Tuesday, May 9, 2017

003 - Spring '77

It's May, which is still Spring and a perfect time to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the laudable Spring '77 tour. The band has marked the occasion with the release of a new boxed set featuring the complete 5/5 (New Haven, CT), 5/7 (Boston, MA) , 5/8 (Ithaca, NY), and 5/9 (Buffalo, NY) shows. Additionally, the legendary 5/8 show from Cornell University has received its own standalone release on compact disc and vinyl. (You can grab these here: boxed set and here: 5/8 CD, Vinyl)

On this episode, we join in the party with a mix of tunes from the tour as well as a tribute to the 5/8 show itself. Whether it's your favorite Grateful Dead show or one that you feel gets a little too much love, we hope you enjoy what we've got in store for you here.

Listen via iTunes, GooglePlay, or in the player below.

Set 1: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower (4/29), Minglewood Blues (5/28 - Hartford), Loser (4/29), Cassidy (5/4), Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (5/4), Dancing In The Streets > Got My Mojo Workin’ > Dancing In the Streets (4/22)
Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Saint Stephen > Morning Dew
E: One More Saturday Night

The audience recording of 1977-05-08 was made by the legendary Jerry Moore who recorded so many great tapes that which we are forever in his debt. The tapes were transferred by Rob Berger and mastered by Charlie Miller- to both of whom we owe our humble thanks.

We hope you enjoy this third episode and tell a friend to check us out.

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  1. I love those pictures taken on May 7 by Peter Simon. Happy Birthday Billy 30 or 31?

  2. In my humble opinion, 1977 has the best jam session. Would love to see a podcast with some theme on the evolution of their jams. Thoughts and thanks!