Jul 30, 2021
While Jerry's birthday is not until Sunday, I felt that there could be no better way to start off the 'Days Between' than with this humdinger of a show from August 1st, 1973. I realize this is only days after last week's Deadpod fom Watkins Glen, but, hey its one of the few, and probably the greatest of Jerry's Birthday show with the band. Now this version of the events is captured on what I feel is an excellent audience recording. The existing soundboard, especially for this first set, is fairly degraded and I think this audience recording is quite good - I hope you agree.
I'm a fan of the 'Sugaree' here, as well as Donna's 'You Ain't Woman Enough' which is a crowd pleaser. The 'Bird Song' that follows is excellent and features two nice jams. The rest of the set is quite well played, with the set ending with an unusually fine 'Casey Jones'.
Next week I'll play set 2 - which will include a beautiful soundboard capture of a wonderful Dark Star.
Jersey City, NJ 8/1/73 - Wednesday
One [59:33] ;
The Promised Land [3:02] ;
Sugaree [7:51] ;
The Race Is On [2:57] ;
You Ain't Woman Enough [3:04] ;
Bird Song [10:51] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:19] ;
They Love Each Other [5:07] ;
Jack Straw [4:39] ;
Stella Blue [7:23] ;
Big River [4:38] ;
Casey Jones [6:42]
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This show took place on Garcia's 31st birthday.. August 1 would have marked his 79th!
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