Thursday, November 6, 2008


100 DAYS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD--- DAY 45Grateful Dead dancing bear
11-6-77 Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY setlist & soundboard mp3 download a.k.a. 11/6/77 aka 11/06/77 aka 77-11-06
31 Years Ago Tonight...

Grateful Dead ~ November 6, 1977
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Binghamton, New York

1st Set: Half-Step, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues
Me & My Uncle, Friend Of The Devil, New Minglewood Blues,
Dupree's Diamond Blues, Passenger, Dire Wolf, Music Never Stopped

2nd Set: Samson And Delilah, Sunrise, Scarlet Fire Good Lovin',
St. Stephen
Drums Not Fade Away Wharf Rat St. Stephen Truckin'

Encore: Johnny B. Goode

Perfection. There's really nothing more to say. You want to listen to a perfect show from '77, with perfect quality? Download this. Seriously, there's just nothing more to say except if you don't enjoy this, go check out Celine Dion or something... or see a shrink maybe... or go live in Кыргызстан... with donkeys... and no clothes... in a cave.

Wow. End of Set 1 requires a cigarette for your End-of-Set-1 Orgasm. There's actually a tiny moment of imperfection but then again, Weir is human. 99.9999% perfect ain't bad. And -- wow. Did I say that already?

Set 2 -- more of the same. Samson is just SMOKIN'!!!! Phil may have even actually caught on fire. Damn.

Perfection for some may be spoiled with Sunrise but it's so beautiful and I dig it just fine... although, thinking about it, that would have been so much better in the first set. Oh well. Jerry also misses a bit of lyrics in Fire but again, he's not really a god, he was merely a human. So okay, this might not be true perfection but overlook those tiny little things and there just about ain't much better in this world than this show!

Basically -- refer to Paragraph 1!!

Betty Board Master Reel>

Audio Quality:
Binghamton 11/6/77 @ Archive:

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10/31/85 a.k.a. 10-31-85 a.k.a. 85-10-31 320 kbps SBD
Grateful Dead -- 11/6/77 -- Set 1
2nd Set -- Broome County Arena -- 11/6/77


Eric said...

A betty .. sweet. I haven't really unpacked it yet, but I sneaked a peek at Scarlet--> Fire, which sounded great.

Eric said...

P.S. I decided to use the word-verification thingie as a song title. So if, in the near or not-too-distant future, a hit single makes you think of a word verification to post on Blogger, then I have made it big.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Zooma,

another classic half step into the sublime.

thanks also still enjoying the Old and in the Way...good stuff!

Love Peter Rowan's Reggaebilly stuff!

Anonymous said...

Such great stuff, all the time. Thanks a bunch.

Nazz Nomad said...

This is a far superior show than the much lauded cornell show. The Buffalo show from this tour is also fantastic!

Zoooma!! said...

Thanks for the comments -- much appreciated and you're welcome!

Peter Rowan's Reggaebilly stuff? Huh..... interesting. I'll have to give another listen to that O&ITW show and see if I can tell what ya mean.

Nazz -- hey! I haven't heard Cornell in years. That's generally considered the best show from '77... but when people say something's the best, I usually ignore 'em and make up my own mind. It'll be cool to do a comparison of Cornell vs. Binghamton and I'll keep your opinion in mind... plus I'll have to check out Buffalo, too. Thanks, man. Catchya later!

dreadbagel said...

I was at this show as well as the previous night in Rochester and the overrated Cornell show.

It's hard to say which was best but this was definitely a hot one!

All in all 1977 was a landmark year for the Dead and nearly every show is probably worthwhile listening.

As well as the Englishtown NJ mega-event, the April-May run at NYC's Palladium and the East Coast finale in Hartford (5/28) are highly recommended!

BTW, there is a plaque at the entrance to the Broome County Arena that begins: "This buliding is Gratefully Dediacted...!"

Adam said...

Great choice today Zoooma. I've had this tape on B- cassette for years and now I FINALLY have something great to listen to! And, everyone should note the ultra rare (if not the only), Mexicali > Me & My Uncle. Paired together regularly forever, this is the only time I know where Mexicali came first (factoid anyone?). And, if we are calling for '77 greats, I think Dick did well with 5/19 and 12/29 (not to mention his rejected choice for DP1 of 10/11). Thanks, thanks and thanks again! Adam

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this concert. And for your constant efforts. This is one of my favorite blogs, for both the writting and the music. The 100 Days of the Dead is really delightful.

scotchnsounds said...

Thanks, the Samson sure does rock.

Richard Smith said...

Cheers mate, I'm 35, living in England and never saw the 'Dead (but I've seen Ratdog twice). Feel for me! They are my absolute number one band of all time! I've decided I'm on a quest for all the betty boards so I'm glad I found you. THANKS A LOT! Can you recommend a show with a smoking 'Dancin In The Street'?

Zoooma!! said...

Hey Now Richard!

As far as Betty Boards, I've got one planned for December. Come next year I won't post as often as these last 100 Days of '08 but I'll see about occasionally posting up a BB, not only GD but some Jerry, too.

Especially since I love this music so much, this is kinda weird to some people -- I often don't pay attention to what people consider "Best Versions" nor do I often remember when exactly something is particularly smokin'... I usually just live for the moment BUT... I know I posted maybe the best Dancin' ever: 10/27/79 Cape Cod. Other than that, I do have one piece of advice -- check out Lost Sailor's Pub. Register for the forum (it's easy) and see if there's a thread about best (or favorite) Dancin's. There might be. If there's not then feel free to start one! I'm sure some fellow Deadheads will be happy to give you their opinion!

Thanks for your comment! I'm planning on running the London Marathon in 2010, I'll have to buy you a pint and tell you some stories of my days seein' the Grateful Dead. Glad you got to see Ratdog, though! I always dig a Bob show!!

Thanks for comin' 'round, hope to hear from you again!

dreadbagel said...

Richard Smith:

Off the top of my head, the top versions of "Dancin'" that come to mind are the May 77 Cornell, the May 70 M.I.T, and the version on 'Vintage Dead'

Not to mention Jagger & Bowie! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this blog is a real treasure
Don't know how they're going to go from NFA to Wharf Rat, but can't wait to find out

Thanks again!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated