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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, Dec. 19th, 7-9pm

Written by on Sunday, December 18, 2016

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

Before tonight’s “official” broadcast:
Bob Rivers Band – ‘Oh Come All Ye Grateful Dead-Heads”
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – “Christmas Times A’Coming”(12/6/87)

Grateful Dead, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

SBD MR>C>D>CD + AUD low-gen
The SBD used was the Scott Clugston seed”
7″ Master Soundboard Reels > Cassette > DAT > CDR
Transferred by Uli Teute, Hanno Bunjes, Scott Clugston
Mastered by Scott Clugston

This evening appears to have been “history in the making”:

From “The Deadheads Taping Compendium”:
“This show is highly significant in that it appears to be the first to feature an acoustic set(Jerry says that while Phil is missing, he and Bobby will regale the crowd with a few numbers). Granted, it was brought about fully by accident because there were significant technical problems. It was successful enough, however, that they tried it again the next week in Dallas, and then numerous times in 1970. The first five songs of this show(four acoustic and one electric) had never before been played by the Dead”.

And Jerry says, “Me and Bobby Ace here are going to regale you with some old favorites”…

Disc 1 – Acoustic (Garcia & Weir):
1. Monkey & The Engineer
2. Little Sadie
3. Long Black Limousine
4. I’ve Been All Around This World

Disc 1 – Electric:
5. Mason’s Children
6. Black Peter
7. Hard To Handle
8. Cumberland Blues
9. Casey Jones//
10. Good Lovin’

Disc 2:
1. Cryptical Envelopment >
2. Drums >
3. The Other One >
4. Cryptical Envelopment >
5. Uncle John’s Band
6. Turn On Your // Lovelight

The AUD tape supplies:
D1T09 (Casey Jones) 1:05 through 4:21
D2T06 (Lovelight) 7:53 through 8:14

The audience recording does not reside in the Archive.

The only reviews for this soundboard:
REVIEW: great stuff
i actually found this show because a t-shirt i bought on the haight has this date
on it… great stuff… a little confusing w/r/t the info in the reviews of 12-26,
which talk about that show being their first acoustic set due to Billy’s being
“somewhere over Omaha”… However, this show starts w/ an acoustic set
because Phil (the “tall, skinny guy,” Bobby says) is “stuck in traffic”… So does
this mean this show is the 1st acoustic set? a Mason’s tease right before All
Around This World, followed by laughter- this stuff is obviously off the cuff,
and just effin great! The sound quality is excellent as well, with very little
hiss. Do it now if you’re a fan of ’69… and who the hell isn’t?

REVIEW: Lovelight
One of the best ever full stop. You will love this..

REVIEW: first acoustic
first acoustic set played by the dead, so appropriate that it was ad hoc, great to
hear. the electric stuff is great in general, a lot of good songs gotta love this
time period.

The only reviews for the original soundboard:
REVIEW: Man of few words
I think this show smokes!!! Cumberland, Hard to Handle, Black Peter – out
effin’ standing!!

REVIEW: Come on!
Here We Go, Epic Dead near the end of the year. Band is on fire and life is

REVIEW: Me and Bobby Ace here
Hey Jerry ? It is a long interesting story indeed how Phil was ‘stuck
somewhere’ and soon you’ll be able to play loud again. Is it really a
coincidence though that several times this month of 12/69 members of the
band were ‘stuck’ 😉 I believe it was more a way of floating the idea of going
acoustic, without confrontation. Almost the exact opposite of Dylan’s going
electric, which wasn’t very popular at first with his fans. Dec. ’69 was a
prelude to some of the Dead’s monster acoustic sets of 1970 which would
come to define them, Bear’s Choice, Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty,
NRPS etc. Brilliant ! 5*****


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

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

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

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

Michael Miller:
“Third Annual Winter Solstice Celebration”
With Anneke & Lenny Long, Tanya Radtke, Keith Coker and Scam Artists
The Tea House, Wed., Dec. 21st, 7:00 p.m.
1869 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, 346-6361

The Myakka Band:
Eagles Aerie #2756 Sarasota, Wed., Dec. 21st, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2926 Wilkinson Rd., Sarasota, 923-6788

The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Dec. 19th, Monday Jazz with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec 20th, Hot Club of SRQ/Aland Music, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 21st, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy”, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 22nd, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 23rd, Ari and the Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 24th, Truality, 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-753

Sarasota Folk Club:
No information on January’s Sailing Squadron concert, but:

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