Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/29/69 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [[1:19:54] ; Casey Jones [5:08] ; [0:10] ; Easy Wind [7:55] ; [0:18] Me And My Uncle [3:07] > High Time [7:03] ; [1:03] ; New Orleans [3:24] > Searchin [3:21] > Good Lovin' Jam [0:26] > Good Lovin' [4:#00] ; [0:30] ; Dire Wolf [4:28] > King Bee [7:38] ; [0:15] ; Turn On Your Love Light [30:07] ; [0:43]
Comments The SBD master is a 7 inch reel at 7.5 ips 1/2 track. Timings are from the circulating cassette.

New Orleans ("Way Down The Mississippi Down To New Orleans") is the same song performed on 11/8/70 (and not, as sometimes reported, The Battle Of New Orleans).

In the pause before New Orleans Bobby responds to an audience request with "Hey Jude's a lost cause." Jerry counters with "The first request that blows our minds we'll do."

From Searchin' they segue into a Jam on Good Lovin' first and then Jerry leads off with the intro to the tune (after a false start -- or musical cue). Jerry handles vocals on Good Lovin'.

Good Lovin' has a cut at 1:09, 33:09 into the tape -- the result of a break in the master reel during the transfer to cassette ; probably less than 3 minutes are missing here.

The retard at the end of King Bee is pornographic.

"Thanks for keepin us high," says Jerry after Turn On Your Love Light.

The tape containing #Dark Star > St. Stephen > Eleven > Drums > High Time#, long in circulation mislabeled "Family Dog 8/29/69," is actually Family Dog 8/30/69.

Eaton lists:

08/29/69 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.7, 082min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

Recordings 80 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch'Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Jim Wise
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


8/30/69 - Saturday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/30/69 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:27:42] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:55] > Jam [2:43] > Doin' That Rag [7:42] ; [0:47] ; Morning Dew [10:47] ; [0:25] ; Easy Wind [8:20] ; [0:10] % [0:04] ; Dark Star [28:52] > St. Stephen [6:26] > The Eleven [6:35] > Drums [5:14] > High Time [5:38] ; [1:04]
Comments The newly circulating CDs transcribe Latvala's cassette copy of the master reels. The cassette has a flip about 11 minutes in to the Dark Star but Latvala must have put some overlap on B because there is no cut audible on the well-produced CD.

A 41 minute fragment from this tape has circulated for years, usually mislabeled "Fmaily Dog 98/29/69" but sometimes also mislabeld "Family Dog 6/5/69" or "Fillmore West 6/5/69." This fragment contains the last 17:50 of Dark Star through the first 3:28 of High Time.

The Eleven analyzes St. Stephen > 1st vocals 1:11 > transition Jam 3:21 > Eleven Jam 1:51 > transition 0:12 > Drums.

Eaton lists:

08/30/69 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.7 ^, 088min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Recordings 90 SB (reels)
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Jim Powell Dick Latvala Nathan Wolfson
Caretaker Jim Powell email update