“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, December 31st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Saturday, December 29, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
December 31, 1969
SBD > Master Reel > Dat > CD
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Our good Mr. Charlie has done a fine job remastering. And the band is still rude, crude, and VERY ELECTRIC!
And for a short history of “The Boston Tea Party”, go to:
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. China Cat Sunflower >
3. I Know You Rider
4. Mama Tried
5. Next Time You See Me
6. Cold Rain And Snow
7. Black Peter
8. Hard To Handle
9. Me And My Uncle
10. Mason’s Children
11. Dire Wolf
12. Uncle John’s Band
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Yellow Dog Story
2. Alligator >
3. Drums >
4. Alligator >
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) >
6. Good Lovin’ >
7. Drums >
8. The Eleven
9. High Time
10. Cumberland Blues
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Big Boy Pete
2. Not Fade Away
4. The Race Is On
5. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
7. Dancing In The Street
Reviews from this recording:
REVIEW: C miller….
Man you rock!!!This sounds like a an GD release……I love this shit!!!!!Love this site!!!
REVIEW: happy new year
great set list with some rare tracks and an excellent recording. check out the semi- accoustic stuff. great way to
ring in the the new year of 1970, which I feel was one of the most creative in the bands history.
REVIEW: On This Date
I would like to make this an annual thing for as long as I can. This is priceless stuff; the energy, you can’t find it
now a days. It sounds like you are there, and everybody is having such a great time (and I’m writing a review ).
So simple back then. You know? So as I review, I think this album gets a 5 on bringing one back to a simpler
time. Well the sound is interesting because you’ll notice you get a whole heck of a lot of people laughing and
having a good time. Totally wicked!! And the band sounds pretty good too! In reality I really can’t judge, but
what I can say is I’m happy it is here on this day. 5 all around!!
REVIEW: Say Goodbye
Say Goodbye to 1969, the greatest year in Grateful Dead history. Live/Dead and Workingman’s Dead! Say hello
to 1970, the second greatest year in Grateful Dead history. You see the trend – she’s been trouble all my life!
REVIEW: Inflection Point
Right about now, they are beginning to have conversations about going in a new direction. This is the last glow
of that pure, supercharged psychedelic period. Love it.
REVIEW: It’s almost 1970, but we’re still living in ’69 so lets get really flipped out !
Here it is, the only recorded Dead NYE outside the SF bay area ! Epic! December of ’69 has just been a frantic
pace, but they find a way to deliver this night as well. Bringing a west coast kind of chill, the temps have
dropped since they arrived. What started as a mild Dec. for Boston on arrival in the mid-40’s, has steadily
dropped to a low of 16, with wind chill of -5 pilgrim ! Funny how they never leave the SF bay area again NYE,
then move on to play Hawaii in Jan. ’70 🙂 The music ? Well…. great recording, and there’s true moments of
brilliance but …well, give it a hear! Thank you Archive, Charlie Miller, and the guy who pressed play + record
43 years ago !! Happy 2013 ~
REVIEW: Still fantastic 45 years later
I continue to be amazed by Charlie Miller’s work. Here I sit on NYE in 2014 listening to a show from 45
freaking years ago and it sounds if they played last night. Incredible work CM. As for the show, Black Peter and
a young JG sliding through Rider are my favorites. But just awesome.
From the other soundboard:
This is a fun show to listen to, and personally I don’t think the sound is all that bad, although a pristine board
would certainly be welcome. What a shame Mason’s Children didn’t make it on to Workingman’s Dead. This is a
great version here. Big Boy Pete is good too. Since this was a NYE, I assume they kept the show “light” on
purpose, with alot of straight-up songs. Not a bad thing. I always liked Slewfoot. Check out a real bluegrass
version(excellent quality) on this very archive. Del McCourey Band 8-8-69. 4 stars for the show and the sound.
REVIEW: HIGH TIME
OH MY GOD I , know this is not this most perfect high time ever but, MY GOD the emotion coming from
JERRY IS amazing.I LOVE THIS VERSION,WOW!!!!!
REVIEW: Nice NYE
Good to here early versions of High Time, Black Peter, Uncle Johns. These are fun to listen to and well played.
Gives an early picture of what is to come. Love hearing Slewfoot! very enoyable tune. Good easy intro to 1969
shows, which are some of my favoite shows. If you like this show try the April shows at the Ark in Boston.
Great shows! Playing is good, sound good. Highly recomend this show.
Another incredible show from 69. Great way to end the 60’s.
What a f-ing great new years show! What a setlist! This is high octane playing and great 1969 sound quality.
Jerry’s tone is so bad ass. It’s amazing to think I was not even born…not even conceived when this show took
place. I have a feeling this show will slowly become one of my favorites ever!
REVIEW: my personal nye favorite
the only nye show outside the bay area and the best imo opinion blend of that 68 psycadelic sound and the more
serious productive sound of 70 and the mesh is 69 this nye show is smokin my personal fav awbygn jam soon to
disappear and become a part of goin down the road awesome alligator and jam out what i would give to have
been there love 69 the best year of them all…
I wanna crank this shit up to 11…no, wait, 12…no, wait,…
REVIEW: Great Show
What a great find! Superb renditions of so many songs. One of the great things about not being an audiophile is
you don’t hear the flaws the folks below complain about. Very, very fun. And to think this place was/is across
the street from Fenway Park.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Florida Mountain Boys:
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Jan. 4th, 7:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Kettle Of Fish:
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Mon., Dec. 31st, 9:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, Fri., Jan. 4th, 6:00 p.m.
5253 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Jan. 6th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Eagles Aerie #2756 Sarasota, Fri., Jan. 4th, 6:00 p.m.
2926 Wilkinson Rd., Sarasota, 923-6788
Ship Of Fools:
The Mable(formerly Growler’s), Sat., Jan. 5h, 9:00 p.m
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Jan. 1st, closed
Wed., Jan. 2nd, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 3rd, Tom Carabasi Samba Jazz Group, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 4th, Victor Wainwright & The Train, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 5th, Rusty Wright Band, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 6th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. to 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., Dec. 31st, Open Mic
Tues., Jan. 1st, closed
Wed., Jan. 2nd, Franki Lombardi
Thurs., Jan. 3rd, Rev Justin Hylton
Fri., Jan. 4th, Florida Mountain Boys
Sat., Jan. 5th, Bonfire Jam Band
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert Jan. 29th, Brendan Nolan
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: