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!
The first selection on the We Will Get By Streaming Tour is from July 1, 1973. While the later shows in ’73 get a lot of attention, this stop at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA withstands the test of time. Listen for the absolutely sublime “China > Rider” to close out the first set.
The second set kicks off with an enormous 26+ minute “Playing in the Band.” A few songs later, the Dead ease into an early version of “Loose Lucy” which has a much different strut and swagger than later versions. As if the 26+ minute PITB wasn’t heady enough, Jerry and the boys went the distant towards the end of the set with a 21+ minute version of “The Other One.”
Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Sugaree, The Race is On, Brown Eyed Women, Looks Like Rain, Don’t Ease Me In, Big River, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Around & Around
Playin’ In The Band, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Loose Lucy, Truckin’-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Me And Bobby McGee, Casey Jones
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the fantastic soundboard!