Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/19/70 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [39:02] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:46] ; [0:04] % How Long Blues [4:10] % Friend Of The Devil [3:24] % Dark Hollow [2:51] % Candyman [6:30] % Ripple [4:21] > Brokedown Palace [4:19] % Truckin' [5:22#] % Tell It To Me [1:57] % Rosalie McFall [3:14] % Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie ; Cold Jordan ; Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Two Six Days On The Road % Whatcha Gonna Do % Glendale Train % Henry % Dirty Business % Lodi % The Weight ; Honky Tonk Women
Three [1:44:54] ; Intro [0:10] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:46] ; [1:02] ; Me And My Uncle [3:17] ; [0:32] ; Easy Wind [7:50] ; [0:17] % China Cat Sunflower [2:33] > Jam [2:08] > I Know You Rider [4:21] ; [0:37] ; Saint Stephen [5:50] > Sugar Magnolia [3:55] ; [1:22] ; Drums [0:35] > Good Lovin' [1:52] > Drums [1:22] > Good Lovin' [7:38] ; [1:13] ; New Minglewood Blues [3:39] ; [0:37] ; Casey Jones [4:35] ; [0:11] ; Drums [0:20] > Not Fade Away [8:19] > Turn On Your Lovelight [29:56]
Comments Total time 2:33:56 +. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead. David Nelson plays mandolin on Friend Of The Devil, Dark Hollow, Tell It To Me, Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan and Swing Low. Pigpen plays piano on How Long Blues, Candyman, Ripple, Truckin', and New Speedway. There's a hint of harmonica at the beginning of Ripple; it seems too discreet to be Pigpen's. Jerry plays electric guitar on Cumberland and New Speedway while Bobby continues acoustic. Marmaduke provides bass vocal accompaniment on Cold Jordan and Swing Low. It seems probable that this set as listed is missing a tune from Pigpen (compare Operator the previous night). This set was preceded starting at 8:00 by an unbilled opening set from a bluegrass vocals quartet, possibly the Rowan Bros.

SET 2 is from the NRPS set with Garcia, pedal steel, and possibly Lesh on bass. Six Days On The Road opened the set and The Weight followed by Honky Tonk Women closed the set, which included a half dozen more tunes from the first NRPS album. The 3 tunes circulating on tape mis-labeled from this set (a fragmentary Six Days, Whatcha Gonna Do, and Glendale Train) are actually from 8/18/70.

SET 3 is electric Dead. The introduction goes: "Out of the backwoods of Marin County, sometimes known as the Kodiak Woodchuck Motherfuckers, The Grateful Dead!" After Easy Wind Jerry announces "the first broken string in this set." Sugar Magnolia concludes without Sunshine Daydream. The third guitar in Not Fade > Lovelight is probably David Crosby. "Excuse me, young lady, would you like to fuck?" is the approach Pigpen recommends around 12 minutes into this epic Lovelight -- then, at the end, "See y'all later." There was no encore.

The best copies of this show currently circulating have the following lineage:

MAC > R @ 7.5 ips > R @ 3.75 ips > PCM/Beta > DAT

Unfortunately this transcription contains only the Dead sets. The 12 minutes of NRPS from this date circulates separately on a cassette of unknown lineage. We need a fresh transcription of these masters.

The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the previous night's.
Recordings 157 AF (Uher Reel)
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