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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, May 1st, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, April 30, 2023

I’ve seen thousands of reviews over the years, but this actually explains “A Deadhead”…
“REVIEW: stella
As a new fan of the Dead it was years before I realized the importance of the tears streaming down
the face of the girl beside me. She seemed to be having a religious experience. Now I know why”

Grateful Dead
Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y.
May 1, 1970
Source 1: SBD -> Master Reel -> CD
Source 2: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
Source 3: SBD -> Master Reel -> Reel -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD

Thanks to Kid Red for spending the first hour with me, and as time allows, during the second
hour of my Membership Drive slot, a date that was originally attributed to 5/19/70 at
Washington University in St. Louis, MO. The Trader’s Compendium documents the paths
followed to correctly date this evening:
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Deep Elem Blues
2. I Know You Rider
3. Monkey And The Engineer >
4. Candyman
5. Me And My Uncle
6. Mama Tried
7. Cumberland Blues
8. The Race Is On
9. Wake Up Little Susie
10. New Speedway Boogie
11. Cold Jordan
12. Uncle John’s Band

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Not Fade Away
2. Hard To Handle
3. Cryptical Envelopment >
4. Drums >
5. The Other One >
6. Cryptical Envelopment
7. High Time
8. Turn On Your Lovelight//

REVIEW: One of the very best wooden sets…
This so fine, and it doesnt hurt that much of this is sourced from vault reels. What a treat having
this incredible acoustic set in its entirety. (99 pts)

REVIEW: Alfred may ’70
I was there. was a freshman. The show was at the Tech college, across the valley.
The acid was very good that nite, but I do remember hanging out with Phil and Mickey as they
loaded the station wagons to split after the show. I think there were maybe 50 people at the show
– haha!! Next nite was the magical Harpur college show – we drove in Wally’s ’61 bug to

REVIEW: The harmonies are sweet
There’s some unusually lovely, on-key high harmony during the acoustic set – is that someone
from NRPS sitting in? Will rate it if/when I listen to the rest.

REVIEW: Acoustic Alchemy
The acoustic set here is pure gold. Sound AND performance wise. Start to finish it’s brilliant.
Really. The electric portion is scorcher in it’s own rights. NFA burns. There are a few blemishes.

I’m not sure why, but this version of Speedway Boogie is the only one that really stands out to
me. Garcia never reproduced these shredding guitar leads again. His work on this song has been a
clear example to me that he is the most lyrical guitar player I have ever heard. This show is the
pinnacle of the “Workingman’s Dead” era. Sit back and enjoy.

REVIEW: Sick of cowboy medleys?
These versions of MAMU and Mama Tried ought to cure that. What an incredible acoustic set –
every song is an absolute gem. The electric set is excellent too but almost seems to pale in
comparison to that stellar acoustic set.

I have lived near tiny Alfred NY all my life, and only recently found this. This is arguably one of
the best acoustic sets they ever did! To think they actually played Alfred State, so wish I could
have been there!

Tons more…you get the picture

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Thanks to David Gans for sources 2 and 3
Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
Part of the acoustic set with members of the New Riders

“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.

Dana Lawrence:
Ed’s Tavern, Tue., May 2nd, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch, 907-0400

Captain Curt’s, Wed., May 3rd, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885

Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., May 4th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Pop’s Sunset Grill, Sat., May 6th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, 488-3177

Foolish Trio:
The Mable Bar & Grill, Fri., May 5th, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., May 1st, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., May 2nd, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., May 3rd, Stretch-N-Frinz, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., May 4th, Gin and Juice Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., May 5th, Jimmy Keith Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., May 6th, Bonfire Jam Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
17th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, hosted by Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers
Fri., May 6th, 6:00 p.m. – Midnight, doors open at 5:00.
Free admission
Does not say that the Kumquat Kitchen will be open.

Eric Alexander with Alex Nakhimovsky Trio
Sat., May 6th, 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00.
$26 members, $30 non-members, $15 students(13+)

The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner when doors open.
Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase.
No outside food or drinks, please.

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