] % Casey Jones [5:11] ; [0:20] ; Dire Wolf [3:40] ; [0:40] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:07] > Jam [3:26] > I Know You Rider [4:20] ; [0:14] % [0:02] ; Drums [0:35] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [2:32] > Good Lovin' [15:03] > Uncle John's Band [7:10] ; [0:11]
Comments Total time [2:18:31 +]. This was preceded by a NRPS set to make up the complete show. After Beat It On Down The Line Phil announces a "short break" to deal with technical difficulties.

This version of Big Railroad Blues has novel lyrics.

The newly circulating CDs of this show have most of Easy Wind, all of Till The Morning Comes and the first 1:15 of Truckin' patched in from an inferior source; it has a cut near the end of Black Peter, and is missing China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider. These defects can be patched or improved from the old cassette SBD, which includes the China Cat Rider.

Eaton lists:

12/26 70 Legion Stadium, El Monte Ca - complete
4.8, 126min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 139 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Eaton Dick Latvala
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Legion Stadium
Location El Monte, CA
Date 12/27/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:15:14] ; Tuning [0:24] ; Truckin' [8:30] ; [0:24] ; Mama Tried [2:44] ; [0:59] ; Hard To Handle [8:44] ; [0:28] ; Deep Elem Blues [7:21] ; [0:24] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:21] ; [0:27] ; Brokedown Palace [6:04] ; [0:33] ; Cumberland Blues [5:10] ; [0:07] % [0:07] ; It Hurts Me Too [5:10#] ; [0:06] ; Me And My Uncle [3:11] ; [0:51] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:20] > Jam [3:28] > I Know You Rider [3:28] ; [0:18] % [0:40] ; Casey Jones [5:20] ; [0:11]
Two [1:13:48] ; Good Lovin' [#9:20] ; [0:18] ; In The Midnight Hour [7:55] ; [0:26] ; Attics Of My Life [6:47] ; [1:00] ; Me And Bobby McGee [6:14] ; [0:50] ; Around And Around [4:12] ; [1:08] ; Saint Stephen [6:50] > Drums [0:10] > Not Fade Away [4:49] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [10:23] > Turn On Your Lovelight [8:16] ; [0:20] ; Uncle John's Band Tease [0:06] ; [0:44]
Comments Total time: 2:29:02 +. There was also a NRPS set. Before Truckin' Bobby & Jerry both urge the audience to "feel free to move around -- there's lots of room in here." It Hurts Me Too cuts near the end of the tune. Probably quite a bit of Good Lovin' is missing before the SBD cuts in. After Lovelight they start Uncle John's Band and the stop immediately; this is followed by cheering and sounds of the band leaving the stage. Probably this was the end of the show.
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Recordings 150 SB
Contributors Jim Powell
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Legion Stadium
Location El Monte, CA
Date 12/28/70 - Monday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:09:19] ; Cold Rain And Snow [6:07] % Truckin' [8:30] ; [0:14] % [0:09] ; It Hurts Me Too [5:30] % Me And My Uncle [3:10] % Beat It On Down The Line [3:16] % [0:40] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:09] Jam [2:57] > I Know You Rider [4:18] % Cryptical Envelopment [1:58] > Drums [5:13] > The Other One [8:54] > Cryptical Envelopment [4:42] > Sugar Magnolia [5:14] % Casey Jones [4:41] ; [0:05]
Two [1:15:16] ; Tuning [0:12] ; Smokestack Lightnin' [9:12] ; Big Railroad Blues [3:48] % [0:05] ; Me And Bobby McGee [5:41] ; [0:12] % [0:07] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:20] ; [0:08] % [0:05] ; Cumberland Blues [5:37] ; [0:27] ; Morning Dew [9:53] ; [0:10] % [0:08] ; Good Lovin' [2:05] > Drums [8:46] > Good Lovin' [14:13] > Uncle John's Band [7:28] ; [0:12]
Comments Total time 2:24:35 +. Timings are based on the excellent AUD tape recorded by Craig Todd and Harv Kaslow (Sony ECM-22Ps>Sony 770). From the evidence of the circulating tapes it is impossible to tell whether this is two electric Dead sets or one long electric set. It seems more likely to have been one set, however. There was also an opening NRPS set. Like 11/29/70's, this Good Lovin' anticipates the Pigpen rap versions of the next year. A SBD of this show is starting to make the rounds.

Eaton lists:

12/28 70 Legion Stadium, El Monte Ca - complete
4.8, 162min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
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Recordings 145 AF 145 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


Band Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/31/70 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:51:05] ; Truckin' [9:57] ; Intro [0:59] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:#19] ; [0:52] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:49] ; [0:18] ; Easy Wind [4:45#] % [0:02] ; Big Railroad Blues [3:22] ; [0:58] ; Cumberland Blues [4:38] ; [1:38] ; Dire Wolf [3:50] ; [1:56] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [7:56] > The Other One [10:35] > Black Peter [8:17] ; [0:03] % [0:06] ; Sugar Magnolia [5:16] ; [3:45] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:07] > Jam [3:24] > I Know You Rider [4:37] ; [2:50] ; Good Lovin' [15:09] > Uncle John's Band [8:29]
Comments The New Riders, Hot Tuna and Stoneground were also on the bill, and the Dead played one long set. Two separate tapes make up the circulating recordings from this show. Video of the concert was broadcast by KQED-TV San Francisco with the first 4 songs simulcast on KSAN-FM San Francisco. KQED-TV station ID before Sugar Magnolia. The circulating tape of these tunes is the AUD tape; on the circulating tape there is a cut in Monkey And The Engineer at around 1:00 and Easy Wind breaks off about 3 minutes before its conclusion. According to DeadBase IX a Me And My Uncle followed Easy Wind; but if so there is no trace of it on circulating tape. This tape is actually from the audience tape whose tapers are apprehended between Sugar Mag and China Cat; it is quite an excellent AUD tape. It was recorded on Sony ECM-22P mics into a Sony 770 1/4-track reel recorder at 7.5 ips by the same night crew that did the El Monte '70 tapes, the Hollywood Palladium 8/71 AUDs, 7/1/73 -- who was that Masked Man?

The other tape in circulation is a pre-broadcast SBD from KQED-TV; it picks up with Big Railroad Blues. In the pause before Dire Wolf they Tease Cryptical repeatedly. The Other One goes directly into Black Peter, entirely eliding the Cryptical Envelopment Reprise and Jam. In the interval between Sugar Mag and China Cat a taper in the audience is busted, with Phil directing a spotlight upon him. In the background of the China Cat > Rider that follows, but definitely on mic, there is a lady screaming out of control -- she sounds very dosed, spun out hard, and at the moment not really having that much fun. She screws up the recording of China Cat > Rider pretty good and continues some in the pause that follows, where there's also a woman on mic looking for her cape -- plainly things were a little out of control backstage; perhaps there was a mic live that shouldn't have been somewhere backstage or in the wings.

The show-concluding Good Lovin' > Uncle John's Band that follows is an alltime classic. It used to circulate as Side B of a cassette whose Side A contained the last 45 minutes of Fillmore West 6/7/69, with the concluding Lovelight with Janis breaking off before the end, and sometimes this Good Lovin' > Uncle John was erroneously labeled "6/7/69" (nearly 6 months before the tune's premier!). Where versions of Good Lovin' earlier in the year have a passage of Drums, here the drummers move to the foreground and Jerry and Phil take turns discreetly Jamming with them for about 4 minutes before the whole band resumes Jamming at full blast. And like the Good Lovin's of 11/29/70 and 12/28/70, this one anticipates the Pigpen rap arrangement of spring '71.

Eaton lists:

12/31/70 WInterland Arena, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 045min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

After the end of the Dead's set, Weir and Hot Tuna came out and played a short Jam session. Will Scarlet is said to be the harmonica player. Tunes played are Johnny B. Goode, Around And Around, Rock Me Baby, Not Fade Away, and I Know You Rider (in Jorma's arrangement). There is a SBD cassette side in circulation. The performances are not very exciting.
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Recordings 24 AF 90 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Contributors Jim Powell Rob Bertrando Dave Litfin Michael Parrish[vbcrlf][vbcrlf][vbcrlf]
Caretaker Jim Powell email update