Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's after 7/16?

I just listened to '66 Grateful Dead a few days ago but putting this one so soon makes sense...

Grateful Dead Skull & Roses
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

San Francisco, California

Big Boss Man
Cold Rain & Snow
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
eam Puff War
King Bee
Dancin' In The Streets

1966, mid-July, another night at the Fillmore, supposedly the night after the seminal 7/16 recording. In the past, especially in the analog age, there were questions about what songs constituted the 7/16 and 7/17 shows. Eventually it was discovered and/or determined that the songs here are 7/17 and Cardboard Cowboy and In The Pines and others, were played the day before. (Wasn't it also thought that there were 3 sets? Maybe? I forget.) In any case, for whatever reason we have a much shorter set on this day and what 7/17 is is sort of a twin to 7/16 with a couple songs repeated and the rest in the same exact style of playing and essentially the same exact quality. This may be shorter but it's another dose of '66 that is "essential" for every Deadhead. How can one live without the King Bee here?! Mmmmm!!! Amazing how they go from Cream Puff War to King Bee, playing two different styles, and making each sound soooooo damn good. This isn't a long set of tunes and there are flaws: a couple songs are clipped here with not much of Boss Man existing, and the end (super-sadly) is cut off Dancin'. Oh, man, speakin' of Dancin', is it just me or does it sound like Jerry's flirting with the the birth of Spanish Jam? Maybe bits of what Jerry is playing with just sounds similar. In any case, there's not a bad note of music here!

ARCHIVE HEADPHONES7/17/66 @ the Internet Archive:
The Soundboard for Listening Only

Source: shnid=21064 Audio Quality:
Lineage: Soundboard Master Reel (10 Inch Reels @ 15ips 1/2trk)
Sonic Solutions CD EAC SHN

mp3 320 kbps SBD + setlist (no lossless FLAC) 7-17-66 aka 07-17-66 aka 7/17/66 aka 07/17/66 aka 66-07-17 Fillmore West

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Zooma!
These old shows really hit the spot when you're in the right mood.

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated