“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, November 6th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, November 5, 2017
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Broome County Arena, Binghamton, N.Y.
November 6, 1977
SBD > Reel > DAT > CDR
Transfer: By Doug Nawrocki
This evening’s concert will be released as “Dave’s Picks #25”:
Grateful Dead To Release Famed 1977 Show As ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 25’
This is not the Bettyboard talked about in the article, but it is a fine recording.
The last date in the tour, with the previous three having already been released commercially:
Nov 2, 1977 live songs Dick’s Picks, Vol. 34, Grateful Dead, 2005
Nov 2, 1977 10 live songs Dave’s Picks Volume 12, Grateful Dead, 2014
Nov 4, 1977 Live Dave’s Picks Volume 12, Grateful Dead, 2014
Nov 5, 1977 Live Dick’s Picks, Vol. 34, Grateful Dead, 2005
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
2. Jack Straw
3. Tennessee Jed
4. Mexicali Blues >
5. Me And My Uncle
6. Friend Of The Devil
7. New Minglewood Blues
8. Dupree’s Diamond Blues
10. Dire Wolf
Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
1. The Music Never Stopped
2. Samson And Delilah
4. Scarlet Begonias >
5. Fire On The Mountain >
6. Good Lovin’
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Saint Stephen >
2. Drums >
3. Not Fade Away >
4. Wharf Rat >
5. Saint Stephen >
7. Johnny B. Goode
Fine jamming, very fluid. Topnotch Scarlet.
This is one hot shit show. The half-step opener is absurdly smokin’. Jerry’s solo absolutely wails – the
all-time definitive version. Followed up immediately by a great ’77 Jack Straw. The second set is hot too.
Great sound quality – good loud Phil.
REVIEW: Muscular Half Step
I’m surprised folks seem to prefer this one over the nite before. Here, Garcia isn’t right on top of the
melody. He does make up for it in part by using some exciting rave-ups, the kind he employs in Sugaree
and Truckin. This is the last nite of the tour, where they usually have a little extra eneergy to put into the
performance. With so many great 1977 shows, it’s hard to give this one even a 4.
REVIEW: Best Wharf Rat ever, maybe Truckin’ too
For me this show has always been about the Wharf Rat. The jams at the end are so incredible – Jerry goes
into a “Wharf Rat March” that will stick in your head forever. The transition back into St. Stephen sends
chills up my spine and must have been incredible to see live. Finally, this Truckin’ rocks so hard – I still
have not heard one that tops it. After 20 years and with hundreds to bootlegs to choose from, disc 3 of
this show is still in my all-time top 10.
REVIEW: Check out the Jam out of Truckin’!!!
Hey now! Just a quick comment to share my enthusiasm for this version of Truckin’… best ever, IMHO.
The jam at the end is raw and chunky bliss!
To me this is when the sound changes from the ooze of 77 to the rock of the next gen. This copy is very
tasty. Songs extremely well played and everything from MNS on is just top shelf. It seems like I give
everything 5 stars but I think I am review the best shows/copies anyway. I will try to be more objective.
REVIEW: Underrated Scarlet>Fire
Yes, there are vocal flubs and instrument problems. But check out the solo after the first verse in Fire.
Jerry kind of hangs out a bit for a minute and then he and the band just kick it into overdrive. I love those
moments when you hear the boys just palpably shift gears in unison. The second solo (no third verse/solo,
of course) ain’t too shabby, either. The Truckin is the best ever.
REVIEW: Opener & Closer
The bookends of this show make it for me. A great 1/2 Step that leads into an 11 song 1st set. The
Scarlet>Fire is typical of ’77 but not monsterous, the Trucking though is monsterous. Jerry sounds like a
heavy metal God during the end jam and those on whatever must have been really going nuts with all the
cresendos building up to the climax.
REVIEW: you’re right about the Fire solo
i dig that. they kick it in when Keith lays some even chords around 4:10. then it’s on!
REVIEW: in the day
had the pleasure of being at the show,…sound is great…still feel the energy of not fade away despite all
the years that have passed
There are many, many more reviews of this evening alone…
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Nov. 8th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 9th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Nov. 10th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Caddy’s At The Pointe, Nov. 11th, 6:00 p.m.
801 Riverside Dr. E., Bradenton, 708-3777
Ship Of Fools:
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Fri., Nov. 10th, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Nov. 7th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 8th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 9th, Von Strantz, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 10th, Betty Fox, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov 11th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 12th, 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. 6th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Nov. 7th, Allen Rieke
Wed., Nov. 8th, Frankie Lombardi
Thurs., Nov. 9th, Gin & Juice Band
Fri., Nov. 10th, The Sundogs
Sat., Nov. 11th, John Howerd Band
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: