“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, December 4th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, December 3, 2017
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Felt Forum, New York, N.Y.
December 4, 1971
SBD > Master Reel > Apogee AD500 > Dat
Dat (Sony R500) > Sound Devices 744T > Samplitude Professional v11.1 > FLAC
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
While one of my favorites is the next night, 12/5(i had found a boot LP in the West Village many moons
ago, and it took me until I got onto the ‘net to find that it was a partial 12/5), this, too, is a fine, fine
Disc 1 – Set 1:
4. Mr. Charlie
5. Beat It On Down The Line
6. Tennessee Jed
7. Jack Straw
8. Run Rudolph Run
9. You Win Again
10. Me And Bobby McGee
11. Comes A Time
12. El Paso
Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
1. Smokestack Lightnin’
2. Cumberland Blues
3. One More Saturday Night
4. Ramble On Rose
5. Me And My Uncle >
6. The Other One >
7. Mexicali Blues >
8. The Other One >
9. Wharf Rat
10. Casey Jones
11. Johnny B. Goode
From the soundboard Charlie Miller remastered:
REVIEW: Years Ago…
Great recording of a great show. This short period of Pigpen on organ and Keith on piano is incredible.
Several songs feature both keyboards, with them very noticable in the mix. This was one of the first few
shows after Pigpen’s return from his illness hiatus, and it is great to hear him sing lead on several songs
again. His harmonica playing during Smokestack Lightning is outstanding. Also, an interesting
cowboy/other/cowboy/other/wharf rat segment in the second set. The Felt Forum got the Dead’s foot inside
the Madison Square Garden door, being a smaller theater in the MSG complex. And, of course, thanks to
Charlie Miller, on whom you can always count on to present the best sound possible.
REVIEW: Mr. Charlie told ya so
Another gem from our American treasure, Mr. Charlie Miller. Jerry and the boys, thank you for a real good
REVIEW: excellent transfer
Smokestack is a stand out version.
Saturday Night rocks indeed. Jerry and Phil kill that tune from 11/7 through at least 5/26/72. Any amount of
Bobby screaming is compensated for.
REVIEW: rockin 71′
Gr8 show.Jerry is killing it.set 2 has a lot of gr8 moments.
REVIEW: The Goods
Highlights: Run Rudolph Run, Smokestack Lightning, The Other One
REVIEW: No Mean Shakes
Pretty incredible show, with great sound. Thanks again, Charlie.
Was just digging it for the unusual first set, wondering where they were going in the second set, and then
THRAM! The Other One hit me over the head. I was just minding my own business..
From the orignial soundboard Charlie Miller mastered and then remastered, adding the encore “Johnny B.
REVIEW: don’t overlook this one
Smokestack Lightning is HOT HOT HOT. This show is about blues and rock and roll and the setlist is a
little different than normal for that year… The boys are tight on this one, Jack Straw was a little off, but
seriously, enjoy that smokestack lightning, kids.
A perfect Dead show with the original line-up (including Pigpen) performing a fantastic setlist…every song
in its full glory. The next year, the golden-paved ’72, many a nights would feature a similar setlist but here
we’re treated to a nice Smokestack Lightnin’ recalling those stinging Fillmore shows the band would perform
in the mid to late 60’s. Highly, highly, reccomended stuff.
REVIEW: Overlooked Run
Keith is now fully intergrated into the band, Pig is back in a big way after a long absence due to ill health
and NY heads are ready to rock! Just listen to the tone of Jerry’s guitar on the first Truckin’ lead. SWEET.
Like BB King on windowpane. Pig rules on all his standards and Smokestack and a relentless Other
One>Mexicali>Other One are standouts.
REVIEW: My first show
It’s odd, I remember more of this show now than I did the morning after the show. I met up with some
friends in Bayside, Queens. For some reason the insisted we all have some hot chocolate before leaving for
Manhattan. The cocoa was dosed with “chocolate mescaline”. A concoction with chocolate powder used as a
vehical for some dubious psychedelic.This was Donna’s first show in NYC. I remember the crowd yelling,
“who is the girl?” Donna’s first show was the previous New Year’s show at the Winterland.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Dec. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Dec. 7th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Dec. 8th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Sat., Dec. 9th, 7:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Dec. 10th 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
McCabe’s Irish Pub, Sat., Dec. 9th, 8:00 p.m.
302 12th St. W., Bradenton, 896-3126
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Dec. 4th, Jazz Sessions with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 5th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 6th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 7th, Chris Antonik, “The Canadian Gary Clark Jr.”, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 8th, Selwyn Birchwood, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 9th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 10th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 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. 4th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Dec. 5th, Rick Miller
Wed., Dec. 6th, Stretch & Friends
Thurs., Dec. 7th, Bo Fire Ja Ba D
Fri., Dec. 8th, Sundogs
Sat., Dec. 9th, Jason Haram
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Dec. 18th, “Holiday Of Song”, with no open mic.
Remember this date is typically an annual event, avoiding the holidays at the end of the month.
Performers scheduled are Kim Mayfield and Roy Schneider, Rick Hardeman, James Gromko and Lisa Bohn, with Mindy Simmons.
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: