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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 18th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, March 17, 2019

“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

Grateful Dead
Winterland, San Francisco, CA
March 18, 1977
SBD (shnid=123285):
SBD > Master Reel
> Dat > CD
Mastering: CD > Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 > FLAC
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

AUD (shnid=140918):
Sony ECM 270’s > Sony TC 152SD > Master Cassettes (Maxell UD C90)
Recorded from front row balcony right side by Bob Menke

Thank you to Charlie Miller for the SBD transfer,
to Bob Menke for recording the show,
and to Bob Menke and SIRMick for the AUD transfer.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons:
Final Cut Pro (FLAC > AIFF > Final Cut > Soundtrack > AIFF CD tracking via Audacity > FLAC16 via
xACT w/meta-tagging)

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. Promised Land
  2. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
  3. It’s All Over Now
  4. Sugaree
  5. Minglewood Blues
  6. Peggy-O
  7. Cassidy

Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:

  1. Scarlet Begonias >
  2. Fire On The Mountain *

Set 2:

  1. Samson And Delilah
  2. Brown Eyed Women
  3. Good Lovin’
  4. Ship Of Fools

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:

  1. Estimated Prophet
  2. Terrapin Station >
  3. Terrapin Flyer >
  4. Not Fade Away >
  5. St. Stephen >
  6. Around And Around


  1. Uncle John’s Band
  • First ever “Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain”

From this matrix recording:
REVIEW: New Life For Gem Of A Show
This is a wonderful matrix that brings out the pop in a show that somehow manages to hide in plain sight.
First Scarlet>Fire combo, outrageously good second set with a monster 20 minute NFA that starts out with
a laid back ultra groovy intro and gets into some serious Garcia nastiness in the middle section before a
short but sweet Stephen and the raucous Chuck Berry rocker close. Nicely jammed UJB as well. Thanks HS
for bringing out the best sound I’ve heard yet to frame this underrated gem.

From the Charlie Miller soundboard:
REVIEW: Rarity At Least For Me
I’ve been a deadhead for 25 years and have never had a decent sounding copy of this show. Now here it is in
fantastic quality. Thank you very much!

REVIEW: to get to Terrapin
Grate work Mr.Charlie! always was a favorite cassette to listen to back when and it sounded fair but this is
outstanding. don’t know why this is the only version of Terrapin with ”at a siding” they can do no
wrong,even when things de-rail they always pull off a little magic to get back on track.

REVIEW: Solid Performance
The Boys at their best from the first note to the last.

REVIEW: ToO Cool To Bluff
nice,very nice.. didn’t get to C them till May 7th they certainly weir on fire even back in March. what a
spectacular run. wish Bobby would put Scarlet / Fire back In rotation .. while weir young Bobby. Farr Out

REVIEW: mississippi half-bake
I never heard them screw up the lyric portion of this one so badly. Jerry forgets vs. 2, they keep the jam
from stalling, then drop into the chorus instrumental early, Keith leads the way back, Jerry still can’t
remember the words, then manages an inverted version of vs. 3. It leads to some interesting interplay as
they struggle to keep it together, not usually that tough with these tighter compositions. And of course
there’s the usual treat as they make up for the fuck up with a nice, long, unhurried, experimental closing

REVIEW: One of the best versions of Terrapin
IMHO, this is THE Terrapin! (Can someone recommend a few other versions from around this time
period?) The show’s just brilliant, start to finish. Thanks again Charlie Miller for yet another great one!

REVIEW: 1977 Wow!
This is a great concert. In particular, Terrapin Station and the songs following it, great jam. This concert
reinforces my opinion that 1977 is GDs best year.

REVIEW: Take a Mississippi Half-Step Back
I want to respectfully disagree with a reviewer who didn’t think too much of thus version of “Mississippi
Half-Step.” While Garcia misses the “If all you’ve got to live for” verse, he recovers and the extend jam
leading into the “Across the Rio-Grand-e-o” is atypically raw and fuzzy for ’77. The sarcastic infections on
“the cue ball’s” verse are equally atypical. The crowd signals its vociferous approval at the close–the
raucous applause boiling over into the soundboard. A brief mental note: Check out the “Loser” from the
next night. Garcia’s vocal is overflowing with determined soul that still suspects fate might still have the
last word. March may be only the beginning of spring, but it is the beginning of Spring ’77.

From other recordings:
REVIEW: all time favs …
This show (and the first ever Scarlet/Fire) are among my all time favs … Sugaree, Mingle, PeggyO, Cassidy
and NFA. I think this IS my favorite Scarlet»Fire. Everyone (including Donna & Keith) really seem on top
of it … Regarding »(Both songs had been played before separately, but this is the first time they were played
as a medley). I know of no time before this when Fire was played – alone or as part of a medley. That
statement seems total rubbish to me. The 1976 “Happiness is Drumming” has always sounded to me like
the first time Fire was played – but only as an “still-under-development” instrumental jam.

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

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Mar. 20th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Mar. 21st, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Bradenton Mosaic Amphitheater, Fri., Mar. 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
452 3rd Ave. W., Bradenton, 621-6471

The Blue Rooster, Sat., Mar. 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 24th, 3:00 p.m. with Ship Of Foools
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Linger Lodge, Sat., Mar. 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757

Ship Of Fools:
Darwin’s Brewing Co., Sat., Mar. 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
803 17th Ave., W., Bradenton, 747-1970

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 24th, 200 p.m. with Kettle Of Fish
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

The Blue Rooster, Thurs., Mar. 21st, 7:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Mar. 19th, Lauren Mitchell with Bll Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 20th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 21st, sToneFish, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. Mar. 22nd, Albert Castiglia, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 23rd, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 24th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Mar. 18h, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 19th, Stretch, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 20th, Hank Woji, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 21st, Ted Stevens, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 22nd, Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 23rd, Laundromat Kings, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 25th, The Squirrel Hillbillies.
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: