Got the summertime blues? Go on a long, strange tour with me through time. Every day in the month of July, we’ll feature a vintage recording from the Dead. Tune in on YouTube and join the chat as we explore the wonders of summer tours past. We will get by, we will survive!
After the soundcheck to the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen last night, our We Will Get By Streaming Tour continues with the main course—the Dead’s two opening set to the one day festival.
On July 28, 1973, the Grateful Dead joined The Band and The Allman Brothers Band at the Grand Prix Racecourse in Watkins Glen, NY for Summer Jam. The triple bill, behind the efforts of legendary promoter Bill Graham had an eye popping 600,000 attendees which was broke a world record at the time.
The Dead opened the one day festival and were joined by a combination of the other band members for one of the more memorable sequence of sit in jams including “Not Fade Away,” the Allman Brothers Band’s “Mountain Jam” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
While some say it was a sloppy two sets, others revel in the show’s glory. Either way, it is definitely one of the Dead’s more historic shows and a “must-listen” on our long strange trip this summer.
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Box of Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Playing in the Band
Around and Around
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Eyes of the World
Sing Me Back Home
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode
Thanks to Jonathan Aizen for the recording.
Jam DeetsJam Date: July 28, 1973
Featuring: Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, The Band
Venue: Grand Prix Racecourse
Songs: Around and Around, Beat it on down the line, Bertha, Big River, Box of Rain, Brown Eyed Women, China Cat Sunflower, Deal, El Paso, Eyes of The World, He's Gone, Here Comes Sunshine, I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, Johnny B. Goode, Looks Like Rain, Loose Lucy, Mexicali Blues, Mountain Jam, Not Fadeaway, Playin' In The Band, Row Jimmy, Sing Me Back Home, Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia, Truckin'
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