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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, Apr. 17th, 7-9pm

Written by on Sunday, April 16, 2017

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

The Grateful Dead, Dillon Gym, Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Soundboard: Reel >? > D

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Truckin’
2. Big Railroad Blues
3. Big Boss Man
4. Bird Song
5. Playin’ in the Band
6. Hard to Handle
7. Loser
8. Mama Tried
9. Casey Jones
10. Sugar Magnolia(false start)
11. Sugar Magnolia

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Good Lovin’ >
2. Drums >
3. Good Lovin’
4. Me and Bobbi McGee
5. Deal
6. Beat It On Down The Line
7. King Bee
8. Bertha

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Sing Me Back Home
2. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad >
3. Turn On Your Lovelight

Scroll down to read Rod Nayfield’s comments on this particular recording…

REVIEW: The last time
Jerry was hassled before the show for smoking a number outside by Princeton officals. Jerry threw the
number on the ground and told “we’ll never play this f’n place again”. He was true to his word.

REVIEW: king bee
usually reviewing these shows for sound quality mostly, i have to make a comment on the performance
of king bee {sound is impeccable}…..this is very nice harp work from pig with Jerry chiding him on and
filling all the gaps that pig leaves in his phrasing—–sweet……

Jump on yo pony and riiiide !

REVIEW: My first of so many Grateful shows
16 years old and grew up 4 miles from the show in beautiful Hopewell Township. I walked and
hitchhiked to the show to the distress of mom+ dad, and loved every minute. This show may not have
the technical perfection of later years, but the playing was right on. A great perspective on great things
to come. Pigpen sounded so clear. Looking back after many other shows and living the dream in
California, hearing this show brings me back to a simple beautiful time in life. Great Recording!

REVIEW: Big Boss Man
You ain’t so bad, you just talk that’s a just about all

REVIEW: Pigpen is God
God bless you Pigpen. I know you and Jerry and all those passed into the great majority are in Heaven
jamming beyond anything we can ever conceive. You still bring so much joy and love into the world, as
you did when this and all the other shows were recorded. Thank you, and thank God we have these
precious records. I hope to join you one day! “‘Cause she got box back knitties, great big noble thighs,
workin’ undercover with a boar hog eye”

REVIEW: A buck and a quarter?
Okay boys and girls don’t forget the moral of this story. I think you can hear the exact moment in Jerry’s
guitar solo at 13:20 when Pig catches his dose of the clap. This soundboard mix sounds good to me
with Jerry’s guitar tone captured very nicely. Don’t be a scrutinizer.

REVIEW: I was there.
My recollection of the show includes an opening set by NRPS with Jerry on the pedal steel. Then a
delay due to bomb threat. At that point the audience proceeded to fold up and remove all of the folding
chairs on the gym floor. Other great memory was some heckler yelling out _ “Play something we know”
Deadhead Lee Stanley replied vehemently _ “Know something they play” As they say, priceless

Comments that came down from Rod Nayfield:
Growing up near Princeton, this show was one of the first dead tapes
I ever heard. My copy was probably S:RCCCCCCCCCCC but I loved it anyway. I later received a
much better copy (sounded like 2-3 analog gens) with a really lame flip at 45 minutes (aka middle of
King Bee). When I first got my DAT deck, a kind soul (thanks Mike) spun me a copy of the set. This
copy had a cut in Lovelight but beat the analogs any day. I finally found a copy without the infamous
cut in Lovelight and decent levels to boot. Since this set was worth the trouble of getting different
copies at least 5 times, I figured that I’d distribute it further than it has been until now. This tape is NOT
an A+, healy master to DAT, multi-track remix, 96bit A>D
conversion. This is from a reel made in 1971, so you will hear some rough
bits. To the best of my knowledge, this transfer represents the best
circulating copy in existence.

Rod Nayfield rod@nycheads.com
with thanks to D.H.


“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

Kettle Of Fish:
Beach Club Siesta Key, Tues., Apr. 18th, 9:00 p.m.
5151 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 349-6311

Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Apr. 19th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Apr. 20th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

The Blue Rooster, Sat. Apr. 22nd, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Apr. 23rd, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Mandeville Beer Garden, Sat. Apr. 22nd, 8:00 p.m.
428 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, 954-8688

Ship Of Fools:
5 O’Clock Club, Sat. Apr. 22nd,.9:30 p.m.
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555

Gator Club, Sun., Apr. 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
1490 Main St, Sarasota, 366-5969

The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Apr. 17th, Monday Jazz with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 18th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed.,Apr. 19th, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy”, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 20th, Jonnie Morgan Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 21st, Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 22nd, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Apr. 23rd, Truality, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Apr. 17th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Apr. 18th, Stretch’s Acoustic Jam & Open Mic
Wed., Apr. 19th, Hank Woji
Thurs., Apr. 20th, Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots
Fri., Apr. 21st, Stetson Huff
Sat., Apr. 22nd, John Howard & The Smokin’ J’s
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Apr. 24th, Dan Mobley

Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: