“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Music Hall, Boston, MA
November 13, 1978
AUD > MC > DAT > CDR
Conversion/Edit/Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley 8/17/2002.
Another Installment Of The Music Never Stopped Project!
The first concert since the return from Egypt…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. The Promised Land
2. They Love Each Other
3. Mama Tried >
4. Mexicali Blues
7. Tennessee Jed
8. New Minglewood Blues
9. Stagger Lee
10. Jack Straw
11. U.S. Blues
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo >
2. Franklin’s Tower
3. Samson And Delilah
4. Friend Of The Devil
5. Playing In The Band >
6. Drums >
7. Space >
8. Black Peter >
9. Playing In The Band >
10. Around And Around
REVIEW: Hot show
This is a great high energy show from a year that was uneven especially in the back half after Egypt. Half
Step>Franklins is very very hot and the around and around they close with you can hear the crowd
rocking. Yes it’s true they flub the lyrics but from an energy standpoint this show cannot be beat and the
sound is quite good. Some may not agree but I think this deserves higher than 4, there are less than a
dozen 5’s I think in ’78 and this should be one of them. Shrine, Cap Theatre, Red Rocks etc.
REVIEW: Everybody Polka! This one’s HOT!!!
This is the best AUD I’ve downloaded from ’78. In addition, the dead are ON. Check out the smokin’
Jack Straw for a sampler to see what I mean. Beautiful Peggy-O (my favorite of all time), and also (I
never thought I’d say this) my favorite Mexicali ever!!! “Everybody Polka!” Also, for you “unique
transition” freaks, check out the Black Peter > Playin’ Reprise…it’s as twisted as they come. Excellent
sound quality for a ’78 AUD…4.25 stars…show…4.75 stars (just for flubbed lyrics on Franklin’s,
otherwise a 5), setlist 4.25 = 4.416 overall.
REVIEW: 10Jed was very hot!
Enjoyed the whole show from start to finish. Highlights for me were 10Jed (which I kept feeling like,
“this can’t get hotter or higher” and it kept on going). Crowd was very into the show and when that
happens there is always something magical. Playin’ > Drums > Black Pete > Playin’ was very nice.
(Sparked my curiosity to go find other interesting Playin’ > XXX > Playin’ transitions). High energy level
and loved the way they took it down nice and mellow in Around & Around and then whipped it back up
to a frenzy.
REVIEW: good recording for era, with some show highlights
recording is very good for the era, decent by objective modern standards: an A- 70’s tape, C+ objectively
(though I am quite the harsh grader), meaning it’s good enough to create the “suspension of disbelief”
and put you There if you let it…but just barely. The Peggy-O is one of the finest I have ever heard, and it
is one of my favorite Jerry ballads. If you like the song, at least stream this version. It’s a treat.
REVIEW: right on
Comfotador – right on with that Peggy-O recommendation. One of the best outside of the jawdrapping
Englishtown ’77 version (hands down the best ever imho). Thanks for pointing that one out – my favorite
ballad that Jerry ever performed. what a truly beautiful song – and Jerry’s solo is gorgeous in this version.
REVIEW: Vault please.
This Peggy-o is divine. They are squeezing it out all night.
REVIEW: Bus trip
6 of us at the University of NH heard a rumor tickets would be going on sale at the Music Hall Box
Office. We drove down the evening before and spent the night on the street in front of the box office.
When they did start selling tickets, we scored 12 floor tickets (2 per person) then got back in line and
went through again. Russell meanwhile took the T back to his hometown and emptied out his savings
account. We returned to UNH with 76 tickets and sold them all in the dorm (Gibbs Hall). We rented 2
school buses driven by older folks who turned a blind eye to everything. They pulled up to the music
hall, put on the flashers and we all disembarked to crazy cheers from the crowd outside. The show was
outstanding and the bus ride home dreamy.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Nov. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 16th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Aces Live Music, Fri., Nov. 17th, 8:00 p.m.
4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, 795-3886
The Blue Rooster, Sat., Nov. 18th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Nov. 19th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ship Of Fools:
SRQ Club, Sat., Nov. 18th, ?:?? p.m.
1940 Hyde Park St., Sarasota, 539-5118
Gator Club, Sun., Nov. 19th, 9:30 p.m.
1490 Main St, Sarasota, 366-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Nov. 13th, Jazz Sessions with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 14th, Dead Johanesen, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 15th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 16th, Dinging Divas Shantel Norman & Brenda Watty, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 17th, Lauren Mitchell & The Joe Moss Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov 18th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Nov. 13th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Nov. 14th, Mike Tozier
Wed., Nov. 15th, Dave Brake
Thurs., Nov. 16th, Ted Stevens Band
Fri., Nov. 17th, Jason Haram
Sat., Nov. 18th, Mumbo Jumbo
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Nov. 27th, “Love & Peace Hootenanny,
with no open mic.
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:
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