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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Spirit of '76 Reply with quote

I've been in the mood for 76 lately, and I dialed up that 6-14-76 show again that Zephyr had reviewed. The "Cosmic Charlie" out of that one is great. Excellent sounding show in general, good second set. Any other thoughts on '76? I know you guys are into the "eras" of the Dead, maybe some points have already been made, feel free to recommend me some shows from the year if anyone would like to.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to prefer Fall 76, but there is definately some good stuff from the summer
As a youngin I cut my teeth on the FM broadcasts of 6/12 Boston and 6/19 Capitol theatre. both great shows. Also 6/11 is killer with an awesome Eyes>Stella.
6/14 as you mentioned is stellar.
6/29 Chitown is cool.

As far as the fall, you cant go wrong with these:

09-24-76 College Of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. (Fri)
1: Promised, Deal, Cassidy, Sugaree, L. L. Rain, Row Jimmy, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Playin> Supplication> Playin
2: Might As Well, Samson, Loser, Minglewood, Help> Slipknot> Drums> Franklin's> Music> Stella Blue> Around E: U. S. Blues

09-25-76 Capital Centre, Landover, Md. (Sat)
1: Bertha, Minglewood, Ramble On, Cassidy, B. E. Women, Mama Tried, Peggy-O, All Over Now, Loser, Let It Grow, Sugaree
2: Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Half Step, Dancin> Cosmic Charlie, Scarlet, St. Stephen> NFA> Drums> St. Stephen> Sugar Magnolia
sound check: "All Over Now" - last "All Over Now": 11-20-70 [326] - final "Cosmic Charlie"

09-27-76 Community War Memorial, Rochester, N.Y. (Mon)
1: Promised, TLEO, El Paso, Deal, L. L. Rain, Row Jimmy, All Over Now, Loser, Lazy Lightning> Supplication, B. E. Women, Music
2: Might As Well, Samson, Help> Slipknot> Drums> Other One> Wharf Rat> Slipknot> Franklin's> Around E: U. S. Blues
this one might be my favorite.

09-28-76 Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, N.Y. (Tue)
1: Cold Rain, Big River, Bertha, Cassidy, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood, Candyman, All Over Now, FOTD, Let It Grow> GDTRFB
2: Playin> Wheel> Samson> Jam> Comes A Time> Drums> Eyes> Dancin> Playin E: Johnny B. Goode

09-30-76 St. John Arena, Columbus, Oh. (Thu)
1: Music, Sugaree, Minglewood, Ramble On, L. L. Rain, Peggy-O, El Paso, Crazy Fingers> All Over Now, Scarlet
2: Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Roses, Samson, St. Stephen> NFA> Drums> Wharf Rat> NFA> St. Stephen> Around E: Morning Dew

10-01-76 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, In. (Fri)
1: Bertha, Mama Tried, Deal, Cassidy, FOTD, Big River, B. E. Women, All Over Now, Scarlet, Promised
2: Might As Well, Samson, Help> Slipknot> Franklin's, Dancin> Drums> Wheel> Ship Of Fools> Dancin> GDTRFB> Saturday Night E: U. S. Blues

Both 10/9 and 10/10 - the Dicks Picks - I liekd 101/10 better of the two.

10-15-76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Ca. (Fri)
1: Might As Well, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, All Over Now, Loser, Minglewood, Bertha, Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Sugaree, Promised
2: Eyes> Music, Roses, Samson, He's Gone> Drums> Other One> Comes A Time> Franklin's> Sugar Magnolia

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend listening to either 75 or 77 instead
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go again!! I used to not like 76 as much but it has grown on me and now I really like it, which is cool, because it's always nice to be able to search new territory.

My picks.....7/16 Orpheum Theatre.....just check out the one by one instumental intro into The Wheel.....perfect! The rest of the run is epic.

8/4 Roosevelt Staduim......Heat throughout. Must Have Been the Roses in a wierd slot....Perhaps one of the All Time biggest Phil Straffing runs ever going into TOO which melts nicely into a very cool post drums Ship of Fools.

Boston Music Hall has a good couple of shows as well.

I really like the St.Stephen>NFA of this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lucasmcain wrote:

My picks.....7/16 Orpheum Theatre.....just check out the one by one instumental intro into The Wheel.....perfect! The rest of the run is epic.


Hell yeah man, I love that show...more so than the widely celebrated 7/18.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: 76 Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of two 1976 shows, due their 2nd Sets for the ages:

07-18-76 Orpheum (mentioned in the Best 2nd Set Ever thread)
09-28-76 Syracuse (mentioned in this thread by Duderino)

Just about everything from June disappoints me...New Year's show ain't bad.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lucasmcain wrote:
Boston Music Hall has a good couple of shows as well.

I really like the St.Stephen>NFA of this year.

I dig the St. Stephen>Eyes of the World>Let it Grow kicking off set 2 of 6 9 76 Boston Music Hall.

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is the one with the crowd noise lead in to the sbd.
swamigd80s wrote:
Just about everything from June disappoints me...

What is disappointing to you about June Swami?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: 76 Reply with quote

swamiGD80s wrote:
I'm a big fan of two 1976 shows, due their 2nd Sets for the ages:

07-18-76 Orpheum (mentioned in the Best 2nd Set Ever thread)
09-28-76 Syracuse (mentioned in this thread by Duderino)

Just about everything from June disappoints me...New Year's show ain't bad.


Check out 9/27 - I think this is a much stronger 2nd set than the next night or the 25th..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: Jun 76 Reply with quote

Good question Cheese - you got me thinking about what exactly is wrong with June 1976. Hard to say exactly.... some combination of a slow tempo, lack of urgency, too much Keith grand piano, and a non-obtrusive Jerry guitar tone that didn't seem to command attention. Someone mentioned 6-9-76 however which does have a nice 2nd Set jam. I had 6-10 and 6-11 on cassette, and have heard 6-14 and 6-15. None of those shows do much for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two jewels from June:
6-15-76 Stella
6-22-76 Playin
I like the Orpheum shows plenty...but like previously stated the real heat occured in September and October. 10-14/15-76 are tight.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mu-Tron wrote:
Two jewels from June:
6-15-76 Stella
6-22-76 Playin
I like the Orpheum shows plenty...but like previously stated the real heat occured in September and October. 10-14/15-76 are tight.


While I don't support 76, I do support members.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1976 is the reason i became a [CENSORED] deadhead. when i started listening to them on a much deeper level, a lot of the first shows that i really liked were from that year. i have come to appreciate everything else they've done on such a deeper level because of my appreciation of 1976.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been listening a lot to 76 lately and I am a big fan of the year.

First, I think they were really creative in the song sequencing and had some really great transitions. I will start a separate thread on this, actually. This creativity also extended to individual songs. For example, the Eyes from 7/17 is incredibly unique and one of my favorites.

Second, perhaps because they were starting anew in a sense, I like the experimentation with tempos, with probably the prime example being Slipknot and Franklins. Very big differences from version to version. I can't say I always like each version. For example, I may have it confused with another one, but the Slipknot from 9/27 is way too slow for me.

Third, Phil was great during the year.

Keith was uneven. At times, I get quite tired of the repetitive chords but I think he fit very well with the style of play and went beyond the repetitive stuff frequently. I think he really was good during the great Orpheum run, for example.

Jerry's voice was fantastic and his singing was soulful at times and sparking and energetic at times. After listening to the mid 80s stuff, coming back to 76 really put a bit of a damper on the mid 80s stuff for me.

Jerry's guitar playing was very creative, varied, and quite melodic. I just love a lot this year, at least the second sets.

Oh, some of the playing of individual songs was quite unique. I am thinking of Crazy Fingers and particularly Scarlet Begonias. Wish they had actually developed this more as a stand alone. I love the pairing with Fire but the instrumental section at the end of the stand alone Scarlets in 76 is something I miss. No specific Scarlets come to mind immediately as they are blurring together now but there are a number of excellent ones.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will never understand when people say that Jerry's often cracked voice in the 80s vs 76 is seemingly more important than his superior playing in the 80s vs 76.

I do agree about Keith, he was great at the Orpheum, and in October... but often he doesn't do it for me in 76.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
I will never understand when people say that Jerry's often cracked voice in the 80s vs 76 is seemingly more important than his superior playing in the 80s vs 76.

I do agree about Keith, he was great at the Orpheum, and in October... but often he doesn't do it for me in 76.


That's not what people say. That's what you're saying that people say. Some think his playing was better in the 70s.'
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
I will never understand when people say that Jerry's often cracked voice in the 80s vs 76 is seemingly more important than his superior playing in the 80s vs 76.

I do agree about Keith, he was great at the Orpheum, and in October... but often he doesn't do it for me in 76.


I did not make a statement about Jerry's guitar playing in 76 vs the 80s nor did I make a statement about whether his playing is more important than his singing, but here is my view as long as the issue came up. I love his guitar playing from beginning to end and I actually think saying when he was at his peak is tough because it is an issue of both technique and style. Personally, I like his playing that not consistently frenzied but is more melodic for lack of a better term. I think his playing in 76 and 77 was great because there were a lot of long and flowing and arching segments. I understand though why many like his playing best in the early 80s.

Although I am not sure whether I think his playing is more important than his singing or the opposite, I would rather listen to music where both parts are on sync and where he does not forget the words than listen to stuff where his guitar playing is outstanding. Please do not take this as knocking the 80s as I listen a lot to the 80s due to different songs, styles, and particularly because of Brent who just created a totally different sound and style than the Dead with Keith.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rgerbel wrote:
Kochman wrote:
I will never understand when people say that Jerry's often cracked voice in the 80s vs 76 is seemingly more important than his superior playing in the 80s vs 76.

I do agree about Keith, he was great at the Orpheum, and in October... but often he doesn't do it for me in 76.


I did not make a statement about Jerry's guitar playing in 76 vs the 80s nor did I make a statement about whether his playing is more important than his singing, but here is my view as long as the issue came up. I love his guitar playing from beginning to end and I actually think saying when he was at his peak is tough because it is an issue of both technique and style. Personally, I like his playing that not consistently frenzied but is more melodic for lack of a better term. I think his playing in 76 and 77 was great because there were a lot of long and flowing and arching segments. I understand though why many like his playing best in the early 80s.

Although I am not sure whether I think his playing is more important than his singing or the opposite, I would rather listen to music where both parts are on sync and where he does not forget the words than listen to stuff where his guitar playing is outstanding. Please do not take this as knocking the 80s as I listen a lot to the 80s due to different songs, styles, and particularly because of Brent who just created a totally different sound and style than the Dead with Keith.


This is a pretty accurate characterization of my feelings on the matter as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rgerbel,
In one sentence you touted his singing in 76s vs his singing in the 80s, saying this makes you mild on the 80s...
For me, its never been about his singing, his voice is beloved, but mediocre at best.
Its about the playing. His playing, in the mid 80s, was superior to his playing in 76.

Therefore, I draw the conclusion that if you say his superior singing voice in 76, which I grant, makes you mild on the 80s, then you must not consider his superior guitarwork of the mid 80s vs 76 to be as important as I do.

For me, his guitar work ways much heavier in my liking/disliking, and I don't even ever really consider his voice... that's why I can love 85 despite Kermit the Frog making appearances.

I can accept that you feel differently, but I am certainly allowed to feel differently about you feeling differently at the same time.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, he said he preferred Jerry's playing in the 70s. Read it again.
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snow_and_rain wrote:
Dude, he said he preferred Jerry's playing in the 70s. Read it again.

I understand that... he is also talking about it specifically in a 76 thread, regarding music played in 76... so I am not making a huge leap here. The context is there to support my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
Rgerbel,

I can accept that you feel differently, but I am certainly allowed to feel differently about you feeling differently at the same time.


Got to give you credit for the great sentence, using "differently" three different times. Reminds me of "Days Between" with the three "phantoms" in the same sense.

I would not say that I am mild on the 80s. Overall, I liked Jerry better in the 70s, but, as I said previously, I really like listening to Brent. I also liked Bob's contributions better in the 80s, and, in general, I think the first sets were a lot better in the 80s.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

80s first sets did have, generally, a lot more moments of interests...
In my 72 review, the same old songs, played the same old ways... every show almost... left me hungry for the killer performance of the PITB that would close almost every 1st set...

Thankfully, by 76, this had changed significantly, and continued to envolve. I find 77 1st sets to generally be pretty cool, but then they had slipped out of setlist variance again, to some degree...
78 is not a great year for me, and I will admit that I have not explored it enough to really comment on it accurately.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1976 is not really a first-set year - with that slow pace and careful style, often you have to wait til the second set for something interesting - although, sometimes a wonderful Crazy Fingers or Scarlet or Playin' (or even a nice Supplication) will pop up.... I think it's a year where the jamming outshines the song-playing....it has the last vestiges of the jazzy style they were using in '74/75. The June shows can be uneven (generally getting better towards the end of the month), but later in the year the sets got more unpredictable and little jams started popping up out of nowhere. And it's one of the few years you'll get Not Fade Aways as encores! Garcia's playing is exceptionally sweet; and I also think the standalone Scarlets are so great it's a shame Fire came along so soon.

I'll mention a few standout jams, starting at the end of June -

6/29/76 has a nice second-set jam (though 6/19 has my favorite Playing in the Band of the year, it's like a flashback to 1974) - but 6/28 is a very cool show -Eyes>jam>Happiness is Drumming>Wharf Rat to start the set! But it's less well-known because it's only available as an AUD, and not a great Aud either... (The SBD I think is in the Vault since they put High Time as filler on a '76 Download Series.)
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(another overlooked aud-only show. Hint: Crazy Fingers>Comes a Time.)
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(another nice one that was aud-only until Charlie Miller brought us the SBD a year ago)

The Orpheum run started off perhaps below-average I think (well, 7/13 was pretty solid with perhaps the best-ever Crazy Fingers), but the last three nights had the magic. My favorite set of the year is 7/17, a dream second-set if ever there was one. But 7/18 is remarkable too; hopefully this run won't get slaughtered on some future Road Trips. "The best of four shows on 2 CDs!"

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I think Dick's Picks 20 is worth it just for the second set of 9/28, it's stuffed with interesting jams - you can check out the AUD here:

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There's no AUD of the 9/25 show - but I thought that one was just average - I'd have preferred them to put out 9/27 which has quite a trippy second set:

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9/23 was also a fine show - unfortunately the best part of the show (the end) is only in a mediocre AUD:

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9/24 is famed for its Playin' in the Band>Supplication>Playin' - I recall the second set being rather uncoordinated. I feel like parts are better than the whole - I'm not too thrilled with Slipknot being broken up by drums, and once they hit Franklin's, it's like they start speeding up to get to the end of the set (this could be the fastest Stella of the year?). Lots of people like it, though. The source here is not too good:

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9/30 I remember as being very sluggish (others disagree) - but 10/1 has some nice jams, like in Scarlet, Slipknot, the Wheel...

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We get a cool Other One>Stella Blue>Other One on 10/2:

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And the tour finishes with a bang, a surreal 2nd set on 10/3: Playin' in the Band>drums>Wheel>jam>Good Lovin'>jam>Comes a Time>Dancin'>Not Fade Away>etc.

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I think the Vault has pristine reels of all the shows on this Sept/Oct tour, Lemieux has shared a few of them on the Taper's Section, but it's mostly just AUDs in the Archive.
10/9 and 10/10, of course, were on DP33.

10/15/76 is one of the go-to shows for 1976 for one of the best second-set jams - as others have mentioned, the He's Gone>drums>Other One>Comes a Time>Franklin's is something else:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great summary above, only partly because I agree with almost all of it.

I do think that 10/9 and 10/10 might deserve more mention that above.

9/30 is not that great overall, but the Crazy Fingers into Used to Love Her is a creative sequence and this probably is my favorite Crazy Fingers of the year as the Jerry' guitar work is sweet and powerful. The Music Never Stopped also is interesting as the ending guitar part has a MLB jam theme. I do not know of another time they did this with Music never Stopped. What do you think about these parts of 9/30.

In fact, should this go into the list of MLB jams? I think so.
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The 7/13/76 Crazy Fingers is my favorite, I think.... I'd have to listen to 9/30 again to see if it's livelier than I remembered.

As for the MLB jam in Music Never Stopped, I mentioned it at the end of my essay here:
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As well as these live '76 versions, it's worth noting that the MLB section is rehearsed over & over in the Music Never Stopped '75 studio rehearsals, on a couple dates....
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The 7/13/76 Crazy Fingers is my favorite, I think.... I'd have to listen to 9/30 again to see if it's livelier than I remembered.

As for the MLB jam in Music Never Stopped, I mentioned it at the end of my essay here:
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As well as these live '76 versions, it's worth noting that the MLB section is rehearsed over & over in the Music Never Stopped '75 studio rehearsals, on a couple dates....

Good call LIA, thanks for that info.
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This is a great show and special, cause I was there, The recording @ archive .org is pretty good, especially without any EQ or any add ons
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Since I heard the topic of '76 being overrated come up Sat at the LP, specificaly June, I had to give one of my fav's of '76 a spin....

Download Series 4
Passaic, NJ
6/18/76

Disc one
1."The Music Never Stopped" (John Barlow, Bob Weir)
2."Sugaree" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)
3."Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard)
4."Crazy Fingers" (Hunter, Garcia)
5."Big River" (Johnny Cash)
6."Brown-Eyed Women" (Hunter, Garcia)
7."Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir)
8."Row Jimmy" (Hunter, Garcia)
9."Cassidy" (Barlow, Weir)
10."Mission In the Rain" (Hunter, Garcia)
11."Promised Land" (Chuck Berry)

Disc two
1."Samson and Delilah" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead)
2."St. Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh)
3."Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty)
4."St. Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh)
5."Eyes of the World" > (Hunter, Garcia)
6."Drums" > (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann)
7."The Wheel" > (Hunter, Garcia)
8."Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream" (Hunter, Weir)
9."U.S. Blues" (Hunter, Garcia)

Disc three (bonus tracks)
1.Scarlet Begonias (6/21/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
2.Lazy Lightning > (6/21/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
3.Supplication (6/21/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
4.Candyman (6/21/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
5.Playing In the Band > (6/22/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
6.Drums > (6/22/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
7.The Wheel > (6/22/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
8.Playing In the Band (6/22/76 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA)
9.High Time (6/28/76 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL)

This show is excellent, and there is meat is the first set. Mama Tried to Brown Eyed has some great licks and Mission is really good. The second set is where its at though...Stephen to the end.....The Eyes is a little quick for me, but it still works well.....Koch, have you heard this one? I have heard all of the other much talked about June shows, and this one is right up there...I dig it Very Happy


EDIT: Also I wanted to mention the funked-outed-ness of the second set jam sequence...Kinda jazzyspacedoutfunky...Forgot to mention it earlier...
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice call skobud. This one gets overlooked by the greatness of 6-19, which was a live radio broadcast. A popular tape in the early days. 6-18 never had the benefit of such a great source. Excellent call. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
I recommend listening to either 75 or 77 instead
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Can't agree more. There's nothing wrong with 76', but for me its just a mediocre transition year in a spree of great years. Much like 71'. Nothing wrong with the year, but wouldn't you much rather pick up a 70' or 72' show?

Not that there are no highlights. I love 8/4/76 and 6/14/76, two of my favorite shows. I really like JGB this year more.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7-18 and 10-15 drip. as does new year's
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've warmed up to 10-10-76 Oakland a bit.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My second show. I think it has some meat in the second set. dosed that day helped too.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Light Into Ashes thanks for the Crazy Finger suggestion from 7-13-76!!! Such a bright and brilliant version that quickly worked its trance over me.
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That was a nice run! I saw Jesus Christ Superstar in that theater a couple of years ago, and thought how cool the GD must have been. Very ornate an very intimate.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spencer540 wrote:
Much like 71'. Nothing wrong with the year, but wouldn't you much rather pick up a 70' or 72' show?


Not necessarily. I enjoy all three years for different reasons.
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nice thread
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great addition to the thread.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it sucks. Why doesn't koch spend hi time with worthwhile projects like....Grateful Dead? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comes a Time Jam 7/17/76 Orpheum.....Said it before but it rates being said again, this is one of the greats....Also, the Mississippi aint half bad either....What a great sequence to start the morning off with... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

snow_and_rain wrote:
spencer540 wrote:
Much like 71'. Nothing wrong with the year, but wouldn't you much rather pick up a 70' or 72' show?


Not necessarily. I enjoy all three years for different reasons.


I wholeheartedly agree. 76 has a unique sound to it that's very distinct from other years and many times, I want that 76 sound. It's like saying 1984 or 1991 or 1968 is great and all, but wouldn't you much rather pick up a 72 show? Well, sometimes yes, sometimes no. 76 is like the "cult classic" of Dead years: obsessed over in detail by a minority of heads, ignored by many more. Oh well.

All the stuff mentioned here is golden. 7/17 is one of my favorite jams, period. Another good moment that no one's mentioned is the 9/30 Scarlet, one of the great standalone versions. And don't forget 12/31, which is another high point of the year!
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't consider '76 a top 5 year for me, but I really enjoy it, considering the entire year there are maybe 2 clunkers...only one that really comes to mind is 10/2.

Great year for Crazy Fingers, FOTD, TLEO, Mission in the Rain, Scarlet, Cosmic Charlie, Minglewood, Loser....okay pretty much every song is played so unique and dreamy....

Not really one of my favorites, but 10/3 is a hidden little gem featuring an MLB jam within TMNS and a very nice China Cat tease in NFA...just look at the second set!

Samson And Delilah : It Must Have Been The Roses : Playing In The Band : Drums [#0:45] > The Wheel [5:29] > Jam [5:32] > Good Lovin' [4:20] > Jam [3:51] > Comes A Time [9:54] > Dancing In The Street [8:29] > Not Fade Away (1) [14:04] > Dancing In The Street [3:00#] : Around And Around

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lucasmcain wrote:


8/4 Roosevelt Staduim......Heat throughout. Must Have Been the Roses in a wierd slot....Perhaps one of the All Time biggest Phil Straffing runs ever going into TOO which melts nicely into a very cool post drums Ship of Fools.

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I have been listening to the above multiple times and I really like it a lot. Definitely one of my favorites from this year, which is a year I like a lot for reasons discussed previously. I think this show is most notable for slower tempos of some songs but they work well to me. The ones that come to mind with this tempo are Sugaree, Loser, and Help/Slip?Franklins. I also like the stand alone Scarlet Begonias. I have not done any comparative listening but this may be my favorite version of this. I also agree on the Other One>Ship of Fools combination mentioned above.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: 1976 newly discovered to me Reply with quote

Very Happy

So here's my story in a nutshell. I was born in 1974 so I missed out on a lot of the dead in their "prime". I got to see well over 100 shows but I didn't get started until 1987. A friend of mine in school turned me onto the dead in 1985. Obviously there was no way in he'll my parents were letting me go to a dead show at 11 years old....although I did get them to let me start going at 13. I did my first full "summer tour in 88 when I was 14 with a friend who was older. Anyhow lately, I have been checking out a lot of shows from 74 and 76. I like the jazzy feel to them. They, are nice to just chill out to. For all you guys and girls out there who were lucky enough to have seen them in 76 my hat is off to you. In my opinion 76 is a much looked over year due to all the "great" shows from 1977. I feel the same way about 1978. There were some smoking shows in 1978. Anyway I'm gonna stop rambling now....I just wanted to add my two cents worth. Also if you guys aren't already doing do check out the shakedown stream. It is on every Tuesday and Jer Bear ( the host) plays a whole show plus other things for about a full five hours. It will really open your eyes and ears to things you didn't know about or may have forgotten about. You can get it on iTunes for free.
Peace my dead friends.....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: 1976 newly discovered to me Reply with quote

Very Happy

So here's my story in a nutshell. I was born in 1974 so I missed out on a lot of the dead in their "prime". I got to see well over 100 shows but I didn't get started until 1987. A friend of mine in school turned me onto the dead in 1985. Obviously there was no way in he'll my parents were letting me go to a dead show at 11 years old....although I did get them to let me start going at 13. I did my first full "summer tour in 88 when I was 14 with a friend who was older. Anyhow lately, I have been checking out a lot of shows from 74 and 76. I like the jazzy feel to them. They, are nice to just chill out to. For all you guys and girls out there who were lucky enough to have seen them in 76 my hat is off to you. In my opinion 76 is a much looked over year due to all the "great" shows from 1977. I feel the same way about 1978. There were some smoking shows in 1978. Anyway I'm gonna stop rambling now....I just wanted to add my two cents worth. Also if you guys aren't already doing do check out the shakedown stream. It is on every Tuesday and Jer Bear ( the host) plays a whole show plus other things for about a full five hours. It will really open your eyes and ears to things you didn't know about or may have forgotten about. You can get it on iTunes for free.
Peace my dead friends.....
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See to me the lost years have always been 76 and 79. I went on a bender for a while where I only listened to shows from 1777. When I discover 1976 is was incredible. They still sounded and played great but you could tell they were a band trying to put themselves back together and it all came together in 77. For me in 76 would check out 6/9, 6/15, 6/29,7/12,7/13,7/14,7/16,7/17,and 7/18. I don't know what it is, but I just love the feeling of those shows. The same thing happened to me in 1979( i don't know maybe I heard a bad show from 79 or something), but someone suggested s show to me and I can't stop listening to it. I'm hopping others can suggest good shows
from 79 for me. I totally disagree to skip 76 altogether. It's d hearing the band rediscover themselves.
PS-there are some smoking JGB shows from 1975
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Lost!!!! Reply with quote

See to me the lost years have always been 76 and 79. I went on a bender for a while where I only listened to shows from 1777. When I discover 1976 is was incredible. They still sounded and played great but you could tell they were a band trying to put themselves back together and it all came together in 77. For me in 76 would check out 6/9, 6/15, 6/29,7/12,7/13,7/14,7/16,7/17,and 7/18. I don't know what it is, but I just love the feeling of those shows. The same thing happened to me in 1979( i don't know maybe I heard a bad show from 79 or something), but someone suggested s show to me and I can't stop listening to it. I'm hopping others can suggest good shows
from 79 for me. I totally disagree to skip 76 altogether. It's d hearing the band rediscover themselves.
PS-there are some smoking JGB shows from 1975
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