“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, Nov. 14th, 7-9pm
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, November 13, 2016
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Starting off this evening’s broadcast, while I try to never play official releases, I would like to dedicate the
following to all those in the United States who will become disenfrancised in so many different ways in the next few years:
New Riders Of The Purple Sage, “Midnight Moonlight” release:
“Ballad Of The Deportees”
Grateful Dead, Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
November 14, 1978
Nakamichi 300/CP1 -> Cassette Master (Maxell UDXLI/Dolby B)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Recorded front row center balcony by Steve Rolfe
Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his masters
An excellent audience recording!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
3. El Paso
5. It’s All Over Now
8. Stagger Lee
9. I Need A Miracle
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Bertha >
3. Good Lovin’
4. From The Heart Of Me
5. Ship Of Fools
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1 Estimated Prophet >
2. Eyes Of The World >
3. Drums >
4. Space >
5. Wharf Rat >
6. Not Fade Away >
7. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
8. Johnny B. Goode
Only two recordings reside in the archive. Both auds. These are all the reviews of both:
REVIEW: Oh wow…
This sounds so good, people. After 20+ years Steve’s master crawl out of the closet and sound like this…
amazing stuff. I personally like 78-79 so I’m a bit biased, but this is a great show too. You can get a load
of the crowd’s excitement and energy from the start.
not really all that out there as far as jamming goes. sometimes the band members more yell some sorta
more passionate version and other times they are real hippy earnest. It seems like this is not a wild
experimental jam out until your soul is pinned to the ceiling otherworldly record setting drop your belt
kinda night. So I know in the nostalgic heads perspective you kinda want to pretend like you are getting
a real “show” experience. I get it all I really do. I brush my teeth with Grateful toothpaste. And this might
seem like pee in your bisque, but I really hope you could listen to from the heart of me and give it credit
as it is a really pretty version. Thank you and enjoy your dark stars.
REVIEW: A classic
Interesting that there are “only” two recordings of this, and just a handful of reviews. Sugaree, the crowd
is ravenous, great energy. The Miracle set one closer, from 3:30 on, has the energy of a Truckin’, with an
a-capella ending. Brilliant. Excellent Bertha. Probably one of the best versions of Ship of Fools. And
Garcia in overdrive on GDTRFB, really lets fly (check out his turnaround just after the four minute
REVIEW: Grate ’78
Superior recording! This AUD source captures the excitement of seeing the Dead on a GREAT night
without any fan interference. Donna is ON, From The Heart Of Me is excellent, as are the vocals and
harmonies throughout the show. To me, an audience recording such as this makes me feel like
soundboards are missing something, namely the excitement of the crowd! That energy and vibe that
flowed thru the crowd on a good night was “beyond description”…for those not lucky enough to have
seen them, this audience recording provides a window into that experience. Listen.
REVIEW: I’ll get up and fly away . . .
I love the solo in Candyman, & Loser just smolders !!! Wow and how about that sweet Delia-D ? I think
my all-time fav version. Actually the whole show just kind of burns like a log of good oak ! Very
heartfelt renditions of standards like Bertha & GDTRFB but love the Estimated > Eyes too. Donna truly
is on this night, not drowning out at all. The crowd is really into it too, and ready to feed off the energy
and go along for the ride. Sprinkled with new stuff of the day, they weren’t tired after returning from Egypt, but instead on fire for nearly 3 hours ! I would have loved to have been there but had to get up early the next morning for second grade 🙂 I didn’t really know the Dead yet, but I think we were planning our own concert for a Thanksgiving show that year? Thanks to modern technology, a HUGE Thank You to whoever pressed play + record 34 years ago tonight on the Nakamichi & as always, hats off to Charlie Miller. Like King Midas, all he touches truly turns to gold ! Future generations shall sing his praise !
If you like jacked up ’78 Dead, this one will completely satisfy.
REVIEW: nice aud
definitely some inspired playing from Garcia, it is true that Candyman solo is a dream. As noted the
luxuriousness of Donna’s voice is well-captured in From the Heart of Me. I think she really lent a lot of
beauty to the band’s sound.
REVIEW: Love it
At the 6 minute mark they do similar jam to the 7 28 1982 red rocks almost Stephen these shows just cook the taper did an amazing job. Thank you so very much for your hard work 5 stars yet will only give it 4 to keep steady for those who burn on to cd
Unusual “Sugaree” where the tempo rushes in the second jam. Sounds like Jerry tries to slow it back
down after that, without success. That may explain Bob’s comment about having the rhythm section get a
grip on themselves after the song.
Ship of fools is one of the best! Estimated>eyes! Yes please. Second set is smoking!
REVIEW: Dead at Music Hall 11/14/78
I was at the show and it was one of the best I ever saw by the Dead/JGB & I saw over a dozen. I
remember it for absolutely frenetic energy. Thank you for the upload, it has really brought this back for
me. While I am still new at this – I do think that the quality of the recording is excellent – Mark
REVIEW: WOW!! who are these guys?
This was my 1st GD show..We had gone down to Montgomery Wards where the local ticketron was
located, We went there to get Styx tickets and were told they were sold out. The ticketron lady said she
had a four Grateful Dead tickets left..My brother and I looked at each other shrugged our shoulders and
said ok. They cost 9.50 each, we bought the last four, took two of our friends to the show. All we could
say was WOW!! We quickly ditched Styx and most of our other rocknroll heros at the time and never
looked back…the rest is history.. This show was crackling with energy from start to finish. Sugaree
opener was great!! Bertha is still one of the hottest versions to date. It was cool to get a chance to see
Donna and Keith with the band. Donnas vocals were awesome this night she really gets off during not
fade away.Going down the road is smokin as well. Thanks Internet Archive and oh yeah.. thanks
An excellent show. I had goosebumps from wharf rat to gdtrfb. Manic crowd and band on this night.
Crank this one up full blast.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Nov. 16th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 17th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
The Blue Rooster, Fri. Nov. 18th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Skipper’s Smokehouse, Sat., Nov. 19th, 3:00 p.m..
910 Skipper Rd., Tampa, (813)971-0666
kid red & friends:
Munchies 420 Cafe, Sat., Nov. 19th, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
6639 Superior Ave., Sarasota, 929-9893
Michael Miller and The Heart Machine
LBar, Fri. Nov. 18th, 6:00 p.m.
1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, 487-7300
Michael Miller’s open mic:
Painter’s Palate, Sun., Nov. 20th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 355-4620
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Old School Bar & Grill, Fri. Nov. 18th, 7:30 p.m.
1991 Main St., Sarasota, 363-7744
Ship Of Fools:
5 O’Clock Club, Sat., Nov. 19th, 9:30 p.m..
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Nov. 14th, Monday Jazz with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 15th, Hot Club of SRQ/Aland Music, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 16th, Joe Louis Walker(2016 Blues Music Award Best Male Artist, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 17th, NeXXLevel, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 18th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 19th, The Good Bad Kids, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 20th, Truality Gospel Brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Monday, Nov. 28th, Grant Peeples
Open mic at 7:15, concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: