Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 6/24/70b - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [27:00] ; Intro (1) [0:59] ; Big Railroad Blues [3:15] ; [0:50] ; Deep Elem Blues [5:20] ; [1:44 intro] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:40] ; [0:46] ; The Rub [3:22] ; [0:59] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle [2:12#] % Friend Of The Devil [3:28] % Candyman [5:31] % [0:19] ; Cumberland Blues [3:03#] % Cold Jordan [0:51#]
Two [29:44] ; Six Days On The Road [3:20] ; [0:56] ; Superman [3:20] ; [0:21] ; I Don't Know You [3:10] ; [0:24] ; Fair Chance To Know [3:58] ; [0:25] ; Portland Woman [4:35] ; [0:34] ; Garden Of Eden [2:02#] % Henry [3:26] % All I Ever Wanted [1:18#]
Three [1:14:41] ; Intro (2) [2:36] ; Drums [0:13] > Not Fade Away [11:38] > Easy Wind [7:54] ; [2:18 broken string] ; Me And My Uncle [3:18] ; [2:#16 intro] ; Dark Star [10:20] > Attics Of My Life [5:34] > Dark Star [7:48] > Sugar Magnolia [1:43] > Dark Star [3:01] > Saint Stephen [6:13] > China Cat Sunflower [3:02] > Jam [2:05] > I Know You Rider [4:17] ; [0:25]
Encore [14:10] ; Tuning [0:58] ; Uncle John's Band [6:46] ; [0:07] % Tuning (3) [2:24] % Tuning [0:35] ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:08] ; [0:10]
Comments Total time 2:15:35 +. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. (1) Whooping contest. "Pigpen's off making friends with some honey." Introduction.
Pigpen's harmonica is prominent on several tunes. Jerry plays electric guitar on Cumberland Blues. David Nelson plays mandolin on Cold Jordan and Marmaduke adds bass vocals. It's probable there are songs missing in the splices between songs during the 2nd half of the set and after Cold Jordan. The first 5 songs also circulate labeled "3/20/70 Early Show;" this seems very unlikely, however -- see Comments under 3/20/70a. SET 2 is the first 8 songs of a NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel; we are missing 2-8 more songs to conclude the set. The taper has trouble with his mics at several points (notice the cuts, too) and this may be all of the set this taper managed to record. Probably this is the same taper as the acoustic set, but he has moved his mics. The acoustic set is a fairly decent job of taping, but this approaches prime. SET 3 is an electric set. (2) Mountain Jam tuning.
This could be the complete set or possibly one or more songs could be missing after Me And My Uncle. It sounds as if the mics were moved before Dark Star; after Me And My Uncle the recording is truly excellent. There is a Tighten Up Jam in Dark Star before Sugar Mag. Phil starts to go into High Time at the end of Rider but pulls up short immediately. It seems clear they ended the set here, however. (3) 2nd Encore. After the first encore lengthy cheering over Judy Collins' recording of Richard Farina's Pack Up Your Sorrows playing on the PA finally yields a second encore. Swing Low Sweet Chariot is acoustic Dead with Marmaduke bass vocals & David Nelson, mandolin. An anonymous lady provides harmony vocal accompaniment from rather close to the mics during much of the second encore, alternately disconcerting and endearing.There is a tape in circulation sometimes mislabeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/24/70 Late Show," sometimes "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/24/70 Early Show," and sometimes "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 6/25/70" this is actually Fillmore East 7/10/70. See Comments under this date for more.
Recordings 45 AF (SET 1) 35 AF (SET 2) 100 AF (SET 3)
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