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Our next stop on the We Will Get By Streaming Tour is the NY State Pavilion in the summer of 1969. The Dead played a run of shows in Flushing Meadows on the 11th and 12th and shared the bill with Joe Cocker.
Their set on the 11th came on the heels of the Dead’s appearance on Playboy After Dark where they famously dosed the punch at the party. The show itself is a great representation of early Grateful Dead—raw, brimming with energy, and bluesy.
While this recording has it’s warts, it’s pretty good as far as 1969 recordings go. Some highlights and notables about this show include the final “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” until 1977, Jerry jumping on the pedal steel guitar for “Dire Wolf” and “Silver Threads” and a spectacular “Death Don’t Have No Mercy.”
Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Dire Wolf, Hard To Handle*, Silver Threads*, Casey Jones, Sitting On Top Of The World, Big Boss Man, Mama Tried, High Time, Drums-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) Jam-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Death Don’t Have No Mercy-> Turn On Your Love Light
Thanks to Jonathan Aizen for the recording.
Jam DeetsJam Date: July 11, 1969
Featuring: Grateful Dead
Venue: NY State Pavilion
Songs: Big Boss Man, Casey Jones, Caution, Cryptical Envelopment, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Dire Wolf, Drums, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Hard to Handle, High Time, Mama Tried, Silver Threads, Sitting On Top Of The World, The Other One, Turn On Your Love Light
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