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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, July 12th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, July 11, 2021

“EVERYONE is a Deadhead…some of you may not know it yet…”

Grateful Dead
Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA
July 12, 1976
SBD > Cassette Master > Cassette (Maxell XLII/Dolby B)
SBD > VHS > DAT (Tascam DA-40)
Patch Info:
Sony ECM-270 > Cassette Master > DAT (shnid=123474) supplies:
Tennessee Jed (complete track)
U.S. Blues (6:17 – end of track)
All transfers and mastering by Charlie Miller

Disc 1 – Soundcheck:
1. Dancing In The Street
2. They Love Each Other
3. The Music Never Stopped
4. The Music Never stopped
5. Stella Blue
6. Let It Grow
7. Eyes Of The World

Disc 2 – Set 1:
1. The Music Never Stopped
2. Brown Eyed Women
3. Cassidy
4. Tennessee Jed
5. New Minglewood Blues
6. Candyman
7. Looks Like Rain
8. Row Jimmy
9. Lazy Lightning >
10. Supplication
11. Deal
12. Promised Land

Disc 3 – Set 2:
1. Sugaree
2. Samson And Delilah
3. Help On The Way >
4. Slipknot >
5. Franklin’s Tower >
6. Dancing In The Street
7. Wharf Rat >
8. Drums >

Disc 4 – Set 2 cont’d,:
1. The Wheel >
2. Around And Around

3. encore break
4. U.S. Blues

Eight versions in the archive and almost no reviews, once again telling me that this is a very
under-listened-to evening…

Reviews from this recording:
REVIEW: Good stuff
Not extraordinary but the second set is worth checking out, especially if you like ’76 in general.

REVIEW: Lotta music here
Last part is first with a killer eyes and some hot jams which I guess were warm ups and sound test
but have superior sound. The show itself is solid but pretty standard fare for ’76.

REVIEW: mellow show
This show seems to be as good as other ’76 performances, but the music seems a little subdued.
There were no balls-out-rockers, but they still seemed to be “ON” for each song. Supplication is
good, as is Slipnot, with Wharf Rat giving that extra special “something” to the show as a whole.

REVIEW: china cat teases
whole show is great. china cat teases during franklin’s tower make this one extra special

Good version of Lazy Lightnin, worth a listen.

A review from all other recordings:
REVIEW: Orpheum
I’m glad to remember I attended this show! The theater was very small and intimate, easily the
smallest venue for any Dead show in my experience. Memory fades but gosh, maybe only 1,000
seats or so(?). It was a high just to score tix and it was even moreso to be there. I remember being
particularly swept up and blown away during Dancing in the Street, as it may have been the first time
I’d heard the band play it.(so, if you were there too, I was that 17 year old kid going nuts during
DITS!) Listening again now is great fun and, boy, I could hardly hand-pick a better set list! The band
sounds real light and tight. I don’t mean to complain but, sadly, I have to agree with a previous
reviewer about the recording itself–it seems to be just a smidge too fast. But thanks just the same to
the taper–you have served posterity well!


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

Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.

Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., July 18th, 4:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Dana Lawrence:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., July 15th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., July 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221

Ship Of Fools:
Motorworks Brewing, Sun., July 18th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

The Blue Rooster:
Wed., July 14th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., July 15th, Big Night Out, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., July 16th, RJ Howson, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., July 17th, The Monsoons, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., July 12th, Alvis Brothers Band, 600 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., July 13th, Pedro & Zooey, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Junly 14th, Rick Miiller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., July 15th, Al Owen, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., July 16th, Soundwave, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., July 17th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Jono Miller talks about his new book, “The Palmetto Book: Histories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm”. Miller is a natural historian, activist, and educator in Southwest Sarasota. His book documents the passion of the native cabbage palm, as well as its anatomy and interactions with humans throughout history and current events. Miller offers surprising facts and dispels common myths about an important native plant that remains largely misunderstood.

Feel free to bring your book for signing. Books will also be available for purchase.