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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, August 19th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, August 18, 2019

“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
August 19, 1970

Recording by Gene Taback:
Master Audience Cassette; Sony TC-124 with Sony Stereo Mic
Electric Set: 1st generation cassette

Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches:

“This is a very fine recording, especially of the acoustic set and includes 4 songs that aren’t in circulation. The
tape deck was paused in between songs causing a “whooshing” sound which I partially edited out. The first few
notes of many of the songs are missing due to the pausing but do not allow that to take away from the excellence
of the recording. There are other anomalies and cuts, some of which I had not listed.”

I had broadcast 8/5/70 just two weeks ago, and David Nelson was indeed on mandolin, and Marmaduke was on
bass. Cannot find any references to the actual stage presence, other than Pigpen played both piano and guitar.

Diac 1 – Acoustic Set:

  1. Monkey & The Engineer
  2. How Long Blues
  3. Friend Of The Devil
  4. Dark Hollow
  5. Candyman
  6. Ripple >
  7. Brokedown Palace
  8. Truckin’
  9. Cocaine Blues
  10. Rosalie McFall
  11. Wake Up Little Susie
  12. New Speedway Boogie
  13. Cold Jordan
  14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Disc 2 – Electric Set:

  1. tuning
  2. Cold Rain & Snow
  3. Me & My Uncle
  4. Easy Wind
  5. China Cat Sunflower >
  6. I Know You Rider
  7. Saint Stephen >
  8. Sugar Magnolia
  9. Good // Lovin’
  10. Minglewood Blues
  11. Casey Jones
  12. Not Fade Away >
  13. Turn On Your // Love Light


thank u for this acoustic truckin’ sounds fuckin’ great

REVIEW: electricity
Cold Rain and Snow is dynamite, the whole sequence from China Cat thru Good Lovin’ is a peak, and NFA –>
Lovelight is ECSTATIC. Let’s get real, folks!!

REVIEW: First time Ripple Played and others!!!
A must have for any fan of the song Ripple, first time played – wrote in 1970 by Hunter in London. This was
also the first show for Brokedown Palace, Operator, and Truckin’. Truckin’ and Ripple are in my top ten favorite
Dead songs and this is a must have for me…thank you to all the heads who over the years have put in time, effort
and at times dealing with frustration to provide this music. It is music that has molded me into who I am today.
-Born 27 years too late

REVIEW: The Dead s vocals are just PERFECT = )
The vocal harmonizing – especially on candyman , and then later on other songs – is absolutely impecable . And
thanks to the taper who caughtthis live in 1970 , we can hear this majestic piece of history of the GDThanks for
sharing this beautiful recording . Id love to hear this , say ……… cleaned up by the GD engineers ( Lemieux etc ]
. I rank this show up there with the other greats of the GD ( ithica 77 etc etc ]

REVIEW: Beautiful acoustic set!!!
How Long Blues is just…… I haven’t the words!!! This recording isn’t that bad either.It kinda gives it that
vintage tone that this show deserves!! I love it the whole thing from start to finish,and that’s unusual for me.Ask
my wife! She hates it that I skip through tracks the way I do.It may be my ADD,and this may be the cure.A
temporary one anyway! Thanx billions to the taper who captured this piece of history,and to every other taper
and the archive for all this wonderful music.Most of all to the Grateful Dead!! Where would we be without
them?????? % stars for the show and we won’t worry about the sound on this one!!! Just listen to it and I believe
you’ll feel the same!!

REVIEW: how long blues
this is a fantastic track as the previous add man indicated. to me, it is jerry’s tip o’ the hand to mississippi john
hurt (see “coffee blues”). it has that same sorta avalon feel of m.j.h.’s light-hearted, yet deep, blues.

REVIEW: Fun acoustic set; smokin’ Good Lovin’
I love these 1970 acoustic sets. Fine vocals and Workingman’s Dead/American beauty song selection. Aside
from other highlights noted below, the electric set includes an outstanding version of Good Lovin’, with some
fairly intricate lead work, a lot of syncopation in the rhythm, and Pigpen in excellent form.

REVIEW: amazing amazing show
the acoustic stuff here is incredible, the vocals are perfect and amazing, the song selection is awesome great
tunes, nice hearing the american beauty stuff, i love wake up little susie and sweet chariot the electric stuff is
equally as good, great song selection all well played extremely well played, and how bout that intro

Only three recordings, but you get the picture…

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

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Aug. 21st 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Aug. 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Cortez Kitchen, Fri., Aug. 23rd, 6:00 p.m.
Cortez Fishing Village, 198th Street, Cortez, 798-9404

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Sat., Aug. 24th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Ship Of Fools:
Englewood’s on Dearborn, Fri., Aug. 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, 475-7501

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Aug. 25th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Thurs., Aug. 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Aug. 20th, Rebekah Pulley, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 21st, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 22nd, Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 23rd, Have Gun, Will Travel, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24th, Ari and The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Aug. 19th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 20th, “Taco Tuesday” 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 21st, John Bastiani, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 22nd, Stumble Creek, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 23rd, Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24th, Cahoots, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Auig. 26th, Joe Richter/James Hawkins – “Sarasota History with Songs”, with no open mic.

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469

For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: