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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, January 15th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Monday, January 15, 2018

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

In light of today being the birthday of Martin Luthor King, combined with all the repression, regression,
upward wealth distribution, and outright racism in the United States today, I am bypassing my usual
opaening theme to feathre the following:

“Flowers In The Night”, Music & Lyrics: Jack Traylor:
“Paine and Pierce and Robespierre, Juarez and Danton,
Luther, King and Lumumba dead but far from gone
Lenin, Cleaver, Jesus too, outlaws in their nations,
Revolutionaries all, dreamed of liberation

God is up in heaven his agents here on earth
The church has said that this man rules, he’s best because of birth.
But what’s that noise down in the street, who dares to shout and sing?
With all his courtiers at his side, who dares to touch the king?”

Old man get some soldiers, keep them close at hand
There’s a fire in the country, there’s a flame come to the land
Seven thousand loyal troops, in ranks they stretch so far
With seven thousand well armed men, no one can touch the czar.

Louis watch the prisons, send the goons around
Is that Paris burning, is the Bastille falling down?
And where are all the mercenaries – paid for by the king?
Have they joined the mob you say, doesn’t money mean anything?

Old men get some soldiers, keep them close at hand,
The seeds that were sown yesterday now flower in the land
And guard yourself most carefully with military might.
For plants that cannot bloom by day must flower in the night.

From the Kantner/Slick/Freiberg album “The Ballad Of Baron Von Tollboth and The Chrome Nun”.

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
January 15, 1979
Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):

SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5) -> Cassette (Sony D5)
Transfer Info:
Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T
All Mastering By Charlie Miller

(FOB) Nakamichi 300/CP1 > Cassette Master (Sony TC-158/Maxell UDXL-I90/Dolby B)
Recorded by Steve Rolfe
Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

Matrixed by Chris chappell

“Thanks to Steve Rolfe and Charlie Miller for the sources.
A great show with an amazing Miracle->Meltdown Street!
Happy 31st Anniversary! – Chappy”

Jerry’s voice sounds like a bout with laryngitis is either coming or going…

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. tuning
2. Jack Straw
3. Jack-A-Roe
4. Cassidy
5. Row Jimmy
6. Mama Tried >
7. Mexicali Blues
8. Stagger Lee
9. Passenger
10. Deal

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. tuning/”Where’s Phil?”
2. I Need A Miracle >
3. Shakedown Street
4. From The Heart Of Me
5. Terrapin Station >
6. Playing In The Band >
7. Drums >

Disc 3 – Set 3 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. Playing In The Band >
3. Casey Jones

4. Johnny B. Goode

From this matrix recording:
REVIEW: Sounds Great, best source
Thanks for this under-documented show from an under-documented month. Matrix really brings it alive.
Phil banter is hilarious. Always loved the New Haven show, this one could be my favorite of
Keith-Donna 1979 (only two months). Ditto on the Miracle>Shakedown. Early Miracle jams are the
best, this is an epic one. Terrapin is quality and powerful as well. Great showcase of the Shakedown
Street material. Though Keith is obviously not in his most interactive moment, Phil Bob Jerry Bill and
Mickey channel new progressions in old and maturing standards.

REVIEW: open mindedness
I rarely venture beyond 77 although I attended shows ,many of them excellent, up until 84 or so.The pair
of jacks at the top reminded me of this one,pretty good stuff and I do remember this as a great time I got
to expand my horizons more often!

REVIEW: Some hidden gems
While overall this show is not the GD at the top of their game, for me, three gems stand out – Jack Straw,
Row Jimmy, and Shakedown. My top three versions of those songs. There’s something about the second
solo in that Jack Straw. Also, love this matrix mix, still have the tape from my trading days 25 years ago!

This show is insane.

REVIEW: Best Copy of a Favorite Show
For some reason, this show holds a special place in my heart. The soulfulness of Jerry shines through,
warts and all. This is my favorite Jack Straw, it’s a ragged-glory masterpiece. The Row Jimmy is also
one of my favorites, the Matrix mix really lends a certain quality to the tune. And of course the electric
Miracle>Shakedown. It’s like the band was reluctantly celebrating the end of the Keith/Donna era, and I
like it!

From the soundboard recording:
REVIEW: open mindedness
I rarely venture beyond 77 although I attended shows ,many of them excellent, up until 84 or so.The pair
of jacks at the top reminded me of this one,pretty good stuff and I do remember this as a great time I got
to expand my horizons more often!

From the audience recording:
REVIEW: Classic Miracle > Shakedown
Back when I had 4 cases full of GD casettes, this 2nd set was in my rotation of about 20 tapes that got
steady play. However, I only ever played the Miracle->Shakedown. This is a 5 star section for sure… the
rest is fairly average. Question: My copy has a 2 minute section before the ‘Where’s Phil?’ part where
somebody is announcing to an angry crowd that “Jerry is sick” and they “can’t play tonight” and are
“looking into rescheduling”. Does anyone know what date that is from? Is the 1/15 show a makeup for
an earlier cancelled show?


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

Sarasota Seafood & Festival:
FREE General Admission!
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
33 S. Gulfstream Ave., Sarasota

LIVE MUSIC featuring:
RJ Howson – 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sarasota Steel Pan Band – 12:30 pm-2:00pm
Hard Luck Society – 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio – 4:30 pm-6:00pm

ACT 3 – 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Kettle of Fish – 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
The Black Honkeys Band – 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul – 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Jan. 17th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Jan. 18th, 5:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

The Blue Rooster, Fri., Jan. 19th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

Motorworks Brewing, Sat., Jan. 20th, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

Sarasota Seafood & Festival:
FREE General Admission! Sun., Jan. 21st, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
33 S. Gulfstream Ave., Sarasota

Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Jan. 21st, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Michael Miller
Craft Growlers To Go & Tasting Room, Fri., Jan. 19th, 8:00 p.m.
8141 Lakewood Main Street, #N103, Bradenton, 822-8131

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., Jan. 20th, 12:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221

Ship Of Fools:
Englewood’s on Dearborn, Sat., Jan. 20th, 7:00 p.m.
362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, 475-7501

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Jan. 16th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 17th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 18th, Singing Divas, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 19th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 20th, Jimmy Griswold, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 21st, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Jan. 15th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Jan. 16th, John Howard & The Smokin’ Js
Wed., Jan. 17th, Stretch – N – Frinz
Thurs., Jan. 18th, Pete & Stretch
Fri., Jan. 19th, The Plaiders
Sat., Jan. 20th, Mumbo Jumbo
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Jan. 29th, Eric Taylor

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: